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Stuff that is sort of…. no wait, maybe it”s more like…. errrrrr you know, only partially…. whatsit.

Sometimes you have to let go….

I updated my blog links today. I added a few and deleted one. The one was Scott Miller’s  “Game Matters” blog. Scott (in case you didn’t know) was co-founder of 3D Realms; the developer of the worlds longest still born game Duke Nukem Forever. Scott wrote some really interesting posts about the business of game […]

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Games industry lawyers

I have just updated my list of game industry law firms which you can find at http://www.obscure.co.uk/directory/directory-legal/. If you are/know of a games industry law firm that isn’t on the list please don’t hesitate to drop me at email via the contact page.

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Programmer

It seems that the the Russian’s weren’t the only ones to have high level spies operating deep within the UK government during the 80s and that TIGA operatives may also have been working undercover to protect the games industry for the last 25 years. (Which would be impressive as TIGA hasn’t existed that long). It […]

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Gamer

Just spotted this trailer for the video game related movie Gamer. Obviously it is just a trailer but its central concept of gamers controlling real human avatars in a MMPG is quite interesting. The US army is already using robots controlled by remote users for surveillance in war zones. Gamer goes a step beyond to […]

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OnLive investors out to lunch?

The revolutionary game streaming system OnLive was announced at GDC this week and has prompted a flurry of press about the future of the games industry. Their presentation was ultra slick and all the right buzz words were in place. Cloud computing… tick End to piracy… tick Ground breaking video compression… tick Streaming HD video… […]

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Strawdog Studios » Turbo Duck

Strawdog Studios have just announced their first iPhone /iPod Touch title “Turbo Duck” Strawdog Studios » Turbo Duck. The game is a fun arcade game in which you must guide a rubber duck around a pool to collect floating flags, while avoiding the obstacle’s which fill the pool over time. Hazards include toy boats, submarines, […]

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Playstation PSP : Fake boards

I just came across this piece (Playstation PSP : Fake boards) about a set of mock-up/fake billboard adverts for the Sony PSP. It’s good to see marketers putting some effort into creative advertising which actually relates to the product. In this case the billboard puts game characters into the real world by using the billboard/PSP […]

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Negative campaigning

“Wii Is ‘Expensive Niche’ Says Sony’s Stringer” http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=19394 I don’t get it. Sony’s negative marketing* makes them look mean (and a little stupid) just as it does when Hilary Clinton or any other politician uses the tactic. More importantly it would also seem to be a less efficient use of Sony’s time/money, because there are […]

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Who are the lucky 4?

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/eidos-clarifies-pivotal-redundancies In a story posted on Gamesindustry.biz, UK publisher Eidos has corrected some inaccuracies regarding the announced redundancies at the company’s Bath, UK based development studio Pivotal Games http://www.pivotalgames.com/ Eidos has issued a statement to GamesIndustry.biz to clarify the number of staff made redundant at UK developer Pivotal Games. A maximum of 95 staff are […]

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This month I have mostly been….

Travelling. As I post this I am sitting in Vancouver airport at the end of a record breaking month for me – When I get back to London tomorrow I will have travelled a total of 23,000 miles by plane and train. In there somewhere was a trip to The Digital City (Tesside University) to […]

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