All You Need To Know About PUBG On PS4: Should You Buy It?

PUBG aka PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds started out as an early-access PC and mobile game before coming to Xbox One last year for a brief period of console exclusivity.The wait for PS4 users and PUBG lovers is finally over as the game is out tomorrow, with the preload of the game already out and so are the notes about the release.The game is set to be launched with an introductory price of Rs. 1999 (comparatively cheaper for a new PS4 game). This basic version of the game which comes with the online battle royale mode does not include any additional packs.Then there is the pre-order version of the game available on the PlayStation store that the company has launched in three editions.

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

Article | July 13, 2022

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 crowd still matters for live sports broadcasting

Article | June 21, 2021

At opposite sides of the globe, two top-flight international football events have kicked off over the last week. In semi-vaccinated Europe the month-long Euro 2020 tournament began on Friday June 11th, with 11 countries hosting the competition across Europe. On Sunday June 13th in Brazil (a country which had now lost nearly half a million lives to COVID-19) the 2021 Copa America kicked off, with the final taking place on July 10th2021. While Euro 2020 is taking place in front of reduced capacity crowds of fans in stadiums, the Copa America is being played behind closed doors with entire participating national delegations required to be vaccinated, and delegations limited to 65 members. Euro 2020’s official motto ‘Live it. For Real’ can be taken as a declaration of intent to host a top-flight mass sporting event as close to pre-pandemic conditions as feasibly possible. The criteria for live spectator participation for UEFA (the event organisers) was key to this. UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin confirmed the importance of live spectators at matches in an interview back in March where he stated "We have several scenarios, but the one guarantee we can make is that the option of playing any Euro 2020 match in an empty stadium is off the table. Every host must guarantee there will be fans at their games."

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3 Applications of AI in the Entertainment Industry

Article | August 4, 2022

The advent of artificial intelligence (AI) in the entertainment industry has automated time-consuming mundane tasks and increased proficiency in delivering winning content to drive engagement. Production businesses can make informed decisions on marketing and advertising because AI can examine critical data and provide important insights into consumer behavior. Let us look at three other important applications of AI in the entertainment industry: Content Personalization Made Easy Streaming websites like Spotify and Netflix contribute content that attracts a diverse audience with different tastes and choices. They are adopting AI and machine learning algorithms to analyze individual user performance and demographics to promote content that users are interested in. Such personalized content recommendations create audience engagement. AI also helps optimize video quality based on how fast the internet is in a certain place so that streaming works without buffering. Streamlined Movie Production Processes The movie production process is time-consuming and complex. Using AI can help automate processes like sound production, storyboarding, scheduling, and pre-production tasks. It can also automatically sync and group filmed clips. Machine learning has graphics and visual effects that can be used to make fictional characters look better. Subtitle Generation for International Communications Content publishing businesses need to cater to an audience from various regions. Multilingual subtitles make this interaction easier. Manual transcription is time-consuming and requires expensive human resources that businesses cannot afford. Also, human error and variable efficiency are issues that can tamper with customer experience. Any kind of delay in presenting subtitles can put the audio-video-subtitles out of sync. AI prevents such mishaps through speech and vocabulary integration in conversations using neural interfaces. Last Words Apart from the implementation of AI in entertainment, the development of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) apps will make the customer experience immersive and captivating. Moreover, AI-based chatbots can be used for promotional operations for books, films, artists, and TV shows. Platforms in the entertainment sector involve AI to efficiently enhance user engagement and production rates.

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VR Headsets of the Future Might Be Made With Mirrors?

Article | June 4, 2020

Do you get headaches or feel nauseous while using VR headsets? About 20% of people do. Even if VR headsets don’t cause you physical discomfort, you might feel that your virtual worlds seem flat..That’s because they are flat. VR headsets using close-to-eye displays rely on lenses. While a lot of cool technology goes into them, they really work a lot like television or computer screens. Advancements like eye-tracking and autofocus try to fix these problems. But, they’ll never work. At least not according to Doug Magyari. Magyari and Immy, his company based in Troy, Michigan, believe that they have the solution: VR headsets that don’t use lenses.

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Five Highly-Anticipated VR Games Coming To Oculus Quest

vrscout | May 21, 2019

After what feels like eons of waiting, the Oculus Quest standalone VR headset is finally available to the public, along with over 50 immersive launch titles. Quest owners have their veritable pick of the litter, with major titles such as SUPERHOT VR, Robo Recall, Vader Immortal: A Star War VR Series, Beat Saber, and dozens of other high-profile releases available straight out of the gate. Of course, now that we finally have our hands on these long-awaited releases, our attentions have focused on the next wave of software heading to the headset. An absolute delight on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift headsets, Owlchemy Labs’ follow-up to their 2016 smash-hit Job Simulator takes everything you know and love about the original and doubles-down hard. Colorful environments married with eccentric, outlandish characters set the tone for a relaxing journey across a variety of popular vacation destinations. You’ll be hiking through winding woodland trails, hanging out in mountainside hot tubs, and diving deep into the waters of Vacation Island to photograph marine wildlife and discover buried treasure.

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Sony Interactive aims to put games on the big screen

warc | May 22, 2019

Following the stellar success of DC and Marvel in migrating comic book heroes to the big screen, Sony Interactive Entertainment has launched PlayStation Productions, aimed at taking some of its most successful games to the movies and TV.“We’ve got 25 years of game development experience and that’s created 25 years of great games, franchises and stories,” Shawn Layden, chairman of Worldwide Studios at SIE told The Hollywood Reporter.“We feel that now is a good time to look at other media opportunities across streaming or film or television to give our worlds life in another spectrum,” he added. The production company has a potential goldmine of over 100 original games to trawl, from adventure and sci-fi to mystery and horror.“Instead of licensing our IP out to studios, we felt the better approach was for us to develop and produce for ourselves,” explained Asad Qizilbash, who will head the new company: “one, because we’re more familiar, but also because we know what the PlayStation community loves.”

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Classic Xbox games discounted at Microsoft in a huge Backward Compatible Sale

polygon | May 21, 2019

Microsoft announced the return of its Backward Compatible Sale on Tuesday, offering deals on Xbox and Xbox 360 games that can be played on the Xbox One. It’s the company’s biggest sale on backward-compatible games yet, with over 200 classic titles discounted by up to 75 percent Microsoft’s backward compatibility program, which allows some original Xbox and Xbox 360 games to run on Xbox One, is one of the platform’s best features. The library of eligible titles is huge, with over 500 games currently available and new ones added on a pretty regular basis. Some even get the Xbox One X Enhanced treatment, further optimizing the game for the most powerful console on the market.Many of the games discounted in the sale are part of that Xbox One X Enhanced program, including early entries in favorite franchises like the original Red Dead Redemption, on sale for $9.89, and 2007’s Assassin’s Creed, down to $7.99.The Backward Compatible Sale runs through May 27, so you’ve got one week to revisit old favorites or finally catch up on a classic game you missed at a deeply discounted price. Some highlights from Microsoft’s sale are below.

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Five Highly-Anticipated VR Games Coming To Oculus Quest

vrscout | May 21, 2019

After what feels like eons of waiting, the Oculus Quest standalone VR headset is finally available to the public, along with over 50 immersive launch titles. Quest owners have their veritable pick of the litter, with major titles such as SUPERHOT VR, Robo Recall, Vader Immortal: A Star War VR Series, Beat Saber, and dozens of other high-profile releases available straight out of the gate. Of course, now that we finally have our hands on these long-awaited releases, our attentions have focused on the next wave of software heading to the headset. An absolute delight on HTC Vive and Oculus Rift headsets, Owlchemy Labs’ follow-up to their 2016 smash-hit Job Simulator takes everything you know and love about the original and doubles-down hard. Colorful environments married with eccentric, outlandish characters set the tone for a relaxing journey across a variety of popular vacation destinations. You’ll be hiking through winding woodland trails, hanging out in mountainside hot tubs, and diving deep into the waters of Vacation Island to photograph marine wildlife and discover buried treasure.

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Sony Interactive aims to put games on the big screen

warc | May 22, 2019

Following the stellar success of DC and Marvel in migrating comic book heroes to the big screen, Sony Interactive Entertainment has launched PlayStation Productions, aimed at taking some of its most successful games to the movies and TV.“We’ve got 25 years of game development experience and that’s created 25 years of great games, franchises and stories,” Shawn Layden, chairman of Worldwide Studios at SIE told The Hollywood Reporter.“We feel that now is a good time to look at other media opportunities across streaming or film or television to give our worlds life in another spectrum,” he added. The production company has a potential goldmine of over 100 original games to trawl, from adventure and sci-fi to mystery and horror.“Instead of licensing our IP out to studios, we felt the better approach was for us to develop and produce for ourselves,” explained Asad Qizilbash, who will head the new company: “one, because we’re more familiar, but also because we know what the PlayStation community loves.”

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Classic Xbox games discounted at Microsoft in a huge Backward Compatible Sale

polygon | May 21, 2019

Microsoft announced the return of its Backward Compatible Sale on Tuesday, offering deals on Xbox and Xbox 360 games that can be played on the Xbox One. It’s the company’s biggest sale on backward-compatible games yet, with over 200 classic titles discounted by up to 75 percent Microsoft’s backward compatibility program, which allows some original Xbox and Xbox 360 games to run on Xbox One, is one of the platform’s best features. The library of eligible titles is huge, with over 500 games currently available and new ones added on a pretty regular basis. Some even get the Xbox One X Enhanced treatment, further optimizing the game for the most powerful console on the market.Many of the games discounted in the sale are part of that Xbox One X Enhanced program, including early entries in favorite franchises like the original Red Dead Redemption, on sale for $9.89, and 2007’s Assassin’s Creed, down to $7.99.The Backward Compatible Sale runs through May 27, so you’ve got one week to revisit old favorites or finally catch up on a classic game you missed at a deeply discounted price. Some highlights from Microsoft’s sale are below.

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