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Keith Stuart

Keith Stuart

    Grand Theft Auto V: Providing the thrill of escape
    Grand Theft Auto V: Providing the thrill of escape
    For gamers, it's the equivalent of a new James Bond film or JK Rowling novel.
    Gaming: The year of playing dangerously
    Gaming: The year of playing dangerously
    The rumours are everywhere and they are gaining traction, despite silence from Sony and Microsoft.
    Working up a sweat over gaming
    Working up a sweat over gaming
    Two years ago the simple exercise game Wii Fit showed gaming could be good for you -- and promptly sold more than 20-million copies worldwide. Now...
    3D games enter a new generation
    3D games enter a new generation
    Between Pac-Man, the first video game superstar, who zipped into life in the United States 30 years ago this month, and a game such as this...
    The real trumps the virtual
    The real trumps the virtual
    After Arsenal's Champions League exit last week, a philosophical Arsène Wenger could find only one way to sum up the blitzkrieg that was...
    When terrorism becomes everyone's entertainment
    When terrorism becomes everyone's entertainment
    The video is just a few minutes long, but it may be the most important game footage to be seen this year. It's a bootleg of a mission from Modern...
    Preserving old games is a service to humanity
    Preserving old games is a service to humanity
    Last week, Microsoft took some time out from repairing Xbox 360s to announce a joint initiative with the British National Archives. There is...
    Don't get angry over murder in the cathedral
    Don't get angry over murder in the cathedral
    Another week, another public-relations cluster bomb for Sony. The company has been accused of "desecration" by the Church of England thanks to the...
    Coming to the small screen: In-game advertising
    Coming to the small screen: In-game advertising
    On May 12, the Guardian reported on Google's scary plans to psychologically profile online gamers and then hawk the information to advertisers. The search engine behemoth has filed patents for a technology that analyses the tactics we use in games like World of Warcraft and...
    Yesterday's games: Gold dust to collectors?
    Yesterday's games: Gold dust to collectors?
    Video games, by their very nature, are considered disposable commodities. Today's cutting-edge masterpiece is tomorrow's laughable relic, and even...
    Homebrew coders cook up success for consoles
    Homebrew coders cook up success for consoles
    For years, video-game watchers have complained that there is no mainstream channel for independently produced games. Sure, you can hunt down great...
    New tech industry with old tech habits
    New tech industry with old tech habits
    A games drought is coming. Xbox 360 owners in the United Kingdom will get Crackdown this week then nothing much until the likes of Mass...