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Why are ads for video games so dishonest?

I don't know about you, but I don't play video games. I'd argue that they're a bit childish, but I like plenty of childish things: Bagpuss, Thunderbirds, The Muppets - I think they're all terrific, so that's not the problem. No, I think it's a...

Posted by: Magnus Shaw
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Features

Platform for success: A history of video game art

If you're a fan of video game art, then you're in the right place. Today’s innovations and improvements in game art design and development have been shaped by the first steps that were taken in the past. Today, video games are considered more...

Posted by: Dream Farm Studios
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Leaders

Rothco promote Irish Defence Force recruitment with Video Game stunt

Detractors and meddling busybodies have been claiming for decades that video games are criminalising are youth and making them more prone to violent behaviour, but a bold and potentially controversial new campaign from Rothco aims to turn that...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

Bethesda E3: Here’s to games embracing colour again

Something struck me as I watched the Doom Eternal showcase during Bethesda’s E3 conference. For a gritty game about violently blowing up demons, Doom Eternal is incredibly vibrant and bursting with colour. Even compared to the previous Doom...

Posted by: Rob Pratt
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Inspiration

From Candy To Casino: How Mobile Games Make Money - Part 1 - Strategy

We’re spending an extraordinary - and ever-increasing - amount of time playing mobile games. Our smartphones and tablets, packed with addictive apps, entice us to spend on average 3 hours a day playing games - a figure which rocketed 57% from...

Posted by: Pentasia UK
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Leaders

#TechTuesday: Pokémon drones, spokeless bikes & mini games consoles

The TRNDlabs Pokédrone As one of the first tech brands to jump on the back of the Pokémon Go craze, TRNDlabs has customised its miniature drone so that Pokémon Go players can access Pokémon in difficult places and avoid walking...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

A Chinese games console rips off the PS4 and Xbox One

If recent images from China are to be believed, it would appear that after more than a decade of back-biting, exclusivity battles, failed motion control experiments (Playstation Move anyone?) and fanboy wars, that Xbox and Playstation have finally...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Shortcutting Video: The proven effectiveness of 2-second ads

A research and neurological study from IPG Mediabrands Netherlands and publisher Sanoma has revealed that an ultra-short advertisement is able to convey brand, product and message much more effectively than the first few seconds of a regular spot -...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Workshop

Create a Sizzle Video

Sizzles are videos that give you an overview of the key features surrounding a new product at launch. Here is a sneak peak into my design process.

Posted by: Kevin Forister
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Leaders

10 video marketing trends for 2019

The prospects for video makers and marketers in 2019 are beginning to heat up. The film and video industry is changing rapidly, with new gear, formats, channels, and avenues for advertisements gaining momentum every day. Let’s look at the top...

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VCCP launches Car Park Poker for Virgin Games

Vlad, history’s most improbable vampire, returns for his latest jaunt with Virgin Games. This time he’s turning everyday situations into fun social games, starting with a car park #CarParkPoker, a live-streamed game that people can engage with...

Posted by: VCCP
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Workshop

The power of storytelling in a video-first world

According to Mark Zuckerberg, we’re entering a golden age of video, and in five years most of what people consume online will be exactly that - video. By 2019, 80% of the world’s internet traffic will be video. Cisco Study, 2015...

Posted by: Nicola Thompson
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Leaders

British Airways rope in major celebrity cast for pre-flight safety video

An enviable cast of major British celebrities pop up in a new safety instruction video for British Airways flights, which also introduces the Flying Start charity that supports Comic Relief. Given the ties to Comic Relief, the six-minute film is a...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Brands and Bands: The XX music video that's also a Calvin Klein ad

Even a few years ago, the concept of a credible, critically lauded indie rock band collaborating with one of the world's most visible brands would have seemed a preposterous concept. Imagine, for example, 2007 era Arcade Fire writing a jingle for...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Leaders

Pre-Roll the Most Informative & Engaging Video Ad Format

IPG Media Lab, the creative technology arm of IPG Mediabrands, in partnership with the video advertising specialists at YuMe Inc, recently announced the results of a scientific media trial examining the impact and value of pre-roll, mid-roll,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Inspiration

How brands are using: Live video

Lest we forget, video content is king, and live streaming is the shiny pearl on top of the crown. With Facebook Live and Instagram Live’s emergences last year, brands discovered unprecedented, cost effective ways to engage with existing...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Leaders

HTC launch Vive Studios to create first party games and apps

HTC has launched a new development and publishing studio for virtual reality apps and games, which will all be designed with the HTC Vive headset very much in mind, though many of the releases will also work on the Oculus Rift. Vive Studios will...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

NowDiscover GmbH bridges the gap between video content and e-commerce

NowDiscover GmbH, a unique content recommendation engine built to bridge the gap between video content and e-commerce/retail, has formally launched into market. Following successful customer trials and rapid team expansion, the platform, which...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

Dystopian business in The Founder video game

“I first started thinking about making a startup simulator around 2012" said Francis Tseng, talking to Creativepool about his inspiration for The Founder - a meta, dystopian simulator that lets you launch and manage your own business. “I was...

Posted by: Kate Lewin
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Leaders

Honeycomb revolutionises video advertising distribution in the UK

Honeycomb, which officially launched in the UK this week, has been developed to make the video advertising delivery process simple and intuitive; taking assets from advertiser to broadcaster and publisher in a faster and more efficient way....

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Leaders

RKCR/Y&R launch exciting new campaign for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

RKCR/Y&R has launched this year’s campaign for the BBC’s coverage of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in August, with a campaign that aims to excite, inform and inspire ahead of this year’s spectacle. The work will also be coupled with...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial

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