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Elite (video game)

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Elite is a 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. [1]

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/r/IAmA is a subreddit for question-and-answer interactive interviews termed "AMA" (short for "Ask Me Anything").

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Acorn Archimedes

The Acorn Archimedes is a family of personal computers designed by Acorn Computers Ltd in Cambridge (England) and sold in the late-1980s to mid-1990s, Acorn's first general-purpose home computer based on its own ARM architecture (initially the CPU and architecture was known as Acorn RISC Machine, or ARM; it later became one of the most widely used CPU architectures in the world, used in most smartphones among many other uses).

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Acorn Electron

The Acorn Electron is a budget version of the BBC Micro educational/home computer made by Acorn Computers Ltd.

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Acornsoft was the software arm of Acorn Computers, and a major publisher of software for the BBC Micro and Acorn Electron.

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The Amiga is a family of personal computers introduced by Commodore in 1985.

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Amstrad Action

Amstrad Action was a monthly magazine, published in the United Kingdom, which catered to owners of home computers from the Amstrad CPC range and later the GX4000 console.

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Amstrad CPC

The Amstrad CPC (short for Colour Personal Computer) is a series of 8-bit home computers produced by Amstrad between 1984 and 1990.

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Amtix (stylized as AMTIX!) was a magazine that reviewed Amstrad computer software in the mid-1980s.

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Apple II

The Apple II (stylized as Apple.

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An archangel is an angel of high rank.

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Argus Press

Argus Press was a British publishing company.

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Arthur C. Clarke

Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008) was a British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host.

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Ascential plc, formerly EMAP, is a British business-to-business media business specialising in exhibitions & festivals and information services.

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Assembly language

An assembly (or assembler) language, often abbreviated asm, is a low-level programming language, in which there is a very strong (but often not one-to-one) correspondence between the assembly program statements and the architecture's machine code instructions.

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Asteroid mining

Asteroid mining is the exploitation of raw materials from asteroids and other minor planets, including near-Earth objects.

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Atari 8-bit family

The Atari 8-bit family is a series of 8-bit home computers introduced by Atari, Inc. in 1979 and manufactured until 1992.

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Atari ST

The Atari ST is a line of home computers from Atari Corporation and the successor to the Atari 8-bit family.

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Back Catalogue

Back Catalogue is a compilation album by Front 242, released in 1987, and rereleased in 1992.

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Barbican Centre

The Barbican Centre is a performing arts centre in the Barbican Estate of the City of London and the largest of its kind in Europe.

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Battlecruiser 3000AD

Battlecruiser 3000AD is a science fiction video game, noted for its long, troubled development history.

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Battlestar Galactica (1978 TV series)

Battlestar Galactica is an American science fiction television series, created by Glen A. Larson, that began the ''Battlestar Galactica'' franchise.

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BBC Micro

The British Broadcasting Corporation Microcomputer System, or BBC Micro, is a series of microcomputers and associated peripherals designed and built by the Acorn Computer company for the BBC Computer Literacy Project, operated by the British Broadcasting Corporation.

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BBC Micro expansion unit

A BBC Micro expansion unit, for the BBC Micro is one of a number of peripherals in a box with the same profile and styling as the main computer.

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BEEBUG was a magazine published for users of the BBC Microcomputer between 1982 and 1994.

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BT Group

BT Group plc (trading as BT and formerly British Telecom) is a British multinational telecommunications holding company with head offices in London, United Kingdom.

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C (programming language)

C (as in the letter ''c'') is a general-purpose, imperative computer programming language, supporting structured programming, lexical variable scope and recursion, while a static type system prevents many unintended operations.

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CCP Games

CCP hf., doing business as CCP Games, is an Icelandic video game developer based in Reykjavík.

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Channel 4

Channel 4 is a British public-service television broadcaster that began transmission on 2 November 1982.

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Channel 5 (UK)

Channel 5 is a British commercial television network.

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Chris Sawyer

Chris Sawyer is a Scottish video game designer and programmer who is best known for creating the Transport Tycoon and RollerCoaster Tycoon series.

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Classical mechanics

Classical mechanics describes the motion of macroscopic objects, from projectiles to parts of machinery, and astronomical objects, such as spacecraft, planets, stars and galaxies.

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Cloaking device

A cloaking device is a theoretical or fictional stealth technology that can cause objects, such as spaceships or individuals, to be partially or wholly invisible to parts of the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum.

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Clone (computing)

In computing, a clone is a hardware or software system that is designed to function in the same way as another system.

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Color Graphics Adapter

The Color Graphics Adapter (CGA), originally also called the Color/Graphics Adapter or IBM Color/Graphics Monitor Adapter, introduced in 1981, was IBM's first graphics card and first color display card for the IBM PC.

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Commodore 64

The Commodore 64, also known as the C64 or the CBM 64, is an 8-bit home computer introduced in January 1982 by Commodore International (first shown at the Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas, January 7–10, 1982).

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Computer and Video Games

Computer and Video Games (CVG, C&VG or C+VG) was a UK-based video game magazine, published in its original form between 1981 and 2004.

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Computer Gamer

Computer Gamer was a video game magazine published in the United Kingdom by Argus Specialist Publications, covering home gaming from April 1985 to June 1987.

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Computer Gaming World

Computer Gaming World (CGW) was an American computer game magazine published between 1981 and 2006.

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Copy protection

Copy protection, also known as content protection, copy prevention and copy restriction, is any effort designed to prevent the reproduction of software, films, music, and other media, usually for copyright reasons.

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Crash (magazine)

Crash was a magazine dedicated to the ZX Spectrum home computer.

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Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.

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David Braben

David John Braben (born 2 January 1964) is a British game developer, game designer, founder and CEO of Frontier Developments plc, co-creator of the Elite series, space trading computer games, first published in 1984.

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David Whittaker (video game composer)

David Whittaker (born 24 April 1957 in Bury, England) is known for numerous video game music which he wrote in most of the 1980s and early 1990s, for many different formats.

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A disassembler is a computer program that translates machine language into assembly language—the inverse operation to that of an assembler.

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DOS is a family of disk operating systems.

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Edge (magazine)

Edge is a multi-format video game magazine published by Future plc in the United Kingdom, which publishes 13 issues of the magazine per year.

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Electronic countermeasure

An electronic countermeasure (ECM) is an electrical or electronic device designed to trick or deceive radar, sonar or other detection systems, like infrared (IR) or lasers.

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Elite Dangerous

Elite Dangerous is an online-only space adventure, trading, and combat simulation video game developed and published by Frontier Developments.

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In computing, an emulator is hardware or software that enables one computer system (called the host) to behave like another computer system (called the guest).

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English language

English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.

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Enhanced Graphics Adapter

The Enhanced Graphics Adapter (EGA) is an IBM PC computer display standard from 1984 that superseded and exceeded the capabilities of the CGA standard introduced with the original IBM PC, and was itself superseded by the VGA standard in 1987.

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Eurogamer is a website focused on video game journalism, reviews, and other features.

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Eve Online

Eve Online (stylised EVE Online) is a space-based, persistent world massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed and published by CCP Games.

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Exile (1988 video game)

Exile is a single-player action-adventure video game originally published for the Acorn Electron and BBC Micro in 1988 by Superior Software and later ported to the Commodore 64, Amiga, CD32 and Atari ST, all published by Audiogenic.

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Flatspace is an indie game for Microsoft Windows released in 2003, in which the player assumes the role of a spaceship captain.

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Floppy-disk controller

A floppy-disk controller (FDC) is a special-purpose chip and associated disk controller circuitry that directs and controls reading from and writing to a computer's floppy disk drive (FDD).

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Freelancer (video game)

Freelancer is a space trading and combat simulation video game developed by Digital Anvil and published by Microsoft Game Studios.

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Frontier Developments

Frontier Developments plc is a British video game developer based in Cambridge, England founded in January 1994.

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Frontier: Elite II

Frontier: Elite II is a space trading and combat simulator video game written by David Braben and published by GameTek in 1993 and released on the Amiga, Atari ST and DOS.

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Frontier: First Encounters

Frontier: First Encounters is a space trading and combat simulator video game developed by Frontier Developments and published by GameTek in 1995 for DOS.

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Future plc

Future plc is a British media company founded in 1985.

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Future US

Future US, Inc. (formerly known as Imagine Media and The Future Network USA) is an American media corporation specializing in targeted magazines and websites in the video games, music, and technology markets.

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G4 (Canadian TV channel)

G4 was a Canadian English-language Category A specialty channel owned by Rogers Media.

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Gamasutra is a website founded in 1997 that focuses on all aspects of video game development.

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Game Developers Conference

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the largest annual gathering of professional video game developers, focusing on learning, inspiration, and networking.

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Game On (exhibition)

Game On is the first major international touring exhibition to explore the history and culture of computer games.

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GameSpot is a video gaming website that provides news, reviews, previews, downloads, and other information on video games.

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GameSpy was a provider of online multiplayer and matchmaking middleware for video games.

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Generation ship

A generation ship, or generation starship, is a hypothetical type of interstellar ark starship that travels at sub-light speed.

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GitHub Inc. is a web-based hosting service for version control using Git.

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Golden Joystick Awards

The Golden Joystick Awards, also known as the People's Gaming Awards, is a video game award ceremony; it awards the best video games of the year, as voted for originally by the British general public, but can now be voted on by anyone online.

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Grand Theft Auto

Grand Theft Auto (GTA) is an action-adventure video game series created by David Jones and Mike Dailly; the later titles of which were created by brothers Dan and Sam Houser, Leslie Benzies and Aaron Garbut.

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Hidden line removal

Solid objects are usually modeled by polyhedra in a computer representation.

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History of video games

The history of video games goes as far back as the early 1950s, when academic computer scientists began designing simple games and simulations as part of their research.

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Home computer

Home computers were a class of microcomputers entering the market in 1977, and becoming common during the 1980s.

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Hyperdrive is a name given to certain methods of traveling faster-than-light (FTL) in science fiction.

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Hyperspace is a faster-than-light (FTL) method of traveling used in science fiction.

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Ian Bell (programmer)

Ian Colin Graham Bell (born 31 October 1962 in Hatfield, Hertfordshire) is a game programmer, game designer and game producer.

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IBM PC compatible

IBM PC compatible computers are computers similar to the original IBM PC, XT, and AT, able to use the same software and expansion cards.

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IBM Personal Computer

The IBM Personal Computer, commonly known as the IBM PC, is the original version and progenitor of the IBM PC compatible hardware platform.

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IGN (formerly Imagine Games Network) is an American video game and entertainment media company operated by IGN Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Ziff Davis wholly owned by j2 Global.

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Imagine Publishing

Imagine Publishing was a UK-based magazine publisher, which published a number of video games, computing, creative and lifestyle magazines.

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Infinity (upcoming video game)

Infinity is the postponed massively multiplayer online space simulation video game originally intended to be the first game built on the I-Novae engine by I-Novae Studios.

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Intel Corporation (stylized as intel) is an American multinational corporation and technology company headquartered in Santa Clara, California, in the Silicon Valley.

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Internet Archive

The Internet Archive is a San Francisco–based nonprofit digital library with the stated mission of "universal access to all knowledge." It provides free public access to collections of digitized materials, including websites, software applications/games, music, movies/videos, moving images, and nearly three million public-domain books.

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Interstellar travel

Interstellar travel is the term used for hypothetical crewed or uncrewed travel between stars or planetary systems.

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Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov (January 2, 1920 – April 6, 1992) was an American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University.

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Jerry Pournelle

Jerry Eugene Pournelle (August 7, 1933 – September 8, 2017) was an American science fiction writer, essayist, and journalist who contributed for many years to the computer magazine Byte in the 1970s, 1980s, and early 1990s.

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Jesus College, Cambridge

Jesus College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge, England.

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Johann Strauss II

Johann Strauss II (October 25, 1825 – June 3, 1899), also known as Johann Strauss Jr., the Younger, the Son (Sohn), Johann Baptist Strauss, son of Johann Strauss I, was an Austrian composer of light music, particularly dance music and operettas.

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Jumpgate Evolution

Jumpgate Evolution, commonly abbreviated as JGE, was an unreleased massively multiplayer online game having been in development by NetDevil intended to be published by Codemasters.

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Kickstarter is an American public-benefit corporation based in Brooklyn, New York, that maintains a global crowdfunding platform focused on creativity and merchandising.

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Larry Niven

Laurence van Cott Niven (born April 30, 1938) is an American science fiction writer.

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Leet (or "1337"), also known as eleet or leetspeak, is a system of modified spellings and verbiage used primarily on the Internet for many phonetic languages.

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Life (gaming)

In video gaming, a life is a play-turn that a player-character has, defined as the period between start and end of play.

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The light-year is a unit of length used to express astronomical distances and measures about 9.5 trillion kilometres or 5.9 trillion miles.

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Lookup table

In computer science, a lookup table is an array that replaces runtime computation with a simpler array indexing operation.

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Machine code

Machine code is a computer program written in machine language instructions that can be executed directly by a computer's central processing unit (CPU).

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Massively multiplayer online role-playing game

Massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) are a combination of role-playing video games and massively multiplayer online games in which a very large number of players interact with one another within a virtual world.

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MicroProse Software Inc. was an American video game publisher and developer founded by "Wild" Bill Stealey and Sid Meier in 1982.

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MobyGames is a commercial website that catalogs video games both past and present.

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Mod DB

Mod Database, or Mod DB, is a website that focuses on general video game modding.

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MOS Technology 6502

The MOS Technology 6502 (typically "sixty-five-oh-two" or "six-five-oh-two") William Mensch and the moderator both pronounce the 6502 microprocessor as "sixty-five-oh-two".

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MSX is a standardized home computer architecture, first announced by Microsoft on June 16, 1983, and marketed by Kazuhiko Nishi, then Vice-president at Microsoft Japan and Director at ASCII Corporation.

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Multi Emulator Super System

Multi Emulator Super System (MESS) is an emulator for many game consoles and computer systems, based on the MAME core and now a part of MAME.

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Multi-Color Graphics Array

The Multi-Color Graphics Array or MCGA is a video subsystem built into the motherboard of the IBM PS/2 Model 30, introduced on April 2, 1987, and Model 25, introduced later on August 11; no standalone MCGA cards were ever made.

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Newsfield Publications Ltd (also known as Newsfield) was a British magazine publisher during the 1980s and early 1990s.

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Next Generation (magazine)

Next Generation (also known as NextGen) was a video game magazine that was published by Imagine Media (now Future Network USA).

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Nintendo Entertainment System

The Nintendo Entertainment System (commonly abbreviated as NES) is an 8-bit home video game console that was developed and manufactured by Nintendo.

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No Man's Sky

No Man's Sky is an action-adventure survival game developed and published by the indie studio Hello Games.

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Nonlinear gameplay

A video game with nonlinear gameplay presents players with challenges that can be completed in a number of different sequences.

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A novella is a text of written, fictional, narrative prose normally longer than a short story but shorter than a novel, somewhere between 7,500 and 40,000 words.

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Oolite (video game)

Oolite is a free and open source 3D space trading and combat simulator in the spirit of ''Elite''.

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In computing, an opcode (abbreviated from operation code, also known as instruction syllable, instruction parcel or opstring) is the portion of a machine language instruction that specifies the operation to be performed.

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Open world

An open world in video games is a virtual world in which the player can explore and approach objectives freely, as opposed to a world with more linear gameplay.

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Open-source model

The open-source model is a decentralized software-development model that encourages open collaboration.

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In physics, an orbit is the gravitationally curved trajectory of an object, such as the trajectory of a planet around a star or a natural satellite around a planet.

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Oric was the name used by Tangerine Computer Systems for a series of home computers, including the original Oric-1, its successor the Oric Atmos and the later Oric Stratos/IQ164 and Oric Telestrat models (model names stylized in upper case).

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Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card (born August 24, 1951) is an American novelist, critic, public speaker, essayist, and columnist.

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A paperback is a type of book characterized by a thick paper or paperboard cover, and often held together with glue rather than stitches or staples.

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PC Format

PC Format was a computer magazine published in the United Kingdom by Future plc, and licensed to other publishers in countries around the world.

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PC Gamer

PC Gamer is a magazine founded in the United Kingdom in 1993 devoted to PC gaming and published monthly by Future plc.

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Persistent world

A persistent world or persistent state world (PSW) is a virtual world which, by the definition by Richard Bartle, "continues to exist and develop internally even when there are no people interacting with it".

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Personal Computer Games

Personal Computer Games was a multi-format UK computer games magazine of the early/mid-1980s published by VNU.

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A planet is an astronomical body orbiting a star or stellar remnant that is massive enough to be rounded by its own gravity, is not massive enough to cause thermonuclear fusion, and has cleared its neighbouring region of planetesimals.

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Polygon mesh

A polygon mesh is a collection of, s and s that defines the shape of a polyhedral object in 3D computer graphics and solid modeling.

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Popular Computing Weekly

Popular Computing Weekly was a computer magazine in the UK published from 1982 to 1990.

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Procedural generation

In computing, procedural generation is a method of creating data algorithmically as opposed to manually.

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Profanity is socially offensive language, which may also be called swear words, curse words, cuss words, bad language, strong language, offensive language, crude language, coarse language, foul language, bad words, oaths, blasphemous language, vulgar language, lewd language, choice words, or expletives.

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Radar is an object-detection system that uses radio waves to determine the range, angle, or velocity of objects.

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Reptiles are tetrapod animals in the class Reptilia, comprising today's turtles, crocodilians, snakes, amphisbaenians, lizards, tuatara, and their extinct relatives.

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Retro Gamer

Retro Gamer is a British magazine, published worldwide, covering retro video games.

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Reverse engineering

Reverse engineering, also called back engineering, is the process by which a man-made object is deconstructed to reveal its designs, architecture, or to extract knowledge from the object; similar to scientific research, the only difference being that scientific research is about a natural phenomenon.

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Robert Holdstock

Robert Paul Holdstock (2 August 1948 – 29 November 2009) was an English novelist and author best known for his works of Celtic, Nordic, Gothic and Pictish fantasy literature, predominantly in the fantasy subgenre of mythic fiction.

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Robert L. Forward

Robert Lull Forward (August 15, 1932 – September 21, 2002) was an American physicist and science fiction writer.

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RollerCoaster Tycoon (video game)

RollerCoaster Tycoon is a construction and management simulation video game that simulates amusement park management.

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Science fiction

Science fiction (often shortened to Sci-Fi or SF) is a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as advanced science and technology, spaceflight, time travel, and extraterrestrial life.

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Science Museum, London

The Science Museum is a major museum on Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London.

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Second Life

Second Life is an online virtual world, developed and owned by the San Francisco-based firm Linden Lab and launched on June 23, 2003.

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Sinclair User

Sinclair User, often abbreviated SU, was a magazine dedicated to the Sinclair Research range of home computers, most specifically the ZX Spectrum (while also occasionally covering arcade games).

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Single-player video game

A single-player video game is a video game where input from only one player is expected throughout the course of the gaming session.

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Snakes are elongated, legless, carnivorous reptiles of the suborder Serpentes.

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Software bug

A software bug is an error, flaw, failure or fault in a computer program or system that causes it to produce an incorrect or unexpected result, or to behave in unintended ways.

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Sophie Wilson

Sophie Wilson FRS FREng (born Roger Wilson in 1957) is a British computer scientist and software engineer.

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Source code

In computing, source code is any collection of code, possibly with comments, written using a human-readable programming language, usually as plain text.

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Space flight simulation game

A space flight simulation game is a genre of flight simulator video games that lets players experience space flight to varying degrees of realism.

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Space station

A space station, also known as an orbital station or an orbital space station, is a spacecraft capable of supporting crewmembers, which is designed to remain in space (most commonly as an artificial satellite in low Earth orbit) for an extended period of time and for other spacecraft to dock.

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Stanley Kubrick

Stanley Kubrick (July 26, 1928 – March 7, 1999) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer.

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Star Raiders

Star Raiders is a first-person shooter space combat simulator video game for the Atari 8-bit family of computers.

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Star Trader

Star Trader is a 1974 video game and an early example of the space trading genre.

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Star Trek: The Original Series

Star Trek is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry that follows the adventures of the starship and its crew.

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Star Wars

Star Wars is an American epic space opera media franchise, centered on a film series created by George Lucas.

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Starflight is a space exploration role-playing adventure video game developed by Binary Systems and published by Electronic Arts in 1986.

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Stuff (magazine)

Stuff is a British men's magazine featuring reviews of consumer electronics and previews of future technology.

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Superior Software

Superior Software Ltd (also known as Superior Interactive) is a video game publisher.

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A supernova (plural: supernovae or supernovas, abbreviations: SN and SNe) is a transient astronomical event that occurs during the last stellar evolutionary stages of a star's life, either a massive star or a white dwarf, whose destruction is marked by one final, titanic explosion.

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Tabletop role-playing game

A tabletop role-playing game (or pen-and-paper role-playing game) is a form of role-playing game (RPG) in which the participants describe their characters' actions through speech.

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Tatung Einstein

The Tatung Einstein was an eight-bit home/personal computer produced by Taiwanese corporation Tatung, designed in Bradford, England at Tatung's research laboratories and assembled in Bridgnorth and Telford, England.

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Telecomsoft was the computer software division of British telecommunications company British Telecom.

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The Blue Danube

"The Blue Danube" is the common English title of "", Op. 314 (German for "By the Beautiful Blue Danube"), a waltz by the Austrian composer Johann Strauss II, composed in 1866.

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The Escapist (magazine)

The Escapist (typeset as the escapist) is an online magazine covering mostly video games as well as movies, comics, TV, and more.

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (sometimes referred to as HG2G, HHGTTG or H2G2) is a comedy science fiction series created by Douglas Adams.

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The Icon Bar

The Icon Bar (also referred to as TIB) is a computing and technology website with a focus on the RISC OS computer operating system.

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The Micro User

The Micro User (titled BBC Micro User in the first three issues) was a British specialist magazine catering to users of the BBC Microcomputer series, Acorn Electron, Acorn Archimedes and, to a limited extent, the Cambridge Z88.

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The One (magazine)

The One was a video game magazine in the United Kingdom which covered 16-bit home gaming during the late 1980s and early 1990s. It was first published by EMAP in October 1988 and initially covered computer games aimed at the Atari ST, Commodore Amiga, and IBM PC markets. Like many similar magazines, it contained sections of news, game reviews, previews, tips, help guides, columnist writings, readers' letters, and cover-mounted disks of game demos. The magazine was sometimes criticised for including "filler" content such as articles on Arnold Schwarzenegger with the justification that an upcoming film had a computer game tie-in. Readers also initially had trouble buying the magazine due to the name; The One lead to confusion among newsagents over exactly which magazine they meant.

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The Times

The Times is a British daily (Monday to Saturday) national newspaper based in London, England.

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TheGuardian.com, formerly known as Guardian.co.uk and Guardian Unlimited, is a British news and media website owned by the Guardian Media Group.

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Thorpe Park

Thorpe Park is a theme park located between the towns of Chertsey and Staines-upon-Thames in Surrey and Greater London.

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Traveller (role-playing game)

Traveller is a science fiction role-playing game, first published in 1977 by Game Designers' Workshop.

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Tribbles are a fictional alien species in the Star Trek universe.

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Twitch gameplay

Twitch gameplay is a type of video gameplay scenario that tests a player's reaction time.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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Vault Network

The Vault Network, or VN, was a game network dedicated to role-playing video games (including massively multiplayer online role-playing games), providing gamers with information such as news, editorials, guides, hints and tips, as well as discussion.

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VG247 (stylized as VG24/7) is a video game blog published in the United Kingdom, founded in February 2008 by industry veteran Patrick Garratt.

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Video game

A video game is an electronic game that involves interaction with a user interface to generate visual feedback on a video device such as a TV screen or computer monitor.

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Video game remake

A video game remake is a video game closely adapted from an earlier title, usually for the purpose of modernizing a game for newer hardware and contemporary audiences and is coded from scratch.

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Video Graphics Array

Video Graphics Array (VGA) is the display hardware first introduced with the IBM PS/2 line of computers in 1987, following CGA and EGA introduced in earlier IBM personal computers.

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The waltz is a ballroom and folk dance, normally in time, performed primarily in closed position.

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Watford Electronics

Watford Electronics was a British computer electronics company.

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Western Digital

Western Digital Corporation (abbreviated WDC, commonly shortened to Western Digital or WD) is an American computer data storage company and one of the largest computer hard disk drive manufacturers in the world, along with its main competitor Seagate Technology.

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Western Digital FD1771

The FD1771 is the first in a line of floppy disk controllers produced by Western Digital.

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Wing Commander: Privateer

Wing Commander: Privateer is an adventure space flight simulation computer game released by Origin Systems in 1993.

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Wire-frame model

A wire-frame model is a visual presentation of a 3-dimensional (3D) or physical object used in 3D computer graphics.

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World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft (WoW) is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) released in 2004 by Blizzard Entertainment.

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X (video game series)

X is a science fiction space trading and combat simulator series created by German developer Egosoft.

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Your Sinclair

Your Sinclair, or YS as it was commonly abbreviated, was a British computer magazine for the Sinclair range of computers, mainly the ZX Spectrum.

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Ziff Davis

Ziff Davis, LLC is an American publisher and Internet company.

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ZX Spectrum

The ZX Spectrum is an 8-bit personal home computer released in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Sinclair Research.

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Zzap!64 was a computer games magazine covering games on the Commodore International series of computers, especially the Commodore 64 (C64).

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2001: A Space Odyssey (film)

2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 epic science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick.

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3D computer graphics

3D computer graphics or three-dimensional computer graphics, (in contrast to 2D computer graphics) are graphics that use a three-dimensional representation of geometric data (often Cartesian) that is stored in the computer for the purposes of performing calculations and rendering 2D images.

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8-bit is also a generation of microcomputers in which 8-bit microprocessors were the norm.

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