UC Berkeley Class: Starcraft Theory & Strategy

There are not more than five musical notes, yet the combinations of these five give rise to more melodies than can ever be heard. There are not more than five primary colors (blue, yellow, red, white, and black), yet in combination they produce more hues than can ever been seen. There are not more than five cardinal tastes (sour, acrid, salt, sweet, bitter), yet combinations of them yield more flavors than can ever be tasted.

In battle, there are not more than two methods of attack – the direct and the indirect; yet these two in combination give rise to an endless series of maneuvers. The direct and the indirect lead on to each other in turn. It is like moving in a circle – you never come to an end. Who can exhaust the possibilities of their combination?

Sun Tsu
Art of War

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Play! A Video Game Symphony

Play! is a is a symphony world-tour featuring music from video games. The show started in 2006 and featured music from many popular games, including Final Fantasy music by Nobuo Uematsu. The next Play! performance will be held in Edmonton, Canada on January 9th, 2009. Jeremy Soul will attend the performance featuring his music among many other works. Check out some tracks from Guild Wars that he composed 🙂

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Brainwave-Controlled RPG from Square Enix

NeuroSky, Inc., the leading manufacturer of “wearable” consumer bio-sensors, announced today the unveiling of a brainwave-controlled video game at the Tokyo Game Show 2008 in Makuhari, Japan, on October 9 and 10. This exciting and entertaining demonstration is based on a new game concept being jointly developed with Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix). Continue reading “Brainwave-Controlled RPG from Square Enix”