Joshua David

1,569 Flips | 2 Magazines | 4 Likes | 21 Following | 54 Followers | @jdaviddesign | Living squarely at the intersection of design and technology. Creative director, gamer, geek.

The Queen Of WarCraft Cosplay

Narga is one of the best cosplayers on the planet, especially when it comes to Blizzard games. This is her latest shoot, based on <i>WarCraft’s</i> Battle …

The user experience of blockchain

Blockchain will have a massive impact on banking, digital identity, smart contracts, digital voting, and decentralized notary. So what does this mean …

Blockchain

After 66 Minutes Of 'Overwatch' Shorts, Blizzard Considers An Actual Movie

There has probably been no better form of video game promotion and hype-generation than Blizzard’s series of short films focusing on a slew of <i>Overwatch</i> characters. The animated shorts, which are Pixar-level quality and span eight characters with one reveal trailer, always spark the same response …

Animated Movies

The Best Family Board Games

The most exciting, accessible, and fun games to play with families of all sizes.<p>Family board game nights are a great way to spend an evening bonding …

Don't expect major class changes in Battle for Azeroth

<i>World of Warcraft’s</i> expansions have become known for their wide, sweeping changes, and systems overhauls every time a new one comes out. <i>Legion</i> was no …

Activision Blizzard

Destiny 2 guide: Which class should you choose?

How to pick between a Hunter, Titan and Warlock<p>Before you even grab a gun and start blasting away killer robots or aliens in <i>Destiny</i> <i>2</i>, you need to pick a class. Hunters, Titans and Warlocks can all technically operate (most of) the same weapons, but the way they move and the abilities they can …

Destiny 2 review

It’s Destiny, with much less bullshit<p>The evolution of <i>Destiny</i>, like that of many long-term online service games, has been a veritable saga. Three years ago, Bungie launched <i>Destiny</i> amid staggering levels of hype, and the massive canyon between expectations and reality led many people to write off the …

Vote for your favorite game in the 13th International Mobile Gaming Awards

Mobile games are extremely popular, even closing the gap with console gaming. Last year, the mobile gaming industry generated more than $40 billion in revenue. There are plenty of interesting titles to choose from and if you want to cast your vote for the best one of all, now’s your chance.<p>Nominees …

Gaming

Pokemon Go's Valentine's event means more candy, more pink things, and that's about it

The Pokemon Go Valentine's Event is on and it means more candy, because Valentines, and pink Pokemon and longer-lasting lures, because pink. …

Pokémon

Google Just Found the One Question It Can’t Yet Answer

When our robot overlords arrive, will they decide to kill us or cooperate with us?<p>New research from DeepMind, Alphabet Inc.’s London-based artificial …

D.va From Overwatch Has Become A Symbol of Hope In Real Life

According to <i>Overwatch</i> lore, D.va is a pro gamer who serves and inspires her country. In real life, D.va’s role is starting to mirror her in-game …

Retro gaming Atari smartwatch might be the best thing to come out of wearables

A smartwatch on Kickstarter lets you play 20 classic Atari games right from your wrist.<p>The Gameband comes preinstalled with smartwatch versions of …

Zen Studios releases Bethesda Pinball, packing Skyrim, Fallout, and DOOM tables

Zen Studios is well-known for its pinball games of popular franchises, such as Portal, Marvel, The Walking Dead, and Star Wars. The company is back …

Sony Playstation Now service updated with new games: Check out the full list of free titles - IBTimes India

Check out the full list of new Sony Playstation Now games that also includes Dynasty Warriors 6 Empires.<p>In what could be termed as a bonanza for Sony …

'Nidhogg' creators bring hypnotic platformer 'Flywrench' to PS4

Messhof, the team behind indie hit <i>Nidhogg</i>, today announced that it's bringing critically acclaimed platformer <i>Flywrench</i> to PS4. Featuring the studio's trademark lo-fi art style and an aural assault of glitchy breakbeats, this minimalist-looking action-puzzler will offer 199 levels of brightly-lit …

5 Ways to Get out of Your Gaming Rut

We’ve all been there: it’s Friday night and no one is feeling the game. Your GM hasn’t had a fresh idea for the game in weeks and it feels like …

Board Games

The deadly, incredible and absurd robots of the US military

Pokémon GO's Egg Hatching Got A Stealth Buff With The Valentine's Event

While Niantic will put something as small as “minor text fixes” in <i>a Pokémon GO</i> patch notes update, sometimes they can totally change something fundamental about the game and not say a word.<p>We are now in the middle of <i>Pokémon GO</i>’s Valentine’s event, where a bunch of pink Pokémon are spawning …

Pokémon

How Blizzard stayed laser-focused on quality games for 25 years

Blizzard Entertainment celebrates its 25th anniversary today, a milestone that very few video game companies achieve in a very Darwinian industry. It has survived this long, and thrived, because of a relentless emphasis on quality. The company, which has been part of Activision Blizzard since 2008, …

Blizzard

Time Warner plans to cut Netflix out of your cord cutting future

Less than 24 hours after reporting Time Warner’s completely out-of-touch idea to woo back cord cutters by showing fewer commercials, we’re now seeing there is indeed more to its plan.<p>They plan to piss off Netflix users.<p>“We are evaluating whether to retain our rights for a longer period of time and …

Time Warner

Was 'Destiny' Year One Basically A Beta?

There’s another <i>Destiny</i> livestream today, showing off the new strikes with <i>The Taken King,</i> just after giving us a tour of the complete overhaul the rest of the game is getting last week. It’s funny to give so much coverage to an expansion pack for a game that came out a year ago — that’s what this …

YouTube’s answer to Twitch has finally launched

Just before E3 this year, YouTube announced that it was getting into gaming in a big way, with its own stand-alone video site that would take on Twitch. Called YouTube Gaming, the service was expected to launch some time this summer — and it looks like tomorrow will finally be the day. The service …

Internet

Watch Destiny's second livestream for The Taken King right here

Bungie showed off a variety of updates and improves that are coming to <i>Destiny</i> alongside the launch of <i>The Taken King</i> last week, but today the second livestream is going to be a more focused. Here's what we'll see:<p>James Tsai, design lead, will walk players through the new gameplay elements of The …

PlayStation

Building Creative Teams without Your Gut

I am on the product design team at Fullscreen, which is one-third of the greater Product, Design, and Engineering (PDE) organization. We have many …

Superdata: Hearthstone pulls in $20 million a month as it disrupts the card game industry

<i>Hearthstone</i>, Blizzard's popular digital collectible card game, pulls in about $20 million a month, split almost evenly between the PC and mobile versions of the game, according to analyst firm Superdata.<p>The information is detailed in the company's summary of its annual digital card games report.<p>How …

Gaming Industry

Material Design is Different, Not Better

When Material Design was announced, I was impressed with Google’s efforts to raise their game in the design field. It’s something that Apple had …

Blizzard is revealing the next World of Warcraft expansion at Gamescom

The World of Warcraft is about to get a bit bigger.<p>Blizzard announced today that it’ll reveal the next major expansion for its popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game at the Gamescom conference, which takes place in Cologne, Germany from August 6 through August 9. The announcement …

Gamescom

Microsoft Is About to Make PC Gamers' Dreams Come True

We’ve known for a while that Xbox One owners can stream games from their console to their PC once they upgrade to Windows 10. But could they ever …

New 'Diablo 3' Feature Will Break The Game (In A Good Way)

It never fails to amaze me that Blizzard is still hard at work at changing <i>Diablo 3</i> for the better in major ways. Most games will continue to patch out bugs or patch in bits of extra content as time goes on, but if <i>Diablo 3</i> was a human being undergoing plastic surgery, over the past few years it’s …

Diablo