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Microsoft made an app to rate your facial expressions against emojis
Microsoft made an app to rate your facial expressions against emojis
Microsoft has launched a free Windows app that uses machine learning to guess the facial expression you’re making when imitating an emoji. Called Emoji8, the app gives you a score for how well you recreate the emoji, and it’s mostly meant to show off the capabilities of this brand of artificial intelligence in an accessible way.
The app serves up an emoji for you to mimic, analyzes the video feed from your computer’s webcam, then tells you your percentage of accuracy. Then, oddly, it gives you the option of creating a gif with some of your “craziest facial expressions” to share on Twitter. On Microsoft’s end, Emoji8 is supposed to show how quick and flexible its machine learning prowess is. From a user end, it’s a bit weird to show off how you 90 percent matched a crying emoji to your friends.
If you do feel like seeing if you can nail a surprised look according to the app, Emoji8 is free in the Microsoft Store.
The United States Army intends to start its own esports program in the hopes of recruiting prospective players to join the military.
A Reddit post by Staff Sgt. Ryan Meaux details the U.S. Army’s plans to launch “two new competitive outreach teams,” one of which is an esports team. The esports program, along with the Army Functional Fitness team, will be part of the Marketing and Engagement Brigade in Fort Knox, Kentucky, according to Meaux.
Meaux said that the goal of this new esports program is to “create awareness about the Army and the opportunities it provides.” In addition to competing for the Army in esports tournaments, players on this team will get the chance to beta test some of the technology used by the U.S. military.
“Soldiers have expressed a strong desire to represent the Army in competitive gaming,” Meaux said. “This initiative will help make our soldiers more visible and relatable to today’s youth.”
One of the games that could be a part of the Army esports team is Fortnite: Battle Royale, according to a comment Meaux made on the Reddit post. No other esports titles were specifically mentioned in the post, however.
Meaux assured that players on the Army esports team will “receive the same pay and benefits as other soldiers of equal rank across the Army.” In addition, the Army will pay for “all expenses associated with certifications, competitions, and other requirements for the job.”
The Reddit post also featured two different links for interested recruits to sign up for the Army esports team—one is for active soldiers, Army reserves, or veterans, and the other is for anyone who isn’t in the Army.
For those that adored Mike Laidlaw's work on Dragon Age: Origins from BioWare, there's a new fantasy adventure that awaits. The Waylanders comes from the Spanish studio Gato Salvaje where Laidlaw was brought in as the creative director. For those awaiting the game that keeps being compared to the wonderful likes of Dragon Age, there's good news! The upcoming RPG continues to smash through its Kickstarter goals!
The Waylanders RPG has now entered a new stretch goal phase, adding Emily Grace Buck as a new scriptwriter to the team. With over $168,000 money raised so far, the cycle continues in making this incredible RPG experience a reality from a team that knows how to deliver a stunning narrative.
But what IS The Waylanders? According to the game's Kickstarter page, "The Waylanders is a party-based RPG inspired by beloved classics such as Dragon Age: Origins, Neverwinter Nights 2 or Baldur's Gate. Featuring innovative and tactical combat system, The Waylanders brings the legends of the Celtic cultures to life.
"With 6 main classes, 30 advanced classes, and over 800 skills, you have many ways to create your hero. And the top-tier scriptwriters will let you experience an adventure never told in a video game before."
With two different time eras represented in the game, a player's choice effects both in addition to the 8 companions and 4 reincarnations that fans will meet and bond with as the story progresses.
The team also has incredible technology to back up this progress. According to the site, "The Waylanders includes more than 800 skills, 6 basic classes and 30 advanced classes. This can only be possible thanks to The Waylanders’ motion capture process, powered by Xsens technology, which is nothing short of epic":
- Tons of animations captured by Ton Puey, Master in Historical European Swordsmanship
- Animation is core to the title, and used to help drive the story and the world
- More than 800 skills, 6 main classes, and 30 advanced classes
- Unique animation sets for Celtic and Medieval characters and companions
- More than 220 hours of motion capture with 15 different types of weapons
Final Fantasy 14’s newest expansion announced, adds fan-favorite Blue Mage class
Final Fantasy 14’s next major expansion, called Shadowbringers, was just announced live during the annual Final Fantasy 14 Fanfest. Coming in the summer of 2019, Shadowbringers will add a much darker story, a whole new zone to explore, and multiple new classes (called jobs)—including the Blue Mage, one of FF14’s most requested.
Shadowbringers' title is evocative of an expansion that will darker in tone, with players finally taking the fight to the evil Garlean Empire that has been the chief villain of FF14 since before it relaunched back in 2013. Promising answers to many of Final Fantasy 14’s biggest questions, Shadowbringers will see players turn from the light to "become the Warrior of Darkness"—a title that bears significant weight to those familiar with FF14's complicated (and awesome) lore.
Players won't have to wait until summer to experience this new questline, however. Patch 4.5 (which should come sometime in early 2019) will bridge the gap between the current expansion, Stormblood, and Shadowbringers. As a great surprise, 4.5 will also introduce the Blue Mage job, albeit with a very different rollout than normal jobs. Unlike other jobs, the Blue Mage will "provide a unique solo experience" and only learn abilities from other monsters, which is how the class traditionally works in Final Fantasy games. While details are scarce, it sounds like Blue Mages will be a class that you primarily level in solo dungeons designed exclusively for Blue Mages. This new job also will be capped at level 50 to start, with future patches gradually increasing the level cap. That means Blue Mages won't be endgame viable for quite some time, as currently the level cap is 70, with Shadowbringers bumping it up to 80 when it releases.
One other job teased in the trailer appears to wield a gunblade in combat. This shouldn't surprise anyone, as gunblades are the preferred weapon of Garlean Empire soldiers. It makes sense that an expansion that directly involves Garleans would, in turn, include a job styled after them too.
Smite hits Nintendo Switch early 2019
Smite launches on Nintendo Switch on 24th January 2019, Hi-Rez has announced.
The third-person MOBA game is also getting cross-play, Hi-Rez said. This arrives with update 6.1, and lets you play with people from PC and Mac via Steam, the PC launcher, Xbox One and, when it comes out, the Nintendo Switch version. There's no word on PlayStation 4 cross-platform play yet.
Usefully, you'll have access to all your in-game content across all of your linked accounts, so there's cross-platform progression.
Meanwhile, Hi-Rez released a new map and announced King Arthur and Merlin as gods 99 and 100.
Elsewhere, Hi-Rez announced a new hero for Paladins, its Overwatch-style game. The 40th champion is Imani, the Last Warder. Imani is a dragon mage who fires fireballs and ice bolts and summons dragons. Imani is due out with season two in January 2019.
Command & Conquer And Red Alert Remastered Announced
Last month, EA announced an intention to bring Command & Conquer back in the form of remasters, rather than the mobile endeavor the company showed off at E3 earlier this year. Far quicker than anyone thought, EA is seemingly ready to announce exactly what it has been cooking up, today announcing remasters for Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn and Command & Conquer: Red Alert, with all the expansions in tow.
Tiberian Dawn is the working title for what was simply released as Command & Conquer, the original 1995 PC game from Westwood Studios. It makes a lot of sense for the first game in the series to be chosen, but EA have also heard from the community that Red Alert is a more well-loved game, so that is also getting the remaster treatment.
"We have decided to remaster Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn," creative director Jim Vessella writes in a blog post for the announcement. "And while this is incredibly exciting on its own, we’re also aware of how passionate the community is about the Red Alert universe. So, we will also remaster the original Command & Conquer: Red Alert. But what about the classic expansion packs you may ask – Covert Ops, Counterstrike, and Aftermath? Well, C&C and Red Alert wouldn’t be the same without them, so all three expansion packs will be bundled with the base games into one remastered collection – without microtransactions."
Additionally, EA is contracting Nevada developer Petroglyph Games for the remaster, a studio made up of former Westwood staff that got together when EA shut Westwood down in 2003 to assimilate into EA Lost Angeles, which is now called DICE Los Angeles. Basically what this means is that the two remastered games will be made by many of the developers who worked on the titles originally.
"Joe Bostic is known as the co-creator of C&C, having also served as the Lead Programmer on Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert. Steve Tall joined Joe as a Lead Programmer on Red Alert, and Mike Legg contributed to all forms of audio systems at Westwood, having been an employee since 1986! All three members helped start Petroglyph Games in 2003 after the closure of Westwood and are joined by a veteran group of RTS developers from the past 15+ years. And don’t think we haven’t noticed the #1 request from the community in all the comments from the past month... You want Frank Klepacki. So as a cherry on top for the fans, we are thrilled to announce that Frank will be re-joining Petroglyph Games to be our Composer and Audio Director for the remaster collection!"
EA notes that the Command & Conquer Remastered Collection has yet to even start development, so it might be some time before we see anything from this, but they do seem to be handling it appropriately for a company that was once stringently against remasters of any kind.
Why Exactly Is Sony Skipping E3 For The First Time In 24 Years?
Sony is skipping next year’s E3, ditching its traditional booth and press conference in a move that will have a significant negative impact on the video game industry’s annual trade show.
The Entertainment Software Association, the lobbyist group that runs E3, confirmed the news today, as did Sony.
“As the industry evolves, Sony Interactive Entertainment continues to look for inventive opportunities to engage the community,” said Sony in a statement. “PlayStation fans mean the world to us and we always want to innovate, think differently and experiment with new ways to delight gamers. As a result, we have decided not to participate in E3 in 2019. We are exploring new and familiar ways to engage our community in 2019 and can’t wait to share our plans with you.”
This is yet another blow to the annual Los Angeles trade show, which has seen multiple publishers drop out over the past few years. Electronic Arts now holds its own event in Hollywood in the days leading up to E3, while last year Microsoft rented out a theater at L.A. Live, a few minutes away from the convention center where E3 takes place. Nintendo has spent the past five years eschewing traditional press conferences in favor of pre-recorded videos, and with Sony gone, one of E3's other marquee press conferences will now also not be present in 2019.
Sony also typically occupies a massive chunk of one of the convention center’s two main halls, so the company’s absence will leave a significant hole for the ESA to fill.
The move makes sense for Sony, as the company’s 2019 presser would presumably revolve around three of the four games it showcased last year: Death Stranding, The Last of Us 2, and Ghost of Tsushima, none of which currently have release dates. All three are expected to come out in the latter half of 2019 or later.