Pokemon Go June 2018 Community Day Takes Place This Weekend

The next Pokemon Go Community Day is right around the corner. The event takes place this Saturday, June 16, giving players another chance to capture rare Pokemon and earn some extra bonuses. As Niantic previously revealed, the featured Pokemon in this month’s Community Day is Larvitar. The Rock-type monster will spawn much more frequently than normal during the event hours, and if past Community Days are any indication, players...

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E3 2018: Xbox Is Investing In Its Future–And That’s A Big Deal
Jun14

E3 2018: Xbox Is Investing In Its Future–And That’s A Big Deal

Prior to E3, things weren’t looking great for Microsoft. Booty says that he also has some “complete blank slates.” For the hiring of Darrell Gallagher, who heads up the newly formed Santa Monica studio, Booty gave him a “blank piece of paper,” and told him, “You go hire the team you want. You go work on the game you want. We’re going to get you a building you want, and we want to just start a...

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Concrete Genie is E3 2018’s must-play game about bullying
Jun14

Concrete Genie is E3 2018’s must-play game about bullying

In a convention about wars past, present and future, sports games and fantasy worlds set far, far away from our own, one game stood out to me with its strong grounding in reality and even stronger message of anti-bullying. It’s called Concrete Genie and while it didn’t get a trailer during Sony’s keynote, it’s something I couldn’t get enough of at the show. So how exactly did a game about a teenager with...

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Samsung’s Chromebook Plus (V2) gets turbocharged with an Intel processor
Jun14

Samsung’s Chromebook Plus (V2) gets turbocharged with an Intel processor

Samsung has revealed a second-generation of its Chromebook Plus convertible, with the new spin on the 2-in-1 laptop getting beefed up with an Intel processor. The original Samsung Chromebook Plus ran with an ARM-based hexa-core CPU, whereas the new model goes with an Intel processor – just like its Chromebook Pro sibling – albeit not a Core family CPU, but a Celeron 3965Y. That’s a dual-core chip which runs at 1.5GHz with a TDP...

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Ubisoft’s AI lip-sync tech could have applications beyond gaming
Jun14

Ubisoft’s AI lip-sync tech could have applications beyond gaming

We’re sure we’re not alone when we say that when someone mentions AI in games, our minds immediately jump to NPCs and enemies; their movements, their reactions, their, well, intelligence. All of it is part of a game’s AI. But, as it turns out, AI is so much more than that in games. After a conversation with Yves Jacques, the head of Ubisoft’s La Forge technology research project, we gained a much better idea of...

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