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Fortnite: a parents' guide to the most popular video game in schools | Games | The Guardian Mar 2018
"Fortnite: Battle Royale, a bright, brash multiplayer shooter. Released in September 2017, it is now one of the biggest online games out there, attracting mounting concern from the mainstream media.

With more than 200m players worldwide, the chances are either your children or their friends are already passionate fans. For some, that fandom may well be bordering on obsession. Should you be worried? Here’s what you need to know about the game."
games  videogames  TheGuardian 
may 2019 by pierredv
ButtonMasher: The gamers who only want to explore virtual worlds - New Scientist
Question: If someone takes a stunning photograph in an algorithmically created virtual world, who owns the copyright?
NewScientist  photography  travel  games  videogames  VR  virtualworlds 
september 2015 by pierredv
ButtonMasher: Photorealism takes gaming deeper - tech - 08 July 2014 - New Scientist
"A wave of new games use a technique called photogrammetry to produce digital replicas of the real world. The technique can be used to recreate rooms, objects, streets and even whole cities, says Krzysztof Plonka of special-effects studio Better Reality in Poland." … "Canadian studio Pixyul wants to take the technique to its limit – scanning the whole world using drones and reconstructing it inside a game. The first section, ReROLL, features an exact reconstruction of downtown Montreal and will be released next year. The studio plans to release new areas one by one, starting with North America, though it will have to wait for aviation authority approval for some." … "Photogrammetry works by gathering hundreds of photographs of an object or scene taken from multiple angles and combining them into a 3D model. Common points between photos are joined up to create a basic shell and this virtual object is then skinned with the overlapping images."
NewScientist  photogrammetry  RF-mirror-worlds  games  videogames 
october 2014 by pierredv
Gratuitous Space Battles - The Game
"GSB is the new game from UK indie developer 'Positech Games'. It's a strategy / management / simulation game that does away with all the base building and delays and gets straight to the meat and potatoes of science-fiction games : The big space battles fought by huge spaceships with tons of laser beams and things going 'zap!', 'ka-boom!' and 'ka-pow!'. In GSB you put your ships together from modular components, arrange them into fleets, give your ships orders of engagement and then hope they emerge victorious from battle (or at least blow to bits in aesthetically pleasing ways). "
Via Mark Jeffrey
game  fun  videogames  sci-fi  via:fb 
november 2009 by pierredv
Top 10: The architecture of computer games (part I) | News | Architects Journal
"Architects’ Journal selects the finest architecture from the worlds of computer and video games"
And even some wit
architecture  games  videogames  design  humor 
june 2009 by pierredv

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