Navigation psychology principles

Scrolling gesture has become very natural for people today. Studies show that 66% of attention on a normal media page is spent below the fold: users expect incoming content and know where to look at. Knowing that, navigation becomes a main part of your product and your strategy: all your choices matter and affect user experience. Scrolling and reward If you’re using social medias like Facebook, Instagram or Twitter you know how it works. Scrolling is a huge part of the experience. It always gives you content, make you feel there is always a ton of things to discover, a ton of articles to read, and posts to like. This navigation is especially effective on mobile device: one scroll with your finger make appear more content on a smartphone than on a desktop screen. Scrolling is part of the adventure, like diving in an endless ocean. We want you to never stop Read the full article…

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite isn’t the same without arcade-era pixel art

In 1996, near the end of the Golden Age of arcade fighting games, Capcom released X-Men vs Street Fighter. Featuring 17 characters taken from both the Street Fighter and X-Men universe, the game was like a schoolyard argument come to life: “Who would win in a fight, Akuma or Wolverine?” The Street Fighter formula was tweaked to include tag-team character battles, super jumps, over-the-top full-screen effects and super moves, and ridiculously drawn-out combos both on the ground and in the air. If you liked your Street Fighter turned up to eleven, this was your jam. The game was bright, loud, and frantic, like a cartoon come to life. That was appropriate, as the X-Men characters were modeled after the animated series, right down to the voice actors used for the game. The sprites were large (for the time), colorful and well drawn, and beautifully animated, bringing the two worlds together Read the full article…

Microsoft opens standard Xbox One X preorders worldwide

Microsoft today announced worldwide preorder availability for the standard version of its new Xbox One X console. The device, first unveiled back at E3 in June, has only been available up until now as the Project Scorpio special edition, preorders for which promptly sold out when Microsoft began selling them during the Gamescom conference last month. Now, the company says preoreders for the standard black Xbox One X will be available at local retailers around the world, as well as through its own website and the Microsoft Store. The console will retail for $499 in the US with 1TB of storage, and it starts shipping worldwide starting November 7th. With preorders more widely available now, Microsoft is also taking the opportunity to… Read the full article…

YouTube opens up Twitch-style subscriptions to more creators

YouTube is expanding Sponsorships, its relatively new service that lets viewers pay creators a monthly subscription fee in exchange for exclusive perks. The program, which existed only in beta prior to today, will now be available to any channel in the YouTube Gaming mobile app, a Twitch competitor that encourages gaming personalities to live-stream their play sessions and post edited recordings of gameplay footage. Sponsorships will also be available for non-gaming channels across all of YouTube in a limited beta testing phase starting today. YouTube says Sponsorships will replace the rarely used paid channels feature the company launched all the way back in 2013. “This service offered monthly subscriptions for some channels, but with… Read the full article…

How Sketch update changes everything

On 6 April 2017, Bohemian Coding released an update to its popular graphic design tool, Sketch. Designers around the world hailed Sketch version 43 as a game-changer for the design tool industry.  But the launch passed without the massive fanfare you’d expect for something so big, leaving most designers wondering what had actually changed and why it was so significant. So let’s explore the changes that were introduced to see if Sketch 43 really is the game-changer it claims to be. 01. Revised file format Sketch was built with an open-sourced API that allowed a community to build plugins and tools to make it even better (as our 23 top Sketch plugins post shows) – one of the things that set it apart from Photoshop. Now at the top of the release documentation for Sketch 43 are three words: ‘Revised File Format’. But what does this mean, and why is this Read the full article…

Design Websites with a Goal in Mind

You’re reading Design Websites with a Goal in Mind, originally posted on Designmodo. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Designing an eye-catching website that looks good is great. However, it must do more than look good. Compare a business website to the first thirty seconds meeting someone in person. That’s when their initial impression of you is formed. Your website may get even less time unless, as an interface, it communicates function with these […] Read the full article…

See Halo Wars 2’s Expansion Running in 4K on Xbox One X

Halo Wars 2 looked and ran just fine on the standard Xbox One or Xbox One S, but the top-down real-time strategy game is a natural choice to benefit from the added power and resolution of the Xbox One X. We had a chance to sit down with the upcoming expansion pack, Awakening the Nightmare (out next week). Take a look at the video above for our full playthrough of the expansion’s entire first mission, played on an Xbox One X running at 4K resolution. And if you’re unfamiliar with Halo Wars 2, take a look at our review of the game below. Read the full article…

Shadow of War: See the Worst that Mordor Has to Offer

Middle-earth: Shadow of War is fast approaching, and we got the opportunity to delve into the heart of Mordor to see what the late-game experience was like, taking the fight directly to Sauron. In our demo, we tangled with a mighty Balrog, assaulted a level 300 fortress, and found ourselves surrounded by a host of powerful Warchiefs. We’ve got a couple of gameplay clips for you. Above, check out our fight against Tar Goroth the Balrog. Below, watch us go on a suicide mission against six different Warchiefs at the same time. Finally, you can watch us successfully take out the commander of a powerful fortress right in the heart of Mordor. Look for more videos as Middle-earth: Shadow of War hits on October 10th, and if you missed it, be sure to check out our huge IGN First preview coverage right here. Read the full article…

Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer DLC Gets Release Date

Final Fantasy XV’s upcoming multiplayer expansion, Comrades, will be released on October 31, Square Enix announced at Tokyo Game Show 2017. In Comrades, players will be able to create their own character and take on quests with up to three friends online. By equipping royal sigils, players will be granted special powers from the Lucian bloodline as they strategize and form a balanced team to take on the challenges that await. As a survivor from Kingsglaive, it’s your mission to discover more about the disappearance of Noctis, following the events of Chapter 13 in Final Fantasy XV’s main story. You’ll be able to take on various multiplayer quests, as well as single-player mission to improve your characters. Read the full article…

NBA 2K18 Review

NBA 2K18 can be compared to an NBA superstar entering his final years in the league: it’s confident and willing to take risks because it already knows it has a spot in the Hall of Fame. The legacy of NBA 2K18 – that is, its gameplay and presentation – are in a great place, and so while not every risk taken with MyGM and MyCareer pays off, it’s still a game that’s worth coming back to all year long. On the court, NBA 2K18 has done something genuinely impressive in making each player handle differently. You have to think about dribble drives before going for them, and knowledge of the real-life players’ skills is rewarded. Guys like Jimmy Butler are living at the foul line, as they should, while someone like Tyler Johnson does not get the same calls. Overall, you have to really read the defense and react while Read the full article…

Startups: Real Life Games

Startups can be many things. Besides the dictionary definition, there aren’t two entrepreneurs to define a startup in the same way. For some, it may feel like being a student: you never stop learning (or playing). For others, it may feel like an all-day job: it starts because you have to put food on the table. No matter the reason why a startup is born, almost every time it transforms into a real-life game. As entrepreneurs, we’re so aware of the gamification technique: We want to keep our users addicted to the products and services we create, but we also get addicted to our own startup. It consumes us, just like games make us stay in front of the screen for many hours in a row and not even go to pee. But never once does it feel like “work” or something you had to do. At some point, the reason that Read the full article…

AR WARS: The Last iPhone

AR is going mainstream via an update on iPhone today, but the recently announced iPhone X could be The Last iPhone. Article written by Micah Blumberg for VRMA Virtual Reality Media http://vrma.io + http://vrma.work + Silicon Valley Global News. Join the Silicon Valley Global Network on Facebook via this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/109971182359978/ All the iPhones currently on sale in the Apple store will do amazing Augmented Reality starting TODAY! All of them. The whole line up. ARkit apps are amazing! So think what you want. AR is mainstream in 2018 SFVR360.com is for monthly events. I recently had my breath taken away from me from seeing a skeleton on Apple’s ARkit at the recent SFVR360 event that I co-hosted. The skeleton was created by Matt Hassel’s group at TripointLab https://www.tripointlab.com/ it is mind blowing how good ARkit is because objects stay fixed in Space. https://medium.com/media/64c90ae7cb5212a13af1cb5d0aab6fc2/href Even Ellen is excited about the new technology coming out Read the full article…

Apple starts rolling out iOS 11 for all users

In line with plans announced last week at the Apple event introducing iPhone X and other products, the company today began to roll out iOS 11 to iPhone and iPad users. Developers and members of the public have participated in public betas of the operating system since June, but Apple is now making iOS 11 available to all compatible iPads and iPhones. As Apple begins requiring that apps be compatible with 64-bit processors, most phones or tablets released in recent years will get the update — with the exception of the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c, as well as the fourth-gen iPad, all released in 2013 or earlier. Above: iOS 11 compatible devices The launch of iOS 11 was announced last week at the first-ever event held at the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California. The iPhone X, iPhone 8, and 8 Plus all made debuts at the Read the full article…

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How New Font Technologies Will Improve The Web

    Words are the primary component of content for the web. However, until a short while ago, all we had at our disposal were but a few system fonts. Adding to that, those system typefaces weren’t necessarily coherent from operating system to operating system (OS). Fortunately, Windows, macOS and Linux made up font-wise, and since then, all modern fonts have been compatible across those OS’. There’s no question, the future of web typography looks promising. The post How New Font Technologies Will Improve The Web appeared first on Smashing Magazine. Read the full article…