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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...

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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...

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TBWA help Playstation reconnect with its sporty roots in France

Despite its identity as a gaming brand, PlayStation is a brand that's always been actively involved in the world of sports, and the brand wanted to reaffirm its commitment this year by signing a three year partnership with the prestigious French...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Game Marketing Awards announce finalists

The Game Marketing Awards (GMA) is the first and only US program to honour the top creative work produced by and for the video game marketing community. This week, it announced the finalists for its 10th annual program after receiving a record high...

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Technology

Sony seek to redefine television

Having already (arguably) conquered the world's of home entertainment, gaming and films (though what with the recent hacks that last one comes with a pretty major caveat), Sony are branching out into TV broadcasting (or at least an approximation of...

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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...

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The Week in Tech

Amazon and the million dollar robot How to ride Kuratas Amazon Japan is now in the robotics business, with the gigantic robotic mech suit known as the “Kuratas,” recently uploaded to the company's technology section. Costing a svelte $1...

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Technology

CES 2015: The 60 second phone charger and more

The 60 second phone charger Storedot Flash Battery As convenient and powerful as smartphones have become, recharging them can be a monumental hassle. Indeed, there are few smartphones currently on the market that can make it through a day without...

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The gamers nightmare before (and after) Christmas

If you unwrapped and unboxed a brand spanking new Playstation 4 or Xbox One console on Christmas morning, only to be met with a barrage of error messages and broken dreams, you were certainly not the only one. Indeed, both Sony's Playstation Network...

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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...

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Microsoft dig deep and spend $2.5 billion on Minecraft!

In a deal that has been rumoured for a while now, Microsoft has bought Mojang, the Swedish creators of the phenomenally successful Minecraft, for a reported $2.5 billion. Officially announced on Monday afternoon, both Microsoft and Mojang spokesman...

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Top hires this week

Publicis Group unveils leadership team Publicis Groupe has appointed Jo Coombs as chief operating officer (COO), reuniting her with the company’s chief executive Annette King, who she worked with at Ogilvy UK. The new leadership team also...

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Top Hires of the Week

CULT The independent digital agency, CULT has announced its appointment of Matt Watson as Executive Creative Director. Previously, a creative director at Digitas UK and SapientNitro. Since Cat Turner and Bridey Lipscombe opened its doors in 2012,...

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Top Hires of the Week

Park Village Park Village announces a new addition to its growing roster: Melody Maker. The London native has directed commercials and music videos for brands and artists such as HP, BOY, Gorgon City, Shades and Killa P, Shift K3Y, Jetta Fool,...

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Top Hires of the Week

McCann Bristol Jade Delaney, who dressed up as the Fearless Girl statue to convince McCann Bristol to give her a work placement, has bagged a full-time job at the agency. Delaney was offered a month-long placement on the spot when she stood outside...

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Top Hires of the Week

Great Guns Great Guns has welcomed directing team Kronck to its roster, where they will be represented throughout the US. Jessica Benzing and Maximilian Gerlach, the German duo behind Kronck, began their careers while both studying production and...

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Top Hires of the Week

gyro gyro APAC has announced the promotion of two leaders to important new roles: Paul Hutt is now Chief Growth Officer, gyro APAC and Laura Bell is Client Services Director, gyro APAC. As Dentsu Aegis Network continues to invest in the growth of...

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Account Wins of the Week

Firstborn - Jagermeister Spirits brand Jägermeister has selected Firstborn as its digital agency of record, following a review launched in October which included four undisclosed agencies, in addition to Firstborn. Firstborn will be tasked with...

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Top Hires of the Week

Cake/Havas London Havas UK’s creative agency Havas London and sport and entertainment agency Cake have bolstered their creative, digital and production teams with three significant, senior hires. Patrick Cahill joins Havas London from...

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Top Hires of the Week

AnalogFolk Independent digital agency AnalogFolk, has announced the appointment of Fredrik Dahlberg as Creative Director. Dahlberg will be responsible for the development of the agency’s copy arm as well as bolstering the agency’s...

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Top Hires of the Week

UNIT9 Leading multi-screen storyteller and award-winning director Jason Zada is the latest addition to UNIT9’s roster. Leading multi-screen storyteller and award-winning director Jason Zada is the latest addition to UNIT9’s roster. He...

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Top Hires of the Week

CHI&Partners CHI&Partners has added three new multi-award-winners to its creative department, bringing in Howard Green and Kate Allsop from Grey London and Alice Burton from Y&R London. At Grey, Allsop was part of the team behind News UK’s...

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Design

Microsoft Paint avoids brush with death

When I heard news yesterday that Microsoft were considering erasing Microsoft Paint from Windows 10 it triggered a dense moment of nostalgia in me that I honestly wasn’t expecting. I’m no artist. Given a blank piece of paper and a pencil...

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