The Warcraft Civilization

The Warcraft Civilization PDF Author: William Sims Bainbridge
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262288370
Category : Games & Activities
Languages : en
Pages : 255

Book Description
An exploration of the popular online role-playing game World of Warcraft as a virtual prototype of the real human future. World of Warcraft is more than a game. There is no ultimate goal, no winning hand, no princess to be rescued. WoW is an immersive virtual world in which characters must cope in a dangerous environment, assume identities, struggle to understand and communicate, learn to use technology, and compete for dwindling resources. Beyond the fantasy and science fiction details, as many have noted, it’s not entirely unlike today’s world. In The Warcraft Civilization, sociologist William Sims Bainbridge goes further, arguing that WoW can be seen not only as an allegory of today but also as a virtual prototype of tomorrow, of a real human future in which tribe-like groups will engage in combat over declining natural resources, build temporary alliances on the basis of mutual self-interest, and seek a set of values that transcend the need for war. What makes WoW an especially good place to look for insights about Western civilization, Bainbridge says, is that it bridges past and future. It is founded on Western cultural tradition, yet aimed toward the virtual worlds we could create in times to come.

The Last Guardian

The Last Guardian PDF Author: David Gemmell
Publisher: Random House (UK)
ISBN: 9780099643302
Category : Fantasy fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 288

Book Description
A fantasy novel featuring Jon Shannow, who is the only one who can find the Sword of God in order to close the gateway between past and present, unaware that his actions could warp time itself and result in the destruction of worlds. From the author of KNIGHTS OF DARK RENOWN, DARK MOON and ECHOES OF THE GREAT SONG.

World of Warcraft. Последний Страж

World of Warcraft. Последний Страж PDF Author: Джефф Грабб
Publisher: Litres
ISBN: 5041077762
Category : Fiction
Languages : ru
Pages : 269

Book Description
В окутанном туманом прошлом, задолго до времен, описанных в первых летописях, существовал мир, зовущийся Азеротом. Всевозможные волшебные существа делили эти земли с племенами людей, и повсюду царил мир. Но однажды ужасные демоны Пылающего Легиона вместе со своим сеющим зло повелителем Саргерасом, темным богом магии хаоса, вторглись в Азерот. Под влиянием демонической Скверны, драконы, дворфы, эльфы, гоблины, люди и орки вступили в борьбу за власть над разрозненными королевствами.Стражи Тирисфаля – наделенные божественными силами защитники Азерота, которые на протяжении многих поколений ведут тайную войну против Пылающего Легиона. Одному из них, Медиву, с рождения было предрешено стать самым великим и могущественным членом своего благородного ордена. Но еще в юности тьма запятнала его душу, осквернив ее чистоту и обратив ко злу того, кто должен был сражаться на стороне добра. Борьба Медива со злом внутри себя стала судьбоносной для всего Азерота... и навеки изменила мир.

Warcraft III

Warcraft III PDF Author: Bart Farkas
Publisher: Bradygames
ISBN: 9780744001709
Category : Games & Activities
Languages : en
Pages : 286

Book Description
"Warcraft III" features comprehensive tech-trees, strategies, and statistics for managing all new units and structures. Extensive coverage of all Heroes, including each new Hero per race, and the Neutral Heroes.

The Art of Warcraft

The Art of Warcraft PDF Author: Bart Farkas
Publisher: Bradygames
ISBN:
Category : Artists' preparatory studies
Languages : en
Pages : 188

Book Description
Concept drawings for the computer games WarCraft, WarCraft II, and WarCraft III, created by Blizzard Entertainment.

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books PDF Author: Rose Arny
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : American literature
Languages : en
Pages : 1444

Book Description

The Guardian Index

The Guardian Index PDF Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Guardian (Manchester, England)
Languages : en
Pages : 1848

Book Description

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