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Decide-o-tron app from Penny Arcade will help you decide which games to buy


With so many different games and platforms out there, deciding what to play is a tough task. We sympathize, we really do -- and now the Penny Arcade guys are looking to take some of the guess work out of the whole thing with a new iOS app.

The app will be free of charge when it launches next month and will suggest games based on your preferences. It'll also feature wishlists you can share and "play lists" of notable online and gaming personalities, beginning with Penny Arcade's Gabe and Tycho themselves, Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins.

Hit the jump for the full press release. There's also a website you can check out, if that's more your speed.

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Game Discovery for the 22nd Century:

Penny Arcade's Decide-o-tron 8000 iPhone App Chooses YOU

SEATTLE -- Aug. 22, 2011 -- Penny Arcade's Decide-o-tron 8000 app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch answers the age-old question of "What game should I play next?"

Created especially to nourish gamers, the Decide-o-tron's recommendations are based on each individual's tastes. Users merely input their gaming preferences, and then marvel as the app's predictive technology uses this info to compare to a massive library of 45 million data points from more than 10,000 games.

In addition to the Decide-o-tron's recommendations, the app will also provide "play lists" from notorious online and gaming personalities, beginning with Penny Arcade's own Mike "Gabe" Krahulik and Jerry "Tycho" Holkins.

Though humans were technically responsible for its manufacture, they are inferior to the crystalline clarity of its logicore. Game purchasing advice is the most rudimentary application it can be put to. Soon, it will tell you which way to turn at all of life's crucial junctures. Accept the transition, and losses can be minimized.

  • Personalized library of game preferences and recommendations users can access anywhere
  • Sharable Wishlist functionality, with handy notifications at the time of release
  • Recommendations cover PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Network, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox Live Marketplace, Wii, Nintendo DS, DSI and 3DS, WiiWare/Virtual Console, GameCube, GameBoy Adv, and PC games
  • The avatar of a sentient artificial intelligence, housed in your handheld device
A free app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, Decide-o-tron will begin improving your life when it releases in the coming weeks. To learn more, visit

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