A game is a structured form of play, usually undertaken for entertainment or fun, and sometimes used as an educational tool. Games are distinct from work, which is usually carried out for remuneration, and from art, which is more often an expression of aesthetic or ideological elements. However, the distinction is not clear-cut, and many games are also considered to be work (such as professional players of spectator sports or games) or art (such as jigsaw puzzles or games involving an artistic layout such as Mahjong, solitaire, or some video games).
Games are sometimes played purely for enjoyment, sometimes for achievement or reward as well. They can be played alone, in teams, or online; by amateurs or by professionals. The players may have an audience of non-players, such as when people are entertained by watching a chess championship. On the other hand, players in a game may constitute their own audience as they take their turn to play. Often, part of the entertainment for children playing a game is deciding who is part of their audience and who is a player.
Key components of games are goals, rules, challenge, and interaction. Games generally involve mental or physical stimulation, and often both. Many games help develop practical skills, serve as a form of exercise, or otherwise perform an educational, simulational, or psychological role.
Attested as early as 2600 BC, games are a universal part of human experience and present in all cultures. The Royal Game of Ur, Senet, and Mancala are some of the oldest known games.
Hello, this question isnt really much about calculation but rather which view point is more correct.
See, in a gambling game called Baccarat a game is played where a player A ("player") and a player B ("bank") draw cards according to a fixed ruleset from a given card pot.
First A and B both...
Olympic games logo
We have the beautiful logo designed for Olympic games. Five rings of different colours each representing the Continent. Significance of friendship between all continents. Countries representing the Olympic games from various continents.
1 The Origin of this Olympic...
I haven't played many video games beyond the early Pong games in undergrad and some Flight Simulators after I graduated. But my kids and grandkids are definitely part of the video game generation, and after watching some of those games and some advertisements today on TV that had the players...
Summary:: Lottery physics- balls placement and positions
I am not a Ph.D. in physics or even close to that, I only had some physics classes when I was at high school .
the thing is that I like to examine things. I came across the lottery one time in my life and heard many assumptions...
I've been somewhat of a gamer when I was younger (over 20 years ago), and I have recently played a few recent video games. I feel they have become a total joke, they are so much easier than before that there is no fun anymore. Back in the days, completing a level was a real challenge (super...
My answer looks like this (translating from my pen+paper notepad):
a+b = a+a*b
my friend got 40, which I can also see. I am not sure who is correct. Please let me know and let’s put our heads together and have fun.
I have PlayStation(R) 2 gaming console on my house. It is considered legacy per today's standard (as there are new-generation PlayStation(R) 5), but still popular here.
One of games that I installed on the console is Sengoku Basara. The gameplay is similar to Dynasty Warriors, but I won't...
Hi, just wanting to know the answer to this. What parts of the brain do playing these games stimulate? What effects do playing these games have on the brain? what brain functions do they improve or strengthen? more specifically I mean the games call to power 1 and/or empire Earth 1. Note that i...
Personally I think it is chess. Which also makes it relatively safer to play.
Video games are designed to suck up hours of time, while chess, if challenging enough, is such a mental workout that one game is enough.
Both chess and video games can be addictive, but video games are often designed...
I'm trying to have an in depth look and compare and contrast the various ways someone could get their PC games since it isn't always possible to get PC games physically and nowadays even if you do there are some caveats due to increasing sizes of games. At the same time I'm a bit of an old timer...
Summary: Anyone know any games that legitimately help when trying to understand basic concepts of physics?
So I've been into studying physics for a while now but i feel like my attention span is holding me back. Almost nothing sticks. I always end up getting bored and playing video games or...
If I understand correctly, when we interpret our data about the universe it seems the big bang came from nothing and threw out everything.
Is it reasonable to compare this to a video game? Games also start from nothing and have suddenly loaded everything. If the game's AI was able to analyze...
I used negative binomial to solve the problem, however I'm left with a polynomial that is difficult to solve? Is there any other way to approach this problem?
I used the inequality because I'm trying to find the range of p. Since the probability of winning the series for team...
The annual Awesome Games Done Quick speedrunning charity marathon is here! Everyone who enjoys video games should tune into watch your favorite games get destroyed by skilled speedrunners all week long. All proceeds go to charity, so stop by and donate a buck or two!
Hi friends, I'm just thinking, in some video games, the characters have a double jump mechanical. What's the physics concepts behind this? I mean, it's really possible explain it? I saw a brazilian video about science in games in which the author talks about air resistance. It's a curious...
Imagine a gambler playing a casino game with fixed bet, fixed odds, no skill, and a starting bankroll, ##M_0##. She plays until she can no longer afford to bet and records only how many bets she was able to make, ##N_0##, until she could not afford to bet. Each day she goes back to the casino...
This is my first time posting on this forum. I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this question so apologies in advance. Perhaps someone could recommend a more appropriate forum for me to post this on.
I'm working on creating documentation for a simulation. It's an Apollo...
A friend and I have reached a disagreement, and truly neither of us can come up with the math to prove one of us right or wrong. So I pose the question in here for someone to offer me a proof of which theory is correct.
The question is about what is the proper way to calculate damage per...
In competitions where it's "best out of x number of games", why can't they instead just say "first to x"? If it's best out of 33 you need to do a litte math to understand that it's first to 17, so why can't they say that from the get-go instead?
When I think of holidays I think of "board" games. My family always plays one after dinner. Lately we play a lot of dominos, but for board games we like Settlers of Catan, Risk, Sorry and the classic Trival Pursuit. What are you go to board games? I'm hoping to get Dead of Winter and King of...
It's that time again! Summer Games Done Quick is starting tomorrow!
What is SGDQ you ask? I'll let wiki do the talking:
Games Done Quick is a semiannual video game speedrun charity marathon held in the United States, originally organized by the Speed Demos Archive and Speedruns Live...
This is a rather odd topic but recently when playing games, mostly first person shooters, I have formed a curiosity about "Battle Projections" or the ability to predict probabilities based on in game variables.
For example, if you were spectating a round of no respawn four versus four death...
So it's been such a long time since I studied statistics at school/college/university that I'm rusty to say the least and hoped you guys could help me out with this.
Something is telling me that these two games must have a different value despite being similar, but if you brilliant folks could...
I am shocked after reading this: http://googology.wikia.com/wiki/Finite_promise_games
So, let's take strong Goodstein function. It is total, but this fact is unprovable in Peano Arithmetics. No problem, I just understand that PA is too weak. Goodstein function is total, just take stronger...
Trying to make the connect four game on C#.
The Attempt at a Solution
I need to make the horizontal check work which it is not working and I do not know why?
I need to also make the vertical check work for the other player and am not sure why its not...
I am very ignorant and uneducated but I have a few questions about a difficult thought experiment.
'How does time flow in a video game/simulation or even in our imagination in relativistic terms?'
Let's say a processor operating at 4.2 Ghz, 42 billion instructions per second at...
Does anyone know a game, that is good for sleep? I have quite a signifcant problem with sleeping, and I would like to try out that, if there is something around. should not be too aggressive. Something that can be played on a laptop, while lying in bed.
I tried Dirt Rally. Well, even if I sit...
Tree data structures.
I think it might also have something to do with minimax algorithm, but it was only mentioned once and never discussed extensively in class so I doubt it is required.
The Attempt at a Solution
If both players play as well as...
If so, I have an account on lichess.org.
My username on that site is mulah_aprilclimate.
If you're in the mood to play, please shoot me a PM and let me know you're from physicsforums!
My US Chess Federation rating was between 1800 and 1900, but I haven't played in any tournaments in over a...
I just bought a book that teaches you how to solve the logic games found in the LSAT (Law School Admission Test). Just for clarity, I am not planning to take the LSAT, I was just curious because I like logic games.
I'm through about 1/4 of the book, and it's quite interesting indeed.
For anyone who enjoys watching speedruns of video games, new and old, the annual Summer Games Done Quick charity event just started today. You can watch live here: http://www.twitch.tv/gamesdonequick
The schedule of games can be found here: https://gamesdonequick.com/schedule
See you there!
Hi guys, how do you do?
I'm sorry to ask your help, (again!) but I'm having trouble using NetLogo.
I'd like to "play" with this program, to run simulations, but I have no idea how I can do it.
I wrote an article about Parrondo's games ( nothing special! ). Now, I'd like to try creating a new...
My ping is not visible on the in-game scoreboard in games like battlefield 4 and battlefield hardline. And sometimes the server auto-admin kicks me because of a sever rule against not having a ping.
I've tried troubleshooting this problem with no success.
Please help me out!
This is quite a serious question, I was asked to write few words about a similar game (not officially published yet) and I started to wonder what were the earlier programs of this type.
This is partly engineering and partly physics problem. Many computer games use some kind of physics engines...
Are there software like games or simulations where General Relativity is used or are most based on Newtonian spacetime? I wonder what would be the results or difference if GR based on diffeomorphism invariance is used on the moving subjects and objects in the games versus that of basing them on...
Draw out the game tree for tic-tac-toe
The Attempt at a Solution
I'm just thinking about it and I don't know how to start. To draw out the entire gametree, we'd have thousands and thousands of branches. So based on symmetry there is only 3 starting...
I just wanted to ask quite a straightforward question (which could be addressed also to other computer programmes).
Provided the hardware works as it should, and nothing is wrong with it, can a video game have some stuff that occur in it that the coders didn't anticipate it to happen?
I'm a 15 year old boy in high school and I have a sever case of ADHD but I take medicine for it. I love learning but lately I've noticed how much time games have gotten in the way. It's become a problem because I will be playing a game and I will know that it's taking away precious learning time...
If you have been watching the olympic games lately you could have seen that in the past week it has occurred twice that an athlete won (and another lost) a gold medal by a time difference of a few 1000th of a second. Both occurrences where in speed skating (i.e. the 500m and 1500m...
I've googled this and it appears that there doesn't seem to be an exact number of games. Assume that no illegal moves are allowed, peices must start in their correct squares and each game lasts a total of 40 moves.
Is there a way to work out exactly how many 40 move games exist? There are a...
As you can see, children of this generation really misuse a games purpose. When, you can study things, and find out the comparisons of the physics to the "law of physics". You see, you can find the gravitational acceleration in just a building game.
I'll speak more later
I'm trying to understand the strategy being put forward by the wikipedia article on quantum pseudo-telepathy to win the Mermin-Peres magic square game.
It's frustrating, because I do understand how pseudo-telepathy works, I just can't make heads or tails of the grid in the article:
I get that...