What Is Adobe After Effects (And What Is It Used For?)

Adobe After Effects is a video and animation-based tool that’s used to add elements to moving pictures and animations. Most designers use it to create titles, intros, and transition between clips for more seamless video production. After Effects is part of the Adobe Creative Suite of products and is included in cloud plans. Full suite users already have access to this tool, or you can get it on its own if that’s all you need. As with other Adobe tools, the great thing about using this set of tools is that functions and interacts have a look and feel that you are probably already used to, making it easier to learn on the fly. Here’ a look at Adobe After Effects, what it is, and how to know if you should use it for projects. What Is After Effects? After Effects is a tool that’s used to create animation and Read the full article…

A Short Hike is one part Animal Crossing and one part Breath of the Wild

Adam Robinson-Yu 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. Claire is on a camping trip with her Aunt May, but she’s also waiting for an important call. Unfortunately, the only reception in the park is at the top of the island’s giant mountain. Claire’s trek up the mountain is the core of the game A Short Hike, and how you get her to the top is pretty open ended. You could go straight up the path to the top of the mountain — but then you’d be missing out on the point of the game. A Short Hike feels like what you would get if you turned Animal Crossing into an adventure game like Read the full article…

Beyond a Steel Sky Returns to Adventure Gaming’s Classic Cyberpunk City

The barren, terrifying wastes of devastated Australia are the home for one of the most notable nostalgia-powered trips of recent history: 2015’s Mad Mad: Fury Road. Picking up the legacy of a series thought finished decades ago, original director George Miller blended old-school physical filmmaking with modern techniques to create one of the decade’s most memorable blockbusters. But Mad Max isn’t the only Australian dystopia that lay dormant for years in wait of revival. Beneath a Steel Sky, released in 1994, is a cult favourite adventure game. Fans have hoped and dreamed of a second game for over two decades. And now, in 2019, the original developers have created a sequel – Beyond a Steel Sky – by combining old-school adventure game design with modern techniques. Read the full article…

Rare Pokemon Center Merchandise From the World Championships 2019

While the Pokemon World Championships are a place for hundreds of players to compete across the globe for over $500,000 in prizes, it’s also known for offering an exclusive line of rare Pokemon merchandise that can only be purchased at this event. The merchandise is always themed after the city hosting the competition, so given this year it’s in Washington, D.C. the theme is all about museums. That’s why Pikachu, Piplup and the gang are decked out in explorer’s gear — so they can find rare artifacts and Fossil Pokemon bones and bring them back to be put on display. Check out all of the DC-themed merch below along with the rest of the Pokemon Center wares by flipping through the slideshow gallery below. Read the full article…