artificial intelligence

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Entropia Universe announces plans to have an ‘AI president’ manage its MMO

Entropia Universe has not been one to ignore a big shiny bandwagon - remember that this MMO has tried to hawk egg NFTs and...
Nope, not letting this one go.

Ubisoft inists its AI-powered NPC tech will be used only if valuable to creatives

When Ubisoft debuted new generative AI NPC tech at GDC this year, it made a lot of promises that it would gather industry feedback...

Ubisoft debuts AI NPC prototypes at GDC, and it went about as well as you’d expect

Ubisoft looks to be once more chasing the latest buzzword-scented tech trend. After the studio tried and failed to make NFTs work, it's now...

Raph Koster’s Playable Worlds enlists ‘AI-powered’ character platform Popul8

Well now, this is a weird press release I did not expect to get: Raph Koster's MMORPG "multiverse" company Playable Worlds has apparently signed...

Steam welcomes ‘legally murky’ AI games, voice actors guild forges controversial AI deal

Valve waited until end of business last night to post big news: It's going to allow AI-driven games on Steam, with just enough caveats...

Square-Enix’s new president mentions blockchain and generative AI in new year letter

The departure of Yosuke Matsuda from the presidency of Square-Enix in 2023 means that at the top of 2024, he has not written a...

Nexon’s Embark Studios defends AI voice work in its arena shooter The Finals

The Finals, a free-to-play game show-themed arena shooter that's currently in open beta, is taking the heat for an admitted use of artificial intelligence...

Activision announces rollout of AI-assisted voice chat mod tools for its Call of Duty series

Keeping toxic voice speech under heel in FPS games might sound like a Sisyphean effort, but Activision is giving it the old college try...

Roblox Q2 2023: Roblox sees a net loss of $282M, goes all in on AI

Roblox's financial reports have been both bizarre and repetitive for years now, and we're afraid Q2 2023 is no different. While the company saw...

This WoW Classic addon adds AI-generated voiceover to every quest NPC in the game

There is a lot of quest text to read through in World of Warcraft Classic, so the prevailing solution has been to absolutely blitz...

Valve confirms blocking games featuring AI-generated assets on Steam is primarily about copyright law

Most of the time when AI art generators are heralded by game studios and publishers, one of the first questions people begin to ask...

Unity adds AI tools to its asset store while Electronic Arts reasons AI generation is a ‘co-pilot’ for artists

The fresh blood in the games industry water continues to be AI generation tools for art assets and writing. This time we zero in...

Electronic Arts SEC filing expresses concern over the potential impact of unionization and AI regulation

In what can only be absorbed as a bid to take its awful corporation crown back from other major contenders, statements from Electronic Arts...

Lawful Neutral: How might the so-called AI revolution affect the MMO genre?

This article has been rolling around in my head since ChatGPT rocketed into the public awareness a few months ago, and just in the...

Bungie says it won’t promote AI-generated Destiny 2 fan art

Regular readers of Destiny 2's weekly newsletter know that one of the features is a highlight of player-created work, whether it's videos or fan...

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

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...

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

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

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...
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ToxMod is a new moderation tool that recognizes and reports voice chat hate speech in real-time

Moderating a game's text chat isn't easy by any means, but at least there are a variety of tools and algorithms that try to...

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

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