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VRARNews: arvrjourney - Elemental Rifters AR -- A Multi-Device Networked Multiplayer Shooter Game Post-Mortem


A Multi-Device Networked Multiplayer Shooter Game Post-MortemHoloLens Live Image We were tasked to make a multi-device networked multiplayer game for the mini-capstone in Game Development Advanced Programming Post Graduate Course at Sheridan College. There were four groups of two and one group of three students. Each group was assigned with three unique devices. My group members were:- 1. Abhishek Tippireddy 2. Dakshvir Singh Rehill (me) 3. PC with PS4 DualShock controller The mini-capstone game had to have the following components:- 1. 3 to 4 Unique Non -- Player Characters or any Artificial Intelligence components. Initial Plans Elemental Rifters, like all games, started with a huge scope.

The Journey of AI & Machine Learning


Imtiaz Adam, Twitter @Deeplearn007 Updated a few sections in Sep 2020 Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly affecting the world around us. It is increasingly making an impact in retail, financial services, along with other sectors of the economy.

Video streaming device leader Roku debuts new soundbar, player and Roku Channel app

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

The newest Roku products include a streaming device promising improved video delivery throughout the home, a smaller soundbar that also streams, and an updated mobile app for viewing on the go. The nation's leading streaming platform, Roku said it had about 43 million monthly active accounts at the end of June 2020. Research firm eMarketer estimates Roku captures about 33% of U.S. internet users and 47% of connected TV users. Roku's lineup of devices includes the Roku Express ($29.99) and Roku Streaming Stick ($49.99). But its marquee standalone player – it also markets Roku TVs with built-in streaming capability – is the Roku Ultra ($99.99).

Hot For The Holidays? Amazon Home Drone, Kid Echo And A Sexy Alexa


With all of the spectacle of an Apple event and droid-like gadgetry of the Disney Star War series The Mandalorian, the Amazon Devices & Services Showcase on September 24 dazzled with more than a dozen new products to help consumers adapt to pandemic life and better integrate work, school and entertainment into their smart homes. Here are highlights from the show along with my interview of Alexa's Head Scientist Rohit Prasad. Ring Always Home Cam is sure to become a family favorite as it zips around the house playing with your dog, spying on the nanny, searching for your phone, checking the oven, and spooking intruders. Echo Dot Kids Edition, which comes in animal-themed tiger and panda prints, switches to Alexa kid mode with a child-friendly tone when answering a youngster's questions, helping with homework, reading bedtime stories, calling friends, and playing games. One year subscription to Amazon Kids with Audible books included.

TCL 6-Series TV Review (2020): It's Our Favorite TV, Again


Someday, there will be a reason to spend more than $1,000 on a TV. For now, save your money and buy the new TCL 6-Series. For the third year in a row, the $650, 55-inch model is our favorite TV--where beautiful picture quality and a usable Roku interface meet a reasonable price. It has better picture than TVs that cost hundreds of dollars more, Roku OS built in, and even Chromecast for showing slideshows on the big screen. You can spend double the money for a slightly better-looking OLED TV, but this quantum dot, Mini-LED TCL is nearly as good--and comes with a better interface.

AI Overhaul – A Turn Based Interpretation of FFXII's Gambit System


Inspired by FFXII's gambit system, I've overhauled the engine's artificial intelligence system for combat encounters When it was originally released, FFXII got a lot of flack for the Gambit System. I believe a lot of that discontent came from players who felt that their loss of control over every combat action, which the more traditional ATB system gave you, was too much of a drastic change. However, PC gamers were very used to this kind of combat. Some of the most beloved RPGs of all time - the Infinity Engine games such as Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale and Planescape Torment - carved their place in history by taking the classic turn based combat from Dungeons & Dragons and flipping it on its head with a system that's become known as "Real Time With Pause" (RTWP). In this system, players can pause at any time during combat, issue commands to their units, and then let the battle play out according to their carefully crafted plan. It was a direct byproduct of the engine starting out as being built for RTS games.

Textured Minecraft Grass Block Box #3DThursday #3DPrinting


I wanted a box but couldn't find one like the box I wanted, so I made the box I wanted and then others wanted it too so I'm uploading it here. The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers! Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor?

Here's how League of Legends Esports plans to keep its players safe from covid-19 at Worlds

Washington Post - Technology News

The overarching situation would have figured to make an in-person event for players a near-impossibility. Riot Games, which publishes League of Legends and runs its competitive league, has dealt with its share of challenges over the past nine championship events, but this year will be a totally new frontier, as it has been for other major sports leagues and tournaments such as the NBA, NHL and MLB. China, like many countries, currently has a hodgepodge of pandemic-related travel policies in place as it gradually eases entry restrictions for some foreign nationals. U.S. citizens are still prevented from applying for tourist visas.

'Hades' is a storytelling masterclass with ample lessons for other games

Washington Post - Technology News

It's his literal living quarters, where his family, including stepmother Nyx and mentor Achilles, hang out, eat, sleep and chat. And every time, the player is rewarded with new pieces of dialogue, character interaction and even getting to observe dialogue scenes between two other characters. Failure and starting over in rogue-like games are part of the experience, but the reasons usually remain utilitarian by nature. Re-equip your character with new abilities you might've gained, level yourself up to get a bit stronger, pick a new weapon and try another run.

Amazon's Ring unveils a bizarre home surveillance drone

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Amazon has unveiled a bizarre home surveillance drone that flies around your house when you're not there and keeps an eye out for intruders. Unveiled by Ring, the firm's home security arm, the Always Home Cam can fly to check if the stove is off or the window is still open while the user is away. It consists of a flying black camera, powered by rotor blades, that automatically takes off from a stationary white dock if it detects movement in the house. The drone only records when it is in the air and makes a sound when it flies, so any people in the house know it is recording. Amazon said was inspired to create a security product that could move more freely throughout the home to'give more viewpoint flexibility'.