Designing graphics for games can be an absolute joyride as you get to experiment with different colours, characters and even typography. Making the graphics interesting at all times is a must. However, once the painstaking task of creating superior quality graphics is done, you may believe that you are good to go and your work ends right there. This is far from the truth. You may not realize it but the images and sequences created for games boast of extremely high file sizes and therefore, when users load these games, it could take ages for it to load and this can create major drawbacks in terms of the user experience. This will eventually cause a limitation for your games in terms of the number of people it gets exposed to. For instance, when you visit Temple Run you are instantly taken away by the quick load times for the games. As a graphic designer for any game that you wish to create, you need to take special steps for the optimization of your graphic design as well. There are several compressors available that you can make use of. One of the many advantages of these compressors is the fact that they are available online and therefore; do not call for you to purchase any additional software of program.
It’s fall and that means that all the big networks are showing off their new hitters and fan favorites. This also means that kids are going back to school…uh, yay? Another sign of fall is the return of Saturday morning cartoons. When I was a kid, way back in the 80’s (don’t judge) I couldn’t wait to see the new cartoons and the return of the ones I liked the most. I have it on good authority that kids today still do the same thing, only they are not confined to just Saturday morning. Nowadays, cartoons have taken over primetime with some even aired on Fridays. I know! Crazy right? But that really doesn’t matter. As with all things Hollywood, they have to go back to the past in order to dish out a new toon in the present. That’s right. Tom and Jerry are getting a big remake for a more modern audience. Anyone else excited?
With the exciting game play, super realistic graphics, and worldwide gaming communities that modern video games offer, you might think that meant the death knell for old-style board games. After all, how can they compete with the wonders of modern video games? Surprisingly, the opposite is true. While board games lag far behind video games, sales of board games have been growing rapidly in the recent years. Traditional game sales at US hobby stores have risen 15-20 percent each year for the last 3 years. Sales of board games on Amazon also grew by over 10 percent last year.
Studies have proven that teens that are used to playing video games nonstop on their computers are at risk of becoming more violent. It looks like youngsters who are addicted to such video games only make use of specific parts of their brain; those parts are linked to movement and vision. What does that mean? That the other sides of their brain remain underdeveloped, and that may cause violent behavior.
Who doesn’t love a well-crafted video game? Gamers are usually drawn by a meaningful storyline and an unexpected gameplay. They’re also extremely fond of nice graphics and beautiful visuals; at the root of such a polished video game there has to be a muse. Sometimes, that inspiration comes from a book. There are amazing video games out there that were based on fantastic storylines, so here are some brilliant iOS games inspired from literature.
Video games have become a mature art form, with enough confidence and muscle to start exploring ground that earlier games shied away from. Other factors also helped to make this a very exciting year for video game enthusiasts. The shift from the Xbox 360 to the Xbox One, and from the PlayStation 3 to the PlayStation 4, prompted video game publishers to create an outstanding constellation of games for both the old consoles and their hard-hitting successors. Excellent games abounded on all sides in 2013, and they offer plenty of fun to keep 2014 gamers entertained in style.
Motorola is all set to invade the budgets smartphone industry across various nations with its new Moto G device. This is a mid range smartphone backed by Stock Android 4.3. It won’t be right to compare Moto G with other premium smartphones like Nexus 5, HTC One and LG G2. However, it may give its competitors including Nokia Lumia 1520 a run for their money.
It happens every year, right? Finding the best gifts for your friends and loved ones is never easy. For some, it gets harder, because people’s tastes change, things go in season and out of season, and moreover, the cool factor can easily wear off.
Both tablets and smartphones have gone from advanced gadgets for rather important people in developed countries, to ever-present devices for mainstream use in most countries around the world. The US is no longer the country with the most connected devices, as China managed to surpass it in February this year. Recent reports are also highlighting that a 2nd wave of countries worldwide are now experience a tremendous growth as far as advanced technology is concerned. The BRIC countries are growing extremely fast as far as their mobile markets are concerned, and therefore both the US and South Korea might have to suffer in the near future.
The much awaited update of system software for PlayStation Vita has ultimately rolled out. The company confirmed the version 2.61 rolled out on 29th August, 2013. A PS Vita system software update is mandatory to use the features of PlayStation Network. Moreover, this will also let you install the latest security patches along with all the revised applications.