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Our mechanical overlords have mastered Mario

This is how it starts, I fucking know it. First it’s cute little tricks like playing football. Then it’s some actually kind of impressive stuff like this AI who has managed to learn and beat a Mario level in 34 tries. Then it&rs...

 
 
 
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Halt and Catch Fire explores the early days of online gaming

In case you couldn't tell, the 1980s is having a bit of comeback. With so many games and films (Kung Fury is out today!) seeking to emulate the vibrant and lively era, there's plenty of people out there feeling nostalgic for the '80s. Thoug...

 
 
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Twitch is reducing its delay for partners

[Update: Turns out this applies to all streamers, and not just partners. This has been confirmed in a tweet from the Twitch PR director.] Hey, Twitch streamers! Remember those glorious days a few years ago when the delay on your stream was...

 
 
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Xbox founder thinks Sony is winning the console war

Ed Fries -- part of the original team that created the first Xbox way back in 2001 -- thinks that Sony's PlayStation 4 is leading the current-gen console war "by a nose." Fries added that while Microsoft had slashed prices recently, it was ...

 
 
 
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Geralt will grow a beard while you play The Witcher 3

Some would call beard growth in videogames insignificant -- a waste of time. They would be wrong. As spotted in the NeoGAF recap of German gaming magazine Gamestar.de's factoid-filled coverage of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, protagonist Geralt...

 
 
 
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New Nvidia Shield is a $200 Android console

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has announced the company's own sort of Ouya/Amazon Fire TV, the "world's first 4K Android TV console," the Tegra X1-powered Nvidia Shield. Not to be confused with Nvidia's recent Nvidia Shield. It is a thin rectan...

 
 
 
 
 
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You saw Microsoft's crazy hologram headset, right?

Earlier today, Microsoft held a Windows 10 event. My stream kept dying, but I posted about the Battletoads shirt worn by head of Xbox Phil Spencer during his segment about gaming. Much of the event was uninteresting or irrelevant for this a...

 
 
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Congrats on the Academy Award, SpeedTree

Do you ever take a moment to stop and admire the scenery? Too often are we focused on mindlessly pushing forward to the next objective to notice the little details. Foliage, man. Take it in. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences i...

 
 
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Nvidia's new grass tech demo is pretty neat

Okay, I mostly wanted to write this story because grass behavior is stereotypically one of the dullest things out there, right next to watching paint dry. But to be honest, the tech demo above is actually pretty cool. I can imagine a game ...

 
 
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Apple announces the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

Tim Cook called it the "biggest advancement in iPhone." We called it the worst of their long history of poorly kept secrets.  Two sizes: both the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus were announced this morning at Apple's press conference in...

 
 
 
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Epic Games UK set up to work on Unreal Engine 4

Most of us won't recognize Pitbull Studio by name, but the company has worked with Epic Games in the past on Gears of War: Judgment and, most notably, Unreal Engine 4. Now, the two are further extending their partnership as Pitbull becomes ...

 
 
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CES expands to Asia with a new tradeshow in Shanghai

The Consumer Electronic Show is one of my favorite events. It was Destructoid's very first trade show, and we've been back every year we've been in business. While not necessarily a videogame trade show, it still brings us big gaming news. ...

 
 
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Microsoft layoffs cut 18,000 workers

Microsoft says that they're working to realign their workforce, with the first step being a large scale workforce reduction of up to 18,000 jobs. They say that the vast majority of the jobs that will be eliminated will happen in the next si...

 
 
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Here's Samsung's bid at entering the VR market

A new leaked image of Samsung's entry into the VR headset arena is making its rounds on the internet today. Known as Gear VR, it's poised to implement software co-developed by Rift creator Oculus, with screens and additional hardware supple...

 
 
 
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Microsoft acquires cloud-computing company GreenButton

Microsoft has acquired a high-performance cloud-computing company named GreenButton today. The two companies have worked together in the past, with GreenButton also providing services to HP, Amazon, and others. But TechCrunch reports that M...

 
 
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ZeniMax seeking compensation over the Oculus Rift

id Software parent company ZeniMax Media has sent a "formal notice of its legal rights" to Oculus VR and Facebook over intellectual property worked on by chief technology officer John Carmack while he was still at id that ZeniMax claims con...

 
 
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Windows Start Menu slated to return in the near future

In a marked change of pace for typical Windows releases, Terry Myerson, head of Microsoft’s Windows and Xbox software division, demonstrated a prototype build of a hybridized Start Menu. Combining the classic function of the Start bu...

 
 




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