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Half-Life 2 Mod: Week 6 – Switchable Chandeliers, Automatic Sliding Doors, Railings, Carpet

Half-Life 2 Mod: Week 6 – Switchable Chandeliers, Automatic Sliding Doors, Railings, Carpet (Jerz’s Literacy Weblog) This was a tremendously productive weekend. After helping two fellow interactive fiction fans finish a proposal for next year’s MLA, I tackled a few things I had been meaning to get to for a while. The first picture shows the much more realistic chandeliers that I managed to create. I’m still not entirely happy with…

Students hope Mideast video game will produce insights, investors

The complex choices facing leaders in the Middle East have long confounded observers. But two graduate students at Carnegie Mellon University are hoping their video game based on the conflict will help players find solutions _ and raise capital for their new company. Asi Burak and Eric Brown, along with a team of fellowr students, have spent more than a year building PeaceMaker, a computer game that attempts to simulate…