GBR Interview: Blackstorm Labs’ Ernestine Fu Discusses Upgrades to EverWing with Gamebot and AI Chatbot on Facebook Messenger

GBR Interview: Blackstorm Labs’ Ernestine Fu Discusses Upgrades to EverWing with Gamebot and AI Chatbot on Facebook Messenger Blackstorm Labs announced this week the global launch of a new AI chatbot for their fast-paced adventure shooter game EverWing on Facebook Messenger’s Instant Games. This is an extension of the original EverWing title that debuted in November […]

Neil Schneider, Exec Director of the ITA: Latest VR Market Data, Let’s Get Our Mojo Back

In this author’s opinion, the virtual reality market is having a crisis of faith.  It’s struggling to come to grips with its limited sales, it is grasping on to the same hyped up reports promoting that we’ll do better next decade, and I have yet to see a single projection giving a convincing explanation as […]

Project Scorpio’s Final Specs

Digital Foundry, a site focused on 4K gaming videos, has published the final specs for Microsoft’s upcoming Project Scorpio.  Richard Leadbetter, a journalist with Digital Foundry was invited to Microsoft for an indepth exclusive preview of the tech under the hood of Microsoft’s anticipated Project Scorpio. Video hightlights of Rich’s Project Scorpio assessment Project Scorpio […]

Tech Watch: High Quality Animation Automated With Machine Learning from Speech Graphics

Use of  Machine Learning Improves Quality and Shortens Time Needed For Large Scale Production Such as Animation The recent headlines surrounding Mass Effect Andromeda’s quality of facial animation has brought to light some significant challenges in modern video game production. Developers are in a constant arms race for higher fidelity graphics while players and users […]

Silicon Studio Launches Xenko – Open C# and VR-Optimized Game Engine

Xenko is a Scalable, Open and Flexible C# Game Engine With High-end Graphics and Rendering Features, Available in April   After a comprehensive beta test that lasted nearly two years, Silicon Studio Corporation announced the Game Developer’s Conference in San Francisco, their official commercial release of its Xenko game engine, an open source engine designed […]