Spotify Introduces Refreshed Desktop Experience with Redesigned Library and Now Playing Sections Spotify has revamped its desktop experience by launching a new user interface (UI) that includes redesigned 'Your Library' and 'Now Playing' sections. This update aims to align the desktop version more closely with its iOS and Android counterparts, making it simpler for users to "explore, curate, listen to, and organize Spotify on a computer or web browser." The new UI was announced today in a blog post and a short video.
The core element of the desktop UI remains unchanged, as it continues to serve as "your central hub to browse, discover, and find recommended songs and podcasts." However, the new...
Jun 21, 2023
Understanding Diablo 4's Level Scaling and its Impact on Gameplay Diablo 4, the highly anticipated action RPG from Blizzard Entertainment, introduces a new level scaling system that aims to make the game more accessible to players of all skill levels. This system ensures that both content and enemies scale according to the player's level, providing a more balanced and enjoyable experience for everyone. However, some fans are concerned that this approach may diminish the feeling of progression, as enemies become stronger as players level up. In this article, we will discuss the importance of understanding level scaling in Diablo 4 and how it affects gameplay.
Level scaling in Diablo 4 is...
Jun 19, 2023
Censorship Requests on the Rise: Twitter Compliance Under Elon Musk's Leadership Elon Musk's recent takeover of Twitter has led to an increase in compliance with government censorship requests, sparking debate over the platform's commitment to free speech. A shift in the approach to these requests has been evident since Musk's intervention, creating a distinct change from the previous management's response to government requests for restriction of speech on the platform.
Statistics indicate a higher rate of compliance under Musk's leadership, with 971 requests received from governments, compared to 338 within the six-month period between October 2021 and April 2022. Out of these, Twitter has fully acceded to 808 requests and partially acceded...
May 31, 2023
Controversial Rule Changes Lead to Potential Strike in League of Legends Pro Scene Recent rule changes by Riot Games have led to unrest within the League of Legends professional community, with the League Championship Series (LCS) Players Association announcing a vote in favor of a possible strike. The decision stems from the elimination of seven teams from the North American Challengers League (NACL) due to LCS team owners requesting a change in roster requirements.
The NACL, a developmental league for the top-tier LCS, originally consisted of sixteen teams, including ten former Academy squads and six amateur teams. Riot Games eliminated the mandatory NACL roster requirement at the behest of LCS teams, subsequently leading most...
May 31, 2023
Crushing Victory: Bungie Takes Down Destiny 2 Cheat Maker in Another Multi-Million-Dollar Win Bungie's relentless pursuit against cheat developers in Destiny 2 continues to make headlines as the gaming giant secures its third multi-million-dollar lawsuit win within the span of just one week. Having defeated several cheat makers, Bungie's latest victory is a whopping $16.2 million judgement against Daniel Larsen, a developer whose fate was sealed when Elite Boss Tech's $13.5 million settlement opened the doors for further legal action.
Successive wins against VeteranCheats and LaviCheats, totaling $12 million and $6.7 million respectively, have set a precedent, paving the way for Bungie's aggressive crackdown on cheat makers. This newfound momentum is sending a clear...
May 12, 2023
Capitalize on the Power of TikTok's Growing Sports Trends With an ever-expanding reach among younger demographics, TikTok has rapidly become a hub for sports content, fan interactions, and athletes' personal glimpses. As major sports continue to witness increased activity on the platform, TikTok has released a valuable report detailing the latest sports trends, opening opportunities for brands to tap into this growing market. Through strategic content creation and ad campaign tools, businesses can effectively engage with TikTok's sports enthusiasts.
The report highlights the popularity of various sports video types within the app, such as trick shots, behind-the-scenes footage, and game highlights. Moreover, it offers actionable insights for brands intending to...
May 11, 2023
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 6.4 Brings the Epic Conclusion to Endwalker with Pandaemonium Anabaseios Final Fantasy XIV, a massively popular MMO, has seen a significant increase in its player base in recent years. With the decline of World of Warcraft and controversies surrounding Blizzard, gamers have flocked to Square Enix's flagship MMO. As the story arc of Endwalker comes to a close, players eagerly anticipate the release of Patch 6.4, featuring new content and the final tier of the Pandaemonium raid series on both normal and savage difficulties - Pandaemonium Anabaseios.
Patch 6.4 serves as a thrilling addition to Final Fantasy XIV's content lineup, offering players new challenges and experiences during the downtime between major...
May 03, 2023
Apple and Google Join Forces to Combat Unwanted Tracking Apple has announced a significant new collaboration with Google to develop an "industry specification" that aims to prevent unwanted tracking by AirTags and other Bluetooth item trackers. This partnership will create a "draft specification" to notify users about potential unwanted tracking, addressing a growing concern among consumers.
Currently, iOS provides a comprehensive array of features to mitigate unwanted tracking and stalking through AirTag item trackers. However, these native iOS features are not accessible to third-party item tracker companies like Tile. Apple does offer an app called "Tracker Detect," which allows Android users to locate nearby AirTags.
The new technology being developed by...
May 02, 2023
Adobe Firefly Integrates with Creative Cloud Video and Audio Tools to Streamline Editing Adobe's generative AI technology, Firefly, is making its way into the company's video and audio applications within Creative Cloud. Initially developed for generating commercially safe images, Adobe now aims to expand Firefly's capabilities into video editing processes, simplifying tasks, and enhancing content production.
While users will not be able to create custom videos from scratch using Firefly at this stage, the integration focuses on refining various aspects of the editing process. For instance, color grading can now be done effortlessly by inputting a few keywords. Additionally, incorporating music and sound effects becomes seamless, while creating title cards featuring animated fonts or...
Apr 18, 2023
Stray Gods: David Gaider's Roleplaying Musical Set for August Launch The long-awaited Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical, a project that successfully completed its crowdfunding campaign in 2019, is set to launch on Steam on August 3. Created by accomplished writer David Gaider, who boasts an impressive resume including his work at BioWare on games like Baldur's Gate 2, Neverwinter Nights, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and the Dragon Age series, this game offers players an innovative blend of Greek mythology and contemporary musical theater.
Stray Gods revolve around Grace, a college dropout who finds herself with the powers of a Muse. Tasked with using her newfound abilities to unravel...
Apr 14, 2023
Valve Working on a New Puzzle-Focused Project – Could it be Portal 3? Valve, the game developer behind iconic titles such as Half-Life and Counter-Strike, is currently working on an unannounced project that puts puzzles in the spotlight. This news has sparked speculation among fans of the Portal series that Valve may be developing a new installment for the beloved franchise.
The source of this rumor was Boyang Zhu, an artist employed by Valve who mentioned on his LinkedIn profile he had been working on a secret game for two years. Other people associated with this project include former Valve employee Michael Anderson whose page also revealed some information about the mysterious title: “This...
Apr 04, 2023
ARK 2 Release Pushed Back to Late 2024 Fans of the popular dinosaur survival game Ark: Survival Evolved has been eagerly awaiting details about the release of its sequel, ARK 2. Unfortunately, Studio Wildcard has announced that the game will now be delayed until late 2024. This news has disappointed many who were looking forward to experiencing all that ARK 2 had in store for them this year.
The much-anticipated sequel to the dinosaur survival game was originally planned for release sometime this year. However, no specific date had ever been officially announced by Studio Wildcard. Since its debut in 2017, Ark: Survival Evolved has become one of the...