Gaming

Nexon makes strategic investment in Patrick Söderlund’s game studio Embark Studios

Asian online gaming giant Nexon made a strategic investment in Embark Studios, a new game studio founded by former Electronic Arts and DICE executive Patrick Söderlund. As the sole strategic equity investor in Embark, Nexon, maker of games such as MapleStory and Dungeon & Fighter, will also serve as worldwide publisher for titles developed by the […]

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Running Windows 95 in an “app” is a dumb stunt that makes a good point

Enlarge Felix Rieseberg A silly new app has been doing the rounds this week: Windows 95 as a standalone application. Running on Windows, macOS, and Linux, the Windows 95 “app” combines Electron (a framework for building desktop applications using JavaScript and other Web technology) with an existing x86 emulator written in JavaScript. The emulator can […]

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Elon Musk and Deepmind's pledge to never build killer AI makes a glaring omission, says Oxford academic

Melinda Sue Gordon/Paramount/”Terminator Genisys”This really isn’t what we should worry about. Tech leaders including Elon Musk and the cofounders of DeepMind signed a pledge last week to never develop “lethal autonomous weapons.” The letter argued that morally the decision to take a life should never be delegated to a machine, and automated AI weaponry could […]