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The Play/Time Games Lab and the London Gamer Geeks Quiz

Right, lots to go through. This week, Adrian and I are at the Play/Time Games Lab which is now all booked up but looks to be a fantastic experience. We’ll be in Soho the whole time, so drop us a line if you’re around and we’ll see if we can meet up. Wednesday evening, James […]

The London Gamer Geeks Quiz 2: Like Prince Of Persia: Sands Of Time, Hopefully Better Than The Other Sequels

Okay, this Wednesday, 24th October, is the SECOND LONDON GAMER GEEKS QUIZ. Last time, James and I ran questions like this: Name four games with titles that begin with the words: “Sid Meier’s” (we’re not counting sequels) In what game is a Dreamcast used a zombie-killing weapon? What year was Duke Nukem Forever first announced? […]

Play/Time – ARG Games lab

Brother of mine and I are working with Unexpected Media and Play/Time to put together an ARG Games Lab. Here’s what Frank’s got to say about the lab: Over four days between October 22nd and 26th, twenty creative professionals artists, writers, developers and producers from backgrounds in theatre, video-games, animation, web design, tv and radio […]

London Gamer Geeks Night 5: The August Edition

Tomorrow night is the fifth London Gamer Geeks night! Last time, we had a quiz where we had questions like this: Name four games with titles that begin with the words: “Sid Meier’s” (we’re not counting sequels) In what game is a Dreamcast used a zombie-killing weapon? What year was Duke Nukem Forever first announced? The quiz […]

London Gamer Geeks Night 4: The Quiz

This Wednesday, 18th July, is the fourth London Gamer Geeks night, helpfully described in bullet point form like this: A geeky games-type thing where we do stuff like: bring your DS and swap games! (extra points for bringing a Game Gear or a Lynx) shout about Sony Home! (and, by logical extension, how no one […]

Me on ARGs at the PSFK Conference London

Just a quick note to say that the fine folks at PSFK have put up their notes and video of a talk I did about a month ago at the PSFK London conference. It’s only half an hour long, so even if you skip the boring bits it shouldn’t take too long to slog through […]

London Gamer Geeks Night 3

Wednesday 20th June saw the third London Gamer Geeks night, which continues to be described in bullet form like so: A geeky games-type thing where we do stuff like: bring your DS and swap games! (extra points for bringing a Game Gear or a Lynx) shout about Sony Home! (and, by logical extension, how no […]

Never work with conferences and wifi

As with most conferences, the wifi at Hack Day London was working when we arrived, and within about an hour, had inexplicably stopped working. Predictably enough, hilarity ensued: It’s working now. For the time being. Apparently Cisco engineers were despatched via a suborbship from the West Coast, rappelled down the ceiling and walls of Alexandra […]

London Gamer Geeks Night 3

Next Wednesday, 20th June is the third London Gamer Geeks night, helpfully billed by me as: A geeky games-type thing where we do stuff like: bring your DS and swap games! (extra points for bringing a Game Gear or a Lynx) shout about Sony Home! (and, by logical extension, how no one you know owns […]

Hack Day London 2007

Woo! I’m going to Hack Day! I hear from Coates that there’s a few places still left, so if you feel like meeting a small select group of Mind Candies and having lots of Yahoo! facilitated hacking fun, sign up.