David Crookes

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

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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.

Sony set to buy Gaikai cloud gaming service

Sony is set to buy the Gaikai cloud gaming service in a deal worth £242m.

Console yourself: Nintendo's new Wii U – revealed at this week's E3 conference – could be part of the last generation of gaming hardware

Consoles in the cloud: Could games hardware soon be a thing of the past?

They Twittered. They guessed. They tried their hardest to fathom the truth. It was Mark Twain who said "the reports of my death are greatly exaggerated", but that has never prevented people from predicting and reporting the demise of people and objects in the 115 years that have passed since he did.

New videogame show Play Expo 2012 set to take place in Manchester

A new videogame show which mixes retro with brand new titles is set to take place in Manchester later this year.

Role reversal: Dr Richard Dobson, a clinical research fellow, discovered he had a tumour in his own heart

"Doctor, we have some bad news..."

When Richard Dobson, a young doctor of 28, took part in heart-scan research, it was just to make up the numbers. But a shock discovery led to him undergoing life-changing surgery. Interview by David Crookes

Labour shadow minister praises TIGA for tax relief lobbying

A Labour shadow minister has praised a videogame organisation's long-fought campaign to hand tax relief to the gaming industry. 

Greenpeace targets Apple London store

Activists from Greenpeace have plastered the windows of an Apple store in London with a poster protesting against the company's use of coal.

PlayStation 3D Display goes on sale

A 3D monitor created for Sony's PlayStation console has gone on sale in the UK and Europe.

Online singletons turn to social networks to find love

Social media has revolutionised the way people communicate and now it seems it is also the preferred way for people to find love.

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Commonwealth Games 2014: Dai Greene prays for chance to rebuild after injury agony

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Welsh hurdler was World, European and Commonwealth champion, but then the injuries crept in
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The slickness of Israel's spokesmen is rooted in directions set down by pollster Frank Luntz
The man who dared to go on holiday

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New York's mayor has taken a vacation - in a nation that has still to enforce paid leave, it caused quite a stir, reports Rupert Cornwell
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The Guest List 2014: Forget the Man Booker longlist, Literary Editor Katy Guest offers her alternative picks

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Jokes on Hollywood: 'With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on'

Jokes on Hollywood

With comedy film audiences shrinking, it’s time to move on
It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

It's the best of British art... but not all is on display

Voted for by the British public, the artworks on Art Everywhere posters may be the only place where they can be seen
Critic claims 'I was the inspiration for Blanche DuBois'

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Blanche Marvin reveals how Tennessee Williams used her name and an off-the-cuff remark to create an iconic character
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Websites offering your ebooks for nothing is only the latest disrespect the modern writer is subjected to, says DJ Taylor
Edinburgh Fringe 2014: The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee

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The comedy highlights, from Bridget Christie to Jack Dee
Dame Jenny Abramsky: 'We have to rethink. If not, museums and parks will close'

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The woman stepping down as chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund is worried