Summer Game Fest joins with Day of the Devs for two more events

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Summer Game Fest joins with Day of the Devs for two more events

Day of the Devs is an annual festival hosted by Double Fine Studios and iam8bit, free and open to all, where fans can meet up with indie developers, hang out, and try their upcoming games. Obviously, that sort of thing isn't going to fly this year, and so it's being rolled into the Summer Game Fest, Geoff Keighley's multi-month online extravaganza of extrava-gaming.

AMD might be refreshing its Zen 2 CPU lineup, but what we really want is Zen 3

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AMD might be refreshing its Zen 2 CPU lineup, but what we really want is Zen 3

Counting only AMD's mainstream desktop CPU family, buyers have eight different Zen 2 models to choose from, spanning the 4-core/8-thread Ryzen 3 3100 all the way up to the 16-core/32-thread Ryzen 9 3950X. Now evidence is mounting that even more Zen 2 CPUs are coming, in what could be a short-term refresh while we wait for AMD's Zen 3 to knock our socks off.

Cloudpunk looks amazing in first-person mode

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Cloudpunk looks amazing in first-person mode

Cloudpunk's aggressively neon city is one of the best-looking videogame locales I've hung around in this year. Developer Ion Lands works magic with voxels, creating a place that I'd hate to live in but love to gawk at. And thanks to the upcoming first-person camera, I'll be able to gawk a lot more effectively. 

Watch clips from Arkane's cancelled Half-Life 2: Episode 4

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Watch clips from Arkane's cancelled Half-Life 2: Episode 4

Arkane is one of a few developers that has been able to get its hands on Half-Life, but unfortunately it never led to a new game. The Dishonored studio worked with Valve on Half-Life 2: Episode 4, which would have returned to the haunting streets of Ravenholm. It looks like Arkane's going to be spilling the beans on the project in next week's Noclip documentary.

Researchers build AI that can clone Pac-Man without a single line of code

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Researchers build AI that can clone Pac-Man without a single line of code

Ever wondered what AI could be used for in games? We sure have. A lot. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of possible use cases for machine learning and artificial intelligence in game development. Yet despite letting our imaginations run wild, we are still blown away by what a team of researchers from Nvidia have achieved today: a functioning AI that can replicate Pac-Man with nothing more than pixels and key presses.