The next level of gaming

If you have the skills you'll find a role to play in the gaming industry whatever your background

Creative arts in the games sector

Choose the right degree and you could be well on course for a rewarding arts-based career in the games sector

A career that hits the heights of gaming

Jason Avent, a hugely successful games director, has some tips from the top on how to get ahead in gaming

Game review: MotoGP 08

Format: PS3, PS2, PC, Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360; Publisher: Capcom; Price: £39.99

Game review: Baja: Edge of Control

Format: Xbox 360, PS3; Publisher: THQ; Price: £29.99

Game review: Pure

Format: PC, PS3, Xbox 360; Publisher: Disney; Price: £39.99

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Gaming: the world of work and play

With the sales of video games going through the roof, jobs in the industry are hitting new levels too, says Dan Poole

The alternative student olympics

Swifter, higher, stronger. The Olympic motto has never been more apt – with London 2012 next up, now is the time to go for gold with our alternative events, says Dan Poole

Can you repeat that, I’ve got no signal...

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Surf's up: file sharing on uni networks

Institutions are learning how to regulate the use of their networks

Webcams prove more popular than phone calls

Graduates spurn conventional communication in favour of more innovative tools, such as instant messaging and webcams, according to a survey by Plantronics.

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How Mission Virgin Galactic could be your chance to contribute to aerospace technology.

Game review: Juiced 2 Hot Import Nights

Based on the improbably named American street-racing show Hot Import Nights, the latest Juiced title is bold and brash.

Game review: Sega Rally

If you like your racing a little rougher around the edges, Sega Rally is a must-play.

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