Not a new thing for women who game, but it's great to see the New York Times devote more than a thousand words to it. The hate-filled attacks that followed Anita Sarkeesian's Kickstarter campaign are part of the story, but so are a number of anecdotes from tournaments that expose "the severity of the harassment that many women experience in virtual gaming communities."
Software engineer Greg Cannon built an artificial intelligence that plays NES Tetris. In the video above, the AI, named StackedRabbit, tears through 237 levels, scoring 102 million points and revealing the wild color palettes, bugs, and glitches, before finally hitting the kill screen. (via Waxy) READ THE REST
The Video Game Soda Machine Project archives examples of vending machines and similar devices found in games. "The Video Game Soda Machine Project is my attempt to catalog screenshots of every soda vending machine that has ever appeared in a video game," writes Jess Morrissette, a Professor of Political Science and an amateur game developer.… READ THE REST
Annoyed with all the cheating going on in Counterstrike, ScriptKid made a fake cheating app. It looks like the real thing, but if you download it and run it, it won't help you win. It will punish you for the amusement of others. When a real cheater tries to use it, it backfires on them.… READ THE REST
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Thinking up great gifts for everyone in your life can be incredibly difficult, leaving you overwhelmed and left scrambling for products you don't even know anyone really wants. This year, change… READ THE REST
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