A Comprehensive Website Planning Guide (Part 2)

In Part 1, I emphasized on the importance of recognizing the purpose of your website, and why planning for the web is just as important as planning for anything else associated with your business. Today, I’d like to go into more detail of evaluating a plan, choosing web professionals, and determining your site structure. Writing The Plan (Or Proposal) Note: The following section is for designers, but everyone ought to understand this part of the process. Read the full article…

Hearthstone is getting more social with a new tournament feature

As Blizzard’s digital card game Hearthstone heads into its fourth year, the experience is set to get a bit more social. Today, Blizzard revealed an upcoming feature for the game that will allow Hearthstone players to create their own in-game tournaments for competing with friends. The developer expects a beta version of the feature to launch within the next few months. Hearthstone already has a robust competitive scene, with the Hearthstone Championship Tour representing the top tier for professional players. The new tournament feature is set to address a different audience. Blizzard says it’s aimed at more casual players and smaller communities who want to set up tournaments to play together. “There wasn’t really a feature in-game that… Read the full article…

Live Chat Software: The Quick & Dirty UX 101

Live chat has become an almost ubiquitous part of our web browsing. Most modern websites now come with that familiar chat button splashed up-front on the bottom of their pages – offering an attractive service window into the site. However, the offer does not always live up to the experience. When implemented poorly, live chat […] The post Live Chat Software: The Quick & Dirty UX 101 appeared first on Usability Geek Read the full article…

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Optimize Conversions with GetSiteControl

You’re reading Optimize Conversions with GetSiteControl, originally posted on Designmodo. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! GetSiteControl is a web-based solution that can help you increase website engagement. The tool allows anyone to quickly add widgets such as subscription forms, contact forms, chat widgets, social media integration and more to their websites. Launched in 2014, the tool is based on years of experience in user interaction. Unlike other tools, built to address […] Read the full article…

SEGA Removes Yakuza 6 Demo Because Players Were Able to Unlock Full Game

The Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Demo has been removed from the US PlayStation Store after SEGA discovered users were able to unlock the full game. The official SEGA Twitter account issued an apology today for having to remove the demo for the latest Yakuza title. We’re looking into the nature of the issue. Thank you for your patience. 2/2 — SEGA (@SEGA) February 27, 2018 The tweet explains that some players were able to use the demo to unlock the full game without paying for the full game, which isn’t too surprising given its whopping 36.53GB download size. Read the full article…

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IT’S ALIVE!

This week was an important week for the development of my game. I finished all the basic character control actions! Now your crew members can navigate the ship at your command and perform actions such as getting things out of a crate and setting the S.O.S. I also took the time to refactor the code for my map generation script and shaved off several hundred extra lines of code making it more efficient and easier to read. Finally I decided to start work on a temporary alien control script that will allow me to play test as the alien and so be able to better feel out how I want the game to play out before I begin work on the actual AI. For now you can only move the alien around but by next time you should be able to effectively play the game with one person controlling the Read the full article…