Bethesda is suing Warner Bros for its ‘blatant rip-off’ of Fallout Shelter

Fallout Shelter developer Bethesda Softworks is suing Warner Bros Entertainment and the creator of a mobile game based on HBO’s Westworld for creating “a blatant rip-off” of its game. According to the lawsuit, obtained by Polygon, Westworld Mobile developer Behaviour — which Bethesda contracted to develop Fallout Shelter — “breached its contract with Bethesda and utilized its restricted access to Bethesda’s intellectual property.” The lawsuit further alleges that Westworld Mobile rips copyrighted computer code used by Fallout Shelter, as well as “highly similar game design, art style, animations, features, and other gameplay elements.” This even extends to the bugs present in both games, Bethesda continues. Westworld Mobile’s s… Read the full article…

Valve is shipping new ‘Knuckles’ VR controllers to developers with a Portal-themed demo

Valve has announced that it’s shipping a new version of its experimental SteamVR “Knuckles” controllers to developers, and it’s posted a lot of detail about the controllers online, including video of a Portal-themed playground for testing them. The Knuckles EV2 substantially updates Valve’s earlier design, and although it’s not a consumer product, it’s looking more polished — and even less like the earlier Vive controller. The Knuckles controllers, originally shown off in 2016, give users a fuller hand motion range than most VR controllers. Instead of holding them, you strap them around your hand, so you can open and close your fingers normally without dropping the controller. Capacitive sensors detect when individual fingers are… Read the full article…

Life is Strange 2’s first episode arrives on September 27th

The first episode of Life is Strange 2, the follow-up to Dontnod Entertainment’s breakout success in 2015, will launch on September 27th. The developer announced the news today with a threadbare teaser that still tells us absolutely nothing about the game. Although the sequel has been a work in progress for some time, Dontnod has been quiet about the new game. It’s teased a brand-new cast for years, casting the series as a sort of anthology. The original Life is Strange told the story of Max, a teenager with the power to rewind time, and her rebellious friend Chloe. The game was applauded for covering serious topics like online harassment and teenage suicide over the course of its five-episode run. Last year, Square Enix and developer… Read the full article…

The best camera for creatives in 2018

Plucking out the best camera from a sea of seemingly similar models can be taxing. With so many capable cameras across many categories, even deciding on the right format may prove challenging – but we can help. In this guide, you’ll find the best DSLR, mirrorless and compact cameras for photography you can buy, whatever your budget or skill level.  The best photo editing apps The 5 best laptops for photo editing Right now, we think the best camera out there is the Nikon 7500. It’s a camera for everyone, with great image quality, glorious 4K video and a vast assortment of lenses for every eventuality. Or if video is your thing, our best 4K camera is the Panasonic Lumix GH5, with its impressive breadth of movie-making features.  Of course, the best camera for you depends on what you need it for. Whatever your creative output, we’ve got the right Read the full article…

7 great examples of branded content

We live in fast-changing times for branding, marketing and advertising. As more and more of us use recording devices that let you skip TV commercials, along with ad-blocking software online, how does a brand get its message across? One increasingly popular strategy is to use branded content. From sponsored magazine articles to online webisodes, music videos to short films, this kind of content is so entertaining, informative and engaging that consumers are happy to view and share it of their own volition. The marketing message may be upfront or almost invisible, but that’s not what’s important. It’s all about making people want to see it, rather than being forced or tricked into seeing it. Here we look at some of the best examples of branded content in the 2010s so far. 01. Newspaper article: Netflix The New York Times worked with Netflix for this drama-inspired branded content With the number Read the full article…

First Act of Fortnite’s Save the World Campaign Arriving ‘Shortly After v5.0’

Fortnite’s Save the World State of Development – June 2018 blog has announced that the first act of the Canny Valley campaign, and a new desert biome, are arriving shortly after the launch of v5.0 in July. Canny Valley will take players through a desert terrain and will “answer many questions – was Dr. Vinderman a hero or a villain? What happened to him? Who is “the real Ray”, and where is she? What really is the Storm, and why did it happen? You’ll also see Lars and his band, “Steel Wool”, Dennis, Penny and all the other characters you love, along with iconic locations and enemies.” Read the full article…

Complete Guide to We Happy Few Preorder Bonuses and Collector’s Edition

If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use. Almost three years since it first made a splash as a Kickstarter project, We Happy Few finally has a release date: August 10, 2018. The game takes place in a “tranquil” alternate reality 1960s England, where the townsfolk of Wellington Wells have gone off their meds, literally. A government-mandated medication known in-game as “Joy” keeps everyone in an artificial state of subdued happiness. The game picks up when people begin to rebel against the forced medication, suffering violent and bizarre withdrawal symptoms. Read the full article…

100+ MacBook Mockup Templates (PSD & Vector)

Whether you’re looking for a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or MacBook mockup, we have you covered today. We’re featuring a mix of photo mockup templates, realistic illustrations, and flat/stylised versions of these MacBook notebooks. Totaling over a hundred different MacBook mockups, in all shapes and sizes, these are great for dropping in your own work, applications, wallpapers or examples to give them a unique look-and-feel. Some are free, some cost a few dollars, but we really like them all! New Concept MacBook Pro Mockup This stylish MacBook Pro mockup comes to you in 4K resolution. It’s fully equipped with changeable backgrounds and smart objects for easily editing and placing your own designs in the mockup. The template is available in 2 styles and supports both Photoshop and Sketch app. Price: Envato Elements Subscription MacBook Pro Mockup PSD 2018 A mockup template of the new MacBook Pro 2018. This template features Read the full article…