Blizzard is hosting a Warcraft III invitational later this month

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Blizzard is hosting a Warcraft III invitational later this month

Blizzard's efforts to demonstrate the longevity of Warcraft III continue, with a Warcraft III invitational set to take place on February 27 and 28. Hosted by Twitch, it'll feature a bunch of events such as 4v4's Free-for-All and "other friendly competitions", while gathering some W3 luminaries to seal the deal.

Gabe Newell's son thinks Valve needs to try something new

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Gabe Newell's son thinks Valve needs to try something new

If you've ever wondered what the inspiration for Half-Life 1's ludicrously creepy baby boss fight was, then wonder no more: it was Gabe Newell's son. Gray Newell (who in case it isn't obvious, is Gabe Newell's son) talked about his quasi-cameo during a new interview with Valve News Network, in which he also spoke a bit about his own game project, Fury, and Valve itself.

Phil Spencer says Microsoft 'needed a reboot' in DICE keynote on workplace diversity

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Phil Spencer says Microsoft 'needed a reboot' in DICE keynote on workplace diversity

Xbox boss Phil Spencer opened the 2018 DICE Summit with a keynote address focusing on the company's embrace of workforce diversity. Spencer acknowledged that "it was obvious that Microsoft needed a reboot" when current CEO Satya Nadella took the company's reins, not just for the good of the firm, but because of the direct connection between a smoothly-functioning internal culture and effective world-building, which he said is "the bedrock of awesome gameplay." 

Intel explains why we don't have 10GHz processors by now

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Intel explains why we don't have 10GHz processors by now

The race to 1GHz was only the beginning of a gigahertz war between Intel and AMD, and before long, processors had doubled, tripled, and even quadrupled in frequency. It seemed like we were destined to be using 10GHz processors by now, so why aren't we?

Try the demo for Starmancer, a Dwarf Fortress-inspired space station sim

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Try the demo for Starmancer, a Dwarf Fortress-inspired space station sim

The Earth was destroyed for one reason or another—not like we're short on possibilities—so humanity fled to the stars in AI-controlled space ships called Arks. I say AI-controlled, but really they're overseen by Starmancers, a sort of human-AI hybrid resulting from volunteers merging their minds and bodies with machines. Countless years pass and you, one such Starmancer, awaken to find your Ark in dire need of some tidying up and some new colonists. Such is the premise for Starmancer, a space sim proudly inspired by Dwarf Fortress.