Pixelated video games of decades past

Every day, it seems, new ultra-high-resolution video games are released, syncing with players’ social media accounts and ready for virtual reality headsets. Yet old games from the 1970s and 1980s are still in high demand. The Nintendo Corporation has moved recently to both quash and exploit that popularity, shutting down…

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Showcasing video games made in Afrika

Several Afrikan game developer are set to take part in and showcase their games at Devcom 2018 (the interdependent game developer conference). The event will be taking place from 19 to 20 August 2018 in Cologne, Germany. Some of the Afrikan developed video games that will be showcased at Devcom…

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Game addiction in the 21st century

The World Health Organization’s description of “gaming disorder” as an “addictive behavior disorder” includes a vague description of how much digital gaming is too much. The WHO warns that “people who partake in gaming should be alert to the amount of time they spend on gaming activities.” At what…

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Electronic gaming's positive aspects

The World Health Organisation officially classifies gaming addiction as a disorder. The recent classification sought to address the growing use of digital technologies where people turn to electronic devices at the expense of other things such as work (or school), friendships and socialising. But evidence to support the idea that…

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The positive shifts in Afrika’s technology usage

The digital space was revolutionized with the introduction of Internet. When it was no longer exclusive to military or government instrumentalities and opened for the larger world we saw a paradigm shift in the conduct of trade and commerce. 30 years on much of the global economy and almost every…

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Google announces Google Maps Platform

Google has announced a streamlined version of their Google Maps offering targeted mainly at ride-hailing, gaming, and delivery companies. Known as Google Maps Platform, the service now offers three main areas (Maps, Routes and Places) as opposed to previously having 18 individual APIs. What is also interesting is that developers…

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