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  • My Major Is Gaming… | Hackaday

    Times have changed. You can now take a university class in writing games. In fact, YOU can now take a university class about writing games because [Dave Churchill] of Memorial University has put all 22 of his lectures up for your enjoyment. [Dr. Churchill] isn’t planning on releasing the assignment files, but you can still get a lot from watching the videos. Apparently, the classes were also live streamed on Twitch. The games build on SFML so the resulting games can be portable. The library abstracts input, graphics, sound, and networking.

  • RetroArch 1.9.14 out, with more emulator cores landing on Steam | GamingOnLinux

    The RetroArch team have released RetroArch 1.9.14, and recently they've been expanding what emulator cores are available on the Steam version with 26 now available. Cores are what RetroArch runs to do pretty much anything. They can be emulators, entire games and more.

  • Survival-horror deck-builder Draft of Darkness adds gamepad support ready for Steam Deck | GamingOnLinux

    The Steam Deck will be a great device for many things, and one genre we're excited to play on the go (or in bed) are deck-builders and it sounds like Draft of Darkness will be a lot easier to play now. "Draft of Darkness is a survival horror deck builder with roguelike dungeon exploration. Recruit allies, synergize their decks to create powerful card combos, manage your resources, explore procedurally generated maps and determine the outcome of the story."

  • 7 Days to Die gets Alpha 20 out in Experimental, lots of shiny new additions | GamingOnLinux

    8 years of Early Access and 7 Days to Die shows no signs of slowing down on the major upgrades, with Alpha 20 Experimental out now on Steam. It's opt-in, so you need to select it from the Beta menu for the game on Steam, and once it's stable enough it will be out for everyone. This version is another huge change for the game with lots of new character / enemy models that look and perform better, along with some massive world-building upgrades to the whole experience.

  • Decentraland is the latest to help fund Blender development | GamingOnLinux

    Decentraland joins a long list of companies and individuals helping to fund Blender, the excellent free and open source 3D creation suite that just recently released the big 3.0 version. Becoming a Patron member for at least two years, Decentraland will be providing at least €120,000 to Blender per year along side NVIDIA, Epic Games, AWS, Facebook, Unity and AMD.

  • New Patron member: Decentraland

    Decentraland is the first fully decentralized virtual world. Its vision is to hand over control to the people who create and play in this virtual space. The DAO (“Decentralized Autonomous Organization”) behind Decentraland decided in a recent community town hall meeting to join the Blender Development Fund for a period of two years, as Patron Member.

  • The amusing Rain on Your Parade to get a DLC on December 15 | GamingOnLinux

    Rain on Your Parade is a little gem that released back in April, a game where you fly around as a little cloud and mess things up for everyone and now it's set for an expansion.

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Variscite and ICS Team Up to Offer Complete Hardware and Software Solution for High-Performing Embedded Devices

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL and WALTHAM, MA, December 7, 2021- Variscite, a leading System on Module (SoM) provider and Integrated Computer Solutions, Inc. ("ICS"), creators of sophisticated embedded software solutions, today announced their collaboration to offer a complete hardware and software solution to customers in the embedded market. Variscite's reliable SoM solutions and ICS' best-in-class software services together provide a complete system solution, encompassing everything from the optimized hardware and low-level software that Variscite provides through the custom platform integration and software development services that ICS delivers. Customers utilizing this complete solution will benefit from accelerated development, and gain further competitive advantage in terms of decreased development cost and more reliable long-time continuity of maintenance and support. For two decades, Variscite has been producing elite, cost-sensitive SoM for companies around the world in diverse embedded segments. Today, Variscite is the only SoM vendor member in the NXP Platinum Partner program, developing and manufacturing in its internal production line, assuring the highest quality and stable supply for all its product portfolio. The company has established two highly scalable pin-compatible product families, VAR-SOM and DART, based on NXP i.MX 6 and i.MX 8 series, offering seamless scalability, optimized price/performance, and extended longevity. ICS' software solutions have already been implemented on Variscite's modules among several projects, allowing the customers a significantly accelerated product release. "We are very excited about the cooperation between ICS and Variscite," said Ofer Austerlitz, VP Business Development and Sales at Variscite. "The combination between Variscite's trusted SoM solutions and ICS' expertise in the higher software application layers provides our customers with a complete platform that can be optimized to their specific end-product needs while reducing development risk, time to market and overall system costs." ICS is known for creating intuitive and robust embedded devices, integrating architecture planning and platform-level software development with custom UX/UI design. Their solutions are optimized for industries where performance is critical, including medtech, automotive, IoT and industrial controls. Over the last several years, the company has invested in its dedicated medical technology practice, adding talent with critical competencies and services in human factors engineering, cybersecurity, AI and robotics, cloud services, and regulatory compliance. "Connected technologies are driving innovation and transforming industries at lightning speed," commented Dan McGillivray, VP of Sales at ICS. "Consequently, to stay competitive, it is imperative that product manufacturers continuously take advantage of design and technology enhancements to improve processes and product outcomes. Our collaboration with Variscite and their powerful SoM solutions enables us to deliver the world-class products our customers require." ### About Variscite Variscite is a worldwide leading System on Module provider, setting the bar for embedded solutions since 2003 with high-quality modules. The company provides the vastest ARM-based SoM portfolio in the embedded market with a wide range of configuration options that covers an entire embedded products and applications range; from entry-level to high-performance solutions. Variscite's in-house production fully complies with the strict medical ISO13485 and ISO9001 standards. Along with the company's ongoing online documentation and personal support as well as the generous longevity, the company's customers are enjoying consistent, reliable products and services starting from the earliest development stages throughout the end product life-cycle. Variscite sales@variscite.com +972 (9) 9562910 https://www.variscite.com/ About Integrated Computer Solutions (ICS) At the intersection of custom software development, engineering and UX design, Integrated Computer Solutions (ICS) has been helping Fortune 1000 companies create transformative products for over 30 years. ICS creates sophisticated embedded touchscreen, voice and gesture-powered smart devices and products for global companies like Quidel, MilliporeSigma, Boston Scientific, Boeing and Intel – everything from high-performance medical devices, in vitro diagnostic instruments and scientific software to embedded air traffic control systems, smart agri-business equipment and in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems for Tier-1 automakers. ICS' understanding of human-centric design and FDA manufacturing specifications helps medical device and life science organizations navigate regulatory compliance to meet the requirements of applicable standards, including ISO 62366 and IEC 62304. ICS is headquartered in Waltham, Mass., with offices in Sunnyvale, California and Ottawa, Ontario. ICS Heidi Boie hboie@ics.com 508-846-5307 https://www.ics.com/

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