Tag: gaming industry

I’m so sick of games that shoot themselves in the foot just to boost phoney player engagement numbers

I’m so sick of…

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Trade Prince Gallywix counting his ill-gotten gains or Bobby Kotick enjoying post-Blizzard life? (Image credit: Blizzard) This isn't the…
Baldur’s Gate 3 actors tear into AI voice cloning: ‘That is stealing not just my job but my identity’

Baldur’s Gate 3 actors…

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Eurogamer took to the red carpet at the BAFTA awards to check in with the voice actors behind Baldur's…
I tried two demos of machine learning AI NPCs, and they didn’t convince me AI will lead to anything that immersive sims like Deus Ex haven’t already done better

I tried two demos…

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My favorite news story of 2023 had nothing to do with AI—or at least I didn't think it did…
‘Devs are getting ground up as collateral damage’: Fallout: New Vegas lead says burnout has replaced crunch as ‘the primary hazard of the game industry’

‘Devs are getting ground…

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Crunch (imposing long periods of major overtime to meet a deadline) has been a major spectre in the games'…
Roblox executive acknowledges ‘you can say, okay, we are exploiting child labour,’ but would prefer you saw them as job creators

Roblox executive acknowledges ‘you…

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Acknowledging that your company's practices could be seen as exploiting child labor is a bold move, even if you…
FCC will vote on bringing back net neutrality regulations on April 25

FCC will vote on…

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The FCC has announced that it will vote on a proposal to restore net neutrality on April 25, a…
A software quirk caused Discord’s April Fools’ video to accidentally rack up more than 1

A software quirk caused…

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Like just about every other company in the Western world, Discord rattled off an April Fools' gag yesterday about…
US government denies ESRB’s AI-powered face-scanning ‘age estimation’ proposal, but it’s probably not gone for good

US government denies ESRB’s…

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In 2023, the Entertainment Software Rating Board, along with digital identity company Yoti and “youth marketing solutions” provider Superawesome,…
This year’s best April Fools’ Day gaming gags: Bears, bugs, and 97,000 floppy disks

This year’s best April…

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Over the years I've devolved from a fun-loving scamp into a crusty curmudgeon—practically a coot at this stage—when it…
1998’s Unreal was a big deal, but its free editing tool was the true game changer—and the origin of countless careers

1998’s Unreal was a…

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Recruitment into game development is a many-tentacled thing in 2024. You might decide to study a degree in one…