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Two interesting videos for geeks

If you’re a fan of computer games or geeky topics in general, check out these two videos from the newly launched tech site

  • Richard Garriott: King Of All Nerds: A 20-minute documentary on Richard Garriott, better known as Lord British, author of the classic RPG game Ultima.
  • Game Godfather Sid Meier and the 48-Hour Game: Sid Meier, the legendary game designer (Civilization, Pirates!, Railroad Tycoon, Colonization, Alpha Centauri), takes part in a college competition to design and code a game in 48 hours. In the documentary, Sid Meier talks about the early days of the video game industry.

Both videos in fairly advanced American English.

Game Godfather Sid Meier and the 48-Hour Game


5 Comments so far ↓

  • Harold Rethrane

    The sci-fi film nSpace from the Dovin Melhee story:

  • guest

    a prolonged silence here, Tom… :)

  • search for meaning

    Sid Meier’s Civilization …heh it’s pretty complicated. You should read about menus and concepts for a while till you understand how to play it. I do not know why is that? It’s a game not a physics course :) Also it can take hundreds of hours to finish it.

    As far as I know, it was written in Python. 90% of games I played were written in C++. They say that C++ is the most powerful multi-purpose language. I don’t know though why Civilization was programmed in Python.

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