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Have a look at this pitch footage for a canned Prince of Persia game

A YouTube video titled “Prince of Persia Redemption” is getting some attention today after a number of devs confirmed it’s target footage for a Prince of Persia game that was cancelled before release. What’s intriguing about this footage, which shows an upload date of 2012, is the fact that former Ubisoft Montreal animation director Jonathan Cooper took to Twitter […]

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Video: How NetEase applied reinforcement learning to build game AI

In this GDC 2020 virtual talk NetEase’s Renjie Li discusses the application of reinforcement learning in NetEase games, revealing how applying these machine learning techniques improved the game development process. It was an intriguing presentation that offered practical insight into problems Netease has encountered during development, what solutions were tried, and what impact they had on the final […]

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Pay-To-Flay: Examining microtransactions in Mortal Kombat X

In the summer of ‘95 I blew more money and time than I’d care to admit trying to unlock the “secret ninja” that friends said lurked within the aging Mortal Kombat arcade cabinet at our local bowling alley. 20 years and a slew of sequels later, the latest Mortal Kombat game seems refreshingly upfront about the […]

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