During this weekend’s ‘Heidel Ball’, an exclusive event for fans of Black Desert Online, various big announcements were made concerning the future of the popular MMORPG. Aside from revealing a new class, expansion and group PvE content, the producer also shared information about a new approach with regards on how the game will be updated in the future. - A New Class, Shai Perhaps the most exciting reveal was the 18th new character class. The ‘Shai’ is a mischievous halfling from the forest near Florin, which lies north-east of Calpheon. Using her Boomerang and a variety of skills focused on both evading danger and aiding her friends, the Shai is quite unique compared to other classes. This is further emphasized by the fact that the Shai is the only class to start at ‘professional’ levels in the Alchemy and Gathering life skills. Due to her small stature, the Shai prefers to ride smaller mounts such as the Donkey on her adventures. Her unique class skills further offer new gameplay and tactical options. The Shai can fool enemy players by ‘Playing Dead’ but is also a very effective counter to other stealthy foes. Using her Lantern sub-weapon, a Shai can reveal hidden enemies around her, sneaking up on her should prove difficult. Another unique ability allows the Shai to create a protective barrier around her and her allies, making it an effective support class. The preparation event for Shai begins today and pre-creation event will be available on June 19th until the official launch. Please check the event page for details on the pre-registration rewards. - The Great Expedition A new expansion named ‘The Great Expedition’ will see the introduction of new wind and current mechanics to the ocean of Black Desert Online. Traversing the high seas will now become more rewarding to players that can skillfully utilize the winds and current to reach their destination more quickly. The addition of new islands to the ocean and new ships will give players even more reasons to explore this new content. The new islands will have special trade mechanics and players can use one of the new trading-focused ships to transport goods between islands, making a nice profit in the process. The new islands are easily distinguishable by their unique themes, but finding the correct one will require navigations mastery within the new current and wind mechanics. - A new PvE experience: The Altar of Blood For players that are more concerned with the content on land, a new PvE experience will be added in the form of the ‘Altar of Blood’. This content will see three players defending their ‘sacrament’ from increasingly strong groups of monsters. The ‘Altar of Blood’ demonstrates similarities with ‘Savage Rift’ but with the groups being smaller and players being able to utilize their class-skills. This new challenge will require solid tactics and cooperation to conquer the foes in the ‘Altar of Blood’. Thematically, ‘Altar of Blood’ is linked to the recently added ‘Star’s End’ update that was launched last week. Balance Improvements The producer of the game, Jae Hee Kim, also touched on more general improvements that are being planned for the game. The various grind spots in the Black Desert Online will receive a new balancing pass to make monsters more challenging. Furthermore, improvements to the Life Skills are currently in the works to make these systems more rewarding and engaging. Improvements are also being made towards the user interface with the goal of reaching a more cohesive experience between the console and PC-versions of the game. These updates are currently scheduled to be released somewhere in summer. There was also some news about earlier announced content. The O’dyllita region has been postponed to give the developers time to create a more unique spin on this expansion. The Territory War content is also nearing completion but it was the opinion of Pearl Abyss that further improvements should first be made to the existing Conquest and Node War content before it could be fully released.
LIANLI Industrial Co. Ltd. custom OEM/ODM case solutions and case accessories is proud to celebrate a successful year with all its fans across the globe. To celebrate, LIANLI is giving back to the global community with another giveaway to commemorate its 2018 product lines and welcome another year of innovation. LIANLI is inviting fans to choose their favorite 2018 LIANLI products and get the chance to win those items! - A New Dawn for LIANLI LIANLI has always been an innovator in the PC enthusiast scene and 2018 marked a whole new start for LIANLI and its products. Spearheading a new direction towards design and performance which is a hallmark of LIANLI, the previous year saw the arrival of LIANLI’s new vision about PC building. Gamers, power users and watercooling enthusiasts have all remarked on the incredible products that LIANLI has put out in 2018 and the company is more than happy to have received all this positive feedback and is now embracing the challenge of creating more unique, innovative and excellent products for the PC market.
With the new Data Science Group CONTACT Software underlines its commitment in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). The team of experts guides companies from the evaluation of new application possibilities for AI in the PLM and IoT environment to the introduction of concrete solutions for new business opportunities and digital services. Artificial intelligence (AI) becomes the essential driver of digitization and industry 4.0. In this context, the European Commission has presented a series of investment measures worth €20 billion to better exploit the potential of AI and increase Europe's competitiveness. Companies are increasingly recognizing the potential behind state-of-the-art statistical methods, data mining and machine learning. However, they are hesitant about the concrete application. They often lack the necessary expertise and experience to integrate AI technology into their business in a targeted and practical way. CONTACT Software has founded its own Data Science Group to meet these needs. The team of mathematicians, computer scientists and data scientists supports companies in evaluating AI technologies, further developing their own competencies and successfully using them for their own business in line with their individual situation. From the development of valid application possibilities in the form of data-centered business models to the creation of digital infrastructures and the integration into ongoing operations, the Data Science Group supports companies on their way to raising new value-added potentials. In a video interview, Dr. Udo Göbel, head of the CONTACT Data Science Group, explains which steps companies can take under the guideline "AI needs strategy". "The expectations associated with AI are only fulfilled if the companies also formulate a vision: What is the business model and what should the analysis of one's own data do for it," says Göbel.
Today Black Desert Online players can get their first taste of the Shadow Arena, a new Battle Royale-style mode that will be available after today’s regular maintenance. Anyone who has bought Black Desert Online or has access to the game via the 7-day free trial can participate in the Shadow Arena tests. The Shadow Arena will have a limited capacity and is only available for testing during certain times. Please check the Black Desert Online website and social media channels for the updated schedule announcements. - About the Shadow Arena Shadow Arena is a new mode that pits up to 50 players against each other in a struggle for survival. Gather supplies and outwit your opponents to become the last person standing. Players will start the match as a ‘Black Spirit’, a small flying specter that can then possess the bodies of one of the playable classes in Black Desert Online. For the Early Access version, the Warrior, Sorceress, Berserker, Tamer, Valkyrie, Wizard, Witch, Dark Knight and Mystic will be available allowing participants to pick from nine different playstyles By roaming the arena after finding their preferred class, players can gather skills, weapons, armor, accessories and special items such as flares, potions, traps and more. It will be essential for victory that players strategically acquire their skills and items to deal with the opposition. For more information on Black Desert Online or on how to enter the 7-day free trial, please visit blackdesertonline.com
NAVER today announced an agreement with LG Electronics (LG) to cooperate on R&D to apply NAVER LABS’ integrated location and mobility platform “xDM” (eXtended Definition & Dimension Map) to LG’s Guide Robot. The partnership between NAVER LABS — which is developing numerous future technologies, including indoor autonomous mapping robot M1 and Hybrid HD Map — and LG Electronics was initiated during CES 2019. xDM was first revealed at DEVIEW 2018, the largest developer conference in Korea. It combines the NAVER LABS portfolio of robot and AI-based technologies such as high definition (HD) mapping, localization and navigation with high-precision spatial data. Key features are self-updating 3D/HD mapping, precise indoor and outdoor positioning and context-aware location information based on real-time spatial data. It supports the development of future location-based services such as augmented reality (AR) walking navigation and autonomous mobility services that include autonomous vehicles, service robots and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS). The partnership aims at creating synergy by merging the xDM platform with LG’s Guide Robot in part because xDM can realize precise indoor autonomous driving using low-cost sensors and low processing power, allowing LG Electronics to enhance the operation quality of its robot. At the same time, NAVER LABS can further enhance xDM capabilities with data collected by LG’s Guide Robot. “NAVER LABS’ xDM platform is marked by the potential to be widely used for various future technologies such as autonomous driving and robotics,” said Senior Vice President Jinseo Roh, head of LG Electronics’ Robot Business Center. “With NAVER LABS, LG will not only continue to enrich the consumer experience, but will also contribute to the development of robotics. LG Electronics and NAVER LABS are discussing a larger partnership opportunity going forward.” “Reaching a synergistic agreement with LG Electronics on joint R&D at CES is one of the greatest accomplishments of NAVER LABS,” said Sangok Seok, the head of Autonomous Machine Group at NAVER LABS. “LG Electronics is launching various robots to generate innovation of daily life and, together with LG Electronics, NAVER LABS will continue to realize NAVER LABS’ vision to develop ambient intelligence technologies.”
- Begins service in 164 countries worldwide for Android and iOS - Has achieved no.1 grossing game app in Korea, and is currently servicing in Korea and Japan - Users can log in from various platforms, including Android, iOS and more Seoul, South Korea – December 6, 2018 - LINE GAMES Corporation’s mobile CCG “Destiny Child” is now available to download and play in 164 countries on Android and iOS. The game is available in five different languages, including English, French, and Chinese. Developed by LINE GAMES and SHIFTUP, Destiny Child is a mobile CCG (Collectable Character Game) featuring the adventures of a lethargic Demon King candidate and his three supproting succubi, ‘Mona’, ‘Lisa’ and ‘Davi’. Users can collect and nurture over 300 characters, each with their own story, to unlock their full potentials and assemble all-star teams for various strategic plays. The game features industry leading Live2D artworks by Korea’s famous illustrator Hyung-tae Kim, CEO of SHIFTUP, and offers versatile game modes that users can explore, from main scenario-based quests to PvPs like ‘Devil Rumble’, and daily missions including ‘Underground’, and ‘Event Dungeon’. First launched in Korea in 2016, Destiny Child has establishsed itself as a popular IP, achieving No. 1 grossing game app just three days after its release on Apple App Store and Google Play. Embracing players and illustration enthusiasts, the game has held annual illustration contests, as well as offline artwork exhibition that all players can actively participate. Celebrating the game’s global launch, LINE GAMES will carry out a special event ‘Devil Festa’, which will reward participants with valuable items including ‘5-star character summon scroll’ and ’10,000 onyx’. Meanwhile, LINE GAMES is supporting multiple log in options to offer more convenient service to users worldwide. Users can choose to log in from their Android and iOS accounts, as well as social media accounts like LINE and Facebook. For more information on Destiny Child, visit official Facebook( https://www.facebook.com/destinychild.official ) and Destiny Child Global Community( https://moot.us/lounges/73 ). ■ Press Contacts LINE GAMES Press Team: dl_press@line.GAMES ■ About LINE GAMES Corporation LINE GAMES Corporation ("LINE GAMES") is an affiliate company of LINE Corporation (“LINE”) specializing in game business. Based in Seoul, Korea, LINE GAMES was established along with LINE’s acquisition of Korea’s leading game developer and publisher, NextFloor in August 2018. LINE GAMES is working closely with the global messenger platform LINE to develop and service high quality titles for diverse genres and platforms. As a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software, LINE GAMES is currently pursuing global expansion of its game business, starting with series of global releases of its major hits including ‘Dragon Flight’ and ‘Destiny Child’.
- Pre-registration will be available for 164 countries worldwide until December 5 - All pre-registered users will be rewarded with a ‘5-star character summon scroll’ and various in-game items - Offers unique CCG experience with top notch Live2D illustrations and active collaborations with world famous IPs Seoul, South Korea - November 22, 2018 - LINE GAMES Corporation announced today that the global pre-registration for its mobile CCG Destiny Child is now open for users worldwide. Developed by LINE GAMES and SHIFTUP, Destiny Child is a mobile CCG (Collectable Character Game) featuring the adventures of a Demon King candidate and his three supporting succubi, ‘Mona’, ‘Lisa’ and ‘Davi’. The game is renowned for its top notch Live2D illustrations by Korea’s famous illustrator Hyung-tae Kim, and features over 300 characters (“Childs”) that users can strategically assemble to challenge various contents including story dungeons, boss raids and PvPs. Destiny Child’s official global launch will take place in upcoming December, and pre-registration is open for 164 countries in North America, Europe and Southeast Asia region until December 5. LINE GAMES will reward all pre-registered users with various items including generous amount of in-game currencies of ‘1,000 crystals’, ’10,000 onyx’ and ‘100,000 gold’, as well as a ‘5-star character summon scroll’ that will help users get a head start. Along with pre-registration, users can participate in Desnity Child’s ‘Share Gacha’ event at its official Global Brand Page, where users can get an additional 5-star character by sharing the event on social media. “We are excited to present Destiny Child’s unique narrative character collecting experience to global players,” said Minkyu Kim, CEO of LINE GAMES. “Together with SHIFTUP, we will devote our best efforts to offer excellent service to our users worldwide.” Destiny Child was launched in Korea and Japan in 2016 and 2017 respectively, and has been widely popular in both countries ever since. In Korea, it has achieved No. 1 grossing game app soon after its release on Apple App Store and Google Play. Also noted for its active collaboration with world famous IPs including ‘Street Fighters’ and ‘VOCALOID’, Destiny Child offers compelling and unique CCG experience for players. More information on Destiny Child and its global pre-registration can be found at its official Global Brand Page( https://global.destiny-child.com ) and Facebook( https://www.facebook.com/destinychild.official ). ■ Press Contacts LINE GAMES Press Team: firstname.lastname@example.org ■ About LINE GAMES Corporation LINE GAMES Corporation ("LINE GAMES") is an affiliate company of LINE Corporation (“LINE”) specializing in game business. Based in Seoul, Korea, LINE GAMES was established along with LINE’s acquisition of Korea’s leading game developer and publisher, NextFloor in August 2018. LINE GAMES is working closely with the global messenger platform LINE to develop and service high quality titles for diverse genres and platforms. As a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software, LINE GAMES is currently pursuing global expansion of its game business, starting with series of global releases of its major hits including ‘Dragon Flight’ and ‘Destiny Child’.
Dynamic Media Triad and Digital Tribe Games are proud to announce the release of Broken Reality, arriving on Steam on November 29, 2018. Mac and Linux versions will follow and launch by the end of December. After four years of development, a successful Kickstarter campaign, they are ready to bring this experience to the public. Broken Reality is a new indie adventure where players will dive into five unique levels of a non-stop humorous adventure set in a 3D internet world. Players explore, collect likes, solve puzzles, do quests for flavorful characters all while discovering the dark secrets beneath the Net. The game is comedic by nature, and a lot of care has gone into the Vaporware style aesthetics. Every level is a hand-crafted experience with unique assets. “Broken Reality is a first-person puzzle/adventure game set in a world where Internet sites are 3D places rather than 2D pages. The player takes control of a nameless, faceless user who has just created their account on the system. The gameplay is in itself a commentary on the state of the internet, social media, truth and more in the post-truth era, while also being a light-hearted parody of many famous internet sites, corporations, and activities.” - Sebastian Covacevich, Lead Game Designer, Dynamic Media Triad Studio
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