Archive - Johnny Minkley

Johnny Minkley is a veteran games writer and broadcaster, former editor of Eurogamer TV, VP of gaming charity SpecialEffect, and hopeless social media addict.

Twitter: @johnnyminkley

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28 How do you sell a next-gen console?

A year ago With few expecting a giant gaming leap at launch, what may matter most is not what you buy but how you buy it, says Johnny Minkley

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51 Racing Ahead: The Rise Of Triple-A Mobile Games

Opinion 2 years ago CSR Racing's $12m iOS success is a welcome sign and a warning, writes Johnny Minkley

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3 Dare To Dream: The Gaming Stars Of Tomorrow

Opinion 2 years ago Johnny Minkley asks what the next generation of developers thinks about its career prospects

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28 The Fallacy of Photo-Realism

Opinion 2 years ago Assuming better games are the natural consequence of better technology is a dangerous game to play, writes Johnny Minkley

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7 A small start for the big new 3DS won't hurt Nintendo

Opinion 2 years ago The near-future of Nintendo's handheld looks bright, whatever size screens you're playing on, writes Johnny Minkley

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3 Winning Mentality: Inside EA Sports

2 years ago Johnny Minkley goes in search of the secret behind the Canadian super-studio's ongoing success

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37 A Simple Case of Bad Parenting?

Opinion 2 years ago As another child racks up a huge bill on Xbox Live, we shouldn't be surprised that consumers are still confused by online transactions

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6 Mind The Generation Gap

Opinion 2 years ago Angry Birds and Minecraft are the stars of the new age of gaming - can the rest of the industry keep up, asks Johnny Minkley

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10 This Changes Everything: iPhone's Five-Year Gaming Revolution

Opinion 2 years ago How Apple's device has changed when we play, what we play, and what we pay to play forever

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9 VSC: "PEGI is stricter than the BBFC. We're not ashamed of that"

2 years ago With the law set to change next month, the ratings body that will have the power to ban video games explains what it all means

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10 Fatal Distraction: Don't Blame Violence For Gaming's Woes

Opinion 2 years ago Has mature content in games gone too far? No, but responsibility for it doesn't go far enough, writes Johnny Minkley

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8 Surprise! Here's Why E3 2012 Fell Flat

Opinion 2 years ago If publishers no longer trust their major announcements to gaming's biggest showcase, what is the point of it, asks Johnny Minkley

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24 Why are we still so insecure about the quality of our games?

2 years ago CGI teasers might make marketing sense, but publishers' continued reliance on the form disguises a worrying lack of faith in the medium

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From the '80s to Israel: The New Inspiration for Next Gen Skills

2 years ago Johnny Minkley explains why coding campaigners are focused on the successes of the Middle East

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4 What's the cure for gaming's High Street blues?

Opinion 2 years ago Flagging sales and fewer blockbusters have made it a tough year - but the outlook doesn't have to be bleak, writes Johnny Minkley

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25 Is Xbox Still Gaming To The Core?

Opinion 2 years ago As Microsoft chases after its entertainment ambitions, it risks alienating those who made its platform a success, warns Johnny Minkley

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3 Journey's End: Where Next for Jenova Chen?

2 years ago Thatgamecompany's visionary head talks to Johnny Minkley about the "pain" of development, losing his co-founder, encouraging creativity and finding the right deal

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3 God of Ware: Inside Sony Santa Monica

2 years ago From promoting diversity to nurturing fresh talent, Sony's West Coast development hub is a role model for the industry - but there are warning signs too, writes Johnny Minkley

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11 Are Parents Getting the Message On Online Gaming?

Opinion 2 years ago A misleading hatchet job in the tabloid press shouldn't distract us from genuine risks to children who play online, says Johnny Minkley

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15 Is Call of Duty Really in Decline?

2 years ago Johnny Minkley looks at the figures behind fresh claims that Activision's heavyweight is losing its edge

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3 How seriously does the UK Government take child safety?

Opinion 2 years ago Years after the new PEGI system was agreed upon the age ratings game is still stuck on pause. Johnny Minkley asks what has gone wrong.

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9 48 Hours That Saved GAME

2 years ago Johnny Minkley details how the deal was done - and what will happen next for the UK retailer

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23 Administering the Pain: the Human Cost of GAME's Collapse

2 years ago The collapse of specialist retail is bad news for the UK, but worse for those whose jobs were lost in the process, says Johnny Minkley

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3 From PM to Players: The Word Is Out On Accessible Gaming

Opinion 2 years ago A special afternoon for a four-year-old girl and a momentous 48 hours for British gaming charity Special Effect

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14 Gaming's White-Knuckle Transition

Opinion 2 years ago Every part of the games business is transforming. That's both terrifying and exciting, argues Johnny Minkley