How to Embed Fonts in PowerPoint

Using custom fonts in PowerPoint presentations is one of the best ways to make your slideshows look more professional and stand out from the crowd. But, what if you have to share the PowerPoint file with a team that doesn’t have those same fonts installed on their computers? Don’t worry, there’s a quick and painless solution to this problem. In this guide, we’ll show you exactly how to embed fonts in PowerPoint so that you can share your presentations without having to worry about font issues ever again. Keep reading to find out how it’s done. Why Embed Fonts in PowerPoint? Whether you’re a freelance designer who crafts PowerPoint slideshows for clients or you’re working with a team to create a presentation for an event, learning how to embed fonts in PowerPoint presentation can help you avoid a lot of painful problems. When using third-party fonts in your PowerPoint slideshows, Read the full article…

The Lowdown on :before and :after in CSS

We previously took a look at :active, an extremely handy pseudo-class selector that can be used to create some awesome mouse-down effects. Today we’re going to take a step back and explore some other “pseudo” items, this time we’ll be looking at the pseudo-elements :before and :after. You’re probably beginning to see these used all over the web in advanced CSS examples so you might as well jump in and learn to use them yourself. What is a pseudo-element and how does it differ from a pseud-class? Why do pseudo-elements sometimes have one colon and sometimes have two? How are :before and :after implemented in CSS? What are some ways that developers all over the web are using these tools to perform amazing feats of modern coding? Read on to find out. Pseudo-Classes vs. Pseudo-Elements This is a super confusing little piece of semantics that lots of people seem to Read the full article…

Virtual reality game-streaming platform Vreal shuts down

Vreal, an ambitious game-streaming platform that aimed to let VR users explore the worlds that live-streamers were playing in, is shutting down and laying off its staff after raising $15 million in venture capital. The startup announced the shutdown on its website’s homepage. The Seattle startup raised cash from investors including Axioma Ventures, Upfront Ventures and Intel Capital. Vreal raised an $11.7 million Series A in early 2018. Vreal’s tech let game streamers share the entire 3D environment of the VR world they were inside, something which allowed users to walk around streamers as avatars or explore on their own as passive observers while listening to the live-streamer blast their way through zombies. The startup, which was founded in 2015, spent VR’s most hyped years building out their live-streaming tech. By the time they closed their Series A early last year, their platform was still in the pre-alpha launch stage. Read the full article…

Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony commit to new rules on loot boxes and other in-game microtransactions

Players of Blizzard’s popular team-based shooter Overwatch can buy loot boxes that can contain new costumes, cosmetic options, or in-game currency. (Overwatch Image) The Entertainment Software Association, a U.S. video game industry trade group, announced today that multiple game publishers and developers will adopt new policies regarding in-game “loot boxes,” including the disclosure of information regarding “the relative rarity or probability of obtaining randomized virtual items.” Going forward, any game that includes paid loot boxes or similar purchases must also include the actual math regarding what can and might appear in those boxes. To put it in the language of games, loot boxes’ contents and “drop rates” must now be explicit and public information. This applies to all updates and new games that contain purchases like this, and the information must be presented in an understandable, available, and easily-accessed manner. While no timeline has been established for the full implementation Read the full article…

Streaming star Ninja hits 1 million subscribers on Microsoft’s Mixer just days after Twitch switch

(Ninja logo via Twitter) Tyler “Ninja” Blevins said he wanted to “get back to his streaming roots” when he announced he was jumping from Amazon’s Twitch to Microsoft’s Mixer last week. Those roots are apparently sprouting the same rabid fanbase, as the esports star announced he’s already attracted 1 million subscribers on his new platform. Blevin’s tweeted about the milestone on Tuesday, thanking his followers and saying he hasn’t felt this good in a long time. The Verge reported the news here. Today we hit 1,000,000 active subscribers on mixer ^-^ thank you for all the incredible support. I haven’t felt this good in a long time. pic.twitter.com/kdLgBJk0Ud — Ninja (@Ninja) August 6, 2019 Blevins, a “Fortnite” star, is one of the biggest names in gaming, and he was far and away the most-watched streamer on Twitch last year.  He has 22 million subscribers on YouTube. Blevins’ deal with Mixer, Read the full article…

Samsung is baking Discord into its phones to let you chat with friends while mobile gaming

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Onstage at Samsung’s Unpacked event today as part of its Samsung Note 10 flagship smartphone announcement, the company revealed that popular gaming chat app Discord will be integrated into Samsung’s Game Launcher, allowing users to chat with their established Discord communities while gaming on the go. The move comes amid an arms race among smartphone makers to make the best smartphone for gamers, with recent competitors to Samsung’s phones being the Black Shark 2 and the Asus ROG Phone II. Mobile gaming continues to be an extremely lucrative market and since the Fortnite phenomenon, hardcore games have become an ever more serious business there: PUBG Mobile, reportedly the world’s highest-grossing game, has more than 100 million players… Read the full article…

2K Games defends ‘necessary actions’ against YouTuber who shared Borderlands 3 leaks

Video game publishers Take-Two Interactive and 2K Games have responded to allegations from popular YouTube creator SupMatto, who claimed he was unfairly and excessively targeted by the companies after he posted a series of videos, including leaked content from the upcoming game Borderlands 3. “Take Two and 2K take the security and confidentiality of trade secrets very seriously,” a 2K representative told The Verge. “The action we’ve taken is the result of a 10-month investigation and a history of this creator profiting from breaking our policies, leaking confidential information about our product, and infringing our copyrights.” 2K is a subsidiary of Take-Two, and it handles publishing for Gearbox Software’s Borderlands series. A… Read the full article…

Minecraft’s recent surge on YouTube proves that the ‘PewDiePie Effect’ is still real

PewDiePie/YouTube Almost two months ago, Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg did something his fans have wanted for years: he made a Minecraft video, and he’s continued to make them ever since. The result was Kjellberg’s most successful month in years, pulling in more than 570 million views in July and kickstarting a new trend among some of the biggest YouTube creators. For the first time since January 2017, Minecraft has surpassed Fortnite as the most-searched game on YouTube. Minecraft is having a moment again, and it’s reminiscent of one of YouTube’s earliest gaming trends known as the “PewDiePie Effect.” The “PewDiePie Effect” is a term that YouTuber and commentator Matthew “MatPat” Patrick used in a recent video to talk about creators’ influences on the… Read the full article…

Ultra Rare Nintendo Cartridge Traded Into Game Shop

A copy of the ultra-rare Nintendo World Championships 1990 cartridge turned up in a box of traded-in NES games at a used game store in Seattle, Washington. On August 6, Pink Gorilla Games tweeted a picture of the cartridge and “Just traded in! Not joking.” We followed up for the full story from the buyer and Pink Gorilla Games Owner, Cody Spencer: “The guy came in not knowing at all what the cartridge was worth. He was pretty blown away with the offer. I made sure to explain to him what the item typically sells for and what we would offer him and why… The seller had no idea what it was nor where he got it. It sounds like he collected NES games a little bit when collecting NES games had yet to grow in popularity.” Read the full article…

Ultra Rare Nintendo Cartridge Traded Into Game Shop

A copy of the ultra-rare Nintendo World Championships 1990 cartridge turned up in a box of traded-in NES games at a used game store in Seattle, Washington. On August 6, Pink Gorilla Games tweeted a picture of the cartridge and “Just traded in! Not joking.” We followed up for the full story from the buyer and Pink Gorilla Games Owner, Cody Spencer: “The guy came in not knowing at all what the cartridge was worth. He was pretty blown away with the offer. I made sure to explain to him what the item typically sells for and what we would offer him and why… The seller had no idea what it was nor where he got it. It sounds like he collected NES games a little bit when collecting NES games had yet to grow in popularity.” Read the full article…

Take-Two Addresses Investigation Into Borderlands 3 Streamer Leaks

This morning the hashtag #BoycottBorderlands3 began trending on Twitter. The hashtag was created in response to a video published by Borderlands YouTuber SupMatto who claimed he was the target of an investigation by Take-Two Interactive over Borderlands 3 leaks. IGN has learned that 2K Games and Take-Two, the parent company of 2K as well as Rockstar and Private Division, have indeed been investigating SupMatto’s Borderlands 3 videos as part of a wider investigation into ongoing Borderlands 3 leaks. (2K serves as publisher on Borderlands 3, which is being developed by Texas-based video game studio Gearbox Software.) Read the full article…