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  Ohhhh Sim City; quite possibly the most frustrating and satisfying simulator that will have you ripping your hair out and crying for joy at the same time.¬† The newest installation of Sim City offers fresh graphics, online play and a plethora of new buildings. The challenge for players is to build a city that […]

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Of the 3 simulations we were told to play around with this week, I found ORBIS/Via to be the most interesting. ORBIS is an interactive geospatial network model of the Roman world created by Stanford University. In much simpler terms, ORBIS is sort of akin to Google Maps for the Roman world. It allows users […]

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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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I play because I enjoy video games, obviously, but I also get something else out of it.1 Games are a ‘lively art’; they are an expressive art, and the artistry lies in encoding rules (descriptions) about how the world works at some microlevel: and then watching how this artistry is further expressed in the unintended […]

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