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An alliance is a pact, coalition or friendship between two or more parties, made in order to advance common goals and to secure common interests.
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Capitalism is an economic system in which trade, industry, and the means of production are privately owned and operated via profit and loss calculation (price signals) through the price system.
"Crank" is a pejorative term used for a person who holds an unshakable belief that most of his or her contemporaries consider to be false.
Earth (also the world, in Greek: Gaia, or in Latin: Terra), is the third planet from the Sun, the densest planet in the Solar System, the largest of the Solar System's four terrestrial planets, and the only astronomical object known to accommodate life.
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An economy (Greek οίκος-household and νέμoμαι - manage) or economic system consists of the production, distribution or trade, and consumption of limited goods and services by different agents in a given geographical location.
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Egosoft is a computer game developer founded in 1988 and based in Würselen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
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Elite is a seminal space trading video game, written and developed by David Braben and Ian Bell and originally published by Acornsoft for the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron computers in September 1984.
Europe is a continent that comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia.
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An expansion pack, expansion set, supplement, or simply expansion is an addition to an existing role-playing game, tabletop game or video game.
Extravehicular activity (EVA) is any activity done by an astronaut or cosmonaut outside a spacecraft beyond the Earth's appreciable atmosphere.
A factory (previously manufactory) or manufacturing plant is an industrial site, usually consisting of buildings and machinery, or more commonly a complex having several buildings, where workers manufacture goods or operate machines processing one product into another.
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This glossary of video game terms lists the general video game industry terms as commonly used in Wikipedia articles.
Modern humans (Homo sapiens, primarily ssp. Homo sapiens sapiens) are the only extant members of the hominin clade (or human clade), a branch of the great apes; they are characterized by erect posture and bipedal locomotion, manual dexterity and increased tool use, and a general trend toward larger, more complex brains and societies.
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In finance, a loan is a debt provided by one entity (organization or individual) to another entity at an interest rate, and evidenced by a note which specifies, among other things, the principal amount, interest rate, and date of repayment.
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Microsoft Windows (or simply Windows) is a metafamily of graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft.
Navigation is a field of study that focuses on the process of monitoring and controlling the movement of a craft or vehicle from one place to another.
Reverse engineering, also called back engineering, is the processes of extracting knowledge or design information from anything man-made and re-producing it or reproducing anything based on the extracted information.
A secret service describes a government agency, intelligence agency, or the activities of a government agency, concerned with the gathering of intelligence data.
Simulation is the imitation of the operation of a real-world process or system over time.
A single-player video game is a video game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session.
SouthPeak Games (often called SouthPeak Interactive) is a video game publisher of titles in Europe and North America.
A space flight simulator game is a genre of flight simulator video games that lets players experience space flight.
A space suit is a garment worn to keep a human alive in the harsh environment of outer space, vacuum and temperature extremes.
Space-based solar power (SBSP) is the concept of collecting solar power in space (using an "SPS", that is, a "solar-power satellite" or a "satellite power system") for use on Earth.
A star system or stellar system is a small number of stars that orbit each other, bound by gravitational attraction.
In microeconomics, supply and demand is an economic model of price determination in a market.
A test pilot is an aviator who flies new and modified aircraft in specific maneuvers, known as flight test techniques or FTTs, allowing the results to be measured and the design to be evaluated.
THQ Inc. is a former American video game developer and publisher.
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A video game is an electronic game that involves human interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device such as a TV screen or computer monitor.
Wing Commander is a media franchise consisting of space combat simulation video games from Origin Systems, Inc., an animated television series, a feature film, a collectible card game, a series of novels, and action figures.
A wormhole, or Einstein-Rosen Bridge, is a hypothetical topological feature that would fundamentally be a shortcut connecting two separate points in spacetime that could connect extremely far distances such as a billion light years or more, short distances, such as a few feet, different universes, and in theory, different points in time.
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X is a science fiction space trading and combat simulator series created by German developer Egosoft.
X2: The Threat (Trademarked as X²: The Threat) is a computer game developed by Egosoft for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. It is part of the X Computer Game Series.
X3: Reunion (Trademarked as X3: Reunion) is a single-player space trading and combat game developed by Egosoft and published by Deep Silver.
X3: Terran Conflict (Usually shortened to X3TC and trademarked as X3: Terran Conflict), is a space trading and combat simulator from German developer Egosoft and is the culmination of their X series of computer games.
2000 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games and several new titles such as Deus Ex, Hitman: Codename 47, Paper Mario, Perfect Dark, Shogun: Total War, SSX, TimeSplitters and The Sims.
2003 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games and several new titles such as Beyond Good & Evil, Call of Duty, PlanetSide, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and True Crime: Streets of LA.
2005 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games and several new titles such as Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30, F.E.A.R., Forza Motorsport, God of War, Guitar Hero and Sniper Elite.
2008 has seen many sequels and prequels in video games.