Chris Selig

45 Flips | 9 Magazines | 17 Likes | 1 Following | 2 Followers | @Spectre124 | Designer, graphic artist, photographer, gamer.

The Most Influential Designers of All TimeMassimo Vignelli

<b>Medium</b>: Graphic Design etc.<p>Massimo Vignelli's famous adage "If you can design one thing, you can design everything" may not hold true for everyone, …

Graphic Design

As a Photographer, These are 13 Free Apps I Wouldn't Leave the House Without

If you're a new photographer, let me let you in on a little secret...There are hundreds of photography apps available for iOS and Android devices …

Next-Level Banana Bread, Courtesy of One Basic Ingredient

Banana bread plays an important role in most home baking repertoires. It holds sway in our minds as a delicious comfort food. It’s a staple of bakery counters; you can find it everywhere easily. But despite all that, it’s so ordinary. So simple. No one swoons over banana bread they way they do over …

Sunday Comics: A New Recipe

Welcome to <i>Kotaku</i>’s Sunday Comics, your weekly roundup of the best webcomics that usually occurs on Sunday except when it doesn’t. The images enlarge …

8 Oddly Effective Weight Loss Tips That Are Backed By Science

In the game of weight loss, the deck is stacked against you. Food marketers have spent millions researching colors, flavors, scents, and packaging in order to find the best ways of getting you to eat more.<p>But in the past few years, brain researchers have discovered some tricks to help suppress your …

Weight Loss

Virtual spraypaint: Take a look at graffiti simulator Kingspray

VR is opening us up to new experiences, and allowing interactions that didn't make sense in traditional games. Here's another appealing example: …

From Ammunition, A Radically Redesigned Guitar That Anyone Can Pick Up And Play

This Juilliard-trained musician hated the UI of the traditional guitar, so he set out to design a better one.<p>The reason music games like <i>Guitar Hero</i> and <i>Rock Band</i> work is because they make it so easy to pick up an axe and shred. But as Internet spoilsports are quick to point out, there’s a huge gulf …

Get a job: Respawn is hiring a Vehicle and Weapons Concept Artist

The Gamasutra Job Board is the most diverse, active and established board of its kind for the video game industry!<p>Here is just one of the many, many …

A Dark Room dev shares tips on getting your game featured by Apple

Mobile game maker Amir Rajan (<i>Noble Circle, A Dark Room</i>) took to Reddit over the weekend to share his philosophy of mobile game design, which …

Overworld Overload: An Analysis of Link to the Past’s Light World, Part 1

<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> …

The importance of presentation in games and how to strengthen it

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Ten years later, Robbie Bach revisits Xbox 360's game dev legacy

It’s been nearly ten years to the day since Microsoft released the Xbox 360, and the man who led the charge to launch an Xbox successor after …

Game Design

You Must See This Tiny Apartment's Micro Interior Design

Mood lighting, cinema, and gym facilities included.<p>Like many large cities, Hong Kong is a pricey place to live. Because of that, it's no surprise residents looking for property in the expensive urban center of the seven million-person city try to squeeze as much as they can into sometimes …

Interior Design

GameStop to launch video game publishing division

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — GameStop is diving into the video game publishing business.<p>The retailer best known for selling games announced plans Monday to launch a new division called GameTrust that will help distribute and market them.<p>GameTrust will initially publish games from a lineup of developers …

How to touch someone, according to science

With a stroke of the hand he or she wishes to convey an ancient and deeply human message: You are cared for, you are safe. But what makes for a meaningful loving touch?<p>Is it something baked into the structure and function of our skin, nerves, and brain, or the result or our culturally constructed …

Nintendo chief Satoru Iwata dies

It's a sad, sad day in the video game world. Nintendo reports that President Satoru Iwata has died at the age of 55 due to a bile duct tumor. The executive had been forced to skip E3 2014 due to health issues and had surgery to remove a growth later that year, but it's unfortunately clear that this …

Retrogaming

Longtime leader of video game giant Nintendo dies

Satoru Iwata, who led video game maker Nintendo through one of the most successful periods in its history, has died at the age of 55, Nintendo said …

Watch Castlevania's Koji Igarashi play Symphony of the Night while discussing the game's appeal

The latest episode of Double Fine's Devs Play series features Castlevania dev Koji Igarashi enjoying a lengthy playthrough of his past work, <i>Castlevania: Symphony of the Night</i>.<p>Igarashi is joined by Double Fine's Anna Kipnis and DDM Japan head Ben Judd. Although Igarashi has since moved on to work …

Indie Gaming

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

One Supernova Seen Four Times in Single Photo Due to Gravitational Lensing

Astronomers have captured the first photo of a single supernova showing up in four different places of a single image due to a phenomenon known as …

Why Nasa’s Europa mission has people excited

Europa is a tantalising place orbiting the giant planet of Jupiter. Extraordinary images from the twin Voyager spacecraft in 1979 showed that Europa’s surface was cracked in places, with what looked like ice floes in others.<p>This sparked the possibility that beneath that icy crust could be an ocean. …

Astronomy

Mars Curiosity Rover Finds Clues to Genesis of Ancient Lake and Peak

Geological observations from NASA's Curiosity rover have helped scientists come up with a scenario for the creation of a lake that's bigger than Salt Lake and a mountain that's higher than Mount Rainier on ancient Mars.<p>The scenario suggests that water could have filled much of 96-mile-wide …

Colorful Paper Art Arrangements Convey Ten Principles of Design

Every good graphic designer knows that there are certain fundamental rules to follow when creating something new. Turkish graphic designer Efil Trk decided to visually communicate these ideas through her series, entitled <i>The Principles of Design</i>.<p>For each poster, Trk arranged a clean, geometric paper …

A Hybrid Bicycle Built for the Changing Needs of City Dwellers

​HUGE Design, a product design consultancy in San Francisco, teamed up with a local bike builder to create the ultimate utility bike for the 2014 …

Mario Kart 8 DLC Includes Link, F-Zero, and More

The Triforce of Power Steering.<p>Mario Kart 8 will be getting more extra racers and tracks this November, Nintendo has revealed.<p>According to the …

Is This The Best We've Got? A Critique Of Tech Crunch's Game Design

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Someone is making a handheld Steam game system

Every Steam Machine shown so far has amounted to a small desktop PC. But what if you want to take that gaming experience on the road? Well, you might get your wish -- meet Steamboy, a handheld take on Valve's platform. On the outside, it's pretty much what you'd expect; it looks like an Steam …

Fantastical Clouds Magically Suspended in Empty Rooms

Amsterdam-based artist Berndnaut Smilde is best known for his fantastical <i>Nimbus</i> series, in which individual clouds appear to magically float in empty rooms. The haunting images portray the airy nimbuses drifting through gorgeous Rococo rooms, Gothic cathedrals, and abandoned factories, evoking a …

Illustrators: Four Things Your Indie Coder Wants You To Know About Game Art

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