Scott Hanselman

Roshambo and Rise of Nations

August 19, '03 Comments [0] Posted in Gaming | Africa
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If you've every played Age of Empires or the new Rise of Nations, you've probably realized by now that they are just really elaborate examples of Rock-Paper-Scissors (Pikeman beats Knight, Knight beats Footman, Footman beats Pikeman...). 

Even though I know this - as a 29 year old man I can intellectualize this - but I still stayed up until midnight last night playing International Roshambo (also known as Rise of Nations).  Dammit if it isn't a fantastic game.  I'm not even a big gamer, but the level of detail and thought put into this game is ridiculous. 

Of course, I play the Bantu (my wife is Zimbabwean Ndebele, a Bantu tribe) as they kick the most butt.

About Scott

Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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