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Browser-Based Virtual Worlds?

Just saw this on Ars Technica: a very early virtual world concept built entirely with open web standards.  Obviously it isn’t much to look at yet, but as a Mac user I can only hope that gaming companies throw their … Continue reading

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Catan, Revisited

At tonight’s gaming session, Nick, Rachel, Kevin, and myself decided to try playing Catan again, and we were not disappointed.  In part because we fully understood the rules this time around, strategy seemed to take center stage.  People built colonies … Continue reading

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Yeah Our Lab Computers Are Good, But…

I’m more than a little jealous of this.

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Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is one of the largest celebrations in China – imagine Fiesta is a country of over a billion people all celebrated it.  Starts on the first day of the first month in the Chinese calendar, and ends … Continue reading

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This is Interesting

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Croatian Gamer Profile

Ivo Tuđman is not like most gamers you come across in your favorite MMO. He is not from America, Japan, Korea, China, or any of the other countries one typically associates with online gaming. No, Ivo is from the young … Continue reading

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Badger Fight!

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The M-M-Monster Study

This study, conducted by Wendell Johnson and grad student Mary Tutor at the University of Iowa in 1939, attempted to study the causes of stuttering in children. The state-funded research attempted to determine if negative feedback could induce stuttering in … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Sumo

I’m around American professional sports a great deal, and wanted to see how one of the most uniquely Japanese sports differed.

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Slingshot Defense Proposal

Overview The purpose of this document is to propose a new downloadable game for release on the Playstation Network Store that will be used with Sony’s upcoming “Move” system.  Slingshot Defense will put a new spin on the increasingly popular … Continue reading

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