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Sony announce the Playstation 4 Pro and November 2016 release date

When news of the upgraded Xbox One (the rather grandly-named Project Scorpio) dropped at E3 this year, there was one question on the lips of every Sony fan; where the bobbins is the Playstation Neo? The Neo was the codename given to the potential...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Video Games

What Is No Man's Sky?

Unless you happen to be switched on to the gaming sphere, you might not be aware of the little indie title that could, which is poised to become the biggest hit of the summer. Where your annual Call of Duty, FIFA and Assassins Creed games arguably...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The Week in Tech

Artist recreates London skyline with newspaper to celebrate new PS4 game In more gaming news, last week a London artist used 100 discarded copies of the Evening Standard to create a 300kg model of the iconic London skyline to celebrate the launch of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The Week in Tech: E3 2015 Special

Every June, the gaming industry converges on the Los Angeles Convention Center for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, affectionately known to gamers worldwide as E3. The expo has, in parallel to the industry itself, grown from humble beginnings to...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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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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Trends

5 things we learned at Gamescom 2019

The team at in-game advertising platform Bidstack spent last week in Cologne for Europe’s biggest gaming event - Gamescom. Here, its CMO, Simon Gosling, offers a comprehensive look at some of the key things they took away from this year’s...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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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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Trends

Licensing Nostalgia

Advertising is no stranger to nostalgia driven marketing with sentimental ads resonating particularly well with millennial audiences. Harnessing the power of your audience’s favourite childhood memories may not deliver the culture changing,...

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Video Games

#TechTuesday: Who Won E3 2017?

Last week, the gaming industry descended on the Los Angeles Convention Centre to show off their wares, swap war stories and make the wallets of gamers everywhere quiver in fear. E3 2017 was not exactly a banner year for the expo, with precious few of...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Video Games

10 things you might not know about the Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch touches down in stores and homes worldwide today (March 3). I have mine on preorder and will be popping to pick it up as soon as I'm done with work for the day (no I didn't pull a sickie, but I was tempted), but until then, I...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

Top Tech Trends of 2017 from the Industry

AI, VR, AR. 2016 was very much the year of the double letter acronym, and, if our panel of industry experts is to be believed, then 2017 looks set to take the developments of 2016 and push them into overdrive. We asked a number of industry experts...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Account Wins of the Week

BMB - Hilton Hotels The BMB agency has been appointed by Hilton Worldwide to lead its social and content strategy across the EMEA region. The agency was appointed to the £9 million account without a pitch and has been tasked with assessing,...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Video Games

#TechTuesday: Sony @ E3 2016

Every June, the gaming industry converges on the Los Angeles Convention Centre for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, affectionately known to gamers worldwide as E3. The expo has, in parallel to the industry itself, grown from rather humble...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

#TechTuesday: Candela, Punkt, & Glass iPhones

In a week where drones have been a big feature in the news for all the wrong reasons thanks to a collision at Heathrow and a rogue concert drone at a Muse gig, I've decided to take the weekly Tech feature in a slightly different, more insightful...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The Latest Highlights & Trends in Tech

Self-lacing shoes are the next 'thing' Nike has unveiled a new trainer with self-tying laces. Called the “HyperAdapt 1.0,” the actually rather swanky-looking sneakers will be available to buy in time for Christmas 2016, and use a more...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The Latest Highlights and Trends in Tech

Nintendo confirm their Quality of Life initiative is not dead yet After much speculation to the former, Nintendo president and CEO Tatsumi Kimishima confirmed this week that the company's Quality of Life initiative is still in the works. Kimishima...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The latest highlights & trends in Tech

This device will stop hackers at the front door Start-up company Dojo Labs has created a connected device designed to scan your home and protect against malware, viruses and cyber attacks. The US-based team of security experts and hackers felt that...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Design

Brand Makeovers of the Week

Gretel transform Netflix into a literal House of Cards As maddeningly successful as it has become, few would argue that Netflix is long overdue for a visual upgrade. The internal design team unveiled a new, flatter logo design last year, which...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Advertising

Top 5 Ads of the Week

BBH New York - Playstation The latest edition of the Star Wars Saga, The Force Awakens, won't hit cinema screens until December 17 in the UK, but the marketing frenzy has begun already. Toys have hit already hit store shelves, and the final official...

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Technology

The Latest Highlights & Trends in Tech

The burglar alarm finally steps into the smartphone age Dan Conlon, the founder of the tech firm that bears his name, have created a new home alarm overhauled for the internet age. Next year the Cocoon by Conlon will be launched for £299. A...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Video Games

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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Technology

The Week in Tech

A fresh face on the iPod Apple has officially revealed a brand new iPod Touch, and has also announced a gaggle of new colour options for the entire iPod line. We reported a few weeks back that the latest iTunes update leaked this information ahead...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

The Week in Tech

Nvidia enter the console wars Whilst Sony's Playstation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One might be sitting pretty as the best selling games consoles on the market, there is always room for a little healthy competition. Nintendo's Wii U arguably fulfils a...

Posted by: Creativepool Editorial
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Technology

Everything you need to know about Windows 10

As a Mac user (I went Mac and never went back around the tail end of 2006), I honestly had very little interest in Microsoft's Windows 10 event, which took place yesterday (January 21), and I wasn't the only one. The announcement alone left people...

Posted by: Benjamin Hiorns
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Technology

The Week in Tech

Sony find new ways to play in China Sony is launching its Playstation 4 console in China early next year on the 11th of January 2015, closely following arch rivals Microsoft, who launched their own Xbox One console in October; the first console to...

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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