On this day in 1992, a shipment of 29,000 rubber duckies had fallen off a cargo ship in the Pacific Ocean, and were three days into their 17,000 mile ocean journey around the world on the ocean currents. Over the years, people reported sightings in Indonesia, Australia, South America, the Bering Straight, the Arctic, and (eventually) the Atlantic Ocean. Some are still afloat today!
In honor of this official day, we celebrate our favorite (and arguably, smartest) rubber ducky: Edwin.
Destiny, Bungie‘s ambitious sci-fi shooter is a few weeks old. The monster release was not without its problems, but overall, the game appears to be a smash hit, bringing in over $325 million in sales in its first five days. One of Destiny’s largest features, if you’re inclined to call it that, is the extensive lore and extra options that are available online at Bungie.net and in its native apps for iOS and Android. While no means necessary for playing the game, the Destiny companion apps provide an extra layer of interactivity in the world of Destiny. In this post, we’ll take a look at the utility of Destiny’s companion app for both users and Bungie. Continue reading
Endless scrolling is a popular navigation tool these days. In a nutshell, it consists of loading the content of a page dynamically while the user scrolls to the bottom of the page. With this technology, the user doesn’t need to click on a button to access all of the content on a page, which, in most cases, is a better user experience. Continue reading
E3 is going on right down the street. I stopped in yesterday to poke around and see what was going on in the world of video gaming. Instead of the outrage and frothing-at-the-mouth fanboy arguments, I thought I’d share what things I’m looking forward to because part of me was blown away. Continue reading
Our friend and former coworker Alice just published her first iOS game Memory Dojo as part of Chin and Cheeks. The game has you guiding “Ninja” through memory lessons with his Sensei. The rounds start innocuously enough but increase in difficulty as you play, adding to the challenge and fun.
The game is available through the iTunes App Store for free. If you’re the first person to beat the game, the fine folks at Chin and Cheeks will send you a secret mystery gift. So get playing!
Even if you’ve got a bajillion presents under the tree, it never hurts to give yourself a little something more. The fine folks at Square Enix are offering some premium games playable right in your browser for absolutely free! It’s not even a Holiday special – it’s just awesome. Head over to http: Core Online to get started.
You can play Hitman: Blood Money, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light, and Mini Ninjas (among others), so have a look if you’re looking to try something new.
There are two things wrong with the image above, which is the first screen you’ll see when you fire up the Highlight iOS app. The first is the logo, but I’ll let someone with some design experience tackle that one. The second and more important thing is the Facebook login. This is something I’ve been seeing more and more often. This blog post was inspired by seeing this screen and by Mullen’s Election Protection campaign for JetBlue. I was checking it out when it asked me to log in with my Facebook and offered no alternatives (although since the contest is over now, you can’t see for yourself). So here we are. Continue reading
At E3, I was wowed by a demonstration of Microsoft’s SmartGlass. The application brought a second screen to the Xbox 360 experience, offering an alternative way to control the device through the use of a smartphone. About 5 months later, Smartglass has arrived. Earlier this week I had a chance to play around with it. How does it stack up to the demonstration I saw? Read on to find out. Continue reading