Pinterest details the AI that powers its content moderation

Join Transform 2021 for the most important themes in enterprise AI & Data. Learn more. Pinterest this morning peeled back the curtains on the AI and machine learning technologies it’s using to combat harmful content on its platform. Leveraging algorithms to automatically detect adult content, hateful activities, medical misinformation, drugs, graphic violence, and more before […]

Five Star Wars Stories That Would Make Great Games

Now that Lucasfilm is allowing more publishers and developers to take a crack at making Star Wars games, I’d love to see a handful of Star Wars “classics” get reborn as interactive experiences. I put “classics” in air quotes because Star Wars’ history is so complicated and messy that some its greatest stories no longer […]

Debunking The Myth That Lara Croft’s Design Was The Result Of A Bug

Stories about iconic bugs become part of a game’s history, told and retold until they become myth. Much like stories in film about enforced method acting or once-in-a-lifetime takes, these errors gradually take on a life of their own that is unique to the medium of games. The legacy of Tomb Raider is no exception. […]

Diablo 2: The First Game That Made Me Wonder About Age Restrictions

Growing up as a gamer in the early ’90s could be considered a worry-free time, without any restrictions. The first gaming system I remember playing was the SNES. It was the stuff childhoods were made of! In the summer, there was nobody to stop me from making a potato of myself via a day’s worth […]

Study shows that federated learning can lead to reduced carbon emissions

Carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide levels are at the highest they’ve been in the last 800,000 years. Together with other drivers, greenhouse gases likely catalyzed the global warming that’s been observed since the mid-20th century. Machine learning models, too, have contributed indirectly to the adverse environmental trend. That’s because they require a substantial amount […]

New Study Shows That Gaming Can Be A Full-Time Job

In a survey of 7,933 gamers, out of approximately 32 million gamers in the UK, conducted by, participants were asked about their choice of gaming device, time spent gaming and hours spent sleeping. PlayStation ranked first as the most common console with 41% of gamers saying they used the Sony gaming console, followed by […]

Star Wars: 10 Planets That Would Make For A Perfect Open-World Setting

With the production of Ubisoft’s open-world Star Wars game being recently announced, there’s a lot to ask of what they’re going to do with the franchise. This studio is plenty known for its open-world formula with series like Assassin’s Creed and Watch Dogs, but a series known for planet-hopping makes people wonder how well they’ll […]

10 Best Open-World Games That Are Not RPGs

With each passing year, video games become more complex. Especially within the past decade, open-world games have proven to be a pretty general canvas for many different types of experiences. The possibilities are virtually endless. A large amount of open-world games these days are RPGs, filled with complex stats and skill trees. However, there are many […]

BioMutant — remember that? — gets a launch date for PS4, Xbox One

BioMutant finally has a launch date. THQ Nordic’s “open-world, post-apocalyptic kung fu fable” arrives May 25, 2021 on PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One. Originally due in 2018, BioMutant is developed by Experiment 101, which Avalanche Studios’ former creative director, Stefan Ljungqvist, founded in 2015. THQ Nordic is the game’s publisher. In BioMutant, players […]