John Cridland: Encourage teenagers to study arts so computer games of the future are not designed by ‘spotty nerds’, says CBI boss – Education News – Education – The Independent

Teenagers should be encouraged to study the arts at school to make sure the computer games of tomorrow are not designed by “a spotty nerd”, the head of Britain’s bosses has said. John Cridland, director general of the Confederation of British Industry, wants a drive to persuade schools to adopt the mantra of promoting “STEAM” […]

John Cridland: Encourage teenagers to study arts so computer games of the future are not designed by ‘spotty nerds’, says CBI boss – Education News – Education – The Independent

Teenagers should be encouraged to study the arts at school to make sure the computer games of tomorrow are not designed by “a spotty nerd”, the head of Britain’s bosses has said. John Cridland, director general of the Confederation of British Industry, wants a drive to persuade schools to adopt the mantra of promoting “STEAM” […]

16 trends that will define the future of video games

In a talk entitled Killing the “Lucky Indie” Myth: How to Build a Sustainable Micro Studio, Simon Roth of Machine Studios spoke about how another developer rents a desk in his office in Oxford. This is becoming increasingly common as an increasing number of smaller studios set up without the funds to rent their own […]

World of Warcraft moves closer to free-to-play

A 2011 Guardian investigation revealed that Chinese labour camp prisoners were being forced to harvest Warcraft gold in nights, after a day of breaking rocks and digging trenches in real coalmines. “Prison bosses made more money forcing inmates to play games than they do forcing people to do manual labour,” one former prisoner told the […]