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XSET Appoints Jacob Arce as New Head of Esports

The global gaming lifestyle organization promotes former Operations Manager Jacob Arce to Head of Esports

XSET, the world's fastest-growing gaming lifestyle organization, announced that their Operations Manager Jacob Arce will be assuming a new role as Head of Esports. This announcement comes shortly after the announcement of new hire, David Luce as Chief Content Officer.

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Arce has over a decade of experience in the esports industry and 12 AAA game titles under his belt, including Valorant, Fortnite, Gears of War, Call of Duty, and more. He's casted professionally for ELeague (TBS), FNCS Fortnite with BLAST, Alienware, and many other gaming publishers and brands. In November 2022 , he casted the biggest World Cup event in Fortnite since the 2019 in the FNCS Invitational. Prior to joining XSET as their Operations Manager, Arce helped build the Ghost Gaming organization, serving as their Co-General Manager. At Ghost Gaming, Arce oversaw more than 60 professional gamers and coaches in a wide range of game titles. Arce's vast experience in team management, esports casting, and building brands in gaming makes him the perfect fit for Head of Esports at XSET.

"I care about being ahead of the curve in the gaming and esports industry. For me, this means making sure players don't just exist in games, but that they are given the opportunity to shape the culture," said Jacob Arce . "I've prospered by building genuine connections and staying true to my intentions of taking care of people in the gaming world. XSET functions the same way I do – they take care of their fans and players, and strive to change the way organizations operate."

Arce has climbed the professional ladder his entire life, going from entry level at McDonald's to the managerial level all while caring for his family, and then following his dream of doing the same in gaming and esports. Arce has his finger on the pulse of everything new in the industry. On top of what he does on the managerial, operational and developmental side of esports and gaming, Arce is also a Partnered Broadcaster for Twitch TV, where he streams everything from casual/competitive gaming to casting and entertaining in different series on his own channel.

"Jacob has already proved himself to be an essential part of XSET's development during his time as Operations Manager," said XSET co-founder and CEO Greg Selkoe . "Jacob's authentic love for gaming and ensuring that players are able to thrive is exactly what we believe in at XSET. His authenticity, combined with his knowledge and strong work ethic, makes Jacob the right person to take on the role of Head of Esports as we continue to add some new teams and players to our roster in 2023."

About XSET
Founded in 2020 in Boston by gaming and pop culture veterans Greg Selkoe , Clinton Sparks and Wil Eddins , XSET is the fastest growing gaming organization and lifestyle brand in history. XSET fields some of the world's top competitive esports teams in titles including Valorant, Rocket League, Warzone, Apex Legends, eNASCAR and more. Built on a foundation of a diverse and inclusive gaming culture, XSET is building the preeminent brand for today's growing Gen Z audience of gamers. The organization continues to grow at a breakneck pace, partnering with high-profile brands such as SCUF Gaming, Roots Canada, HyperX, Quality Control Music, Mavix, Roland, Fanshark,Wahlburgers and Mastermind Japan and is working with socially positive causes including Big Brother Big Sister of America. Since its launch, XSET has attracted top-tier, world famous talent across music, sports and entertainment to its shared vision, including Grammy-nominated hip-hop artists Swae Lee and Ozuna, NFL superstar Ezekiel Elliot , BMX legend Nigel Sylvester , Rapper and GTA streamer Tee Grizzley, 14-year-old female Olympic skateboarding phenom Minna Stess , professional athletes such as NFL star Ezekiel Elliot of the Dallas Cowboys, and the world's most advanced AI driven humanoid Sophia The Robot. Sitting at the intersection of gaming and culture, XSET's robust merchandise offerings are some of the most sought-after in the industry, featuring high-profile collaborations and exclusive pieces fans can't find anywhere else. XSET is defining what it means to be cultural leaders in the space for future generations to come. For more information visit XSET.com #reptheset

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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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Wemade Hosts WEMIX Airdrop Event to Celebrate the Global Launch of MIR M!

WEMIX PLAY, the number 1 blockchain gaming platform by Wemade, is hosting a WEMIX airdrop event until February 28th to celebrate the global launch of its MMORPG, MIR M: Vanguard and Vagabond.

Wemade Hosts WEMIX Airdrop Event to Celebrate the Global Launch of MIR M!

WEMIX PLAY will be giving away 1 WEMIX each to 1 million users who meet the following requirements: Connect game account to PLAY Wallet, reach character level 25, and have a log-in record within one week from the event end date. If the number of participants exceeds 1 million, winners will be selected based on the order of reaching character level 25 first. Winners and more information will be announced later.

MIR M is a K-MMORPG featuring martial arts that launched on January 31st . It recreated Wemade's most popular IP, The Legend of Mir 2, to fit current game trends, and applied blockchain technology to create tokenomics based on the game token DRONE and Governance token DOGMA.

MIR M is also part of an Inter-game Economy that includes the economy of MIR4, the world's most successful blockchain game. Users of games in this Inter-game Economy can reinvest the game tokens they have obtained in each game into other games, thus creating a virtuous cycle.

Please visit the official website for more information on the airdrop event in celebration of the global launch of MIR M. ( https://mirmglobal.com/ )

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STABILITY AI PARTNERS WITH KRIKEY AI TO LAUNCH AI ANIMATION TOOLS

An AI Text to Animation tool that generates 3D, animated, interactive characters

A new AI Experience lets users generate animations in minutes

Krikey.ai, an AI tools company, announced an AI Animation partnership with Stability AI today. Krikey's AI Text to Animation tool enables users to use a text phrase to generate avatar animations in minutes. Users can then export a video file or fbx file to their social media account, 3D game engine or film editing software of choice. Krikey's tool also allows users to customize their 3D Avatar and then generate an AI animation for that avatar. The AI Animation tool launches today and is available at www.krikey.ai more Avatar customization features will be launching this quarter.

Usually an animation takes 5+ business days to create, but with Krikey's AI tool it takes minutes to generate. The animations are mobile optimized and also immediately usable in AR. This AI to AR pipeline empowers creators and democratizes content creation. AI can never imbue a character with emotion so the role of artist and animator remains the same in the production pipeline. Creators and developers can visit www.krikey.ai to generate their own AI animations today.

"Stability is always seeking out AI innovators and the Krikey team has put together one of the best tools to democratize creative expression. Now anyone can animate a 3D character with a few words in a text box ," said Emad Mostaque , CEO of Stability AI. "We are excited to support the Krikey AI team and work together to empower the next generation of AI creators and developers."

In Krikey's AI Tool, users will be able to explore and try a set of basic motion prompts including variations on walk, run, jump, wave, climb and more. The website www.krikey.ai has a prompt guide to help guide users enter and experiment in the world of AI Animation. More complex prompts like moonwalk, zombie march and tai chi also lead to engaging results. Generated animations can be seen in the dashboard within your account and users can download video files or fbx files. Within the animation tool, users can also change the camera angle, add or remove shadows, backgrounds, change the animation speed and customize their Avatar before exporting to share with friends.

"This is the beginning of a revolution in how 3D content will be created ," said Ketaki Shriram , Co-founder and CTO at Krikey.ai. "Generative AI Animations have applications in numerous industries including film, gaming, metaverse avatars, social media and cloud computing. AI Animation could be the foundation of the next creator economy."

Krikey's AI Animation tool is available today online at www.krikey.ai . Visit the website to generate your first AI animation!

About Krikey AI

Krikey AI has built a set of developer tools including an AI Text to Animation tool, custom 3D Avatar tool, AR mobile app toolkit and more. The AI tool enables creators to generate animations they can take into any platform for 3D content creation. Krikey has previously partnered with Snapchat, T-Mobile, Google Maps, The Ellen DeGeneres Wildlife Foundation, Sony Pictures Entertainment and the National Audubon Society, building custom AR games for each brand partner and reaching 5M+ users. For more information, please visit www.krikey.ai .

About Stability AI

Stability AI builds open source AI tools to provide the foundation to awaken humanity's potential. Their AI tool empowers artists to generate images and 3D models based on text inputs. They have open AI models for image, language, audio, video, 3D models and biology. They are the developer of Stable Diffusion and design and implement solutions for companies to use AI in their production processes. For more information, please visit https://stability.ai/ .

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Orange Comet and AMC Expand the Immortal Universe of Anne Rice NFT Collection With Mayfair Witches

As part of its expanded partnership with AMC, the leading Web3 entertainment company is launching an all-new "Mayfair Witches Pass"

Orange Comet Inc., a premium Web3 entertainment and gaming company, today announced the latest extension of its collaboration with AMC's "Immortal Universe of Anne Rice " with the introduction of the Mayfair Witches Pass . With the pass acting as a key for fans' entry into a digital world full of witches, vampires, and all things mystical, this epic limited collection will broaden the Immortal Universe community through a variety of virtual and real-life experiences. The Mayfair Witches Pass is set to mint exclusively on OpenSea March 7, 2023 . New episodes of Anne Rice's Mayfair Witches air Sundays 98c on AMC and AMC+.

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Good Gaming Inc. To Launch Its First Extreme Game Mob Wars For Advanced Players As Minecraft and Roblox Continue To Experience Rapid Growth

Company To Initiate Strategic Marketing Campaigns Across Several Platforms For Its Online Games

Good Gaming, Inc. (OTC-QB: GMER) (the "Company"), an innovative brand creating unique interactive entertainment experiences across the gaming segment since 2008, today announced the launch of its first "Extreme" branded game, "Mob Wars," for advanced players and its plans to initiate a comprehensive and strategic marketing campaign across several social media platforms to attract players as Minecraft and Roblox continue to experience exponential growth going into 2023.

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Xbox, ESPORTSU and Paidia Gaming Launch Competitive Collegiate Esports Series for Rising Women Gamers

The partnership aims to provide women gamers with competition and content that celebrates high achievement, inclusivity, and positive play

Xbox, ESPORTSU, and Paidia Gaming announced their partnership which will continue their ongoing commitment to gender equality, diversity, and inclusion in gaming. This activation includes three gaming events designed to spotlight collegiate women gamers, concluding at the Collegiate Esports Commissioner's Cup (CECC) Texas this May. The activations will showcase women competing on a national level and includes two content series.

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DAVE & BUSTER'S ANNOUNCES ITS LAUNCH INTO THE METAVERSE WITH DAVE & BUSTER'S WORLD ON ROBLOX

-- Dave & Buster's Iconic Experience is Now Available to Millions of Users in Fully-Immersive Version–

-- Initiative Highlights Dave & Buster's Investments in Innovation to Drive Connections--

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