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Indian police threaten to arrest those caught playing online shooter game PUBG -- Society's Child -- Sott.net - 0 views

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    "Just ahead of the first anniversary of its release, Indian law enforcers are accusing the popular game of inciting violence and distracting kids from their studies, even pushing for a large-scale prohibition of the "battle-royal" style shooter. Following numerous complaints by parents, a temporary ban on the mobile app was first announced by police in metropolitan Rajkot, with some other cities multiplayer-game soon following suit. While the current ban only extends until March 30, the police and children's rights watchdog are petitioning New Delhi to ban the game altogether"
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Can a Video Game Teach Compassion and Grit? | Ask Good on GOOD - 0 views

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    "This wasn't the first time a person of authority told the video game creator to quit doing what he cared about. Luckily, "I had grit and I didn't let them discourage me," said Hawkins."
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These Violent Delights Don't Have Violent Ends: Study Finds No link Between Violent Video Games And Teen Aggression - Research Digest - 0 views

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    "Now a study published in Royal Society Open Science has failed to find any association between the time spent playing violent video games and aggressive behaviour, adding to a growing body of literature that suggests that such a link has been overstated - or may not exist at all."
Max van Mesdag

Common Sense Media Claims 72 Percent Support Violent Game Bill - 0 views

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    Many Californians support a new law to allow underage customers to purchase mature content, including movies and games.
Max van Mesdag

Popular brain training games 'do not make users any smarter' - 0 views

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    Although companies have tried to interest more people with brain training games, it turns out they do not work.
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AI can win at poker: but as computers get smarter, who keeps tabs on their ethics? | Technology | The Guardian - 0 views

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    ""No-limit Texas Hold'em is a game of incomplete information where the AI must infer a human player's intentions and then act in ways that incorporate both the direct odds of winning and bluffing behaviour to try to fool the other player." The designers said their computer didn't "bluff" the human players. But by learning from its mistakes and practising its moves at night between games, the AI was working out how to defeat its human opponents."
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Google's DeepMind beats Lee Se-dol again to go 2-0 up in historic Go series | The Verge - 0 views

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    "Google stunned the world by defeating Go legend Lee Se-dol yesterday, and it wasn't a fluke - AlphaGo, the AI program developed by Google's DeepMind unit, has just won the second game of a five-game Go match being held in Seoul, South Korea. AlphaGo prevailed in a gripping battle that saw Lee resign after hanging on in the final period of byo-yomi ("second-reading" in Japanese) overtime, which gave him fewer than 60 seconds to carry out each move."
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From Tahrir to Trump: how the internet became the dictators' home turf / Boing Boing - 1 views

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    "Tufekci describes how insurgent, democratic movements were early arrivals to the internet, and how clumsy authoritarians' attempts to fight them by shutting the net down only energized their movements. But canny authoritarians mastered the platforms, figuring out how to game their automated algorithms to upvote their messages, and how to game their moderation policies to banish their adversaries."
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'Creative' AlphaZero leads way for chess computers and, maybe, science | Sean Ingle | Sport | The Guardian - 0 views

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    "Hassabis was a child chess prodigy, who learned the game aged four and was able to beat his dad three weeks later - indeed, when he started playing competitively he was so small he had to bring a pillow with him to reach the board - and became a strong player. Yet in AlphaZero's case there was no human input, other than telling it the rules of each game. "In a matter of a few hours it was superhuman," Hassabis says proudly."
Mcdoogleh CDKEY

BBC News - Microsoft launches Project Natal and new games for Xbox - 0 views

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    Natal... The future of gaming, be able to control your 360 in your sitting room... However, they neglected to mention how the device has a motion-sensing camera meaning that your living room is more susceptible to being hacked now... 
dr tech

CES 2010: the 'most awesome' iPhone video game - Telegraph - 0 views

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    Oooh this looks like fun...I might come stalking with this... :)
Max van Mesdag

Industry Vet Predicts Full Digital Distribution by 2011 - 0 views

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    Apparently all games (and who knows what else) for computers will only be available by downloads by the year 2011. If this is a good thing, we shall have to find out in a year's time.
Mcdoogleh CDKEY

BBC News - South Korean children face gaming curfew - 0 views

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    The South Korean government is to ban school-aged children from playing online games during the night.
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Gamers solve decade old HIV puzzle in ten days - 0 views

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    "Scientists from University of Washington have been struggling for the past decade to decipher the complex structure of an enzyme that exhibits behavior similar to that of an enzyme key in the development of AIDS from an HIV infection, and which might hold a critical role in building a cure for the disease. Gamers playing spatial game Foldit have managed to collectively determine the enzyme's structure in ten days."
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BBC News - Schools must embrace mobile technology - 0 views

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    The need for schools to prepare for 21st century learning was top of the agenda at this year's BETT conference.They must embrace mobile technologies, games, podcasts and social networking, according to leading educationalist Professor Stephen Heppell.Schools should also break away from traditional classroom and curriculum models, he argued.The gap between those schools embracing technology and those not is getting bigger, he said.Prof Heppell was speaking to delegates at BETT, the world's biggest educational technology show.
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