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12 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became an App Programmer

Most of the time, you'll be the only woman in the room.<p><b>1. You don't need a degree in computer science, but you do need to know how to code.</b> I do have a computer science degree, but I've met plenty of successful people in the industry who don't. Learning to code is the most important thing. There …

7 examples of game AI that every developer should study

Nearly all games need some amount of artificial intelligence — most commonly to give the player non-human opponents. But conversations about good AI …

The 12 best apps for managing your finances

Managing your money can be difficult, especially when it's tax season.<p>Luckily, there are some great apps out there to help you budget, invest, and manage your finances. Here are 12 of the best.

How to make money from gaming

Millenium eSport professional gamer Clement of France, nicknamed Riskin.<p>Since their inception, video games have been dismissed as a lesser form of …

Now any Xbox One can be used to develop games

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft has, in recent years, done a fairly good job of moving its Windows 10 and Xbox gaming platforms closer together, but mostly …

Halo Wars & More Added to Xbox One Backward Compatibility List

Major Nelson reveals that three new titles are now available for the Xbox One backward compatibility program, including classics like <i>Halo Wars</i> and</i> …

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The NVIDIA GTX 900 Series Performance On The Open-Source Nouveau Driver

With the in-development Linux 4.6 kernel there is the long-awaited NVIDIA GeForce GTX 900 series accelerated support atop the open-source Nouveau …

A Programmer Almost Broke The Internet Last Week by Deleting 11 Lines of Code

Oops.<p>You probably didn't notice, but last week, a lot of the software the Internet is built upon was very nearly torn apart when an angry programmer …

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How To Make Your Own Game

ADVERTISEMENT<p>It seems like these days, anyone under the sun can create a video game if they wanted to. With free video game maker tools such as Unity …

The Division end-game guide

You’ve cleansed the Cleaners, gotten rid of the Rikers, and collected a steamer trunk’s worth of beanies on your journey to level 30 in The Division. …

The Key to a Successful Interview

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Using an old PC is sad, says Apple exec

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Mac users used to look down on PC users.<p>Surely you remember Apple's Mac vs PC ads that made PC users look like whirling twerps who were the Mr. (Has) Beans of technology.<p>Has the denigration ceased?<p>Not if …

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Don Daglow's 8 keys to a long career in the game industry

Don Daglow's illustrious career in games stretches from pioneering RPGs and sports games on university mainframes in the early 1970s, to the …

Here's a look at the original design pitch document for Diablo

Over the weekend game designer David Brevik published a scan of the original 1994 design proposal Condor, Inc. (which would later become Blizzard …

How Unity is pushing VR and better 3D graphics with its game engine

Unity Technologies showed off some high-end graphics demos created with its Unity 5 game engine last week at the Game Developers Conference. That shows how the little game engine that could is growing up, and it is closing in on the visual quality offered by rivals, such as Epic Games and Crytek.<p>In …

Oblivion is 10 years old

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is 10 years old. Let that fact sink in along with the crushing sense of your own mortality.<p>On March 20, 2006, …

HTML5 & CSS3 developer course bundle

The web is an ever-changing platform that can play host to tons of amazing content. If you don't have a site to show off your work, then there's no …

Confessions of a World of Warcraft virgin

This weekend the World of Warcraft servers were overrun by enthusiastic idiots. I know this, because I was one of them. My fellow scrubs and I had …

How to build and use a basic Android app for your business

There was a time in the early days of the internet when not every business had a website. Back then, you would often read articles attempting to convince business owners to invest in their ‘online presence’ and get with the times. Sure the articles were normally written by web developers and may …

101 Work From Home Jobs

Between technology, such as Skype, Slack, or Google Hangouts, the need to commute back and forth everyday is no longer necessary - which makes it easier to enjoy work-life balance and apply for jobs no matter where you reside.<p>Whether you're looking to join an established company, start your own …

10 Guaranteed Ways to Retire Rich

<b>By Maryalene LaPonsie</b> <br>Retiring comfortably - never mind wealthy - may seem out of reach to many people, given current savings rates. Consider that …

Valve Is Lowering The Cost Of PC-Powered VR

In his advanced rendering talk at GDC Valve’s Alex Vlachos revealed plans to release a rendering plugin in the coming weeks for Unity, as well as its …

Oculus founder explains why some people get sick when using his product

But virtual reality will have to overcome one very big problem before it takes off: it makes some people sick.<p>This was one of the big knocks against the Oculus Rift, one of the first modern VR headsets, when it first started demonstrating its product in 2014, but the company (now owned by Facebook) …

3D Illustrations of Pop Culture Characters and Objects Deserted in a Post-Apocalyptic World

In “Stretched Out”, a drowsy Simon’s Cat who has been sleeping outside all day was awoken by his human who was ready to feed him dinner. As with many …

Crytek's Video Game Engine Is Now Free

CryEngine is adopting “pay what you want” model, allowing users access to the engine and source code without dishing out any money, the game company …

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Meet the Video Game Attorney Who Fights for Independent Developers

Ryan Morrison fights for the little guys.<p>Being an independent game developer is terrifying. Yet every day, hundreds of people are setting sail to chase a dream of building the next big indie hit. As if abandoning financial stability wasn't already scary enough, many more are finding that the water …

Stunning Home Interiors by the Designer Behind Instagram’s First Office

Lauren Geremia is widely known as the go-to designer for startup offices in the Bay Area. In recent years, she has put her mark on some of the biggest tech startup offices in the U.S.: Dropbox, Instagram, Hightail, and Lumosity, among others. Though this wasn’t always her plan. Geremia graduated …

10 Fixes 'The Division' Needs Immediately

<i>The Division</i> is a good game. I have played enough to say that by now, and though that doesn’t come with an official review score attached to it, I do see big things for this franchise, and I think it’s mostly lived up to the hype since E3 years ago.<p>With that said, it does have its problems. You …