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Game Packaging – A Look to the Past When Treasures Beyond the Game Were Within the Box

In the early days of game publishing, many companies invested great effort not only in the design of their games, but also in the way those games appeared on store shelves and what was included in the box. This article’s intention is to describe this lost art of innovative game packaging from the early to mid-1980’s, when there seemed to be an abundance of real thought and care behind the…

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Strong Bad: Video Games

You find yourself in yon dungeon. Back yonder there is a FLASK. Obvious exits are NORTH, SOUTH, and DENNIS. What wouldst thou deau?>_ –Strong Bad: Video Games (Homestarrunner.com) Bobby actually e-mailed me this suggestion a few days ago, and I saw it in a comment on MGK, and on the rec.arts.int-fiction newsgroup, but this was the first week of classes, and I only had the chance to view it just now.…

Atmospheric Optics

Light playing on water drops, dust or ice crystals in the atmosphere produces a host of visual spectacles – rainbows, halos, glories, coronas and many more. Some can be seen almost every day or so, some are once in a lifetime sights. Find out where to see them and how they form. Then seek and enjoy them outdoors. –Les Cowley –Atmospheric Optics The huge index shows probably hundreds of images.…

New study shatters Internet 'geek' image

[T]he typical Internet user is an avid reader of books and spends more time engaged in social activities than the non-user, it says. And, television viewing is down among some Internet users by as much as five hours per week compared with Net abstainers… –New study shatters Internet ‘geek’ image (CNN) Too bad that the folks who conducted the research, UCLA’s Center for Communication Policy, only published their findings in a…