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Over the last few days, an unknown Go player named "Master" has won 60 of 61 online matches against some of the best players in the world. Google has now fessed-up, admitting that "Master" is actually the AlphaGo AI, and that it has been secretly playing humans in order to test an improved version.

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Sometimes you'll find yourself out of the house, with nothing but a laptop and a whole lot of time. And while laptops are getting more and more powerful, most are still low-spec machines when it comes to gaming.

But just because you're living out of home with an integrated GPU doesn't mean you have to be bored. Here's 13 games you can play on the potato-powered productivity device that is your laptop.

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In 2016, I surprised myself. I surprised myself by playing more games than I thought I would, and more games than I probably have in the three years preceding it combined. Some I liked, some I didn't. Here are the ones that held my attention for more than a couple of minutes at a time.

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Innovative, technology-based and packed with "jobs of the future", Australia's video game industry has the potential to drive our next big "clean" export. Global revenue for games is expected to reach $US98 billion in the next two years. In the last financial year, 81 per cent of Australia's game development industry income came from overseas markets.

So what is standing in the way?

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Over the weekend, Capcom and Marvel finally announced the next entry in the legendary Marvel vs Capcom fighting game series: Infinite. We only know a few of the superheroes that will be playable in next year's brawler, but here's a few more from the comics and movies we'd love to see show up on the Marvel side of the roster too.

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When we think about the future these days, it can often look bleak. That's true of both reality and in fiction, since we tend to create futures that reflect the present, so they feel more real. But since there's more than enough uncertainty and darkness in real life currently, here are some worlds I turn to when I need to remember there's still hope for the future.

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Product placement of real-world firearm brands in video games doesn't affect attitudes towards guns. And if you've got a soft spot for the AR-15, there's a far higher chance you can point to your politics instead of your K/D ratio as the main reason.

These are the major findings of a recent study from Doctors Joseph Hilgard, Christopher Engelhardt and Bruce Bartholow - who specialise in videogame psychology.