Digitalk: Pro Gaming
Jul25

Digitalk: Pro Gaming

Gaming, as I’ve said before, is no longer just a mere hobby but a bustling global industry that rivals the big media giants of cinema and television. Competitive gaming, known as Esports, now garners as many and frequently more viewers than big sporting events. As an example, the average Premier League Football match gets approximately 1 million viewers per match. Fortnite Friday, the weekly Keemstar Tournament, garners nearly 8...

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Digitalk: Time for an upgrade?
Jul11

Digitalk: Time for an upgrade?

Having religiously devoured any and all information I could see from last month’s incredible E3 Conference which showcased all the games and technologies to come in the next year, I came to an inescapable conclusion… My PC will explode from the mere proximity of those games, let alone the strain of trying to run them. This doesn’t mean I need a new computer! But replacing a couple of parts will help it perform so much better. So time...

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DIGITALK: Gaming Addiction is finally recognised
Jun27

DIGITALK: Gaming Addiction is finally recognised

This week, The World Health Organisation have at long last recognised Gaming Addiction as an official disease/mental disorder. This is long overdue. The concept of gaming addiction has been under study for 30 years, since the origin of gaming. Now to be clear, it doesn’t mean that people who play a lot of video games are suffering from gaming addiction! Gaming addiction is classified as losing control over how much you play, to the...

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Seized Drug Equipment to go to Schools
Jun13

Seized Drug Equipment to go to Schools

Equipment which was formally used in various criminal drug operations is set to be used by schools for growing organic food. Devon and Cornwall Police, in partnership with Bespoke Engaging Education Services (BEES), will be training school staff in the use of this drug equipment so it can be used by children in super-efficient food growing projects. Hydroponics is the method of growing plants without soil, using mineral nutrient...

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Digitalk: Stop using gaming as a scapegoat
Jun13

Digitalk: Stop using gaming as a scapegoat

This has really got to stop. I awoke this morning to see a yet another whole page in The Daily Mail, decrying the horrors of video games and how they’re destroying our youth and innocence. Blaming them yet again for making children violent and badly behaved. On this occasion, they have turned their fearful gaze upon Fortnite – the biggest game in the industry at the moment with one of the largest player bases and highest...

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