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An Examination of the Gaming Loot Boxes Debate

Loot Boxes

You may have noticed over the last few days that there has been quite a furore over the use of digital loot boxes in modern gaming. I intentionally stayed away from the subject until the debates played out more and I could research the intricacies rather than dive in with only a few facts and a flawed opinion. The main...

Hasbro Makes Moves to Rival Marvel in the Cinemas

Hasbro, allspark

There have been rumours circulating for some time now that toymaker Hasbro wants to create its own film studio to challenge the box office dominance of Marvel. Earlier today those rumours were confirmed with the appointment of Greg Mooradian as president of the firm’s film division, Allspark Pictures. The name Allspark is a direct reference to the energy source that...

Assassins Creed Origins Set to Help Unlock the Secrets of Hieroglyphs


Assassins Creed developer Ubisoft launched the ambitious and academically exciting Hieroglyph Initiative earlier today at an international press event in London. Ancient Egypt has captured the imagination of explorers, writers and people the world over for countless decades and even though it is almost a hundred years since Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun (1922) the Pharoes still cling...

Cosplay – More Than Meets The Eye


EGX is well known for its gaming, but what some might not know is they also have an amazing team with a dedicated cosplay stage. Not only did we get to see one cosplay masquerade, we got to see five masquerades and a whole host of panels and talks, each dedicated to a different element of cosplay. If you are...

Discover A Different Star Trek Please!


As a child, I grew up watching Star Trek and it became a firm favourite, as well as a staple part of my television diet. Captains Kirk & Picard were icons, as well as my hero Spock, portrayed by the late, great Leonard Nimoy. As I grew, so did my favourite shows, developing into Deep Space Nine, Voyager and...

Continuing to Look at the Viability of VR filming


Welcome to my second post about VR filmmaking. The following might contain recapped elements from my previous post. Firstly the bare minimum that one might need to actually produce a 360-degree film is the same as regular filmmaking. A Video camera, a suitable lens, and a means to store the footage. But to shoot with one lens, suggested compromises...

Love Bomb Cushions Conquers Dragon’s Den


Managing director of Love Bomb Cushions and good friend of Sarah Agar-Brennan appeared on the hit BBC show Dargon's Den earlier this week. Her pitch to the Dragon's, like any good piece of television viewing, was full of drama, emotion, tension, and twists. First off Sarah started brilliantly. She was strong and confident straight out of the gate. A...

Guest Writer Feature – Rogue Aces Preview

video reader Peter Watts visited Infinite State Games in order to bring us his fantastic feature piece on the upcoming Indie game Rogue Aces It’s was with a sense of trepidation that I picked up the PlayStation 4 controller from Mike Daw of Infinite State Games. We had just spent a very enjoyable 30 minutes at Mike’s home in Bristol,...

Are We Ready To Look Into The Black Mirror Once Again?


With still no release date announced fans are getting excited? not excited ....prepared, that's the word I was after. Fans are getting prepared for season four of Black Mirror. The massively acclaimed hit series by Charlie Brooker is due to return to our screens via Netflix at some point this year. Now considering Season 3 arrived in October last year...

MXGP3 announced for Nintendo Switch

MXGP3, Koch media

The latest installment of the MXGP series will be the first motocross racing game to be released on Nintendo Switch™, coming holidays 2017 Milan, 24 August 2017 – Milestone is proud to announce that MXGP3 - The Official Motocross Videogame, released last May 30th on PlayStation®4, Xbox One and Windows PC®/STEAM™, will soon be available also on Nintendo Switch™....

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