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COLLECTOR S EDITION BONUS Premium hardcover extra-large map poster and dedicated 16-page art sectionAT-A-GLANCE WALKTHROUGHS Annotated maps and screenshots show you the way through every quest and dungeon TOTALLY COMPREHENSIVE All side quests all Shrines of Trials and all information about collectable items each mapped out and ready for you to discover and complete Also includes optional challenges mini-games unlockables Easter eggs and more PUZZLE MASTER Every single puzzle and riddle unraveled with clear visual solutions EXPERT COMBAT STRATEGY Practical reproducible tactics to crush your enemies even the toughest bosses COMPREHENSIVE REFERENCE Exhaustive appraisals of all items and monsters including key parameters that are hidden in the game EXTRA LARGE MAP POSTER covering the entire game world QUALITY CONTROL carefully designed to avoid unnecessary story spoilers
The Legend of Zelda Art and Artifacts contains over four hundred pages of fully realized illustrations from the entire thirty-year history of The Legend of Zelda including artwork from the upcoming The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild Every masterwork is printed on high-quality paper in an oversized format so you can immerse yourself in the fine details of each piece This book includes rare promotional pieces game box art instruction booklet illustrations official character illustrations sprite art interviews with the artists and much much more The Legend of Zelda Art and Artifacts collects many of your favorite masterpieces from the storied franchise as well as rare and never before seen content presented in one handsome hardcover Select artwork from the entirety of the franchise A nostalgic look at the past An exciting look at the future Interviews with some of the artists behind The Legend of Zelda series
Developing video games hero s journey or fool s errand The creative and technical logistics that go into building today s hottest games can be more harrowing and complex than the games themselves often seeming like an endless maze or a bottomless abyss In Blood Sweat and Pixels Jason Schreier takes readers on a fascinating odyssey behind the scenes of video game development where the creator may be a team of 600 overworked underdogs or a solitary geek genius Exploring the artistic challenges technical impossibilities marketplace demands and Donkey Kong-sized monkey wrenches thrown into the works by corporate Blood Sweat and Pixels reveals how bringing any game to completion is more than Sisyphean it s nothing short of miraculous Taking some of the most popular bestselling recent games Schreier immerses readers in the hellfire of the development process whether it s RPG studio Bioware s challenge to beat an impossible schedule and overcome countless technical nightmares to build Dragon Age Inquisition indie developer Eric Barone s single-handed efforts to grow country-life RPG Stardew Valley from one man s vision into a multi-million-dollar franchise or Bungie spinning out from their corporate overlords at Microsoft to create... Destiny a brand new universe that they hoped would become as iconic as Star Wars and Lord of the Rings even as it nearly ripped their studio apart Documenting the round-the-clock crunches buggy-eyed burnout and last-minute saves Blood Sweat and Pixels is a journey through development hell and ultimately a tribute to the dedicated diehards and unsung heroes who scale mountains of obstacles in their quests to create the best games imaginable more
Team Ninja s Nioh is the very definition of an epic-scale game in need of an encyclopedic tome and we re not going to let it go without The Future Press Collector s Edition Guide contains the sum of countless hours innumerable deaths and monumental victories to bring you everything you ll ever want to know about Nioh s incredibly deep and expansive world From its myriad combat options and strategies to its wonderful fusion of Japanese culture history and mythology we ll share every little nuance Nothing is omitted or overlooked - we explore the game s creation from concept art stage to release delve into its story and illuminate its darkest areas with highly detailed maps Covering not only the base game but all three of the upcoming story DLCs and PVP additions this book will arm you with the knowledge to send samurai Yokai and other online players back to the world of spirits
Immerse yourself in monster lore in this supplement for the world s greatest roleplaying game This is NOT just another Monster Manual Volo s Guide to Monsters provides something exciting for players and Dungeon Masters everywhere A deep dive into the lore behind some of D D s most popular and iconic monsters Dozens of monsters new to the fifth edition to include in your epic adventures New playable races to allow you to build characters to fit nearly any type of story in your D D game The esteemed loremaster Volothamp Geddarm is back and he s written a fantastical dissertation covering some of the most iconic monsters in the Forgotten Realms Unfortunately the Sage of Shadowdale himself Elminster doesn t believe Volo gets some of the important details quite right Don t miss out as Volo and Elminster square off academically speaking of course to illuminate the uninitiated on creatures both common and obscure Uncover the machinations of the mysterious Kraken Society what is the origin of the bizarre froghemoth or how to avoid participating in the ghastly reproductive cycle of the grotesque vargouille Dungeon Masters and players will get some much-needed guidance as you plan your next venture traipsing about some dusty old ruin in... search of treasure lore and let s not forget dangerous creatures whose horns claws fangs heads or even hides might comfortably adorn the walls of your trophy room If you survive Research has never been so dangerous more
Earth is Ours No More With a setting unlike any other to explore and mysteries lying buried waiting to be uncovered Horizon Zero Dawn is a game you ll want to dig deep into The terrain is rugged the machines are deadly and your tools are primitive This book will provide everything you need to overcome the odds get a deeper understanding of this unique world and see all that the adventure has to offer Get an Overview of How Things WorkOur breakdown of the game s systems is as in-depth as it gets You ll have the benefit of countless hours play at your fingertips with analysis of the skills crafting and rewards that makes knowing what to do next as clear as possible Plan Your Route Through the GameWe provide everything you need to plot out your own route through the game based on your way of playing Tackle the main quests side quests and activities in the order you want or follow our recommendations for an easy optimal experience Hone Your Combat SkillsAloy has a staggering repertoire of hunting tools and abilities to learn and master We ll provide all the information you need to choose the ones that suit you best The Hunting Guide chapter lays bare all the workings of the game s enemies weapons tools and combat Dig Beneath the... SurfaceOur focus on dissecting Horizon Zero Dawn extends deeply into the game s story and its mysteries This book is steeped in the game s lore and features design insights and artwork alongside interviews with the team at Guerrilla Games A Beautiful BonusTo really know everything about the world of Horizon Zero Dawn you ll need to explore its outer reaches and collect every artifact and trinket you can With that in mind we ve included a gorgeous world map poster to make sure you won t have trouble finding whatever you desire more
The incredible true story of the card-counting mathematics professor who taught the world how to beat the dealer and as the first of the great quantitative investors ushered in a revolution on Wall Street A child of the Great Depression legendary mathematician Edward O Thorp invented card counting proving the seemingly impossible that you could beat the dealer at the blackjack table As a result he launched a gambling renaissance His remarkable success and mathematically unassailable method caused such an uproar that casinos altered the rules of the game to thwart him and the legions he inspired They barred him from their premises even put his life in jeopardy Nonetheless gambling was forever changed Thereafter Thorp shifted his sights to the biggest casino in the world Wall Street Devising and then deploying mathematical formulas to beat the market Thorp ushered in the era of quantitative finance we live in today Along the way the so-called godfather of the quants played bridge with Warren Buffett crossed swords with a young Rudy Giuliani detected the Bernie Madoff scheme and to beat the game of roulette invented with Claude Shannon the world s first wearable computer Here for the first time Thorp tells the story of what he did... how he did it his passions and motivations and the curiosity that has always driven him to disregard conventional wisdom and devise game-changing solutions to seemingly insoluble problems An intellectual thrill ride replete with practical wisdom that can guide us all in uncertain financial waters A Man for All Markets is an instant classic a book that challenges its readers to think logically about a seemingly irrational world Praise for A Man for All Markets In A Man for All Markets Thorp delightfully recounts his progress if that is the word from college teacher to gambler to hedge-fund manager Along the way we learn important lessons about the functioning of markets and the logic of investment The Wall Street Journal Thorp gives a biological summation think Richard Feynman s Surely You re Joking Mr Feynman of his quest to prove the aphorism the house always wins is flawed Illuminating for the mathematically inclined and cautionary for would-be gamblers and day traders Library Journal Thorp s in-the-trenches account of gaming the system s is a pleasure and instructive too Kirkus Reviews An amazing book by a true icon Edward O Thorp launched revolutions in Vegas and on Wall Street by turning math into magic and here he weaves his own life lessons into a page-turner as hot as a deck full of aces Loved it Ben Mezrich New York Times bestselling author of Bringing Down the House and The Accidental Billionaires Whether you are an aspiring professional player a casual gambler or an occasional visitor to Las Vegas you can feel the impact of Edward O Thorp s intellect on that desert city Nicholas G Colon professional advantage gambler and managing director Alea Consulting Group This book is in part the gripping story of how one man s genius and dedication has solved so many problems in diverse fields But more important it s a fascinating insight into the thought processes of someone with little interest in fame who has mostly stayed under the radar yet who has followed his inquisitive mind wherever it has led him and reaped the resulting rewards Paul Wilmott founder Wilmott magazinemore
Blizzard Entertainment and Dark Horse Books are thrilled to present the next installment of the wildly popular World of Warcraft Chronicle series Volume 2 will reveal more sought-after details about the game universe s history and mythology Showcasing lush all-new artwork from fan favorites such as Peter Lee Joseph Lacroix and Alex Horley this tome is sure to please all fans--casual and collector alike
Lead our fight for a new home with the official Mass Effect Andromeda Collector s Edition Guide from Prima Games DLC Code Inside Get a head start on Day 1 co-op play with the MultiPlayer Booster Pack which includes weapons and equipment to kick-start your progress entitled instantly limit one per match Bonus Content Featuring development team interviews signatures and a foreword by BioWare Lead Designer Ian Frazier Premium Hardcover Featuring gorgeous art this is a must-have for any fan Priority Ops and Exploration Our step-by-step walkthrough takes you through all the choices combat and challenges you face during your mission and beyond Illustrated Area Maps Detailed maps and images call out important structures mission routes and resources so you can explore every location completely Squad Profiles and Combat Tactics In-depth intel about your squad their best skills and capabilities and their relationship with you Discover the best party formula for your playstyle Multiplayer Coverage Meticulous area maps and tactics for surviving waves of enemy forces Study the strategic points of each location equip the proper gear for your playstyle and lay waste to your foes in every hostile environment Exhaustive Inventory Data Weapons... biotics skills mods items and more All of the info to help you get the most out of your experience Free Mobile-Friendly eGuide Includes a code to access the eGuide a web-access version of the complete guide optimized for a second-screen experience Plus access to interactive maps more
From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask Millions of people visit xkcd com each week to read Randall Munroe s iconic webcomic His stick-figure drawings about science technology language and love have a large and passionate following Fans of xkcd ask Munroe a lot of strange questions What if you tried to hit a baseball pitched at 90 percent the speed of light How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live If there was a robot apocalypse how long would humanity last In pursuit of answers Munroe runs computer simulations pores over stacks of declassified military research memos solves differential equations and consults with nuclear reactor operators His responses are masterpieces of clarity and hilarity complemented by signature xkcd comics They often predict the complete annihilation of humankind or at least a really big explosion The book features new and never-before-answered questions along with updated and expanded versions of the most popular answers from the xkcd website What If will be required reading for xkcd fans and anyone who loves to ponder the hypothetical