From Virtual Photography To Reality

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I can almost hear a voice in my head dating back to my childhood saying “What good will come from playing video games?” At that time I couldn’t tell you what that really meant, nor could I have expected it to have the impact that it’s had on me. Like most of my peers, whom
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Sidestepping App Stores, Facebook Lite and Groups get Instant Games – TechCrunch

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HTML5 almost ruined Facebook when baking in the mobile web standard to speed up development slowed down the performance of the social network’s main iOS and Android apps. For a brief moment in 2011, Facebook even tried to build an HTML5 gaming platform codenamed Sparta to escape the taxes of Apple and Google’s mobile operating
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Pokémon Go update bringing ‘mon from the Sinnoh region is live – TechCrunch

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If you’ve been laying off the Pokémon Go for a while due to a lack of new monsters, prepare to be glued to your phone again. Niantic is now adding pokémon from the rugged Sinnoh region that first appeared in 2007’s Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum games. Of course, it’s not so simple as a dump
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Facebook’s gaming hub Fb.gg launches into beta on Android – TechCrunch

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This summer, Facebook launched Fb.gg, its online gaming hub and Twitch competitor, designed to attract game streamers and their fans to watch videos on Facebook instead of on rival sites. The destination shows videos based on which games and streaming celebrities users follow, plus Liked Pages and Groups, and other featured suggestions of what to
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Fortnite for Android no longer requires an invite – TechCrunch

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Fortnite’s journey to Android has been an adventure unto itself. It first launched as a Samsung exclusive, alongside the Note 9, before circumventing the Play Store to arrive on Google’s Mobile operating system. Until now, however, actually getting the game required going to the site, signing up and waiting for an invite. Epic announced today
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Roblox makes first acquisition with purchase of app performance startup PacketZoom – TechCrunch

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Fresh off a $150 million round of funding, kids’ gaming platform Roblox is making its first acquisition. The company says it’s acquiring the small startup PacketZoom, bringing its team and technology in-house to help it improve mobile application performance as its platform expands further into worldwide markets. Founded in 2013, and based in San Mateo, California,
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Indie farm-em-up Stardew Valley is coming to iOS and Android – TechCrunch

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Stardew Valley, the hit indie farming game made by one guy in his spare time, is coming to mobile. I’ve dropped dozens of hours into this charming little spiritual successor to Harvest Moon, and now I know how I’m going to spend my next few plane rides. In case you’re not aware, Stardew Valley is
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Microsoft announces an Xbox game streaming service – TechCrunch

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A week after Google launched a game streaming service “Project Stream“ in beta, Microsoft’s touting its own take on the category. Project xCloud is, naturally, an Xbox game streaming service, designed to  bring the console’s titles to a slew of different platforms. Outlined via blog post, the service is the latest offering to offer gamers
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