Working in this field has given me something of a sense of how a lot of the industry is going to play out. Take the ongoing early access saga of Atlas, for example. I already know what’s going to happen with the title. Patches will be rolled out, players will endure several apologies as things are fixed and more buggy content is added to the game, and the studio will find ways to make players angry in hopes that they’ll keep playing. I don’t know if it’s going to work, but I know what’s going to happen. And then we have the titles on this list, wherein my own predictions are basically down to just guesses. As always, it’s important to note that none of these are games I want to see fail or shutter (something that will come up when discussing the titles that are at risk of shuttering) and not all of them are even shuttering candidates. Several of these are cases where I simply can’t guess at what the next year will … [Read more...] about Perfect Ten: The MMOs with the most uncertain futures in 2019
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MMOs are big. Really big. You wouldn’t believe just how mind-bogglingly big they really are. Although you probably would, since you’re here reading about them. And the sheer facet of scale means that it can be really difficult to establish a point when you’ve seen enough to have a good sense of the game. Obviously, five minutes logged into an official World of Warcraft server won’t give you any idea about the game as a whole; pretty much anyone could agree on that. And at the other extreme, it’s unlikely anyone would expect you to play every piece of content in Star Wars: The Old Republic before you can decide on whether or not the game delivers on what you’re looking for. Realistically, every game offers you a different amount of things in different combinations and in such arrangements that every game will require different amounts of time to evaluate. You could argue that a few matches in World of Tanks tell the whole story about the game’s … [Read more...] about The Daily Grind: How much of an MMO do you have to play before you feel you’ve got a handle on it?
One of the core features of Occupy White Walls that you have to wrap your head around is the game’s ARTificial intelligence, D.A.I.S.Y. The AI is singularly focused on helping players figure out what kind of art they like and introduce them to other pieces that they might find appealing. This AI just got a major upgrade this week with version 1.5, which improved her revision algorithm that makes these player predictions and recommendations actually work. If she gets a recommendation wrong, she’ll be able to adjust 35% faster than before. D.A.I.S.Y. is also enjoying an influx of 2,000 new art pieces, thanks to Washington’s National Gallery of Art. “She has not only been learning about new art, but has gained better multi-layered abductive reasoning about why you might like a new painting,” the developers announced. “What does that mean for you? Well a whole lot because she is now up to 50% more accurate in suggesting you art that really moves … [Read more...] about Occupy White Walls’ artificial intelligence just got a smarty-pants upgrade
I use my iPad2 as a blogging tool. Now, don’t misunderstand me; when writing blog posts, I still feel more comfortable writing long articles on my laptop. But the WordPress iPad app makes it easier to do various minor tasks like managing comments, writing quick posts, checking stats, and a few more little things. But it has been far from perfect for doing major tasks… until now. Two days back, the WordPress team released an updated version of the WordPress iOS app which got a lot better. It now has many new features, and they’ve completely revamped the UI. In this article, I will quickly show you some of the new features and how you can use them for better productivity. Read: Best Blogging Apps for iPad: Editor’s choice WordPress iPad App: New Features Overview Here are some of the noticeable changes and features of the new WordPress app that you should know. For a complete list of enhancements and bug fixes, … [Read more...] about The WordPress iPad App Just Got A Lot Better With Updates
Why is today’s world SO BUSY? We keep hearing people complaining that their life has become so hectic. They say they have no time to spend on what they really like to do. As a boy growing up in Bangalore, India, I never heard my parents complaining like this. Once my dad came back home from work, it seemed like he had all the time in the world to spend with us. He never said he was stressed at work, and he never said he had to work overtime on weekends. So what has changed now? Why is everyone talking about ‘balancing work and life’? Give it a minute’s thought and you will realize that the main change has been “technology”. But of course, the ever-evolving technology sector has helped mankind achieve what it couldn’t before. Man has gone to the moon and back, and now Man is thinking of setting up homes on Mars- things which were unthinkable a short while ago. But with great innovations come mighty … [Read more...] about How To Maintain A Perfect Work-Life Balance In 5 Simple Steps