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Monthly Archives: November 2012

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Last week I queried Time magazine’s criteria for choosing its Top 100 games, which led to several online discussions all with the same conclusion: better graphics do not equal a better game. It’s all
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A recently reported survey claimed that 75% of CEOs didn’t trust their marketing directors, believing they took more interest in creating award-winning campaigns than building solid ROI into their output. That’s a strong statement,
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The end of this week sees the release of the Wii U and, hopefully, another disruptive arrival for Nintendo. I’m hearing a lot of negativity about the console at the moment but this isn’t
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Go viral Gangnam style

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Psy’s hit Gangnam Style has just become the most viewed hit on YouTube. The South Korean sensation also holds the Guinness world record for the most number ones across the globe.  Apart from being hilarious
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Time Magazine has published its list of Top 100 All-Time Videogames. Articles of this type, whether it’s music, films, books, whatever, seem to be intended mainly to generate a blizzard of comments bemoaning the
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EE puts gaming in the dark ages

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4G has launched exclusively to Everything Everywhere (EE). It is a revolution in mobile technology. We can now have the type of Internet speeds you would expect wired up to a PC on the
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The Willow Foundation, founded by Bob and Megs Wilson, and generously supported by GamesAid, has helped over 9,000 people during their darkest days, providing a Special Day that gives them a chance to forget,
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In praise of books

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Technology has pervaded every aspect of our lives, generally making it better, or at least more efficient. Health, transport, communications, our general lifestyle have all seen improvements. But is there a point where things
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All hail the Technobrat

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We recently carried out a survey on behalf of Gadget Show Live Christmas, which launches next week, to find out just how techno savvy kids are these days. It was covered in The Metro
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I own a Wii. I rarely use it. There were times when Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Wii Sports Resort were popular at home but have long-since succumbed to the double threat of Sky
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Bastion was tasked with achieving widespread specialist and mainstream coverage by publisher NCSOFT. We had already worked on the early stages of Guild Wars 2, helping it become one of the most anticipated games
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Running a national newspaper must feel a bit like being a pilot on a steeply descending plane. You’re pulling hard back on the steering column desperately hoping that the nose will lift as the
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Following the recent appointment of Mike Hayes as Executive Chairman, Serious Games International (SGIL) is building on its strategy of harnessing heavyweight games industry experience alongside senior academics with the appointment of senior personnel
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You know the one I mean, the advertisement for ASDA with the tagline Behind Every Great Christmas There’s Mum. The one that you idly wonder might be for John Lewis until you see Mum leaving
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On Saturday morning, I watched Charlie Stayt and Louise Minchin savage George Entwistle from the BBC Breakfast sofa. With every additional question, Mr Entwistle looked – and sounded – more annoyed, frustrated, tired, angry and at
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From an initial entry of 21 teams from educational establishments across Europe, 12 have been shortlisted to progress to the next round in this year’s Make Something Unreal Live competition, organised by Epic Games.
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So it’s over.  Following a bruising and, at times, ugly campaign the race is over and Obama is victorious. I’ve just watched the acceptance speech live, and boy, what a speech it was. You
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Over the last year or so we’ve been talking to more and more free to play publishers. Free to play can be hard to work out for some and it’s not yet clear how
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To Bletchley Park last week to see the birthplace of modern computing. The mansion and its cluster of surrounding huts were the headquarters of Britain’s codebreaking efforts during World War II – so successful
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Off In The Clouds

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In So Long and Thanks For All The Fish, the fourth part in Douglas Adams’ inaccurately-named trilogy, there exists a character named Rob McKenna – an unaware Rain God perpetually followed by clouds that
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Apple caught napping over mapping

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“A man using Apple Maps walks into a bar. Or maybe a hospital. Or possibly a church.” Why isn’t Apple Maps fixed yet? It has, by all accounts, improved noticeably since the first iOS6
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