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Ready Player Two

Author : Shira Chess
ISBN : 9781452954998
Genre : Games & Activities
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Cultural stereotypes to the contrary, approximately half of all video game players are now women. A subculture once dominated by men, video games have become a form of entertainment composed of gender binaries. Supported by games such as Diner Dash, Mystery Case Files, Wii Fit, and Kim Kardashian: Hollywood—which are all specifically marketed toward women—the gamer industry is now a major part of imagining what femininity should look like. In Ready Player Two, media critic Shira Chess uses the concept of “Player Two”—the industry idealization of the female gamer—to examine the assumptions implicit in video games designed for women and how they have impacted gaming culture and the larger society. With Player Two, the video game industry has designed specifically for the feminine ideal: she is white, middle class, heterosexual, cis-gendered, and abled. Drawing on categories from time management and caregiving to social networking, consumption, and bodies, Chess examines how games have been engineered to shape normative ideas about women and leisure. Ready Player Two presents important arguments about how gamers and game developers must change their thinking about both women and games to produce better games, better audiences, and better industry practices. Ultimately, this book offers vital prescriptions for how one of our most powerful entertainment industries must evolve its ideas of women.
Category: Games & Activities

Ready Player One

Author : Ernest Cline
ISBN : 9780307887450
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 81.47 MB
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Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read The worldwide bestseller—now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.
Category: Fiction

Haunted Kill Screen

Author : Joel A Sutherland
ISBN : 9781443157131
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 74.78 MB
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Prepare to scream! Everyone in Evie's east-coast school is obsessed with Kill Screen, one of the scariest, most intense video games on the market! But no one has ever beat the game and many believe there must be a defect in the last level, making victory impossible to attain. When Evie finally figures out how to defeat the final ghost, the Wisp, her work is far from over, for as the first person to ever complete Kill Screen, she's unwittingly unleashed the Wisp into our world! Haunted is a series of standalone middle-grade fiction, perfect for fans of Goosebumps and Haunted Canada! Packed with action, genuine chills, and some healthy doses of humour to cut the tension, these novels are set in towns and cities across Canada. Prepare to scream!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Expert Guide To Visual Basic 6

Author : Wayne S. Freeze
ISBN : 078212349X
Genre : Computers
File Size : 66.42 MB
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Written by a recognized authority, the ultimate "secrets" book teaches tricks that turn intermediate programmers into advanced-level experts. The CD-ROM features custom applications, code, and scores of valuable Visual Basic programming aids, ready-to-run examples of advanced VB applets, and a dozen third-party controls.
Category: Computers

Math Games Grade 4

Author : Patti Sima
ISBN : 9780743937245
Genre : Education
File Size : 20.43 MB
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Both teachers and parents appreciate how effectively this series helps students master skills in mathematics, penmanship, reading, writing, and grammar. Each book provides activities that are great for independent work in class, homework assignments, or extra practice to get ahead. Text practice pages are included!
Category: Education

Get Ready Read Grades K 2

Author : Becky White
ISBN : 9781602689336
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 24.88 MB
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Instill a love of reading in special-education students and/or English Language Learners in grades K–2 using Get Ready, Read! This 240-page interactive resource systematically breaks down phonics and reduces the pace to help struggling readers comprehend first words. It covers more than 150 word families, and each chapter includes phonogram lists, clip art, word cards, and phonemic-awareness and decoding activities. Circle-time lessons introduce small groups of words with exercises, songs, games, and learning aids. Activities and games provide follow-up practice. The book supports NAEYC and NCTE standards.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction


Author : Garfield Reeves-Stevens
ISBN : UVA:X001258221
Genre : Amusement parks
File Size : 22.41 MB
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Category: Amusement parks


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ISBN : UCAL:C3572514
Genre : Electrical engineering
File Size : 27.30 MB
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Category: Electrical engineering