Knowledge About Video Game Programming
1. Other topics of video game programming
The War of the Roses (Shakespeare), a modern-day play cycle based on Shakespeare's history plays
"The War of the Roses" or Roses Match, any game of cricket played between Yorkshire County Cricket Club and Lancashire County Cricket Club, first played in 1849.
"The War of the Roses", nickname of the 1886 campaign for governor of Tennessee, contested by brothers Alfred A. Taylor and Robert Love Taylor, whose supporters wore red and white roses respectively
The "War of The Roses", nickname of the Origin Series, rugby league matches between Lancashire and Yorkshire, beginning 1895
The War of the Roses (novel), a 1981 novel by Warren Adler
The War of the Roses (film), a 1989 American film based on the novel
"War of the Roses", an annual event of The East Kingdom of the Society for Creative Anachronism
The rivalry between two American minor league baseball teams, the Lancaster Barnstormers and the York Revolution
War of the Roses (radio show), a live entertainment program, created 1994
War of the Roses (video game), a 2012 action video game based on the dynastic civil wars
2. National Club Football Association of video game programming
The National Club Football Association (NCFA) is an association of collegiate American football teams. It is a member of CollClubSports and manages the NCFA National Championship.
NCFA teams are typically operated by student sports clubs rather than faculty, and do not formally form part of a school's intercollegiate athletic program. The clubs can be based at any post-secondary college or university provided the institution in question agrees to officially recognize football as a club sport. In contrast the Intercollegiate Club Football Federation (ICFF) recognizes, in addition to the above, student clubs without official sponsorship and independent programs that combine students at multiple schools that would otherwise be unable to play college football (the NCFA allows its members to play such independent teams but does not allow those teams to contest for the championship). A number of clubs have membership in both the ICFF and NCFA, especially in the midwest and south (only in the Northeast, where the ICFF's Yankee conference expelled several NCFA member teams in 2015, is there a major distinction between the two).
From 2012 through 2015, the NCFA National Championship Game was held at Salem Football Stadium in Salem, Virginia, which has also been the site of the NCAA Division III Football Championship. From 2016 through 2019, the NCFA National Championship Game was held at West Family Stadium on the campus of West Liberty University in Wheeling, West Virginia.
The 2020 Fall season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
3. Background of video game programming
On 20 March 2020, the band announced that they were in a home studio, writing and recording material for their eighth record, which was expected to be an EP, with part of it being co-produced by video game composer Mick Gordon. After playing the video game Doom Eternal and being inspired by the games' soundtrack, lead vocalist Oliver Sykes contacted the games' composer, Mick Gordon to help produce the song, "Parasite Eve" and EP as a whole. In August 2020, the band's keyboardist Jordan Fish teased that the band was planning on releasing a series of EPs. Speaking about the EPs, keyboardist Fish stated:
"When we get into the other EPs, it'll give us a chance to maybe get some other people on who are a bit more left-field or a bit more out of the box for our band."The band's lead vocalist Sykes also stated that they would be releasing four EPs under the "Post Human" name, stating:
"They'll each be totally different with their own sound and mood," he said. "That's one thing we've never really done. There's often been an over-arching theme on our records, but the music has always felt like a collage. That's cool and I like it, but sometimes you want a soundtrack for a certain occasion and emotion."
4. Technology of video game programming
The Zenith SSAVI (sync suppression and video inversion) was used as the decode the signal, however it had no external controls other than a small chrome button atop the decoder box to select between standard television signals or Super TV. In a then-pioneering effort at thwarting piracy, the station could address each box individually to authorize decoding of programs, including one-time pay-per-view broadcasts or adult program options. In addition, to defeat simple home-engineer descrambling techniques, video inversion was done selectively, often when the video frame was light overall, causing the scrambled picture to retain in a darker tint than the elevated sync pulses. In certain cases, video was inverted on alternate frames. The audio transmitted on the standard audio channel was a "barker" announcement, informing would-be customers that Super TV was a scrambled service and required a subscription to view its content.
The monaural audio used for Super TV's film broadcasts was transmitted on a subcarrier, which would later be used to transmit the difference signal of multichannel television sound after 1984. Until the first MTS sets became available in 1985, most conventional television sets could not decode the audio; however shortly afterward, the barker channel would be transmitted on the right audio channel and the monaural program audio feed would transmit on the left.
5. Promotion and release of video game programming
On 6 November 2019, the band released a new song titled "Ludens". It was released as a part of Death Stranding: Timefall, along with the news that the band are planning on never releasing an album again and instead want to release EPs in the future. On 25 June 2020, the band released the second single "Parasite Eve" along with a music video. It was expected to be released on 10 June 2020, but due to the George Floyd protests and the Black Lives Matter movement, the song was postponed to 25 June. That same day, the band also announced a new project that they have been working on titled Post Human which they said to be four EPs released throughout the next year which when combined would make an album.
On 2 September, the band released with English singer Yungblud a new collaborative single "Obey" and its corresponding music video. On 14 October, the band officially announced through social media that Post Human: Survival Horror is set for release on 30 October 2020.
6. Vancouver International Film Centre of video game programming
The Vancouver International Film Centre is a building in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, which houses the 175-seat Vancity Theatre, along with a production room and offices for the Vancouver International Film Festival. Located at 1181 Seymour Street in the city's downtown core, the theatre can accommodate seminars, live performances, film, video and multimedia presentations.
The building, designed by Hewitt and Kwasnicky Architects, opened in September 2005 just in time for the 2005 Vancouver International Film Festival. In December of that year, the Vancity Theatre formally launched year-round repertory cinema programming. The theatre is sponsored by and named for the Vancity credit union, although prior to the complex's launch the theatre was stuck in a dispute that might have threatened the sponsorship, or even forced VIFF to refund Vancity's entire donation to the project, because it was deemed to be in conflict with the city's official naming rights policy at the time.
Renovations in 2019-20, which were completed in time for the 2020 Vancouver International Film Festival, added a 41-seat Studio Theatre for smaller audience presentations, a new media lab to present new media and virtual reality projects, an education suite and a video wall in the complex's atrium.
The annual Game Design Expo, hosted by Vancouver Film School's Game Design program, takes place in the Vancity Theatre.
7. History of video game programming
Super TV was launched by Subscription Television of Greater Washingtona joint venture of Field Enterprises and Clint Murchison Jr.and began broadcasting on WCQR, a new-to-air station, when it signed on November 1, 1981. The company had a rough start out of the gate: a computer problem caused some 20 percent of its 5,000 customers in the first month to not receive full service, while customer service phone lines were jammed. Typical of subscription services, Super TV programmed movies, sports, and special events, as well as an optional Night Life adult package.
Super TV began broadcasting over another new station on July 1, 1982, when Baltimore's WNUV began broadcasting. Within a month, the service had 10,000 Baltimore subscribers in addition to 45,000 in its Washington market. One of the service's major selling points was a package of 16 Baltimore Orioles baseball games, announced by Ted Patterson and Rex Barney; however, interest in the 16-game package waned when Home Team Sports launched as a cable channel in 1984, and Super TV dropped it after two years when HTS started up.
The service reached its peak in subscribers in 1983: 85,000 subscribers, with 30,000 of those in Baltimore. Unlike many similar services, Super TV maintained a part-time schedule throughout its entire existence, never switching to a 24-hour schedule; it broadcast Monday through Fridays from 7:00Â p.m. to 2:00Â a.m. and from 5:00Â p.m. to 2:00Â a.m. on weekends.
As STV declined nationwide, Super TV began to lose subscribers, though delays in wiring Baltimore for cable gave the service a reprieve. The owner of WNUV, the Baltimore station, would state that he realized Super TV would be going out of business as early as January 1984; later that year, he began a campaign to raise the profile of the station outside of Super TV programming. After the sale of WCQR, Super TV ceased programming on the station on December 31, 1985; the station itself was relaunched as WFTY on the first day of 1986. While Super TV was able to retune most of its customers' equipment to receive WNUV instead, some viewers in northern Virginia and areas far from the WNUV transmitter were not able to continue. However, the number of subscribers continued to fall rapidly, from 28,000 in late 1985 to 14,000 in early 1986. As a result of the company's failure and WNUV's desire to become a full-time commercial independent, Super TV broadcast for the last time on March 31, 1986.