Profile: Satoshi Tajiri

By Samuel Peace Early Life: Satoshi Tajiri, the creator of the Pokémon franchise, is regarded as one of the most influential people in gaming. Being the mastermind behind the phenomenon not only saved the Gameboy, but also revolutionised social connectivity in games. Born in Machida, Tokyo, on August 28th 1965 to a Nissan car salesman and a house…

Video Game Console History

By Samuel Peace The video game industry has become a huge player in today’s multimedia market. It has integrated itself into mainstream society with big blockbuster titles such as Call of Duty making more money than top Hollywood films. Mobile and social gaming have also become sensations with advanced smart-phones and social networks offering new addictive…

Game Changer: Power Shift

By Samuel Peace While film and music have enjoyed a steady technological progression over the past two decades, it is probably the games industry which has seen the most growth within the entertainment sector. Just over 20 years ago, games were not much more than interactive pixels. Simple titles such as Pong and Space Invaders…