Video games owe a great deal to Gary Gygax, the co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons. In many ways, his game set foundations for the medium, and its mechanics and spirit branch out to all genres these days. But Gygax never created a video game that made it to market. Alex Gygax wants to add video game development to his father’s legacy. Today, The Gygax Trust is announcing a partnership with the crowdfunding platform Fig to publish video games based on the unpublished works of Gary Gygax. Timing for the first campaign was not disclosed. In an interview with GamesBeat, Paul Stormberg of Gygax Games said that the projects would deal with, among other things, the original home role-playing game campaign that Gygax ran. “We’ll just say it’s something people have been waiting for a long time,” said Stormberg, who’s worked for years in the pen-and-paper RPG industry. Alex Gygax said that the trust picked Fig as a partner because of the important role fans … [Read more...] about D&D co-creator Gary Gygax’s trust and Fig partner on video games
Ways video games are good for you
When it comes down to it, our main goal at Android Authority is to help readers to be as informed about mobile technology as possible. We’ve brought you news of wireless spectrum purchases and details regarding new service plans offered by the biggest American providers, among other noteworthy topics. But there’s been a key piece of the puzzle missing thus far, which is to distill and consolidate all this information into one concise resource. And that brings me to the important question that guided all the information you’ll find below: Which of the ‘Big Four’ wireless carriers is right for you? Obviously, this is quite the loaded question, and I don’t presume to believe I can provide a definitive answer for everyone. Instead, what I’ve done is broken down the process of answering this rather large question into a series of smaller questions that, through the process of elimination, should help you to identify the wireless provider that would … [Read more...] about Which of the ‘Big Four’ wireless carriers is right for you?
AI research and video games are a match made in heaven. Researchers get a ready-made virtual environment with predefined goals they can control completely, and the AI agent gets to romp around without doing any damage. Sometimes, though, they do break things. Case in point is a paper published this week by a trio of machine learning researchers from the University of Freiburg in Germany. They were exploring a particular method of teaching AI agents to navigate video games (in this case, desktop ports of old Atari titles from the 1980s) when they discovered something odd. The software they were testing discovered a bug in the port of the retro video game Q*bert that allowed it to rack up near infinite points. As the trio describe in the paper, published on pre-print server arXiv, the agent was learning how to play Q*bert when it discovered an “interesting solution.” Normally, in Q*bert, players jump from cube to cube, with this action changing the platforms’ colors. … [Read more...] about A video game-playing AI beat Q*bert in a way no one’s ever seen before
Here it is, New Year’s Eve, and I have exhausted all of my other list opportunities. Now it’s time to consider the best games of the decade. I procrastinated on this one because it wasn’t easy to do. But then I started seeing all of the other best of the decade lists being posted. I disagreed with them, and the annoyance built up so that it overflowed and I felt compelled to retaliate with my own list. So here’s my favorite games of the past 10 years and my reasons for liking them so much. Please leave your own comments if you agree or disagree, and pick your favorite game in the poll at the end. I’m grateful that a lot of these games were fairly recent, meaning that the game industry just keeps getting better and better. Please enjoy and thanks so much for reading in 2009! Halo: Combat Evolved (2001, Bungie, Xbox). I am a believer in the cult of Master Chief. Don’t laugh at me. There are about 30 million of us. This game showed you could do a … [Read more...] about These are the ten best video games of the decade, dammit!
posted on 23 Mar 2014, 13:32 7 1. TheGoat (Posts: 18; Member since: 03 Mar 2014) The real news in this article is Windows phones having games in their app store. posted on 23 Mar 2014, 13:38 23 2. Gaurav008 (Posts: 328; Member since: 20 Jul 2012) 2011 just called in. It wants the joke back. GTFO. posted on 23 Mar 2014, 13:42 5 3. FadyNabil (Posts: 39; Member since: 10 May 2013) it have and it have everything, posted on 23 Mar 2014, 14:04 1 5. hurrycanger (Posts: 1670; Member since: 01 Dec 2013) Eventhing? No. 16. hurrycanger (Posts: 1670; Member since: 01 Dec 2013) *everything posted on 23 Mar 2014, 14:10 2 7. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 382; Member since: 19 Sep 2012) I agree with you but it doesn't have Flappy bird, not the original one anyways.. posted on 23 Mar 2014, 19:21 1 31. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013) HALO! posted on 24 Mar 2014, 08:01 0 69. Techsword (Posts: 31; Member since: 30 Apr 2012) Only one … [Read more...] about Comments for : Microsoft is changing the way ‘Top Games’ are ranked in the Windows Phone Store