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Attack! Boss! Cheat Code!

A Gamer's Alphabet

By Chris Barton, Joey Spiotto

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Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 23 October 2014
If you can decipher the following sentence, you don't need this book: This open beta game is in third-person but first-person is unlockable if you know the cheat code or install your own mod, but either way, for the best attack on the boss on this level, try to grab that power-up!' Almost any 9-year old could translate for you but if you don't have access to one, try this book instead. Attack! Boss! Cheat Code! A Gamer's Alphabet is the ultimate crossover gift for the modern age, a book that can actually bring together video game-obsessed kids and their confused parents.'

About the Author

Chris Barton is the acclaimed author of SHARK VS. TRAIN (Little, Brown), FALSE IDENTITIES (Dial), and THE DAY-GLO BROTHERS (Charlesbridge), both of which received three starred reviews and made three major publishing best-of-the-year lists plus receiving many additional notices; in addition, SHARK VS. TRAIN was a NYT bestseller and THE DAY-GLO BROTHERS received a Sibert Honor. Chris lives in Austin, TX. Find him on the web at www.chrisbarton.info b> oey Joe-bot Spiotto is an illustrator from southern California. Joe has worked on film and video-game projects with Warner Bros., Electronic Arts, Telltale Games, Gazillion, and many more. His tee-shirts sell on Teefury.com, and his work is shown t the high-profile Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles, CA. Visit him online at www.jo3bot.com/ b>Joey ""Joe-bot"" Spiotto is an illustrator from southern California. Joe has worked on film and video-game projects with Warner Bros., Electronic Arts, Telltale Games, Gazillion, and many more. His tee-shirts sell on Teefury.com, and his work is shown t the high-profile Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles, CA.

Reviews

We both appreciated Joey Spiotto s cute and colorful illustrations that accompanied the terms. - Boing Boing "Here's a new book, gorgeously illustrated, that takes a lighthearted look at the lexicon of game culture." - Polygon "It s a novel concept take gamers from A to Z and give them nostalgic images that will spark great or not so great memories. It will be at home on a coffee table, in a dorm room or in your Man Cave." "- The Houston Chronicle" It combines common gaming terms and lingo with colorful illustrations by artist Joey Spiotto to create an introductory book that people of all stripes can learn from and enjoy. - The Escapist "Each illustrated page features a term that may or may not be familiar to little joystick jockeys. It might even help adults understand what their kids mean when they talk about "griefers" and "sandboxes."-"Austin Chronicle" "As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, and in this book, the illustrations are absolutely brilliant, a true joy to look at, paired with light-hearted, informative, and positive descriptions of each piece of gaming terminology."- Dmr.fm " "We both appreciated Joey Spiotto's cute and colorful illustrations that accompanied the terms." - Boing Boing "Here's a new book, gorgeously illustrated, that takes a lighthearted look at the lexicon of game culture."- Polygon "It's a novel concept - take gamers from A to Z and give them nostalgic images that will spark great or not so great memories. It will be at home on a coffee table, in a dorm room or in your Man Cave.""- The Houston Chronicle" "It combines common gaming terms and lingo with colorful illustrations by artist Joey Spiotto to create an introductory book that people of all stripes can learn from and enjoy." - The Escapist "Each illustrated page features a term that may or may not be familiar to little joystick jockeys. It might even help adults understand what their kids mean when they talk about "griefers" and "sandboxes."- "Austin Chronicle" "As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, and in this book, the illustrations are absolutely brilliant, a true joy to look at, paired with light-hearted, informative, and positive descriptions of each piece of gaming terminology."- Dmr.fm

EAN: 9781576877012
ISBN: 1576877019
Publisher: POW!
Dimensions: 18.87 x 23.34 x 1.04 centimeters (0.57 kg)
Age Range: 5-9 years
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