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Despite pandemic, gaming is well-positioned to withstand recession

n”,”protected”:false},”excerpt”:”rendered”:” Under new guidance issued by the Small Business Administration it seems non-profits and faith-based groups can apply for the Paycheck Protection Program loans designed to keep small business afloat during the COVID-19 epidemic, but most venture-backed companies are still not covered. Late Friday night, the Treasury Department updated its ...

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Zelos is like a cross-game battle pass, rewarding you for completing challenges in games you already play

n”,”protected”:false},”excerpt”:”rendered”:” The FDA has been working to adapt its policies and restrictions to respond to the growing need for unconventional solutions like shortages of medical equipment needed for treating COVID-19 patients. A group of doctors, engineers and medical researchers from UC Berkeley, UCSF and working hospitals has devised a creative ...

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Lego Super Mario is coming later this year

Toys are better now. There, I said it. Don’t get me wrong, I treasure the tub of action figures gathering decades of dust in my parents’ attic, but get a load of this Super Mario Lego play set. I would have happily used up all the nights of Hanukkah on ...

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‘Cloud-first’ game studio Mainframe raises $8.1M led by Andreessen Horowitz

n”,”protected”:false},”excerpt”:”rendered”:” With shortages of N95 face masks persisting nationwide, healthcare facilities are scrambling to find ways to clean and treat the masks for reuse to protect doctors and nurses most at risk of exposure to COVID-19. Duke University thinks it has found a solution using vaporized hydrogen peroxide to decontaminate ...

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This Week in Apps: Apple launches a COVID-19 app, the outbreak’s impact on social and video apps and more

n”,”protected”:false},”excerpt”:”rendered”:” A massive bipartisan effort to provide relief to a U.S. economy on ice just leapt over its last major hurdle. On Friday, the House of Representatives passed a historic stimulus package known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security or “CARES” act, which contains an unprecedented $2.2 trillion ...

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Second Life-maker calls it quits on their VR follow-up

n”,”protected”:false},”excerpt”:”rendered”:” Franceu2019s Ministry of State for Digital Affairs Cu00e9dric O and public investment bank Bpifrance announced a comprehensive support plan for startups this morning. Some French startups are going to face revenue issues as well as funding issues in the coming months. The French government wants to temporarily bridge that ...

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