Top DJ The Avener to perform during 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual

Just as the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual won’t be a typical edition of the famed endurance race, but will nevertheless entertain and excite fans around the world, Tristan Casara – aka The Avener – isn’t your typical DJ/Producer ….and he’s going to take entertainment to the next level during the weekend of 13/14th June with a very special, […]

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Sony Must Pay $2.4 Million Over PlayStation Refund Policy In Australia

Sony Europe–of which Sony Australia is a branch–has today faced charges from the Australian Competition And Consumer Commission (ACCC) for misleading customers about their consumer rights. The Federal Court of Australia has hit Sony with $3.5 million AU (about $2.4 million US) in penalty charges “making false and misleading representations on its website and in dealings with Australian consumers about […]

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EA Outlines Anti-Racism/Bigotry Steps In EA Sports Titles

Electronic Arts has sent out statements outlining some of the changes it is making to combat racist and other offensive speech in its EA Sports games, and the NHL series in particular. Racist, homophobic, sexist, and other toxic speech is not specific to Electronic Arts games by any means, but it has been a problem for EA Sports’ NHL series in particular for […]

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The AI community says Black Lives Matter, but more work needs to be done

This week, as thousands of protestors marched in cities around the U.S. to bring attention to the death of George Floyd, police brutality, and abuses at the highest levels of government, members of the AI research community made their own small gestures of support. NeurIPS, one of the world’s largest AI and machine learning conferences, extended its technical paper submission […]

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Top Of The Table – Counter Attack

One of my favorite things about the board gaming hobby is the way games explore such a wide array of concepts, themes, and genres. The constraint of abstraction that is necessary to reduce a situation into something that can be clearly articulated on the table breeds a fascinating array of results. For longtime tabletop enthusiasts, much of the joy of a […]

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A Console Version Of Valorant Is Being Prototyped

First-person tactical shooter Valorant just came out of beta, with a new character, mode, and map. In an interview with GameSpot, Riot Games said that a console Valorant is being prototyped. Valorant plays a lot like Valve’s Counter-Strike, with a focus on team communication, round-to-round economy, obstructing sight, and using information to make big plays. Valorant also adds “hero shooter” […]

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Zero Caliber Creator XREAL Games Teases 4-Player Co-op ‘Gambit!’

Virtual reality (VR) XREAL Games is known for its shooters, having previously released sci-fi horror A-Tech Cybernetic and military FPS Zero Caliber. Back in February the studio detailed plans for both of these videogames whilst noting that another project was on the cards. Today, the first teasing details have been revealed for Gambit!. Unlike its previous titles, XREAL Games has […]

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Amazon’s new AI technique lets users virtually try on outfits

In a series of papers scheduled to be presented at the IEEE Conference Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), Amazon researchers propose complementary AI that could form the foundation of an assistant that helps customers shop for clothes. One lets people fine-tune search queries by describing variations on a product image, while another suggests products to complement items a customer has […]

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Xenoblade Chronicles – 7 Essential Tips And Things The Game Doesn't Tell You

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition has arrived on the Nintendo Switch, adding another sprawling adventure to the hybrid system’s library. It can also be an overwhelming one between its vast environments and numerous complex systems, particularly if you’ve never played the Wii original or the New 3DS port. While this version of Xenoblade Chronicles greatly cleans up the UI and makes […]

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