Become the ultimate Pokémon Go trainer with these 7 hacks

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The hype surrounding Pokémon Go may have died down a little, but it doesn’t mean that it’s not popular anymore. The amount of active users of the app has surpassed that of Twitter, and it is likely to increase as the app gets released in more and more countries. If you’re already in on the action and want to up your game even more, these 7 hacks will help you get the most out of your Pokémon Go trainer experience: Get Pikachu as your starter … Continue reading

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Comic-Con 2016: All the news, trailers and releases

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Comic-Con International: San Diego is always a much-anticipated event. Even though the main focus is no longer on comics, there is plenty to keep every type of geeky attendee captivated. This year’s event ran from 21 to 24 July. Aside from the wonderful costumes that the fans donned throughout the event, here are the main attractions that got everyone talking: GAMES Pokémon Go The app’s meteoric rise to success meant that the creators, Niantic, were forced to upgrade their venue for this year’s Comic-Con to … Continue reading

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The biggest gaming and hardware news from E3 2016

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The Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 as it’s better known, has come and gone. The much-anticipated E3 was greeted with a lot of excitement as always, and it didn’t disappoint either. It gave us a lot of super cool games and consoles to look forward to in 2016 and 2017. Here are some of the highlights from this year’s Los Angeles-based event: Microsoft’s Xbox One S and Project Scorpio Microsoft has wowed gamers with the announcement of the Xbox One S (or Slim). It is … Continue reading

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The soundtrack of your childhood: the music of video games

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When soundtracks are mentioned, movies and television series are what usually come to mind. However, video games have evolved to include soundtracks that can easily match the subtle art of film scores. And they have an earworm quality to them that can transport you back to a moment in time just like any song on the radio can. Many of us have experienced the instant flood of memories that come from hearing the theme song or coin bling from the cult classic Super Mario Bros. … Continue reading

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Top movie adaptations of popular video games

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In the 1990s video games became a staple of every person’s childhood and today they are more popular than ever amongst people from all generations. It was only a matter of time before video games would be immortalized in movies. Some adaptations have been better received than others and some have not always lived up to fans’ expectations. Here are some of the most well-known or successful movie adaptations of popular video games: Super Mario Bros. (1993) Plot When dinosaurs were obliterated by a meteorite … Continue reading

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Iconic video game mascots and how they came to be

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Ever since video games became popular in the 1970s and 80s, thousands of video game characters have been created. Some have since faded into the background whilst others have become household names and are instantly recognizable even to this day. Some characters are so popular that they have in essence become the face of the companies behind them. See if you recognize these popular video game mascots and learn a bit more about how they came to be: Mario Mario first appeared in Donkey Kong … Continue reading

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Nintendo: the history behind the gaming pioneers

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At the beginning of July 2015 Satoru Iwata, the CEO and President of video game giant Nintendo, passed away. Iwata had been leading the company since 2002 and his recent loss is a big blow not only for Nintendo, but also its legions of fans. So, where did it all begin? Nintendo has been in business for over 100 years (since 1889), but interestingly didn’t start out as a video game company. Nintendo originally produced hanafuda playing cards, nicknamed “flower cards”, which were used to … Continue reading

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Highlights from Comic-Con 2015

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Comic-Con has been the go-to event for comic book, sci-fi and fantasy genre enthusiasts since it was founded in 1970. It is a 4-day event held in San Diego, California from a Thursday to a Sunday each year. This year it was held from 9 to 12 July. There are also preview events held on the Wednesday evening for professionals, exhibitors and selected guests. In recent years it has attracted around 130,000 attendees and is currently the largest of its kind in the world. Here … Continue reading

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