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Google’s AlphaGo Retires From Beating Human Players
AI bows-out after comprehensively defeating the world’s greatest human Go players. The AlphaGo Artificial Intelligence developed by Alphabet (Google) owned DeepMind, beat Chinese grand-master Ke Jie 3 games to 0 at the Future of Go Summit in the Wuhzen province of China earlier this month. Ke Jie was merely the... Read more
Ford Ups Its Infotainment Game With Android Auto And CarPlay
Android Auto works off the drivers’ own Android device.  As cars become more and more high-tech, automakers are competing to entice drivers with new features and convenience measures. Following Audi’s recent concept demonstration of its in-car Android integration at the Google I/O event, Ford has announced its own Android-based... Read more
Donkey Kong And Street Fighter 2 Join World Video Game Hall Of Fame
Classic titles joined by Halo Combat Evolved and Pokémon Red and Green newest inductees for 2017. The winners were selected from a final panel of 12 originally selected in March of this year. While only established in 2015, the Video Game Hall of Fame’s annual awards, based in New York, has quickly risen to... Read more
2.5million PlayStation And Xbox Forum Accounts Breached
Microsoft and Sony gamer accounts hacked via ISO forums. Data breaches and hacking events are a record-setting, multi-billion-dollar annual headache for companies of every size and industry. In fact, the Identity Theft Resource Center has only discovered one year in the past ten or so in which the number of data... Read more
Trump Games Taking Over App Stores
With all the media attention – hourly, if you’ve been following along for any amount of time – focused on the PEOTUS right now, it’s easy to forget that he’s already been something of a celebrity for the past few decades. He’s even been a past political figure in... Read more
Gamer’s Funeral Live Streamed On Internet
In a sign of just how far and how integrated the on-line gaming community has become, the funeral of a 24-year-old professional has been streamed live on video gaming platform Twitch. Philip “Phizzurp” Klemenov, a well-known pro gamer and live streamer had his life tragically cut short when he was involved... Read more
Disney Drops Infinity Video Game
It’s a sad day when a corporation has to make an announcement like this, and even sadder when word gets out that a really cool platform is on the chopping block. This week, Disney announced that not only will they be ending the Infinity video game project, but they... Read more
Space Invaders, Sonic, GTA III And Others Join Video Games Hall Of Fame
I’m fairly sure that back in 1978 when Space Invaders was first released that even in their wildest dreams, its programmers never imagined that one-day video games would have become so mainstream that the 40-year-old coin-op machine would one day get its own place in the World Video Game... Read more
AI experimentation heads to Minecraft.
Microsoft, owner of the evergreen popular video game, Minecraft, have announced the news that pro computer scientists and casual amateurs will now be able to help evaluate and develop Artificial Intelligence software by simply playing the game. The aim of the AI project, known as AIX, will be to... Read more
Amazon Suspends TOS In Event Of Disease Outbreak
Ah, click bait headlines…how fun, right? But that’s the effect that a recent discovery in Amazon’s term of service is having this morning. Of course, it’s just a major coincidence that so many websites and social media users are sharing this NOW, with media outlets around the world running... Read more
Game Piracy Has Just 2 Years Left
The founder of the infamous Chinese based cracking forum 3DM has said that the days of people playing pirated games are drawing to a close, because it’s just becoming too difficult. The issue for game pirates is that the encryption software being used by game developers is becoming harder... Read more
Unity Web Player Gets An Update
Once upon a time, any kind of artist who wanted to put his work in front of larger audiences typically had to go the route of a major name label to stand behind it, whether it was works of art, books, music, or even video games. But the recent... Read more
Download Halo: Spartan Strike And Blow Stuff Up
Got a gaming itch you just can’t scratch because Halo: Guardians doesn’t launch until the holidays? Never fear! Microsoft released an installment in the franchise, Halo: Spartan Strike, and it’s sure to satisfy your explosive good-guys-vs-ugly-aliens urges. Releasing for PC, Steam, iPhone, iPad, and Windows 8 phones/devices, players can... Read more
Google Nexus Player Hits the UK
The Asus-made Nexus Player from Google is an Android-powered console that has been designed to run games and media apps, such as Netflix, from the Google Play store. The console comes with a Bluetooth remote with voice search. If you want to you can also spend some extra cash... Read more
Codemasters Confirms F1 2015 Release Date
Undoubtedly, the F1 series is a masterpiece of coding. The games are up to the minute with detailed information about tracks, drivers and importantly the cars themselves. In F1 2014 the cars had a new handling model and the visuals were a sharp upgrade on the previous year’s game,... Read more
PlayStation 4 Finally Gets New Suspend/Resume Feature
It’s a day PlayStation 4 users have been waiting for since 2013 – the day when they’d finally be able to suspend and resume their games without having to save and load them again from the home screen. Saving and loading games can be such a hassle; I can... Read more
Not Just Another Candy Crush Knock Off
Out of lives on Candy Crush? Tired of begging your ever-shrinking Facebook friends list for lives (shrinking because you keep sending game requests instead of posting cat videos)? Then take a look at these other great app-based games, all built around the concept of the match-three puzzle without being... Read more
Nintendo Next Gen Console Coming: Codename NX
Like most people my age, the original ‘Mario’ games have a massive appeal, both when they were released back in the day, and today as retro classics. Again, like most people, I was more than a tad annoyed at Nintendo’s decision not to advance their business model into the mobile... Read more