Don your vault jumpsuit and come back to the wasteland in Fallout 4, the latest entry in the legendary postapocalyptic role playing games. As a survivor of Vault 111 who remembers the world as it was before the bombs fell, enter the Commonwealth established where Boston used to be.Fallout 4 greatly improves on the tried and tested Bethesda formula, with better crafting, combat, story, and more. It is the essential post-apocalyptic open-world role-playing game, now giving you more power over the world than ever.Establish settlementsOne of the core features of Fallout 4 gameplay is the ability to found new villages from the ground up. Gather resources during your travels and use them to build houses, defenses, and gadgets to equip the settlers with. Create farms, supply routes and elaborate electric systems controlling automated turrets against bandit raids and wild animals. See how the inhabitants and traders grow in numbers as you improve the settlement.Meaningful progressionFallout 4 abandons the skillpoint-based progressions of previous Fallouts and introduces a Perk-based system. As you level up, you will gain a Perk point to spend in a convenient and graphic menu on traits that will provide immediate, measurable upgrades to your abilities. Your in-game avatar becomes powerful faster than ever. Without a maximum character level, eventually you will become the master of all disciplines if you wish.Game-changing crafting systemUse scavenged materials to create modifications to your weapons and armor. Mods not only change, often drastically, how your equipment works, but also provide a significant change to how it looks. So change your laser rifle into a scattergun, add sawblades to your baseball bat, or line your armor with asbestos and see how it changes your experience. The number of possible upgrades and sidegrades is sufficient to keep everyone invested in tinkering.Diverse, colorful game worldThe Boston area is ripe with interesting locations to visit. From developed settlements and urban areas to dying forests, and the famous Glowing Sea, the locales of Fallout 4 are a fascinating reward for daring explorers. The Commonwealth area has also the most color of all Fallout games so far. From rich interiors of wealthy wastelanders to casual outfits and evening gowns, Boston area is closer to civilization than any Fallout area before.13 unique companionsThe companions joining you on your journey through Fallout 4 are as bizarre and one-of-a-kind as the irradiated lands themselves. From a pre-war robotic butler with a buzzsaw arm, to a ghoul in a pirate's clothing, and a synthetic hardboiled detective with all the trappings of the profession. Each of 13 characters has their own likes and dislikes influencing how you gain reputation with them, which unlocks perks unique to each companion.
Developed by Techland and published by Deep Silver, Dead Island Definitive Collection (PC) Includes everything that can satisfy the biggest horror survival games fans. The collection consists of the remastered versions of Dead Island, Dead Island: Riptide and theDead Island Retro Revenge side-scrolling beat-em-up game. This pack also includes all the DLCs published for these games. The remastered edition of the games improves the graphical and audio experience, with upgraded textures, models, lighting system and updated GUI.The full packageDead Island takes us on the paradise Island of Banoi, and the beautiful Royal Palms Resort which has been overtaken by a mysterious plague that turns all the guests into zombies. Since only a group of four people have been left unharmed, they have to fight together in order to survive and escape to safety.The game features RPG elements like character development and quests, open world, damage system allowing players to see the different result of strikes from different weapons and numerous types of zombies. The fighting style focuses mostly on melee combat, emphasized by the number of weapons and their modification system.Dead Island Riptide is a standalone expansion to the Dead Island game, where the action picks up right after the ending of the main game and continues the story of the previous survivors joined by one new member in a new setting.The expansion features a new location, numerous gameplay changes, new weapons, vehicles and a possibility to transfer the game save file from the original.Dead Island Retro Revenge presents players with a side-scrolling beat-em-up game, set in the city of Philadelphia overrun by zombies, where the protagonist is on his way to rescue his cat. Fight your way through hordes of zombies to rescue him and enjoy the simplicity of 16-bit graphics in this fast and full of action game.DLCsWith the pack, players receive access to all the DLC's, released for these games, which include:Mods – upgrades to the weapons, increasing their stats and adding effects, as well as blueprints for grenades, some ammunition;Ryder White’s Campaign – a story pack where the player takes on the role of Ryder White, a soldier trying to contain the spread of the infection on the Banoi Island;Bloodbath Arena – a new gameplay mode for the Dead Island game, which features fighting off waves of zombies on 4 new maps, in solo or co-operation with other players;The Ripper Mod – an addition to the player’s arsenal in the form of a baseball bat combined with a buzz saw, allowing for easier dismemberment of zombies.ReceptionDead Island Collection offers awesome content for every zombie game fan as well as anyone who wants to experience a great story told by memorable characters. Additionally, the Definitive Collection gives players the opportunity to spend many hours in this gory fun of killing hordes of zombies in the included, additional content.
Grand Theft Auto IV is a third-person perspective action-adventure game, developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. The game takes place in fan-favorite Liberty City, updated to closely resemble New York City. The player takes control of Eastern European immigrant Niko Bellic, a former soldier, who arrives in Liberty to finish some old business. Upon arrival, he is greeted by his cousin Roman, who introduces the protagonist to the harsh realities of the city. The game has the player carry out a series of missions for different characters, participate in side-quests and optional activities, as well as fulfilling challenges, like hunting seagulls. The game received critical acclaim for its story, tons of gameplay content and state-of-the-art graphics.Next Generation GameplayGTA IV introduces the player to completely new gameplay mechanics. Similarly to Grand Theft Auto III and San Andreas, the action is observed from the third-person perspective. The camera movement has been improved, offering more maneuverability, especially while shooting and driving. The player can now take cover during firefights and shoot from behind it avoiding damage. GTA IV provides the player with various types of melee weapons and firearms, from knives and baseball bats to pistols and rocket launchers. The player can also take the wheel of various vehicles: motorcycles, cars, trucks, helicopters, and speedboats.Big City LifeLiberty City has been updated to the HD era of gaming. The bustling metropolis is bursting at its seams with activity, streets are populated by different kinds of people, from small-time crooks to big-time businesspeople. Liberty City offers the player a multitude of activities to participate in, often accompanied by one of the secondary characters – the friends of the main character. Niko can go bowling, see a comedy show (starring a very real British comedian, Ricky Gervais), go drinking with a pal or solo and more.The city also offers some car-specific side-missions. After commandeering a taxi, Niko can take unsuspecting pedestrians on crazy rides across the streets of Liberty. Stealing a police car turns the protagonist into a bounty hunter, chasing notorious criminals. Borrowing a fire truck from the depot lets the player channel their inner Fireman Sam, extinguishing burning vehicles within the time limit.Story of revenge and redemptionNiko Bellic’s life was not easy. Enlisted in the army at an early age, he knew very little than the fire of war. After a betrayal that cost the lives of almost every member of his squad, Niko decides to track down the traitor, who has fled to Liberty City, one of America’s largest metropolis. There, he reunites with his cousin, Roman, and begins an arduous climb up the ladder of Liberty’s underworld, making friends and enemies along the way, on a quest for revenge for the deaths of his squadmates and redemption for the sins of his own past. ReceptionGTA 4 for PC received nearly universal acclaim from critics and players alike. The game was praised for the detail put into the creation of Liberty City, inspired by real-life locations in New York City, filled with things to see optional activities to do. The gameplay improvements over the previous installments were also received positively, especially the driving and shooting mechanics.The game’s story and characters were highly praised as one of the most complex and intriguing in the history of the series. GTA IV was considered a milestone in open-world games and received awards from several outlets including the Game of the Year 2008 from IGN, GameSpot and Kotaku
Legendary. Insightful. Uncompromising. Candid. Uncensored. Mr. October and Hoot Gibson unfortunately never faced each other on the field. But now, in Sixty Feet, Six Inches, these two legends open up in fascinating detail about the game they love and how it was, is, and should be played. Their one-of-a-kind insider stories recall a who's who of baseball nobility, including Willie Mays, Alex Rodriguez, Hank Aaron, Albert Pujols, Billy Martin, and Joe Torre. This is an unforgettable baseball history by two of its most influential superstars. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mirron Willis, Dominic Hoffman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/001982/bk_rand_001982_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Naturally increase your potential as a baseball player. Improve your skills out on the ball field. Learn new techniques that will help lead you to the win. You can improve your baseball game today! This subliminal hypnosis program works for you on three different levels - positive affirmations will be spoken during your deepest state of open relaxation, low binaural beats that are almost imperceptible to the human ear work with your subconscious mind to anchor the positive affirmations to help you improve your baseball game, and ancient Solfeggio tones encourage healing and wholeness with powerful harmonic frequencies. Along with seven different soothing sounds of nature, these three elements combined together are the triad of positive change that will propel you toward a better future. Improve Your Baseball Game Affirmations in this program are: I am a team player I understand all aspects of baseball My body is strong I will hit the ball every time I bat I am confident My teammates trust me I am one with the ball I naturally excel at baseball I love being an athlete Instructions: There are no relaxation suggestions in this subliminal hypnosis program, so you can listen at any time of the day or night. You may listen to the entire program as a whole or select only specific nature sounds that you enjoy most - the positive affirmations will still be effective for change. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joel Thielke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/sdhp/000325/sp_sdhp_000325_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Reggie Jackson and Bob Gibson offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to understand America's pastime from their unique insider perspective.Legendary. Insightful. Uncompromising. Candid. Uncensored. Mr. October and Hoot Gibson unfortunately never faced each other on the field. But now, in Sixty Feet, Six Inches, these two legends open up in fascinating detail about the game they love and how it was, is, and should be played. Their one-of-a-kind insider stories recall a who's who of baseball nobility, including Willie Mays, Alex Rodriguez, Hank Aaron, Albert Pujols, Billy Martin, and Joe Torre. This is an unforgettable baseball history by two of its most influential superstars. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mirron Willis, Dominic Hoffman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002061/bk_rand_002061_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A lineman with something to prove A vendetta against a baseball legend The rise of a real-life NHL all-star The luckiest grapefruit in sports history Open up The Sports Pages, the third volume in the Guys Read Library of Great Reading, and you're in for all of this and more. From fiction to nonfiction, from baseball to mixed martial arts and everything in between, these are 10 stories about the rush of victory and the crush of defeat on and off the field. Compiled by kid-lit all-star Jon Scieszka, Guys Read: The Sports Pages is a thrilling collection of brand-new short stories from some of your favorite authors and athletes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robertson Dean, Christian Rummel, Mike Rylander. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/003020/bk_harp_003020_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Butterfly Winter, W.P. Kinsella's first novel in 15 years, is the story of Julio and Esteban Pimental, twins born in the Caribbean country of Courteguay, a lush and enchanted but impoverished enclave on the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic where time moves at its own pace and reality is open to question. The brothers are destined to play ball in America, and to shape the history of their baseball-crazed homeland. They mature quickly and by the age of 10 they leave home for the Major Leagues. Julio is a winning pitcher who, much to the chagrin of any team that signs him, will only throw to his catcher brother, who is a very weak hitter. As they pursue their baseball dreams, events in their homeland, including political brutalities and the outlawing of baseball, continue to shape their lives. They are monitored by the Wizard, a mysterious figure who controls events behind the scenes. In his last years, the Wizard tells the story of the twins, their family and their lovers to a skeptical gringo journalist. Butterfly Winter is a magical literary romp that includes a diabolical chiropractor, a romance blessed by butterflies, and a deep political undercurrent that unites the wealthy North with the baseball-loving, talent-laden but oppressed and deprived South. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Zach Villa. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/010594/bk_adbl_010594_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1947, major league baseball experienced its first measure of integration when the Brooklyn Dodgers brought Jackie Robinson to the National League. While Robinson's breakthrough opened the gates of opportunity for African Americans and other minority players, the process of integration proved slow and uneven. It was not until the 1960s that a handful of major league teams began to boast more than a few Black and Latino players. But the 1971 World Championship team enjoyed a full and complete level of integration, with half of its 25-man roster comprised of players of African American and Latino descent. That team was the Pittsburgh Pirates, managed by an old-time Irishman. In The Team That Changed Baseball: Roberto Clemente and the 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates, veteran baseball writer Bruce Markusen tells the story of one of the most likable and significant teams in the history of professional sports. In addition to the fact that they fielded the first all-minority lineup in major league history, the 1971 Pirates are noteworthy for the team's inspiring individual performances, including those of future Hall of Famers Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell, and Bill Mazeroski, and their remarkable World Series victory over the heavily favored Baltimore Orioles. But perhaps their greatest legacy is the team's influence on the future of baseball, inspiring later championship teams such as the New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics to open their doors fully to all talented players, regardless of race, particularly in the new era of free agency. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Free. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011432/bk_adbl_011432_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.