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Speccy Nation

Author : Dan Whitehead
ISBN : 1479193925
Genre : Games
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A tribute to the ZX Spectrum and the golden age of British gaming from veteran games journalist Dan Whitehead. Witty write-ups on fifty classic games that helped define the ZX Spectrum.
Category: Games

Speccy Nation Volume 2

Author : Dan Whitehead
ISBN : 1540656047
Genre :
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The long-awaited follow up to best-selling retro gaming book Speccy Nation! Join veteran games writer Dan Whitehead on a ten year journey through the dizzying highs and bewildering lows of 1980s pop culture, the cult TV shows, the forgotten cartoons and the blockbuster movies as captured in the bizarre, brilliant and often just terrible tie-in ZX Spectrum games that defined the first ever digital decade. The 1980s! Nostalgia has made this decade hip again, but for those who were there first time around it was a time of social upheaval, uplifting pop music, bombastic TV, lurid fashion and garish cartoons. Transformers! Knight Rider! Fighting Fantasy! Top Gun! Geoff Capes! Rambo! Chewits! Grange Hill! Spitting Image! Samantha Fox! Gobots! Danger Mouse! Airwolf! Super Gran! And more! It was a decade of mass entertainment, of lazy summer holidays, school discos and biking across town on a Saturday morning to spend pocket money on sweets and comics...and maybe a Spectrum game. Yes, the 1980s was also a decade experienced for the first time through computers, as everything was turned into a game for Britain's children to play along at home.

The Official Speccy Nation Quiz Book

Author : Dan Whitehead
ISBN : 1696741378
Genre :
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THE ULTIMATE 8-BIT RETRO TRIVIA CHALLENGE!Do you know your Miner Willy from your Monty Mole? Can you name all of Dizzy's yolk folk? Do the names Joffa, Cecco and Gollop send you into a spiral of blissful nostalgia? Then the Official Speccy Nation Quiz Book is waiting for you to prove your worth!Hundreds of questions covering everything from beloved classics to evergreen genres, from legendary coders to your favourite games magazines await you.SO...HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW THE ZX SPECTRUM?

Video Game Policy

Author : Steven Conway
ISBN : 9781317607236
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 74.82 MB
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This book analyzes the effect of policy on the digital game complex: government, industry, corporations, distributors, players, and the like. Contributors argue that digital games are not created nor consumed outside of the complex power relationships that dictate the full production and distribution cycles, and that we need to consider those relationships in order to effectively "read" and analyze digital games. Through examining a selection of policies, e.g. the Australian government’s refusal (until recently) to allow an R18 rating for digital games, Blizzard’s policy in regards to intellectual property, Electronic Arts’ corporate policy for downloadable content (DLC), they show how policy, that is to say the rules governing the production, distribution and consumption of digital games, has a tangible effect upon our understanding of the digital game medium.
Category: Social Science

Who Dares Wins

Author : Dominic Sandbrook
ISBN : 9780141975276
Genre : History
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The acclaimed historian of modern Britain, Dominic Sandbrook, tells the story of the early 1980s: the most dramatic, colourful and controversial years in our recent history. Margaret Thatcher had come to power in 1979 with a daring plan to reverse Britain's decline into shabbiness and chaos. But as factories closed their doors, dole queues lengthened and the inner cities exploded in flames, would her radical medicine rescue the Sick Man of Europe - or kill it off? Vivid, surprising and gloriously entertaining, Dominic Sandbrook's new book recreates the decisive turning point in Britain's recent story. For some people this was an age of unparalleled opportunity, the heyday of computers and credit cards, snooker, Sloane Rangers and Spandau Ballet. Yet for others it was an era of shocking bitterness, as industries collapsed, working-class communities buckled and the Labour Party tore itself apart. And when Argentine forces seized the Falkland Islands, it seemed the final humiliation for a wounded, unhappy country, its fortunes now standing on a knife-edge. Here are the early 1980s in all their gaudy glory. This is the story of Tony Benn, Ian Botham and Princess Diana; Joy Division, Chariots of Fire, the Austin Metro and Juliet Bravo; wine bars, Cruise missiles, the ZX Spectrum and the battle for the Falklands. And towering above them all, the most divisive Prime Minister of modern times - the Iron Lady.
Category: History

Cyberthreats And The Decline Of The Nation State

Author : Susan W. Brenner
ISBN : 9781134443826
Genre : Computers
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This book explores the extraordinary difficulties a nation-state’s law enforcement and military face in attempting to prevent cyber-attacks. In the wake of recent assaults including the denial of service attack on Estonia in 2007 and the widespread use of the Zeus Trojan Horse software, Susan W. Brenner explores how traditional categories and procedures inherent in law enforcement and military agencies can obstruct efforts to respond to cyberthreats. Brenner argues that the use of a territorially-based system of sovereignty to combat cyberthreats is ineffective, as cyberspace erodes the import of territory. This problem is compounded by the nature of cybercrime as a continually evolving phenomenon driven by rapid and complex technological change. Following an evaluation of the efficacy of the nation-state, the book goes on to explore how individuals and corporations could be integrated into a more decentralized, distributed system of cyberthreat control. Looking at initiatives in Estonia and Sweden which have attempted to incorporate civilians into their cyber-response efforts, Brenner suggests that civilian involvement may mediate the rigid hierarchies that exist among formal agencies and increase the flexibility of any response. This book will be of great interest to students and researchers of information technological law and security studies.
Category: Computers

A Big Boy Did It And Ran Away

Author : Christopher Brookmyre
ISBN : 9780748132003
Genre : Fiction
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The first book in the Angelique De Xavier series, from author Christopher Brookmyre. Back when they were students, just like everybody else, Ray Ash and Simon Darcourt had dreams about what they'd do when they grew up. In both their cases, it was to be rock stars. Fifteen years later, their mid-thirties are bearing down fast, and just like everybody else, they're having to accept the less glamorous hands reality has dealt them. Nervous new father Ray takes refuge from his responsibilities by living a virtual existence in online games. People say he needs to grow up, but everybody has to find their own way of coping. For some it's affairs, for others it's the bottle, and for Simon it's serial murder, mass slaughter and professional assassination.
Category: Fiction


Author : Ajay Close
ISBN : UOM:39015043790917
Genre : Accidents
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Category: Accidents

The Multimedia And Cd Rom Directory 1998

Author : Connectsoft-U S
ISBN : 0333711696
Genre : Computers
File Size : 82.35 MB
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Now in its 19th edition, this comprehensive directory details companies active in multimedia, which continues to evolve alongside the industry that it tracks. The text contains details of approximately 16,000 companies. Entries include company descriptions and classifications by activity, sector, platform, product type, size, turnover and more. The database section is indexed. This year articles from industry leaders and shapers, as well as interviews with heads of trend-setting companies and a round-up of statistics, should make this a useful item for professionals in the industry, and those who purchase multimedia professionally.
Category: Computers