When Google announced its cloud gaming platform Stadia, the company announced its intention to release original games developed by Stadia’s own studio, SG&E (Stadia Games and Entertainment). Now Google has announced the closure of the studio.
Building best-in-class games from scratch takes years and significant investment, and the cost is growing exponentially. Given our focus on leveraging Stadia’s proven technology, as well as deepening our business partnership, we have decided we will no longer invest in providing exclusive content from our in-house SG&E development team.
Google decided to develop the cloud platform itself, adding that most SG&E employees will be moving into new roles at the company, and Jade Raymond, a gaming industry veteran who was brought in to run the studio, has parted ways with the company.
We are committed to the future of cloud gaming and will continue to contribute to the development of this industry. Our goal remains focused on creating the best platform for gamers and technology for our partners, bringing these opportunities to life for people around the world.
Pimax Portal unveiled, the first entertainment system for the Metaverse is a hybrid of a game console, tablet and VR helmet
Pimax Technology started making consumer VR headsets in 2015. But now they have launched a campaign to raise money for a new project – Pimax Portal. It is claimed to be the first entertainment system for the Metaverse.
Portal is a powerful all-in-one Android gaming device that combines the capabilities of a game console, VR headset and tablet.
The console uses a 144-Hz QLED panel with a diagonal of 6 inches and a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. The display will be touch sensitive. If necessary, you can buy another one – on a MiniLED matrix with a diagonal of 8.8 inches and a frequency of 120 Hz. He will get permission
Powered by Qualcomm XR2 Snapdragon SoC, Mini Station Dock features AMD Ryzen 7 6800U, Radeon 680M integrated graphics, 32GB RAM, 1TB storage, WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.1, WiGig, and 56Wh battery . It is equipped with HDMI, Ethernet and USB Type-A and Type-C ports, and also doubles as a charging dock and storage space for up to 4 game controllers.
There will be a second docking station – Pimax Portal Dock. It will allow you to connect Portal Max to your TV for playing on a large screen and will be able to support up to 6 wireless controllers for multiplayer games.
The console will receive a total of 32 buttons, and outwardly it will be similar to the Nintendo Switch. And the Pimax Portal will also remove the controllers, although they will be fixed with magnets, and not in the way it is done on the Switch.
In VR mode, the tablet will be inserted into the helmet, and the field of view (FOV) offers two configurations – with a 100° or 60° field of view. This is provided by interchangeable lenses. A 10,000 mAh battery is responsible for power.
Other features include cameras and sensors for eye, face and mouth tracking, as well as hand tracking when working with wireless controllers.
- As for prices, they are as follows:
- Pimax Portal with 8 GB + 128 GB – $299.
- Pimax Portal with 8 GB + 256 GB – $399.
- Pimax Portal QLED with 8 GB + 256 GB QLED + MiniLED – $549.
- Pimax Portal View with 8 GB + 128 GB VR controller and VR helmet – $449.
- Pimax Portal View with 8 GB + 256 GB VR controller and VR helmet – $499.
- Pimax Portal QLED View with 8GB + 256GB QLED + MiniLED VR Controller and VR headset – $599.
It was previously reported that the PlayStation VR2 headset for PS5 will cost $549.99.
Named the best apps and games for iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV and Apple Watch
Apple has announced the winners of the annual App Store Awards, naming the 16 best apps and games presented in the App Store in 2022.
This year’s winners represent a diverse community of developers from around the world whose apps and games have been selected by the Apple App Store editorial team for “exceptional experiences and deep cultural impact.”
This year’s App Store Award winners have reimagined our app experience with a fresh and thoughtful perspective. From self-taught soloists to international teams operating around the world, these entrepreneurs make a significant impact and represent how apps and games affect our communities and lives.
Tim Cook, Apple CEO
iPhone App of the Year is BeReal, which lets you share photos and chat with friends. It does not have filters and masks, so the pictures are as vivid as possible, close to reality. Apex Legends Mobile was named the best game for iPhone.
The iPad App of the Year was GoodNotes 5 by Time Base Technology Limited, which “takes digital note-taking to the next level with best-in-class Apple Pencil support.”
For Mac computers, MacFamilyTree 10 was the best app, which will be appreciated by genealogists, and for Apple Watch smartwatches, the Gentler Streak app was chosen.
You can see the full list of applications, including eight games, on the Apple website.
Recall that the former top manager criticized the App Store in a recent article.
Americans set an absolute record for spending on Black Friday. They bought smartphones, consoles, drones and games
US consumers spent a record $9.12 billion online during Black Friday this year, according to Adobe, which tracks sales on retailer websites.
Total online sales the day after Thanksgiving rose 2.3% year-on-year, with electronics the biggest contributor, with online sales up 221% over the past year. Another popular category among buyers were games, which saw a 285% increase in sales, and exercise equipment, which saw a 218% increase in sales.
Buy Now, Pay Later payments are up 78% from last week and revenue from the program is up. Some of this year’s hottest merchandise included gaming consoles, drones, Apple MacBooks, Dyson products, and games like Fortnite, Roblox, Bluey, Funko Pop! and Disney Encanto.
Black Friday shoppers also broke the record for mobile device orders, with 48% of online sales coming from smartphones, up from 44% last year.
The record spending followed a successful Thanksgiving shopping day, when consumers forked online for a record high of $5.29 billion, up 2.9% from last year.
Even though Black Friday is over, e-commerce activity will remain strong over the weekend, according to an Adobe report. $11.2 billion is expected to be spent this year on Cyber Monday, up 5.1% from last year.
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