The Future of Video Games Is … Reality TV?

The Future of Video Games Is … Reality TV?

Over by the pool, a slap fight breaks out. Two cast members, no longer content to trade insults, are flailing at each other with the fervor of a schoolyard fight. Camera screen bouncing, the producer sprints over to get footage.It’s 1999, and players are producing the...
Is AI the Future of NPCs?

Is AI the Future of NPCs?

Bloom, a non-player character with a face like a potato and a black beanie pulled tight around his ears, wants to know about my strategy and how I fare in combat. “I follow a map and I punch hard,” I reply into the microphone. Text of our conversation flashes across...