UK Games

Meeple Rising: How Digital Technology Is Growing, Not Killing Board Games

Tomas Rawlings | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK Tech
Tomas Rawlings

We've seen some of this with Skylanders and Disney Infinity, yet as the technology develops there is clearly much more that can be done. We've also seen digital companies take punts into physical - the developers of one of the biggest games in the world, League of Legends, recently launched a totally new board game.

Keeping It Real. Five Easy Ways To Balance Your Virtual Life (And Your Kids')

Alice Wilde | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Parents
Alice Wilde

How is anyone going to be content in their slightly damp terrace in Bognor, when they could 'be' wandering the boulevards of Cannes and 'seeing' the turquoise waters and fluttering palms? But as wonderful as it is, it's not the truth. And as with all deceptions there will be a price to pay.

Go Cardboard! A Review Of Sekigahara

Andy Bush | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Bush

I don't know about you but I find it hard to wind down in the evenings. Sometimes my girlfriend and I sit there and 'watch' a tv show, but we'll both be scrolling through nonsense on phones or the iPad, so we never really properly switch off. It's the electronic distraction of modern life that's thrust me back into the arms of a relationship I'd ended in the early 90s - board gaming.

Digital Games And Mental Health - Cause Or Cure?

Beverley Bryant | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK Tech
Beverley Bryant

They can't be imposed on a gamer. We desperately need the best and most creative of the developer community working on health gaming, as much as on the next GTA or first person shooter. And if we get it right, it will deliver ever more powerful tools to help the next generation of fourteen year olds.

Why I Never Lose To My Kids On Purpose

Quora | Posted 07.03.2017 | UK Parents
Quora

One day my oldest (10 at the time) asked me, "Dad, when will I ever win a game?" I replied with, "When you stop making stupid mistakes and learn how to play the game you will."

The Xbox... Enough Said?

Sophie Farrow | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Tech
Sophie Farrow

When a girl wakes up and feels a hard object prodding her in the back she normally thinks one of two things that either her bloke is in the mood for some morning glory and is completely off track half way up her back or he has left that bloody Xbox controller in the bed again! Well you do if you are an Xbox widow.

Nintendo Switch Reveal: Watch The Preview Trailer Now

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Tech

Nintendo has announced its next generation console, the Nintendo Switch, in a three minute preview video. You can watch it here: Nintendo Switch is c...

There's A Mobile Game Where You Help Donald Trump Build Walls To Get To Space

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Comedy

There’s a new mobile game hitting the App Store, and it looks set to be YUUUUGE. Basically a politically themed Doodle Jump on steroids, ‘Jrump’...

Des Moines Council Has Requested To Have The Entire City Removed From Pokemon Go

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Tech

A council in America wants to purge Pokemon Go from its public spaces, the Seattle Times reported. Des Moines councillors claimed the game was damagin...

Can We Entertain Our Kids This Summer With Just Pens and Paper?

Maz Deo | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Parents
Maz Deo

For instance, Kate needs to find William and Peeta needs to find Katniss - this will get strangers mingling and talking to one another, and serves as a perfect icebreaker if you're throwing a blind date party or are trying to fix up single friends!

Online Gaming Could Improve A Teenager's Academic Performance

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Tech

Parents’ fears about the impact of gaming on their children’s academic performance may be misplaced, new research suggests. Scientists at RMIT Uni...

Eat Your Friends

Andy Bush | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Andy Bush

As accusations of guilt and protestations of innocence flew about under the star filled night sky it felt like we'd been teleported back 400 years to the Salem Witch Trials. It was staggering how a simple card game can provide such a fascinating looking glass into the human soul - evasion, persuasion, suspicion, suggestion you'll see it all here.

Playing An Action Video Game Could Make You A Better Driver

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Tech

Gaming for as little as five hours is a cost-effective way of improving a driver’s ability to coordinate visual information with their motor control...

7 Retro Playground Games To Teach Your Kids

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Parents

Complex skipping rope twirls, mad-cap running for British bulldog, infinite chant/ clap games: the school playground is a hotbed of imaginative ways t...

Our Game Gets People Running

Ben Barker | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Tech
Ben Barker

Running can be hugely rewarding both mentally and physically, but getting started and sticking with it is hard. We were always coming at the project as reluctant runners, who hadn't yet found the compelling reason to hit the streets.

Changing the Game for Players With Down's Syndrome

Cara Jessop | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Tech
Cara Jessop

Our inspiration for making these games is of course our brother Tommy. He was always a pretty good learner, with a fantastic mind for curious facts and ludicrous jokes, but maths was one of the last things to click and we noticed how this impacted on his independence right up to his late twenties.

Why Is Gaming More Popular Than Music and Film?

George Taylor | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Tech
George Taylor

Gaming has always been popular, but this has increased exponentially over the last few years. Whereas gaming was once seen as 'geeky' and 'uncool,' nowadays, geeky IS cool. You can blame the huge rise of comics and 'cosplay' conventions such as Comic Con for contributing to this massive change in perception.

This Is The Latest Party Game Your Whole Family Will Want To Play

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Comedy

Party games are always fun, but let's face it - we're all a little bit bored of Charades and all the other tired old games. Luckily, YouTuber Joe Sant...

One Of PC Gaming's Best-Loved Franchises Is Making Its Return

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Tech

Dawn of War might not mean much to those of you who haven't invested in a gaming PC but for the stalwart few who have turned their backs on consoles, ...

Ed Vaizey: Gamers Should Vote To Stay In EU

Jamie Wareham | Posted 11.04.2017 | UK Politics
Jamie Wareham

Ed Vaizey, the Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy has echoed the Prime Minister's message to young voters last week and urged video gamers to vote to remain in the upcoming referendum on the European Union.

Guy Casually Solves Three Rubik's Cubes While Juggling. Internet Doesn't Believe Him

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Tech

A man, who calls himself Rubocubo, is making the Internet feel inadequate after appearing to solve three Rubik's cubes while juggling all of them. Yes...

This Is An Arcade Game Centred Around Leonardo DiCaprio's Everlasting Quest For An Oscar

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK Comedy

The Oscars are just a few days away, and once again we're waiting to find out if his 20 year quest for the top gong will finally end. Animation col...

How to Design a Card Game - A Few Tips from a Game Designer

Tomas Rawlings | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Tech
Tomas Rawlings

Glance at any news coverage and you'll see the US presidential elections dominating it. It's on a lot of people's minds as it determines who will (arguably) be the most powerful person in the world.

Game Designers Are Seeking Your Vote in 2016 - Time to Unleash Your Inner Machiavelli!

Tomas Rawlings | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Tech
Tomas Rawlings

Naturally, mine's not the only game this election cycle exploring the ways politics can be gamified. Here are four games currently seeking your vote (and cash)....

How The Hype Train Derailed My 'Undertale' Experience

Jamie Dickerson | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Tech
Jamie Dickerson

From here on out, I will be delving into spoiler territory for the game. If you haven't played it and have thus far remained spoiler-free, please go buy it and play it. Because I daresay you won't enjoy it as much if you read on.