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Game Programming Gems 8 [Hardcover]

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31 Mar 2010
Welcome to the eighth volume of the must-have reference series for game developers, ""Game Programming Gems,"" the series that helped define the standards for game programming and continues to be an essential source for new, innovative techniques. ""Game Programming Gems 8"" provides the tools and inspiration that game developers need to excel. Featuring cutting-edge, ready-to-use techniques contributed by industry veterans and experts, this new collection is a key resource for inspiration, insight, and a plethora of time-saving, ready-to-use methods for the developers tool box! Gems 8 answers the needs of passionate developers, eager newcomers, voracious production requirements, and the demand for innovating and entertaining gameplay. Covering all the key development areas including General Programming, Mathematics, Graphics, Artificial Intelligence, Physics, Networking/Multiplayer, and Audio, each section is edited by an expert in the field to ensure that the ideas are original, accurate, and useful. In this edition, there is even a special segment on General Purpose Programming on GPUs for Game Developers. Dig into this new volume of useful, practical ideas and techniques and get ready to make games that are more inventive, entertaining, and satisfying!

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  • Hardcover: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Course Technology PTR; First edition (31 Mar 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1584507020
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584507024
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 19.3 x 4.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 84,861 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I. General Programming. II. Math and Physics. III. AI. IV. Audio. V. Graphics. VI. Networking and Multiplayer. VII. Scripting and Data-Driven Systems.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Gaming programme Gems 8 30 Dec 2012
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It was purchased as a present for my Grand Child who is studying Programming. He is very pleased with it. the dellivery was on time and in good condition. It is really only for Gaming programmers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Christmas Gift! 13 Jan 2014
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This was on my 15 year old grandson's wish list so I ordered it for him. He loves it and has already gotten some good tips for programming. He looks a lot up on-line but likes to have a book to refer to. This is just what he was looking for.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great book 31 Mar 2013
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Probably one of the best, if not the best, of the GPG series. Excellent articles on SSAO and font rendering with complete source. Some of the subjects, like network and multiplier, are a bit lacking but they would require books of their own. There also a very good article about streaming assets with a working example and complete source code.
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