Games

DeepMind gets good at games (and choosing them) – plus more bits and bytes from the world of machine learning

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/11/25/ai_roundup_221119/

a week ago

Roundup Including: AI exercises in Safety Gym

GamesChoosingMachineLearning

How to block Steam from updating games automatically

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/11/11/how-to-block-steam-from-updating-games-automatically/

3 weeks ago

Valve's Steam platform client will update any installed game or application automatically by default. If there is a network connection when you start Steam or Steam is running, updates will be installed […]

UpdatingGamesAutomatically

Play old PC games in widescreen resolutions with Game Widescreener

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/23/play-old-pc-games-in-widescreen-resolutions-with-game-widescreener/

a month ago

Do you like to play old PC games? One problem that you may encounter is that they don't support widescreen resolutions. If you have been spoiled by modern game graphics, getting back […]

GamesWidescreenResolutions

Play local multiplayer games on Steam over the Internet with Remote Play Together

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/22/play-local-multiplayer-games-on-steam-over-the-internet-with-remote-play/

a month ago

Remote Play Together is a new feature of the Steam gaming client that unlocks capabilities to play local multiplayer games with friends over the Internet. Valve Software launched Remote Play Together in […]

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Internet Archive adds 2500 playable DOS games to the archive

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/10/14/internet-archive-adds-2500-playable-dos-games-to-the-archive/

2 months ago

The Internet Archive is one of our favorite spots on the Internet, and that is not only because of its excellent wayback machine to access changed or deleted webpages and sites, but […]

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US games company Blizzard kowtows to Beijing by banning gamer who dared to bring up Hong Kong

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/08/blizzard_beijing_ban/

2 months ago

'Every voice matters' unless there's renminbi to be had

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This image-recognition roulette is all fun and games... until it labels you a rape suspect, divorcee, or a racial slur

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/18/imagenet_roulette/

3 months ago

If we could stop teaching AI insults, that would be great

GamesLabels

Pokemon Go becomes Pokemon No as games biz Niantic agrees to curb trespassing addicts

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/08/23/pokemon_go_lawsuit/

3 months ago

BecomesGames

Crunch time: It's all fun and video games until you're being pressured into working for free

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/08/12/video_games_sector_slammed_for_long_hours_and_bullying_culture/

4 months ago

GamesWorking

Microsoft to shut down Windows 7 Games Servers on January 22, 2020

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/07/09/microsoft-to-shut-down-windows-7-games-servers-on-january-22-2020/

5 months ago

Microsoft revealed in a forum post on the official Microsoft Answers forum that it plans to shut down games servers for games that require Internet connectivity for its Windows 7, Windows XP, […]

MicrosoftWindowsGames

Akamai CEO: Playing games from the cloud? Seems too expensive to be viable right now

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/06/13/akamai_ceo_cloud_gaming_expensive/

6 months ago

Akamai Edge World 'It is something we are interested in … but the economic model hasn’t worked out yet'

CloudGames

Xbox Game Pass for PC: Price, Games, Availability, and my thoughts

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/06/10/xbox-game-pass-for-pc-price-games-availability-and-my-thoughts/

6 months ago

Microsoft launched the subscription service Xbox Game Pass for PC officially during its press event at the E3 2019 conference. Head of Xbox and gaming at Microsoft, Phil Spencer, revealed the new […]

Games

Google Stadia: Price, Games, Availability, and my thoughts

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/06/10/google-stadia-price-games-availability-and-my-thoughts/

6 months ago

Google announced the game streaming platform and service Stadia earlier this year while Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo are preparing new console launches. Stadia streams games to compatible devices instead of relying on […]

GoogleGames

Gog Summer Sale Festival: buy thousands of discounted DRM-free games

https://www.ghacks.net/2019/06/01/gog-summer-sale-festival-buy-thousands-of-discounted-drm-free-games/

6 months ago

The Gog.com Summer Sale Festival has started. For those who never heard about Gog, it is games service and platform similarly to Steam or Origin but with noticeable differences. Apart from a […]

Games

Microsoft update breaks Safedisc games on Windows Vista, 7 and 8

https://www.ghacks.net/2015/09/24/microsoft-update-breaks-safedisc-games-on-windows-vista-7-and-8/

7 months ago

A recent security patch released this month, MS15-097 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Graphics Component Could Allow Remote Code Execution, breaks computer games that rely on the DRM system Safedisc on Microsoft's Windows Vista, […]

MicrosoftWindowsGames

Microsoft reserves right to block counterfeit games and disable unauthorized hardware

https://www.ghacks.net/2015/08/14/microsoft-reserves-right-to-block-counterfeit-games-and-disable-unauthorized-hardware/

7 months ago

While things look as if they are on track for Microsoft in regards to the rapid distribution of its new operating system Windows 10 -- the company wants to push it on […]

MicrosoftHardwareGames

Idle Master for Steam gets you card drops for games you have not installed

https://www.ghacks.net/2015/07/17/idle-master-for-steam-gets-you-card-drops-for-games-you-have-not-installed/

7 months ago

Idle Master is a free program for Microsoft Windows operating systems that gets you trading card drops for games that you own but don't play or have not installed on Steam. Valve […]

Games

Steam Refunds: get refunds for games purchased on Steam

https://www.ghacks.net/2015/06/03/steam-refunds-get-refunds-for-games-purchased-on-steam/

7 months ago

Steam is without doubt the most popular gaming service for desktop systems. It is used by millions of gamers at any time of the day and while things could be better in […]

Games

How to hide games in your Steam library

https://www.ghacks.net/2015/03/30/how-to-hide-games-in-your-steam-library/

7 months ago

If you are active on Steam and partake in sales regularly on the platform, you may have a huge library of games already. While that is great, you may have games in […]

Games

Internet Archive releases 2386 DOS games for online play

https://www.ghacks.net/2015/01/06/internet-archive-releases-2386-dos-games-for-online-play/

7 months ago

The Internet Archive may have started as a website preservation service but it has since then expanded into many different areas. It is now offering access to movie, audio, software and image […]

Games