Microsoft’s Bethesda deal will spur more acquisitions and industry upheaval

Microsoft’s $7.5 billion acquisition of ZeniMax Media (the owner of Bethesda Softworks, Id Software, and other studios) will change the gaming landscape, and we’ve been collecting some hot takes on what it means for the industry and its fans. Clearly, it’s a sign that one of the tech giants believes that games are the “most […]

How AI Can Impact the PR and Marketing Industries

You may not realize it, but your life is impacted by artificial intelligence (AI) every day. AI has become a catch-all term for technology that can perform tasks, such as automation, analyzing data, and writing in similar ways to how a human can perform these tasks. It is AI technology that targets ads to you, […]

Xbox Series X and S preorders may face supply constraints at GameStop

Gaming fans may have as much trouble with Xbox Series X and S preorders tomorrow as they did with PlayStation 5 preorders last week. Supply for the new Xbox consoles is even more limited than it was for Sony’s machine, according to multiple GameStop associates that spoke with GamesBeat. Gamestop employees told us that they […]

My impressions of Call of Duty: Black Ops — Cold War multiplayer alpha

Activision showed off the multiplayer alpha gameplay for Call of Duty: Black Ops — Cold War this weekend on Sony’s PlayStation 4. It’s coming out November 13, and as I played it, the five maps I played grew on me. But I agree with a lot of criticism on social media that there are tweaks […]

Building an AWS Glue ETL pipeline locally without an AWS account

If you’re new to AWS Glue and looking to understand its transformation capabilities without incurring an added expense, or if you’re simply wondering if AWS Glue ETL is the right tool for your use case and want a holistic view of AWS Glue ETL functions, then please continue reading. In this post, we walk you […]

Microsoft buys Fallout creator Bethesda for $7.5bn

Image copyright Microsoft Xbox-owner Microsoft has acquired the games company behind blockbuster titles including Doom, Fallout, Skyrim and Wolfenstein. It is paying $7.5bn (£5.85bn) for Bethesda’s parent ZeniMax Media. Xbox has said that the publisher’s franchises would be added to its Game Pass subscription package for consoles and PCs. This could help make the forthcoming […]

Aclima: Bay Area skies were the worst on record during wildfires

The San Francisco Bay Area’s skies were the worst on record for decades during the recent wildfires that produced a blanket of smoke and turned the skies orange, according to pollution measurement firm Aclima. Aclima has placed sensors on a fleet of electric cars to collect daily pollution levels on a block-by-block basis in the […]

How Leading Businesses Organize and Make Sense of Data

Two or three decades ago, gathering data was the biggest challenge businesses faced. Leaders craved more information and access. Today, these same companies are drowning in data. The challenge of today is organizing and making sense of the data. 4 Tips to Help You Make Sense of Your Data With so much emphasis on collecting […]