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The team behind FIFA

FIFA is a widely popular series of video games, released yearly to millions of eager fans all around the world. Boasting exclusive licenses from football leagues and teams globally, it has been claimed to be one of the most successful, polished, and realistic football games ever, but not many know about the effort and the back story behind this game. In the…

The (virtual) world of Neopets

Growing up, one of my fondest childhood memories were of me playing Neopets. I remember how excited I would be at the thought of being able to play it after school, or during the weekends. The early 2000s marked the era of rising development of virtual worlds for preteens in games, and other virtual online gaming sites that I loved were Club…

Pokémon Go, our virtual playground

“Playgrounds are everywhere once you start looking.” I’m sure everyone here has played (or at least heard of) Pokémon Go, the mobile game that took the world by storm ever since its release. Pokémon Go is a location-based mobile game that operates in a virtual reality, allowing users to ‘capture’ and ‘evolve’ virtual Pokémon characters that appear to exist in the same…

Digital Hate Culture

As I’m sure we all know, digital media has led to a rise in hate culture that has been on all sorts of digital platforms, be it email, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. Don’t get me wrong, haters have been around even before the advent of the Internet. But, with digital media and the interactivity it brings about, it has led to a sharp…

On Fake News

Fake news has been a great topic of interest in recent years – why though? According to research, fake news has been around ever since the 13th century, but why is it that there is a greater spotlight shone on it only now? If you don’t already know, fake news is a type of yellow journalism or propaganda that consists of deliberate…

Google Maps

Enter location. Enter destination. Start navigation. That is the power of Google Maps, and it has become part of my everyday life, especially as an exchange student in a foreign country. Particularly when travelling to other countries, I basically live off Google Maps. These days, before I go out anywhere, I always check the directions to the place, the available transportation and…

The rise of music streaming services

Since the rise of digital media, there have been many changes in our world and day to day life. Digital media has impacted our lives tremendously in ways we don’t realise. As an avid fan of music, I have seen and realised the multiple changes that have occurred in the music industry.  One obvious change is the medium in which people listen…

Digital Media – Boon or Bane?

Digital media has been lauded as a stepping stone in human interaction, connectivity, knowledge, and research.   Since the advent of the Internet, it has brought about countless new possibilities in our everyday life. For instance, social media platforms. Can one imagine how different our lives would be without sites like Facebook, Instagram or Snapchat?  Personally, my daily source of “entertainment” comes from…