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Pushing Buttons: The Grand Theft Of Grand Theft Auto

Rockstar is the victim of one of the biggest data breaches in gaming history. It’s not only a blow to developers – it’s a loss for fansDon’t get Pushing Buttons delivered to your inbox? Sign up hereIt’s been a giant week for video game news. Nintendo a...

Official PlayStation Podcast Episode 439: Virtual Impressions

Email us at PSPodcast@sony.com! Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google or RSS, or download here Howdy! This week we talked with Hideaki Nishino, SVP of Platform Experience about the origins of PS VR2 and how cutting-edge games such as Horizon Call of the Mountain are tapping into its next-generation features. Stuff We Talked About PlayStation […]

Share Of The Week: The Last Of Us Part I – Portraits

Last week, we asked you focus closer on The Last of Us Part I and share portraits using the rebuilt game’s photo mode tagged with #PSshare #PSBlog. Here are this week’s highlights: Ceraphyte shares Ellie standing in the fading sunlight with a green forest backdrop. Ixion_VII shares Joel leaning to the right, wearing a gas […]

Genshin Impact Version 3.1: A Journey Through The Desert

Hello, Travelers! This is your Genshin Impact dev team, and today, we’d like to show you more about the other part of Sumeru arriving with Version 3.1 “King Deshret and the Three Magi” on September 28. This time, we will head westward, passing through the rainforest, to step into the starkly beautiful desert. Here, we […]

Resident Evil Village: New Gameplay Details On Shadows Of Rose Story DLC

Hello PlayStation fans! I’m Tsuyoshi Kanda, Producer of Resident Evil Village. Today, I wanted to share more information with you about the Winters’ Expansion DLC and Resident Evil Village Gold Edition, which includes both the base game and Winters’ Expansion.  First, I’d like to kick things off with the new Story DLC, “Shadows of Rose”. […]

Uncharted: Legacy Of Thieves Collection Arrives On PC October 19, 2022

Grab your passports, fortune hunters! We’re honored to announce that Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection arrives on PC October 19th. PC gamers will be able to experience Nathan Drake and Chloe Frazer’s globe-trotting adventures in this collection that includes the remastered and PC-optimized, full-length, single-player games, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Uncharted: The Lost […]

Award-winning Point & Click Adventure Norco Comes To PlayStation October 20

Hi, I’m Yuts, a member of a small game studio called Geography of Robots. We recently released our first game Norco, a point-and-click narrative adventure set in the swamps, refineries, and suburbs of South Louisiana. The game takes inspiration from first-person pixel adventures like Rise of the Dragon, Snatcher, Deja Vu, and more recent titles […]

GFN Thursday Delivers Seven New Games This Week

TGIGFNT: thank goodness it’s GFN Thursday. Start your weekend early with seven new games joining the GeForce NOW library of over 1,400 titles. Whether it’s streaming on an older-than-the-dinosaurs PC, a Mac that normally couldn’t dream of playing PC titles, or mobile devices – it’s all possible to play your way thanks to GeForce NOW. Read article >
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Neon-folk Survival Horror Saturnalia Comes To PS4 And PS5 Next Month

They say it takes a village…and when it came to creating the village of Gravoi, that’s more than true. Saturnalia is a cultural mosaic, inspired in equal parts by cinema, theater, and even architecture—as well as classic video games that emphasize survival and exploration. The result is a deeply textured and thematically rich world, one […]

Reinventing The Wheel: Gatik’s Apeksha Kumavat Accelerates Autonomous Delivery For Wal-Mart And More

As consumers expect faster, cheaper deliveries, companies are turning to AI to rethink how they move goods. Foremost among these new systems are “hub-and-spoke,” or middle-mile, operations, where companies place distribution centers closer to retail operations for quicker access to inventory. However, faster delivery is just part of the equation. These systems must also be Read article >
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Get Up To Speed: Five Reasons Not To Miss NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang’s GTC Keynote Sept. 20

Natural language understanding, the metaverse and the 3D internet, new gaming technology, and advanced AI technologies impacting industries as varied as transportation, healthcare, finance and entertainment are all coming your way. From advances in robotics to supercomputers and hyperscale data centers, the brightest minds in science, industry and the public sector will discuss the latest Read article >
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AI On The Stars: Hyperrealistic Avatars Propel Startup To ‘America’s Got Talent’ Finals

More than 6 million pairs of eyes will be on real-time AI avatar technology in this week’s finale of America’s Got Talent — currently the second-most popular primetime TV show in the U.S.. Metaphysic, a member of the NVIDIA Inception global network of technology startups, is one of 11 acts competing for $1 million and Read article >
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NVIDIA Hopper Sweeps AI Inference Benchmarks In MLPerf Debut

In their debut on the MLPerf industry-standard AI benchmarks, NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPUs set world records in inference on all workloads, delivering up to 4.5x more performance than previous-generation GPUs. The results demonstrate that Hopper is the premium choice for users who demand utmost performance on advanced AI models. Additionally, NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core Read article >
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GeForce NOW Supports Over 1,400 Games Streaming Instantly

This GFN Thursday marks a milestone: With the addition of six new titles this week, more than 1,400 games are now available to stream from the GeForce NOW library. Plus, GeForce NOW members streaming to supported Smart TVs from Samsung and LG can get into their games faster with an improved user interface. Your Games, Read article >
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Model Teachers: Startups Make Schools Smarter With Machine Learning

Like two valedictorians, SimInsights and Photomath tell stories worth hearing about how AI is advancing education. SimInsights in Irvine, Calif., uses NVIDIA conversational AI to make virtual and augmented reality classes lifelike for college students and employee training. Photomath — founded in Zagreb, Croatia and based in San Mateo, Calif. — created an app using Read article >
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NVIDIA GTC Dives Into The Industrial Metaverse, Digital Twins

This month’s NVIDIA GTC provides the best opportunity yet to learn how leading companies and their designers, planners and operators are using the industrial metaverse to create physically accurate, perfectly synchronized, AI-enabled digital twins. The global conference, which runs online Sept. 19-22, will focus in part on how NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise enables companies to design Read article >
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GFN Thursday Slides Into September With 22 New Games

We’d wake you up when September ends, but then you’d miss out on a whole new set of games coming to GeForce NOW. Gear up for 22 games joining the GeForce NOW library, with 19 day-and-date releases including action role-playing game Steelrising. Playing them all will take some serious strategy. And build the perfect Minifigure Read article >
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Fraunhofer Research Leads Way Into Future Of Robotics

Joseph Fraunhofer was a 19th-century pioneer in optics who brought together scientific research with industrial applications. Fast forward to today and Germany’s Fraunhofer Society — Europe’s largest R&D organization — is setting its sights on the applied research of key technologies, from AI to cybersecurity to medicine. Its Fraunhofer IML unit is aiming to push Read article >
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UN Economic Commission For Africa Engages NVIDIA To Boost Data Science In 10 Nations

NVIDIA is collaborating with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) to equip governments and developer communities in 10 nations with data science training and technology to support more informed policymaking and accelerate how resources are allocated. The initiative will empower the countries’ national statistical offices — agencies that handle population censuses data, economic Read article >
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OBS Studio To Release Software Update 28.0 With NVIDIA Broadcast Features ‘In The NVIDIA Studio’

In the NVIDIA Studio celebrates the Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) Studio’s 10th anniversary and its 28.0 software release. Plus, popular streamer WATCHHOLLIE shares how she uses OBS and a GeForce RTX 3080 GPU in a single-PC setup to elevate her livestreams.
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Rendered.ai Founder And CEO Nathan Kundtz On Using AI To Build Better AI

Data is the fuel that makes artificial intelligence run. Training machine learning and AI systems requires data. And the quality of datasets has a big impact on the systems’ results. But compiling quality real-world data for AI and ML can be difficult and expensive. That’s where synthetic data comes in. The guest for this week’s Read article >
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NVIDIA And VMware CEOs Discuss New Era Of Enterprise Computing

Reinventing enterprise computing for the modern era, VMware CEO Raghu Raghuram Tuesday announced the availability of the VMware vSphere 8 enterprise workload platform running on NVIDIA DPUs, or data processing units, an initiative formerly known as Project Monterey. Placing the announcement in context, Raghuram and NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang discussed how running VMware Read article >
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Meet Your Maker: First-Look Preview

Dead by Daylight developers Behaviour Interactive gave us an extended look at what they’re cooking up next, and it couldn’t be anymore different. Meet Your Maker is set in a sort-of rustpunk post-apocalypse where the last survivors of the human race shoot and slice each other to get their hands on the most precious resource imaginable: pure genetic material. The setting is maybe the most mundane thing about this game though. Design-wise, it hopes to blend two seemingly incongruent genres to make a truly unique online experience.Meet Your Maker is really two sub-games in one: a base-builder and speedy dungeon shooter. In the first bit, you build your outpost full of winding paths and traps like bomb ejectors and spiked walls to keep the genetic material prize safe from incoming player-raiders. From the footage it’s tough to see just how big these things can get, but they appear to be massive. There are also several different materials you can build with, but we can’t say for sure what the benefit of one would be over another. When you’re done creating your death fortress, you can populate it with AI guards that can handle various forms of gunslinging and bladeswinging to stop oncoming raiders in their tracks. You can even set the paths they patrol on. All very cool and creative stuff.This seems like A LOT to learn, though. It feels like so much trial and error is involved in getting something like this right that without a great tutorialization at the beginning, I can see lots of people skipping this feature completely to just shoot up the more diligent and determined players who didn’t, similar to how Dreams has more people playing Dreams creations than doing the creating themselves. That said, there are a lot of features only lightly exposed and hinted at here, like being able to quickly test your traps as a raider on the spot, so user friendliness seems to be a large priority here.The combat looks extremely enticing for people who love first-person shooters like Doom.The other half of the game involves raiding other people’s outposts yourself. Running through an enemy outpost requires being extra prepared for anything, being able to adjust your plan on the fly, and having the speed and reflexes to react to sudden problems. Besides your own wits, you’ll have an arsenal of weapons like a gnarly looking bowgun and a punchy shotgun. A sword appears to be an option for close encounters, and can also be used defensively to deflect incoming projectiles. The grappling hook allows you to move across rooms quickly, as well as pull yourself to far-away enemies and close the distance. Put together, the combat looks extremely enticing for people who love first-person shooters like Doom.Bringing genetic material back to your sanctuary for its Chimera, a biological experiment tied to the possible future of humanity, is the main goal. Raids hold a trove of other loot, though, like weapon upgrades and new building materials that you can tweak your own outposts with. You can repeat failed raids multiple times, so progress through tough outposts can happen on your time. You can also recruit a friend to raid with you in co-op. Tackling a challenge with another set of eyes, ears, and guns could make the difference.There's still plenty to be learned about Meet Your Maker. Behaviour Interactive slated the official launch sometime in 2023, but interested parties can sign up for the first closed playtest which will take place in the coming weeks.

UK Daily Deals: Forza Horizon 5 (Xbox Series X) For £29.95

There have been some dynamite deals on Playstation and Xbox games recently, and we're not stopping anytime soon. For those of you that absolutely love your racing games, head on over to Amazon to bag yourself Forza Horizon 5 for just under £30. We've also been severely lacking some LEGO deals recently, so I've been very kind and found all of you a great deal on a LEGO jeep wrangler model, it's 33% off right now so grab it while the deal is still live. Aside from that, it's your standard fare of random deals, PS5 offers, and bits and pieces that we love. £25 off Forza Horizon 5 (Xbox Series X)LEGO Jeep Wrangler Down 30%Crisis Core - Final Fantasy VII - Reunion for £41.95£110 Off This Ecovacs Robot Vacuum Today's Best PS5 DealsRandom DealsModern Warfare Pre-Orders at £59.95

Luna Abyss Announced

Startup developer Bonsai Collective has announced Luna Abyss, a new story-driven bullet-hell FPS set in the depths of a mysterious planet. Bonsai promises "an arsenal of weapons and advanced mobility and traversal mechanics" for players. Luna Abyss is in development for PC, Xbox, and PlayStation platforms. Watch the announcement trailer above and check out the first screenshots in the gallery below.“In the prison atop the Abyss, your one companion is Aylin, an artificial prison sentry watching your every move," Bonsai told us. "She sends convicts deep below for reconnaissance, extraction, and investigation of the collapse. We can’t wait to see what players make of this mysterious world.”Bonsai also says that "you will be challenged by the alien terrain, twisted cosmic horrors inhabiting it, and the disturbing revelations nestling in its depth."IGN will have more on Luna Abyss in the coming months, and you can follow development on its Discord.Ryan McCaffrey is IGN's executive editor of previews and host of both IGN's weekly Xbox show, Podcast Unlocked, as well as our monthly(-ish) interview show, IGN Unfiltered. He's a North Jersey guy, so it's "Taylor ham," not "pork roll." Debate it with him on Twitter at @DMC_Ryan.

Thymesia Review

Thymesia's aggressive combat can be enjoyable, but it's an otherwise forgettable adventure.

We Deserve A AAA Lord Of The Rings Game – Unlocked 557

This week, Ryan’s back from a long-needed vacation! We catch up on a new Lord of the Rings game coming from Weta Workshop and Private Division as well as talk about games we’re looking forward to hearing about at Gamescom next week! We also anticipate Marvel and Disney rolling out a brand new Games Showcase next month! Tons of fun stuff today, so join us in the comments!TIMECODES:00:00:00 - Intro
00:04:50 - Private Division Working on a LOTR Game. Here's what we want.
00:18:39 - Xbox’s gamescom Showcase News
00:37:10 - Disney & Marvel’s Games Showcase Coming Sept. 9th
00:46:30 - Even More Game Delays!
00:50:16 - OutroSubscribe on any of your favorite podcast feeds, to our YouTube channel, or grab an MP3 download of this week's episode. For more awesome content, check out our recent interview with Todd Howard, who answered all of our Starfield questions after the big reveal at the Xbox Showcase:For more next-gen coverage, make sure to check out our Xbox Series X review, our Xbox Series S review, and our PS5 review.Ryan McCaffrey is IGN's executive editor of previews and host of both IGN's weekly Xbox show, Podcast Unlocked, as well as our monthly(-ish) interview show, IGN Unfiltered. He's a North Jersey guy, so it's "Taylor ham," not "pork roll." Debate it with him on Twitter at @DMC_Ryan.

Rumbleverse Review

Rumbleverse is a breath of fresh air in the battle royale genre, featuring top-notch melee combat, well designed fighting game sensibilities, and explosive elbow drops from 500ft in the air.

Spotlight On Roblox Research

Showcasing some of the leaders of the Roblox Research team as they accelerate our mission to connect a billion people with optimism and civility.
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Roblox Ranks #3 On Fast Company’s Fourth Annual List Of The 100 Best Workplaces For Innovators

For over 16 years, our team at Roblox has been innovating to solve some of the hardest and most interesting technical challenges as we usher in the metaverse. To do this kind of groundbreaking work, we’ve hired top talent with creative and innovative thinking and created a culture that seeks to empower engineering and product […]
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Why Content Creators Are Moving From 2D Screens To 3D Worlds

Roblox’s vision is to reimagine the way people come together to create, learn, play, work and socialize. We are creating a platform for immersive human co-experience, and people all over the world are participating and contributing millions of 3D experiences, all created by users. As of the first quarter of this year, there are over […]
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Working At Roblox: Meet Richard Sim

Richard Sim is the Senior Director of Product, Economy on the Developer Monetization team. Learn more about the work that he and his team do to maintain a safe and secure economy on our platform.
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Working At Roblox: Meet Justin Park

Justin Park is a Software Engineer on the Avatar Marketplace team. Get a glimpse into his work on bringing layered clothing to the Avatar Shop.
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