Introduction to Simulation Video Games
1. Broadcasting career of fan games
Wilner began his broadcasting career at the University of Toronto in 1988, and was named sports director there a year later. During his tenure at the University of Toronto, Wilner did play-by-play for various sports including hockey, basketball, and football. Wilner began his professional broadcasting career at the age of 19 with the Class-A Welland Pirates. He later did play-by-play for various baseball teams including the Class-A Watertown Indians, and the Double-A Hardware City Rock Cats. During the 2010 Winter Olympics, Wilner hosted 2010 Winter Games Today in Vancouver with David Alter from Whistler, British Columbia.
On June 1, 2010, Mike Wilner got into an argument during a media scrum with the Toronto Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston about Gaston's field level decision making. Wilner detailed the confrontation on his blog. A day later his employer, the Fan 590 announced Wilner would not be covering the team for several days, presumably a suspension though the Fan 590 refused to state the reason. Because Rogers Communications, owners of the Toronto Blue Jays, also owns the Fan 590, the suspension had at least the appearance of a case of media censorship. The Toronto Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America issued a letter of protest suggesting the suspension was an attempt by the Blue Jays to muzzle media criticism. The controversy received coverage in all three of Toronto's daily newspapers, largely in sympathy with Wilner.
From 2014-2017, Wilner performed play-by-play duties for select innings of all Toronto Blue Jays home games. In 2018, following the retirement of longtime Blue Jays play-by-play commentator Jerry Howarth, Wilner called most Blue Jays games with Ben Wagner. He officially became the full-time radio play-by-play announcer with Wagner prior to the 2019 season. That same year, he was replaced by Scott MacArthur as host of the BlueJaysTalk radio show.
2. Career highlights of adventure games
Competed in 9 Badwater Ultramarathons (Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, CA: Was the 1st woman twice - 1997 (3rd overall) & 1998 (4th overall).
2 Marathon des Sables Ultramarathons (southern Morocco): 1999 First American to win the event.
2008 Rocky Racoon 50 Mile: 10:16
2008 Florida Keys 50 Mile: 9 hours
2008 306 Miles: 1st person to ever run from Las Vegas to Mt. Whitney. Raised $590,000 for AIDS Orphans Rising.
2008 Badwater 135 Mile Ultramarathon for the 9th time.
2008 Ironman AZ
2007 Desert Springs 50 mile: 14th Female. 12:08:39
2007 Ironman AZ: 12:54:30.
2006 Completing the Badwater Double
2006 Grasslands 50 mile: 1st Female. 8:40:30.
2005 Bishop 50k: 2nd Female. 6:04:25.
2004 Squaw Peak 50: 12:46.
2003 Grand Slam of Ultrarunning Finisher: 1st Female; 7th Overall.
2003 Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run: 4th Female. 30:39:43.
2003 Western States 100: 19th Female; 133rd Overall. 26:30:54.
2003 Vermont 100: 23rd Female; 144th Overall. 24:15:15.
2003 Squaw Peak 50: Won the husband and wife award. 11:17.
2002 Old Dominion Memorial (VA): 1st Female; 4th Overall. PR: 20:34:30.
2002 Leadville Trail 100. 10th Female; 74th Overall. 26:56:58.
2002 Umstead 50 (NC): 1st Female.
2002 HURT 100k: 34:53:00.
2001 JFK 50. 128th Overall, 10th Female; 128th Overall. 8:52:27
2000 GNC National Championship (Pittsburgh) 100k, 1st Team; 1st 30-39; 7th Female. PR: 9:50
1999 Team USA World 100K Championship (France).
1998 Long Island 50 Mile Endurance Run: 1st Female; 2nd Overall. 6:42
1997 Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race (India): 2nd Female. 18:50:03
2 Vermont 100s: PR: 1997. 2nd Female; 12th Overall. 18:26
1997 Old Dominion Endurance Run (VA): 2nd Female; 8th Overall. 19:07:52
5 Hawaiian Ironman Championships: PR: 10:33:27
World Duathlon Championship
3 Eco-Challenge Multi-Sport Adventure Races
2 Raid Galoises Multi-Sport Adventure Races
2 ESPN X-Games Multi-Sport Adventure Races
1 Four Winds Multi-Sport Adventure Race
35 Ultramarathons (50 miles or more): Including: Western States 100, Leadville Trail 100, Wasatch 100, Vermont 100, HURT 100K, Rocky Raccoon 100, Squaw Peak 50.
100 Mile PR: 18:26 / 50 Mile PR: 6:42
Over 90 Marathons PR: 2:48:52. Half marathon PR: 1:23. 10k PR: 36:01.
3. Fiction of hunger games trilogy
Lindsey is the author of numerous novels and novellas. His first novels, Going Shogun and The Two Crosses, were published independently in 2012. Going Shogun is a dystopian comedy in which two waiters attempt to raise their tightly controlled social standing by stealing and publishing their employer's secret recipes. Erik Wecks of Wired called it a "hilarious romp through a comic and dangerous underground subculture of hackers, drug users, and wannabes" and "a perfect summer read", while noting that it "needs a copy edit and displays many of the traits which will irritate those who appreciate the value of a traditional editorial team." Wired subsequently named it one of the "Best Books of 2012".
Later in 2012, Lindsey began considering a new direction for his work, frustrated by the slow sales of his previous novels. Observing the success of the Hunger Games franchise, he jokingly told his wife that he should write a novel with "game" in the title; this became the genesis of his novel Sara's Game, the story of a woman whose husband and child disappear at the hands of a mysterious, taunting nemesis. Sara's Game became his most successful novel to date, appearing on the USA Today bestseller list and reaching #2 on the Amazon Kindle chart. In February 2013, the novel was offered as the Amazon "Daily Deal".
Lindsey's subsequent novels include three more in the "Sara" series and the "Warchild" trilogy, a series of dystopian thrillers about a teenage girl who must help her outpost to survive a war after total societal collapse. Lindsey says that the most important influence on his work is thriller author Dean Koontz.
4. Commonwealth Games of barbados people
Headley first competed at the 2010 Commonwealth Games for Barbados in the men's 100 metres event. He comfortable qualified through heat three with a time of 10.56 seconds finished 3rd behind Emmanuel Callander and Ramone McKenzie respectively. He once again qualified through the round two phase of the competition finishing 3rd equal with a time of 10.40 seconds, his race included Callander and McKenzie (which he drew too) once again. However, in his semi-finals, he wasn't as lucky. Headley finished 7th out of eight competitors with a time of 10.67 seconds, this time he beat Ramone McKenzie, who failed to start. This meant that Headley's 2010 Commonwealth Games rally was over.
Headley unfortunately missed out of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in which Barbados only qualified one sprinter for the men's 100 metre sprinter, Ramon Gittens.
Headley did manage to qualify for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. This time Headley was entered into the men's 100 metres and the 4 x 100 m relay events for Barbados. Headley's men's 100 metres rally did not go as successful this games as it did in Delhi. Headley was unable to make it past the heats after finishing 4th in heat three with a time of 10.70 seconds. In the 4 x 100 m relay, Headley competed alongside Shane Brathwaite, Nicholas Deshong and Burkheart Ellis Jr. They qualified through to the final as a fastest loser after coming 4th in heat 2 with a time of 38.95 seconds and a season's best. In the finals, they weren't able to capitalize on their previous time and finished 5th and medal-less after a 39.04 second race.
5. Format of 2011 video games
Each team iss assigned to a seeding group which determines the stage at which that team joins the competition. Each stage is run on a single tie knock-out basis, with replays for drawn games when necessary.
The structure for the 2010-11 season was as follows:
Stage 1. Weakest twelve teams entered round 1. The six winners progressed to round 2. The losers entered the Medallion Trophy together with the losers of the round 2 fixtures. The matches were determined by an open draw.
Stage 2. A further ten teams entered together with the six winners from round 1. The matches in round 2 were determined by an open draw. The eight winners progressed to round 3. The eight losers joined the six losers from round 1 and competed for the Medallion Trophy.
Stage 3. A further eight teams entered together with the eight winners from round 2. The matches in round 3 were determined by an open draw. The eight winners progressed to round 4. The eight losers competed for the Medallion Bowl.
Stage 4. The top eight seeded teams joined the remaining eight winners from round 3. The matches in round 4 were determined by an open draw. The winners proceeded to the quarter finals, semi finals and final. The eight losers in round 4 played for the Medallion Plate.In 2010-11 the top eight seeded teams were Belfast Royal Academy, Campbell College, Limavady Grammar School, Methodist College Belfast, Royal Belfast Academical Institution, Sullivan Upper School, The Royal School, Armagh and Wallace High School.
6. Development of simulation video games
Carrier Strike was designed by Gary Grigsby for Strategic Simulations Inc. (SSI). It began development as "an offshoot" of Gary Grigsby's Pacific War, which was in production at the time; the initial version of Carrier Strike was made during a week of free time on that project. Grigsby explained that Carrier Strike was his way of revisiting his early game Carrier Force (1983). He told Electronic Games, "I liked the subject matter and, given the evolution in computer capability and my programming skills, I wanted to refine it."
Carrier Strike was developed with a modified version of the game engine from Grigsby's games Second Front: Germany Turns East and Western Front. He noted that the biggest challenge during production was adapting the games' interface to the new setting, and that the subsequent flight-deck interface originated from "a bull session at SSI". For the game's artificial intelligence (AI), he said that the subject matter made coding relatively simple, and that he had avoided letting the AI "cheat" in ways that many of his previous games had not. The score for Carrier Strike was composed by Donald Griffin of Computer Music Consulting.
Carrier Strike was launched in 1992, prior to Pacific War. Grigsby and SSI followed the game with the Carrier Strike Expansion Disk, which alters Carrier Strike's gameplay mechanics and adds new playable battles. Unlike the original game's retail release, it was launched via mail order.
7. Playing career of exhibition games
In high school, Zaugg played for the Northland Pines High School varsity boys' hockey team. She was on the team that won back-to-back Lumberjack Conference championships as a junior and senior, mostly as a third or fourth liner.Wisconsin BadgersOver her four-year career at Wisconsin, Zaugg won two national championships, and scored 133 career points. In addition, she was named to the 2007 Frozen Four All-Tournament Team, and was honored as team captain in 2008. In her first year at Wisconsin, Zaugg managed to score 12 goals on 15 percent shooting. With 24 goals in 2005, she established herself as a major threat on a championship-bound Badgers team. In her junior year, she put together a 29-goal season 20 of which came in conference play. She nearly doubled her conference scoring output from a year before (12 goals). Eight of Zaugg's team-leading 29 goals were game-winners, earning her reputation as a clutch player. When Wisconsin won its second national championship in 2006, Zaugg notched two of the three goals in the game and garnered All-Tournament honors.
USA HockeyZaugg was a member of the silver medal winning U.S. Women's National Team for the 2007 International Ice Hockey Federation World Women's Championship. She was a two-time member of the U.S. Women's Select Team for the Four Nations Cup (she competed in 2006 and in 2007). During that time, she was also a member of the U.S. Women's Under-22 Select Team. In 2006, 2007 and 2009, she was a USA Hockey Women's National Festival participant (200607, 2009). On March 25, 2011, she officially announced her retirement from the U.S. Womens National Program.2010 Olympic teamSix of her teammates on the US team are players she played with at Wisconsin. The teammates include Hilary Knight, Meghan Duggan, Jessie Vetter, Erika Lawler, Molly Engstrom, and Kerry Weiland.
January 5: In an exhibition game against the Wisconsin women's hockey team, Zaugg netted a goal and had an assist as Team USA won by a score of 90.