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Entries from September 2012

SimCity traffic

September 29th, 2012 · No Comments

I have another animated image for you today; it show the SimCity traffic flowing through an intersection. All the cars and people that you see in the picture are separately simulated using the GlassBox engine that Maxis developed. Follow this link to see one of the developers, Andrew Wilmott, talk about the GlassBox engine.

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Phobos Transit as seen by Curiosity

September 19th, 2012 · No Comments

The latest Mars mission update by NASA contains an interesting GIF movie that I want to share with you. The image shows Mars’ moon Phobos partially blocking the Sun.

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Tags: Astronomy · Robots · Science

SimCity PAX demo accounts

September 5th, 2012 · No Comments

Maxis has been showing off a pre-alpha demo of their new SimCity game on the recent PAX convention. Pictures or videos were not allowed, but plenty of people played and published an account of thrier experience with the game. Here is a list:

InsideGaming Daily
Aus Gamers
Bone Idle

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Tags: SimCity