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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World Affairs
18 September 2008
The internet and social software has already been a highly visible force in this extraordinarily connected US Election...
Consumer Tech
12 September 2008
Relax, at least to begin with. Danny Miller’s Boomshine delivers a cloud of coloured dots which float hypnotically on...
Business
11 September 2008
Having just celebrated their tenth anniversary, the boys at the big G have been so busy doing no evil of late, it’s...
Sci-Tech
05 September 2008
Relax. Unlike last week's entry, this is just pure experimentation. The word ‘interactive’ is bandied around a lot...
International Politics
02 September 2008
Perhaps it was to try and make up some ground following the Democrats announcing Obama’s running mate by SMS?...
Sci-Tech
01 September 2008
For the early adopters amongst you, Mozilla Labs have released a very early version of new Firefox (you are using...
Sci-Tech
29 August 2008
Another brilliantly executed physics adventure this week. Having built the bridge and other assorted structures...
Culture
21 August 2008
Sometimes games are engaging not because of the promise of success, but the sheer improbability of it. Today’s...
Consumer Tech
15 August 2008
Often the most fascinating parts of the game aren’t the outcome, but the decisions that lead one there. Hearing a great...
Europe
15 August 2008
Google maps has been under attack this week from a variety of different parties for what was initially reported as the...
World Affairs
12 August 2008
Barack Obama is about to name his running mate, and in what’s being claimed as a political first he’s eschewing the...
Sci-Tech
08 August 2008
"This game is to discover a star hidden in a stage" Yoshio Ishii's sublime Hoshi Saga offers only those words by way...
Business
04 August 2008
As one who seems to spend large amounts of his waking life apologising to others, these last few days spent at the...
Sci-Tech
01 August 2008
This weeks game was prompted by a mention of it by Media Molecule’s Alex Evans, speaking at the Develop Conference in...
Business
29 July 2008
Just a few days after Google claimed to have visited one trillion unique URL’s on the internet, a new startup launched...

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