We’re proud to announce that we’ve been recognized by San Francisco Business Times’ and Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 2018 Best Places to Work List for the second consecutive year! At Unity, we work hard to ensure that all Unity employees come to work feeling comfortable, supported and inspired. In the past year alone, we are proud to have offered an enhanced set of employee benefits including commuter and fitness benefits, back-up child care, infertility coverage, increased mental health benefits and disability coverage. We understand that employees have a life outside of work and do our best to ensure employees are healthy and balanced, both at the office and at home. We have an entire team dedicated to workplace experience, both in our San Francisco office and globally. Our office is outfitted with optimized work spaces, snacks and engaging activities such as yoga classes or meditation workshops to create the ideal work environment. In addition to our … [Read more...] about Unity recognized as #8 Best Place to Work in the Bay Area – Unity Blog
Fifty years ago this week, Stanley Kubrick's epic "2001: A Space Odyssey" opened, first in Washington, D.C., and then New York. The influential film, which won an Oscar for its pioneering special effects, has been called Kubrick's "crowning, confounding achievement" and a "quantum leap" in technological achievement by film critic James Verniere, who notes that Steven Spielberg called "2001" the Big Bang of his filmmaking generation.Timed to the anniversary, author Michael Benson's latest work, "Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arther C. Clarke and the Making of a Masterpiece" (Simon & Schuster), debuted Tuesday, and within Benson's devotional telling is a wealth of intriguing facts and anecdotes.Here are 19 things you probably don't know about "2001," according to Benson and other sources.1. "2001" was originally going to show a precursor to the internet.Kubrick's intrepid band of futurists, Benson writes, "had seemingly already visualized important aspects of (a) new technology's … [Read more...] about 19 things you probably don’t know about ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’
Quantic Dream, the French studio that made Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy and is currently working on PlayStation exclusive Detroit: Become Human, has been accused of having an abusive work environment, according to reports in the French media. A joint investigation by Canard PC, Mediapart and Le Monde spoke to former employees who made accusations about the studio and its head honchos, David Cage and Guillaume de Fondaumière, both of whom deny the allegations. The accusations range from general toxicity to racism to senior staff members making inappropriate remarks about female colleagues. One of the major complaints concerns the discovery of a cache of photoshopped images in which pornographic photos have been spliced with the faces of employees (you can see a semi-SFW sample of these images on French website Canard PC). Many of the images are accompanied by homophobic, racist or sexist text. There are over 600 such images, some of which date back as far as 2013. A formal complaint … [Read more...] about Quantic Dream deny abusive working conditions
This weekend’s Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta is the first time the public at large have been let loose on Bandai Namco’s anime fighter, and it really showed.There’s even talk of the beta being extended to make up for maintenance and downtime. When you finally make your way through to a match though, Dragon Ball FighterZ is brilliant. A frantic but accessible mix of blurred fists and explosions, Dragon Ball FighterZ succeeds in combining solid mechanical foundations with an art style that so faithfully captures the spirit of the iconic anime that it’s hard not to be taken in. The orange gi, the glowing hair, the trademark “hwa-hu-heh” grunts of super saiyans facing off in a hand-to-hand showdown; it’s all here. The game’s wider presentation is cool too. Players join a lobby social space before picking a mode, where you choose a chibi version of one of Dragon Ball FighterZ’s varied roster to wander about as. As for scenery, … [Read more...] about Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta is great when it actually works
Fable 4 – from a studio previously dedicated to car games? Hell, why not. Fable 4 may be in the works at Forza Horizon developer Playground Games, according to a trail of Internet sleuthing that caused me to bite through my teacup in excitement. Let’s start with some established facts: Playground Games is working on an open world RPG, and has expanded its office space and poached a bunch of UK talent to do so. Now let’s look at something less concrete: according to a user on ResetEra, the quasi-successor to NeoGAF, a bunch of upcoming Xbox One titles were leaked to developers via the Xbox Live API. As reported by WCCFTech, the alleged former Xbox game developer did not share the full details of the leak, they hinted at imminent Sea of Thieves and Crackdown 3 betas, a third-person Perfect Dark game developed by The Coalition and another team, four-player campaign co-op for Crackdown 3, a Forza Horizon game set in Japan, Age of Empires 4, a Halo mode with a really … [Read more...] about Holy shit, is that open world RPG the Forza Horizon team is working on actually Fable 4?