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 […]

Game-Changer For AMD With Launch of Ryzen 7 For High-Performance PCs

Ryzen’s anticipation has increased AMD’s stock price by 600% Yesterday AMD announced the global launch of AMD Ryzen 7 desktop processors, with pre-orders starting from more than 180 global etailers and boutique OEMs. Focused on PC gamers, content creators, enthusiasts, and fans worldwide, AMD is positioning Ryzen goes head-to-head with Intel. Financial markets seem to like AMD’s […]

Microsoft Acquires Simplygon to Accelerate “3D for Everyone”

Microsoft acquired Simplygon on Jan. 17 for an undisclosed amount to further develop Microsoft’s “3D for Everyone” vision. Simplygon, which developed by Donya Labs AB, a privately held company based in Sweden, develops 3D-optimization solutions for game developers, focusing on helping developers create 3D content faster, streamlining the workflow.   This saves AAA game studios […]

Virtual Reality Headset Manufacturers Create New Trade Group – Global Virtual Reality Association

VIRTUAL REALITY INDUSTRY LEADERS COME TOGETHER TO CREATE NEW ASSOCIATION Acer Starbreeze, Google, HTC VIVE, Facebook’s Oculus, Samsung, and Sony Interactive Entertainment today announced the creation of a non-profit organization of international headset manufacturers to promote the growth of the global virtual reality (VR) industry. The Global Virtual Reality Association (GVRA) will develop and share […]