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Final Fantasy IX

Published on July 9th, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

Developer: Squaresoft ESRB Rating: Teen Genre: RPG Platform: Playstation Publisher: Squaresoft Release Date: 11/13/2000 What is Final Fantasy IX? Final Fantasy IX is the next installment of the legendary Final Fantasy series. This game is more [&hellip... Read More


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Marvel: Ultimate Alliance

Published on July 9th, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

Developer: Raven Software ESRB Rating: Teen Genre: Action Platform: 360, GBA, GC, PC, PS2, PS3, PSP, WII, XBOX Publisher: Activision Release Date: 10/24/2006 What is Marvel: Ultimate Alliance? Marvel: Ultimate Alliance is the spiritual sequel to [&hellip... Read More


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Medieval 2: Total War

Published on July 9th, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

Developer: Creative Assembly ESRB Rating: Teen Genre: Turn Based Strategy with Real Time Strategy combat Platform: PC Publisher: Sega Release Date: 11/13/2006 What is Medieval 2: Total War? Medieval 2: Total War is a turn based [&hellip... Read More


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Rome: Total War

Published on July 9th, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

Developer: Creative Assembly ESRB Rating: Teen Genre: Turn Based Strategy with Real Time Strategy combat Platform: PC Publisher: Activision Release Date: 9/22/2004 What is Rome: Total War? Rome: Total War is a turn based strategy game [&hellip... Read More


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Nethack

Published on July 9th, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

Developer: Open Source ESRB Rating: N/A Genre: Role Playing Game Platform: PC Publisher: N/A Release Date: 7/28/1987 What is Nethack? Nethack is one of the truly old games on the internet. It’s actually the combination of [&hellip... Read More


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X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter

Published on July 9th, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

Developer: Totally Games ESRB Rating: Everyone Genre: Flight Sim Platform: PC Publisher: LucasArts Release Date: 4/30/1997 What is X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter? X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter is a flight simulator from LucasArts set in the Star [&hellip... Read More


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The Temple of Elemental Evil

Published on July 9th, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

Developer: Troika Games ESRB Rating: Teen Genre: Role Playing Game Platform: PC Publisher: Atari Release Date: 11/16/2003 What is The Temple of Elemental Evil? The Temple of Elemental Evil is a Dungeons and Dragons computer game [&hellip... Read More


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Tactics Ogre: Knight of Lodis

Published on July 9th, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

Developer: Quest ESRB Rating: Everyone Genre: Tactical RPG Platform: GBA Publisher: Atlus Co. Release Date: 5/11/2002 What is Tactics Ogre: Knight of Lodis? Tactics Ogre: Knight of Lodis is a tactical RPG that adheres to the [&hellip... Read More


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Rebelstar: Tactical Command

Published on July 9th, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

Developer: Codo Games ESRB Rating: Everyone Genre: Isometric Tactical Simulation Platform: GBA Publisher: Namco Release Date: 9/6/2005 What is Rebelstar: Tactical Command? Rebelstar: Tactical Command is an isometric squad based strategy game in which you are [&hellip... Read More


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Space Rangers 2

Published on July 9th, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

Developer: Elemental Games ESRB Rating: Teen Genre: Numerous Platform: PC Publisher: Cinemaware Release Date: 3/27/2006 What is Space Rangers 2? Space Rangers 2 is a turn based trading game. It’s a real time strategy game. It’s [&hellip... Read More


Game Design

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Random Number Generation

Published on July 9th, 2013 | by Jeremy Reed

In practically every game available, there is an amount of uncertainty. Whether it be rolling the dice, drawing a card from a deck or throwing around an electric hot potato, there is some amount of randomness [&hellip... Read More


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Why Nintendo is the Future of Gaming

Published on July 9th, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

I don’t like to get into arguments about which handhelds are the best, or whether PC gaming is better than console gaming, but one thing that I do pay close attention to is innovation. A good [&hellip... Read More


Game Design

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Rock Paper Scissors Designs

Published on July 9th, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

What is Rock, Paper, Scissors? RPS is a game where you and another person count to 3 and then make a shape with your hands, either rock, paper, or scissors. Rock defeats scissors, scissors defeats paper, [&hellip... Read More


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Using Linearity in Your Game

Published on July 9th, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

Providing players with a singular goal and a clear way to achieve it is important in games. Players want a certain amount of structure to reassure them that they are on the right path. In the [&hellip... Read More


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Final Fantasy III

Published on July 9th, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

Developer: Matrix Software ESRB Rating: Everyone Genre: Role Playing Game Platform: DS Publisher: Square Enix Release Date: 11/14/2006 What is Final Fantasy III? Final Fantasy III has been remade for release on the DS, and the [&hellip... Read More


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What is Bad AI?

Published on July 9th, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

Bad AI includes when the cars in racing games gain bursts of speed when the PC player is a certain distance ahead, or when the NPC opponents in your favorite RTS (real time strategy) game start [&hellip... Read More


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Puzzle Quest

Published on July 9th, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

Developer: 1st Playable ESRB Rating: Everyone Genre: Puzzle RPG Platform: DS, PC, PSP Publisher: D3 Release Date: 3/20/2007 What is Puzzle Quest? Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords is a combination of RPG and match 3 [&hellip... Read More


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UFO: Extraterrestrials

Published on July 9th, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

Developer: Chaos Concept ESRB Rating: Everyone Genre: Tactical Simulation Platform: PC Publisher: Tri Synergy, Matrix Games Release Date: 5/21/2007 What is UFO: Extraterrestrials? UFO: Extraterrestrials is a clone of the original X-COM series in which you [&hellip... Read More


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Etrian Odyssey

Published on July 9th, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

Developer: Atlus Co. ESRB Rating: Teen Genre: RPG Platform: Nintendo DS Publisher: Atlus Co. Release Date: 5/15/2007 What is Etrian Odyssey? Etrian Odyssey is a rejuvenation of old school RPGs and an interesting take on dungeon [&hellip... Read More


White Collar Slavery

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The Green Craze

Published on July 9th, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

Environmentalism is arguably at its height these days, with celebrities touting “green living” and protecting the rights of various underprivileged forests and low income arctic water habitats. A couple people in my company are really into [&hellip... Read More


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Evil Genius

Published on July 9th, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

Developer: Elixir Studios ESRB Rating: Teen Genre: RTS Platform: PC Publisher: VU Games Release Date: 9/28/2004 What is Evil Genius? In Evil Genius, you are the criminal mastermind and your goal is world domination. You build [&hellip... Read More


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Finite State Machines

Published on July 9th, 2013 | by Jeremy Reed

A Finite State Machine (FSM) is a computer science abstraction used to organize application behavior so it is easier for the programmer to understand and, therefore, program. FSMs are also used in theoretical descriptions and exercises, [&hellip... Read More


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Fortitude

Published on July 9th, 2013 | by Matt Haberfeld

The biggest hurdle for new investors to get over is watching their stock lose value. It’s typical for someone to buy a stock and then just sit in front of their computer all day and watch [&hellip... Read More


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