The Battle Royale genre is no easy place for a newcomer to venture into. Immensely popular games like Fortnite, PUBG, and Apex Legends were already ruling the roost. At first glance, it looked like there was no place for another big player(read, title) in the genre. However, that expectation was dashed when Infinity Ward launched Call of Duty Warzone back in March. It took the title less than a week to be confirmed a success. For the most part, it is loved by millions of users. However, as with every game, not everyone is a fan even if they play it regularly. Summit1g had some chastising words for the game during a broadcast.
Summit1g Rages Over Call of Duty Warzone
A few features and deviations from other BR games set Call of Duty Warzone apart. First off, it features a 150 player battleground. Naturally, the Warzone maps are quite huge compared to most other BRs. If you’ve played Warzone, you’ve probably encountered a few rooftop campers yourself. So has summit1g, and it absolutely blew his top when a camper got him today.
As he does every now and then, summit could not help but rant away as he waited for another match in Warzone.
“Why do you guys have a game with just building-tops everywhere, that you can just sit on top of. Nobody thought of that? Nobody thought like ‘hey this is probably gonna be more campy than PUBG?’”
“This is not a battle royale bro, this is camping simulator. You wanna go into a f**king game and camp your d**k off, this is the one. I think this is the worst battle royale that exists today, hands down,” he said. “You guys thought, coming up with a battle royale and leaving every rooftop open after a gulag, that you can just spawn on(rooftop) again!”
Summit1g sure was in no mood to mince his words now, was he.
While the “worst battle royale” part is debatable (or downright not true), he does have a very good point about the rooftops. Campers are a major source of frustration to many players but give them a nice little rooftop and it just blows your tops too sometimes.
KartRider Rush+ Surpasses 10 Million Global Downloads Within Two Weeks! – Business Wire
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Let’s go full throttle! Today, Nexon announced that its newest free-to-play mobile racer game, KartRider Rush+, surpassed 10 million downloads in just two week since launch.
Inspired by the popular KartRider franchise, KartRider Rush+ zoomed to the top of the Google Play and Apple App stores, clocking in 3.57 million daily users. With its limitless customization options and over 50 tracks and 20 karts to choose from, KartRider Rush+ players can personalize their races for an experience that is truly unique and action-packed.
KartRider Rush+ has also expanded the experience even further, introducing three new exhilarating tracks – “Dino Town”, “Namsan Tour” and “The Bridge of Fate” – and the exciting new character “Dino Ethen.” Along with new tracks and characters, racers who join by May 31 will be rewarded with an “L-decoder x 5” bonus beginning June 2.
KartRider Rush+ will also offer additional rewards such as “Dino Ethen Code” and “Orange Lucky Coin” in an exclusive login event and for players who’d like to test their skills on the newly released tracks.
KartRider Rush+ is available globally via iOS and Android in multiple languages including English, Korean, Thai and Traditional Chinese. Visit https://kartrush.nexon.com and follow @KRRushPlus on Twitter for the latest updates and information.
About KartRider Rush+ https://kartrush.nexon.com
Based on the popular online gaming phenomenon, KartRider, KartRider Rush+ is a free-to-play kart racing mobile game delivering all the racing action of its namesake on iOS and Android devices. With gorgeous 3D graphics, KartRider Rush+ offers players robust tracks, karts and game modes, just like its online counterpart accommodating every level, from racing novice to drifting champion.
About Nexon America Inc. http://www.nexon.com
Founded in 2005, Nexon America Inc. delivers outstanding free-to-play online game expertise and live game support, taking the strengths of NEXON Co., Ltd. (“Nexon”) and applying them for uniquely western audiences. Nexon America has consistently sustained iconic franchises such as MapleStory and Mabinogi for more than a decade, which have gone on to break records and captivate players. With new projects on the horizon, Nexon America maintains the pioneering and innovative spirit of its parent company, employing its player-first approach, while designing the best possible gameplay experiences for the western market.
Apple buys machine lelearninganing company to improve Siri – Macworld UK
According to reports Apple has purchased a company that will help with its development of Siri – Apple’s voice control operated virtual assistant.
Apple took over machine learning company Inductiv in April 2020, according to a Bloomberg report.
Apple confirmed the takeover of Iductiv with its standard statement: “Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans”.
Inductiv has developed a technology that can detect and eliminate errors in large amounts of data. According to Bloomberg: “Having clean data is important for machine learning, a popular and powerful type of AI that helps software improve with less human invention.”
One of the co-founders Ihab Ilyas is a University of Waterloo university professor with interests in the fields of Big Data, machine learning and data curation. He is also the co-founder of a similar startup called Tamr, which deals with data cleansing. The other co-founders are also machine learning experts: University of Wisconsin-Madison assistant professor Theodoros Rekatsinas and Stanford University associate professor Christopher Re.
Three Inductiv employees (Josh McGrath, Mina Farid, Ryan Clancy) have changed their LinkedIn profiles to state that they have been with Apple since April 2020.
This article originally appeared on Macwelt. Translation by Karen Haslam.
Toronto-based duo create custom puzzles
A duo of award-winning Toronto-based creatives has found a unique way to support local businesses while providing hours of engagement to fill Canadians’ increased downtime.
Paddy Harrington, creative designer and founder of Frontier, and Rich Pauptit, celebrated printer and president of Flash Reproductions, are teaming up with independent Canadian businesses and artists who are facing financial hardship due to COVID-19 to create custom thematic jigsaw puzzles.
“Puzzle sales have skyrocketed as people look for engaging things to do at home,” explains Harrington. “We believe that people would prefer to do puzzles of their favourite local spots, while also supporting those businesses–and PieceTogether was born.”
Each 300-piece PieceTogether puzzle features an image from a local business and sells for $35, with $15 from every puzzle sold going directly to the business. Customers are able to offer additional donations at checkout.
Since launching on May 27, PieceTogether has partnered with local businesses like Rosalinda Restaurant, Dora Keogh Irish Pub, The Cameron House, Renya, Shacklands Brewing Co., and Stackt market.
According to sources like Calgary’s Castle Toys, puzzle sales have increased by as much as 370 per cent in the last year, and while those numbers are likely to decrease as the Canadian economy gradually reopens, PieceTogether can continue to provide a valuable revenue stream for businesses and artists as they attempt to adjust to the new landscape.
“Even as restrictions ease, many of these smaller businesses will still have to operate at a loss; it’s going to be difficult for a long time,” Pauptit adds. “It’s just devastating to think that some of our favourite neighbourhood places to visit may have to close down. With PieceTogether puzzles, you get something fun to do at home as well as an easy way to support these vital independent businesses. Plus, it’s a special keepsake that people will enjoy for years to come.”
Independent businesses and artists from across Canada can participate by setting up a profile and uploading an image to create their own custom puzzle.
Source: – Eat North
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