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I listen to podcasts while I game because there's only so much time


Some people get used to not having as much free time as they did when they were kids. I am not one of those people. As a working adult with an admittedly compromised social life (thanks, COVID!) and numerous other time-sucking obligations, finding time for both video games and podcasts has become a challenge. I truly, deeply adore both things; gaming is a lifelong passion and podcasts have been making me laugh on a daily basis for 15 years. I had to hear a lot of talk radio as a kid, so podcasts changed everything once I found out that the format could be funny and lively instead of dusty and decrepit.

Greatest EA Play Video games on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Sequence S/X - Channel969


The EA Play recreation subscription service brings collectively a few of the most famous titles revealed by Digital Arts below one roof. And it begins at solely Rs. 315 monthly in India. However in case you're already subscribed to Xbox Recreation Move Final, you possibly can take pleasure in content material from EA Play for no extra value. However the record of video games could be a bit overwhelming, contemplating it has a plethora of titles starting from basic first-person shooters resembling Battlefield and Crysis, to co-op masterpieces resembling It Takes Two. EA Play additionally brings alongside remastered variations of racing video video games resembling Burnout Paradise and Want for Velocity Sizzling Pursuit.

Chennai Chess Olympiad and AI


In 2021, Nikhil Kamath, founder of Zerodha, defeated five-time world champion Vishwanathan Anand in chess with the help of computers (he confessed later on) at a celebrity fundraiser. The controversy sparked discussions around the use of AI in the game of chess. As India is all set to host the 44th edition of the Chess Olympiad in Mahabalipuram starting on July 28, let's look at how AI has impacted the game of chess. The earliest mention of technology in chess can be traced back to the 18th century when Austrian empress Maria Theresa commissioned a chess-playing machine. Many players competed against the'Mechanical Turk', thinking it was an automated machine.

Video game industry on the end of Roe: I'm 'not proud to be an American'

Washington Post - Technology News

Shortly after Twitch personality Ali "Myth" Kabbani booted up his live stream on Friday, he crossed his arms and turned to the camera on his desk in Los Angeles. "By the way, chat, Roe v. Wade was overturned. This is a tragic f------ 'L' for America, once again," said Kabbani, who boasts more than 7.4 million followers on Twitch. "It's all going to come down to your local government or your state government now." Friday morning, the Supreme Court overturned the nearly 50 year precedent set by Roe v. Wade.

Chimpanzees hunt for fruit in video game to test navigation skills

New Scientist

Chimpanzees in a zoo have been trained to use a touchscreen to navigate a virtual environment and seek out objects. Studies like this could help us learn more about how our close relatives find their way around in the jungle. "There's a lot of research on the navigation of birds and bees," says Matthias Allritz at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. "But we know very little about the navigation of most primate species." This is largely because chimpanzees are difficult to track in the wild, Allritz says.

The best gaming laptops under $1,000: Best overall, best battery life, and more


If you're jonesing for a powerful gaming experience but you're really strapped for cash, there are a number of budget options to consider. You can actually get some pretty decent CPU and GPU performance out of a budget gaming laptop. You just may need to dial back your graphics settings to hit that hallowed 60 frames per second mark in the latest cutting-edge games. If you're not sure where to begin, don't sweat it. We've done the hard work for you and curated a list of the best gaming laptops that fall under the $1,000 mark.

OpenAI spent $160,000 on Upwork for Minecraft gamers to train a neural net


The computer program achieved the feat in ten minutes, half the time it would take a proficient human player to do it. How important might it be to master the "diamond tool" in Minecraft? Important enough to spend $160,000, according to OpenAI, the artificial intelligence startup. That is the amount of money that a team at OpenAI spent to hire players of Minecraft on the online job listings platform Upwork to submit videos of themselves playing the game. In a paper unveiled this week, "Video PreTraining (VPT): Learning to Act by Watching Unlabeled Online Videos," OpenAI researchers Bowen Baker and team break ground in the use of large datasets to train a neural network to mimic human keystrokes to solve different tasks in the video game.

Kyle Rittenhouse announces video game to fund media defamation suits

Washington Post - Technology News

The video game industry increasingly has become a culture war battleground over the past decade. With the industry showing greater interest in unionization, it has become a focal point in tech industry organizing. Debates over pervasive sexism and racism have riven the industry, particularly in light of landmark workplace harassment and discrimination suits filed against some of the biggest companies in gaming. Geopolitical conflicts have played out in esports, too, as the war in Ukraine prompted teams and stakeholders in the space to cut ties with Russian companies and organizations. Some commentators have also traced the rise of Donald Trump to the GamerGate movement.

'F1 22' roars into a new era with revamped cars and overhauled physics

Washington Post - Technology News

While the game does strive for accuracy, Mather and his team decided to exercise creative license on one significant aspect of the new cars: "porpoising," an unexpected design quirk in which the fluctuating amounts of downforce cause some cars to bounce aggressively on straightaways, similar to how a porpoise bobs up and down on the surface of the water. It has been a major plotline of the early F1 season and one of the reasons Mercedes, the defending Constructors' title champion, has struggled to contend for podiums.

World of Warcraft: Dragonflight is launching this yr - Channel969


Be a part of gaming executives to debate rising elements of the business this October at GamesBeat Summit Subsequent. Blizzard introduced right now that World of Warcraft's subsequent growth, Dragonflight, is popping out later this yr. That is one thing of a shock. The final growth, Shadowlands, launched in November 2020. Whereas a two yr wait between expansions isn't unprecedented, it's a comparatively quick turnaround contemplating the sluggish launch of updates the MMO has acquired in recent times.