Loot boxes in games are gambling and should be banned for kids, say UK MPs – gpgmail

[ad_1] UK MPs have called for the government to regulate the games industry’s use of loot boxes under current gambling legislation — urging a blanket ban on the sale of loot boxes to players who are children. Kids should instead be able to earn in-game credits to unlock look boxes, MPs have suggested in a […]

Drivetime nabs $11M from Makers Fund, Amazon and Google to build voice-based games for drivers – gpgmail

[ad_1] Fully autonomous cars may (or may not) be just around the corner, but in the meantime, a startup that’s building in-car apps to help human drivers pass the time when behind the wheel has raised a round of funding. Drivetime — which makes voice-based trivia quizzes, games and interactive stories that people can play while […]

Throne of Games: Acer’s ‘Affordable’ Predator Thronos Air Chair Costs $14,000

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Last year, Acer showed off the Predator Thronos, a $20,000 gaming station with a motorized “Zero-G” reclining system. That was a huge investment, even for the gamer with cash burning a hole in their pocket. Acer has followed up […]

Nintendo Switch Online gets SNES games September 5, plus new SNES controllers – gpgmail

[ad_1] Nintendo Switch Online, the subscription-based online services component of Nintendo’s Switch console, will get SNES games starting on September 5 – yes, that’s right, the first game are available to play tomorrow. There are 20 games available initially, with more planned in future. Alongside the new software, there’s also the new SNES system wireless […]

Facebook Is Building a Minecraft AI Because Games May Be Great Training Tools

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. It turns out that video games may be an excellent method of teaching skills to artificial intelligence assistants. That’s the theory of a group of researchers working for Facebook, who have focused on Minecraft as a potential teaching tool […]

Downloads need to rank No. 1 on App Store is down 30% since 2016 for apps, up 47% for games – gpgmail

[ad_1] With the App Store’s big makeover in fall 2017, Apple attempted to shift consumers’ attention away from the Top Charts and more towards editorial content. But app developers still want to make it to the No. 1 position. According to new research from app store intelligence firm Sensor Tower, it’s become easier for non-game […]

Microsoft Makes It Easier to Bring DirectX 12 Games to Windows 7

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Microsoft launched Windows 10, it made its stance on DirectX 12 clear: Windows 10 would be the only OS that supported the company’s latest API, period. For years, the company stuck to this stance. Then, earlier this year, […]

The 30 Best PC Games Under $20

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. PC gaming has a plethora of benefits: customizability, absurdly high frame rates, enormous variety, and – most importantly – low prices. If you’re not looking for brand new AAA releases, you can stock up on loads of games without […]

Scientists Are Using AI to Recreate the Rules of Long Lost Board Games

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Human beings tend to bury objects that they consider most important to their lives. It’s not surprising, therefore, that some people chose to buy games, including board games. Some of these artifacts have survived the centuries, leaving modern-day archaeologists […]

These are the games coming to Google Stadia – gpgmail

[ad_1] Google’s game streaming service isn’t set to launch until November, but the company kept the hype train going through the mid-August doldrums with a Gamescom Stadia Connect livestream. As promised, the online press conference was “all about the games,” featuring what looks to be a nearly complete list of launch (and some post-launch) titles. […]