Smart Bundling: How To Serve Legacy Code Only To Legacy Browsers

Smart Bundling: How To Serve Legacy Code Only To Legacy Browsers Smart Bundling: How To Serve Legacy Code Only To Legacy Browsers Shubham Kanodia 2018-10-15T14:30:13+02:002018-10-16T10:09:16+00:00 A website today receives a large chunk of its traffic from evergreen browsers — most of which have good support for ES6+, new JavaScript standards, new web platform APIs and CSS attributes. However, legacy browsers still need to be supported for the near future — their usage share is large enough not to be ignored, depending on your user base. A quick look at caniuse.com’s usage table reveals that evergreen browsers occupy a lion’s share of the browser market — more than 75%. In spite of this, the norm is to prefix CSS, transpile all of our JavaScript to ES5, and include polyfills to support every user we care about. While this is understandable from a historical context — the web has always been about Read the full article…

Sony fixes PlayStation 4 bug that allowed message to crash consoles

Sony has announced that it’s fixed a bug that was causing PlayStation 4 consoles to crash if they received a specific message. Writing on Twitter in response to a comment pointing out the bug, an official PlayStation support account said, “We’ve since fixed the issue” before offering a solution to anyone who’s been affected by the issue. Sony hasn’t issued an press release or blog about the fix, but then again nor has it officially acknowledged the issue in the first place. We’ve reached out to Sony for a statement, but if you’re concerned about the bug then you should know that dealing with it is a fairly simple process in the unlucky event that you are affected. We’ve since fixed the issue, and it wasn’t bricking consoles, just… Read the full article…

Rockstar says senior staff chose to work excessive hours on Red Dead Redemption 2

Yesterday, Vulture published an in-depth look at the making of Red Dead Redemption 2. One line, in particular, stood out to a number of game developers: “We were working 100-hour weeks [several times in 2018],” lead writer Dan Houser explained. In an industry plagued by crunch — a term that describes overwork and enforced (often unpaid) overtime, particularly toward the end of a project — it was a disappointing revelation. Red Dead Redemption 2 launches later this month, and it’s looking like one of the most expansive, detailed video games ever made. But there is clearly a human toll that comes from the way these sprawling experiences are developed. Rockstar has since clarified the “100-hour weeks” comment. In a statement to The Verge,… Read the full article…

Fortnite’s new tournaments let anyone compete against pros for prizes

Fortnite’s competitive scene is still young, but so far, most tournaments and events have been invite-only, or restrictive in terms of who can actually participate. Soon, though, anyone will be able to throw their hat in the ring. In-game tournaments will be available under the “Events” section of Fortnite, and they’ll be open to anyone who wants to participate. According to Epic Games, winners will be able to win “prizes,” but the developer would not specify what kind of rewards these would be. In the past, millions of dollars and plenty of V-Bucks, Fortnite’s in-game currency, have been awarded in competitions. It’s possible that Fortnite may explore other types of prizes, such as emotes, but Epic Games declined to elaborate. T… Read the full article…

How to Import a Custom HTML Email Template from Postcards to Salesforce [YouTube Tutorial]

You’re reading How to Import a Custom HTML Email Template from Postcards to Salesforce [YouTube Tutorial], originally posted on Designmodo. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! In this video, I will show you how to import a custom email created in Postcards directly to Salesforce. First, open the email template in the Postcards app and insert all the required tags by Salesforce. Read the full article…

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Players Are Using Emotes to Look Around Corners in Blackout

Blackout, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s battle royale mode, has been impacted by players taking advantage of its emote system to look around corners and gain an advantage. As reported by Kotaku (via VG247) players are breaking this mode by using emotes (officially called gestures) to pull the camera out into the third person in order to get a tactical view of their surroundings. Black Ops 4, like all mainline Call of Duty games, is a first-person shooter, meaning any advantage gained by looking around corners can be hugely helpful to some players, but particularly annoying and harmful to those on the receiving end. Read the full article…

Sounders soccer stars compete for video game bragging rights at FIFA 19 tournament

Sounders goalkeepers Bryan Meredith and Stefan Frei battle in a FIFA 19 tournament match at The Ninety in Seattle. (GeekWire Photo / Kevin Lisota) There were slick passes, booming shots, big saves, and tough tackles. But this time, Seattle Sounders soccer stars took their competition from the pitch to the game room, duking it out against each other in a FIFA 19 Faceoff. Microsoft hosted the tournament as a way to promote the Sounders new jersey kits advertising Mixer, the company’s game streaming platform that competes with Amazon’s Twitch. The action was live-streamed on Mixer’s page. Eight players — Stefan Frei, Nico Lodeiro, Chad Marshall, Bryan Meredith, Lamar Neagle, Jordan Morris, Cristian Roldan, and Victor Rodriguez — hung out at The Ninety in Seattle for an afternoon, playing 1-on-1 FIFA games in a single-elimination tournament. Roldan took home the championship, ousting Meredith in the final game. The midfielder has a lot of Read the full article…

One Night, Hot Springs uses social anxiety to explain what it’s like to be transgender in Japan

It can be difficult to find time to finish a video game, especially if you only have a few hours a week to play. In our biweekly column Short Play we suggest video games that can be started and finished in a weekend. One of the best things about video games is being able to experience things from a different person’s point of view. Even better is when you are given the opportunity to play out different scenarios from that person’s perspective. It allows you to not only learn about what the world can be like for another person, but to, in a small way, inhabit and experience it because of the agency that games can provide. One Night, Hot Springs is a visual novel that does just this by having you experience a very specific moment in the… Read the full article…

3 ‘next big things’ in design that are yet to take off

Every so often, there’s a clarion call for designers: this bright, shiny new technology –this brave new world – will change everything. It’ll revolutionise how we work, how we live, how people engage with our brand campaigns at every level. In the last decade, these game-changing innovations have included huge moves forward in VR/AR, the inexorable rise of AI, increased affordability of 3D printing, and the fast-growing Internet of Things (or IoT) – smart, connected objects that support your every whim at work and home.  Now, we don’t want to be naysayers, or come across like 1990s luddites moaning that the internet will never catch on. It is undeniable that all these design trends have yielded some incredible opportunities. But have they changed the game as quickly, or as dramatically, as predicted? No. Or at least, not yet. Of course, according to sci-fi visions of 2018 we should all be Read the full article…