Category: Gaming

‘World of Warcraft Classic’ developers reminisce about old Azeroth

World of Warcraft Classic is nearly upon us.  The excitement surrounding the relaunch of one of the most beloved video games in history is electrifying. For long-time players, it’s an opportunity to relive some of our earliest memories from the version of the game we sunk hundreds (or thousands) of hours into. For others, it’s
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AI smokes 5 poker champs at a time in no-limit Hold’em with ‘relentless consistency’ – TechCrunch

The machines have proven their superiority in one-on-one games like chess and go, and even poker — but in complex multiplayer versions of the card game humans have retained their edge… until now. An evolution of the last AI agent to flummox poker pros individually is now decisively beating them in championship-style 6-person game. As
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Mario creator Miyamoto counters cloud gaming hype (but don’t count Nintendo out) – TechCrunch

Cloud gaming — however a company chooses to define that — is shaping up to be a big part of the next generation of consoles and other platforms. But Mario creator and Nintendo veteran Shigeru Miyamoto says his company won’t be so quick to jump on the bandwagon. Speaking to shareholders at Nintendo’s annual general
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we’re ‘evaluating’ streaming – TechCrunch

Game streaming loomed large as the biggest story of E3. Between Google’s Stadia news late last week, Microsoft’s Game Pass additions, a Ubisoft announcement and even the presence of Netflix, the writing is clearly on the wall. Nintendo, of course, has largely been absent from that conversation. No real surprise, really. The gaming company has
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Google makes a losing bet, Bezos plots his space take-over – TechCrunch

Hey, weekend readers. This is Week-in-Review where I get hopped up on caffeine and give a heavy amount of analysis on one story while scouring the rest of the hundreds of stories that emerged on TechCrunch this week to surface my favorites for your reading pleasure. Last week, I talked about the Apple device that
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The marvel of computer vision technology in today’s camera-based AR systems – TechCrunch

Alex Chuang is the Managing Partner of Shape Immersive, a boutique studio that helps enterprise and brands transform their businesses by incorporating VR/AR solutions into their strategies. More posts by this contributor The fall of the unicorns brings a new dawn for water bears Where Vancouver’s Tech Ecosystem Goes From Here British science fiction writer,
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Raising Kratos’ Sony documentary gets a trailer: Watch

Sony Santa Monica’s critically and commercially acclaimed 2018 hit God of War is going to be the subject of a “making of” documentary. It’s a Sony production, so it’s reasonable to expect the rosiest possible picture. But this trailer for Raising Kratos hypes a feature-length documentary look at the intricate development process that fuels a
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