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Monthly Archives: April 2012

David Braben and Raspberry Pi
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David Braben – founder of Frontier Developments and the Raspberry PI Foundation – is the first confirmed speaker for the new Develop Visionaries track at this summer’s Develop in Brighton Conference. Read more at:
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Four years ago Boeing unveiled the Dreamliner at the Business Travel Show, so it was with a huge sigh of relief that I watched BBC Breakfast’s Richard Westcott sit in the cockpit last week and
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Not exactly a documentary that is hot off the press, it was released in the summer of last year, but Page One: Inside The New York Times is essential viewing if you’re interested in
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The underwater action-shooter Deep Black: Episode 1 is now available to download from Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system. Read more at: http://bastion.gamespress.com/release.asp?i=2187

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I know the Daily Mail might not be everyone’s cup of tea but you have to (perhaps grudgingly) admire its approach to moving online. Its last reported ABC shows the online offering sitting pretty
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So Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, makes a point of leaving the office at 5.30pm to have dinner with her family each evening (http://mashable.com/2012/04/05/sheryl-sandberg-leaves-work-at-530/). Cue many articles applauding her for her ‘bravery’ (in speaking
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The whole point of exhibitions – the reason they will never disappear – is the opportunity they present to do business with a lot of people face to face. Not over email or over
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How many people are feeling their age at the news that the ZX Spectrum is 30 years old this week? Launched in 1982, the machine offered “hi-resolution graphics and sound”, according to its creator
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I was at a party last week and got talking to a very confident chap about his business and how his company now only ever promotes itself through social media. It’s the future working
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Mind Candy will present its first ever tech talk; Spilt Milk’s Andrew Smith will design a new game from scratch in one hour; Microsoft Soho Studios ask whether linear TV can ever be interactive
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NCsoft and ArenaNet, the developers of Guild Wars 2, are excited to announce the first public beta weekend event for Guild Wars 2. From 27-29 April, hundreds of thousands of fans who have pre-purchased Guild Wars 2 will get
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It’s clear to me that Facebook and Twitter are very different media, yet I’m not sure the same can be said for everyone.  I don’t follow all of my Facebook friends on Twitter and
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We’ve taken a bit of an interest in the relationship between football and pioneering tech recently, with the launch of Quick Feet — the proven ball skills training programme that helps players develop tiki-taka
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A month ago, caught up in the Skylanders hype, son decides this is what he wants to spend his long-hoarded Christmas money on. And he wants it now, rather than waiting for the postman
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Our friends at Intent Media are hosting the MCV Award’s this Thursday and are asking everyone who’s attending to take a tenner to donate to GamesAid. The organisation aims to raise £4,000 by the end
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I’ve been working in PR since 1994 (did I just give my age away? oops) and if there’s one word I like to think I – and Bastion – operates by, it is honesty.
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Online registration has now opened for the seventh Develop in Brighton annual game developers’ conference at www.developconference.com. The conference takes place in the British seaside city on 10-12 July 2012.  Read more at http://bastion.gamespress.com/release.asp?i=2184 

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NCsoft®, the world’s premier publisher and developer of massively multiplayer online games (MMOs), today launches the Pre-Purchase programme for Guild Wars 2, the most anticipated game launching this year. Players who pre-purchase the Guild
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With the recent visit of the Duchess of Cambridge to the Olympic hockey pitches, I wait with baited breath to see whether hockey is about to have its time in the sun. Kate Middleton’s
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I was fortunate enough to work on the BAFTA Video Games Awards in 2009. Dara O’Briain hosted, while Konnie Huq and Charlie Brooker were amongst the attending celebs. I’ve always assumed this is where
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Sky Atlantic’s Game of Thrones is back again with a second series and it’s time to pretend I’m not really into it — again. After seeing trailers for the first series I made it
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This last fortnight, I have been mostly sending hastily scribbled pictures to friends and family via the came-out-of-nowhere smartphone app Draw Something that swooped the nation. There’s no question it’s addictive. And fun. Funny,
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