Gaming

What game development methodology can teach the Biden administration about solving the COVID-19 pandemic

Ten months into the world’s response to the unprecedented global COVID-19 pandemic, every corner of America is attempting to find the best approach for bringing ourselves back to “normal” without exposing our vulnerable populations. I am in the unique position of being a leader directly involved with companies around the globe, including leading NC West […]

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YouTube suspends One America News, a Trump favorite, for peddling pandemic misinformation

YouTube said it suspended right-wing channel One America News for one week, beginning Tuesday, for violating its policy against misinformation related to the covid-19 pandemic and temporarily stripped the channel of its ability to make money from other videos. YouTube spokeswoman Ivy Choi said OAN, which has 1.2 million subscribers on the video service and […]

Gaming

One hell of a send-off: Pandemic Legacy: Season 0 wraps a stylish board game series

Enlarge Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our complete board gaming coverage at cardboard.arstechnica.com. When Pandemic Legacy: Season 1 was released in 2015, it was met with a rave reaction from players. A campaign-based take on the original Pandemic, it dropped fans into the familiar role of medics battling to eradicate deadly […]

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Microsoft researchers use Bing data to track shifting human needs during the pandemic

Automation and Jobs Read our latest special issue. Open Now Research about the pandemic has mostly focused on epidemiology, but health data alone can’t inform policies — decisions should ideally take into account the impacts on communities. Driven by this maxim, Microsoft researchers developed a framework to characterize the changes in people’s physiological, socioeconomic, and […]