Facebook unveils new generation Oculus Quest 2 virtual reality headset

The next generation of its virtual reality headset (VR), “Oculus Quest”, introduced Facebook, promising better graphics at a much lower price than most observers in the field predicted. At the same time, it revealed that two popular franchises, “Assassin’s Creed” and “Splitter Cell”, have come to the platform. According to the BBC, the demand for the Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

New techniques for better computer graphics

Software techniques that make lighting more realistic in “computer-generated” images were developed by researchers at Dartmouth College and their industry partners. The new techniques focus on “real-time” graphics that must maintain the illusion of interactivity, as scenes change as a result of user movements. These graphics can be used in applications such as Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

The video game that looks for the treatment for coronavirus

There are many ways to support scientific research at a global level, especially in times of international epidemics, as is the case now with the COVID-19 coronavirus. One of them, according to Stanford University, is to install on your PC or smartphone the game created by the Folding@home research team, Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

The PlayStation 5’s console is beyond imagination

Microsoft and Sony have engaged in a tough race over who will first cut the thread of most sales in Christmas 2020. The two giants are gearing up for their new consoles, having invested hundreds of millions, work hours and hopes in them, while -at the same time- they are quite sparing in the information Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Google: Debut for the streaming videogame service

Streaming ‎‎Video‎‎ has already started to transform music, cinema and television. Now comes the time for videogames, as ‎‎Google launches the new game-streaming platform Stadia, which will be in cloud computing and accessible to users online on November 19th. The new platform, based on the huge power of Google’s computing Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Bad News: The online game that shields users from fake news

An online game, in nine languages, among them in Greek, where users play the role of fake news producers, works effectively as a “vaccine” against misinformation as it helps people develop more psychological resistance to political and other propaganda when they meet it in reality at some point. This was Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

‎Malware attacks with fake video games

Digital criminals exploit the growing demand for video games by distributing malware through fake copies of the most popular ones. More than 930,000 users have been attacked in one year from early June 2018 to early June 2019. More than a third of the attacks have focused on just three Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …

Ubisoft launches a subscription gaming service‎

At $15 a month, Ubisoft’s “Uplay Plus” service offers subscribers the ability to play all the new company titles. In addition to this feature, those who choose to subscribe to “Uplay Plus” will have the opportunity to view additional content, as well as extras for each title, ulike those who Διαβάστε Περισσότερα …