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geeks  lisp  programming  education  code  videogames  games  books  via:ltu 
october 2010 by travis
PokerPirate Overview
"After recouping my losses from the development process, I decided to turn the bot off. I am now releasing the source code and using it as a case study in artificial intelligence..."
ai  gambling  games  poker  c++  code  bots 
may 2010 by travis
The True Face of Mario
"Mario wants nothing to do with being related to the 'Super Mario' character in fear it might interfere with his business, financial, political and private relationships..."
nintendo  history  mario  games  videogames  via:slashdot  tech 
april 2010 by travis
"Since the beginning of 2008, I have been leading as co-Principal Investigator the Stanford group in a new project funded by the U.S. Library of Congress called 'Preserving Virtual Worlds.'"
videogames  gaming  games  people  stanford  mith  pvw  research 
march 2010 by travis
Angel problem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Sketch proof that in 3D a high powered angel has a winning strategy: ... If a guardian is instructed to escort the angel out of her cube to a particular face, the guardian does so by plotting a path of subcubes that are all safe."
math  problems  puzzles  wikipedia  conway  gametheory  games 
january 2010 by travis
Computer Program to Take On ‘Jeopardy!’ -
"The complexity of the challenge is underscored by the subtlety involved in capturing the exact meaning of a spoken sentence."
ai  nlp  language  news  games  nytimes 
april 2009 by travis
Phrase Detectives - The AnaWiki annotation game
"By indicating relationships between words and phrases you will help to create a resource that is rich in linguistic information."
anawiki  anaphora  linguistics  corpora  cooperation  games  collaboration  annotation  nlp 
december 2008 by travis
"i made this. you play this. we are enemies"
games  media  satire  wtf  internet  design  via:mefi 
december 2008 by travis
mysqlgame - shard 2
"Are you tired of browser-based games that are thinly veiled interfaces for databases? Finally, there's a game that just is a database! THRILL as you insert your very own row in the 'rows' table!"
geeks  games  mysql  sql  databases  via:mefi 
august 2008 by travis
The Nintendo gaming world awaits another Mario - Times Online
"Now, according to sources at Nintendo, the games designer has been banned by the company from speaking publicly about his hobbies."
miyamoto  creativity  ninendo  wii  people  games  gaming  videogames  hobbies  via:slashdot  ip  wtf 
august 2008 by travis
Parents: Severed heads in games bad for kids; sex is worse
"The sex between a man and a woman was considered to be the most offensive thing at 37 percent, with two men kissing coming in second at 27 percent, and a severed head at 26 percent."
videogames  polls  us  usa  prudery  sex  violence  games  children  parents 
april 2008 by travis
The New Games Journalism | MetaFilter
"Reaction has been massive. K&L is now rated 2.0 by users on Gamespot. Many subscribers are cancelling and there's a move to boycott Gamespot advertisers, which seems to be having some effect."
reviews  videogames  games  journalism  mefi  metafilter  boycotts  money  fairness  consumers  gamespot 
december 2007 by travis
GNU Go - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF)
"Against humans, its results vary a lot depending on how well the human knows its weaknesses... but most robots running GNU Go on one of the go servers achieve a rank of 8k-9k... it may be 1-2 stones weaker than the top commercial go programs."
go  ai  games  japan  gnu  opensource 
november 2007 by travis
Project Horseshoe
"Positively influencing the art, science, and business of game design over the next five years in ways that are unlikely to happen otherwise, by taking advantage of practice-proven brainstorming methods and our access to the brightest minds in the field."
media  newmedia  conferences  videogames  games  texas  tx  programming  design  development  events 
november 2007 by travis
Grand Text Auto
"Grand Text Auto is about computer mediated and computer generated works of many forms: interactive fiction,, electronic poetry, interactive drama, hypertext fiction, computer games of all sorts, shared virtual environments, and more."
media  technology  art  culture  narrative  tech  hypertext  blogs  videogames  games  writing  gaming  design 
november 2007 by travis
World Bridge Championships - Venice Cup - Protest - New York Times
"It calls for a one-year suspension from federation events... a one-year probation after that suspension; 200 hours of community service 'that furthers the interests of organized bridge'; and an apology drafted by the federation’s lawyer."
wtf  absurd  bush  censorship  protest  freespeech  dissent  politics  nytimes  bridge  games  us  usa 
november 2007 by travis
Chipmunk in Main
"Designed for 2D video games. Circle, convex polygon, and line segment collision primitives... Fast collision detection by using a spatial hash for the broad phase. Extremely fast impulse solving by utilizing Erin Catto’s contact persistence algorithm."
games  dev  development  libraries  graphics  physics  pbm  videogames  chipmunk  programming  code  2d  algorithms 
november 2007 by travis
the torture garden: Final Fantasy III
"It took a long time and I think the rest of Beirut started to get bored, but I taught them all Settlers Of Catan and most of them took well to that. And Nintendo 64. Ha! Arcade Fire each have their own Wiis, and all of us have to share a N64..."
finalfantasy  owenpallett  videogames  nintendo  games  geeks  music  beirut  torturegarden  interviews 
october 2007 by travis
Beautiful Katamari jilts PS3 at the altar, elopes with Wii :: DESTRUCTOID :: Hardcore video game blog
"...we reported on a rumor that Beautiful Katamari would dump the PlayStation 3 and move over to the Wii. Those rumors have now been confirmed and Namco's cult roll 'em up sequel is officially headed to both the Nintendo Wii and Microsoft's Xbox 360."
katamari  games  wii  nintendo  gaming  japan  ps3  sony  videogames  namco 
july 2007 by travis
Video Games - China - Money - Online Games - New York Times
"In homemade World of Warcraft video clips that circulate on YouTube or GameTrailers, with titles like 'Chinese Gold Farmers Must Die' and 'Chinese Farmer Extermination,' players document their farmer-killing expeditions..."
videogames  mmorpgs  wow  youtube  racism  china  goldfarmers  business  internet  games  videos  money  nytimes 
june 2007 by travis
Pirate Babys Cabana Battle Street Fight 2006 - Google Video
"Paul Robertson's Pirate Baby's Cabana Battle Street Fight 2006 is a masterpiece animation based on the graphic look and feel of platform handhelds."
shorts  animation  videos  games  videogames  violence  japan  sidescrollers  gaming  graphics  zombies 
april 2007 by travis
Clips: LittleBigPlanet - Kotaku
"This is the biggest thing to come out of GDC07. Hyperbole? Yes, probably. Is the game worth it? Yes, probably."
videogames  videos  demos  beautiful  physics  pbm  sony  ps3  games  trailers  kotaku  gaming  graphics  cgi  gdc07 
march 2007 by travis
BBC NEWS | Business | Venezuelan anger at computer game
"'I think the US government knows how to prepare campaigns of psychological terror so they can make things happen later,' he said."
us  usa  terrorism  venezuala  hugochavez  war  oil  bigoil  violence  murder  videogames  southamerica  pandemic  bono  games  military 
february 2007 by travis
Profs Duke It Out in Big Number Duel - The Tech
"On Friday, Jan. 26, two philosophers, MIT Associate Professor Agustin Rayo (The Mexican Multiplier) and Princeton Associate Professor Adam N. Elga (Dr. Evil) engaged in the Large Number Duel."
numbers  philosophy  math  geeky  wonderful  academics  academia  games 
february 2007 by travis
The National Archives | Palaeography | The ducking stool game
"A 17th-century woman has been accused of a crime and as her punishment she faces the ducking stool. To free her from this fate you must correctly transcribe the following words."
paleography  games  flash  history  culture  handwriting  books  literature  britain  english  language  writing 
january 2007 by travis
Okami game review - Page 1 of 3 - Gameworld Network
"I am literally happy just spending an hour wandering through the world of Okami, checking out the sights and doing various menial tasks - I'm ashamed to admit how much time I have spent running around in circles while barking repeatedly."
okami  reviews  games  videogames  japan  ps2  wonderful  capcom  clover 
january 2007 by travis
Okami wins different AP game of the year award - Joystiq
"Not to be outdone by other top 10, 50, or even 100 year-end gaming lists, the Associated Press swoops in and dubs a second 'game of the year' award to Capcom's Okami (PS2) authored by a different writer (intended for a different region, perhaps?)."
2006  videogames  okami  japan  wonderful  games  rpg  capcom  clover  ap  lists  reviews  ps2 
january 2007 by travis
A New Take on Net Neutrality
"Every Time You Vote against Net Neutrality, Your ISP Kills a Night Elf."
internet  netneutrality  law  congress  corporations  bastards  videogames  mmorpg  web  future  research  games  isps  voip 
november 2006 by travis
sonic invaders - a revolutionary audio arcade game
"Sonic invaders is an audio arcade game. It is played and navigated entirely in audio, the screen does not need to be looked at at any point. Player control is through keyboard only."
weird  wonderful  creative  games  videogames  audio  sound 
november 2006 by travis
veejane: Linguistic Sleuthing
"snurri just used the IM IN UR [noun], [transitive gerund] UR [related noun] elocution, which I was just introduced to this week (via funny photographs of cats), and hello to the flashmob of this phraseology."
language  phrases  games  iminurbase  internet 
october 2006 by travis
Wired 14.10: Gizmondo's Spectacular Crack-up
"Huelsen was trying to get the story straight when Eriksson reached into his wallet and pulled out a card with an official state seal that said he was a member of an antiterrorism task force. Then an SUV and another car pulled alongside Huelsen's
mafia  california  ca  gizmondo  games  companies  cars  ferrari  wtf  terrorism 
october 2006 by travis
Shiny Mud Balls | Science and Education | Trends in Japan | Web Japan
At elementary schools, kindergartens, and preschools all across Japan, kids are losing themselves making hikaru dorodango, or balls of mud that shine.
weird  wonderful  games  mud  dorodango  japan 
may 2006 by travis
A List Apart: Articles: CSS Sprites: Image Slicing’s Kiss of Death
So there you have it. Single-image CSS rollovers, degradable to a simple unordered list.
css  design  xhtml  web  tutorial  internet  development  images  sprites  games  html 
may 2006 by travis
Rumsfeld's War Games
[Van Riper] was furious that the war game had turned from an honest, open free play test of America's war-fighting capabilities into a rigidly controlled and scripted exercise meant to end in an overwhelming American victory.
war  games  military  army  wonderful  bush  iraq  iran  videogames  patriotism  vanriper 
may 2006 by travis

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