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RPG publisher Paizo bans AI-generated content to support ‘human professionals’ – TheVerge.com

In efforts to protect “traditional artists and writers,” the publisher Paizo bans all art and text generated using AI. The ban includes content created for official and third-party use, yet at the moment, technology sophisticated enough to identify whether AI was used to create submitted content is not available.

How to design autistic-friendly games – GamesIndustry.biz

Co-founders Alison and Nick Lang of Changingday discuss their efforts to design a VR game specifically aimed at the autistic community with neurodivergent players in mind. The studio worked with autistic players and in-house autistic developers to produce their first VR title, Blinnk and the Vacuum of Space, which debuted on Steam this past January.

Exclusive: Microsoft set to win EU nod on Activision with licensing offer, sources say – Reuters.com

Reuters is reporting that Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard is likely to be approved by EU regulators soon. Microsoft’s last-minute licensing deals with Nintendo and Nvidia seem likely to have satisfied lawmakers in Europe and smoothed the way for approval of the deal on April 25th.

Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree Expansion Is Officially In Development – IGN.com

Following numerous game of the year awards, FromSoftware has announced that a new expansion for Elden Ring is in the works. FromSoftware and Elden Ring Twitter pages have announced Shadow of the Erdtree and posted some key artwork, but have not provided a release date so far.