Vince Lammas

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'Star Trek: Bridge Crew' Is My Favorite Multiplayer VR Experience So Far

I'm no Trekkie, but working as part of a team of real people to defeat a virtual reality Klingon menace was a true delight.<p>Fire's licking its way up the side of my console, and smoke is streaming from a number of small blazes that have broken out all around me. A crew mate is splayed out on the …

Virtual Reality

Why Last Of Us Is Still The Greatest Game Of This Generation

I am not saying <b>The Last of Us is the best goddamn computer game in the world</b>. Nor am I attempting to encroach on the toes of established, thoroughly …

Your kids want to make Minecraft YouTube videos – but should you let them?

Millions of children want to be the next Stampy or Diamond Minecart. How to do it is easy enough, but how to do it safely and appropriately is the bigger question<p>Don’t put your daughter on the stage, Mrs Worthington. But in 2016, what if the stage is YouTube, and your daughter (or son) is demanding …

Fallout 4's Far Harbor Expansion Sounds Bloody Massive

Fallout 4's already stuffed with content, boasting one of the most dense game worlds that we've seen in quite some time - and it sounds as though …

PlayStation

Top 10 Video Games With Best Storylines Of All Time

Some play a video game for its rewarding and addictive gameplay. Others play video games to admire our technological gains and brag about how …

The 11 best games that aren't about killing stuff

But there are exceptions to every rule — I'd be shocked if anyone ever said, "I'm not here to make friends," on "The Great British Bake Off," for example.<p>Similarly, there are plenty of examples of video games that aren't about super soldiers or assassins — You just have to be willing to look around …

Super Mario

Someone Built the Board Game from Game of Thrones

Winter is almost here, so why not curl up with a traditional Westerosi game? Not the one you’re thinking. The *other* one.<p>Fans of George R.R. …

New Doctor Strange Video Delivers Eye-Popping Visuals

The upcoming Marvel fantasy <i>Doctor Strange</i> promises to to be visually very different from other movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. A new behind-the-scenes featurette to promote the film's IMAX release has revealed just how trippy it is likely to be--check it out below:<p><i>Doctor Strange</i> stars …

Wandering around EGX 2016 feeding pears to Chocobos...and much more!

Best Board Games for Couples | shopswell

My husband and I look forward to Date Night, but finding a babysitter can be challenging, and expensive, so oftentimes we'll have a quiet night at …

Game Design

Destiny: The Collection Trailer Spotlights PS4

Destiny: The Collection releases next week alongside the new Rise of Iron expansion. The Collection contains the base game, its DLC, Destiny: The Taken King, Rise of Iron, and if you're on PS4, the console's exclusive content.<p>PlayStation released a trailer on its YouTube channel that showcased the …

A buyer's guide to the new Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo consoles

Wait for Xbox: Project Scorpio or opt for a Playstation 4 Pro? Plump for an Xbox One S or hold out for a Nintendo NX? This guide should help anyone trying to choose a new console<p>The console market has suddenly become rather confusing. A month ago we had three machines: the PlayStation 4, Xbox One …

The Internet Arcade launches: play 900 arcade games in your browser

On November 1st, anyone capable of loading a web browser gained access to 900 classic arcade games to play. It’s all thanks to the work of Jason …

Retrogaming

21 small game studios worth watching in 2015

Independent games are like those weird after-hours parties held in vast, empty warehouses where anything that can happen, does. As the costs and risks of creating AAA-games such as <i>Call of Duty</i>, <i>Destiny</i> or <i>Halo</i> rise, more developers have stepped to the side and now attempt to build innovative, wild …

A little video gaming 'linked to well-adjusted children'

<b>Playing video games for a short period each day could have a small but positive impact on child development, a study by Oxford University suggests.</b><p>Scientists found young people who spent less than an hour a day engaged in video games were better adjusted than those who did not play at all.<p>But …

One Player’s Nine-Year Journey to Open a Locked, Secret Door

It took someone nine years to unlock a long-hidden secret. But once they did, that player disappeared and took the answers with them.<p>In the online MMO <i>Tibia</i>, there's a door with a simple message: "You see a gate of expertise for level 999. Only the worthy may pass." This week, a player named Kharsek …

How to Stifle Workers’ Natural Curiosity: Use a Learning Management System

Learning management systems—the wet blanket of our working lives. They often stifle the real-world buzz and excitement that should be associated with …

The 30 Things Customers Really Value

Executive teams often struggle to land innovations that will significantly grow the business. A chronic problem is their emphasis on searching for breakthrough innovation — the creation of a truly new, highly valued product or service that could redefine their industry and lead to unprecedented …

How to Avoid Becoming the 'Chief Question Answerer' in Your Company

Relieve yourself of the burden of answering your team's incessant questions.<p><i>By Marjorie Adams, President and CEO of Fourlane.</i><p><i>"Can you just answer this one question?"</i> <i>"I want to run something by you."</i> <i>"What do you think about this approach?"</i> Many heads of small companies and, in fact, anyone who is …

13 Negotiating Techniques That Never Fail

Here are negotiation techniques that have led to several multimillion-dollar deals.<p>You're sitting in a conference staring at the face of the other party. You want one thing. They want something entirely different. And as you're both on the verge of flipping over the table, it occurs to you that …

Getting Teams with Different Subcultures to Collaborate

The term “organizational culture” can obscure an important truth: An organization often contains many cultures. This is true even if your organization is located entirely in one country, or even at one site.<p>Because each business unit or team may have their own subculture, working effectively across …

The 3 Management Myths That Slow Down Your Company

Good managers are good for business, but don't fall for these management myths.<p>From Zappo's holacracy to all the startups touting their "flat org chart," the backlash against management is getting out of hand. Many people see management as the opposite of "doers." They think management sits around …

Project Management

The Slack generation

STEWART BUTTERFIELD, the boss of Slack, a messaging company, has been wonderfully unlucky in certain ventures. In 2002 he and a band of colleagues …

Today’s Workplace Is A Stage, Not An Office

As he launches a new line of workplace furniture with Knoll, David Rockwell explains what office designers can learn from set design.<p>To architect David Rockwell, the best clients are a lot like great theater directors. “They know what they want, but they don’t describe what it looks like,” he says. …

Happy Workplaces Can Also Be Candid Workplaces

Recently the Communications Workers of America – the union that represents T-Mobile employees — contested a T-Mobile Employee Handbook clause on maintaining a positive work environment. The clause reads as follows: “[e]mployees are expected to maintain a positive work environment by communicating …

Stop Doing Low-Value Work

In the past, time management experts would recommend that you divide up your work into A tasks, B tasks, and C tasks. The concept was to do the A tasks first, then the B tasks, then the C tasks, when you can get to them. If priorities changed, you just changed the order of your As, Bs, and Cs. …

4 Ways to Be More Effective at Execution

Most people recognize that execution is a critical skill and strive to perform it well, but they may a) underestimate how important it is to their career advancement or b) not realize that you can improve on execution without working longer hours.<p>On the first point, bosses place a premium on …

Overcoming Fear of Creativity in HR | Workology

One of the recurring themes that comes up time and time again in conversations I have with people at work, at conferences, and online is, “How can we …

The Right Way to Delegate & Get Awesome Results

Let’s admit it: Delegating is tough. Because it requires transferring some of your work to someone else and trusting they’ll do it well and on time, …

Employment