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What happens when Magic pros make a card game? Eternal

Hearthstone has been a hugely successful game for Blizzard, because it took elements of Magic the Gathering, streamlined it and made it more accessible to everyone. Eternal is looking to take the next step on that developmental ladder, taking inspiration from MtG, Hex and Hearthstone, to create something that blends …

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Tabletop gaming artist Wayne England has passed away

Wayne England, one of the most iconic tabletop gaming artists of the past few decades, has passed away. Known for his illustrations in Warhammer rule books, on the pages of White Dwarf magazine, Dungeons and Dragons manuals and Magic the Gathering cards, England helped define the artistic style of many …

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Ant Simulator developer partners are in damage control mode

Yesterday the story broke that the Ant Simulator game would no longer be completed, because, according to the main developer of the game, his business partners spent all of the Kickstarter money for it on ‘liquor and strippers.’ Now those partners have hit back, countering Eric Tereshinski’s claims and suggesting …

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The machines are winning: AI beats master at Go

A computer algorithm put together by Google’s DeepMind engineers, has managed to beat a human champion of the ancient game of Go. This is the first time in history that an AI was able to defeat a person without a severe handicap. Although it still has to face a world champion, …

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Rocket League season one to end in February

Rocket League, one of the biggest break out successes of 2015, has been running its first season of ranked play for several months now, with no initial announcement about how long it would be. Well now we know, roughly. Psyonix’ first update of 2016 will bring an end to Season …

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Tesla scales back car automation, for now

Although most analysts believe that full vehicle automation won’t be ready until 2020, Tesla recently jumped the gun and introduced its take on the feature back in October last year to mixed praise and concern. In line with the latter response, Tesla has now released an update which restricts where …

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Psychonauts 2 hits funding goal, to become reality

Continuing its trend of successfully crowd funding its way to its next developmental project, Double Fine has succeeded in generating enough funds from its community of fans to make Psychonauts 2 a reality. Along with the news, Double Fine and its founder Tim Schafer released a video telling us just how …

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance beta coming in Q1 2016

Of all the games currently in development, there are a few which visually blow the rest out of the park. Star Citizen is one, but another more firmly rooted to the ground, is Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Those who like to get an early look at such games will finally be …

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Kojima snags Metal Gear veterans for new studio

Hideo Kojima’s unceremonious end to his three decade career at Konami is a big deal, as it means that for the first time in his career, he’ll be making a game without the people that helped make the Metal Gear series so iconic. But not so fast. Some of those …

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Hideo Kojima and Sony confirm partnership with new studio

Yesterday was Metal Gear Solid creator, Hideo Kojima’s last day with Konami. The long-time developer has finally moved on from the place that shunned him in his final months at the developer/publisher and now heads up his own company, called Kojima productions. Confirming yesterday’s rumours too is Sony, which released …

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Netflix may one day be run using WebTorrent technology

Netflix and other streaming services like it are crowning achievements of modern web standards and technology; able to stream pedabytes of data to consumers around the world, simultaneously and (mostly) without difficulty. However it faces the same problems as other large online entities, colossal web-traffic bills and the inerrant security …

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