Tuesday, November 08, 2005

XBox Live Ranking

A squared plus B squared equals C squared?

Microsoft has provided a research paper on their process of ranking the skill of players in XBox Live. Apparently this was not an easy task and had never been done before by other game systems (of numerous player gaming). As Microsoft points out, it is a lot different that ranking players from two player matches (like chess).

Not because you can find a way to cheat the system, but because the mathematician inside you wants to follow this link:
The Details of the TrueSkillâ„¢ Ranking System


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