Games

Minecraft set to cover the Earth

Minecraft set to cover the Earth

Get really to play Minecraft in the real world. Celebrating the 10th anniversary of one of the world’s most popular games that involves building things with blocks in a virtual world, Microsoft is now set to launch a free version of the game called Minecraft Earth that uses augmented reality. What does that mean?  Well it’s just like Minecraft but[Read More…]

XBox One – Digital Only Version coming this year

XBox One – Digital Only Version coming this year

If you’ve played any kinds of console based video game over the past 25 years, chances are you’ve loaded it up using some sort of disc format…well that’s about the change. Of course it was always heading in this direction but now it’s official with Microsoft launching an All-Digital Edition of the XBox One S games console. It’s been created[Read More…]

Why is a Farming Video Game so Popular?

Why is a Farming Video Game so Popular?

Farming Simulator 19.  This new release video can’t be dismissed as some niche sim game.  In less than 20 days it sold more than 1 million copies…but why? I investigated the rise of interest in the category of “mindful” video games by speaking with Jeffrey Brand from Bond University.  Listen below.    

Playstation Classic Console coming in December

Playstation Classic Console coming in December

Sony has just announced that 24 years after the launch of the original PlayStation games console in Japan on December 3 1994, it’s releasing a miniature size version called the PlayStation Classic. The design of this new mini console resembles the original nicely (I have two original consoles) however fits almost into the palm of your hand.    Unlike the[Read More…]

New Spyro Video Game theme from Stewart Copeland

New Spyro Video Game theme from Stewart Copeland

“Walking on the moon” and “Roxanne” may have been a couple of the best known hits by The Police in the 1970’s…but band member Stewart Copeland also went on to create music for the popular video game series, Spyro the Dragon. 20 years on, Stewart Copeland has re-ignited the Spyro soundtrack with new theme music and a remastered soundtrack for[Read More…]