Garena has launched its first game creation sandbox title, Garena Blockman GO. The free-to-play game invites players to discover their own fun through the discovery of minigames and explore their creative side to content crafting. Offering accessible high-quality content localized for communities across the world, Garena Blockman GO is published by Garena in several markets globally, including Southeast Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa among others.
Players can enjoy popular high-quality minigames and the brand-new minigame – Party Street – which offers an immersive world for players to experience hip-hop culture through skateboarding stunts and even street graffiti. There will also be 15 intriguing levels for players to test their skills across various survival, racing, and cooperative modes to emerge as the ultimate winner.
Garena Blockman Editor, a free-to-use (PC) game editor platform, has also been launched to support and grow the Garena Blockman GO creator ecosystem. The easy-to-use interface is designed to cater to a wide community of users – from casual players interested in trying their hands at game development to professional studios and expert developers seeking to create high-quality UGC games and gain exposure. Selected games have also been published and promoted on Garena Blockman GO, enabling locally-inspired games to reach a global community of players.
Players can expect a host of interesting iterations, games, and events planned for the first patch update. These include the release of multiple new minigames, including Frontline, a thrilling, multiplayer First Person Shooter (FPS) game with a blocky art style that lets players experience the immersive battlefield environment with friends. A new horror multiplayer game will also be available called The Exorcists. The minigame invites players on a chilling adventure of solving the school’s mysteries at night. One Of the missions is finding the traitor within their own team to finally hold an exorcism and cast out demons.
Game content updates for the current top minigames will be available including Bed Wars, Egg Wars, and Sky Block. The first-ever Garena Blockman Editor developer contest will also be available where winners can win cash rewards and have the opportunity to become official Garena-partnered creators, gaining added exposure and exclusive support. Garena Blockman GO will be available at launch on both the Apple iOS App and Google Play store, while Garena Blockman Editor will be accessible via the official website.
Experience the ChatGPT ‘Make It More’ Trend: Generate Weird AI Images
AI art generators occupy a peculiar space, capable of rendering diverse scenarios, from a cosmic skateboarding dog to a coffee cup adrift in the ocean. Setting aside ethical considerations, some creations may not initially meet expectations, necessitating user prompts to refine the AI-generated output.
Yet, what if the aim isn’t to craft a polished piece of AI art? Enter the “make it more” trend, where ChatGPT users task DALL-E to generate an image and subsequently request the bot to amplify certain aspects. For instance, Justine Moore prompted DALL-E to create a bowl of ramen, then instructed it to make it spicier. The iterative process led to increasingly absurd results, culminating in a bowl of noodles shooting fire beams into outer space.
A Dad getting increasingly Dad-ier pic.twitter.com/1EUFECmnT3
— Justine Moore (@venturetwins) November 27, 2023
While the Make It More trend gains traction on ChatGPT and DALL-E, allowing users to experiment with various image transformations, it also raises concerns about resource utilization. The AI processing involved consumes power and energy, prompting considerations about the trend’s efficiency and environmental impact. Nevertheless, these prompts contribute to OpenAI’s ongoing efforts to enhance AI capabilities across platforms like ChatGPT and DALL-E.
Samsung Internet is Now Available for Download on Windows PCs
Samsung’s default browser, Samsung Internet, has expanded its reach to desktop computers and laptops, now available for download on the Microsoft Store. One notable feature is the ability for users to sync their browsing data between their Galaxy devices and computers.
Upon launching the browser, users can import their browsing history, bookmarks, and search engines from other applications like Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge by signing into their Samsung Cloud account. The browser also supports add-ons and extensions from Chrome and Edge, accessible through the Chrome Web Store.
Samsung Internet for Windows offers familiar features such as incognito mode, light and dark modes, and ad-blocker support. The design elements show similarities to both Chrome and Edge, providing a sense of familiarity for users of those browsers. A useful security feature allows users to delete bookmarks, browsing history, passwords, and other data upon signing out, catering to those who share computers.
Despite its promising features, the browser’s PC debut is marred by a lack of complete sync support. Currently, only browsing history, bookmarks, and search engines can be imported, with no support for transferring saved passwords from Galaxy devices to computers. This omission may be addressed in future updates.
In May, Samsung Internet received an optimisation update for Galaxy tablet users. Toggleable features were introduced, allowing users to control the placement of the browser’s address, bookmark, and tab bars. The update also included a warning for users with a high number of open tabs, informing them that opening another tab would result in the deletion of the oldest tab.
Google Clarifies the Cause of Missing Google Drive Files
Many Google Drive users recently experienced the unsettling disappearance of their files, prompting concerns. Google has now identified the root cause, attributing the issue specifically to the Google Drive for Desktop app. While assuring that only a limited subset of users is affected, the tech giant is actively investigating the matter and promises timely updates.
To prevent inadvertent file deletion, Google provides the following recommendations:
- Avoid clicking “Disconnect account” within Drive for desktop.
- Refrain from deleting or moving the app data folder, located at:
- Windows: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\DriveFS
- macOS: ~/Library/Application Support/Google/DriveFS
- Optionally, create a copy of the app data folder if there is sufficient space on your hard drive.
Before Google officially addressed the issue, distressed users took to the company’s support forum to report deleted files. One user from South Korea highlighted a particularly severe case where their account reverted to May 2023, resulting in the loss of anything uploaded or created after that date. Additionally, the user emphasised that they had not synced or shared their files or drive with anyone else.
As Google delves deeper into resolving this matter, affected users are advised to heed the provided precautions. The company’s commitment to ongoing updates reflects its dedication to swiftly addressing and rectifying the situation. The incident serves as a reminder of the importance of proactive measures to safeguard digital data, especially as users navigate cloud-based platforms such as Google Drive.
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