Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is Microsoft’s newest version of their popular gaming subscription product. The “Ultimate” edition allows you to have Game Pass on both your Xbox & PC whilst also including access to Xbox Live Gold. (more…)
“A sweatshop in America”
Facebook contractor Cognizant is tasked with moderating the deluge of inappropriate content posted to Facebook at 98% accuracy.
The company has never risen above 92% and in fear of losing its lucrative US$200m contract pushes work conditions and employees beyond their limits.
Bodily fluids & pubic hair on desks, a worker death whilst at his desk, sexual harassment cases, bathrooms covered in faecal matter and menstrual blood. The list goes on.
Facebook have committed to investigating their contractor sites as well as an increase to the end worker wage, but the psychological and emotional trauma afflicted to many employees sees the move come all too late.
This is a fascinating long-form read that paints a truly bleak picture of today’s social-media driven world.
Facebook have announced plans to launch a new cryptocurrency in the new year. Called “libra” the currency will be governed by not only Facebook – via a new crypto subsidiary called Calibra – but by a consortium of 27 corporations including PayPal, Stripe, eBay, Vodafone, Uber, Lyft and more. (more…)
As leaked renders of Google’s rumoured upcoming Pixel 4 began to hit the web en masse Google chose to do something unprecedented in the smartphone world by confirming them with a simple tweet. (more…)
Congratulations Ubisoft, you’re the first people to make an open-world title (other than Rockstar) that I actively want to play. It took you three goes to get there and you’ve hypocritically announced it as being politically aligned after saying you don’t make political games but hey, you’ve done it! (more…)
Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet [is] a comedy series about the developers behind the game of the same name. [Rob] McElhenney plays Ian Grimm, a video game studio director whose egomaniacal tendencies are on full display…
Think Silicon Valley meets World of Warcraft.
If you’re an “It’s Always Sunny” fan Mythic Quest should be right up your alley. Always Sunny co-star Charlie Day is on board as producer along with a team of execs from Ubisoft, Lionsgate and 3 Arts.
Announced at Ubisoft’s E3 briefing today, it’s one of a handful of shows we now know about that will debut on Apple’s Apple TV Plus service.
It takes some serious balls to dedicate a portion of what precious little time you have at E3 to talk about something that isn’t a game. It takes even bigger ones to then have someone come out on stage whom isn’t a one-person-hype machine and can speak to the tech behind what I believe to be Bethesda’s most exciting announcement, Orion. (more…)
Google Stadia will launch in November, in 14 different territories including the US, UK and Canada, with at least 31 games from 21 different publishers, for an initial “Founder’s Edition” price of $130 for a hardware starter kit with three months of premium service, and $10 a month afterwards. There’s a separate free tier coming in 2020.
Some news can’t wait for E3. Watch our first ever Stadia Connect June 6, 2019 at 9AM PDT/6PM CET [2AM June 7th AEST] as we reveal more Stadia news, including pricing, games, and launch details.