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Netflix Games Is Still Happening. Just Don't Hold Your Breath


Netflix Games wants to cater to every kind of player. Not only that, says head of external games Leanne Loombe, it wants to be "a publisher that developers from all around the world want to work with." The streaming giant is big on iteration; it keeps a "crawl, walk, run" model as one of its guiding principles. To date it has released 55 games, all mobile titles, ranging from licensed games based on popular shows like Stranger Things and the dating show Too Hot to Handle to established game properties like Tomb Raider and Kentucky Route Zero. The company has also scooped up developers like Oxenfree creator Night School Studios and established an in-house game development division. "Games are one of the biggest forms of entertainment," Loombe said at a recent press briefing.

Your NCAA bracket is a reverse Turing test


Cue the studies and stories about lost productivity, sports betting and consumerism run amok. But for all of the "sick" days taken, office pools created and revenues generated, March Madness shows us something remarkable -- that we are, without a doubt, human. Scholars like me worry that humans are starting to behave like predictable and even programmable machines. We're surrendering our humanity to smartphones, digital assistants and fitness trackers one tap, swipe and click at a time. Surveillance capitalism, or the monetization of data acquired through surveillance, allows high-tech media to grab and keep our attention while collecting, selling and using data about our moods, preferences, habits and lifestyles to nudge us.

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How to choose the best TV for gaming right now


Finding a suitable TV for your PlayStation or Xbox used to require a careful look at spec sheets. But that's not the case these days as the best TVs for gaming are usually the best TVs you can buy, period. While nobody needs a fancy TV to enjoy a good video game, the right set can help you maximize your gaming hardware's potential. If you're unsure of where to start, we've laid out some helpful advice for buying the right model below, along with a few recommendations for the best gaming TVs you can buy today. Whether you use it for gaming or not, all good TVs are built on the same foundations.

Grab the Dell 34 Curved Gaming Monitor at $120 off to level up your favorite games


SAVE $120: As of March 16, the Dell 34 Curved Gaming Monitor(Opens in a new tab) is on sale for $379.99, down from $499 at Dell. There are tons of great games on the horizon: Resident Evil, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Starfall, and more. It's a great time to upgrade your display to get the most out of some of the most anticipated video games of the year. You can't go wrong with the Dell 34 Curved Gaming Monitor(Opens in a new tab), which is on sale at Dell right now. You can snag it for just $379.99, which is $120 off its normal price of $499.99.

'Minecraft' is coming to Chromebooks


Microsoft has announced that Minecraft is coming to Chromebooks and is available to try right away via an Early Access version. The game will include "cross-device play with friends, access to Minecraft Marketplace, and the ability to play on Realms," according to developer Mojang. It will require a decently equipped Chromebook with specific processors, 4GB of RAM and 1GB of storage, as detailed here. Those requirements may frustrate some potential users, considering that Chromebooks are widely used in schools and that Minecraft is played by a lot of kids. "Early access means that in this first stage, only selected Chromebook devices that meet the minimum requirements will get the option to buy Minecraft, so you'll have to check the Google Play Store to see if Minecraft is available for you," according to the blog post.

'Tetris' review: This movie is far better than it has any right to be


A Tetris movie sounds like a punchline about how Hollywood has truly run out of ideas. After a sea of sequels, remakes, and movie adaptations based on every kind of toy on the market, a film based on a video game in which you arrange blocks seems like it should be a bridge too far. And frankly, thisTetris gets a tad stupid, albeit in a brilliant way. Combining the stranger-than-fiction story of its making with an ardent embrace of the game's aesthetic and nostalgia for the era more broadly, Tetris is a surprisingly smart, silly, and satisfying adventure. I entered a cynic and came out grinning like a fool.

Minecraft is coming to Chromebooks, but it's tricky to know if yours will work


Microsoft and Mojang are bringing Minecraft to Chromebooks, specifically the Bedrock Edition. Unfortunately, you'll need a rather modern Chromebook to play it, and what that means is going to baffle a number of frustrated parents. In a blog post, Mojang said that it doesn't have a release date for the full version of the Minecraft Bedrock Edition on ChromeOS, though the company plans to release updates as close to the timing of other platforms as possible. That means that the version for Chromebooks will include the Trails and Tails update, with its ability to ride camels and other features. Technically, what's being released is an "Early Access" edition.

Texas teen rescued from suspected trafficker's NC shed may have met him through video game

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Jorge Ivan Santos Camacho, 34, is accused of grooming the teen online, driving down to Dallas to pick her up and abducting her to Lexington, where he allegedly sexually assaulted her and kept her locked in a shed where he was living. The North Carolina man accused of trafficking a Texas girl across the country and locking her in a shed may have met her through online video games, early missing person flyers show. Jorge Ivan Santos Camacho is charged with a slew of child sex crimes, including statutory rape and human trafficking, for allegedly taking the girl from her home in Dallas 1,000 miles away, to Lexington, North Carolina, where deputies found her locked in an outbuilding that he was living in, according to court documents. A missing person flyer circulating on March 4 said the girl had last been seen the evening of March 1, leaving her family's apartment wearing a hat with an image from the TV-MA-rated Japanese anime series "Demon Slayer." "She was engaged in gaming, and the family reported a suspicious message in the gaming account," the post reads.

AI's Victories in Go Inspire Better Human Game Playing


In 2016 a computer named AlphaGo made headlines for defeating then world champion Lee Sedol at the ancient, popular strategy game Go. The "superhuman" artificial intelligence, developed by Google DeepMind, lost only one of the five rounds to Sedol, generating comparisons to Garry Kasparov's 1997 chess loss to IBM's Deep Blue. Go, which involves players facing off by moving black and white pieces called stones with the goal of occupying territory on the game board, had been viewed as a more intractable challenge to a machine opponent than chess. Much agonizing about the threat of AI to human ingenuity and livelihood followed AlphaGo's victory, not unlike what's happening right now with ChatGPT and its kin. In a 2016 news conference after the loss, though, a subdued Sedol offered a comment with a kernel of positivity.