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This is why Hearthstone succeeded online where Magic: The Gathering failed

Perfecting the collectible card game format for the free-to-play digital era<p>Over the last year I've fallen in love with <i>Hearthstone</i>, an online update to the collectible card game (CCG) genre pioneered two decades ago by <i>Magic: the Gathering</i>. I've invested more time and money in <i>Hearthstone</i> than I can …

Create Animated GIFs About Typefaces With This Cute iPhone App

The world is full of great typefaces. Now available for iPhone and iPad, Fontspiration is a cool new app for iOS that makes it a little easier to appreciate them on the go.<p>Built by Extensis, a company that also created the Suitcase Fusion font management software, Fontspiration has two main …

"Cortana, show me how I can add you to my app's..."

Taking a breather from Visual Studio Extensions, today our Mobile Monday project shows you how you can build Cortana enabled projects...<p>... You’ve …

Windows Phone

This War of Mine made a profit in just two days

<i>This War of Mine i</i>s a grim exploration of the misery of modern conflict, but for developer 11 Bit Studios, the game has been a source of great cheer.<p>According to a report in Eurogamer, <i>This War of Mine</i> made its development budget back in just two days. The game, in which players try to survive a …

No guns, no saving the world, no nonsense: Why Harvest Moon’s style is better when it’s indie

In the stampede of blockbusters like Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty, and the Big Red and Blue Plumber near the holidays, it’s easy to overlook the little guys underfoot. But not everyone wants to load a gun or create bloodshed, and sometimes saving the world is too much hassle.<p>That’s what …

All I want for Christmas is Science: Two

Around this time last year I wrote about my favourite science books of the year, as a Christmas present guide for the scientist or sci-curious person in your life. This year I’ve mainly been writing up my PhD, so haven’t been reading anything other than that, for the most part. However, there are a …