Monday, November 29, 2021

What If An A.I. Wrote Your Favorite Games

You've probably heard that the machines are coming for our jobs … and eventually our bodies. But what does this strange, machine-run future look like? To gain a sneak-peek into that world, we asked the A.I.-based text generator InferKit to rewrite some of our favorite games, and the results ranged from hilarious to outright eerie. Below are the A.I. rewrites – the seed text is in bold, and everything else is machine-generated. Batman: Arkham Asylum The inmates of Arkham Asylum have been set free – and it's up to Batman to bring order to the chaos and take back the asylum. Along the way, he reunites with some old allies and discovers an even deeper secret: he isn't the only one with a destiny, and this time, his isn't a fairy tale. What you don't know? It was designed by God to save his people. It has the power to send every human back to Heaven and reunite them with God. So why does the Great Spirit keep it locked away? And what's with that smell, anyway?  The Last of Us Joel and Ellie, brought together by harsh circumstances, must survive a brutal journey across the U.S. in a dangerous post-pandemic world. Two best friends, Joel and Ellie, survive the end of the world in a semi-ancient survivalist park. Traveling across the United States in search of food and water and finding more unexpected friends along the way. Endlessly imaginative, inspiring, and sometimes terrifying, this is an original survival adventure, like no other. This is the first book in a trilogy. There are four books. Super Mario Bros. The Mushroom Princess is being held captive by the evil Koopa tribe. It's up to you to rescue her before time runs out. The green plumber's missions also include helping a doll-like Princess Kameeze find the Unicorn Rod. Going back to the original Super Mario Bros., Yoshi's sidekick is Super Mario Bros. 3's Yoshi. And in Super Mario World, the mushroom-shaped dinosaur is the gamer's little brother. These companions give Mario new abilities when he picks up the controllers or stomps on certain power-ups in games. Copyright 2017 WTVM. All rights reserved. Alan Wake A dark presence stalks the small town of Bright Falls, pushing Alan Wake to the brink of sanity in his fight to unravel the mystery and save his love. Based on the comic book series If I Hadn't Met You Eduard, a husband and father who loses his family in a tragic accident, travels to parallel universes to seek a better fate for his beloved wife. This drama series tells the astonishing true story of Israel's most prominent spy who infiltrated the Syrian government in the 1960s.  Red Dead Redemption II America, 1899. The end of the wild west era has begun. After a robbery goes badly wrong in the western town of Blackwater, Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are forced to flee. But at every turn, the traveling robbers find themselves faced with unintended challenges. Deep in the wilds of Iowa, they encounter the terrifying Mandrake, whose head is a hive of ravenous monsters … and who are on the lookout for fresh bodies. One by one, the members of the gang are picked off, revealing the truly terrible fate that awaits those who cross the Mandrake. Despite his unstable nature, Arthur is a gifted con man, as well as an expert marksman, skilled guitarist, master carpenter, and above all, a man of extraordinary cunning and resourcefulness. Trapped in a world where he never seems to fit in, can the mysterious detective help the dark-haired, blue-eyed half-Irish half-African boy realize his destiny, or will he become another statistic? Half-Life: Alyx The loss of the Seven-Hour War is still fresh. In the shadow of a rising Combine fortress known as the Citadel, residents of City 17 learn to live under the rule of their invaders. But among this scattered population are two of Earth's most resourceful scientists: Dr. James Vega and John Baxter. Dr. Vega builds a time machine and contacts John, offering his assistance and guaranteeing his safety. Together, the two of them make a plan: they will travel back to 1984, to try to convince then-President Elizabeth Shower to negotiate with the Combine. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt This world doesn't need a hero. It needs a professional. Enter the witcher, one of the last monster slayers for hire. Joslyn Mael: Most famous for the notorious Hollows murder case. I will not get too much into my life and profession. You'll have to make your own judgments. It's a long story and a very long time ago. Suffice to say, I grew up as a very strong child, and even though my parents were terrified of me, they also wanted me to know how to defend myself and use my right hand for good. I grew up, bought my own gun, got a job, and the rest is history. BioShock Infinite Indebted to the wrong people, with his life on the line, veteran of the U.S. Cavalry and now hired gun, Booker DeWitt has only one opportunity to wipe his slate clean. Escape the dark lands of Borderlands, a politically unstable nation in the not-too-distant future and repair his marriage before it's too late. His target? The mysterious anarchist villain Cipher. The result was Titanfall, a rebooted brand-new shooter where different modes could be combined together seamlessly. Set in the city-sized spaceport of Forward Operating Base, the map editors allowed for a dozen ways to play the game, from quick engagements to mission-based battles. Halo: Combat Evolved Bent on humankind's extermination, a powerful fellowship of alien races known as the Covenant is wiping out Earth's fledgling interstellar empire. It is a fight for survival. For their children's future. For the survival of the entire universe. A fight they are counting on you to join. In the original Halo, Master Chief leads a team of expert Spartans – along with an armored knight from an alien civilization – to face the Covenant in an epic struggle that will test your abilities, test your brotherhood and test the fate of the entire universe. Final Fantasy VII In Midgar, a city controlled by the mega-conglomerate Shinra Inc., the No. 1 Mako Reactor has been blown up by a rebel group, Avalanche. Avalanche leader Taiki Masaki has been seen walking amongst the ruins and filming the wreckage. In the Shinra Control Room, Shinra Corporate Executive Officer Hiroshi Amano tries to stop Shinra's CEO Tetsuya Tojo from starting a catastrophic weapon of mass destruction. Founded by three children born of Digimon-like monsters, Avalanche was believed to be destroyed when Mako Reactor 1 exploded, but the video footage proves otherwise. What do you think? Will we be playing A.I.-written games next year?
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    Forza Horizon 5 Available Now with Xbox Game Pass

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    • Forza Horizon 5 is available today on Xbox consoles, PC on Windows and Steam, and Xbox Game Pass including console, PC and Cloud Gaming (Beta).
    • To celebrate Forza Horizon 5 being available now with Xbox Game Pass, we partnered with Mexico native and F1 driver Sergio ‘Checo’ Pérez to create a new challenge showcasing all the open world of Mexico has to offer.
    • Download the game today and choose from the following bundles: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition or Premium Edition.

    It’s time to explore the vibrant, ever-evolving landscape of Mexico with limitless driving action with Forza Horizon 5 on Xbox consoles, PC on Windows and Steam, and Xbox Game Pass including console, PC and Cloud Gaming (Beta). Forza Horizon 5 invites you to discover living deserts, lush jungles, historic cities, hidden ruins, pristine beaches, canyons, and a towering snow-capped volcano while you lead breathtaking expeditions across the vast landscape.

    The Forza Horizon 5 Standard Edition is available in Xbox Game Pass at no additional cost and with Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) included in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, you can race through a world of striking contrast and beauty from anywhere using a supported device.

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    If you are ready to jump into Forza Horizon 5 and aren’t sure where to start, there are three different bundles available to choose from, one for every type of adventurer:

    • Standard Edition: Includes the Forza Horizon 5 Full Game. Available on Xbox Game Pass.
    • Deluxe Edition: Includes the Forza Horizon 5 Full Game and Car Pass.
    • Premium Edition: Includes the Forza Horizon 5 Full Game, Car Pass, VIP Membership, Expansions Bundle and Welcome Pack.

    If you already own the Forza Horizon 5 Standard Edition or are playing on Xbox Game Pass, you can purchase the Premium Add-ons Bundle that includes all the extra content included with the Premium Edition. What’s more, Xbox Game Pass members receive a 10% discount.

    The Forza Horizon 5 Car Pass includes 42 cars that are released on a weekly cadence. The first eight cars are now available via the Formula Drift Car Pack, while the remaining 34 cars will be delivered one by one to your garage from Nov. 18. For the list of cars included in the Formula Drift Car Pack, as well as the VIP Membership and Welcome Pack, head over to ForzaMotorsport.net.

    Celebrating Forza Horizon 5 with F1 Driver, Sergio Pérez

    Celebrating Forza Horizon 5 with F1 Driver, Sergio Pérez – Coming November 26

    To celebrate Forza Horizon 5 being available now on Xbox Game Pass, we partnered with Mexico native and F1 driver Sergio ‘Checo’ Pérez to create a new challenge showcasing Forza Horizon 5’s Mexico  in a variety of supercars and rugged off-road vehicles.

    Never afraid to take on a new track and have a bit of fun, Pérez partnered with us to develop a one-of-a-kind, piñata-inspired track IRL in a desert in Mexico in addition to bringing it to life in Forza Horizon 5 for fans to play in-game. Piñatas have been part of the Mexican culture for a long time. So full of life, colour, passion and happiness. They are a symbol of tradition, they represent moments of celebration with family and friends. We wanted bring this to life and celebrate the Mexican Culture by doing something fun that fans all over the world can enjoy.

    As part of Super7, a game mode that celebrates community-created challenges, fans will get the chance to try the festive challenge and see if they can match Pérez’s smooth driving style, unmatched speed and impressive race strategy. Stay tuned to @ForzaHorizon for more details.

    What’s Next for Forza Horizon 5

    While players embark on their journey through the Mexico open world, Forza Horizon 5 will continue to evolve in the months ahead through our regular seasonal content which starts in the coming days. New races, objectives and rewards are brought together every week in the Festival Playlist with Series 1 Update beginning on Thursday, November 11.

    The open world environments of Mexico will also change with each Forza Horizon 5 update. With the holidays fast approaching, be on the lookout for snowpeople, presents and other decorative surprises in December’s Series 2 Update. There’s plenty of fun new content and experiences in the works that the Forza team can’t wait to share with players, so stay tuned.


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    Your Ultimate Horizon Adventure awaits! Explore the vibrant and ever-evolving open world landscapes of Mexico with limitless, fun driving action in hundreds of the world’s greatest cars.


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    GAME PASS MEMBERS, get EARLY ACCESS and all the EXTRA CONTENT included with the Premium Edition at one low price! The Forza Horizon 5 Premium Add-Ons Bundle allows you to play four days early beginning November 5, 2021. It also includes the Welcome Pack, Car Pass, VIP Membership and two game expansions when they become available. This add-on requires Forza Horizon 5 (game sold separately).

    Upgrade your game to Premium today!


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    INCLUDES CAR PASS

    Your Ultimate Horizon Adventure awaits! Explore the vibrant and ever-evolving open world landscapes of Mexico with limitless, fun driving action in hundreds of the world’s greatest cars. The Deluxe Edition includes the full game and Car Pass.


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    INCLUDES EARLY ACCESS, TWO EXPANSIONS, VIP, CAR PASS, AND WELCOME PACK

    Your Ultimate Horizon Adventure awaits! Explore the vibrant and ever-evolving open world landscapes of Mexico with limitless, fun driving action in hundreds of the world’s greatest cars. The Premium Edition includes early access to the full game, allowing you to play four days early beginning November 5, 2021. Also included are the Welcome Pack, Car Pass, VIP Membership, and two game expansions when they become available.


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