Virtual worlds

Belle by Mamoru Hosoda explores the dangers of virtual worlds

At a recent lecture at the University of Calgary, Dr. Safiya Noble explained how the early work that led to her groundbreaking book Oppression algorithms (2018) was initially met with skepticism. The idea that an algorithm could be racist seemed bizarre in a time when people saw things like equations, statistics, and computer programs as […]

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Mineski’s mgames casual games platform seeks global partners – Back End News

mgames, a casual social gaming platform powered by esports company Mineski Global, has started to gain momentum in the Philippines since its debut last year on leading fintech app GCash and social media app LYKA. With nearly 10 million users across the country, Mineski is poised to bring the platform to the global stage, expanding […]

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YAHAHA gives creators the ability to create their own virtual worlds

Social User-Generated Content Entertainment Platform Launches Early User Group Founded in 2020 by a team of Unity veterans, YAHAHA is a new kind of social entertainment platform, which offers users the ability to create and play in their own virtual worlds. The company is headquartered in Finland and already has a team of almost 100 […]

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What is the Metaverse? | NFT and virtual worlds

Many people join NFT with digital images used as valuable collectibles. For this reason, NFTs are similar to physical works of art or collectibles, which are traded for their value in the collectors’ market. However, NFTs are also an important link in the growing sphere of what is commonly referred to as the metaverse. Read […]

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ID4Africa: the future of digital identity in the real and virtual world

“What is your conception of digital identity? may seem at first glance to be one of those trivial questions in the industry and taken as a distraction. But not at the request of Dr. Joseph Atick from a panel of identity experts in ID4Africa LiveCast’s Series Four Premiere, now available on Youtube. It is essential […]

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Exploring mind-bending questions about reality and virtual worlds via The Matrix

Reality+: Virtual Worlds and the Problems of Philosophy.“/> Enlarge / Virtual worlds may be digital, but they can be as real and meaningful as our physical world, argues philosopher David Chalmers in his new book, Reality+: virtual worlds and the problems of philosophy. Aurich Lawson | Getty Images | David Chalmers There are a famous […]

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GemUni disrupts crypto gaming with decentralized NFT gaming platform to play to win

GemUni, a decentralized non-fungible token (NFT) play-to-win (P2E) gaming platform, has announced that its next initial DEX (IDO) offering will be conducted across three GameFi, Red Kite and KrystalGO launchpads on the 19th January. GemUni is building a decentralized NFT gaming platform for everyone in the world to engage in fun, easy and fun NFT […]

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Deloitte launches Unlimited Reality to help companies create AI-powered virtual worlds

Deloitte launched Unlimited Reality, a new offering that helps clients harness emerging technologies like AI to create engaging virtual worlds within the metaverse. The term “metaverse” was first coined in the 1992 science fiction novel Snowfall but interest has skyrocketed in recent years. In the long term, the metaverse should essentially be a new version […]

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GemUni disrupts crypto gaming with decentralized gaming platform NFTs to play to win

A good head startSince its announcement, GemUni has gone through three months filled with activity and milestones. Last December, the Grand Opening INO event, with guests from prominent gaming and blockchain organizations, marked the first time that NFT GENI Passes were offered in multiple NFT marketplaces. GemUni’s NFT GENI Passes were highly sought after by […]

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It’s time for a decentralized NFT gaming platform to play to win

Play To Earn is the hottest keyword in the blockchain world right now. Never before have we seen the hype surrounding this combination of gambling and the new crypto economy. According to a report by DappRadar, in 2021 almost half of all users in the blockchain industry logged into a gaming dapp. But with traditional […]

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An offer of experience and impact for virtual worlds

NEW YORK, January 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Key points to remember Deloitte’s unlimited reality offering helps clients leverage next-generation strategies, tools and technologies to create and connect virtual worlds for industrial, work, enterprise and consumer contexts. Our new Studio Dimension10 offers both a physical and virtual destination, an innovation space where Deloitte professionals and clients […]

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Battle Saga, the ultimate metaverse gaming platform,

SEOUL, South Korea, Jan. 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Battle Saga is a next-generation strategy game that allows users to tap an innovative and unlimited revenue stream from its great metaverse gaming platform. The blockchain infrastructure and metaverse platform allows players to join a huge virtual BattleVerse world immersed in social and financial potential where […]

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Disney parks will feature virtual AR worlds

The House of Mouse may soon enter the Metaverse. The Walt Disney Company has patented a way to bring virtual AR worlds to Disney parks – without visitors needing to wear headsets or goggles. According to SiliconValley.com, Disney was awarded the patent for US Patent and Trademark Office on December 28 to develop a virtual […]

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How important will the time spent in virtual worlds be?

Investors are still trying to assess the financial implications of the metaverse as companies, including Meta platforms’ (NASDAQ:FB) Facebook – jockey for first mover advantages in the digital space. But will consumers show up? In this video from The Virtual Opportunity Fair, recorded on December 21Fool contributors Asit Sharma and Demitri Kalogeropoulos discuss the prospect […]

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Beyond cars: Hyundai says ‘metamobility’ will connect the real and virtual worlds in the future

Hyundai Motor Co envisions an interactive and part-virtual future it calls “metamobility”, where a variety of robotic devices interact with humans to provide a wide range of mobility services, from automated individual transportation to remote control of robots in “smart” factories. Hyundai executives, led by Chief Executive Euisun Chung, expanded on the vision during a […]

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Cutting-edge virtual worlds

“You are an explorer, and you represent our species, and the greatest good you can do is bring back a new idea because our world is threatened by the lack of good ideas. Our world is in crisis because of the absence of conscience.” -Terence McKenna In many ways, the future is closely tied to […]

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Reinventing TV, Virtual Worlds and Carbon Counting: The Biggest Media Stories of 2021

As part of our Best of 2021 series, our reporters have taken a look at some of the biggest stories of the past 12 months. After a full year of weekly columns on the future of media, media editor John McCarthy recaps the top trends marketers should know about in 2022. In 2021, digital accounted […]

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VR gaming platform arcade raises $145 million

Rec Room, a free-to-play VR gaming platform, raised $145 million, valuing the company at $3.5 billion. Led by Coatue Management, the funding round included existing investors Sequoia Capital, Index Ventures and Madrona Venture Group. Rec Room will use the new capital to expand its creative tools, expand to new platforms, and grow an audience that […]

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Burt Polson’s Real Estate in Napa Valley: Virtual Worlds and the Reality Behind Them | Business

BURT POLSON Virtual worlds may sound like science fiction, but the opportunity to immerse yourself in another world is there. It’s much deeper and broader than wearing virtual reality (VR) glasses and playing video games. All major tech companies are racing to become the go-to platform as the metaverse becomes a part of our lives. […]

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Oculus Passthrough API lets developers blend the real and virtual worlds

With the help of the new Oculus Passthrough API, VR app developers can more easily create mixed reality experiences. Oculus has taken the next step in mixed reality development with the introduction of its new Passthrough API. The Passthrough API allows developers to seamlessly blend the real and virtual worlds, opening up the possibility for […]

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Blend physical and virtual worlds for competitive advantage

Virtual realities of old were considered science fiction, but these worlds have been a reality for a long time. Although we are still only at the precipice of what virtual reality technology is capable of, Covid-19 has forced more online interactions, from working to learning, socializing, shopping and for medical applications, highlighting a multitude of […]

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Enjin, virtual worlds bring ancient Egypt into the metaverse

Key points to remember Enjin Protocol partners with Virtual Worlds and Enjin to create NFTs of the Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza. NFTs will be available to view in the metaverse. Enjin and Virtual Worlds will also organize events such as treasure hunts to allow users to virtually explore ancient Egypt in the […]

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10 Must-Visit Places – Destructoid

Sponsored by PartyCasino.fun Video games allow us to explore truly fantastic realms, places beyond belief or, sometimes, even understanding. the Unexplored the games took us to deep jungles and sweltering deserts. Skyrim brought us to a mystical realm of magic and dragons. Assassin’s Creed sent us to places throughout history, from the Crusades to Renaissance […]

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Could the rise of virtual worlds spell the end of corporate branding?

“This could be the end of corporate branding and this could be the new era of personal branding,” according to futurist Tracey Follows. Speaking at the Festival of Marketing: Fast Forward today (June 9), Follows explained how the changing nature of identity for consumers and businesses could mean big changes in how the two interact. […]

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NVIDIA launches “Omniverse” technology to enable companies to create virtual worlds

At its 2020 GPU Technology Conference, Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) announced that Omniverse, a new platform built on its hardware, was opening for beta testing. And CEO Jensen Huang announced at this year’s conference that Omniverse will become a new enterprise service available this summer. Designed as a collaborative virtual world for engineers and developers, this […]

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This new cyberpunk RPG lets you solve crimes in virtual worlds

This tabletop-inspired isometric RPG has a neat premise. You are a private detective hired to solve cases in virtual worlds. A game detective, if you will. You know, a… gamedec? Yeah, it’s a terrible name, but the concept of diving into simulated worlds and solving crimes is strong. Set in Warsaw in the 22nd century, […]

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NFTs for Fashion in the Real and Virtual Worlds Are Inevitable — Quartz

Fashion is rarely about utility. It is also a means of self-expression and a means of communicating one’s status and identity. With many shoppers today looking for ways to signal these attributes in the digital world as much as the physical world, this has created an opportunity for fashion to go virtual. Some of the […]

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Immerse yourself in virtual worlds with the Oculus Rift S for $100 off

For nearly a month now, Amazon has been selling the Oculus Rift S for $100 off, bringing the price down to $299. We didn’t cover this deal over the holidays as it didn’t ship until January. Now that we’re in January, however, we think it’s time to highlight the sell-off. If you buy a Rift […]

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Where the physical and virtual worlds converge

Getty For over 200,000 years, we humans only had access to the physical world, full of objects we could touch, taste, hear, smell and see. In the 1980s, the Internet gave birth to cyberspace: a virtual computer world designed to facilitate online communication. Then, in 1991, the Web became accessible to the public; a new […]

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Why Roblox Virtual Worlds Could Give You Real Winnings

Roblox — the immersive user-generated gaming platform that is gearing up to go public — recently helped promote Player two loan, Ernest Cline’s new sci-fi novel about a high-stakes virtual reality treasure hunt. Based on the impressive numbers released by Roblox in its Nov. 19 S-1, investors have several good reasons to consider hunting for […]

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The pandemic has blurred the lines between our real and virtual worlds

I recently observed a Zoom call between an eight-year-old girl named Lucy and an adult caller. During the seven-minute chat, Lucy answered questions, discussed her relationship with her parents, and inquired about the other person’s pets. It was pretty normal childish conversation, except for one thing: Lucy isn’t real. He is a fictional, cartoon-rendered character […]

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How the Bitcoin Blockchain Adds Trust to Virtual Worlds: Omniscape’s XR Metaverse

What do the names “Metaverse”, “OASIS” and “Matrix” have in common? These are famous examples of virtual reality from science fiction, technologically advanced digital worlds where the VR experience is fully immersive and, in most cases, indistinguishable from physical reality. So many minds and companies are working to build such an environment that its emergence […]

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US patent no. 9,555,334: System and method for managing virtual worlds mapped to real locations in a mobile-compatible massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG)

Issued January 31, 2017 to Qualcomm Inc. Priority Date December 13, 2006 Summary: US Patent No. 9,555,334 (the ‘334 patent) relates to wireless communications on a mobile device for interacting with the virtual world in an MMORPG. MMORPGs are games designed to be played by a large number of people at once. In these games, […]

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All about the real and virtual worlds of 2054 – PlayStation.Blog

Free up some time on your schedule this weekend and dive into the world of Hyper Scape, the fast-paced, free-to-play battle royale season 1 of which has just launched on PlayStation 4. In Hyper Scape, 99 players – single player or in teams of three – compete in Crown Rush and dive into the completely […]

Social games

Japan set to limit game-like collecting in social games

A social gaming variant of these types of toy machines may soon be illegal in Japan. Many in and around the video game industry have long worried about how many social games seem designed to encourage compulsive spending on digital gadgets rather than strategic gameplay decisions. Now, the Japanese government looks set to crack down […]

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People who cheat in social games are more likely to cheat in real life – TechCrunch

Social games continued to grow in popularity in 2011, so much so that PopCap’s November study found that 120 million people in the US and UK play social games at least once a week, of which 81 million play at least once a day. In terms of year-over-year growth, this is a 71% increase over […]

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Here’s how advertisers can participate in social games

Placement of McDonald’s products inside FarmVille Viralblog I realized I was a gamer when I didn’t sleep three nights in a row playing EverQuest, which was a popular retail MMORPG. As I watch what it was like to be a player and what it is now, I am fascinated by the sea change that has […]

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Do “FarmVille” parodies mean we’ve had enough of social games?

“Cow Clicker” is a parody Facebook game where you click cows to earn the right to click more cows. STORY HIGHLIGHTS Interest in social games, such as Facebook’s “FarmVille,” may decline Some Experts Say Social Media Games Put Business Concerns Before Artistic Concerns Zynga designer: social games “emphasize fun and playability” rather than complex technology […]