David Crookes

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

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The Bash Street Kids

What's the best way to get to Bash Street, kids?

Roads are often named after famous residents. Usually it is an honour bestowed on the most distinguished in order to give them immortality, ranging from streets bearing the moniker of Queen Victoria to that paying tribute to Alan Turing.

Testing people's new will is a game called Curiosity

Gaming: What's inside the box? A blooming great bill

There are people who wouldn't pay a penny to play a game. There are others who will shell out £800 for a special-edition version of Resident Evil 6.

Journey, the game with no guns and no enemies

Game City Prize winner Journey: Balm for the console

No guns, no enemies, no point? Video games have a reputation for violence, but the winner of a prestigious industry award is an utterly peaceful affair, says David Crookes

Studying at postgraduate level gives a more rounded and global understanding of the industry

Hospitality degrees: Ringing in a better future

Hospitality is growing fast and there are several courses available in the sector

A happy customer is cheered on as he celebrates with his newly purchased iPhone 5 in hand outside the Fifth Avenue Apple store, in New York

Danger: early iPhone adopter

Being at the front of the queue for the new model may have given you geeky street cred, but owning a new gadget before anyone else isn't always the best option, warns David Crookes

A happy customer is cheered on as he celebrates with his newly purchased iPhone 5 in hand outside the Fifth Avenue Apple store, in New York

Danger: early iPhone adopter

Being at the front of the queue for the new model may have given you geeky street cred, but owning a new gadget before anyone else isn't always the best option, warns David Crookes

The wide-ranging nature of studies could help sway your thinking

Keep psychology in mind

This popular subject offers huge benefits to postgraduates, even if they don't opt for a scientific career

Remember, you are in control: What to expect from university

The freedom of university study requires a level of self-discipline that’s hard to master

Rangers shunned by Electronic Arts' Fifa 13 game

Troubled football club Glasgow Rangers looks like it is going be shunned for a third time - on this occasion by the makers of a highly-rated videogame.

Consumers "not interested" in iPad Mini

Apple is often at the centre of rumours about its next products but the persistant speculation that it will produce a mini version of its best-selling iPad is not going down too well with consumers.

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