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World of Haiku turns learning into a game to attract tomorrow's gamers to a career in cybersecurity.

The rush is underway to digitally transform our society which leaves companies, educational institutes, hospitals, governments and individuals, vulnerable to hackers. According to the Center For Strategic & International Studies (CSIS), the past 60 months have seen more than 300 significant cyber incidents worldwide. These incidents amount to cyber attacks on government agencies, defense departments, high tech companies and economic crimes with individual losses of more than one million dollars .

The recent Cost of a Data Breach Report, produced by IBM, reported that in 2021, data breaches and cybersecurity attacks on average cost companies $4.24 million per breach, a 10% increase over the previous year. Some of these attacks have caused regional power outages or exposure of government secrets and all have led to the erosion of public trust, leaving governments around the world to work overtime to try and minimize breaches in their systems.

Cybersecurity attacks can threaten governments, companies and individuals alike which is driving the need for skilled people to fill the projected 3.5 million job gap in cybersecurity by 2025.

World of Haiku believes they have the answer. World of Haiku is a role-playing game (RPG) where you can compete against other hackers in a video game environment while learning the key techniques and skills of cybersecurity. It is a transformative game teaching people of all backgrounds about the dangers of cybersecurity threats and how to combat them.

According to Eric Basu , World of Haiku Founder, "You can have fun while learning hacking skills and our game could be a way into a career in cybersecurity." He goes on to say "Our platform is making people more aware of cybersecurity risks simply by playing World of Haiku, and when you are aware of how attackers can attack you, you're better able to defend yourself."

World of Haiku is a curated, guided RPG that trains players in specific cybersecurity skills which align with the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) cert. It features increasingly difficult missions and it accommodates inexperienced players through highly skilled professionals. Therefore the game will appeal to video game players; current or aspiring cybersecurity professionals and educational institutions and it's downloadable from Steam. World of Haiku is competitively priced as a typical computer game to make it accessible to anyone.

World of Haiku is truly a game for the present and is set to launch in May 2022 . For now, you can add it to your Steam wishlist .

About World of Haiku
The only game of its kind, World of Haiku turns cybersecurity training into a gamified experience. The game takes you through a cyberpunk RPG adventure in a world where the only way you will survive is to constantly learn new hacking skills. Set in a highly digitized society where giant megacorporations and covert government agencies fight for control, you are able to play the part of a freelance hacker team operative that works in the shadows of the Grid. By playing the game you will get real-world knowledge that can help you launch a rewarding career in cybersecurity - all for the cost of an online game.

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The Office: Somehow We Manage Mobile Game Available Now

East Side Games Group (TSX: EAGR) (OTC: EAGRF) (" ESGG " or the " Company "), Canada's leading free-to-play mobile game group, in collaboration with Universal Games and Digital Platforms, announced today the worldwide launch of The Office: Somehow We Manage on iOS and Android. The free-to-play idle game is inspired by NBC's critically acclaimed, Emmy® Award-winning U.S. version of The Office which is now streaming exclusively on Peacock.

Watch the launch trailer here .

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G FUEL and Capcom Partner Up to Celebrate 35 Years of Mega Man with Brand-New Flavor, Blue Bomber Slushee!

Pre-order your G FUEL Blue Bomber Slushee Collector's Box at GFUEL.com while supplies last!

Celebrating 35 years of robot-blasting adventures with Capcom's Mega Man™ G FUEL — The Official Energy Drink of Esports ® — today announced its new flavor, Blue Bomber Slushee, is now available for pre-order at GFUEL.com ! Fans can pick up the flavor in a limited-edition Collector's Box, which includes a 40-serving tub and an exclusive Shaker Cup modeled after the Blue Bomber's signature Mega Buster arm cannon!

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Study Finds Kaiser Permanente Initiative Improves Mental Health in Online Gaming Community

Newly released results show the Presence of Mind initiative can be an effective way to deliver mental health information to a young adult, at-risk group.

A first-of-its-kind mental health initiative developed by Kaiser Permanente and esports organization Cloud9 has been found to be an effective way of supporting the mental health of young adult esports players and fans, according to a new study published today in NEJM Catalyst.

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The Mirror Megaverse Announces Game and Metaverse Building Platform for Web3

The Mirror Megaverse™ Inc. The Mirror™ is creating a metaverse platform that will serve as the interoperable Megaverse Engine™ a game engine tailored to Web3 that offers both an end-user product and a platform for game studios and brands to build experiences. The initial product is currently in internal alpha, a downloadable desktop client providing out-of-the-box multiplayer, Web3 integrations, chat, direct 3D model imports, and more.

The Mirror Megaverse™ Inc.

The Mirror enables creators to build experiences, games, and programmable 3D creations and sell these in The Mirror marketplace. More than Play-to-Earn, The Mirror is pioneering Build-to-Earn, where the consumer can become the creator and earn a living while learning real-world skills such as coding, 3D modeling, and even mathematics with The Mirror's physics engine. Everything in The Mirror is interoperable **with Mirror Assets™: creators can import 3D models from external sources and build, script, and experience them in games, events, and even other metaverses.

What Shopify is to e-commerce, The Mirror is to the metaverse, giving creators the tools they need to build a full-blown metaverse with integrated blockchains. The Mirror will launch a series of foundational templates for builders to quickly craft environments, terrain, and gameplay frameworks with a click of a button. The platform will service both the expert game developer and the low-code/no-code user.

The founder, Jared McCluskey , grew up building 3D models and, after having nothing to do with them besides showing them to his mom, asked, "What's next?" He eventually built an online business in Second Life in 7th grade, selling 3D models and scripts in-world for USD. This past year, as the momentum of NFTs gained traction, the core Mirror team believed they could bring true utility to the booming NFT market and saw a need for a Web3 platform that existed to bring real economic value to its users. With the space being dominated by hype projects and schemes, The Mirror was born out of a desire to allow anyone the ability to improve their livelihood through building and learning.

In its first three months of operation (Q1 2022), The Mirror grew its team from 3 to 20 people, the vast majority being software engineers. The company is VC-backed by Florida Funders and other unannounced VCs and accepts applications for its closed beta at https://themirror.space .

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Version1 adds Undeniably Dairy as the Official Nutrition Partner of Version1 Rocket League for the Rocket League Championship Series Spring Split

Version1 a gaming and esports entertainment organization, has announced the addition of Undeniably Dairy as the Official Nutrition Partner of Version1 Rocket League for Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) Spring Split.

The Version1 Rocket League team on stage at the RLCS Winter Major in Los Angeles in March. The team added Undeniably Dairy as a new partner as it competes to qualify for the upcoming Spring Major in London in June and July of 2022.

Undeniably Dairy is an initiative organized by the dairy community to share with consumers the nutritional value of dairy and highlight the role played by dairy products in healthy and fun modern lifestyles. The partnership with Version1 is the first time Undeniably Dairy has organized an esports marketing effort in the Midwest, and the initiative will explore how it can tap into gaming entertainment media to reach Gen Z audiences around the health and wellness benefits of dairy products.

" We ' re thrilled to support Undeniably Dairy as it deepens its marketing roadmap to include esports and, specifically, Rocket League," says Brett Diamond , Chief Operating Officer at Version1. " The timing couldn ' t be better. Competition in the RLCS is heating up and excitement among fans is growing at this point in the season. This esport is a perfect fit for the Undeniably Dairy campaign. It attracts young fans and is a great entry point into esports for all ages. The matches are easy to follow, and it's an incredibly fun game to watch. Rocket League provides unique engagement opportunities for brands to take an advantageous position as esports continues to grow and expand."

When it comes to the data, trends show the content consumption habits and behaviors of younger consumers have gaming and esports entertainment at their center.  According to Deloitte's 2022 Digital media trends report, Gen Z gamers in the U.S. spend about 11 hours per week playing video games. As gamers continue to see entertainment like esports and gaming-related live streams as a primary source of entertainment, brands and other initiatives like Undeniably Dairy have new opportunities to authentically engage with key audiences in online environments.

"We know that dairy is a nutritious and affordable choice that gives gamers the energy they need, without the crash," says Molly Pelzer , Chief Executive Officer at Midwest Dairy. "Our dairy farm families representing Undeniably Dairy are thrilled to be working with Version1 to let gamers know how easy it can be to fuel their fun through delicious choices like yogurt smoothies, a variety of cheeses, or a simple glass of chocolate milk after a workout."

By choosing Version1, Undeniably Dairy adds an esports partner that has developed trust with Rocket League fans and knows how to effectively reach gaming audiences. Working together, Version1 and Undeniably Dairy will cultivate meaningful moments and experiences to entertain and connect with fans, offering a variety of unique content offerings featuring Version1's content creators and professional players.

Esports fans and casual gamers spend a lot of time and energy looking for ways to elevate their in-game skills, but a frequently overlooked component in these efforts is an understanding of how overall wellness impacts performance. This is where Undeniably Dairy steps in – to raise awareness with gamer audiences about the role of nutrition in health and wellness.

As part of this new partnership, one of Version1's professional Rocket League players, Robert " Comm" Kyser, will be developing a video series that highlights his passion and expertise as a hobby chef. "Cooking with Comm" will be released on Version1's YouTube channel this summer.

" I have the incredible opportunity to play Rocket League professionally for a living, and it ' s taken a lot of hard work and discipline to get to this point," says Comm. " I love to cook in my spare time, and cheese and other dairy ingredients are often part of the healthy meals I make for myself. Playing at a professional level requires more than a consistent practice schedule. Eating healthy and maintaining a balanced lifestyle is just as crucial to staying at the top of my game."

The partnership will be amplified through various multimedia content offerings, the inclusion of a Version1 Rocket League RLCS jersey patch, and Version1 broadcast and social media assets.

Version1 Rocket League began competing in August 2020 and has emerged as a dominant North American team in the RLCS, the professional Rocket League circuit organized by the game ' s developer, Psyonix. Earlier this year, Version1 Rocket League took first place at an RLCS Regional Tournament and qualified for an international tournament in March. This event, the RLCS Winter Major, was the first in-person competition for the RLCS in over two years, and tickets sold out in a matter of minutes. Version1 went undefeated in the group stage, and after moving on to bracket play, took a top six finish at the event.

Just last week, Version1 Rocket League placed second at Regional #2; RLCS Spring Split competition continues through June. The team's performance in the Split will determine whether Version1 qualifies for the next international tournament which takes place June 29-July 3 in London , United Kingdom.

Version1 Rocket League's match schedule and game recaps are available at version1.gg/schedule .

About Version1
Version1 is a multi-property esports organization headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota . We are proudly owned by Minnesota Vikings owners, the Wilf family, and entrepreneur and investor Gary Vaynerchuk . Our professional teams include Minnesota Røkkr in the Call of Duty League, Version1 in Rocket League, and Version1 and VersionX in VALORANT. As we grow, we ' re adding new entertainment avenues, including streamers and content creators.

In 2021, Version1 founded V1SIONARIES, a platform providing women a safe place to compete, game, network, and socialize. In partnership with USAA Insurance, it created Røkkr Regiment to connect with military members who share a passion for Call of Duty and provide access to exclusive opportunities and experiences.

Learn more about our organization by following us as @version1gg and @ROKKR or @rokkr_mn on all social media channels.

About Undeniably Dairy
Undeniably Dairy is a multi-year initiative, funded by over 30,000 U.S. family dairy farmers. The campaign highlights the essential nutrition, sustainable practices, and real enjoyment dairy brings. Undeniably Dairy reminds consumers of dairy's presence in all the things they love and reshapes perceptions by turning up in unexpected ways and places.

The campaign was created to support and promote various members of the dairy community, from the dairy farmers to dairy processors, to the people that put dairy on your store shelves. Learn more about how U.S. Dairy is striving to reach net-zero by 2050 and supporting people, the planet, and communities here .

About Midwest Dairy
Midwest Dairy® is a nonprofit representing 4,600 dairy farm families in the Midwest. We are committed to sharing the story of how dairy farmers provide nutritious, responsibly, and locally produced dairy foods to consumers. With a focus on sustainability and an initiative to help farms achieve environmental goals like net-zero emissions, Midwest Dairy helps dairy farmers care for people, communities and future generations.

Version1 adds Undeniably Dairy as the Official Nutrition Partner of Version1 Rocket League for the Rocket League Championship Series Spring Split

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Predator Helios 300 SpatialLabs Edition Adds a New Dimension to Gaming

Acer brings glasses-free, stereoscopic 3D to the world of gaming with SpatialLabs TrueGame

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Pocketful of Quarters Receives Patent for "Zero-Click" Transfers

POQ.gg is the first interoperable and compliant blockchain token, offering one gaming currency for all platforms

Leading blockchain gaming project, Pocketful of Quarters ( www.poq.gg ) has been awarded a patent for its innovative "Zero-Click" transfer, which allows players to play games with game tokens, NFTs and cryptocurrencies conveniently without worrying about hardware wallets, browser extensions and other typical but complex web3 experiences.

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