Assassin's Creed Origins and Odyssey Discovery Tours are free for everyone

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Assassin's Creed Origins and Odyssey Discovery Tours are free for everyone

Assassin's Creed Origins and Assassin's Creed Odyssey are games about killing people in ancient Egypt and Greece, respectively. But Ubisoft didn't waste those historical settings on simple mass murder: It also released "Discovery Tour" modes for each that enables players to explore and learn about them, without all the ugliness and bloodshed. After all, you're not going to learn much about Zeus' abduction of Europa while you're busy sliding a dagger between some Templar flunkie's ribs, am I right?

Ubisoft warns that one of its upcoming games could be delayed

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Ubisoft warns that one of its upcoming games could be delayed

In February, Ubisoft said that it had five 'triple-A' games slated for release sometime during the company's 2020-21 fiscal year, which began on April 1. It recommitted to that plan in its year-end earnings report today, but warned that one of those games could slip into the following year, due primarily to the "higher level of uncertainty" caused by the need for developers to work from home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oh good, someone invented the 'first AI capable of crying'

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Oh good, someone invented the 'first AI capable of crying'

Text-to-speech is a prolific and extremely useful technology, but it doesn't burst into tears often enough while reading to you, does it? There's a fix for that from Sonantic, a company that claims to have invented "the world's first AI capable of crying." Finally! AI can be just as sad as we all are.

Alienware and Asus are in a race to release the first 360Hz monitor

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Alienware and Asus are in a race to release the first 360Hz monitor

Alienware is prepping a gaming monitor with a breakneck 360Hz refresh rate and my first thought is that the consumer version of Nvidia's Ampere architecture can't arrive fast enough. Same goes for AMD's next-generation GPUs, because that sound you hear is the collective gasp of today's graphics cards reacting to the news. Or at least mine did (a respectable GeForce GTX 1080 Ti).