David Crookes

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

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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.

Conference to highlight benefits of gaming

Gaming may sometimes be seen as a pastime which subverts the mind of players but a conference in Nottingham later this year aims to show how they can make a positive difference to people's lives.

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Despite the result, this is the end of the status quo

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Manolo Blahnik: The high priest of heels talks flats, Englishness, and why he loves Mary Beard

Manolo Blahnik: Flats, Englishness, and Mary Beard

The shoe designer who has been dubbed 'the patron saint of the stiletto'
The Beatles biographer reveals exclusive original manuscripts of some of the best pop songs ever written

Scrambled eggs and LSD

Behind The Beatles' lyrics - thanks to Hunter Davis's original manuscript copies
'Normcore' fashion: Blending in is the new standing out in latest catwalk non-trend

'Normcore': Blending in is the new standing out

Just when fashion was in grave danger of running out of trends, it only went and invented the non-trend. Rebecca Gonsalves investigates
Dance’s new leading ladies fight back: How female vocalists are now writing their own hits

New leading ladies of dance fight back

How female vocalists are now writing their own hits
Mystery of the Ground Zero wedding photo

A shot in the dark

Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
His life, the universe and everything

His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
Save us from small screen superheroes

Save us from small screen superheroes

Shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D are little more than marketing tools
Reach for the skies

Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
These are the 12 best hotel spas in the UK

12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam