Video: Deterministic vs. replicated AI: Building For Honor's battlefield

  In this 2017 GDC session, Ubisoft’s Frederic Doll and Xavier Guilbeault explain how the team at Ubisoft created a believable large scale battlefield on the backbone of a distributed peer-to-peer deterministic simulation in For Honor. The pair offered up an in-depth look at how this was achieved, from the importance …

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Cameron suspected Cummings of 'dripping poison' into Gove's ear

Dominic Cummings has developed a somewhat unsavoury reputation since taking over as Boris Johnson’s senior aide. But his nefarious influence over the machinations of No 10 stretches back much further, David Cameron claims in his forthcoming memoir. Extracts printed in Saturday’s Times reveal that, in 2013, Cameron suspected a “bilious” …

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Ken Burns on the love and loss of 'Country Music'

“Country music at its Big Bang was two different musics,” says Burns. “The music of Jimmy Rogers, which is Saturday night, and the music of the Carter Family, which is Sunday morning. That’s been in tension in all of American music and in American life, I would suggest, all the …

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Pats' Antonio Brown said to be eligible, but will he play?

Antonio Brown is said to be eligible to play against Miami. Whether he actually does after just three practices with the Patriots is still not clear. “We’re determining that,” coach Bill Belichick said Friday. “I’m not gonna hand out a copy of the game plan. We’ll do what we think …

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'Saturday Night Live' cast member's ethnic slur exposes show's race problem

“Saturday Night Live” remained silent Friday after the growing furor that one of its newest cast members has a history of racist and homophobic remarks. The controversial comments — made by stand-up comedian Shane Gillis in a podcast video uploaded a year ago — surfaced Thursday on social media, just …

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Disqus & Kickstarter hacker warns against password reuse

A hacker who made a fortune by breaking into people’s accounts and posting spam on their behalf is now warning users against password reuse. Kyle Milliken, a 29-year-old Arkansas man, was released last week from a federal work camp. He served 17 months for hacking into the servers of several …

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Glory to Hong Kong: How the protestors got a new song

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionGlory to Hong Kong: Singing the city’s new protest anthem The protesters in Hong Kong are embracing a new tune. Glory to Hong Kong, a four-verse song with Cantonese lyrics that references “tears on our land” and “democracy and liberty”, has been …

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Endless Jeopardy turns Twitter into a battleground of bad puns

Endless Jeopardy is a Twitter account that is exactly what its namesake describes: endless procedurally generated Jeopardy clues. The bot, created by remix monster Neil Cicierega, spits out prompts in the traditional format, white text on a blue card, and rarely makes sense. Normally, that’d be the end of the …

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