One of the biggest scandals to hit the 2016 Google Doodle Fruit Games was the realization that I can’t ride a tricycle. But it’s far from the only one. My career as a Fruitlympian is over.
This past weekend, many Pokemon Go gyms were rendered unplayable. Players trying to battle at sites like Big Ben were greeted not by a ‘mon but by an egg that glitched the game, protecting these gyms from being defeated. Eggs appeared in New York City, London, and elsewhere—and almost all of them were placed there by…
Here’s a neat look behind the scenes at Google showing how the company’s search page minigames (like the current Olympics ones) are made.
I’m in the back of a Gregory’s Coffee in New York’s midtown across from Dronpes and flanked by Moots7, who are careful to tell me as little about themselves as possible. From what I can gather Moots works in finance and comes from rural Colorado, while Dronpes is a developer at a tech company, hard-working with a…
Several Redditors discovered decompiled code in the Android and iOS versions of Pokémon Go earlier this week that indicated a potential sponsorship deal with global burger chain McDonald’s. Now a well-placed source has confirmed with Gizmodo that the sponsorship is moving forward, and is set to launch in one country…
At its I/O 2016 show earlier in the week, Google slipped in some news that Play Store apps—with special focus on games—will now have a section in the store called “Google Play Early Access”, which works pretty much exactly the same as Steam’s Early Access.
You know what they say, it’s dangerous to go alone.
Fans of Google’s mobile game Ingress were supposed to be getting together at the end of the month in Rio for the latest Anomaly, a thing where Ingress players meet up and play/hang out together. Instead, because of fears over the spread of the Zika virus, the bulk of the event has been moved to Seattle.
Go is a board game from China that’s over 2000 years old. It’s complex as hell: there are more possible positions in the game than there are atoms in the universe. So news that a Google AI has beaten a human master at the game is fascinating/terrifying.
The battle between video game streaming and copyright law is a nightmare, starring heartless YouTube robots, takedown notices and threatened livelihoods. If only there was a quick and easy way around this. Oh wait. There might be.
Then get clicking on that box. Loudly, if you’re at work. And be sure to keep going past 100 coins.
Meet YouTube Gaming’s app. Do you use Twitch on your phone? This is better.
Overlaying screenshots and photos with Google’s “Deep Dream” algorithm is now something everyone’s abusing and one perfect choice from the world of video games is the original Quake. The game’s dark, haunting, full of crazy textures and this process just adds an extra level of trippiness to it.
When artificial neurons meet anime characters, the going gets weird.
Today, Twitch is the default service when it comes to streaming video games on the internet. Tomorrow? It might be Google. Maybe.
Really, it's just a matter of time before Google's "DeepMind" artificial intelligence learns how to wreck us all.