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OpenAI Taught an AI to Play Minecraft

photo: Leon Neal (Getty Images) Chess, goand now—Minecraft. Artificial intelligence models have added a new victory to their gaming kill list. Using a mix of unlabeled Minecraft videos and a small dataset of ones labeled by contractors, artificial intelligence company OpenAI was able to train a neural network to competently play Minecraft—a milestone for the …

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Elden Ring Maker Staffing Up For ‘Several’ New Projects

Image: FromSoftware Elden Ring finally released just a few months ago, topping the charts ever since, but FromSoftware doesn’t appear to be slowing down. the Dark Souls studio is already hiring for “multiple” new games, and director Hidetaka Miyazaki reports in a new interview that one of them is already close to completion. Earlier today, …

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Dall-E Mini Visualizes Fake Sequels To Half-Life, Mass Effect

Image: Rockstar / Dall-E mini / Kotaku We gotta keep the dream alive! Also, I’m a sucker for those first two Bourne films—the latter ones lost the thread and, good lord, don’t ever read those fucking books…I’ll never get that time back—which got an ambitious-but-not-so-great video game adaptation. That only left me wanting a genuine …

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Overwatch 2 Will Replace The Original Game This October

If you had a sneaking suspicion that Blizzard’s currently in-beta hero shooter Overwatch 2 would affect the 2016 original game in some way, you were absolutely correct. It turns out that when the upcoming sequel drops on October 4, it will straight-up replace overwatch, rendering that now seven-year-old game unplayable. Now, what was that about …

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Sonic 3 Creator Confirms Michael Jackson Wrote Game’s Music

What a way to break some news, huh? on Twitter, Sonic the Hedgehog creator Yuji Naka said the quiet part out loud: Michael Jackson definitely, totally composed some music for the 1994 Sega Genesis game, Sonic the Hedgehog 3. Unfortunately, Naka followed up the confirmation that this long-running myth is a bonafide fact with a …

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