10 UX Phrases and Terms to Know Right Now

It seems like the world of the web – and web design – is changing every few days. Trends, new techniques and users who demand more are driving this change. And we all have to stay on top of it to remain relevant. Today, we are going to look at 10 phrases that you need to add to your vocabulary right now. Each of these words or phrases relates to user experience, and in essence are part of the design process. Without further ado, let’s get started! Breadcrumbs Just as the fairy tale taught us, a trail of breadcrumbs can show you all the places you have been. Digital breadcrumbs do the very same thing. Breadcrumbs also help designers and developers create logical navigation. Breadcrumbs are a navigation trail that show users where they have been on your website. Breadcrumbs are a navigation trail that show users where they have Read the full article…

Nintendo Switch Online gets SNES games September 5, plus new SNES controllers

Nintendo Switch Online, the subscription-based online services component of Nintendo’s Switch console, will get SNES games starting on September 5 — yes, that’s right, the first games are available to play tomorrow. There are 20 games available initially, with more planned in the future. Alongside the new software, there’s also the new SNES system wireless controller for Switch, which charges via USB-C and retails for $29.99 directly from Nintendo. The launch lineup for the SNES portion of Nintendo Switch Online looks pretty promising, and includes highlight favorites like Star Fox, Breath of Fire, F-ZERO, Super Mario World and Super Metroid (you can see the full list below). We got a strong indication that this was happening earlier this month, thanks to an FCC filing that detailed the SNES controller hardware. Nintendo likewise released an NES controller alongside its launch of the Nintendo Online Service when it debuted last year. The Read the full article…

Acer announces a $14,000 gaming chair because why not

This isn’t a chair. This is a rig. It’s a throne. It’s a gaming monster. The Acer Predator Thronos Air Gaming Chair is a $13,999 device that has everything, including a massage function. The Predator Thronos Air is a massive steel structure that encases gamers in an immersive experience. There are three monitor mounts, an adjustable keyboard and mouse tray, a footrest and a complex cable management system to hide all wires connecting everything together. If that’s not enough, Acer has several available accessories like a cup holder, cameras and hubs. The only things missing are the gaming computer, monitors, keyboards and, well, you. This is Acer’s second gaming chair, and this one is half the price of the original. Announced at IFA 2018, the $30,000 Predator Thronos Gaming Chair packs even more goodies, including a powered recline mode to tilt the entire rig 140 degrees. This version requires a Read the full article…

Nintendo reveals a Switch edition for ‘Overwatch’ and a new fighter for ‘Smash Brothers Ultimate’

Nintendo made a number of big announcements Wednesday, including the next downloadable guest character for Super Smash Brothers Ultimate, the debut of a Switch edition for Blizzard’s megahit Overwatch, and more details about forthcoming games like Pokemon Sword & Shield, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Little Town Hero, and a remake of the notoriously untranslated Super Nintendo classic Trials of Mana. The two biggest announcements leaked a bit early, as is fairly typical these days, but there were still a couple of surprises in the lineup. The news aired via Nintendo Direct, which you can watch below. — Blizzard’s Overwatch is coming to the Switch on Oct. 15. Few details were revealed about the specifics, but the trailer offered “new ways to play.” Overwatch, a team-based shooter that stars its own lineup of original superheroes, was one of the best-selling games of 2017 and is still a big favorite among streamers, Read the full article…

Nintendo dominates game sales on Amazon as Switch popularity continues

(Nintendo Photo) Six of the top 10 best-selling games on Amazon in August were Nintendo Switch titles, according to a new report, an indication that the popularity of the smash hit console lives on more than two years after its release. The analysis from Thinknum Alternative Data found that in addition to Nintendo’s domination of the game charts, it also had the top-selling accessory: A Nintendo Switch screen protector. These figures fit with last month’s data from The NPD Group, which also reported that six of the top 10 best-selling games were Nintendo Switch exclusives. Additionally, Nintendo Switch was the top-selling console in July, per NPD. The six Nintendo Switch titles at the top of the charts in Thinknum’s analysis were: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Maker 2, Fire Emblem: Three Houses and Legend of Zelda Link’s Read the full article…

The seven biggest announcements from today’s Nintendo Direct

Photo: Nintendo Nintendo hosted yet another highly anticipated Direct presentation this evening, detailing new games for its Switch console, new details about high-profile upcoming titles, and some welcome new software add-ons to its Switch Online subscription service. With a slew of big titles arriving in the next two months, including a visually refreshed remake of The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and Luigi’s Mansion 3, on top of its new Switch Lite console, Nintendo is gearing for a busy fall. Here’s the biggest news announcements from today’s Direct. (There were a whole ton of other announcements we couldn’t fit in here, so be sure to check out the full list here.) The world needs heroes. The fight for the future arrives on Nintendo Switch… Read the full article…

Super Nintendo games are coming to the Switch tomorrow

It’s been almost a year since Nintendo launched its Switch Online service, and today the company announced the next big addition: access to SNES games, which will join the existing catalog of NES games already included with the service starting on September 5th. SNES games available at launch will include: Super Mario Kart Kirby’s Dream Course Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island F-Zero The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Super Mario World Star Fox Stunt Race FX Super Metroid Kirby’s Dream Land 3 Pilotwings Super Soccer Super Tennis Brawl Brothers Demon’s Crest Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics Super E.D.F. Earth Defense Force Super Puyo Puyo 2 Breath of Fire Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts Additionally, Nintendo promises that more games… Read the full article…

Fatal Fury’s Terry Bogard is coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

During today’s Nintendo Direct, the company revealed the next fighter joining the line-up for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate on the Switch: Terry Bogard from the classic SNK fighting series Fatal Fury. Terry joins a growing cast of characters for the fighting game. It all started with Persona 5’s Joker, who was followed up by the hero from Dragon Quest XI. N64 stars Banjo-Kazooie are also on the way — in fact, Nintendo revealed that Banjo will be available later today. Terry, meanwhile, is expected to launch in November. Okay! The Legendary Wolf himself from the Fatal Fury series, Terry Bogard, will be joining the Super #SmashBrosUltimate roster as DLC fighter 4. Look forward to his release this November. pic.twitter.com/lUntbo45Vj —… Read the full article…

Ikumi Nakamura Departs Ghostwire Tokyo Studio

Ikumi Nakamura, the creative director of Ghostwire Tokyo who became a fan favorite personality during E3 for her bubbly demeanor, has officially departed studio Tango Gameworks and publisher Bethesda/Zenimax. In a tweet posted Wednesday, Nakamura announced her decision to leave the studio. “After years as creative director & art director at Tango and Zenimax – I felt here is one of ends of the journeys,” Nakamura wrote. “I learned from the talented people I’ve worked with and I respect. Contact me if anyone wants to work with me!” Read the full article…

Cult Classic PS1 ‘Anti-RPG’ Moon Is Coming to the Nintendo Switch in English

Cult classic “anti-RPG” Moon is finally coming to North America. Onion Games announced that it will be bringing the PlayStation 1 RPG in English for the very first time to the Nintendo Switch later this year. Moon is a PlayStation 1 RPG first released in 1997 for Japan only. Developed by Love-de-Lic and published by ASCII Entertainment, Moon was originally slated to come to North America in 1997. Unfortunately, publisher ASCII US dropped plans to release Moon in the west, and the RPG became a cult classic. Moon’s premise was fairly ahead of its time. The RPG begins with a young boy in the real world playing an in-game RPG called “Moon.” He then gets sucked into this in-game version of “Moon” himself. He must then explore this mysterious RPG world and find a way back to the “real” world. This genre of fantasy is typically known in Japan as Read the full article…