On this special episode of the podcast, I attend the official London event for the Xbox One to discover what Microsoft has in store for the next generation of Xbox. I also spoke to three of the UK’s leading journalists on what they thought about the event. Simon Miller is the Editor-in-Chief of UK-based specialist games site Videogamer.com, Nate Lanxon is the Editor of technology and science site Wired.co.uk, and Matthew Handrahan is a Writer for the industry-focussed Gamesindustry.biz. I asked each of them what they liked about the new machine, what they didn’t like, and when they think the machine will launch, and at what price.
The next of my new projects is a new video games podcasts that brings together the best video game experts, journalists and developers. On this first episode, I talk to Outside Xbox’s Jane Douglas, Explosive Alan’s Dan Maher and Ginx’s Lucy James about the week’s gaming news, new releases and anything else that’s caught our collective eye. Please click here for this week’s show notes, and do let me know what you think! The show is available on iTunes!
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As many of you may know, I am now a freelance games journalist working for BBC, Sky and Wired. This week is all about new projects though — the first being a brand new YouTube channel. I’m in rapid prototyping stage right now, trying things out to see what works. Please check out the awesome page design by Gil Cocker, and let me know what you think of the videos!
There’s an interesting new game mode in Assassin’s Creed: Revelations which focusses on Desmond’s history. Jane Douglas, Johnny Chiodini and I sat down with it to find out more.
I was on BBC Five Live again last night, doing my usual section on games. I talked about the launch of the Nintendo 3DS, tax breaks for UK game developers, and the top five games of the week. It’s a ten minute section, have a listen to the last ten minutes of the show! (Note: the BBC iPlayer link below will only work in the UK until Saturday 2nd April.)
I am a writer and broadcaster specialising in video games and technology, and the resident video game expert on BBC 5 live and Sky News. My work has appeared in Wired, The Independent and The Telegraph, and I regularly comment for outlets such as CNN, Yahoo! and The Metro.