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A '''pseudo-random number generator''' is an electronic device or software's attempt at creating a random number. Computers are not designed to be random, and cannot yet be truly 'random' on their own. In order to generate 'random' events in games and other forms of software, they must get as close to looking it as they can. There are limitless ways of accomplishing this. The degree of apparent randomness depends on the ability to predict the next result of the algorithm.