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Social Networks: immersive 3D worlds

There’s something inherent in the trust we bestow on someone when after a time of anonymity, we finally get to see their face. Think of the number of people you know on the ‘Net and you know neither their real name, nor what they look like. Yet we often trust these people implicitly. But if […]

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StarCraft 2, Halo 3 etc to play nice?

As video games evolve, they edge closer and closer to the kind of realism that our minds expect to see when we indulge in a little CGI escapism. After all, what is escapism in a virtual world if it’s only virtually realistic? And as these games shift almost inexorably closer to true realism, they take […]

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The game is on!

There was a time when a computer game was a simple enough affair. One of simple rules, a simple ‘platformer’ or ‘scroller’ with simple ‘baddies’ with even simpler if no-less annoyingly difficult to overcome abilities. There was this endlessly repetitive, formulaic simplicity that rather than detract from the experience, actually added to it. Then things […]