Artificial intelligence could automate several aspects of video game development, but will it negatively affect jobs in the industry? The Verge takes a look at the new AI tools and discusses potential impacts on development, voice acting, and testing jobs in the industry.
Microsoft has signed a 10-year agreement with Nware, the European cloud gaming platform, to stream Microsoft games on a platform outside of Xbox Live. The news arrives shortly after UK regulators blocked Microsoft’s planned acquisition of Activision Blizzard, largely over competition fears in the cloud gaming space.
As of this past Sunday, Nintendo and Illumination’s The Super Mario Bros. Movie surpassed $1 billion in global box office revenue. While critical reviews have been sagging, Nintendo seems to have struck gold with video game fans and nostalgia-hungry theatergoers.
The Strong National Museum of Play has inducted this year’s winners into the World Video Game Hall of Fame. While The Last of Us was recognized for its “in-depth storytelling”, Wii Sports and Barbie Fashion Designer were selected for their ability to reach their own “untapped market.” Computer Space from 1971 rounds out the list in recognition as the world’s first commercial video game.