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DeepMind AI’s AlphaStar achieves Grandmaster level in StarCraft II with 99.8% efficiency

Earlier this year in January, Google’s DeepMind AI AlphaStar had defeated two professional players, TLO and MaNa, at StarCraft II, a real-time strategy game....

Blizzard comes under fire after banning pro-player for expressing support for Hong Kong protests

Update: The article has now been updated to include Blizzard's press release about relaxing the ban on the pro-player.  Blizzard has been under fire since...

Unreal Engine 4.23 releases with major new features like Chaos, Virtual Production, improvement in...

Last week, Epic released the stable version of Unreal Engine 4.23 with a whopping 192 improvements. The major features include beta varieties like Chaos...
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Bitbucket to no longer support Mercurial, users must migrate to Git by May 2020

Yesterday marked an end of an era for Mercurial users, as Bitbucket announced to no longer support Mercurial repositories after May 2020. Bitbucket, owned...
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Japanese Anime studio Khara is switching its primary 3D CG tools to Blender

Popular Japanese animation studio Khara, announced on Friday that it will be moving to open source 3D software Blender as its primary 3D CG...
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Unity 2019.2 releases with updated ProBuilder, Shader Graph, 2D Animation, Burst Compiler and more

Yesterday, the Unity team announced the release of Unity 2019.2. In this release, they have added more than 170 new features and enhancements for...

Blender 2.80 released with a new UI interface, Eevee real-time renderer, grease pencil, and...

After about three long years of development, the most awaited Blender version, Blender 2.80 finally shipped yesterday. This release comes with a redesigned UI...

Following Epic Games, Ubisoft joins Blender Development fund; adopts Blender as its main DCC...

Yesterday, Ubisoft Animation Studio (UAS) announced that they will fund the development of Blender as a corporate Gold member through the Blender Foundation’s Development...
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CraftAssist: An open-source framework to enable interactive bots in Minecraft by Facebook researchers

Two days ago, researchers from Facebook AI Research published a paper titled “CraftAssist: A Framework for Dialogue-enabled Interactive Agents”. The authors of this research...
fuzzy logic in games

Epic Games grants Blender $1.2 million in cash to improve the quality of their...

Yesterday, Epic Games announced that it is awarding Blender Foundation $1.2 million in cash spanning three years, to accelerate the quality of their software...

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Why should you use Unreal Engine 4 to build Augmented and...

This is an exciting time to be a game developer. New technologies like Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are here and growing...

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