Nintendo confirms cloud saves and NES launch titles for Switch online service

Nintendo has given some new details on its long-in-gestation online service for the Switch. The service, officially called Nintendo Switch Online, will go live this September costing $3.99 a month, with the price for three months set at $7.99 and one year for $19.99. There’s also a $34.99 option for a family plan that works across up to eight accounts. The service lets you play games like Splatoon 2, Arms, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe online, which has previously been free. Features like voice chat will continue to be offered through a smartphone app. Nintendo has confirmed that cloud backup for save data will also form part of the service, a long-requested feature for Nintendo consoles. Other than maintaining the ability to play existing… Read the full article…

Become a project management pro with this bundle

Some people just know how to get things done. If you want to be one of those people who knows how to get the most out of others, you need to pick up the Essential Project Management Certification Training Bundle. You can get it on sale now for 96% off the retail price! Dive into the 5 in-depth courses of the Essential Project Management Certification Training Bundle and you’ll quickly find everything you need to prove your skills as a project manager. This bundle will provide you with nearly 50 hours of professionally-taught information about project management. It’s built to prepare you to manage your way to success regardless of your field, and will make sure you’re ready to prove your skills with industry-recognised certification exams. The Essential Project Management Certification Training Bundle is valued at $1,800 but you can save a whopping 96% off the retail price right now. Read the full article…

Valve Tries Its Hand at Battle Royale with Dota 2’s The Underhollow

Dota 2’s International 2018 Battle Pass is here, bringing with it an all-new Battle Royale inspired game mode. The Underhollow is a brand new game mode available to owners of the International 2018 Battle Pass that’ll be available sometime soon. Since the mode is tied to the Battle Pass, it’s likely it’ll only be playable so long as the Battle Pass is active, much like the two-part Siltbreaker campaign that came with last year’s Battle Pass. Read the full article…

Design Trend: Dark & Moody Designs

Good design can really get you in the mood. Today, we’ve got a collection of dark and moody website designs that will help inspire you to create a distinct atmosphere in your design work. While most dark collections have a bit of a “downer” vibe, not all of these designs have that feel (although color has a lot to do with how you feel when you look at them). This showcase is more than a gallery, we hope it inspires you to create a dark, moody design of your own. Dark Colors What’s important to consider that dark doesn’t always mean black. A dark color palette immediately sets a certain tone for a design. What’s important to consider that dark doesn’t always mean black. It’s often colors that are toned (addition of black) or shaded (addition of gray). Examining the design above for Hooligan, the overall mood is a little Read the full article…

Pokémon Go Fest is coming back to Chicago this summer

Last year’s Pokémon Go Fest in Chicago didn’t exactly go smoothly, but that isn’t stopping developer Niantic from trying again. Today the studio announced a summer tour for 2018, that will feature three stops across Germany, Japan, and the US, including a return visit in Chicago. According to Niantic, “each event will include unique ways for players around the world to create adventures of their own and complete challenges together.” Things kick off with a free event at Westfalenpark in Dortmund, which starts on June 30th and will run through July 1st. Then, on July 14–15th, the tour shifts to Lincoln Park in Chicago. (Last year’s disastrous Chicago festival took place in Grant Park.) The American event will be centered around a 1.8… Read the full article…

Adobe to drop Creative Cloud price to $5 for K-12 schools

Adobe has reinforced its commitment to K-12 schools with a new Creative Cloud offer. As of May 15, 2018, the full suite of Adobe Creative Cloud apps will be available to US primary and secondary schools via its authorised Adobe reseller for $4.99 per user license, per year.  The subscription gives students their very own license and sign-in, providing access both at school and home. Terms include a minimum purchase quantity of 500 licenses for a single school, or 2,500 licenses for a school district.  The offer follows Adobe’s announcement in January to provide access to Spark for Education, a set of storytelling apps with premium features and additional capabilities for K-12 and higher education institutions, free of charge.  In this blog post, Sharif Karmally, senior product marketing manager at Creative Cloud for education comments: “We are on an exciting journey, collaborating with educators to empower the next generation to Read the full article…

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombies Mode Possibly Outed by E3 Coliseum

It seems the official E3 Twitter account has possibly outed Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s Zombies mode ahead of its official reveal. “What’s lurking around the corner of @Treyarch’s next Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombies experience?,” the tweet reads. “Come hear the history of Call of Duty Zombies from the creators themselves at #E3Coliseum! Get your gamer pass today and be there. Purchase at http://e3expo.com  #E32018.” Read the full article…

New CSS Features That Are Changing Web Design

New CSS Features That Are Changing Web Design New CSS Features That Are Changing Web Design Zell Liew 2018-05-07T12:30:10+02:002018-05-07T10:54:58+00:00 There was a time when web design got monotonous. Designers and developers built the same kinds of websites over and over again, so much so that we were mocked by people in our own industry for creating only two kinds of websites: which one of the two possible websites are you currently designing? pic.twitter.com/ZD0uRGTqqm — Jon Gold (@jongold) February 2, 2016 Is this the limit of what our “creative” minds can achieve? This thought sent an incontrollable pang of sadness into my heart. I don’t want to admit it, but maybe that was the best we could accomplish back then. Maybe we didn’t have suitable tools to make creative designs. The demands of the web were evolving quickly, but we were stuck with ancient techniques like floats and tables. Today, the Read the full article…

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Nvidia shuts down maligned GeForce Partner Program

At the beginning of March, Nvidia presented a new GeForce Partner Program (GPP) initiative, which claimed to “help gamers know what they are buying,” but basically amounted to Nvidia strong-arming hardware partners and resellers into aligning their gaming brands exclusively with GeForce gear. A mere two months of widespread discontent later, Nvidia is now pulling the plug on the Partner Program, as first reported by AnandTech. Nvidia’s original plan was to incent companies manufacturing its graphics cards or assembling PCs with Nvidia hardware to participate in the GPP by giving them free promotion and “early access to [its] latest innovations.” Though claiming to provide greater transparency for the user, Nvidia never did disclose the… Read the full article…

Fortnite is the biggest game on the planet right now because it’s a living, breathing world

When Epic Games revealed the big surprise of Fortnite’s fourth season earlier this week, fans could both see it coming and retain that giddy kid-on-Christmas-morning feeling. The developer planned the reveal for months: a meteor in the sky hovered over the game’s map since January, and on Tuesday it crashed into the world of Fortnite to create a massive crater with gravity-defying extraterrestrial power-ups scattered about. In addition to the meteor crash, Epic transformed its map in subtle but powerful ways, adding new structures, secret underground lairs, and other goodies in service to its new superhero theme. Most players expected something to this effect, and yet the Fortnite community has been effusive in its praise for how the… Read the full article…

Egypt: Scans Reveals No Hidden Rooms in King Tut’s Tomb

The latest scans of King Tutankhamun’s burial chamber have put to bed notions of any hidden rooms or corridors. AP News reports an Italian team used ground-penetrating radar and discovered no evidence of the suspected hidden man-made walls within the chamber. The results were shared at the fourth International Tutankhamun Conference in Cairo by the Polytechnic University of Turin’s Francesco Porcelli who explained the team’s work “shows in a conclusive manner that there are no hidden chambers, no corridors adjacent to Tutankhamun’s tomb”. The rumours of hidden rooms surfaced in 2015 when British Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves thought queen Nefertiti’s tomb might be hidden on the other side of a painting after high-definition laser scans were performed. Read the full article…