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Why games are good for you–my Start the Week appearance

I was recently invited back on BBC Radio 4’s Start the Week programme to discuss the role of videogames in forming friendships and maintaining relationships.

The context was that the lead guest was Dr Susan Pinker, who has recently released a book called The Village Effect. Dr Pinker argues that we all need to spend time face-to-face to make us live longer, be happier and have fewer illnesses. Although Dr Pinker says that she is not against technology, that is not how her book comes across.

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King’s IPO–the Radio 4 Today programme segment on it

I was interviewed on the BBC’s flagship current affairs programme, Today, this morning about the IPO of King, the makers of the phenomenally successful Candy Crush Saga.

There’s a lot to get into the 3 minute segment. I did my best. You can hear it on the BBC website for the next 7 days. The Candy Crush Saga segments starts at 23:00.

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