News tagged with video game developer

A dozen ways to avoid that $617bn 'fat finger' moment

Have you ever ordered too many items online – say, buying 20 courgettes when you meant two? Then you might feel a little sorry for the anonymous broker in Japan who lost US$617 billion to a trading typo error. ...

dateOct 10, 2014 in Other
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Game makers to explore social issues at conference

The video game industry is taking itself more seriously. Besides the usual talk of polygons, virtual worlds and artificial intelligence at this week's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, there will ...

dateMar 17, 2014 in Software
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Indie sensibilities embraced at gaming conference

It's a time of transition for the video game industry. With last year's launch of the Wii U, the impending arrival of the PlayStation 4 and the likelihood of a new Xbox on the horizon, the next generation ...

dateMar 26, 2013 in Software
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Sesame Street's next chapter: Elmo talks back

(AP)—Elmo, Big Bird and the rest of the "Sesame Street" crew have always talked to kids. Now, they'll try to have a two-way conversation with their pint-sized audience using Kinect, the motion and voice-sensing ...

dateSep 18, 2012 in Software
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Computer games can teach schools some lessons

Some parents might see video games as an impediment to children keeping up with their schoolwork. James Gee, however, thinks video games are some of the best learning environments around. He says that if schools adopted some ...

dateFeb 19, 2010 in Software
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