Pokémon Go’s developers may have moved the goalposts too many times.
Since spawning a global craze, Pokémon Go has shed a third of its players, while downloads have dried up. What did the developers do wrong, and what can others learn about keeping gamers happy?
Think hard before taking it to the next level.
Brain stimulating headsets are being enthusiastically taken up by gamers aiming to boost performance. But there are risks, particularly for children or those vulnerable to mental health problems.
When it comes to children and virtual reality, proceed with caution.
There is no doubt that virtual reality is the next big thing. But for families with young children, it may be wiser to wait a little before leaping headlong into this new reality.
The Olympics are an opportunity for eSport to drive a new social movement.
City policymakers are realising creative workers don’t have to be permanently clustered together if they can collaborate as needed.
Cities seeking to attract creative industries have relied heavily on the cluster concept. New research suggests a technology-driven transformation of how the sector works calls for a new approach.
Despite the negative press, Pokémon Go should be approached with an open mind when it comes to student education.
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Apps, games and technologies like Pokémon Go should be approached with an open mind as they offer many potential avenues to employ an engaging, student-centred approach to education.
Catch them all - and maybe spare a thought for the trees.
You might worry that people care more about what's on their smartphone than what's in their local wildlife park. But what if we could get them to care about both at the same time?
Pokémon's new augmented reality app reveals the challenges we'll face when robots and other autonomous technologies become commonplace.
Playing ‘Spore’ is a good way to explore evolution.
Many digital games claiming to simulate evolution are inaccurate. These errors can undermine the games' potential educational benefits.
Gaming makes getting older better, and more fun.
City and County of San Francisco Bandwidth Opportunities Program
Gaming is a way to connect to family members. Those relationships can improve mental and physical well-being, in addition to creating meaningful personal bonds.
An orang-utan playing with the interactive digital projector at the Melbourne Zoo.
Microsoft Research Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces at the University of Melbourne
An experiment providing interactive games for orang-utans is showing the potential for digital technology to enrich the lives of zoo animals.
League of Legends screenshot.
They may offer a cloak of anonymity, but you can peep behind the veil and learn a little about who's at the controls.
Will sports betting ever expand beyond Nevada?
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Betting on sports has been illegal in most states since 1992. Is it time that changed?
Fans cheer during The International Dota 2 Championships in Seattle, Washington earlier this month.
The US$17 million prize pool at The International Dota 2 Championships shows how much the industry has grown over the past decade.
Taking a break from their screens to meet up in real life.
You might think gamers are a closed, antagonistic and predominantly male-centred group. Fortunately, the reverse is often true.
What’s this doing to my brain?
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After a new study found no link between the hours a person spends gaming and their cognitive abilities, we look at the evidence.
Slot machines are designed to make losses seem like wins.
A 2011 Massachusetts law allows for the expansion of gambling, including slot machines. That law is now on the November 2014 election ballot for potential repeal. This is a real opportunity for voters…
Your odds of winning are greatly improved if you own a casino.
Gambling is good business, or at least a profitable one. According to the American Gaming Association, in 2012 the 464 commercial casinos in the US served 76.1 million patrons and grossed $US37.34 billion…
Casinos like this one in Maryland bring benefits as well as costs. The challenge is working out which is greater.
During the past two decades, the US casino industry has expanded dramatically. According to the American Gaming Association, there are now nearly 1,000 commercial and tribal casinos in the country. Plans…
The hugely popular Minecraft was released early to let the developer finish it, but not all people are supportive of that strategy.
Imagine you see a new book by your favourite author. Unlike most books, this one is not finished yet. The author will send you updates when they are available so you can see the story develop as it is…