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ISBN 13: 1476600414
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ISBN 13: 3839445973
Total Pages : 434 pages
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ISBN 13: 1387230069
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ISBN 13: 9781733690744
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Read and Download Christina Hovland book Played by the Rockstar in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPlayed by the Rockstar. This book was released on 2021-02-25 with total page 280 pages. Book excerpt: A rock star walks into a bar?Certified behavioral counselor (and former band groupie) Becca Forrester needs a break. Tired of being constantly overwhelmed, she's formally embraced a vacation from responsibility. A leave of absence from her job, moving into the apartment over her parents' garage, and clinching a gig waitressing at a dive bar known for bringing in big name musicians is the perfect low-stress recipe for a girl on a reality diet.Cedric "Linx" Lincoln is a certified rock star. Ask anyone. Bassist for the hugely popular rock band, Dimefront, he's in Denver while the band is on hiatus a-freaking-gain. He's tired of the on again, off again work ethic of his bandmates, so he's looking for something-anything-to keep him occupied until they can all get back to making music. He saunters into his friend's bar and right into Becca's life vacation. Becca's presence is a breath of fresh air into what has become a stale existence for Linx. The sizzle she ignites in him is precisely the push he needs to do things for himself. Plus, no-stress, no-strings are his specialty. But when things between them tip toward serious, his band implodes, and time has run out on Becca's reality break, they're forced to decide what their "real" lives should look like. Perhaps, there's room for an encore?

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ISBN 13: 0199753466
Total Pages : 274 pages
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ISBN 13: 1317385063
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ISBN 13: 147980214X
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ISBN 13: 026203865X
Total Pages : 328 pages
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ISBN 13: 0262037637
Total Pages : 249 pages
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Read and Download Brendan Keogh book A Play of Bodies in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Play of Bodies. This book was released on 2018-04-06 with total page 249 pages. Book excerpt: An investigation of the embodied engagement between the playing body and the videogame: how player and game incorporate each other. Our bodies engage with videogames in complex and fascinating ways. Through an entanglement of eyes-on-screens, ears-at-speakers, and muscles-against-interfaces, we experience games with our senses. But, as Brendan Keogh argues in A Play of Bodies, this corporal engagement goes both ways; as we touch the videogame, it touches back, augmenting the very senses with which we perceive. Keogh investigates this merging of actual and virtual bodies and worlds, asking how our embodied sense of perception constitutes, and becomes constituted by, the phenomenon of videogame play. In short, how do we perceive videogames? Keogh works toward formulating a phenomenology of videogame experience, focusing on what happens in the embodied engagement between the playing body and the videogame, and anchoring his analysis in an eclectic series of games that range from mainstream to niche titles. Considering smartphone videogames, he proposes a notion of co-attentiveness to understand how players can feel present in a virtual world without forgetting that they are touching a screen in the actual world. He discusses the somatic basis of videogame play, whether games involve vigorous physical movement or quietly sitting on a couch with a controller; the sometimes overlooked visual and audible pleasures of videogame experience; and modes of temporality represented by character death, failure, and repetition. Finally, he considers two metaphorical characters: the “hacker,” representing the hegemonic, masculine gamers concerned with control and configuration; and the “cyborg,” less concerned with control than with embodiment and incorporation.

Download 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die PDF

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ISBN 13: 1844037150
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Read and Download Tony Mott book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book T1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die. This book was released on 2011-12-05 with total page 960 pages. Book excerpt: In fewer than fifty years videogames have become one of the most popular forms of entertainment, but which are the best games, the ones you must play? This action packed book presents the best videogames from around the world - from 80's classic Donkey Kong to Doom, Frogger and Final Fantasy. Covering everything from old favourites to those breaking new ground, these are the games that should not be missed. Video game expert Tony Mott presents 1001 of the best video games from around the world and on all formats, from primitive pioneering consoles like Atari's VCS to modern-day home entertainment platforms such as Sony's PlayStation 3. 1001 VIDEO GAMES defines arcade experiences that first turned video gaming into a worldwide phenomenon such as Space Invaders, Asteroids, and Pac-Man - games that made the likes of Atari, Sinclair and Commadore household names. It also includes the games that have taken the console era by storm from Nintendo Wii to Sony Playstation and beyond - games of the modern era that have become cultural reference points in their own right including multi-million selling series such as Halo, Grand Theft Auto and Resident Evil. For aficionados this is a keepsake - charting the highlights of the past fifty years giving them key information for games they must play. For those just discovering the appeal of gaming this extensive volume will provide everything they need to ensure they don't miss out on the games that revolutionized this overwhelmingly popular medium.

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ISBN 13: 110851488X
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Read and Download Kenneth G. Brown book The Cambridge Handbook of Workplace Training and Employee Development in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Cambridge Handbook of Workplace Training and Employee Development. This book was released on 2017-10-19 with total page 672 pages. Book excerpt: With comprehensive coverage of topics related to learning, training, and development, this volume is a must-have resource for industrial and organizational (I/O) psychologists, human resource (HR) scholars, and adult education specialists. Brown provides a forward-looking exploration of the current research on workplace training, employee development, and organizational learning from the primary point of view of industrial organizational psychology. Each chapter discusses current practices, recent research, and, importantly, the gaps between the two. In analyzing these aspects of the topic, the chapter authors both present the valuable knowledge available and show the opportunities for further study and practice.

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ISBN 13: 131757446X
Total Pages : 280 pages
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Read and Download Torill Elvira Mortensen book The Dark Side of Game Play in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Dark Side of Game Play. This book was released on 2015-06-05 with total page 280 pages. Book excerpt: Games allow players to experiment and play with subject positions, values and moral choice. In game worlds players can take on the role of antagonists; they allow us to play with behaviour that would be offensive, illegal or immoral if it happened outside of the game sphere. While contemporary games have always handled certain problematic topics, such as war, disasters, human decay, post-apocalyptic futures, cruelty and betrayal, lately even the most playful of genres are introducing situations in which players are presented with difficult ethical and moral dilemmas. This volume is an investigation of "dark play" in video games, or game play with controversial themes as well as controversial play behaviour. It covers such questions as: Why do some games stir up political controversies? How do games invite, or even push players towards dark play through their design? Where are the boundaries for what can be presented in a games? Are these boundaries different from other media such as film and books, and if so why? What is the allure of dark play and why do players engage in these practices?

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ISBN 13: 1498554571
Total Pages : 190 pages
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