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 →

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 →

Scotsman Adds Games Coverage

For the last several years Scotland has suffered from an almost total lack of interest in video games within the mainstream media. Outside the occasional news story from the business desk, there's been little recognition of the video games sector as a viable creative industry, or as a valuable part of the country's economy.  Even... Continue Reading →

Steve Hammond’s Manual Override – Reality, Complexity & Emotion

If his cultural references seem old, it's because he was frozen in carbonite for a bit. Gangnam style is still beyond him... Some time ago, 2K's Christoph Hartmann, in an article with Games Industry.biz, talked about future consoles. He expressed the opinion that photorealism is the way forward. Games lack proper emotions and this is the only... Continue Reading →

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