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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...
AI for games

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...

What to expect in Unreal Engine 4.23?

A few days ago, Epic released the first preview of Unreal Engine 4.23 for the developer community to check out its features and report...

Pluribus, an AI bot built by Facebook and CMU researchers, has beaten professionals at...

Researchers from Facebook and Carnegie Mellon University have developed an AI bot that has defeated human professionals in six-player no-limit Texas Hold’em poker.  ...
Starcraft

DeepMind’s Alphastar AI agent will soon anonymously play with European StarCraft II players

Earlier this year, DeepMind’s AI Alphastar defeated two professional players at StarCraft II, a real-time strategy video game. Now, European Starcraft II players will...

Are you looking at transitioning from being a developer to manager? Here are some...

What does the phrase "a manager" really mean anyway? This phrase means different things to different people and is often overused for the position...
Active learning

Unity Learn Premium, a learning platform for professionals to master real-time 3D development

Unity has announced a new learning platform for professionals and hobbyists to advance their Unity knowledge and skills within their industry. The Unity Learn...
AR gaming

A study confirms that pre-bunk game reduces susceptibility to disinformation and increases resistance to...

On Tuesday, the University of Cambridge published a research performed on  thousands of online game players. The study shows how an online game can...

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Blizzard comes under fire after banning pro-player for expressing support for...

Blizzard has been under fire since last weekend after the game publisher issued a year-long ban to a Hearthstone player who expressed support for...

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