Microsoft Blogs – 7.28.21
Have you ever played a game and walked right past a character in the background thinking “Wow, they must feel so sad and underappreciated?” Well not anymore!
Announced today, Xbox Game Pass and “Free Guy” are proud to present the first-ever Xbox Game Pass Non-Player Character (NPC) Awards to celebrate and honor the greatest unsung heroes in video games. This comes ahead of the highly anticipated U.S. theatrical release of “Free Guy” on August 13, 2021, about a bank teller named Guy (Ryan Reynolds) who realizes he’s in an open world video game that will soon go offline.
Source: Xbox and 20th Century Studios’ Free Guy Celebrate Non-Player Character Awards – Xbox Wire
Google Blog – 7.26.21 (7.21.21)
When it comes to shopping, people are increasingly looking for ways to save money. In fact, we’ve seen that searches for “discount code” have increased 50% since last year. With the back-to-school season upon us and the holiday season fast approaching, we know that consumers will be on the hunt for products that offer the best value, and businesses will be looking for ways to maximize exposure for their products with deals and promotions.
Source: New ways to find deals and shop on Google
Western Digital Blog – 7.23.21 (7.17.21)
The first mobile phones weighed a few pounds, sported an awkward antenna, and were the size of a small briefcase. Today’s mobile devices tout the ability to quickly upload photos while on vacation, verify owner identity by fingerprint or facial recognition, or make a purchase while simultaneously streaming a movie. These features and technologies are so ingrained into our daily lives, we often take them for granted.
Source: Not Just Talk: How Mobile Storage Keeps Pace with Smart Phones
Google Blog – 6.29.21 (6.28.21)
We built YouTube TV for the YouTube generation – those who want to watch what they want, when they want, how they want – without the commitments of cable. Since we launched in 2017, we’ve continued to build experiences that redefine how you watch live TV – from our unlimited DVR or option to avoid spoilers, to the ability to add your fantasy football team directly to YouTube TV to see how you’re stacking up against the competition.
Source: Experience live sports with 4K Plus and other new features on YouTube TV
PlayStation Blog – 6.29.21
Today, I’m thrilled to welcome a new member to the PlayStation Studios family! I have been a fan of Housemarque since the studio’s early days when they introduced Super Stardust HD to PlayStation fans. Housemarque’s recent release of Returnal proves the studio is one with incredible vision, capable of creating memorable new games that resonate with our community. This addition enhances the creative force of PlayStation Studios, and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for Housemarque.
Source: Welcoming Housemarque to the PlayStation Studios family
Microsoft Blogs – 6.25.21
New York City has always been home to artists and creative minds who push the boundaries of art, technology, and storytelling. The newly built Microsoft Garage facility in Lower Manhattan is one of many exciting places where The Garage is establishing programs to fuel innovation both within and outside the company. Part of The Garage space in NYC hosts an in-person art gallery (open to the public once gatherings are permitted), which is now available as an immersive online experience—viewable by phone, laptop, or VR headset—making these creative works accessible to anyone virtually, worldwide.
Source: Introducing the Microsoft Garage Gallery “Spirit of Being” exhibit with multidisciplinary artists – Microsoft Garage