It would be technologically feasible to go back and do the same with Paris, London, civil-war-era America or any of the other settings that Assassin’s Creed has explored, says Jean – but it would be difficult. “Initially, we thought: all we have to do is take out the combat and we’re done,” Guesdon says, “but it was way more technical than we originally thought. We knew how to do an interactive experience, but this type of experience was new to us.” Questions the team asked themselves included: “Do we need to gamify it more? Do we have character unlocks? Do we have to integrate scoring, or a quiz?” … [Read more...] about ‘We give access to a lost world’: Assassin’s Creed’s new life as a virtual museum
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“A ceasefire, in the circumstances reached, bears no achievements for Israel,” lawmaker Gideon Sa’ar tweeted. “The timeframes between these violent attacks on Israel and its citizens are getting shorter and the terror groups in Gaza are getting stronger between them. The campaign has not been prevented, just delayed.” … [Read more...] about Gaza ceasefire halts fighting between Israel and Palestinians
The largest regional carrier in Alaska said on May 20 it had conditional approval from the U.S. Treasury to seek federal aid under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), as it looks for buyers to purchase the entire group. RavnAir filed for bankruptcy on April 5 after it grounded all of its 72 planes. … [Read more...] about Britain’s silent skies reawaken: Airlines take off again as coronavirus restrictions ease – with 100,000 global flights recorded for the first time since March
"Strengthening the Russian military position in North Africa will undoubtedly provide Russian President Vladimir Putin with a much tighter grip over Europe and possibly even deep-rooted influence and control in the wider MENA region," said Tomas Olivier, a counter-terrorism expert and former senior officer in the Dutch government. … [Read more...] about Russia expands war presence in Libya
Nikodem Szumilo, associate professor of economics and finance of the built environment at UCL, says the growth of the global tourist industry is partly due to the rise of digital services. “The most recent development in the industry was a small revolution of online reviews and online bookings which reduced prices but increased satisfaction,” he says. “This means that more people travel more often.” … [Read more...] about Global tourism hits record highs – but who goes where on holiday?