Scottish Games Network Boss Begs Scottish Newspaper To ‘Be Less Shit’

Following an astonishing unattributed article posted in last week's Edinburgh Evening News, Brian Baglow, director of the Scottish Games Network has invited the tabloid to 'consider what it's about', to 'perhaps join the rest of us in the 21st century' and to direct all of its efforts to becoming 'slightly less shit.' In the article,... Continue Reading →

Scotland Says No

This is very simple. The video games industry should be and must be a safe and inclusive place for every participant, regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnic or social background. This is includes developers, publishers, journalists, anyone working within the games industry and extends all the way to players themselves. Bullying, harassment, abuse and threats of... Continue Reading →

Steve Hammond’s Manual Override – Legends

Legends, folklore and myths of the computer games industry is a particularly hard topic to research on the Internet. Those very terms of myth and legend are used differently nowadays. Clickbait headlines use 'myth' when they really mean 'misconception' and 'legend' when they mean 'well-known.' As for 'folklore', most of the search results are for... Continue Reading →

Computer Games Journal Needs New Editorial Board Members

The Computer Games Journal, one of the world's only academic journals dedicated to video games and interactive entertainment, is evolving. The editorial team are focusing on growth and making the journal the preeminent academic publication for the global games industry. As part of this growth, they're looking for new contributors and new members of the editorial... Continue Reading →

Moray Game Jam: Sunday Morning

Two hours to go.  Thus far there have been no meltdowns, no collapses, no screaming hysteria. In fact the whole of the first ever Moray Game Jam has been marked by remarkable levels of good humour, cooperation and calm. The teams are still working. The projects are, for the most part, looking good. Playable demos... Continue Reading →

VG247 Scotland – Issue 1 – The Best Place To Sell Games

VG247's news editor Dave Cook has just published issue number 1 of his new, regular, Scotland-focused editorial, VG247 Scotland, looking at the state of the games industry as it relates to Scotland and including creators, CEOs and experts from Scotland's video games sector. This new issue explores the various distribution channels available to games creators,... Continue Reading →

Scottish Games Network – An Introduction

In September last year I announced to the world that the Scottish Games Network was moving from a grass roots community to becoming something far more strategic and full time.  I may even have used the words 'official industry body' for Scotland's interactive entertainment sector.  I meant them too... I then organised a number of... Continue Reading →

2013 – By Our Numbers

The lovely people at WordPress make sure every user can see exactly how their blog/site is performing by sending out an annual summary of the posts, visitors and numbers from all around the world. If you came to any of the SGN launch events in late 2013, you'll have heard that one of the key... Continue Reading →

VG247 Scotland – Issue 0 Now LIVE – Read, Watch, Play

VG247's UK News Editor, Dave Cook has done something disruptive.  He's started a regular column on the VG247 site focusing on the video games sector in Scotland.Covering business news, releases, updates and interviews, VG247 Scotland will be an ongoing feature on the site and combine in-depth reporting, with news updates and a new industry discussion,... Continue Reading →

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