YesOJO’s Switch speaker dock looks like a slick way to play on the go

YesOJO’s Switch projector dock was a surprisingly clever way to play your Switch on the go with friends. Now the company is following that up with another slick Switch solution: a portable speaker dock that turns your Switch into a miniature boombox. Launching on Indiegogo next year The Switch speaker dock is designed to use with a Switch in tabletop mode, but YesOJO says it should offer dramatically better sound than the Switch’s onboard speaker (in addition to a far more sturdy base). The speaker dock also features a cooling system, so your console doesn’t overheat, and an integrated battery that should allow for eight to 12 hours of play time off a single charge. If you don’t need to juice up your Switch, you can just use it as a… Read the full article…

A Guide To Embracing Challenges And Excelling At Your UX Design Internship

A Guide To Embracing Challenges And Excelling At Your UX Design Internship A Guide To Embracing Challenges And Excelling At Your UX Design Internship Erica Chen 2018-09-21T14:15:20+02:002018-09-21T12:50:32+00:00 This is the story about my user design internship. I’m not saying that your internship is going to be anything like mine. In fact, if there’s one thing I can say to shape your expectations, it would be this: be ready to put them all aside. Above all else, remember to give yourself space and time to learn. I share my story as a reminder of how much I struggled and how well everything went despite my difficulties so that I’ll never stop trying and you won’t either. It all started in May 2018, when I stepped off the plane in Granada, Spain, with a luggage at my side, laptop on my back, and some very rusty Spanish in my head. It was Read the full article…

Nintendo lets terminal cancer patient play Super Smash Bros. Ultimate early

Chris Taylor, like any Nintendo fan, is hyped to see that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is shaping up to be mashup fighter of epic proportions, but unlike most of us, the 21-year-old is not sure he’ll live long enough to see the Switch game on store shelves. Taylor has terminal cancer and has been given months to live, so his friends started a social media campaign to get Nintendo’s attention. Over the last week, Smash Bros. fans on Twitter and Reddit have lobbied Nintendo to let Taylor play Ultimate before he passes; these posts have gotten thousands of signal boosts from fans who were touched by Taylor’s situation. Hi @NintendoAmerica, @SpookyWoobler is a Smash fan who is bedridden with terminal cancer and a wish of his is to play… Read the full article…

The Walking Dead developer Telltale hit with devastating layoffs as part of a ‘majority studio closure’

Telltale Games, creators of episodic adventure games like The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, and Batman: The Enemy Within, laid off approximately 250 employees today as part of what the company is calling a “majority studio closure.” According to multiple sources The Verge spoke with, employees were let go with no severance. “Today Telltale Games made the difficult decision to begin a majority studio closure following a year marked by insurmountable challenges,” the company said in a statement. “A majority of the company’s employees were dismissed earlier this morning.” The company will retain a small team of 25. These remaining employees will stay on “to fulfill the company’s obligations to its board and partners,” according to… Read the full article…

If celebrities were Pantone colours

Last year, legendary musician Prince was honoured with his own Pantone colour (a bold shade of purple, of course). And that got us thinking: what Pantone colours might other famous musicians, celebrities and icons be awarded when they pop their clogs? The designer’s guide to using colour in branding So, we did it. Using some of their famous songs, nicknames, outfits or just whatever sprang to mind, really (this was not a scientific experiment based on colour theory), we’ve come up with some new celebrity Pantone colours… 01. It ain’t easy being Pantone 2276 C Kermit is more steady than Hulk, so he wins green Could there be two better contenders for green than Kermit the Frog or The Incredible Hulk? Kermit won for us: we think that after everyone’s favourite amphibious felt thing retires (can a Muppet retire?) he should get his own Pantone green, as a tribute to, Read the full article…

How to build an AR app

Over the past two years, there has been an explosion in interest surrounding VR and AR technologies. The latest big thing in experimental design, AR has also arrived on the web, but with this new technology comes new skills, and right now it feels like the Wild West with no major standards to follow.  The ability to display 3D on the web is nothing new, but if you’ve been avoiding it, then you need to jump into technologies like three.js or A-Frame (take a look at our roundup of AR tools to try for a full list). Whatever skill level you are at, it won’t make much difference if you don’t have some decent content. Think about appropriate use cases for AR before jumping in. In this article, we’ll show you how to create a multi-marker AR experience.  By using multiple markers, it’s possible to show different stages of a Read the full article…