Star Wars Video Games, Movies Will Be Separate By Grab Media, a blinkx company Disney and Electronic Arts have inked a 10-year deal to keep the franchises separate, but the marketing machine's movement continues. ...Read More »
Super Mario 3D World Video Review By Grab Media, a blinkx company Mario's latest co-op adventure is an amazing example of great game design. ...Read More »
Grabbing motion with iPiSoft By Ko Maruyama This weekend, I jumped into putting together a motion capture PC. It?s nothing big, but the right amount of gear to get the motion capture portion of the workflow done. I?ll be using Microsoft Kinect cameras in conjunction with iPiSoft?s software to capture the data ? from there, anything is possible. ...Read More »
Content Insider #278 - Social Chaos By Miles Weston Social media is a great way for 1:many conversations/sharing. It's a great marketing/service support tool. It's a great way to get into a verbal brawl. Face it, it's fun to watch the drama unfold as long as it isn't you that's being hammered. You know, "she beats her significant other," "I don't beat my significant other." And now you're wondering if there's some truth and who's right, who's wrong. The discussion gets so heated that the opponents forget the whole world is watching/listening. Need a good example just see what happened at the end of a very successful game developer conference. Maybe that's why most publicists/communications/marketing folks only send messages out and if you ask a question...silence. ...Read More »
5 Questions on Legal Issues for Game Developers By Dave Anderson Besides the usual issues related to game development, as the business shifts ever more to connected technology whether it is console, mobile, apps, MMOG, nearly all games contain some element of online connectivity. The changing legal environment and the applicability of various privacy laws to the data that is gathered through this connectivity is raising all sorts of issues. ...Read More »
Content Insider #275 - Diversity By Miles Weston GDC 2013 was the dramatic rise of indie developers, smartphone/tablet apps and a whole lot of social media/session ego matches. Forget the last item because it was only a distraction to what was a very informative, enlightening learning opportunity for a whole lot of men and women. There are opportunities everywhere for young and old to show off their creativity and gaming expertise. Soon there will be no time to watch TV...anywhere. ...Read More »
Content Insider - Game On By Miles Weston GDC is one of the few events we go to where people should be having loads of fun...it's gaming for gosh sake! Instead it's a bunch of young men/women wanting to scrape very bit of knowledge and insight from the speakers they can so they can make the next big hit. It just started so we aren't certain what is going to come out of the conference but we'll summarize all of that at the end. ...Read More »
How to Work with a Business Accelerator By CDATABy John Moore for Digital Innovation Gazette Looking for help to launch your own business? Look to business accelerators, which can provide the resources and advice to make money from your app. ...Read More »
AJA Ki Pro Finishes First for Digital Garage Formula 1 (F1) Drivers Lewis Hamilton, Bruno Senna and Heikki Kovalainen recently took to the race track, except this time, the race was digital. Codemasters, developer of the new F1 2012 video game, brought the drivers together for a promotional event during the Italian Grand Prix, where they raced on a digital track using Sony PS3 consoles. The BBC was onsite to record live action footage of the event, while UK reseller & systems integrator Digital Garage Group Ltd. used AJA Ki Pro digital video recorders to capture gameplay from the developer versions of the game consoles. All footage was edited and used to create a BBC segment that aired during the Singapore Grand Prix. ...Read More »
The Sporting Life By John Moore for Digital Innovation Gazette Athletes are using apps to optimize their performance. Here`s what to consider if you`re developing a mobile sports app. ...Read More »
MAXON's CINEMA 4D R14 By Ko Maruyama In Los Angeles and New York, motion graphics animators have seen year over year dominance and adoption of MAXON's flagship software CINEMA 4D. Their newest release offers users improved feature sets and new tools to create 3D models and animation even easier than before. ...Read More »
The Top 5 Movie Phones By Simon Munk for Men's Life Today Still squinting to figure out whether that`s Leighton Meester or Minka Kelly on your screen? It`s time to check out the new crop of movie phones. We pick our favorites. ...Read More »
Wacom's Bamboo Pocket Stylus By Ko Maruyama Today, Wacom introduced a brand new way to be creative on the go. The Bamboo Pocket Stylus is small enough to take with you everywhere, but has enough volume to feel like your professional stylus. The Bamboo Pocket Stylus fits your creativity wherever you are. ...Read More »
App Marketing: Standing out from the Pack By CDATABy Tim Kridel for Digital Innovation Gazette As the number of Android and iOS apps increases, so does the challenge of grabbing customers attention. Heres what you need to know about app marketing. ...Read More »
Has UI and UX Innovation Plateaued? By Tim Kridel As speech control starts to replace touch interfaces in some apps, it`s worth pondering whether new UIs will make for a better UX -- or just more confusion. ...Read More »
Power Your Apps With GPU Programming By CDATABy John Moore for Digital Innovation Gazette Harness more processing power for your apps by tapping into the GPU. A computer`s CPU traditionally carries the application workload, but developers can now tap a programming approach that engages the graphics processing unit (GPU) as well. The concept, referred to as General Purpose GPU, or GPGPU, essentially makes the GPU available for computing chores other than graphics. The ability to offload tasks from overtaxed CPUs can boost application performance. In addition, writing programs to leverage more resources make for improved energy management -- tasks can be targeted toward the parts of a system that consume less power. ...Read More »
Building Real-time Strategy Games for Mobile Devices By John Moore for Digital Innovation Gazette Game controls loom large on small platforms as RTS games move to mobile platforms. ...Read More »
CDATABy Tim Kridel for Digital Innovation Gazette By CDATABy Tim Kridel for Digital Innovation Gazette If Apple launches a smaller iPad and a larger iPhone this year, will that device diversity force developers to revamp their apps? Yes, but that`s not necessarily a bad thing. ...Read More »
Apple Cooks up DIY iOS Apps By Tim Kridel for Digital Innovation Gazette A recent Apple patent application could flatten the iOS learning curve to the point that even novices can crank out apps. Here, three developers weigh in on how the proposed tool could affect the iOS ecosystem. ...Read More »
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