The Games

The Games
  • Author : David Goldblatt
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • File Size : 53,8 Mb
  • Total Pages : 400
  • Relase : 2016-07-14
  • ISBN : 9781447298854
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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The Olympic Games have become the single greatest festival of a universal and cosmopolitan humanity. Seventeen days of sporting competition watched and followed on every continent and in every country on the planet. Simply, the greatest show on earth. Yet when the modern games were inaugurated in Athens in 1896, the founders thought them a "display of manly virtue", an athletic celebration of the kind of amateur gentleman that would rule the world. How was such a ritual invented? Why did it prosper and how has it been so utterly transformed? In The Games, David Goldblatt - winner of the 2015 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award - takes on a breathtakingly ambitious search for the answers and brilliantly unravels the complex strands of this history. Beginning with the Olympics as a sporting side show at the great Worlds Fairs of the Belle Epoque and its transformation into a global media spectacular, care of Hollywood and the Nazi party, The Games shows how sport and the Olympics had been a battlefield during the Cold War, a defining moment for social and economic change in host cities and countries, and a theatre of resistance for women and athletes of colour once excluded from the show. Illuminated with dazzling vignettes from over a century of Olympic competition - this stunningly researched history captures the excitement of sporting brilliance and the kaleidoscopic experience of the Games. It shows us how this sporting spectacle has come to reflect the world we hope to inhabit and the one we actually live in.

Breaking Out of the Games Industry

Breaking Out of the Games Industry
  • Author : Matthew M. White
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • File Size : 50,7 Mb
  • Total Pages : 140
  • Relase : 2019-03-27
  • ISBN : 9781351119290
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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This book offers a perspective into a phenomenon becoming more and more common: AAA developers ‘going indie’. Written through the personal story of the author finding his way into the AAA games space, only to retreat back to indie games and consulting work and finding a new-old life making games for himself, and finding fulfillment in doing so. It is both a word of warning to creatives seeking a corporation and a call for disillusioned developers to break free and do something wild, creative, and unexpected. It is critical of common industry issues such as structural crunch, health issues, work life balance, and more, but is also a personal story of mismatched needs in doing creative work. Key Features Under-explored viewpoint of the games industry, someone who worked for years to ‘break in’, then worked for years to ‘break out’. Offers a unique look at making an indie game life both financially and mentally feasible. Encourages developers sitting on the fence to take the plunge.

The Games of the Match at Chess Played by the London and Edinburgh Chess Clubs in 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827 & 1828

The Games of the Match at Chess Played by the London and Edinburgh Chess Clubs in 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827 & 1828
  • Author : London Chess Club
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 50,9 Mb
  • Total Pages : 40
  • Relase : 1830
  • ISBN : PRNC:32101075894624
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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The Law and Practice of the Games of Euchre

The Law and Practice of the Games of Euchre
  • Author : Charles Henry Wharton Meehan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 54,7 Mb
  • Total Pages : 142
  • Relase : 1862
  • ISBN : NYPL:33433067374136
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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The Games of Lawn Tennis (with the Authorised Laws) and Badminton

The Games of Lawn Tennis (with the Authorised Laws) and Badminton
  • Author : Cavendish (pseud. [i.e. Henry Jones.])
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 47,5 Mb
  • Total Pages : 32
  • Relase : 1876
  • ISBN : NLS:V000556344
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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The Games of the Match at Chess Played by the Chess Players of the Athenæum, Philadelphia, and the New-York Chess-Club, Between the Years 1856 and 1857,

The Games of the Match at Chess Played by the Chess Players of the Athenæum, Philadelphia, and the New-York Chess-Club, Between the Years 1856 and 1857,
  • Author : The Athenæum committee
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 50,8 Mb
  • Total Pages : 32
  • Relase : 1857
  • ISBN : KBNL:KBNL03000043739
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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The Games Cells Play

The Games Cells Play
  • Author : Max D. Lechtman,Bonita Roohk,Robert J. Egan
  • Publisher : Benjamin-Cummings Publishing Company
  • File Size : 44,5 Mb
  • Total Pages : 162
  • Relase : 1979
  • ISBN : 0805360948
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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The Politics of the Olympic Games

The Politics of the Olympic Games
  • Author : Richard Espy
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • File Size : 43,8 Mb
  • Total Pages : 232
  • Relase : 1979-01-01
  • ISBN : 0520037774
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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Centers on such issues as German and Chinese recognition, South African and Rhodesian participation, sport federations, and business interests to probe the relationship between the Olympics and international politics during the era following World War II

Theory of Games and Statistical Decisions

Theory of Games and Statistical Decisions
  • Author : David A. Blackwell,M. A. Girshick
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • File Size : 54,6 Mb
  • Total Pages : 388
  • Relase : 2012-06-14
  • ISBN : 9780486150895
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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Evaluating statistical procedures through decision and game theory, as first proposed by Neyman and Pearson and extended by Wald, is the goal of this problem-oriented text in mathematical statistics. First-year graduate students in statistics and other students with a background in statistical theory and advanced calculus will find a rigorous, thorough presentation of statistical decision theory treated as a special case of game theory. The work of Borel, von Neumann, and Morgenstern in game theory, of prime importance to decision theory, is covered in its relevant aspects: reduction of games to normal forms, the minimax theorem, and the utility theorem. With this introduction, Blackwell and Professor Girshick look at: Values and Optimal Strategies in Games; General Structure of Statistical Games; Utility and Principles of Choice; Classes of Optimal Strategies; Fixed Sample-Size Games with Finite Ω and with Finite A; Sufficient Statistics and the Invariance Principle; Sequential Games; Bayes and Minimax Sequential Procedures; Estimation; and Comparison of Experiments. A few topics not directly applicable to statistics, such as perfect information theory, are also discussed. Prerequisites for full understanding of the procedures in this book include knowledge of elementary analysis, and some familiarity with matrices, determinants, and linear dependence. For purposes of formal development, only discrete distributions are used, though continuous distributions are employed as illustrations. The number and variety of problems presented will be welcomed by all students, computer experts, and others using statistics and game theory. This comprehensive and sophisticated introduction remains one of the strongest and most useful approaches to a field which today touches areas as diverse as gambling and particle physics.

The Handy Book of Games for Gentlemen

The Handy Book of Games for Gentlemen
  • Author : Rawdon Crawley
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 45,8 Mb
  • Total Pages : 582
  • Relase : 1860
  • ISBN : KBNL:KBNL03000102325
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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The Everything Tabletop Games Book

The Everything Tabletop Games Book
  • Author : Bebo
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • File Size : 50,5 Mb
  • Total Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2019-07-16
  • ISBN : 9781507210635
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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Tabletop and board games aren’t just for rainy days or awkward family events anymore. As the game industry grows, people of all ages are jumping to play “the original social network.” In our ever-increasing technological world, playing old-school games is a welcome retreat from the overexposure to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and the rest of social media. Over the past few years, board games have become the hot new hobby. Instead of friends sitting around the same table and staring at their phones, they are now either working with or against each other. Millions upon millions of new fans have begun to join their friends in real life for a fun game of Pandemic, 7 Wonders, or Ticket to Ride. The Everything Tabletop Games Book shows how to play some of the best tabletop games in the world, from classic strategy games like Settlers of Catan to great new games like Gloomhaven. Throughout the book, you’ll learn the different genres of tabletop and board games; how to play each game; rules and strategies to help you win; and even where to play online—including new expansions to keep your favorite games fresh and exciting. So gather up some friends, pick a game from this book, and start playing! You’ll be having a blast in no time.

Music In Video Games

Music In Video Games
  • Author : K.J. Donnelly,William Gibbons,Neil Lerner
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • File Size : 46,5 Mb
  • Total Pages : 246
  • Relase : 2014-03-26
  • ISBN : 9781134692040
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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From its earliest days as little more than a series of monophonic outbursts to its current-day scores that can rival major symphonic film scores, video game music has gone through its own particular set of stylistic and functional metamorphoses while both borrowing and recontextualizing the earlier models from which it borrows. With topics ranging from early classics like Donkey Kong and Super Mario Bros. to more recent hits like Plants vs. Zombies, the eleven essays in Music in Video Games draw on the scholarly fields of musicology and music theory, film theory, and game studies, to investigate the history, function, style, and conventions of video game music.

The Paradox of Transgression in Games

The Paradox of Transgression in Games
  • Author : Torill Elvira Mortensen,Kristine Jørgensen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • File Size : 50,7 Mb
  • Total Pages : 201
  • Relase : 2020-02-24
  • ISBN : 9781000049534
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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The Paradox of Transgression in Games looks at transgressive games as an aesthetic experience, tackling how players respond to game content that shocks, disturbs, and distresses, and how contemporary video games can evoke intense emotional reactions. The book delves into the commercial success of many controversial videogames: although such games may appear shocking for the observing bystander, playing them is experienced as deeply rewarding for the player. Drawing on qualitative player studies and approaches from media aesthetics theory, the book challenges the perception of games as innocent entertainment, and examines the range of emotional, moral, and intellectual experiences of players. As they explore what players consider transgressive, the authors ask whether there is something about the gameplay situation that works to mitigate the sense of transgression, stressing gameplay as an aesthetic experience. Anchoring the aesthetic game experience both in play studies as well as in aesthetic theory, this book will be an essential resource for scholars and students of game studies, aesthetics, media studies, philosophy of art, and emotions.

The Effects of Video Games on Children

The Effects of Video Games on Children
  • Author : Barrie Gunter
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • File Size : 51,6 Mb
  • Total Pages : 186
  • Relase : 1998-01-01
  • ISBN : 1850758336
  • Rating : 4/5 (3 users)

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The rapid growth in popularity of computer and video games, particularly among children and teenagers, has given rise to public concern about the effects they might have on youngsters. The violent themes of many of these games, coupled with their interactive nature, have led to accusations that they may be worse than televised violence in affecting children's antisocial behaviour. Other allegations are that they have an addictive quality and that excessive playing results in a diminished social contact and poorer school performance. But how bad are video games? There are strong methodological reasons for not accepting the evidence for video games effects at face value. There are also positive signs that playing these games can enhance particular mental competencies in children. This book provides an up-to-date review and critique of research evidence from around the world in an attempt to put the issue of video game effects into perspective.

A Multimodal Approach to Video Games and the Player Experience

A Multimodal Approach to Video Games and the Player Experience
  • Author : Weimin Toh
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • File Size : 48,5 Mb
  • Total Pages : 241
  • Relase : 2018-10-10
  • ISBN : 9781351184755
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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This volume puts forth an original theoretical framework, the ludonarrative model, for studying video games which foregrounds the empirical study of the player experience. The book provides a comprehensive introduction to and description of the model, which draws on theoretical frameworks from multimodal discourse analysis, game studies, and social semiotics, and its development out of participant observation and qualitative interviews from the empirical study of a group of players. The volume then applies this approach to shed light on how players’ experiences in a game influence how they understand and make use of game components in order to progress its narrative. The book concludes with a frame by frame analysis of a popular game to demonstrate the model’s principles in action and its subsequent broader applicability to analyzing video game interaction and design. Offering a new way forward for video game research, this volume is key reading for students and scholars in multimodality, discourse analysis, game studies, interactive storytelling, and new media.

Computer Games and the Social Imaginary

Computer Games and the Social Imaginary
  • Author : Graeme Kirkpatrick
  • Publisher : Polity
  • File Size : 48,5 Mb
  • Total Pages : 229
  • Relase : 2013-10-07
  • ISBN : 9780745641102
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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Computer games have fundamentally altered the relation of self and society in the digital age. Analysing topics such as technology and power, the formation of gaming culture and the subjective impact of play with computer games, this text will be of great interest to students and scholars of digital media, games studies and the information society.

Harmful Content on the Internet and in Video Games

Harmful Content on the Internet and in Video Games
  • Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Culture, Media, and Sport Committee
  • Publisher : The Stationery Office
  • File Size : 54,7 Mb
  • Total Pages : 84
  • Relase : 2008-07-31
  • ISBN : 0215523385
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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The Internet has become an indispensable tool for communications, research and commerce. But this report addresses the growing public concern at the Internet's dark side: the easy availability of hardcore pornography, which people may find offensive, the uploading by ordinary people of film of real fights, bullying or alleged rape, or the setting up of websites encouraging others to follow extreme diets, or self-harm, or even commit suicide. In particular, there is increasing anxiety among parents about the use of social networking sites and chatrooms for grooming and sexual predation. The Committee welcomes the Government-commissioned report by Dr Tanya Byron on the risks posed by the Internet to children, and agrees that a UK Council for Child Internet Safety should be established. Sites which host user-generated content-typically photos and videos uploaded by members of the public-have taken some steps to set minimum standards for that content. The Committee recommends that proactive review of content should be standard practice for such sites, and calls for provision of high profile facilities for reporting abuse or unwelcome behaviour directly to law enforcement and support organisations. There is a distinct issue about labelling of video games to indicate the nature of their content. Two systems currently exist side by side: the industry awards its own ratings, and the British Board of Film Classification awards classifications to a small number of games which feature content unsuitable for children. The dual system is confusing, and BBFC should have responsibility for rating games with content appropriate for adults or teenagers.

The Trainer's Warehouse Book of Games

The Trainer's Warehouse Book of Games
  • Author : Elaine Biech
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • File Size : 45,8 Mb
  • Total Pages : 442
  • Relase : 2008-03-31
  • ISBN : 9780470277164
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Kick up your training sessions a notch! If you want to make group learning more fun and effective, this is the resource for you. Training expert Elaine Biech, author of Training for Dummies, challenged some of the world’s best game designers to create never-before-seen games using popular training toys and tools from Trainer’s Warehouse, the nation’s leading supplier of learning resources. Whether you’re a full-time workplace learning professional or occasional trainer, this collection contains the most ingenious and inventive collections of learning games. The collection uses a host of common and readily available tools and toys, from throwables and tactiles, to white boards on a stick and noise-making boomwackers. This book will appeal to anyone who delivers training and education—and presenters, too—the games run the gamut from short energizers, icebreakers and closers, to more involved group and team-building activities.

Sport, Revolution and the Beijing Olympics

Sport, Revolution and the Beijing Olympics
  • Author : Grant Jarvie,Dong-Jhy Hwang,Mel Brennan
  • Publisher : Berg
  • File Size : 50,9 Mb
  • Total Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2008-04-01
  • ISBN : 9781847883735
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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The 2008 Olympic Games will be held in Beijing but many human rights activists support a boycott. They liken the circumstances to previous governments that used the games to glorify their regimes - most notoriously the Nazis in 1936. What has led to this perception and is it fair? Sport, Revolution and the Beijing Olympics is a cultural history of sport in China and challenges many such ingrained Western assumptions. The authors unpick the relationship of sport to imperialism and revolution, and examine its significance in both China and Taiwan at governmental and everyday levels. In the process, they successfully debunk harmful myths, such as the prevalence of drugs in Chinese sport among women athletes, and present a balanced view that is a much-needed corrective to popular understanding.

The Publishers' Trade List Annual

The Publishers' Trade List Annual
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 49,6 Mb
  • Total Pages : 2262
  • Relase : 1882
  • ISBN : CORNELL:31924078879586
  • Rating : 4/5 (84 users)

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