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The Epic vs. Apple Hearing Is Already a Disaster

The Epic v. Apple trial kicked off on Monday morning, and it’s already devolved into a giant, internet-fueled mess. Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Software, Itunes, Epic, Computing, Reddit, App Store, Apple Inc, Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, Windows Games, Fortnite, Video Gaming, Sweeny, Technology Internet


League of Legends Is Getting Its Own Animated Series on Netflix

Between this and the recent, solid DOTA animated show Dragon’s Blood, it seems like Netflix is going all-in on the hyperspecific market that is “wildly popular MOBA, but make it cartoons.”Read more...
Tags: MOBA, Science, Sports, Software, Netflix, Tencent, Esports, League Of Legends, Riot Games, Dota, Windows Games, Multiplayer Online Battle Arena, Video Gaming, Defense Of The Ancients, Dc Comics Characters, Arcane


You Can Now Play Multiplayer Game Boy Tetris Across the Internet

The simple yet challenging game of Tetris helped make the original Game Boy a success, but the game was even better when played head-to-head against a friend using a link cable. Finding someone to play Game Boy Tetris with 30 years later isn’t as easy, so a clever hacker has upgraded the handheld with online…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Sports, Tetris, Nintendo, Github, Video Gaming, Stacksmashing, Video Games Developed In Japan, Technology Internet, Magical Tetris Challenge, Tetris Worlds


Hacking the Game Boy's Multiplayer Randomizer Creates the Perfect Version of Tetris

Do you remember the thrill of getting two straight line pieces in a row while playing Game Boy Tetris? It made you feel like running out and buying a lottery ticket. Now imagine the feeling if Tetris served up a never-ending buffet of just straight line pieces—this could be the greatest video game hack of all time.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Tetris, Nintendo, Video Gaming, Video Games Developed In Japan, Technology Internet, Magical Tetris Challenge, Tetris Worlds, Game Link Cable




This Isn’t a Piece of Art. It’s an Aerial View of a Trash-Filled Landscape

At first glance, the photo above may look like a painting collaboration between Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. That’s what I thought when I saw it and was drawn to the bright streaks of orange covering the landscape. However, the reality is far more disgusting and alarming. This is not art: It’s an aerial view of an…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Environment, Bolivia, Countries, Jackson Pollock, Parts, Plastic Pollution, Oruro Bolivia, Mark Rothko, Limbert, Video Gaming, Uru, Disaster Accident, Oruro Department, Desaguadero River


Apple Arcade's Biggest Expansion Yet Adds 30 New Games Including Fantasian, NBA 2K21, And Oregon Trail

Apple Arcade exploded this morning, adding 30 new titles across three categories: “Arcade Originals” like Mistwalker’s RPG Fantasian and a game from the makers of Hot Shots Golf, “App Store Greats” like Monument Valley and Threes!, and “Timeless Classics” like Zach Gage’s Really Bad Chess and good old Solitaire. It’s…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Ipad, Games, Science, Arcade, Puzzles, Nba, RPG, Oregon Trail, Sudoku, Threes, Zach Gage, Video Gaming, Badland, Apple Arcade, Puzzle Video Games


Banjo-Kazooie and Fable 2 Are Available on Xbox's Cloud Gaming Service, and I'm Stoked

Xbox announced this morning that 16 original Xbox and Xbox 360 games are now available on its cloud gaming service. Anyone with an active Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription can play well-loved classics like Banjo-Kazooie, Fable 2, and Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind as of today.Read more...
Tags: Cloud, Science, Microsoft, Video Games, Xbox 360, Playstation, Sony, Xbox, Nintendo, Rare, Ps3, Bethesda, Banjo, PS2, Video Gaming, Morrowind


How Magic: The Gathering's New Wizard School Brings Back Some Familiar Faces (and Spells)

With the longevity Magic: The Gathering has achieved, so many story beats and classic cards are lost to time—new sets, new stories, new play modes and standards, new narrative progress. The game’s next expansion, and newest setting, is hoping to do much the same...while serving as a chance to pick up on some old…Read more...
Tags: Gaming, Games, Science, Education, Magic, Nerd Culture, Onyx, Breyer, Multiverse, Magic The Gathering, Windows Games, Wizard, Video Gaming, Lukka, Digital Collectible Card Games, Doug Beyer










Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Is Back in Stock and Down To $87, Its Lowest Price Ever

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Mario Set) | $94 | AmazonMario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Luigi Set) | $87 | AmazonReady? Set? Go! Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is back on sale at Amazon. The AR racing game has been hard to come by since it launched, so anyone who’s been curious might want to hit the gas on this deal.…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Nintendo, Mario, Luigi, Mario Kart, Super Mario Kart, Kart Racing, Video Gaming, Mario Kart Super Circuit, Mario Kart Live, Giovanni Colantonio, Video Game Characters, Video Games Developed In Japan


Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit Is Back in Stock and Down To $88, Its Lowest Price Ever

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Mario Set) | $94 | AmazonMario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Luigi Set) | $88 | AmazonReady? Set? Go! Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is back on sale at Amazon. The AR racing game has been hard to come by since it launched, so anyone who’s been curious might want to hit the gas on this deal.…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Nintendo, Mario, Luigi, Mario Kart, Super Mario Kart, Kart Racing, Video Gaming, Mario Kart Super Circuit, Mario Kart Live, Giovanni Colantonio, Video Game Characters, Video Games Developed In Japan


I Want to Decorate My Entire Home With Classic Arcade Games Turned Into Playable Works of Art

If you grew up hanging out in arcades, now that they’re gone, there’s probably a small part of you who wants to recreate that experience at home. But sacrificing a big chunk of your living space to classic arcade cabinets no longer seems necessary as Jürgen Müller demonstrates, turning a classic Pong…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Computing, Pong, Video Game, Arcade Games, Arcade Cabinet, Atari Games, Video Gaming, Jürgen Müller, Cathode Ray Tube, In Video Gaming, Technology Internet, Golden Age Of Arcade Video Games, Early History Of Video Games


The Roblox Boom Is About to Meet Reality

Today, the online children’s gaming platform Roblox is dumping 199 million shares of mammon onto the market through its direct listing, which likely means a Black Friday-level mob and hours of free content for CNBC’s Squawk Box on a yet-unprofitable company. Nothing new there, but it’s also an almost psychedelic…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Cnbc, Blizzard Entertainment, Online Games, Jon Callas, Business Finance, Roblox, Windows Games, Video Gaming, Oof, Free For All, Roblox Corporation, Video game development, Draftroblox Studio, Jessica Hammer


40 Hours of Training Was All an AI Needed to Shatter the World Record in the World's Hardest Video Game

Who says shame can’t be an effective motivator? Less than a week after we shared Wesley Liao’s experiments using machine learning to train an AI to play QWOP, one of the hardest video games of all time, the AI was re-trained with the goal of maximizing its speed, resulting in a new world record.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sports, Articles, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cybernetics, Ai, Speedrun, Video Gaming, Computational Neuroscience, QWOP, Academic Disciplines, Wesley Liao, Artificial Intelligence In Video Games


The 10 Best Deals of March 2, 2021

Tuesday’s Best Deals | Kinja DealsRead more...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Science, Samsung, Best Buy, Cuisinart, Nintendo, Pokemon, Jason Sudeikis, Hot Topic, Apple Inc, Vibe, Williams Sonoma, Pikachu, Jordan McMahon, Ash Ketchum


An AI Was Taught to Play the World's Hardest Video Game and Still Couldn't Set a New Record

What’s the hardest video game you’ve ever played? If it wasn’t QWOP then let me tell you right know that you don’t know how truly difficult a game can be. The deceptively simple running game is so challenging to master that even an AI trained using machine learning still only mustered a top 10 score instead of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Sports, Articles, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cybernetics, Bennett Foddy, Video Gaming, QWOP, Flash Games, Academic Disciplines, Wesley Liao


An Ode to a Jigglypuff

Twenty-five years ago in Red and Blue, freshly-minted Boulder-Badge owning Pokémon trainers would find themselves heading toward the first steps of the rest of their lives drowning in bird Pokémon. Route 3 was filled with them—Pidgeys and Spearows, as far as the tall grass could see—but every once in a while, when the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Nintendo, Pokemon, RPG, Pikachu, Eevee, Ash Ketchum, Ryan Reynold, Jigglypuff, Fictional Characters, Video Gaming, Video Game Characters, Video Games Developed In Japan, Role Playing Video Games, Fads And Trends, Video Game Controversies




Stardew Valley is a Board Game Now

Stardew Valley — the beloved and deeply meditative farming RPG — is now a beloved and deeply meditative board game.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Sports, Game Design, Board Game, Catan, Stardew Valley, Windows Games, Barone, Video Gaming, Video game development, Role Playing Video Games, Linux Games




11 Games That Make the Oculus Quest 2 Worth Buying

The Oculus Quest 2 has finally given us what we want from virtual reality headsets: simplicity in its standalone operation, affordability in its $300 starting price, and a selection of decent games that’s wide enough to actually make it worth buying the headset. If you already own or are planning to buy an Oculus…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Oculus, Virtual Reality, Wearable Devices, Superhot, The Climb, Windows Games, Robo Recall, First Person Shooters, Video Gaming, Virtual Reality Headsets, Single Player Video Games




Everything Nintendo Showed During Today's Direct

Nintendo held its first full-length Direct in nearly two years today, and it was chock-full of smaller announcements and some neat surprises.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Nintendo, The Legend Of Zelda, Splatoon, Ninja Gaiden, Video Gaming, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Video Games Developed In Japan, Single Player Video Games, Action Adventure Games, Third Person Shooters, Action Video Games


Unreal Engine's MetaHuman Creator Is Like The Sims 4 on Steroids, and I Love It

Epic’s Unreal Engine is making it easier for game developers to create and customize realistic human-like characters with its new MetaHuman Creator, which gives devs the ability to fine-tune facial features, skin complexion, and work from preset body types, hair, clothing, and even teeth. Watching it in action, I…Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Motion Capture, Unreal Engine, Unreal, The Sims, Windows Games, Life Simulation Games, Video Gaming, Creative Works, Electronic Arts Games




Turn up the Heat on Your Valentine’s Date Night With the Best Couch Co-op Games for Couples

Top Pick: Yoshi’s Crafted World (Nintendo Switch) | $57 | AmazonRead more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Video Games, Nintendo, Game Design, Yoshi, Stardew Valley, Windows Games, Snipperclips, Video Gaming, Cooperative Gameplay, Linux Games



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