Katie Tong

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How can we help women in STEM?

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics — fields dedicated to progress and creating a better future. Many scientists like to pretend that …

How to protect your game's code with fuzzing

Heads up, game programmers: if you aren't already fuzzing, you should be.<p>In 1988, professor Barton Miller at the University of Wisconsin developed a …

Step Inside Gaming Company Razer’s Largest Concept Store To Date

If you’re big on gaming, then you’re sure to know Razer, the high-end hardware company that makes gaming laptops, Xbox peripherals, sound bars and other such products for gamers.<p>Did you know that the California-based firm has concept stores in Asia? Perhaps not.<p>The firm opened its third such store …

There Will Never Be Another 'World of Warcraft'

The times are changing, and the legendary MMO struggles to change with them.<p>Ten years ago, James Taulbee and I stood before a locked gate in <i>World of Warcraft</i>'s Blackwing Lair, along with 38 other players of our guild, Risen. We've all just worked together to kill the big red dragon sprawling before …

WOW Teased On The iPad (video)

WOW, as in <i>World Of WarCraft</i>, fans may not have to wait too much longer to play a full blown version of the game on their iPads. Unlike a traditional …

World of Warcraft

Minecraft Tutorial Will Help Teach Students Computer Science

Craft some code.<p>Minecraft and Code.org are teaming up to bring a Minecraft-inspired coding tutorial to students and teachers as part of the annual …

Computer Science

Microsoft CEO: Why Minecraft is key to getting girls involved in computer science

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella welcomed a group of teachers to the company’s Redmond, Wash., campus on Monday morning, talking to them about the ways …

Minecraft's Coding Tutorial Is Made for Kids, But I'm 27 and I Loved It

Minecraft teamed up with Code.org to design a fun educational tool and hopefully inspire the next generation of coders.<p>The Hour of Code is an annual campaign designed to get kids across the globe interested in coding, and this year, Microsoft and <i>Minecraft</i> developer Mojang (which Microsoft acquired …

What Students And Teachers Really Think About Computer Science In Schools

The good, the bad and the disappointing.<p>Teachers who work at the poorest schools are more likely to think that computer science is vital to their students’ futures, but are less likely to think their school boards agree, a new survey released Tuesday reveals.<p>The survey was conducted by Gallup on …

With CodinGame, Learning To Code Becomes A Game

French startup CodinGame just raised $1.6 million from Isai for its innovative code learning platform. As the name suggests, CodinGame is all about games — not game development, not gamification, just plain games. The logic behind each exercise is tied to an actual game so that you get visual …

10 Top Programming Languages For Learning To Code

Everyone wants to learn how to code, but what is the best entry point? Here are 10 top ways to check "programming" off your skills life-list.<p>1 of …

See How Overwatch's Character-Focused Animated Shorts Are Coming Together

Blizzard is planning on releasing a handful of animated shorts to introduce its Overwatch characters, and a new video offers a behind-the-scenes look …

Overwatch

How Cool Are The New Overwatch Heroes?- BlizzCon 2015

Overwatch

What Are Little Coders Made of?

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p><i>This guest article is from Gregg Pollack, founder and CEO of Code School.</i><p>Every parent dreams of their children turning into …

The Confusing World of Object-Oriented Programming, Explained as an RPG

Object-oriented programming (or OOP) is an abstract concept, often hard to grasp when you’re new to programming. The “Invent with Python” blog offers …

Programming

Blizzard hiring engineers to restore StarCraft, Warcraft 3 and Diablo 2 'to glory'

Blizzard Entertainment is working to make sure some of its older classic games — like 1998's <i>StarCraft</i>, 2000's <i>Diablo 2</i> and 2002's <i>Warcraft 3: Reign of Chaos</i> — work as intended on modern computers. Or, as Blizzard puts it, "restoring them to glory."<p>"Evolving operating systems, hardware, and online …

See the First Warcraft Poster, Plus Trailer Release Details

When you’ve invested upwards of $100 million into a game with 7 million subscribers around the world, you don’t half-ass the promotional campaign. So …

Universal Pictures

Making Games for Web and iOS with Stencyl

In this series, I’ve looked at a lot of newcomer-friendly tools for making games in the classroom or as projects with and for students, including …

How to make awesome pixel art

Think of retro games and you'll probably think of the pixellated look of titles released on consoles such as the NES.<p>Games such as Bomberman and Kid …

Smart robot arm can follow your lead without coding

You might not be able to control the 7Bot robotic arm with your mind or your eyes, but at least it'll only cost you around $350 -- cheaper than an iPhone, its creators point out -- to get one. Even better, you don't need to know how to code to program it: just physically guide the arm or use a …

Robotics

The four phases of game development

<b>The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.<br>The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of</b> …

Game Development

The making of Far Cry 2

<i>[This classic postmortem was originally published in the March 2009 issue of Game Developer magazine. In honor of the game's release 7 years ago</i> …

Game Design

Definitive Solution to Spawn Camping in a FPS Game

<b>The following blog post, unless otherwise noted, was written by a member of Gamasutra’s community.<br>The thoughts and opinions expressed are those of</b> …

Game Design

How Streamers Are Changing How Games Are Made

The temperature is rising, which means it's probably a good time to sit in the sun and peruse Worth Reading, your guide to the week's best games …

CodeCombat

<b>Pros</b><p>Turns coding lessons into a fun role-playing game (RPG). Supports multiple programming languages. Robust library of user-generated …

User Generated Content

The Greatest MMOs of All Time - Numbers 15 to 6

This will ruffle some feathers. The staff at MMORPG.com, from President Craig McGregor and CTO Ben Krueger, to our wonderful list of reviewers, …

Working time among video game developers: Trends over 2004-14

<i>This feature contains a decade's worth of information on how long developers really work -- culled from surveys given to game developers and</i> …

World of Warcraft character names to be reclaimed from inactive accounts

World of Warcraft has been active for over ten years now, and a lot of players have come and gone in that time. As you'd expect, finding a unique …

4 Things Every Marketer Can Learn from World of Warcraft

With over 7 million subscribers at roughly $15 per month, World of Warcraft constantly pulls in some big money and they’ve been doing so for ten …

Build 'em up: Team-Building in Overwatch

See how Overwatch is changing the game with its unique team dynamics.<p>It’s a phrase eSports and MOBA fans hear all the time: team composition. In …

Overwatch