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Editor-Approved Mule Sandals to Try Now

If our editors had to pick one shoe style to live in this spring and summer, they'd choose a great pair of mule sandals. The chicest upgrade to any …

Clothing

How game writers craft meaningful romances in games

A roundtable interview on writing romance, featuring Samantha Wallschlaeger (Guild Wars 2, ME: Andromeda), Ben Gelinas (Dragon Age, Mass Effect), Ed …

Relationships
Game Development
Game Design

Witness dev offering grants of up to $20k to indie puzzle designers

The team at Thekla Inc is looking to set designers from underrepresented groups up with grants to complete their own grid-based puzzle games.<p>The …

Game Design

How good game design is like a magic trick

Many game makers relish lovingly poking fun at the many, <i>many</i> ways they quietly support or subvert players in order to make games feel challenging and …

Game Development

What Are The Best Programming Languages For Game Design? - by Connor Addis

In the digital era, video games have become the bread and butter, especially for the youthful population. If you are planning to become a game …

Game Design

California Deploys National Guard; Troops Already At Texas, Arizona Borders

<b>Updated at 5:50 p.m. ET</b><p>California Gov. Jerry Brown agreed Wednesday to deploy 400 National Guard troops in response to a Trump administration request to border state governors. But in a letter sent Wednesday, Brown says California troops will not enforce federal immigration laws or build a border …

Immigration

Thomas Was Alone developer announces ‘The Gamedev Business Handbook’

If you’re looking to get into the business of making games, you’ll encounter a lot of people telling you how difficult that is. But resources to guide you past those obstacles are rare. That’s where <i>The Gamedev Business Book</i> from author Mike Futter and Bithell Games comes in. This new work details …

Game Development

Why triple-A devs are going indie (and why indies aren’t going triple-A)

Joe and Anthony Russo had a pretty good summer. The brothers directed and released Marvel’s summer blockbuster <i>Captain America: The Winter Soldier</i>. The pair got that opportunity after working with smaller budgets in the independent-film scene and on television, and they worked their way up to making …

23 Pairs of Leggings That Look Just Like Trousers

For obvious reasons, leggings are a wardrobe staple that none of us have plans to part with anytime soon. Wearing them to work out or run errands, or …

Game boss interview: Rob Pardo says playtesting is critical to game design

Rob Pardo developed his relentless focus on excellent game design when he was at Blizzard Entertainment, making games, such as StarCraft, Warcraft III, and World of Warcraft. He learned to experiment and playtest and to do that over and over again until the game felt right. He also learned to let …

For the first time in 15 years, Doom is coming to a Nintendo console

During a Nintendo Direct presentation today the company announced a slew of games for its 3DS and Switch consoles -- including Switch versions of id …

Game Development

How to Network if You Suck at Networking - by Jasmine Greene

Not all of us are natural networkers. If you fall into that category, here are some tips on how to network so you can get your game noticed and …

Game Development

Unity debuts open-source beta of a new machine learning AI toolkit

The folks at Unity Technologies have released a new machine learning toolkit in open beta that's designed to let Unity devs (making games or anything …

Game Development

How medical care benefits from VR/AR and virtual humans

VR/AR is utilized in professions outside the realm of games and entertainment and offers unique capabilities for health-related research and …

Game Development

VR as an effective tool for exposure therapy phobia treatment

VR may still be considered a new technology but its practical applications beyond entertainment is evident through innovative, therapeutic VR …

Game Development

Can Techie Parents Reinvent School For Everyone–Or Just Their Rich Kids?

Silicon Valley veterans are ditching fast-track careers and going all-in with their time and money as they reimagine education for their children.<p>Six-year-old Tiana had just gotten her ice cream machine working for the first time, and she was triumphant. Wrapped in hot pink decorations and duct …

Education

7 Problems Every Couple Inevitably Faces, According To Therapists

When a relationship is brand new, loving your partner comes easy. You're still hyper curious about each other and growing as a couple every day. But eventually, you're bound to encounter some roadblocks that will test your love.<p>Below, marriage therapists share seven major challenges every couple …

Columbia University

A game dev guide to rapid prototyping for fun and profit

"Today I'm going to share some of the stuff that I've personally found to be effective to get started prototyping, and avoid some of the very, very …

Game Development

What Makes a Great Tutorial?

Tutorials are essential to every game experience. In that time we learn the game mechanics, the key players, and of course the main quest. The first …

I Expect You To Die has pulled in $1M in revenue across 3 VR platforms

Schell Games’ escape-the-room virtual reality title <i>I Expect You To</i> <i>Die</i> has now brought in over $1 million in revenue, just eight months after its …

Game Development

This Email From Elon Musk to Tesla Employees Describes What Great Communication Looks Like | Inc.com

Throughout the years, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has demonstrated the art of masterful communication.<p>The following is a perfect example: It's a copy of a previously unpublished email Musk sent to Tesla employees a few years ago. Sent with the subject line "Communication Within Tesla," it …

Tesla

The 10 apps millennials say they can't live without

ComScore recently surveyed app users ages 18-34 about the apps they "can't go without." The top 10 includes the likes of Instagram, YouTube, and Gmail.<p>The list "speaks to a broader insight, which is that millennials seem to recognize the importance of the more functional apps, like Amazon, Gmail …

Apps

These are the 10 most popular mobile apps in America

Facebook and Google remain the big winners.<p>Between smartphones and tablets, Americans spend more than half of their digital media consumption time — 57 percent — in apps, according to comScore’s annual U.S. mobile apps report. That’s about the same as a year ago — evidence that the dramatic shift …

Apps

Will Wright's classic 2001 keynote on game design inspirations

In 2001, game design luminary Will Wright (<i>SimCity</i>, <i>The Sims</i>, <i>Spore</i>) took the stage at GDC to give a keynote presentation aimed at inspiring his fellow …

Game Design

I want to develop Android Apps - What languages should I learn?

So, you’ve decided you’d like to learn how to develop Android apps? Great! Unfortunately, intentions can only carry you so far. Learning to code can be complicated. Sometimes it’s not even clear where to start. You’ll probably have a slew of questions to answer before you even get started?<p>What …

Android Development

‘Swords of Ditto’ scratches that retro ‘Zelda’ itch

Washed up on the beach, you, young boy/girl/robot, are the hero that will save the island of Ditto. Or you'll fail and plunge the land into a hundred years of darkness until another hero is born. OneBitBeyond's <i>The Swords Of Ditto</i> lets you control one tiny adventurer at a time, and if when you die, …

Coolala is the world’s first portable, solar-powered A/C unit

Holds a charge of up to eight hours and weighs just seven pounds<p>If you’ve ever wished to upgrade a personal hand-held fan into something with more serious cooling power, then you’re going to want to check out this new portable air conditioning unit.<p>Called Coolala, not only is it truly portable, …

Clean Energy

iOS 11 will make it impossible for cops to force you to unlock your phone

The rollout of iOS 11 is fast approaching, and with the beta version of the new update already in the hands of many testers we were bound to discover things that Apple had kept secret. One of those things happens to be an absolutely incredible privacy feature that lets you automatically disable …

IOS 11