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Telltale Games begins wave of layoffs, cancels Stranger Things game

Enlarge / If today’s news about Telltale Games’ closure is true, that "final" season description may prove more accurate than Telltale originally intended. Telltale Games A wave of layoffs has apparently hit the video game studio Telltale Games, responsible for popular branching-narrative games based on the Walking Dead franchise. According to online reports, those affected […]

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An A.I. is designing retro video games — and they’re surprisingly good

[embedded content] Google DeepMind demonstrated a few years back that artificial intelligence (A.I.) could learn to play retro video games better than the majority of human players, without requiring any instruction as to how they should accomplish the feat. Now, researchers from Georgia Tech have taken the next logical leap by demonstrating how A.I. can be […]

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Switch’s replica NES controllers only work with emulated NES games

Enlarge / This cute little Switch controller won’t work with your cute little Switch game library; only downloadable NES classics will be supported. I’ve been on record for years now in my position that the Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons are “hand-crampingly small” when being held horizontally, NES-controller style, by adult-sized hands. So I was hopeful that […]