Gaming

Unwrapping the secrets of seasonal content

The holiday season is imminent, and it’s another marker in the year where retailers, service providers, and other industries tailor their offerings to fit in with the seasonal holidays. But why exactly is seasonal content so important, especially for mobile games? In short, it can boost session lengths, retention, and monetization because it gives players […]

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Disney+’s The Mandalorian joins a long list of fake HDR content, analysis finds

Enlarge / Pedro Pascal stars as the Mandalorian. YouTube/Disney Plus High Dynamic Range (HDR) is the most notable new display technology for rich-media consumption since high definition, but judging from some implementations of it, you wouldn’t necessarily know it. YouTube channel HDTVTest is known for doing quality analysis of the HDR implementations in popular media […]

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The Technology 202: Facebook and YouTube content pushing steroids raises more platform policing questions

Content moderators work at a Facebook office in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Ilana Panich-Linsman for The Washington Post) Ctrl + N Drug dealers are using Facebook, YouTube and other social networks to push steroids, raising new concerns about Silicon Valley’s content moderation investments as the tech industry faces increasing pressure in Washington.  Steroids and other performance […]

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Ninja leaves Twitch for Mixer in the first big shot of livestreaming’s content war

Microsoft just mixed up the streaming world. Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, a livestreamer whose fame rose with the explosion of Epic Games’ battle royale phenomenon Fortnite, announced today that he is leaving his Twitch channel to broadcast full-time and exclusively on Microsoft’s similar platform Mixer. Ninja had one of the biggest channels on Twitch. His audience […]

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Facebook Bans White Nationalism And White Separatism Content After Mosque Shootings

Weeks after a gunman broadcast live footage of his attack on a New Zealand mosque on Facebook, the social media giant says it’s banning all content praising, supporting and representing white nationalism and white separatism. The policy change has been applauded by politicians and civil rights groups. Some, however, have questioned why it took Facebook […]