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A glance at things new and interesting in the world of electronic game play.

3DTV is dead, long live VR!

Photo by Getty Images BBC Technology has an interesting article about the (perceived) demise of 3DTV technology (read it here). I am sure we all accept that the drive behind the vast majority of technology development, particularly that aimed at entert …

Posted by : David Kirkham on January 29, 2017
Pay To Play with GAME

While EXP has been working on preparations for the new London games venue, others have been looking at similar  opportunities to offer customers a great gameplay experience. In the Winter of 2016, GAME stores opened their own “BELONG” game network, wit …

Posted by : Vince Lammas on December 26, 2016
Generational Change for Xbox

After a decade of hugely popular video gameplay, Microsoft is now ready to bring a halt to production of the Xbox 360. The launch of the Xbox One in 2013 saw the beginning of Microsoft’s switch onto the next generation of products. The recent upgrades …

Posted by : Vince Lammas on December 26, 2016
Positive Games Experiences

If video games feature on the television news, more often than not, this reflects concern about the impact of violent themes on young, impressionable minds. As video games become more of an accepted part of mainstream culture, people are finally waking …

Posted by : Vince Lammas on December 24, 2016
Star Trek Bridge Crew

Star Trek Bridge Crew Star Trek Bridge Crew (STBC) is one of a recent crop of Virtual Reality experiences to reach the market. Many VR developers seem to be focusing on trying to fool the brain into accepting an “altered state”. In this case, however, …

Posted by : Vince Lammas on December 24, 2016

A glance at things new and interesting in the world of tabletop game play.

Most Anticipated RPGs of 2017

Over at EN World they’ve had a poll of their website readers to identify gamers’ most anticipated tabletop roleplaying games for 2017. They’ve published details on the Top 10 games due out this year that their readers are most keen to see. There are a …

Posted by : David Kirkham on January 15, 2017
Richer Roleplay

Those with lots of experience with roleplaying games will often tell you the least important thing for successful roleplaying sessions is the system of rules that guide actions. To quote a famous film … “They’re more a set of guidelines! The best rol …

Posted by : Vince Lammas on December 27, 2016
Real Games With Friends

  Playing board games around a table with friends and family offers so much more variety than most people think. It’s common to find, with the generation brought up before video games, awareness of the hobby game market is very limited. When they …

Posted by : Vince Lammas on December 25, 2016
History Explored Through Play

  In April 2016, James Lacey, a professor at the Marine Corp War College shared a really interesting article which explored how, as a teacher of military history, he had adopted an approach of using play to help students understand the various fac …

Posted by : Vince Lammas on December 2, 2016
Play Around the Table

The video games industry has become so obviously all-pervasive that nobody can doubt how widespread this hobby has become. For some, however, the idea that more old-fashioned styles of play are also very popular seems a little far fetched. Mentioning v …

Posted by : Vince Lammas on December 1, 2016

A glance at things new and interesting in the wider hobby and genre world.

Live Action Role Play

When anyone talks about roleplay games, most non-players immediately visualise the dressing up variety! If they can get their imaginations past some of the more lurid options that spring to mind, they normally find the idea Live Action Role Play (LARP) …

Posted by : Vince Lammas on December 1, 2016
LED Sabre Combat

When the EXP team visited the London MCM Comicon in October 2016, we met the Silver Sabre team who were running their LED Sabre Combat sessions. We couldn’t join in because the session we watched was aimed at youngsters (under 15s). However, we simply …

Posted by : Vince Lammas on December 1, 2016