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GPD Win 10, the First “Real” Handheld Gaming PC


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(video summary included at bottom) A picture is worth a thousand words, so just take in this image for a moment… Okay, once you’ve had a good look at this, head on down below to read up on my experience with it. I’ll talk about the specs, the develop software I’ve used, and I’ve even…

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Should Apple Take Risks with MacBook Hardware Design?


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I recently moved back to a Mac as my main workstation, even though Windows 10 is still my primary Operating System. I have valid reasons for doing this, plus Mac hardware simply feels good. I recently detailed all of my reasoning for a Windows development environment running on Mac hardware; so, I won’t rehash it…

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I’ve Gone Mac, Again… Sort of.


Regardless of one’s opinion on whether Windows 10 or OSX is better, and regardless of whether or not Mac hardware is overpriced, one thing most would agree on is the quality of their hardware. With rare exceptions Mac is regarded as having some of the highest quality hardware designs, and in my experience this has been…

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Who Is the Target Audience for Valve’s Steam Controller?


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Just before entering the Thanksgiving recess from with my teaching position at CART, I received my pre-ordered Steam Controller. While I had most of my time planned for continuing development on my game, I had to make a little extra room to try this thing out. It is…. interesting. Let’s take a look at whether or…

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The Yufu Stylus I Mentioned Looks Like a Scam


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A few posts back I mentioned a Kickstarter for the Yufu Ultrafine Stylus by Hex3, a company by John Atherton. I didn’t buy it during the campaign; however, I recently noticed the stylus is for sale on Hex3’s main site. John Atherton and Hex3 have shipped previous products such as the Jaja Stylus. It didn’t…

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Dell Venue 11 Pro 7140 Review, Almost Perfect.


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I’ve tried one or two mobile development devices over the past year, and I keep returning to the Venue 11 Pro 7140. It handled Unity3D game development, and modeling with both Softimage and Maya LT. I’ve used it to worked on websites and apps. This machine is darn near perfect for my needs. It could…

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Asus Vivotab Note 8, or Thinkpad 8… and What the YuFu? (2014)


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Will your next mobile production tool be an 8 inch Windows 8.1 tablet? It very well could. Let’s look at what Step 2 is excited about.

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How Mobile Can I Get? (2014)


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Here at Step 2, we have a heavy focus on “mobile”. Not just the games we’re making, but our lifestyle and ability to be productive. To that end, the new era of Ultrabooks and tablets has been quite exciting to see develop.

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