Ads are back in: Monetizing beyond subscriptions and transactions in gaming

GamesBeat Summit 2021 #GBSummit returns with two days of content and networking designed for industry executives. Hosted Online April 28-29, 2021 Register Now Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data. Learn more. The rapid growth of direct-to-consumer streaming platforms has proven that subscriptions are viable. Subscription options have seen […]

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Meet Astra, ‘Valorant’s’ galaxy brain new agent coming in Act 2

“Valorant’s” developers promised a “galaxy brain” new agent, and they have delivered. Astra, a Ghanaian controller agent whose aesthetic is inspired by Afrofuturism, brings a kit and perspective that feel wholly distinct from anything available in the game right now. Astra’s abilities work differently from those of most other agents — with the exception of […]

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Away From Silicon Valley, the Military Is the Ideal Customer

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — Over the rolling, scrub-spotted hills of the Southern California coast, where defense contractors once tested rockets and lasers for President Ronald Reagan’s “Star Wars” missile defense program, what looked like a big, mechanical insect stalked a white pickup truck. Half a mile away, 28-year-old Palmer Luckey, one of the tech industry’s […]

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Hard-coded key vulnerability in Logix PLCs has severity score of 10 out of 10

Enlarge Rockwell Automation Hardware that is widely used to control equipment in factories and other industrial settings can be remotely commandeered by exploiting a newly disclosed vulnerability that has a severity score of 10 out of 10. The vulnerability is found in programmable logic controllers from Rockwell Automation that are marketed under the Logix brand. […]

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MyHeritage offers ‘creepy’ deepfake tool to reanimate dead

MyHeritage Genealogy site MyHeritage has introduced a tool which uses deepfake technology to animate the faces in photographs of dead relatives. Called DeepNostalgia, the firm acknowledged that some people might find the feature “creepy” while others would consider it “magical”. It said it did not include speech to avoid the creation of “deepfake people”. It […]