David Crookes

David Crookes is a journalist, author, exhibition curator and communications manager.

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National Videogame Arcade: Appreciating games of the past to inspire games developers of the future

Rather than simply introducing people to playing games or offering nostalgia, this aims to explore video game culture and the mechanics of play

Budget 2015: up to £8 million pledged to UK video game industry

Gaming is worth an estimated £1bn to the GDP, and the UK has been responsible for iconic titles such as Grand Theft Auto and Tomb Raider

Screamride review: forget theme park management, this is about how good the rides can get

£29.99; Xbox 360, Xbox One; Frontier Developments

Another brick in the wall: Plaza Tlaxcoaque, a square in central Mexico City (top) and children’s efforts to redesign it on Minecraft

Minecraft is much more than 'Lego online' - it's a creative classroom tool

Minecraft is the best-selling independent game of all time, but its use in the real world – in urban development, mapping, history and the arts – makes it a crucial resource for building the future, says David Crookes

Battlefield Hardline beta: what to expect

UK release date: 20 March, 2015 (17 March in US)

Life Is Strange review: an untaxing but enjoyable trip through time

4/5

PS4, PC, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 (£3.99)

A blast to play: Destiny's potential is its most promising feature

Best PlayStation 4 games of 2014

From The Last of Us Remastered to LittleBigPlanet 3

Keeley Hawes on playing Lara Croft: 'fans of the game are some of the nicest people I've ever met'

Unlike many other video game voice acting jobs, Hawes does not have to suit up and be motion-captured - but she'd be up for the challenge

Best Xbox One games of 2014

From Microsoft exclusive Titanfall, to recent hit Destiny, it's been a good year for games

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris review: exhilarating and beautifully designed

Xbox One, PS4, PC; £24.99; Square Enix

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The saffron censorship that governs India: Why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression

The saffron censorship that governs India

Zareer Masani reveals why national pride and religious sentiment trump freedom of expression
Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Prince Charles' 'black spider' letters to be published 'within weeks'

Supreme Court rules Dominic Grieve's ministerial veto was invalid
Distressed Zayn Malik fans are cutting themselves - how did fandom get so dark?

How did fandom get so dark?

Grief over Zayn Malik's exit from One Direction seemed amusing until stories of mass 'cutting' emerged. Experts tell Gillian Orr the distress is real, and the girls need support
The galaxy collisions that shed light on unseen parallel Universe

The cosmic collisions that have shed light on unseen parallel Universe

Dark matter study gives scientists insight into mystery of space
The Swedes are adding a gender-neutral pronoun to their dictionary

Swedes introduce gender-neutral pronoun

Why, asks Simon Usborne, must English still struggle awkwardly with the likes of 's/he' and 'they'?
Disney's mega money-making formula: 'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan

Disney's mega money-making formula

'Human' remakes of cartoon classics are part of a lucrative, long-term creative plan
Lobster has gone mainstream with supermarket bargains for £10 or less - but is it any good?

Lobster has gone mainstream

Anthea Gerrie, raised on meaty specimens from the waters around Maine, reveals how to cook up an affordable feast
Easter 2015: 14 best decorations

14 best Easter decorations

Get into the Easter spirit with our pick of accessories, ornaments and tableware
Paul Scholes column: Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season

Paul Scholes column

Gareth Bale would be a perfect fit at Manchester United and could turn them into serious title contenders next season
Inside the Kansas greenhouses where Monsanto is 'playing God' with the future of the planet

The future of GM

The greenhouses where Monsanto 'plays God' with the future of the planet
Britain's mild winters could be numbered: why global warming is leaving UK chillier

Britain's mild winters could be numbered

Gulf Stream is slowing down faster than ever, scientists say
Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Government gives £250,000 to Independent appeal

Donation brings total raised by Homeless Veterans campaign to at least £1.25m
Oh dear, the most borrowed book at Bank of England library doesn't inspire confidence

The most borrowed book at Bank of England library? Oh dear

The book's fifth edition is used for Edexcel exams
Cowslips vs honeysuckle: The hunt for the UK’s favourite wildflower

Cowslips vs honeysuckle

It's the hunt for UK’s favourite wildflower
Child abuse scandal: Did a botched blackmail attempt by South African intelligence help Cyril Smith escape justice?

Did a botched blackmail attempt help Cyril Smith escape justice?

A fresh twist reveals the Liberal MP was targeted by the notorious South African intelligence agency Boss