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How Voice Technology is Set to Alter the Gaming World Forever

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As voice recognition technology improves, professionals are recognizing the potential applications it has for a wide range of industries. Specifically, many believe voice tech will have a major impact on gaming. For instance, it’s predicted that in some games, a user’s voice could essentially replace the controller. This would result in a completely new and unique way to interface with a game.

Voice software is particularly useful in games that rely on virtual or augmented reality. A gamer wearing a VR headset may find it difficult to play with a controller they can’t see. On the other hand, if they only need to use their voice to determine what happens in the game, the experience becomes much more natural and immersive.

Of course, voice technology also allows multiple gamers to interact with one another. This feature is already fairly common in online gaming. However, as the voice app development improves, gamers will likely begin using it in more dynamic ways. The following examples demonstrate what this could look like.

 

Making Interaction More Natural

Again, many online games already allow users to communicate with one another by speaking into a headset. However, the process of doing so can be cumbersome.

A number of interfaces require players to press certain buttons or keys before they can begin speaking to other players. This does prevent people from accidentally saying something to their fellow players that may have been intended for another listener, like someone else in the room. However, it can also slow down gameplay significantly.

With voice recognition tech, a gamer could simply ask the program to turn on a communication feature. This would allow them to easily start speaking with teammates whenever they wanted to.

 

Improving the Virtual Experience

Recently, IBM partnered with game developer Ubisoft to improve the experience of playing the virtual reality game Star Trek: Bridge Crew. Using Watson’s interactive speech tech, the game now allows players to communicate with other characters and perform certain actions solely by using voice commands.

This is ideal for VR gaming. These types of games typically require players to wear virtual headsets, making it difficult to see a controller. Additionally, the experience of using a handset reminds a player they are only in a game, rendering the virtual elements much less convincing.

As VR gaming becomes increasingly popular, developers will use voice tech to offer players a truly immersive experience.

 

Creating Relationships

Improvements in AI technology will soon result in video game characters that feel more like real people than ever before. Some companies are already using voice tech to enhance this effect.

One instance comes from the game Mayday! Deep Space. The program allows users to guide the main character through various obstacles using voice commands. However, the character answers back, developing a relationship with the player that’s unique in modern gaming. If more developers incorporate AI and voice tech, games may become more interactive than ever before.

These examples clearly demonstrate that voice tech is triggering a gaming revolution. Developers who take advantage of it now will stand out among the competition. That said, to fully leverage the technology, they should partner with development teams that specialize in voice recognition technology. By partnering with experts, brands will be able to take full advantage of voice tech, using it to offer gamers the kinds of experiences they can’t find anywhere else.

 

Contribution by Catherine Metcalf

Source: European Gaming Media and Events

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Camel Rock Casino Chooses VizExplorer

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VizExplorer, a leading provider of operational intelligence solutions for casinos, announced the execution of a new license agreement to deploy its floorViz™ and campaignViz™ solutions at Camel Rock Casino, operated by the Pueblo of Tesuque.

The New Mexico-based casino exists in a highly competitive market with several other gaming properties nearby. To mitigate the competition, the Tesuque Pueblo tribe announced last year its plans to build a replacement casino on tribal land near the Santa Fe Opera.

Seeking to secure its player base and optimize revenues at the new casino, Camel Rock selected VizExplorer to uncover insights it needs to make informed, profitable business decisions going forward. Using VizExplorer’s floorViz, the team will determine which games to keep, which new games to invest in, and where to place them on the new gaming floor. The marketing team will employ campaignViz to evaluate and properly incentivize players during the transition to the new casino, and determine an effective player reinvestment strategy.

“We are eager to get up and running with VizExplorer and trust that the information and insights their solutions offer will help us improve our slot floor, increase visits and encourage more play among our guests,” says Michael Beach, Camel Rock Casino’s Director of Marketing.

“We’re thrilled that Camel Rock chose VizExplorer solutions. The choice signals a commitment to using technology to derive valuable insights to improve operational efficiency, which is key to winning in a competitive casino landscape,” said Kyle Gryzanoski, VizExplorer’s VP of Sales – Western Region.

Camel Rock Casino joins more than 50 other tribal casinos currently using the VizExplorer platform. The agreement was handled by VizExplorer reseller Game Changing Technologies, a provider of licensing and consulting services to companies doing business in the casino industry.

 

About VizExplorer:

VizExplorer offers operational intelligence (OI) solutions to the gaming industry. The next generation in data-driven decision making, OI lets businesses analyze live, fast-changing data and take immediate action using a single toolset. VizExplorer’s tools help enterprises address smart space and profit optimization, marketing campaign management, CRM and customer service, and service and dispatch management. VizExplorer is led by a team of distinguished OI experts, seasoned industry veterans and world class software developers devoted to building the very best products backed by extraordinary support. VizExplorer is headquartered in San Diego, with offices in Las Vegas and Wellington, New Zealand.

Source: Press Release submitted to European Gaming Media

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Record Loss for Russian Bookmakers In The World Cup Final

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In the 2018 World Cup final, France defeated Croatia and won the world championship for the second time in its history. Deputy General Director for Trading BC “League of Stakes” Maxim Afanasyev said that the match was a record loss for Russian bookmakers.

“We recorded a record for the loss – 3.5 times more than at the Champions League final. They played all the outcomes, which were mostly put by the clients: the victory of France, the handicap (-1.5) for the French, both will score, goals in both halves, and, of course, all conceivable and inconceivable totals, ” said Mr. Afanasyev.

He also noted that the final match was probably the most record on payments in the entire bookmaker industry.

“The loss on the Russian market from one final match, according to my estimates, is about $ 100 million,” the expert believes.

In the final match of the 2018 World Cup, France defeated Croatia 4: 2.

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Wazdan pushes the boat out at iGB Live!

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Friday, July 20; 2018, Malta – Game-producer Wazdan hosted partners and the media to a boat party on Amsterdam’s canals to celebrate what has been a meteoric rise in the gaming world in less than a year as well as to mark two major game launches during iGB Live! The company had plenty to celebrate, this week alone Wazdan launched both Fruits Go Bananas™ as well as the much anticipated Spectrum.

In what has been a great year so far, Wazdan opened a new European office in Malta with a big party last month, won Hot Product Award at G2E Asia, as well as Start-Up of the Year Award at MIGEA Excellence Awards, was nominated for the EGR awards, have released a slew of new games and signed with some of the biggest names in the industry including EveryMatrix, Videoslots, SlotMillions, Tipbet, Iforium, iSoftbet, Evenbets, Groove Gaming, Globalplay and Rabbit Entertainment, amongst others.

The hosts welcomed their guests with a delicious dinner party on board the vessel as it cruised Amsterdam’s main canals. As a special treat, wooden boxes of exquisite hand-made chocolates were distributed to guests themed for Fruits Go Bananas™.

Apart from Fruits Go Bananas™ and Spectrum, Wazdan has launched a myriad of games this year, Book of Magic Deluxe, Magic Fruits 4 Deluxe, Dracula’s Castle, Magic of the Ring Deluxe, Magic Stars 3, Great Book of Magic Deluxe, 9 Lions, Double Tigers, Sizzling 777 Deluxe, Hot Party Deluxe, Corrida Romance Deluxe, Fruit Mania Deluxe, Football Mania Deluxe and Highway to Hell Deluxe.

Head of Sales at Wazdan Andrzej Hyla said: “Innovation is in our DNA at Wazdan and we are having great fun participating in this year’s iGB Live! showcasing our technology platform and our innovative Unique Wazdan Features. By showcasing what our technologists and games developers are capable of, we help to educate the industry on the depth of our talent pool and their capabilities. Wazdan has a technology advantage, and that has always been reflected in the games we produce. We’re delighted so many partners and friends could join us for this very special occasion on Amsterdam’s canals aboard this beautiful boat.”

Wazdan’s world-class studios are experienced in developing games and technologies for desktop, tablets and mobile, with a particular emphasis on mobile. The Unique Wazdan Features, that include the world’s first Volatility Levels™, Energy Saving Mode, Double Screen Mode and Unique Gamble Feature, are a central element to deliver Wazdan’s HTML5 slots for mobile, tablet and desktop and have been showcased throughout iGB Live!.

For further information visit www.wazdan.com

 

 

ABOUT WAZDAN:
Wazdan is a popular game producer, developing innovative casino games that deliver original, fun and truly omni-channel player experience. Offering an extensive game library of over 100 HTML5 slots, table games and video pokers, Wazdan is gaining popularity on the iGaming market thanks to the great quality of their games, interesting themes and engaging gameplay. Wazdan’s game portfolio consists of such popular titles as Great Book of Magic Deluxe, Magic Target Deluxe, Valhalla and Wild Guns and soon will extended with new amazing slot games, including Los MuertosTM, Mayan RitualTM and Captain FlyntTM, among others. Wazdan releases new, exciting titles on a regular basis and equips them with Unique Wazdan Features: innovative Volatility LevelTM, exciting Unique Gamble Feature and mobile-friendly Energy Saving and Double Screen Modes. Wazdan holds a number of  European trademarks including for their world’s-first Volatility Level TM. Their extensive portfolio of clients includes some of the top gaming operations in the industry. The company is headquartered in Malta and holds licenses issued by the UKGC, the MGA and complies with Curacao regulations. Furthermore, their games use the RNG certified by the NMi, which ensures reliable, fair and secure gameplay. Wazdan’s Sales Team is showcasing their products at iGB Live! in Amsterdam from July 17th to the 20th.

Source: Press Release submitted to European Gaming Media

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