Institutions including MoMA in New York are seizing the opportunity to get gamers through the doors, though some museumgoers are unimpressed
Summer is a tough time to get paid museumgoers through the doors – but this year, there’s an extra incentive. Art museums like the Whitney and the Museum of Modern Art in New York are jumping on the Pokémon Go bandwagon and helping players of the augmented reality game “catch ’em all”.
Just as local businesses have jumped on the bandwagon to get new customers, museums are jumping onboard to attract young players and boost ticket sales from Los Angeles to New York, Texas and Boston.
A remastered versions of the 2006 survival horror game Dead Rising will soon hit the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms as part of an upcoming series revival, publisher Capcom confirmed this week.
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The wildly popular mobile game is a Pokétopian fantasy that has flooded our world with good feelings – and timing could everything behind its success
What has technology offered us in these dark days of violence and fear? Silicon Valley’s technologies are more pervasive than ever, its dark and toneless luxury gadgets, its social media amplifying the atrocities and raw pain of the real world’s problems. And yet among all this was born the phenomenon of Pokémon Go, a pure escapism that may well be the most successful mobile game of all time.
Qin Shi Huang, who built the Great Wall and unified the warring kingdoms, will return to Civilization VI as China’s glorious leader, ready to build great wonders and keep out any invading Mongol hordes.
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The Museum of London has contracted professional Minecraft world-builders Blockworks and Dragnoz to produce a series of maps that digitally recreate the Great Fire of London for an upcoming exhibit.
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The £24.3bn deal has been called into question by SoftBank’s shareholders, who are concerned about their company’s debt level
The £24.3bn takeover of ARM Holdings, Britain’s biggest technology company, could be in doubt after investors in the Japanese group behind the deal – SoftBank – gave it the thumbs down.