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 Game - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
All through human history, people have played games to entertain themselves and others.
Games were important to Wittgenstein's later thought; he held that language was itself a game, consisting of tokens governed by rough-and-ready rules that arise by convention and are not strict.
Games of pure skill are likely the oldest sort of game, and are found in all cultures, regardless of their level of material culture.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Game   (1149 words)

  
 Game theory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A game consists of a set of players, a set of moves (or strategies) available to those players, and a specification of payoffs for each combination of strategies.
Game theory experienced a flurry of activity in the 1950s, during which time the concepts of the core, the extensive form game, fictitious play, repeated games, and the Shapley value were developed.
Game theory is a branch of applied mathematics that studies strategic situations where players choose different actions in an attempt to maximize their returns.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Game_theory   (3865 words)

  
 GAME : Greatly Abbreviated Mechanics, Etc.
The idea of GAME is to provide an ultra-compact, flexible system that can be fit onto a single 8.5" x 11" piece of paper, front and back.
The GM may rule that combat rounds take but a second, or that they last as long as a minute, the GAME mechanics do not attempt to impose realism: realism is up to the GM to add (or not).
GAME serves only as the barest guideline for roleplaying and leaves all details to the GM's judgement, and is meant to ease on-the-fly additions.
www.homebrew.net /games/game.html   (967 words)

  
 ViewProduct.aspx?cat=11142&mid=321046
If you had to choose a game to demonstrate just how far games had come in every respect, how developers have learned to engage players on an emotional, even primal level, and how immersive and believable games have become, this would be it.
There are lots of games coming out in the future that I am very excited about, but if anything comes along in the next five years which outclasses the experience on offer here I would be extremely surprised.
If you have a system in your game - shaders, particles, physics, whatever, and you want to have it be about gameplay and not just presentation, then you are probably going to give the player some straight-forward method of having an input into that system.
shop.game.net /ViewProduct.aspx?cat=11142&mid=321046   (2503 words)

  
 Game studies. Issue 1, 2005.
Games are considered as systems and the design of games as the creation of models for games.
Game Studies is a crossdisciplinary journal dedicated to games research, web-published several times a year at www.gamestudies.org.
Our mission - To explore the rich cultural genre of games; to give scholars a peer-reviewed forum for their ideas and theories; to provide an academic channel for the ongoing discussions on games and gaming.
www.gamestudies.org   (807 words)

  
 Acid-Play: 708 Freeware Games
This is a collection of five mini games which combine simplicity with originality.
In this game you are a robot who must shoot the other robots in order to save his own life.
In this fairly violent game, you are a soldier who is entering a building in order to blow away the inhabitants.
www.acid-play.com   (164 words)

  
 Game Editor - the game design software for anyone interested in game developing.
I have used several game oriented development environments and Game Editor was without question the easiest to jump into and become familiar with.
Become a real game creator with Game Editor!
Game Editor is the game design software that gives you the power to create the games of your dreams, with little or no programming or technical knowledge required.
game-editor.com   (273 words)

  
 Game Matters
Ico has many game developers shaking their heads in dismay, because it's a game with stellar production values, gameplay uniqueness and overall terrific execution, and yet it didn't become an unqualified hit.
The game was poorly positioned, both from a branding perspective and from a game concept perspective.
Execution happens to be the area most disrupted by the publisher's money squeeze, or when they try to rush a game out to beef up revenues in one of their fiscal quarters, to ensure their stock doesn't take a slight tumble and rile investors a wee little bit.
dukenukem.typepad.com /game_matters   (5042 words)

  
 The Linux Game Tome
Fixed a bug that prevented the game from compiling with g++ 4.1.
In this game, you have to build and maintain a steam distribution network on an alien planet, while under attack from aliens and other hazards.
Game play is designed to be quick, responsive and fun.
happypenguin.org   (620 words)

  
 GameDev.net - all your game development needs
Posted by: Rob Loach at 9:13:25 AM The Game Initiative, the leading producer of conferences and events for professionals in the computer and video game industry, today announced the call for speakers for the fourth annual Austin Game Conference, taking place September 7-8, 2006 in Austin, Texas.
Posted by: Games for Health Project at 7:56:47 AM The Games for Health Project is hosting a one-day conference at University of Southern California on May 9.
The Austin Game Conference is the definitive event for online and networked game development, including massively multiplayer online games, casual games, online PC and console games.
www.gamedev.net   (1804 words)

  
 DNA/Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Infocom Adventure
Then graphics games came along and the computer using portion of the human race forgot all about 500,000 years of language evolution and went straight back to the electronic equivalent of banging rocks together - the point'n'click game.
It therefore stands to reason that any game which combined a really good programmer with a really good writer was likely to do well.
The game would then respond to your commands with a breathtakingly prescient understanding of your intent.
www.douglasadams.com /creations/infocomjava.html   (558 words)

  
 Game Maker Pages
Game Maker comes preloaded, with a collection of freeware images and sounds to get you started; there are also a number of games to help you out.
Game Maker is a program that allows you to make exciting computer games, without the need to write a single line of code.
Game Maker can be used to create many different types of games, like scrolling shooters, platform games, puzzle games, and isometric games.
www.gamemaker.nl   (585 words)

  
 Game Research - the art, business, and science of computer games
The Game on conference in Edinburgh hosted by Learning and teaching in Scotland stressed the growing trend of using computer games for learning, and even more the appreciation of research into the field.
Thoughts on learning in games and designing educational computer games
As massively multiplayer online games (MMOG’s) have grown in popularity and complexity over the past decade it has become increasingly difficult to create a game engine that is effectively bug-free with regard to object transfers inside the game.
www.game-research.com   (934 words)

  
 GameGame
Players collect and trade cards in order to create a complete game design.
In between, one player gets to play a game publisher, while the other players try to sell their game concepts to her.
In the end, the best game design is decided in a vote.
gamegame.blogs.com   (510 words)

  
 LJWorld.com - Game LJWorld.com
The 12U Kaw Valley Force Blue struggled to keep pace with the Colita Strikers during their opening game of the Kaw Valley Cup Tournament at Youth Sports Inc. With their anchor, Clint Chapman, the team of rookies struggled to focus less on the win and more on coming together as a team.
In the last game of the afternoon, the Dragonflies and Wizards fought each other as a storm rolled into Lawrence darkening the skies at Youth Sports Inc. Read story.
The team’s game against the Blue Valley Stars Man United was delayed for 15 minutes before it was decided that the Force could play until half time.
www.ljworld.com /section/game   (780 words)

  
 Collapse!® II - Play at Shockwave.com
I think this game is the second best on this website (first i think is inklink) This game is so cool if you dont play you are a fool so play collapse today.
Collapse!® II This is the game that took the Collapse!® craze into new realms of puzzle popularity.
This is really a fun game I wish they would tell you what the top scores are all they tell you is that you beat the score so i hope you try this game i am definatly hooked i give it a 10!!!
www.shockwave.com /sw/content/collapse   (2071 words)

  
 GameSpotter - Directory of The Best Web Games
Base Jumping is a race to terra firma against three computer controlled spherical opponents.
The goal of today's featured game, Cow Fighter, is simple; go four rounds in the boxing ring with another cow, beat him, and you're the big bovine that the fillies will swoon over.
We were in such a hurry to bring you today's game that we recieved a ticket for speeding.
gamespotter.com   (187 words)

  
 MegaGames - The Hardcore Gaming Experience
Game publisher, Meridian4 and game developer, RA Images, with cooperation from producer, Cinemax have announced the official release of the North American, English demo for their Mystery/Adventure; Daemonica.
Rockstar Games announced that Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories for PlayStation 2 will be in North American stores on June 6th, 2006 for the MSRP of USD 19.99 and will hit European retail shelves on June 9th, 2006 for €29.99 and £19.99 in the UK...
Valve has released a brand new trailer for its Half-Life 2 expansion, Episode 1, which includes new in-game footage from the much anticipated new content for the Top MegaGame of 20...
www.megagames.com   (633 words)

  
 Got Game?:
At the same time, players probably don’t completely ‘own’ everything there is to do with their character, it is created only through the use of the game, a game you don’t own, a game you bought a license to use for a bit.
For those not in higher ed, or in the sciences, CACM is the communications bulliten for the Association of Computing Machinery, one of the two main professional societies for the study of computing (the other being the IEEE).
As an educator, I have good students that are highly skilled in making games, willing to turn away from that career over stuff like this, preparing instead to work at small studios or in related fields because they can& justify to themselves the lifestyle demanded by some pockets of the games industry.
gotgame.corante.com   (3162 words)

  
 Nokia Game
In 2003, Nokia Game was released as a promotional Series 60 game available for download from nokiagame.com.
If you liked Nokia Game, you'll love the N-Gage Arena - it's a community of gamers like you.
While the online elements of the game are no longer supported as of June 1, 2004, players can still play the installed game on their Series 60 device and connect with other players via Bluetooth wireless technology.
www.nokiagame.com   (147 words)

  
 All Game Guide
The only three titles available when the Atari 7800 game system was launched in June, 1986.
[XBOX]: Finally -- gaming's favorite lady returns to her roots, on PS2, Xbox, 360, or PC.
www.allgame.com   (225 words)

  
 3D Gamers :: Downloads, Demos, Maps, Patches, Screenshots & Trailers - Over 414 Gigabytes of 3D Gaming Goodness
Another set of new screenshots for Sword of the Stars, the 3D space-combat strategy game in production at Kerberos Productions, is now available for download.
As before, this release adds an in-game map of the school, a revamped sound engine, and some crash and graphics fixes.
This trailer highlights the wide variety of planes included in the game by way of a minute and a half of in-engine footage.
www.3dgamers.com   (855 words)

  
 Game·Blogs : The Best of the Games Community
One of the common statistics often cited by video game industry trade groups is that the average age of a gamer nowadays is around 30 years old.
US analysts at the Yankee Group are predicting a massive surge in in-game advertising over the next few years, as publishers begin to catch on to the huge potential for an additional revenue channel to help offset spiralling development costs....
After reading a couple of recent game reviews and chatting with my friend Tony Warriner, it struck me that many of today's games are developed with the ephasis the wrong way round.
www.gameblogs.org   (1312 words)

  
 Game Links : Play Free Online Games
Game Links is a directory featuring over a thousand free online games.
www.gamelinks.com   (22 words)

  
 Game Over Online Magazine - The Game Has Just Begun
Our calendar offers a listing of current and upcoming releases on all platforms, indicates games that are gold or been delayed, and includes links to reviews, previews and screenshots.
Jeremy can’t help but feel that this would have been a much better game with a little more development time and far less product placement.
The Mobile Edition of Game Over is now in service.
www.game-over.net   (491 words)

  
 [Gameplan United Kingdom] - Gameplan 1.5: The encyclopedia of Game Machines
I've seen a lot of books written on the history of gaming, and yours is by far one of the most entertaining and informative.
33 years of onscreen fun and interaction: This book presents almost every game computer and console ever created, from Japan, USA and Europe, along with classic software in its authentic, pixellated glory, and background information as well as key technical facts.
Two years in the making, this greatly enhanced and revised edition invites you to a time journey across the video game era: From the 4-bit beginnings to the broadband future.
www.game-machines.co.uk /gameplan_01.5_UK/index.php   (259 words)

  
 Power Game Station! "game&game"
War Rock is a 3D online military FPS game based on the...
Forget all the preexistence FPS games from now.
Shot-Online is not just an ordinary golf game.
www.gamengame.com /en   (48 words)

  
 shop.game.net
The PC game comes to console with Xbox Live play and exclusive Xbox 360 features.
A massively multiplayer game where you explore a post-apocalyptic world in customized cars, motorcycles, and semis.
Revives the athletic, intelligent and entertaining adventurer who won the hearts and minds of gamers worldwide.
shop.game.net   (198 words)

  
 GarageGames
Join one of the largest and most active game development communities in the world.
It's this technical expertise, front-line experience, and commitment to originality that already reinvented the industry with our revolutionary Torque gaming platform and the one and only Indie Games Conference.
Play the game on PC, or learn how to make your own.
www.garagegames.com   (100 words)

  
 Ben's Game - Make-a-Wish
The object of the game is to destroy all mutated cells and to collect the seven shields that provide protection from common side effects of chemotherapy.  The shields are guarded by a “monster”:
In recognition of the powerful message of hope in Ben's Game and the inspiration it has been to hundreds of thousands of people, Ben and Eric are each to be honored as an "Unsung Hero of Compassion" by the Dalai Lama on November 6, 2005. 
Ben’s own Bay Area physician, Dr. Seymour Zoger of UCSF Children& Hospital served as a medical advisor for the game.  USCF Children& Hospital was the first medical facility to install the game for its pediatric patients.
www.makewish.org /ben   (281 words)

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