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The Art of Ratchet & Clank

Author: Sony Computer Entertainment

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1506705731

Category: Art

Page: 184

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A retrospective exploration of the galaxy's most lovable video game heroes--Ratchet and Clank! For fifteen years the most unlikely heroes in the cosmos have been adventuring across the stars, kicking butt and taking names. Ratchet and Clank have rescued innocent civilizations, taken down evil corporations, defeated robot armies, incited space prison breakouts, and even colluded with interstellar pirates! Now, Dark Horse Books and Insomniac Games proudly offer a look back at the history of the iconic series in a Qwark-tastic collection of never-before-seen concept art and behind-the-scenes commentary chronicling eleven amazing games and the brilliant studio that created them!
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The Art of Naughty Dog

Author: Naughty Dog Studios

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1616554770

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 189

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"Crash Bandicoot. Jak and Daxter. Uncharted. The Last of Us. One studio has been responsible for the most iconic video game experiences of this generation. Now, Dark Horse Books invites you on a thirty-year retrospective tour, observing Naughty Dog's ascension to its place as one of the most influential production studios in the world!"--Publisher's website.
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Ratchet and Clank: The Movie Novel

Author: Kate Howard,Scholastic

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 1338039288

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 620

When the evil alien Drek decides to destroy every planet in the Solana Galaxy, the Galactic Rangers turn to two unlikely heroes for assistance: Ratchet, a rare Lombax who works as a mechanic, and Clank, a castoff robot from Drek's own forces. Can they work together to stop Drek and save the galaxy?
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The Crash Bandicoot Files: How Willy the Wombat Sparked Marsupial Mania

Author: Jason Rubin,Andy Gavin

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1506706959

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 200

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A deluxe hardcover reproduction of Naughty Dog's original Crash Bandicoot developer's bible! Take a rare glimpse into the making of a videogame icon, and gain a first-hand taste of the undistilled creativity that brought Crash, Cortex, Aku Aku, and the rest of your favorite characters to millions of screens around the world! Reproducing Naughty Dog's original design document for Crash Bandicoot from the best available sources, this unique volume features original concept illustrations and includes a foreword from Crash's creators to lend insight into how Crash Bandicoot came to be the unforgettable videogame character he is today. This tome is sure to please all who possess a thirst for imagination and curiosity surrounding the creation of games!
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Ratchet and Clank

Author: T. J. Fixman

Publisher: Wildstorm

ISBN: 9781401231637

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

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"Based on the hit PlayStation videogame!"--Cover.
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Moneyball (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Movie Tie-in Editions)

Author: Michael Lewis

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393338398

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 317

View: 2450

Explains how Billy Beene, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics, is using a new kind of thinking to build a successful and winning baseball team without spending enormous sums of money.
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The Art of Borderlands 2

Author: BradyGames,Anthony Burch

Publisher: Brady

ISBN: 9780744014372

Category: Art

Page: 272

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Celebrating the iconic art of Borderlands - explore the world in styleThe Art of Borderlands 2 offers fans of the games a stunningly visual and in-depth look at the mysterious world of Pandora. This unique and dangerous world has captured the imaginations of millions of gamers, and here you can see it come to life on the page. Filled with hundreds of images, including close-ups of Pandora's environments, vehicles and one-of-a-kind weapons; you can also follow the creation of your favourite characters and creatures, from the first sketches to the finished product. Every section boasts extensive commentary by the artists and developers who brought the game to life, making The Art of Borderlands 2 a real collector's item for any fan of the series.
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Directing Video Games

101 Tips for Creative Leaders

Author: Brian Allgeier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780998637525

Category: Computers

Page: 238

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What does a video game director actually do? What guiding principles do they follow while leading a team of game creators? Longtime director of the Ratchet & Clank series, Brian Allgeier, boils down his experience into 101 fully illustrated tips that every aspiring and seasoned director should know. Directing Video Games: 101 Tips for Creative Leaders covers approaches from using comedy improv techniques for brainstorming ideas to common methods on guiding people's attention as they play a game. Tips cover the 5 essential qualities of a creative directors who must:Hold the VisionProvide StructureKeep a Creative ToolboxLead EffectivelyKnow Production If you are curious about what it takes to be a video game director or want learn more about the art of creative collaboration, this book will help you understand the basic principles for leading and inspiring a team to make great games.
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Ratchet & Clank

Prima's Official Strategy Guide

Author: Greg Off

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780761539643

Category: Games

Page: 144

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The Ultimate Gadget to Save the Universe! ·Complete walkthrough of each planet with detailed maps ·Detailed weapon and gadget descriptions ·Locations of every Gold Bolt ·Strategies for dealing with Chairman Drek's minions ·All secrets revealed
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Ratchet Deadlocked

Prima Official Game Guide

Author: Greg Off

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0761552049

Category: Games

Page: 127

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The guide, for this Playstation 2 game, includes combat strategies for surviving the perils of DreadZone, and every mod, weapon, and gadget is covered. Find out which upgrades and equipment best suits your playstyle. Also includes maps of every level with all pick-ups and objective locations revealed.
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Ratchet and Clank: Hero Time (Movie Reader)

Author: Meredith Rusu,Scholastic

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 133803930X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 48

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When the evil alien Drek decides to destroy every planet in the Solana Galaxy, the Galactic Rangers turn to two unlikely heroes for assistance: Ratchet, a rare Lombax who works as a mechanic, and Clank, a castoff robot from Drek's own forces. Can they work together to stop Drek and save the galaxy? This 48-page reader is packed with pictures from the movie and is geared toward kids ages 5-8.
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The Art of Sea of Thieves

Author: Rare,Microsoft Studios

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1630087955

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 200

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A high-quality collectible art book featuring over 200 pages of behind-the-scenes content from the hotly anticipated, shared-world video game Sea of Thieves! With Rare's new high seas multiplayer adventure Sea of Thieves, players will crew up in search of fortune and glory on their quest to become pirate legends. Now, with The Art of Sea of Thieves, Dark Horse Books is pleased to offer an unprecedented look at the ships, characters, and loot of this revolutionary online gaming experience! Featuring hundreds of pieces of art with commentary from the game's creators, this gorgeous volume explores the creation and development of a fantastical pirate world.
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Wednesday Comics

Author: DC Comics, Inc.

Publisher: Dc Comics

ISBN: 9781401227470

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 200

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Presents a collection of comics featuring sixteen stories of well-known superheroes duplicated in a newpaper-size format, including such comic strips as Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Teen Titans, and Wonder Woman.
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The Art of Emily the Strange

Author: Rob Reger

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1630084689

Category: Art

Page: 120

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In her fifteen-plus years in existence, oddballs, outcasts, and art freaks the world over have grown to know and love a strange young girl named Emily. With roots in the punk-rock art scene of Santa Cruz skate culture and an early appeal to European trend spotters, the iconic image of Emily and her philosophy of devout individualism have become deeply rooted in global culture. The Art of Emily Volume One is the first-ever collection of images showing the wide and inspired range of artistic styles and mediums that have been used to create the world of Emily the Strange. From skateboard stickers to custom rock-and-roll album art, large-scale psychedelic paintings, and insanely intricate Mongolian paper cutting, the fantastic and artful imaginings of Rob Reger, Buzz Parker, and a staggeringly talented array of collaborators will give insight and inspiration to any Emily fan.
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The Art of Dressing Curves

The Best-Kept Secrets of a Fashion Stylist

Author: Susan Moses

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062362046

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

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Susan Moses, the go-to celebrity stylist for curvy women both on and off the red carpet presents the first inspirational, confidence-building, prescriptive style guide for plus-size women who want to dress fashionably and look their beautiful best. Nearly two-thirds of American women are plus-size—and they care just as much about fashion and beauty as their thinner counterparts. They’re tired of being ignored by the industry and shopping for styles wedged into the far reaches of department stores. Now, Susan Moses, a plus-size woman with a dynamic personality and an in-demand stylist whose clientele includes Hollywood and music industry celebrities, addresses this audience’s needs with this essential handbook to help them look fabulous. The Art of Dressing Curves gives plus-size women the confidence and know-how to dress beautifully for their particular body shape. Gorgeously designed, filled with high-fashion photography, and written in Susan’s down-to earth, accessible, and enthusiastic voice, The Art of Dressing Curves tells the story of her journey to self-acceptance and outlines her formula for seamless dressing that has helped some of the most iconic curvy women in music, film, and fashion look dazzling in the spotlight. From foundation garments to wardrobe essentials to hair and makeup, Susan dispenses advice on every aspect of dressing well for one’s shape, size, and personality, insight supplemented by a wealth of elegant editorial photographs, anecdotes, tips, and sidebars, as well as lists of specialty retailers, designers, and websites that cater to plus-size.
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Map Art Lab

52 Exciting Art Explorations in Map Making, Imagination, and Travel

Author: Jill K Berry,Linden McNeilly

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1627880313

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

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Travel through the exciting world of cartography with Map Lab. This fun and creative book features 52 map-related activities set into weekly exercises, beginning with legends and lines, moving through types and styles, and then creating personalized maps that allow you to journey to new worlds.DIV /divDIVAuthors Jill K. Berry and Linden McNeilly guide readers through useful concepts while exploring colorful, eye-catching graphics. The labs can be used as singular projects or to build up to a year of hands-on creative experiences. Map Lab is the perfect book for map lovers, creative/DIY-inspired, designers. Artists of all ages and experience levels can use this book to explore enjoyable and engaging exercises. Everyone loves maps. And what’s not to love? They are beautiful and fascinating, they teach you things, they show you where you are, places you long to go, and places you dare to imagine./div
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Burn Up or Splash Down

Surviving the Culture Shock of Re-Entry

Author: Marion Knell

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830858644

Category: Religion

Page: 69

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Just like a space shuttle struggles and strains to re-enter the earth's atmosphere, so those returning from living overseas can find themselves confused and in a state of panic at coming home. While people anticipate that going overseas will require major changes in their lifestyles and thinking, few anticipate the difficulties they will face upon return. Intended to aid the re-entry process, this encouraging, and insightful book deals with these important subjects: adapting to the passport culture identifying areas of potential struggle dealing with the emotional challenges finding a new job, a new place to live, learning the social mores returning is not coming home it is leaving home facilitating a smooth transition for those on the receiving end Expatriates, missionaries, mission executives, mission pastors, mission communities, and supporters interested in easing the re-entry experience will benefit greatly from this book.
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Ghoulish

The Art of Gary Pullin

Author: April Snellings

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997813890

Category:

Page: 208

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Ghoulish Gary Pullin. Remember that name.For more than ten years artist Gary Pullin has been taking art galleries, movie theater walls, and social media by storm with his fresh, inventive takes on film, music, and television properties. Equal parts nightmare and nostalgia, his instantly recognizable style always strikes a chord with fans, and his coveted and acclaimed pieces sell out in lightning speed.A go-to artist for official film artwork, concert merchandise, LP packaging, and endless other pieces of pop culture ephemera, Pullin has put pencil to paper for film posters such as Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, The Big Lebowski, Vertigo, and The Babadook, soundtracks including Creepshow, Scream, Christine, and Tales from the Crypt, and concert merch for the likes of Jack White, Alice Cooper, and Misfits.Featuring hundreds of full-color illustrations, lavish cover galleries, and never-before-seen concept and process shots, Ghoulish: The Art of Gary Pullin is both a celebration of one artist's remarkable career and an indispensable snapshot of the thriving world of genre art. Go behind the scenes with Gary, let your jaw drop at his brilliant, long out of print artwork, and get ghoulishly inspired by an unforgettable pop artist.
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