Thursday, May 04, 2006

Linkety Link

I don't usually mention computer games, but I can't pass up the opportunity to mention Peacemaker:

PeaceMaker is a one-player game in which the player can choose to take the role of either the Israeli Prime Minister or the Palestinian President. The player must react to in-game events, from diplomatic negotiations to military attacks, and interact with eight other political leaders and social groups in order to establish a stable resolution to the conflict before his or her term in office ends.

Peacemaker is a competition entry in a new old concept in computer games called serious games. The competition is the Public Diplomacy and Virtual Worlds competition. (via CNET).

For another boardgames mixed with tech link, you can play 20 questions with a growing AI machine at Whenever you beat the machine, it just gets smarter.

I also just came across this episode of Knights of the Dinner Table where they ditch their usual Hackmaster for a go at Formula Dé.


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1 comment:

gnome said...

Oh, dear... If even these guys ditch HackMaster, then there is no hope you'll ever start it. (even though the rules are almost the same with AD&D's)

By the way, loved the Peacemaker idea...