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Angelina: The AI That Builds Video Games (Almost) By Itself Angelina: The AI That Builds Video Games (Almost) By Itself
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Recall those experiments behavioral psychologists like to conduct on rats where the rat is placed inside of a labyrinth and must then make its way through the maze in order to locate the block of cheese at the end. We …

2012 Game Developers Conference Is A Go

This week will see the launch of the iPad 3, but another event is going down this week that vies for your attention – GDC. The 2102 Game Developers Conference starts today and will be taking place at the Moscone …

Mario Brothers + Lana Del Rey Cover = Awesome Parody
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As Lana Del Rey’s ascension up the popularity charts continues — is she America’s answer to Adele? — her current hit, Video Games sports the kind of title that would attract the parody crowd, especially those who are fans of …

Prince of Persia Versus The Real World
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How many of you have dreamed of living in a video game world? Or, perhaps taking aspects from your video game and converting it to real life? Considering the current popularity of Skyrim, if that happened now, there’d be a …

Video Game Tax For Oklahoma?
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Oklahoma State Representative William Fourkiller is concerned because he sees a lot of fat violent children. According to Fourkiller, video games rated teen, mature or adult only by the Entertainment Software Rating Board are making children violent. Also of serious …

100 Year-old Woman Says Video Games Are Secret To Youth

Bridge? She won’t have it. Canasta? No thank you. Shuffleboard? Certainly not. Kathleen Connell A.K.A. Kit just turned 100 years old. . .er, young I should say, but she’s not letting that slow her down one measly bit. Kit is …

DLD 2012: Atari Founder Details New Education Initiative
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Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese’s, has a new pet project that aims straight for the classroom. At the Digital Life Design conference yesterday, Bushnell outlined his plans for Speed to Learn according to the DLD tumblr. …

Today Is Resident Evil Friday, Apparently

While SOPA and PIPA, or the apparent defeat thereof, is dominating the current newscycle, someone forgot to tell us about the fact this weekend belongs to a property no one would’ve initially guessed. No, I’m not talking about the NFL …

The World’s Largest Video Game Controller Delights Nerds, Puzzles Bystanders

When someone describes themselves as the biggest gamer, the typical connotation is that they are a gaming enthusiast who plays and knows a lot about video games. You hear similar descriptions all the time. “I’m the biggest football fan.” “I’m …

NPD: Xbox 360 On Top In December
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The Xbox 360 did good this year. How good? About $6.7 billion worth of good. NPD data was released today that cemented Microsoft’s position as the leader of 2011 in video game sales. That $6.7 billion worth of sales equated …

Gamers Embark on Sonic the Hedghog Marathon For Charity
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For those of you who think playing video games is mindless fun and has the potential to offer tons of time-wasting opportunities, well, you’re right; but, there’s also a lot of good that can come from it, especially if it’s …

The Year In Gaming in Under Two Minutes

Once again, the gaming industry has proved itself to be most viable, especially with titles like Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3 and Skyrim making huge dividends in regards to sales. In fact, these titles did as much, if not more …

A Future Of Video Game Addicts

We’re going back to the future with this piece because, as was commonly predicted in the 1980s when the first NES system wrapped its tendril-like remote control wires around the lives of many a youth, at least one group is …

Video Game Thieves Butt-Dial 911, Discuss Crime For An Hour
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If you know anything about me, you know that I love stupid criminals. Sometimes, people are such perfect idiots that the stories write themselves. There’s really no need to embellish or play up the crime in question – it’s just …

Online Publication Learns Lesson About Off-Handed Video Game Comments
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The recent Virginia Tech shooting, where a campus police officer was shot and killed after conducting a traffic stop, has once again turned the nation’s attention to Blacksburg, Virginia. The police officer, Deriek Crouse, was murdered by Ross Truett Ashley …

Skyrim: Most Played Video Game In 2011 By Individual Gamers
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Many are heralding 2011 as one of the greatest years in video games history, though the ornery old-school gamer in me believes 1996 still holds that title. However, it’s hard to argue against the likes of: Battlefield 3, Elder Scrolls …

Serious Sam 3 Shows The Correct Way To DRM
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Digital rights management is still a concept of contention, which only gets exacerbated when companies like EA decide to block a consumer’s access to games they’ve already purchased. Yes, content developers and their publishers should have some level of control …

Peruse Through The Home of the Skyrim Serial Killer

It looks as though there is a serial killer running rampant in the world of Skyrim. Some collect horses, armor, books… you know normal everyday items. This guy on the other hand collects the bodies of decapitated female companion characters, …

The Day Belongs To Modern Warfare 3

When Activision launched the sequel to the Infinity Ward gem, Modern Warfare, the second installment broke all kinds of video game-related sales records. Can we expect a repeat now that Modern Warfare 3 is available? If I were a magic …

Someone Spent $1725 at eBay for an Illegal Copy of Modern Warfare 3
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Yes, this is one of the posts where the title says it all, because yes, some amazingly intelligent life form spent almost $2000 for an illegal copy of Modern Warfare 3, which was acquired from eBay. There are a number …

Video Games Are Making Your Kids More Creative
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Quit telling your kids to go outside and play. Climbing a tree is boring. While this writer is fully aware that the countless hours spent traversing the vast landscapes of Hyrule, or patrolling the wasteland of Fallout has made him …