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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.

Hisense Announces the Availability of the U6H Series Quantum ULED 4K UHD Smart Google TV


Hisense, provider of high-performance televisions and appliances, announces the availability of its first ULED Google TV, the U6H. Serving as the brand's introduction to the premium TV category, the U6H offers premium features like Quantum Dot Color, Dolby Vision IQ, and Game Mode Plus, at an affordable price. The U6H will be available in four TV sizes ranging from 50 to 75-inches. AI and ML News: Why SMBs Shouldn't Be Afraid of Artificial Intelligence (AI) "We've worked hard over the past few years to put premium TV options within people's reach, and we're continuing that in 2022 with our new lineup, specifically with our U6H" "We've worked hard over the past few years to put premium TV options within people's reach, and we're continuing that in 2022 with our new lineup, specifically with our U6H," said David Gold, President of Hisense USA. "With an even more robust audio and visual experience at a lower price point than our competitors, the 2022 U6 series is a Hisense television that's great for everyone."

Art of the deal: South Korean millennials swap stocks for art

Al Jazeera

Incheon, South Korea – Kim, 35, did not explicitly object when his wife started investing in art three years ago – but he had his reservations. "I told her that I'm fine as long as you want it," the video game designer, who asked to be identified by his last name only, told Al Jazeera. "But I was secretly thinking, why not just invest that money into stocks or something?" But as time passed, Kim began to appreciate how art could offer an escape from the COVID-19 pandemic and the monotony of work. Last year, he joined her in collecting fine art.

How we describe the metaverse makes a difference – today's words could shape tomorrow's reality and who benefits from it


Quick, define the word "metaverse." Coined in 1992 by science fiction author Neal Stephenson, the relatively obscure term exploded in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly after Facebook rebranded as Meta in October 2021. There are now myriad articles on the metaverse, and thousands of companies have invested in its development. Citigroup Inc. has estimated that by 2030 the metaverse could be a US$13 trillion market, with 5 billion users. From climate change to global connection and disability access to pandemic response, the metaverse has incredible potential.

Science Fiction or Science Fact: Is the Metaverse the Future of Reality?


Thanks to science fiction movies and literature, many people are already familiar with the idea of virtual worlds One only needs to think of various popular films and books to imagine how people might navigate a different reality via an avatar. Increasingly, however, companies want to turn fiction into reality, with Facebook (now known as Meta) just one example of a brand leading the charge, evolving from a pure social media platform into a tech company pushing for an entirely virtual universe known as the metaverse. But what exactly is the metaverse? What opportunities does it offer for everyday life?

Merit Circle Partners With Tatsumeeko, an MMORPG-Lite


Merit Circle has partnered with Tatsumeeko by investing $200,000, effectively opening the gates of Tatsumeeko to the world of Web3. Tatsumeeko is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game that has been designed to be played mainly on Discord, and it, however, does integrate different mobile communities. The game can be played on iOS, Android, Discord, Web, or other supported chat platforms. Players go through a storyline that starts with players waking up in a mysterious land of Steyria and then making their way across the land while battling evil bent on destroying Ielia. They are tasked with building a team of characters and exploring the magical land.

Mario, Morricone or Mandalorian: what is the greatest film, TV and game music of all time?

The Guardian

Its fellow countdown – run by ABC Classic – usually does not. As its name implies, the Classic 100 is typically a more subdued affair. Unlike its boozy, bombastic cousin, the ABC's classical music station broadcasts the top 100 over multiple days. And since its inception in 2001, the annual countdown has been themed around certain genres or forms, asking listeners to vote for their favourite operas, symphonies and, one year, French compositions. This year, though, the Classic 100 might sound a little different.

Live updates: Summer Game Fest 2022 begins with announcements and trailers in tow

Washington Post - Technology News

Two new features covered during the interviews showcase the next steps in a strategy first discussed in 2020, allowing players to access Xbox games without owning an Xbox console. Both new features revolve around Game Pass subscriptions and cloud gaming. The first comes by way of Samsung's new line of smart TVs, which will offer a gaming hub app. Samsung already offered this feature for Google Stadia, GeForce Now and Utomik.

The Power of Art Directing AI


On June 1st, 2022, I received an email: "We're excited to have you as an early tester in the Midjourney Beta!" A week has now passed in what feels like a couple of hours. The image above was generated as a result of me writing a sentence filled with various descriptors about a yellow tent and a nature-filled landscape. As an artist, I've been cautiously curious about the application of AI learning to the creative industry. After finally dipping my toes into this pool by generating some prompts of my own, I was ready to swim.

What AI Game Developers Do and How to Become One


My name is Aleksandr Pindyk, and I am the Lead Engineer of the AI team at Wargaming studio in Kyiv. For more than five years, our team has been developing AI (artificial intelligence) for one of the most popular online games - World of Tanks. I want to talk more about the profession of an AI developer in game development, the specifics of his work, and how to become one. First, let's define what game AI is. If we move away from the dry definitions from Wikipedia, the game AI is a system that imitates the behavior of a character or player. Depending on the genre and purpose of the game, different technologies and approaches are used in the development of AI. Let's look at the main types of games and the AI goals. Let's take a look at games we all know. A good example here would be chess and Go. This type of game can use artificial intelligence based on neural networks. Since the primary goal of AI is to defeat the player at all costs, it does not need to imitate human behavior.