Heberto Moreno

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I Want to Write iOS Apps. Where Do I Start?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>I have a little background in coding, but I'd like to make an iOS app. I'm just not sure where to get started or what tools I need. …

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​The Future Of Kotaku's Video Game Coverage Is The Present

On the occasion of <i>Kotaku</i>'s 10th anniversary earlier this month, I'd like to tell you all about a big change we've been working on since June. If …

The things we hate in online games are making our single-player stories better

I was leveling through Stranglethorn Vale in <i>World of Warcraft</i> in early 2005, working on a series of quests that involved killing a bunch of animals based loosely on characters from <i>The Jungle Book</i>, and I was near the end of it, fighting an elite tiger.<p>I almost had him down before an orc ran up and …

Helping indie developers work faster, better

Fire Hose Games on planting the seeds for indie success.<p>It's November 2013, and the monthly meeting of Boston Post Mortem, a gathering of Boston-area game developers, is about to begin. Everyone is assembled on the top floor of Tommy Doyle's, an Irish pub in Harvard Square. People are eating fish …

Gunpoint Recoups Development Costs In 64 Seconds

I just finished Gunpoint’s third patch yesterday, and a lot of what I need to do next requires outside help. So perhaps I can finally take a minute …

How game devs can hire the best talent, even without salaries

Nine Dots is a small indie start-up. The studio was founded three years ago, and we're currently a team of seven full-time developers.<p>Here's the catch: until recently, no one was paid a salary in the company. Fellow indie developers and start-up entrepreneurs always ask me the same thing: Where and …

Do violent video games actually reduce real-world crime?

Researchers have been searching for a link between playing video games and acts of real world violence for decades, without much success.<p>But what if games help to actually reduce violent crime?<p>Researchers at Villanova University and Rutgers University have published a study comparing sales of …

Here's the video that made Notch question his connection to Minecraft's fans

Markus "Notch" Persson, the creator of <i>Minecraft,</i> said today that he was selling that powerhouse property, and the studio he co-founded, because the game had made him into "a symbol," something he never wanted to be. He came to that realization after watching this video about the indie games …

EA chief lays out three-year plan, wants a 'player-first culture'

Next week, Andrew Wilson will celebrate his first year as CEO of Electronic Arts, the company where he has worked for 14 years. So, how's he doing?<p>"I still have a job," he jokes. "Which is an accomplishment in itself."<p>Speaking at the GamesBeat Conference in San Francisco this morning, Wilson told …

Double Fine's quest to be the dream publisher

For a company with a history of outspokenness against video game publishers, it seems strange for Double Fine Productions to launch its own publishing arm.<p>But this could, in fact, be what makes it the ideal publisher. The company knows how it feels to be a game developer receiving the short end of …

17 Things Extraordinary People Do Every Day

Want to achieve extraordinary goals? Take these easy, proven steps every day.<p>Some people seem to get ahead, no matter what. They aren't necessarily smarter, more creative or harder working than many others. Still, they achieve much more than their peers. Why is that?<p>The philosopher Aristotle …

5 Surprising Habits of the World's Wealthiest People

You don't have to follow the rules. These billionaires defy convention.<p>We tend to think of the world's super rich as super successful, disciplined people who work harder and have greater opportunities than the average person.<p>Though money isn't always a measure of success, you can't deny that those …

Today's Apple iPhone event is important for gaming, and more bad news for Nintendo

If you care about gaming at all, it's impossible to ignore Apple.<p>The consumer electronics powerhouse is expected to announce a new iPhone today, and could also announce a long-rumored wearable device. Remember when having all your data in your pocket was enough? Now it's time to put it on your …

The first game for Apple Watch is an arm wrestling app

<i>iArm Wrestle Champs</i> is the first game to be announced for the newly announced Apple Watch.<p>The arm wrestling game is coming to all wearable devices on Android and iOS in Q2 2015, making use of the accelerometer on your watch to gauge your ability to arm wrestle your friends. The game is already …

The tablet-based Skylanders is a grand experiment, and may be the future of gaming

The tablet version of <i>Skylanders</i> is trying something different for the series. This isn’t a hacked down version of the main game, a value-add to get a little bit more use out of your toys or a new story to play through. It's a direct port of the full game, with everything that entails.<p>Vicarious …

The studio known for awkward touching is making a game about controlling the sea

Dutch studio Game Oven announced today that its next project is <i>Jelly Reef,</i> a mobile game where players take on the role of the ocean.<p>In <i>Jelly Reef</i>, players will guide jellyfish through the water world by swiping the screen to change the sea currents. By controlling the flow of the sea, players help …

Making Kingdom Rush: An Uruguayan tale

How an indie studio from Uruguay created a strategy game that conquered the world.<p>It's January 2013 and inside a closed room at Rovio's headquarters in Finland, three Uruguayans are waiting. It's their first time in Europe and they think that the developer of <i>Angry Birds</i> is interested in creating …

Miyamoto signals Nintendo desire to focus on hardcore

One of Nintendo's mantras, for the past three decades, has been the desirability of expanding gaming into every corner of popular culture.<p>But in a new interview published this week by Edge magazine, the company's talismanic creative leader Shigeru Miyamoto signals a strong desire to appeal to …

Kingdom Hearts 2.5 Has A Ton Of New Stuff

You'll get to fight Monstro the whale and even, well, [SPOILER] in the upcoming remake of Kingdom Hearts 2, which will be out December 2 for …

For a Brief Moment, This Otter's Manners Were Excellent

Look at that this cute otter. He's sitting at the table, eating his food, like a well-behaved critter. Fret not, things go downhill from here.<p>This …

Akiba's Trip: Undead and Undressed review: clothing optional

Akiba's Trip's setting can't make up for its shortcomings<p><i>Akiba's Trip: Undead and Undressed</i> would work better as an anime.<p>Japanese developer Acquire provides an intimate look at otaku culture, the fandom and fervor surrounding Japanese anime, manga, video games and fashion in <i>Akiba's Trip</i>. The …

The PS4 may be stealing players from Microsoft and Nintendo

A recent Nielson study may point to a dramatic shift in consumer preference in the initial sales of the current generation of consoles, a Re/code article reports. The survey provides a glimpse into a statistically significant portion of American living rooms and may show a shift away from Microsoft …

Pokémon arcade fighting-game Pokkén Tournament announced for 2015

<i>Pokkén Tournament,</i> a fighting game adaptation of the Pokémon universe, was just announced in Japan this morning. It will be a two-player arcade game and it is being developed in collaboration with Bandai Namco, publisher of the Tekken series.<p>This morning's announcement showed the CEO of The Pokémon …

Suspects in Craigslist killing plead guilty

Two people accused of killing a man they met through Craigslist pleaded guilty in Pennsylvania.<p>They entered their pleas early Tuesday, according to Trisha Cotner, administrative assistant for the district attorney of Northumberland County District Attorney's Office.<p>Miranda Barbour, 19, and her …