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Xbox Boss Implies PS5 Exclusives Are ‘Counter to What Gaming Is About’

xbox boss implies ps5 exclusives are ‘counter to what gaming is about’

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For the first time in a while, Sony and Microsoft are adopting different strategies. Prior to announcing nine PlayStation 5 exclusives during a recent reveal broadcast, boss Jim Ryan reiterated that the organisation “believes in generations”, adding: “We believe that when you go to all the trouble of creating a next-gen console […] it should include features and benefits that the previous generation does not.”
Microsoft, meanwhile, is adopting a different approach with Xbox Series X; with its Game Pass subscription taking centre stage, it’ll continue to release first-party titles on the aging Xbox One for a year at least. Locking games to a particular piece of hardware, according to boss Phil Spencer, is “completely counter to what gaming is about”.
Speaking with Games Industry.biz, he explained: “We should applaud the work that is going on with the [PS5’s SSD], and the work that is going on with audio, to pick some of the areas that Jim [Ryan] and Mark [Cerny] and the stuff that [PlayStation] is focused on. We should applaud load times and fidelity of scenes and frame rate and input latency, and all of these things that we’ve focused on with the next generation. But that …

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Christian Louboutin Is Getting Into Gaming…

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Christian Louboutin and gaming wouldn’t normally be associated with one and other, but that’s all about to change…
The French fashion house is teaming up with DREST to give fashion gamers the option of decking out their avatars in a pair of the brand’s Spring Summer 2020 Nude Collection pumps.

“I am so thrilled to be working with Christian on this exciting and positive collaboration. He is a true craftsman, a constant innovator and one of the fashion industry’s most charismatic and altruistic personalities, all of which have won him and his iconic brand legions of loyal admirers,” DREST Founder and CEO Lucy Yeomans said.
The gaming app will also be running two different challenges on the platform, dedicated specifically to Christian Louboutin. One will be a photoshoot challenge and the other will be a mood board challenge. Players who decide to participate will have their submissions reviewed by the designer himself. 10 individuals will then be selected to win a prize of 2,500 DREST dollars.

“I was excited when Lucy came to me to share her new project. It is very much in ‘l’air du temps’ and an interesting and cool way to give a wide and …

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Basement Sports Launches Mixed Reality Gaming Platform via Equity Crowdfunding

basement sports launches mixed reality gaming platform via equity crowdfunding

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JERSEY CITY, N.J., July 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Amidst all of the COVID-induced challenges and bad news in youth, collegiate and professional sports lately, a bright spot has emerged.  The 40-year-old vision of a serial entrepreneur finally launched July 10th, giving hope to big kids and little kids alike that recreational and competitive sports are not ‘on hold’.  Basement Sports is a mixed reality gaming platform, which is a blend of mobile apps and actual sports equipment made for primarily indoor settings, like homes and offices.  “No room is too small to play in,” notes Founder Arman Rousta,”and we encourage kids to be creative about how they set up their home turf.”The company has launched its first “freemium” sports app, Baseball, in iOS and Android stores already, and is working on Basketball and Soccer next, for release in Fall 2020.  A socially driven game, Basement Sports apps can’t be played alone – they are structured as 1-v-1 games, where users can compete in leagues, tournaments or one-off games against their friends and ranked competitors.  While players can use equipment that they already have, the company offers affordable Starter Kits (starting at $50) and Accessories for each sport, which are available for …

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Joe Rogan Quit Playing Video Games, Felt ‘Like An Addiction’

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Joe Rogan usually sticks to the things he likes. The podcaster and UFC commentator enjoys whiskey, politics, and up until relatively recently, video games. However, it seems as if games became too pervasive in Rogan’s life — up to the point where Rogan felt as if he had an addiction. During a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience, Rogan talked to Hannibal Buress about what went down with him and gaming.

Hannibal Buress would play for hours every day

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During a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience featuring Hannibal Buress, the comedian started to discuss the new Unreal Engine reveal. It seems Rogan was blown away. 

“The animation they have now, there’s a new video that’s out now that’s got the new Unreal Engine. And we played it here. It doesn’t even look like a video game. When people walk little specks of dust kick up from their feet touching the dirt,” explained Rogan. 

“I dove heavy into the gaming when quarantine started,” Buress revealed afterwards. “It was…I played a lot of NBA 2 …

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Mum creates incredible gaming feature wall for her son’s bedroom

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Savvy mum, 36, creates an incredible Nintendo gaming feature wall for her son’s bedroom – and it only cost her $100 to buildAn Australian woman has made a Nintendo Switch feature wall for her son Katie said the project cost $100 to build and only took six hours to complete She made the feature after being worried about her son’s posture while gaming  The project was made using timber and paint to replicate the Nintendo console By Carina Stathis For Daily Mail Australia Published: 22:07 EDT, 12 July 2020 | Updated: 22:07 EDT, 12 July 2020 An Australian mum with a creative flair has shared how she made a Nintendo Switch gaming feature wall for her 11-year-old son’s new bedroom.The feature replicates the look to the popular gaming console that can be played in both a handheld mode and on a television screen.Katie, from New South Wales, said she was concerned about her son’s posture from constantly looking down at the handheld game and also wanted to create something unique for his birthday.The 36-year-old said the project only cost $100 to build as she already had most of the supplies and power tools at home. An Australian mum with a creative flair has shared how she made a …

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Games Inbox: Has 2020 been a good year for video games?

games inbox: has 2020 been a good year for video games?

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Ghost Of Tsushima – another summer hit? (pic: Sony)The Monday Inbox continues the discussion over The Last Of Us Part 2 trolls, as one reader enjoys EA Access on the cheap.
To join in with the discussions yourself email gamecentral@ukmetro.co.uk
Summer gamingI’m currently enjoying a really entertaining streak of new releases. It started with The Last Of Us Part 2m which while not perfect was a highly entertaining 28 hour emotional roller coaster. I’m going through a leisurely second play through for trophies.
I picked up perspective puzzler Supeliminal for PlayStation 4 the other day, it’s been on PC a while. While not really anywhere near as good as games it’s trying to ape, like Portal, in either the puzzle or script department it was still a thoroughly enjoyable and at times mind bending seven-ish hours. I have spectacularly average intelligence and I only got caught out on one puzzle for an extended period so it’s not a super tough game.

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Thanks to Game Pass I’ve just started CrossCode, which so far is brilliant. The music, characters, combat, and puzzles so far have been super. I’m trying to get in …

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India’s Flourishing Gaming Sector: What’s Driving The Growth! – Dazeinfo

india’s flourishing gaming sector: what’s driving the growth! – dazeinfo

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The Indian gaming market is one of the fastest-growing gaming markets in the world. In 2019, the number of gamers in the country increased to about 357 million, and the figure is constantly rising.

Early in 2020 when companies in other sectors and businesses began to shut down due to COVID-19, the gaming sector in India flourished more. According to major industry players, the number of gamers during the lockdown became twice the previous number estimated before the lockdown. Consequently, the number of gamers is expected to reach 628 million in 2021. 

Growing Investment from China

In recent times, we have seen a lot of investment being made by Chinese tech firms in India. Even as so many people seem to be against China because of the spread of the deadly coronavirus, tech companies from the country seem undeterred. They are working it all out and somehow gaining dominance in the Indian online gaming market.Advertisements

Two of the biggest Chinese tech companies, Tencent and Alibaba, now have stakes in some of the top Indian online gaming firms such as Dream 11 and Paytm First.

Even with the restrictions imposed by Indian on Chinese investment due to COVID-19. The investment from the Chinese companies has continued …

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Saudi streamers seek gaming glory during COVID-19 crisis

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RIYADH: As the Arab world emerges from lockdown, the data obtained from the period of forced confinement shows what the region’s gaming community has been up to, most notably on one streaming website that has gamers in the region “doing the Twitch.”The coronavirus lockdown in the Middle East sparked a significant increase in the platform’s Arabic-language content, with Arabic streams more than doubling during March and April.Twitch allows users to broadcast their gameplay live to fans around the world, and the website announced a total of 62,582 active streams as countries across the region followed strict social distancing rules.Saudi streamers in particular have also enjoyed great success on Twitch. The platform’s top channels during April included Saudi Arabia’s ixxYjYxxi, which recorded 210,257 views in 44 hours of streaming during the month, and RakanooLive, with more than 561,000 hours of watch time.Whether it is for attention, to show off their skills or even as a way to make money, Saudi streamers spoke to Arab News about why they choose to broadcast their gameplay, and why viewers find it appealing.Fahad Alshiha, a member of Saudi gaming news website TrueGaming, also streams on an independent Twitch channel where …

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Swedish tech company Tobii releases $229 eye tracker that may improve gamers’ skills

swedish tech company tobii releases $229 eye tracker that may improve gamers’ skills

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Swedish start-up Tobii Technology, a global leader in the transformative field of eye tracking, offers those kinds of devices not just for medical use but also for gamers, who utilize the technology to detect where they are looking while playing fast-paced games like “Fortnite” and “League of Legends.” In June, Tobii released the Tobii Eye Tracker 5, which costs $229 and has improved recalibration. It uses an algorithm for tracking the eye’s patterns with a camera, enabling the software to pinpoint the direction of a subject’s gaze, and over time, patterns of behavior. It can track players’ eyes and the direction of their heads, helping them determine where their blind spots are. “If we lose your gaze, then we are much, much faster in finding your eyes again,” which helps with games such as “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive” and others, Martin Lindgren, head of gaming at Tobii, told CNN Business.The company reported revenue of $163 million in 2019, up 9% from the previous year, after currency adjustments.To set up the Tobii Eye Tracker 5, the device, which includes a series of sensors and two cameras, must be either magnetically attached or mounted onto a monitor with its USB cable plugged in. It will register your …

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At gaming giant Ubisoft, major executive changes after allegations of harassment, misconduct

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Late last month, several high-ranking Ubisoft staffers were placed on leave after online allegations sparked a still-ongoing investigation of a range of sexual impropriety claims, many of which were detailed by the website Kotaku. After Guillemot outlined several steps on July 2 for making “fundamental change” to Ubisoft’s workplace culture, an editorial vice president, Maxime Béland, resigned.

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