Whether played on the exotic felt tabletop in a palatial casino, or on the rough-hewn bar in a tavern's smoky din, the game of Gwent is never a dull one! With cards that feature fantastic art that only adds to the strategic thrill of crushing one's opponent, Gwent: The Witcher Card Game offers a singular gaming experience. Now, Dark Horse is proud to present each cards' gorgeous artwork in a stunning hardbound volume. Celebrate wondrous artistry and cutthroat gameplay with The Gwent Gallery: Art of the Witcher Card Game!
Learn to: Get a handle on soccer rules and regulations Grasp the basic moves and plays Improve dribbling, passing, and other skills Appreciate this popular pastime Learn the basics, improve your game knowledge, and reach your soccer playing goals Do you get a kick out of soccer? Whether you're a youth league player, a soccer parent, or a World Cup fan, here at last is the book you've been waiting for. Now updated with the latest history, stats, and rules of this popular sport, Soccer For Dummies is the ultimate guide to the greatest and most popular sport on the planet. Kick off – get a beginner's history of soccer, from its early days in China to the modern game that's showcased in stadiums and played on soccer fields all across the globe Get to the nitty-gritty – discover the rules of the game, what each player on the field is expected to do, the tactics they employ, and the skills they need to play The biggest sport in the world – explore everything about the professional game of soccer, from the biggest show on earth – the FIFA World Cup – to other international tournaments such as the European Championships, Copa America, and the CONCACAF Gold Cup For fans – find out what you can expect at a professional soccer game, as well as the lowdown on where you can find soccer on television, online, in newspapers, magazines, books, movies, and on DVDs Open the book and find: How soccer is played (and scored) Tips on coaching, how to keep fit, and how to play «the beautiful game» An in-depth look at women's soccer How club soccer is organized across the world Important international and club teams Fun soccer facts and interesting tidbits A look at the game's most fascinating players
A successful programmer writes a computer program, a game. In it, he settles a beautiful young woman, with whom she is engaged in virtual sex. Time passes, the game is overgrown with new components. Julia, a virtual mistress, has a house, a car, finally a dog. The hero goes on and inserts a new woman into the game. The last step of computer genius is adding yourself to the game.
A book-and-video introduction to Microsoft's Business Intelligence tools If you are just starting to get a handle on Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) tools, this book and accompanying video provides you with the just the right amount of information to perform basic business analysis and reporting. You'll explore the components and related tools that comprise the Microsoft BI toolset as well as the new BI features of Office 2010. After a basic primer on BI and data modeling, the expert team of authors provides you with step-by-step lessons in the book and videos on the accompanying DVD on how to use SQL Server Integration Services, SQL Server Analysis Services, SQL Server Reporting Services, Excel BI (including PowerPivot), and SharePoint. Integrates instructional videos with each of the lessons found in the book to enhance your learning experience Explores the Microsoft Business Intelligence (BI) toolset as well as the new BI features of Office 2010 Encourages you to practice what you've learned in «Try It Out» sections Contains video demonstrations that walk you through how to tackle each lesson featured in the book With Knight's Microsoft Business Intelligence 24-Hour Trainer, veteran authors present you with an ideal introductory book-and-video package so that you can get started working with the BI toolset immediately!/p Note: As part of the print version of this title, video lessons are included on DVD. For e-book versions, video lessons can be accessed at wrox.com using a link provided in the interior of the e-book.
Your complete reference for all things rugby in Australia and New Zealand! A practical, useful and entertaining guide to rugby union in Australia and New Zealand, this book explains the aim of the game, the laws, what to wear, tactics, training, coaching and more. Whether you want to play or just want to watch the game, Rugby Union For Dummies, 2nd Australian and New Zealand Edition, delivers expert rugby knowledge. Build your confidence – discover expert tips and tricks for honing your skills Prepare your rugby kit – choose the correct gear for your safety on the pitch Increase your rugby knowledge – learn the difference between a ruck and a maul Talk tournament facts and figures – improve your rugby small talk in preparation for the World Cup Train effectively – develop your strength, flexibility and fitness Become a coach – immerse yourself in tactics and the detail of rugby's laws Join a club – choose the right level of play for you or your child Follow the game – keep up to date with the latest rugby news and coverage in the media and on the internet Open the book and find: How to play to win and have fun at the same time Interpretation of the ref's signals Advice on taking a conversion Tips for surviving a scrum Pointers on coaching adult and junior teams A guide to spectating online, on TV and at the game Rugby records for major tournaments between Australia and New Zealand A round-up of all the World Cups Learn to: Master the game and play to win Follow the laws and understand the ref's calls Identify key players at the World Cup Appreciate the history of the game
The Definitive Resource for Up-and-Coming 3D Game Artists Alias' award-winning Maya 3D animation and effects software continues to lead the industry in technological innovation and is being adopted by more and more console and computer game developers. The Game Artist's Guide to Maya is an official introduction to creating 3D game art and animations with Maya, brought to you by Maya Press, a publishing partnership between Alias and Sybex. Written by a production artist at a prominent game company, this detailed book focuses on the skills real game artists use daily to create stunning characters and environments. By following the discussions and tutorials, you'll bring a concept through the entire game art development pipeline, learning everything from modeling, texturing, rigging, and animation, to special effects. You'll also glean insights from industry professionals and see how Maya has been used in popular games. If you're a 3D game artist, or looking to become one, this book will help you master the skills and techniques you'll need to excel in the competitive games industry. Inside, you'll learn how to: Create a game model using a concept image as your guide Model with predetermined real-time polycount limitations in mind View martial arts videos on the book's CD to animate your character more realistically Prepare a model for texturing with UV mapping and layout techniques Create different kinds of textures Master the rigging process, from setting up a skeleton to preparing blend shapes Practice techniques for creating animation clips to work with in the Trax Editor Use particle effects, such as sprites and animated geometry, to add pizzazz to your model
Brian Glanville's dramatic history of the world's most famous football tournament has become the most authoritative guide to the World Cup. His classic, bestselling account is a vivid celebration of the great players and legendary matches in the competition from Uruguay in 1930 to Brazil in 2014 - as well as a bold attack on those who have mismanaged the 'beautiful game'. Fully revised and updated in anticipation of Russia's hosting of the event in 2018, this is the definitive book on the World Cup for football fans and novices alike.
Lou Reed with the help of Andy Warhol at the 'Factory', made The Velvet Underground a massively influential band. However it was Transformer, Lou Reed's second solo album, which took him from cult hero of The Velvet Underground to international superstar status. The program takes a track-by-track look at the album, which was produced by David Bowie and Mick Ronson. In an exclusive interview in New York, Lou Reed talks of the making of the album and together with Ken Scott, the original engineer, takes us through the multi-track tapes of "Perfect Day", "Vicious", "Satellite Of Love" and "Walk On The Wild Side" amongst others. In London Herbie Flowers shows us how the bass line on "Walk On The Wild Side" was recorded, creating what is one of the most famous riffs in popular music. Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics talks of Lou Reed's influence on him as a songwriter and musician. The program is illustrated throughout with archive footage of Lou Reed in concert, The Velvet Underground, Andy Warhol and the 'Factory' and features new acoustic material from Lou. This program provides a unique insight into the process behind the recording of Transformer, which perfectly captured the spirit of the early 1970's, and illustrates why today it is still considered a truly Classic Album.
You’re already familiar with the Xero system and how it feels to be working in the cloud. Now it’s time to expand your knowledge and really get the most out your Xero experience. This In A Day ebook will get you there. Business decisions aren’t all about data; they’re about gut instinct and courage. But without the data (that you can easily access on the go with your Xero dashboards – on your iPad on a yacht in the Bahamas) you could be making critical decisions blindly. Not only does this ebook help you understand how to generate awesome management information, it also introduces you to tips and tricks that can further assist the processes of your business and provide you with the capacity to grow. Inside you can take a look at the kinds of useful information you can generate, and how to customise information and reports to your needs. Check out Xero’s online networks and the different add-on solutions available to you and your team. Discover the online networking capabilities of Xero, the cost benefits of using add-ons, and which add-ons might be useful to you and your business. Generate useful information you can use to run your business with Getting the Most Out of Xero In A Day For Dummies.
Easy-to-grasp techniques for improving the short game About 70 percent of the shots in a round of golf are taken 75 yards from the pin or closer, making the short game the most significant factor in a golfer's score. This practical guide shows readers how to shave strokes off their game by improving their pitching, chipping, bunker play, and putting. Golfers will find expert tips on choosing the right wedges, putters, and balls, as well as illustrated step-by-step instructions on swings used in short-game shots. They'll also find information on how to beat bunkers and other hazards and how to play various lies-in deep rough, from the fairway, uphill, side-hill, and off bare ground. There's also a section on stretches, exercises, and drills to improve techniques, as well as tips on reading greens for accurate putting. Michael Patrick Sheils (Birmingham, MI) is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America. He has written four books, and his articles and columns have appeared in worldwide magazines and newspapers. Michael Kernicki (Miami Beach, FL) has been a PGA member for 27 years and is currently the Head Professional at the historic Indian Creek Country Club in Miami Beach.
A veteran hockey writer takes on hockey culture and the NHL–addressing the games most controversial issue Whether its on-ice fist fights or head shots into the glass, hockey has become a nightly news spectacle–with players pummeling and bashing each other across the ice like drunken gladiators. And while the NHL may actually condone on-ice violence as a ticket draw, diehard hockey fan and expert Adam Proteau argues against hockeys transformation into a thuggish blood sport. In Fighting the Good Fight, Proteau sheds light on the many perspectives of those in and around the game, with interviews of current and former NHL stars, coaches, general managers, and league executives, as well as medical experts. One of the most well-known media figures on the hockey scene today, famous for his funny, feisty observations as a writer for the Toronto Star and The Hockey News and commentator on CBC radio and TV, Adam Proteau is also one of the few mainstream media voices who is vehemently anti-fighting in hockey. Not only is his book a plea to the games gatekeepers to finally clamp down on the runaway violence that permeates the sport even at its highest level, he offers realistic suggestions on ways to finally clean the game up. • Includes interviews with medical experts on head injuries and concussions, as well as with other members of the media • The author not only wages an attack on the value of fighting in hockey–but also on the establishment hockey culture Covering the most polarizing issue in hockey today, Fighting the Good Fight gives hockey fans and sports lovers everywhere a reason to stamp their feet and whistle–at a rare display of eloquence and common sense. WebCatUpdater-Profile_26@1326742171896
Lacrosse For Dummies is the ultimate guide for fans and players of this rapidly growing sport alike. The book offers everything the beginning player needs to know, from the necessary equipment to the basic rules of the game, with explanations of the women's game and the indoor game, too. It also offers a wealth of information for the experienced player, including winning offensive and defensive strategies, along with skill-building exercises and drills. Finally, there's information on how armchair lacrosse players can get their fix of the sport on television, online, on in print.
My kid can mod Minecraft? Oh my! There’s no doubt about it: Minecraft has taken the world by storm. If your resident Minecraft fanatic is ready to take their experience to a new level of play, introduce them to modding! Modding allows Minecraft players to modify the game through code—giving them the ability to add a variety of gameplay changes, ranging from new blocks and items to new mechanisms to craft. It’s pretty much a Minecraft enthusiast’s dream brought to life! In Modding Minecraft, your child will be introduced to three fun and easy-to-complete projects that teach them the coding skills to make the most of their love of Minecraft. Walking young readers through projects that outline how to create games in Minecraft for single or multiple players, this friendly and accessible guide takes the intimidation out of coding and instills confidence in children as young as seven as they complete cool coding projects to mod their favorite game. Full-color, eye-popping graphics and a short page count hold their attention while the goal-based format keeps them focused on the task at hand. Before you know it, your kid will be writing their own mods and having even more fun with Minecraft. Kids can complete the projects on their own or alongside an adult Introduces getting started with a single-player, single-level game Moves readers on to multi-level game playing Finishes with a multi-level, multi-player game based on the classic “capture the flag” game With simple and clear instruction that your child can understand, Modding Minecraft is the perfect place for your kid to dig deep and open up a whole new world in their creative play.
In late 8009 a successful campaign was launched to promote an alternative to the omnipresent X-Factor winner being the Christmas #1 in the UK singles chart. The track nominated as the alternative was "Killing In The Name" Ъу Rage Against The Machine. The hand supported the campaign, donated the proceeds from the sales to charity and lead singer Zack de la Rocha promised that Rage Against The Machine would perform a free concert in the UK to celebrate the achievement. This went ahead in London's Finsbury Park on 6th June 2010 and is captured on this film. It was a triumphant occasion with an exuberant performance by the band and the audience cheering them all the way to the inevitable climax of "Killing In The Name". Track List:01. Testify 02. Bombtrack 03. People Of The Sun04. Know Your Enemy 05. Bulls On Parade 06. Township Rebellion07. Bullet In The Head 08. White Riot 09. Guerilla Radio 10. Sleep Now In The Fire 11. Freedom 12. Killing In The Name