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Floyd “Money” Mayweather made headlines last weekend for making light work of Mixed Martial Arts superstar Conor McGregor. But he also made tech headlines recently by endorsing the Hubii Network, an initial coin offering (ICO), on his Instagram and Twitter accounts. This isn’t the fir...
Reality itself is going through a digital transformation thanks to leaps in 3D rendering and the crunch-speed motion feedback data. Although the modern definition of virtual reality (VR) has been making promises for three decades, the emphasis was always on the potential. Now it’s here...
SoftLayer, an IBM Company, on Wednesday announced that game development studio KUULUU and online game servers provider Multiplay are using IBM SoftLayer’s cloud capabilities to power popular games such as Battlefield 4 and RECHARGE. KUULUU tapped into SoftLayer’s cloud for higher perfo...
Join us and guests Kim Celestre, Forrester Research Senior Analyst, and Bill Hussey, Manager of Developing Platforms at Bell Media, for this compelling educational webinar on Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific. Kim will share Forrester's Total Economic Impact report to s...
It’s been over 20 years since Ward Cunningham introduced the debt metaphor with an experience report at OOPSLA, the conference for Object Oriented Programming. At the time, Cunningham was arguing that debt was a good idea — you could get the software out faster by taking shortcut...
In the hypercompetitive online gaming world a couple of milliseconds of lag can be the difference between virtual life and death, and the inability to scale up with demand can kill an entire game title. In the last two quarters, more than 60 new gaming companies have moved to SoftLayer...
In an example of Microsoft-like vertical integration Nvidia under the code-name Project Shield is going to take parts it builds for other people’s videogame consoles like the new version of its Tegra 4 processor and build a game machine of its own that it sells direct to consumers. T...
A new online exchange in China is helping mobile game developers find partners, advertisers and a new approach to in-app promotions. China will have an estimated 100 million smartphone users by the end of the year, and it's a market that is keenly interested in high quality games. The...
To recap quickly, in the first article we discussed the fact that 2012 is THE year for apps and how those who put on their ‘Appreneur’ hats on & take action will find success. Then in the second article, we talked about a theory that we referred to as 3D Internet that follows what we c...
Interruptions from outages, network lag and scalability issues caused by unpredictable usage patterns can mean “game over” in the competitive world of online game development. With a wide array of Internet-scale cloud infrastructure options – including dedicated, virtualized and manage...
Some say that there’s no place for games in the corporate boardroom. Of course, this is simply not true in this day and age. At one level there is the huge growth of the video games business, and at the other level there is the reality of game theory, which is the study of interactive ...
For those with the sense to listen, Sony CEO Howard Stringer stated the obvious the other day when he told Bloomberg and others that “nobody’s system is 100% secure” and that it’s impossible for him to guarantee the security of Sony’s cloud. Sony has been trying to come back with a hi...
The Sony gaming fiasco strikes me as a combination of generic corporate hubris combined with the maddening Japanese bureaucratic tendency toward ostrich behavior and stonewalling when trouble appears. Perhaps Sony's arrogant, feckless response to a massive invasion of privacy will o...
Calling it a “nuclear-powered bulldozer”, yesterday, Amazon announced and blogged about its newest cloud infrastructure service, the “Cluster GPU Instance”, which delivers supercomputer calculation power for as little as $2.10 per hour. The new instance type employs the same NVIDIA Te...
Bridging the gap between Eastern and Western game development, the UBM TechWeb Game Network, organizers of the leading Game Developers Conference(R) series (GDC), have announced Bo Wang, Vice President of Tencent Games, to keynote at the 2010 Game Developers Conference(TM) Europe. I...
In a time when many tradeshows are experiencing lower then normal attendance the 8th Annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE 8x) had record attendance this past weekend in Los Angeles. I was there exhibiting and conducting a community training day for Zenoss and was very impressed...
"The merger with Friendster will continue to transform the social networking industry, combining a highly intuitive and successful social media site and online marketing channel with an integrated payment platform and content network which includes games, goods, gifts, music and video,...
MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) are a sub-set of computer games where a large number of virtual players interact with each other online in the virtual world provided by the game. Games like World of Warcraft (WoW) and EverQuest fall in this category.
Mobile application uptake-it isn't only about iPhones. Sure Apple's App Store now offers over 65,000 applications, and users have downloaded more than 1.5 billion iPhone and iPod touch applications in the 1st year since launch. But while getting a late start, other mobile applica...
Google is buying On2 Technologies, an upstate New York video compression developer, for $106.5 million worth of common stock. On2 is going out at roughly 60 cents a share, a 57% premium over the 38 cents it was trading at before the announcement Wednesday. On2 creates advanced video...
Patrick Callahan, director of recruiting at SimSTAFF Technical Services, said the firm had already secured a staffing contract with Fidelity Technologies, a Reading, Pennsylvania firm that ranks as one of the nation's largest developers of simulation technology. Additionally, SimSTAFF ...
Sony apparently has cloud intentions. Sony Computer Entertainment has asked the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a trademark on the term “PS Cloud.” It’s also reportedly registered the domain name “playstationcloud.com.” The broad trademark application, filed March 24 and annoyingl...
In Part 1 we started to develop a small racing game using XNA Game Studio Express 2.0. We learned about the game loop and how it's implemented by the XNA (by using the Update and Draw methods) framework. We also created our first track on the screen and four cars started moving on the ...
Maybe some of you remember a time when we created a sprite on a piece of graph paper and afterwards hacked zeroes and ones in so we could see something eventually move on a TV screen. I have to admit that those days have been gone for a long time and a lot of things have happened in IT...
In Part 1 we started to develop a small racing game using XNA Game Studio Express 2.0. We learned about the game loop and how it's implemented by the XNA (by using the Update and Draw methods) framework. We also created our first track on the screen and four cars started moving on the ...
Players of 'EVE Online' are expected to get faster and more reliable web-based gaming and subscriber services, thanks to the virtualization of game developer CCP's data center in London. Cisco Application Control Engine (ACE) technology will help ensure that registration, background in...
Maybe some of you remember a time when we created a sprite on a piece of graph paper and afterwards hacked zeroes and ones in so we could see something eventually move on a TV screen. I have to admit that those days have been gone for a long time and a lot of things have happened in IT...
CMP Media today announced that it has acquired MediaLive International's Technology Media Group, including a premier portfolio of events, conferences and publications. This acquisition, the sixth in the past five months, further expands CMP Media's brand portfolio and its ability to p...
Hurray! Holdings Co., Ltd. , a leader in advanced wireless value-added services, digital music production and distribution, and mobile telecommunication network software in the People's Republic of China, today announced the signing of definitive agreements to acquire 100% of the equit...
The Star Trek universe has inspired many technology ideas but I'm disappointed I don't have a transporter yet. One Star Trek technology that has been available for sometime is the particle system. No, this is not an exotic propulsion system for your flying car. The particle system was ...
The9 Limited , a leading online game operator and developer in China, today announced that GameNow.net (Hong Kong) Limited (''GameNow''), a wholly owned subsidiary of The9, recently entered into a loan agreement with China Interactive (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. (''China Interactive''), purs...
The9 Limited , a leading online game operator and developer in China, announced today that it would host a conference call and webcast on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 at 8:00 PM, US Eastern Time / Thursday, February 24, 2005 at 9:00 AM Beijing Time, to discuss The9's financial results ...
Zeboo is attempting to find talented Java developers in India through a mobile game developer contest.
Part 1 of this article ('Java Gaming: Understanding the Basic Concepts,' [JDJ, Vol. 9, issue 10]) covered the basics of a game framework. Part 2 goes into more depth on the actual 2D rendering specifics and the resulting demo: the Ping program.
You've seen time and time again in these pages that Linux rules on the server side of the game market. In the past I've focused on MMORPGs, those massive, persistent worlds where hundreds or thousands of people interact with each other and automated characters, making friends, allies, ...
The Nokia SNAP Mobile solution will be integrated with Sun's Java 2 Platform Micro Edition Wireless Toolkit, Sun Java System Content Delivery Server and Sun Java Enterprise System running on the Solaris platform, to provide mobile operators and game distributors with a reliable and sca...
Rumor has it that many MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games) are using Linux on the back end to run their worlds, so your humble Gaming Industry editor decided to start knocking on some doors. The first kind folks to answer were those at Mythic Entertainment (www.my...
This article provides a quick look at how the pros are creating games and other multimedia apps on Linux and in the cross-platform space. Any Linux programmer interested in writing games, multimedia applications, or other tools that make heavy use of Linux as a desktop would do well to...
For more than a decade, Director has set the standard for multimedia development. In fact, Director was the first multimedia authoring tool to combine animation with a scripting language so that developers could create interactive presentations, games, or computer-based training course...