Brass Tactics Arena, the free-to-play spin-off of Brass Tactics, has launched on Oculus Home for the Oculus Rift with Touch, and UploadVR got the chance to go hands-on with it prior to its release for some updated thoughts. We’ve tried Brass Tactics in the past a few times and got to learn how the team at Hidden Path Entertainment channeled their history with Age of Empires into this new made-for-VR RTS, but this was our first experience with the abbreviated Arena edition.
In the video below you can watch in wonder as I, UploadVR’s Games Editor, absolutely destroy Ian Hamilton, our Senior Edit...more
GUEST: No one’s better than America at addicting people to empty pixels. We have the platforms, like Facebook, Netflix, iOS, free-to-play video games, and Reddit. We have the people, an elite army of incentivized coders, statisticians, psychologists, and marketers. And we have the machine learning algorithms to augment both. The result is a powerful weapon, proven to wreck human happiness and productivity. That’s a good thing!
By introducing a modest piece of legislation, which I now propose, we can tilt that weapon away from our citizens and toward our unlucky economic foes. In the process, w...more
GUEST: If 2017 was the year of Bitcoin, 2018 will be the year of the smart contract.
Smart contracts — the self-executing coded contracts running on blockchain networks — enable decentralized apps (dApps) and the brand new economic models we are see emerging on blockchains. While it’s difficult to gauge exactly how many smart contracts are already out there, State of the dApps lists more than 1,000 built on Ethereum, the most popular blockchain for dApp development.
If, as many believe, blockchain will eventually enable a decentralized version of the internet, a huge number of dece...more
GUEST: Most investors will tell you about the importance of a well-diversified portfolio and how you should never go all in on any single asset. This is good advice for most of us and makes even more sense in the unregulated cryptocurrency market, where volatility is high and most of the current projects are believed to have a short lifespan. While investing in nascent technologies like blockchain will always carry great risk, there are a couple of measures you can take to help reduce the gambling aspect of it and better manage risk within your crypto portfolio.
When I first started investing ...more
LOS ANGELES — There was a quiet moment some two hours before tipoff of the 2016 All-Star Game in Toronto that resonated with me as much as some of the best performances I've seen in this event over the years.
The elevator opened on the court level of the Air Canada Centre, and out strolled Chris Bosh. What should have been a bittersweet return to the city where he played his first seven NBA seasons had turned into a nightmare.
A day earlier, Bosh had withdrawn from the three-point contest on All-Star Saturday and the main event itself on Sunday, citing a strained right calf. By the ...more