Destiny 2 PvP is finally getting some love from Bungie

Destiny 2’s PvP community has been up in arms for months. Between rampant cheating in the pinnacle Trials of Osiris game mode and their frustration at a lack of new maps, players focused on the Crucible have felt ignored for quite some time. But ahead of Bungie’s Destiny 2 showcase on Aug. 24 — which […]

Nvidia is tracking more than 8,500 AI startups with $60B in funding

All the sessions from Transform 2021 are available on-demand now. Watch now. Nvidia is tracking more than 8,500 AI startups through its Inception AI startup program. Those companies have raised more than $60 billion in funding and come from 90 countries, Nvidia said. Based on estimates from market researcher Pitchbook, the Nvidia numbers represent roughly […]

AI Weekly: AI adoption is driving cloud growth

All the sessions from Transform 2021 are available on-demand now. Watch now. The adoption of cloud technologies continues to accelerate. According to the newest report from Canalys, in Q2 2021, companies spent $5 billion more on cloud infrastructure services compared to the previous quarter. While a number of factors are responsible, including an increased focus […]

What Exactly Is Facebook's 'Metaverse' Group Building?

Facebook Reality Labs is “standing up a Metaverse product group”, but it isn’t clear what this actually means. FRL’s VP Andrew Bosworth announced the new effort in a Facebook post, though it’s light on specific details: “The Metaverse is already here as a collection of digital worlds each with its own physics to determine what’s […]

Cruelty Squad is both brilliant and hard to love

There are few games like Cruelty Squad. It’s a brilliant entry into the immersive sim genre that critiques capitalism and the military-industrial complex. It’s also — and there’s no polite way to say this — a complete assault on the senses. The game is ugly, loud, and difficult. Playing Cruelty Squad can feel a lot […]

Why Final Fantasy 14 is just so hot right now

Final Fantasy 14 has been shattered before, but not by its own players. Droves of new and returning players are flooding the MMO’s servers, resulting in lengthy queue times and even a brief period where the digital version of the game went out of stock. This leap in popularity is both unprecedented and unexpected. It’s […]

This terrible bird is destroying top-tier Pokémon in Unite

Before Pokémon Unite, I didn’t care about the Pokémon called Cramorant. The bird-like flying-water type was released in Pokémon Sword and Shield, and besides a funny gimmick where it carried Pikachu, nothing really drew me to it. But now it’s obvious to me: Cormorant, oops I mean CRAM-orant, the Pokémon whose namesake comes from combining […]

Skyward Sword is the exact opposite of Breath of the Wild, but it’s still great

In The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, characters find solace in playing their part in a grand tradition. The earliest chronological renditions of Link and Zelda, the two characters who will be reincarnated time and again throughout The Legend of Zelda’s intricate timeline, are more than happy to carry out the roles they’re told are […]

Take-Two Is Taking Down More GTA Mods, Bad News For GTA Modders Scene

Grand Theft Auto has always had a robust modding community, but many of the GTA modders in the scene are finding themselves in Take-Two’s crosshairs. While takedown notices have been a thing in the past from Take-Two, especially earlier this year when looking at Vice City, it appears that the company is ramping up the […]

Oath Is One Of The Strangest (And Best) Board Games Of The Year

When we speak of games, genres and playstyles become an easy shorthand to relay information; if you enjoy this game, you’ll probably like this other game that is like it. That can be a powerful way to communicate recommendations, but it can also be a dangerous crutch when encountering something new. That’s the case with […]