Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is a single-player action-adventure RPG for PC, developed by FromSoftware and published by Activision Blizzard. The game is set in Japan, during the 1500s’ Sengoku period. Players’ will travel the feudal land as Sekiro, one-armed samurai warrior and face dangerous foes, both in combat and stealth action. The game is scheduled to hit the stores in March 2019.GameplayIn Sekiro, the players take control of the main character named Sekiro, or “One-armed Wolf”, a lone samurai warrior. Unlike in previous FromSoftware games, the player cannot influence the appearance of Sekiro.In combat, the protagonist uses two katanas. Players can switch between them, but they cannot be dual-wielded. Sekiro also has a prosthetic arm replacing his missing limb. The Shinobi Prosthetic, as it is called in the game, can be fitted with various attachments, which serve different purposes. Grappling hook allows climbing into elevated areas to search for items or stealthy plan attack from above, axe can be equipped to shatter enemies’ shields, flamethrower lights enemies on fire and can also be used to ignite players’ katana, and many more. Equippable tools can be upgraded by different means, such as finding crafting materials or spending skill points.Sekiro’s combat mechanics are based on what developers describe as “battle of postures” system. Instead of directly attacking the opponent and dealing damage, players must throw their foe off balance and break their guard. By attacking the enemies’ defense stance, the player fills in a gauge visible in the top of the screen. When the gauge is full, the player can break the guard of their adversary and deal a lethal strike with their sword. In most cases one strike is enough to kill the enemy, however, there are some, who require more effort. These foes act as the bosses in the game. The same mechanic that players use on their enemies can be used against them. That’s why Sekiro emphasizes constant offensive, filling the enemies gauge to dispose of them quickly, and not letting them retaliate.Defeating enemies and bosses rewards the player with experience, which later gives skill points. The skill points can be spent on upgrading various aspects of Sekiro’s abilities divided into three skill trees: Shinobi, Samurai and Prosthetic Arm.Stealth in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an important aspect of gameplay. Players can enter stealth mode to quietly sneak on unsuspecting enemies and kill them without alerting others or eavesdrop to gather information. Players can use elements of the environment, such as patches of tall grass to hide before enemies’ eyes. The hiding spots in Sekiro are described as dynamic, which means that they can be negatively influenced by foes, for example by burning grass. Enemies alerted to players’ presence will come to investigate. While doing that the marker above their head will be yellow. When the marker turns red, that means Sekiro was spotted and players must get ready for a confrontation. Story and CharactersSekiro: Shadows Die Twice is set in 16th century Japan during the famous Sengoku period. Japan is split into warring kingdoms, where feudal lords waged brutal battles with the help of samurai warriors. The main character of the game, Sekiro, is one of such samurai. Sekiro’s master, a young feudal lord, was kidnapped by the Ashina clan, and the samurai himself was disfigured and left for dead.Now he sets out on the quest to regain his honor and rescue his master. Sekiro is armed with both, a traditional Japanese katana sword as well as a prosthetic which allows him to equip various helpful tools which he can use in his travels and during fights. Because of his severed arm, the samurai is known as a one-armed wolf who seeks revenge on his attackers.ReceptionEarly impressions of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice for PC were very positive. After its reveal at E3 2018 critics praised the game for innovative gameplay mechanics and climate of Sengoku era Japan recreated in the game. The game is considered a huge hit, drawing comparisons to other series from this studio, namely Dark Souls. Players especially love the difficulty level, combat and overall climate of the game.
US Attorney General Allison Leahy is the Democrats' best chance for holding on to the Oval Office. But she's running neck and neck with her opponent, Republican Lincoln Howe, a retired four-star general and bona fide African American hero. Then, days before the election, disaster strikes. Twelve-year-old Kristen Howe, the general's granddaughter, is kidnapped. As the nation's leading law enforcement officer, Allison launches a nationwide manhunt - even as her opponent publicly questions her motives. For Allison, though, finding Kristen isn't about politics. It's a personal crusade that taps in to terrifying secrets buried deep within the past - secrets that can shatter all of Allison's hopes, twisting them into a nightmare of lies and the ultimate betrayal. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Hecht. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005381/bk_harp_005381_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover Dribbling Secrets That Will Transform You into a Dribbling Wiz Today! Disguising Your Intention This skill is one of the most important ones and will decide whether your dribbling attempts will be a success or a complete failure. If you don't know how to disguise your dribbling attempts, you will never have a true advantage against your opponent. In this book I will reveal exactly how to disguise your intentions and how to really trick the opponent into a false sense of security. Performing the Move Too Early Do you know dozens of soccer moves and how to perform them correctly, yet you are not able to get past your opponent in most of your dribbling attempts? The problem could be that you are performing your moves too early, which results in poor dribbling attempts and having the opponents clear the ball away. Importance of Your Supporting Leg Your supporting leg plays a bigger part in your dribbling skills than you ever could imagine, and failing to utilize it properly in your dribbling is a big mistake. While you might be extremely one footed, I guarantee that you'll notice some amazing results if you just pay attention to your weak leg a bit. Finding Your Own Dribbling Style Many soccer players fail to become good at dribbling because they are trying to copy their role models and adapt their styles of dribbling. I will explain how you can find your own style while using the moves from your role models, which will turn you into a dribbling wiz. Right Moves at Right Times Knowing what moves suit which situations best is another critical aspect of soccer dribbling that will decide the outcome of your dribbling. By learning to use your moves for a specific situation, you'll also increase your other skills, like scoring, passing, and crossing. Do You Want to Learn all of These Secrets? Discover the secrets to beco 1. Language: English. Narrator: Millian Quinteros. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047336/bk_acx0_047336_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fate is nice and all, but in the busy worlds of journalism and professional wrestling, sometimes a rabbit needs a hand, and a bear needs a place to grab. Garnet Pendleton is a freelance journalist, and moonlighting as a librarian gets the bills paid, but barely. It's a busy life, but it's hers. Lately though, she's felt like something was...lacking. With her life absorbed in pounding pavement and wrestling with the Dewey decimal system, Garnet hasn't had time for something she's starting to get REALLY edgy over - finding a mate. Stacy Graves's entire life has been lived in a ring. He's big, muscled up, and can bodyslam and headlock with the best of 'em. But he's also not getting any younger. Stacy's mind is starting to drift in the middle of matches. Instead of being worried about pinning his opponent, he can't stop thinking about settling down and finding himself a mate. Will Garnet's journalistic drive for truth and Stacy's life on the road be too much of an obstacle for them to overcome in the name of love? With mating experts Yvette and Dora on the case, Garnet and Stacy just might stand a chance. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pepper Laramie. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/047071/bk_acx0_047071_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Captain Hugh 'Bulldog" Drummond', DSO, MC is a first world war veteran finding it difficult to adjust to life as a civilian in London. He is a trained soldier, a strong, brutal fighter who has honed his skills of stalking and the martial arts. Now that the war is over he is bored. He posts an advertisement in the newspaper, seeking for adventure... and immediately finds himself drawn into a web of intrigue involving an international gang of criminals whose aim is the destruction of Great Britain. The leader of the criminals is the evil genius, Carl Peterson, who is to be Drummond's opponent and sworn enemy through a series of adventures. The Bulldog Drummond books are a series written by H. C. McNeile and published under his pen name "Sapper". This is the first of the series. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Dobson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redd/000306/bk_redd_000306_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Science of Sleep, by developmental molecular biologist Dr. John Medina, gives you the facts - and the prescription to sleep well - in his signature engaging style. Adapted from Medina's Brain Rules for Aging Well: 10 Principles for Staying Vital, Happy, and Sharp, in this chapter, you'll learn how the sleep cycle is born of a constant tension between hormones and brain regions vying to keep you awake and hormones and brain regions trying to make you go to sleep. This is called opponent-process theory. Sleep, scientists are finding, doesn't have as much to do with energy restoration as it does with processing memories and flushing out toxins in the brain. As you grow older, your sleep cycle becomes more fragmented, particularly the part of the cycle during which toxins are flushed out of the brain. Accruing good sleep habits by middle age (a stable sleep routine; no caffeine, alcohol, or nicotine six hours prior to going to sleep) is the best way to avoid sleep-related cognitive decline in old age. You may already be experiencing the sometimes unpleasant effects of the aging process. Or you may be deeply concerned about your loved ones who are. Either way, The Science of Sleep is for you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Medina. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pprs/000011/bk_pprs_000011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Winter returns to face the most feared hitman of all time, the Guardsman. Winter has put the world of organised crime into crisis by unmasking its boss, Alek Konstantin. Hunted and permanently on the run, he has been caught on camera in Mexico, Virginia and Marseille. Retracing his steps, Winter attempts to uncover his motives and bring the world's most wanted man out of hiding using the tracker he embedded in her wrist. But things aren't quite that simple. After finding Lucy and watching her die a sickening death, Winter's desire to bring down the legendary Guardsman overrides her orders. Knowing Firestorm’s top contract killer is experimenting on victims, she takes a contract out on herself to catch him. Once again disguised as her alter ego, Snow White, Winter follows the Guardsman to Moscow expecting to spring the trap. However, things aren't quite what they seem. Who is the Guardsman and why does he know everything about Winter? With the reality of the situation unravelling as the world’s leaders assemble in London, just how much has Winter underestimated her opponent and is the realisation all too late? Winter faces her biggest challenge yet in this dark commentary on our surveillance society. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ell Potter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aopu/000011/bk_aopu_000011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The battle is ours! "Our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world." (Eph. 6:12 NIV) For generations when Christians have engaged in spiritual warfare, most of the time they have focused on "Satan" as the main opponent. However, C. Peter Wagner has gathered together a number of ministers who teach from personal experience that the "principalities and powers" are more than just Satan - there is an entire hierarchy of demons in this world. Often, missionaries and ministers are finding that they have far more success in an area when they first go to war in the spirit and in prayer against the evil power that rules a certain region. C. Peter Wagner has compiled this book of many voices, speaking from scripture and personal experience, teaching the reality of territorial spirits and the necessity of waging targeted, powerful warfare against them in order to reach the souls these evil powers have held captive for too long. You will learn: There is an entire hierarchy of demons in this world, many with specific geographic territories. Once a territorial spirit's power is broken, ministry in that area can be far more effective. How to go to war against evil spirits to break their power over the people of a region. Christians must take to heart what the Bible teaches about spiritual warfare. Arm yourself with this book! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080778/bk_acx0_080778_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The third exciting novel starring the unforgettable antiquities thief Owl - a modern-day "Indiana Jane" who reluctantly navigates the hidden supernatural world. From the pen of rising urban fantasy star Kristi Charish (Owl and the Japanese Circus), and for fans of Kim Harrison, Jim Butcher, Jennifer Estep, and Jenn Bennett and fantasy lovers everywhere. The International Archaeology Association (IAA) is responsible for keeping all things supernatural under wraps. They're also responsible for ruining the promising archaeology career of Alix Hiboux, better known as Owl. Needless to say, Owl's still a little sore about that. Just to keep Owl's life lively, the IAA has opened a bounty on the two designers of World Quest, the online RPG that is much, much more than it seems. Owl needs to locate the notorious gaming duo before the other mercenaries do. But finding the gamers won't be easy since every clue points to them hiding out in the legendary lost city of Shangri-La. Not to mention that the last time Owl and the game designers spoke, their conversation didn't exactly end on the best note.... Meanwhile, undercurrents of supernatural politics are running amok in Tokyo, dragging Owl and her friends into a deadly game of wits with an opponent who calls himself the Electric Samurai. The cost of losing? All-out civil war between two powerful supernatural factions. All in all, just another great day on the job. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christy Romano. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/025923/bk_adbl_025923_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.