David Crookes

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

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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.

Videogame industry celebrates tax relief in Budget

Britain's videogame developers have welcomed today's decision to give a tax relief to the gaming industry.

Videogame industry hopes Budget will bring tax break boost

Videogame trade body TIGA has long campaigned for tax relief for the industry.

Day In a Page

Iraq crisis: How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over the north of the country

How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over northern Iraq

A speech by an ex-MI6 boss hints at a plan going back over a decade. In some areas, being Shia is akin to being a Jew in Nazi Germany, says Patrick Cockburn
The evolution of Andy Serkis: First Gollum, then King Kong - now the actor is swinging through the trees in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

The evolution of Andy Serkis

First Gollum, then King Kong - now the actor is swinging through the trees in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
You thought 'Benefits Street' was controversial: Follow-up documentary 'Immigrant Street' has got locals worried

You thought 'Benefits Street' was controversial...

Follow-up documentary 'Immigrant Street' has got locals worried
Refugee children from Central America let down by Washington's high ideals

Refugee children let down by Washington's high ideals

Democrats and Republicans refuse to set aside their differences to cope with the influx of desperate Central Americas, says Rupert Cornwell
Children's books are too white, says Laureate

Children's books are too white, says Laureate

Malorie Blackman appeals for a better ethnic mix of authors and characters and the illustrator Quentin Blake comes to the rescue
Blackest is the new black: Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it...

Blackest is the new black

Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it...
Matthew Barzun: America's diplomatic dude

Matthew Barzun: America's diplomatic dude

The US Ambassador to London holds 'jeans and beer' gigs at his official residence – it's all part of the job, he tells Chris Green
Meet the Quantified Selfers: From heart rates to happiness, there is little this fast-growing, self-tracking community won't monitor

Meet the 'Quantified Selfers'

From heart rates to happiness, there is little this fast-growing, self-tracking community won't monitor
Madani Younis: Five-star reviews are just the opening act for British theatre's first non-white artistic director

Five-star reviews are just the opening act for British theatre's first non-white artistic director

Madani Younis wants the neighbourhood to follow his work as closely as his audiences do
Mrs Brown and her boys: are they having a laugh?

Mrs Brown and her boys: are they having a laugh?

When it comes to national stereotyping, the Irish – among others – know it can pay to play up to outsiders' expectations, says DJ Taylor
Gavin Maxwell's bitter legacy: Was the otter man the wildlife champion he appeared to be?

Otter man Gavin Maxwell's bitter legacy

The aristocrat's eccentric devotion to his pets inspired a generation. But our greatest living nature writer believes his legacy has been quite toxic
Joanna Rowsell: The World Champion cyclist on breaking her collarbone, shattering her teeth - and dealing with alopecia

Joanna Rowsell: 'I wear my wig to look normal'

The World Champion cyclist on breaking her collarbone, shattering her teeth - and dealing with alopecia
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef gives raw ingredients a lift with his quick marinades

Bill Granger's quick and delicious marinades

Our chef's marinades are great for weekend barbecuing, but are also a delicious way of injecting flavour into, and breaking the monotony of, weekday meals
Germany vs Argentina World Cup 2014 preview: Why Brazilians don't love their neighbours Argentina any more

Anyone but Argentina – why Brazilians don’t love their neighbours any more

The hosts will be supporting Germany in today's World Cup final, reports Alex Bellos
The Open 2014: Time again to ask that major question - can Lee Westwood win at last?

The Open 2014

Time again to ask that major question - can Lee Westwood win at last?