The Book of Games, Volume 2

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Book of Games, 2007 - Games - 397 pages
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This second volume is a compendium of video game synopses as well as a feast for the eyes with literally thousands of vivid, high-resolution screen shots; it provides a comprehensive visual tour through the world of PC and video gaming. Sorted by genre, more than 100 of the latest, most exciting software titles are reviewed with information of interest to players, parents, and industry professionals. Each game is featured in a two-page spread that includes detailed game summaries, analysis, and strategies; nine in-game screen shots; lists of games with similar skill and strategy requirements; appropriate age range; notes ESRB content ratings; complete technological specifications; and more. Feature stories are included throughout the book, covering game-related topics such as multiplayer online gaming, games in movies, and the future of gaming. The book also includes useful reference tools such as an illustrated glossary, an overview of game publishers, and information on current hardware platforms such as Sony's new PS3, Nintendo's Wii, and handheld systems, including the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP.
 

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Contents

Asian Game Markets
26
Video Games at School
43
Video Game Music
56
ACTIon GAMES
92
Modern Warfare
106
God of War II
120
ADvEnTURE GAMES
166
Super Mario Galaxy
180
RACInG GAMES
245
DiRT
250
Prostreet
258
Eternal Sonata
272
SIMULATIon GAMES
286
Endless Ocean
294
Ace Attorney Trials and Tribulations 300
300
FIFA 08
316

Boogie
194
Games by esrb rating usa
196
SingStar 208
208
MMoRP GAMES
212
Shadow of Angmar
226
A D 342
342
InDIE GAMES
356
Ninjastarmageddon
370
Games by Platform Index
390
Flight Simulator X 296
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About the author (2007)

Bendik Stang is an engineer, founder, and technical director of gameXplore N.A. Inc. and the current chairman of the Norwegian chapter of International Game Developers Association. He is the author of The Book of Games Volume 1. Morten A. Østerholt is a partner and sales director of gameXplore. Erik Hoftun is the president and cofounder of gameXplore North America. Jørgen Kirksæter is a game journalist and expert advisor for the Norwegian government and the European Commission. Hans Christian Bjørne is the cofounder and director of gameXplore.

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