Iain Simons writes, talks and tweets about videogames and technology. His new book, Play Britannia, is to be published in 2009. He is the director of the GameCity festival at Nottingham Trent University.

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Culture
20 January 2011
The comic-book writer Kieron Gillen once described games journalism as travel journalism about imaginary places. This...
Culture
11 November 2010
PlayStation MoveSony Computer EntertainmentCasual or hardcore? The video-game-playing world has become increasingly...
Culture
20 September 2010
Lego Harry PotterTraveller's TalesIt's difficult to be a responsible parent and a conscientious geek. Being a well-...
Culture
20 August 2010
LimboXbox Live ArcadeLimbo is one of those releases that people like me show to grown-up sceptics when attempting to...
Culture
19 July 2010
Super Mario Galaxy 2Nintendo WiiIn 1981, a carpenter (as he was then) encountered a gap between where he was and where...
Culture
27 May 2010
Despite their reputation for excessive violence and amorality, video games, on closer inspection, reveal an altogether...
06 February 2009
From Tyler Glaiel the co-creator of Aether comes a new work that surely represents a new high-watermark in browser...
03 February 2009
The most sublime application gets to 5.0 - more on this later… Google Earth
02 February 2009
gNews #1 : gMail Despite the same service having been offered by a number of other webmail services for some time, we...
30 January 2009
Edmund McMillen stands out in the gaming world for his relentless independence and provocative opinions as an artist,...
27 January 2009
In his firstweekly YouTube address, President Obama has announced the imminent launch of a new site recovery.gov, which...
Lifestyle
26 January 2009
This week I'd like to share another entry from the Independent Games Festival shortlist, and something of a radically...
20 January 2009
It's fitting that the most connected election campaign in history should end with the most connected inauguration...
19 January 2009
Steve Jobs is away Outside of government or popular music, it's difficult to remember of an instance when the value,...
16 January 2009
This shortlist for this annual celebration of Indie development is a great place to start if you're interested in...

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