AppJam & AppConference – LIVE

Over in Dundee’s famous Discovery Point, the first International AppConference and AppJam are taking place.  The conference has a full line-up of speakers across all the various app platforms and covering everything from games, to …

FPS Trainer – New Company Offering ‘Online Games Coaching’

Play2Improve is a new company, based within Abertay University, which is focusing on using games technology to help people learn.  The company’s first project is an online coaching service called FPS Trainer. FPS Trainer offers …

New Xbox Dashboard Marginalising Indie Games?

The update to the Microsoft Xbox dashboard over the last week has caused concern in indie gaming circles.  Many developers worried that moving the Indie Games from the Games Store section to the new ‘Specialty …

Tag Games Invites You To Dinner (And Judges You Harshly)

In a week of frenzied game release activity, Tag Games announced the first title to come through its partnership with Channel 4. Come Dine With Me is the insanely popular cooking programme which challenges four …

Newsround – Thursday

Another day, another grab-bag of fascinating gaming tidbits from around this social network we call the Internet.  Good afternoon and here are today’s headlines… GameCity – The UK’s most ‘idiosyncratic’ games festival (it sounds so …

YoYo Games Releases First iPad Game – Maddening

YoYo Games is clearly not a company to rest on its laurels.  Following the release of Skydiver Mach II, the company’s first iPhone/iPod game at the end of October, YoYo has now released it’s first …

Culture Minister Criticises MPs Attitudes Towards Games Business

Ed Vaizey, the UK’s Minister for culture, media and sport has attacked MPs general lack of understanding regarding videogames and the industry behind them, reports GamesIndustry.biz. Appearing before the Scottish Affairs Committee, examining the subject …

Realtimeworlds – postscript

News surfaced on Twitter earlier today that the domain http://www.realtimeworlds.com has now been acquired and staked out by a domain hosting company. So it seems appropriate to link to an epitaph of the company, which …

One Week To AppJam And NEoN Goodness – Have YOU Got A Ticket?

There’s ONE WEEK to go until the North East of North digital arts festival takes place across much of central Dundee.  The whole programme is now complete, confirmed and available to read.  You can find …

Politicians Disagree Over Tax Breaks For Games – Live On TV…

…complete with basic errors and added Darth Vader.  The issue of tax breaks for the games industry refuses to disappear, despite being turned down by Chancellor George Osborne in his first budget, earlier this year. …