Decide-o-tron app to recommend video games
Wednesday 24 August 2011
The webcomic Penny Arcade is teaming up with industry analysts EEDAR to offer the Decide-o-tron 8000, a free iOS app that recommends video games based on user tastes, review scores, and celebrity charts.
The Decide-o-tron catalogue is to encompass 10,000 games over the last 10 years, spanning Nintendo's GameCube, Nintendo DS and 3DS, Wii and Wii downloads, Sony's PlayStation 2, PS3, PSP and PlayStation Network, Microsoft's Xbox, 360, Xbox Live Marketplace, and of course the PC.
There's also room for the GameBoy Advance, a handy addition given the portable's imminent presence on the 3DS eShop channel, and a barcode scanner to help keep the personal library lists updated.
Giant Bomb's user maintained database has a similar suggestion-based strand, as does gameplay tracker Raptr.
Decide-o-tron aims to do for games what Pandora or Last.fm have done for music recommendation - offering up a selection of suitable titles by analyzing users' previous experiences and current preferences.
As for a release date, Penny Arcade's Jerry Holkins estimates availability "in the next week or two" (i.e. before September 4), with visitors to the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle (August 26-28) able to try it out early.
Life & Style blogs
Looking past the search results: Google 2.0 will 'build airports and cities' says report
Jennifer Lawrence nude pictures leaked: Reddit removes 'The Fappening' board dedicated to sharing naked pictures of celebrities
iPhone 'Wave': iOS 8 hoax claims you can charge your iPhone in the microwave - you can't
Surviving cancer: They were expected to die - yet these childhood-cancer patients knew nothing of their diagnosis
iOS 8: how to free up memory on your iPhone or iPad to install the update
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
- 1 Hilary Mantel 'should be investigated by police' over Margaret Thatcher assassination story, says Lord Bell
- 2 Stamford Hill council removes 'unacceptable' posters telling women which side of the road to walk down
- 3 Kim Kardashian 'nude pictures' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence 'The Fappening' scandal
- 4 Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death
- 5 New Tricks: Dennis Waterman to leave the show after a decade of crime-solving
iJobs Gadgets & Tech
£24000 - £30000 per annum + benefits: Ashdown Group: Graduate BI Consultant (B...
£40000 - £55000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Service Delivery Manager (Product Ma...
£50000 - £70000 per annum: Ashdown Group: Cloud Product and Solutions Marketin...
£18000 per annum: Ashdown Group: An established and growing IT Consultancy fir...