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Tag Archives: Realism

You have to take this seriously — you have to help myself and the billions of other people around the world in surviving against this energy crisis. The more people who play Collapsus, the more we can simulate what can happen in the future and maybe some of you can figure out a potential solution to […]

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As Jeremiah McCall points out in his piece Historical Simulations as Problem Spaces: Some Guidelines for Criticism1 when attempting to capture a historic moment through virtual recreation the challenge arises of having to properly capture this moment within a restrictive and entertaining medium. Within games it is near impossible to fairly represent everyone, much less ensure […]

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Modern society can be surprisingly squeamish, and the subjects that we are uncomfortable with continue to be equally astonishing. To beat a long-dead horse, the Grand Theft Auto series (in)famously features the ability to rape and kill prostitutes among a laundry list of other possible crimes, and despite the widespread criticism it initially received for […]

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