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An Idiot’s Adventures In Gameland – Steve McNeil

#3 Festival of the Spoken Nerd  Last Sunday, I was down in Brighton with Rob Sedgebeer (All Hail King Rob) to preview our new live video-gaming/comedy game-show “thing”, WiFi Wars. We were the second half of a double bill at The Old Market (brilliant theatre, go there) and the gang that made up the other half were Helen Arney, Steve Mould and Matt Parker – better known as Festival of the Spoken Nerd. They’ve been doing shows together since 2011,...

FIFA 16 Controversy: Misogyny Update!

Misogyny; not just the title of the prettiest lady in Ogyny, but the most used word in gaming this week thanks to the bastion of equal rights that is football. Specifically (and quite rightly), EA are going to include the top women's national teams in the next FIFA game (not for the first time though, you've been able to play as a woman in  the career mode of their NHL franchise since 2012) which neatly cued up two competitions. One contest,...

An Idiot’s Adventures In Gameland – Steve McNeil

#2. Splatoon! Hi guys. It’s me again. “No idea who you are, mate”, you quite rightly retort. Regardless, hello. This week I’ve been playing a lot of Splatoon, to write a review and some features about it (top ten levels, guide to multiplayer, stuff like that…) for Ginx TV. If this article goes online in-time, you can catch me chatting about the game on Ginx Live at 6pm tonight. (Virgin Media Channel 286, and www.twitch.tv/ginxtv) If you missed that, either because you didn’t read this until after...

An Idiot’s Adventures In Gameland – Steve McNeil

#1. Oh, hello, I didn’t see you there… Greetings, dear reader. My name is Steve McNeil and I’m lucky enough to have been asked to write things about the gaming industry for the marvellous London Economic. Each Friday, I’ll be beaming my brain-thoughts into your eyeholes via the internet, based on whatever I’ve been up to that week. As this is the first article, I’ll begin with a bit of background biography guff so you can quickly judge me and...

Using Apple Watch as a Business Leader

 By Mark Mason, Chairman of Mubaloo Group Much has been written about Apple Watch. Rather than going into whether this is a good device or not, let’s first start with why anyone would need notifications on their wrist. If, like me, the majority of your day is spent in meetings or using your phone or tablet as your primary computing device, you’ll know how important it is to manage your time efficiently. If, like me, you receive hundreds of emails...

BMW M235i Review

In the 80s if you wanted a fast 2 door BMW but couldn't afford or justify the M3, there would be a 325i Coupe on your drive, its front mounted 2.5L straight-6 punched 170 horses through the rear wheels in a package weighing the same as a modern day Mini Cooper. The 325i was a real driving machine that put a smile on your face every time you got behind the wheel; it had balanced but lively handling, made a...

Why Wearable Technology is Fuelling Data Addiction

By Ross MacIntyre, Head of Digital at DECIDE  In the 1970s, a press handout picture of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak was published suggesting that the two may be about to make a breakthrough. Rich Travis of Sunshine Computer Company in Southern California reported that he had sold ten Apples in three weeks thanks to its inexpensive, complete, ready-to-run system. Writer Sheila (Clarke) Craven wrote what is believed to be the first article about the Apple Computer in '77, and the rest is history....

Why FutureLearn is an outstanding London Digital Innovation

By David Reilly I believe FutureLearn represents a new wave of London based digital innovations nurtured in London. It is classic British invention and it is free to everyone. Hurray! In short, the learning platform is producing the type of fully immersive digital experiences that are simply ground breaking and it is rightfully being shortlisted for awards, most recently for a Webby Award. In the past MOOC’s have attracted much hype and expectations particularly in the US but the role of...

Budget Summer Classics

By Will Robinson Around this time every year, as the knowledge that spring has well and truly sprung dawns upon of the capital, you may notice a few curious and interesting behavioural patterns emerge among London's general populous. These include the universal agreement that getting drunk on Pimms at two in the afternoon just because the sun is shining is universally encouraged, the customary grumbling of a disgruntled customer at the bloke who runs the Mr Whippy van about a 99...

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