Will Wright

Twenty years ago, a video game that you could neither win nor lose was inconceivable – unless you were Will Wright. With five years of college under his belt and no degree, twenty-something year old Will had the idea of creating a game based on designing and building cities. In achieving that goal, Will created a new genre in gaming and within it, one of the best-loved game franchises in history establishing Will Wright as a visionary within the world of video game design.

The idea for SimCity struck as Will was designing his first game, Raid on Bungeling Bay (1984) a game in which helicopters attacked islands. Realizing he preferred building islands to piloting attack ‘copters, Will partnered with “idea guy” Jeff Braun to create a company known as Maxis and they released SimCity in 1989. With SimCity the mass market got its first real taste of a simulation game, and they were hooked! The word-of-mouth acclaim swirling around SimCity ultimately attracted the attention of Newsweek, and a full page story on the game cemented SimCity’s place in entertainment history. An entirely new kind of video game genre, focused around open-ended, non-violent gameplay was born!

Maxis followed up the surprising success of SimCity with a string of popular simulation games throughout the 1990s. Titles such as SimEarth: The Living Planet (1990), SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony (1991), SimCity 2000 (1993), SimCopter (1996), and SimCity 3000 (1999) introduced simulation games to hundreds of thousands of new fans, demonstrating the genre’s true potential.

Still nobody was prepared for the phenomenal success of The Sims. Will, who studied architecture in college, originally conceived of the game as an architectural design simulator. To “score” the quality of the design, he added tiny people who would inhabit the buildings. These simulated people quickly stole the spotlight, and Will realized that watching the lives of the Sims unfold was the real entertainment. Again, his instincts were right. Released in 2000, The Sims was the best-selling PC game of of 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003, until it was dethroned by its own sequel The Sims 2, which quickly established itself as the best selling PC game of 2004. Popular console, handheld and mobile phone versions of the game have contributed to the huge success of the franchise, which has sold more than 58M games, life-to-date.

The Sims and its expansion packs and sequels have become a cultural phenomenon and solidified Will’s position as a gaming-industry legend. His honors and accolades include making Entertainment Weekly’s “It List” of “the 100 most creative people in entertainment” and Time Digital’s “Digital 50” in 1999, receiving a “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the Game Developers Choice Awards in 2001, being named #35 on Entertainment Weekly’s Power List in 2002, becoming the fifth person to be inducted into the Academy of Watch Interactive Arts and Sciences’ Hall of Fame that same year, receiving the PC Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award, and in 2008 was honored with the first-ever Spike TV Video Game Awards’ Gamer God Award.

Spore™, Will’s latest achievement in video games, has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors such as Popular Science’s “Best of What’s New Award,” Popular Mechanics’ “Breakthrough Award,” PC Magazine’s “Technical Excellence Award,” and TIME Magazine’s “50 Best Inventions of 2008.”

Stuff

There are always many projects underway at SFC. Here are some completed and released projects.

Bar Karma
“When one door closes, another one opens. And when that door opens into the most mysterious bar in the universe, strange things begin to happen.”
Read More at Current TV.

“Bar Karma is the first online community-developed network television series. Online users pitch their own ideas for scenes and twists online, using a tool replica designed by Will Wright called the Storymaker.”
Read More from Wikipedia

Ant Farm Revolution
“The revolution has begun! It’s time for a whole new way to look at ants. First, watch as these tiny architects sculpt their gel habitat into a 360° work of art. Then, sit back and watch your ants “crawling” on the ceiling as the Ant Farm Revolution projects giant shadows of your ants.”
Read More at Uncle Milton.

About Will Wright

Will Wright, widely acknowledged for creating the simulation video game genre, unveiled the highly anticipated SporeTM in September 2008. Spore is a “universe in a box” that allows players to create a species and guide it to sentience, help it build a society, develop its culture, and explore an infinite cosmos of worlds cretaed by other players. Fans eagerly embraced the creation tools in Spore and have created over 100 Million pieces of user-created content, as of Summer 2009.

Spore hase been distinguished with such honors as Popular Science’s “Best of What’s New Award,” Popular Mechanics’s “Breakthough Award,” PC Magazine’s “Technical Excellence Award,” Time Magazine’s “50 Best Inventions of 2008,” and the Jim Henson Technology Honor.

A true gaming industry legend as a result of his pioneering contributions to video games, Wright has been the recipient of several prestigious awards and honors. Rolling Stone named Will Wright “One of the 100 People who are Changing America,” in March 2009, placing him among artists, leaders, scientists, and policymakers who are “fighing every day to show us what is possible.” IN 2008, Will received the first-ever Gamer God Award at the Spike Video Game Awards as a testament to his revolutionary work. In 2007, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts recognized an individual in the Video Game Industry for the first time when it named Wright a fellow. He also received the Producers Guild of America Vanguard Award that same year.

Wright first rose to prominence when he developed SimCityTM, the acclamed, nonviolent, open-ended sim game. Wright then followed up the success of SimCity with a string of popular simulation games throughout the 1990s. Titles such as SimEarth: The Living Planet (1990), SimAnt: The Electronic Ant Colony (1991), SimCity 2000 (1993), SimCopter (1996), and SimCity 3000 (1999) introduced simulation games to hundreds of thousands of new fans, demnonstrating the genre’s true potential.

Wright’s next groundbreaking game came in the form of The Sims (2000), which has gone on to become the best selling PC game franchise of all time, being available in 22 languages in 60 countries. Wright, who studied architecture in college, originally conceived of the game as an architectural design simulator. To “score” the quality of the design, he added tiny people who would inhabit the buildings. These simulated people quickly stole the spotlight, and Will realized that watching the lives of the Sims unfold was the real entertainment. The Sims franchise has now sold over 100 Million units around the world.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39mm VS Rolex Datejust 41mm

We have written a very detailed but to the point comparison of the replica Rolex Datejust 41mm and the Rolex Datejust II. Both series have great timepieces, but there are some obvious differences that you can read about at another time in that article. Today, however, we’re going to review one of the models in the Rolex Datejust 41mm collection and compare it to the Oyster Perpetual 39mm to provide you with the key information you need to see which one is best for you. Let’s get started right away, shall we?
Of the more than ninety models of the 41mm Rolex Datejust available, the model numbered 126300 Black Index Oyster is probably one of the most popular for several reasons. We will compare it to a very similar looking Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39mm 114300 Black Oyster.
First of all, these are what most people would call excellent entry-level Rolex replica watches, and they make up two of Rolex’s ten most affordable stainless steel models for men. They both have a black sunburst dial, and by design, they are conservative models that can be worn both when dressed up and for casual use.
Why is it called the Oyster Perpetual Motion? The patented Oyster case has been part of Rolex’s history since 1926, when a new seal was provided by screwing the bezel, case-back and winding crown to the middle case of the watch.The name Perpetual is due to the automatic winding that occurs with the movement of the wearer’s wrist. The kinetic energy of the wrist movement winds the rotor in the watch movement, thus refilling the power reserve. This in turn makes the watch run in a permanent way. Hence the word perpetual.

Well Traveled Companion: Reviewing the Tudor Black Bay GMT

Tudor has added a world time function to the Black Bay with the MT5652 manufacture movement. This GMT version not only runs more accurately than many other chronometer-tested watches but also boasts a 70-hour power reserve and a time display that can be set in several different ways.
Tudor Black Bay GMT front
The TUDOR Black Bay GMT offers a user-friendly second-time zone function at an attractive price.
Global mobility and travel around the world are no longer the exclusive privileges of pilots, top executives, and other jet-setting professionals. The GMT function allows the watch wearer to read the time in a second time zone, which is not only appropriate for our global age but also well suited to the TUDOR Black Bay. In the spirit of Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf, who founded Montres Tudor SA in 1946 as a high-quality but less costly alternative to Rolex, our test watch, the Black Bay GMT, retains an attractive price-performance ratio while wrapped in a movement of the brand’s own manufacture. Not only does the Black Bay GMT feature a time zone suitable for everyday use, but the model also reaffirms TUDOR’s corporate strategy of achieving the brand’s independence and unique identity. Tudor had relied on movements made by other Swiss manufacturers since its inception until 2015 when the MT5612 and MT5621 movements became the first Tudor movements to be encapsulated within the brand’s fake watches. After the chronograph movement MT5813, made in partnership with Breitling, the MT5652 movement followed as the second manufactured movement with additional complications.
The Time Displays Can Function in Different Ways
When the crown is pulled to the center position and turned manually, the hour hand moves forward or backward to indicate the time in different regions while carrying the date, proving that this design is not just a modular addition to the existing movement. All this happens without interrupting the balance wheel, which means that accurate time is always kept down to the second. We are familiar with similar mechanisms found in other modern movements, such as those of Omega and Breitling.
The bezel has been rotated to point to a second-time zone along with the 24-hour hand. If you put the bezel back in its original position, you can read the time in the third time zone.
The time zone function can be used in several different ways. The basic option is to use the second hour hand as a 24-hour display associated with your local time zone. If you want to quickly display a different time zone, simply twist the bidirectional rotatable bezel until the correct hour numerals align with the tip of the 24-hour hand. The blue and red color scheme of the bezel immediately indicates whether the selected second-time zone is day or night. The rotatable bezel has 48 separate fixed positions, allowing you to set it for regions that differ by half an hour from their neighbors, such as India, Myanmar, and South Australia. The second option is to use the 24-hour hand to select a second time while keeping the bezel in its original position. The disadvantage of this method is that the Rolex replica watch’s movement must stop when the third pull-out position of the crown is manually turned, which means you must reset the second hand to return to the second timing. The hour hand naturally rotates when the crown is turned in the setting position, so this hand must also be restored to its correct local time position and, if necessary, the date switch.

Fabulous Gem Set Timepieces Introduced Recently Watches

Watches & Wonders 2021 is now just a memory in the minds of watch enthusiasts and journalists from all over the world, who almost always gather in front of their computers to catch a glimpse of the new launches. In previous years, the event has spoiled watch journalists by providing us with never-ending champagne, mouth-watering Swiss chocolates, first-class dining, and five-star accommodations. At the 2021 virtual event, the closest I came to any of these things was a warm jar of Perrier to wash down the KitKat bar I devoured at 4:15 a.m. during the Hermès brand launch.
But when all was said and done, the week-long event succeeded in accomplishing its goals with few hiccups. In fact, with twice as many brands introducing their new products as they normally do, this year’s Watches & Wonders event offered something for everyone. Do you want to know that your watch case is made of fair-minded gold? Chopard has your back. Want a watch with a green dial? You don’t know how lucky you are, kid! For those with a penchant for gem-set timepieces, these big names strut out and offer elaborately decorated replica Rolex watches made especially for women watch aficionados with a taste for colorful gems and diamonds and an interest in fine watchmaking.
The new Egérie self-winding watch in pink gold features an 18-carat pink gold case with a diameter of 35 mm and an 18-carat white gold dial paved with natural white round brilliant-cut diamonds. With a 40-hour power reserve, this self-winding fake watch is fitted with a dark brown alligator or warm gray satin strap and its indications include hours, minutes, a calendar aperture, a central seconds hand, and a stop-second mechanism.
If there’s one thing Pandemic has done right, it’s introduced more color to the watch world, and in Bulgari’s Allegra Cocktail watch, those colors have less to do with the dial and more to do with the case itself.
Lucia Silvestri, creative director of Bulgari’s jewelry department, helped select the multi-colored and differently sized faceted stones and cabochons used to create the Allegra Cocktail case. These pieces stood out at this year’s replica Watches & Wonders, largely due to their unique design.
If you don’t know, you’d better ask someone. But that wasn’t the only impressive new product the brand released. In fact, it’s not even the only impressive Reverso. They’ve never let us down, and with their move to be more environmentally friendly, I suspect they will in the near future.

Preferred Patek Philippe Annual Calendar Ref. 4947/1

With the new 4947/1A, Patek Philippe is offering an annual calendar with a round Calatrava-style steel case. At 38mm in diameter, it is right in the sweet spot of what many enthusiasts consider to be the ideal size for a formal watch, and comes with a matching steel five-row strap. It is a beautiful replica watch, although it is not the first 4947, a reference that Patek Philippe has previously used for women’s references, with diamonds on the crown and bezel. Aside from the fact that this circular annual calendar is in steel, what is surprising is that this time, at least based on anything I have seen, Patek Philippe has not assigned this watch to any gender. Quite the contrary, Patek Philippe says the 4947/1A’s 38mm size will fit almost every wrist.
I haven’t seen this metal watch, but I’m inclined to agree. As for the rather indistinct blue pattern on the dial, whether any man or woman would be attracted to it has little to do with gender and more to do with personal taste. If it weren’t for the bracelet, it would qualify as the shared watch of choice for couples.
Come to think of it, it reminds me of the blue-toned window dressing set I bought for a trip to the Kentucky Derby in 2013. This fake watch would go well with that suit. Or, to be honest, that suit would look great with this watch. It makes me want to lose 15 pounds, erase the clothes I bought to work with horses, and make it to Louisville in a few weeks.
The annual calendar is one of those watchmaking mechanisms that lives in the cracks. It is not complicated, but it is more important than a simple date window or moon phase.
Much of replica Patek Philippe’s modern reputation comes from the perpetual calendar – it’s the one PP complication I can see with my eyes closed, and maybe a chronograph on the side. The company had the good fortune or foresight to create a simpler calendar with a few more wishes than the usual full or complete calendar. While extremely affordable versions of annual calendars are ubiquitous today among entry-level and value-oriented brands, I still have a special place for the OG annual calendar, which was invented by Patek Philippe in 1996.
This formal annual calendar, with a strap that reads “wear me all the time, not just with a suit,” is the kind of complication that leans toward the casual side of the function and might even stop people from obsessing over the 5711 for a while. WATCH. The blue dial even has a motif.

Washing Raw Denim Jeans

In this article, we documented a pair of raw denim jeans worn for a year and then washed. If you have no idea of what denim is, you’re not alone. Many men don’t. We wrote a chapter about it: Raw Denim is a sub-community of the cowboy world. One big difference in denim is the way they wash their jeans.
Raw denim jeans wholesale is produced with unwashed denim. Raw jeans are not widely popular because they’re uncomfortable compared to washed jeans. Raw jeans need to be soiled.
Raw denim is stiff from a starch-like substance the denim mill applies. This stiffness helps create sharp creases in the raw jean when you sit or move. The creases are where fades appear. When you wash the jean, the starch-like substance washes out, the denim softens, and the creases become less sharp.
On those sharp creases, the discoloration is due to everyday wear and tear. The blue yarn on the top is frayed and the white yarn on the bottom is exposed. Each time a jean is washed, it loses a little color, and the contrast between dark (non-faded areas) and white (faded areas) lessens.
There are endless myths about washing raw jeans…put dirty raw jeans in the freezer to kill bacteria, but it’s been debunked. There’s…rub sand on your jeans, then swim while wearing them in the ocean. These myths add to the lore of raw denim, and they’re fun, but…
Was wearing a jean for one year worth it? Of course, so worth it I’m doing it again. What do you do for a living that you can wear the same jean for a year? You have to be careful what you ask for…I wanted to be a supermodel. But that didn’t work out as I imagined.
What was the bad thing about wearing the same jean for a full year? The worst part of this process is that as soon as you get them where you want them, it’s time to wash them, make some repairs, and consider a replacement in the near future.
Did the jean ever get smelly? If so, at what point did it get smelly? YES! The jean developed a smell starting in the Spring/Summer months, roughly 7 months in. I eased it as best I could, making it overnight in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes until the jeans wholesale came to room temperature. They have a second-hand smell.

Price of Rolex Submariner and Rolex Datejust

Both the Datejust and Submariner are available in a range of metals, and the two collections vary greatly in price. In general, the Rolex Submariner is more expensive than the fake Rolex Datejust – whether purchased brand new at retail or second hand on the pre-owned market. With this in mind, the price difference between Submariner and Datejust watches widens significantly in the pre-owned market because of the different levels of demand for each model.
With demand far outstripping supply at the retail level, the Rolex Submariner has dreaded waiting lists at dealers around the world, and in some cases, customers have even had to wait to get on the waiting list. This shortage has prompted many buyers to turn to the pre-owned market, where there is rarely a shortage of brand new models, but where you can expect to pay anything up to twice (or more) the official selling price. The situation with the Datejust is quite different. Most pre-owned replica Rolex Datejust watches sell for roughly the same price as the original retail price, but you will rarely see a Datejust sell for hundreds of dollars more than a brand new Rolex model.
In addition to the model itself, there are other factors that can significantly affect the open market price of these two watches. While details such as bezel type and dial color certainly affect the price of a pre-owned Rolex Datejust watch, the premium associated with the highly sought option is only a fraction of what is available on the open market for the Rolex Submariner line of replica watches.
There is no safer horological investment than a stainless steel Rolex sports watch. The Submariner you buy today can be sold years from now for about the same price you paid – even if you paid a premium to skip the waiting list. In some cases, its value may even increase.
As for Datejust, because of the variety and ubiquity of its collection, there is rarely a shortage on the open market that can drive up resale costs. As a result, depreciation usually plays a larger role when comparing new and pre-owned Datejust examples, especially the precious metal and gem-set versions. Nonetheless, Rolex Datejust watches have always had a glass floor above which they will never fall, so they remain a good investment option, and given enough time, they tend to appreciate in value.

TAG stores and Rolex boutique opening

The store, located in the city’s Westgate shopping mall, is run by the Swiss watch group. “This is a wonderful time for TAG Heuer as we look to grow our retail offering and increase our activity around the UK. TAG Heuer enjoys very high levels of awareness all over the country, and we’re grateful to be taking on this and bringing our customers in Oxford the full TAG Heuer experience.
Even in these uncertain times, we believe there will always be quality stores that will provide our customers with a Tag Heuer experience in the immediate world. The new replica TAG Heuer boutiques will showcase the best of TAG Heuer and the best of this fruitful partnership,” says Rob Diver, managing director of TAG Heuer UK.
The Oxford boutique is one of three TAG Heuer mono-brand stores opening this summer. Craig Bolton, executive director of The Watches of Switzerland Group, congratulated the team on opening the Oxford store on social media, adding: “Roll on now to our new boutiques In Kingston and Watford in next two weeks.”
Also, WoSG is opening a Rolex replica boutique in Cambridge, next door to its current Mappin & Webb showroom on the city’s Market Square. WatchPro took a visit to Cambridge last weekend and saw construction work nearing completion and was told the store would be ready to open within weeks.

Benefits of Bulk Buying From Ladies Designer Jeans Manufacturer

Did you know that India’s garment industry is worth over Rs 1 trillion? Of the total production, 75 per cent is consumed within India. The apparel industry in India is as old as India itself, so we have mastered our work. Now, with fashion and time, the industry has also matured and started manufacturing what the market demands. Therefore, there are many reasons why you should consider buying in bulk from manufacturing units in India. jeans
We all understand the basic concept of economies of scale, so every industry follows this concept. If you buy jeans wholesale in bulk, it will cost you less. Anything that falls in your budget is always a good idea because it won’t heavy on your wallet and will give you a quality product at a very reasonable cost.
Buyingdirectly from the women designer jeans manufacturer would offer you the real quality of the good without being touched by any other hands. Fabrics and final productsare inspected properly by a separate team to keep the quality of the manufactured product.
Since the product comes directly from the factory, it also maintains the originality of the product in terms of design and quality. We know that in today’s world, copies of every brand are available in the marketplace at a comparatively low cost, so when it comes directly from the manufacturer, you can be sure of the quality of the delivered product.
You can buy from a variety of options that are not even available in the market. You won’t have any restrictions on the availability of options because the manufacturing units will have all the stock and not like the retail/wholesale units.
In order to stay competitive in the market, manufacturers are constantly updating themselves with the latest designs and trends in the market, so you have access to a whole range of the latest collections. Why settle for less when you are paying your hard earned money? So, you will get a variety of options to create your own style.
Blue Eyes is one of the leading manufacturers and wholesalers of girls jeans from China. The designers at Blue Eyes are very experienced so they are well taken care of the comfort and trend of fashion in the market. You can buy in bulk from Blue Eyes at wholesale prices and are assured that the quality of the product will be delivered. You can buy from our latest collection of various ranges.

Details about Diamond Rolex Watches

If the Rolex you’re wearing isn’t very conspicuous, adding diamonds will help make it more eye-catching. In fact, Rolex uses some of the best diamonds and expert setting techniques to make sure your icy watch shines brighter than others. Today, we’ll give you an in-depth look at the process of making a Rolex diamond watch.
It may not be surprising that Rolex only uses the highest quality diamonds on the market. When you shop for a diamond Rolex watch, it will only use diamonds with IF clarity. To provide you with some background, the clarity grades range from 0 to 10. Zero (also known as IF) is the clearest and is considered to be flawless. To receive an IF certification, a diamond must be free of inclusions or flaws that cannot be seen even under a 10x microscope.
Another feature that Rolex takes into consideration when choosing a diamond is color. While you may assume that all diamonds are just white, there is in fact a fairly natural range of color, even within the white diamond category. When it comes to grading the color of a diamond, the grading ranges from D to M, with D being extremely white and considered “colorless,” while M has a fairly distinct yellow tint to it.
When it comes to selecting diamonds for a replica watch, Rolex only utilizes the first four color grades, D, E, F, and G. So why doesn’t Rolex only use all-white, colorless diamonds? Well, the reason is that D, E, and F are actually the same to the naked eye, which means that only a trained gemologist can tell the difference when looking at them up close. In addition, diamonds naturally reflect color. Hence, the use of a G-grade diamond will not really impact your eye’s perception of its color in the case of a gold diamond Rolex watch. Yet, we can only conceive that for their white gold and platinum fake watches, Rolex may only use D-grade diamonds to ensure that they are as bright and cool as possible.
While color and clarity are major factors in determining a diamond’s value and overall appearance, the way a diamond is set greatly influences its ability to capture light and showcase all of its best qualities. To ensure that their diamonds shine the brightest, Rolex uses two important techniques when setting a diamond into a watch. watches
While rolex doesn’t publish a lot of information about how they choose or set their diamonds, experts concur that Rolex uses two advanced settings, the first being the “4 claw” setting. This unobtrusive setting lets you see more of the diamond by minimizing metal coverage. This allows Rolex to get more light on the diamond and make it sparkle.

Men Should Avoid Mistakes When Wearing Skinny Jeans

Whether you are a man or a woman, the right pair of skinny jeans can determine your outfit for the day. Here are some common mistakes that men make when wearing tight blue jeans that you should keep next to your closet to avoid a fashion faux pas.
When buying skinny jeans, try to choose something that fits your body shape better. There is a fine line that look too small that you never want to cross between stylish cheap wholesale jeans and jeans that look too small. Those with a heavier figure may choose slim jeans over skinny jeans to flatter the figure, while a thinner person may choose skinny or super-skinny jeans.
You might think that all blue jeans are basically the same color and can be worn for any event and occasion, but it is not ture. Dark skinny jeans are more versatile for the right occasion, while light colored jeans will look strange and inappropriate for formal occasions.
Your skinny jeans may be your outfit, but your shoes can spoil it. After you slide your skinny jeans on in the morning, make sure you’re picking the right style of shoes. Skinny jeans draw more attention to your shoes than other pants, so make sure you choose shoes that are appropriate for the occasion and completes the look that you’re going for and doesn’t delve into a whole new one.
If you have ever walked down the street and found someone looking up and down with a twisted face, you might feel guilty about the taboo against skinny jeans. As a man, wearing wholesale jeans can make you look and feel stylish and comfortable. However, there are a few things you should do to ensure that you are wearing skinny light blue jeans appropriate for the best look and feel.