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Pokémon Go – what’s all the fuss?

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent If you haven’t already, you should expect to hear a good deal about Pokémon Go over the coming days and weeks. It hasn’t even officially arrived here in Ireland yet, but already it’s getting a phenomenal reaction in the places where it has been launched. That will undoubtedly lead to it also becoming a huge hit when it arrives on Irish shores too. So what is Pokémon Go? Made by the Japanese company …

Console Wars – Xbox One v PS4

Xbox One goes on sale here on November 22nd By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody Brace yourself. A battle is about to take place in the technology and gaming industry, the likes of which hasn’t been seen for almost a decade. Because, over the next fortnight, Microsoft and Sony are launching their new generation of gaming consoles. The launches of the Xbox One and the Playstation 4 will kick off a massive, multi-billion euro battle for market share, …

The business of developing fun – Gamescom 2013

By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody Imagine an exhibition centre the size of the RDS. Then multiply it by ten. Add in 600 exhibitors, with stands ranging in size from a single table to a large family home. Mix in lights, big screens, loud movie style music, the very latest in gaming technology and 275,000 people, predominantly male and under 30. Oh, and don’t forget the money – lots and lots of it. Now, you’re probably starting to …