Emre Tuncbilek

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VR experiences are best when they're brief, says Sony boss

<i>"I've been very vocal that I tend to believe this generation of VR lends itself more to short-form content, than perhaps it does to long-form</i> …

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The 2 most common mistakes interviewers make that prevent them from hiring the best people

That's what Marcus Buckingham's research has taught him, he told Business Insider.<p>Buckingham is the founding CEO of The Marcus Buckingham Company, which has helped companies like Facebook, Toyota, Coca-Cola, and Wells Fargo refine their management practices since 2006. He's also the author of nine …

Overwatch's most interesting trait can be its hardest to get used to

ABS: Always be switching<p><i>Overwatch</i> is, in broad terms, a hero-based first-person shooter. You pick your hero, you play the round and you attempt to use each character's abilities to their fullest. But <i>Overwatch's</i> most interesting wrinkle is also the hardest to get used to: You can switch characters …

Hands-on with Civilization VI: This is a very different game

Take-Two Interactive‘s 2K label and Firaxis Games are hard at work on Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, which debuts for PC on October 21. But I was lucky to get a sneak peek at the first 50 turns at a recent preview event.<p>And I have to say that this turn-based strategy game — the next entry in the …

Titanfall 2 leak teases larger maps, new gameplay

Gameplay details and alleged concept art for upcoming shooter <i>Titanfall 2</i> appear to have leaked ahead of the game's formal reveal.<p>Artwork and gameplay …

Unity 5.3.5 - Unity

Release notes<p>Improvements<p>Android: IL2CPP - Stripping of symbols and debug info is now enabled by default. Development builds still have symbols which …

Game Development

Imagination at GDC 2016: Vulkan and ray tracing take center stage

With our world-leading PowerVR GPUs already in the hands of over 2 billion users, Imagination delivers the leading solutions for mobile, AR/VR, and …

Sony Reveals Trick Up Its Sleeve For PlayStation VR In Recent Patent Filing

Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR and AR) is big business these days, even though the fledgling technologies are still cutting their proverbial teeth. With big names like Facebook-Oculus, HTC, Google and even Apple behind various technologies, it might be easy to forget what manufacturer platforms …

Virtual Reality

The man who made 'the worst video game in history'

<b>The video game of Steven Spielberg's ET is considered to be one of the worst of all time and has even been blamed for triggering the collapse of Atari. Howard Scott Warshaw, the gifted programmer who made it, explains how it was rushed out in a matter of weeks - and how he feels about those events</b> …

Yahoo Exec Calls Out Mobile Ad Blocker for ‘Destroying the Ecosystem’

BARCELONA, Spain—A panel discussion about ad-blocking at Mobile World Congress showed just how high the tension is getting between advertisers, tech …

Digital Advertising

Activision Blizzard adds a few hundred million users as it closes $5.9B King acquisition

Call of Duty and Candy Crush Saga are now married.<p>Activision Blizzard today completed its $5.9 billion acquisition of King Digital Network, the maker of Candy Crush Saga. The combined company will have more than 500 million users, as it extends its grasp from console and PC online games like Call …

Zynga puts its San Francisco headquarters up for sale

Zynga has put its San Francisco headquarters up for sale, confirming a report today from the San Francisco blog SFist.<p>The social mobile game company’s headcount is down around 2,300 or so, significantly down from its peak above 3,500 people. That means it doesn’t need as much space as it once did. …

The Legend Of Zelda Was Born 30 Years Ago Today On An Ugly Little Floppy Disk

On February 21, 1986, Japan got its first taste of the magical land of Hyrule, though not on the famous gold cartridge Western gamers are familiar …

Retrogaming

"Beginner's Guide to Designing Video Game Levels"

This tutorial from Mike Stout has nothing to do with Microsoft but everything to do with game development. If you've ever wondered how to get started …

VR Is BS

I tried the best virtual reality there is. I wanted it to work, but it doesn't.<p>Here's yet another picture of a white guy wearing a virtual reality headset.<p>The white guy is me and the headset in question is Vive, which is manufactured by HTC but is based on game company Valve's VR research. It is, …

This Week In The Business: Casual Casualties

QUOTE | “[O]ur games for core audiences did extremely well, but the casual audience has not yet emerged on next gen consoles.” - An Activision …

Tim Cook

Our Thinking - The Real Deal with Virtual and Augmented Reality

The race for the next computing platform may be over. Heather Bellini of Goldman Sachs Research expects virtual and augmented reality to become an …

Augmented Reality

We Used Video Games to Predict the Next President of the United States

According to our simulations, America's next president will most likely be Clinton or Rubio. Sorry, Bernie fans.<p>Sometimes, it feels like video games can predict the future. Electronic Arts' Madden NFL series has a pretty good track record when it comes to selecting Super Bowl winners. Back in 1992, …

Facebook's HR chief explains how the company does performance reviews

Facebook conducts performance reviews every six months to formally collect insights from an employee’s managers and closest colleagues.<p>If there is …

Employment

Turkey’s Gram Games scores a second hit with 1M downloads of Merged!

Turkey’s Gram Games scored a big hit last year with 1010, a Tetris-like puzzle game with a clever twist that was downloaded more than 50 million times. And now it has another hit with Merged!, which has been downloaded more than 1 million times in its first week.<p>The new hit puts Istanbul-based Gram …

These Are The Best Employee Benefits And Perks

From Airbnb’s $2,000 to travel, to Netflix’s year of paid maternity leave, thousands of employee reviews reveal the best benefits and perks.<p>Landing a dream job isn’t always just about the actual work. Among the best companies to work for, employee review platform Glassdoor found that employees were …

The Workplace

Oculus Quill lets VR illustrators paint in space and time

Of all the virtual reality demos WIRED has tried in the past several years, it is arguably the creative applications rather than games or movies that …

Virtual Reality

How to Run Your Company Based on Metrics: What, Why, How, Who, and When

I review a lot of board decks with a beautifully hand-crafted page with metrics for the company. That makes me nervous. I prefer to see a screenshot …

"Nintendo" Probably Doesn't Mean What You Think It Does

The common assumption is that “Nintendo” (任天堂) means “leave luck to heaven” or even “to leave one’s fortune in the hands of fate.” Those assumptions, …

Retrogaming

The 15 best video games of 2015

<b>The 15 best games of 2015</b><p><b>The 15 best games of 2015</b><p>The video games of 2015 gave us a lot to be happy about. Old franchises birthed promising new …

Kojima Productions has just 4 staff, but 'big games' are on the horizon

<i>“Now that I’m independent, I can do what I want with much more speed. I don’t need to invest time in unnecessary presentations. I shoulder the …

IDEO’s Employee Engagement Formula

Florentijn Hofman<p>IDEO’s origin story sometimes sounds like a myth or a fable, but it’s actually true. David Kelley founded the company with a simple goal: to create a workplace made up of his best friends. In the beginning he did, in fact, bring in some of his closest buddies to launch the Silicon …

Employee Engagement

Space Adventure 'Elite: Dangerous' Simulates Milky Way in Stunning and Accurate Detail

Instead of fighting, trading or hunting for smugglers, many players of the space adventure game "Elite: Dangerous" are turning tail and heading for …

Universe