Ever since I was a wee lad, my life has revolved around two primary forces: video games and books. I remember my mom’s humble book shelf when I was a kid, laden with such authors as Anne McCaffrey, Mark Twain, Jean M. Auel, and a variety of others. We even had an honest to goodness Encyclopedia Britannica. We also had an Atari 2600, then an NES, and a Genesis. My neighbor Charles had an SNES, and I’d spend a good deal of time over at his place, especially during summers. Point being, these two media sources were two of my largest influences growing up. So, when I discovered LitRPG, I found myself in something akin to heaven. The first LitRPG I read, Survival Quest (The Way of the Shaman), by Vassily Mahanenko, was about a man who found himself trapped in a Virtual Reality MMORPG. Really, it was almost something more akin to the Matrix. Mahan, the main character, was described as being in a fully self enclosed pod which took care of his physical needs, while also stimulating … [Read more...] about What is LitRPG, and Why Do I Like It?
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When developers get on stage at an event and start talking about things like big data, artificial intelligence, and cloud solutions, it often sounds like bullshit designed to attract investors who think technology is magic. But on a frozen rock in the middle of the north sea, Icelandic game studio CCP Games seems to be genuinely using these technologies to make huge improvements to the way it develops EVE Online. This year the studio took an interesting new data-driven approach to validating game design ideas, and we saw the results in the Onslaught expansion. EVE is without a doubt one of the most complex MMOs on the planet, a virtual universe inhabited by several hundred thousand players engaged in territorial conflict and economic behaviour that often mirrors the real world in startling detail. Analysing that universe and the behaviour of players is no small task, and developer CCP Games relies on feedback from players and groups such as the democratically elected Council of Stellar … [Read more...] about EVE Evolved: How mass surveillance is improving EVE Online
Review of: SmartModerationReviewed by: Harsh AgrawalRating:4.5Summary:SmartModeration is a great tool to use to tackle spam comments on Facebook, Instagram, and now YouTube. It's a little pricey for new marketers, but for those with large followings, this tool is invaluable. Artificial Intelligence is here, and many companies are offering it to us to improve our work flows. Earlier, I talked about the web app (also iOS app), SmartModeration, which automatically tackles spam comments on Instagram and Facebook (check out my review here). I’ve been using it for almost a year to tackle the spam comments on ShoutMeLoud’s Instagram and Facebook pages. The big news: The same AI technology can now help us combat spam comments on YouTube. Recently, SmartModeration has integrated with YouTube, so you no longer have to worry about moderating and tackling spam comments on your videos. If you are a YouTube channel owner or a YouTube influencer, this new integration is going to be … [Read more...] about How To Moderate YouTube Spam Comments Automatically Using Artificial Intelligence
What do you imagine when you think of CocaCola? What do you imagine when you think of Apple? Can you imagine the color and logo of both these brands? The majority of us can, and that’s the power of branding. If there is one thing to learn in business, it’s branding. Consistent branding is key to making your company, business, blog, or idea a success. However, most bloggers and webmasters who start a blog or a product company are not so accustomed to design and branding. Most of us use sites like Fiverr, 99design, and Freelancer.com to hire a web-designer to work on the branding aspects of our websites. And if you are working with a well-skilled designer, then that’s great. But if not, you will miss out on several important aspects of branding. What are these important aspects of branding? Apart from the company’s vision and mission statement, here are a few important visual aspects of branding that you need to implement ASAP: Logo Font … [Read more...] about Brandmark: Use Artificial Intelligence To Create Instant Logo & Brand Identity
Our lives are becoming addicted to our laptops, mobiles, tablets and other gadgets. Smart technologies get smarter, and a new IT certainty must grow with technological designs and stages to sustain the innovation of a digitally associated world. One of the paramount means for those concerned with technology to progress their careers is to attend world-class technology conferences. It provides leading figures with the opportunity to learn from world-class speakers, and to link with business influencers. But finding exactly the right tech event to attend can be difficult, so is a description presenting only the top of the top tech events happening in 2016. Top Tech Events of 2016 1. Digital Publishing Innovation Summit: Venue: NY, NY Opening Date: 7/13/2016 Ticket Price: $600-$1595 Book your seat 2. The Future of Food: The Future of Food allows participants to see the latest business models for the distribution and consumption of modern food. Troublesome tools are … [Read more...] about Upcoming 2016 Tech Conferences Guide