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Nioh brings a ballet of breathtaking violence

<i>New Testaments is a new monthly column in which Amr Al-Aaser presents an overlooked modern game and explicates its best ideas.</i><p>Nioh is the kind of …

PC Gaming

How serious is the big tech backlash?

Chances are you’ve already seen the Wired magazine cover featuring a beaten-up Mark Zuckerberg. If there was any doubt left, it’s now clear that the …

Social Media

New DeepMind AI Learns to Navigate Like an Animal; Scientists React

DeepMind, which created the epoch-making AlphaGo, has once again made a remarkable achievement in machine learning. Researchers from the British AI …

Artificial Intelligence

Cyberpunk 2077 – official E3 2018 trailer

Cyberpunk

Doomed to depreciate: The limited life span of a Japanese home explained | REthink Tokyo - Real Estate Information for Buyers and Investors

In many Western countries, houses are passed down through generations or sold for a windfall when people decide to downsize; however, this could not …

Housing

Inside the world of instruction manuals

Some user manuals are a frustration, some are a pleasure – and all reveal more about us than we might think.<p>Maybe you diligently read an instruction manual from cover to cover before you even turn on a new product. Or perhaps you ‘file’ the information in the kitchen drawer never to be found again …

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MoMA curator Paola Antonelli says it's time for men to start imitating women

“I really do believe that design is the highest form of creative expression,” Paola Antonelli declared in a 2013 TED talk.<p>A senior curator and director of research and development at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Antonelli is a tireless global ambassador for design in all its iterations. …

Human Rights

Entity–component–system

<b>Entity–component–system</b> (<b>ECS</b>) is an architectural pattern that is mostly used in game development. An ECS follows the Composition over inheritance …

Daft Punk - One More Time

Daft Punk

Don't Miss: The disconnect between game designers and consumers

This blog post by Josh Bycer presents an interesting question: How much should consumers know about making games? ...

Game Development

How the Enlightenment Ends

Philosophically, intellectually—in every way—human society is unprepared for the rise of artificial intelligence.<p>Three years ago, at a conference on transatlantic issues, the subject of artificial intelligence appeared on the agenda. I was on the verge of skipping that session—it lay outside my …

Artificial Intelligence

Biased Algorithms Are Everywhere, and No One Seems to Care - MIT Technology Review

Opaque and potentially biased mathematical models are remaking our lives—and neither the companies responsible for developing them nor the government …

Classic Game Postmortem: Sid Meier's Civilization

The mostly complete chart of Neural Networks, explained

The zoo of neural network types grows exponentially. One needs a map to navigate between many emerging architectures and approaches.<p>Fortunately, …

Japanese devs reflect on the recent renaissance of Japanese games

Notable Japanese game devs speak to the state of the Japanese game industry, and the factors behind its recent renaissance of flashy, well-received …

GAN: A Beginner’s Guide to Generative Adversarial Networks

Generative adversarial networks (GANs) are deep neural net architectures comprised of two nets, pitting one against the other (thus the …

AI Can Generate 'Doom' Levels Now

Algorithms that can make video game levels humans want to play can automate aspects of game design.<p>Doom was a massive hit when it was released for PCs in 1993, and ever since then creating new levels for the game has been a popular pastime for players—now, machines are picking up the hobby, …

The Design Trap of Modern Retro Games - Game Wisdom

The Design Trap of Modern Retro Games Josh Bycer josh@game-wisdom.comRetro-styled games are one of the most popular genres for indie developers, and …

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DYK: Hideo Kojima has built Metal Gear Solid with LEGO

Browse Board Game Mechanics

See Hayao Miyazaki’s Storyboards For His Cancelled ‘Pippi Longstocking’ Feature Animation

The news of <b>Hayao Miyazaki</b>‘s retirement from feature films means he leaves behind a legacy of iconic animations, but as is the case for virtually …

Parov Stelar | Booty Swing

Breath of the Wild Breathes new Life Into Zelda Design

Breath of the Wild Breathes new Life Into Zelda Design Josh Bycer josh@game-wisdom.comThe Legend of Zelda franchise is all about a cycle of …

BBC GEL | Games Framework

Overview<p>Our Games Framework requirements ensure a consistent experience across our ever-growing portfolio of games. By standardising elements of the game UI we can spend more time crafting unique gameplay experiences.<p>Eight Requirements for Inclusive Design<p>1. Inputs<p>Users can navigate the game UI via …

Persistence & Permadeath: progression in Spelunky, Into the Breach and roguelikes

Progression is so often an illusion. Many games use the idea of permanent progression as a way of tickling our lizard brains with a growing pile of …

The Three Elements of Good Level Design in Video Games -- Critical Thought

Blockchain is not only crappy technology but a bad vision for the future

<i>Blockchain is not only crappy technology but a bad vision for the future. Its failure to achieve adoption to date is because systems built on trust,</i> …

Blockchain