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Augmented reality – turn games into exercise

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 by

Are you looking to spice up your exercise routine? While we all know that exercise is a vital component of your health and wellbeing, sometimes it can be difficult to get motivated or interested in getting active. The first steps in developing healthy exercise habits can often be the most difficult, precisely because you haven’t developed the habit yet. To give you a hand, we’ve found some interesting apps that can help you get moving more using just your smartphone.

These days, most Australians have their own smartphone and thanks to the rising popularity of augmented reality technology (not quite virtual reality, but close) there’s a number of apps out there that can help exercise feel more like you’re playing a game, so you’ll find 30 before you know it! Best of all, most of the apps are free to download and if you do indulge in an in-app purchase or two, it’ll probably cost less than your average gym membership. Let’s get moving!

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Indie horror games for a good fright

Thursday, October 19th, 2017 by

Halloween hasn’t really taken off in Australia as much as it has in the northern hemisphere, but that won’t stop costumer-lovers and scare-enthusiasts alike from celebrating! Whether that means dressing up, baking some tasty treats or hosting a movie marathon that’s bound to be a scream; the spooky season is here!

For the geekier among us, October is a great time to check out the latest frightening additions to the Horror genre on game libraries such as Steam. With just a few bright minds working as a team, some of the most interesting (and downright demented!) titles come from indie developers as opposed to the industry giants.

We’ve rustled up a scare-lection of horror games that are bound to get your heart thumping!

 

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Cosplay: Fashion meet fandom

Friday, September 15th, 2017 by

How can you combine creativity, costume-making, and all kinds of crafting with a hearty dose of geeky fun? Cosplay, of course! If you’re out of the loop, cosplay, or ‘costume play’ refers to the act of wearing a costume that looks like a character from a fictional work. The practice of wearing these costumes to science fiction conventions grew popular all the way back in the 1940s.

It’s not strictly limited to science fiction, though – today, characters from virtually all forms of media are cosplayed, including comic books, cartoons, manga, anime, video games, novels, TV series, movies. It’s open to all ages – even babies can get in on the action with a little help from their parents. If there’s a will, there’s a way (although having a hot glue gun helps a lot).

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