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StarCraft 2, Halo 3 etc to play nice?

As video games evolve, they edge closer and closer to the kind of realism that our minds expect to see when we indulge in a little CGI escapism. After all, what is escapism in a virtual world if it’s only virtually realistic? And as these games shift almost inexorably closer to true realism, they take […]

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Games developers eye Mac, iPhone?

Initially, the news of Apple’s shift to the Intel architecture was met with a sudden intake of breath, a stifled gasp followed by a largely collective shrug of the shoulders. So what? Those who remember, Apple went from the lesser 680×0 Motorola processor family to the beefier PowerPC 6xx series of processors. And the transition […]

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The game is on!

There was a time when a computer game was a simple enough affair. One of simple rules, a simple ‘platformer’ or ‘scroller’ with simple ‘baddies’ with even simpler if no-less annoyingly difficult to overcome abilities. There was this endlessly repetitive, formulaic simplicity that rather than detract from the experience, actually added to it. Then things […]