Video PlayerClose SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- One of the largest museums of Asian art in the United States held various events to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year on Sunday, with programs for the general public, particularly children. The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, a U.S. city on the West coast which houses one of the most comprehensive Asian art collections in the world, offered various programs for visitors to celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Dog. As a starter, the museum arranged a story-telling tour for a large crowd of children from kindergartners to middle school students and showed them around the museum, where more than 18,000 art works collected from major Asian countries were displayed, with some of them being as old as 6,000 years. Museum staff told the young visitors the stories behind the many artifacts that had come from South Asia, Iran and Central Asia, Southeast Asia, the Himalayas, China, Korea and Japan. After the story-telling tour, the … [Read more...] about Spotlight: San Francisco Art Museum celebrates Chinese New Year with colorful activities
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Entering the contest with a perfect 8-0 record the 49ers looked like they were going to keep perfection intact before the Seahawks wrestled back momentum with the game eventually heading into overtime with the scores tied up. Stream Live & On-Demand coverage of the 2019/20 NFL Season with ESPN on KAYO SPORTS. Get your 14-day free trial and start streaming instantly > It wasn’t pretty in the overtime period with both teams struggling to get into their groove, but a chance to win the game went pear shaped for the 49ers with kicker Chase McLaughlin butchering a field-goal attempt. Jason Myers had no such issues with his 42-yard game-winning field-goal attempt, cooling icing the kick to hand the Seahawks the win and give the 49ers their first loss on the season. THE GAME [email protected] WIN! #Seahawks #SEAvsSF pic.twitter.com/FdijK2Nueb— NFL (@NFL) November 12, 2019 Seahawks quarterback and MVP frontrunner Russell Wilson spoke after the game and said it was just as … [Read more...] about Seattle Seahawks hand San Francisco 49ers first loss of season
Google is getting into gaming in a serious way.The Alphabet unit unveiled Tuesday a new game streaming service called Stadia at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. The announcement marks a major new foray into the $180 billion industry for the internet giant.Stadia lets developers build new games on a streaming platform that will allow players to access the action through the web instead of having to buy expensive consoles or personal computers. The company also introduced its own game controller, which creates console-like gaming on a computer or smartphone. Alphabet shares rose less than 1 percent in New York.Google already has a hefty presence in gaming through its Android app store, one of the most popular mobile game marketplaces. But the search giant and peers like Amazon.com Inc., Facebook Inc. and Apple Inc. have less of a central role in the lucrative hardcore gaming market, which still runs on hardware like Sony Corp.’s PS4 … [Read more...] about Google launches cloud-based Stadia video game service
Google on Tuesday unveiled a video-game streaming platform called Stadia, positioning itself to take on the traditional video-game business.The platform will store a game-playing session in the cloud and lets players jump across devices operating on Google’s Chrome browser and Chrome OS, such as Pixel phones and Chromebooks.Google didn’t say how much its new service will cost, whether it will offer subscriptions or other options, or what games will be available at launch —all key elements to the success of a new video-game platform. It said only that Stadia will be available in late 2019.Google made the announcement at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. Some industry watchers were expecting a streaming console, but Google’s platform centers squarely on the company’s cloud infrastructure.“The new generation of gaming is not a box,” said Google Vice President Phil Harrison. “The data center is … [Read more...] about Goodbye consoles? Here’s how Google’s new Stadia platform could disrupt gaming space
This week, more than 25,000 members of the video game industry are scheduled to descend on San Francisco for the geeky, and often sleepy, annual gathering known as the Game Developers Conference.This year, though, more people than usual are paying attention. Google is set to unveil a video game service, codenamed Project Stream, that will reportedly allow people to play Fortnite and other modern titles in a web browser or on a television using inexpensive hardware. If it’s successful, the system might herald the biggest shift in the $180 billion a year global gaming market since Super Mario jumped from arcades to the living room.Google has been privately testing Project Stream since last fall and just touted its announcement planned for Tuesday with a video trailer. The service will deliver games on demand, rather than as downloads, and is expected to support even the most fast-twitch and … [Read more...] about GDC 2019: Can Google create the Netflix for video games with new service?