Gaming News of the Day: Astronomers Study StarCraft Strategies
Earlier this week, Royal Observatory of Edinburgh research astronomers Dr. Thomas Targett and Dr. Duncan Forgan released an academic paper investigating which StarCraft II race has the most viable game strategies. The team observed 500 professional StarCraft II matches in order to gather their data, taking notes on when players made choices that would affect their long-term success or if they were playing to make the battle end swiftly. After running 100 simulations through the Monte Carlo method, they determined the members of the Terran Dominion had the best chance of permanently defeating the Zerg and Protoss races for control over the Milky Way. Disagree? Join in the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #StarcraftScience.
One of my favorite movies this year was The Cabin In The Woods. I normally don’t enjoy horror movies- but this one was different. This movie turned horror on it’s head and spun it around in a fun and unexpected way. The movie is (finally!) out on DVD and Bluray today. So in celebration of this epic film, I created this piece of art, combining the movie with one of my favorite childhood book series- Choose Your Own Adventure! It seems fitting, don’t you think? Please let me know your thoughts and leave a comment if you are so inclined. I’m looking into printing this up as a poster/print in the near future- so let me know if you’re interested and I’ll email you the details when I get them nailed down. Cheers!