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Team Fortress 2 Halloween special adds game's first boss

This year's Team Fortress 2 Halloween special includes things that no man has ever seen in Team Fortress 2 -- indeed, things that most TF2 players will insist do not, and cannot exist. Like an NPC. For the first time in any Team Fortress game, your team will meet an AI boss character: the...

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Make your own Fable 3 NPC; pre-order to take it in-game (and fart on it)

In keeping with tradition, Fable 3 is offering fans a web-based experience to tide them over until the game's fall launch. While Fable 2's web-based promotion promised in-game prizes – like a three-piece chicken suit, for example – for completing the "Hero's Tale" puppet theater, Fable...

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Don't run away from these new Away screens

Game Watch has a plethora of new screens for Away: Shuffle Dungeon. They run the whole gamut from gameplay shots, down to concept art of a variety of the title's NPCs. There's also some nice information available, such as brief descriptions of all the NPCs and how they play into the game's story. ...

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IGN introduces us to some Fable 2 NPCs

Fable 2's tale is almost ready to be told and IGN has put together a video introducing a few of the NPCs players will find in the game. The site also speaks with Dene Carter, creative director for Fable 2, who says that the characters introduced in this video don't affect the main storyline, but...

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AI middleware makes its way to Wii

Knyogon, the company who brought AI tech Kynapse to the industry, has announced that its middleware is now available to Wii developers. It was used in the Xbox 360 game Crackdown and is also being implemented into the upcoming Fable 2. But, as far as Wii developers using the middleware, details are...

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Next-gen games need next-gen AI

Method Director has an interesting blog post up on the role of AI to make game characters' performances more realistic. How many times have you wandered away from a character while they continued talking? Tried to shoot your teammates and not had a hint of reprimand for it? Some games handle this...

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