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10 Bad Habits You Must Eliminate from Your Daily Routine

You are the sum of your habits. When you allow bad habits to take over, they dramatically impede your path to success. The challenge is bad habits are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p><i>"Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are</i> …

Self-improvement

10 must-read biographies of brightest entrepreneurs

Share26<p>Tweet<p>Share34<p>+11<p>Shares 61<p>Books are a terrific source of inspiration, a distillation of years of wisdom, a constant friend, a flight of the …

Choose Your Way to Better RPG Session Prep

The <i>Dragon Age</i>, <i>Mass Effect</i>, and <i>The Witcher</i> video game series have all made names for themselves by forcing players to make important choices …

The Top 10 Habits of Highly Organized People

Spend a few minutes on any organized blog ( or watching any of the hundreds of organizing channels on Youtube) and it’s not hard to start FOMO-ing. …

Minimalism

Dungeons & Dragons Can Work With Just Two People

The shadow of last week’s devastation hung over this weekend, and to cope, I turned to my favorite tool for escapism: <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i>. On short …

Board Games

Teach Your Kids To Roleplay With These $3-ish Games

Any seasoned roleplayer knows that getting kids into roleplaying games is such a great way to help their development. It encourages children to work …

Board Games

An Inside Look at Dungeons & Dragons' New Giant-Filled Adventure

The monsters your <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> group face are getting a little bigger with <i>Storm King’s Thunder</i>, a new adventure being released next week—and …

This Cool Webseries Teaches You How To Be A Great Dungeon Master

Whether you’ve played <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> before or not, if you’ve spent about four seconds watching <i>Critical Role</i>, it’s impossible to not feel a bit …

Board Games

Interested in Dungeons & Dragons? Start With This Video

There are loads of videos, articles, and Comic Con panels out there to help a <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> player become a successful Dungeon Master. But what …

Board Games

25 book recommendations from some of the smartest people in tech

Our goal has always been to give you rare, unprecedented access to the people shaping the tech industry— specifically, the advice that they've gained through experience, or used to get where they are today.<p>So when we sat down earlier this year to double down on this mission, we wondered who these …

Books

SQL cheat sheet

If there’s one thing that almost no application can live without, it’s the database. The pillar that holds the data, the ultimate source of the data …

RANKED: The 20 best Nintendo 64 games of all time

One of the world's best video game consoles just turned 20 years old.<p>On June 23, 1996, a little console called the Nintendo 64 was released in Japan, forever altering the way we think about video games. Whether you loved it for your first glimpses at 3D gaming in "Super Mario 64" or your first …

Retrogaming

The nation's largest school districts are rushing to fill the coding gap

On a recent Friday afternoon at a Brooklyn public school, the children of Sabrina Knight’s second-grade class listened intently as she referenced a …

How to create a 2D platformer for Android in Unity - Part one

My wife playing the simple platformer. She immediately worked out how to break it…<p>If you’re at all interested in developing video games then you should definitely check out Unity. Unity is a 2D and 3D game engine as well as an IDE and builder tool that makes it possible to make professional caliber …

Game Development

How to find the right freelancers to get your business off the ground

<i>This article is part of DBA, a series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital</i> …

Raph Koster recounts a history of virtual worlds, from MUDS to MMOs

Game developers work and play in virtual worlds, so it's worth taking time to understand where they came from -- and where they're headed.<p>That's …

Build a Truly Pocket-Sized Video Game Console with a Raspberry Pi Zero

Adafruit’s PiGRRL is one of the best little DIY portable game devices out there, and now they’ve put out a guide that shrinks it down even further …

Raspberry Pi

Can't buy a SNES Classic Mini? How to build your own retro console for just £50 - Pocket-lint

Like vinyl records, The Crystal Maze and seaside holidays, retro gaming is in the middle of a resurgence. There are reimagined machines based on both …

Startups are Personal, Part VII: Build It and They May Not Come

In this installment of our lessons learned series (co-authored by me and Traklight’s Mike Willee), we move from funding challenges to getting your product or service to market. You start a business with the aim of creating a product or service to offer to consumers or businesses. You spend time and …

Entrepreneurship

The Software Developer’s Library: A Treasure Trove of Books for People Who Love Code

A treasure trove of books for people who love code. Curated by Eric Elliott.<p>Arranged by topic, loosely in learning order.<p>A Note to Beginners<p>I learned …

Raspberry Pi mod turns classic Game Boy into a perfect handheld emulator

There are few things that warm a nerd’s heart quite like a great console mod, which is why we felt we had no choice but to share this impressive …

This Is Why Making Your Own Video Games Leads To Quality Learning

Almost every child in the United States plays video games—91% of children ages 2-17, according to NPD. But how many kids make their own video games? I could not find any reliable statistics.<p>Nowadays, one barely needs to write a line of code in order to build a video game because there are so many …

Retrogaming

25 books that every entrepreneur should read

We spoke with wildly successful entrepreneurs and VCs like Mark Cuban and Peter Thiel and pored over years of interviews with star founders to find the books that every aspiring entrepreneur should read.<p>Here are their top recommendations.<p><i>Bianca Male, Aimee Groth, Richard Feloni, Natalie Walters,</i> …

Self-improvement

40 Key Computer Science Concepts Explained In Layman’s Terms

Software developer Carl Cheo, founder of technology blog Carlcheo.com, knows what he’s talking about when it comes to computers! So, to help those of …

The Best Way to Run a Startup With a Full-Time Job

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Entrepreneurship

How to Level Up Your Tabletop Role-Playing Games

Not only are tabletop role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons and FATE a blast to play, they can actually improve your life. Whether you’re new to …

Build a Retro Gaming Console with Raspberry Pi

Nostalgic for Atari, Nintendo, Sega Genesis, and arcade games? With RetroPie, a software that organizes all your games into one easy-to-navigate place, a Raspberry Pi, and a USB gaming controller you can be playing the classics in less than an hour.<p>The RetroPie software builds off of the Emulation …

Steve Jobs Tells the Best Definition of Object-Oriented Programming

It’s a well-known fact that even without any formal engineering training, Steve Jobs had an unmatchable understanding of technology.<p>Many people avoid …

Yes, it's Okay to Ask for Help When Starting a Business

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider netwo</i><i>rk is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Entrepreneurship