Diablo II’s remake is real

Blizzard Entertainment revealed a remake of its classic action role-playing game Diablo II during today’s BlizzCon Online opening ceremonies. It is called Diablo II: Resurrected. Diablo II is one of Blizzard’s most beloved games. It first came out in 2000 and won fans with its satisfying hack-‘n’-slash and loot mechanics. Even after the release of […]

Python pioneer assesses the 30-year-old programming language

The Python programming language, which has never been more popular, arguably thanks to the rise of data science and AI projects in the enterprise, officially turns 30 years old tomorrow. One of the five members of the 2021 Python Steering Council within the Python Software Foundation is Pablo Galindo, a software engineer at Bloomberg, who […]

Diablo IV brings back Rogues from the first Diablo

Blizzard showed more of Diablo IV at BlizzCon Online’s opening ceremonies today. It revealed Rogue as a class for the action-RPG. Diablo IV had its debut back at BlizzCon 2019, introducing Barbarians, Sorceresses, and Druids as classes. While Diablo III lost some of the franchise’s dark edge, Diablo IV is bringing back more of that […]

A new Nier release is dominating Japanese gaming

Nier is one of those ascendant properties for publisher Square Enix. And now a new game in the series is crushing the sales charts in Japan. This is not the upcoming Nier Replicant Ver.1.22474487139, which is really it’s name. That game is still coming in April. Instead, it’s Nier: Reincarnation for mobile devices that has […]

Google fires Ethical AI lead Margaret Mitchell

Google fired Margaret “Meg” Mitchell, lead of the Ethical AI team, today. The move comes just hours after Google announced diversity policy changes and Google AI chief Jeff Dean sent an apology in the wake of the firing of former Google AI ethics lead Timnit Gebru in late 2020. I’m fired. — MMitchell (@mmitchell_ai) February […]

Hearthstone’s next expansion is Forged in the Barrens

Hearthstone’s next expansion is Forged in the Barrens (literally, that’s its name). It ushers in a new Standard rotation — the Year of the Gryphon — and it takes place in the Barrens, an area known for battles between Alliance and Horde heroes, with roving bands of centaur and quillboar mercenaries. Blizzard Entertainment made the […]

BlizzCon Online: J. Allen Brack opens with messages of gratitude and hope

BlizzCon finally came back as an online-only event today, with Blizzard Entertainment president J. Allen Brack opening the two-day celebration in an opening ceremony. He thanked fans for continuing to play Blizzard games during the pandemic and to employees for working remotely from home. “That’s the awesome thing about video games,” he said. “They give […]

The Blizzard Arcade Collection brings three classics to modern platforms

The Blizzard Arcade Collection had its surprise reveal at BlizzCon Online today, and the $20 retro game package is out today for Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. You can also play it on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S with backward compatibility. This collection includes three of Blizzard’s hits from before it became […]

Leaked report shows Pfizer’s vaccine is sharply cutting covid-19 infections in Israel

Pfizer did not confirm the authenticity of the study document. Its lead authors are Sharon Alroy-Preis, head of public health for Israel’s health ministry, and Eric Haas, a ministry researcher. In addition, the study was carried out by a team of eight Pfizer researchers, including epidemiologists Farid Khan and John McLaughlin and the company’s global […]

Integrating Datadog data with AWS using Amazon AppFlow for intelligent monitoring

Infrastructure and operation teams are often challenged with getting a full view into their IT environments to do monitoring and troubleshooting. New monitoring technologies are needed to provide an integrated view of all components of an IT infrastructure and application system. Datadog provides intelligent application and service monitoring by bringing together data from servers, databases, […]