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Pac-Man’s influence on capitalism revealed in new book

New research into one of the most influential videogame characters of all time reveals as much about contemporary capitalism as it does about the history of gaming. From consumption to addiction, and from dance music to the welfare state, the…

Midlands gaming history celebrated at interactive event

From amateur programmers, arcade subcultures and industry pioneers, to iconic titles such as ‘Dizzy’, ‘Simon the Sorcerer’ and ‘Tomb Raider’, the UK’s Midlands region has played a pivotal role in the history of computer games. On Wednesday 9 May, Birmingham…

The ‘Wild West teenagers’ who built the UK videogames industry

As the dust begins to settle on this summer’s Insomnia gaming festival, a Birmingham academic is reminding us of the unique contributions made by amateur UK programmers in the development of modern videogames. New research from Dr Alex Wade at…

New app allows gamers to battle robots in iconic locations

A new gaming app is hoping to bring the destructive combat of ‘Robot Wars’ to the streets around us – without anyone having to get their hands greasy. Developed by students on Birmingham City University’s Gamer Camp and Interactive Entertainment…

There is always a place for Simple, Accessible and fun games for everyone

“There remains a considerable demand for simple, accessible and most of all fun games for everyone” says gaming academic, as classic SEGA games go mobile The fact that videogames giant Sega has started to release free mobile versions of classic…