The latest AI fakery is thankfully something more peaceful and calming than most. Doodle some colours on a screen and NVIDIA’s GauGAN (get it?) will turn them into photorealistic landscapes.
The Esports Moment: Nicola Piggott, Co-founder of The Story Mob (Esports Communications Consultancy)
This week we’re bringing you one of the best voices in the business for selling what esports has to offer to big business. Nicola Piggott is the co-founder of Story Mob, an esports communications consultancy that works closely with some of the biggest teams and brands in the industry. Team Liquid, G2, Splyce, Kinguin, Riot Games and many more.
Open Bionics delivers an awesome BB-8 decorated bionic arm that delivers superheroic vibes all day long
Sometimes a kid needs a bionic arm. But when that arm is given some cool styling like a BB-8 theme – and excellent functionality too – you might just make that kid feel like a superhero too.
I’ve enjoyed the odd game of Catan, but I’m also a sucker for a good theme. Sheep, wool and wood just aren’t all that exciting. But what about collecting dilithium crystals, oxygen, and other precious space resources to help my outposts succeed? I’m listening…
The first 3D zebra crossing in the UK has been painted on a road in north-west London – very close to one of the world’s most famous zebra crossings – in an effort to make drivers pay closer attention and increase pedestrian safety.
Online games and toxicity. Like flies on the proverbial, it’s just something that has been deemed an inescapable part of playing online. But it really shouldn’t be. This isn’t what civilised society acts like. And thankfully, some games are trying to deal with it by encouraging and rewarding positive play.
The great Danny Trejo will bring some hardcore energy to the role of Boots in the ‘Dora the Explorer’ Movie
Don’t mess with Boots. I mean, why does a monkey wear those boots anyway? He’s got some attitude. And those boots are made for walking. All over you…
This week I popped into the IGN studio to get face to face with Cam Shea and geek out about all the latest news around Hearthstone. We dive into the Year of the Dragon, the Specialist esports format, the Rise of Shadows announcement and the idea of a whole story threading through the year ahead. Plus how important this year’s rotation is as well as those early Hall of Fame moves.
Wyld Stallions needs to save us ASAP. But if we can hold it together until second half of 2020 they’ll finally bring about World Peace like the future we were promised at the end of the Bogus Journey.
The OWL grand concept of city-based teams playing regularly out of their home cities is set to become real in 2020. A lot doubted if the idea could truly happen – but next season, it’s on!
Over at IEM I caught up with two of the Aussie casters covering all the action from the Starcraft stage. Usually we only ever get one of these great Australians calling on the world stage at a time, so it was special to be able to catch both Jared ‘PiG’ Krenzel and Leigh ‘Maynarde’ Mandalov behind the scenes on the other side of the world.
Finally, an ethicist is warning us that the way we treat AI today might make them murder us tomorrow
All those videos of engineers abusing robots to show how stable or agile they are really might bite us in the butt in the future, according to one ethicist. So let’s scrub the record, and their brains, and start over again being as friendly as possible, yes?