All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘simulation’

Denver Broncos Beat Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl Simulation

The Denver Broncos have beaten the Seattle Seahawks to claim the Lombardi Trophy in 2014 . . . or so sayeth Madden 25. The popular video game franchise from Electronic Arts has correctly predicted the winner of 8 of the past 10 Super Bowls, and now it’s saying that the Broncos, currently favored by 3 points in Vegas, will edge …

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New Army Training Simulations Licensed To Use Unreal Engine

Using video game-like simulations to train fighting forces is not a new concept by any means; however, what is normally discussed in science fiction lore is also a very real capability used by the United States military. In this case, we are focusing on the United States Army, but such training is certainly not restricted to that particular branch of …

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SimCity Creator Will Wright Plays the New SimCity

Last week, EA released a video in which SimCity creator Will Wright sat down with Ocean Quigley, creative director of the new SimCity, to speak about the design decisions made on the new iteration. Wright, who is not directly involved with the creation of the new SimCity, praised the new game for its depiction of consequences for player decisions and …

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SimCity Creators Preview New Game, Talk Sims

When Will Wright designed the first SimCity all the way back in 1989, he founded an entire genre of games. Now that he’s out of the game design business (sort of), it would be interesting to see what the gaming legend might have to say about EA‘s and Maxis‘ newest SimCity. Would he appreciate the detailed building designs and intricate …

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New SimCity Trailer Includes Superheroes, Villains

Last month, EA and Maxis showed off the “European City Sets” that come with the $80 Digital Deluxe Edtion of the upcoming SimCity. That add-on comes with famous European landmarks (the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, and Brandenburg Gate) that transform the surrounding landscape, including buildings, police vehicles, and public transportation. Today, EA and Maxis are showing off the other, sillier …

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New SimCity Trailer Shows Off European Landmarks

EA and Maxis today released the latest trailer for SimCity, featuring the “European City Sets” that come with the Digital Deluxe Edition of the game. Famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Big Ben, and Brandenburg Gate can be placed in cities to attract tourists. The landmarks will change a city’s buildings, styling them to look French, German, or English, …

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SimCity Coming to Classrooms With SimCityEDU

Though everyone who has played a SimCity game knows there is more to city planning than building roads, EA believes its upcoming SimCity game will be in-depth enough to teach students about civics. EA today announced that SimCityEDU is being developed to provide an “online educational community” based on SimCity. The publisher claims the community will be a resource for …

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SimCity Beta Starts January 25, Registration is Live

Maxis, the developer of The Sims and SimCity today announced that a beta for the upcoming SimCity will take place starting January 25. The beta will run during that weekend, closing on January 28. The beta will give fans of the SimCity a chance to play “a one hour slice” of the game. Maxis will, of course, be monitoring the …

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SimCity Intro Video Released, Space Rockets Spotted

Maxis today released the opening video for the upcoming SimCity. The video is the same one player will see upon booting up the game. The footage comes completely from in-game play and shows off several of the features EA and Maxis are touting for the title. Multi-city gameplay is seen, as is an overview of the different types of power …

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The Discovery Channel Tests Jet Disasters With 727

What happens when an airliner makes a crash-landing on solid ground, like, in a desert, for instance? Is it a survivable outcome? These are the kinds of questions the creative team from The Discovery Channel asked when they crashed a 727 in Mexican desert. As you can see in the lead video, the plane in question was piloted to the …

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A Planet Transformed by Humanity’s Rapid Spread

Welcome to the Anthropocene is an incredibly revealing short movie detailing humanity’s spread across the globe since the Industrial Revolution began. The video, created by Globaia.org, is essentially a visualization of man’s migratory patters in a post-industrial world, and after watching the educational, moving, and, to a degree, frightening short film, it’s hard not be a little shaken at how …

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New Software System Simulates Weather Conditions for Fuel Pipelines

By the year 2020, thousands of kilometers of new grids will be operating in Germany to permit even more extensive use of power from renewable sources. However, these new “smart grids” also come with increased complexity, costs and vulnerability. Fraunhofer researchers developed new software that can be used to analyze and optimize transport grids for electricity, gas and water even …

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