Run a pixel art sword shop

Run a pixel art sword shop

Ben Stewart’s Sword Shop is a minimalist buy-and-sell game. Every day, people come into your sword shop wanting to sell your their old gear. And, hopefully, more will come it to buy it. Everyday you will be offered swords at different conditions and rarities, your goal is to make a profit. This is accomplished by buying swords for low prices and selling them at higher ones. Every sword you buy has a certain chance to sell at night, and if it does, you will see if you have made a…

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Chimpanzees learn to play rock-paper-scissors

Chimpanzees learn to play rock-paper-scissors

Chimpanzees at Kyoto University’s Primate Research Institute have learned to play the game rock-paper-scissors. From Phys.org: (Seven chimpanzees) sat in a booth housing a computer-based touchscreen and were trained to choose the stronger of two options (based on the rules of the game) they saw on screen. They first learnt the paper-rock sequence, then the rock-scissors one and finally the scissors-paper combination. Once they knew how the pairs fitted together, all the different pairs were randomly presented to them on screen. Five of the seven chimpanzees completed the training after…

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This giant puzzle of a CMYK gradient may be the hardest we’ve ever seen

This giant puzzle of a CMYK gradient may be the hardest we’ve ever seen

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. For some, jigsaw puzzles are a slow, relaxing pastime that exercise the creative and logic centers of the mind. For others, it’s their version of a personal hell. If you’re one of the former, it’s time you experienced Clemens Habicht’s 1,000 Colours. This is no ordinary jigsaw puzzle — because of the subtle changes in color, it’s a true test of patience, process, and attention to detail that’s not for the faint of…

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Game announcement booed

Game announcement booed

Valve, publisher of legendary game series such as Half-Life, Portal and Team Fortress, announced a new game at The International, a convention for players of DOTA, one of its big hits. The hyped-up crowd’s reaction to finding out that Artifact is to be a “card game” is quite something. It seems like a perfect conceptual faceplant, where two popular things are combined to form something comically unappealing. But is there an ironic angle? The völkisch consumerism of gamers got out of hand years ago, so it seems unlikely to be…

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Ubisoft thinks it knows what millennial gamers want

Ubisoft thinks it knows what millennial gamers want

What do today’s millennials look for in games? Ones they can play together, says Ubisoft’s CEO Yves Guillemot. “Millennials are asking for games they can play with friends more and more, so that’s why we’re going increasingly into multiplayer games.  “We see that the industry is changing towards a more community-oriented one,” Guillemot told Mashable at the company’s Singapore studio. SEE ALSO: ‘Skull & Bones’ is the PvP pirate fighting game from Ubisoft you wanted Skull & Bones, Ubisoft’s upcoming game that’s produced almost entirely out of Singapore, is one…

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A history of video game console failures

A history of video game console failures

 The history of console gaming is littered with high-profile flops, middling also-rans and vaporware never-weres. In fact, the stories of console failures are perhaps even more compelling than the tales of those companies that crossed the finish line. So join us as we celebrate some of the most colorful and fascinating console failures of the last three decades. Read More Read full story

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‘Beasts of Balance’ gives Jenga the modern update you’ve been waiting for

‘Beasts of Balance’ gives Jenga the modern update you’ve been waiting for

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