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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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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Understanding Counterplay in Video Games

Author: Alan F. Meades

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317618807

Category: Computers

Page: 204

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This book offers insight into one of the most problematic and universal issues within multiplayer videogames: antisocial and oppositional play forms such as cheating, player harassment, the use of exploits, illicit game modifications, and system hacking, known collectively as counterplay. Using ethnographic research, Alan Meades not only to gives voice to counterplayers, but reframes counterplay as a complex practice with contradictory motivations that is anything but reducible to simply being hostile to play, players, or commercial videogames. The book offers a grounded and pragmatic exploration of counterplay, framing it as an unavoidable by-product of interaction of mass audiences with compelling and culturally important texts.
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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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