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Epic Games, 2050 Capital, and Alumni Ventures join Hadean's global investors to support the company's metaverse infrastructure technology.

London -based deep tech start-up, Hadean has secured $30 million in funding to build out its record-breaking metaverse infrastructure technology - already supporting virtual worlds in immersive entertainment and enterprise digital twins.

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Molten Ventures led Series A and was joined by 2050 Capital, Alumni Ventures, Aster Capital, Entrepreneur First and InQTel. The Series A, along with an investment from Epic Games, will help Hadean build out the company's scalable, interoperable and secure metaverse capabilities. As an open platform for distributed cloud computing, Hadean can be considered the "infrastructure" that powers the metaverse so it can become a reality.

"Hadean's computing power will provide the infrastructure that's needed as we work to create a scalable metaverse," said Marc Petit , VP, of Epic's Unreal Engine Ecosystem. "The company's technology complements Epic's Unreal Engine by enabling massive amounts of concurrent users and unlocking new tools for creators and developers. We are pleased to contribute to Hadean's growth and look forward to continuing to work together to lay the foundation for the metaverse."

Craig Beddis , Hadean Co-Founder and CEO said: "Hadean's mission is to bridge physical and virtual worlds - to help us make better decisions and ultimately improve the quality of our lives in the physical world. Today's virtual worlds are a limited experience - small scale, siloed, and insecure. Hence why, these are the technical challenges we're tackling today. But we believe the true success and mass adoption of the metaverse will rely on the ease by which creators will be able to build their own experiences at scale, leveraging open and robust metaverse-as-a-service technologies. We're delighted to work with industry leaders like Epic Games, who share our ethos and ambition for this reality."

Hadean has developed vital metaverse components and signed multi-year agreements in entertainment (Minecraft, Pixelynx, Sony and Gamescoin), as well as with education and enterprise digital twin providers. Hadean's 14,000-player Unreal Engine demo with EVE Online maker CCP Games at the 2019 Game Developers Conference is just one example of how the company's infrastructure technology enables large numbers of concurrent participants in a virtual environment. This fresh wave of funding will accelerate Hadean's ability to give creators the tools in new and emerging metaverse markets to change every aspect of how we work, build, buy and consume.

David Cummings , Venture Partner at Molten said: " Molten has been a part of Hadean's journey since early 2019. Since then, we have seen the Hadean team deliver ambitious technical milestones, build an impressive customer base across a number of sectors and continue to attract dynamic talent. It is a pleasure to continue providing our support to Hadean as it grows yet further."

About Hadean

Founded in 2015, Hadean are a venture backed startup, reimagining distributed, spatial and scalable computing for web 3.0 and the metaverse. The distributed cloud platform enables scalability, security, and interoperability, driving the metaverse and digital immersive experiences for enterprise, commercial, gaming and government customers. To date, Hadean have worked with organisations such as Microsoft, Minecraft, Epic Games, Sony, Gamescoin, Pilxelynx, Francis Crick , CAE, BAE and Thales. Visit www.hadean.com .

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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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Klaytn Launches Gaming Gas Fee Rebate Program, Paving the Way for Wider Web3 Adoption

Open-source Korean blockchain Klaytn is launching a gas fee rebate program to allow gaming companies to offset gas fees from existing blockchain games built on Klaytn.

Klaytn Launches Gaming Gas Fee Rebate Program, Paving the Way for Wider Web3 Adoption.

With the aim of removing barriers to broader web3 adoption, Klaytn's gas fee rebate program will offset both user gas fees shouldered by gaming companies via Klaytn's gas fee delegation feature, as well as gas fees incurred from gaming companies' own Externally Owned Accounts or Contract Accounts.

Currently, Klaytn has a gas fee delegation feature that allows companies or projects to pay for their users' gas fees. This feature addresses a crucial pain point for blockchain games in onboarding new users: one of the biggest user deterrents being the need to acquire cryptocurrency to foot gas fees before being able to play.

Given how gas costs can significantly accumulate with a sizeable user base, Klaytn designed its gas fee rebate program to enable gaming companies to focus on growing their ecosystems. Selected game companies will be eligible for a 100% offset of their gas fees incurred from January 2022 onwards, up to USD100,000 worth of KLAY per month per grantee. Paid in Klaytn's native token KLAY, the grant is derived from the Klaytn Growth Fund, which aims to grow the ecosystem of companies built on Klaytn.

With this initiative, Klaytn is tackling a long-standing issue preventing the wider adoption of Web3. Financial transactions in Web2 commerce tend to have their own "gas fees". However, such fees are paid by the merchant and effectively embedded in the price, leading many users to think that such transactions are free.

With Klaytn's gas fee delegation feature, and now the gas fee rebate program, Klaytn games can offer nearly the same user experience as traditional games. This makes it easier to onboard gamers new to web3, expanding the potential reach of the blockchain gaming ecosystem. A report by crypto.com highlights that the GameFi market remains comparatively small — with just over 1 million gamers and $1 billion in transactional volume. By 2025, this number is expected to grow 50-fold, but to do so it needs to expand to the untapped market of Web2 gamers, for whom the concept of gas fees may pose considerable friction.

David Shin , Head of Global Group, Klaytn Foundation, said " With our vision to enable an open metaverse for all, Klaytn aims to build a dynamic gaming ecosystem that allows players to truly own their in-game assets. Through our gas fee rebate program, we hope to provide more players with opportunities to explore the wonders of Web3 gaming."

About Klaytn

Klaytn is a public blockchain focused on the metaverse, gamefi, and the creator economy. Officially launched in June 2019 , it is the dominant blockchain platform in South Korea and is now undergoing global business expansion from its international base in Singapore , led by the Klaytn Foundation.

These business expansion activities are supported by the Klaytn Growth Fund, which aims to grow the ecosystem of companies built on Klaytn. The fund is managed and disbursed by Klaytn Foundation, a non-profit organization to accelerate global adoption and ecosystem maturity on Klaytn.

Since unveiling its metaverse roadmap in early 2022, the Ethereum-equivalent L1 chain has seen many well-known companies come on board its metaverse—including game developer and publishing powerhouses: Netmarble, and Neowiz. It recently ramped up efforts to lay the foundation for the metaverse and to expand use cases.

Find out more at https://klaytn.foundation/

To apply for Klaytn's gas fee rebate program, apply here .

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Gods Unchained Announces Light's Verdict: Showdown and Battle for the Light Global Esports Tournaments Presented by AQUA.xyz

Almost $70,000 USD of Total Prizes to be Awarded to Event Winners

Today, Gods Unchained the leading web3 competitive card playing game, announced Gods Unchained Light's Verdict: Showdown - an esports influencer event that will bring together top players who will battle it out for bragging rights and the championship crown, as well as Battle for the Light - the highly anticipated, first series of global esports tournaments for Gods Unchained players.

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Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin joins BAYZ board?

As Strategic Advisor, Lin will offer support in business decisions to expand the company's web3 operation in the Americas

BAYZ a leading web3 game publisher responsible for bringing the future of gaming to the Americas, announces Kevin Lin as the company's Strategic Advisor. The executive is co-founder of Twitch, the largest game streaming platform in the world, and will participate in a series of BAYZ projects, supporting strategic decisions on expansion to North America and business model, as well as the development of new strategies on the web3 ecosystem. The arrival of Lin happens when BAYZ celebrates the first year of operation.

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ASUS Launches Z790 Series Motherboards for 13th Gen Intel® Core Processors

Reign supreme with the latest and finest Intel motherboards that feature support for enhanced memory profiles, overclocking, cooling, and easy installation

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  • Exclusive new overclocking technology: ASUS Enhanced Memory Profile II enables up to 37.5% higher speeds than baseline DDR5-4800 specs 1
  • Select Z790 motherboards feature ASUS AI Overclocking that boosts CPU clocks for both lightly threaded and all-core workloads with just one click
  • Exclusive new cooling feature: AI Cooling II automatically monitors CPU temperatures and dynamically adjusts fans to optimal speeds
  • ASUS Q-Design takes the pain points out of installing, troubleshooting and upgrading graphics cards, M.2 drives and memory modules

ASUS today announced a comprehensive lineup of Intel® Z790 motherboards across the ROG Maximus, ROG Strix, TUF Gaming, and Prime product families―all built to support the latest 13th Gen Intel Core™ processors. Thanks to exclusive technologies like AEMP II, AI Overclocking and AI Cooling II, plus user-friendly features such as Q-Design, ASUS Z790 motherboards are ideal solutions for users aiming to build a next-gen machine or upgrade their existing system.

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Tony Toohey, Director of Gaming Dynamics, "We now have over 2,500 games across 29 locations in the clubs and pubs market in Australia utilizing the Quick Custom Intelligence Platform."

Gaming Dynamics ( Australia ) and Quick Custom Intelligence ("QCI") jointly announced that the slot floor optimization platform is now providing tooling for more than 2,500 games in clubs and pubs across New South Wales .

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"QCI gives us the data we need in a timely manner and in a very user-friendly format. We see this data as critical in managing our business with line-of-sight on gaming floor performance. Because of the QCI tool, we have broadened our offering in the distributed gaming market in Australia to over 29 clubs and pubs," said Tony Toohey , Director of Gaming Dynamics.

CTO of QCI, Mr. Andrew Cardno , stated "We are thrilled with the growth we have experienced by partnering with Gaming Dynamics in bringing together a multi-tenant cloud offering for the clubs and pubs market in New South Wales . Furthermore, the range of the size of properties utilizing our platform proves the business need for strong operational tooling in business of all sizes."

ABOUT Gaming Dynamics

Gaming Dynamics provides unique gaming data analytics and insights to a cross section of the Australian and New Zealand gaming market. Gaming Dynamics seeks to acquire, licence or partner with leading edge technology providers that create sustainable strategic advantage to gaming operators.

ABOUT QCI

The QCI Platform aligns player development, marketing and gaming with powerful real-time operational tools developed for the gaming and hospitality industries. QCI has installed their ground-breaking, highly configured software in over 85 casino resorts in North America and over 4,000 sites worldwide. QCI products provide tooling for gaming operators managing over $20 billion in annual gross gaming revenue, these products are built on the QCI Platform, a best-in-class on-premises, hybrid or cloud-based technology that enables fully coordinated activities across gaming or hospitality operations. This data-driven software allows for quick, informed decisions in the ever-changing world of the casino industry and assists casinos in their efforts to optimize resources and profits, manage marketing campaigns and increase customer loyalty. QCI was founded by Dr. Ralph Thomas and Mr. Andrew Cardno . Based in San Diego , QCI also has offices in Las Vegas , St. Louis , Dallas & Phoenix . Main phone number: (858) 299.5715 www.QuickCustomIntelligence.com

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Acer Bolsters Predator Orion 7000 Gaming Desktop with New 13th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processors

Acer today announced support for the new 13th Gen Intel ® Core ™ processors on the Predator Orion 7000 (PO7-650) series desktops, delivering serious power and further elevating users' PC gameplay. Engineered for hard-core gaming enthusiasts and creators, the upgradable gaming desktop pushes the limits of high-performance multi-tasking and next-level computing power.

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"With the new 13th Gen Intel Core desktop processors, the Predator Orion 7000 powers extraordinary performance for even the most demanding game titles," said Jeff Lee , General Manager, Stationary Computing, IT Products Business, Acer Inc. "The Predator Orion 7000 continues to deliver best-in-class gameplay experiences beyond what gamers expect, and we're excited to be among the first to bring the new CPUs to market."

Predator Orion 7000 – Refreshed with New 13th Gen Intel ® Core™ Processors

The Predator Orion 7000 gaming rig continues to deliver powerful performance to fulfill the demands of modern players and the latest games – and unlimited playing access to hundreds of high-quality games with the included one month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate . The upgradable Windows 11 PCs have been enhanced with up to Intel ® Core i9- 13900K desktop processors. With its new performance hybrid architecture, the 13th Gen Intel Core processors let gamers and creators do even more at once with their advanced real-world computing and ultra-efficient multi-tasking capabilities. A boosted performance core helps maximize gaming, productivity, entertainment and creativity needs, while providing the same fully-immersive graphics and best-in-class connectivity [1] .

The mighty Predator Orion 7000 also features up to NVIDIA ® GeForce RTX 3090 series GPUs and up to 64 GB DDR5-4000 RAM for enhanced visuals and performance. The EMI-compliant chassis features a transparent, tempered-glass side panel. It showcases the multi-hued ambiance of its two 140 mm (5.5 inch) Predator FrostBlade 2.0 front fans and a third 120 mm (4.7 inch) Predator FrostBlade 2.0 rear fan that illuminates eight ARGB-infused LEDs. Gamers are also given added flexibility to adjust the ARGB lighting, fan speed and overclocking with the integrated PredatorSense software. Beyond the eye-catching aesthetics, the Predator Orion 7000 possesses advanced airflow and thermal management to effectively cool system components with the addition of an AIO liquid CPU cooler to complement its three Predator FrostBlade 2.0 fans.

The combined powers of the Intel ® Killer E3100 2.5G Ethernet controller, the Intel ® Wi-Fi Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX211 [1] wireless module provide optimized networking features that gamers love like network traffic prioritization and connection optimization for faster speeds and more responsive gameplay. A gaming beast, the Predator Orion 7000 possesses plenty of ports for leveraging the latest gaming accessories with three USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type A, one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type C and two audio jacks on the top. On the back, there are three USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, one USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C, two USB 2.0 ports and three audio jacks.

[1] Intel® Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) products enable the fastest possible maximum speed for typical laptop Wi-Fi products. Thunderbolt™ 4 is the fastest port available on a laptop, at 40 Gb/s, as compared to other laptop I/O connection technologies including eSATA, USB, and IEEE 1394 Firewire. Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors. See www.intel.com/PerformanceIndex (connectivity) for details.

About Acer

Founded in 1976, Acer is one of the world's top ICT companies with a presence in more than 160 countries. As Acer evolves with the industry and changing lifestyles, it is focused on enabling a world where hardware, software and services will fuse with one another, creating ecosystems and opening up new possibilities for consumers and businesses alike. Acer's 7,700 employees are dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of products and solutions that break barriers between people and technology. Please visit www.acer.com for more information.

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