Take a closer look at Robert Yang’s ‘Queer Crowd’ simulation video game about gardening

In ‘We Dwell in Possibility’, Yang’s free online experience invites us to plant suggestively shaped objects, flowers and trees among an interactive crowd of nude simulated AI characters – illustrated by Davis with parts of the randomly generated sexual bodies. The track is also composed by Manchester-based experimental electronic music producer aya, making it Yang’s most collaborative project to date. ...

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8 video games that aren’t as good as you remember

It’s very easy to remember the glut of video games we played as kids and remember things with a lovely pinkish tinge. Long nights side by side with our friends finishing co-op titles on the couch, fighting against each other in the arcades, or just a moment captured when a video game speaks to us in a deep way. Yet ...

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Can Video Games Help You Make Friends?

Gambling has always been considered an activity for nerds. This statement had serious reasons. First of all, old computers had more terminals than general-purpose machines. They were extremely expensive. According to Moore’s Law, the progress of transistors and other electronic details was so great. Today you can buy a decent PC for several hundred dollars. All recent work today requires ...

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Shigeru Miyamoto’s Favorite Games Include Tetris and Pokémon Go

Shigeru Miyamto (left) and Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa (right)Photo: KAZUHIRO NOGI (Getty Images) At Nintendo’s 81st Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, a question-and-answer section allowed those in attendance to ask all kinds of business-related questions. One, however, was so obvious that I can’t believe it hasn’t been asked before: someone just wanted to know what everyone’s favorite video games were. ...

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Japan could exclude all spectators except VIP for Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony: report

Japan plans to ban all spectators except VIPs at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, a newspaper said on Tuesday, another degradation for the Games whose pomp and public spectacle has been overshadowed by the pandemic of coronavirus. Once promoted as an extravaganza to introduce Japan to the world, the Games appear to be in danger of being ...

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Montreal beats Tampa Bay to keep Stanley Cup prospects alive

Montreal goalie Carey Price kept his team’s slim Stanley Cup hopes alive as the Canadiens emerged with a 3-2 overtime win over defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 4, Monday. Price made 32 saves, including several key overtime saves, before Josh Anderson’s second goal of the game sealed the victory for the Canadiens, who are now trailing Tampa Bay ...

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How teachers can motivate students with video games

If you ask your teens to do their homework, they will find a thousand other things to do. But put them in front of a video game, and they’ll focus on it for hours. How exactly do game designers create this kind of engagement? And what if we applied these principles to teaching? I am a teacher, father of teenagers, ...

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The best fitness video games

At Kotaku, we independently select and write things that we love and think you will like, too. We have affiliate and advertising partnerships, which means we may collect a share of the sales or other compensation from the links on this page. BTW – prices accurate and items in stock at time of posting. With the coronavirus forcing millions of ...

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Angels manager says Ohtani will pitch, touchdown at All-Star Game

Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani will pitch and strike for the American League in next week’s All-Star game, Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon confirmed on Monday. Maddon said he and Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash, who drives the AL All-Star team, have previously discussed a plan for Ohtani for the July 13 game at Coors Field in Denver. Details ...

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Baseball-Japan and South Korea retain advantage in East-West clash

March 17, 2019; Tokyo, Japan; Yomiuri Giants shortstop Hayato Sakamoto (6) ended up throwing the ball to first base to complete a double play in the ninth inning against the Seattle Mariners at the Tokyo Dome. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports / File Photo OAKLAND, Calif., July 5 (Reuters) – Japan and South Korea are favorites in the Tokyo ...

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