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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
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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"
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 )
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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SG-1000
The SG-1000, also known as the SEGA COMPUTER VIDEOGAME SG-1000, is a cartridge-based home video game console manufactured by Sega and released in Japan, Australia, and other countries. It was Sega's first entry into the home video game hardware business, and provided the basis for the more successful Master System . Introduced in 1983, the SG-1000 was released on the same day that Nintendo released the Family Computer (Famicom for short) in Japan. The SG-1000 was released in several forms, including the SC-3000 computer and the redesigned SG-1000 II, also known as the MARK II, released in 1984. Developed in response to a downturn in arcades in 1982, the SG-1000 was created on the advice of Hayao Nakayama , president of Sega Enterprises, Ltd. Shortly after the release, Sega Enterprises was sold to CSK Corporation, which was followed by the release of the SG-1000 II
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