Activision mostra a animação facial mais realista que existe – thnxz @brains9 @cmerigo !


Teste demonstra o futuro da nova geração de games, utilizando hardware atual
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tecnologia de captura de movimentos de “L.A. Noire” foi um marco para a atual geração de games, adicionando realismo e aproveitando totalmente a performance dos atores. Aliás, a proposta não era apenas estética, mas também conceitual, já que decisões do jogador deveriam ser tomadas com base na interpretação dos personagens.

Porém, para os novos consoles, as expressões faciais prometem ser ainda mais realistas. A demonstração feita pela Activision no vídeo acima já nos dá uma amostra das possibilidades. O personagem foi animado em tempo real, utilizando um hardware atual e acessível.

The Top Ten Mobile Landing Page Best Practices | by Sally Lowery


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According to a recent Gomez study, 74% of consumers will wait 5 seconds for a web page to load on their mobile device before abandoning the site.  Even more staggering, the same study found 46% of consumers are unlikely to return to a mobile site if it didn’t work properly during their last visit. Leer más “The Top Ten Mobile Landing Page Best Practices | by Sally Lowery”

Uma breve história dos games


por Carlos Merigo | @cmerigo | brainstorm9.com.br

 

Já que o mundo dos games está em clima de novidades e inovações com a E3, o pessoal do Polygon resolveu lembrar e resumir a história dessa arte em três minutos.

Assista e tente dar uma de Rubens Ewald Filho quando ele comenta aquelas montagens do Oscar.

Linguistic Myths and Adventures in Etymology

Or maybe you’re too posh to play along this way. Another widely held linguistic urban legend claims “posh” was an abbreviation for “port out, starboard home” stamped on tickets to designate the shadier and more luxurious sides of the ship when traveling between England and India. Yet, no tickets have been uncovered with “POSH” stamped on them, and evidence exists from the late 19th century of the use of the word posh in a similar way as it is used today. While its exact source is unknown, posh may derive from a Romani or an Urdu word, referring variously to money, a dandy, well-dressed, affluent. Phrases like “port out, starboard home” to define the word posh are sometimes called “backronyms” as we work backwards from the letters to an invented phrase and end up creating what appears to be an original acronym.


The folk wisdom built up around common English expressions is often wrong, but it can be fun ferreting out the real origins.Linguistic Myths

Stories of the origin of the term “OK” are all over the map. (Marko Tomicic/Shutterstock)
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Or maybe you’re too posh to play along this way. Another widely held linguistic urban legend claims “posh” was an abbreviation for “port out, starboard home” stamped on tickets to designate the shadier and more luxurious sides of the ship when traveling between England and India. Yet, no tickets have been uncovered with “POSH” stamped on them, and evidence exists from the late 19th century of the use of the word posh in a similar way as it is used today. While its exact source is unknown, posh may derive from a Romani or an Urdu word, referring variously to money, a dandy, well-dressed, affluent. Phrases like “port out, starboard home” to define the word posh are sometimes called “backronyms” as we work backwards from the letters to an invented phrase and end up creating what appears to be an original acronym. Leer más “Linguistic Myths and Adventures in Etymology”

27 años de dominios .com – infografía

Hoy, 15 de marzo, se cumplen exactamente 27 años del registro del primer dominio ‘.com’, Symbolics.com. Actualmente ya hay más de 100 millones de estos dominios, que, a pesar de continuar creciendo a gran velocidad, han reducido su ritmo. A pesar de ello, se han convertido en un activo valioso.

Así, nombres como sex.com o tablets.com alcanzan precios desorbitados. No obstante, el más caro esinsure.com, por el que se pagaron 16 millones de dólares.

Además, en esta infografía se puede ver cómo se necesitaron 990 días para alcanzar los 100 primeros registros de ‘punto coms’, mientras que sólo durante el pasado 11 de marzo se registraron más de 100.000 dominios


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Dominios .com 27 años infografía

Hoy, 15 de marzo, se cumplen exactamente 27 años del registro del primer dominio ‘.com’, Symbolics.com. Actualmente ya hay más de 100 millones de estos dominios, que, a pesar de continuar creciendo a gran velocidad, han reducido su ritmo. A pesar de ello, se han convertido en un activo valioso.

Así, nombres como sex.com o tablets.com alcanzan precios desorbitados. No obstante, el más caro esinsure.com, por el que se pagaron 16 millones de dólares.

Además, en esta infografía se puede ver cómo se necesitaron 990 días para alcanzar los 100 primeros registros de ‘punto coms’, mientras que sólo durante el pasado 11 de marzo se registraron más de 100.000 dominios.

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Genera una infografía de tu vida social en línea con GetAbout.Me

Solo nos resta hacer clic en Generate Reports! y esperar a que se genere el reporte.

Aquí tienen un ejemplo de una de las infografías generadas con GetAbout.me.

Todavía es temprano como para opinar mucho sobre esta aplicación en línea, ya que es muy nueva, pero la verdad me gusta como presenta la información y cuando agreguen más redes sociales, creo que nos puede brindar datos muy útiles, claro, además de crear la infografía.

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GetAbout.Me es un servicio que te permite crear una infografía de tu vida social en línea.

Por ahora solo incluye tu interacción en la red social Facebook, pero en un futuro integrará más redes sociales.

El procedimiento es muy simple, solo se conectan con sus credenciales de Facebook y le dan permiso a la aplicación a acceder a sus datos.  No es necesario que le permitan que publique en su nombre, por lo que pueden quitar esa opción.

Una vez que le dan permiso y vuelve a la aplicación… Leer más “Genera una infografía de tu vida social en línea con GetAbout.Me”

Mobile Games: The Economics of Freemium [Infographic]


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Who creates a game only to give it away for free? Where’s the $$ in that?

The freemium business model is taking over — an estimated 65% of revenue generated by the 100 top grossing apps in the App Store, and an estimated 72% of total App Store revenue comes from freemium mobile games. In-game purchases like extra lives, special powers, virtual goods and personalizations are driving the revenue.

This week’s Infographic Friday is homegrown, featuring snippets of findings from our latest research report Cashing in on the Smartphone Gaming Boom that examine avid and causal mobile gamers’ in-app spending habits.

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Thank you for tweeting and sharing! And don’t forget to check out the report, with more juicy facts on avid and casual gamers.

Facebook Gamers Play 927 Million Hours of Games Per Month [Infographic]


Did you know that 50% of Facebook log-ins are to play Facebook games, and that the number of players that play every day is about 56 million people?

Leer más “Facebook Gamers Play 927 Million Hours of Games Per Month [Infographic]”

Retro Video/DOS Games For The Weekend

We thought we’d do something a bit different for the weekend, because not everybody is actually working during the weekend. And even if we do, we deserve a break from time to time. For just this occasion, we have poured across the four corners of the Web and amassed a collection of retro games to help you make the absolute most of your break time this weekend… and possibly any break time you take from this day forth.

Now you’re ready to take some time off and unplug, let’s stroll down memory lane, the gaming way. Focusing on the days of the old DOS-based games, we sourced some emulators so that you could revisit your old favorites once again without having to downgrade your machine. So flex some willpower (or kiss your weekend goodbye) and dive into the deep end of this DOS-day throwback to get your ROM on.


We thought we’d do something a bit different for the weekend, because not everybody is actually working during the weekend. And even if we do, we deserve a break from time to time. For just this occasion, we have poured across the four corners of the Web and amassed a collection of retro games to help you make the absolute most of your break time this weekend… and possibly any break time you take from this day forth.

Now you’re ready to take some time off and unplug, let’s stroll down memory lane, the gaming way. Focusing on the days of the old DOS-based games, we sourced some emulators so that you could revisit your old favorites once again without having to downgrade your machine. So flex some willpower (or kiss your weekend goodbye) and dive into the deep end of this DOS-day throwback to get your ROM on.

Game Showcase

Prince of Persia
Prince of Persia is a 2-D platformer with run and jump game play. Your hero must avoid deadly traps, solve some simple puzzles and engage in sword fights with guards. As the hero, you have an infinite number of lives, but you have to restart the level every time you die, and you must complete the game within an hour. The very fluid animation of your character is especially noteworthy. The game is still available for free downloading.

Persia in Retro Video/DOS Games For The Weekend

Lemmings
Your task is to rescue lemmings across 120 levels of fast-paced puzzles. The creatures simply walk blindly through the world in the hope of reaching safety at the end of the level. Unfortunately, these levels include steep drops, gaps in the ground, barriers and rivers, among other hazards. You can play Lemmings online. Leer más “Retro Video/DOS Games For The Weekend”

Showcase of Amazing Vector Art


Seeing what are designers are doing can be a great source of inspiration and motivation. Today we’re featuring vector designs, and this post includes more than 30 for your own inspiration. This showcase includes vectors of people, cars, and other objects.

Pepper Vector

Pepper Vector

Goldfish Turn On

Goldfish Turn On

Super Lucky Nintendo

Super Lucky Nintendo Leer más “Showcase of Amazing Vector Art”

Web Design Checkmate: Using Chess For Success in Web Design

In this article, we’ll explore the relationship between the game of chess and the Web industry. We’ll learn fundamental lessons from the pawn, rook, knight, bishop, queen and king, and we’ll highlight the factors — both offline and online — that determine best practices. The game is beloved by many professionals, so it seems fitting to apply its great strategy and elegance to the digital age; certain practices might help you lead a more successful working life.


The business of building websites is one of constant change, adaptation and strategy. The way designers and developers build websites is often informed by the methods of others and their own trial and error. In light of this, we can draw a number of parallels — some philosophical, to a certain extent — between Web professionals and one of the oldest and most popular board games of all time (counting traditional and digital games). This game is chess.

Chessboard in Web Design Checkmate: Using Chess For Success in Web Design
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In this article, we’ll explore the relationship between the game of chess and the Web industry. We’ll learn fundamental lessons from the pawn, rook, knight, bishop, queen and king, and we’ll highlight the factors — both offline and online — that determine best practices. The game is beloved by many professionals, so it seems fitting to apply its great strategy and elegance to the digital age; certain practices might help you lead a more successful working life.

Leer más “Web Design Checkmate: Using Chess For Success in Web Design”

Logitech lanza su nuevo ratón: Wireless Gaming Mouse G700

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“Poderoso control que te lleva dentro del juego“, así es como describe la empresa Logitech a su nuevo mouse G700 (Logitech Wireless Gaming Mouse G700) que está diseñado especialmente para los jugadores de videojuegos en pc más exigentes del mercado y que gustan sacarle el mejor provecho al hardware de su ordenador.

Logitech wireless gaming mouse G700

Es por eso que Logitech lanzó al mercado este nuevo mouse (ratón) con el nombre “Wireless Gaming Mouse G700″ que incluye nada mas y nada menos que 13 botones colocados estrategicamente y programables que facilitarán nuestra experiencia en los videojuegos de pc (sobre todo en los mas nuevos), aparte de ser un mouse diseñado para tener una mejor comodidad al momento de usarlo.


Autor: i.aguilar | Comentar »

Poderoso control que te lleva dentro del juego“, así es como describe la empresa Logitech a su nuevo mouse G700 (Logitech Wireless Gaming Mouse G700) que está diseñado especialmente para los jugadores de videojuegos en pc más exigentes del mercado y que gustan sacarle el mejor provecho al hardware de su ordenador.

Logitech wireless gaming mouse G700

Es por eso que Logitech lanzó al mercado este nuevo mouse (ratón) con el nombre “Wireless Gaming Mouse G700″ que incluye nada mas y nada menos que 13 botones colocados estrategicamente y programables que facilitarán nuestra experiencia en los videojuegos de pc (sobre todo en los mas nuevos), aparte de ser un mouse diseñado para tener una mejor comodidad al momento de usarlo. Leer más “Logitech lanza su nuevo ratón: Wireless Gaming Mouse G700”

Marketplace Spotlight: TicTacToe 6×6 – Get fun!

With the 6×6 grid you have to line up horizontally, vertically, or diagonally four “X”‘s or “O”‘s. You definitely have to pay more attention to this version or your opponent will sneak up on you.

Graphics are well done, the application ran smoothly, and it’s a great way to pass the time. The application is free and the only catch is an advertising banner that spans the screen just below the playing field. It’s not annoying and if it keeps the application free, it’s worth the screen space.


by George Ponder

Tic-Tac-Toe addict? It’s an age old game that has been used to pass the time and it’s now available on the Windows Marketplace for Mobile with a twist. XIM Inc. is offering TicTacToe 6×6 as a free application that not only has the traditional Tic-Tac-Toe game but also a version that uses a 6×6 grid.

The game board is drawn on a sandy beach where you can compete against your friends or the computer. The traditional 3×3 game goes quick and it’s not long before your “ties” out number your “wins”.  Enter the 6×6 grid.

With the 6×6 grid you have to line up horizontally, vertically, or diagonally four “X”‘s or “O”‘s. You definitely have to pay more attention to this version or your opponent will sneak up on you.

Graphics are well done, the application ran smoothly, and it’s a great way to pass the time.  The application is free and the only catch is an advertising banner that spans the screen just below the playing field. It’s not annoying and if it keeps the application free, it’s worth the screen space.

If you’re looking for a free, entertaining application to pass the time with, check out TicTacToe 6×6 over at the Marketplace.

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Virtual Tiger Woods Takes A Tumble

Electronic Arts, the video game maker, made a point in recent months of standing by Tiger Woods, even as other companies withdrew from sponsorships.

The company continues to publish the Tiger Woods PGA Tour game. But at least in the short term, the game is following Tiger’s own golf results: not as good as they have been in the past.

NPD Group, which tracks video game sales, said that first-month sales of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 were down 32 percent from the previous version of the game a year ago.


Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10
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By MATT RICHTEL

Electronic Arts, the video game maker, made a point in recent months of standing by Tiger Woods, even as other companies withdrew from sponsorships.

The company continues to publish the Tiger Woods PGA Tour game. But at least in the short term, the game is following Tiger’s own golf results: not as good as they have been in the past.

NPD Group, which tracks video game sales, said that first-month sales of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 were down 32 percent from the previous version of the game a year ago. Leer más “Virtual Tiger Woods Takes A Tumble”

Digital Special Issue: Gaming

Gaming has come of age. Joystick-obsessed guys who once hunkered down in basements for hours and dominated the medium now have guests. Women and kids are latching onto smartphones and other devices to play. Whether families—armed with Wii remote controls—bond bowling the night away or consumers on the go play individual or social networking games, the medium is reaching new audiences and heights.

Marketers are tapping into the zeitgeist that people like to play and that their lives are more fun when a little competition is involved. As David Griner reports, smartphones have transformed the world into one, big game board. Marketers have the digital tools needed to help consumers interact with brands in unprecedented ways while they go about their lives. So why aren’t they all getting in on the game?


– AdweekMedia Editors
Gaming has come of age. Joystick-obsessed guys who once hunkered down in basements for hours and dominated the medium now have guests. Women and kids are latching onto smartphones and other devices to play. Whether families—armed with Wii remote controls—bond bowling the night away or consumers on the go play  individual or social networking games, the medium is reaching new audiences and heights.

Marketers are tapping into the zeitgeist that people like to play and that their lives are more fun when a little competition is involved. As David Griner reports, smartphones have transformed the world into one, big game board. Marketers have the digital tools needed to help consumers interact with brands in unprecedented ways while they go about their lives. So why aren’t they all getting in on the game? Leer más “Digital Special Issue: Gaming”