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Mike Ybarra defends patent filing for AI art generator in Blizzard style

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The extremely sticky wicket of AI art generation and its impact on multiple creative industries has now hit the higher echelons of Blizzard's executive...

MUD Aetolia used ChatGPT to generate NPC dialogue and grant a fake quest

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Some game developers continue to laud AI generation tools like ChatGPT as the future of many frontiers, including NPC behavior in MMORPGs and gaming...
Well, then, nope.

Galaxies of Eden devs cancel plans for social sandbox MMO to develop dubious AI-generated playground

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So remember how Galaxies of Eden had delayed its pre-alpha testing because of technical roadblocks and bugs? Well, we've finally heard from the studio...

NCsoft hypes up its visual and AI engine tech in a trailer for narrative title Project M

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Our coverage of a trailer for a single-player game might seem like we've lost the plot on paper, but this is less about the...

Could an AI bot do a better job as a games company CEO than an actual human?

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That headline's not an idle question: Chinese gaming company NetDragon decided to give it a try. Last August, NetDragon, which runs multiple MMOs including...

Q4 2022: Krafton threatens to launch a ‘create-to-earn’ platform in 2023

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Korean games giant Krafton reported $1.47B US in revenues for the full year 2022 period, with operating profit up 15.5% year over year but...

Gamer lawsuit over Activision-Blizzard buyout proceeds as Microsoft puts billions into OpenAI

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Last month we reported on a lawsuit filed by self-described gamers who were trying to block Microsoft's acquisition of Activision-Blizzard; the filing used several...

Massively Overthinking: Bots in MMOs – but not the bad bots

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A while back on the MMORPG subreddit, there was a provocative thread about bots - no, not those bots. Essentially, the Redditor asked whether...

An esports pro is developing an AI system to help game devs track and address in-game toxicity

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You'd be forgiven for believing that reporting someone's behavior through in-game tools simply sends that report directly into some unseen void that devs don't...
lol

How video game player data collection processes have expanded outside of gaming

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The EULA - aka the wall o' text that we all blitz past in order to get to play the MMORPG or multiplayer title...
Oof.

Discord scoops up harassment-detection AI startup Sentropy

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Happy Thursday: Here's your weekly argument over toxicity, moderation, and AI, courtesy of Discord, which has apparently purchased a company you've probably heard of...

A teenage CS:GO player has developed an AI that has successfully found 14,000 cheaters

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While cheaters may never prosper, they also have a tendency to proliferate if not kept in check (and even sometimes when companies do try...

MMORPG Seed’s devs want their AI NPCs to learn from, simulate, and fool actual players

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We've been keeping an eye on MMO colony sim Seed - the SpatialOS one, not this one - for a few years now, in...

Google DeepMind is dispatching an AI to face EU StarCraft II players in the name of science

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So far, I'm not afraid of the Singularity happening if the best AI can do is translate things horribly and create stumbling idiots for...
But don't worry, they're not all murder-happy.

EVE North 2019: A huge battle once broke out in EVE Online, but not a single player was involved

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Massive battles are the norm for sci-fi MMO EVE Online, with players routinely clashing in their hundreds or thousands over territorial claims and political...

EVE Evolved: The war on bots in EVE Online

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The news dropped recently that EVE Online will be adding some new limitations and restrictions to its free-to-play tier, which may seem odd to...

EVE Evolved: How working with NPCs could improve EVE Online

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While EVE Online is primarily based around the conflicts that arise between groups of players competing in the same virtual universe, the New Eden...

EVE Evolved: How mass surveillance is improving EVE Online

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When developers get on stage at an event and start talking about things like big data, artificial intelligence, and cloud solutions, it often sounds...
And it's gone.

One of the competitors in Dota 2’s championship is an AI team

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Perhaps in the future, we'll all be looking back at the time when e-sports were an actual thing played by humans rather than simply...
Hooray, the world is awful.

Entropia Universe studio wants to let us live on forever inside an MMO – literally

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If you're a fan of Altered Carbon or Westworld, you're going to love what MindArk says it's working on: The Entropia Universe studio aims...

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