Use Case For Augmented Reality In Design

Use Case For Augmented Reality In Design Use Case For Augmented Reality In Design Suzanne Scacca 2018-11-14T14:00:49+01:002018-11-15T09:19:51+00:00 Augmented reality has been on marketers’ minds for years now — and there’s a good reason for it. Augmented reality (or AR) is a technology that layers computer-generated images on top of the real world. With the pervasiveness of the mobile device around the globe, the majority of consumers have instant access to AR-friendly devices. All they need is a smartphone connected to the Internet, a high-resolution screen, and a camera viewfinder. It’s then up to you as a marketer or developer to create digital animations to superimpose on top of their world. This reality-bending technology is consistently named as one of the hot development and design trends of the year. But how many businesses and marketers are actually making use of it? As with other cutting-edge technologies, many have been reluctant to Read the full article…

Pacific Northwest-made indie video game ‘Celeste’ picks up long shot Game of the Year nomination

Celeste splash screen. (Matt Makes Games Image) The Vancouver, B.C.-made indie game Celeste picked up a surprise Game of the Year nomination as the annual Game Awards announced their nominations Tuesday. It’s the only independently-produced game in the category, up against five multi-million-dollar blockbusters from major studios. This puts Celeste up against Spider-Man (2018), Red Dead Redemption 2, Monster Hunter World, God of War (2018), and Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey for the award. Celeste making it this far makes it a dark horse contender by default. Celeste also picked up Game Award nominations for Best Score (by Seattle-based composer Lena Raine), Best Independent Game, and “Games for Impact,” a category that honors games that, in the words of last year’s presenter Andrew House, “don’t just entertain us, but also inspire us.” Celeste is a retro-styled game from Noel Berry (creator of the terminally-delayed Skytorn) and Matt Thorson (director of 2013’s TowerFall), who created Read the full article…

Amazon Music is now available on Xbox One consoles

Microsoft’s November update for Xbox One consoles brings a plethora of new capabilities and changes, including the ability to directly stream from Amazon Music. The app is available for Xbox One users today for customers based in the United States, according to a press release. More countries are expected to be added “soon,” but there isn’t a firm launch date just yet. Amazon Music joins Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and YouTube as apps that people can use to stream music. Amazon Prime members can use the new Xbox One app to stream from their library at no additional cost, according to Microsoft. The app is available in the Xbox Store now. Read the full article…

The Verge holiday 2018 gaming guide

The end of the year is busy for a lot of reasons, but it’s especially busy if you’re a fan of video games. With the impending holiday shopping rush, it’s the best chance for developers and publishers to get their games in front of a potentially huge audience of shoppers. This means that from September on, it can feel like a constant deluge of new game releases. 2018 is no different. Things started out strong with a slick new version of Spider-Man for the PlayStation 4, and the momentum has only continued. Huge franchises like Pokémon, Fallout, and Red Dead Redemption are making a return, while indie games like Donut County and Return of the Obra Dinn are offering brand-new interactive experiences. In December, the year will be capped… Read the full article…

iPad Pro (2018) review

The iPad Pro 11-inch is a device that Apple has designed to offer creative users freedom. To allow architects the chance to show their complex ideas without needing to wrestle a cumbersome laptop around. To give digital illustrators a powerful sketchbook on the go, movie makers a screen that can display true colour or photographers the portable studio they’ve been craving. It’s an ultra-thin tablet fighting against the most powerful laptops on the market – and it’s giving as good as it gets. iPad Pro (2018): price Let’s not hide it: the iPad Pro is a very expensive machine, especially when it doesn’t offer a desktop-class experience. The base price of £769 isn’t terrible, but you’ll be spending another £300 for the necessary keyboard and Pencil, and you’ll probably want the LTE version you’ll be adding another £150 to the cost – so for the base 64GB storage size you’re Read the full article…

15 top online coding courses

Online coding courses provide a way to learn from the comfort of your own home and in your own time. With them, you can also tailor your learning to the areas you’re interested in, and choose courses that match your current level of knowledge.  Want to tackle CSS animation? Discover the secrets of parallax scrolling? Build the perfect website layout?  There’s an online coding course out there for you.  Many accessible educational tools have popped up in recent years, all of which make learning new web design and development skills more straightforward. The daunting task is finding one that’s right for you and your learning style. Looking for something more formal? Take a look at our roundup of the best coding bootcamps. We’ve tested and reviewed some of the most popular schools around, to give you a better understanding of the pros and cons of each. Here’s our list of the Read the full article…

Certain Telltale Games Have Been Removed From Steam As The Developer Prepares to Shut Down Completely

Certain Telltale games have been removed from Steam as the troubled company is in the process of completely shutting down and liquidating its assets. As reported by GameDaily.biz, Telltale Games is working with Sherwood Partners to help it through its complete shut down. In a process similar to bankruptcy, Telltale is currently going through assignment proceedings where “they were able to find someone to give them enough money for assets to pay any creditors or they had the money on the hand.” These assets include “physical goods, trademarks, copyrights, software, and source code.” Read the full article…