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Ignorance really is bliss: Video games are better when they tell us less

Ignorance really is bliss: Video games are better when they tell us less How much information do players need before they go where you want them to go?Looking back, the games we think of as “retro” were often vague in telegraphing what players should do.

Humanity’s last stand? AlphaGo to battle world’s best Go player in China

Humanity’s last stand? AlphaGo to battle world’s best Go player in China DeepMind’s AlphaGo, the groundbreaking artificial intelligence that has been trouncing the best human Go players for the last year, will face off against the world’s top-ranked player Ke Jie in a three-game match on May 23 at the Future of Go Summit in Wuzhen, China.In one particularly gruesome spectacle, reminiscent of the Roman Colosseum, AlphaGo will face off against a team of five human players working together.

Ditch the competitive scene with these casual multiplayer games

Ditch the competitive scene with these casual multiplayer games Over the last decade, video games have widened their inclusivity considerably, giving even the most casual players a chance to go on epic adventures and experience the stories only possible in an interactive medium.But the majority of these games still have one thing in common: They’re single-player only.

Safe to play? Off-site doctors use robots to diagnose football concussions

Safe to play? Off-site doctors use robots to diagnose football concussions Tackle football comes with risks like broken arms and strained muscles, but head-on collisions put football players in even more serious danger.Since concussions can be difficult to diagnose, players are sometimes allowed to carry on even though they should be off the field.

These robots are a match for Japan’s best volleyball players

These robots are a match for Japan’s best volleyball players Japan is certainly fond of its robots so it’s perhaps little surprise that the women’s national volleyball team has started using them to help improve its game.The unique blocking machine was created by researchers at the University of Tsukuba in partnership with the Japanese Volleyball Association and lets an operator choose the robots’ playing style using computer software.

‘Tiny Racers’ brings Grand Theft Auto back to its roots with top-down racing

‘Tiny Racers’ brings Grand Theft Auto back to its roots with top-down racing Hearkening back to the racing games of the past, Rockstar is set to introduce a brand new way to race in GTA: Online with Tiny Racers.It takes the classic stunt race gameplay and gives players a top-down perspective, making for some classic racing gameplay with all of the beauty and physics fun of Grand Theft Auto V.

‘DotA 2’ now requires unique phone number for ranked play to curb trolls

‘DotA 2’ now requires unique phone number for ranked play to curb trolls As of May 4, anyone wishing to play ranked games of the popular multiplayer online battle arena game will be required to furnish a unique phone number.The idea behind the requirement of a phone number is to make it difficult for players to have more than one account.

NFL players can now sell their health data, thanks to Whoop partnership

NFL players can now sell their health data, thanks to Whoop partnership The National Football League Players Association has partnered with human performance company Whoop in a deal that will allow athletes to monitor and sell their own health data, Bloomberg reports.This is the first partnership between a professional sports players association and a wearable technology.

Dive into ‘Abzu,’ May’s other free PlayStation Plus games for the PS4, PS3, Vita

Dive into ‘Abzu,’ May’s other free PlayStation Plus games for the PS4, PS3, Vita For less than the price of a new game, PlayStation Plus offers a full year of free titles for the PlayStation 4, PS3, and Vita.Whether they’re seeking an action-packed story or some calm exploration, users will be able to download some great games starting May 2.

Neverwinter Celebrates 15 Million Total Players

Neverwinter Celebrates 15 Million Total Players Neverwinter, a free-to-play MMORPG, loosely based on the Dungeons & Dragons ruleset has recently reached an impressive milestone – 15 million total players across the platforms(PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One).Acknowledging such an accomplishemnt, the developers at Cryptic Studios have recorded a special thank you video: And here's an excerpt from the press release: