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Pokémon Go Ireland is up and running… sort of

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Back in the day it was trading cards, but Pokémon Go has revolutionised childhood memories. The past week has seen real grownups running around catching Pidgeys as some early adopters found ways to install the world's fastest growing game on their smartphones. At the start of the year, we brought you news of a revolution coming this way and today marks...

FIFA 17 set for late September launch date

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Perhaps slightly more exciting than Christmas is the date that the new FIFA launches. Year in and year out Electronic Arts Sports, better known as EA Sports, launch the annual upgrades to their suite of sporting games. Some argue that the changes are minute between the years, but nonetheless there is no shortage of excitement that accompanies the launch...

Retro games reborn: Doom and Thimbleweed Park

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Growing up, I was lucky enough to have a computer in the house from a very young age. I was even luckier to have cousins who introduced me to some of the greatest games of all time. Games like Monkey Island, Crystal Caves and Commander Keen. Later I would discover Duke Nukem and Doom. That's why, this year is...

iDIG 2016: Dublin International Game Music Festival 2016

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Returning to the RDS for its second year is the Dublin International Game Music Festival (iDIG), running from April 29th to May 1st. We take a look at what to expect and give you the opportunity to save 20% on your tickets for this celebration of gaming and music. About iDIG iDIG enjoyed a successful launch in 2015 and returns this...

Irish app taking the App Store by storm

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Whether it's O' Leary versus Timofte or McGregor versus the world, we tend to back Irish. There is another to add to the list as Playnets by Irish gaming house Dakido has rip roared through the iTunes charts, being downloaded in over 40 countries and cracking top 10 and top 20 charts across Europe. Playnets is a simple romp that's...

What is EA Access?

What is EA Access
Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts (EA) have survived more than a few changes in the gaming industry. One of the most recent shifts in the industry has been towards direct purchases from your console. Spotting the trend shift, EA created EA Access, a hybrid between Netflix and popping down to your local GameStop. Only Xbox One users need apply So the name...

Pokémon GO – Gotta catch ’em all

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There are 150 Pokémon, if anyone says otherwise they are simply not to be trusted. With that off my chest we can focus on the startlingly ageing fact that Pokémon Red and Blue are celebrating their 20th year since we first held that wonderful game in our young tender hands. We wasted hours if not days of our precious childhood...

Google – Awaken the Force Within

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Indeed, the world has gone Star Wars mad to the point where everyone needs a Chrome extension to block movie spoilers. Google are involved in one of the coolest features to emerge from the blockbuster movie release that is Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as they have created an interactive mini game called Awaken the Force Within. Google are known...

Goos3D Plays Fallout 4

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We waited for so long, only to be told it would land in a few short months. A few of the longest months ever later, and Fallout 4 is set to launch! Oh happy day! Right from launch, we'll be streaming the first ten minutes of gaming live and updating on Twitter every time we play. Feel free to give...

Fallout 4: PipBoy App

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Immersion in games is set to increase with the advent of virtual reality, but Bethesda are trying relatively new waters too with the Fallout 4 PipBoy app which is now available on Android and iOS with a version planned for Windows Mobile soon too. For those of you unfamiliar with the game, the main character of Fallout wears a data and...