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Terrible Old Games You've Probably Never Heard of

Terrible Old Games You've Probably Never Heard of

  • Author: Stuart Ashen
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1783522569
  • Category: Computer games
  • Page: 192
  • View: 2424
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Terrible Old Games You've Probably Never Heard Of is a full-colour illustrated compendium of the most painfully bad games, based on Ashens' YouTube series of the same name. Everyone's heard of E.T. for the Atari 2600 and Superman for the Nintendo 64, but these are almost nothing next to the abject incompetence of Count Duckula 2 on the Amstrad CPC. There are people who seriously believe that Shaq Fu is the worst fighting game ever made, having never experienced Dangerous Streets on the Amiga. This book will blow their very soul apart. (Not a guarantee.) Terrible Old Games You've Probably Never Heard Of is meticulously researched and written, with the dry humour you'd expect from a man who has somehow made a living by sticking rubbish on a sofa and talking about it. Each entry is accompanied by a series of full-colour images from the games.

Terrible Old Games You've Probably Never Heard Of

Terrible Old Games You've Probably Never Heard Of

  • Author: Stuart Ashen
  • Publisher: Unbound Publishing
  • ISBN: 1783522577
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 192
  • View: 1942
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Terrible Old Games You've Probably Never Heard Of is a full-colour illustrated compendium of the most painfully bad games, based on Ashens' YouTube series of the same name. Everyone's heard of E.T. for the Atari 2600 and Superman for the Nintendo 64, but these are almost nothing next to the abject incompetence of Count Duckula 2 on the Amstrad CPC. There are people who seriously believe that Shaq Fu is the worst fighting game ever made, having never experienced Dangerous Streets on the Amiga. This book will blow their very soul apart. (Not a guarantee.) Terrible Old Games You've Probably Never Heard Of is meticulously researched and written, with the dry humour you'd expect from a man who has somehow made a living by sticking rubbish on a sofa and talking about it. Each entry is accompanied by a series of full-colour images from the games.

Art Of Atari

Art Of Atari

  • Author: Tim Lapetino
  • Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment
  • ISBN: 1524101060
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 352
  • View: 6969
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Atari is one of the most recognized names in the world. Since its formation in 1972, the company pioneered hundreds of iconic titles including Asteroids, Centipede, and Missile Command. In addition to hundreds of games created for arcades, home video systems, and computers, original artwork was specially commissioned to enhance the Atari experience, further enticing children and adults to embrace and enjoy the new era of electronic entertainment. The Art of Atari is the first official collection of such artwork. Sourced from private collections worldwide, this book spans over 40 years of the company's unique illustrations used in packaging, advertisements, catalogs, and more. Co-written by Robert V. Conte and Tim Lapetino, The Art of Atari includes behind-the-scenes details on how dozens of games featured within were conceived of, illustrated, approved (or rejected), and brought to life! Includes a special Foreword by New York Times bestseller Ernest Cline author of Armada and Ready Player One, soon to be a motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. Whether you're a fan, collector, enthusiast, or new to the world of Atari, this book offers the most complete collection of Atari artwork ever produced!

Scratch Programming Playground

Scratch Programming Playground

Learn to Program by Making Cool Games

  • Author: Al Sweigart
  • Publisher: No Starch Press
  • ISBN: 1593277962
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 288
  • View: 8933
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Scratch, the colorful drag-and-drop programming language, is used by millions of first-time learners, and in Scratch Programming Playground, you’ll learn to program by making cool games. Get ready to destroy asteroids, shoot hoops, and slice and dice fruit! Each game includes easy-to-follow instructions, review questions, and creative coding challenges to make the game your own. Want to add more levels or a cheat code? No problem, just write some code. You’ll learn to make games like: –Maze Runner: escape the maze! –Snaaaaaake: gobble apples and avoid your own tail –Asteroid Breaker: smash space rocks –Fruit Slicer: a Fruit Ninja clone –Brick Breaker: a remake of Breakout, the brick-breaking classic –Platformer: a game inspired by Super Mario Bros. Learning how to program shouldn’t be dry and dreary. With Scratch Programming Playground, you’ll make a game of it! Uses Scratch 2

Attack of the Flickering Skeletons

Attack of the Flickering Skeletons

More Terrible Old Games You've Probably Never Heard Of

  • Author: Stuart Ashen
  • Publisher: Unbound
  • ISBN: 9781783524136
  • Category:
  • Page: 192
  • View: 1354
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YouTube sensation Stuart Ashen is back with his second installment of terrible old computer games you've probably never heard of, because what the world needs right now is to know exactly how bad Domain of the Undead for the Atari 8-bit computers was. Even bigger than the original Terrible Old Games You've Probably Never Heard Of, this second excavation of gaming's buried past will not only unearth more appalling excuses for digital entertainment, but also feature guest contributors and several special interest chapters not based around single specific games. These are NOT the games you've heard of a million times in YouTube videos. This is a compilation of truly obscure and dreadful games. Dripping with wry humor and featuring the best, worst graphics from the games themselves, this book encapsulates the atrocities produced in the days of tight budgets and low quality controls. These are even more appalling games that leaked from the industry's tear ducts, taken down from the dusty shelves of history by the man who has somehow made a living by sticking rubbish on a sofa and talking about it.

Smite

Smite

The Pantheon War

  • Author: Jack Banish,John Jackson Miller
  • Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
  • ISBN: 1506702333
  • Category: Comic books, strips, etc
  • Page: 88
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"Collects Smite: The Pantheon War #1-#3 and Smite: Battleground of the gods, both from Dark Horse Comics"--Title page verso.

100 Best Video Games (That Never Existed)

100 Best Video Games (That Never Existed)

  • Author: Nate Crowley
  • Publisher: Solaris
  • ISBN: 1786181444
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 256
  • View: 1892
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THE WORLD’S FIRST POST-TRUTH GAMING BOOK After rashly tweeting he would dream up an imaginary computer game for every ‘like’ received, Nate Crowley found himself on an epic quest to conjure up hundreds of entirely fictional titles. From 1980s hits like BeastEnders to modern classics like 90s Goth Soccer and BinCrab Destiny, this beautiful retrospective takes the reader on a lavish tour of the most memorable and groundbreaking games never made. Brought to hilarious life by a team of genuine videogame industry concept artists and written by a professional over-imaginer, this book doesn’t just throw out silly ideas – it expands on them in relentless, excruciating detail.

Psycho USA

Psycho USA

Famous American Killers You Never Heard of

  • Author: Harold Schechter
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN: 0345524470
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 396
  • View: 2993
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Shares the stories of lesser-known serial killers including "Mad Sculptor" Robert Irwin, "Tell-Tale Heart Killer" Peter Robinson and "Man of Two Lives" Edward H. Ruloff, in an anthology that evaluates their mental statuses, motivations and role in inspiring period literature and tabloids. Original. 25,000 first printing.

The Gamer's Bucket List

The Gamer's Bucket List

The 50 Video Games to Play Before You Die

  • Author: Chris Watters
  • Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
  • ISBN: 1633531309
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 139
  • View: 5501
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Which games are worth playing? From pixelated pioneer adventures to stunning space odysseys, the boundaries of the video game world are expanding every day. Grand epics and gritty mysteries. Fierce competition and friendly cooperation. Powerful emotions and uproarious laughter. Video games are fantastically diverse and wonderfully creative, but not all games are created equal. With so many games out there on so many different consoles, computers, and devices, how do you decide which games are worth playing? Backed by years of writing about games professionally and decades spent playing them, Chris Watters lays out a list of 50 games to entertain and enlighten you. Whether you’re trying to learn more about the world of gaming or strengthening your claim to true gaming fluency, these are the games you’ll want to play, and why you’ll want to play them.

Attack of the Flickering Skeletons: More Terrible Old Games You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Attack of the Flickering Skeletons: More Terrible Old Games You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

More Terrible Old Games You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

  • Author: Stuart Ashen
  • Publisher: Unbound Publishing
  • ISBN: 1783524146
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 208
  • View: 6595
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Welcome to a world of games you never knew existed. You will probably wish you still didn’t. YouTube sensation Stuart Ashen is back with his second instalment of terrible old computer games you’ve probably never heard of... because what the world needs right now is to know exactly how bad Domain of the Undead for the Atari 8-bit computers was. Attack of the Flickering Skeletons is even bigger than the original Terrible Old Games You’ve Probably Never Heard Of – this second excavation of gaming’s buried past will not only unearth more appalling excuses for digital entertainment, but also feature guest contributors and several special interest chapters not based around single specific games. These are NOT the games you’ve heard of a million times in YouTube videos. This is a compilation of truly obscure and dreadful games. Dripping with wry humour and featuring the best, worst graphics from the games themselves, this book encapsulates the atrocities produced in the days of tight budgets and low quality controls. These are even more appalling games that leaked from the industry’s tear ducts, taken down from the dusty shelves of history by the man who has somehow made a living by sticking rubbish on a sofa and talking about it.

The Nostalgia Nerd's Retro Tech: Computer, Consoles & Games

The Nostalgia Nerd's Retro Tech: Computer, Consoles & Games

  • Author: Peter Leigh
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1781576823
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 224
  • View: 5443
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Remember what a wild frontier the early days of home gaming were? Manufacturers releasing new consoles at a breakneck pace; developers creating games that kept us up all night, then going bankrupt the next day; and what self-respecting kid didn't beg their parents for an Atari or a Nintendo? This explosion of computers, consoles, and games was genuinely unlike anything the tech world has seen before or since. This thoroughly researched and geeky trip down memory lane pulls together the most entertaining stories from this dynamic era, and brings you the classic tech that should never be forgotten.

Baby Code! Play

Baby Code! Play

  • Author: Sandra Horning
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1524789488
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 14
  • View: 6318
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It's never too early to get little ones interested in computer coding with this unique series of board books! How do you explain coding in playtime to a baby? By showing how it's all around them, and how they can take part in it, of course! By using items and experiences in a baby's world, like an electric swing or a ride at the amusement park, this charming board book full of bright, colorful illustrations is the perfect introduction to coding in active play for babies and their caregivers--and is sure to leave them wanting to learn more!

The Comic Book Story of Video Games

The Comic Book Story of Video Games

The Incredible History of the Electronic Gaming Revolution

  • Author: Jonathan Hennessey
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • ISBN: 0399578919
  • Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Page: 192
  • View: 8905
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A complete, illustrated history of video games--highlighting the machines, games, and people who have made gaming a worldwide, billion-dollar industry/artform--told in a graphic novel format. Author Jonathan Hennessey and illustrator Jack McGowan present the first full-color, chronological origin story for this hugely successful, omnipresent artform and business. Hennessey provides readers with everything they need to know about video games--from their early beginnings during World War II to the emergence of arcade games in the 1970s to the rise of Nintendo to today's app-based games like Angry Birds and Pokemon Go. Hennessey and McGowan also analyze the evolution of gaming as an artform and its impact on society. Each chapter features spotlights on major players in the development of games and gaming that contains everything that gamers and non-gamers alike need to understand and appreciate this incredible phenomenon.

Baby Loves Coding!

Baby Loves Coding!

  • Author: Ruth Spiro
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
  • ISBN: 1632897466
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 22
  • View: 8656
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Big, brainy science for the littlest listeners. Accurate enough to satisfy an expert, yet simple enough for baby, this clever board book showcases the use of logic, sequence, and patterns to solve problems. Can Baby think like a coder to fix her train? Beautiful, visually stimulating illustrations complement age-appropriate language to encourage baby's sense of wonder. Parents and caregivers may learn a thing or two, as well! Author's Note: The goal of the Baby Loves Science books is to introduce STEM topics in a developmentally appropriate way. As a precursor to learning programming languages and syntax, Baby Loves Coding presents the concepts of sequencing, problem solving, cause and effect, and thinking step-by-step. Practicing these skills early creates a solid foundation for reading, writing, math and eventually, programming.

My Virgin Kitchen

My Virgin Kitchen

Delicious Recipes You Can Make Every Day

  • Author: Barry Lewis
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 9780007544790
  • Category:
  • Page: 192
  • View: 5476
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'He's a regular guy - he's not a chef and he's not formally a cook, and he was a virgin in the kitchen ... I love his enthusiasm for food, having a laugh and for family, and I think, at the end of the day, that's what food is about. Viva Virgin Kitchen!' - Jamie Oliver 'One of the country's hottest young chefs'. - The Times Barry Lewis shot to fame by posting brilliant videos on his YouTube channel My Virgin Kitchen. The channel became an overnight hit, gathering millions of views and now has over 600,000 subscribers. With the backing of Jamie Oliver, Barry became a regular on Jamie's Food Tube channel. Having taught himself how to cook, Barry is passionate about encouraging others to take the plunge. He focuses on exciting recipes that all the family will love - all made easily, with simple ingredients. His recipes are healthy and delicious and focus on giving everyone the confidence to get stuck in. Whether you're looking for a quick dinner for everyone such as Coconut Crumbed Chicken or Mac 'n' Cheese; fantastic new ideas for pizzas or flapjacks; international influences like Cod Tagine; or hidden veggies in Carrot Cake Cupcakes or Pasta Bake - here is a wonderful collection of recipes to use again and again. If you're a virgin in the kitchen, you're in great company!

A Confederacy of Dunces

A Confederacy of Dunces

  • Author: John Kennedy Toole
  • Publisher: LSU Press
  • ISBN: 9780807130087
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 632
  • View: 3976
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Ignatius J. Reilly of New Orleans, --selfish, domineering, deluded, tragic and larger than life-- is a noble crusader against a world of dunces. He is a modern-day Quixote beset by giants of the modern age. In magnificent revolt against the twentieth century, Ignatius propels his monstrous bulk among the flesh posts of the fallen city, documenting life on his Big Chief tablets as he goes, until his maroon-haired mother decrees that Ignatius must work.

Ashen Winter

Ashen Winter

  • Author: Mike Mullin
  • Publisher: Tanglewood Publishing, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1933718846
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Page: 400
  • View: 7061
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It’s been over six months since the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano. Alex and Darla have been staying with Alex’s relatives, trying to cope with the new reality of the primitive world so vividly portrayed in Ashfall, the first book in this trilogy. It’s also been six months of waiting for Alex’s parents to return from Iowa. Alex and Darla decide they can wait no longer and must retrace their journey into Iowa to find and bring back Alex’s parents to the tenuous safety of Illinois. But the landscape they cross is even more perilous than before, with life-and-death battles for food and power between the remaining communities. When the unthinkable happens, Alex must find new reserves of strength and determination to survive.

The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains

The Legion of Regrettable Supervillains

Oddball Criminals from Comic Book History

  • Author: Jon Morris
  • Publisher: Quirk Books
  • ISBN: 1594749337
  • Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Page: 256
  • View: 528
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The oddest supervillains in comics history, in one amazing art-filled collection of overlooked crooked characters. From the golden age to the modern graphic novel, comic book superheroes need villains to battle. This collection affectionately spotlights the most ridiculous, bizarre, and cringe-worthy ever published, from fandom favorites like MODOK and Egg Fu to forgotten weirdos like Brickbat (choice of weapon: poison bricks). Casual comics readers and diehard enthusiasts alike will relish the hilarious commentary by author Jon Morris and vintage art from obscure old comics.

Learn to Program with Small Basic

Learn to Program with Small Basic

An Introduction to Programming with Games, Art, Science, and Math

  • Author: Majed Marji,Ed Price
  • Publisher: No Starch Press
  • ISBN: 1593277024
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 344
  • View: 1517
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Small Basic is a free, beginner-friendly programming language created by Microsoft. Inspired by BASIC, which introduced programming to millions of first-time PC owners in the 1970s and 1980s, Small Basic is a modern language that makes coding simple and fun. Learn to Program with Small Basic introduces you to the empowering world of programming. You’ll master the basics with simple activities like displaying messages and drawing colorful pictures, and then work your way up to programming games! Learn how to: *Program your computer to greet you by name *Make a game of rock-paper-scissors using If/Else statements *Create an interactive treasure map using arrays *Draw intricate geometric patterns with just a few lines of code *Simplify complex programs by breaking them into bite-sized subroutines You’ll also learn to command a turtle to draw shapes, create magical moving text, solve math problems quickly, help a knight slay a dragon, and more! Each chapter ends with creative coding challenges so you can take your skills to the next level. Learn to Program with Small Basic is the perfect place to start your computer science journey.