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Ouya user interface getting facelift this month

Ouya will receive an update sometime in the next few weeks that will improve the system's user interface, Engadget reported. Upon installing the update, the Android-based micro-console's UI will more prominently feature cover art for games in sections like the "Discover" page. Additionally,...

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XCOM: Enemy Unknown to support mods, have unique UI on PC

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a more traditional return to the XCOM series, with Sid Meier "indirectly" lending his expertise. PC Gamer recently visited the Firaxis offices to speak with the developer about how the PC version will stack up next to its console brethren. The site reports the PC version...

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Netflix testing three different interfaces on PS3

If you ever load up the Netflix app on your PS3 and suddenly feel as if you're being experimented upon, here's why: Netflix is reportedly showing off three different user interfaces to users of its service on the PlayStation 3, in order to test out the various recommendations systems and how...

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Steam UI update releases Monday

Click image to take a tour of the new Steam. For the last two months, Valve has been testing a UI overhaul of its Steam client through a beta release. Come Monday, April 26, the beta phase will end, and the update will go live for all users. Following the official release of the new client, users...

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Former DICE designer analyzes in-game user interfaces

Though we rarely acknowledge their existence (unless they're super original or horrifically ugly), heads-up displays and user interfaces play a major role in how we interact with games. Former DICE designer Marcus Andrews was recently tasked by his previous employer with studying a variety of UIs...

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Microsoft Game Studios licenses GFx tech for Crackdown 2, all titles

Microsoft has signed a deal with Scaleform to utilize its GFx user interface middleware across all Microsoft Game Studios titles, officially beginning with Ruffian's upcoming Crackdown 2. Scaleform's GFx is a vector graphics rendering engine that allows artists to design user interfaces -- such as...

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The ONE person that created the XMB

Did you know there's only ONE person that created the UI for both the PS3 and PSP? Well, just look at Yasuhiro Yamanaka's LinkedIn profile. According to the profile, Yamanaka has "designed PSP and PS3 User Interface all by myself." Wow. Not even a little bit of help? He's not only in charge of...

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Gridplane shows off what the NXE could have been

Design and animation studio Gridplane has revealed one of the many mock-ups it developed for Microsoft as a potential user-interface update, which later became the NXE. Tasked with creating new ways for users to interact with multimedia, this particular mock-up showcases some of the style found in...

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