Fluent Forever Gabriel Wyner 2014-08-05 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • For anyone who wants to learn a foreign language, this is the method that will finally make the words stick. “A brilliant and thoroughly modern guide to learning new languages.”—Gary Marcus, cognitive psychologist and author of the New York Times bestseller Guitar Zero At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently. He didn’t learn them in school—who does? Rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources—and here he wants to show others what he’s discovered. Starting with pronunciation, you’ll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into familiar sounds. You’ll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using tricks from opera singers and actors. Next, you’ll begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery rather than translations, which will enable you to think in a foreign language. And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you’ll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in minutes every day. This is brain hacking at its most exciting, taking what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day.
Battletech Jihad Final Reckoning Catalyst Game Labs 2011-10
The GameDev Business Handbook Michael Futter 2017-12
Entertainment Computing and Serious Games Ralf Dörner 2016-10-05 The aim of this book is to collect and to cluster research areas in the field of serious games and entertainment computing. It provides an introduction and gives guidance for the next generation of researchers in this field. The 18 papers presented in this volume, together with an introduction, are the outcome of a GI-Dagstuhl seminar which was held at Schloß Dagstuhl in July 2015.
Battletech Technical Readout: 3055 Upgrade Herbert A Beas, II 2012-01-18
Out of Control Kevin Kelly 1995 A synthesis of research and theory, this work chronicles the dawn of a new era in which the adaptability and autonomy of living organisms becomes the model for human made systems and machines. The author combines ideas from the Choas Theory, cybernetics, current thinking on evolution and research into computerized artificial life with his own experience of on-line culture to show that industrial culture is now obsolete. This book presents the prospects of imminent revolution as Kelly identifies new frontiers of thinking about biological systems that will change the way the natural world is percieved.
Historical Operation Klondike Chris Hartford 2010-05-01
To End in Fire David Weber 2021-10-05 THE CROWN OF SLAVES SAGA CONTINUES. ADVENTURE AND INTRIGUE IN HONOR HARRINGTON’S STAR KINGDOM FROM NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHORS DAVID WEBER AND ERIC FLINT. The Solarian League lies in defeat, crushed by the Grand Alliance of Manticore, Haven, and Grayson. Obedient to the Alliance's surrender demands, the League is writing a new Constitution, to prevent the reemergence of out-of-control bureaucrats, like the "Mandarins" who led it to disaster. Frontier Security has been disbanded, the outer worlds have regained control of their own economic destinies, and multiple star systems will soon secede from the League entirely. Yet the League is—and will remain—the largest, most economically powerful human star nation in existence, and despite the overwhelming evidence that their unelected political leaders were the driving force behind the war, many League citizens deeply resent the fashion in which their star nation—the Solarian League—has been humbled. And those who most resent the Grand Alliance continue to blame Manticore for the nuclear bombardment of the planet Mesa after its surrender. They refuse to accept that the League—and the members of the Grand Alliance—could have been manipulated by a deeply hidden interstellar conspiracy called the Mesan Alignment. The Alignment is only an invention of the Grand Alliance, no more than a mask, a cover, for its own horrific Eridani Violations. Those Solarians will never accept the war guilt of the League, because they know the Grand Alliance was just as bad. Because they deeply resent the way in which the Grand Alliance pretends to be the innocent "good guys." And in the fullness of time, those Solarians will seek vengeance upon their enemies. Not all Solarians feel that way, but even some of those who accept that there was an interstellar conspiracy cherish doubts about its origins. But it is still out there, and now defeated Solarians and agents of the victorious Alliance must join forces to find it. Even if they don't believe in it, it believes in them. They must find it and identify it, to prove to revanchist Solarians that there was a conspiracy. And they must find it and destroy it to end its evil once and for all. The Crown of Slaves Honorverse Series: Crown of Slaves Torch of Freedom Cauldron of Ghosts At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About the Crown of Slaves Saga: “Fans of Weber's Honor Harrington series . . . will be delighted with this offshoot in which he and coauthor Flint develop several situations and characters from other stories. . . . This outstanding effort transcends the label ‘space opera’ and truly is a novel of ideas.”—Publishers Weekly About David Weber: “[A] balanced mix of interstellar intrigue, counterespionage, and epic fleet action . . . with all the hard- and software details and tactical proficiency that Weber delivers like no one else; along with a large cast of well-developed, believable characters, giving each clash of fleets emotional weight.”—Booklist “[M]oves . . . as inexorably as the Star Kingdom’s Grand Fleet, commanded by series protagonist Honor Harrington. . . . Weber is the Tom Clancy of science fiction. . . . His fans will relish this latest installment.”—Publishers Weekly “This entry is just as exciting as Weber’s initial offering. . . . The result is a fast-paced and action-packed story that follows [our characters] as they move from reaction to command of the situation. Weber builds Shadow of Freedom to an exciting and unexpected climax.”—The Galveston County Daily News “Weber combines realistic, engaging characters with intelligent technological projection and a deep understanding of military bureaucracy in this long-awaited Honor Harrington novel. . . . Fans of this venerable space opera will rejoice to see Honor back in action.”—Publishers Weekly “This latest Honor Harrington novel brings the saga to another crucial turning point. . . . Readers may feel confident that they will be Honored many more times and enjoy it every time.”—Booklist About Eric Flint: “This alternate history series is . . . a landmark . . . ”—Booklist “[Eric] Flint's 1632 universe seems to be inspiring a whole new crop of gifted alternate historians.”—Booklist “[R]eads like a technothriller set in the age of the Medicis . . . ”—Publishers Weekly
Game Development Essentials: Game Interface Design Kevin Saunders 2012-03-27 Covering the complex topic of game interface design, GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS: GAME INTERFACE DESIGN, is back with an all new Second Edition. This comprehensive introductory text immerses readers in the foundation, theory, and practice of interface creation, while including interviews with working professionals, examples from every gaming era and many genres, and hundreds of screenshots from contemporary games. Also featured are an expanded practice section with a wide variety of real world design examples, coverage of interface design for mobile and motion-sensing devices, multiplayer games, and much more. Readers will explore everything from the history of game interface design and basic design theories to practical strategies for creating winning, interactive interfaces and user experiences. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Game Design Foundations Roger Pedersen 2009-06-01 Game Design Foundations, Second Edition covers how to design the game from the important opening sentence, the One Pager document, the Executive Summary and Game Proposal, the Character Document to the Game Design Document. The book describes game genres, where game ideas come from, game research, innovation in gaming, important gaming principles such as game mechanics, game balancing, AI, path finding and game tiers. The basics of programming, level designing, and film scriptwriting are explained by example. Each chapter has exercises to hone in on the newly learned designer skills that will display your work as a game designer and your knowledge in the game industry."
Classic Battletech Total Warfare Catalyst Game Labs 2007-11-01
Besm D20 Mark C. MacKinnon 2003 The popular multi-genre anime role-playing game is now available for the d20 System! Big Eyes, Small Mouth is inspired by the dynamic settings and stories found in a wide range of anime shows, allowing players to create characters from any genre or sub-genre, including comedy or horror, fantasy or science-fiction, mecha action or passionate romance. This new d20 System version of the game includes: new character classes (including magical girl, mecha pilot, pet monster trainer, and a dozen more), new skills and feats, an exhaustive point-based attribute list, and a detailed cost assignment for the core fantasy races and classes.
Arms and Equipment Guide Eric Cagle 2003-03-01 New, expanded rules are included in this handbook which highlights arms, equipment, and other elements for players and Dungeon Masters to use in any D&D campaign.
Battletech Technical Readout 3085 Catalyst Game Labs 2010-10-13 In December 3076, Devlin Stone marshaled the nations of the Inner Sphere and began Operation SCOUR. The two-year final push to Terra was the bloodiest fighting seen in centuries. In the end, Terra had been freed with the Word of Blake scattered to the darkest corners of the universe. Stepping into that vacuum, Stone forged a new Terran Hegemony in The Republic of the Sphere. With the end of the Jihad, the survivors are rebuilding their shattered armies, introducing new machines to replace those whose factories ceased to exist in the fires of the Jihad. BattleTech Technical Readout: 3085 gives a detailed look at the machines introduced during the waning days of the Jihad and into the founding days of Devlin Stones Republic of the Sphere. This book includes the latest Mechs, battle armor, aerospace and vehicles as well as new late-Jihad support vehicles. In addition, this sourcebook heralds the long-awaited update of Technical Readout: Project Phoenix, featuring brand-new art and additional variants. Conventional infantry make their Technical Readout debut with fifty-six individual infantry formations from classic foot infantry to xeno-planetary soldiers. And finally, after more than twenty years of silence, Land-Air BattleMechs explode back into a Technical Readout with a look at the original four LAMs and their Star League history.
Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes Carl Waldman 2009-01-01 A comprehensive, illustrated encyclopedia which provides information on over 150 native tribes of North America, including prehistoric peoples.
Encyclopedia of Human Computer Interaction Ghaoui, Claude 2005-12-31 Esta enciclopedia presenta numerosas experiencias y discernimientos de profesionales de todo el mundo sobre discusiones y perspectivas de la la interacción hombre-computadoras
Classic Battletech Miniatures Rules Fanpro 2003-06-01
The Karst Systems of Florida Sam Upchurch 2018-09-29 This book discusses the geology, hydrogeology, and water quality/geochemistry of karst systems in geologically young terrain, using the state of Florida as an example. Also discussed are sinkhole-development models; sinkhole risk; eogenetic karst features developed in rocks as young as 125,000 years and as old as 65 million years; and karst landscapes of Florida, including regional geology and geomorphology with important examples of karst features, such as springs, sinkholes, caves, and other karst landforms. The eogenetic karst of Florida is largely covered and this book extensively discusses the interactions of karst processes with sand- and clay-rich cover materials.
Sport, Spectacle, and NASCAR Nation J. Newman 2011-10-10 Sport, Spectacle, and NASCAR Nation critically interrogates stockcar racing's ascendance into the upper-echelon of the North American sporting popular. While most contributions to the public discourse gloss over NASCAR's exclusively white racial identity politics, its underlying patriarchal gender politics, its overtly conservative political commitment, its hyper-Christian orthodoxy, and its omnipresent commercialism, this book connects the dots and critically analyzes the problematic nature of this non-natural, strategically-orchestrated sporting spectacle.
Game Development Essentials Travis Castillo 2008 Learn how to design game levels for the next generation of game engines with Game Development Essentials: Game Level Design. This book takes the reader on a creative journey that starts at a conceptual beginning and arrives at a polished end. Through this journey, you will learn the process of designing compelling worlds that immerse the player in interactive environments created from your imagination. Visceral worlds that tell a story through their aesthetics are combined with a refined design that allows the player to flow through a level. Learn to draw inspiration from the world around you and translate your ideas into playable game worlds!
Battletech Field Manual 3085 Joel Bancroft-Connors 2012-02-01
Crysis Peter Watts 2011-03-22 MANHATTAN IS UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT. THEY’RE NOT FROM AROUND HERE. Welcome to the Big Apple, son. Welcome to the city that never sleeps: invaded by monstrous fusions of meat and machinery, defended by a private army that makes Blackwater look like the Red Cross, ravaged by a disfiguring plague that gifts its victims with religious rapture while it eats them alive. You’ve been thrown into this meat grinder without warning, without preparation, without a clue. Your whole squad was mowed down the moment they stepped onto the battlefield. And the chorus of voices whispering in your head keeps saying that all of this is on you: that you and you alone might be able to turn the whole thing around if you only knew what the hell was going on. You’d like to help. Really you would. But it’s not just the aliens that are gunning for you. Your own kind hunts you as a traitor, and your job might be a bit easier if you didn’t have the sneaking suspicion they could be right. . . .
Jihad Hot Spots: 3070 Herbert A. Beas, II 2005-10-01
Neural Networks for Beginners Russel R Russo 2019-11-06 Do you want to understand Neural Networks and learn everything about them but it looks like it is an exclusive club? Are you fascinated by Artificial Intelligence but you think that it would be too difficult for you to learn? If you think that Neural Networks and Artificial Intelligence are the present and, even more, the future of technology, and you want to be part of it... well you are in the right place, and you are looking at the right book. If you are reading these lines you have probably already noticed this: Artificial Intelligence is all around you. Your smartphone that suggests you the next word you want to type, your Netflix account that recommends you the series you may like or Spotify's personalised playlists. This is how machines are learning from you in everyday life. And these examples are only the surface of this technological revolution. Either if you want to start your own AI entreprise, to empower your business or to work in the greatest and most innovative companies, Artificial Intelligence is the future, and Neural Networks programming is the skill you want to have. The good news is that there is no exclusive club, you can easily (if you commit, of course) learn how to program and use neural networks, and to do that Neural Networks for Beginners is the perfect way. In this book you will learn: The types and components of neural networks The smartest way to approach neural network programming Why Algorithms are your friends The "three Vs" of Big Data (plus two new Vs) How machine learning will help you making predictions The three most common problems with Neural Networks and how to overcome them Even if you don't know anything about programming, Neural Networks is the perfect place to start now. Still, if you already know about programming but not about how to do it in Artificial Intelligence, neural networks are the next thing you want to learn. And Neural Networks for Beginners is the best way to do it. Download Neural Network for Beginners now to get the best start for your journey to Artificial Intelligence. Scroll to the top of the page and click the BUY NOW button.
Guinness World Records 2016 Gamer's Edition Guinness World Records 2015-09-10 This is the ultimate category-killer in videogames annuals. Bursting with mindblowing records and tantalizing trivia, it's a must-have for any gaming fan. Whether you're an app aficionado, an MMO master or a die-hard retro gamer, you'll find show-stopping records, top 10 roundups, quick-fire facts and stats, and hundreds of amazing new images from all your favourite games. Find out for yourself why it's a bestseller!
Shadowrun Feral Cities Catalyst Game Labs 2008-03-01
The Infantry Rifle Platoon and Squad (FM 3-21. 8 / 7-8) Department of the Army 2015-12-31 This field manual provides doctrinal framework for how infantry rifle platoons and squads fight. It also addresses rifle platoon and squad non-combat operations across the spectrum of conflict. Content discussions include principles, tactics, techniques, procedures, terms, and symbols that apply to small unit operations in the current operational environment.
An Introduction to GameGuru Michael Matthew Messina 2019-08-13 Game-Guru is an entry-level engine designed to be easy to use as well as being extremely accessible for the user. This book gives users the information needed to access the full depth of features available in the program. Details on how to perform more complex tasks are not found easily anywhere else or in any of the Game-Guru documentation. This book will cover all of the common topics including building levels, coding, AI and more. Key Features The only book the fully covers the Game-Guru engine Includes robust documentation to perform complex tasks that are not outlined anywhere else Includes level building, coding, AI and more Included are scripts and demo maps for readers to learn from An Introduction to Game Guru is the ultimate start-to-finish guide Michael is the Chief Linux Systems Engineer for a Fortune 500 company Includes many custom assets for your own project!
Battletech Compendium FASA Corp 1995-09 BattleTech celebrates its tenth anniversary with the BattleTech Compendium: the Rules of Warfare, the ultimate guide to combat in the 31st century. All the rules needed to simulate exciting conflicts between BattleMechs, vehicles, and infantry are included, revising and streamlining material from BattleTech, 3rd Edition, CityTech, 2nd Edition, and the original BattleTech Compendium. The Rules of Warfare also contains a concise history of the BattleTech universe and its movers and shakers, several new BattleMech and OmniTech designs, rules for miniatures play, and full-color illustrations.
Field Manual FM 3-21. 8 (FM 7-8) the Infantry Rifle Platoon and Squad March 2007 Department of the Army 2015-12-31 This field manual provides doctrinal framework for how infantry rifle platoons and squads fight. It also addresses rifle platoon and squad non-combat operations across the spectrum of conflict. Content discussions include principles, tactics, techniques, procedures, terms, and symbols that apply to small unit operations in the current operational environment.
Food Ethics Louis P. Pojman 2016-01-01 FOOD ETHICS, 2E explores the ethical choices we make each time we eat. With twenty-six readings that bring together a diverse group of voices, this textbook dives into issues such as genetically modified foods, animal rights, population and consumption, the food industry's impact on pollution, centralized versus localized production, and more. In addition, this edition includes new introduction, new readings, a comprehensive index, and study questions that frame these significant issues for discussion and reflection. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Aaron Marks' Complete Guide to Game Audio Aaron Marks 2017-03-16 Whether trying to land that first big gig or working to perfect the necessary skills to fill a game world with sound, Aaron Marks’ Complete Guide to Game Audio 3rd edition will teach the reader everything they need to know about the audio side of the multi-million dollar video game industry. This book builds upon the success of the second edition with even more expert advice from masters in the field and notes current changes within the growing video game industry. The tools of the trade excerpts will showcase what professionals, like Marty O’Donnell, Richard Jacques and Tom Salta, use to create their work and to help newcomers in the field prepare their own sound studios. Sample contracts are reviewed within the text as well as helpful advice about contractual terms and negotiable points. These sample contracts can also be found as a downloadable zip for the reader’s convenience. Aaron Marks also explores how to set your financial terms and network efficiently along with examples of how projects can go completely awry and achieving the best results in often complicated situations. Aaron Marks’ Complete Guide to Game Audio serves as the ultimate survival guide to navigating an audio career in the video game industry. Key Features New, full color edition with a complete update of information. Added and expanded coverage of field recording for games, creating voiceovers, adaptive and interactive audio and other cutting edge sound creation and implementation techniques used within games. Update/Replacement of interviews. Include interviews/features on international game audio professionals New and expanded interview features from game composers and sound designers of every experience level such as Keith Arem, Bradley Meyer, Christopher Tin and Rodney Gates including many international professionals like Pasi Pitkanen, Henning Nugel and Christos Panayides. Expanded and updated game console coverage of the Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4. Includes new scripting and middleware concepts and techniques and review of powerful tools such as FMOD and Wwise.
David Perry on Game Design David Perry 2009 Presents a collection of ready-to-use ideas to create computer and video games, with information on game types, storyline creation, character development, weapons and armor, game worlds, obstacles, and goals and rewards.
The GameDev Budgeting Handbook Michael Futter 2018-09
Dawn of the Jihad Herbert A. Beas II 2005-08-01
Twelve Years a Slave Solomon Northup 101-01-01 "Having been born a freeman, and for more than thirty years enjoyed the blessings of liberty in a free State—and having at the end of that time been kidnapped and sold into Slavery, where I remained, until happily rescued in the month of January, 1853, after a bondage of twelve years—it has been suggested that an account of my life and fortunes would not be uninteresting to the public." -an excerpt
3060 Herbert Beas 2010-01-31
Game Development Essentials Jeannie Novak 2012 GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS: AN INTRODUCTION, International Edition is an authoritative, industry-driven introduction to the world of game development, with updates that keep readers current and well-prepared for a successful career in the field. This book not only examines content creation and the concepts behind development, but it also give readers a background on the evolution of game development and how it has become what it is today. GAME DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIALS also includes chapters on project management, development team roles and responsibilities, development cycle, marketing, maintenance, and the future of game development.With the same engaging writing style and examples that made the first two editions so popular, this new edition features all the latest games and game technology. Coverage of new game-related technology, development techniques, and the latest research in the field make this an invaluable resource for anyone entering the exciting, competitive, ever-changing world of game development.
Battletech Interstellar Operations Catalyst Game Labs 2016-04-27 Martial Your Forces And Prepare To Conquer The Inner Sphere! Interstellar Operations Is The Long-Awaited Final Rules Installment To The Series Begun With Total Warfare And Carried Through The Award-Winning Tactical Operations And Strategic Operations. The Former Focuses On A Whole New Level Of Excitement Directly On Your Gaming Table While The Later Focuses On Moving From A Single Scenario To A Multi-Part Campaigns And How To Take An Entire Solar System. Interstellar Operations Zooms Up To The Final Level, Allowing Players To Assume The Roles Of House Lord Or Clan Khans And Dominate The Galaxy.Interstellar Operations Contains Complete Rules For Generation And Running Any Type Or Size Of Force. Additionally, A Comprehensive Rules Set Governs Running An Entire Faction'S Military As A Player Tries To Conquer Numerous Solar Systems, Including Rules For How To Stage Through Any Of The Various Scales Represented Through The Core Line Of Rulebooks. Finally, Perhaps One Of The Most Anticipated Portions Of The Book,She Alternate Eras Section Introduces A Huge Swath Of Rules For Playing Across The Thousand Years Of Battletech History, Including Weapons And Equipment Mostly Unique To A Given Era,Such As Complete Rules For Building And Playing With Lams.

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