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The best casual social games for groups this holiday

It’s the season for getting together with friends and family. With the holidays on the horizon, you’ll probably be surrounded by loved ones before you know it. Whether you are the host or a guest, entertainment is always a must at these gatherings. Video games are an easy choice to fill that void. That’s why […]

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Reviews | As virtual worlds expand, we lose our sense of touch

When Mark Zuckerberg announced the rebranding of Facebook to Meta late last month in a “founder’s letter“, I was on a video call with my writing group, discussing the tactile joys of our craft – the benefits of handwriting, our love of beautiful Rhodia notebooks, our favorite examples of handwritten pages (mine : that of […]

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The most social games for friends and family to play together — Hometown Station | KHTS FM 98.1 & AM 1220 — Santa Clarita Radio

It’s important to set aside time to be alone, but let’s be honest, life’s most memorable moments happen when you’re with your loved ones. And especially when you’re doing something fun. From nights on the town to trips out, an evening with our loved ones is always time well spent. You can also enjoy life […]

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Sundance Film Festival’s new frontier will bridge the physical and virtual worlds for 2022

The new tech-driven art will be headquartered in Park City and an online “spaceship.” (Sundance Institute) An image of The Spaceship, a virtual meeting space that will be part of the New Frontier program at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival. | November 22, 2021, 7:39 p.m. | Update: 8:20 p.m. the Sundance Film Festival 2022The […]

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Nvidia Omniverse is ready to power avatars joining physical and virtual worlds

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang says Omniverse is ready for revenue-generating solutions. Nvidia Omniverse Enterprise, a new AI-based platform connecting physical and virtual worlds with 3D digital twins, is now available. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang on Wednesday highlighted the near-term opportunity for the company and the growing Omniverse ecosystem. “Omniverse has real and immediate applications,” Huang […]

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Virtual worlds are already better than the metaverse will ever be

The metaverse is here! Listen to Mark Zuckerberg long enough and you’d be convinced we’re about to embark on a bold new virtual frontier – an uncharted realm of digital avatars wearing garish NFT sneakers, holding business meetings on the surface of the moon. using AR glasses. Metaverse is bullshit for many reasons, an ill-defined […]

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Nvidia doubles down on its software tools to create virtual worlds

Nvidia Corp on Tuesday released a set of tools for software developers aimed at helping them create a “metaverse” of three-dimensional virtual worlds – and using Nvidia’s chips significantly more computing power in the process. At the company’s annual technology conference in Santa Clara, Calif., Nvidia launched Omniverse Enterprise, which will start at $9,000 per […]

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Nvidia launches software tools to create virtual worlds

Nvidia Corp on Tuesday released a set of tools for software developers aimed at helping them create a “metaverse” of three-dimensional virtual worlds – and using Nvidia’s chips significantly more computing power in the process. At the company’s annual technology conference in Santa Clara, Calif., Nvidia launched Omniverse Enterprise, which will start at $9,000 per […]

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NVIDIA Unveils Tools to Create Virtual Worlds and Accelerate Data Center Networks

The NVIDIA Quantum-2 InfiniBand Network Platform consists of the NVIDIA Quantum-2 Switch, ConnectX-7 Network Adapter, and BlueField-3 DPU. (Picture: Nvidia) NVIDIA envisions a future with virtual worlds powered by augmented reality and AI, tied to powerful networks. And NVIDIA is building the hardware and software to enable that vision. The future of high technology is […]

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Phil Spencer wants casual and social game acquisitions for Xbox

Microsoft’s next big game buy could be aimed at a wider, more casual audience. Talk with Bloomberg at the Paley International Council Summit, Spencer explained that there is no “quota” and that it’s all about the right fit. Spencer did note, however, that he wanted more casual and social games on Xbox. “When I think […]

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Faraway raises $21 million to create social games with gamer-driven economies

Join Gaming Leaders, Alongside GamesBeat and Facebook Gaming, for Their 2nd Annual GamesBeat & Facebook Gaming Summit | GamesBeat: Into the Metaverse 2 from January 25-27, 2022. Learn more about the event. Far raised $21 million to enable blockchain games with player-driven economies. Not bad for a company that started in June. Miami-based Faraway is […]

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In virtual corporate worlds, the metaverse comes to fruition

The company Howland built, Virbela, is a pretty neat fledgling example of the metaverse. You can download the software for free (the web version isn’t as good) and create an avatar. Once inside, you can wander around a “campus” that includes a conference center, offices, and outdoor areas where you can kick a soccer ball, […]

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Microsoft Xbox Metaverse: CEO Satya Nadella teases virtual worlds for gaming, but when?

(Photo: JUNG YEON-JE/AFP via Getty Images) Microsoft’s Xbox Series X (black) and Series S (white) game consoles are displayed at an SK Telecom flagship store in Seoul on November 10, 2020. (Photo: Image from Unsplash website) Could the Metaverse Become the Internet’s Successor? Here’s how it could go Microsoft Xbox Metaverse is a confirmed venture […]