Fallout 76 wasn’t the only Interplay throwback at E3 2018: Descent, one of the games that defined the six degrees of freedom genre, is no longer underground. That is, the former title has changed because Interplay’s embraced the game and given the developers full support. Descendent Studios team is hard at work on launch, Little Orbit CEO Matt Scott met with us to discuss what’s been going on in the past several years of development. Nostalgia aside, I went in expecting the worst: long-abandoned IP, Kickstarted game, indie team, extended public development, and fairly quiet presence on social media. However, I came out very pleased. While the game may not be an MMORPG, what I saw and heard makes me think that this may be the space experience I’ve been waiting for. Taking off the rose-colored viewport I want to be very upfront about my bias before going in. Descent was the first PC game I ever owned. I never got to … [Read more...] about E3 2018: Hands-on with Descent, the future of space mining
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Inquisitors, ominous mysterious agents relentless in their pursuit of Chaos, heresy, rebellion, betrayal, or any threat to the Imperium of Man. They are among the most powerful and feared figures in the entire galaxy. Take on the role of an Inquisitor tasked with uncovering the heretical mystery aboard the ancient monastery-fortress the Martyr. advertisement Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor Martyr places you in the role of an Imperial Inquisitor tasked with investigating a strange message from the Marty, a long lost monastery-fortress. You’re on the trail of another Inquisitor who is searching for a mysterious heretical power. This quest will take you across the galaxy and lead you to question the truth of who you are and those around you. Like many many Inquisitors before you, the truth of your reality will be peeled away as you face Chaos and learn your true identity.At its core, WH40K Inquisitor is an ARPG like Diablo 3, Grim Dawn, Victor Vran, and its predecessor The … [Read more...] about It’s Not a Perfect Game, But It’s a Lot of Fun
I’ve been a bit frustrated with Niantic lately. I love some of its ideas, but I watched someone else play Ingress prior to Pokemon GO’s release, and I noticed very similar problems between the two games after release — problems that the company should have noticed and corrected in its followup. Recently I decided to try out the former. Both are totally unintuitive. You have to search the UI for the tutorials, though Ingress’ can be accessed only near objectives. You’re asked to join a faction sooner there than in PoGO and with no context beyond 2-3 sentences. The game throws jargon with little to no context at you throughout the tutorial, making it difficult to follow. I walked around, clicking things and used items that I don’t fully understand, not because I’m too lazy to read but because I wanted to understand a game without consulting google. I saw portals get taken without anyone around me as I stood … [Read more...] about The Soapbox: Why is Pokemon GO still a tech demo?
Combining the strengths of native advertising with the power of programmatic delivery has been at the forefront of ad tech evolution for a while now. It’s the perfect match of contextual targeting with scale and therefore a win-win scenario for both advertisers and publishers. Most importantly, even users commonly find native ads to be more relevant and less intrusive than a lot of other common ad formats. AdNow is an ad network that’s been leading innovation in the native advertising space for over two years now. Founded by a group of people with experience in digital marketing, real-time bidding, pay-per-click, mobile advertising, media buying, and big data — AdNow is the amalgamation of all these to create a hybrid native ad format for publishers who want to extract more value from their desktop and mobile ad inventory. As of 2016, AdNow has 1,90,000 partners and serves over 4.2 billion impressions to 900 million users across 107 countries. This is how AdNow works … [Read more...] about AdNow: A Hybrid Native Ad Network that Combines Context with Scale
Niche (a.k.a. vertical) ad networks are dedicated to delivering advertising to a specific audience and as a result have a few advantages for both advertisers and publishers compared to the larger, more generalized ad networks such as Google AdSense and Yahoo! Advertising. Advertisers benefit from niche ad networks because they help them reach a more targeted and informed audience, even though the overall impressions may be lower. Publishers on the other hand, typically witness higher click through on the ads, which translates to higher revenue. Here are a few niche ad health and fitness ad networks that may be worth trying out if you publish fitness-related content. With over 1,000 websites in their network, Adprime Health is one of the largest ad networks that target the health market online. Some of the websites in their network include My Health News Daily, MedHelp, Mothering, DailyRX, About.com, The Diabetes Daily, and more. Adprime Health network promises a higher ROI by filling … [Read more...] about 7 Niche Health And Fitness Ad Networks For Publishers