Game On! 2018

All the Best Games: Awesome Facts and Coolest Secrets

Author: Scholastic

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781338189933

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 5008

Get ready for another awesome year of gaming with this ultimate guide to the best games including a definitive list of the biggest games of the past year and the new ones coming in 2018. Game On! 2018, the most comprehensive guide to all the best games, tech, and YouTube stars, features some of the year's greatest moments including exclusive interviews with YouTube legends like Minecraft superstar CaptainSparklez, top streamers and game developers. This complete guide is packed with information on all the latest gaming hardware, tech, and essential mobile games. Also includes the best gaming secrets, stats, tips, and tricks to help unlock achievements and trophies on games like Pok�mon Sun & Moon, LEGO Worlds, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and so much more! All games featured in Game On! 2018 are rated T for Teen or younger keeping it appropriate for young gamers.
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Guinness World Records 2018 Gamer's Edition

The Ultimate Guide to Gaming Records

Author: Guinness World Records

Publisher: Guinness World Records

ISBN: 1912286211

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 216

View: 6945

From the global authority in record-breaking comes the 11th edition of the world’s best-selling videogames annual. Packed with the latest records, coolest stars and the biggest games, the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition is the go-to bible for every gaming fan. Just ask the five million readers who’ve made it an international sensation! Inside you’ll find amazing stats, thrilling facts, inspirational tales, lightning-quick speed-runs and dazzling photos. Read about the records behind your favorite games including Mario, Overwatch, FIFA, WWE and Rocket League, plus recap on a year of crazy Pokémon GO stories. Go behind the scenes of the world’s longest-running eSports organizer. Spook yourself silly with real-life videogame mysteries. Check out the fastest videogame completions. And gaze in envy at the world’s largest Zelda and Tomb Raider collections! You’ll also meet gaming heroes such as the world’s oldest games YouTuber at 81, a man with a real-life cyborg arm that was inspired by Deus Ex, and the kingpin of eSports fighting games. But the videogame stars don’t get much bigger than DanTDM, whose Minecraft channel has been watched nearly 10 billion times! So we’re thrilled he’s written a special intro just for the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition. Speaking of heroes...grab your cape and turn to this year’s special chapter featuring superhero games. It hard to believe it’s been nearly 40 years since Superman first exploded onto our consoles! So, we’re celebrating with your favorite costumed crime-battlers. From Spider-Man’s web-crawling to Batman’s gadgetry, they’re just as powerful in pixels as they are in the movies. So, whether you want to know who scored the fastest goal in FIFA or achieved the fastest speed-run of Final Fantasy XV, or just want to see the world’s biggest Game Boy, this is the book for you!
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All-Time Gaming Records

Author: Scholastic,Dom Peppiatt

Publisher: Scholastic Incorporated

ISBN: 9781338189957

Category: Illustrated children's books

Page: 128

View: 3528

Introduces readers to records for the best games, players, times, and high scores in video gaming, as well as advice for aspiring gamers.
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Game On! 2016

All the Best Games: Awesome Facts and Coolest Secrets

Author: Scholastic Inc.,Various

Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780545850315

Category:

Page: 224

View: 8218

The definitive guide to gaming for kids aged 8-16. This must-have annual includes 100s of hi-res screenshots and artwork as well as astonishing facts and figures about the biggest games. It's packed with one-to-one interviews with pro gamers and top YouTube personalities, including an exclusive interview with the king of Minecraft - Stampy. Kids will love the book's hint, tips and guides, discovering how to unlock the rarest trophies and dominate the biggest online multiplayer games. This is the definitive list of the 50 biggest games of the year... and the ultimate guide to the biggest 50 games of 2016.
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Ready, Set, Play!

Author: Scholastic

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781338189940

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 3171

Ready, Set, Play is the essential guide to the all the funnest and coolest games that are appropriate for gamers ages 5-8. In this guide, readers will learn all the best tips and tricks for their favorite games like Minecraft, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Party Star Rush, Splatoon, LEGO Dimensions, and so much more. They'll learn some gaming basics, discover new games worth playing on console and mobile, and even be introduced to some of the cutest characters they can expect in the games they play like Kirby, Yarny, and more. Featuring only games rated E for everyone, Ready, Set, Play includes bios of some of the world's biggest gaming stars, expert opinions tips from pro players, and awesome facts making it the perfect game guide for new and budding gamers.
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Skin in the Game

Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life

Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 042528462X

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 304

View: 2422

The phrase "skin in the game" means that you do not pay attention to what people say, only to what they do, and to how much of their necks they are putting on the line. This willingness to accept one's own risks is an essential attribute of people in all walks of life. Taleb challenges long-held beliefs about those who control our military, finances, religions, and so much more-- and shows how "skin in the game" applies to all aspects of our lives.
Posted in BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

The Language of the Game

How to Understand Soccer

Author: Laurent Dubois

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 046509449X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 6559

Just in time for the 2018 World Cup, a lively and lyrical guide to appreciating the drama of soccer Soccer is not only the world's most popular sport; it's also one of the most widely shared forms of global culture. The Language of the Game is a passionate and engaging introduction to soccer's history, tactics, and human drama. Profiling soccer's full cast of characters--goalies and position players, referees and managers, commentators and fans--historian and soccer scholar Laurent Dubois describes how the game's low scores, relentless motion, and spectacular individual performances combine to turn each match into a unique and unpredictable story. He also shows how soccer's global reach makes it an unparalleled theater for nationalism, international conflict, and human interconnectedness. Filled with perceptive insights and stories both legendary and little known, The Language of the Game is a rewarding read for anyone seeking to understand soccer better.
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Ali-A Adventures: Game On! the Graphic Novel

Author: Ali-A,Cavan Scott

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1524770957

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 3272

Follows the transformation of gamer Ali-A, who must become a real-life hero to stop a merciless band of aliens.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Go Gaming! The Ultimate Guide to the World's Greatest Mobile

Author: N.A

Publisher: Scholastic Incorporated

ISBN: 9781338118117

Category:

Page: 192

View: 9307

Through games such as Minecraft, The Simpsons: Tapped Out and Clash Of Clans, an increasing number of teenagers are getting their gaming kicks from smart devices rather than consoles. With so many mobile games out there, how will they know which games deserve their valuable time and money? In "Go Gaming!," experts break down how to dominate the trickiest games around, from the multiplayer mayhem of Hearthstone to the single-player trickery of FTL: Faster Than Light. Hear the fascinating stories behind development from the studios that made the games that went on to take over the world!
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Game On!

Video Game History from Pong and Pac-Man to Mario, Minecraft, and More

Author: Dustin Hansen

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

ISBN: 1250080967

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

View: 8086

Find out about the fast and furious growth and evolution of video games (including how they are quickly taking over the world!) by looking at some of the most popular, innovative, and influential games ever, from Pong, the very first arcade game ever, to modern hits like Uncharted. Learn about the creators and inspiration (Mario was named after Nintendo’s landlord after he barged into a staff meeting demanding rent), discover historical trivia and Easter eggs (The developers of Halo 2 drank over 24,000 gallons of soda while making the game), and explore the innovations that make each game special (The ghosts in Pac-Man are the first example of AI in a video game). Whether you consider yourself a hard-core gamer or are just curious to see what everyone is talking about, Game On! is the book for you!
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

Beat the Game

Author: Scholastic

Publisher: Scholastic Reference

ISBN: 9781338118148

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 3431

Gaming cheat guides are big business: Prima Games and Brady Games create official guides to tie in with triple-A releases such as Call Of Duty and Uncharted. Super Cheat Challenges will appeal to gamers who want the latest cheats across ALL of the biggest games rather than just one, with exclusive advice from individual experts picked from each game's community. Step-by-step guides and annotated screenshots guide gamers through the toughest challenges of each game, highlighting hidden extras and secret tricks. Unique challenges will be created specifically for Super Cheat Challenges so readers can put their gaming skills to the test.
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Gaming Live

Author: Scholastic

Publisher: Scholastic Incorporated

ISBN: 9781338032734

Category:

Page: 128

View: 8230

More gamers than ever are watching others play games rather than playing the games themselves. Gaming Live provides a complete guide to live streaming. Features exclusive interviews directly from the biggest YouTube and Twitch stars in the world. Includes insights into their favourite games, what they're looking forward to in the gaming world, their most embarrassing secrets and their very own tips and tricks for becoming a global live streaming star. It's an essential guide for anyone and everyone who wants to get involved with the incredible world of live streaming!
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Game On

Author: Katie McCoy

Publisher: Katie McCoy Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3850

Rule of reporting 101-- don't fool around with your subject. Sophie Hall has just gotten the opportunity of a lifetime--to profile Nathan Ryder, the hottest baseball player since A-Rod, for her first solo assignment as a reporter. Rumor has it Nathan is going to be drafted to the Major league, and yet he still fits an intense training regime around volunteering at a animal shelter. He's a prodigy with a heart of gold, as American as apple pie and has an ass that deserves a trophy all its own. He may be the country's heartthrob, but Sophie isn't going to fall for that. She just has to remain objective and cover the story. But she didn't bet on Nathan's gorgeous green eyes or the way his arms flex with muscle when he's holding a bat. And she certainly didn't think he'd be witty and smart and caring. Nathan is completely untouchable, but she can't help it if those lingering gazes turn into something more. How could she not fall at the thought of the hottest guy she's ever met devoting his limited free time to saving kittens? When Sophie's scoop turns into Nathan's scandal, Nathan needs her more than ever. With both of their careers on the line will they strike out - or hit a home run? Find out in the sexy romance from Katie McCoy! The Players Series: GAME ON PLAY ME PLAYMAKER
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Game On, Bitches

Author: Calligraphuck,Linus Boman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781452171548

Category:

Page: 54

View: 8599

Take your game to the next level with this deluxe set of playing cards. Housed in an eye-catching box with gold foil, this 54-card deck features humorous expletives, elegant calligraphy, and classic designs with a modern twist. With gold metallic accents throughout and top-quality cardstock, this portable deck is sure to delight card players of all suits. Game on, bitches!
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The Confidence Game

Why We Fall for It . . . Every Time

Author: Maria Konnikova

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698170997

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 9535

"It’s a startling and disconcerting read that should make you think twice every time a friend of a friend offers you the opportunity of a lifetime.” —Erik Larson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dead Wake and bestselling author of Devil in the White City Think you can’t get conned? Think again. The New York Times bestselling author of Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes explains how to spot the con before they spot you. “[An] excellent study of Con Artists, stories & the human need to believe” –Neil Gaiman, via Twitter A compelling investigation into the minds, motives, and methods of con artists—and the people who fall for their cons over and over again. While cheats and swindlers may be a dime a dozen, true conmen—the Bernie Madoffs, the Jim Bakkers, the Lance Armstrongs—are elegant, outsized personalities, artists of persuasion and exploiters of trust. How do they do it? Why are they successful? And what keeps us falling for it, over and over again? These are the questions that journalist and psychologist Maria Konnikova tackles in her mesmerizing new book. From multimillion-dollar Ponzi schemes to small-time frauds, Konnikova pulls together a selection of fascinating stories to demonstrate what all cons share in common, drawing on scientific, dramatic, and psychological perspectives. Insightful and gripping, the book brings readers into the world of the con, examining the relationship between artist and victim. The Confidence Game asks not only why we believe con artists, but also examines the very act of believing and how our sense of truth can be manipulated by those around us. From the Hardcover edition.
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Big Nate: Game On!

Author: Lincoln Peirce

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449432131

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4668

To sixth-grader Nate Wright, life is one big game. So when he suits up for any sport, he does it with an unmistakable swagger. From fine-tuning his trash-talking skills on the basketball court to his cocky ’tude in the soccer goal, Nate can be a bigger challenge to his teammates than their opponents. Enjoy Nate and his friends’ mostly hapless sports encounters through not-always-highlight-reel moments in the all-color Big Nate: Game On. Includes poster.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction

Streetball Crew Book Two: Stealing the Game

Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,Raymond Obstfeld

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

ISBN: 1423190416

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 8001

Chris Richards has always looked up to Jax, his older brother and his parents' "golden child." Lately, though, Jax has been full of surprises. First he dropped out of law school; then he started hanging out with some shifty-looking friends. One day Jax asks Chris to recruit his best middle school teammates for a pick-up basketball game in the park. Chris doesn't think much of it until the wrong team wins and Jax goes ballistic. It turns out that Jax bet on the game, hoping to earn enough money to repay a debt to someone who doesn't forgive easily. While Chris tries to walk a thin tightrope between helping his brother and staying out of trouble, his friend Theo does some behind-the-scenes detective work to learn what Jax has been up to. The day Chris is roped into a police investigation is the day he realizes he made the wrong play.
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The Hook Up

Author: Kristen Callihan

Publisher: NLA Digital LLC

ISBN: 0990715701

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1496

The rules: no kissing on the mouth, no staying the night, no telling anyone, and above all… No falling in love. Anna Jones just wants to finish college and figure out her life. Falling for star quarterback Drew Baylor is certainly not on her to do list. Confident and charming, he lives in the limelight and is way too gorgeous for his own good. If only she could ignore his heated stares and stop thinking about doing hot and dirty things with him. Easy right? Too bad he’s committed to making her break every rule… Football has been good to Drew. It’s given him recognition, two National Championships, and the Heisman. But what he really craves is sexy yet prickly Anna Jones. Her cutting humor and blatant disregard for his fame turns him on like nothing else. But there’s one problem: she's shut him down. Completely. That is until a chance encounter leads to the hottest sex of their lives, along with the possibility of something great. Unfortunately, Anna wants it to remain a hook up. Now it’s up to Drew to tempt her with more: more sex, more satisfaction, more time with him. Until she’s truly hooked. It's a good thing Drew knows all about winning. All’s fair in love and football…Game on.
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The Children's Game

A Thriller

Author: Max Karpov

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510734821

Category: Fiction

Page: 367

View: 1480

A frighteningly plausible, fast-paced thriller about a Russian cyberattack on America, involving fake news and anonymous hackers. The CIA has learned that the Kremlin is about to launch a sophisticated propaganda operation aimed at discrediting and disrupting the United States and ultimately restoring Russia to great nation status. Intercepted intelligence suggests that the operation will hinge on a single, breaking news event in Eastern Europe, supported by a sustained campaign of disinformation and cyberattacks. Code-named the "Children’s Game"--a chess stratagem that leads to checkmate in four moves--it was probably conceived by a Russian billionaire and former FSB officer named Andrei Turov. For years Turov has been developing the infrastructure for a new kind of warfare that exploits weaknesses in western democracies and manipulates public opinion. His organization offers the Kremlin plausible deniability. But the United States has its own secret weapon: Christopher Niles, a former CIA intelligence officer, who understands Turov's ambitions and capabilities. It falls to him and his small team--composed of his journalist half-brother Jon, a special forces operative he would trust with his life, and Anna Carpenter, a resourceful US senator with deep roots in the intelligence community--to unravel Turov's plot and restore truth to a world spiraling into chaos. Children's Game is a frighteningly realistic, timely thriller that delves into the secret corners of Vladimir Putin's Russia, exploring the shifting world order and the murky realm of US-Russia relations.
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