Latest Virtual worlds News

The AP Interview: Facebook whistleblower fears the metaverse

Nov. 09, 2021 12:30 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen warned Tuesday that the “metaverse,” the all-encompassing virtual reality world at the heart of the social media giant's growth strategy, will be addictive and rob people of yet more personal information while giving the embattled...

EXPLAINER: What is the metaverse and how will it work?

Oct. 28, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

The term “metaverse" is the latest buzzword to capture the tech industry's imagination — so much so that one of the best-known internet platforms is rebranding to signal its embrace of the futuristic idea. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Thursday announcement that he's...

EXPLAINER: What is the metaverse and how will it work?

Oct. 28, 2021 16:56 PM EDT

The term “metaverse" is the latest buzzword to capture the tech industry's imagination — so much so that one of the best-known internet platforms is rebranding to signal its embrace of the futuristic idea. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Thursday announcement that he's...

College students, cancer center create virtual reality game

Oct. 24, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — When most people think of cancer treatment, gaming doesn’t usually come to mind. “Fun” and “cancer” aren’t necessarily two words often used in the same context. However, a partnership between the Ringling College of Art and Design and...

Activision Blizzard settles US workplace discrimination suit

Sep. 28, 2021 15:08 PM EDT

Activision Blizzard, the video game maker facing growing legal problems stemming from allegations of a toxic workplace culture, has settled with U.S. workplace discrimination regulators. The company, one of the world's most high-profile gaming companies, reached a deal...

Activision confirms SEC probe into discrimination allegation

Sep. 21, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

Activision Blizzard, one of the world’s most high-profile video game companies, confirmed a regulatory probe and said it is working to address complaints of workplace discrimination. The Santa Monica, California, company said Tuesday that it is complying with a recent...