NASA leverages gamers to save the world’s coral reefs

NASA leverages gamers to save the world’s coral reefs

As rising temperatures continue to bleach delicate coral ecosystems, NASA scientists are turning to gamers to help map out the ocean floor. If you’re willing to put your candy crushing obsession aside for a bit, NASA is offering gamers the opportunity to partake in a mission of global importance. Despite covering...

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Twitch expands misconduct policy to include other platforms

Twitch expands misconduct policy to include other platforms

Ensuring that Twitch remains a safe and inclusive space for stream buffs, the platform is expanding its off-service conduct policy to punish threatening behaviours outside of Twitch. Those who take to spreading hate online or trolling Twitter and Discord may soon find their indiscretions have landed them bans on Twitch...

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Stadia’s internal closure bets on industry shift to Cloud gaming

Stadia’s internal closure bets on industry shift to Cloud gaming

14 months after Stadia’s high-profile launch, Google is closing the company’s internal game development studio. Its once exclusive Cloud technology is now open to potential suitors. It’s taken Google 14 months to realise it doesn’t want to be a game making company anymore. Grandiose ambitions first revealed at the Game Developers Conference 2019 have never come close to fruition for Google’s Stadia. It originally teased its own Cloud-based console, a controller,...

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The most immersive Game Pass titles to improve 2021

The most immersive Game Pass titles to improve 2021

Lockdowns and social restrictions look likely to last well into 2021. We’ve picked the most immersive and best Game Pass titles currently available to keep you going in these isolating times. Despite mainstream media’s tendency to vilify video games, recent studies suggest that they can actually improve overall wellbeing and better your mood. Playing through a lengthy RPG or tense survival game can help distract, escape, and...

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‘Reset Earth’ game encourages Gen Z to protect the ozone layer

‘Reset Earth’ game encourages Gen Z to protect the ozone layer

The United Nations is launching an animated film and interactive game that aims to teach Gen Z how to protect and appreciate the ozone layer. Who’d have thought the UN would be dropping a mobile game in 2021? ‘Reset Earth’ is a new game and interactive web series being launched by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to celebrate this weekend’s World Education day. It’s available through the...

Why we need to stop putting developers under ‘crunch’

Why we need to stop putting developers under ‘crunch’

Cyberpunk 2077 has been removed from the PlayStation Store for being unstable and buggy. It’s a result of industry pressures and crunch time - do things need to change? CD Projekt Red’s latest title, Cyberpunk 2077, has finally launched for both PC and consoles, after a near eight year wait and four delays. Intended to be a worthy successor to the studio’s last game, The Witcher 3, the sci-fi RPG title...

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