Game creator – DHINC Fri, 11 Jun 2021 18:37:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Game creator – DHINC 32 32 Tech gifts for dads and graduates with Marc Saltzman Fri, 11 Jun 2021 18:19:00 +0000

OTTAWA – Marc Saltzman has been writing about technology for 27 years.

It was long before he was a dad or the “father of graduates”.

When he began to transform “geek talk” into “street talk” (this is the theme of his technical radio talk show on Newstalk 580 CFRA), innovations were not coming to the market. gigahertz speed.

Saltzman is busier by the day, testing and researching the technology as it hits the market.

So these suggestions are about technology that makes a dad’s or graduate’s downtime much more enjoyable and relaxing.

With this technology, Saltzman can spend his Father’s Day playing outside while dinner is being prepared, and he can see when his family arrives without moving a muscle.

He’s a motivated guy but it’s nice to have a day off.

Isn’t that what technology is supposed to do?

The technological choices of Marc Saltzman’s fathers and graduates and why he loves them:

Nintendo Switch($ 399)

Versatile gaming system for playing at home or on the go, with new titles like Game Builder Garage ($ 39) and Mario Golf: Super Rush ($ 79)

Nintendo’s ‘secret sauce’ is that their games are easy to pick up, but impossible to let go. These two are no different. Game Builder Garage is great because it blurs the lines between the player and the creator of the game. game – even if you don’t have one. game programming experience. Mario Golf: Super Rush is great for dads who would like to be on the fairway, ”Saltzman said.

LG C1 OLED TV (from $ 2,099)

Whether dad enjoys sports, games, TV shows or movies, this is an ultra-thin 4K Smart TV, great for the latest consoles (fast frame rates), clear and loud sound and sizes up to 83 inches.

“In case you haven’t laid your eyes on an OLED TV yet, they’re ridiculously thin because no backlighting is required – every pixel (dot) is self-illuminated – which can provide ‘perfect blacks’ too. because the pixel can just turn off its light (exceptional contrast ratio), ”Saltzman said.

“High-end TVs like LG’s C1 Series OLED TVs are also energy efficient because they sip rather than swallow electricity (we all know what we pay for electricity in Ontario!).”

Marc Saltzman

HP OMEN Laptop 15: (from $ 1,699)

For the dad and graduate who enjoys working hard and playing hard, the HP OMEN 15 is the perfect laptop for work and life.

“Great for Dad’s 9-5 work life, as well as 5-9 downtime. A versatile laptop like the HP OMEN 15 has enough power to handle the most demanding work-related applications, as well. as the umph needed for gaming, 4K video streaming, and more. This laptop also works with Omen Gaming Hub, software that lets you customize what the hardware does (like RGB lighting on the keyboard), you can earn rewards, and more, ”Saltzman said.

Marc Saltzman

D-Link Wi-Fi 6 Solutions

Get the speed you need, plus support for more simultaneous devices on the network with the D-Link AX3260 Wi-Fi 6 Mesh Router ($ 179) and the first Wi-Fi 6 USB wireless adapter in the world ($ 79).

“All of these gadget gift ideas require strong WiFi. The latest standard is WiFi 6, delivering up to three times the speed of the previous generation (called 802.11ac). More importantly, this router maybe MESH compatible, which means you can add “access points” to various rooms to expand the range of your Wi-Fi signal (even outdoors), ”Saltzman said.

“As a world first, the WiFi 6 USB adapter can plug into a laptop or desktop computer, to be compatible with the WiFi 6 platform.”

Amazon Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 ($ 324.99)

This is Ring’s premium wired video doorbell with advanced features like 3D motion detection, bird’s eye view, enhanced HD + video, quick answers and head-to-toe video .

“As with its predecessors, this video doorbell lets you see who’s at your door and talk to them in real time – even if you’re not inside – but this premium wired doorbell has features like as “head to toe” video (see more), HD audio (read more), support for your Alexa smart speaker (have your assistant speak to the courier, for example, saying something like “Please leave the package behind the railing” and a bird’s-eye video, which uses radar to see the movement of the person on your property for extra peace of mind. “

Amazon Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2

Traeger Ironwood Pellet Grills (from $ 1599)

These high-tech grills are both barbecues and smokers, powered by wood pellets and exclusive WiFIRE technology that lets you wirelessly control everything over the Traeger app, smart home devices and your Apple Watch.

The Traeger Ironwood 650, with its 649 square foot cooking area, or the larger Traeger Ironwood 885, with 885 square feet of cooking space, let you grill a steak and veg, smoke a brisket, or baking an apple pie – all in the same unit – and using 100% real hardwood pellets as the fuel source, ”Saltzman said.

“When it comes to intelligence, Traeger’s WiFIRE technology lets you monitor or control the temperature (even from inside your home) through a companion app, which includes access to over 1,600 recipes, l Apple Watch support on your wrist or using voice commands through a Google or Amazon smart speaker. With the latter, you can say something like “Alexa, set the probe temperature to 200 degrees”, “OK Google , how hot is the food on the grill? ”or, ‘Alexa, set a 20 minute timer on . ‘ Essentially, WiFIRE connects the grill’s sensors to the companion app, and there’s also a meat probe included to monitor the exact temperature inside your meal. “

Traeger Ironwood Pellet Grills

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Playdate Creator reveals free, no-code game development tool Fri, 11 Jun 2021 00:35:00 +0000

Panic is releasing a no-code developer tool to help promote the Playdate and develop creations for the new handheld console.

Panic Inc., known to develop Fire watch and Untitled Goose Game, worked hard to release his own console – the Reading date. This portable console is unlike any other console on the market, with a 400×240 1 bit screen and hand crank. This means that the games should be specially designed for the Playdate, with the developers working on a free, no-code tool to help make developing games for the Playdate even easier.

The Playdate was first revealed on the cover of Edge magazine in 2019. Since then, development has been completed, with pre-orders open next month for the first shipments. The portable console is a sort of successor to the Game Boy, with a similar design that has been improved with a wi-fi connection and a new mechanical crank like an analog stick. Games that can be played on this new system are added to the console in seasonal distribution, with two games downloaded for free each week for 12 weeks. This is made possible by the side loading capabilities of the system.

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The games presented on Playdate are created on an SDK, with the programming languages ​​C and Lua. This means that every game on Playdate is unique and exclusive to the handheld, with the developers working with Panic to create titles just for the system. That being said, without a method for gamers to purchase games, it might be difficult for Panic to attract developer studios to the system, so the company has made it easier to develop a Playdate game for little. near anyone. According to a recent article by Gamasutra, Panic is currently developing a navigation tool that allows users to develop titles for the Playdate without any coding required. The tool is called Pulp and is expected to launch in 2021.

Panic is going to need some creatives to take an interest in the tool, as the system will require exciting new titles each season to keep a large player base engaged with the Playdate. The crank creates some interesting development possibilities, with the games already announced for Season 1 in the recent Developer Update making creative and ingenious uses of the unusual controls.

The Playdate will be available for pre-order in July for just $ 179, which is a lot cheaper than most current-gen consoles. There is no announced release date or shipping period for the Playdate, as Panic predicts parts shortages will affect shipping and development of the console. Those who still wish can place a pre-order and should receive their console as soon as possible.

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Source: Panic / YouTube, Gamasutra

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Teen Wolf creator reveals how Game of Thrones influenced Allison’s death on the show Thu, 10 Jun 2021 07:15:42 +0000

Game of thrones was the biggest hit show of the 21st century. It has raised the bar for quality entertainment to unprecedented levels. However, as the series constantly reaches new heights of success, other contemporary shows have faced the full brunt of competition. Teen wolf Creator Jeff Davis admitted that the growing popularity of Game of Thrones was one of the reasons why Allison Silver, one of the main characters, was killed in the series.

Premiered on MTV in 2011, the series was loosely based on the 1985 Michael J. Fox film of the same name. The series followed Scott McCall (Tyler Posey), a teenage werewolf who takes responsibility for protecting the town of Beacon Hills while juggling the stress of high school and his family.

In the first three seasons of Teen Wolf, the romantic relationship between Scott and Allison (Crystal Reed) was a big part of the show’s focus. That’s why it was a shock when, at the end of Season 3, Allison was killed. While this happened in part because Reed wanted to quit the show, Teen Wolf creator Jeff Davis admits other factors influenced Allison’s fate. Including, it seems, Game of Thrones.

Talk with E! Online, he said, “I don’t know if I would have done it now, but back then it was the time of Game of Thrones’ great death and this was about which character could you kill to shock the audience?” There was a lot of pressure to kill a main character. I remember the network saying you had to kill someone. And I said to myself: ‘I don’t want to kill anyone, they are like my children!’ ”

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]]> 0 Atlanta All-Star game return to be heard in court on Thursday Wed, 09 Jun 2021 16:05:16 +0000

“As long as the All-Star game is still up, and it’s still five weeks away, it could still be played in Atlanta,” JCN argued.

The court “can show that there are federal constitutional rights granted to all Americans, including small business owners in Atlanta,” the JCN file says.

The 2021 Major League Baseball All-Star logo is revealed on the scoreboard ahead of a baseball game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Colorado Rockies on Friday, April 23, 2021, in Denver. (David Zalubowski / AP)

Credit: AP

Credit: AP

Job Creators Network also argued that Denver would “not have the right to complain about the game’s return to Atlanta” because Colorado “was actively pursuing the game” rather than “standing by the Georgians” victimized by the MLB “.

The lawsuit against MLB, Commissioner of Baseball Rob Manfred, the MLB Players Association and MLBPA Executive Director Tony Clark has been filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The headquarters of the MLB and the union are located in Manhattan. U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni ordered Thursday’s hearing.

MLB argued in its response to the lawsuit that Job Creators Network does not have standing to seek an injunction and, even if it does, cannot meet its onus of showing a “clear” or “substantial likelihood.” “To prevail over the merits of the case,” because all its claims are legally defective “. The MLB cited an earlier statement by Manfred that the MLB “fundamentally supports the right to vote for all Americans and opposes ballot restrictions.”

The lawsuit, which argues that Georgian companies will suffer “enormous” losses from the displacement of the game, seeks $ 1.1 billion in damages, including $ 1 billion in punitive damages.

Job Creators Network, based in Addison, Texas, was founded in 2010 “by entrepreneurs like Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus,” according to the organization’s website.

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E3 2021 schedule: dates, start times of press conferences and live broadcasts Wed, 09 Jun 2021 00:10:48 +0000

After a year off, E3 returns in 2021 as a “reinvented, fully virtual” event. This year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo runs June 12-15 and promises appearances from Nintendo, Xbox, Capcom, Ubisoft, Square Enix, Take-Two Interactive, Warner Bros. Games, Sega, Bandai Namco, and more.

While the show does not have a physical presence, the perk is that anyone can attend E3 by watching the press conferences, digital showcases, and other live broadcasts that will take place in June ( and beyond). The Entertainment Software Association, the business group that runs E3, has created a web portal and app for E3 that anyone can use to watch it all unfold – fan registration is now live.

Here’s a guide to the E3 2021 events we know so far.

saturday 12 june

E3 organizers announce that the event will officially kick off on Saturday with a pre-show airing at 1:00 p.m. EDT / 10:00 a.m. PDT. Ubisoft and Gearbox Entertainment will be holding press conferences that day.

Ubisoft forward

Ubisoft Forward 2021 will showcase a variety of upcoming Ubisoft titles on Saturday, June 12 at 3 p.m. EDT / 12 p.m. PDT. A pre-show will begin at 2:00 p.m. EDT / 11:00 a.m. PDT, with information on game updates such as For honor, Watch dogs: Legion, and Crew 2.

The main event will feature the first gameplay footage from the upcoming Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six game (a co-op title formerly known as Rainbow Six Quarantine). Ubisoft will take a “deep dive” into the game in its post-show Ubisoft Forward, which will be broadcast live at 4:00 p.m. EDT / 1:00 p.m. PDT.

We can also expect appearances from previously announced games like Far cry 6 and Republic of the Cavaliers, and updates on new content for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Rainbow Six Siege. Ubisoft will also discuss plans for its Film & Television division, such as the next film Werewolves inside.

Gearbox entertainment

Borderlands developer Gearbox Software will hopefully have a lot to show at a press conference Saturday, June 12 at 5 p.m. EDT / 2 p.m. PDT.

Sunday 13 June

On Sunday, viewers of E3 2021 can expect presentations from Microsoft, Square Enix, Warner Bros. Games and 24 Entertainment. A pre-show to air begins at 11:45 a.m. EDT / 8:45 a.m. PDT.

Xbox and Bethesda Showcase

Microsoft will hold its E3 games showcase on June 13 at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PDT. Xbox and Bethesda game showcase to stream live on Xbox Tic, Youtube, Twitter, and Facebook channels, and will focus “on games from Xbox Game Studios, Bethesda and many game makers from our partners around the world.”

Square Enix presents

The Square Enix event will start at 3:15 p.m. EDT / 12:15 p.m. PDT. The 40-minute show will feature the announcement of a new game from Eidos Montreal, an update on PlatinumGames’ The fall of Babylon, a closer look Life is Strange: True Colors and Life is Strange Remastered Collection, and details on the Black Panther – The War for Wakanda extension for Marvel Avengers.

Warner Bros. Games

Publisher Warner Bros. Back 4 Blood at E3 2021. At 5:00 p.m. EDT / 2:00 p.m. PDT, WB will introduce Turtle Rock Studios’ spiritual successor Left 4 Dead in a short presentation.

PC gaming fair and future games fair

Sunday ends with a pair of showcases from PC Gamer and Future Games, from 5:30 p.m. EDT / 2:30 p.m. PDT and 7 p.m. EDT / 4 p.m. PDT, respectively.

Monday June 14

The E3 Monday show kicks off with a broadcast from 11:00 a.m. EDT / 8:00 a.m. PDT. Capcom, Take-Two Interactive, Mythical Games, Freedom Games, Razer and unannounced independent developers will have presentations throughout the day.


Capcom will present on Monday, June 14 at 5:30 p.m. EDT / 2:30 p.m. PDT, focusing on his next list of games. Officially, Capcom has the Great Ace Attorney Collection, Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin, Resident Evil 4 for Oculus VR, and Pragmata on his mailing list. But Capcom would also have more Ace Attorney and Resident Evil games in its plan, according to a leak.

Take-Two Interactive

Take-Two Interactive, parent company of 2K Games, Rockstar Games and Private Division, arrives at E3 2021 with a panel that will start at 1:15 p.m. EDT / 10:15 a.m. PDT.

Tuesday June 15

The final day of E3 2021 kicks off Tuesday with a pre-show airing at 11 a.m. EDT / 8 a.m. PDT. Nintendo, Bandai Namco and others will be hosting events.

Nintendo Direct and Treehouse Live

Nintendo will host a new Nintendo Direct presentation at E3 2021 on June 15, where the company plans to reveal new details about upcoming Nintendo Switch games. Nintendo will then offer a longer preview of its Switch lineup in a new Nintendo Treehouse Live immediately following the Live livestream.

Nintendo’s E3 2021 Nintendo Direct will air at 12 p.m. EDT / 9 a.m. PDT Tuesday, June 15, the company said on Wednesday. The presentation will run “approximately 40 minutes” and will focus on Nintendo Switch software “mainly releasing in 2021”.

Bandai Namco

Bandai Namco will host its E3 2021 showcase at 5:25 p.m. EDT / 2:25 p.m. PDT Tuesday.

Thursday July 22

EA Play Live

Electronic Arts will be holding a presentation on Thursday, July 22 – well after the end of E3 2021. Details are to come.

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Trinity, St. X advance to Region 7 Championship Baseball game Tue, 08 Jun 2021 04:41:15 +0000

Daylen Lile, senior at Trinity, didn’t think he would be able to return home. He hit a triple but due to his speed and an error on the pitch, the MLB’s scheduled second-round draft pick never had to stop running and scored.

It was Lile’s second triple that evening. He went 4-for-4 with three triples, one single and one run batted in. His three triples tied the KHSAA record for most in a single game – a feat that has only been achieved five other times.

His four hits were half of the Shamrocks’ total for the game. Lile’s performance helped No.1 Trinity defeat No.21 men, 6-4, on Monday night in the Seventh Region baseball semifinals.

“I caught it at the last second with the coach telling me to go because I really didn’t think I was going to score,” Lile said of her last point scored.