My favourite bit in the first quarter was the introduction of some scruffy, unpopular and over-confident engineer in the early days of computer game programming. His name? Steve Jobs.
McNeil isn’t the only one talking about Doom on the game’s 25th birthday. John Romero, one of the games co-creators, has been working on a little treat for everyone; an unofficial spiritual successor.
In Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One the name given to gamers who specialise in 80s arcade games/retro-games are Gunters. The Gunters are searching for the famous Easter Egg that will give who ever finds it control of the Oasis. It’s a bit like the quest for the Holy Grail. We don’t yet have a virtual […]
The UK TV station Dave will air the third season of Dara O Briain’s Go 8 Bit on Monday 12th of February. Both team captains Steve McNeil and Sam Pamphilon return along with gaming expert Ellie Gibson. Go 8 Bit evolved from a frantic, running and audience involved live show which used smartphones to allow […]
Watched games played on Twitch? WiFi wars lets you play along, in a team, on your smartphone. I first encountered Steve McNeil when he was one half of McNeil and Pamphilon’s Go 8-Bit and performing live shows in Edinburgh’s Festival Fringe. Since then Go 8-Bit has made it onto National TV and is hosted by […]