The new Street Fighter 6 reeks of “esports.” Ditching the colourful, bombastic, and immediately recognisable style of previous entries, which adopted certain colour palettes and graffiti-like font as franchise signature, the SF6 logo is now being accused of being a simple stock Adobe one.
When we say it reeks of esports, it’s not just coming out of thin air. Look at this quote directly taken from SF6’s press release: “Capcom is developing the title with the aim of elevating the fighting game genre to a new level in the world of esports while also utilizing its cutting-edge development technology to produce an enthralling game experience.”
The creative director for Ars Technica tweeted out a picture of an $80 Adobe stock logo picture and let’s just say the resemblance is uncanny. “I knew it was generic but I didn’t realize it was this bad.”
If you want to believe it’s all a big coincidence, by all means, but let’s be perfectly honest, a company as big as Capcom, with a historied track record of coming up with some legendary iconography over the years, can’t allow for such a slip-up to happen.
FGC content creator Steve “Infinite SGE” called out Capcom for their laziness, comparing the SF6 logo to something one could commission on Fiverr, an online marketplace for artists that may sometimes not deliver things up to standards you’d find elsewhere.
The jury’s still out on whether Capcom will stick to their guns or do a complete turnaround on SF6’s universally panned logo.
Tobii, a Swedish firm specializing in eye-tracking technology, made a brief announcement Monday that it is currently “in negotiation” with Sony Interactive Entertainment.
This could lead to Tobii being the provider of eye-tracking tech in the next-generation VR headset Sony is developing, the PlayStation VR2 (PS VR2).
Not much is known about the headset yet, although Sony has previously revealed images of the controllers, innovatively shaped to encircle the player’s hands. The VR2’s predecessor, the PS VR, was released in October 2016, before the famed PlayStation 5 was even released.
SlashGear notes that Sony has detailed the use of eye tracking in the VR2, alongside other features like haptic feedback and 3D audio. The headset, using cameras that follow the user’s line of sight, will reportedly be able to detect “the motion of your eyes.”
Foveated rendering is incorporated to ensure that the areas of an image in direct view of the user are rendered at full quality, while the surrounding areas are displayed at a lower resolution to represent peripheral sight.
The battery-free Game Boy. A video game console powered by a combination of energy from the sun and button-mashing during gameplay.
It’s an orange brick about the size of a paperback novel but weighs only half as much as the original Nintendo Game Boy released in 1989. De Winkel, a computer scientist at Delft University of Technology, has been working on building the device for about a year. He calls it his “baby.”
Officially it’s dubbed the “Engage” (no relation to Nokia’s failed console, I’m told) but the inspiration is obvious. Beside the absence of a battery slot on the back, the device looks exactly like Nintendo’s revolutionary handheld. “It was critical from the start of the project that we maintain the feel of a Game Boy,” de Winkel says.
Microsoft has announced that support for Internet Explorer 11 will end August 17, 2021. At that time, all products under the Microsoft umbrella which may currently still use Internet Explorer, such as Outlook, OneDrive or Office 365 will stop supporting the browser.Support for Internet Explorer within the Microsoft Teams web app ends November 30 of this year. Meanwhile, the legacy edition of Microsoft Edge is set to end March 9, 2021.
The Western Conference team has announced plans to play out the remainder of its season using NBA 2K20. In a post on Twitter, the Suns revealed that it will be using the popular basketball game to complete the team’s schedule, with each game streaming live on Twitch. The first matchup takes place tomorrow, March 14, when the virtual Suns will be taking on the virtual Dallas Mavericks.