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Spectrum Vega+ is No Throwback to 48K Glory, It’s a Play Anywhere Console with 1,000s of Available Games

December 9, 2016

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Any child in the early 80s will be able to recount the joy of Sinclair’s ZX Spectrum computer. Now the Spectrum is born again with Sir Clive’s Vega Plus project. Sinclair’s ZX Spectrum was a revolutionary step forward in home microcomputing on its release in 1982. Building on the success of Sinclair’s own basic black […]

Pokemon Go Works the Brain in Glorious Ways, Just Beware those Real World Issues

September 3, 2016

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Augmented reality is not just Pokemon Go, though you’d think it was, but by hooking gamers into the real world it may be much more than a brain workout. Cue the science. Apparently Pokemon Go refreshes the parts that other games don’t. Writing in the British Medical Journal, Dr Margaret McCartney talks about the special […]

Money Comes Easier to Virtual Athletes than Sporting Olympians

August 14, 2016

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With every Olympics comes a renewed focus on how little money most Olympians actually make throughout their athletic lives. While a few newly made superstars (such as US gymnast Simone Biles) will strike it lucky by attracting the attention of sponsors, the vast majority of competitors at Rio will struggle to break even—let alone make… via […]

Pokemon Go Proves More Socially Addictive than Twitter and Facebook

July 13, 2016

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So much buzz about Pokemon Go right now. From developers Niantic looking at brand sponsored locations and the US Holocaust Museum banning players, to one player finding a dead body and others being lured into a robbery – there is sorcery afoot. Pervasive gaming has arrived! Pokémon Go has quickly become one of the most viral mobile applications of all time. […]

Augmented Reality Toys Represent a New Era in Gaming

May 7, 2016

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Toys come to life with a dash of augmented reality thrown in, and big hitters like Disney and Nintendo have already carved out a multi-billion dollar industry from physical toys coupled with virtual worlds. Franchises like Disney’s Infinity and Nintendo’s Ambiio (reported to have passed $2 billion sales in one quarter last year) use physical […]

VRTGO Virtual Reality Developer Day Offers Masterclass on Design and Coding

February 22, 2016

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Coders need only apply but students and programmers are in luck – VRTGO Labs is holding a developer day on 3 March to help VR beginners and those looking to keep up to date with the latest developments. Savvy students and coders with a curiosity for virtual reality can get on the inside track to […]

VRTGO Gathers High Flying North East Talent and Big Brands for November Event

October 20, 2015

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Playstation VR keynote speech and hot development talent on show at the November VRTGO Conference in Gateshead. The north east’s burgeoning virtual reality industry takes another big step forward this November with VRTGO’s second annual conference. Organiser Secret Sauce has proudly announced the addition of Playstation VR as keynote speakers, with senior games developer Jed […]

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