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: Today's selection of articles from Kotaku's reader run community: Hot Take: Pokémon Duel (Mobile) ·

: Machine-Learning AI Now Beats Humans At Super Smash Bros. Melee

"The AI is definitely godlike," one professional player told Quartz. "I am not sure if anyone could beat it." An anonymous reader quotes their report about an AI's showdown with the best players of Super Smash Bros. Melee: Of 10 professionals that faced the bot, each one was killed more than they could kill the bot... But the bot was once only as good as a mere mortal. At first, Vlad Firoiu, creator and a competitive Smash player himself, couldn't train 'Phillip' to be as strong as the in-game bot, which he says even the worst players can beat fairly easily. Firoiu's solution? He started making the bot play itself over and over again, slowly learning which techniques fail and which succeed, called reinforcement learning. Then, he left it alone. "I just sort of forgot about it for a week," said Firoiu, who coauthored an unreviewed paper with William F. Whitney, the NYU student [who helped him] on the work. "A week later I looked at it and I was just like, 'Oh my gosh.' I tried playing it and I couldn't beat it." Business Insider points out that their AI read the players positions, velocities, and states directly from the game's memory, so the AI responds six times faster than a human player. To compensate it played as Captain Falcon, the game's slowest character, but there was one crucial glitch. "One particularly clever player found that the simple strategy of crouching at the edge of the stage caused the network to behave very oddly, refusing to attack and eventually KOing itself by falling off the other side of the stage."

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

: Fast RMX price announced, will utilize HD Rumble

The third title in this futuristic high-speed racing series after Fast Racing League (WiiWare, 2011) and Fast Racing Neo (Wii U, 2015) will be available worldwide on the Nintendo Switch's launch date of March 3, 2017 via the eShop. It'll set you back just $19.99 or ?19.99, Shin-en's Manfred Linzner told Nintendo Life. Wii U's Fast Racing Neo was $14.99.

In the interview Linzer also revealed that while they had to sacrifice things such as resolution in order to make Fast Racing Neo run at 60 frames per second (it was in 720p), they were able to make Fast RMX run in 1080p at 60fps even in four-player split-screen (which ran at 30fps in Neo).

Fast RMX price announced, will utilize HD Rumble screenshot


: Dunk Lords Adds Smash Bros-Style Chaos To Basketball

Characters with ridiculous abilities bring laser fire, explosive dunks, and total mayhem to the sport in four player beat 'em up/sports game Dunk Lords.

Read Dunk Lords Adds Smash Bros-Style Chaos To Basketball on Siliconera!

: Vaccine Adds Randomness And RPG Elements To Low-Poly 3D Horror

Players seek out a virus cure in Resident Evil-inspired Vaccine, but will have to find it in a randomly-generated house.

Read Vaccine Adds Randomness And RPG Elements To Low-Poly 3D Horror on Siliconera!

: This is what it looks like when the Ghost Recon Wildlands open beta launches you across a ravine int

This is what it looks like when the Ghost Recon Wildlands open beta launches you across a ravine into a pond. It sounds like the game still has some kinks to work out, but ridiculous rag doll physics are half the fun of any open world game. The beta is available for the rest of the weekend.


: Dota 2 Pro's Best Just Isn't Good Enough

Team Secret's Clement ?Puppey? Ivanov made a great play call only to have the enemy team do him one better.


: Gareth Edwards Used VR to Direct Rogue One's Digital Scenes

If there's anything Star Wars fans know about Gareth Edwards, it's that he's a very hands-on director. A recent demonstration shows how Industrial Light and Magic found a way to bring Edwards' physical camerawork to the digital stage for Rogue One, using virtual reality.


: (Update) Twitch is holding a promotion for The Banner Saga 3 that includes donations to the game's Kickstarter

[Update: Twitch's PR director, Chase, informed us that Twitch's funding will not go toward any of the Kickstarter goals. Their money is going directly to the publisher of The Banner Saga 3, Versus Evil. Also, the custom items for Twitch Prime members will be created by Penny Arcade, so I'd expect at least a passing reference to the Cardboard Tube Samurai.

The original story is left below.]

Twitch is currently holding a promotion that is far too complicated to spell out in a simple headline. Right now, The Banner Saga 1 is free for all Twitch Prime members until February 28. Then on March 2 until March 6, The Banner Saga 2 will be free. Twitch will donate $1 to the Kickstarter for The Banner Saga 3 for every person who plays either one of those games through the Twitch launcher during those periods. If you're worried this is because the campaign is currently not funded, put your fears to rest; the game has easily surpassed its $200,000 goal and this effort seems to be solely for the extra stretch goals.

Twitch will match up to $200,000, effectively granting all current stretch goals for the upcoming game. All Twitch Prime users who participate will also get some unspecified content in The Banner Saga 3, should you need more incentive to take part in this promotion.

I think this is a neat promotion on part of Twitch, even if it is a simple marketing ploy to get users signed up for Twitch Prime. Apparently it comes free with a subscription to Amazon Prime, so there are probably a lot of you who are eligible for this offer without even realizing it. You might as well take a crack at these games and help the developers create the best possible finale.

Twitch Prime members get both Banner Saga games for free [MCV]

(Update) Twitch is holding a promotion for The Banner Saga 3 that includes donations to the game's Kickstarter screenshot

: Unknown Kirby Player Upsets Top Smash 4 Pro At Frostbite 2017

This weekend's Frostbite 2017 is a tournament solely devoted to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. In the pools, anyone is fair game, as Elliot ?Ally? Bastien Carroza-Oyarce learned after getting upset by a relatively unknown Kirby player.


: Yoku's Island Express Is An Open-World Pinball-Based Adventure

A tiny creature hauls a pinball across the hand-painted landscapes and natural world of Yoku's Island Express, bouncing around on natural bumpers, flippers, and other objects on his journey.

Read Yoku's Island Express Is An Open-World Pinball-Based Adventure on Siliconera!

: Reminder: Crazy Taxi Is Still A Thing And It's Still Amazing

In case you'd forgotten?or were in a different generation of school children than I was?Crazy Taxi was likely the first thing on your mind when a teacher rolled in a cart of the bulky, solid-white MacBooks of years gone by. And I can confidently say, as an adult, that the game is as great as it ever was.


: Marvel Games Won't Be Tied to MCU, Which Is the Best Decision They Could Make

Marvel Games isn't forcing its developers to tie their video games into existing Marvel Cinematic Universe storylines. This might sound weird, given how interconnected the MCU has been over the past decade, but it's actually a blessing in disguise.


: Talking To The Composer Behind Night In The Woods

In development for over three and a half years, Night in the Woods came out last week and has been making waves with its unique art style and intimate take on daily life in a small, stagnant town. The game's soundtrack, which Riley MacLeod called ?intensely beautiful? in Kotaku's review, is a big part of that. The?


: Weekend deals: Falling price on Ghost Recon Wildlands, last call on $219 PS4

It's open beta weekend for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands. If the game looks worthwhile for a pre-order, the co-op open-world shooter is also getting an 18% discount for PC gamers at GMG. Keys are from Ubisoft so they'll be sent out in time for pre-loading a few days before release. The same discount applies to the more expensive Deluxe and Gold editions, the latter of which contains the Season Pass.

For the last two weeks Sony has been running a $50 off discount for PS4 Slim consoles at multiple retailers. The last day is today, Saturday, and so too are the bonuses and discounts on top of the $50 off base offer. Dell's $50 eGift Card is arguably the best on the table, but also notable is Jet's $30 off coupon making PS4 consoles only $219 including the more recently released Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy bundle.

Microsoft is copying Sony's offer, also $50 off and ending on Saturday. This brings the Xbox One S console bundles down to holiday prices. Most notable is the newly released Halo Wars 2 1TB console dropping from $349 to $299 that comes with a free game of your choice from the Microsoft Store.

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Weekend deals: Falling price on Ghost Recon Wildlands, last call on $219 PS4 screenshot

: Weekend Port Deals: Marvel vs Capcom 3, Fairy Fencer F, and Beserk

It’s a weekend full of western PC port deals! Q1 2017 looks to be port heaven with many eastern titles finally making their way onto Western market with a PC version. Capcom’s Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is arriving March 7 and the current best Steam deal is at 16% off for $20.99 for the […]

Read Weekend Port Deals: Marvel vs Capcom 3, Fairy Fencer F, and Beserk on Siliconera!

: Tales Speedrunners Race Through Grand Epics In A Few Hours

For a certain subset of folks, speedrunning?the art of beating a video game as quickly as possible?is their window into competitive gaming. But if speedrunning Super Mario World is a 100-meter sprint, a Tales race is a marathon: superficially similar but wildly different.


: The Newly Discovered TRAPPIST-1 Star System Was Hiding In Elite: Dangerous All Along

NASA had some big news this past week. No, it wasn't aliens. It was the next best thing: the discovery of seven new ?Earth-sized exoplanets,? a few of which could be hospitable to life. Now, it turns out that Elite: Dangerous actually predicted the existence of the TRAPPIST-1 star system where they're located.


: Review: Neo Atlas 1469

“Y-you can't trick me! A black and white bear? It couldn't exist!”
“A black and white bear… heh heh heh… Well, it's something different to look for if you reach the orient.”
“A black and white bear… Impossible… Inconceivable! There's no way such a thing could exist, right? But if it did exist, what kind of pattern do you suppose it'd have?”

Only a few hours into the game, and Neo Atlas 1469 has given me a quest to find a panda. Truly, we have found our GOT-

-What do you mean, I have to judge a game based on other metrics? Charlatans.

Review: Neo Atlas 1469 screenshot


: Manage Starships & Your Sentient Veggie Crew In Holy Potatoes! We're in Space?!

Veggie-based alien races lurk on the distant, procedurally-generated planets of sci-fi sim Holy Potatoes! We're in Space?!.

Read Manage Starships & Your Sentient Veggie Crew In Holy Potatoes! We're in Space?! on Siliconera!



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