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Originated in Oakland, California, but now used in schools across Ireland, Playworks by ChangeX puts children in charge of games in the yard during breaktime, cultivating several critical skills.

Dublin-based social entrepreneurship platform ChangeX has partnered with the Lego Foundation to help grow projects targeted at learning through play. (...)

Andrew Day, chief executive of Keywords Studios. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin headquartered video games specialist Keywords Studios has made two further acquisitions, snapping up PR agency Indigo Pearl and recording studi(...)

Attendees use Oculus virtual reality headset during the annual Facebook F8 developers conference in San Jose, California

Facebook is trying to seize on the technology known as augmented reality, a mix of the real and digital worlds best known from the hit smartphone game(...)

Volvo cars’ Microsoft HoloLens experience

There is a scene in the iconic Tom Cruise film Minority Report where his character navigates a holographic interface using special three-fingered glov(...)

Super Mario Run is widely estimated to be the best-selling game franchise ever. Photograph: Kazuhiro Nogi/Getty Images/AFP

What happens when one of the best-selling games in history comes to the most popular category of electronic devices in the world? A mustachioed plumbe(...)

Pokémon Go has caused some controversy in recent months. Photograph: EPA/REMKO DE WAAL

The world of augmented reality may require changes to data protection law so that people can have legal protection when the virtual world encroaches (...)

Pokémon Go has been a surprise hit for developer Niantic since its launch on July 6th. Photograph: Sait Serkan Gurbuz/Reuters

Gotta catch ’em all but no car to get around? Dublin taxi service Lynk has begun offering a fixed-fare Pokémon-themed tour around the city to help out(...)

Pokémon Go players in Parque Kennedy in the Peruvian capital, Lima. Photograph: Guadalupe Pardo/Reuters

Top video game companies, caught off guard by the runaway success of Pokémon Go, are wrestling with how to play catch-up to the augmented-reality app (...)

Nintendo’s Pokémon Go: game broke records in Japan after it was downloaded 10 million times in one day. Photograph:  Akio Kon/Bloomberg

Shares in Nintendo Co tumbled as much as 18 per cent after the company said Pokémon Go would have a limited impact on its earnings – their biggest set(...)

A man plays Pokémon GO on a smartphone in Tokyo where the game was released on Friday.  Photograph: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images

What a difference a couple of weeks can make. When Pokémon GO launched on July 6th, no one dreamed how popular it would become. People currently spe(...)

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