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Highly Anticipated Launch of Solana Game Antara Goes Live
In an era where blockchain technology and gaming converge to create immersive experiences, the launch of Antara on the Solana network marks a significant milestone. As the first major movie in Hollywood history financed via blockchain, $50 Million Epic ‘Antara’ is not only the first, but largest Web 3 transmedia project in the world. The project has already won 5 tech innovation awards and has just been nominated for the 6th as ‘Entertainment & Tech Project of Year’ for 2024. And now, after earning its stripes in the cinematic screen, it’s gearing up to charge head on into the gaming realm. Here's why Antara is not just a game but a revolutionary step in the right direction for gamers and blockchain enthusiasts alike. What Is Antara? Antara is an immersive blockchain build-and-battler game that thrusts players into the mystical world inspired by the rich lore of the Arabian Peninsula. It’s where the ancient tales of valor and poetry come to life, allowing players to carve their destinies in digital sandstone, transforming a fledgling tribe into a monumental kingdom. Antara has both a film and a game component, which are part of a broader entertainment franchise. The Antara universe encompasses an NFT-funded film franchise and a game, both drawing from the same rich lore and narrative backdrop. The Arabian Camel NFT collection is notably integrated into both the film and the game, offering unique opportunities for NFT holders to participate in the film, get to own a part of the IP, and engage with the game. This multifaceted approach leverages the storytelling and world-building of the Antara lore across different media, creating a cohesive and immersive metaverse experience. In Antara, you don't just play a game; you build an empire. From the depths of obscurity to the pinnacle of power, each player’s journey is uniquely theirs. By minting, trading, and staking digital assets, including the coveted Arabian Camel NFT series, you can reign supreme in combat and create the most formidable tribe in the metaverse. The Promise of Gaming Experience Antara's approach to gameplay is refreshingly strategic. Drawing inspiration from classics like Clash of Clans, it offers easy-to-learn mechanics without sacrificing depth, fostering a low skill floor and a high skill ceiling. This balance ensures that both newcomers and veterans can find challenge and enjoyment in equal measure. What sets Antara apart is its emphasis on true ownership and community. By participating in a fully player-driven NFT marketplace, individuals can own, trade, and wield influence over the game’s economy. This model not only respects player investment but also rewards it, creating a vibrant ecosystem where every voice can make an impact. The commitment to a community-first approach is evident in Antara’s design. The player-run economy and frequent seasonal updates ensure that player feedback is not just heard but is integral to the game's evolution. This level of involvement is rare in gaming today, and it's something that Antara prides itself on. Tokenomics and Gameplay Mechanics That Reward Players Antara's economic model is built around the $ANTT token, which has a total supply of 120 million. It's designed to govern the in-game metaverse and reward holders at a healthy rate. Players can stake these tokens for production benefits and earn special in-game rewards, contributing to a sustainable and growth-oriented ecosystem. Furthermore, the in-game currency, Dinar ($DNR), serves as the battle token. Players can earn DNR by raiding enemies and selling resources, creating a constant cycle of engagement and reward. The clever burn rate mechanism ensures the token's value is upheld, as it's required for key in-game actions like upgrading and minting new assets. The Antara game comes to life thanks to a distinguished team led by Dominic Ryder, co-founder and VEMP CEO, renowned for pioneering metaverse token staking platforms. His vast experience includes advising numerous Metaverse and NFT ventures and developing games within The Sandbox ecosystem. Co-founder Alexander Amartei, the entrepreneurial force behind Arabian Camels, has produced the Antara film franchise and orchestrated NFT campaigns for global icons. He won the Hollywood Icon award and Monaco Film Festival award alongside Avatar’s James Cameron and Mark Wahlberg. His strategic insights into digital assets have been pivotal in Antara's development. The production's helm is in the hands of Ali Ihsan, a stalwart in game design with over 25 years of experience. As the CEO of FRAG Games, his leadership has produced acclaimed games for major clients like Cartoon Network and Netflix. Communications are directed by Micheal Ryder, founder of VEMP and an investor with a technical background in the audio-visual sector. Artistic direction is managed by Adnan Ayub, who brings over 18 years of experience in 3D game art, now serving as the Art Director at FRAG Games. Completing the core team is Shahroz Aziz, Unity Director with a rich experience in developing diverse game genres. He's the Unity Lead at FRAG Games and drives the development of Antara, merging technical skill with creative vision. The team's collective experience, their passion for storytelling, and their dedication to creating a player-centric universe have culminated in Antara-a game that is not just played but lived.
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- February 15, 2024Games & Entertainment
Game Store & TTRPG Media Content Marketing: Hyper-Targeted Campaigns Announced
The new service offers professionally crafted materials in a range of formats, such as articles, blogs, podcasts, videos, slideshows, and infographics. A growing network of more than 400 high-authority media partners allows the firm to reach a wide and diverse audience with each campaign, while also generating much greater visibility on search engines. More details can be found at https://stellardragonsmedia.clientcabin.com StellarDragonsMedia explains that its new multimedia content service can be used to promote a variety of table top role playing games, such as Wizards of the Coast, Dungeons & Dragons, White Wolf, or World of Darkness. The company points out that most consumers now use the internet to find retailers and/or games stores in their area, and the new campaigns are intended to help such businesses stand out. When an individual searches for “games store near me,” Google’s algorithm takes into account the user’s location, and several other factors, when deciding the most relevant results. Among those other factors is the online profile of games stores and retailers in the area, and Google often gives greater weighting to businesses that are mentioned on trusted third-party sources. Distribution on hundreds of high-authority media platforms is a key feature of StellarDragonsMedia’s new content service, which the company says is designed to make clients much more visible with Google’s algorithm. In addition, the firm states that professionally written content on well-known websites can also establish local games stores as being trusted and reliable. “We develop hyper-targeted media content and distribute it across hundreds of well-known media platforms, allowing us to reach an audience of millions,” a company representative explained. “Our team consists of writers, developers, and advertising experts, making this a unique all-in-one multimedia content solution.” About StellarDragonsMedia Recognizing the importance of online visibility for the role play gaming industry, StellarDragonsMedia developed its unique content marketing solution as an affordable and highly effective way for businesses to stand out in their local market. The firm continues to foster new media relationships, with further updates expected in the near future. “Thanks to these content campaigns, our business is flourishing in multiple locations,” one client recently stated. “We’re now much more visible for keywords on Google, which has led a huge influx of new organic leads. I also have much more time to focus on being CEO, because this covers all my digital marketing needs.” Interested parties can find more information by visiting https://stellardragonsmedia.clientcabin.com
- February 15, 2024Games & Entertainment
UTS Australian Artificial Intelligence Institute (AAII) and VADR Media Collaborate to Combat Cheating in Online Chess
The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Australian Artificial Intelligence Institute (AAII) and VADR Media are excited to announce a new research and development partnership aimed at combating cheating in online chess. This collaboration follows VADR Media's recent acquisition of Szuperchess, a renowned European company known for its ground-breaking Computer Vision Anti-Cheat technology for Checkmate.live, a next-gen chess and broadcast and tournament platform. AAII, a world leader in artificial intelligence research, aims to develop advanced algorithms and theoretical foundations for AI. The institute's expertise spans various areas, including computational intelligence, business intelligence, computer vision, data science, machine learning, brain-computer interface, bioinspired neural networks, and information systems. Under the leadership of Associate Professor Nabin Sharma, Professor Ling Chen, and Associate Professor Guodong Long, the UTS project team brings together world-class researchers with expertise in Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and Multi-model expertise. Professor Sharma, a prominent figure in the chess community for three decades, expressed his enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, "The UTS AAII team is thrilled about this collaboration. Chess and Artificial Intelligence go hand in hand. While chess has historically served as a testbed for AI advancements, it has also played a significant role in driving progress in various areas, from search algorithms to advanced machine learning techniques. What sets this project apart is its specialised multi-model AI approach." Checkmate Progressive Web App with in-platform video conferencing The UTS project team will have access to extensive computing resources provided by Tencent Cloud’s TI Platform and will receive support from Tencent's AI and Anti-cheat experts. This strategic collaboration builds upon Checkmate's existing partnership with Tencent Cloud, the cloud business of global gaming and technology company Tencent. Chess boasts a staggering 700 million player base, with 420 million engaging in monthly online play, making it the largest esport and sport globally. Among these players, an estimated 420 million also fall within the 18-34 age bracket, mirroring the demographic of esports enthusiasts. However, the rise of online chess, aided by AI technology and chess engines, has also led to an increase in cheating incidents, compromising the integrity of competitive online play. His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nahayan, President of The Asian Chess Federation and a member of Abu Dhabi's ruling family, expressed his support for the collaboration, stating: " This is an exciting chapter in the journey of chess. The Asian Chess Federation has always supported innovation with a mission to ensure this global cultural phenomenon has the widest possible access. The online world has enabled incredible reach with the advent of internet coverage and developments in mobile technology; billions have the opportunity to play this glorious game. Online integrity is a considerable challenge, and our partners, Checkmate, have invested considerable resources in AI to address this matter. This latest partnership will enable the appropriate safeguards for competitive chess at every leve l.” John McRae, Managing Director of VADR Media, emphasised their commitment to fair play, stating, " We are deeply passionate about Fair Play and have taken proactive measures, implementing integrity protocols with trusted partners and investing in R&D. Our newly formed alliance with the UTS Australian Artificial Intelligence Institute (AAII), along with collaborations with key governing bodies in chess and esports, reflect our dedication to enhancing the community experience and accelerating speed chess as an esport. " In the world of speed chess, the recognition of online speed chess as an esport has been rapidly gaining momentum. This recognition received a notable boost when it was included in the Olympic Virtual Series organised by the International Olympic Committee in June. Additionally, the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games featured chess as a medal event, further highlighting the significance of speed chess in the intersection of traditional board games and esports. Also, in October, the ICO announced the IOC Esports Commission would study the creation of the Olympic Esports Games. Overall, the inclusion of speed chess in prestigious events like the Olympic Virtual Series and the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games underscores speed chess's growing prominence and acceptance within the esports and sports communities, offering exciting prospects for players and fans alike. The newly minted partnership coincides with Checkmate’s invitation-only private sale for its limited edition Collectable Alpha Pack prior to its public sale. Checkmate, a member of the Esports Integrity Commission, is well positioned to be a leader in the space, having secured an exclusive partnership with the Asian Chess Federation and Arab Esports Federation, designating Checkmate as their exclusive tournament platform, data, and broadcast partner. These partnerships encompass 73 national chess and esports federations, effectively covering a significant portion of the global chess and esports community. More information Australian Artificial Intelligence Institute (AAII): The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Australian Artificial Intelligence Institute (AAII) is a world-leading research institute focused on advancing the theoretical foundations and algorithms of artificial intelligence. The institute's vision is to drive significant progress in AI-related areas, including computational intelligence, business intelligence, computer vision, data science, machine learning, brain-computer interface, bioinspired neural networks, and information systems. https://www.uts.edu.au/research/australian-artificial-intelligence-institute Checkmate.live Checkmate is a next-gen esports-first broadcast and tournament platform for speed chess and mind games. Checkmate.live redefines online chess, offering community-centric, in-platform video conferencing and interactive features. It champions fairness with proprietary multi-model AI and computer vision technology, setting a new standard for integrity in online gaming. The platform caters to a spectrum of players with its state-of-the-art tournament system, with Division Play for skill-based matchmaking, Flexible Match Formats ranging from quick single rounds to squad battles, and Multi-stage Tournaments that promise a challenging and engaging experience. These innovations position Checkmate.live as a pioneering force in the competitive world of online chess. www.checkmate.live Alpha Pack Inner Circle Private Sale The Inner Circle sale offers a limited, invitation-only Alpha Pass, granting early access and 40% off the Alpha Pack for Checkmate's core supporters. This exclusive pack is a meticulously crafted collection of unique in-game items, perks, and benefits tailored for the most engaged players. With only 3,728 passes available across six chess piece-themed classes, members enjoy advantages such as automatic whitelisting and 20% referral commissions. This offering adds significant value ahead of the Q3 launch of Checkmate's participation token. The Token, a utility token, serves multiple functions: rewarding players and viewers for participation and attention, compensating creators for quality content, and allowing advertisers and sponsors to directly reward the community. The Inner Circle private sale precedes the pre and public sale, aligning with the alpha launch of the platform in Marc. https://www.checkmate.live/alpha-drop About VADR Media VADR is an executive production firm that produces and promotes new media, sports and entertainment. We are passionate about the business of play, broadcasting, and events. Press Kit: https://www.checkmate.live/press-kit Photos: https://shorturl.at/auzK3
- February 13, 2024Games & Entertainment
5 Most Promising College Basketball Players to Watch This Season
As the college basketball season tips off, all eyes are on the emerging talent set to take the courts by storm. This year's cohort of players is brimming with potential, featuring young athletes ready to etch their names into the record of collegiate hoops history. That said, below, we highlighted the five most promising players to participate in the NCAA Basketball 2024 season. As you watch this year’s March Madness, watch these players, who are already dubbed basketball’s future superstars. Zach Edey, Purdue In the spring of 2023, Edey withdrew from the 2023 NBA draft, choosing instead to stay with the West Lafayette squad for his final collegiate year. As a pivotal talent in the Boilermakers' lineup, his impressive 7-foot-4 stature is well-known for his remarkable ability to rebound and make close-range shots. At 21 years old, Edey excels in shot-blocking, adeptly grabbing the ball after it ricochets off the rim during offensive plays. He effectively leverages his height to disrupt the opposing team's offensive strategies. The Purdue Boilermakers will surely have favorable college basketball odds this year, thanks to Edey’s decision to stay and continue playing for them. Tyler Kolek, Marquette Every college basketball season has its shining stars, and as we look ahead to 2024, one player stands out on the Marquette roster. That player is Tyler Kolek. Known for his exceptional playmaking abilities, Kolek has quickly become a must-watch talent on the court. Tyler Kolek achieved a personal best with a stunning 32-point performance, including five shots from beyond the arc, propelling the ninth-ranked Marquette to their fifth consecutive victory with an 85-80 triumph against Villanova this Tuesday evening. The distinguished Big East player of the previous season ignited a comeback for the Golden Eagles, who are currently 16-5 overall and 7-3 in conference play after they lost a sizable 20-point lead. When the Wildcats were exhausted from their impressive 34-10 run to seize the lead, Kolek stepped up and hit a quartet of three-pointers, providing a surge for Marquette. Hunter Dickinson, Kansas The Jayhawks are poised for dominance in the upcoming season, largely due to the addition of Hunter Dickinson, a transfer from Michigan. Bill Self is exceptionally enthused about incorporating Dickinson's talents into the team. Hunter Dickinson established himself as a key player from his initial games with Michigan. As a newcomer in 2020, Dickinson significantly contributed to the Wolverines' victory in the Big Ten and was an integral component of the squad that advanced to the Elite Eight that March. In the previous season, Dickinson put up impressive statistics with an average of 18.5 points per game, secured 9 rebounds, dished out 1.5 assists, and contributed 1.8 blocks per game. His outstanding performance ranked him among the top talents in the Big Ten, making him a highly sought-after player in the transfer portal and throughout the NCAA. Kevin McCullar Jr., Kansas On Tuesday, the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame revealed that Kevin McCullar, a graduate senior guard at Kansas, is among the Top 10 contenders for the Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award 2024. Now in its tenth year, the Jerry West Award honors the 1959 NCAA Final Four MVP and Hall of Fame inductee Jerry West. It is bestowed annually to the most outstanding Division I men's college basketball shooting guards. Kevin McCullar is a standout on many midseason All-America teams, setting the pace in the Big 12 with an impressive average of 19.8 points per game, placing him 31st in the country. Hailing from San Antonio, his pair of triple-doubles are unmatched nationwide in the current NCAA season. Additionally, McCullar tops the Kansas University charts with 32 successful three-point shots. With an average of 6.4 rebounds per game, he comes in second on the KU roster and features prominently across 11 statistical categories within the Big 12 for the 2023-24 season. Jaedon LeDee, San Diego State Jaedon LeDee is the last player to watch out for in the 2024 NCAA Basketball season. Jaedon LeDee's impact on the court for San Diego State is undeniable. With a remarkable combination of size, skill, and basketball IQ, he has quickly become one of the most talked-about players in college hoops. At an imposing 6'9", LeDee is a versatile forward who can dominate both the paint and the perimeter. What sets LeDee apart is his athleticism, work ethic, and leadership. He approaches each game with a determination that inspires his teammates to elevate their own play. LeDee's commitment to improvement is apparent; each season, he returns with refined skills and a better understanding of the game. His ability to read the court and make smart decisions contributes significantly to the Aztecs' successes. Final Thoughts These five future basketball superstars show strong prowess that solidifies their spot in the professional basketball scene. That’s why it’s worth noting these names in this 2024 NCAA Basketball tournament and watching how they perform to predict how far these players can go.
- February 7, 2024Games & Entertainment
Be Creators, Be Loved: Tevi Hosts “Creators Event”
To celebrate diversity and creativity, Tevi, a digital content creator platform, proudly hosted the "Tevi Creators Event" to honor and highlight their new Vietnamese American creators. The “Welcome Creators Event” is part of Tevi's broader initiative to support diverse talents, beginning with the promising Vietnamese American creators. By spotlighting these creators, Tevi aims to acknowledge their contributions and potential within the digital landscape. This focus is meant to embrace the richness of global creativity. According to Tevi USA’s CEO, Louis Tran, while the event primarily targets Vietnamese American creators, it extends an open invitation to all new creators looking to explore Tevi's opportunities. Such inclusivity highlights the company’s commitment to becoming a platform that welcomes and encourages creators from various ethnic communities to enrich the digital creative space. “We hope that through this event, we will be able to tap more aspiring, talented content creators to start their journeys with us. This is not just for Tevi but also for audiences seeking new faces and content. It’s an evening of talent and potential, values that Tevi holds on to,” Tran mentions. In addition to spotlighting Tevi's emerging talent, the event also illustrated why Tevi is the preferred partner for aspiring content creators seeking to monetize their work. Through engaging presentations, Tevi showcased its flagship offering, Instant Payout. This feature lets creators instantly monetize their content, bypassing the usual delays associated with traditional payout systems. This functionality reflects Tevi's commitment to efficient and practical monetization solutions and emphasizes creators’ needs and convenience. Moreover, the event explained its accessible monetization strategy, uniquely allowing creators to generate income without selling memberships. With a series of interactive demonstrations, attendees were provided a firsthand experience of Tevi's functionalities. These live showcases are designed to offer a transparent and comprehensive understanding of how Tevi's features streamline content monetization, thereby enhancing user experience and ease of use. Tran adds, “It promises to be an enlightening experience for both new and seasoned creators looking to harness the full potential of Tevi's platform. It was an interactive event where everyone felt involved, heard, and given a chance.” Tevi looks forward to this event as the foundation of their plan to extend their reach to North American markets next year. The Tevi’s “Creators Event” happened at Saigon Grand Center, Fountain Valley, California, last January 30th, 2024, from 6 pm to 8 pm. About Tevi Tevi is an entertainment platform serving audiences globally but focusing on the US, and South East Asia markets. It redefines the landscape of content creation and monetization by giving creators a new platform with innovative tools for maximum audience engagement and an inclusive approach that resonates with diverse communities. With over 1 million monthly active users as of December 2023, their mission is to dismantle the traditional barriers that have long constrained the content creator’s spirit, offering transformative features to highlight their talents and passions with seamless and safe options for monetization.
- February 6, 2024Games & Entertainment
Las Vegas Corporate Event Entertainment Agency: Motown Tribute Acts Available
Companies looking to liven their corporate events can do so by recreating one of the most iconic eras in music, employing Motown tribute acts from Altus Entertainment. With the booking agency's growing roster, clients can experience performances reminiscent of legends like Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, the Supremes, and more. For more details, please visit https://altusentertainment.com/categories/motown-tribute Altus Entertainment prides itself on curating one-of-a-kind entertainment experiences, elevating events with versatile, high-level performers. From classic choreography and soulful vocals to period costumes, the agency’s Motown tribute acts work to conjure up the joy of nostalgia and the exhilaration of a rich, musical experience. As described by Arwa Haider of the BBC, “the ‘Motown Sound’ is unmistakable for its glorious melodies and killer hooks.” One of Altus Entertainment's specialties is recreating Motown's distinct style of music in a way that feels fresh and new. The Motown acts represented by Altus Entertainment range from individual impersonators and cover bands to actual Motown celebrities. Whether a Nat King Cole tribute act or Motown Style Party Band, clients will receive an authentic, high-energy performance from entertainers who have mastered their craft. As part of its comprehensive entertainment services, the agency goes beyond finding the best talent for a particular event, and negotiating pricing, riders, and contracts for its clients. The team of booking agents makes the process of organizing a Motown tribute act seamless and stress-free, setting up cost-effective performances that exceed client expectations. About Altus Entertainment Altus Entertainment is a full-service talent booking agency with over 20,000 shows and performers all over the country. By investing in top-tier talent, the agency continues to facilitate extraordinary entertainment experiences for clients. “Whether it’s a private gathering or a grand corporate event, we are committed to transforming your vision into a reality, with an unwavering focus on service excellence and a passion for unforgettable entertainment,” said a spokesperson for the agency. Interested parties can find more information at https://altusentertainment.com/categories/motown-tribute
- February 5, 2024Games & Entertainment
“Simon Says” Sparks Excitement in Indie Film Circles
JCFilms Hollywood, JCFilms Studios, and Abba Pictures announce they will release an original theatrical film starring Vanessa Angel, Robert Rey, and Patricia Miller. Set against Hollywood's glamorous yet challenging landscape, the movie, directed by Michael J. Prieto, written by Jason Campbell, and produced by Steve Prieto, explores the story of a traumatized aspiring actor aiming for stardom. It addresses themes of ambition and hardships within the entertainment industry. The feature film will be submitted to prestigious festivals, marking a potential milestone in Patricia Miller’s multifaceted career as a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) actress, creative director, and production designer. She commented, “'Simon Says' presents a narrative centered around redemption. Our approach pushes the boundaries of progressive storytelling in independent cinema. ” Post-pandemic, alternative cinema has seen a notable shift in focus, with a rise in streaming services and a gradual box office recovery. "Simon Says" mirrors this transitional phase in filmmaking. Moreover, its selection for film festivals indicates its quality and potential impact on the industry. "Simon Says" employs production and storyline techniques that reflect Miller's dedication to advancing the independent film genre. Collaborations with JCFilms Hollywood, Abba Pictures, and JCFilms Studios highlight the collective effort and growing opportunities within the indie film community. Miller stated, "Our goal was to create a captivating film that inspires new perspectives in indie filmmaking. The positive reception it has garnered is an encouraging start to our journey." To learn more about “Simon Says,” visit the official Facebook page at https://facebook.com/simonsaysthemovie . About Patricia Miller, “Simon Says” Patricia Miller is an actress, creative director, and production designer recognized for her versatility and contributions to the film industry. Her latest endeavor, "Simon Says," showcases her commitment to pushing the boundaries of the independent film sector.
- February 2, 2024Games & Entertainment
Namito Wins a 2024 Global Recognition Award(TM)
Namito has been presented with a 2024 Global Recognition Award for his extraordinary contributions to the electronic music industry. As a committed DJ and producer since 1989, Namito’s influence on the Berlin electronic music scene is remarkable. His journey, rife with personal and professional milestones, extends from spinning at underground clubs to producing chart-topping tracks that resonate across global dance floors. This remarkable voyage through the spheres of electronic beats also bears the hallmark of personal triumph. Namito is an artist and a war refugee from Iran who reinvented his life through sheer talent and determination. Internationally recognized for his 35 years as a DJ, Namito boasts a plethora of achievements, including his 2019 Beatport electronica track, “Stone Flower,” which claims the title of the best-selling track in its genre. Moreover, his work with the iconic Grandmaster Flash from 2011 to 2022 signals his versatility and ability to evolve within a dynamic industry. Namito’s significance as an innovator is bolstered by his role as a pioneer of electronic music in Berlin, carving a unique symbiosis between underground house music and Persian cultural elements. Innovative Pioneering Namito’s influence on the electronic music scene is broad and deep when discussing innovation. As one of the early forerunners within Berlin’s vibrant music landscape, he did not merely adapt to the burgeoning trends but helped shape the very essence of electronic sound within the city now synonymous with the genre. This foresight and ingenuity are what underline his receiving of a 2024 Global Recognition Award. His tracks are imbued with a unique signature, blending the intensity of Berlin’s nightlife with the nuanced flourishes of his Persian heritage. His towering figure in the DJ booth matches his formidable reputation as a music producer. This facet has allowed him to steer artists and tracks to overwhelming success. Namito is credited with the globally lauded hit “City of Gods” in 2008, and the Organic House hit “Fly” in 2023. Such feats are testaments to an innate ability not merely to survive but to thrive and reinvent in an industry that is as unforgiving as rewarding. Personal Triumphs and Professional Acclaim The fabric of Namito’s story is interwoven with threads of resilience and independence. Uprooted by war and separated from his family, Namito’s trajectory from a refugee to an internationally celebrated artist is nothing short of inspirational. This unprecedented personal journey underscores his professional milestones and enriches his success narrative. His victories are not solitary musical achievements but also the summation of years of combating and overcoming adversities, which adds profound depth to the award precept that celebrates the human spirit as much as professional attainments. Throughout his long-standing career, Namito has been more than a fixture in the global electronic music circuit; he is its pulsating heart. The best-selling underground house music DJ who seamlessly integrates Persian elements into his sound has garnered a widespread following, and the consistency in his craft which sets him apart from his contemporaries. Now, with the prestige of a 2024 Global Recognition Award, Namito’s role as a beacon of innovation and perseverance in music and life is indelibly etched into the annals of artistic excellence. Final Words The essence of a 2024 Global Recognition Award is to honor the exceptional, the innovative, and the influential. Namito embodies these qualities, establishing himself as a pivotal figure in the narratives of music and personal will. Beyond beat-matching and soundscapes, his life story serves as an echo of hope and fortitude. It’s the synthesis of an undying passion for music fuelled by the tenacity of the human spirit that genuinely legitimizes and secures his legacy in the global arena. Namito’s attainment of a 2024 Global Recognition Award celebrates artistic innovation, cultural influence, and personal narrative that rises above mere statistics. The triumphs of this individual extend from the rhythms he creates to the hope he symbolizes and the barriers he has overcome. As music continues to serve as a global language uniting varied listeners, Namito is a composer of sound and possibility. Laying down tracks that will undoubtedly be an inspiration for generations to come. About Global Recognition AwardsTM: Global Recognition Awards TM is an international organization that recognizes exceptional companies and individuals who have significantly contributed to their industry. Their awards are highly regarded and sought after by businesses across the globe.
- February 2, 2024Games & Entertainment
The Gaming World at Fingertips: Gamelade and the Journey of Exploration!
In the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the gaming industry significantly contributes to the development of Vietnam and the global landscape as a whole. Today, gamers come from diverse age groups and backgrounds, making the gaming industry more dynamic than ever. Consequently, game producers and publishers are in a race to create products that not only meet the players' demands but also succeed in the competitive market. Accompanying this trend is the increasing and varied demand for information about gaming programs and versions available in the market. Games are no longer seen as a temporary form of entertainment but rather an integral part of contemporary culture embraced by many. Gamelade is considered an ideal destination for the gaming community. This website not only serves as a source of pure information but also aspires to be a reliable hub that every gamer prioritizes in an information-rich environment today. The gaming community seeks information about upcoming game releases and the latest updates. They are interested not only in basic details but also in major events and updates on ongoing tournaments. Reading gaming news not only keeps them updated but also aids in making purchasing decisions based on community reviews. Gamelade fulfills all these needs through its comprehensive platform. One of Gamelade's strengths lies in the diversity and comprehensiveness of the information it provides. From announcements about new game releases to news about events and tournaments, everything is organized cohesively. This helps players easily keep track and not miss any crucial information. Gamelade also aims to create a civilized community, allowing all players to participate and interact with others. This creates an opportunity for the community to contribute opinions and even influence the game development process. Gamelade believes that the community is the soul of every game. Therefore, the website is not just a place to update news but also a space for gamers to socialize, share experiences, and build friendships. Gamelade's website is open to all contributions and lively discussions. Gamelade strives to be a reliable partner for gamers, providing them with a smooth and comprehensive experience in accessing gaming information. The features and quality content on this website are sure to satisfy the passionate gaming community. For more detailed information, please visit the website: https://gamelade.vn/ About Gamelade Gamelade is not just a website, but a complete world of gaming placed within the reach of participants. With an inspiring motto “The gaming world at your fingertips!”, Gamelade believes that every player, from beginners to seasoned gamers, has the right to easily access and enjoy the diverse world of games. Contact Detail Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GameLaEazy Tiktok: https://www.tiktok.com/@gameladeofficial
- January 31, 2024Games & Entertainment
Event Cinemas opens transformed auditoriums in Sydney, with new ScreenX taking centre stage
Event Cinemas Opens Transformed Auditoriums in Sydney, with New ScreenX Taking Centre Stage The first ScreenX cinema in Sydney officially opens at Event Cinemas Campbelltown Sydney’s first ScreenX has officially opened at Event Cinemas Campbelltown , bringing a revolutionary new way to experience blockbuster movies to Greater Western Sydney, only the second of its kind in the country. As part of a 2-stage refurbishment at the complex, Event Cinemas Campbelltown has officially opened 3 new auditoriums which have undergone complete transformations: ScreenX – the world’s first multi-projection cinema experience and a revolutionary new way to experience blockbusters on the big screen, featuring 3 screens, spanning across 3 walls of the cinema, providing a 270-degree field of view. V-Max – big screen, big sound, and a big choice of seats, including the brand-new Private Box seating. Original – Event Cinemas classic cinema experience, with the option to upgrade your seat to Full Recliners. With multiple seating options across these cinemas to upgrade to, there is the perfect movie experience for everyone. EVENT CINEMAS SCREENX Event Cinemas Campbelltown ScreenX features additional screens on the left and right cinema walls to deliver an immersive, 270-degree field of view and display a picture up to 56.2 meters wide. It includes Dolby surround sound and options to upgrade your seat including: Original Full Recliners Double Daybeds With only one other ScreenX in Australia (Robina, opened by Event Cinemas in August 2023), the new Event Cinemas Campbelltown auditorium will take blockbusters on the big screen to new widths, covering the latest new action dramas and family favourites. EVENT CINEMAS V-MAX V-Max features big screen, big sound and big choice of seats, perfect for the biggest blockbusters. Event Cinemas Campbelltown’s biggest V-Max screen offers a range of seating options for customers to upgrade their experience: Original Full Recliners Double Daybeds Private Box The Private Box seats are located at the rear of the cinema on an exclusive elevated platform and feature luxury full leather recliners in configurations for 2 or 4 people. The Private Box experience includes unlimited super-sized classic salted popcorn and is the perfect option for date nights, family fun or to simply elevate your cinema-going experience! Samantha Henshaw, State General Manager for Entertainment, EVT said, “At Event Cinemas, we are driven by the magical intersection where great content meets cutting-edge technology. We are committed to providing our customers with the best range of cinema experiences across our multiple formats, seating options and food and beverage offerings. We invite you to come visit Event Cinemas Campbelltown and be one of the first in Sydney to experience ScreenX. Along with the new V-Max enhancements and immersive features, our new auditoriums redefine blockbuster entertainment!” The new ScreenX and V-Max auditoriums officially opened at Event Cinemas Campbelltown on Tuesday 30 January after a trial period across the summer holidays, with tickets on sale now. ScreenX will screen this year’s new releases including Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, Dune: Part Two and Migration. These films will also be shown in V-Max, along with The Beekeeper, The Iron Claw, and the Australian film: Force of Nature: The Dry 2. Stage 2 of the refurbishment will be completed in 2024.
- January 30, 2024Games & Entertainment
Screen industry convention celebrating Black talent will address the “opportunity gap”
With speakers from Film London , the British Film Institute (BFI) and Warner Bros. Discovery confirmed, TNB XPO will bring together experts, professionals and crucially, decision-makers to advise, mentor and signpost opportunities for Black talent, in front of the camera and in behind-the-scenes roles. Organisers say Black talent face an uphill battle, with Black actors in general receiving fewer chances in their early careers compared with white actors, and having a much lower margin for error. Priscilla Igwe, Founder and CEO of The New Black Film Collective explained: “Black practitioners are not just shut out from opportunities, but they’re also held to an unrealistic standard of excellence to prove themselves. We want the screen industries in the UK to not just look at the accessibility of their opportunities, but also to adopt a strategy focussed on nurturing and cultivating Black talent. “So, on top of opportunities for work, we’re talking about a ‘whole career approach’, for people in front of the camera or in behind-the-scenes roles. Skills development, mentoring, confidence building, fair pay are essential, that’s why we’re thrilled to welcome the likes of Warner Bros. Discovery, Film London and the BFI; all of these organisations have active programmes in place to enable the success of Black people in the UK film, TV and games industries. “The creative sector is already the engine of the UK economy, contributing £109 billion in 2021. Just imagine what we could achieve with more talent, new skills, different experiences, new perspectives!” TNB XPO starts with an evening reception event on Monday 25 March, and then kicks off in earnest on Tuesday 26 March at Rich Mix in the East End of London with three full days of talks, interactive sessions, pitching and networking. An online programme is available on Thursday 28 March bringing together international audiences and industry experts across continents from the African Diaspora. Rico Johnson-Sinclair, Skills and Training Director at Warner Bros. Discovery's CrewHQ will present a keynote speech that gets right to the heart of the issue, having spent much of his career working to embed inclusion in the sector. He commented: “There is so much potential in our industry and historically fewer opportunities for Black and Global Majority people above and below-the-line. “Positive cultures are important to break down barriers of entry and progression within our industry as well as strong and sustained interventions to level the playing field. “That is why events such as this are so important. Changes in our industry's structures and systems are overdue and that starts by celebrating Black and Global Majority talent.” Attendees will have a chance to hear from Black creatives, animators and filmmakers currently forging a career path as Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN) return with their latest cohort of Black-identifying animators. Plus, short films submitted beforehand will allow producers of all genres to pitch ideas to industry professionals, commissioners, broadcasters, streamers and investors to bring their work to life. Keynote speakers also include newly appointed Babak Jani, Head of Skills at Film London. Having spent some 18 years in the film sector, Jani believes Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is not just an essential bedrock for the UK screen industries, but crucial for the growth of jobs, investment and reputation. Overseeing the London Metropolitan Skills Cluster, Jani is leading the charge to make sure more Black creatives are given opportunities to enter the sector at any time of their life. He said: “I am delighted to be speaking at this year’s TNB XPO and look forward to sharing exciting information about a new skills cluster in the capital. This fills me with pride, sculpting new avenues for growth, innovation, and prosperity. “The foundation of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is our bedrock as we cultivate the productive ground for our creative industry's growth and employability, ushering in an era of boundless possibilities.” Attendees can expect to hear from organisations including BECTU , Doc Society , Renaissance Studios and more, talking about their interventions and schemes to create a more open industry. Whilst Warner Bros. Discovery, in particular, will revisit the success of their Black Britain Unspoken programme, a filmmaking initiative that provides Black British storytellers, filmmakers and creatives space to share perspectives and experiences of being Black and British. The fourth and final day brings an international flavour with speakers from the US, South America, Caribbean, Europe and Africa running online roundtables to enable overseas connections and co-productions buffered with the advice and support from BFI’s UK Global Screen Fund. Also on stage at Rich Mix will be insights from Documentary Film Council (DFC) on advocating for independent non-fiction production, Film Distributors’ Association demystifying the exhibition, distribution and sales process plus a unique look at Black representation in film collections and handling of materials from the team at London’s Screen Archives . Throughout the four days there will be film showcases, pitches, Black finance market and networking events as well as a recruitment fair for those looking for work – making TNB XPO a perfect platform to build resilience for Black creatives, generating opportunities autonomously – all under one roof. TNB XPO is free to attend and is for anyone working in the UK screen industries, at any stage of their career. Tickets can be booked by visiting tnbfc.co.uk/tnb-xpo-2024 .
- January 23, 2024Games & Entertainment
Magician Performances & Entertainment For Corporate Events: Bookings Announced
The newly announced booking options include illusionists, fire and lightning shows, real-life mermaids, stage magicians, cover bands, and cabaret performances for hire. More details about magic shows and entertainment acts can be found at https://altusentertainment.com/categories/magic-and-illusion/ With openings throughout 2024, the recent announcement of talent on offer from Altus Entertainment includes a wide range of magicians and magic shows, such as illusionists, pickpocket artists, hypnotists, mentalists, and comedy magicians. A recent Forbes report indicates a growing trend in event management, as corporate organizers are realizing that booking entertainment for conferences, workshops, and exhibitions can help boost attendance levels and engagement. With a wide selection of talent to match any event type or budget, the options from Altus Entertainment help make private events and corporate meetings memorable. “With over 10,000 acts on our books, we’ve got you covered,” says a spokesperson. “Whether you’re hosting a corporate event, private party, or festival, we help you create and hire the best entertainment tailored to your theme and audience.” Alongside magicians, performance options include dancers, singers, food artists, celebrity impersonators, acrobats, bands, and drone shows. Event planners can search by category, such as holiday party, family, or interactive entertainment options. For organizers seeking musical performances, some of the available bookings from Altus Entertainment include classical, jazz, rock, country, salsa, acoustic cover artists, DJs, dueling pianos, gospel choirs, singing waiters, and karaoke bands. Along with a vast range of shows and artists to choose from - including acts suitable for limited budgets and small groups - Altus Entertainment also helps arrange event design, décor, and technical needs. The experienced team negotiates pricing, riders, and contracts while liaising between performers and organizers. Previous clients have positive reviews for the entertainment agency. “I used this booking service to book a Chinese fortune teller for a party I had,” says Madison H. “This type of vendor is nearly impossible to find, but Bev was able to find someone on short notice! Bev is professional and extremely responsive. The whole experience was amazing and I look forward to using Altus in the future for other vendors!” Interested parties can find out more at https://altusentertainment.com
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