• Artificial intelligence researchers have long used games to train their machine learning algorithms. A team of researchers at Microsoft has recently cracked another game, this time creating a novel AI system that can get a maximum score on the notoriously difficult video game Ms. Pac-Man.
  • In this episode of Modern Relics we look at the rise and fall of the video game arcade, a fleeting social space that dominated kids attention in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
  • Science
    To entice kids into the field of microbiology, scientists at Stanford have developed a DIY smartphone microscope that lets users take a closer look at the microscopic world and allows microbes to be controlled in real-time so they can be used to play games like soccer or Pac-Man​.
  • ​Pac-Man’s been around for 36 years now, and in that time he’s had his fair share of remakes and reboots, but he’s never inspired anything on this scale. That’s because said scale is microscopic, with the entire game taking place in a maze less than 1 mm wide, populated by predatory microbes.
  • Google's front page today is a fully playable game of Pacman, paying tribute to the iconic video game. It's just 30 years ago since Pacman was released in Japan, indicating the warp speed at which gaming has become part of the global social fabric.
  • November 26, 2004 The latest application of augmented reality has hit the streets of Singapore - a physically interactive version of the classic arcade game 'P