USA vs Korea Made Me Believe In Overwatch Esports

Watching the USA play South Korea live at the Overwatch World Cup yesterday made me believe in Overwatch esports. I think many people, myself included, are skeptical about the incredibly popular FPS’s competitive future. It’s been a hard game to spectate, to the point where Blizzard has openly admitted it and announced they are making changes to help Overwatch esports easier to follow. New camera angles, including an overhead “gameboard” style view, can help clarify what’s going on, but the truly game changing improvement is team jerseys. Each team now has custom colors that stick with them, changing the look of both heroes and every ability effect to make it clearer who is using what. Read the full article…

How Blizzard Made the Perfect AI Cameraman for Overwatch League

As a huge Overwatch fan who didn’t really care about watching the game competitively, Blizzard’s esports spectator improvements are incredible. Watch the video above to see what Blizzard has to say about the changes. Instead of burying their heads in the sand and pretending Overwatch didn’t have spectator problems, Blizzard has proactively started fixing them. Team uniforms and colors are the most obvious and effective, but an improved AI camera and impressive instant replay functionality certainly help as well. The difference is night and day, and I didn’t think something as simple as color-coded skins and abilities could make such a difference. But the increased clarity has had an immediate impact on how engaged I am in watching a match. Read the full article…

T?i gane Hack Temple Run 2 cho Android, iOS mi?n phí

Temple Run 2 hack cho Android là t?a game truy tìm báu v?t ??n gi?n nh?ng không kém ph?n h?p d?n, ???c cung c?p mi?n phí cho các thi?t b? di ??ng. Trong Hack Temple Run 2, ng??i ch?i có th? ?i?u h??ng qua nh?ng vách núi hi?m tr?, ???ng ?i ngo?n nghèo, m? ?á và r?ng núi hoang vu… ?? tr?n thoát kh?i nh?ng k? truy ?u?i ?áng ghét. Ch?c h?n trong chúng ta ch?ng còn ai xa l? gì v?i t?a game temple run l?ng l?y c?a Imangi Studios. Sau thành công c?a Temple Run, nhà s?n game n?i ti?ng này ti?p t?c cho ra m?t phiên b?n ti?p theo c?a seri game này mang tên Temple Run 2 và không l?y gì làm l? khi ngay sau khi ra m?t t?a game này ?ã và ?ang n?i lên nh? m?t hi?n t??ng trên th? tr??ng game mobile Read the full article…

Issue 15 – Sketching for UX

ARTICLES Sketching for UXChris Spalton talks about the benefits of sketching interfaces. What New Coke Can Teach Us About User Research And DesignUser research missteps to avoid. Leading Design ConferenceMatthew Godfrey shares his notes from the Leading Design conference. RESOURCES Color FontsColor fonts can include color, transparency or texture information, something that was not possible before. JOBS Happy Cog – REMOTE digital design consultancyDesign Lead Weebly – Website builder in NYCSenior Product Manager HireAHelper – Moving as a service company in Oceanside, CADirector of Product Foodora – Food delivery service in BerlinSenior Product Designer ThoughtSpot – Business intelligence company in Palo Alto, CASenior Product Designer BlueVine – Small business funding company in Redwood City, CALead Product Designer Issue 15 – Sketching for UX was originally published in ProductDesignerDaily on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. Read the full article…

StarCraft II is going free-to-play on November 14th

StarCraft II is going free-to-play starting on November 14th, Blizzard announced during its annual BlizzCon conference. The new free version of the game will offer access to the Wings of Liberty single-player campaign, along with every co-op commander up through level five. Blizzard is also making the game’s online ranked competitive multiplayer available for free with access to units from all three StarCraft II releases — although players will have to unlock that mode first by achieving 10 “First Wins of the Day” in unranked games or against the computer, something Blizzard says it’s doing to “preserve the quality and integrity of the ranked experience.” StarCraft 2 is going Free to Play!Campaign: Wings of Liberty FreeCommanders: Free… Read the full article…

The best Adobe deals for November 2017

Adobe’s Creative Cloud subscription packages continue to divide designers – they offer great flexibility, regular updates and the latest app updates, but they do cost more for long-term users than outright purchasing used to. If you use more than one app (which you almost certainly will), you’ll find yourself paying at least $600/£600 per year to use the Creative Cloud package.   Special Creative Bloq November deal: We’ve teamed up with Adobe to offer Creative Bloq readers a special 15% discount on Creative Cloud membership. Instead of paying the usual $49.94/£49.94 every month, you’ll pay just US$42.49/£42.49 per month for the first year. So if you’ve been debating whether to sign up, now’s your chance to get hands-on with Adobe’s stellar suite of world-class design tools – and save some cash in the process.The offer is valid from now until 27 November 2017, and includes Adobe’s entire suite of desktop Read the full article…

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The Biggest Disappointments of BlizzCon 2017

While BlizzCon’s opening ceremony had a whole bunch of exciting announcements, there were also a few disappointments along the way. Some things we were hoping for or expecting didn’t show, and even some stuff we knew wasn’t coming still stung. Here are the four biggest disappointments of the show: While the free-to-play reveal was exciting, Starcraft 2 otherwise had a very slow year. Apart from a little bit of co-op content that we heard next to nothing about, we didn’t see anything new. Read the full article…

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Blizzard Easter Eggs in the New Overwatch Map

Greetings fellow Heroes! Blizzard just released the trailer for a new Overwatch map coming soon called Blizzard World. It’s a Blizzard-themed amusement park that doubles as a museum chock-full of cool references. Though the trailer is relatively quick, we see a ton of Easter eggs and cool nods to all of Blizzard’s franchises. Let’s run through all the different references we can find: Right off the bat we get a look at a section themed around the World of Warcraft Alliance city of Stormwind, and the Stormwind heroes – these massive statues that flank the bridge leading into the city. These are the Alliance heroes that traveled through the dark portal into Draenor to seal a rift and were memorialized in stone. On the left you can spot Kurdran Wildhammer, Thane of the Aerie Peak, Archmage Khadgar, and General Turalyon, the leader of the expedition, in the background under the Read the full article…

Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back Review

Out of all the various platformer mascots that could have been picked for a modern revival, Bubsy couldn’t have been high on most people’s lists. After all, the 1993 original was mostly notorious for bizarre, meandering level design, and a multitude of cheap deaths. But somewhere, somehow, someone thought bringing back Bubsy in an all-new sidescrolling platformer was a good idea. Oh, how wrong they were. The aggressively mediocre Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back follows everyone’s least favorite loud-mouthed bobcat on a bog-standard side-scrolling, platform-hopping quest to protect Earth’s yarn from alien invaders. He’s armed with his old slow-falling glide move from previous games, but also a few new tricks: he can scale certain walls with his claws and execute a pounce to destroy barriers and attack enemies. That’s fairly useful… when it actually works, which is roughly half of the time. The other half it actually jumps over what Read the full article…

Old Glorious House Escape is the latest point and click escape game created by aVmGames.com.

Old Glorious House Escape Old Glorious House Escape is the latest point and click escape game created by aVmGames.com. Assume in this game you had just received your diploma and your parents decided to surprise you with a journey to the breathtaking London because you had always wanted to go there but couldn’t save enough money to afford it. On the day of the arrival the weather was rainy so when you arrived your first way led you to the hotel instead of the museums and ancient buildings. When you arrived you felt a bit tired caused by the long flying so you took a little nap. Waking up from the sound sleep you realized you run out of snacks and the shops were going to close in an hour. You put on your shoes and were ready to leave but found the entrance locked. Find hidden objects and solve Read the full article…

Dash for Beginners [Udemy Free Course]

Playing and programming with Dash robot. With captions. Suitable for getting first educational robotics experience. Discount?—?Free Lectures?—?39 Lectures Skill Level –Beginner Level Language?—?English Published –11/2017 Take this course! Course Includes Controlling Dash with Go and Path apps Programming Dash with Wonder and Blockly apps Creating music with xylophone and Xylo app Creating your own games for Dash Controlling and programming launcher with Wonder and Blockly apps Take this course! What Will I learn? ? 1.5 hours on-demand video ? Full lifetime access ? Access on mobile and TV ? Certificate of Completion Requirements ? Dash robot ? Tablet ? Internet connection ? Free floor space, at least 1,5*1,5 m2 ? Recommended: the robot Dot, extra accessories xylophone and launcher ? Recommended: LEGO bricks, glue, scissors, paper, different toys Who is the target audience? ? Beginners of all ages without previous robotics experience ? Robotics enthusiast without previous experience with Dash Take this course! Note: If the coupon doesn’’t work for you, please let us know and Read the full article…

Diary of a self-employed UX writer: Week 4

A month in already! That went fast! I’m still really enjoying my newly created role and I’m still learning and constantly pushing myself to try new approaches and think differently. I’m more critical of my own work now and I’m thinking ten moves ahead again. I’ve found my rhythm. I started writing my book this week and surprisingly the first few thousand words just rolled off the keyboard.So far, it’s been really easy! I suspect that’s because I currently writing the section that covers my story so I’m technically just transcribing content that already exists. Ask me again how I feel once I reach the part where I need to do actual research. More new opportunities this week- the latest one has got me really excited and will crop up in 4–7 weeks from now and I get to do something I haven’t done since I was first published at the ripe Read the full article…

The Gamepad Moto Mod is a good idea in search of games

Motorola’s Moto Mod ecosystem has been building out for a while, and the Moto Gamepad seems like it’s the most obvious extension of that system. It’s a controller case that tries to make the argument that it can turn your phone into a full portable gaming console, like the Switch. It costs $79.99, which is a bit pricey, given that there are numerous Bluetooth controllers that work with Android available for far less (including Sony’s excellent DualShock 4). However, the Gamepad does offer some extra conveniences like an integrated battery and a direct, lag-free connection to your phone, which might be enough to justify the extra cost. The hardware for the Gamepad is excellent The hardware for the Gamepad is excellent. Like most of the… Read the full article…

How to colour-match your print projects

Most designers have experienced issues with getting colours in print to match what’s on our screens at some point. After picking the colours in your designs carefully, maybe considering colour theory to influence your colour palette choices, if things don’t turn out as expected it can be confusing and frustrating trying to troubleshoot the problem. Thankfully there are a few simple steps you can take to improve your colour matching, thereby reducing the amount of proofing you need to do and embarrassing delays to delivering print to clients. What is colour matching? Colour matching is the process in which you make efforts to ensure that the colours you see on your screen are accurately recreated when your design is printed. The idea is to ensure that particular colours on screen print with the same hue, saturation and brightness, allowing you to make accurate decisions within your design work. Following these Read the full article…

Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer v1.6 released

Serif has launched the latest versions of its award-winning professional desktop apps, photo editing tool Affinity Photo and vector design app Affinity Designer. Version 1.6 sees a big performance boost across both apps and the option of a light UI among its headline updates. New features also include brush stabilisation and enhanced document handling. (Scroll down for the full list of updates.) Free bundles New buyers and existing owners of Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer can also claim a bundle of free creativity-boosting content, including high-res textures, brushes, overlays, icons, buttons and more. Affinity Photo comes with around £105-worth of extras, while Affinity Designer comes with around £60-worth. This offer closes on 16 November, so you’ll need to move quickly to get the free bundles. Simply follow the prompts in the app to claim the extra goodies. Unlike with Adobe software, there’s no subscription needed for Serif’s Affinity apps. They’re Read the full article…

Best Websites to Find Design Freebies: The Ultimate Collection

You’re reading Best Websites to Find Design Freebies: The Ultimate Collection, originally posted on Designmodo. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! Design freebies can save you time recreating assets from scratch. If you search hard enough you can find everything from icon sets to UI kits and free stock photos too. Over the years freebie sites have come & gone. The best have risen to the top and that’s what I’m covering in this post. I’ve organized the […] Read the full article…

Call of Duty: WW2 Review in Progress

While my personal custom is to skip a Call of Duty campaign and jump straight into the multiplayer, this year I was happy to start Call of Duty: WW2 with this very personal-feeling war story. The campaign, which follows Private “Red” Daniels through pivotal moments like D-Day (of course) and the liberation of Paris, is a great primer that shows how well Call of Duty’s combat adjusts back into a historical setting for the first time since 2008’s World at War, and, more importantly, tells a good story with some fun action movie-style spectacle. Over the short (or average, for this series) five- to six-hour campaign, I slowly but surely found empathy for Daniels and his squad. The story is built mostly through excellently animated cutscenes or in narration after missions – the standard Call of Duty fare. I appreciate that while Daniels and his squad fought the obvious Nazi Read the full article…

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