Vaughn  Sauer

Vaughn Sauer

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This AI Model Can Figure Out Video Games By Its Cover

Recently, researchers from the Western Kentucky University proposed a multi-modal deep learning framework that has the capability to classify genres of video games based on the cover and textual description. The researchers claimed that this research is the first-ever attempt on automatic genre classification using a deep learning approach.

Videos games have been one of the most widespread, profitable, and prominent forms of entertainment around the globe. Also, genre and its classification systems play a significant role in the development of video games.

According to the researchers, video game covers and textual descriptions are usually the very first impression to its consumers, and they often convey important information about the video games.

However, researchers often find it difficult to classify video game genres based on its cover and textual description because of various reasons like a massive number of video game genres, many of which are not concretely defined; cover designs; and textual descriptions that may vary due to many external factors such as country, culture, and other such.

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This AI Model Can Figure Out Video Games By Its Cover
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The NineHertz

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How to Hire Video Game Developers For Video Game Development Company?

The gaming industry has taken a boom in the last few years. If we talk about numbers, according to NewZoo, the worth of the video gaming industry was $159.3 Billion in 2020. Video games are not just something for fun now, players and users expect much more from video game developers. Creating such products that just do not satisfy the player’s needs and exceed their expectations is what video game development company are thriving for.

Though kickstarting a new game-making studio is not an easy task. This business requires a team with a huge passion to create games and earn money from these video games. The idea of the approach is to create such unique games that will reach millions of people in the world and gain popularity. This growth demands more professionals in this field.

This just can not be obtained by finding someone with a good CV, the whole process includes a deep dig down to grab the right talent. Read on to learn more about Mobile game developers and the process of hiring video game developers.

Read Complete Blog Here -  https://theninehertz.com/blog/how-to-hire-video-game-developers-video-game-development


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How Artificial intelligence is Transforming the Gaming Industry

First of all, the main question is: What is Artificial Intelligence in the gaming world? Artificial intelligence has been in the gaming industry since the beginning of video games. But the technology was so different now from then.

Artificial intelligence works with the NPC’s (non-playable characters), and is used to determine the behavior of the non-playable characters by generating the response or actions from the NPC’s. Artificial intelligence mainly works on interaction, so it does not include the firing, slashing, or killing an enemy.

What are NPC AIs?

A Non-Playable Character is like the protagonist’s friend or family member, or it can be anybody in the game. In most games today, the NPC AIs don’t really use machine learning technology, because they don’t have to. If there are 4 dialogue options to choose from and 1 NPC response to each option, this can be achieved with traditional computer programming. There is no need for machine learning here.

In terms of traditional NPCs, we use the term AI because these characters are supposed to be made in a way that they appear real and alive.

The main work of an NPC is to help the player to advance in the storyline or to say something about the tasks of the game or different places the player has to go or how to defeat a certain enemy. They are controlled by artificial intelligence, as with the help of artificial intelligence an NPC adapts the behavior of the player and generates human-like responses which help in the progression of the mission or storyline.

For example, RDR2 (Red Dead Redemption 2) is one of the great games which has shown us the true power of artificial intelligence. The whole storyline has beautifully shown us the importance of NPCs in a game and how they adapt from the player’s different decisions and the storyline changes from those decisions. In short words, artificial intelligence determines the player’s behaviors and emulates the behavior of the NPC’s to make the storyline meaningful.

Now on to the main question.

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Video-Game Piracy Group 'Team Xecuter' Leaders in Custody

The Department of Justice (DoJ) has nabbed two alleged leaders of a global, notorious video-game piracy group called Team Xecuter.

The two leaders in custody, Max Louarn (48, a French national of Avignon) and Gary Bowser (51, a Canadian national from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic), allegedly led the criminal enterprise’s efforts to hack popular video-game consoles so they could be used to play pirated copies of video games. The DoJ also charged Team Xecuter member Yuanning Chen, 35, a Chinese national of Shenzhen, China.

Video-game manufacturers govern the use of major consoles to play copyrighted video-game titles with end-user licensing agreements, which prevents anyone from duplicating, modifying and selling the software. In addition, console manufacturers and game developers implement various technical measures – from specific game cartridge designs to cryptographic keys on the software – to prevent the use of unauthorized firmware that could be used to play pirated video games.

Team Xecuter, which says in underground advertisements that it’s been around since 2001, has bypassed these measures by developing and selling illegal “circumvention” devices. One example is a USB device that the group sold starting in 2018 called the SX Pro, which allows the Nintendo Switch console to run pirated games.

Beyond the Nintendo Switch, the cybercrime group also targeted popular consoles such as the Nintendo 3DS, the Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition, the Sony PlayStation Classic and Microsoft Xbox.

“These defendants were allegedly leaders of a notorious international criminal group that reaped illegal profits for years by pirating video game technology of U.S. companies,” said Acting Assistant Attorney General Brian Rabbitt of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, in a Friday announcement. “These arrests show that the department will hold accountable hackers who seek to commandeer and exploit the intellectual property of American companies for financial gain, no matter where they may be located.”

According to court documents, the Team Xecuter group is comprised of more than a dozen individual members worldwide. That includes: Developers who exploit vulnerabilities in video-game consoles and design the circumvention devices; website designers who create the various websites promoting and advertising these devices; suppliers who manufacture the devices; and resellers who distribute the devices.

According to the DoJ, the group has continuously evaded law-enforcement efforts by using a wide variety of brand names, websites and distribution channels. Between June 2013 through August 2020, for instance, Team Xecuter used a variety of product names for its devices, such as the Gateway 3DS, the Stargate, the TrueBlue Mini, the Classic2Magic and the SX line of devices (that includes the SX OS, as well as the SX Pro, the SX Lite and the SX Core). The group also allegedly masked its illegal activity by pretending to support gaming enthusiasts who wanted to design their own video games for non-commercial use.

The DoJ also said that behind the scenes, Team Xecuter was supporting online libraries of pirated video games for its customers, and several of the devices also came preloaded with numerous pirated games. Ironically, the group also used a licensing scheme to protect its circumvention software from being pirated, the department said.

“According to the indictment, Team Xecuter was so brazen that it even required customers to purchase a ‘license’ to unlock the full features of its custom firmware, the SX OS, in order to enable the ability to play pirated video games,” according to the DoJ.

The video-game and enthusiast markets are lucrative industries for cybercriminals. A recent report highlighted that credential-theft targeting hardcore gamers has hit an all-time high as scams, illicit markets and account takeovers have become a booming business. Meanwhile, hackers are scoring more than a million dollars annually selling compromised accounts for the popular Fortnite video game in underground forums.

Video-game companies are cracking down on these security challenges, and in particular the issue of piracy – with Nintendo filing two lawsuits against Nintendo Switch piracy resellers that were part of Team Xecuter, as well as against UberChips, a website that sold Team Xecuter’s hardware. Last week, UberChips agreed to a $2 million settlement with Nintendo.

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Vaughn  Sauer

Vaughn Sauer

1620893820

This AI Model Can Figure Out Video Games By Its Cover

Recently, researchers from the Western Kentucky University proposed a multi-modal deep learning framework that has the capability to classify genres of video games based on the cover and textual description. The researchers claimed that this research is the first-ever attempt on automatic genre classification using a deep learning approach.

Videos games have been one of the most widespread, profitable, and prominent forms of entertainment around the globe. Also, genre and its classification systems play a significant role in the development of video games.

According to the researchers, video game covers and textual descriptions are usually the very first impression to its consumers, and they often convey important information about the video games.

However, researchers often find it difficult to classify video game genres based on its cover and textual description because of various reasons like a massive number of video game genres, many of which are not concretely defined; cover designs; and textual descriptions that may vary due to many external factors such as country, culture, and other such.

#developers corner #ai for video games #deep learning #deep learning framework

Juned Ghanchi

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AI in Game Development - ITChronicles

For some years, artificial intelligence (AI) has been penetrating almost all digital spaces. After playing an instrumental role in digital communication and real-time problem-solving in many industries, AI in game development is expanding too. The significant impact of AI has played an instrumental role in the mobile and console game industry’s success.

AI has taken game development to new heights. AI helps to ensure greater satisfaction for gamers by addressing their objectives and concerns. AI also helps game developers come with higher-value additions and revisions based on data-driven insights,

AI is now showcasing many unprecedented opportunities in the gaming industry besides fulfilling its primary promise of delivering a great gaming experience. Here are some of the key ways AI is affecting the development of modern games.

**AI-Based Player Profiling **

Game developers now include AI-based player profiling within the game frameworks. This offers a game-playing experience that suits the target player profiles’ characteristic elements. You can hire game developers in India who are experts in creating AI-based player profiles equipped and thoroughly trained with game playing styles and different in-game player behaviors. These talented game developers can deliver a highly real-life environment within the game thanks to precise player profiling based on AI technology.

Read More: https://itchronicles.com/artificial-intelligence/ai-in-game-development/

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