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New Game Gear, ‘Fog Gaming’ Reveal, What Is SEGA Doing?

For a week or so, gamers have been speculating about big SEGA news being teased in Famitsu for release tomorrow, and they have had some…big ideas. The concepts have ranged from Microsoft partnering with SEGA to rebrand the Xbox Series X in Japan, to Google buying SEGA outright and snapping up their properties for Stadia content. According to a new ... Read More »

The secret weapon of a hardcore mobile gamer is a guild of grandmas

When I was a teenager, I spent hours upon hours building friendships in World of Warcraft. We went on raids, hung out on voice chat, and even met in real life. They were tangible, solid connections with other people — some of which I still hold to this day. Mobile games like Homescapes want to mimic this structure: Players are instructed to join ... Read More »

Public Health Threat Of Measles Is Far From Over

28 August 2019, Lower Saxony, Hanover: A pediatrician vaccinates a one-year-old child in the thigh DPA/PICTURE ALLIANCE VIA GETTY IMAGES In 2018, the global resurgence of measles began in earnest. Worldwide, deaths attributed to measles topped 140,000. In 2019, the pace of spread of measles accelerated, as the numbers of cases rose considerably compared to 2018. It is likely that once ... Read More »

Why Reducing The Refugee Cap Is Bad Finance

In late September, the government announced that it would slash the number of refugees allowed in the U.S. to 18,000 — a dramatic and historic low for the country since the modern resettlement program’s creation in 1980. In 2016, the refugee cap was at 85,000, which means this current cap was a reduction of a whopping 78% in a short period of ... Read More »

ByteDance Is Planning A Foray Into Hardcore Mobile Gaming, To Take On Tencent

ByteDance, the company that owns popular short-video platform TikTok is apparently readying a major push into mobile gaming and the company has giants in the space — Tencent, in its crosshairs. As per a report by Bloomberg, ByteDance has quickly built a full-fledged gaming division, from ground up, to lead its entry into gaming and hardcore mobile gaming at that, according to ... Read More »

HOW BIG DATA IS TRANSFORMING VIDEO GAMING ACROSS ALL PLATFORMS

Big data is becoming a fundamental analysis tool across all industries, with the world of gaming seen using the power of big data across all platforms in 2020 and beyond. As almost all forms of digital gaming have online elements to them, be it the game being hosted on online servers or customers connecting to the internet via their consoles ... Read More »

Herman Miller is getting into gaming

Herman Miller, the furniture company perhaps best-known for the iconic Eames Lounge Chair, is getting into gaming. Today the company announced a partnership with Complexity Gaming — an e-sports organization with teams in Dota 2, Call of Duty, and more — that will see the famed furniture design firm expand into competitive gaming. As part of the deal, Herman Miller will become ... Read More »

OnePlus 7T Pro with 5G is coming to T-Mobile later this year

OnePlus wasn’t entirely accurate when it said it wouldn’t offer the OnePlus 7T Pro in the US. T-Mobile has announced that it’ll carry the OnePlus 7T Pro 5G McLaren sometime later in 2019. As the name suggests, it’s a version of the supercar-inspired special edition phone with 5G data on T-Mo’s 600MHz network. There’s no pricing at this point, although you can safely presume this will ... Read More »

Happy 25th year, blogging. You’ve grown up, but social media is still having a brawl

Last Monday was a significant anniversary in the evolution of the web. It was 25 years to the day since the first serious blog appeared. It was called Scripting News and the url was (and remains) at scripting.com. Its author is a software wizard named Dave Winer, who’s updated it every day since 1994. And despite its wide readership, it has never ... Read More »

Who is telling the truth about their health?

When researchers or policymakers ask health related questions — which they do a lot — they often rely on self-reported rather than tested health data. IIASA researchers looked into how reliable this type of data is for research and found that, depending on country or age, self-reported data could be highly biased. Declining fertility rates and increased life expectancy has ... Read More »