Consumer & Gadgets

How a 13-year-old beat Tetris

An extraordinary thing happened on December 21, 2023: 13-year-old Willis Gibson from Stillwater, Oklahoma, beat Tetris.


From Japan to the world: how to translate a game

Behind the global success of Japanese video games lies a delicate task: appealing to overseas players whose expectations on issues such as sexism are increasingly influencing the content of major titles.


Gamers rush to get Nintendo's new 'Zelda' after six-year wait

Video game fans around the world flocked to shops on Friday to get their hands on the new edition of "Zelda", one of the most successful franchises in history and now central to the success of Japanese giant Nintendo.


Nintendo banks on 'Zelda' to boost fortunes

Japanese video game giant Nintendo is banking on the latest installment of its 40-year-old saga "Zelda" to breathe life into its business, after forecasting a drop in profits this year.

Machine learning & AI

An energy-efficient text-to-audio AI

Generative artificial intelligence (AI) systems will inspire an explosion of creativity in the music industry and beyond, according to the University of Surrey researchers who are inviting the public to test out their new ...


Esports seen as pathway to boost diversity in STEM careers

As a kid, Kevin Fair would take apart his Nintendo console, troubleshoot issues and put it back together again—experiences the Black entrepreneur says represented "a life trajectory changing moment" when he realized the ...

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