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Star Force
STAR FORCE (スターフォース, Sutā Fōsu), released in North America by Video Ware in the arcades as MEGA FORCE, is a vertically scrolling shooter released in 1984 by Tehkan . CONTENTS * 1 Gameplay * 2 Legacy * 2.1 Sequels * 2.2 Ports and related releases * 3 References * 4 External links GAMEPLAYIn the game, the player pilots a starship called the Final Star, while shooting various enemies and destroying enemy structures for points. Unlike later vertical scrolling shooters, like Toaplan 's Twin Cobra , the Final Star had only two levels of weapon power, and no secondary weapons like missiles and/or bombs. Each stage in the game was named after a letter of the Greek alphabet . In certain versions of the game, there is an additional level called "Infinity" (represented by the infinity symbol) which occurs after Omega, after which the game repeats indefinitely. In the NES version, after defeating the Omega target, the player can see a black screen with Tecmo's logo, announcing the future release of the sequel SUPER STAR FORCE. After that, the infinity target becomes available and the game repeats the same level and boss without increasing the difficulty
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Special Tasks And Rescue
SPECIAL TASKS AND RESCUE (Also known as STAR GROUP, STAR FORCE or simply STAR) is the Police Tactical Group of the South Australia Police . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Mission * 3 Principal roles * 4 Equipment * 4.1 Weaponry * 4.2 Vehicles * 5 Structure * 6 See also * 7 References * 8 External links HISTORYFormed on 30 November 1978 the South Australian Police 'STAR Force' was a rationalisation of specialist resources into one command/unit. Specialist units had existed prior to 1978 within SAPOL to deal with emergency situations such as rescues, sieges and armed offenders situations. The Group traces its history back as far as July 1957 with the formation of the Police Rescue Squad, which was later changed to Police Emergency Operations Group. The unit was later to change its name from "Force" to "Group". While STAR Group officers rarely have to fire their weapon, there have been some incidents in which STAR group officers have fired upon an armed suspect and killed their target as per operation guidelines. As in other states, SAPOL decided that it would be more practical and expedient to combine all the skills of various tactical/special units in one unit and to have specialist personnel on duty or available on call, at all times to deal with emergencies. Further restructuring in 1994 saw STAR Group expand its role to include Water Police and the coordination of Negotiators
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StarForce
STARFORCE TECHNOLOGIES is a Russian software developer with headquarters in Moscow
Moscow
. The main activities: information security, protection against unauthorized copying, modification and analysis (decompilation). CONTENTS * 1 Protection options * 2 Security * 2.1 Driver installation * 2.1.1 Lite * 2.1.2 Driverless * 2.2 Clients * 2.3 Community response * 3 Removal of StarForce
StarForce
drivers * 4 Controversy * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links PROTECTION OPTIONS This section CONTAINS CONTENT THAT IS WRITTEN LIKE AN ADVERTISEMENT . Please help improve it by removing promotional content and inappropriate external links , and by adding encyclopedic content written from a neutral point of view . (December 2014) (Learn how and when to remove this template message ) StarForce
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MMOG StarForce
StarForce
MMOG is a professional solution for MMO game developers providing MMO game protection against various threats (cheats and bots ). Included tools help to secure game servers against unauthorized game launches, enable game code obfuscation and offer protection against cracking and modification, as well as providing game traffic security. Protection works effectively if a game was protected before release
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Mega Man
MEGA MAN, alternatively written as MEGAMAN and MEGAMAN, known as ROCKMAN (ロックマン, Rokkuman) in Japan, is a video game franchise created by Capcom , starring the robot character Mega Man
Mega Man
, or one of his many counterparts. Mega Man, released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1987, was the first in a series of over 50 games on multiple systems. By March 2015, the series had sold approximately thirty million copies worldwide, The classic Mega Man
Mega Man
series consists of ten main titles and a spin-off, Mega Man & Bass , as well as all Game Boy , Sega Genesis , Sega Game Gear and other console titles featuring the original design of Mega Man. The classic series is considered to be the origin of the story, with Mega Man
Mega Man
being the first installment, and continuing with ten direct sequels. Chronologically after Mega Man
Mega Man
8 comes Mega Man
Mega Man
"> Mega Man
Mega Man
battles a mini-boss from Mega Man 9 . Note the run-and-gun and platform gameplay
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Mega Man Star Force
MEGA MAN STAR FORCE, known in Japan as SHOOTING STAR ROCKMAN (流星のロックマン, Ryūsei no Rokkuman), is a real-time tactical role-playing game , and the first installment in the "Mega Man Star Force" sub-franchise of Mega Man . It was published and developed by Capcom for the Nintendo DS handheld video game console . It was released on December 14, 2006 in Japan, and in North America on August 7, 2007. The game was released in three separate versions simultaneously, subtitled PEGASUS (ペガサス, Pegasasu), LEO (レオ, Reo), and DRAGON (ドラゴン, Doragon), and each version contains exclusive cards and transformations. However, the Dragon version was initially released exclusively to GameStop and EB Games stores in North America. Despite the similarities, Mega Man Star Force is separate from the Mega Man Battle Network series, taking place many years afterward. Star Force still uses a 3x3 vs. 3x3 playing field style (similar to Battle Network) but now in a 3D 3x5. Both an anime and manga were produced several months prior to the game's Japanese release date. So far, only the anime has been adapted into English. A sequel, Mega Man Star Force 2 , was released on November 22, 2007
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Wargaming
A WARGAME (also WAR GAME) is a strategy game that deals with military operations of various types, real or fictional . WARGAMING is the hobby dedicated to the play of such games, which can also be called CONFLICT SIMULATIONS, or CONSIMS for short. When used professionally by the military to study warfare , "war game" may refer to a simple theoretical study or a full-scale military exercise . Hobby wargamers have traditionally used "wargame", while the military has generally used "war game"; this is not a hard and fast rule. Although there may be disagreements as to whether a particular game qualifies as a wargame or not, a general consensus exists that all such games must explore and represent some feature or aspect of human behaviour directly bearing on the conduct of war, even if the game subject itself does not concern organized violent conflict or warfare. Business wargames exist as well, but in general, they are only role-playing games based on market situations. Wargames are generally categorized as historical , hypothetical , fantasy , or science fiction . Historical games form by far the largest group
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StarForce
STARFORCE TECHNOLOGIES is a Russian software developer with headquarters in Moscow
Moscow
. The main activities: information security, protection against unauthorized copying, modification and analysis (decompilation). CONTENTS * 1 Protection options * 2 Security * 2.1 Driver installation * 2.1.1 Lite * 2.1.2 Driverless * 2.2 Clients * 2.3 Community response * 3 Removal of StarForce
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drivers * 4 Controversy * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links PROTECTION OPTIONS This section CONTAINS CONTENT THAT IS WRITTEN LIKE AN ADVERTISEMENT . Please help improve it by removing promotional content and inappropriate external links , and by adding encyclopedic content written from a neutral point of view . (December 2014) (Learn how and when to remove this template message ) StarForce
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MMOG is a professional solution for MMO game developers providing MMO game protection against various threats (cheats and bots ). Included tools help to secure game servers against unauthorized game launches, enable game code obfuscation and offer protection against cracking and modification, as well as providing game traffic security. Protection works effectively if a game was protected before release
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Star Force (other)
STAR FORCE may refer to: * Star Force , a 1984 video game by Tecmo * StarForce , a software copy prevention mechanism * Mega Man Star Force , a video game in the Mega Man franchise * The South Australian STAR Force , a police tactical group similar to SWAT in the United States * Starforce (comics) , a Marvel Comics team formed of super-powered Kree * Starforce: Alpha Centauri , a science fiction board game copyright 1974 by Simulations Publications, Inc. * Star Force, a book series by B. V. Larson This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title STAR FORCE. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Star_force additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy .® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc
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Video Game Developer
A VIDEO GAME DEVELOPER is a software developer that specializes in video game development – the process and related disciplines of creating video games . A game developer can range from one person who undertakes all tasks to a large business with employee responsibilities split between individual disciplines, such as programming , design , art , testing , etc. Most game development companies have video game publisher financial and usually marketing support. Self-funded developers are known as independent or indie developers and usually make indie games . A developer may specialize in a certain video game console (such as Nintendo
Nintendo
's Wii U , Microsoft
Microsoft
's Xbox One , Sony
Sony
's PlayStation 4
PlayStation 4
), or may develop for a number of systems (including personal computers and mobile devices ). Video-game developers specialize in certain types of games (such as role-playing video games or first-person shooters ). Some focus on porting games from one system to another, or translating games from one language to another. Less commonly, some do other kinds of software-development work in addition to games
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Tecmo
TECMO CO., LTD. (テクモ株式会社, _Tekumo kabushikigaisha_), was a Japanese video game corporation founded in 1967. It had its headquarters in Kudankita , Chiyoda , Tokyo . and its subsidiary, TECMO Inc, was located in Torrance, California . Tecmo is known for the _ Star Force _, _Dead or Alive _, _Ninja Gaiden _, _Deception _, _ Monster Rancher _, _Rygar _, _ Tecmo Bowl _, _Fatal Frame _ and _ Gallop Racer _ video game series. When it was still called Tehkan, the company released arcade games such as _ Bomb Jack _ and _ Tehkan World Cup _. The company was founded on July 31, 1967 as a supplier of cleaning equipment. By 1969, it started to sell amusement equipment. In 2009, Tecmo merged with Koei to form the holding company Tecmo Koei Holdings and was operated as a subsidiary until its disbandment in early 2010. In April 2010, Tecmo was dissolved and its video game franchises are now published by Koei Tecmo Games . Tecmo is also the name of a distinct video game development company that was established in March 2010, but later folded into Tecmo Koei Games in April 2011. As of 2014, the Tecmo brand continues to be used on Koei Tecmo Games' video games
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Video Game Publisher
A VIDEO GAME PUBLISHER is a company that publishes video games that they have either developed internally or externally by a video game developer . As with book publishers or publishers of DVD
DVD
movies, video game publishers are responsible for their product's manufacturing and marketing , including market research and all aspects of advertising . They often finance the development, sometimes by paying a video game developer (the publisher calls this _external development_) and sometimes by paying an internal staff of developers called a _studio_. The large video game publishers also distribute the games they publish, while some smaller publishers instead hire distribution companies (or larger video game publishers) to distribute the games they publish. Other functions usually performed by the publisher include deciding on and paying for any licenses used by the game; paying for localization ; layout, printing, and possibly the writing of the user manual; and the creation of graphic design elements such as the box design. Large publishers may also attempt to boost efficiency across all internal and external development teams by providing services such as sound design and code packages for commonly needed functionality
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Computing Platform
A COMPUTING PLATFORM is the environment in which a piece of software is executed. It may be the hardware or the operating system (OS), even a web browser or other underlying software, as long as the program code is executed in it. Computing platforms have different abstraction levels, including a computer architecture , an OS, or runtime libraries . A computing platform is the stage on which computer programs can run. A platform can be seen both as a constraint on the software development process , in that different platforms provide different functionality and restrictions; and as an assistance to the development process, in that they provide low-level functionality ready-made. For example, an OS may be a platform that abstracts the underlying differences in hardware and provides a generic command for saving files or accessing the network . CONTENTS * 1 Components * 2 Operating system examples * 2.1 Desktop, laptop, server * 2.2 Mobile * 3 Software frameworks * 4 Hardware examples * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links COMPONENTSPlatforms may also include: * Hardware alone, in the case of small embedded systems . Embedded systems can access hardware directly, without an OS; this is referred to as running on "bare metal ". * A browser in the case of web-based software. The browser itself runs on a hardware+OS platform, but this is not relevant to software running within the browser
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Arcade Game
An ARCADE GAME or COIN-OP is a coin-operated entertainment machine typically installed in public businesses such as restaurants, bars and amusement arcades . Most arcade games are video games , pinball machines , electro-mechanical games , redemption games or merchandisers . While exact dates are debated, the golden age of arcade video games is usually defined as a period beginning sometime in the late 1970s and ending sometime in the mid-1980s. Excluding a brief resurgence in the early 1990s, the arcade industry subsequently declined in the Western hemisphere as competing home-based video game consoles such as Playstation
Playstation
and Xbox
Xbox
increased in their graphics and game-play capability and decreased in cost
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Nintendo Entertainment System
The NINTENDO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (commonly abbreviated as NES) is an 8-bithome video game console that was developed and manufactured by Nintendo
Nintendo
. The best-selling gaming console of its time, e the NES helped revitalize the US video game industry following the video game crash of 1983 . With the NES, Nintendo
Nintendo
introduced a now-standard business model of licensing third-party developers , authorizing them to produce and distribute titles for Nintendo's platform. It was initially released in Japan
Japan
as the FAMILY COMPUTER (Japanese : ファミリーコンピュータ, Hepburn : _Famirī Konpyūta_) (also known by the portmanteau abbreviation FAMICOM (ファミコン, _Famikon_) and abbreviated as FC) on July 15, 1983, and was later released in North America
North America
during 1985, in Europe
Europe
during 1986, and Australia in 1987. In South Korea, it was known as the HYUNDAI COMBOY (현대 컴보이 _Hyeondae Keomboi_) and was distributed by SK Hynix which then was known as Hyundai
Hyundai
Electronics. It was succeeded by the Super Nintendo
Nintendo
Entertainment System . In 2009, the Nintendo
Nintendo
Entertainment System was named the single greatest video game console in history by IGN
IGN
, in a list of 25
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MSX
MSX is the name of a standardized home computer architecture, first announced by Microsoft on June 16, 1983, and marketed by Kazuhiko Nishi , then Vice-president at Microsoft Japan and Director at ASCII Corporation . Microsoft conceived the project as an attempt to create unified standards among various hardware makers of the period. They were popular mostly in Japan , and several other countries. It is difficult to estimate how many MSX computers were sold worldwide, but eventually 5 million MSX-based units were sold in Japan alone. Despite Microsoft's involvement, the MSX-based machines were seldom released in the United States. Before the appearance and great success of Nintendo 's Family Computer , MSX was the platform for which major Japanese game studios, such as Konami and Hudson Soft , produced video game titles. The _Metal Gear_ series , for example, was originally written for MSX hardware