The best entertainment tech of 2020

No time in history has been better for getting lost in a virtual world, and we’ve found the best new products to help you escape. This year brings a new fleet of headphones that perfectly block out the noise around us, consoles that dish out colorful landscapes, and new ways to make content of our own to share. It will be a few years before game platforms get another refresh, which means we have a lot to look forward to as developers figure out the possibilities of new hardware and the software engines that drive them. Here’s to staying in because it’s fun—not just because we have to.



The year's most important developments in the world of entertainment.


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The year’s most important developments in the world of entertainment.



Sony’s PlayStation 5 DualSense controller adds serious levels of in-game immersion.


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Sony’s PlayStation 5 DualSense controller adds serious levels of in-game immersion.

Grand Award Winner: PlayStation 5 DualSense by Sony

Feel the

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Pokemon Go Kalos: Celebration event start time and region rewards | Gaming | Entertainment

Niantic is in the middle of a major revamp but is still dedicating plenty of time to new Pokemon Go events.

The latest celebration is a regional affair, with Pokemon Go from Kalos getting the rewards treatment.

The development team has confirmed that the Pokemon Go Kalos event will be kicking off later today, telling gamers:

“Pokémon originally discovered in Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Alola, and Galar have appeared in Pokémon GO. And starting today, Pokémon originally discovered in Kalos—the region where Mega Evolution was first discovered—will also be appearing in the world of Pokémon GO! To celebrate their arrival, you’ll be able to take part in a special event.”

POKEMON GO EVENT TIME NEWS

According to Niantic, the Pokemon Go Kalos event will be kicking off at 10am local time, on Wednesday, December 2, 2020.

The good news is that everything will be happening at 10am local time,

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Medigus: Eventer Signs Commercial Licensing Agreement with Screenz, A Virtual Event and Entertainment Technology Company Nasdaq:MDGS

(MENAFN – GlobeNewsWire – Nasdaq) Leading media corporations such as Fox, ABC, Disney, Univision, Viacom and Jio by Reliance Industries Limited, a Fortune 500 company have already used Screenz’ technology platform

OMER, Israel, Nov. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Medigus Ltd. (Nasdaq:/News/Listing?symbol=MDGS&exchange=2 MDGS) (TASE:/News/Listing?symbol=MDGS&exchange=36 MDGS) , a technology company engaged in advanced medical solutions and innovative internet technologies, today announced that Eventer Technologies Ltd., Medigus’ subsidiary (50.1%), signed a commercial licensing agreement with the virtual entertainment and event technology company, Screenz Cross Media Ltd.

Eventer developed and operates a unique online and offline event managing platform. Screenz is a virtual entertainment and event technology company, which its technology had already been used by Jio by Reliance Industries Limited, a Fortune 500 company and the largest private sector corporation in India, Fox, ABC, Disney, Univision, Viacom and more.

Based in part on Eventer’s technologies, Screenz developed Screenz Live, an interactive marketplace

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Medigus: Eventer Signs Commercial Licensing Agreement with Screenz, A Virtual Event and Entertainment Technology Company

Leading media corporations such as Fox, ABC, Disney, Univision, Viacom and Jio by Reliance Industries Limited, a Fortune 500 company have already used Screenz’ technology platform

OMER, Israel, Nov. 30, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Medigus Ltd. (Nasdaq:MDGS) (TASE:MDGS), a technology company engaged in advanced medical solutions and innovative internet technologies, today announced that Eventer Technologies Ltd., Medigus’ subsidiary (50.1%),  signed a commercial licensing agreement with the virtual entertainment and event technology company, Screenz Cross Media Ltd.

Eventer developed and operates a unique online and offline event managing platform. Screenz is a virtual entertainment and event technology company, which its technology had already been used by Jio by Reliance Industries Limited, a Fortune 500 company and the largest private sector corporation in India, Fox, ABC, Disney, Univision, Viacom and more.

Based in part on Eventer’s technologies, Screenz developed Screenz Live, an interactive marketplace for broadcasting and production of live and

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FIFA 21 Black Friday 2020: FUT Black Friday event news and release time latest | Gaming | Entertainment

EA Sports has confirmed that the full FIFA 21 Black Friday event will be returning to the game on Friday, November 27, 2020.

Having been made a tradition for the past few years, FUT 21 fans are preparing for some new deals to arrive across all compatible platforms.

FIFA 21 Black Friday has included a number of promos in the past, including a special squad release, as well as additional SBCs and Objectives.

Then there are the Black Friday pack offers to help celebrate the sales event, with a follow-up happening on Cyber Monday.

Much of this remains unconfirmed as EA Sports has only gone as far as to say that they are hosting a new event on November 27.

This was revealed as part of a new loading screen that was added to the game, albeit, without any other juicy details.

PRE-BLACK FRIDAY IN FUT 21

A Pre-Black Friday

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Game engines | the future of location-based entertainment

Game engines have become about far more than just gaming.  They’re a major accelerator of innovation and creativity across a diverse set of fields.

By Tim MadisonRaven Sun Creative

The same game technology underpinning the creation of games like Assassin’s Creed, Fornite, and Mario Kart also has the power to revolutionize location-based entertainment (LBE).

Within the world of LBE and experiential destinations, familiarity with game engines runs the gamut from expert to more or less nonexistent.  It’s probably safe to say, however, that more of us than not skew toward the latter end of the scale. Outside of the field of game design and development, game engines—what they are, how they work, and why they’re so important—are still not widely understood.

Reese's Cupfusion-interactive game screens

Reese’s Cupfusion at Hersheypark broke the record for number of interactive targets in a dark ride gaming experience. The complex gameplay is made possible by powerful game

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BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. Partners with Leading Avatar Technology Company, Genies Inc. and Genies KK

TOKYO, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. headquartered in Tokyo announced on November 24 the forming of a capital and business alliance with Genies Inc., a Los Angeles, California-based start-up company that focuses on developing avatar technology and digital goods. As of August 2020, Genies Inc. established a Japan-based Asia headquarters and entity known as Genies KK. As a result of this capital and business alliance, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. President & CEO Yasuo Miyakawa has been appointed as a Director at Genies KK.

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The impact of COVID-19 on the world has changed the way people live their daily lives and their methods of communication. As social and physical distancing has been implemented globally to suppress the spread of COVID-19, access to live entertainment and social interaction has become a challenge. On the other hand, recent technological advancements in

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What’s Next For Entertainment Marketing

At the Nashville-based entertainment marketing agency FlyteVu, co-founder Laura Hutfless has a box seat for the shift from physical to digital campaign execution. I recently asked her to share her thoughts on these changes.

Paul Talbot: What sort of significant entertainment marketing innovations has the pandemic triggered?

Laura Hutfless:  Simply put, the pandemic accelerated the industry’s journey to digital and innovative tech solutions. The industry has quickly adopted livestreaming, augmented reality, virtual reality, virtual meet and greets and more. The shift was always inevitable, but Covid has officially transported the industry to a digital-first economy.

Talbot: Can we gauge to what extent the Covid pandemic has put the brakes on entertainment marketing?

Hutfless:  Traditional forms of marketing are not delivering the same results due to shifts in content consumption and the obstacles presented by experiential marketing. Brands are looking for innovative ways to reach consumers. The Covid pandemic has

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Media and Entertainment Storage Market Demand to Increase Amid COVID-19 Pandemic | Emerging Opportunities in New Normal

Shape strategic responses through the phases of industry recovery

Amazon.com Inc., Cisco Systems Inc., and Dell Technologies Inc. will emerge as major media and entertainment storage market participants during 2020-2024

The global media and entertainment storage market is expected to grow by USD 5.85 billion during 2020-2024, according to Technavio. According to the report, the market has been negatively impacted due to the spread of the pandemic. The imposition of total lockdown by governments worldwide has resulted in the slowdown in business activities of various end-users, such as broadcasters and television networks. However, with things getting back to normal, the market is expected to gain traction and have a steady growth over the forecast period.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Media and Entertainment Storage Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

For a more detailed analysis

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Call of Duty Modern Warfare and Warzone playlist UPDATE live on PS4, Xbox One, PC | Gaming | Entertainment – WebMag

Call of Duty Modern Warfare and Warzone’s Haunting event is over, as Activision updates the Playlists for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

In a recent post on Twitter, Activision has announced plans to update the Playlists in Modern Warfare and Warzone.

In Modern Warfare, fans will be able to play things like Shipment 24/7 and Shoot House 24/7.

Shipment 24/7 switches the action to the Shipment map, which is on repeat 24-hours a day and seven days a week. Or at least until the next Playlist update.

Shoot House 24/7 is basically the same thing, only game modes will all take place on the Shoot House map.

Players will be able to participate in modes such as Team Deathmatch, Kill Confirmed and Domination on these specific maps.

Over on Warzone, players will be able to take part in Blood Money Quads and Warzone Rumble.

Bloody Money Quads tasks teams of

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