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24Feb/170

‘Skullgirls’ heads to iOS and Android this spring

The mobile version of Skullgirls was developed by Hidden Variable Studios (best known for its hit number puzzle game Threes). The new iteration was designed as a pared-down experience compared to the the console version, which should match the more truncated playstyle of mobile gamers. Skullgirls mobile will include leveling systems (like an RPG), team and deck-building mechanics and a Fight Assist mode that will allow players to take on more of a tactical, bigger-picture role using these auto-battle settings.

The original Skullgirls title, released by developer Lab Zero in 2013, was a more traditional fighting game that could be played using specialized controllers. It received high review scores from both critics and gamers. Even if a free-to-play version might not please fans of the more hardcore original, Skullgirls could in fact do well on mobile. Its developer has a proven track record and the IP has solid indie cred.

As for when exactly the game will show up on your phone, the developers are playing it safe. Even though they've said it would be available this spring, they've declined to share specific launch dates or even which markets Skullgirls mobile will appear in first.

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2017/02/23/skullgirls-ios-android-spring/

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24Feb/170

‘Skullgirls’ heads to iOS and Android this spring

The mobile version of Skullgirls was developed by Hidden Variable Studios (best known for its hit number puzzle game Threes). The new iteration was designed as a pared-down experience compared to the the console version, which should match the more truncated playstyle of mobile gamers. Skullgirls mobile will include leveling systems (like an RPG), team and deck-building mechanics and a Fight Assist mode that will allow players to take on more of a tactical, bigger-picture role using these auto-battle settings.

The original Skullgirls title, released by developer Lab Zero in 2013, was a more traditional fighting game that could be played using specialized controllers. It received high review scores from both critics and gamers. Even if a free-to-play version might not please fans of the more hardcore original, Skullgirls could in fact do well on mobile. Its developer has a proven track record and the IP has solid indie cred.

As for when exactly the game will show up on your phone, the developers are playing it safe. Even though they've said it would be available this spring, they've declined to share specific launch dates or even which markets Skullgirls mobile will appear in first.

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2017/02/23/skullgirls-ios-android-spring/

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24Feb/170

Google WiFi, OnHub routers inexplicably crashed today (updated)

It's unclear what caused the problem because no update went out today, but judging by reports, running through setup again is enough to get most people back up and running. Some owners with mesh networks are reporting that only one of their devices ever went offline, while there are others who are still disconnected even after a hard reset. Of course, for those with any kind of custom settings that could cause quite a headache. We've contacted Google about the issue and will update this post when we receive a response.

Update: The Wifi Care Team has posted again on the forum, and says that it will require a hard reset for affected users to get back online. Unfortunately, it appears these devices don't have the capability to backup their settings, so owners will have to redo any customizations.

On a special support page for the incident, it has specific instructions for varying situations, and claims the problem occurred because of an issue with the Google Accounts engine.

Google:

To all-

Thank you for the patience over the last hours. Unfortunately, if you have experienced this issue you will need to setup your network again. Please see this Help Center article with more info on the issue and how to setup your devices again. We will also be sending an email out soon to all those affected. We will continue to update this forum and the Help Center article with more info.

Our sincerest apologies,
Courtney
/wifi care team

Primary onhub flashing blue from OnHub

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2017/02/23/google-wifi-onhub-units-inexplicably-freeze-require-resets/

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24Feb/170

Google WiFi, OnHub routers inexplicably crashed today (updated)

It's unclear what caused the problem because no update went out today, but judging by reports, running through setup again is enough to get most people back up and running. Some owners with mesh networks are reporting that only one of their devices ever went offline, while there are others who are still disconnected even after a hard reset. Of course, for those with any kind of custom settings that could cause quite a headache. We've contacted Google about the issue and will update this post when we receive a response.

Update: The Wifi Care Team has posted again on the forum, and says that it will require a hard reset for affected users to get back online. Unfortunately, it appears these devices don't have the capability to backup their settings, so owners will have to redo any customizations.

On a special support page for the incident, it has specific instructions for varying situations, and claims the problem occurred because of an issue with the Google Accounts engine.

Google:

To all-

Thank you for the patience over the last hours. Unfortunately, if you have experienced this issue you will need to setup your network again. Please see this Help Center article with more info on the issue and how to setup your devices again. We will also be sending an email out soon to all those affected. We will continue to update this forum and the Help Center article with more info.

Our sincerest apologies,
Courtney
/wifi care team

Primary onhub flashing blue from OnHub

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2017/02/23/google-wifi-onhub-units-inexplicably-freeze-require-resets/

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24Feb/170

Disney’s Maker Studios changes strategy and lays off employees

The studio will no longer help most of its 60,000 creators gain visibility and sell ads. It aims to work more closely with 300 of its most popular creators with the largest followings instead, as well as those most suited to work with Disney. YouTube creator Alexys Gabrielle, for instance, is making a show that's a tie-in to the "Oh My Disney" website that features games, interviews and skits promoting the company's franchises.

Maker Studios has apparently never been profitable despite its status as one of YouTube's biggest networks. These changes have been in the works for quite a while and have nothing to do with the termination of Pewdiepie's partnership. One former Maker exec told Digiday that he was excited to join the company after the Disney acquisition. "But when you started to poke around," he said, "it was obvious there wasn't much there."

The studio's channels might be making hundreds of millions in ad revenue, but it doesn't own all of its creators' content. It can't sell videos to other platforms, and what it can do to make money is very, very limited. The only reason why its ad revenue and views kept on growing was because it added more and more channels.

In addition, Disney reportedly lost interest in investing the kind of money needed to create good original content like what Maker's rival studios are doing. Clearly, the company is disappointed that the network hasn't been financially successful like it thought it would be. The troubled network's future is now uncertain and most likely depends on how well its new strategy performs.

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2017/02/23/disney-maker-studios-new-strategy-employees/

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24Feb/170

Disney’s Maker Studios changes strategy and lays off employees

The studio will no longer help most of its 60,000 creators gain visibility and sell ads. It aims to work more closely with 300 of its most popular creators with the largest followings instead, as well as those most suited to work with Disney. YouTube creator Alexys Gabrielle, for instance, is making a show that's a tie-in to the "Oh My Disney" website that features games, interviews and skits promoting the company's franchises.

Maker Studios has apparently never been profitable despite its status as one of YouTube's biggest networks. These changes have been in the works for quite a while and have nothing to do with the termination of Pewdiepie's partnership. One former Maker exec told Digiday that he was excited to join the company after the Disney acquisition. "But when you started to poke around," he said, "it was obvious there wasn't much there."

The studio's channels might be making hundreds of millions in ad revenue, but it doesn't own all of its creators' content. It can't sell videos to other platforms, and what it can do to make money is very, very limited. The only reason why its ad revenue and views kept on growing was because it added more and more channels.

In addition, Disney reportedly lost interest in investing the kind of money needed to create good original content like what Maker's rival studios are doing. Clearly, the company is disappointed that the network hasn't been financially successful like it thought it would be. The troubled network's future is now uncertain and most likely depends on how well its new strategy performs.

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2017/02/23/disney-maker-studios-new-strategy-employees/

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24Feb/170

Google’s Immerse VR series debuts with exploration of racial identity

The debut follows Dezzie Dimbitsara, a UX designer at Google, as she describes how she and her children navigate society. "You can't talk about racial identity without talking about racism," the film begins. From othering comments to the differences between her and her children's hair, the episode slowly meanders around Dimbitsara's Parisian home, immersing viewers in a slice-of-life story to fulfill the series' core mission: "[Investigating] race, diversity, and identity by exploring how real people interact with the world and how the world interacts with them."

Sure, we regularly get tech advancements heralding more powerful VR-supporting computers and stress-management headset attachments, but Google's new series is hopefully the sign of a Silicon Valley stepping outside its tech safe zone to confront societal problems. It joins a growing list of amateur and professional creators making VR content in that space:

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2017/02/23/google-s-immerse-vr-series-debuts-with-exploration-of-racial-ide/

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24Feb/170

Google’s Immerse VR series debuts with exploration of racial identity

The debut follows Dezzie Dimbitsara, a UX designer at Google, as she describes how she and her children navigate society. "You can't talk about racial identity without talking about racism," the film begins. From othering comments to the differences between her and her children's hair, the episode slowly meanders around Dimbitsara's Parisian home, immersing viewers in a slice-of-life story to fulfill the series' core mission: "[Investigating] race, diversity, and identity by exploring how real people interact with the world and how the world interacts with them."

Sure, we regularly get tech advancements heralding more powerful VR-supporting computers and stress-management headset attachments, but Google's new series is hopefully the sign of a Silicon Valley stepping outside its tech safe zone to confront societal problems. It joins a growing list of amateur and professional creators making VR content in that space:

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2017/02/23/google-s-immerse-vr-series-debuts-with-exploration-of-racial-ide/

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24Feb/170

Google’s Android texting app has a new name

If your iPhone owning friends hate seeing green bubbles pop up in iMessage, it probably won't do much to change that, and even for Android users, there's very little changed beyond the name. The styling and features of the app are exactly the same, but with MWC 2017 about to kick off, maybe it has more plans in store. In the changelog, it notes that there is "Simpler sign-up for enhanced features on supported carriers," so there could be easier access to Rich Communication Services (RCS) enabled enhancements that bring its experience up to par with iMessage.

Of course, if there's anything we know about Google, it's that the company always has another new messaging scheme around the corner.

Update: It looks like this is a part of a bigger push to expand RCS support on Android. According to Wired, the renamed app is where users will experience all of those new-gen texting features, along with fallback support for SMS and MMS. It still needs to get carriers -- including the major US names -- to play along, but the idea is to make messaging easy again.

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2017/02/23/googles-android-texting-app-has-a-new-name-but-thats-it/

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24Feb/170

Google’s Android texting app has a new name

If your iPhone owning friends hate seeing green bubbles pop up in iMessage, it probably won't do much to change that, and even for Android users, there's very little changed beyond the name. The styling and features of the app are exactly the same, but with MWC 2017 about to kick off, maybe it has more plans in store. In the changelog, it notes that there is "Simpler sign-up for enhanced features on supported carriers," so there could be easier access to Rich Communication Services (RCS) enabled enhancements that bring its experience up to par with iMessage.

Of course, if there's anything we know about Google, it's that the company always has another new messaging scheme around the corner.

Update: It looks like this is a part of a bigger push to expand RCS support on Android. According to Wired, the renamed app is where users will experience all of those new-gen texting features, along with fallback support for SMS and MMS. It still needs to get carriers -- including the major US names -- to play along, but the idea is to make messaging easy again.

Article source: https://www.engadget.com/2017/02/23/googles-android-texting-app-has-a-new-name-but-thats-it/

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