Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock: review

Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock: review

Jun 22, 2012

Format: PS3 (version reviewed), PC, Vita Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: BBC Worldwide Developer: Supermassive Games Players: 1-2 Site: http://www.supermassivegames.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=50&Itemid=45 Recent Doctor Who videogame adaptations have been pretty poor to say the least. The free adventure games weren’t...

Monkeys ‘display self-doubt’ (via computer games)

Monkeys ‘display self-doubt’ (via computer games)

Feb 25, 2011

A slightly strange headline yet it is true. Macaques monkeys trained to play a brainteaser game have shown that to a certain degree they have a concept of self-doubt and uncertainty – levels of awareness formally believed to be uniquely human. As the BBC reports, Professor John David Smith, from the USA, carried out the study. The monkeys were taught to judge...

Grumpy Gurevitz: Where is the BBC when it comes to games?

Grumpy Gurevitz: Where is the BBC when it comes to games?

Feb 10, 2011

I’m part of a BBC ‘Linked In’ group and over the last few weeks there has been an ongoing debate concerning whether the BBC should start covering games across the various media outlets and platforms. Now, I should point out that I am extremely proud of parts of the BBC, but also extremely wary of the size of the organisation and its ability to...

The BBC and ITV games we need to see

Ah, the test card. Even TV channels had loading screens back in those days. Nowadays of course videogames make serious money, and offer real competition to TV and film for the time and money of the nation. UK broadcaster ITV recently started licensing out its shows for games, and now the BBC are getting in on the act. The depressing reality, of course, is that...