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Massive's Digital Doves

Popular Science offers up a nice overview of Massive, the Two Tower's enormously impressive battle-generation software.

This is a highly recommended read, that touches on orc-hummers, Jackie Chan grunting, and -- of all things -- a group of emergent pacifists in Jackson's digital world:

"In another early simulation, Jackson and Regelous watched as several thousand characters fought like hell while, in the background, a small contingent of combatants seemed to think better of it and run away. They weren't programmed to do this. It just happened."



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