Future of AI streamlined by online game

A new game that claims to break new ground – with a machine intelligence trying to communicate and collaborate with people rather than crush them. The game developed by the AI institute of the late Microsoft founder Paul Allen, which was set to go live online yesterday, is like Pictionary, with one side drawing a…

Sunrise records buys collapsed HMV

Canadian firm Sunrise Records has bought 100 stores, securing 1487 jobs, the collapsed music chain HMV, beating competition from Sport Direct owner Mike Ashley. But 27 stores will close, resulting in 455 redundancies. Sunrise Records CEO Doug Putman, said he was “ delighted to acquire the most iconic music and entertainment business in the UK”.…

HMV files for administration, with 2000 job losses

This Christmas HMV has fallen victim slump in sales on the UK high street and customer changing habits including music streaming, and is filing for administration for the second time in six years, as shopper footfall dropped 3.1 per cent on Boxing Day compared with last year. His Master’s Voice, started trading in 1921, has…

Any Game Anywhere in an instant

Home entertainment started with Casio PV-1000, The timeless Mega Duck and  the Bandai Playdia with new rivals like Nintendo entertainment or the Sony Playstation, as the gaming world is poised to undergo another transformation not seen since  the advent of mobile phones and faster broadbands. Cloud Gaming with serious high speed internet connection which could…

China’s Invictus are the “League of Legends” World Champion

China’s Invictus Gaming trashed its European rival Fnatic 3-0 taking home the Silver Summoner’s Cup and over $840,000 in prize money with a global audience of over 200m tuned to watch the final, according to Chinese streaming companies. The rise of esports in China has been more dramatic than anywhere else in the world, as…

Real Super Mario dies aged 84

Mario Segale, a successful Italian-American property developer from the US of Washington and the man after whom video game hero Super Mario, the energetic hero of the Mushroom kingdom with 30 years, worth of games, was named has died aged 84. In the 1980s, he leased a warehouse to Nintendo of America who decided to…

5G network auction raised £1.36bn

Regulator Ofcom said “an auction of frequencies, for the next generation of mobile phone networks has raised £1.36bn with Vodafone, EE, O2 and Three all winning the bandwidth needed for the future 5G mobile internet services and faster connections which is expected to be launched in 2020. Ofcom auctioned two spectrum bands 3.4 GHz, which…

The Nintendo Switch is finally here

  Nintendo’s newest console, Switch, launched today March 3rd 2017, pitched as a home console you can take on the go, its battery life has become a big talking point, as Nintendo confirmed the battery will last upto 6 hours. Nintendo is pitching for $106bn games market of which $42bn is mobile game market. Gamers…

Valerie world’s first triple screen laptop

Razer,  the Gaming PC maker, has unveiled a concept laptop with three 4K screens at the CES tech show in Las Vegas. Project Valerie is the world’s first portable laptop of its kind with two additional 17 in (43cm) screens which slide out from the central display automatically. Gamers are splashing out on high-end laptops All…

Fable Legends cancelled and proposals for closure of Lionhead

Microsoft is planning to shut the British video game studio behind the classic Fable series, and the final instalment of Fable Legends, had been in development at Lionhead Studios for more than two years and was to be released in the spring, and work will now cease immediately, along with Press Play studios in Denmark…