CD Projekt Red has ‘no Game Pass plans’ for Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the biggest games coming this year for consoles and PC. But one platform it’s not headed to any time soon is Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass. That’s according to developer CD Projekt Red lead PR boss Radek Grabowski. During a conversation on Twitter, I used Cyberpunk 2077 as an example of […]

Why Tencent is looking to buy Warframe parent company Leyou

After rumors surfaced that Sony was considering acquiring Hong Kong gaming company Leyou Technologies, the focus is now shifting to Tencent. In a note to investors, Leyou confirmed that it is in talks with Tencent about an acquisition. The two companies agreed to terms on a three-month exclusive window for talks about Tencent taking Leyou […]

‘I left Smile Bank today due to the ongoing outage’

Image copyright Emma Hopkinson-Spark Image caption Smile Bank customer Emma Hopkinson-Spark left the bank on Friday due to the ongoing problems Smile Bank customers have been unable to access their online banking accounts for five days in a row. The online-only bank, owned by Co-Operative Bank, said it was working urgently to resolve the problem. […]

The ‘Super Smash Bros.’ Community Reckons With Sexual Misconduct Allegations

The Smash community also has unique age dynamics; players who got into the franchise back in 2002 are thrown in the same room as younger players only getting competitive with its 2018 iteration. At tournaments, kids interact with older or more established players, sometimes as part of the tournament and other times outside of play. […]

We asked over 150 VCs if they are doing remote deals. Here’s what they said.

Take the latest VB Survey to share how your company is implementing AI today. If you’re a founder or a fellow VC, you may be asking yourself, “Are VCs really open for business?” As a notoriously networked industry, startups and VCs have not been spared the challenges of going remote. VC-founder relationships are often multi-year […]

White House advisory council calls on U.S. to increase AI funding to $10 billion by 2030

Earlier this week, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) released a report outlining what it believes must happen for the U.S. to advance “industries of the future.” Several of the committee’s suggestions touched on the field of AI as it relates to federal, state, and private-sector partnerships, as well as departmental […]

Amazon delays New World MMO until spring 2021

Take the latest VB Survey to share how your company is implementing AI today. Amazon’s foray into PC games is off to a rocky start in 2020. The company said today it is delaying its New World massively multiplayer online game until the spring of 2021, based on feedback it’s received from testers and players. […]

Visit the cutting edge in AI: Transform 2020 Expo (July 15-17)

Take the latest VB Survey to share how your company is implementing AI today. To say that the speed of technological change in AI is fast-firing is an understatement. As engineers and data scientists unlock more of the potential of AI and machine learning, ever-more innovative solutions continue to advance the goals of business leaders. […]

AI Weekly: Welcome to The Machine, VentureBeat’s AI site

Take the latest VB Survey to share how your company is implementing AI today. VentureBeat readers likely noticed this week that our site looks different. On Thursday, we rolled out a significant design change that includes not just a new look but also a new brand structure that better reflects how we think about our […]