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artificial intelligenceGeneral Purpose OpenAI Defeats World Champion DOTA Video Game Team 2-0

OpenAI software has defeated a world champion DOTA team, 2-0. Dota 2 is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game developed and published by Valve Corporation. It has a steep learning curve and is very complex. Two teams of …

blockchainTRON and MixMarvel Launch HyperSnakes the Blockchain Version of Slither.io

The TRON Arcade fund and MixMarvel are launching HyperSnakes which is the blockchain version of Slither.io. It will allow players to compete and earn TRX without a wallet, circumventing common cryptocurrency adoption barriers. TRON and MixMarvel bring high production values …

controversialFacebook Tricked Kids and Parents for Video Game Purchases

Facebook had revenue and profitability problems up until 2016. They had raised many billions of dollars in funding and went public in 2012 with a valuation of about $100 billion. Facebook had many years of problems solving the problem of …

artificial intelligenceDeep Mind Artificial Intelligence Wins 10 Out 11 Games Versus Pro Human Players

Deep Mind has a StarCraft II program AlphaStar. It is the first Artificial Intelligence to defeat a top professional human player. In a series of test matches held on 19 December, AlphaStar decisively beat Team Liquid’s Grzegorz “MaNa” Komincz, one …

entertainmentAnime themed mobile games are huge in China

China’s mobile gaming market recorded total revenue of 35.6 billion yuan (US$5.1 billion) for the third quarter. This was up 17% year-on-year and 10 percent sequentially. Anime-themed titles generated nearly 40% of total gross revenue from the two dozen new …

crimeMultiple fatalities from mass shooting at Madden NFL video game tournament

Multiple fatalities were reported in a mass shooting, Sunday afternoon at a Madden NFL video game tournament in a popular area of Jacksonville, Florida. One suspect was dead at the scene. Notice just prior to the #shooting at the #Madden19 …

blockchainShould your next video game be on blockchain? (The benefits may surprise you)

When talking about the future of the tech world, there’s one topic that just can’t be easily avoided: gaming. The gaming industry continues to catch the attention of not only players of all ags in the economy, but the attention …

entertainmentAre you not entertained?

Netflix is spending $8 billion producing or buying content in 2018. Hulu is spending about $2.5 billion. Netflix will have around 1,000 originals total on the service by the end of 2018, with 470 of those set to premiere between …

blockchainInterview with Kim Cope Axiom Zen Product lead for Cryptokitties – C2 Montreal #C2M18

Kim Cope is Product lead for Cryptokitties which was developed Axiom Zen where she works. Cryptokitties are breedable beanie babies CryptoKitties is a game centered around breedable, collectible, and oh-so-adorable creatures we call CryptoKitties! Each cat is one-of-a-kind and 100% …

entertainmentExpected biggest video games of 2018

The expected biggest video of 2018 is the video game developed by the maker of Pokemon Go. Harry Potter : Wizards Unite Developer Niantic Labs’ next game will be Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, a new game that adapts the AR …