This Fallout 4 mod looks like a mashup of True Detective, Silent Hill, and The Witch

For an apocalyptic wasteland, Fallout 4 is quite colorful. Its vista often contrasts the vibrant red and oranges of settlements with a clear blue sky. It isn’t safe, but it’s hardly frightening. Fallout 4 modders l00ping and TreyM intend to change that. Their new creation, via Kotaku, sucks up the figment of the world, and replaces it with muted neutrals and haze. A horror mod, Pilgrim – Dread the Commonwealth is inspired by the film The Witch. But its focus on gothic horror and spooky nature calls to mind everything from True Detective to Silent Hill to Stalker: Shadows of Chernobyl. The mod creators haven’t recreated the props or set of the cult film. Rather, they’re emulating how the film was made. TreyM’s camera emulation system is… Read the full article…

Sega Nomad was the Nintendo Switch of 1995 — and now a modder has given it USB power

Think of the Sega Nomad as the Nintendo Switch of 1995. The hardware was conceptually audacious, a chunky portable that played the cartridges of Sega’s home console, the Sega Genesis. And with its AV output, the Sega Nomad could quickly and easily connect to a television. However, unlike the Switch, the Nomad never found its audience. Blame the battery life: a trio of AAAs promised, at most, three hours of play. 22 years later, modder Catch 22 on NeoGAF has remedied this problem. Catch 22 added USB charging to a Sega Nomad, allowing it to draw power from the many power sources that keep our smartphones alive. A considerable upgrade, the mod makes the portable more, well, portable. The video above, via Engadget, shows the final result. T… Read the full article…

Ghosts’n’Goblins-Actionfigure

Das frustrierendste Game aller Zeiten jetzt endlich mit Actionfigur mit Fackeln zum Schmeißen und allerlei Schnickschnack. Gibt’s unter anderem hier und da und dort für hundert Dollar oder soundsoviel Yen. Arthur from the classic 1985 Capcom videogame “Ghosts ‘n Goblins” (known as “Makaimura” in Japan) gets a figure release from Union Creative! He’s fully posable, and is about 4.75 inches (12cm tall); he’s dressed in his iconic silver armor, although parts are included to display him in his strawberry-bedecked underpants if you like! He’s also equipped with his lance, dagger, torch and axe; he also has an interchangeable face plate, an extra hand, and a horn for his helmet. Originally posted on Nerdcore.de: http://ift.tt/2r4GKpX Read the full article…

Watch Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales [1080p] FUll HD.Online

Watch Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales [1080p] FUll HD.Online Story Watch Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales Movie .Captain Jack Sparrow finds the winds of ill-fortune blowing even more strongly when deadly ghost pirates led by his old nemesis, the terrifying Captain Salazar, (Imdb) escape from the Devil’s Triangle, determined to kill every pirate at sea…including him. Captain Jack’s only hope of survival lies in seeking out the legendary Trident of Poseidon, a powerful artifact that bestows upon its possessor total control over the seas. Download Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Movie . Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Latest Movie Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) 720qHD Video Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) 720q HD Movie Online Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales Read the full article…

Monster 6502

Ein riesiger 6502 aka der Prozessor des Apple I, Atari 800 oder des Commodore VC-20. Seine Nachfolger steckten unter anderem im C64 (6510) und im Atari 2600 (6507). Und jetzt gibt’s diese Chip-Urmutter aller Heimcomputer in groß zum Andiewandhängen oder so. (via Fabu) A dis-integrated circuit project to make a complete, working transistor-scale replica of the classic MOS 6502 microprocessor. The 6502 is the famous processor found at the core of such influential computer systems as the Apple ][, the Commodore PET, the Atari 400 and 800 home video game consoles, the BBC Micro, and the Tamagotchi digital pet. Slight variations of it were found in the Commodore 64, the Atari 2600, and the original Nintendo Entertainment System. What’s with the name and capitalization? MOnSter 6502 is a play on the original manufacturer and device name (MOS 6502) as well as acknowledging its large size. How big is it? It’s a four Read the full article…

4 Reasons Why Your Body Text Should Be Bigger

The body text on your website is too small. While desktop monitors and phone screens seem to be increasing in size, body font sizes have seemingly shrunk. While their original size is the same, they feel smaller than ever. Too often, I find myself squinting at the screen to read content. And it shouldn’t be that way. Today we’re looking at the reasons for this increasing problem, and how you can fix it! The Case For Larger Text Small text sizes are an old-school concept in terms of website design. The idea of using 12-point text for body copy dates almost back to the first days of the internet and digital publishing when the default size on word processors was 12 points. (That’s really how designers started using this unofficial guideline.) But screens were also a lot smaller then. And 12-point type in a location a couple feet from your Read the full article…

How To Build Your Own Action For Google Home Using API.AI

    For the holidays, the owner of (and my boss at) thirteen23 gave each employee a Google Home device. If you don’t already know, Google Home is a voice-activated speaker powered by Google Assistant and is a competing product to Amazon’s line of Alexa products. I already have the Amazon Echo, and as Director of Technology at thirteen23, I love tinkering with software for new products. For the Amazon Echo, you can create what are called “skills”, which allow you to build custom interactions when speaking to the device. The post How To Build Your Own Action For Google Home Using API.AI appeared first on Smashing Magazine. Read the full article…

Interactive prototyping, wireframing & UX: May’s best blog posts

Everything you need to read on interactive prototyping, product management and user experience design this month It’s that time of the month again when Justinmind reveals what we’ve been reading this month. Inbetween moving offices, inaugurating our brand new blog and launching another free-to-download eBook, we found time to scour the best user experience, product management and usability blogs around to bring you a list of must-read posts for May. What have we got lined up for you this month? There’s a different kind of AI-UX post from UsabilityGeek, one that talks about the positive impacts we can expect from this growing technology. There’s a super practical roadmap to creating a UI style guide. Plus Justinmind’s first guestpost for AlphaHQ, on how product managers and UXers can work happily together. And that’s just for starters! So kick back and enjoy the best interactive prototyping, wireframing and UX posts to read this month. How Read the full article…

Transitioning from User Interface Designer to User Experience Designer

Before we begin, lets unveil industry’s confused and misused words: Graphic Designer : Covers all facets of design, whether that be print, web, advertisement etc. Primarily responsible for creating a visual concept. User interface Designer : Create Interfaces for Machines, Web and Mobile but Print. User Experience Designer : Improve the usability, accessibility, and interaction with the product. User Interface Designing was one of the hyped keyword in the last decade. However, in the last few years User Experience Designing has overshadowed it completely. Transitioning career can have multiple motivations, such as, learning new technology, better opportunities, better pay scale. If you enjoy designing and talking to user, want to participate in project journey from the inception to going live, UX designing may be for you. But remember both the roles are crucial for the success of any product. Also, If we compare pay scale, as per Glassdoor, UI designer is earning avg $51,360/year, whereas UX designer’s Read the full article…

Velké srovnání prototypovacích nástroj? v 2017?—?Snapchat pro ko?ky jede bomby

Velké srovnání prototypovacích nástroj? 2017?—?Snapchat pro ko?ky jede bomby Asi jste zaznamenali dotazník Humans of UX. V odpov?di na otázku o nástrojích na prototypování v?tšina designér? vybrala, že používá tužku a papír, Sketch nebo Axure. Dost m? p?ekvapilo, že zrovna tahle trojice je mezi UXáky tak populární. Poj?me se spolu podívat na recenzi t?ch nejzajímav?jších nástroj?, které práv? letí, a možná najdete n?co, co bude stát za to vyzkoušet p?i práci. Snapcat?—?appka pro ko?ky, na které si vyzkoušíme, jak nástroje fungují Jak budu hodnotit Ve Sketchi jsem si za jedno dopoledne rychle nahodil koncept na appku; je to takový Snapchat pro ko?ky (snapcat!). Pár jednoduchých proklik? a interakcí, žádné složité podmínky nebo vypl?ování hodnot. Pak jsem prošel pár web? a ?lánk? a dal dohromady seznam kandidát?. Dobrý, ale zastaralý zdroj je https://uxtools.co/ Seznam nástroje je rozd?lený na dv? kategorie ? Klika?e a ? Mašiny. Hodnotit budu použitelnost, rychlost, jestli nástroj umí dob?e importovat, sdílet prototyp Read the full article…

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3 ways that social content curation can turn nobodies into thought leaders https://t.co/dpHxWi1E2S @quuu_co @SocialNewsDaily ?—?@marcodesantis http://twitter.com/marcodesantis/status/869203430518263808 3 ways that social content curation can turn nobodies into thought leaders http://bit.ly/2rO2k34 @quuu_co… http://bit.ly/2quqMCM http://twitter.com/marcodesantis/status/869203430518263808 was originally published in marco-desantis on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. Read the full article…

Approaching problem-solving in Ms Excel

An example of how to reference a data range from sheet A into sheet B and transposing it before displaying it on sheet B https://unsplash.com/search/brainstorming?photo=5fNmWej4tAA So, today, I committed to sharing my learnings and growing knowledge of Ms Excel with the followers of this publication. Please read here to see how it works and how you can be a part of it at whatever stage of your Ms Excel career you are at. At first it is possible that when you encounter a problem to be solved, you wouldn’t know the right keywords to google in order to get a suitable answer. My friend’s message to me. This is similar to when my friend approached me with a setback he faced while building a financial model in Excel. The reason why I knew what he was trying to do was to transpose() and index() was because I had worked on something similar before. Quickly, Read the full article…

Top-downloaded games beat top-grossing ones on retention

It’s a big accomplishment for a mobile game to get a lot of players. And it’s still more difficult to keep them around. Hanging on to users, known as retention, is important to generate loyalty among them. And since loyal users tend to spend more money in free-to-play games, retention is often viewed as key to monetization. But Boston-based mobile app intelligence firm Apptopia studied retention data from 16 popular mobile games. It found that top-grossing games do not experience the same high retention that top-ranked overall apps do. Above: Apptopia’s study shows game retention varies by category. Image Credit: Apptopia   Of the games the company analyzed, Apptopia found that Toy Blast experienced the most year-over-year growth (28.7 percent). It also has the highest 14-day retention rate, or percentage of players that are still playing the game after 14 days, for games that have been on the market more Read the full article…

GIGM APP: A Usability Case Study.

God is Good motors is making strides where land transportation in Nigeria is concerned; their improved costumer service and utilization of technology to enhance the ease at which customers employ their services has seen them soar above their competitors. An example of their efforts is their online booking platform and mobile application. As a customer that uses their services from time to time, i decided to carry out a usability study on their android mobile app to discover ways i could improve its usability. My Focus was on the core function of the platform; booking a bus. GOALS Identify the usability issues in the current GIGM android mobile application through user research and testing. Analyze data collected and define the pain points discovered. Create and Validate potential design solutions. PERSONAL GOALS Being new to User Experience design at the time of this case study, i wanted to: Practice what i have been learning Read the full article…

Best recommended virtual reality apps for your smartphone

So, you’re thinking about getting a VR headset for your phone, but you’re not sure what you can actually do with one. Let’s answer some common questions, and then move onto our recommended apps! Can the iPhone do VR? Which Android phones support VR? Basically all recent smartphones support virtual reality, thanks to Google’s ubiquitous ‘Cardboard’ standard, including the iPhone and Android phones from Samsung, LG, Huawei, HTC, Google, Sony and more. As long as your phone was made in the past few years and isn’t super giant or super tiny, it’ll probably work just fine for VR. Get started with VR on your iPhone or Android phone with these top recommended apps, spanning films, games, news and 360-degree photo-sharing. Now you don’t need to spend hundreds of pounds on an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive headset to give virtual reality a try. The Android or iPhone handset in your pocket is a Read the full article…

RiME game review: An unforgettable memorial vacation

Enlarge / RiME is often a peaceful game, but it has a few harrowing moments. (credit: Tequila Works) I have had one of the most gorgeous Memorial Day weekends that I can recall, replete with beautiful, exotic memories. Some are dotted with endless coastlines and remarkable rock formations. Others are covered by bizarre memorials to an unnamed past, all scorched by the sun and set into contrast by raging thunderstorms. Each has contained its fair share of sky-burning sunsets, foliage-lined cavern glades, and wild animals. Roughly every 15 minutes, I have stopped, marveled, and taken a photo. Now that my trip is complete, I have a scrapbook of my experiences. It’s among my favorites of the past few years. This has been my experience with the video game RiME, which launched a few days ago on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PCs. I got behind on other work ahead of the Memorial Day Read the full article…

Storyboarding in 360°

One difficult aspect in cinematic VR is planning the shots. In conventional films?—?also known as flatties- some filmmakers use storyboards. These contain multiple frames on one page. Each frame contains usually a drawing, that describes how the shot should look like. The crew gets important information about what happens in this frame, what is the shot size etc. We additionally get information about which shot comes before and after, so we get an idea about how the final film could look like. Storyboard from Martin Scorsese for his film Raging Bull. Taken from the book The Art of Movie Storyboards (2013) In cinematic VR, 360°-Films or spherical films however, we do not have different shot sizes and camera angles. The viewer decides where he wants to look. He or she is not an observer of the medium like in flatties, he’s a participant. So we should -in my opinion- not create Read the full article…

360° Photo Tips for Google Street View

I recently got an LG 360 Cam, and even though it’s at the low end of the 360 camera spectrum I’ve been very happy with it so far. In the past I used the Street View app to take photo spheres, but this is time-consuming (and you tend to get some concerned looks while you twirl around to take all the sub-photos). With a dedicated 360 camera I can take photos much faster, create virtual photo tours more easily, and contribute more to the Google Street View and general Virtual Reality community. Sample Photos & Videos: This is an example of a Street View photo I took with the LG 360 Cam: https://goo.gl/maps/PWfBPTPpCwE2 … and this is an example of one I took with the Street View app’s built-in camera feature using my iPhone 6+: https://goo.gl/maps/WuTDgWY5xzB2 As you can see the image was much sharper when I used my phone, but the downside is Read the full article…