David Crookes

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

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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.

Sony set to buy Gaikai cloud gaming service

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

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