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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09 January 2009
The day the music died Microsoft has taken some really interesting research and turned it into a vicious hate-crime...
Lifestyle
09 January 2009
To ease us into the New Year, this week we have the next installment of a series we have visited before. Yoshio Ishii's...
06 January 2009
For some months now, the Tech World has been humming with rumours surrounding the health of Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Since...
05 January 2009
I know you’re keen to push on with the New Year to realise plans, consolidate debts and so on - but before then, I’m...
19 December 2008
With just one more friday afternoon left to squandor before the holidays, I thought I'd try to direct you to something...
15 December 2008
In an announcement that has shocked lovers of both videogames and medieval poetry, Electronic Arts have announced that...
12 December 2008
I love seeing the fingerprints of developers on their work. Just the occasional sniff of discernible humanity is enough...
Sci-Tech
10 December 2008
It’s been a few months since there’s been a launch of any serious competitor to Google. Back in July startup Cuil...
Sci-Tech
05 December 2008
This week, I’ve been talking a lot about software emulation versus the contextual, critical importance of sourcing...
Lifestyle
04 December 2008
It seems everyone is twittering, has recently twittered or is about to tweet. Even if they’re not doing it themselves,...
28 November 2008
Settle down, you're going to need a dark room and some headphones. After the robust pastiche of last week and the...
North America
26 November 2008
More than any other national armed force, the US Army has enjoyed a curiously conspicuous relationship with videogames...
The Staggers
21 November 2008
Every week Iain Simons chooses a game so you can while away a few hours at your desk. This week Peta's Mama Kills...
Sci-Tech
20 November 2008
Google, clearly feeling a little jumpy having not announced any new products for a few weeks, have pulled out the stops...
The Staggers
14 November 2008
Each weekend Iain Simons provides you with a game that'll help you while away a few hours. This time it's Super...

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