Interview with Cleverbot

 

 Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce you to Cleverbot. Cleverbot is an AI system that is designed to learn from it’s interaction with others. The system is usually chatting to around 80,000 people at a time, and is constantly assimilating new information from these conversations, as opposed to other similar system that are pre-programmed with a set of responses.  Clever bot was developed by British AI scientist Rollo Carpenter. As we at 925Rebellion are often dealing with technology and computers, allow me to present you possibly a world first, an interview with a computer. What is the scariest part of being an AI ? I don’t know. You tell me. What’s the worst part about being an AI? The fact […]

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Paradigm Preview

 

 “An adventure game set in post apocalyptic Eastern Europe with an ugly mutant protagonist, and an evil sloth antagonist” -Kickstater Page. Paradigm is an upcoming point and click adventure game. Developed by Australian artist Jacob Janerka, and set for release in 2015. The game takes place in a strange dystopian, Eastern European fantasy world in the future, with it’s main style influenced the late 70’s and early 80’s films and TV. The game revolves around DUPA Genetics a company who sell Prodigy Children, genetically tailored overachievers, to the rich and powerful. The protagonist, Paradigm is one of these children. But he went horribly wrong. This has left him terribly mutated. To cover the mistake DUPA Genetics secretly abandons him in the […]

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Happy International Talk Like A Pirate Day

 

 “Avast me hearies!!” For those of you scallywags not in the knowing, September 19 be  International Talk Like a Pirate Day. ITLADP be created in 1995 by the great buccaneers Ol’ Chumbucket (John Baur) and Cap’n Slappy (Mark Summers), who be hailing from the port of Albany, Oregon. The great celebration had it’s beginnings on June 6, 1995, in a game O’ raquet ball between Cap’n Slappy and Ol’ Chumbucket, where a blistering injury to ol’ Slappy caused him to cry out “Arrrr” from the pain. As June 6 be D-Day they be choosing Slappy’s ex-wife’s birthday, (September 19) as it would be easy for him to remember. Swashbuckling Thespian Robert Newton, who specialized in portraying pirates be the patron saint […]

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Twisted Insurrection

 

 “Welcome back Commander.” You may have heard that the villainous GDI had defeated the righteous Brotherhood of NOD in the Tiberium War, but I implore you brother, not to listen to such heinous propaganda – it is spread by the evil EA Corporation. In truth, by 1998 The Brotherhood had near total dominion over the planet. Around the year 2000, our grand newly designed Temple of Nod was constructed in South Africa. (Must have been an RDP project. -Ed.) This was considered to be the means of carrying out Kane’s divine plans for a Tiberium Future. The scattered remnants of Global Defense Initiative attempted to infiltrate and sabotage the great temple, but were unsuccessful. Four months after the construction of […]

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Lurking – An Indie Horror Game

 

 “Sound is the only way you can see and they, they can hear your fears.” Lurking is an Indie Horror Game, but unlike many recent Indie Horrors, it is n0t just a generic Slender clone. Most of the game happens in pitch darkness and, as you have no source of illumination, you must navigate using a form of echolocation. In game sounds such as your footsteps as you walk around, thrown objects hitting something or just noisy props as well as any sound recorded from your computer’s microphone (including breathing) and  will cause sound waves to ripple out from the source. The louder the sound the further the wave travels. As the waves intersect objects they are briefly revealed Comic […]

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Happy 10th Birthday Salad Fingers

 

 “I like Rusty Spoons” – Salad Fingers. Do you like rusty Spoons? Salad Fingers does, he also likes it when the red water comes out. Salad Fingers comes from the (possibly very warped) mind of British animator David Firth, with the first episode coming out in July 2004. The series consist of 2-10 minute episodes with 10 released so far. Number 10 being released quite recently after about a 3 year hiatus. Salad Fingers is slender pale green man, with serious mental issues. His most predominant feature is his long thin fingers. He derives great pleasure from touching various objects, with a preference for rust. He lives alone in a shack the middle of a deserted wasteland. He is masochistic, […]

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Battle Chess: Game of Kings

 

  “It took 2,000 years for someone to make chess better!” Those of you around in the 90’s should remember the original Battle Chess. For those who have the misfortune of being utterly confused as to what I’m on about, let me say two things, firstly condolences on the terrible childhood, secondly Battle Chess was a chess simulation game co-developed by Interplay and Blizzard, first released in 1988 coming to the PC in 1991. The notable feature of Battle Chess is whenever a piece is captured, it is animated as an epic dual between the pieces. Fast Forward 20 odd years and the latest edition to the franchise arrives. Battle Chess: Game of Kings is a next gen remake of the […]

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Catlateral Damage Preview

 

 Catlateral Damage is best described as a first-person destructive cat simulator. Your goal is to cause mischief by knocking as many of your owner’s possessions onto the ground as possible. Originally created for the August 2013 7DFPS Game Jam,  development of the game into a full release began in late September 2013. The game was put up on Steam Greenlight on 13th January. On 21st January, 8 days after the campaign launched, the game was greenlit. Catlateral Damage is a one man project, the work of Boston based indie developer Chris Chung. You play from the perspective of a crazy domestic house cat, destroying your owners possessions by knocking them off the furniture  with your little paws. Multiple game modes […]

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Gaming Myths Pt 1 – KillSwitch

 

 Over the past 40 years electronic games have earned their fair share of controversy and old wives tales. Here begins my foray into some of the more interesting Gaming Myths. Killswitch, A game so rare you’ll never find it! Released back in 1989 by the Karvina Corporation, Killswitch was a survival-horror platformer. The game -a precursor to games like Myst or Silent Hill- was set in a coal mine under siege by demonic forces, and featured 2 playable characters, each with a unique playing experience. Porto: is a woman who wakes up in the depths of the mine amidst all the ensuing chaos. Porto has no attacks but does randomly change size throughout the game. Game-play with Porto is primarily […]

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Wolfenstein: The New Order Pre-Review

 

 The Wolfenstein franchise started in 1981, becoming popular in 1992 when ID Software took over the development. Wolfenstein 3D invented the genre of FPS and served as a prototype for DOOM. This will be the first Wolfenstein since 92 not developed by ID software, being developed by MachineGames and published by Bethesda Softworks. The game however is built on the id Tech 5 propriety engine. Note this in not the first time ID has outsourced development of a game but usually had still overseen development. [youtube id=”lkJErwqI-2A” width=”600″ height=”350″] Wolfenstein: The New Order continues the story of series protagonist William “B.J.” Blazkowicz who is tasked with launching an “impossible” counter-offensive against the Nazi powers that have taken over the world. […]

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