Computer Scientist Trains AI to Play Super Mario Bros.
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Computer Scientist Trains AI to Play Super Mario Bros.

As part of SigBovik 2013, computer science research Tom Murphy created an AI program that can play Super Mario Bros. and other NES games. Murphy first revealed his AI during SigBovik 2013, which was held two weeks ago, April 1, in Pittsburgh, PA. Murphy’s demonstration was accompanied by a paper titled “The First Level of ... Read More»
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Insert Coin Line of Pac-Man Clothes Announced
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Insert Coin Line of Pac-Man Clothes Announced

Insert Coin have announced a new line of clothes inspired by Pac-Man. Included in this line will be two different t-shirts—one that will identify you as a “Ghost Hunter Since 1980” and another in honor of the “World Championship 1980”—as well as a set of leggings that has the game grid pattern all over. Insert ... Read More»
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EGM Weekly: April 13, 2013 Edition
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EGM Weekly: April 13, 2013 Edition

Welcome to EGM Weekly, a round up of the top news, reviews, and features from the past seven days. Now that we’re back from our hiatus, we’re ready to report to your this week’s biggest news, which includes Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon and Batman: Arkham Origins’ reveals, the latest crop of Xbox rumors, and the discovery ... Read More»
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Portion of Wii’s Online Services Shutting Down
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Portion of Wii’s Online Services Shutting Down

Say goodbye to certain Nintendo's Wii Online Services... Read More»
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Weekend Play: Infinite Riptide
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Weekend Play: Infinite Riptide

Welcome to EGM’s Weekend Play, a weekly account of what games the editors of EGM are currently playing, and an open conversation with you, the reader, about what you’ve been playing. After reading what we’re playing, let us know what games you’ve been playing and what games, if any, you’ll be escaping to this weekend in the comments below! After the ... Read More»
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EA Chief Creative Officer Says Videogames Not Yet Mass Market
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EA Chief Creative Officer Says Videogames Not Yet Mass Market

Speaking to Games Industry, EA CCO Richard Hilleman declared that while video games might be more mainstream then ever, they by no means have mass market appeal. “We have to make sure that game companies know what a mass market really is,” Hilleman told Games Industry. “We’re not one yet. The closest thing we’ve had ... Read More»
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EA Studios Hit with Another Round of Layoffs
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EA Studios Hit with Another Round of Layoffs

Electronic Arts announced today that they’ll be laying a number of employees. The company has not revealed the specifics—how many, which studios—but they have said that EA Mobile Montreal will be hit hard “EA is sharpening its focus to provide games for new platforms and mobile,” an EA rep informed Polygon. “In some cases this ... Read More»
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Skylanders Giants Happy Meal Toys Will Soon Be a Thing
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Skylanders Giants Happy Meal Toys Will Soon Be a Thing

If you’ve fallen victim to the video game toy collection craze and are completely enamored with the notion of owning everything Skylanders, you better prepare to make a few trips to McDonald’s. Activision is partnering up with the popular fast ... Read More»
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The Smurfs 2 Video Game Announced for Multiple Platforms in July
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The Smurfs 2 Video Game Announced for Multiple Platforms in July

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Splinter Cell: Blacklist Confirmed for the Wii U
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Splinter Cell: Blacklist Confirmed for the Wii U

It seems like lately, every time we’ve posted news about upcoming games, it comes with the caveat that they aren’t coming to the Wii U, making all that third-party support initially stated for the Wii U, seem like smoke and mirrors. Well today, we’ve got news that one major upcoming title is coming to the ... Read More»
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Lulzsec Sony and Nintendo Hacker Pleads Guilty in Court
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Lulzsec Sony and Nintendo Hacker Pleads Guilty in Court

Another member of hacking group Lulzsec has pleaded guilty to carrying out attacks on a number of websites including those of Sony and Nintendo. Ryan Ackroyd, 26, entered the plea at a court in London, U.K. He will be sentenced on May 14 alongside three other hackers from the group. The group performed a number ... Read More»
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Game Developer Magazine Closing Down in July
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Game Developer Magazine Closing Down in July

After 19 years covering the art, science, and business of videogames, Game Developer magazine is closing down. “We’ve made the decision to shift away from print as a part of a wider strategy change in our parent company UBM Tech, which is simultaneously shifting other print publications either to digital only or to website-specific content, ... Read More»
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Some Rock Band DLC Removed Due to License Expiration
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Some Rock Band DLC Removed Due to License Expiration

Harmonix has announced that some songs are set to be removed from the Rock Band Store due to license agreements expiring. The developer stated that some of the game’s earlier DLC tracks will start to be removed from the store. At the moment the only content affected by this is the Metallica Pack 01, which contains ... Read More»
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Queerness and Games Conference Accepting Panel and Presentation Submissions
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Queerness and Games Conference Accepting Panel and Presentation Submissions

The Queerness and Games Conference is now accepting submissions for talks, presentations, panels, workshops, and creative activities. QGCon, being held in the UC Berkeley Center for New Media October 26-27, 2013, is an effort to bring together academics and developers to explore LGBT issues in videogames and videogame culture. QGCon invites academics and game professionals ... Read More»
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Nintendo Is Famous, Again – Film Features NES Advantage as Ancient Relic of the Past
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Nintendo Is Famous, Again – Film Features NES Advantage as Ancient Relic of the Past

By Jon Ireson in Nintendo Nintendo video game systems have a classic and international acceptance from gamers and non-gamers alike. Many Gameboy and Nintendo NES titles and hardware have been featured in various television entertainment programs and even film across the world... Read More»
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