Feature: Crackdown 2 Preview

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Crackdown 2 will be arriving on the Xbox 360 later this year and Villa81 took the chance to chat with Microsoft’s Peter Connelly to see what gamers can expect when the game is launched.

No firm release date has been set but Microsoft say the game will be out some time in 2010.

Feature: Digital Media Awards 2010

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Villa81 headed along to the Crowne Plaza hotel in Dublin to see the best and brightest in the Irish technology world do battle at the 2010 Satellite Broadband Ireland Digital Media Awards.

We must extend our sincerest thanks to Ashville Media who provided us with stills, without which we wouldn’t have been able to complete this [...]

Feature: Examining Sony’s test of public honesty

Monday, March 1st, 2010

We’re moving away from video for this piece but as you’ll see images will still be quite important. Sony Playstation sent out a press release earlier today declaring it had tested the public’s honesty as part of the launch of it’s new game PS3 game Heavy Rain. Any kind of research story by a corporate [...]

Feature: Canon Product launch 2010

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Canon opted for an Oscar inspired theme for the launch of their latest line of cameras, Villa81 didn’t dress for the occasion but we did bring our own camera along to see what they had to offer.

Feature: Sony Ericsson X10 Demo

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Villa81 visited London’s Groucho Club to see four of Sony Ericsson’s new phones in action. We took a look at the X10, X10 Mini, X10 Mini Pro, and the Vivaz Pro.

All of these devices are due out in the first and second quarters of 2010.

Feature: BETT 2010

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Villa81 headed over to BETT, the top dog in educational technology trade shows. Samsung, Ricoh, and O2 were among the exhibitors at the event.

BETT concludes on the 16th of January.

Feature: A thorough look at Windows 7

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

Rather than just judge Windows 7 straight out of the box, I opted to actually use the operating system before deciding what I thought of it. Over the course of a month from the launch date onwards, Microsoft’s replacement for Vista was given a thorough examination.

Feature: MAG on Playstation 3 preview

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Zipper Interactive, the creators of MAG, were in Dublin recently to discuss how the game’s development was coming along. I chatted with Zipper’s Ed Byrne about a variety of topics including guns, fighting and killing. It made for quite the manly afternoon.

MAG is due to hit the shelves early next year. To catch a glimpse [...]

Feature: Dita Von Teese helps launch new Vodafone service

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Dita Von Teese, the Queen of Burlesque, was over in Dublin to help launch the new Vodafone 360 services. Our cameras were on hand for this crucial assignment, and we even went to the bother of finding out what the service was about

And just in case the video wasn’t enough for you, Vodafone sent us [...]

Feature: New girly Samsung phone launched in Dublin

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Villa81 dropped down to the Piano Bar in Dublin for the launch of the Samsung Pearl White. The phone, which is being branded as the Cara White in Ireland, is available exclusively on 3 and is clearly aimed at the female market.

Our girly gadget reviewer Kate Fitzgerald will be taking a closer look at the [...]