It’s been a long promise of smart, powerful handheld devices. That soon we would be unshackled from the need to carry large screened laptops everywhere and instead possess one device to rule them all.
Life moves pretty fast. And so does this legendary vehicle straight off the set of Ferris Bueller – and it goes under the hammer next week!
Feeling like you’re on FB and the ‘gram a little too much? Would you like to check your usage – and set limits to remind yourself to do something else now and then?
We’ve all dreamed of owning a family robot, but so far it’s been toys that spend most of their time in cupboards, or it’s been vacuum cleaners.
Vector looks like yet another robot toy for kids, but looks can be deceiving. Take that toy you’re thinking of but make it a permanent presence that can autonomously hang out on your desk or kitchen bench, and act a little like Amazon’s Alexa to boot.
How do suburbs and neighbourhoods get their names? That seems to be changing in the age of Google Maps, according to an amazing story at The New York Times.
Last week a fire rocked World of Warcraft. It was an epic act of petulance, strategically foolish. It seemed bizarrely out of character for a beloved anti-hero, and damaged the honour of half the game’s player population.
In the heat of the moment, it’s been hard for many players and fans to accept. The game has thrived on nuanced reasoning that keeps the Horde and Alliance opposed while both feel justified in their animosity. But this was different.
According to 9to5Mac, code spotted in the latest iOS 12 beta suggests future iPhones could be getting support for dual SIM cards – a feature frequent international travellers are always in search of.
Want more insight into the World of Warcraft storytelling process? Step right up.
This week, we’re sharing our extended interview with Creative Director Alex Afrasiabi as he walks us through the ways storytelling in WoW helps drive great gameplay, and how the technology of game design has served the game’s storytelling.
Game storytelling doesn’t get much more epic than the Warcraft universe. Next year the franchise turns 25 years old, and in two weeks World of Warcraft goes live with its seventh expansion, Battle For Azeroth.
Throughout that time, stories have been told of a fantasy world’s great conflicts. Humans versus orcs versus demons versus undead… light versus shadow, nature versus death…
As the dust settles on the 2018 FIFA World Cup, a survey of football fans has delivered an interesting verdict on the tournament’s introduction of a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system.
I love watching any sport played at an elite level. Seeing the best of the best go head-to-head is its own reward.
But every sport needs its commentators. Even the Go tournament between Lee Sedol and AlphaGo was brought to exciting life with the help of some amazing commentary that brought us into the sport and explained the beauty and creativity of what was happening in the game.
Esports is no different. It takes a skilled commentator to follow the chaotic action of a MOBA or team shooter and present the excitement to both devotees and the less initiated.
Thankfully, Mitch ‘Uber’ Leslie is one of the most energetic and vivacious casters around, plying his trade across a range of major titles before now shouting up a storm full-time in the Overwatch League.
Click through for my exclusive interview.