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Submission + - A Cogent Presentation on the Untapped Potential of MMO Games - Emergent Gameplay->

stilz2 writes: In this video titled "Un-ruining the MMOs" by MrBTongue, he argues why the over-presentation of 'theme park' style MMOs, the most iconic of which being World of Warcraft, has led to few number of 'sandbox' MMOs, resulting in 'emergent gameplay' being even more of a rarity. Emergent gameplay, meaning gameplay elements or experience that were not scripted by the developers and arise from player action and interaction, though deemed by some to be yet another publisher buzzword, is a real possibility as demonstrated by the complex organizations and high-stake battles in Eve Online.
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Comment Re:The DOE loan is for the Nina (Score 1) 372 372

I think Slashdot needs to implement a system in which readers/mods can vote for a post (or a few, perhaps include counter to the counter) to be attached to the original submission that provides vital info the original submission fails to include. Too often, submissions that fail to include such vital info tend to render all subsequent discussions rather pointless (this may not be an example, but I'm sure you guys can think of plenty that are).
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Submission + - Ask Slashdot: How to Evaluate Unit Test Frameworks->

stilz2 writes: With the large numbers of unit test frameworks available (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unit_testing_frameworks) for any given programming languages, what kind of criteria would you consider when choosing a framework for you or your team's project?
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Comment Not Quite a New Trick (Score 1) 251 251

Many AMD motherboards with the SB710 southbridge have been able to do core unlocking for a while now; most SB710 boards from Asus, Gigabyte, MSI have this capability. IIRC, AMD announced that the new chipsets (890 series) can no longer unlock, and that is when the manufacturers decided to do it on their own.

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