Gaming

Oculus VR’s cross-buy strategy main goal: Facebook platform lock-in

Facebook is on the path to platform lock-in with Oculus Quest. In case you are unfamiliar with the concept, “customer lock-in” is an economics idea that “makes a customer dependent on a vendor for products and services, unable to use another vendor without substantial switching costs.” With the standalone Oculus Quest, Facebook is funding Oculus Studios projects for both Oculus Quest […]

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OpenAI Five defeats professional Dota 2 team, twice

OpenAI, a San Francisco-based nonprofit AI research organization backed by tech luminaries Reid Hoffman and Peter Thiel, has investigated autonomous systems that can achieve superhuman performance in Pong and Montezuma’s Revenge — not to mention natural language systems capable of impressive coherency. But it’s also spent the better part of four years developing AI capable of human-level […]