Monthly Archives: March 2009

Interactive digital media distribution

For a long time I resisted backing up my data online, but I now use Dropbox for most of my documents, my email all comes though gmail and I’m trying out Live Mesh. The online future seems increasingly “Cloud”y – … Continue reading

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VS Games conference

Just back from presenting my paper at the VS Games IEEE conference in Coventry. Overall I felt that the conference was pretty successful for its first year. The keynote speakers were excellent. Alan Chalmers of Warwick talked about multi-modal sensory … Continue reading

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Seeing educational potential in every game!!

I’ve always been keen on games. Before the days of Pong our family played board games such as Scrabble and Monopoly. Though I was brought up in the countryside with few neighbours, we still played soccer, tennis, badminton, hockey, darts, … Continue reading

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How good was that game?

Reading this revisiting of Final Fantasy VII to question its greatness, has got me considering how we can judge the relative merits of games over the past 3 decades or so. Can we compare FEAR II and its high quality … Continue reading

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XNA community games

At UUC we are interested in playing the best examples of XNA community games and making our own. We have good a community of students who are developing XNA games and we have seen some quite exciting work over the … Continue reading

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Metaplace and Flash games

The BBC has an interview with Raph Koster this morning about Flash games. Koster is an influential figure in the games industry and is well known for his involvement, for example, with Star Wars Galaxies and his book “A Theory … Continue reading

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