David Crookes

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

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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

New kid on the blocks: SkySaga will be released next year

Can SkySaga capture the Minecraft magic?

It's no surprise that Minecraft, the building game born in Sweden in 2009 and now played by millions, has imitators keen to construct their own mega money-spinner. The latest is SkySaga, a British-made title. David Crookes takes a look and meets its makers
A mobile-connected toothbrush on show in Barcelona

Careers in tech: The Internet of Things

Exciting opportunities await graduates in the world of mass interconnectivity

Pepper, the 3ft 11in shiny box of circuits who can tell jokes and respond to human emotions

Careers in tech: Artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is all around us and now is the time to get involved

Careers in tech: Top 10 tech industry careers

From developing next-gen video games and apps to defending networks from cyber-attack, there has never been a better time to get a job in tech

Careers in tech: Data and knowledge management

A growing number of universities offer courses to remedy a shortage of data scientists and train a present-day Alan Turing for the 21st century's 'sexiest job'

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