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Virtual drag race wins gold at New Gen Awards

2017-10-09 11:56

AutoTrader beats Sanlam and Lufthansa in the category of Most Innovative Gamification Campaign with virtual drag race game for the SA Car of the Year competition.

So, your child wants to be a professional gamer?

2017-09-26 20:17

Being a professional gamer is just one of the new career paths available for 21st century kids.

A year on: Pokemon GO developers want trading and player battles

2017-07-09 14:01

It has been a year since the short-lived smash-hit Pokemon Go app was initially released, with developers adamant of retaining audience through new Pokemon and app functionality.

The rise of eSport in South Africa

2017-06-18 20:00

Think people watching gaming is a fringe activity? Think again. eSport is massive and growing. With SuperSport getting a dedicated ­gaming channel last month, content producers are getting on board.

Sony fires at Xbox with arsenal of big PS4 games

2017-06-13 15:19

Sony has showed off its rich, action-packed new PlayStation 4 video games, some for virtual reality, as it defends its crown as the top-selling new-generation console.

Undervalued Sony poised to rise 39%

2017-06-07 12:30

Sony Corp shares are undervalued and could rise as much as 39%, says Oasis Management’s Seth Fischer at the Sohn Conference in Hong Kong.

Zombies: From brain-eating to brain-boosting?

2017-05-24 16:08

Bringing a real-life zombie game into a psychology class at university showed surprising results. Two researchers are exploring the success of gamified education at the tertiary level.

Xenophobia, hate speech thrive unchecked in online games

2017-05-11 10:36

Spend enough time hunting terrorists in online games and you’re bound to come across players hurling xenophobic and racist taunts at each other.

Tencent profits jump 43% on mobile gaming success

2017-03-22 18:32

Chinese technology giant Tencent reported a profit boost, helped by the growing popularity of its mobile games.

Gamer dies during 24-hour marathon attempt for charity

2017-02-25 14:43

A Virginia man who died at home while playing a 24-hour video game marathon was part of an online live-streaming community in which members sometimes go to extremes to build audiences, experts have said.

 

Woman goes blind after playing smartphone game all day

2017-10-06 16:20

Twenty-one-year-old Wu Xiaojing said she could no longer see from her right eye after a day of gaming on her device.

Game Digital shares soar as it chases lucrative e-sports revenue

2017-08-23 14:35

Game Digital, the seller of Nintendo, Xbox and PlayStation consoles, is shifting its focus to e-sports in a bid to tap into an increasingly lucrative industry.

Live music meets gaming at Injustice 2 championship series grand finale

2017-06-28 12:42

It’s only a week and a half until Ster-Kinekor and Valkie van Coke delivers an evening of supreme entertainment where gaming and live music worlds collide.

Cosplay comes to Johannesburg

2017-06-14 16:00

The ICON Comic and Games Convention - Home of the Super-Hero - returns to Johannesburg's Gallagher Convention.

WATCH: The new Forza Motorsport 7 Trailer looks hot!

2017-06-12 10:58

The new Forza Motorsport 7 trailer has been released and it looks great.

Video games: how to explain the good and bad to a 9-year-old

2017-06-01 09:06

The debate around video games seems endless. Researchers weigh up the pros and cons by answering a 9-year-old's query.

5 HOT TOPICS: Land, rand, FICA and dark side of online games

2017-05-11 17:39

This week saw two prominent economic leaders warning against calls to seize land, saying it would not lead to economic transformation and requires more nuanced planning.

SA's 'Gumtree for gamers' sees massive growth

2017-05-09 14:22

Local website GamesTrader has become a hub to buy, sell and trade game titles for consoles online.

The gamification of education

2017-03-08 16:32

Using games in the classroom is a great way to teach kids in a more creative and efficient way.

Nintendo Switch: SA launch date, pricing announced

2017-01-27 13:12

The highly anticipated hybrid console, the Nintendo Switch, will be available in South Africa from March 3 with a R5 599 price tag.

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