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David Crookes has written for The Independent since 2009. As a specialist in technology and videogames, he began his career in 1994, writing for Amstrad Action magazine and his credits include the London Evening Standard, iCreate, Apps, Android, games™, Retro Gamer and the Guinness World Records: Gamer's Edition. In 2012, he had two books published: Cloud Computing In Easy Steps and Clever Stuff You Can Do Online to Make and Save Money. In addition to his writing, he is the curator of Videogame Nation, an exhibition celebrating the rise of gaming, which tours the United Kingdom.

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Paranoid after reading hypnotist Paul McKenna, Notebook

Paranoid after reading hypnotist Paul McKenna

I’ve started to form a growing fascination with self-help books, in particular those by hypnotist Paul McKenna, despite fears they may have me dancing like a chicken by the time the accompanying CD ends.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 10 January 2013 at 1:48 pm

What’s happened to British gaming?, Games

What’s happened to British gaming?

The videogame industry in the UK is rather like Manchester City. Not the City of today. No, that’s where it would like to be. We’re talking the City of yesterday when it was slipping down the league because no-one was offering assistance.

By | Games, Notebook | Monday, 24 October 2011 at 5:49 pm

If your yeds aw muggl’t up…, Games

If your yeds aw muggl’t up…

…then fear not because help is close to hand. For an iPhone app has been launched to assist people struggling to understand the Wigan dialect.

By | Games, Notebook | Wednesday, 24 August 2011 at 4:41 pm

Best of British gaming: Peter Molyneux,

Best of British gaming: Peter Molyneux

He’s the man behind the Fable series but Peter Molyneux’s success is no tall tale. In the final part of our look at British gaming greats, he talks to David Crookes about his regrets and hopes.

By | | Friday, 18 February 2011 at 6:00 am

Best of British gaming: The Oliver Twins, Notebook

Best of British gaming: The Oliver Twins

Today we profile not at one key British developer but two: brothers Philip and Andew Oliver. David Crookes looks back at their eggs-citing career.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 17 February 2011 at 10:37 am

Best of British gaming: David Braben, Notebook

Best of British gaming: David Braben

In profiling some of the top British developers of all time, one man could never be left out. David Crookes talks to David Braben about the production of the 3D classic, Elite.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 16 February 2011 at 11:38 am

Best of British gaming: Charles Cecil, Notebook

Best of British gaming: Charles Cecil

In the second of our five-part series profiling the developers who have helped put the UK on the videogame map, David Crookes interviews adventure game stalwart Charles Cecil.

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 15 February 2011 at 12:37 pm

Best of British gaming: the Falcus brothers, Notebook

Best of British gaming: the Falcus brothers

As an exhibition celebrating the best of British gaming gets underway in the North East of England, David Crookes kicks off a week profiling the people who helped put the UK on the videogame map.

By | Notebook | Monday, 14 February 2011 at 11:55 am

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