The future of gaming?

The future of gaming?

Nov 17, 2017

My first experience of gaming was on a Binatone system my dad bought one year, many many moons ago; and I remember being blown away by being able to control a line of pixels on the screen and batting a ball back at my opponent in a simple game of tennis. Gaming has changed dramatically since then, with graphics now sometimes near to photorealism, and online play...

Nearly 20% of Brits want to escape reality permanently, survey suggests

Nearly 20% of Brits want to escape reality permanently, survey suggests

Mar 1, 2017

Reality’s a bit… you know… rubbish, isn’t it? Especially lately. That’s why we play videogames, right? So we can act out satisfying, harmless fantasies; being a race car driver, being an international sports superstar, being a detective, being a soldier slaughtering hundreds of strangers, etc. etc. Wouldn’t it be great if you could escape...

The Call Up: movie review

The Call Up: movie review

May 6, 2016

Screener link provided by PR. In UK cinemas from 20th May, available digitally and on DVD 23rd May Let’s face it; whenever cinema attempts to adapt videogames, or even approaches the concept of videogames, the results are almost exclusively awful. And when we’re talking specifically about VR, sheesh… did you see The Lawnmower Man? If you...

Study finds VR can be used to treat paranoia

Study finds VR can be used to treat paranoia

May 6, 2016

With 2016 heralding the release of VR headsets like the Oculus Rift, and Sony’s PlayStation VR. A study has just concluded that Virtual Reality can be successful in treating patients with severe paranoia, by enabling patients to face their fears, and helping them learn that the things they fear are in actual fact safe. The study, carried out by...

VR’s cracks showing already with Job Simulator’s 25% price cut

VR’s cracks showing already with Job Simulator’s 25% price cut

Apr 21, 2016

It begins. VR’s story is far from over. Both the HTC Vive and Oculus “take all the personal info we can carry and then a bit more” Rift are still mere babes in the industry. PlayStation VR has yet to launch and, with a semi-competitive price and Sony’s name, it has a very real chance of shifting the gaming landscape significantly. It is with...