AlphaGo goes AlphaCraft as Deepmind teams up with Blizzard

DeepMind and Blizzard to release StarCraft II as an AI research environment An agent that can play StarCraft will need to demonstrate effective use of memory, an ability to plan over a long time, and the capacity to adapt plans based on new information. Computers are capable of extremely fast control, but that doesn’t necessarily demonstrate intelligence, so agents must interact with the game within limits of human dexterity in terms of “Actions Per Minute”. StarCraft’s high-dimensional action space is quite different from those previously investigated in reinforcement…
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Blizzcon Free Hearthstone Packs

Blizzard gives out packs for selecting a champion, much like in other games Dota Choose Your Champion! Avarius 10/20/2016 313 It’s time to crown a World Champion, as well as time for you to choose your champion and reap some rewards! The culmination of the 2016 Hearthstone Championship Tour is nearly upon us! One player will emerge as the 2016 Hearthstone World Champion at BlizzCon and walk away with the quarter-million USD first place prize from the million-dollar prize pool. Now you can join in on the fun…
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Hearthstone Streamlines Expansions

Blizzard is making it such that the new tournament format "standard" will only use the basic/classic sets and the 3 expansions. Since this would make the expansions obsolete with a certain timer, there has been outcry from those who are worried their purchases have an expiry dates. A New Way to Play Daxxarri 2/2/2016 2,787 Exciting changes are coming to the Tavern! We’re proud to announce that we’re introducing game formats to Hearthstone! Whether you’re just getting into Hearthstone or you’re a seasoned veteran, the new Standard format…
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F2P Hit Legend!

Finally made it to legend! (one week after being hyped at brewlings tourney) Free 2 play is the way :D Did my first ever craft of a legendary (Tirion, uther's right hand leg) yesterday to prepare for this stretch. The legendless midpally and aggropally are still pretty strong, but had trouble against players much better prepared against MC Dins if they had drawn the right cards. Took me about 170 games since I first hit rank 5 (and maybe 80 to 100 to hit rank 5), but I…
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Won Brewling’s Hearthstone Tournament!

For this round, I had decided to bring face hunter and a mid aggro secret paladin, so I needed one more class to even it out. Tried making a cheap zoo, but lacked the dust so I decided to go with mech mage that I was familiar with and used budget substitutes from tgt on the asian fel reaver mech mage. I felt it covered adequate bases from my limited resources. It turned out well! The Decks I took Playoffs It was pretty tight all the way, going…
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Hearthstone Rakes in the Dough!

According to data from sensor tower and seeking alpha, the ios mobile take alone from august is $ million. Imagine their total revenue for the year! (including android and pc) You can see the charts at seeking alpha Summary The collectible card game Hearthstone Heroes of Warcraft is widely popular even among players. Hearthstone’s global net gross revenue from iOS gamers was $ million last August. Chinese players contribute a lot to Hearthstone’s strong sales.
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PVDDR Archives: Managing your resources

For those trying to find this link since the site seems to be down quite often, you can use the web archives. (there are also other pvddr iheartu archives) PVDDR: Managing Your Resources Articles Dec 29, 2014 Author: PVDDR – Twitter | TwitchTV Hello! It’s been a while since I’ve written anything here, so I’m going to reintroduce myself for those who didn’t read any of my previous articles. My name is Paulo Vitor, and I’m a professional Magic: the Gathering player who started playing Hearthstone a little…
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PVDDR Archives

The ihearthu site seems to be down quite a bit, but there are some quite good and often cited articles there. Thanks to the internet age, there's web archives for those gems of hearthstone information You can use this archive site for the articles 30 Dec 2014 09:00 PVDDR: Managing Your Resources - 30 Aug 2014 05:35 PVDDR: Playing to Win vs Playing Not to Lose - 2 Apr 2014 17:07 5 Tips to Make You a Better Hearthstone Player | - Hearthstone News, Articles, Guides &
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IGN gathers Hearthstone Pros, Patron Warrior dominates

IGN gathered the who's who of the Hearthstone pro scene to talk Blackrock Mountain, and if there was one common thread that would be the rise of the patron warrior. There's a lot of questions and a lot of replies (since there are many people) It spans two pages over at ign: Kibler: The power level of Grim Patron and the deck it enables wasn't something that anyone really predicted. That card has really changed the way that decks have to be built to handle it. Chakki: The…
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