"Beats staying in with a curry…"

A week or so ago, I was given the opportunity to go on patrol with my local police force in Manchester city centre. I have lived in Manchester for 26 years (which is quite a long time, because I’m 26) and in the city centre for 4 years. via…

Don't get carried away: Steam box

Valve are not making a console. They are making a PC that is built to be more accessible and more appropriate for your living room. The idea of making a "Steam box exclusive game" makes absolutely zero sense, if it is on the Steam box, it is on…

Games of the Year: 2012

Here we go! I like to share my favourite games of the year, even if I can't always decide what is my absolute favourite. I have provided a list below of my favourite games and reasons why for each. I have three sections, Games of the Year, Honourable Mentions, and…

The true power of regular expressions

The true power of regular expressions. What does “regular” actually mean? In the context of formal language theory, something is called “regular” when it has a grammar where all production rules have one of the following forms: B -> a B -> aC B -> ε You…

My top seven games of the year

It's that time of the year. We've seen all the major releases, we've played the games that matter to us. The game of the year awards are being handed out by the various game related media outlets. But they never represent an individuals list of 'best games of the year'…