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Game Awards host Geoff Keighley gushes about Half-Life: Alyx

GAME AWARDS HOST GEOFF KEIGHLEY GUSHES ABOUT HALF-LIFE: ALYX

The Game Awards host Geoff Keighley had plenty of good things to say about Half-Life: Alyx on a Reddit AMA.

AWS SageMaker's new machine learning IDE isn't ready to win over data scientists

AWS SAGEMAKER'S NEW MACHINE LEARNING IDE ISN'T READY TO WIN OVER DATA SCIENTISTS

Studio makes some useful improvements to Amazon's SageMaker machine-learning environment, but it has some fundamental competitive weaknesses.

 
 
 
PlayStation reduces TV ads in November as game industry boosts spend to $62.7 million

PLAYSTATION REDUCES TV ADS IN NOVEMBER AS GAME INDUSTRY BOOSTS SPEND TO $62.7 MILLION

As the holiday season arrives, the gaming industry as a whole has been increasing its TV ad spend: In November, 13 brands spent an...

Dreamscape Immersive launches Dragons: Flight Academy VR arcade experience

DREAMSCAPE IMMERSIVE LAUNCHES DRAGONS: FLIGHT ACADEMY VR ARCADE EXPERIENCE

Location-based VR company Dreamscape Immersive is now offering a new experience that ties into DreamWorks' How To Train Your Dragon...

 
 
 
Half-Life: Alyx results in high demand for Valve Index VR headset

HALF-LIFE: ALYX RESULTS IN HIGH DEMAND FOR VALVE INDEX VR HEADSET

The Valve Index virtual reality system for PCs is now back-ordered until after Christmas in the U.S., according to its Steam store...

Super Mario Maker 2's Ninji Speedruns are missing a crucial feature

SUPER MARIO MAKER 2'S NINJI SPEEDRUNS ARE MISSING A CRUCIAL FEATURE

Super Mario Maker 2 is a great, but it is also often missing obvious features. For example, the new Ninji Speedruns don't have leaderboards.

 
 
 
How to keep your online game running and bug-free

HOW TO KEEP YOUR ONLINE GAME RUNNING AND BUG-FREE

Effective monitoring tools can ensure a seamless experience for both the player and the monitoring team tasked with delivering that...

How game companies can protect their online operations and players from cyberattacks

HOW GAME COMPANIES CAN PROTECT THEIR ONLINE OPERATIONS AND PLAYERS FROM CYBERATTACKS

Games are still tempting targets for hackers. GamesBeat assembled a panel of experts to talk about how to protect game companies and...

 
 
 
How Peloton's ad got made

HOW PELOTON'S AD GOT MADE

The Internet is having a field day with Peloton's silly holiday ad. But underneath the barbs is an interesting question: How do ads...

Adobe acquires Oculus Medium VR sculpting app

ADOBE ACQUIRES OCULUS MEDIUM VR SCULPTING APP

Adobe is the new home for the Oculus Medium sculpting app, which Facebook originally launched three years ago.

 
 
 
Content Rated By: An Oral History of the ESRB excerpt - “Chairman of the TBD”

CONTENT RATED BY: AN ORAL HISTORY OF THE ESRB EXCERPT - “CHAIRMAN OF THE TBD”

"We strongly believe it's time the creation of a universal, responsible, reliable, understandable and independent rating system."

Epic Games Store devs can now choose their own in-game payment processor

EPIC GAMES STORE DEVS CAN NOW CHOOSE THEIR OWN IN-GAME PAYMENT PROCESSOR

Developers can now use Epic Games Store with an external payment processor. This enables games to accept in-app purchases in more territories.

 
 
 
Event marketing tech reveals what attendees actually care about

EVENT MARKETING TECH REVEALS WHAT ATTENDEES ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT

Learn how event marketing technology can help boost your ROI and let enable you win demonstrable results in this VB Live event!

Shovel Knight director Sean Velasco digs into Yacht Club Games' past and future

SHOVEL KNIGHT DIRECTOR SEAN VELASCO DIGS INTO YACHT CLUB GAMES' PAST AND FUTURE

With Shovel Knight: King of Cards and Showdown nearing release, I was excited to have a chance to talk with Shovel Knight director...

 
 
 
AI Weekly: Amazon plays the long game in health care AI

AI WEEKLY: AMAZON PLAYS THE LONG GAME IN HEALTH CARE AI

Amazon is making moves in the AI health care space, most recently on the Alexa and Amazon Web Services side of its business.

TLC vs. QLC NAND: Pick the best memory technology for your application

TLC VS. QLC NAND: PICK THE BEST MEMORY TECHNOLOGY FOR YOUR APPLICATION

QLC flash paves the way for larger and cheaper SSDs. But it isn't the right choice for every application. We explain why TLC and QLC...

 
 
 
ProBeat: We already know what to expect from Sundar Pichai's Alphabet

PROBEAT: WE ALREADY KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT FROM SUNDAR PICHAI'S ALPHABET

Sundar Pichai is now CEO of Google and CEO of Alphabet. This transition didn't happen overnight, so don't expect any drastic changes.

Qualcomm's Snapdragon Summit underlined the risks of relying on partners

QUALCOMM'S SNAPDRAGON SUMMIT UNDERLINED THE RISKS OF RELYING ON PARTNERS

At 2019's Snapdragon Tech Summit, Qualcomm demonstrated that its chips can power amazing experiences - but real products depend substantially...

 
 
 
PerceptiLabs' drag-and-drop interface makes ML modeling easier and faster

PERCEPTILABS' DRAG-AND-DROP INTERFACE MAKES ML MODELING EASIER AND FASTER

A clean and simple interface can accelerate machine learning modeling, saving data scientists time and saving businesses money.

Facebook's Hanabi-playing AI achieves state-of-the-art results

FACEBOOK'S HANABI-PLAYING AI ACHIEVES STATE-OF-THE-ART RESULTS

Facebook AI Research says it's created AI that achieves near-perfect results in the game Hanabi, something they hope leads to AI better...

 
 
 



The Galaxy S11 leaks in a test mule case, flaunting a Samsung-exclusive...

The Galaxy S11 leaks in a test mule case, flaunting a Samsung-exclusive 108MP sensor

After two editions that were focused on perfecting the Infinity design of the S- and Note lines, Samsung is expected to have turned its main attention to the camera prowess of... Read more ...

IPhone 12 and Samsung Galaxy S11 may have bigger batteries for the same reason

IPhone 12 and Samsung Galaxy S11 may have bigger batteries for the same reason

Two of the world's most prolific phone manufacturers may be able to supply larger batteries on the next series of flagship phones thanks to a recent battery innovation. Apple... Read more ...

Epic looking to bring Fortnite for Android to the Google Play Store

Epic looking to bring Fortnite for Android to the Google Play Store

It's common knowledge that can only be downloaded via Epic Game's website, as the developer wanted to avoid the 30% cut of in-app purchase revenue that Google takes from every... Read more ...

IPhone SE 2 could launch as iPhone 9

IPhone SE 2 could launch as iPhone 9

Apple will be launching a new iPhone in the first quarter of 2019, the iPhone SE 2 and according to a recent report it may be called the iPhone 9. The handset is designed to be... Read more ...

Put Your Face in a Video with Snapchat Cameo

Put Your Face in a Video with Snapchat Cameo

Snapchat is slowly rolling out a new feature called Snapchat Cameo. It goes further than the Lenses that people can use on a selfie to make themselves look like an animal or to... Read more ...

Procreate 5 for iPad Brings New Animation Assist, Brush Studio, Color...

Procreate 5 for iPad Brings New Animation Assist, Brush Studio, Color Harmony, and More

Procreate 5 for iPad got its official release today, introducing a completely rebuilt graphics engine and several notable new features. Under the hood, the new Valkyrie... Read more ...

HomeKit For IKEA's Smart Blinds Will Only Arrive In 2020

HomeKit For IKEA's Smart Blinds Will Only Arrive In 2020

As some of you might be aware, IKEA recently launched a set of smart blinds. IKEA isn't exactly new to the smart home game, and one of the selling points of its smart home... Read more ...

Apple's New Mac Pro, Pro Display XDR Set For December 10 Release

Apple's New Mac Pro, Pro Display XDR Set For December 10 Release

Earlier this year, Apple announced their new Mac Pro desktop computers as well as the new Pro Display XDR. If you have been looking forward to either of these devices, you'll... Read more ...

Wonder Woman 1984 trailer reveals new villains and the movie's '80s theme

Wonder Woman 1984 trailer reveals new villains and the movie's '80s theme

After dropping a teaser trailer for the trailer (that's just how movie marketing works these days), Warner Bros has released the full trailer of Wonder Woman 1984, streaming... Read more ...

Chiefs vs Patriots live stream: how to watch today's NFL football 2019 from...

Chiefs vs Patriots live stream: how to watch today's NFL football 2019 from anywhere

For Chiefs and Patriots fans, the memory of that incredible 2018 AFC Championship Game where the latter eventually won in overtime will still be fresh. And so we're here to... Read more ...