Game Developers Conference 2020 Virtual Talks hub

In the month of March, Game Developers Conference (GDC) brings the game development community together across five days of education, inspiration, and networking in San Francisco. Unfortunately due to the Coronavirus, this year’s conference has been canceled but they will be streaming the awards and some of the talks planned for GDC 2020! 

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Launched on Apple Arcade; All-Star Athletes From NHL, NBA, NFL, MLB, WNBA and NWSL Teams Take to the Ice in “Ultimate Rivals: The Rink”

In time for Women’s History Month and for the first time ever, female athletes can compete against, or alongside, male athletes in the new “Ultimate Rivals: The Rink” game from Bit Fry, a Portsmouth-based game developer. Available on Apple Arcade, “Ultimate Rivals: The Rink” is a new, fast-paced “2 vs. 2” hockey game that features many of today’s top men and women athletes.

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SXSW 2020 Music and Trade Show Announcements

With SXSW 2020 less than a month away, more announcements and updates to the festival are coming in faster than ever. For this week, SXSW 2020 updates include the SXSW Trade Show Next Stage Schedule now posted and 118 new Showcasing Artists for the SXSW Music Festival announced. Below is the latest and greatest announcements by SXSW.

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Sandbox Virtual Reality Experience Opens Its Seventh U.S. Location In Austin

Announced this week, Sandbox VR, one of the most realistic virtual reality experiences in the world, opens its doors at The Domain in Austin, TX on February 19, 2020. Sandbox VR is the kind of immersive social experience that people have dreamt of since the dawn of computing. Through a unique combination of motion capture and VR technologies, you can become anyone and go anywhere. 

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Special Edition MSI Prestige 14 Laptop in Rose Pink Now Available on Amazon & Newegg

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, MSI, a world-leading gaming brand, announced the availability of its Limited Edition Rose Pink Prestige 14 laptop on Amazon and Newegg. Designed for mobility weighing less than 2.85 lbs, the Prestige 14 measures less than 0.63-inches thick with a battery life of 10 hours. It includes a backlit keyboard with 1.5mm key travel which automatically elevates the keyboard five degrees to improve ergonomics. The extra-large touchpad with a smooth surface that is more responsive and accurate even after long-term use. 

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Atari® Hotels May Be Coming to Your City

Atari®, a trailblazer in the gaming industry, is launching a new concept for a unique lodging experience combining the iconic brand with a one-of-a-kind video game-themed destination. Announced this week the launch of the hotels is in partnership with GSD Group, a leading innovation and strategy agency, led by founder Shelly Murphy and partner Napoleon Smith III. With this new collaboration, both companies will acquire the rights to build video game-themed Atari Hotels in the United States, with the first location breaking ground in Phoenix, AZ later this year. The initial additional hotels planned in Las Vegas, Denver, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, San Jose and our own hometown of Austin, Texas!

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SXSW Reveals Ten New Convergence Tracks From Climate Change to Mixed Reality

For the 2020 season, SXSW has announced ten new additions for their Convergence Tracks that include Cannabusiness, Climate & Social Action, Connection & Culture, Experiential Storytelling, Game Industry, Government & Politics, Media & Journalism, Professional Development, Sports, and XR. From March 13-21 attendees can participate in various formats of programming like panels, workshops, Keynotes, and Featured Speakers that dive into the worlds of climate change and affecting social change as well as sports and mixed reality. Below are the descriptions and dates of the Convergence Tracks just announced.

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CES 2020 Recap: Lenovo’s New Consumer Innovations

During CES, Lenovo launched a number of new consumer innovations from Laptops to Displays to Smart home products. While at CES I had a chance to experience the Lenovo Ducati 5 limited-edition, ThinkPad X1 Fold, the Yoga™ 5G 2-in-1 convertible laptop, the Yoga Slim 7 laptop, ThinkReality VR/AR, and the LAVIE AIO.

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What’s New & What to See at CES 2020

CES® 2020, the world’s largest and most influential tech event, begins in 3 days from January 7th through the 10th in Las Vegas. This year more than 4,500 exhibitors will launch nearly 20,000 new transformative tech products to more than 170,000 attendees, making it one of the largest CES shows to date. The show exhibitors will include 5G connectivity, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, smart cities and resilience, sports, robotics and more. As the 7th year in a row covering CES LIVE, I wanted to compile a list for those attending or curious about what happens at the show, especially what is new for 2020!

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals: Tech & Gadget Edition

This year Black Friday comes a little later in the month giving consumers less time to stock up on holiday gifts and benefit from the deals early. Though major companies like Amazon or Best Buy are already promoting deals before Thanksgiving there other companies kicking off their Black Friday deals on November 28th and 29th (the actual date). Similar to every year, below we have compiled a list of tech and gadget deals for Black Friday/ Cyber Monday from companies like Samsung to sites like Wellbots.

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