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 Serious Games2004-10-27 18:28
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Lugon mentions the Serious Game Summit
The number of non-entertainment games under development is rapidly increasing and demand for the ideas, skills and techniques used in commercial entertainment games is at an all time high. As a result, an entirely new market has emerged.

Serious Games are applications of interactive technology that extend far beyond the traditional videogame market, including: training, policy exploration, analytics, visualization, simulation, education and health and therapy.

The Serious Games Summit gives professionals from the public and private sectors, policymakers, contractors, military personnel, government administrators, educators and experts in the game development arena an opportunity to meet and learn from successful serious games applications, as well as forge links between the traditional videogame industry and program managers for homeland security, state and local governments, military agencies, and educational institutions.
Homeland security? Seems to already be a bad videogame, with phoney-looking monsters. Otherwise, yes, a very good idea to apply game playing to more fields. Life is a game.


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28 Oct 2004 @ 09:51 by lugon @80.58.19.44 : my useless homepage :-/
http://mblog.com/cothink doesn't work - maybe they're out of business

http://copensar.blogalia.com is in Spanish - sorry about that

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28 Oct 2004 @ 16:14 by ov : There's Spanish at NCN
This is quite the coincidence, last week at my short fiction class I laid out a plot proposal for an online gamer that steals Osama's identity and then discovers that the news is unfolding according to his game plan, and that he is getting strange messages telling him that they are glad to see that the rumors that Osama had died six years ago weren't true. The secret service people really should spend lots and lots of time in virtual worlds trying to seperate the truth from the fiction. Good luck guys. Bwahahahahahaha.  


29 Oct 2004 @ 20:44 by ov : One Day Later
{link:www.cbc.ca/story/world/national/2004/10/29/binladen_message041029.html|New tape from Osama bin Laden airs}
Last Updated Fri, 29 Oct 2004 16:38:04 EDT
QATAR - Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden appeared in a new videotaped message aired on an Arabic television station Friday, finally claiming responsibility for the 2001 attacks against the United States, just four days before the American presidential election.

"We decided to destroy towers in America" because "we are a free people... and we want to regain the freedom of our nation," bin Laden said, dressed in yellow and white robes and videotaped against a plain brown background.

In the 18-minute message, played on Qatar-based Al-Jazeera, bin Laden threatened new attacks against Americans if the policies of their government do not change, and outlined "the best way to avoid another Manhattan."

According to translators, bin Laden told American voters: "Your security is not in the hands of [Democratic candidate John] Kerry or Bush or al-Qaeda. Your security is in your hands," bin Laden told American voters, according to translators.

Bin Laden said he decided that militants should start planning to attack the United States in the wake of Israel's 1982 invasion of Lebanon, when apartment towers were bombed. The U.S. backed Israel in that manoeuvre, he said.

He said al-Qaeda's suicide airplane attacks against the World Trade Center Towers and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, would have been less severe if President George W. Bush had been more vigilant.

He also said on the tape that Bush had misled the American people in the three years since 19 hijackers sent seized airplanes flying into the high-profile targets.

"Bush is still deceiving you and hiding the truth from you and therefore the reasons are still there to repeat what happened," he said.
 



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