• 5 video games to play after you've watched the Star Wars show Andor

    9 days ago - By Digital Trends

    Andor has been a grounded breath of fresh air for Star Wars on Disney+, and there are a few solid video games to dive into after checking out the show.
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  • A bot that watched 70,000 hours of Minecraft could unlock AI's next big thing

    A bot that watched 70,000 hours of Minecraft could unlock AI's next big thing

    9 days ago - By Technology Review

    OpenAI has built the best Minecraft-playing bot yet by making it watch 70,000 hours of video of people playing the popular computer game. It showcases a powerful new technique that could be used to train machines to carry out a wide range of tasks by binging on sites like YouTube, a vast and untapped source of training data.
    The Minecraft AI learned to perform complicated sequences of keyboard and mouse clicks to complete tasks in the game, such as chopping down trees and crafting tools. It's the first bot that can craft so-called diamond tools, a task that typically takes good human...
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  • Why it's impossible to track console sales in China

    Why it's impossible to track console sales in China

    9 days ago - By GamesIndustry

    Earlier this year, Sony announced it has sold 670,000 PlayStation 5 units in mainland China - but the actual install base is almost certainly much higher.
    Like individual video games, consoles must be approved for release in China. For decades, home consoles were banned in the region but since 2015 , Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo have been able to release versions of their devices to one of the world's biggest games markets, albeit often with restrictions on features and content.
    The 670,000 sales announced by Sony - originally announced during an investors briefing in May, and reiterated...
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  • Hurry - Nintendo Switch and Xbox Series S hit record low prices in Woot Black Friday deals

    Hurry - Nintendo Switch and Xbox Series S hit record low prices in Woot Black Friday deals

    9 days ago - By GamesRadar

    Woot's Black Friday deals are soaring right now, and we've spotted some incredible discounts on both the Xbox Series S and Nintendo Switch OLED. Both of these consoles have just hit brand new record low prices in the Amazon brand's sales, offering up the best discounts we've seen on each. Diving straight in, you'll find the Xbox Series S available for just $219.99 right now - that's $80 off the $299.99 MSRP and an extra $30 off the $249 sales price the vast majority of other retailers are offering right now. We say the vast majority, because Dell has been flashing a $237 number around in...
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  • Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals live: save big on games, accessories, and consoles

    Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals live: save big on games, accessories, and consoles

    9 days ago - By GamesRadar

    Black Friday Nintendo Switch deals are flying in at the moment, and we're catching them all right here. Whether you're after a new console with a solid discount, or you're stocking your library with the latest and greatest titles, there's a saving out there for everyone. We're bringing you all our favorite deals as soon as they hit our desks right here, weeding out the offers that aren't worth your time in the process. That means you can sit back and relax - we're doing all the graft for you. We've already seen some of the best console deals of the year in 2022's Black Friday Nintendo...
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  • Woot's Video Gaming Galore event: Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series S, video games and accessories

    Woot's Video Gaming Galore event: Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series S, video games and accessories

    9 days ago - By Pocket-lint

    Woot is offering a massive discount on gaming devices and accessories in its Video Gaming Galore Event. You can get your hands on a Nintendo Switch for just $267.99, an Xbox Series S for $229.99, and a variety of other video games and accessories for deeply discounted prices. Whether you're a casual or hardcore gamer, this is a sale you won't want to miss. Woot is known for offering amazing deals on popular electronics; this sale is no exception. If you've been wanting to get your hands on a Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series S, or a powerful gaming headset, now is your chance. But you better...
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