BioShock: Rapture

Author: John Shirley

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780765367358

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 1990

A prequel to the video-game franchise explains how the technologically advanced undersea city called Rapture came to be and how it eventually devolved into a chaotic dystopia.

BioShock and Philosophy

Irrational Game, Rational Book

Author: Luke Cuddy,William Irwin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118915860

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

View: 4815

"Presents expert reflections by philosophers (and connoisseurs) on BioShock, the critically acclaimed and immersive video game"--

BioShock

Decision, Forced Choice and Propaganda

Author: Robert Jackson

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1782793461

Category: Games

Page: 349

View: 2469

A historical, critical look at the famous videogame franchise BioShock, understanding it through philosophical, ideological and computational interpretations of systems, decisions and 'propaganda'.

Bioshock Infinite

Author: Doug Walsh,Logan Sharp

Publisher: Brady

ISBN: 9780744013856

Category: Games

Page: 269

View: 4738

Get the full BioShock Infinite experience with the complete game walkthrough and guide from BradyGamesBioshock Infinite Signature Series Guide is the complete guide to the newest game in this popular series from 2K Games. Explore every part of BioShock Infinite with illustrated maps and a full campaign walkthrough. Take your game further thanks to tips and tactics for using every weapon and ability at the hardest level and find every collectible with detailed lists and appendices.This game leaves the underwater city of Rapture behind and enters the floating city of Columbia in the year 1912. Play as Booker DeWitt, a man looking for a young girl who has gone missing. Bioshock Infinite Signature Series Guide will show you how to guide Booker past the many dangers he will face, as well as describing character and storyline highlights. Whether you're playing on PS3, Xbox 360 or PC, take your game further with Bioshock Infinite Signature Series Guide from BradyGames.

The Art of Bioshock Infinite

Author: Julian Murdoch

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1621157334

Category: Art

Page: 184

View: 2950

In The Art of BioShock Infinite, delve deeper into the city of Columbia—the fabled floating metropolis that serves as a beacon of technology and achievement for the early 1900s! This deluxe hardcover features production designs and concept illustrations focusing on main characters Booker DeWitt, Elizabeth, and Songbird from the BioShock Infinite video game. See the evolution of Sky-Hooks, Heavy Hitters, the populace of Columbia, Vigors, airships, and much more! * BioShock Infinite won over 75 video game awards, including Best Original Game and Best of Show! * Introduction by creative director Ken Levine.

BioShock Hardcover Ruled Journal

Author: Insight Editions

Publisher: Insights

ISBN: 9781608879946

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 192

View: 9732

Experience the dystopian world of BioShock with this finely crafted journal showcasing iconic imagery and brilliant concept art from the game. Since the original game’s debut in 2007, the BioShock series has engaged a legion of fans with incredible worlds, complex characters, dynamic storylines, and exceptional graphics. The first atmospheric game introduced players to Rapture, a city at the bottom of the ocean where the only creatures that dare to roam are the Little Sisters and their Big Daddy protectors. Featuring images and concept art from the first BioShock game, this journal offers players the chance to record their own journeys and adventures.

BioShock: the Collection

Prima Official Guide

Author: Doug Walsh

Publisher: Prima Games

ISBN: 9780744017595

Category:

Page: 560

View: 9035

The BioShock: The Collection Standard Edition Guide includes... An Updated 560 Page Guide for the BioShock Series: All of the content in this guide has been painstakingly checked and updated by the author against the new versions of all three games, along with fully recaptured HD screenshots. This guide also includes all of the playable DLC content, never before covered in a print guide, for every adventure. All Area Maps--Including New Maps for DLC Missions: Key locations are called out on every map to give you the edge for finding every collectible, improvement, and upgrade machine. Vigors, Plasmids, and Weapons Detailed: Every power, weapon, and tool in each game cataloged--with descriptions and strategies for their use in myriad situations. Enemies, Bosses, and NPCs Documented: Tips and tactics for surviving every encounter. Learn to save your ammo and special abilities for the events that require them most. FREE eGuide! Use the enhanced, mobile-friendly eGuide for strategy on the go, optimized for a second-screen experience.

Bioshock 2

Author: Doug Walsh,Phillip Marcus,BradyGames (Firm)

Publisher: Brady

ISBN: 9780744011234

Category: Games

Page: 271

View: 9467

Play BioShock 2 and win. Be prepared for anything with this incredible guide featuring a bonus foldout and more!BioShock 2 Signature Series Strategy Guide features a complete step-by-step walkthrough of the entire game. Find detailed maps with the locations of every secret, safe and enhancement, plus a complete breakdown of items and weapons along with tips on how to upgrade your weaponry. Every achievement and trophy is included and expert multi-player tactics will help you dominate online. Plus, includes a bonus foldout and more.Covers PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Atlas Shrugged

Author: Ayn Rand

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101137193

Category: Fiction

Page: 1088

View: 6428

Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand’s magnum opus: a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller. Who is John Galt? When he says that he will stop the motor of the world, is he a destroyer or a liberator? Why does he have to fight his battles not against his enemies but against those who need him most? Why does he fight his hardest battle against the woman he loves? You will know the answer to these questions when you discover the reason behind the baffling events that play havoc with the lives of the amazing men and women in this book. You will discover why a productive genius becomes a worthless playboy...why a great steel industrialist is working for his own destruction...why a composer gives up his career on the night of his triumph...why a beautiful woman who runs a transcontinental railroad falls in love with the man she has sworn to kill. Atlas Shrugged, a modern classic and Rand’s most extensive statement of Objectivism—her groundbreaking philosophy—offers the reader the spectacle of human greatness, depicted with all the poetry and power of one of the twentieth century’s leading artists.

Beyond the Sea

Navigating Bioshock

Author: Felan Parker,Jessica Aldred

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773555552

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 5652

The Bioshock series looms large in the industry and culture of video games for its ambitious incorporation of high-minded philosophical questions and retro-futuristic aesthetics into the ultraviolent first-person shooter genre. Beyond the Sea marks ten years since the release of the original game with an interdisciplinary collection of essays on Bioshock, Bioshock 2, and Bioshock Infinite. Simultaneously lauded as landmarks in the artistic growth of the medium and criticized for their compromised vision and politics, the Bioshock games have been the subject of significant scholarly and critical discussion. Moving past well-trodden debates, Beyond the Sea broadens the conversation by putting video games in dialogue with a diverse range of other disciplines and cultural forms, from parenting psychology to post-humanism, from Thomas Pynchon to German expressionist cinema. Offering bold new perspectives on a canonical series, Beyond the Sea is a timely contribution to our understanding of the aesthetics, the industry, and the culture of video games. Contributors include Daniel Ante-Contreras (Miracosta), Luke Arnott (Western Ontario), Betsy Brey (Waterloo), Patrick Brown (Iowa), Michael Fuchs (Graz), Jamie Henthorn (Catawba), Brendan Keogh (Queensland), Cameron Kunzelman (Georgia), Cody Mejeur (Michigan State), Matthew Thomas Payne (Notre Dame), Gareth Schott (Waikato), Karen Schrier (Marist), Sarah Stang (York/Ryerson), Sarah Thorne (Carleton), John Vanderhoef (California State, Dominguez Hills), Matthew Wysocki (Flagler), Jordan R. Youngblood (Eastern Connecticut State), and Sarah Zaidan (Emerson).

Aurorarama

A Novel

Author: Jean-Christophe Valtat

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 1935554883

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 8472

A seductive and shockingly inventive literary thriller that entwines suspense, history, the supernatural, adventure, steampunk, and a wicked sense of adventure into an intoxicating new genre. EPISODE ONE IN AN ASTONISHING NEW SERIES New Venice--the “pearl of the Arctic”--is a place of ice palaces and pneumatic tubes, of beautifully ornate sled-gondolas and elegant Victorian garb, of long nights and short days and endless vistas of crystalline ice. But as the city prepares for spring, it feels more like qarrtsiluni-- “the time when something is about to explode in the dark.” Local “poletics” are wracked by tensions between the city’s security forces--the Subtle Army--and the Eskimos who were there first; by suffragette riots led by an underground music star; and by drug round-ups led by the ruthless secret police force known as the Gentlemen of the Night. Meanwhile, a mysterious and ominous black airship hovers over the city like a supernatural threat--is New Venice about to come under assault, or is it another government ploy? At the root of it all is an anonymous pamphlet calling for revolt, which the Gentlemen suspect was written by one of the city’s most prominent figures, Brentford Orsini. But as they tighten the net around him, Orsini receives a message from a long-lost love that compels him to radical action.

Bioshock - Locations

Bioshock 2 Locations,Bioshock 2 Multiplayer Locations,Bioshock Locations,Businesses,Location Images,Adonis Luxury Resort, Atlant

Author: Source Wikia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 9781230852690

Category:

Page: 120

View: 6758

This book consists of articles from Wikia or other free sources online. Pages: 118. Chapters: BioShock 2 Locations, BioShock 2 Multiplayer Locations, BioShock Locations, Businesses, Location Images, Adonis Luxury Resort, Atlantic Express, Dionysus Park, Fishbowl Diner, Fontaine Futuristics, Imago Fine Arts, Inner Persephone, Jet Postal, Joe's Green Groceries, Journey to the Surface, King Pawn, Kure-All, Little Sister's Orphanage, Outer Persephone, Pauper's Drop, Persephone, Ryan Amusements, Siren Alley, The Lighthouse, The Limbo Room, Arcadia, Chomper's Dental, Cohen's Collection, Dionysus Park, Eve's Garden, Farmer's Market, Fighting McDonagh's, Fontaine's Home for the Poor, Fontaine Fisheries, Fort Frolic, Hephaestus, Imago Fine Arts, Joe's Green Groceries, Kashmir Restaurant, Langford Research Laboratories, Little Sister's Orphanage, Medical Pavilion, Mercury Suites, Multiplayer Apartment, Neptune's Bounty, Pauper's Drop, Pharaoh's Fortune Casino, Point Prometheus, Robertson's Tobaccoria, Silverwing Apiary, Siren Alley, Smuggler's Hideout, Tea Garden, Twilight Fields Funeral Homes, Worley Winery, Apollo Square, Apothecary, Arcadia, Artemis Suites, Chomper's Dental, Dandy Dental, Dr. Steinman's Aesthetic Ideals, Eternal Flame Crematorium, Eve's Garden, Farmer's Market, Fleet Hall, Fontaine's Home for the Poor, Fontaine, Fontaine Fisheries, Footlight Theater, Fort Frolic, Gardner Delux Modern, Hephaestus, Hestia, Jet Postal, Kashmir Restaurant, Kure-All, Langford Research Laboratories, Le Marquis D'Epoque, Little Sister's Orphanage, Medical Pavilion, Mercury Suites, Neptune's Bounty, Olympus Heights, Paddon Meats, Painless Dental, Pharaoh's Fortune Casino, Point Prometheus, Proving Grounds, Rapture's Grand Carnival, Rapture Central Control, Rapture Firing Range, Rapture Records, Robertson's Tobaccoria, Silverwing Apiary, Sinclair Spirits, Sir Prize, Smuggler's Hideout, Surgical Savings, Tea Garden, Tenenbaum's Sanctuary, The Fighting McDonagh's Tavern, The...

The Art of Bioshock Infinite

Author: Julian Murdoch

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1621157334

Category: Art

Page: 184

View: 2439

In The Art of BioShock Infinite, delve deeper into the city of Columbia—the fabled floating metropolis that serves as a beacon of technology and achievement for the early 1900s! This deluxe hardcover features production designs and concept illustrations focusing on main characters Booker DeWitt, Elizabeth, and Songbird from the BioShock Infinite video game. See the evolution of Sky-Hooks, Heavy Hitters, the populace of Columbia, Vigors, airships, and much more! * BioShock Infinite won over 75 video game awards, including Best Original Game and Best of Show! * Introduction by creative director Ken Levine.

BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Game Guide

Author: Cris Converse

Publisher: Booksmango

ISBN: 1633235165

Category: Games

Page: 35

View: 1739

With this ultimate game guide, you will learn exactly what you need to know in order to become an expert player and dominate this game! Purchase now and crush your opponents! Become a pro at this game easily today with the help of this guide.

Digital Culture: Understanding New Media

Understanding New Media

Author: Creeber, Glen,Martin, Royston

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335221971

Category: Social Science

Page: 205

View: 9655

From Facebook to the iPhone, from YouTube to Wikipedia, from Grand Auto Theft to Second Life, this book explores media's important issues and debates. It covers topics such as digital television, digital cinema, game culture, digital democracy, the World Wide Web, digital news, online social networking, music & multimedia and virtual communities.

Logan's Run

Vintage Movie Classics

Author: William F. Nolan,George Clayton Johnson

Publisher: Bluewater Productions

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 3458

The bestselling dystopian novel that inspired the 1970s science-fiction classic starring Michael York, Jenny Agutter, and Richard Jordan. In 2116, it is against the law to live beyond the age of twenty-one years. When the crystal flower in the palm of your hand turns from red to black, you have reached your Lastday and you must report to a Sleepshop for processing. But the human will to survive is strong—stronger than any mere law. Logan 3 is a Sandman, an enforcer who hunts down those Runners who refuse to accept Deep Sleep. The day before Logan’s palmflower shifts to black, a Runner accidentally reveals that he was racing toward a goal: Sanctuary. With this information driving him forward, Logan 3 assumes the role of the hunted and becomes a Runner.