A fun chat with Zhiana, a great cosplayer and part of the Geek Bomb brigade, about all the latest developments in World of Warcraft. What have we been up to? What are we hoping for in 8.2 and where the story will go next? Why did Seamus make a Dark Iron Monk? All this and plenty more random Warcraftery so tune in and catch up.
This week on Jetpacks Are Overrated, a conversation about the state of passwords. From biometrics to two-factor authentication, there’s a lot of new tools in the mix that might lead some to feel like there will be a version of our future out there on the horizon where we can finally stop having to remember so many damn passwords!
This week on The Esports Moment we go one-on-one with Jack Harari, Vice President of International Partnerships at Activision Blizzard Esports Leagues. That means all the esports action outside the US across all the Blizzard and Activision esports – especially Overwatch League, which we dig into in our chat.
Few urban artists are as monumental as Christo. Not everybody has nailed the idea of wrapping buildings in fabric and rope, and now – almost 60 years after first conceiving the idea – he gets to wrap Paris’ Arc de Triomphe.
From concept to finished card, we explore some of the latest arrivals in the newest set Rise of Shadows with two of Hearthstone’s game designers, Liv Breeden and Stephen Chang. Wait ’til you hear how cool their concepting tools are! That should be a game all its own…
I’ve got a short and sweet chat this week, looking at the state of AI adversaries and challenge systems in video games. Not from the perspective of ‘can this AI beat the humans’, but instead from the idea that AI could do a lot to enhance our enjoyment of game experiences if we start applying it in new ways.
Another podcast from our journey to Katowice, Poland, for Intel Extreme Masters, as Seamus caught up over a coffee with Erik Anderson, FaZe Clan’s Head of Esports.
Incredible as it may seem, the end of March marks 20 years since the release of the first film in the Matrix franchise directed by The Wachowski siblings. This “cyberpunk” sci-fi movie was a box office hit with its dystopian futuristic vision, distinctive fashion sense, and slick, innovative action sequences. But it was also a catalyst for popular discussion around some very big philosophical themes.
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.
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.
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…