Highland Games – Develop Does Scotland…

Develop Magazine has published a week of features examining and exploring the games sector in Scotland, kicking off with a provocative piece of editorial asking if Scotland could become the next Finland? Scotland is a nation that potentially faces major political changes this year, but how will that affect the region’s impressive output of video... Continue Reading →

Steve Hammond’s Manual Override – Developer Hell

'Development Hell' is a well-known term for the painful gestation of a Hollywood movie. Whether modern AAA games suffer the same problems from concept to release, I don't know personally but I am certain that they do. I am currently reading Tales From Development Hell, and whilst the movie industry is not the games industry, there... Continue Reading →

Steve Hammond’s Manual Override: Category 7

When I was young, I used to have a recurring dream where I was falling. Books from the library, interpreting dreams, were of no use in telling me what it meant. I was falling upwards into the sky, pulled by a force towards something I couldn’t see. I knew it was there, some horrific thing,... Continue Reading →

Steve Hammond’s Manual Override

Ladies and gentlemen, we are delighted to bring you Mr Steve Hammond, in what we hope will be a regular monthly column.  We think of him as a combination of Charlie Brooker and Neil Oliver, but Steve's official biography states... Steve Hammond currently works as a programmer in the aerospace industry. While he would have... Continue Reading →

Coming Soon – JACKED – The Unauthorised Behind The Scenes Story Of Grand Theft Auto

JACKED is the new book from journalist and author David Kushner (Masters Of Doom) looking at the development of the Grand Theft Auto series.  Mr Kushner promises to go behind the scenes of the insanely popular series and look at those responsible for making the game happen. We're excited, we won't lie.  Not least because... Continue Reading →

GTA IV Hits 22M Sales – Series Now At 114M In Total

If you were in any doubt whatsoever, that the Grand Theft Auto games are really quite popular, the latest sales figures should clear that right up. GamaSutra reports that in a presentation to a financial conference yesterday, Take 2's Strauss Zelnick revealed the lifetime sales for a number of the company's leading franchises. The most... Continue Reading →

It Was 20 Years Ago Today…

UPDATED - Now with extra added news coverage! (See below) It's actually twenty years ago come Monday, the 14th, but LEMMINGS, one of the first truly international superstar smashes of the home computer era is 20 years old. Created, nurtured, ported and developed in Dundee by DMA Design back in 1991, the game has gone... Continue Reading →

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