What Steve Forte can do with a pack of cards borders the unbelievable

When watching a magician perform some card tricks, it’s a legitimate question to ask: “Would you be able to cheat at a card game?” Most performers will smirk and wink, implying they could. Truth is: they probably can’t. Sleight-of-hand with cards for conjuring and entertainment purposes is one thing; gambling techniques to cheat at cards…

Forget Chess—the Real Challenge Is Teaching AI to Play D&D

Fans of games like Dungeons & Dragons know that the fun comes, in part, from a creative Dungeon Master—an all-powerful narrator who follows a storyline but has free rein to improvise in response to players’ actions and the fate of the dice.This kind of spontaneous yet coherent storytelling is extremely difficult for artificial intelligence, even…

Out Now: ‘Path to Mnemosyne’, ‘Don Zombie’, ‘Angry Birds Casual’, ‘Harvest Moon: Mad Dash’, ‘Seven Scrolls’, ‘Cyber Drive’, ‘Running Away’, ‘You’re Fired! Job Simulator!’, ‘Final Outpost’ and More

Each and every day new mobile games are hitting the App Store, and so each week we put together a big old list of all the best new releases of the past seven days. Back in the day the App Store would showcase the same games for a week, and then refresh those features each…

House of cards

Eyebrows were raised when professor Deepak Dhayanithy suggested introducing poker as an elective at IIM Kozhikode six years ago. While the faculty committee listened to his proposal intently, the most obvious question arose: “Are you going to teach students to gamble?”“It was a good question,” says Dhayanithy. “Because what most people don’t know about poker…

8 Hilarious Historical Feuds

Some feuds make—and change!—history. The Hatfields and McCoys. Edison versus Tesla. Coke and Pepsi. Here are eight tales of petty jealousy and downright spite that were made for the history books. (And we’ve determined the winners!) 1. Hate Mail // Mark Twain vs. the Postal Service Mark Twain hated basically everything to do with the…

4 Best Poker Hands in the Last Decade

The number of people in the world that are fans of poker is huge. There are several different reasons why this game is so popular. Yet, we need to highlight one of them. This card game is quite unpredictable. It wakes up the dose of adrenaline and that is the reason why players like it.…