On Presidents’ Day, Unwinnable revealed that contributor Dave Trainer might be a descendant of John Wilkes Booth and called for a scion of Lincoln to give him a thrashing in the boxing ring. No champion has come forth. In honor of Independence Day, we renew our call.
HAL is real, and it plays Jeopardy! In an interesting competitive twist, the legendary quiz show featured “Watson,” an IBM supercomputer possessing the ability to understand and process natural language, facing off against past Jeopardy! icons Brad Rutter and Ken Jennings. The computer won. Although this is by no means a sign of the end times, Ken Jennings was closer to the truth than he may believe when he joked “I for one welcome our new computer overlords.” Perhaps he shouldn’t be so hasty.
The new trailer for “Dead Island,” a first-person shooter pitting you against zombies on a beautiful island resort, could very well be the worst videogame in the world. Or even the best. I don’t care. What I know is that they have developed what I think is one of the greatest videogame promos I’ve seen in years.
Gentlmen! For those of you who are dangerously out of touch with the calendar as it reads, it may come as a surprise that this past Monday was the day we market-savvy Americans prefer to express our love for our lovers with extravagant displays of commerce. That’s right, Monday was Valentine’s Day—and you forgot to get her a gift! Fear not; the Japanese have devised for you a safety net.