Mark Drew

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Sniper Elite 4 review

While social media debates the ethics of punching Nazis, <i>Sniper Elite 4</i> continues to consider how best to perforate their spleens.<p><i>Sniper Elite 4</i> marks Rebellion’s fourth round for their World War II marksman, and it doesn’t lose sight of the series’ slow motion hook: showing the internal damage of …

Learning Substance Designer 6.0 with Allegorithmic

Allegorithmic has just released a new version of its popular texturing solution called Substance Designer. You can get all the details on the latest …

Game Development

Xbox One Getting Former BioShock Dev's New Horror Game

Perception, the first-person horror game from a team of former BioShock developers, is headed to Xbox One. Developer Deep End Games announced this today on the Xbox Wire.<p>Today's announcement is not a total surprise, as Deep End Games said more than a year ago that an Xbox One edition of the game …

Bioshock

Marvel releases first look at Avengers: Infinity War

It’s all about Thanos<p>Marvel has released the first look at <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i>, including behind-the-scenes moments with the cast and more information on what the movie’s plot is about.<p>The clip, which can be seen above, starts off with a message about the Infinity Stones. The stones, which were …

Steam Direct will let any developer sell any PC game

Expect more wacky, wild games to choose from in the world's biggest PC game store.<p>Steam, the world's biggest PC game store, is about to get a lot bigger.<p>That's because its owner, game developer Valve, is done picking and choosing which games will appear there. (Yes, the same Valve behind Half-Life, …

Game Development

Logos by Łobzowska Studio

Clever logo designs created by Polish Łobzowska Studio.Łobzowska Studio is a Cracow, Poland based agency specializing in a variety of creative fields …

Graphic Design

Creative Commons' New Search Engine Makes It Easy To Find Free-To-Use Images

Busted! You copied an image on your blog that you saw on the internet. You didn’t think you were doing anything wrong but it turns out you were. The image was copyrighted and now the copyright holder is threatening to take you to court unless you pay a fee. That threat may be nothing more than …

Creative Commons

20 HTML templates to give your web design projects a headstart

One of the hardest parts of jumping into a new project is knowing where to start. When it comes to web design, just tab into GT3 Themes. You'll get …

Web Design

Apple once built a $7,500 Mac that was delivered by limo — and the first thing Steve Jobs did as CEO was kill it

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the iPhone, leaving the world to wonder if Apple is going to pull something special out of its sleeves with this year's much-anticipated new model.<p>But back in 1997, right when it looked like the company was about to completely implode, Apple was celebrating …

Profit

Getting into Games: What Do AI Programmers Do?

It’s easy to forget how much work goes into making a videogame, particularly the AAA kind. We tend to associate games with one or two visionaries – …

Localhost FM podcast talks Docker apps running FarCry

Following on from LocalhostFMs recent podcast on Docker, Geoff Bowers (@modius ) was invited to explain how Daemon use Docker and why it's next big …

Apps

David Foster Wallace on What’s Wrong with Postmodernism: A Video Essay

"We live in a nightmare that David Foster Wallace had in 1994," said a tweet that put me in stitches last summer, but I have a sense that we've only …

'Adr1ft' developer joins a VR startup, leaves old studio behind

If you were hoping for a sequel to <i>Adr1ft</i>, the game about a zero-gravity escape from a destroyed space station high above Earth, you might want to place those expectations elsewhere. Head of Three One Zero and lead developer Adam Orth (above) says that his old studio had "run its course," in an …

Apocalypse Now game will acquaint a new generation with the smell of napalm in the morning

I wrote part of my college thesis in English on <i>Apocalypse Now</i>, the epic Vietnam War film by Francis Ford Coppola. I consider it one of the best films ever made, and I’ve encountered a few other Apocalypse Now geeks over the years. So imagine my surprise when American Zoetrope announced this week …

Carrie Fisher Had a Very Specific Request for Harrison Ford Regarding Her Oscars ‘Death Reel’

Carrie Fisher has been amusing us all from beyond the grave ever since she died in December at the age of 60, and with the Oscars coming up in a …

Entertainment

Game developers rally against Trump’s Muslim ban

Game developers around the world are protesting U.S. President Donald Trump’s order banning refugees and barring citizens from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen from entering the United States for 90 days.<p>Leaders, such as Google cofounder Sergey Brin, are protesting at American …

Muslim Ban

How to stop arguing and actually change someone's mind on social media

Whenever a major story breaks in the social media age, from the supreme court judgement on article 50 to the news that roast potatoes can apparently cause cancer – it sparks a heated debate. And in this post-truth world of alternative facts even the US president conducts his battles on Twitter. But …

Social Media

Twitter Discussion Error Codes

Thanks for all the energetic discussions we’ve had this year on Twitter. For 2017, however, I would like to try something a little different. Where …

Skills certification coming for Node.js developers

The IT industry has long used professional certifications to verify proficiency in technologies from companies like Microsoft and Novell. Now, …

JavaScript

Simple Line Tattoos Inspired by Surreal Artists Like Picasso

Artist Daisy Watson designs dreamy tattoos inspired by modern art. Rooted in surrealism, her pieces echo the avant-garde aesthetic of iconic artists like Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, and Jean Arp. Fractured forms, experimental compositions, and curved lines work together to bring these simply-drawn …

21 Dogs Who Are Not Only Good, They're Great

The road to being a good boy is long and arduous.

Cute Animals

Doom creator’s 12-year-old son releases first game on Steam: Gunman Taco Truck

Gunman Taco Truck has arrived on Steam. The zany post-apocalypse title was designed by Donovan Romero-Brathwaite, the 12-year-old son of two famous game developers, Doom creator John Romero and Wizardry designer Brenda (Brathwaite) Romero.<p>In the game, you play as the last Mexican, saving the world …

There’s a wrong and a right way to talk to your dog, according to science

Dogs are special. Every dog owner knows that. And most dog owners feel their dog understands every word they say and every move they make. Research over the last two decades shows dogs really can understand human communication in ways no other species can. But a new study confirms that if you want …

Pets

Video game releases for February 2017

Highlights include For Honor, Horizon Zero Dawn and Nioh<p>Here are some of the big video game releases for the month of February 2017. Be sure to check out the list we put together of our most anticipated games of 2017 and subscribe to Polygon's YouTube channel for tons of gaming videos. Also, here …

'Resident Evil 7' is the most terrifying VR game on the market

I didn't recognize <i>Resident Evil 7: Biohazard</i> when Capcom revealed it at E3 2016 with a mysterious teaser trailer. To begin with, it was a first-person game, when <i>Resident Evil</i> is famously a third-person perspective series. Secondly, the trailer showcased a dilapidated, cockroach-filled house that …

This canceled Sin City game looks awesome — too bad we'll never get to play it

When Frank Miller’s comic book serial <i>Sin City</i> was authentically and triumphantly adapted to the silver screen in 2005, an Australian game developer …

‘Abstract: The Art of Design’ Review: Great Design Gets the ‘Chef’s Table’ Treatment in Intimate Netflix Series

From shoes to New Yorker covers, the power of a strong visual aesthetic is at the center of this beautiful documentary series.<p>Despite its title, …

Sundance

Apple to offer 32GB of desktop RAM in top-end 2017 MacBook Pro, 16GB for 12" MacBook

Answering the call of professional users, Apple is predicted to offer a high-end MacBook Pro model in 2017 with up to 32 gigabytes of -- potentially …

MacBook Pro

Here is why a fix in software is sometimes called a "patch." It was once a piece of tape covering some punched holes. #DLD17 https://t.co/VMtwgYSuL8