Rewriting history with ‘DuckTales Remastered’
DuckTales has been away for a long time. Ever since the animated series ended its run in 1990, we haven’t heard much from Uncle Scrooge and his great-nephews — but Capcom is hoping to change that. The company recently announced that it was working on a remastered version of the beloved NES version of DuckTales, slated to hit the PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii U as a downloadable release sometime this summer. And with the help of Disney and developer WayForward Technologies, the new title is aiming to not only be faithful to the game it’s based on, but also the show. WayForward is working to ensure that the game plays the way you remember it, albeit with a few new twists, while Disney is helping out by providing everything from original art assets to the real voice actors from the show — Alan Young, who plays Scrooge, is on board, despite being in his mid-90s. “We really respect the original vision,” WayForward’s Austin Ivansmith tells The Verge.
Love this! I played this game for hours as a kid on the NES. I actually can’t remember how many times I completed it, but it never got old each time that I did.
Chat heads (or some variation of this) is the future of messaging. An app that you can use with all other apps. Literal multitasking in a way that makes sense to the user.
More to come on this I’m sure…
I doubt many of you have both an Android & iOS device, so for those of you that have iOS and haven’t played around with chat heads yet, this update is worth downloading and playing with - trust me!
If you’ve got an app surely the native experience on that is a nicer one than your mobile site? If so a little button redirecting to the app could make all the difference to your customers experiences of your site.
Twitter are one of the first I’ve seen to do this and I’d like to see others adopt it too.
In my opinion, if you have an app and someone visits your mobile site on the web the page you’re visiting should just open in the app by default rather than mobile and web remaining entirely separate…
One to ponder.
Fuck yeah! Tumblr is now made up of 100 million blogs.
Its strange how the world of blogging has changed in my mind since the evolution of Tumblr to what it is today. I now get disappointed when I find a new blog and I can’t follow it by default…
Tumblr for Android just got a total facelift! We’ve completely redesigned the interface, added fancy post animations, made images pop, and a whole lot more. Download the update today.
Awesome update! Another piece of lovely mobile UI that makes blogging on the move a pleasure.
The Future of Messaging
Well Facebook have done it. They’ve revolutionised messaging on smartphones forever. Chat Heads - the small pop up circles that now appear on top of your any app you have open or even your homescreen on Android - are the next step in messaging notifications. I doubt you’d want all your notifications to appear like this, but for SMS & IM messages it makes so much sense.
Facebook have thought about it too. The UI is lovely. The way you can play around with the Chat Heads and simply flick them to one corner of the screen, or with just as much ease, flick them away with a casual swipe downwards - it’s just incredibly intuitive and simple.
Why no one has thought of this first baffles me. I’m sure the likes of Google, Apple, Samsung are all dashing around creating their own version of this for release soon. Facebook have certainly stepped up their mobile game and I for one am happy to include them with innovations like this!
A seriously (14 minutes in total) in depth walk through of Facebook Home from The Verge
I can’t wait to get my hands on this!