Metro 2033

Metro 2033

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The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct. The half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past greatness of humankind. But the last remains of civilisation have already become a distant memory, the stuff of myth and legend. More than 20 years have passed since the last plane took off from the earth. Rusted railways lead into emptiness. The ether is void and the airwaves echo to a soulless howling where previously the frequencies were full of news from Tokyo, New York, Buenos Aires. Man has handed over stewardship of the earth to new life-forms. Mutated by radiation, they are better adapted to the new world. Man's time is over. A few score thousand survivors live on, not knowing whether they are the only ones left on earth. They live in the Moscow Metro - the biggest air-raid shelter ever built. It is humanity's last refuge. Stations have become mini-statelets, their people uniting around ideas, religions, water-filters - or the simple need to repulse an enemy incursion. It is a world without a tomorrow, with no room for dreams, plans, hopes. Feelings have given way to instinct - the most important of which is survival. Survival at any price. VDNKh is the northernmost inhabited station on its line. It was one of the Metro's best stations and still remains secure. But now a new and terrible threat has appeared. Artyom, a young man living in VDNKh, is given the task of penetrating to the heart of the Metro, to the legendary Polis, to alert everyone to the awful danger and to get help. He holds the future of his native station in his hands, the whole Metro - and maybe the whole of humanity.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Dmitry Glukhovsky
Publisher : Gollancz
Release : 2010-03-18
File : 488 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780575086265


Metro Last Light Strategy Guide

Metro Last Light Strategy Guide

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Step into the shoes of Artyom and enter the overpopulated metro subway system of the post-apocalyptic Russia. Fight your way through the hordes of deadly mutants, brave the surface radiation using naught but a gas mask and meet and defeat the various hostile factions of Moscow's once famous public underground transport system. Our guide will take you from start to finish, grabbing all the collectibles and unlocking as many achievements/trophies as possible as you go. The guide will provide you with tons of hits and tips including: - Complete ALL stories missions with pure stealth! - Location of every Diary Note. - Location of every Musical Instrument. - Location of the game's major and minor Morality Points. - Achievement/Trophy guide to unlock every last one in the game.

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Genre : Games
Author by : GamerGuides.com
Publisher : Gamer Guides
Release : 2015-11-07
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781630418991


Futu Re

Futu Re

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'A worthy successor to '1984' and 'Brave New World'' - PLAYBOYWhat would I do for eternal life?Discoveries made within our lifetime will allow people to remain young forever. There is no more death. Our children will never die.Welcome to a world inhabited by people who are perfectly healthy, beautiful and eternally young.Every utopia has its shadowy backstreets. Someone has to make sure that overpopulation doesn't bring the wonderful world of the future crashing down. Someone has to make people forget their animal instincts and live in a fitting way for immortals. Maybe that someone is me?The utopia "FUTURE" is the first novel after five years' silence from Dmitry Glukhovksy, author of the cult novel "METRO 2033". The author's books have been translated into dozens of foreign languages, selling in millions of copies, and have been adapted for the big screen in Hollywood - but none of them will grip you like "FUTURE".

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Genre : Aging
Author by : Dmitriĭ Glukhovskiĭ
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Release : 2015-10-05
File : 626 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1517679273


Duelling The Russian Cultural Imagination And Masculinity In Crisis

Duelling The Russian Cultural Imagination And Masculinity In Crisis

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This book, written from a feminist perspective, uses the focus of duelling to discuss the nature of masculinity in Russia. It traces the development of duelling and masculinity historically from the time of Peter the Great onwards, considers how duelling and masculinity have been represented in both literature and film and assesses the high emphasis given in Soviet times to gender equality, arguing that this was a failed experiment that ran counter to Russian tradition. It examines how duelling continues to be a feature of life in contemporary Russia and relates the situation in Russia to wider scholarship on the nature of masculinity more generally. Overall, the book contends that Russia’s valuing of a strong, militaristic form of masculinity is a major problem.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Amanda DiGioia
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-10-13
File : 212 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781000203721


New Media In New Europe Asia

New Media In New Europe Asia

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This volume offers an in-depth investigation of the role of new media in the political, social and cultural life in the region of Europe-Asia. By focusing on new media, which is understood primarily as internet-enabled networked social practice, the book puts forward a political and cultural redefinition of the region which is determined by the recognition of the diversity of new media uses in the countries included in the study. This book focuses on the period prior to the advent of ‘world internet revolutions’, and it registers the region at its pivotal moment—at the time of its entry into the post-broadcast era. Does the Internet aid democratisation or it conditioned by socio-political norms? Has the Internet changed politics or has it had to fit existing political structures? Has the use of digital technologies revolutionized election campaigns? How is hyperlinked society different from society prior to the advent of the web? How do ordinary people actually use the Internet. These and other pressing questions – crucial to understanding the post-socialist world – are investigated in the current volume. This book was published as a special issue of Europe-Asia Studies.

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Genre : Political Science
Author by : Jeremy Morris
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-04-14
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781317590705


The New Urban Gothic

The New Urban Gothic

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This collection explores global dystopic, grotesque and retold narratives of degeneration, ecological and economic ruin, dystopia, and inequality in contemporary fictions set in the urban space. Divided into three sections—Identities and Histories, Ruin and Residue, and Global Gothic—The New Urban Gothic explores our anxieties and preoccupation with social inequalities, precarity and the peripheral that are found in so many new fictions across various media. Focusing on non-canonical Gothic global cities, this distinctive collection discusses urban centres in England’s Black Country, Moscow, Detroit, Seoul, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Dehli, Srinigar, Shanghai and Barcelona as well as cities of the imaginary, the digital and the animated. This book will appeal to anyone interested in the intersections of time, place, space and media in contemporary Gothic Studies. The New Urban Gothic casts reflections and shadows on the age of the Anthropocene.

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Genre : Fiction
Author by : Holly-Gale Millette
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-10-17
File : 253 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9783030437770


Russian Literature Since 1991

Russian Literature Since 1991

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An international team of leading experts provide the first comprehensive account of post-Soviet Russian literature.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author by : Evgeny Dobrenko
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2015-10-31
File : 320 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781107068513


Guns Grenades And Grunts

Guns Grenades And Grunts

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Known for their visibility and tendency to generate controversy, first-person shooter (FPS) games are cultural icons and powder-kegs in American society. Contributors will examine a range of FPS games such as the Doom, Half-Life, System Shock, Deus Ex, Halo, Medal of Honor and Call of Duty franchises. By applying and enriching a broad range of perspectives, this volume will address the cultural relevance and place of the genre in game studies, game theory and the cultures of game players. Guns, Grenades, and Grunts gathers scholars from all disciplines to bring the weight of contemporary social theory and media criticism to bear on the public controversy and intellectual investigation of first-person shooter games. As a genre, FPS games have helped shepherd the game industry from the early days of shareware distribution and underground gaming clans to contemporary multimillion dollar production budgets, Hollywood-style launches, downloadable content and worldwide professional gaming leagues. The FPS has been and will continue to be a staple of the game market.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Gerald A. Voorhees
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2012-11-02
File : 448 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781441146267


Images Of The Anthropocene In Speculative Fiction

Images Of The Anthropocene In Speculative Fiction

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Images of the Anthropocene in Speculative Fiction examines how the Anthropocene and its challenges are addressed by contemporary writers in a variety of genres broadly defined as speculative fiction. The book demonstrates that speculative fiction, can alter the readers' perception of their duties and responsibilities towards their communities.

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Author by : Tereza Dědinová
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Release : 2021-02-15
File : 274 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781793636645


Forms And Functions Of Endings In Narrative Digital Games

Forms And Functions Of Endings In Narrative Digital Games

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This book looks closely at the endings of narrative digital games, examining their ways of concluding the processes of both storytelling and play in order to gain insight into what endings are and how we identify them in different media. While narrative digital games share many representational strategies for signalling their upcoming end with more traditional narrative media – such as novels or movies – they also show many forms of endings that often radically differ from our conventional understanding of conclusion and closure. From vast game worlds that remain open for play after a story’s finale, to multiple endings that are often hailed as a means for players to create their own stories, to the potentially tragic endings of failure and "game over", digital games question the traditional singularity and finality of endings. Using a broad range of examples, this book delves deeply into these and other forms and their functions, both to reveal the closural specificities of the ludonarrative hybrid that digital games are, as well as to find the core elements that characterise endings in any medium. It examines how endings make themselves known to players and raises the question of how well-established closural conventions blend with play and a player’s effort to achieve a goal. As an interdisciplinary study that draws on game studies as much as on transmedial narratology, Forms and Functions of Endings in Narrative Digital Games is suited for scholars and students of digital games as well as for narratologists yet to become familiar with this medium.

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Genre : Games & Activities
Author by : Michelle Herte
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-09-08
File : 266 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781000172768