See more of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Gameplay, hands-on impressions, and announcements.

With less than a week until Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is officially released, the veil over NinjaTheory’s independent production is slowly being lifted. There’s all-new gameplay footage, hands-on impressions, fresh announcements, and a lot to take in – these are the things you don’t want to miss:

See the real deal with 10 minutes of pure gameplay by IGN:

Photo Mode announced – by now, it’s clear that Hellbalde offers much in the way of eye-candy. Ninja Theory recently announced a dedicated in-game tool allowing you to capture all those mind-blowing moments. See what Photo Mode can do.

An in-depth look – we also recommend a visit to NinjaTheory’s studios with Gamesradar, as well as Redbull Gaming’s interview about what it means to produce an independent AAA title.

Finally, check out the newest cinematic trailer – shot with 100% in-game footage:

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is coming August 8 to GOG.com, available for pre-order now.

Remembering Corey Gaspur

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our friend and colleague Corey Gaspur.

He was a member of our team for over nine years, and worked as a designer on many of our titles, including Sonic Chronicles, Dragon Age: Origins, Mass Effect 2 and 3, and most recently Anthem.

Corey was a talented designer and an even better person. We offer our condolences to Corey’s family and everyone that knew him.

We will miss you.

Green Man Gaming Summer Sale Flash Deals 31st July 2017

It’s here! The biggest games sale of the year has landed with deals changing every 12 hours. We’ve got your summer covered with some fantastic savings on games to keep you busy over the holidays. Today’s flash deals are: (Don’t forget to add the voucher SUMMER2017 to get an extra 15% off) Fallout 4 – (57% […]

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OpTic Gaming Prevails at the Call of Duty World (CWL) Global Pro League Stage 2 Playoffs Presented by PlayStation® 4

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Dominoes Anyone? SIGGRAPH Attendees Go Head-to-Head with Isaac-trained Robot in VR and Real Life

Computers can beat humans at chess. They can categorize images with superhuman accuracy. Now we’re showing how to create machines smart enough to safely interact with us in our daily lives.

We’re challenging attendees at the SIGGRAPH 2017 professional graphics conference this week in Los Angeles to sit across a table and take turns slapping down dominoes with us.

Robots for the Rest of Us

Don’t be shy, the idea isn’t to create a robot that never loses.

It’s to use our first hands-on demo of Isaac, a robot trained with our NVIDIA Isaac Lab robot simulator, to show how simulation — and virtual reality — can help robots learn the much more nuanced task of interacting with people.

Skills like the ability to pour a cup of coffee, provide care for the elderly, perform surgery, or play a game of dominoes, are the key to putting robotics to work in the lives of the world’s more than 7 billion people.

They’re skills too subtle to be taught by programmers banging out line after line of code. Our demo at SIGGRAPH shows how AI can be used to achieve do this.

Hands on with Isaac and Project Holodeck

Our demo lets you get hands on with two technologies we announced earlier this year at our GPU Technology Conference.

NVIDIA Isaac is an AI-enabled robot that has been trained using a powerful simulation environment called the Isaac Lab.

NVIDIA Isaac is an AI-enabled robot that has been trained using a powerful simulation environment called the Isaac Lab.

Project Holodeck —  a collaborative and physically accurate virtually reality environment  — enables humans to enter a simulation and interact with robots in a VR environment the same way they will in real life.

You’ll be able to see how these two technologies work together by interacting with Isaac in two ways.

You’ll be able to go head-to-head with Isaac in the physical world on the show floor. And you’ll be able to strap on a VR headset, and enter a simulation via Project Holodeck.

Deep learning and computer vision have been combined to teach a robot to sense and respond to human presence, to identify the state of the play of the game, to understand the legal moves of the game, and to determine which tile to select and how to place it.

The key: a pair of neural networks that help Isaac not only understand the game, but understand how to put that understanding to work when interacting with humans.

Using classification methods, the first neural network will identify the state of the play based on captured images of the domino tiles. It will determine the various legal moves in the game.

The data then will be transferred to another neural network, which uses reinforcement learning to determine which tile to select how to place it.

Once trained in the Isaac lab environment, the knowledge can then be deployed and transcended between the physical and the virtual realms.

By developing and training robots in a simulated world and then working with those robots in a virtual reality environment like Project Holodeck, researchers can deploy them to the real world in a way that is safer, faster, and more cost-effective.

Learn More

Learn more on NVIDIA Isaac here.

Experience Project Holodeck


Beyond robots, Holodeck is an ideal platform for game developers, content creators and designers wanting to collaborate, visualize and interact with large, complex photoreal models in a collaborative VR space.

NVIDIA Project Holodeck is a highly realistic, multi-user, VR environment that makes it easy for developers to import and interact with high quality models, including iterating and tuning a robot and test methodology.

In addition to Isaac, NVIDIA is featuring the first hands-on demo at SIGGRAPH of the Koenigsegg Regera supercar in Holodeck. The Koenigsegg virtual car model is represented by more than 50 million polygons.

Trade show attendees will be able to change the color of the model, apply a clipping sphere to view hidden parts, and virtually explode the model to visualize complex assemblies.

The experience is highly collaborative, with participants in different physical rooms seeing and talking to each other in a shared virtual space.

The Holodeck early access beta program will be available to the public starting September 2017. Sign up here for updates on Project Holodeck.

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