Hacking the Xbox

An Introduction to Reverse Engineering

Author: Andrew Huang

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781593270292

Category: Computers

Page: 272

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Provides step-by-step instructions on basic hacking techniques and reverse engineering skills along with information on Xbox security, hardware, and software.
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Games of Empire

Global Capitalism and Video Games

Author: Nick Dyer-Witheford,Greig De Peuter

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816666105

Category: Political Science

Page: 298

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In the first decade of the twenty-first century, video games are an integral part of global media culture, rivaling Hollywood in revenue and influence. No longer confined to a subculture of adolescent males, video games today are played by adults around the world. At the same time, video games have become major sites of corporate exploitation and military recruitment. In Games of Empire, Nick Dyer-Witheford and Greig de Peuter offer a radical political critique of such video games and virtual environments as Second Life, World of Warcraft, and Grand Theft Auto, analyzing them as the exemplary media of Empire, the twenty-first-century hypercapitalist complex theorized by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri. The authors trace the ascent of virtual gaming, assess its impact on creators and players alike, and delineate the relationships between games and reality, body and avatar, screen and street. Games of Empire forcefully connects video games to real-world concerns about globalization, militarism, and exploitation, from the horrors of African mines and Indian e-waste sites that underlie the entire industry, the role of labor in commercial game development, and the synergy between military simulation software and the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan exemplified by Full Spectrum Warrior to the substantial virtual economies surrounding World of Warcraft, the urban neoliberalism made playable in Grand Theft Auto, and the emergence of an alternative game culture through activist games and open-source game development. Rejecting both moral panic and glib enthusiasm, Games of Empire demonstrates how virtual games crystallize the cultural, political, and economic forces of global capital, while also providing a means of resisting them.
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Reverse Engineering: Mechanisms, Structures, Systems & Materials

Author: Robert Messler

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071824669

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 448

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A comprehensive look at reverse engineering as a legitimate learning, design, and troubleshooting tool This unique book examines the often underappreciated and occasionally maligned technique of reverse engineering. More than a shortcut for the lazy or unimaginative to reproduce an artless copy of an existing creation, reverse engineering is an essential brick – if not a keystone – in the pathway to a society’s technological advancement. Written by an engineer who began teaching after years in industry, Reverse Engineering reviews this meticulous analytical process with a breadth and depth as never before. Find out how to: Learn by “mechanical dissection” Deduce the role, purpose, and functionality of a designed entity Identify materials-of-construction and methods-of-manufacture by observation alone Assess the suitability of a design to purpose from form and fit The rich heritage of engineering breakthroughs enabled by reverse engineering is also discussed. This is not a dry textbook. It is the engaging and enlightening account of the journey of engineering from the astounding creations of ancient cultures to what, with the aid of reverse engineering, promises to be an even more astounding future! Coverage includes: Methods of product teardown Failure analysis and forensic engineering Deducing or inferring role, purpose, and functionality during reverse engineering The Antikythera mechanism Identifying materials-of-construction Inferring methods-of-manufacture or -construction Construction of Khufu’s pyramid Assessing design suitability Value and production engineering Reverse engineering of materials and substances Reverse engineering of broken, worn, or obsolete parts for remanufacture The law and the ethics of reverse engineering
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Designing Games for Ethics: Models, Techniques and Frameworks

Models, Techniques and Frameworks

Author: Schrier, Karen

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 160960122X

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 406

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"This book brings together the diverse and growing community of voices on ethics in gaming and begins to define the field, identify its primary challenges and questions, and establish the current state of the discipline"--Provided by publisher.
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Players Unleashed!

Modding the Sims and the Culture of Gaming

Author: Tanja Sihvonen

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089642013

Category: Art

Page: 221

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A compelling examination of the the practice and implications of modding as they apply to the bestelling computer game The Sims.
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Wicked Cool Shell Scripts

101 Scripts for Linux, Mac OS X, and Unix Systems

Author: Dave Taylor

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593270127

Category: Computers

Page: 368

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This useful book offers 101 fun shell scripts for solving common problems and personalizing the computing environment. Readers will find shell scripts to create an interactive calculator, a spell checker, a disk backup utility, a weather tracker, a web logfile analysis tool, a stock portfolio tracker, and much more. The cookbook style examples are all written in Bourne Shell (sh) syntax; the scripts will run on Linux, Mac OS X, and Unix.
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Virtual LEGO

The Official LDraw.Org Guide to LDraw Tools for Windows

Author: Tim Courtney,Steve Bliss,Ahui Herrera

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781886411944

Category: Computers

Page: 449

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"Virtual LEGO" introduces the reader to a suite of software that allows users to create and document computer-generated LEGO models. Written by maintainers of the official hub of LEGO model-building software, the book includes coverage of popular freeware tools such as LDraw, MLCAD, L3P, L3PAO, LPub, POV-Ray, and MegaPOV.
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