Archives: October 2007

Fri Oct 26, 2007

Games more like reality, reality more like games

The London Games Festival is excelling itself. My elder son and I went to Sense of Play 07 today, a full day's conference which covered some very interesting topics. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Oct 26, 07 | 8:34 pm | Profile

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Wed Oct 24, 2007

Guy Debord's 'Game of War'

Guy Debord wrote his own 'game of war' - a version of Kriegspiel (he claimed) played on a sort of chessboard. This was re-created yesteday as part of the London Games Festival fringe, More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Oct 24, 07 | 9:24 am | Profile

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Struggling with code and making assumptions.

I read Cliffski's Mumblings regularly because Cliff is a good example of a solitary developer struggling against the giants like EA and Ubisoft, and successfully carving a niche for himself, by making games that people enjoy even if they don't have 2 million lines of code. However, I couldn't resist quoting his latest posting as an example of Axel Stockburger's comments on the assumptions made in simulations. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Oct 24, 07 | 8:59 am | Profile

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Mon Oct 22, 2007

Zerogamer: what are games and simulations really about?

Furtherfield are holding an exhibition, Zero Gamer, as part of the London Games Festival this week. I haven't been yet, but the catalogue notes make a very succinct statement about the nature of simulation.

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Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Oct 22, 07 | 9:56 am | Profile

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Wed Oct 17, 2007

4tb drives by 2011

According to the BBC, Hitachi claim they could release a hard disk with 4TB of storage and a laptop with a 1TB drive, by 2011. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Oct 17, 07 | 4:38 pm | Profile

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Mon Oct 08, 2007

Simulation of crowd movements during the Haj

Having just come back from a short visit to Saudi Arabia, I was intrigued by a simulation of crowd movements in Mecca during the Haj, conducted with software from the Swiss company Savannah Simulations. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Oct 08, 07 | 4:22 pm | Profile

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"Neptune Warrior" - UK Military exercises

Thanks to Secret Bases for pointing out that the Royal Navy has just run another major exercise. More...

Posted by: Simulation- the Weblog on Oct 08, 07 | 4:09 pm | Profile

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