Category: Tech & Science

Sparklite gives Zelda a wonderful roguelike makeover

With success like Dead Cells and Into the Breach, roguelikes (and tweaking their mechanics, as in Slay the Spire) are becoming a growing trend in indie gaming. Sparklite uses randomized levels and strict death penalties to give The Legend of Zelda formula an interesting twist. I played it at a Microsoft indie games showcase during […]

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Cryptocurrency platform Augur can’t fix ‘invalid market’ scam without huge update

Decentralized betting protocol Augur is dealing with a situation: fraudsters can illegitimately profit by gaming the system, and there’s not much its devs can do about it (for now). Augur co-founder Joey Krug recently addressed community concerns about scammers taking over the platform. They’re alleged to be intentionally creating invalid markets en masse, which fool the […]

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Huawei is putting blockchain into the stratosphere

At its 2019 “Cloud Summit” industry conference in Hong Kong, Huawei unveiled a new blockchain-based cloud service. Huawei Cloud now offers blockchain oriented services designed to help Hong Kong-based businesses make use of the decentralized platform’s typical characteristics. These being, decentralization, immutability, and traceability (transparency). Huawei hopes this will aid the Chinese province’s mission to […]

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Every Nintendo Direct trailer: Zelda rhythm game, Vlambeer, and more

Nintendo held one of its Direct video shows today. This one was all about upcoming indie releases for its Switch system. It features a huge list of exciting upcoming adventures. So we gathered up every Nintendo Direct trailer for you below: Cadence of Hyrule [embedded content] Vlambeer Arcade: Ultra Bugs [embedded content] Nuclear Throne [embedded […]

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“Particle robot” works as a cluster of simple units

Taking a cue from biological cells, researchers from MIT, Columbia University, and elsewhere have developed computationally simple robots that connect in large groups to move around, transport objects, and complete other tasks. This so-called “particle robotics” system — based on a project by MIT, Columbia Engineering, Cornell University, and Harvard University researchers — comprises many individual […]

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Cadence of Hyrule mashes up Zelda with Crypt of the Necrodancer

Nintendo is once again letting a third-party developer work with some of its most famous characters. This time it’s not Ubisoft pairing Mario up with the Rabbids. Instead, indie developer Brace Yourself Games is remixing Zelda: A Link to the Past into a rhythm game. Brace Yourself Games is the studio responsible for Crypt of […]

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Epic Games Store gets off to a good start with millions of free downloads

Epic Games said that its Epic Games Store has gotten off to a good start as the company tries to provide an alternative store in PC games to Valve’s Steam store. Epic more than 85 million players in its PC ecosystem, said Steve Allison, head of the Epic Games Store, in Epic’s session at the […]

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Element AI launches enterprise decision-making automation tools

Element AI, a company cofounded more than two years ago by deep learning expert Yoshua Bengio, is rolling out its first publicly available products for enterprise customers today. The AI Enablement Tools and Insight Libraries help automate document reading and processing for various industries using computer vision, optical character recognition (OCR), and other techniques. Element […]

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Epic CEO on 250 million Fortnite players, digital humans, and $100 million dev fund

Epic Games dumped a bunch of news about the state of the Unreal Engine at its keynote talk at the Game Developers Conference today. We got a preview of the news and were able to interview Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic, and Kim Libreri, chief technology officer. Sweeney said Fortnite has reached 250 million players, […]

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Quantic Dream will launch its titles on PC via Epic Games Store

Quantic Dream said it will launch its library of PlayStation games on the PC, exclusively on the Epic Games Store. That means PC fans will get to play titles like Heavy Rain, Beyond: Two Souls, and Detroit: Become Human. It is the first big move that Quantic Dream has made since China’s NetEase made a […]

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Netmarble’s Lineage 2: Revolution crossed $1 billion in revenue in first year

In its first month in 2017, Netmarble’s Lineage 2: Revolution mobile game generated $176 million in one month. That helped Netmarble launch a lucrative initial public offering later on in the spring of 2017. But now the company is back, announcing that he massively multiplayer online mobile game topped $1 billion in less than a […]

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Cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia resumes trading months after debilitating hack

Cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia has resumed trading following a debilitating hack in mid-January. The New Zealand-based company said on Twitter today that it had resumed trading “on 40 trade pairs […] quantified as secure,” adding that it would continue to expand its offering as more coins were cleared. A list of the available trading pairs is available […]

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Cuphead comes to Nintendo Switch with Xbox Live integration

Welcome to the headquarters for Cuphead professionals. As everyone knows, GamesBeat has the greatest Cuphead champions in the universe. And now, we can finally show off our incredible skills on the Nintendo Switch. Cuphead is dodge rolling onto Nintendo’s hybrid handheld/home console April 18. It will feature all of the bosses, weapons, and super moves […]

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