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We Don't Have the Money, But We've Got a Plan
The last month has involved quite a lot of getting lost in some deep PC games. While the PS4 facilitated my gaming highlights last year , the games I've been dropping a lot of time into recently have all been on the PC. An interesting thing about Pillars of...
The last month has involved quite a lot of getting lost in some deep PC games. While the PS4 facilitated my gaming highlights last year, the games I've been dropping a lot of time into recently have all been on the PC. An i...
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A full blog post is still coming this month (we're back to that schedule after missing three months in the latter part of last year); this is just a quick administrative post. Due to the wishy washy way in which Google have talked about their interest in re...
A full blog post is still coming this month (we're back to that schedule after missing three months in the latter part of last year); this is just a quick administrative post. Due to the wishy washy way in which Google have t...
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Games of the Year 2014
After a short delay , another year, another list. As with last year , these are in no particular order and are a sampling of games I considered exceptional and had something to talk about in the last 12 months. The aim is to only talk about games first rele...
After a short delay, another year, another list. As with last year, these are in no particular order and are a sampling of games I considered exceptional and had something to talk about in the last 12 months. The aim is to on...
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Goitees 2014
The annual Game of the Year post is being delayed into 2015 due to ethics in games journalism . Expect it in the coming weeks.
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A full blog post is still coming this month (we're back to that schedule after missing three months in the latter part of last year); this is just a quick administrative post. Due to the wishy washy way in which Google have talked about their interest in re...
A full blog post is still coming this month (we're back to that schedule after missing three months in the latter part of last year); this is just a quick administrative post. Due to the wishy washy way in which Google have t...
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The "Death of Classic Reviews"
Man, the "death" of classic reviews. We previously had most launch-window reviews of (PC) games as software reviews because most games had glaring UX issues, problems in their mechanics, or simply a lot of bugs that led to weirdness. It was important to tal...
Man, the "death" of classic reviews. We previously had most launch-window reviews of (PC) games as software reviews because most games had glaring UX issues, problems in their mechanics, or simply a lot of bugs that led to we...
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Nintendo have contended it (with takedowns and their upcoming profit share licensing agreement), just not in court. Because Google & Amazon will remove content without a court case (and host most of this form of content), it'll be unlikely that this goes to court until a big player is creating Let's Play content (Rooster Teeth already showed they'll license rather than fight copyright, for example of a larger small player).

On the wider point of copyright, and relevant to all content creators: how much did you pay to the designer of you glasses for "reproducing" them in this video? The designer of the shirt (pattern or actual design)? What about Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony (whose copyrighted content, controllers, you have on the wall behind you - with dates to make it very clear those copyright have not expired) - how much have you paid them to do so? When a game is a "set" on which a new movie is being created then it seems to be an area where we must consider the creation of new art to come above the rights of those whose work is being used, incidentally, in the production.
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Page of FF, around the time of the FF movie.
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Software Engineer, former Techie & Writer
Employment
  • Soton Uni
    Researcher, 2012 - present
  • Mode 7 Games
    Lead/Technical Artist, 2003 - 2006
  • GameSpy
    Writer, 2000 - 2004
  • Gamers Universe
    Writer / Server Admin, 2008 - 2008
  • University of Oxford
    Computing Assistant, 2007 - 2007
    Server admin, programmer, staff support
  • Cherwell School
    ICT Technician, 2005 - 2007
    Server admin, programmer, staff support
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Southampton
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Oxford - Birmingham, UK
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By day I'm a Static Code Analysis researcher, by night I'm a 'bedroom' game developer.
Education
  • University of Southampton
    Computer Science PhD, 2012 - present
  • University of Southampton
    Software Engineering BEng, 2010 - 2012
  • University of Birmingham
    Mathematics & Statistics BSc, 2001 - 2004
  • Magdalen College School, Oxford
    Secondary to A-level, 1994 - 2001
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