GAMES

AI

This Algorithm Makes Its Own Video Games

The program watches hours of humans playing classic video games and "learns" their key features in order to generate new games.
Matthew Gault
9.12.18
enhance

This Game Lets You Yell ‘Enhance!’ at Your Screen Like a Cheesy Crime Drama Trope

Developer Nicole He made ENHANCE.COMPUTER to riff off an old, ridiculous movie and TV cliché.
Samantha Cole
8.15.18
Solve the Internet

Solve the Internet Crossword Puzzle: July 12, 2018

Solve the Internet goes browsing where it shouldn't.
Caleb Madison
7.12.18
Gaming

This Researcher Studied How Sex Workers Are Portrayed in Video Games

Bonnie Ruberg examined how sex workers are treated and programmed to behave in games like Grand Theft Auto V and Fallout: New Vegas.
Samantha Cole
6.27.18
Video Games

Game Developers Dump 'Redshell' Tracking Program After Privacy Backlash

Developers of games like Total War and Civilization are apologizing and removing the software from their games.
Ian Birnbaum
6.18.18
Strange Loops

Watch This Hacked NES 'Reverse Emulate' Super Nintendo Games

The hacker who pulled it off says it could be a preview of what it’ll look like if we start adding new capabilities to the human brain.
Jon Christian
5.30.18
ruh roh

Walmart Says 'Glitch' Caused Apparent E3-Spoiling Leak, Titles Are 'Speculative'

Walmart Canada's apparent leak included Rage 2, Splinter Cell, Borderlands 3, and more.
Jordan Pearson
5.10.18
Board Games

These People Are Selling the CIA's Internal Board Game to the Public

The plans for an internal CIA training game were released to the public last month—now it's becoming real and getting Kickstarted.
Michael Gaynor
4.24.18
GAMES

Breed the ‘Perfect Dog’ In This Satirical Game About Eugenics

The dog park is in peril, in Paolo Pedercini’s game Dogness
Samantha Cole
4.5.18
Red Planet

‘Surviving Mars’ Taught Me I Would Not Survive on Mars

The new city-building strategy game lets you colonize Mars with “minimal casualties.”
Becky Ferreira
3.16.18
Card games

Da Share Z0ne’s Admin Wants You to Know They Have an IQ of 208

Speaking to Admin, Dril, and other Twitter weirdos about the new Da Share Z0ne game “The Devil’s Level” and the person behind the bones.
Rachel Pick
1.25.18
Spill Smarts

'Rumu' Is a Creepy Game About a Love-Powered Roomba

The new puzzle-based video game from developer Robot House is part 'Portal 2,' part Roman Polanski thriller.
Matthew Gault
12.18.17