SCE's MacDonald: Video Game Courses are a Waste of Time

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295w ago - The UK's daily mail is relighting the fire once again with a report that computer game degrees are useless, with employers arguing that they do not equip students with the basic maths, art and animation skills needed for a career in the business.

Jamie MacDonald, the vice-president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios Europe, said: 'I can't remember the last time I employed someone from them.'

To quote: But Skillset, the body that represents the 'creative media' industry, has only approved four courses as fully meeting employers' needs.

Jamie MacDonald, the vice-president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios Europe, said: 'I can't remember the last time I employed someone from them.'

Meanwhile Britain, which gave the world Lara Croft, the heroine of Tomb Raider, is losing its hold on the global games market, worth an estimated £18billion a year. More than 200 British firms

are backing 'Games Up?' - a campaign to highlight threats to the UK industry, such as a shortage of suitable graduates.

David Braben of the Frontier Developments studio said he was 'shocked and surprised' at how little some graduates knew.

The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills said it was down to...
 

GC 2008: Wipeout HD Details and Gameplay Video Available

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295w ago - O.k., so we've got some Wipeout HD details for you guys!

- The game will run on 1080P @ 60FPS
- It will have Split-Screen mode, and 8 person online multiplayer
- You won't have to use the SIXAXIS
- The game will support trophies + platinum trophy, which is usually saved only for retail games and not for PSN titles.
- The game will support XMB soundtrack, so great for kind of this game!

It's coming pretty soon to the PSN, so start your engines and enjoy this gameplay video courtesy of GameTrailers.




 

GC 2008 Video: GTi Club+ Compact Cars Gameplay Trailer out

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295w ago - A GTi Club+ Compact Cars gameplay (Cam) trailer from GC 2008 has hit the Web. The popular GTI Club arcade game arrives on the PS3 via the PlayStation Store this November.

The game boasts all-new HD visuals and widely expanded gameplay elements.

The caption reads as follows: "Small cars, tight turns, and almost no maneuverability."

Video is available below, courtesy of GameTrailers!




 

Video: Sony's PlayTV DVR for PlayStation 3 reviewed

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295w ago - It's black, it plays nice with your PS3 and it enables owners in DVB-T territories to watch live TV via their PlayStation 3.

Yep, it's Sony's PlayTV, and it has recently been reviewed on video by Stuff's Ruth Owen.

We'd go into elaborate detail about exactly what she thinks, but then you might be discouraged from actually clicking through and hearing her most delightful accent. So we won't.

Video can be seen below. Enjoy All.




 

Video: Far Cry 2 Console Gameplay Footage

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295w ago - This is a gameplay video from Far Cry 2 showcasing the console version of the game. It comes to us courtesy of ChiddaPotta and the caption reads:

"Gameplay video from Far Cry 2 showcasing the console version of the game."

The video can be seen below from GameTrailers..

Enjoy!!



 







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