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Here Are the Best Books of 2016 So Far

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10 hard surface texturing tips for beginners

If you're new to hard surface or mech texturing, it's easy to get a little lost in the options and functionality of Photoshop actions, or the newer …

Rendering illustrations in ZBrush

Posted on January 28, 2015 by Lynette Clee<p>Ladislas is a 24-year old artist living in Paris, France. A ZBrushCentral member for a while, it was only …

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The TrackR Bravo Keeps You From Misplacing Your Valuables

Launching today, the TrackR Bravo is a Bluetooth-powered device that keeps track of things you’d hate to lose.<p>A bit taller and thicker than a quarter, the new $29 aluminum TrackR is meant to be stuck on your keys, in your wallet or on your dog’s collar so you can track it via map in a corresponding …

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Final Fantasy XI is somehow coming to mobile

One console door closes, and another mobile one opens.<p>Just after announcing that its massively multiplayer online role-playing game Final Fantasy XI will end its life on consoles next year, Square Enix says that it’s partnering with developer Nexon to create a mobile version of the 2002 MMO. It …

New Conker Game Coming to Project Spark April 23

He's back.<p>The naughty little scamp known as Conker the Squirrel is returning in a play and create experience inside Microsoft's Project Spark on …

Gabe Newell Discusses Possibility of Half-Life 3

Keep those fingers crossed.<p>Valve boss Gabe Newell recently shared his thoughts on the future of the Half-Life franchise, and how the company he …

Magic Leap just revealed an augmented reality steampunk shooter

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New Players: Rising Indie Game Designers To Watch

From giant arcade consoles to video games that look like comic books, IGF’s Design Award nominees are innovating tomorrow’s next big games.<p>Every year, the Independent Games Festival, which just took place in San Francisco, celebrates the strangest, most exciting and most innovative games made by …

Valve Explains Why It Went Into Hardware

Valve co-founder and managing director Gabe Newell and business development lead Erik Johnson have revealed an insight into why the company decided to venture into the hardware space. Speaking on the GameSlice Podcast with Geoff Keighley, the duo's discussion included topics such as Valve's current …

You can already preorder Nintendo’s mysterious new NX system

We know nothing about Nintendo’s new gaming hardware other than its codename, NX, but you can already preorder it. That’s kind of nuts.<p>Nintendo surprised everyone yesterday by announcing a major partnership with mobile publisher DeNa. It also announced that it’s working on a new dedicated gaming …

Kickstarter

Perhaps the most well-known and by far the largest crowdfunding site, Kickstarter has funded 67,000 projects and raised over $1 billion since its launch in 2009. Claims to fame include the Pebble e-paper watch, the Ouya gaming console and the Veronica Mars movie. The Kickstarter model attracts …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple CEO Tim Cook called into CNBC's Mad Money last night.</b> He told Jim Cramer that 11,000 people have signed up to a heart disease study using ResearchKit.<p><b>2. We got hold of some numbers from Microsoft's cloud business Azure.</b> It has generated $1 billion in revenue since 2011.<p><b>3. Intel has cut its</b> …

SXSW 2015: the up-and-coming bands you need to see

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The Complete Guide to Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on The Growth List</i><p>Let’s face it.<p>We all want more time in our lives.<p>It could be an evening to spend more time with our family and friends, a 30-hour day to grow our business, or simply time to close our eyes and relax.<p>If you would like to make more effective use of your …

6 Books That Will Make You Want To Be A Better Human

<i>Six books to make you listen harder, tell more truth, and edit your internal monologue. Books to help you get out of bed tomorrow. Books to remind</i> …

Leatherman Tread bracelet is the first truly useful 'wearable'

You might not understand how truly useful and indispensable a Leatherman, or any multitool for that matter, is unless you've carried one for a while. Obviously, Leatherman President Ben Rivera is quite fond of his, but it caused a bit of a problem when he tried to pass through the gates at …

Disney's making a kids show about a retired 15-year-old eSports player

Disney is bringing a new live-action comedy series to its kid-focused Disney XD network titled <i>Gamer's Guide to Pretty Much Everything</i> that focuses on a pro gamer leaving the eSports circuit and returning to high school.<p>Cameron Boyce, one of the stars of Disney Channel's <i>Jessie</i>, will play Conor, a …

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14 Ridiculously Fun Mobile RPGs That Cost Less Than $5

These games are the best in the business and cost less than a sandwich.

Microsoft: PC gaming is very important to Windows 10 and the company's success

The biggest obstacle Windows 10 faces as a gaming platform is Microsoft's spotty history.<p>Gamers, especially longtime PC gamers, know what it's like to have Microsoft promise big on PC gaming then simply never deliver, or stop trying.<p>The history of Windows operating system roll-outs is a trail of …

Patent application shows iPhone with built-in joypad [Corrected]

As we all know, the world of product patents and the real world of actual products are often as far apart as Neverland and Nevada, but every now and again, a filing pops up that demands attention and even speculation.<p>Apple has applied for a patent on a design for an iPhone that features a pop-out …

Dead Space's interface designer studies Star Wars in this supercut

From its very first moments, Visceral Games' Dead Space series distinguished itself with a unique take on user interfaces, and lead UI designer Dino Ignacio was there from their inception.<p>Ignacio's still doing UI research, some of which he corralled into a montage on his Vimeo account. Press play …

Chris Roberts says Star Citizen will reach $100 million in 2015, shares release dates

Last night during his BAFTA Masterclass presentation Chris Roberts, the game developer turned movie producer and back again, shared the story of his career. The presentation, given live in Los Angeles and streamed on Twitch, also filled in some of the gaps in the release calendar for his latest …

Today's Windows 10 event gives Microsoft a chance to hype gaming's most popular platform

Microsoft today gathers press from around the world for the second part of a stretched-out unveiling for its latest operating system: Windows 10.<p>While the day's events will include a cross-the-board look at Windows 10, could also be a historic moment for Microsoft's relationship with gamers.<p>The …

Elder Scrolls Online Goes Free To Play, Surprising No One

Bethesda Softworks announced this morning that the Elder Scrolls Online, the company’s first foray into the world of massively multiplayer online gaming, is dropping its subscription fee and going free-to-play*.<p>(* Edit: As several readers point out in the comments, ESO won’t be 100% free-to-play: …

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Game company exits topped $24B in 2014

It was a year for the history books in games.<p>2014 saw a record $24 billion in game-company exits spread over both acquisitions and initial public offerings. Mobile drove more than half of all value that was created for management teams and early stage investors. For perspective, that’s the …

Club Nintendo Is Shutting Down, But A New Loyalty Program Is Coming

Club Nintendo is a customer loyalty program where users earn credits (known as “coins or “stars”) by filling out surveys and entering codes found on Nintendo’s products. The credits can be exchanged for downloadable games, virtual items, toys, greeting cards and posters. Today Nintendo said that it …

The Oatmeal’s Exploding Kittens Card Game Is Raising A Bomb On Kickstarter

Crowdfunding has been a massive boon to old school gaming. Who needs fancy 3D renders and immersive face computers when you have board games and shuffled slices of pulped tree, eh? Good times.<p>Even better times are on the cards (obviously) as wondrous Internet comics institution The Oatmeal is in …

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How Google's Modular Phone Threatens Apple and Samsung

<i>Update: Google “suspended” Project Ara in September, 2016. For a detailed case history of the effort, see Harrison Weber’s excellent “ The Dream of Ara: Inside the Rise and Fall of the World’s Most Revolutionary Phone.“</i><p>Much of the analysis of Google’s new modular phone wrongly focuses on the cool …

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Steam Broadcasting is now live

Steam Broadcasting is now live following the latest update to the Steam Client, it was announced today.<p>The new broadcasting feature allows users to watch and stream games to and from users on your friends list. Right-clicking the name of a friend who's in-game now offers the option to "Watch Game." …