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STUDYING AT MAGEE OPENS UP NEW WORLDS

A keen interest in both computing and design from an early age prompted Kerri McCusker to study Multimedia Computing and Design at the University of Ulster which in turn has lead to full time employment as a Research Associate with the Serious Games and Virtual Worlds team at the Intelligent Systems Research Centre at Magee. Continue reading

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GAMES DEVELOPER CONFERENCE 2010

I had the fantastic opportunity to attend the Games Developer Conference in San Francisco. What a week. Most of the events I attended where related to social and online games. There wasn’t a single talk I didn’t learn from. A typical day started with a mammoth breakfast, onto the Moscone Convention Center at 8am and literally attending talks until 5 or 6pm. There was always plenty of networking opportunities after this, either in the Moscone Convention Center or the numerous booze-based locations. Sid Meiers keynote “Everything you know is wrong” was the highlight, as was the Pocket God talk. Continue reading