Motorsport Games, the developer of sim racing title rFactor, has appointed former Formula One and current INDYCAR driver Romain Grosjean as a technical advisor. Grosjean will help Motorsport Games by advising the company on how to grow its esports offerings, as well as how to improve the rFactor 2 simulation platform. RELATED: Romain Grosjean’s R8G […]
Amazon Lex is a service for building conversational interfaces into any application using voice and text. With Amazon Lex, you can easily build sophisticated, natural language, conversational bots (chatbots), virtual agents, and interactive voice response (IVR) systems. You can now use industry grammars to accelerate IVR development on Amazon Lex as part of your IVR […]
Asobo has confirmed that Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update VIII is on track to hit its launch target of March 22. This next update overhauls the scenery of the Iberian Peninsula, the most western region of Europe containing Spain and Portugal.
As is the case with all World Updates for the sim, it will contain new photogrammetry data that alters many major cities, giving them accurate 3D renders of their scenery. Along with that, elevation data is getting enhanced, and satellite data will soon have, more recent imagery.
A new coat of paint
Of course, there will also be enhanced airports and new Points of Interest that are to be properly modeled in 3D. This includes various landmarks like bridges, stadiums and monuments, and natural features like hillsides.
Just as the Iberia map expansion for Euro Truck Simulator 2 provided a gorgeous ground-based rendition of the peninsula, Microsoft Flight Simulator is sure to provide impressive bird’s-eye views of this region. I...
One favourite (and sometimes infuriating) feature of The Sims 3 that never made the leap to The Sims 4 was story progression - giving non-active Sims households the ability to make significant, autonomous life decisions in the background - but now, as part of a surprise addition in The Sims 4's latest patch, that previously absent element has returned in a big way.
EA first revealed it had started dabbling with story progression for The Sims 4 (a feature it's now referring to as Neighbourhood Stories) last November, explaining there was "a lot we want to do" to bring more life to the world outside of active households. Its first Neighbourhood Stories release played it cautiously, only permitting a Neighbour Sim to make a life change - such as having a baby or changing jobs - if directly influenced by the player or once a player had given explicit permission in response to a request.