November 11, 2007

Site Watch: DotEarth

Here’s a nifty blog I found over at the New York Times: Dot Earth. In this environmentally-oriented blog, reporter Andrew C. Revkin “examines efforts to balance human affairs with the planet’s limits.” As you might imagine, the topic of Global Warming figures heavily in the examination.

Today’s DotEarth blog entry discusses the new SimCity Societies video game. The better simulation video games are surprisingly realistic—often leading you to new and unexpected realizations of macro phenomena.

For a classic example, consider the original Civilization, one of the best early simulation games…


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