Gaming


Ditch the Console Because Mobile Video and Casino Games Are Moving Ahead on their Own
20 Feb 2018

Ditch the Console Because Mobile Video and Casino Games Are Moving Ahead on their Own

How do you make a game a hit in 2018 and beyond? The numbers would suggest that any developer looking to spark the public’s interest needs to embrace mobiles. For starters, global mobile gaming revenue topped US$40 billion/CA$50 billion in 2016, while 75% of Apple Store revenue now comes from games. On top of that, by the start of 2017, mobile users spent 43% of...

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Smashing Down Borders: How the Gaming Industry has Converged
19 Feb 2018

Smashing Down Borders: How the Gaming Industry has Converged

The walls of the gaming industry have come tumbling down in the last decade. Where PCs, consoles and everything else between were all neatly compartmentalised, the boundaries have been well and truly blurred. Before we get into the why, it’s worth running through the how. The most obvious example of the industry’s convergence started in the mid-nineties when PC and console games started to merge....

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Why the Canada / USA Divide Isn’t as Wide as You’d Think
19 Feb 2018

Why the Canada / USA Divide Isn’t as Wide as You’d Think

The Canadian / American divide is one that’s often overstated. Yes, Canadians dislike being referred to as Americans when they travel to a foreign country, but the reality is that the proximity of the two nations makes for some interesting crossovers. Indeed, when you look at the world of sports, there are plenty of examples of Canadian teams competing against those from the US and...

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These Are the Countries that Mother Some of the Nicest Tourists
14 Feb 2018

These Are the Countries that Mother Some of the Nicest Tourists

No scientifically accurate poll has ever been done to find out which nation is perceived as producing the world’s most wonderful tourists. After all, what would the criteria be? Eating all things new and ‘strange’ from Mopane worms in South Africa to slithering eel in Vietnam and fries with pig’s blood in Burma and Taipei? Or would it come down to an obviously good attribute...

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Will Cryptocurrencies Ever Replace Real Money?
30 Jan 2018

Will Cryptocurrencies Ever Replace Real Money?

Just a few weeks ago, if you searched online to see how many cryptocurrencies were actively being used, the answer would have been less than 1,000. Now, coinmarketcap.com lists 1498, with new ones starting all the time. At the moment, Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ripple, Cardano, and Litecoin, and NEO lead the market but that does not mean one of the new ones couldn’t get...

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