Posts Tagged ‘Reddit’

Curious snippets from Gabe Newell’s Reddit AMA

VOLVO PLS.

Having waded through the Gabe Newell AMA from that Reddit place I’ve heard so much about I thought I’d pick out some of the more interesting bits for me.

As a whole the AMA (which is a type of Q&A – AMA stands for Ask Me Anything – if you’re not fluent in Reddit) wasn’t a revelation or anything – Valve are working on some single player games (but who knows if any of them will come to fruition), there’s the fact they definitely see hardware as something to invest in and are designing the knuckles controller alongside VR games, they’re also keeping an eye on current AI developments and other research, oh and they want to eventually have all their games being worked on use the same engine (Source 2 is their baby). So yes. Not headliney, but there were still some nuggets I thought I’d dig out. Read the rest of this entry »

ARK: Survival Evolved’s Halloween Update Plans

ARK: Survival Evolved [official site] plans to include over 100 unique prehistoric┬ápets by the time it’s ready for full release. During a Reddit AMA last night, developers Studio Wildcard confirmed it hopes to introduce a century of habitat-specific creatures once the game is done with Early Access, after introducing us to winged beast Quetz earlier this week. Furthermore, ARK’s upcoming Halloween update will give players the chance to tame otherworldly monstrosities that will carry over into the main game. Scared? Me neither. Hop inside for more. Go on, you first.

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Why People Are Making The AI Fight Itself In Civilization

A strange thing happened in the Civilization community r/civ on January 10, 2015. Inspired by similar, smaller-scale offerings by a Twitch.tv livestream and fellow redditor DarkLava (from whom he explicitly sought permission), user Jasper K., aka thenyanmaster, shared the first part of an experiment he was conducting wherein he put 42 computer-controlled civilisations in their real-life locations on a giant model of the Earth and left them to duke it out in a battle to the death, Highlander style (except instead of heads they need capital cities).

Since then, the practice has exploded in popularity. Reddit’s Civilization community has AI-only fever, but what exactly is so compelling about watching the computer play a very slow-paced turn-based strategy game with itself?

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Boycott Against Battlefield 3 Is Underway

Oh, little pack, you've caused so much trouble.

This morning RPS awoke to inboxes bursting with emails telling us off for Battlefield 3’s DLC announcement. This was confusing, as we are not EA. You can tell by the lack of Will Wright posters on our walls. It seems a Reddit campaign has been organised in reaction to news that BF3 pre-orders will come with DLC that others won’t be able to get. The Back To Karkand expansion pack is (somewhat mistakenly) the focus of this ire, not only because it will mean those who buy the game on release will need to spend extra to have the same content as other players, but because they apparently won’t be able to get at all of it. The extra weapons and ammo that come in the Physical Warfare Pack are not to be included in the post-release version.

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