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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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    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 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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    Hellblade: Bafta for first-time actress

    Image copyright Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Ninja Theory Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice was the big winner at the Bafta Games Awards, including picking up best performer – which was won by a video editor. Melina Juergens was asked to stand in for one of the characters and ended up getting the job. She played the main character, […] More

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