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New, Pandemic-Inspired Start-up Turning Videoconferences into ‘Twitch for Olds’



A brand new tech startup is looking to turn videoconferencing, which has become a necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic, into “Twitch for olds.”

Mmhmm, which has raised $4.5 million in seed funding, is an app that allows users to control the image that they broadcast on software such Zoom or Google Hangouts.

According to CNBC, users can present a slide deck as if the images are actually behind them, move their face around the screen, and even change into a hologram, much like a projection.

The article compares the hologram by referencing R2D2’s projection of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the famous ‘Star Wars’ original.

“I don’t think we could have come up with this idea in the before-time,” Phil Libin, CEO of software development studio All Turtles, said per the report.

Libin went on to say that the original code name for the app was “Twitch for olds”, a reference to the immensely popular, and profitable, Twitch platform.

The goal is to provide additional control over videoconferencing, and will come with features that will allow users the power to control what they are broadcasting, such as how much of their body is displayed, and even has a “Hide Me” feature that removes the user’s silhouette from a broadcast window.

“That makes it like much less fatiguing and tiring because it triggers the familiar neural patterns of what we all do naturally, when we’re in person, that’s been completely lacking when everyone is just a head in a box,” Libin said.

You can read more about the app, features, and development over on CNBC.




Something Wicked Games Launches with New Game Announcement



Something Wicked Games

A brand new studio has launched, formed by former Bethesda Game Studios and Obsidian Entertainment veterans called ‘Something Wicked Games’ and they have already announced their first game, Wyrdsong.

Wyrdsong is apparently an RPG what features a dark, historical fantasy world-like setting where each and every decision a player makes will come with consequences both within the world, and within others to be discovered.

“Our goal with Something Wicked Games is to utilize our independence and creative autonomy to create the next evolution of open world RPGs,” said co-founder Jeff Gardiner. “Our first project, Wyrdsong, has been my dream game for some time now, and I’m thrilled to finally share it today.”

There is currently no release date for the game.

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Gamactica Women Relaunches with New Vision




Today, Gamactica announced the official relaunch of Gamactica Women, which was one of the first sections added to the social media platform, alongside the Stream Directory.

With a new vision, new direction, and new purpose, Gamactica Women is looking to do something positive and impactful across the gaming and streaming industries. And while it will be similar to other directories on Gamactica, it will also serve as something much more.

According to the official announcement posted on Wednesday morning (via Portals): “Today, I would like to introduce you to Eclipse, which is a section dedicated to creators who create content in mediums such as film, fan films, performances, stand up comedy, and more. With our powerful marketing structure, and our community of creators who create diverse content across a number of platforms, our mission is to create a space for fan film content creatorsindie film creators, and extended content creators that want to build visibility, improve networking, and build more connections within the content creation industry.

Much like our Content Creator Library (aka the Stream Directory) we will be providing visitors direct access to content creators of this niche within the Gamactica platform, including previews of their work.

While we will be working with creators who make content in all genres, we will be really pushing the horror genre hard, due to our partnership with horror gaming news website Fright Nerd, and the Fright Nerd Podcast which will be making it’s return soon. Through this partnership we will be able to expand on our benefits with exclusive interviews, trailer releases, and more via the Fright Nerd website.”

Gamactica Women is LIVE and accepting applications!

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Sifu Arriving in February 2022




Following a delay, Sloclap has finally announced a new release date for their hand-to-hand brawler action game’Sifu’.

The game is set to make it’s way to Playstation 4, PC, and Playstation 5 on February 8th.

The fighting game has a rather unique wrinkle, as every time you die in the game, you respawn a little bit older. You can check out a vide of the game below.


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