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    Tim Schafer: My games suffered ‘bit rot’

    Award-winning games designer Tim Schafer says many of his classic titles have suffered “bit rot”, as the old code is no longer playable on modern machines. On Thursday, Mr Schafer will be awarded a Bafta Fellowship in recognition of his creative contribution to video games. More

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    Facebook seeks facial recognition consent in EU and Canada

    Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook says its face-matching tech is a way for users to learn if they are in a photo even if not tagged Facebook has started asking European and Canadian users to let it use facial recognition technology to identify them in photos and videos. Facebook originally began face-matching users […] More

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    What Remains of Edith Finch wins Bafta’s top games award

    Image copyright Giant Sparrow Image caption What Remains of Edith Finch involves exploring a huge home to solve a mystery What Remains of Edith Finch has scored an upset, winning the top prize at the Bafta Games Awards. The first-person mystery adventure was developed by the US indie studio Giant Sparrow. It had not won […] More

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    Nintendo celebrates Bafta hat trick

    Nintendo’s Shinya Takahashi says he is “very happy” with the company’s success at the Bafta Games Awards. Super Mario Odyssey took the Game Design and Family prizes, while The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won Game Innovation. Mr Takahashi told the BBC his company was always trying to surprise fans and was researching […] More

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    Hellblade: Our big risk paid off with five Bafta wins

    The creative director of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice says it was a risk to make a video game about mental health. The title won the British Game prize at the 2018 Bafta Games Awards as well as four other trophies. Tameem Antoniades told the BBC’s Chris Foxx he was delighted with the result. More

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    Steep rise in child abuse images online, charity reports

    Image copyright Getty Images The Internet Watch Foundation says it is finding more images of child sexual abuse online than ever before, according to its annual report. It found over 78,000 website addresses containing child sexual abuse in 2017, up from more than 57,000 in 2016. The charity actively seeks and removes these images from […] More

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    Wish.com: Penis advert appeared in video game apps

    Image copyright Wish Image caption Wish claims to have more than 300 million users worldwide A US online retailer has been reprimanded for promoting an explicit ad for a penis extender strap within video games played by children. UK watchdog the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) said that Wish.com had behaved “irresponsibly” and must ensure its […] More

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    Google’s 3D scans aim to preserve historical sites

    High resolution 3D scans of more than 25 historical sites from around the world are being released. CyArk used cutting edge digital archaeology techniques including laser scanning and drones to capture the images which have been released by the Google Arts and Culture project. The project coincides with World Heritage Day on Wednesday 18 April […] More

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    Bug hunters: The hackers earning big bucks… ethically

    Image copyright HackerOne Image caption James Kettle took up hacking because he was bored with his degree The term hacker is often used pejoratively, but the ability to spot weaknesses in companies’ software and cyber-security systems is in high demand. Ethical hackers are now earning big bucks and the industry is growing. James Kettle is […] More

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    The never-ending VR escalator journey and other news

    BBC Click’s Nick Kwek looks at some of the best technology news stories of the week including: Facebook’s chief executive Mark Zuckerberg appears in front of US senators Ride-sharing company Uber purchases bike-hire firm Jump An escalator manufacturer has developed a never-ending journey on an escalator as a virtual reality experience See more at Click’s […] More

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