Category Archives for Video Games

History of Zelda Documentary

‘Zelda No Video’ is a documentary about Nintendo’s ‘Legend of Zelda‘ series by Enterbrain in Japan. It was made in 2003 but was never officially translated into English. However earlier this year Zentendo released a fansub of the documentary, which … Continue reading

14. October 2007 by Kieran
Categories: 8bit, Film, Video Games | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

FÍS07 – Dundalk IT Multimedia Exhibition

This week Dundalk IT’s department of Music & Creative media held it’s fifth annual multimedia exhibition. On display were interactive projects from the 3rd and 4th year multimedia degree students. The teams did a great job, their imagination and hard … Continue reading

16. June 2007 by Kieran
Categories: Arduino, Design, Tangible Interfaces, Video Games | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | 1 comment

Rock, Scissors, (Research) Paper

DKIT’s Department of Music & Creative Media recently held it’s 4th Annual Research Colloquium. Nine papers were presented by students and staff, ranging from the effects of social networking sites on peoples lives to the middle east conflict. I made … Continue reading

07. May 2007 by Kieran
Categories: Hacking, Physical Computing, Tangible Interfaces, Video Games | Tags: , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Second Life Dublin

RTÉ News had a report on tv yesterday about a virtual Dublin built in the 3d multiplayer experience 'Second Life'. The reporter created an avatar for himself and interviewed the owners of two businesses (a pub and a promotions agency) … Continue reading

05. December 2006 by Kieran
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Bonobo Chimp playing Ms. Pac-Man

A gem from youtube in the form of this documentary film of a bonobo that has learned to play Ms. Pac-Man. The look of deep concentration on the apes face at 00:19 is classic. It's plain to see he (or … Continue reading

12. July 2006 by Kieran
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Unofficial MPC1000 OS ver 3.0

A guy in Japan has made a new operating system for Akai's MPC1000 [ link ] it adds a bunch of new features found previously only on the MPC2500, including a grid based editor and four tracks for direct recording … Continue reading

25. June 2006 by Kieran
Categories: Music, Video Games | Tags: , | Leave a comment

A Dictionary of Video Game Theory

Does exactly what it says on the tin: link It contains a reference to triangularity as featured in the game of Rock, Paper, Scissors… that would have been handy for the Bionic Roshambo project…

11. December 2005 by Kieran
Categories: Books, Video Games | Tags: , , | Leave a comment

Urban Dead – Zombie MMORPG

“Urban Dead is a low-tech massively-multiplayer zombie apocalypse game where the living and the undead compete for the control of a quarantined city.” Awesome stuff… The user starts by selecting their player type (civilian, military, scientist or zombie) each with … Continue reading

15. October 2005 by Kieran
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Game Theorists win Nobel Prize

Simulating and predicting the outcome of life threatening conflict through gaming: “Game theory was first developed by Hungarian mathematician John von Neumann in the 1940s and 1950s as a way to understand decision-making in the real world where several parties … Continue reading

10. October 2005 by Kieran
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Nintendo Revolution Controller

Nintendo's new controller for their forthcoming Revolution console has been unveiled at the Tokyo Games Show. A lot are unimpressed by its tv zapper style look, but looks are deceptive. The gyroscopic control aspect of it should hopefully bring new … Continue reading

18. September 2005 by Kieran
Categories: Tangible Interfaces, Video Games | Tags: , | Leave a comment

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