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Shadow of Mordor's Nemesis system is simpler than you think, and should be stolen

Game developer Mike Bithell has talked about the hows and the whys of stealing from other games before, and he's discussed why the menus of <i>Destiny</i> are so effective in that game. He's since turned his Sauron-like gaze to <i>Shadow of Mordor</i>, describing why other games should steal the Nemesis System.<p>"I …

The top 10 engines that can help you make your game

With the rapid proliferation of mobile gaming and gaming consoles in all directions, choosing the right game engine often seems confusing enough. Obviously, game engines with proven track records of developing an array of successful and popular games remain top choices for many developers. But as …

Disney tech auto-edits your raw footage into watchable video

More and more people are starting to record their daily lives, whether by traditional video cams or first-person live-loggers attached to glasses, headsets, necklaces or even handbags. Since a group of people (say, at a party) are bound to capture videos of the same event from multiple points of …

Watch a Faraday cage dress take a million volts of electricity

Fashiontech designer Anouk Wipprecht built a dress that can protect the wearer while taking a million volts from giant Tesla coils.<p>We get excited about Tesla coils, but they are pretty dangerous. Those long, stunning arcs of electrical power can cause you serious harm -- even death. Unless, that …

Researchers reveal new Wi-Fi tech that can power battery-free IoT devices

We’ve written numerous articles about the potential of the Internet of Things, and how it could eventually bring forth a world where billions of sensors and smart devices interact with one another and connect with the Internet to make our lives a little better, a little easier. Of course one major …

Internet of Things

This new 'holographic video' tech paves the way for a real-life Holodeck

Graphics startup Otoy released a new 360-degree holographic capture system that has the potential to drastically change how the media industry uses video.<p>Otoy’s new system allows you to capture the parameters of a setting (people, objects, scenes) with a mobile device’s camera. It then sends that …

Understanding Video Games - University of Alberta

About the Course<p>Understanding Video Games is an 11-lesson course teaching a comprehensive overview of analytical theory pertaining to video game …

Throwback Thursday: More Vintage Nuclear Reactor Cutaways Than You've (Probably) Ever Seen In One Place

Everyone loves a good cutaway illustration (and we've got no shortage on Core77 (just take a look at our entire series on cutaway masters). We've …

Japan's Big RPG Bubble