Best of Rift: Express Yourself | VR Gameplay

| April 29, 2019

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In this month’s Best of Rift, gamers let their imaginations run wild in wonderful VR worlds.Oculus first released their first version of Oculus Avatars.

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Spanish Broadcasting System

Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc (SBS) is the largest publicly traded Hispanic-controlled Media and Entertainment Company in the US. SBS is comprised of 4 business units: Radio, TV, Entertainment (events) and Digital. The radio division is the second largest Hispanic radio group in the US, and owns and operates 20 radio stations located in the largest and most important Hispanic markets - NYC, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Chicago and Puerto Rico. Aire Radio Network, made up of 100+ affiliated stations across all major and secondary markets.

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PlayStation, Oculus, and Facebook Gaming pull out of GDC over coronavirus concerns

Article | February 20, 2020

Sony’s PlayStation team and Facebook, including Oculus VR, have withdrawn from this year’s Game Developers Conference, citing health concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.“Out of concern for the health and safety of our employees, our dev partners, and the GDC community, Facebook will not be attending this year’s Game Developer Conference due to the evolving public health risks related to COVID-19,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement emailed to Polygon. “We still plan to share the exciting announcements we had planned for the show through videos, online Q&As, and more, and will plan to host GDC partner meetings remotely in the coming weeks.”

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The Future of Tech: Gaming Consoles, the Xbox and PlayStation of Tomorrow

Article | February 20, 2020

Consoles have come a very long way since the arrival of first-generation machines from Atari and Coleco in the seventies. Even the original PlayStation (1994) and Xbox (2001) look dated compared to the 4K/HDR-capable machines of today, and that divide will grow even larger once the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X arrive at the end of 2020. But what about the future? More than once console makers have tried to break new ground, by focusing on functionality beyond gaming, but for the most part those attempts have failed. Nintendo has found the most success with specialized hardware that still focuses on games first, while Sony and Microsoft have seemingly understood that building powerful general purpose machines that are akin to PCs is their best and safest bet.

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

Article | February 20, 2020

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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3 Major Companies Behind the World's Most Valuable Media Franchises

Article | February 20, 2020

The top-grossing movie (Avengers: Endgame) and the top-grossing video game (World of Warcraft) of all time are both part of franchises -- long-running media properties with multiple iterations and derivative works spawned from a core creative concept, like superheroes saving the world, or an orc invasion. Their massive successes were built over years of careful audience cultivation. But Marvel's cinematic universe, and the world of Warcraft, are more outliers than inevitabilities. Sequels are rarely sure things, and many franchise attempts have failed, sometimes even taking entire companies down with them.

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Spotlight

Spanish Broadcasting System

Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc (SBS) is the largest publicly traded Hispanic-controlled Media and Entertainment Company in the US. SBS is comprised of 4 business units: Radio, TV, Entertainment (events) and Digital. The radio division is the second largest Hispanic radio group in the US, and owns and operates 20 radio stations located in the largest and most important Hispanic markets - NYC, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Chicago and Puerto Rico. Aire Radio Network, made up of 100+ affiliated stations across all major and secondary markets.

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