Game News Roundup: The Avengers are Coming to Fortnite

Monday, May 7th, 2018 11:30 am

Avengers: Infinity War is coming to Fortnite, cornhole season is back and scientists are looking to kids for inspiration when developing AI.

Here’s what’s happening in games and tech, from an Avengers / Fortnite mashup to pro cornhole tips.

Avengers: Infinity War is coming to Fortnite

The biggest game and the biggest movie in the world are colliding, with a special Avengers: Infinity War event launching in Fortnite Tuesday. Details are scarce, but parents, you should probably prepare for additional begging and pleading for extra screen time when it launches.

Update 5/8/18: A new temporary game mode lets players find the Infinity Gauntlet and turn into Thanos, who has special abilities. They’ll need to defend themselves from other players who want the Gauntlet for themselves.

Children’s Curiosity Helps Computer Scientists Develop Artificial Intelligence

Scientists are using kids’ insatiable curiosity as inspiration for teaching artificial-intelligence (computers) to learn.

Get Pumped Up for Pokémon GO Summer Tour 2018

Pokemon Go fans can participate in a series of real-world events this summer, but don’t worry if you can’t make it — special activities and challenges will be available for kids and parents stuck at home.

Here’s How to Ensure Victory in Your Next Cornhole Game

A professional cornhole player shares tips to help you come out on top the next time you play the popular backyard game.

Brandy Berthelson

Brandy Berthelson has been writing about video games and technology since 2006, with her work appearing on sites including AOL Games, Digital Spy, and Adweek. When she’s not gaming, Brandy enjoys crafting, baking, and traveling with her husband.

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