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Investment firm launches campaign to oust Enthusiast Gaming CEO, board

Washington Post - Technology News

Toronto-based Enthusiast Gaming owns a number of video game focused publications and brands, including Destructoid, Upcomer and Addicting Games. The esports organization Luminosity Gaming, which fields rosters in the Overwatch and Call of Duty esports leagues as well as in "Valorant," is also a subsidiary of Enthusiast. On its website, the company boasts that it reaches an audience of over 300 million gamers each month. The company's share price dropped below $2 Tuesday.


SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro wireless headset review: A gamer's delight

ZDNet

I had a love-hate relationship with gaming. Plopping down in my desk chair, a bowl of Skittles ready, I was thrilled at the prospect of booting up Stardew Valley -- with one exception. My headset, an old, bulky beast I pilfered from my significant other, made my gaming experience less than stellar, leaving my ears pained by the time I practically ripped them off my head. Plus, other players would tell me my gaming headset made it nearly impossible to hear me. Clearly, I needed a new headset.


How Artificial Intelligence is Changing iGaming

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Artificial intelligence is playing an increasingly important role in many aspects of daily life, including the online gaming sector . Both land-based and iGaming have evolved and made use of cutting-edge technology to provide a better experience for players. With the introduction of artificial intelligence in online casinos, players now have a safer and more realistic method to enjoy the same games they would find in a physical casino. The online gaming business makes use of curated space and clever algorithms to provide the most recent games and services. When you visit websites like www.bettingsites24.in


Pushing Buttons: Why linking real-world violence to video games is a dangerous distraction

The Guardian

Welcome to Pushing Buttons, the Guardian's gaming newsletter. If you'd like to receive it in your inbox every week, just pop your email in below – and check your inbox (and spam) for the confirmation email. Remember how, in the wake of yet more awful shootings in the US this month, Fox News decided to blame video games rather than, you know, the almost total absence of meaningful gun control? Remember how I said last week that the video-games-cause-violence "argument" was so mendacious and nakedly manipulative that I wasn't going to dignify it with a response? Well, here I am, responding, because the supposed link between video games and real-life violence is one of the most persistent myths that I've encountered over the course of my career, and it has an interesting (if also infuriating) history.


La veille de la cybersécurité

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Rather than letting players port weapons or powers between games, non-fungible tokens will more likely serve as building blocks for new games and virtual worlds. One of the most enduring legends in the cryptocurrency industry is that Vitalik Buterin started Ethereum because his warlock got nerfed. "I happily played World of Warcraft during 2007-2010," Vitalik wrote in one version of the story. "But one day Blizzard removed the damage component from my beloved warlock's Siphon Life spell. I cried myself to sleep, and on that day I realized what horrors centralized services can bring. I soon decided to quit."


In major video game company first, Activision Blizzard employees are joining a union

NPR Technology

Activision Blizzard has been hit with multiple lawsuits alleging a sexist and discriminatory workplace culture. Activision Blizzard has been hit with multiple lawsuits alleging a sexist and discriminatory workplace culture. Workers in one division of Activision Blizzard, the major video game company behind popular franchises such as Call of Duty, Overwatch, and Candy Crush, have voted to join the Communication Workers of America. The employees unionizing are 28 quality assurance testers at Raven Software, a subsidiary of Activision Blizzard. The final vote count was 19 votes in favor, 3 against.


The Beginner's Guide to Artificial Intelligence in Unity 2022 - Couponos

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The course begins with a detailed examination of vector mathematics that sits at the very heart of programming the movement of NPCs. Following this, systems of waypoints will be used to move characters around in an environment before examining the Unity waypoint system for car racing with AI controlled cars. This leads into an investigation of graph theory and the A* algorithm before we apply these principles to developing navmeshes and developing NPCs who can find their way around a game environment. Before an aquarium is programmed complete with autonomous schooling fish, crowds of people will be examined from the recreation of sidewalk traffic, to groups of people fleeing from danger. Having examined the differing ways to move NPCs around in a game environment, their thinking abilities will be discussed with full explanations and more hands-on workshops using finite state machines and behaviour trees.


Raven Software employees await tally in landmark union vote

Washington Post - Technology News

The National Labor Relations Board mailed out ballots to quality assurance testers who were with the company during the pay period ending April 16. While the number of Raven quality assurance testers has held steady at around 30 employees, the composition of the team has changed over the course of the five-month unionization effort. Since the 12 QA testers were let go in December, Activision hired nine testers who are now eligible to vote. This led to some scrambling on the potential union's part to recruit the new hires, Raven workers told The Post.


Security in the Metaverse and What Banks Need to Know

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Recognised by Gartner as a "Cool Vendor in Fraud and Authentication," Arkose Labs offers an industry-first warranty on account protection. Its AI-powered platform combines powerful risk assessments with dynamic attack response that undermines the ROI behind attacks, while improving good user throughput. We caught up with the company's dynamic founder and CEO, Kevin Gosschalk to talk banking security and all things metaverse. In high school, I led a guild of 40 players taking down monsters in a game developed by Blizzard Entertainment called "World of Warcraft". Nearly 16 years later, as the founder and CEO of Arkose Labs, we protect Blizzard and many other world-class customers from fraudsters' attacks and abuse.


'The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story' succeeds as a FMV whodunnit

Washington Post - Technology News

Fortunately, the quality of writing and performances is a cut above those in many live-action games, which are often hampered by low production values. Sure, you should avoid the English dub, where attempts to lip-sync the Japanese performances lead to staccato delivery, and the tone is more "Murder, She Wrote" than "True Detective," but it uses that hokeyness deftly to aim knowing winks at genre tropes. In particular, there's a tongue-in-cheek tone to the performances, helped by a decision to redeploy many of the same actors as different characters in each period, as they really seem to relish switching from suspect in one episode to victim or killer in another. All come equipped with their finest suspicious expressions, displaying furtive glances and exaggerated shock whenever their names come up in an investigation. Especially delicious is the sequence of lingering extreme close-ups you're offered as you finally decide who to accuse, where each actor gulps, sweats and blinks nervously under the spotlight.