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Anki's next generation A.I. racing game features modular tracks

By Shawn Knight
Feb 10, 2015
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  1. Anki, the robotic and artificial intelligence startup that first raced onto the scene during Apple's worldwide developers conference in 2013, has announced the next generation of its surprisingly popular racing game called Anki Overdrive.

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  2. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,559   +2,364

    Very cool.
     
  3. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,653   +523

    It's amazing the crap they sell these days, a quick trip to their site and I'm even more unimpressed. They dumb down slot cars to the point where it's no longer a test of skill (hell they even removed the slots...) and instead a test of who can spend the most money and show the least for it. Half the fun of slot cars was the assembly of the track itself, then you'd have to check the brushes on the cars, which where vastly more detailed then this crap. Controls were exactly that, controls, you'd have to adjust the speed learning that you can't simply floor it everywhere, but no, it has to use a smart phone giving no feed back. Battery powered too, again a draw back to the slot cars of yesteryear. Virtual attacks and shields and artificial speed boosts, give me a break, why don't you just play a damn video game at this point instead of teaching kids absolutely nothing, other than, "mommy, daddy can I make an in app purchase?" And to think this was beat by the "Frozen doll" line-up by Disney, too bad it wasn't a cryogenic frozen doll like I had pictured in my head before looking it up.
     
  4. davislane1

    davislane1 TS Evangelist Posts: 3,559   +2,364

    I take it you don't like the product.
     
  5. Steve

    Steve TechSpot Editor Posts: 2,218   +1,244

    The Times They Are a-Changin'
     
  6. Pay Play = "Hey, I've got more money than you and your Dad is a Garbo."
     
  7. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,653   +523

    How'd you guess? :p

    I'm very displeased with the direction toys are going in, they're more app than toy in most cases, and hold absolutely 0 educational value. They can't even teach kids the value of money, instead do the complete opposite.
     

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