Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Nuclide: Facebook's New Unified IDE

Facebook today announced Nuclide, its latest open-source project, which is an integrated development environment derived from GitHub's Atom editor...

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Saturday, 28 March 2015

Le casque de VR de Valve gratuit pour les développeurs

Pour l'instant, les casques de réalité virtuelle n'ont été disponibles qu'en kits pour développeurs et il a souvent fallu aligner pas mal de billets pour avoir le droit de les essayer. Un exemple simple, le Rift d'Oculus qui a pu coûter de 300 à 350€... [Tout lire]

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Monday, 23 March 2015

Viewing the Gooseberry Benchmark scene on an Oculus DK2

Dalai Felinto hooked up an Oculus to explore a Gooseberry scene, and on his blog explains what's involved with rendering this scene. This week I visited the Blender Institute and decided to wrap up the multiview project. But since I had an Oculus DK2 with me I decided to patch multiview to support Virtual Reality [...]

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Friday, 20 March 2015

Konami is working on and hiring for a new Metal Gear project

Art of Illusion is a free 3D modeling studio

Tools like Plotagon are a fun way to create simple 3D videos, but as we saw yesterday, they’re a little limited. Okay, make that very limited. If you’d like to try 3D modeling for real then the open source Java-based Art of Illusion provides much more scope for getting creative. Models can be constructed from cubes, spheres, cylinders, curves, spline and triangle meshes and more. You’re able to define materials, edit textures and surface properties, then create photorealistic images with motion blur, depth of field and more, Sequences of still images can be exported for use elsewhere, or saved as… [Continue Reading]

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Google reportedly blackmailed websites into giving it content

According to the report, for one example, Google took content from companies like Yelp, TripAdvisor, and Amazon. In the latter case, Google lifted product rankings and placed them in their own search results for those products. When the companies complained to Google about the process, Google threatened to remove them entirely from results. The Journal quotes this section of the report: "It is clear that Google’s threat was intended to produce, and did produce, the desired effect, which was to coerce Yelp and TripAdvisor into backing down." The Commission ultimately had Google agree to let websites opt out of the process. And this is one, why the authorities need to keep close tabs on large companies, and two, why the close ties between those same authorities and companies need to be severed as much as possible. Even mere lobbying should be illegal.

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Konami hiring for new Metal Gear Solid series

Konami hiring for new Metal Gear Solid series

Metal Gear Solid firm Konami is currently hiring production staff for a new series of the stealth action games.

A Japanese job listing calls for developers with experience in high-end game production, practical experience in planning and “rich imaginations”.

According to Google Translate, the firm is seek new staff that are “able to generate innovative idea”, have “strong passion for game making” and “the communication skills to convey [your] ideas”.

CVs and portfolio need not be limited to game development only.

There are no further details on the specific production roles Konami is looking to fill, or what successful applicants will be working on beyond the intriguing phrase “a new Metal Gear series”.

The recruitment push follows the shock revelation that series creator Hideo Kojima will leave Konami after the upcoming Metal Gear Solid V, due in September. The veteran developer’s departure has reportedly come about as part of an internal power struggle.

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Nexon signs licensing deal for Unreal Engine 4

Nexon signs licensing deal for Unreal Engine 4

Nexon has signed a long-term licensing deal with Epic for the publisher to use Unreal Engine 4 for its upcoming line-up of PC and mobile games.

The deal is separate from the recent news that Boss Key Productions will also be using the engine to power Project Blue Streak, which will be published by Nexon America.

Nexon’s upcoming games using the tech are said to include a mobile RPG based on a high-profile IP. Though not confirmed, this game could be for a mobile version of Final Fantasy XI, also announced by Nexon today. The title is expected to be released in 2016.

“Unreal Engine 4 is the ultimate game engine in terms of high performance and flexibility,” said Nexon Korea VP Sangwon Chung.

“We couldn’t be happier to develop numerous projects on Unreal Engine 4 using our years of development expertise. We can’t wait for players to get their hands on the fantastic experiences we are creating right now.”

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Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Four short links: 18 March 2015

How to Make Moonshots (Astro Teller) — Expecting a person to be a reliable backup for the [self-driving car] system was a fallacy. Once people trust the system, they trust it. Our success was itself a failure. We came quickly …

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Monday, 16 March 2015

F1 | Vettel colora il grigio vuoto australiano

[Rassegna stampa] 16 marzo 2015 – Dominio Mercedes, Ferrari di nuovo sul podio con Vettel, Red Bull a pezzi, McLaren-Honda non pervenuta. Ma anche 15 auto al via, Manor presente ma incapace di scendere in pista e una settimana passata

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Sunday, 15 March 2015

Android 5.1 Hides A Little Secret - Google VPN

Android 5.1 Lollipop has a little secret: it hides Google's Virtual Private Network (VPN) in its folds.

With privacy concerns gaining traction, it is no surprise that Google VPN is tweaked into the latest Android 5.1. In case you're wondering what the brouhaha is all about, having a VPN will keep a user's device secure even if they are accessing public Wi-Fi.

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