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  • Patrick Moore, the Games Master

    December 10, 2012 @ 11:55 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    If you ask people who Sir Patrick Moore was, many will confirm that he was a famous astronomer. Others will identify him as the presenter of BBC show The Sky at Night, a show he fronted in an impressive run of more than 50 years, missing only one show due to a bout of salmonella. He wrote a book with Brian May on astronomy; he presented the Apollo missions, and covered the Pioneer and Voyager space missions.


  • Some Assassin’s Creed 3 video…

    September 13, 2012 @ 9:30 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    If you’re a fan of the Assassin’s Creed series, check out the video series that is currently being released – a behind the scenes look at developing the new game. (more…)

  • Google’s Olympic doodles

    August 7, 2012 @ 11:07 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    We all know that Google is a dab hand at producing some timely – and interesting – doodles for its home page. But this Olympics themed one is probably one of its best in the recent run.

    It’s a fully functioning hurdling game. You can even share your scores at the end.

    UPDATE: Today’s is almost as good (but not quite). Test out your basketball skills. Apparently my computer basketball skills are as good as my real-world ones – not very.

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  • Amazing: Rovio branches out

    July 16, 2012 @ 3:30 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    There’s not an angry bird in sight, nor an egg-thieving pig, but Amazing Alex is worth a look if you’re a fan of Rovio’s games.

    A few things to note:

    1. It’s not like Casey’s Contraptions; it is Casey’s Contraptions. Rovio bought the IP and has reworked it.

    2. It’s still physics based, but it doesn’t have quite the same appeal as Angry Birds.

    3. On the other hand, how many times can you fire birds at pigs before you start to question your sanity?

    4. Rovio: please update Angry Birds Space pleasethankyou.

  • Record-breaking gaming

    June 15, 2012 @ 1:37 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Xbox owner? Have a Kinect? Well then. Dust off your copy of Kinect Sports, crack out the running shoes and take part in a record-breaking attempt that could also benefit charity along the way.


  • The death of Game

    April 2, 2012 @ 12:34 pm | by Ciara O'Brien


    It’s been a week since Game closed its doors in Ireland, putting 121 people out of a job and becoming the latest casualty of the downturn.


  • The PlayStation Vita: tempted?

    February 22, 2012 @ 10:41 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    Sony’s latest handheld games device, the PlayStation Vita, went on sale today in Ireland, just over two months after it debuted in Japan.


  • GameStop to sell white PS3

    September 9, 2011 @ 8:39 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    GameStop has announced it will be selling a white version of the PS3 from November.


  • Is it November yet?

    August 23, 2011 @ 9:58 am | by Ciara O'Brien

    There are two reasons I’m looking forward to November. I get to go on holiday (bonus winter sun!), and the new Assassin’s Creed game comes out.


  • This is not the Xbox you are looking for…

    July 30, 2011 @ 1:35 pm | by Ciara O'Brien

    Or maybe it is. One word: WANT.

    The limited edition Kinect Star Wars bundle has an R2-D2 themed console, a C-3PO wireless controller and a white Kinect sensor. All to go with your Kinect Stars Wars game.

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