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Apple II software game 'Battles in Normandy, June-July 1944', 1987

This is the cover of an Apple II software game called 'Battles in Normandy June-July 1944'. It shows a man on a tank in a bare field. There are trees or bushes in the background. The text on the cover reads in part: 'BATTLES / IN NORMANDY / JUNE-JULY 1944' and 'Featuring the battles of ... / OMAHA * UTAH * SWORD * CHERBOURG ...

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Apple Macintosh software game 'Warlords', 1991

This is the cover of an Apple Macintosh software game called 'Warlords'. It shows a medieval knight holding a sword and shield and standing in front of a castle. The text on the cover reads: 'Steve Fawkner / WARLORDS / Roger Keating / Stephen Hart / Gregor Whiley'. A rectangular section at the bottom left reads 'Mac (Plus ...

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Apple IIGS software game - 'Chessmaster 2100', 1988

These are two 3/12-inch floppy disks containing the Apple IIGS software game 'Chessmaster 2100'. The disk on the left is labelled 'Disk 1', the right 'Disk 2'. The rest of the text on the labels is identical, and reads in part: 'THE FIDELITY / CHESSMASTER / 2100 / Apple / IIGS'. On the right side of the label is the horse-and-cart ...

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Apple IIGS software game - 'Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Deluxe', 1992

These are two 3 1/2-inch floppy disks containing the Apple IIGS software game 'Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Deluxe'. They are pictured here with a manual, which reads in part 'Where in the World is / CARMEN SANDIEGO? / DELUXE / A MYSTERY EXPLORATION GAME / Volume One, Number One'. The disks are labelled in part ...

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Apple Macintosh software game - 'MacCricket', 1989

This is a 3 1/2-inch floppy disk containing the Apple Macintosh software game 'MacCricket'. The black-and-white printed text on the label reads: 'MacCricket TM / Gavin Tiplady / MacCricket is a Registered Trademark of Achernar Systems Pty Ltd'. Handwritten on the same label is a tick symbol, a scribbled-over red 'F' and ...

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Apple Macintosh software game - 'Warlords II', 1994

This is the cover of 'Warlords II', a fantasy strategy game. It came on four floppy disks with two booklets, a map and two marketing cards in a cardboard box in a sleeve, and was introduced in 1994. This fantasy game allowed up to eight players to participate. It features castles, monsters, heroes and armies. The game had ...

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The importance of stories in video games

What do you expect from a great video game? Lots of action and adventure? Amazing graphics? Exciting battles? It seems that these days more and more gamers are answering this question with, 'A great story'. In this clip, discover how the concept of narrative is becoming crucial to the evolution of video games.

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Apple Macintosh software game 'Carriers At War II', 1993

This is the cover of an Apple Macintosh software game called 'Carriers at War II'. It shows a fleet carrier at sea firing cannons. Aeroplanes fly above against a backdrop of thick cloud. The text on the cover reads: 'STRATEGIC STUDIES GROUP / CARRIERS / AT WAR / II / FLEET CARRIER OPERATIONS / IN SOUTHEAST ASIA / 1936-1946. ...

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Apple II software game 'Battlefront', 1986

This is the cover of an Apple II software game called 'Battlefront - Corps Level Command'. It shows a tank and soldiers in an urban setting during the First World War. The soldiers carry guns, and at the left a house is on fire. The text on the cover reads: 'BATTLEFRONT / Corps Level Command / in World War II / Roger Keating ...

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Apple Macintosh software game 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy', 1984

This is the cover of an Apple Macintosh software game called 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy'. It shows a green spherical creature floating in space. It is covering its eyes and its large red tongue is sticking out. Behind it, there are three planets, one cratered and in flames and another Earth-like, but with Saturn-like ...

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Apple Macintosh software game - 'Panzer Battles', 1990

This is the cover of a computer game 'Panzer Battles'. It came on two floppy disks with two booklets, a supplement and two cards in a box, and dealt with the Eastern Front during the Second World War. It is one in a series of games in which software micromanaged the actions of individual units, for example battalions or ...

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Apple II software game - 'The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate',1988

This is the cover of an Apple II software game called 'The Bard's Tale III: Thief of Fate'. It shows an illustration by Randy Berrett of a demonic figure rising above flames and reaching clawed hands towards four heroic figures of the fantasy genre: a wizard with a staff, an archer, a warrior with a sword and shield, and ...

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Apple Macintosh software game 'Fire-Brigade, The Battle for Kiev, 1943', 1989

This is the cover of an Apple Macintosh software game called 'Fire-Brigade, The Battle for Kiev, 1943'. It shows a man on a tank in a field. There is an aeroplane in the sky. In the background are flames and two more tanks - one on fire. The text on the cover reads: 'FIRE-BRIGADE / The Battle for Kiev * 1943 / Dave 'Connor ...

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Apple II software game - 'Reach for the Stars', Third Edition, 1987

This is the cover of the third edition of 'Reach for the Stars: The Conquest of the Galaxy', a four-player computer game on a 5 1/4-inch floppy disk that came with a manual in a cardboard folder. The original 'Reach for the Stars' had been released in 1983. This edition was introduced in 1987. It added more choice and decision-making ...

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Apple II software game - 'Carriers at War 1941-1945', 1984

This is the cover of a computer game 'Carriers at War 1941-1945: Fleet Carrier Operations in the Pacific'. The game came on one 5 1/4-inch floppy disk, in a cardboard folder with two booklets and three large instruction cards. It was introduced in 1984. This is one of a series of games in which software micromanaged the ...

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Apple Macintosh software game - 'Tetris', 3 1/2-inch floppy disk, 1987

Tetris is a falling-blocks puzzle video game that was designed and programmed in Moscow in 1984. Its developer has said that he was inspired by pentominoes. The name is derived from the Greek 'tetra' meaning 'four'. This game 'Tetris - The Soviet Challenge - 1987 and 1988' was collected because it was one of the first games ...

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Apple Macintosh software game - 'Transylvania', 1984

This is a 3 1/2-inch floppy disk containing an Apple Macintosh software game called 'Transylvania'. A typed label reads 'TRANSYLVANIA TM / c 1984 Penguin Software Inc / by Antonio Antiochia / Macintosh version by Robert Hardy / penguin software TM / the graphics people'. The word 'TRANSYLVANIA' is handwritten on a second ...

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South Korea: wired for speed

South Korea's high-speed broadband internet has allowed for the development of a new gaming subculture. Gamers have achieved levels of fame much like those of sporting stars in Australia. In this clip you will see the connection between gamers and their fans and hear about the lucrative lifestyle they enjoy.

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Nintendo Game Boy, 1989

This is a first-generation Nintendo Game Boy, a hand-held electronic video game console. The case is made from a light-grey plastic. Its acrylic-covered screen features graphics in four shades of grey. Sound is supplied either through the speaker or earphones socket, and external connection is available to one other Game ...

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Apple II software game - 'Explore Australia', 1988

This is the cover of an Apple II computer program called 'Explore Australia'. The title is framed with the outline of a map of Australia and includes animals drawn in an Indigenous style. Below the title are three colour screenshots: an illustration of the Great Barrier Reef; UIuru with lush grass and two kangaroos in the ...