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  Computer games and video games
This is with Final Fantasy VIII one of the best games on the saga, it is full of good animations, the stoy is excellent and it has a lot of hidden...
In spite of having to run the game on med-low resolution settings I found the game to be excellent.
When i first played this game at a friends house i loved it even though i had to do practice because i got 55 percent on a song on easy.
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  Open Directory - Games: Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Genre and the Video Game - An analysis of genre categorization as applied to video games in contrast with books and film, with definitions and examples.
PBS - The Video Game Revolution - Companion site to the PBS program, "The Video Game Revolution." Examines the evolution and history of the video game industry, from the 1950s through today, the impact of video games on society and culture, and the future of electronic gaming.
And Alice Played a Video Game - A study by Souvik Mukherjee of the relationship between children's fantasy adventure stories and interactive computer games of American McGee's Alice and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.
dmoz.org /Games/Video_Games   (210 words)

  Bio - Computer and video games Wikipedia RSS Feed video games   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Computer games are often more powerful than console games because of early market releases of their external architecture^ and graphics cards.
Video games are made by developers, who used to do this as individuals in the 80's (Bedroom Coders), but now are almost always a large team consisting of designers, graphic designers and other artists, programmers, sound designers, musicians, and other technicians.
Games running on a PC are often designed with end-user modifications in mind, and this consequently allows modern computer games to be modified by gamers without much difficulty.
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 Computer Games
A computer game is not necessarily a video game, or vice versa; for instance a text-based role-playing game could be played verbally by a blind person, which is clearly no longer a "video" game, and the first generation of video games, such as Pong, used dedicated electronic circuitry not even remotely resembling a computer.
Formerly, video games tended to need and use less computing power than computer games, but with the increasing power of video game hardware, that distinction is nearly erased, and many games are now produced for both computers and video game systems.
Video game manufacturers usually exercise tight control over the games that are made available on their systems, so unusual or special-interest games are more likely to only ever appear as games on general-purpose computers.
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 Game Studies 0102: Cultural framing of computer/video games. By Kurt Squire
Since their inception, computer and video games have both fascinated and caused great fear in the politicians, educators, academics, and the public at large.
This example illuminates how the process of interpreting game play, of drawing analogies between symbolic representations in the game and their real-life analogs is one of active interpretation, and suggests that students might benefit from systematic explanations or presentations of information.
Much of the hype and hyperbole surrounding games and their potential impact on human behavior (whether it be fear about games’ impact on human behavior or hope that games are teaching students to think sharper or more quickly) rests on assumptions about activities developed in game–playing contexts transferring to new contexts.
www.gamestudies.org /0102/squire   (5744 words)

 Computer and Video Games Come of Age
What people read about video games is that they are violent, they are sexist, they are responsible for some percentage of juvenile misbehavior, sometimes worse than misbehavior, and people become addicted to them and socially isolated as a result.
The three videos were a steer being slaughtered in a slaughter house, a monkey being killed and its brains served in a Chinese village, and facial surgery on a young girl whose face had to be split open and the skin drawn back.
What you read about video games both in the popular and scientific press is a sample of what we know and what has been done on this subject and it leaves you with a decidedly distorted impression, I think, of the uses and benefits of video games.
web.mit.edu /cms/games/current.html   (6794 words)

 Gender and Computer/Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Studies have shown that computer and video games provide an easy lead-in to computer literacy, and so those children who are not playing them at young ages are at a disadvantage.
Although boys and girls can be equally skilled at using computers and computer games, boys are more likely than girls to choose to play with them, and children of both sexes consider both computers and computer games to be boys' toys.
The first group work under the assumption that girls and boys want something fundamentally different from video games, that it is possible to find out what girls want from market research and the best way of responding to this situation is to create girls-only or girl directed media that stand alongside more boy-centered media.
fubini.swarthmore.edu /~WS30/WS30F2000/compvideo.html   (960 words)

 Business of Computer and Video Games
The Business of Computer and Video Games, released March 2004, is a detailed 500+ page report designed to provide users a comprehensive overview of how the interactive entertainment industry functions.
A historical analysis of the six major cycles of the video game industry.
The top-selling games of the past ten years.
www.dfcint.com /game_report/businessofvg_toc.html   (270 words)

 Kids aren't the only ones playing video and computer games   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Makers of video and computer games posted $7 billion in U.S. sales last year, and gaming software is the fastest growing segment of the entertainment media industry, according to the trade association.
Because video games are interactive, "it's probably better for parents to play video games with their children than watch TV if the video games are good ones," said Diane Levin, a child development expert at Wheelock College.
She also noted that many of those scholars who promote the idea that playing video and computer games is a good family activity specialize in media studies, not child development.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/06027/645209.stm   (953 words)

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A computer game is a game composed of a computer-controlled virtual universe that players may interact with in order to achieve a goal (or set of goals).
To avoid ambiguity, this game software is referred to as "computer and video games" throughout this article, which explores things common to both types of game.
In common usage, "computer game" or "PC game" refers specifically to games played on a personal computer, "console game" refers to games played on specifically-designed consoles and "video game" (or "videogame") refers to both, as all modern commercial games rely on video.
www.3datadesign.com /gallery/eng/computer-games-wallpapers.php   (610 words)

 Berkeley Parents Network: Computer Use & Video Games
Video and computer games are a major pasttime for my kids and a major social activity for the two of them and their friends.
I think the video game syndrome is a lot like the sports fan syndrome - the need to be in the same room with a bunch of other guys watching some relatively mindless thing on TV and shouting and stomping together.
Computer games: these are more solitary (like Myst) but they still prefer to play with another kid.
parents.berkeley.edu /advice/teens/computer.html   (4300 words)

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Arcade Lines is an extremely addictive puzzle game using brilliant graphics, pulsating music and a great variety of different game modes.
Smugglers 3 is the sequel of the known strategy-trading game for Windows.
Copyright ©2005 Computer Games, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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 Demand for Computer and Video Games Means More for the Consumer
Game developers will be challenged to present innovative ideas to provide an enhanced gaming experience.
Personal computers, game consoles, cell phones, ipod's, and PDA's provide players a variety of ways to access and play their favorite games.
Games with improved artificial intelligence will allow players the flexibility to change scenarios and storylines.
www.prweb.com /releases/2006/7/prweb409213.htm   (482 words)

 Games, Computer & Video Games,
The video game industry is changing at a rapid pace and involves alot more than previous generations.
Anything and everthing about video games is acceptable.
This is the place for video game developers, computer gamerz, and gaming groups.
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 Computers, consoles, hand held cosoles and video games - Shopping Directory
See a great range of PC and video games for all formats with handy reviews and some fabulous bargains.
Every computer or video game you could ever need with loads of accessories and fun stuff all under one roof.
Loads of all types of games to buy on CD or download direct with free demos to try before you buy.
www.super-kids.com /computer_games.html   (299 words)

 Christian Computer & Video Games
Some of the best ever graphics and sound ever found in a Christian computer game.
calling itself as a "cool Christian computer game", this is a first person shooter where you battle your internal enemies like fear, pride, and worldliness.
this Bible trivia game is played on a 3-D board with up to four different characters.
www.cyberxian.com /MediaX/xcomputer.html   (417 words)

 Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Game Studies is a cross-disciplinary journal dedicated to games research, web-published several times a year
Video games, once confiscated in class, are now a key teaching tool.
Uses video gaming strategies and realistic digital environments to engage 8-14 year-olds in mysteries that can only be solved through developing an understanding of Mesopotamian society, business practices, and trade
www3.essdack.org /socialstudies/videogames.htm   (1803 words)

 Gearlog: Computer & Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The games are occurring from noon-5pm this Saturday, June 23rd, at our favorite old-school gaming watering hole, Barcade.
It's not one of those games where you're lucky if you get one question right out of 10, or you have to read instructions or fuss with a game board either.
X-Bike actually hopes you'll use this device to view its motivational exercise videos while you pedal, but we all know what we'll really be doing: watching loads of video content.
www.gearlog.com /computer_video_games   (2414 words)

 Computer Game, PC Joysticks, Computer Joystick, Video Games, USB
Using good joysticks and joystick combination sets or good steering wheels for your racing games, especially with the force feedback functions can greatly enhance your computer gaming excitement.
Computer gaming is getting closer and closer to the real thing.
So if you are flying your PC Game Simulator for practice or just to look at the scenery, you need the best joystick combination for your added realism.
www.yellowairplane.com /Video_Games/Video_Game_Joysticks.html   (268 words)

 Haabaa Games - Home
Not unlike the console space, the theme (well, what seemed to be the theme anyway) this year was "touching is good." Yes, that's right, our pal the DS has influenced even the arcade industry.
Most of the touch screen games were quiz games, but there were games like Konami's Otomedius, a Parodius/Gradius fusion starring half naked girls who always seem to be blushing (more impressions here), and a rogue-like dungeon crawler by the name of Eternal Knights that also made use of the touch screen.
As for games with more traditional inputs, Sega had the mysterious gun fighting game 2 Spicy and the much anticipated and super goofy Die Hard Arcade EX available to play (more on that here), in addition to a hose of Japan-centric games and, of course, Virtua Fighter 5.
www.haabaa.com /games   (376 words)

 PC Games - Computer Games - PC Game Cheats - Computer Video Games
Independent Games Festival 2007 IGF celebrates the achievements of independent game developers and serves as a showcase for quality games that are created without the financial backing of a major publisher.
Rainbow Six is reinvented and reinvigorated for a new age thanks to beautiful visuals and top-notch tactical shooting action.
Unmistakably similar to the previous two games in the innovative Guild Wars series, Nightfall features an impressive new Egyptian-themed continent to explore through plenty of solo and cooperative questing.
www.gamespot.com /pc/index.html   (436 words)

 The Connection.org : Computer and Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The multi-billion dollar computer and video game market is the fastest-growing segment of the entertainment industry and will soon outstrip Hollywood in the revenue race.
These games draw deep lines in the cultural sand; there's no question that they've changed irrevocably the way children play.
If you think computer games are all about blowing people's heads off, reinforcing gender stereotypes, or creating violent kids, you're missing out on a world of fantasy, fun, and fine-art.
www.theconnection.org /shows/2000/02/20000210_a_main.asp   (241 words)

 Multiplayer Macintosh Computer Platforms Video Games Games
Defcon nuclear war game to ship in MarchMacworld, CA - Feb 21, 2007Ambrosia Software plans to release a Macintosh conversion of Introversion Software?s game Defcon in March, according to a new report from the company.
Dice: An Interview With Rand Miller On Launching Myst Online: Uru...San Jose Mercury News, CA - Feb 15, 2007As we all know, Myst debuted in 1993 on the Macintosh and was the mega-hit of computer games until it was overtaken by The Sims.
They weren't as plentiful as PC games, and rarely as hyped, but they were often clever,...
www.iaswww.com /ODP/Games/Video_Games/Computer_Platforms/Macintosh/Multiplayer   (170 words)

 Computer & Video Games - Free Software Downloads and Software Reviews - Download.com
Enjoy the best racing games of 2006 and 2007's.
View images from a 3D action/RPG game on your desktop screensaver.
Display girls from the game Dirt on your desktop.
www.download.com /Computer-Video-Games/3150-2388_4-0.html   (147 words)

 Amazon.ca: Video Games: Computer and video games and hardware for Canadians   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Amazon.ca: Video Games: Computer and video games and hardware for Canadians
Check out our breakdown of the Xbox Live features of the latest and upcoming 360 games.
Master the manipulation of time and space and capture new Pokemon in preparation for your battle through the Pokemon League championships in the two entirely new adventures of Pokemon Diamond and Pokemon Pearl.
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Checkers Challenge -Wonderful board game for all fans of checkers on Windows
Arcade earth-digging, stone-falling game like Boulder Dash, Digger or Supaplex.
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