Battlefield 1: Can a video game about WW I be both entertaining and a history lesson?

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After about two minutes — if you survive that long — you run out of ammo, and find yourself outnumbered. When you’re inevitably gunned down, a short card with your soldier’s name and lifespan appears on the screen — for example, “Matthew Collings (1884-1918).” Then you’re placed in the role of another doomed recruit, in another part of… Read more »

Should games firms welcome or fear Chinese conquest?

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The Chinese are coming and they’re hungry for games companies.  They need new content to feed their 560 million avid gamers, who contribute to the biggest gaming market in the world – worth an estimated $24.4bn (£19.8bn) in 2016, according to Newzoo.  And this market is growing at around 15% a year. Source: BBC Technology News… Read more »

Canadian grandmother accused of pirating zombie game

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Canadian grandmother Christine McMillan does not include killing zombies among her hobbies, neither does she play the games that would allow her to do so. So when she received a letter accusing her of illegally downloading first-person shooter Metro 2033, she was surprised. Source: BBC Technology News Date: November 1st, 2016 Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-37834766 Discussion 1) “It is now… Read more »

The Next Step for Online Gaming? Simulating the World.

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Description: For all the legions of programmers coding the movement of individual blades of grass, and all the advances in processing power and VR, the simulated worlds of online gaming still behave nothing like the real one. Source: Wired Date: January 12, 2016 “In the last few years we’ve seen the abysmal failure of games attempting… Read more »

Apple Fans to Get Their Hands on New Apple TV This Week

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Description: Two new versions of Apple TV are currently being released. Source: Tech News World Date: October 27, 2015 Apple on Monday opened up advanced orders for the next generation of Apple TV, as promised. The set-top boxes are expected to hit homes between Oct. 30 and Nov. 3. It’s offering two versions of the Apple TV…. Read more »

Sony Discusses PlayStation 5 Possibility

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Description: Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida states that PS5 will be considered only if developers want to create one. Source: Tech News Today Date: October 3, 2015 While it’s almost going to be two years since Sony launched its current-gen console known as PlayStation 4, the key executives of the company have already started speaking about the PlayStation 5. In… Read more »

70s and 80s Tech Making Comeback

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Description: From the boombox to the Polaroid, Laurie Segall takes a look at how classic tech is inspiring today’s innovation. Source: CNN Money Date: March 27, 2015 Questions for discussion: 1. Would you purchase the updated Polaroid? 2. Are you looking forward to seeing the classic Mario Bros. characters on your smartphone?

Magic Leap Makes Internet Lose Its Mind

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Description: Meet Magic Leap — the company whose secret technology could change how you see the world. Source: CNN Money Date: March 20, 2015 Magic Leap, a tech company vying to compete with Facebook’s Oculus VR, says they have the technology that will blow your mind. Questions for Discussion: 1. Have you heard of Magic Leap before? Does… Read more »

Canadian Charged in Hacking Ring Involving U.S. Military Software and Xbox Games

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Description: A 22-year-old Mississauga man has been charged in an international hacking ring. The group allegedly stole over $100-million in intellectual property. Source: Canada.com Date: October 1, 2014             Four members of a hacking ring, including one Canadian, have been charged with breaking into the computer networks of various technology companies as well… Read more »