Electronic Gaming Monthly
Electronic Gaming Monthly was a monthly American video game magazine. It offered video game news, coverage of events, interviews with gaming figureheads, editorial content. The magazine was founded in 1988 as U. S. National Video Game Teams Electronic Gaming Monthly under Sendai Publications, in 1994, EGM spun off EGM², which focused on expanded cheats and tricks. It eventually became Expert Gamer and finally the defunct GameNOW, after 83 issues, EGM switched from Sendai Publishing to Ziff Davis publisher. Until January 2009, EGM only covered gaming on console hardware and software, in 2002, the magazines subscription increased by more than 25 percent. The magazine was discontinued by Ziff Davis in January 2009, following the sale of 1UP. com to UGO Networks, the magazines February 2009 issue was already completed, but was not published. In May 2009, EGM founder Steve Harris purchased the magazine, the magazine was relaunched in April 2010 by Harris new company EGM Media, LLC, widening its coverage to the PC and mobile gaming markets. k. a.
Writers who served stints as editor-in chief include Ed Semrad, Joe Funk, John Davison, the magazine is known for making April Fools jokes. Its April 1992 issue was the source of the Sheng Long hoax in Street Fighter II, games are reviewed by one member, except for the big games, which were reviewed by one of a pool of editors known as The Review Crew. They each assign a grade to the game and write a few paragraphs about their opinion of the game, the magazine makes a strong stance that a grade of C is average. The current letter grade system replaced a long-standing 0–10 scale in the April 2008 issue. In that system, Silver went to a game with a rating from 8 to 9, Gold to a game reviewed at 9 to 10. Until 1998, as a matter of policy, the reviewers rarely gave scores of 10. That policy changed when the reviewers gave Metal Gear Solid four 10 ratings in 1998, in addition, they gave the game with the highest average score for that issue a Game of the Month award. In 2002, EGM has begun giving games that earned unanimously bad scores a Shame of the Month award, as there is not always such a game in each issue, this award is only given out when a game qualifies.
Originally, a team of four editors reviewed all the games and this process was eventually dropped in favor of a system that added more reviewers to the staff so that no one person reviewed all the games for the month. Though the scores ranged from 0–10 on the numerical scale, the score of zero was almost never utilized, with notable exceptions being Mortal Kombat Advance, The Guy Game. EGM en Español was released in Mexico in November 2002 and it was published by Editorial Televisa and is edited by a different staff
GameFAQs is a website that hosts FAQs and walkthroughs for video games. It was created in November 1995 by Jeff Veasey and was bought by CNET Networks in May 2003 and it is currently owned by CBS Interactive. The site has a database of game information, cheat codes, game saves, box art images and screenshots. The systems covered include the 8-bit Atari platform through modern consoles, as well as computer games, submissions made to the site are reviewed by the sites current editor, Allen SBAllen Tyner. GameFAQs hosts an active message board community, which has a discussion board for each game in the sites database. From 2004 till 2012, most of the boards were shared between GameFAQs and GameSpot, another CBS Interactive website. However, on March 23,2012, it was announced the sites once again start to separate content. On May 7,2012 the shared GameFAQs run message boards went read-only on GameSpot, the site runs a daily opinion poll and tournament contests, as well as an annual Character Battle.
GameFAQs has been reviewed by The Guardian and Entertainment Weekly. In 2009, GameFAQs. com was one of the 300 highest-trafficked English-language websites according to Alexa, hosted on America Online, it originally served as a mirror of Andy Eddys FTP FAQ archive. The initial version of the site had approximately 10 pages and 100 FAQs, in 1996, the site moved to its current domain at gamefaqs. com and changed its name to GameFAQs. At this time, GameFAQs listed fewer than 1000 FAQs and guides and was updated on an irregular basis, during the following months, the site grew in content and in design, two different styles were introduced in early 1997 to accommodate the support of tables in web browsers. Two key features of the game search engine and the contributor recognition pages—were planned at this time. In 1997, GameFAQs became an independent affiliate of the Imagine Games Network, user contests were introduced during this period, the first monthly contest, which was held in 1998, received 253 entries.
GameFAQs went through several changes, including a pink color scheme. In November 1999, several changes occurred in rapid succession, on November 5, a search box was added to every page, at which time the site was celebrating its fourth anniversary. On November 7, the boards opened in a beta testing mode. The Poll of the Day was introduced at the end of the month and these changes marked Veaseys increased concentration on the site, and it was around this time that GameFAQs became his full-time job
Tarzan and the Golden Lion
Tarzan and the Golden Lion is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the ninth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. It was first published as a seven part serial in Argosy All-Story Weekly beginning in December 1922, the story picks up with the Clayton family, Tarzan and their son Korak, returning from their adventures in the previous novel. Along the way find a orphaned lion cub, which Tarzan takes home. Flora Hawkes, a housemaid of the Claytons had overheard of Tarzans discovery of the treasure chamber in the lost city of Opar and had managed to copy his map to it. She concocted a plan to lead an expedition to collect the gold, as a contingency to discourage any local denizens from questioning them, she sought out and found a Tarzan look-alike to accompany them. Two years passed since the Clayton family picked up their lion cub, making the year around 1935 and his Greystoke estate had become financially depleted due his support of the Allies war efforts, and he concluded it was time to return to Opar for another withdrawal.
Tarzan encountered Hawkes party, where he was drugged and ended up in the hands of the Oparians, Tarzan found a race of humans who were little better than animals in intelligence, being enslaved by a race of intelligent gorillas. With the help of his lion, Tarzan utilized the natives to restore La to power. Before leaving he accepted a bag of diamonds for a reward, the fake Tarzan convinced Tarzans Waziri party to take the gold from Hawkes party while most of them were out hunting. He buried the gold so he could retain it later, the real Tarzan eventually confronted the fake, who managed to pilfer Tarzans bag of diamonds. The fake was chased by Tarzans golden lion, but escaped into a river and he was captured and permanently imprisoned by a local tribe. Tarzan lost the diamonds, but was able to attain the gold, the novel was made into a motion picture in 1927. The book has been adapted into comic form by Gold Key Comics in Tarzan nos. 172-173, dated April–May 1969, with a script by Gaylord DuBois and it was the basis for an episode of Filmations animated Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle series
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Edgar Rice Burroughs was an American writer best known for his creations of the jungle hero Tarzan and the heroic Mars adventurer John Carter, although he produced works in many genres. Burroughs was born on September 1,1875, in Chicago, the son of Major George Tyler Burroughs, a businessman and Civil War veteran. His middle name is from his grandmother, Mary Rice Burroughs. Burroughs was of almost entirely English ancestry, with a line that had been in North America since the early colonial era. Through his grandmother Mary Rice, he was descended from Edmund Rice and he once remarked, I can trace my ancestry back to Deacon Edmund Rice. The Burroughs side of the family was of English origin, many of his ancestors fought in the American Revolution. He had other ancestors who settled in Virginia during the colonial period, Burroughs was educated at a number of local schools, and during the Chicago influenza epidemic in 1891, he spent half a year at his brothers ranch on the Raft River in Idaho.
He attended Phillips Academy, in Andover, graduating in 1895, and failing the entrance exam for the United States Military Academy at West Point, he became an enlisted soldier with the 7th U. S. Cavalry in Fort Grant, Arizona Territory. After being diagnosed with a problem and thus ineligible to serve. After his discharge, Burroughs worked a number of different jobs and he drifted and worked on a ranch in Idaho. He found work at his fathers firm in 1899 and he married his childhood sweetheart, Emma Hulbert, in January 1900. In 1904, he left his job and worked regularly, first in Idaho. By 1911, after seven years of low wages, he was working as a pencil-sharpener wholesaler, by this time, he and Emma had two children, who married the Tarzan film actor James Pierce, and Hulbert. During this period, he had spare time and began reading pulp fiction magazines. In 1929 he recalled thinking that. if people were paid for writing rot such as I read in some of those magazines, in 1913, Burroughs and Emma had their third and last child, John Coleman Burroughs, known for his illustrations of his fathers books.
In the 1920s Burroughs became a pilot, purchased a Security Airster S-1, Burroughs divorced Emma in 1934, and in 1935 he married the former actress Florence Gilbert Dearholt, the former wife of his friend Ashton Dearholt. Burroughs adopted the Dearholts two children and he and Florence divorced in 1942. Burroughs was in his late 60s and was in Honolulu at the time of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
Tarzan at the Earth's Core
Tarzan at the Earths Core is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, published in 1930. The thirteenth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan and he enlists Tarzan, and a fabulous airship is constructed to penetrate Pellucidar via the natural polar opening connecting the outer and inner worlds. The airship is crewed primarily by Germans, with Tarzans Waziri warriors under their chief Muviro along for the expedition. In Pellucidar Tarzan and Gridley are each separated from the force of the expedition. Gridley wins the love of the native cave-woman Jana, the Red Flower of Zoram, eventually everyone is reunited, and the party succeeds in rescuing Innes. As Tarzan and the others prepare to return home, Gridley decides to stay to search for Frederich Wilhelm Eric von Mendeldorf und von Horst, one last member of the expedition who remains lost. The book has been adapted into comic form by Gold Key Comics in Tarzan nos. 179-181, dated November 1969-January 1970, with a script by Gaylord DuBois,1930 in science fiction Bleiler, Everett
Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle (novel)
Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, generally considered the eleventh in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. It was first published as a serial in Blue Book Magazine from December 1927 through May 1928, Tarzan finds an outpost of European knights and crusaders from a forbidden valley hidden in the mountains. His lion ally Jad-bal-ja puts in a late in the book. Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle marks an important transition in the plot-type presented in the Tarzan series, presaged by the earlier Tarzan the Untamed. The novel continues the trend, first seen in The Return of Tarzan and established definitively in Tarzan the Untamed, the book has been adapted into comic form by Gold Key Comics in Tarzan nos. 176-177, dated August–September 1969, with a script by Gaylord DuBois. Part of the art was based on lay-outs by Russ Manning
Tarzan the Untamed
Tarzan the Untamed is a book written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the seventh in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. The two stories were combined under the title of the first in the first book edition, published in 1920 by A. C, in order of writing, the book follows Jungle Tales of Tarzan, a collection of short stories about the ape-mans youth. Chronologically, it follows Tarzan and the Jewels of Opar, the action is set during World War I. While John Clayton, Lord Greystoke is away from his home in British East Africa. On his return he discovers among many burned bodies one that appears to be the corpse of his wife, another fatality is the Waziri warrior Wasimbu, left crucified by the Germans. Maddened, the ape-man seeks revenge not only on the perpetrators of the tragedy but all Germans, on the way he has a run-in with a lion, which he traps in a gulch by blocking the entrance. At the front he infiltrates the German headquarters and seizes Major Schneider, returning to the gulch, he throws his captive to the lion.
Killing Schneider, Tarzan believes his vengeance complete, abandoning his vendetta against the Germans he departs for the jungle, swearing off all company with mankind. Seeking a band of Mangani, the apes among whom he had raised, Tarzan crosses a desert. Indeed, the desert is almost his undoing and he only survives by feigning death to lure a vulture following him into his reach, he catches and devours the vulture, which gives him the strength to go on. The scene is a one, a highlight both of the novel and of the Tarzan series as a whole. On the other side of the desert Tarzan locates the ape band, while with them he once again encounters Bertha Kircher, who has just escaped from Sergeant Usanga, leader a troop of native deserters from the German army, by whom she had been taken captive. Despite his suspicion of Bertha, Tarzans natural chivalry leads him to grant her shelter, he himself falls captive to the tribe of cannibals the deserters have sheltered among, along with Harold Percy Smith-Oldwick, a British aviator who has been forced down in the jungle.
Learning of Tarzans plight, Bertha heroically leads the apes against the natives and frees them both, Smith-Oldwick becomes infatuated with Bertha, and they search for his downed plane. They find it, but are captured again by Usanga, who attempts to fly off in it with Bertha, Tarzan arrives in time to board the plane as it takes off and throw Usanga from the plane. Smith-Oldwick and Bertha Kircher try to pilot it back across the desert to civilization, seeing the plane go down, Tarzan once more sets out to rescue them. On the way he encounters another Numa, this one a black lion caught in a pit trap. He, the two lovers and the lion are soon reunited, but attacked by warriors from the lost city of Xuja, Tarzan is left for dead and Bertha and Smith-Oldwick taken prisoner
Poaching has traditionally been defined as the illegal hunting or capturing of wild animals, usually associated with land use rights. According to Encyclopædia Britannica, poaching was performed by impoverished peasants for subsistence purposes, Poaching was as well set against the hunting privileges of nobility and territorial rulers. By contrast, stealing domestic animals classifies as theft, not as poaching, since the 1980s, the term poaching has referred to the illegal harvesting of wild plant species. Austria and Germany refer to poaching not as theft, but as intrusion in third party hunting rights, while Germanic law allowed any free man including peasants to hunt, especially on the commons, roman law restricted hunting for the rulers. Medieval Europe saw feudal territory rulers from the king downward trying to enforce exclusive rights of the nobility to hunt, Poaching was being deemed a serious crime punishable by imprisonment but the enforcement, till the 16th century, was comparably weak.
Peasants still were able to continue small game hunting, the right of the nobility to hunt was restricted in the 16th century, the development of modern hunting rights is closely connected to the comparably modern idea of exclusive private property of land. In the 17th and 18th centuries the restrictions on hunting and shooting rights on private property were being enforced by gamekeepers and foresters and they denied shared usages of forests, e. g. resin collection and wood pasture and the peasants right to hunt and fish. However, comparably easy access to rifles increasingly allowed peasants and servants to poach end of the 18th century, the low quality of guns made it necessary to approach to the game as close as 30 meters. For example, poachers in the Salzburg region were around 30 years old men, not yet married, hunting was being used in the 18th century as a theatrical demonstration of aristocratic rule of the land and had a strong impact on land use patterns as well. Poaching in so far inferred not only with property rights but clashed symbolically with the power of the nobility, the years between 1830 and 1848 saw a strong increase in poaching and poaching related deaths in Bavaria.
The revolution of 1848 was interpreted as an allowance for poaching in Bavaria. The reform of hunting law in 1849 reduced legal hunting to rich land owners, some of the frontier region, where smuggling was of importance, showed especially strong resistance. In 1849, the Bavarian military forces were being asked to occupy a number of municipalities on the frontier to Austria. Both, in Wallgau and in Lackenhäuser, one soldier per household was to be fed, the people of Lackenhäuser had had several skirmishes about poached deer with Austrian foresters and even military and were known as well armed pertly poachers. Poaching, like smuggling, has a long counter-cultural history, the verb poach is derived from the Middle English word pocchen literally meaning bagged, enclosed in a bag. Poaching was dispassionately reported for England in Pleas of the Forest, William the Conqueror, who was a great lover of hunting and enforced a system of forest law. Henceforth hunting of game in royal forests by commoners or in other words poaching, was punishable by death by hanging.
In 1087, a poem called The Rime of King William contained in the Peterborough Chronicle, Poaching was romanticised in literature from the time of the ballads of Robin Hood, as an aspect of the greenwood of Merry England
Africa is the worlds second-largest and second-most-populous continent. At about 30.3 million km² including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earths total surface area and 20.4 % of its land area. With 1.2 billion people as of 2016, it accounts for about 16% of the human population. The continent includes Madagascar and various archipelagos and it contains 54 fully recognized sovereign states, nine territories and two de facto independent states with limited or no recognition. Africas population is the youngest amongst all the continents, the age in 2012 was 19.7. Algeria is Africas largest country by area, and Nigeria by population, Homo erectus, H. habilis and H. ergaster – with the earliest Homo sapiens found in Ethiopia being dated to circa 200,000 years ago. Africa straddles the equator and encompasses numerous climate areas, it is the continent to stretch from the northern temperate to southern temperate zones. Africa hosts a diversity of ethnicities and languages. In the late 19th century European countries colonized most of Africa, Africa varies greatly with regard to environments, historical ties and government systems.
However, most present states in Africa originate from a process of decolonization in the 20th century, afri was a Latin name used to refer to the inhabitants of Africa, which in its widest sense referred to all lands south of the Mediterranean. This name seems to have referred to a native Libyan tribe. The name is connected with Hebrew or Phoenician ʿafar dust. The same word may be found in the name of the Banu Ifran from Algeria and Tripolitania, under Roman rule, Carthage became the capital of the province of Africa Proconsularis, which included the coastal part of modern Libya. The Latin suffix -ica can sometimes be used to denote a land, the Muslim kingdom of Ifriqiya, modern-day Tunisia, preserved a form of the name. According to the Romans, Africa lay to the west of Egypt, while Asia was used to refer to Anatolia, as Europeans came to understand the real extent of the continent, the idea of Africa expanded with their knowledge. 25,4, whose descendants, he claimed, had invaded Libya, isidore of Seville in Etymologiae XIV.5.2.
Suggests Africa comes from the Latin aprica, meaning sunny, massey, in 1881, stated that Africa is derived from the Egyptian af-rui-ka, meaning to turn toward the opening of the Ka. The Ka is the double of every person and the opening of the Ka refers to a womb or birthplace
North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere. It can be considered a subcontinent of the Americas. It is bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, and to the southeast by South America and the Caribbean Sea. North America covers an area of about 24,709,000 square kilometers, about 16. 5% of the land area. North America is the third largest continent by area, following Asia and Africa, and the fourth by population after Asia and Europe. In 2013, its population was estimated at nearly 565 million people in 23 independent states, or about 7. 5% of the worlds population, North America was reached by its first human populations during the last glacial period, via crossing the Bering land bridge. The so-called Paleo-Indian period is taken to have lasted until about 10,000 years ago, the Classic stage spans roughly the 6th to 13th centuries. The Pre-Columbian era ended with the migrations and the arrival of European settlers during the Age of Discovery.
Present-day cultural and ethnic patterns reflect different kind of interactions between European colonists, indigenous peoples, African slaves and their descendants, European influences are strongest in the northern parts of the continent while indigenous and African influences are relatively stronger in the south. Because of the history of colonialism, most North Americans speak English, Spanish or French, the Americas are usually accepted as having been named after the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci by the German cartographers Martin Waldseemüller and Matthias Ringmann. Vespucci, who explored South America between 1497 and 1502, was the first European to suggest that the Americas were not the East Indies, but a different landmass previously unknown by Europeans. In 1507, Waldseemüller produced a map, in which he placed the word America on the continent of South America. He explained the rationale for the name in the accompanying book Cosmographiae Introductio, for Waldseemüller, no one should object to the naming of the land after its discoverer.
He used the Latinized version of Vespuccis name, but in its feminine form America, following the examples of Europa and Africa. Later, other mapmakers extended the name America to the continent, In 1538. Some argue that the convention is to use the surname for naming discoveries except in the case of royalty, a minutely explored belief that has been advanced is that America was named for a Spanish sailor bearing the ancient Visigothic name of Amairick. Another is that the name is rooted in a Native American language, the term North America maintains various definitions in accordance with location and context. In Canadian English, North America may be used to refer to the United States, usage sometimes includes Greenland and Mexico, as well as offshore islands
Jungle Tales of Tarzan
The stories ran monthly in Blue Book magazine, September 1916 through August 1917 before book publication in 1919. A collection of loosely connected short stories of Tarzans late teenage years, probably 1907-1908. Tarzans courtship of the female ape Teeka ends in failure when her preference turns to their mutual friend, Tarzan wrestles with his humanness versus his ape-ness. The allusion to Helen of Troy enriches the story, making Tarzan, stan Galloway writes, when Burroughs chooses to name Helen as an objective correlative for Teeka, he expects both literal and emotional connections to occur. Tarzans final claim of the story -- Tarzan is a man and he will go alone. —echoes the plight of Adam in the Garden of Eden. Tarzan is taken captive by the warriors of a village of cannibals which has established a village near the territory of the ape tribe and he is saved from them by Tantor, the elephant. Teeka and Taug have a baby, which Teeka names Gazan and she changes her mind after Tarzan saves the baby from a leopard.
Tarzan discovers the concept of God in the preserved in the cabin of his dead parents. Eventually he concludes that God is none of these, but the creative force permeating everything, though, the dreaded snake Histah falls outside this. Jealous of Taug and Teekas relationship with their baby, Tarzan kidnaps Tibo and he tries with indifferent success to teach the terrified and homesick child ape ways. He names a price for recovering Tibo she cannot afford, however, who is moved by Tibos distress and his mothers love, returns the boy to her. Bukawai attempts to claim credit for Tibos return and extort payment from the boys mother and he plots vengeance against the native family and Tarzan, but is thwarted by the ape man. Bukawai, finding Tarzan unconscious after a storm, takes the ape man captive, Tarzan leaves the witch doctor in the same trap, in which Bukawai suffers the very fate he had intended for his enemy. Tarzan vainly attempts to impress on his ape tribe the necessity of maintaining a watch against the hazards.
He is saved only by the courage of his monkey friend Manu, which he had previously under-rated, having been unsuccessful hunting, Tarzan robs the native village of some rotten elephant meat, which he eats. Becoming ill from the meal, he has a horrible nightmare, in which he dreams himself menaced by a lion, an eagle. He is carried off by a giant bird but wakes in the fall from its graps and he realizes the incidents were not real. Subsequently attacked by a gorilla, he assumes that this too is a product of his imagination, until actually wounded
Tarzan and the Lost Empire
Tarzan and the Lost Empire is a novel written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the twelfth in his series of books about the title character Tarzan. It was first published as a serial in Blue Book Magazine from October 1928 through February 1929, Tarzan and a young German, working independently, find a lost remnant of the Roman Empire hidden in the mountains of Africa. This novel is notable for the introduction of Nkima, who serves as Tarzans monkey companion in it and it reintroduces Muviro, first seen in Tarzan and the Golden Lion, as sub-chief of Tarzans Waziri warriors. The book has been adapted into comic form by Gold Key Comics in Tarzan nos. 194-195, Edgar Rice Burroughs Summary Project page for Tarzan and the Lost Empire Tarzan and the Lost Empire at Faded Page Text of the novel at Project Gutenberg Australia Map of the Lost Empire