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Darwin's demons—better video games through natural selection

If you've played a video game you know what I'm talking about. Getting past the first levels is all about memorizing the landscape, remembering where the extra lives are hidden, and where enemies pop out to get you. Trial and error, and lots of quarters, eventually will get you through the beginning levels. Some understanding of predictable enemy behaviors will help you find your way through the rest.
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