Going through some old DV tapes I found one of the behind the scenes action for an XLeague.tv episode of “The Match”. I have posted it to Youtube and with luck it should appear here embedded:
http://www.youtube.com/v/B_IbUpyGopQ Let’s hope
Cross fingers it all works!
Failing that, here is the link:
that that works at least!
Only 8 of the universities offering Games related courses, according to UCAS, are not former polytechnics. Why this is has been debated by Richard Bartle at the recent Edinburgh Interactive Festival, as reported here:
Basically, Bartle makes the argument that lack of academic credibility, and more importantly the lack of research funding for games, beyond “games for education” make the discipline unattractive for the older universities. No top grade publication route means that games research is hard to include in the RAE. However, I don’t expect that this will change anytime soon, and also believe that ‘gamegogy’ – my term of the use of games development (not just playing or consumption of games) as an educational tool – has a lot to offer Education.
Please find attached the links for audio and the slides/transcript for my Games:EDU08 Manchester presentation, entitled “Oh the Cowman and the Farmer should be Friends”
Games Dev students review Onimusha 3 and discuss demons, ninjas and stuff.
Games Dev students discuss the long-running Tomb Raider franchise and the difference between the PC and console versions.
Very short interview for Radio Wales, done stupidly early at the 1st Plagiarism Conference in Newcastle.