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Timed to the release year of the game, The Art of Destiny showcases the stunning art and design behind one of the most highly anticipated new franchises in gaming today.

From the mysterious dunes of Mars to the jungles of Venus and the abandoned aerospace installations on the Moon, Destiny takes players across the ancient ruins of our solar system on their quest to defend Earth’s last city and become legend. To build this expansive universe, the team at Bungie drew from a multitude of inspirations—from classic fantasy and science fiction worlds, the myth-meets-technology adventure of space operas, and the ornate design of medieval drapery juxtaposed with modern architecture—all of which combine to create a world uniquely imagined down to the smallest detail. The Art of Destiny is a celebration of the dynamic art at the heart of the game, featuring hundreds of pieces of concept illustrations, cinematic imagery, early sketches, and world-building graphic design. Covering the meticulous artistic development behind each class, vehicle, weapon, and environment, this lush and comprehensive overview explores the game’s sweeping world, grand scope, and vibrant visuals. © 20...
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Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Fallout® 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim®, welcome you to the world of Fallout® 4 - their most ambitious game ever, and the next generation of open-world gaming. 

The Art of Fallout 4 is a must-have collectible for fans and an ultimate resource for every Wasteland wanderer. Featuring 368 oversize pages, never-before-seen designs, and concept art from the game's dynamic environments, iconic characters, detailed weapons, and more -- along with commentary from the developers themselves....
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Featuring graphic art from The Legend of Zelda™, one of Nintendo’s all-time bestselling game series, this sixteen-month calendar explores the fantasy world of Hyrule and its beloved characters, including Link, Princess Zelda, and Ganon.
 
This epic journey features vivid, fully composed scenes and is truly a gamer’s delight.
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ATARI is one of the most recognized names in the world. Since its formation in 1972, the company pioneered hundreds of iconic titles including Asteroids, Centipede and Missile Command. In addition to hundreds of games created for arcades, home video systems, and computers, original artwork was specially commissioned to enhance the Atari experience, further enticing children and adults to embrace and enjoy the new era of electronic entertainment. ART OF ATARI is the first official collection of such artwork. Sourced from museums and private collections worldwide, this book spans over 40 years of the company's unique illustrations used in packaging, advertisements, catalogs, and more!

ART OF ATARI includes behind-the-scenes details on how dozens of games featured within were conceived of, illustrated, approved (or rejected), and brought to life. Whether you're a fan, collector, enthusiast, or new to the world of video games, this book offers the most complete collection of ATARI artwork ever produced!

Includes a special Foreword by New York Times bestseller Ernest Cline,...
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UPDATED FALL 2016: Up to Date Guide for the All New $89,99 Fire HD 8. The Only Manual You Need to Discover and Use Your Amazon Fire HD 8 & 10 Tablet Like a Pro


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From the Number 1 Best Selling authors in Computers and Technology. This is the Amazon Kindle Fire manual that should have been in the box. Everything you need to know about using your Fire HD 8 & HD 10 tablet explained simply and clearly. No matter what your skill level, this Amazon e-Book will take you from newbie to expert in just 2 hours.

User Guide AND Tips, Tricks and Secrets - It's all here.
This comprehensive user guide has it all - from simple step by step instructions for the beginner, to expert tips and tricks for the advanced user. This Kindle Fire Amazon e-Book is for everyone.

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Take a nostalgic look back on the Nintendo Entertainment System in this exclusive hardcover collector’s edition book and slip case!

Exclusive embossed slipcase holds this hardcover tome in a clever package that resembles a classic NES Game Pak!

A fascinating retrospective on 17 NES classics including complete walkthroughs—including Super Mario Bros. 3, Donkey Kong, and The Legend of Zelda!

A journey through three eras of NES history.

Commentary and history from Nintendo visionaries who pioneered this era of gaming. 

An inside look at the system and game paks.

Priceless excerpts from Nintendo Power magazine back issues!

Plus maps, character art, and extras!

TM & © 2016 Nintendo....
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Longlisted for the National Book Award | New York Times Bestseller

A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life and threaten to rip apart our social fabric.


We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives—where we go to school, whether we get a car loan, how much we pay for health insurance—are being made not by humans, but by mathematical models. In theory, this should lead to greater fairness: Everyone is judged according to the same rules, and bias is eliminated.

But as Cathy O’Neil reveals in this urgent and necessary book, the opposite is true. The models being used today are opaque, unregulated, and uncontestable, even when they’re wrong. Most troubling, they reinforce discrimination: If a poor student can’t get a loan because a lending model deems him too risky (by virtue of his zip code), he’s then cut off from the kind of education that could pull him out of poverty, and a vicious spiral ensues. Models are propping up the lucky and punishing the downtrodden, creating a “toxic cocktail for democracy.” Welcome to the dark side of Big Data.
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Here it is - The Amazon Echo User Manual that should have come in the box!

BONUS - Sign up to our free monthly newsletter and never miss news, views, tips and tricks of your favorite streaming media devices, including the Amazon Echo. From the Number 1 Best Selling authors in Computers and Technology, this clear and concise guide will show you how to get the very best from your new Amazon Echo. Step by step instructions will take you from newbie to expert in just one hour!...
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