Metro Last Light Strategy Guide

Metro  Last Light   Strategy Guide
Author :
Publisher : Gamer Guides
Total Pages :
Release : 2015-11-07
ISBN 10 : 9781630418991
ISBN 13 : 1630418994
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metro Last Light Strategy Guide Book Description:

Step into the shoes of Artyom and enter the overpopulated metro subway system of the post-apocalyptic Russia. Fight your way through the hordes of deadly mutants, brave the surface radiation using naught but a gas mask and meet and defeat the various hostile factions of Moscow's once famous public underground transport system. Our guide will take you from start to finish, grabbing all the collectibles and unlocking as many achievements/trophies as possible as you go. The guide will provide you with tons of hits and tips including: - Complete ALL stories missions with pure stealth! - Location of every Diary Note. - Location of every Musical Instrument. - Location of the game's major and minor Morality Points. - Achievement/Trophy guide to unlock every last one in the game.

New Media in New Europe Asia

New Media in New Europe Asia
Author : Jeremy Morris
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages :
Release : 2016-04-14
ISBN 10 : 9781317590705
ISBN 13 : 1317590708
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Media in New Europe Asia Book Description:

This volume offers an in-depth investigation of the role of new media in the political, social and cultural life in the region of Europe-Asia. By focusing on new media, which is understood primarily as internet-enabled networked social practice, the book puts forward a political and cultural redefinition of the region which is determined by the recognition of the diversity of new media uses in the countries included in the study. This book focuses on the period prior to the advent of ‘world internet revolutions’, and it registers the region at its pivotal moment—at the time of its entry into the post-broadcast era. Does the Internet aid democratisation or it conditioned by socio-political norms? Has the Internet changed politics or has it had to fit existing political structures? Has the use of digital technologies revolutionized election campaigns? How is hyperlinked society different from society prior to the advent of the web? How do ordinary people actually use the Internet. These and other pressing questions – crucial to understanding the post-socialist world – are investigated in the current volume. This book was published as a special issue of Europe-Asia Studies.

The New Urban Gothic

The New Urban Gothic
Author : Holly-Gale Millette
Publisher : Springer Nature
Total Pages : 253
Release : 2020-10-17
ISBN 10 : 9783030437770
ISBN 13 : 3030437779
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Urban Gothic Book Description:

This collection explores global dystopic, grotesque and retold narratives of degeneration, ecological and economic ruin, dystopia, and inequality in contemporary fictions set in the urban space. Divided into three sections—Identities and Histories, Ruin and Residue, and Global Gothic—The New Urban Gothic explores our anxieties and preoccupation with social inequalities, precarity and the peripheral that are found in so many new fictions across various media. Focusing on non-canonical Gothic global cities, this distinctive collection discusses urban centres in England’s Black Country, Moscow, Detroit, Seoul, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Dehli, Srinigar, Shanghai and Barcelona as well as cities of the imaginary, the digital and the animated. This book will appeal to anyone interested in the intersections of time, place, space and media in contemporary Gothic Studies. The New Urban Gothic casts reflections and shadows on the age of the Anthropocene.

Russian Literature since 1991

Russian Literature since 1991
Author : Evgeny Dobrenko
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages :
Release : 2015-11-12
ISBN 10 : 9781316425206
ISBN 13 : 1316425207
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Russian Literature since 1991 Book Description:

Russian Literature since 1991 is the first comprehensive, single-volume compendium of modern scholarship on post-Soviet Russian literature. The volume encompasses broad, complex and diverse sources of literary material - from ideological and historical novels to experimental prose and poetry, from nonfiction to drama. Written by an international team of leading experts on contemporary Russian literature and culture, it presents a broad panorama of genres in post-Soviet literature such as postmodernism, magical historicism, hyper-naturalism (in drama), and the new lyricism. At the same time, it offers close readings of the most prominent works published in Russia since the end of the Soviet regime and elimination of censorship. The collection highlights the interdisciplinary context of twenty-first-century Russian literature and can be widely used both for research and teaching by specialists in and beyond Russian studies, including those in post-Cold War and post-communist world history, literary theory, comparative literature and cultural studies.

Guns Grenades and Grunts

Guns  Grenades  and Grunts
Author : Gerald A. Voorhees
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages : 448
Release : 2012-11-02
ISBN 10 : 9781441146267
ISBN 13 : 1441146261
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guns Grenades and Grunts Book Description:

Known for their visibility and tendency to generate controversy, first-person shooter (FPS) games are cultural icons and powder-kegs in American society. Contributors will examine a range of FPS games such as the Doom, Half-Life, System Shock, Deus Ex, Halo, Medal of Honor and Call of Duty franchises. By applying and enriching a broad range of perspectives, this volume will address the cultural relevance and place of the genre in game studies, game theory and the cultures of game players. Guns, Grenades, and Grunts gathers scholars from all disciplines to bring the weight of contemporary social theory and media criticism to bear on the public controversy and intellectual investigation of first-person shooter games. As a genre, FPS games have helped shepherd the game industry from the early days of shareware distribution and underground gaming clans to contemporary multimillion dollar production budgets, Hollywood-style launches, downloadable content and worldwide professional gaming leagues. The FPS has been and will continue to be a staple of the game market.

Forms and Functions of Endings in Narrative Digital Games

Forms and Functions of Endings in Narrative Digital Games
Author : Michelle Herte
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 266
Release : 2020-09-08
ISBN 10 : 9781000172768
ISBN 13 : 1000172767
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forms and Functions of Endings in Narrative Digital Games Book Description:

This book looks closely at the endings of narrative digital games, examining their ways of concluding the processes of both storytelling and play in order to gain insight into what endings are and how we identify them in different media. While narrative digital games share many representational strategies for signalling their upcoming end with more traditional narrative media – such as novels or movies – they also show many forms of endings that often radically differ from our conventional understanding of conclusion and closure. From vast game worlds that remain open for play after a story’s finale, to multiple endings that are often hailed as a means for players to create their own stories, to the potentially tragic endings of failure and "game over", digital games question the traditional singularity and finality of endings. Using a broad range of examples, this book delves deeply into these and other forms and their functions, both to reveal the closural specificities of the ludonarrative hybrid that digital games are, as well as to find the core elements that characterise endings in any medium. It examines how endings make themselves known to players and raises the question of how well-established closural conventions blend with play and a player’s effort to achieve a goal. As an interdisciplinary study that draws on game studies as much as on transmedial narratology, Forms and Functions of Endings in Narrative Digital Games is suited for scholars and students of digital games as well as for narratologists yet to become familiar with this medium.

Science Fiction Video Games

Science Fiction Video Games
Author : Neal Roger Tringham
Publisher : CRC Press
Total Pages : 536
Release : 2014-09-10
ISBN 10 : 9781482203899
ISBN 13 : 1482203898
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Fiction Video Games Book Description:

Understand Video Games as Works of Science Fiction and Interactive Stories Science Fiction Video Games focuses on games that are part of the science fiction genre, rather than set in magical milieux or exaggerated versions of our own world. Unlike many existing books and websites that cover some of the same material, this book emphasizes critical analysis, especially the analysis of narrative. The author analyzes narrative via an original categorization of story forms in games. He also discusses video games as works of science fiction, including their characteristic themes and the links between them and other forms of science fiction. Delve into a Collection of Science Fiction Games The beginning chapters explore game design and the history of science-fictional video games. The majority of the text deals with individual science-fictional games and the histories and natures of their various forms, such as the puzzle-based adventure and the more exploratory and immediate computer role-playing game (RPG).

Images of the Anthropocene in Speculative Fiction

Images of the Anthropocene in Speculative Fiction
Author : Tereza Dědinová
Publisher :
Total Pages : 274
Release : 2021-02-15
ISBN 10 : 9781793636645
ISBN 13 : 1793636648
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Images of the Anthropocene in Speculative Fiction Book Description:

Images of the Anthropocene in Speculative Fiction examines how the Anthropocene and its challenges are addressed by contemporary writers in a variety of genres broadly defined as speculative fiction. The book demonstrates that speculative fiction, can alter the readers' perception of their duties and responsibilities towards their communities.

LEGO and Philosophy

LEGO and Philosophy
Author : Roy T. Cook
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2017-06-15
ISBN 10 : 9781119193999
ISBN 13 : 1119193990
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

LEGO and Philosophy Book Description:

How profound is a little plastic building block? It turns out the answer is “very”! 22 chapters explore philosophy through the world of LEGO which encompasses the iconic brick itself as well as the animated televisions shows, feature films, a vibrant adult fan base with over a dozen yearly conventions, an educational robotics program, an award winning series of videogames, hundreds of books, magazines, and comics, a team-building workshop program for businesses and much, much more. Dives into the many philosophical ideas raised by LEGO bricks and the global multimedia phenomenon they have created Tackles metaphysical, logical, moral, and conceptual issues in a series of fascinating and stimulating essays Introduces key areas of philosophy through topics such as creativity and play, conformity and autonomy, consumption and culture, authenticity and identity, architecture, mathematics, intellectual property, business and environmental ethics Written by a global group of esteemed philosophers and LEGO fans A lively philosophical discussion of bricks, minifigures, and the LEGO world that will appeal to LEGO fans and armchair philosophers alike

Metro 2034

Metro 2034
Author : Dmitry Glukhovsky
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 384
Release : 2014-02-20
ISBN 10 : 9781473204317
ISBN 13 : 1473204313
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metro 2034 Book Description:

The basis of three bestselling computer games Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light, and Metro: Exodus. The Metro books have put Dmitry Glukhovsky in the vanguard of Russian speculative fiction alongside the creator of Night Watch, Sergei Lukyanenko. A year after the events of METRO 2033 the last few survivors of the apocalypse, surrounded by mutants and monsters, face a terrifying new danger as they hang on for survival in the tunnels of the Moscow Metro. Featuring blistering action, vivid and tough characters, claustrophobic tension and dark satire the Metro books have become bestsellers across Europe.