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Video Games

Nintendo vs Sega: Retro Console Wars Round Two

Gaming is no longer the solitary pursuit of children, perpetual loners and hairy palmed basement dwellers. In fact, it's become such an accepted mainstream hobby that the gaming industry is now worth more and generates more income than the film and...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Features

EGX 2019: Is gaming finally embracing its past?

We’re used to technology always moving forward. The work we do with our tech clients almost always focuses around communicating how the latest advances will benefit the user at home. Improved, increased, optimised. It’s become part of the...

Posted by: Rob Pratt
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Technology

The Year in Tech 2017

Amazon's Giant Flying Drone Warehouses (January) In a story that gained a fair amount of traction on social media over the 2016 festive period for obvious reasons, Amazon filed a patent for gigantic flying warehouses back in January that could house...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

The blue shells and the bob-ombs of Gamescom 2017

Gamescom is, to all intents and purposes, very much the sexier, more refined European cousin to E3’s bold, brash American convention. If E3 is a Michael Bay movie (all big bucks, explosions and exposition), then Gamescom, which wrapped up this week...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Design

Tim Nicholls uncovers the lost beauty of the Artcade

Some of my fondest childhood memories involve cycling to the local arcade with a handful of 20 pence pieces and experiencing the kind of immersive experiences my Sega Mega Drive simply couldn't offer. Of course, with the passing of time and the march...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The Latest Highlights & Trends in Tech

Exploring New Realities The New Revolution at Six Flags As a fan of both roller coasters and VR, this news really excited me, and had me semi-considering booking an immediate flight to LA. This is the rather boldly named “New...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Does the Oculus Rift set the standard for VR in 2016?

In the interest of balance, Iv'e decided to cover the news currently rocking the tech world as more of a think piece taking a thorough look on both sides of the fence. First, however, the facts:- It seems like forever and a day that we’ve been...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The Week in Tech

The Retro VGS brings retro gaming into the modern age Even though we live in an age where modern games are genuinely beginning to approach photo realism, the retro gaming market has never been more popular. Whether this is down to simple nostalgia,...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Experience Bronze Age VR at the British Museum

Between the 8th and the 9th of August, visitors to the British Museum will be invited to step a virtual foot inside a 4,000-year-old Bronze Age roundhouse with the launch of the London museum’s first ever virtual reality weekend. By teaming up...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Video Games

Shenmue 3 breaks Kickstarter

Whilst some might say that Kickstarter is little more than an unnecessary middle-man, many others have argued that it has revolutionised the way in which the creative industry interacts with its fans by effectively bridging the gap between creator...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Fancy using Sonic the Hedgehog in your next ad campaign?

“Video games are the new cinema.” A common statement, especially in certain corners of the internet, and one that I don't necessarily disagree with. Irregardless of your stance on the gaming industry however, it cannot be denied that the...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

Sir Clive Sinclair reinvents gaming's past

Though many reading this will perhaps be too young to remember the days of pre-Nintendo gaming, there are those amongst us who still remember the glory days of the ZX Spectrum. The Spectrum was Sir Clive Sinclair's answer to the rapidly booming video...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advice

10 Golden Rules for Freelancers

Mark interviewed leading freelancers from the fields of 3D illustration, animation, visual effects, games and architectural visualisation to uncover their strategies for success. These were his key findings... 1. Test the market first Make sure...

Posted by: Creativepool
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Advertising

Top Hires of the Week

DDB Worldwide Omnicom Group President and CEO John Wren has announced the appointment of Wendy Clark as President and CEO of DDB Worldwide. Clark succeeds Chuck Brymer who will assume the title of Chairman. Both roles are effective immediately....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Features

Autism & Creativity

It may seem unlikely, but people on the autistic spectrum have been an integral part of the creative industry for decades, without the industry necessary knowing that. Thinking differently is not only a mantra but also a characteristic that is valued...

Posted by: Alex Shifrin
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Technology

Airbnb launches Open Homes refugee housing platform

I've yet to have a bad experience in an Airbnb. Granted I might just have been lucky, but then the vast majority of my friends have shared equally positive experiences, so maybe they really do have an excellent vetting process (for balance, if anyone...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Advertising

Top 10 Account Wins of the Week

Common Industry - NME Common Industry has announced its partnership with NME, the prestigious music and entertainment media brand. The agency will provide strategic consultancy for a series of upcoming projects, with a view to developing a new...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Airbnb launches “Samara” design and innovation studio

Initiated by Co-founder Joe Gebbia, the wildly successful online vacation home marketplace Airbnb is launching an innovation and design studio called “Samara,” which will see a multi-disciplinary design studio set up within the...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Hires of the Week

Havas Worldwide Havas Worldwide has announced Coral Garvey as head of art for the New York office. In her new role, Coral will collaborate with senior leadership across the agency's portfolio to ensure Havas' creative offering is best in class....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

TBWA's “Misunderstood” ad wins Emmy for Apple

“Misunderstood,” the Christmas themed ad that TBWA released over the holiday season last year, was recently named “Most Outstanding Commercial” at the Creative Arts Emmys on Saturday (the 16th). The ad, which was put together...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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News

A Doctor Who movie? Don't hold your breath.

Peter Capaldi is to be the new Doctor and I couldn't be more delighted. Apart from the fact I consider 'The Thick Of It' to be a television comedy so accomplished is resembles high art, Capaldi just has the face and demeanour of a Time Lord. Yes, I...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw

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