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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Business
14 November 2008
It’s a key strike in the MS strategy to win back some ground from Google, offering a tight integration with the Windows...
The Staggers
07 November 2008
Iain Simons selects a game this week that could keep you occupied not just for a few hours, but for a few days. Enjoy...
Business
06 November 2008
It was at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, March 2007, during a keynote by Phil Harrison (then director...
Consumer Tech
31 October 2008
Ordinarily I wouldn’t put forward games that required a further plug-in, but this is well worth the effort. Somersault...
Consumer Tech
24 October 2008
One of the least prolific but most loved studios to emerge in the last decades has been Double Fine Productions, formed...
Sci-Tech
22 October 2008
LittleBigPlanet, probably the most anticipated videogame this year (about which we have talked before) has been for...
Consumer Tech
17 October 2008
A little history. There was a time, not twenty years ago, when some of the most popular video games in the world...
North America
15 October 2008
There was a period a few years ago when it was impossible to attend any games industry conference without someone...
Consumer Tech
10 October 2008
Q: What does "superstruct" mean? Su`per`struct´ v. t. 1.To build over or upon another structure; to erect upon a...
Business
10 October 2008
In a curious editorial featured within EDGE online, BBFC boss David Cooke rubbishes suggestions that his organisation...
Consumer Tech
03 October 2008
We’ve had physics games, rhythm games, toolset toys - today I thought it might be nice to point you towards a...
Business
01 October 2008
This is what a modern creative industry looks like. A few weeks before the global release of LittleBigPlanet, their...
Sci-Tech
26 September 2008
The brilliant Nitrome have released a new game, a neat twist on the sliding puzzle games that populated the playgrounds...
Business
26 September 2008
It's difficult to not write about them. After an insanely busy few weeks, the folks at Google have capped it all off by...
North America
19 September 2008
Games about politics are notoriously tricky to pull off. With so many variables in a campaign to model, an election...

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