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In advertising, the ‘gamer' demographic is useless

IN ADVERTISING, THE ‘GAMER' DEMOGRAPHIC IS USELESS

The idea of "gamers" - as a generic, singular, targetable group - are dead, and the ad industry is coping with the loss.

Zynga starts a new racing game studio in United Kingdom

ZYNGA STARTS A NEW RACING GAME STUDIO IN UNITED KINGDOM

Mobile gaming publisher.Zynga has announced the opening of a new studio located in the heart of Birmingham, United Kingdom

 
 
 
AI Weekly: NeurIPS proves machine learning at scale is hard

AI WEEKLY: NEURIPS PROVES MACHINE LEARNING AT SCALE IS HARD

Like interest in machine learning, the world's largest AI research conference NeurIPS is growing fast, and organizers are exploring...

GamesBeat Decides 133: Xbox Series X reactions, NPD, and more

GAMESBEAT DECIDES 133: XBOX SERIES X REACTIONS, NPD, AND MORE

The GamesBeat Decides podcast returns to talk about the Xbox Series X, the recent November NPD report, and The Game Awards.

 
 
 
The DeanBeat: Do blockbuster games require more people to make than movies?

THE DEANBEAT: DO BLOCKBUSTER GAMES REQUIRE MORE PEOPLE TO MAKE THAN MOVIES?

We saw plenty of blockbuster games - some still in the making - last night at The Game Awards, an event that is often labeled the Oscars...

Google AI chief Jeff Dean interview: Machine learning trends in 2020

GOOGLE AI CHIEF JEFF DEAN INTERVIEW: MACHINE LEARNING TRENDS IN 2020

Google AI chief Jeff Dean talks about the carbon footprint of machine learning, how ML can help design ASIC chips for ML, and 2020...

 
 
 

FAST & FURIOUS: CROSSROADS LIVES VIDEO GAMES A QUARTER-MILE AT A TIME

During The Game Awards tonight, Fast & Furious star Michelle Rodriguez announced a new game in the franchise is coming next year. It's...

The Game Awards: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice takes game of the year

THE GAME AWARDS: SEKIRO: SHADOWS DIE TWICE TAKES GAME OF THE YEAR

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice won the Game of the Year at The Game Awards.

 
 
 
Telltale confirms it will make The Wolf Among Us 2

TELLTALE CONFIRMS IT WILL MAKE THE WOLF AMONG US 2

LCG Entertainment, doing business as Telltale, has confirmed that The Wolf Among Us 2 has been revived and is again in development.

WOLFEYE'S FIRST GAME IS WEIRD WEST, AN ACTION-RPG THAT MARRIES THE OLD WEST WITH THE SUPERNATURAL

The Weird West is the debut action-RPG from independent game developer WolfEye Studios. The publisher is Devolver Digital.

 
 
 
Path of the Warrior is VR's Streets of Rage, and it's out now

PATH OF THE WARRIOR IS VR'S STREETS OF RAGE, AND IT'S OUT NOW

Path of the Warrior is a new beat-'em-up for VR headsets like Oculus Quest and Rift. It was a surprise launch during The Game Awards.

DARK ALLIANCE IS A NEW D&D ACTION-RPG STARRING DRIZZT DO'URDEN AND THE COMPANIONS OF THE HALL

Dark Alliance is a new Dungeons & Dragons video game starring the popular Drizzt Do'Urden. It's an action-RPG starring the Companions...

 
 
 
Ultimate Rivals: The Rink hockey game debuts on Apple Arcade with celebrity athletes

ULTIMATE RIVALS: THE RINK HOCKEY GAME DEBUTS ON APPLE ARCADE WITH CELEBRITY ATHLETES

Apple announced that Ultimate Rivals: The Rink, a casual hockey game that is the first in a series of sports games, debuted on Apple...

Ruined King game is set in the League of Legends universe

RUINED KING GAME IS SET IN THE LEAGUE OF LEGENDS UNIVERSE

Airship Syndicate announced it is working on Ruined King, a Riot Forge game, which means it is a third-party game in the League of...

 
 
 
Microsoft shows Senua's Saga: Hellblade II for Xbox Series X

MICROSOFT SHOWS SENUA'S SAGA: HELLBLADE II FOR XBOX SERIES X

Microsoft showed off a big new game for its next-generation game console: Senua's Saga: Hellblade II, coming in the holidays of 2020.

PLAYSTATION 5 GETS GODFALL LOOTER-SLASHER FROM GEARBOX PUBLISHING

Earbox Publishing and developer Counterplay Games have just made the first official PlayStation 5 game announcement: Godfall. This...

 
 
 
Amazon Games' New World open world MMO arrives in May 2020

AMAZON GAMES' NEW WORLD OPEN WORLD MMO ARRIVES IN MAY 2020

Amazon Games plans to launch its New World massively multiplayer online PC game in May 2020. The game is an ambitious title that Amazon...

November 2019 NPD hardware: Nintendo Switch tops the U.S. charts

NOVEMBER 2019 NPD HARDWARE: NINTENDO SWITCH TOPS THE U.S. CHARTS

Nintendo Switch dominated the November 2019 NPD hardware report. It is having an easy time as the PS4 and Xbox One are on the way out.

 
 
 
Google launches AutoML Natural Language with improved text classification and model training

GOOGLE LAUNCHES AUTOML NATURAL LANGUAGE WITH IMPROVED TEXT CLASSIFICATION AND MODEL TRAINING

Google Cloud's service for natural language extraction and analysis, AutoML Natural Language, is now generally available.

GAME.TV RAISES $25 MILLION TO BRING ESPORTS TO DISCORD, TWITTER, AND FACEBOOK

Game.tv has raised $25 million in funding to build out Tourney, its AI-powered esports tournament platform for mobile games.

 
 
 



Man who stole $88,000 from bank vault caught after he flashed stacks of...

Man who stole $88,000 from bank vault caught after he flashed stacks of bills on social media

Authorities say a bank employee allegedly stole $88,000 from the bank's vault and later posted photos to social media of him holding large stacks of cash. Read more ...

After two kids killed amid Arizona flooding, third child's body recovered

After two kids killed amid Arizona flooding, third child's body recovered

Searchers found the body of another child Friday in Arizona close to where floodwaters swept away and killed two other kids. Read more ...

UFC 245: How to watch the must-see Usman vs. Covington fight

UFC 245: How to watch the must-see Usman vs. Covington fight

The moment for Kamaru Usman and Colby Convington to settle their months-long war of words finally arrives with their fight Saturday night at UFC 245 in Las Vegas. The fight... Read more ...

Where will Joe Burrow rank among the biggest Heisman voting blowouts?

Where will Joe Burrow rank among the biggest Heisman voting blowouts?

The question is not whether Joe Burrow will win the 2019 Heisman Trophy; it's whether the LSU quarterback will set the record for the biggest landslide in voting history. Read more ...

Ex-Sudan president Omar al-Bashir sentenced to 2 years for corruption

Ex-Sudan president Omar al-Bashir sentenced to 2 years for corruption

Former Sudan president Omar al-Bashir was convicted Saturday of corruption and money laundering and will face two years at a correctional facility. Now 75, al-Bashir was spared... Read more ...

A baby was born at 12:12 p.m. on 12/12

A baby was born at 12:12 p.m. on 12/12

The birth was not only a numeric coincidence, but also coincided with the peak of the last full moon of the decade. Read more ...

The good, the bad & the ugly about US-China trade breakthrough

The good, the bad & the ugly about US-China trade breakthrough

The limited deal between the world's two largest economies was welcomed by the stock markets and international organizations, but there are concerns that the deal is far from... Read more ...

Fantasy football: Players to start, sit for NFL Week 15

Fantasy football: Players to start, sit for NFL Week 15

The Post's Drew Loftis evaluates all the relevant fantasy football news ahead of Week 15 of the NFL season. Big Weeks Ryan Tannehill QB, Titans, vs. Texans Houston was carved... Read more ...

Giorgio Armani just dropped $17.5 million on a Manhattan penthouse that has...

Giorgio Armani just dropped $17.5 million on a Manhattan penthouse that has stained glass windows and looks like a church - here's a look inside

Billionaire fashion designer Giorgio Armani recently dropped nearly $17.5 million on Manhattan penthouse, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal 's Katherine... Read more ...

Jingle Ball 2019: Birthday girl Taylor Swift and Santa-suited Lizzo rule the...

Jingle Ball 2019: Birthday girl Taylor Swift and Santa-suited Lizzo rule the stage

Taylor Swift must have had another birthday party to get to on Friday night. Performing at the Z100 Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden on her 30th birthday, the pop superstar... Read more ...