You Don’t Have as Much Control in Videogames as You Think

Warren Spector spent 10 years playing Dungeons & Dragons with science fiction author Bruce Sterling, who was a brilliantly improvisational Dungeon Master. The players were free to do whatever they wanted, an experience so powerful that Spector spent decades trying to recreate it on a computer. He got his start …

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Space Photos of the Week: Hey Which One of You Bit Pluto

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Game|Life Podcast: The Division, Hitman and More

Penn Jillette. Maarten de Boer/Getty Images At the DICE Summit this week, I got the chance to talk with Penn Jillette, one half of Penn & Teller, and Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford, following their keynote presentation. The pair are working together on a new version, with some virtual reality elements, …

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New Documents Solve a Few Mysteries in the Apple-FBI Saga

As the saga around the San Bernardino iPhone continues, new details are trickling out in court documents about the phone and the government’s investigation. Some of the details answer longstanding questions about the case while others raise more questions. On Thursday, the government responded to Apple’s motion to vacate, which …

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