Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made
Developing video gameshero'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 Sisypheanit'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 Ringseven 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 helland ultimately a tribute to the dedicated diehards and unsung heroes who scale mountains of obstacles in their quests to create the best games imaginable.
PlayStation 4 Pro 1TB Console
4K TV GAMING & MORE
The most advanced PlayStation system ever. PS4 Pro is designed to take your favorite PS4 games and add to them with more power for graphics, performance, or features for your 4K HDR TV, or 1080p HD TV. Ready to level up?
- 4K TV Gaming PS4 Pro outputs gameplay to your 4K TV. Many games, like Call of Duty: WWII, Gran Turismo Sport, and more, are optimized to look stunningly sharp and detailed when played on a 4K TV with PS4 Pro.
- More HD Power Turn on Boost Mode to give PS4 games access to the increased power of PS4 Pro. For HD TV Enhanced games, players can benefit from increased image clarity, faster frame rates, or more.
- HDR Technology With an HDR TV, compatible PS4 games display an unbelievably vibrant and lifelike range of colors.
- 4K Entertainment Stream 4K videos, movies, and shows to your PS4 Pro.*
*4K Entertainment requires access to a 4K-compatible content streaming service, a robust internet connection, and a compatible 4K display.
- 4K TV Gaming - PS4 Pro outputs gameplay to your 4K TV
- More HD Power - Turn on Boost Mode to give PS4 games access to the increased power of PS4 Pro
- HDR Technology- With an HDR TV, compatible PS4 games display an unbelievably vibrant and lifelike range of colors
Baby Jogger Parent Console - Universal
The Universal Parent Console offers convenient storage for parents on the go! The console attaches to your stroller's handlebar and features an insulated cup holder, a large covered storage pouch with interior pockets and a secondary open pouch that doubles as a second cup holder.
- Includes insulated cup holder, large covered storage pouch, and secondary pouch
- Easily attaches to stroller handlebar
- Secondary pouch can double as second cup holder
- Interior pockets to stow away valuables
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Nintendo Switch Neon Red and Neon Blue Joy-Con
Introducing Nintendo Switch, the new home video game system from Nintendo. In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system can be taken on the go so players can enjoy a full home console experience anytime, anywhere. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system, with unprecedented new play styles brought to life by the two new Joy-Con controllers.
Home Gaming System
At home the main unit rests in the Nintendo Switch dock, which connects the system to the TV and lets you play with family and friends in the comfort of your living room.
Lift Nintendo Switch from the dock and instantly transition to handheld mode for on-the-go gaming. By sharing Joy-Con, players can go head-to-head while away from home. You can also enjoy the same great games in tabletop mode by using the included stand to prop the system up.
New Play Styles
Remove the detachable Joy-Con from either side of Nintendo Switch for more play styles:
- One player can use a Joy-Con in each hand
- Two players can each take one
- Multiple Joy-Con can be employed by numerous people for a variety of gameplay options (additional Joy-Con sold separately)
- Slip a set of Joy-Con into a Joy-Con grip accessory, mirroring a more traditional controller. Or, select an optional Nintendo Switch Pro Controller.
Bring together up to 8 Nintendo Switch systems for local face-to-face multiplayer.
- Nintendo Switch console, Nintendo Switch dock, Joy-Con (L) and Joy-Con (R), and Two Joy-Con strap accessories
- One Joy-Con grip, HDMI cable, and Nintendo Switch AC adapter
Xbox One S 1TB Console - Starter Bundle
Own the Xbox One S Starter Bundle (1TB), and dive into the very BEST of Xbox One. Get instant access to over 100 great games with 3 months of Xbox game Pass. Enjoy an expansive catalog of games carefully curated for high quality and fun gameplay, including fan favorites such as Halo 5: Guardians, Dirt Rally, and LEGO Batman. Games are added every month so there's always something new to play. Play with and against friends around the world with 3 months of Xbox live Gold, plus receive exclusive membership perks like free games each month and deep store discounts on Xbox One. This bundle Includes the Xbox One S Console with built-in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, 4K video streaming, high dynamic range, Premium audio, and an Xbox wireless Controller. With over 1, 300 great games including today's blockbusters, 200 Console exclusives, and 400 Xbox classics, there's never been a better time to game with Xbox One.
- Bundle includes: Xbox One S 1TB Console, wireless Controller, 3 months of Xbox game Pass, 3 months of Xbox live Gold, HDMI cable (4K Capable), and AC power Cable
- Get instant access to over 100 great games carefully curated for high quality and fun gameplay with 3 months of Xbox Game Pass
- Watch 4K Blu-ray movies and stream 4K video on Netflix, Amazon, hulu and experience richer, more luminous colors in games and video with high dynamic range Technology
- Xbox One has over 1,300 great games including today's blockbusters, 200 console exclusives, and 400 Xbox classics
- Xbox One is the only Console where you can play new EA games for a limited time before they're released with EA Access
Vastar 2 Packs Adjustable Pet Dog Cat Car Seat Belt Safety Leads Vehicle Seatbelt Harness, Made from Nylon Fabric
The tab on the seatbelt clip is 2cm, please check your buckle's size and compatibility before purchase.
Based on customer feedback, weve known that the Vastar adjustable dog seatbelts are not applicable to the vehicle model as follows:
Not applicable to:
2013/2014 Honda Pilot, 2016 Honda CR-V, 2015 Acura RDX, 2012 kia forte, 1989 Ford Ranger, Ford F150
Applicable to the rear seat but not applicable to the front seat:
2012 Toyota Tundra
Fit for the front seat but not for the rear seat:
2012/2013/2014 Honda CR-V, 2014 Honda odyssey,2016 Acura RDX
If youve bought the Vastar Pet Seatbelt that isnt applicable to your car, please feel free to contact us.
The Vastar Pet Seatbelt is designed to protect your pet, keeping him/her on the seat, and away from the center console when you drive.
It is made of high quality nylon fabric to ensure safety, Vastar pet seatbelt features the solid zinc alloy swivel snap and metal buckles to guarantee durability.
Simply clip the Pet Seatbelt onto your pet harness and snap the belt tab right into the seat belt receptacle of your vehicle(Note: The tab on the seatbelt clip is 2cm). Your pet can active freely without distracting the driver.
Width: 0.98inchs (2.5cm)
Adjustable size: 16-27in (42-68cm)
Belt Tab Width: 2cm
2 x Vastar Adjustable Pet Seatbelt
18-month warranty. For any question, please feel free to contact us. We will get back to you within 24 hours.
- Made of high quality nylon fabric to ensure safety, features the solid zinc alloy swivel snap and metal buckles guarantee extra durability
- Note: the tab on the seatbelt clip is 2cm, please check your buckle's size and compatibility before purchase
- Keep your pet safely restrained and secure in vehicle while driving, and allows your dog to sit, stand or lie down comfortably in a car without distracting the driver
- Hassle-free seatbelt clip designed to latch into your car with ease
- Updated the appearance of with Vastar logo, better in preventing counterfeit; Universal clip for any pet harness you may own
Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation
A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: NPR, Slate, Publishers Weekly, Goodreads
Following the success of The Accidental Billionaires and Moneyball comes Console Warsa mesmerizing, behind-the-scenes business thriller that chronicles how Sega, a small, scrappy gaming company led by an unlikely visionary and a team of rebels, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and revolutionized the video game industry.
In 1990, Nintendo had a virtual monopoly on the video game industry. Sega, on the other hand, was just a faltering arcade company with big aspirations and even bigger personalities. But that would all change with the arrival of Tom Kalinske, a man who knew nothing about videogames and everything about fighting uphill battles. His unconventional tactics, combined with the blood, sweat and bold ideas of his renegade employees, transformed Sega and eventually led to a ruthless David-and-Goliath showdown with rival Nintendo.
The battle was vicious, relentless, and highly profitable, eventually sparking a global corporate war that would be fought on several fronts: from living rooms and schoolyards to boardrooms and Congress. It was a once-in-a-lifetime, no-holds-barred conflict that pitted brother against brother, kid against adult, Sonic against Mario, and the US against Japan.
Based on over two hundred interviews with former Sega and Nintendo employees, Console Wars is the underdog tale of how Kalinske miraculously turned an industry punchline into a market leader. Its the story of how a humble family man, with an extraordinary imagination and a gift for turning problems into competitive advantages, inspired a team of underdogs to slay a giant and, as a result, birth a 60 billion dollar industry.
- Attack with an arsenal of power-ups and weapons
- Master and upgrade common and character specific weapons
- Chase and maneuver opponents into spikes, badniks, and mines
- Go faster with on-track dash pads, springs, grind rails, and boost rings.
- Race on growing variety of new and challenging tracks
Down To The Sea In Ships
A youngster joins the crew of his grandfather's whaling ship. Shown in 4:3 full frame presentation.
When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
- Factory sealed DVD
Zippered Coin Pouch, Change holder For Men/Woman made with Genuine Leather, Coin Purse, Pouch Size 4x2.5 inches, Made IN USA (Black)
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