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  Tolkien computer games
In time, these novels became one of the main sources of inspiration for the growing role-playing hobby, which in turn came to inspire many of the pioneer computer game programmers during the seventies.
These pages, created as a homage to Tolkien and to the many devoted people who brought Middle-earth to new life with their computers, are designed to be a source of reference for the computer-gaming Tolkien fan.
All in all, there are more than 100 games known to me and you can search for the ones you are interested in by means of several different criteria.
www.lysator.liu.se /tolkien-games   (154 words)

  Game Studies - Computer Games as a Part of Children's Culture
This may indicate that video and computer games are important media to pass the time between other activities and to fill somehow empty parts of the day.
Computer games do play an important role in situations when children are bored, have to wait or have the impression there is nothing else to do.
The relevance of computer games (and maybe also television) in the everyday life of children may therefore be seen as a measure for the relevance of individualized "gaps" in the late modern (or postmodern) timetables of children.
www.gamestudies.org /0301/fromme   (7497 words)

  Computer Games - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia
Despite being the first computer game to be written, the universe is by no means definitive - noticeable are the bizarre lack of a save game feature and any background music whatsoever, although it is praised for its humour.
The urban myth that computer games cause real life violence is spread by an Evil Atheist Conspiracy pretending to be Christian to spread terrorism.
Computer games often have their players glued to the computer for hours, partially for the reason mentioned above, but also because the subliminal messages induces the player into a subtle trance.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Computer_Games   (999 words)

  Computer and video games - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term "computer game" also includes games which display only text (and which can therefore theoretically be played on a teletypewriter) or which use other methods, such as sound or vibration, as their primary feedback device, but there are very few new games in these categories.
Computer and video games differ from other forms of entertainment in that the person experiencing them is in control, one way or another.
Computer and video games have been the subject of frequent controversy and censorship, due to the depiction of graphic violence, sexual themes, advertising, consumption of illegal drugs, consumption of alcohol or tobacco, propaganda, or profanity in some games.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Computer_game   (4123 words)

 Center for Computer Games Research Copenhagen
Computer games are an important part of contemporary culture.
We need new research to understand the nature of games, their structure, their function and their impact.
The Center for Computer Games Research is located at the cross-disciplinary IT University of Copenhagen.
game.itu.dk   (100 words)

 John Laird's Computer Games Research
Using a Computer Game to Develop Advanced AI, Computer, 34 (7), July 2001, pp.
Research in Human-level AI using Computer Games.This was published in Communications of the ACM in January 2002.
AI Characters and Directors for Interactive Computer Games, Proceedings of the 2004 Innovative Applications of Artificial Intelligence Conference, San Jose, CA, July 2004.
ai.eecs.umich.edu /people/laird/gamesresearch.html   (628 words)

 Lessons from Computer Games
Educational games were not originally included in the study because it was desired to look at what entertainment games do to engage people.
Games were loaned to the users from the set of games purchased by the grant, or were games owned by individual participants.
Twitch games are games in which the user must react quickly to circumstances, usually by killing someone, to continue playing and win the game.
www.gsu.edu /~wwwitr/docs/mjgames/index.html   (3757 words)

 In The 80s - Vintage Computer Games of the Eighties
This game had it all, tons of stats that changed throughout the game, ability to make your own players and teams, fighting, decent graphics for the time, 2 player, 5 on 5 with icing, and offside (if I remember correctly), you could even play one position for the duration of the game.
I played this pc game on the school spectrum computers, from what i remember pod was a red blob thing that you had to tell what to do, for example type pod fly and it flys or pod pop and it pops, a very funny game i wish i could play it again.
This is a game that was for the Atari 400/800 computers.
www.inthe80s.com /compgame.shtml   (15246 words)

 Computer game buying tips
These games generally are games where the player joins thousands, sometimes millions, of other players from all over the planet and build up their character, fight creatures, develop skills, fight other players, talk, and much more.
Users who pirate games may be forfeiting the ability to play with their friends online, not be able to receive updates for the games, and more importantly are not supporting the company of the game.
Computer Hope has no place in giving recommendations to parents on what games they should or should not purchase for their children and believes that it is up to the parent to decide what is OK or not OK for their children to play.
www.computerhope.com /btips/games.htm   (601 words)

 Satanism in Computer Games
In computer games (and any other medium), he knows that it is important to desensitize man to his bidding, so he's got to make them tolerate the material, then accept it, then finally imitate it.
In the game, which is reminiscent of Simcity 2000, players develop a Heaven and Hell that is far from the Heaven and Hell of the Bible.
I found it interesting after I played this game, some parent and family groups were complaining to the company about the violence and sexual content in the game, yet it seemed nobody really brought up the inverted cross issue right into the open.
www.jesus-is-lord.com /games.htm   (1931 words)

 Computer Games   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Impossible Mission is a platform game where you collect and reassemble puzzle pieces guarded by various robots in challenging rooms to defeat a mad scientist.
Phantasie is a fantasy game from SSI which combines the elements of Ultima and Wizardry.
The object of the game is to defeat the Black Lord and end the reign of terror of the Black Knights on Gelnor.
www.cs.uiowa.edu /~rlawrenc/games.html   (2514 words)

 Computer Games: Kids, Puzzle, Arcade Game Download for PC, Mac, Pocket PC
As addictive as it is exciting, Luxor is an action-puzzle game that takes you on a thrilling adventure across the lands of Ancient Egypt.
Mysteryville 2 is the sequel to Mysteryville, the excellent hidden object game.
Azangara - 3D labyrinth arcade game with original visualization.
www.computer-game.us   (316 words)

 Teacher Resources - COMPUTER GAMES - www.multiplication.com
It is by far the best game I have ever seen for teaching the times tables.
Penny Penguin's Math Bingo v3.0 is a multimedia game designed to teach your child addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Children practice problems against the clock, challenge another player to a game of fast facts or test themselves for speed and accuracy.
www.multiplication.com /computer_games.htm   (421 words)

 VI Guide's Entertainment page | Computer Games
The older computers mentioned first can often be found for $100-$300 from someone who's upgraded to a newer computer.
It also has the Frotz and Winfrotz interpreters necessary to play some interactive games on an IBM compatible computer (when the game was originally designed for a different type of PC or operating system).
This is a demo version of a game that allows a visually impaired user to work with existing crossword puzzles or design their own, using braille or speech output as well as sounds from a SoundBlaster-compatible sound card.
www.viguide.com /entgames.htm   (3989 words)

 Computer Games for Students with Visual Impairments
Audyssey - This is a website that is dedicated to the discussion of computer games which, through accident or design, are accessible to the blind.
Accessible Games - Accessible Games are not games written by sighted programmers, and made accessible.
G M A Games - Games designed to be fully accessible to blind and visually impaired individuals.
www.tsbvi.edu /technology/games.htm   (412 words)

 Computer Games
This is a BIG game, covering every aspect of the entire Pacific war, and containing every ship, aircraft squadron, and brigade-size or better land unit that fought in the war.
Both of these games are quite fun to play, being similar to Task Force 1942 by Microprose but with MUCH better graphics(SVGA) and computer AI.
As far I can tell, the game engine is fairly accurate as far as damage and it's results go, but it could use a little fine-tuning.
www.combinedfleet.com /games.htm   (1075 words)

 Computers, computer games, seniors sites, software, games, information for senior citizens
The sites listed here cover a very wide variety of games that can be played on a computer, including card games, board games, arcade games, casino games, dice games, puzzles, word games, children games (beat the grandkids!), adventure games, sports games, role playing and strategy.
Many games are available for free download, some can be played online, some you buy.
Note: If you are going to play games online you should have an unlimited Internet access plan from your ISP and only local telephone call charges, not STD or timed call charges.
www.aboutseniors.com.au /ComputerGames.html   (556 words)

 Computer action games: NES/SNES games on my PC
I can answer questions on pretty much any action game released, including how good a game is, cheats, hints, Worldcraft editing and stuff like best prices and general questions on games.
A long time ago, one of my computer geek classmates was able to put a bunch of SNES/NES games on my win95 aptiva.
I don't where he is now, and I have a new computer I would like to install those games to.
en.allexperts.com /q/Computer-action-games-2797/NES-SNES-games-PC.htm   (363 words)

 Computer game downloads - pc games - mac games - rpg games
With wonderful graphics and addictive game play, this very well done platform game features real time physics and a ton of cute bonuses.
Bud Redhead is an amazing platformer game in the style and "jump 'n run" feel of great Mario but in a pc game download that will take you through 20 huge levels and 4 worlds.
The computer game is an amazing strategy game that you can play alone vs the cpu or with your friends over the internet.
www.phelios.com   (274 words)

 wbztv.com - Casual Computer Games Go Upscale   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Their humble word puzzles and math teasers were in a different league from games in which role-playing characters spray bullets, slay dragons and maim rivals in fantastic virtual worlds.
Casual games are simple, one-player puzzles that can be played on desktop computers, gaming consoles, cell phones or hand-held computers.
The games can be played for 5 minutes — while the baby is sleeping or between office meetings — or for hours at a stretch in a Zen-like trance.
cbs4boston.com /technology/local_story_331075834.html   (1042 words)

 computer games
Games and Gaming Zone - our resource contaings all resources you might need about computer games, including computer game cheat as well as kid computer game - Web sites directory, goods and articles.
"The first inevitable news reports linking the terrorist attacks to computer games have emerged, with Britain's Sky News suggesting earlier this afternoon that the terrorists could have used software such as Microsoft's Flight Simulator games to practice flying to other cities and crashing their planes into buildings." UK.
But I read somewhere, I think it was the latest Edge magazine, in which they said that games don't necessarily have to be fun and enjoyable to be great.
www.eshareware.net   (598 words)

 U of A GAMES Group Home Page
The U of A Games Group members were actively involved in the 3rd International Conference on Computers and Games (CG'2002).
The 3rd International Conference on Computers and Games (CG'2002), the two workshop on Game Informatics and Agents in Computer Games, and the 21st Century Championship Cup and Trading Agent Competition (TAC 2002) were successfully completed.
The 3rd International Conference on Computers and Games (CG'2002) was held July 25-27, 2002 at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
www.cs.ualberta.ca /~games   (1840 words)

 Employers turn to software to block computer games - The Boston Globe
It's Sophos's response to customers who say illicit on-the-job gaming is harming productivity and clogging their data networks.
A Websense survey found that only 9 percent of workers admitted to playing games on the job, but 34 percent of network managers say their colleagues are playing.
"The games are getting more graphics-intensive, and what that means is that the processing on the network is becoming more intensive," said James Hanrahan, chief technical officer for Intrasystems Inc., a Dedham company that builds and maintains corporate data networks.
www.boston.com /business/personaltech/articles/2006/12/25/business_of_blocking_games_is_a_growing_one   (682 words)

 GameSpot:Video Games PC PlayStation 2 Xbox 360 Wii PS3 GameCube PSP DS GBA PS2 PlayStation 3
The stellar presentation and fantastic level designs combine to make Super Mario Galaxy the Wii's game to beat and one of Mario's greatest adventures yet.
The single-player campaign is over in a flash, but the high quality of that campaign and its terrific multiplayer options make Call of Duty 4 a fantastic package.
MTV and Harmonix have teamed up to create one of the most all-encompassing rhythm games yet.
www.gamespot.com   (349 words)

 ICGA: ICGA Home Page
This site, representing the ICGA community, aims to be a site of prime interest to computer-game enthusiasts across a wide spectrum of games.
We hope you appreciate it and invite you to contribute to this site through the feedback channels, and consider joining the ICGA if you are not a member.
WCCC 2007, the 12th Computer Olympiad, and an accompanying scientific workshop.
www.cs.unimaas.nl /icga   (858 words)

 Computer Games - Salon
Rich and evocative, "Myst IV: Revelation" is a worthy successor to one of the greatest computer games of all time.
In "Battlefield Vietnam," a new version of one of the most popular games in the U.S., you too can try to win a Silver Star saving your buddies in the jungle.
Was 2003 the year of the great online multiplayer gaming flameout, or the year when a whole new approach to computer games finally gained real momentum?
dir.salon.com /topics/computer_games/index.html   (382 words)

 Open Directory - Games: Video Games   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Computer and Video Games Survey - Annual quantitative survey to describe gamers hardware, software and connectivity set-ups.
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   (211 words)

 Games - MSN Tech & Gadgets   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This great game features a large fantasy world and enough RPG action to keep you busy for weeks.
FEATURE: With the dust finally settled, we name the games that stood out above the rest at E3 2006.
Paris Hilton finally arrives at E3 to promote her new video game but blows it.
tech.msn.com /games   (88 words)

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