Software designed to store massive amounts of data in a queryable form. The data is typically organized to model relevant aspects in a way that supports processes requiring this information.

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Would it be better to use XML/JSON/Text or a database to store game content?

I'm considering how to implement a component-based game, as that seems to be the hot thing and I like the idea of such a flexible design. One of the features of such a design is that adding new ...
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What techniques enable web based games to update player's resources frequently?

Long ago there was this web-based game called Utopia (and I'm sure it is still around), turns are by per hour. You only get new gold/lumber or what-not every hour. Some newer web based games have ...
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Tweaking and Settings - Runtime variable modification and persistence

Most companies have an editor, or a variable control system for tweaking stuff in games, but are there any middleware solutions to this problem? I've written two such systems in the past myself, and ...
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What kind of databases are usually used in an MMORPG? [closed]

Do people write their own DB for some reason?