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nytimes.com - Victor Mather - Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony: Live Updates as the Games Begin
Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony: Live Updates as the Games Begin
The New York Times

Current time in Tokyo: July 23, 7:05 p.m. The opening ceremony of what is being marketed as the 2020 Olympics finally takes place on Friday night (Friday morning U.S. time) — one year late. In many ways, the event at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo…

venturebeat.com - Dean Takahashi - The DeanBeat: The learnings of the week in games
The DeanBeat: The learnings of the week in games
VentureBeat

All the sessions from Transform 2021 are available on-demand now. Watch now. The online-only Game Developers Conference had 550 talks scheduled this week, and some of them are still happening today. They reminded me what I love about games. No…

theverge.com - Alex Heath - Facebook brings cloud gaming to Apple devices with a web app
Facebook brings cloud gaming to Apple devices with a web app
The Verge

Starting Friday, Facebook is bringing its nascent cloud gaming service to iPhones and iPads through a web app people will be able to add to their homescreens like a native app. The site will let you play simple web games like Solitaire and…

reuters.com - Robyn Mak - South Korea plays foolish game of IPO Whac-A-Mole
South Korea plays foolish game of IPO Whac-A-Mole
Reuters

HONG KONG, July 23 (Reuters Breakingviews) - South Korea is learning how hard it is to cool down an overheating stock market. The country's financial regulator has intervened recently on the initial public offerings of video-game developer Krafton…

nytimes.com - Shira Ovide - We Need a New Term for Video Games
We Need a New Term for Video Games
The New York Times

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it weekdays. Everyone is trying to get us to come out — or stay in — and play. Seriously. Peloton, Netflix, Zoom, TikTok, Amazon, Apple and Google are all…

ft.com - Katie Martin and Martin Stabe - The game is still wide open
The game is still wide open
Financial Times

This year in markets cannot so far match the drama of 2020 — even in the wake of this week's gyrations. As a test case of how fast risky asset prices can collapse and of the awe-inspiring power of central banks to drag them back up, last…

forbes.com - Charlie Fink - Epic Games Buys Sketchfab, Welcome To The Zuckerverse
Epic Games Buys Sketchfab, Welcome To The Zuckerverse
Forbes

Click your heels together and say metaverse three times. The chasm between concept and reality here is huge, yet it's the word on everyone's lips. Mark Zuckerberg said it out loud. Facebook “will effectively transition from people seeing us…

venturebeat.com - Dean Takahashi - Epic Games crafts a highly realistic and drivable Ferrari for Fortnite
Epic Games crafts a highly realistic and drivable Ferrari for Fortnite
VentureBeat

All the sessions from Transform 2021 are available on-demand now. Watch now. Epic Games is launching a highly realistic model of a Ferrari sports car for players to use in Fortnite tomorrow. The imagery of the Ferrari 296 GTB car provided by Epic…

businessinsider.com - Steven Asarch - Activision Blizzard influencers are rethinking their relationships with the video game giant after a bombshell lawsuit
Activision Blizzard influencers are rethinking their relationships with the video game giant after a bombshell lawsuit
Business Insider

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing filed a lawsuit against Activision Blizzard. It claimed that female employees dealt with harassment and discrimination. Insider spoke to six influencers that have worked with the company and…

pocketgamer.biz - 10 games industry jobs to apply for this week
10 games industry jobs to apply for this week
Pocket Gamer.Biz

A job search can be a long and arduous process, venturing from job board to job board sometimes not even knowing what positions are out there. Coupled with the difficulties faced in job markets in the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, lots of…

ft.com - Murad Ahmed and Sara Germano in Tokyo - Tokyo Olympics: 'There is no blueprint' for staging Games in a pandemic
Tokyo Olympics: 'There is no blueprint' for staging Games in a pandemic
Financial Times

The most complex Olympics ever staged gets under way on Friday following an unprecedented logistical effort to preserve the scale of the Tokyo Games while preventing a debilitating coronavirus outbreak. Previous Olympics have been buffeted by…

reuters.com - Karolos Grohmann - Olympics Disappointed WADA watches as Russians prepare for Tokyo Games
Olympics Disappointed WADA watches as Russians prepare for Tokyo Games
Reuters

TOKYO, July 23 (Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will be forced to watch as Russian athletes don uniforms in their country's colours of red, white and blue and compete at the Tokyo Olympics, having received softened sanctions over the…

reuters.com - Three more athletes test postive for COVID-19 at Games
Three more athletes test postive for COVID-19 at Games
Reuters

TOKYO, July 23 (Reuters) - Olympics organisers said on Friday that three more competitors at the Tokyo Games, including one resident of the athletes' village, had tested positive for COVID-19. Olympics-related cases rose by 19, organisers said…

venturebeat.com - Dean Takahashi - Big Time Studios reveals alpha gameplay for NFT game
Big Time Studios reveals alpha gameplay for NFT game
VentureBeat

All the sessions from Transform 2021 are available on-demand now. Watch now. Big Time Studios revealed more of its gameplay today for its upcoming online co-op action role-playing game, Big Time, that uses nonfungible tokens, or NFTs, for game…

forbes.com - Robert Hart - At Least 100 U.S. Athletes Unvaccinated As Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Kick Off
At Least 100 U.S. Athletes Unvaccinated As Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Kick Off
Forbes

About 100 athletes in the U.S. Olympic delegation have not been vaccinated against Covid-19, according to U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee's chief medical officer Dr. Jonathan Finnoff, hours before the opening ceremony is due to begin in…

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