By Iain Simons - 12 September 11:01

Each week Iain Simons finds you something for the weekend - a chance to while away some hours at you

Powder Game
By Iain Simons - 05 September 11:50

Every week Iain Simons gives you something to while away the hours. This week it's Powder Game. Enjo

SFTW Thinking Machines 4
By Iain Simons - 15 August 10:59

Each week Iain Simons selects a game for you to while away hours. Read about it, play it but don't l

Something for the weekend: Ragdoll Cannon
By Iain Simons - 18 July 10:49

Using just your mouse, fire a ragdoll from the cannon and make him/her land on the mat using the few

Second Life teleporting
By Iain Simons - 15 July 16:07

How (and if) we might be able to travel freely between virtual worlds is already the source of some

By Iain Simons - 14 July 10:35

The daggers are out in a very public spat between the organisation that lobbies on behalf of the UK

Something for the weekend: Questionaut
By Iain Simons - 11 July 11:54

Children think computer games are cool. Children hate maths / physics / learning. Therefore - hide maths inside computer game and make maths cool.

Something for the weekend:
By Iain Simons - 04 July 10:38

Compelling yet one can't quite escape the nagging feeling of contributing to a sentient super-comput

Political goals
By Hunter Davies - 21 February 12:00

A tale of Prezza, the Penthouse Pets and parliament's footie team.

Time to cash in
By Hunter Davies - 14 February 12:00

Playing Premiership games abroad is only the beginning - if all the stadiums were redundant Tesco an

2007 Awards and reviews
By Myles Robey - 13 December 12:00

Awards ceremonies for video games are growing in size and status, reflecting the acceptance of video

The hard stuff
By Darren Waters - 13 December 12:00

Darren Waters looks at the competition in the platform market

Games and gamers in the media
By Emma Lee-Potter - 13 December 12:00

Do all gamers play Grand Theft Auto? Are they all geeky and nerdy young men?

The ratings game
By Staff blogger - 13 December 12:00

Games are rated in the same way as film and DVD releases, but confusion still reigns in consumers’ m

Prize Crossword
By Staff blogger - 13 December 12:00

Sub Headline : Prize Crossword

Networking in virtual worlds
By Aleks Krotoski - 13 December 12:00

Computer games have been found - both anecdotally and academically - to promote sociability

Making virtual consumers of us all
By Tom Armitage - 13 December 12:00

Our games are becoming polluted with advertising and the values inherent in them are preaching consu

Christmas Puzzles
By Staff blogger - 13 December 12:00

Some diversions for the holiday season with <em>Katamino Quotes</em>, <em>Games politicians play</em

2007 – a year of promises fulfilled
By Bobbie Johnson - 13 December 12:00

The major gaming stories of the year

Byron review - gathering evidence
By Tanya Byron - 13 December 12:00

Tanya Byron, leading the government's independent review on the potential risks to children from exp

Getting a return for your creativity
By Gerri Peev - 13 December 12:00

Gerri Peev interviews Margaret Hodge about tax breaks for gaming companies and being a good shot

Bless 'em all
By Hunter Davies - 13 December 12:00

So many unforgettable moments, and more joy to come next year

Game Reviews
By Staff blogger - 13 December 12:00

Verdicts on Bioshock, Wii Sports, Halo 3 and Vice City Stories

Resolving your oedipal conflicts?
By Raj Persaud - 13 December 12:00

What is going on in our subconscious when we play games and what makes us play over and over again?

Live the world, don't tell the story
By Bill Thompson - 13 December 12:00

The games industry doesn't need to model itself on the film industry, argues Bill Thompson

Christmas quiz 2007
By Staff blogger - 13 December 12:00

In 2007, who was an "exploding tomato", what did Congleton ban and to whom did Boris Johnson apologi

The simmer dim
By Malachy Tallack - 25 June 11:47

The importance of light to the residents of Fair Isle

Christmas Puzzles
By Staff blogger - 18 December 12:00


Last year we presented the most famous of Lewis Carroll's puzzles. A word changes one letter at a time to become a related word: CAT > COT > DOT > DOG.

Virtually the same as normal
By Becky Hogge - 30 October 12:00

Many are turning to Second Life just as it starts to mirror the real world

Learn to be a bully
By Anthony Lane - 30 October 12:00

Observations on video game