Siddharth Sudhakaran

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Six of the best gaming books

From the story of an iconic British studio to how games can change the world<p>Funded on Kickstarter, this lavishly produced book focuses on Sensible Software, the iconic developer behind titans of 1990s computer gaming such as Sensible Soccer and Cannon Fodder. The stories within offer a fantastic …

New documentary to detail the rise of indie game dev

<b>A small Melbourne studio is set to produce a new documentary about the meteoric rise of independent games development.</b><p>As mainstream gaming …

Ouya to raise money for game developers

Ouya is aiming to lure in game developers by giving them cash for Kickstarter-funded projects.<p>Unveiled on Thursday, the new Ouya Free the Games Fund will match up to $1 million for pledges made for Ouya-targeted games launched via Kickstarter. More than 20,000 registered Ouya game creators and …

Facebook offers promotional help to small game developers

Hoping to strengthen its services for mobile users, Facebook has created a new program to encourage third-party developers to build games that will …

Facebook

Facebook looks to help small game developers with Facebook Mobile Games Publishing program

It’s no secret that most of us like to play the occasional Facebook game every now and then. In fact, there’s currently more than 260 million people …

Emotion, autonomy and psychopaths: a cyberpsychologist's take on video games

When I first met Berni Good, she was introduced as a cyberpsychologist. I admit to thinking a cyberpsychologist was something that a game developer had invented for their Gibsonesque cyberpunk game, where synthetic humans plug in at jack-in points and have their circuits probed for social relay …

The difference between iOS and Android developers and why it's not just a numbers game

When the iPhone was introduced in 2007, and later when the iPhone SDK (now iOS SDK) was introduced in 2008, Apple explained how it was all based on a …

Apps

Unity adds 2D game development and works with Facebook

Unity Technologies is working on adding the ability to simplify 2D game creation using its cross-platform development tools, and has also worked with Facebook to make it easier for users to integrate Facebook in their games, the company announced at its Unite conference.<p>Unity's cross-platform …

Game Development

8 Simple Ways to Improve Your Photography Skills Starting Today

“Practice makes perfect,” they say. It’s such a clichéd statement — most people probably roll their eyes when they hear it. Me too.<p>But guess what? …

Baer’s Odyssey: Meet the serial inventor who built the world’s first game console

From the archives, we present a 2013 profile on the recently passed away gaming pioneer.<p><b>UPDATE, 12/7/2014, 5:25p CT</b>: News broke this afternoon that …

17 Times 'Pokémon Snap' Was Too Adorable For This World

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' launched with much excitement, and with some …

Dota 2 in China: Perfect World launching closed beta next week

Dota 2 is one of the fastest-growing games out there, and that’s before it’s even available in one of the largest markets in the world.<p>That’s going to change next week. Developer and game operator Perfect World revealed today that it plans to launch an unlimited closed beta of Dota 2 in mainland …

UCSF study shows gaming makes you cognitively younger (video)

A slew of negatives plague video games -- Peter Pan Syndrome, hyper-violence, camping -- but their youthfulness could do just what Nintendo's <i>Brain Age</i> promised: improve elderly brain function. Over four years, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco had a group play a custom game …

How to Tell if You’re a Photography Geek

The first sign that you may be a photo geek is if you clicked on this link to see if you’re a photo geek. So what’s the difference between being …

How to Create Reflections in Photoshop

Great reflections can really make an image. The problem is, that like buses, there is never one when you need one. Of course these days it is …

How can I improve my wi-fi signal?

A reader asks for advice with a low wi-fi signal that won't send or receive.<p>I have a wi-fi system but of late the signal seems to vary from low to good and excellent. On the low and good connection it fails to send or receive though I can access internet pages. What I can do? <i><br>John Roberts, by …