Media Molecule Reiterates Dreams PSVR Support ‘Soon’, Multiplayer Coming After

uploadvr | February 18, 2020

Last week, the long wait for the highly-anticipated PS4 release Dreams finally came to an end. After seven years of development, Dreams finally released on PS4 — however, we’re also still waiting on PSVR support. Just last week, the developers stated that PSVR support is “nearly done“. Now that’s been reiterated by Co-founder Mark Healey, along with some new details on upcoming online multiplayer modes. Speaking to Video Games Chronicle, Healey responded to a question about whether players can expect Dreams to be supported for a similar length of time as it took to develop, which Healey confirmed would be the case “as long as [the game] gets some traction.” He then expanded further, stating that they consider the game to be more of its own platform than one individual game. “Releasing it is just one stop along the road really. We want to carry on supporting it. We’re currently working on VR, so we’re going to do a VR update with VR content.”

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When the team at Leostream first spoke to a potential client in the TV and Film industry, we were surprised to learn the story of how TV and films, historically, have been edited and produced. Films, too large to share over email, were physically shipped back and forth between editors and producers. This practice seemed fairly outdated for such a high-tech industry. We presented the idea of hosting mission-critical applications on vGPUenabled cloud instances, managed by a vendor-neutral connection broker such as Leostream. Moreover, we thought, why not leverage a multi-cloud strategy to maximize cost-efficiency by spreading the required compute across multiple cloud offerings or existing onprem infrastructure. Hosting applications, and more importantly, managing these applications across multitudes of users, is changing the application story for TV and film.

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Teleperformance | May 31, 2022

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NGL Collective and mitú Merge to Create Largest Digital-first Latinx Media and Entertainment Powerhouse in US

NGL Collective and mitú | August 01, 2022

GoDigital Media Group ("GoDigital"), a global media and technology conglomerate focused on community, content, and commerce, announced the acquisition of NGL Collective with the backing of MEP Capital, a media and entertainment-focused investment firm. As part of the acquisition, NGL Collective ("NGL"), the U.S.' leading New Generation Latinx digital-first media and entertainment company co-founded by actor and activist John Leguizamo and industry leader David Chitel is merging with GoDigital's mitú, a leading digital media publisher dedicated to inspiring, representing, and super-serving U.S. Latinos. The new entity will retain the name of NGL Collective, becoming the largest 100% Latino-focused digital-first Latinx media powerhouse in the country helping advertisers connect with this coveted audience regardless of age or language preference. NGL will cater to a vast network of Latinx creative and media partners, reaching U.S. Latinx communities via an array of social media and editorial sites, in-person and virtual community events, and published research. "Latinx media consumption is exploding. NGL's expertise in Latinx media solutions and our shared commitment to culturally relevant creativity makes it a great addition to GoDigital's portfolio,This acquisition cements our foothold in the U.S. Latino media space." -Jason Peterson Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GoDigital Media Group. NGL's premium Latino video offerings on web, mobile, social, and connected television and #1 comScore ranking, coupled with mitú's community of more than 13 million social followers and web visitors, will provide an unmatched video-driven experience for consumers and advertisers. Latinos are the largest ethnic group in the U.S., accounting for 11% of the buying power, and yet their contribution is consistently excluded in media and entertainment, said John Leguizamo, Co-founder and Partner of NGL Collective. "With NGL Collective and mitú's shared commitment to amplifying the voices of the Latinx community, our platforms and reach will expand. We will create more opportunities for Latinos in front of and behind the camera to speak directly to our community and influence how America sees us and how we see ourselves. With the combined market presence of mitú brands, comprising wearemitú, somosmitú, FIERCE, crema, and Things That Matter, and NGL brands, consisting of Latina Moms, Hispanic Kitchen, and Hispanicize, the new NGL community will constitute the largest gathering of Latinx influencers, content creators, entrepreneurs, trendsetters, and media and entertainment innovators in the world. 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eyeora | June 23, 2022

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