One of the hardest things to do in the gaming industry it not only to appear fresh but to stay relevant. This was the issue that the MMORPG Runescape was facing in 2012, 11 years after the game’s original inception. Developers must tread a fine line when bring innovation to a game, especially one ad old and with a dedicated fan-base such a Runescape; a … Continue reading Runescape: How turning back the clock can be a method for success
5: Telegraph Communication is the cornerstone of any developed society, however before the invention of the telegraph in 1832 by Baron Schilling von Cannstatt, the spread of information was slow. The growing world hungered for a faster way to transmit information and the telegraph allowed for the flow of messages at near instant speed. Prior to this, especially in a country as large as the … Continue reading The top five technologies that changed the world
Economics is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as ‘The branch of knowledge concerned with the production, consumption and transfer of wealth’, all of this is still true when you delve into the virtual economy of video games. Specifically, the games we will be talking about are MMORPG’s, as the vast network of players is what generates and props up the economies used in their … Continue reading Gold rush: what games can teach us about economics
J.R.R Tolkien id widely regarded as one of Britain’s most distinguished authors, with the legendarium he created being woven into the fabric of pop culture in many parts of the world. Although most know his work (chiefly The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit), most know little of the man himself and his life, much of which bled heavily into his work. Tolkien was … Continue reading J.R.R Tolkien: Who was the man and how did his life affect his work?
While most people bought in the turn of the millennium in a haze of alcohol and loud music; there were others staying in their homes waiting for the world to end. Of course I wouldn’t be here writing this article if it had; but why were so many people convinced the world was going to end? In the end it all boiled down to a … Continue reading Y2K: The end that never came
The term ‘hack’ or ‘hacker’ has become part of the lexicon in most of the developed world. When you think of hacking, usually your conjures images of criminals stealing your information of nerds in basements trying to find evidence of aliens, but the concept got a lot further back than most would think. Our story starts in 1885 with a man called Guglielmo Marconi and … Continue reading Nevile Maskelyne: The World’s First Hacker