Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Droid Story; MCDROID (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Droid Story; MCDROID (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

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Byline: CHERYL MULLIN Games reviewer

THANKS to Google's AlphaGo soundly whooping the world's number one Go champion this week, there's been a lot in the news about artificial intelligence and the advancement in robotics.

AI is coming on in leaps TOP 10 GAMES 1 Far Cry Primal 2 The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess HD 3 Heavy Rain & Beyond Two Souls Collection 4 Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 5 Fifa 16 6 Call of Duty: Black Ops III 7 Grand Theft Auto V 8 Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6: Siege 9 Lego Marvel Avengers 10 Street Fighter V (Chart courtsey of GAME) APP OF THE WEEK DROPBOX (Free from App Store and Google Play) WANT to make sure the photos and files from your phone are backed up? Download the Dropbox app and upload your content to the cloud-based service. You can set it up so that every time you take a photo it uploads to Dropbox.

and bounds, so much so the head of Norway's independent ethics panel, Johan H Andresen, has voiced fears that autonomous weapons - which can select and fire on targets without human intervention - are already in development.

And while we're years off "Terminator" style droids, it's given me pause to fear that after years of shouting abuse at my laptop, I may be one of the first against the wall when our robot overlords rise up and take over.

| At just PS All of this is a very long and tenuous way to introduce the game I've been playing this week - one where I get to boss around a cute droid called McDroid. This exceedingly colourful tower defence game from Elefantopia is an explosion of movement and action.

You control the titular McDroid, a four-legged, dog-like droid which has returned to its home planet from an unspecified location.

Upon landing, it becomes apparent that something is not quite right - and you set about helping McDroid defend its shuttle against myriad weird and wonderful creatures, which mutate and change tactics just to keep you on your toes. …

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