10 Times Suing Gaming Companies BACKFIRED

July 14, 2019

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Consumers standing up for their rights is something that is always a good thing. But sometimes, these cases arise out of people trying to game the system, for one way or another- and sometimes.

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Formula 1® is the greatest racing spectacle on the planet, with more than half a billion fans following its unrivalled mix of guts, grit and glory world-wide.But F1 is also a team of brilliant individuals, working together to deliver the global phenomenon to the masses - we are the 11th Formula One team. So what do we do at the race? Our most visible activity is just that – visuals. At each event, we provide the technical infrastructure needed to deliver timing services, on board cameras, data acquisition, production of the international TV feed, as well as post-production of content across each grand prix weekend and the official F1 App and F1TV.

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New Doom VR Mod Releasing Soon For Oculus Quest

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The release will feature 5 sets of VR weapons and a launcher that will allow you to mix and match different Doom mods with ease. There’s support for smooth locomotion and teleport movement options, plus you’ll be able to switch between a couple of different walking speeds for the former. The person behind the mod is DrBeef, who has previously completed a number of well-known Quest ports and VR projects. He was behind the Lambda1VR mod for Oculus Quest, as well as QuakeQuest and many others.

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Hi-Res audio: It’s all about a maturing market

Article | May 21, 2021

Music streaming contrasts sharply with video streaming. While the video marketplace is characterised by unique catalogues, a variety of pricing and diverse value propositions music streaming services are all at their core fundamentally the same product. When the market was in its hyper-growth phase and there were enough new users to go around, it did not matter too much that the streaming services only had branding, curation and interface to differentiate themselves from each other. Now that we are approaching a slowdown in the high-revenue developed markets, more is needed. Which is where Hi-Res comes in.

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The new chair of the FTC and antitrust 2.0

Article | June 22, 2021

The appointment of Lina Khan on June 15th to chair of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is poised to be a transformational one in the history of the world wide web. Khan came to prominence with an article in the Yale Law Journal, Amazon’s Antitrust Paradox, which identified the paradox of hegemonic tech service providers which bypass the US’ strict competition laws by offering lower prices to the end consumer. Under US antitrust law, the driving indicator of market monopolies are higher prices for the consumer – under this strict definition, none of the tech majors which dominate the digital economy are monopolistic. Indeed, some such as Alphabet and Facebook do not even directly charge the end user for their services. So, while both Google and Facebook dominate the global digital ad market, making an antitrust case against them under the current 20thcentury era regulatory framework is nigh on impossible. However, the absence of meaningful competitive challengers to these two incumbents in search and social advertising over the previous 15 years, despite the lucrative high margin business opportunities, implies that the competitive market is not performing according to classical economic theory. Khan has built a subsequent career on trying to square this circle, and now the Biden Administration has empowered her as the key instigator of the sweeping regulatory update required for a digital-first century.

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How blockchain is transforming online gaming for players

Article | June 18, 2020

For online gamers, in-game purchases made to buy special swords, guns, or other add-ons to play their adventure, warfare, and other games are one-time, non-transferable investments that lock them into their pretend worlds. That's something companies like Polyient Games want to change by registering those purchases using blockchain and transforming the previously one-way transactions into liquid assets which are transferable for cash.

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Formula 1® is the greatest racing spectacle on the planet, with more than half a billion fans following its unrivalled mix of guts, grit and glory world-wide.But F1 is also a team of brilliant individuals, working together to deliver the global phenomenon to the masses - we are the 11th Formula One team. So what do we do at the race? Our most visible activity is just that – visuals. At each event, we provide the technical infrastructure needed to deliver timing services, on board cameras, data acquisition, production of the international TV feed, as well as post-production of content across each grand prix weekend and the official F1 App and F1TV.

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