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Made in the UK Week: Secret Bonus Content

Posted on 12th Apr 2010 at 09:53 by Joe Martin with 1 comments

Joe Martin
It’s Monday now, so Made in the UK Week (AKA Project Awesome) has finally drawn to a close. It’s a time that will be filled with bittersweet memories as Batman finally leaves the bit-tech page and we all have to go back to the look of the old site – but don’t despair! There’s one more thing I have left!

Well, actually there are a lot of things I have left - articles that had to be culled from the final line-up and plans that just timed out - but there's one thing in particular. A little thank you to everyone who read the site last week...

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Why it should have been Syndicate and Theme Park

Posted on 9th Apr 2010 at 13:59 by Alex Watson with 27 comments

Alex Watson
As part of our Made in the UK week of games coverage, Joe put together a feature called The Best UK Games Ever. It was both well written and free from Deus Ex references, but that doesn't mean it was without flaws - as with any list feature we debated it around our desks for quite a while, but with no objective data, in the end, it's going to be a subjective piece. If you're going to go that route, then it's perhaps best to be wholly committed to it, and the list ought to represent one person's viewpoint - not a hodge-podge - and Joe acknowledged that's what we had, saying: "It’s telling as to the quality of Bullfrog’s games that the conversation was focused not on whether or not there were better games from other developers, but rather which Bullfrog game we should choose. Clive and Richard demanded Theme Hospital. Alex wanted Theme Park. James wanted Syndicate. But I’m writing this article and I wanted Dungeon Keeper. So, there."

What I'm saying is that Joe is wrong, but in the best possible way - so now I'm going to offer my reasoning as to why Theme Park and Syndicate should have made the list.

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Gaming Podcast 12 - With Added BBC

Posted on 8th Apr 2010 at 11:32 by Podcast with 11 comments

Podcast
As we continue with our Made in the UK Week, we’re anxious not to get stuck just voicing our own opinions. We want to hear what other people close to the UK games industry think too, which is why we invited the BBC to come and join us for a special edition games podcast.

Well, not all of the BBC, obviously. Just Adam Rosser, who runs Radio 5’s Game On! show, which is one of the few places where computer games can get a decent mainstream outlet in the UK. You can find out more about Adam’s show over at the official BBC Radio 5 website.

Adam kindly obliged us and sat down with Joe, James and Alex to discuss what’s we’ve so far included in Made in the UK Week, as well as a host of other topics – some of which are only tangentially related to…well, anything.

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What is Made in the UK Week?

Posted on 5th Apr 2010 at 09:58 by Joe Martin with 11 comments

Joe Martin
If you’ve ever been to bit-tech before today then you’ll probably have noticed that something’s changed with the site and that it looks a bit different from usual. If not, I’ll spell it out for you: we don’t normally have a picture of Batman on the front page, no matter how many times I beg for it.

bit-tech's new look is going to run all this week and is part of a short season we're running to celebrate and explore the UK games industry, from the time of the BBC Micro to modern day. We're going to put up an article on the topic everyday this week. To find out what the actual articles are you’ll have to check back each day, but we’ve got some rather exciting stuff lined up, so stay tuned!

This is the first time we've done anything like this on the site and, as with everything on bit-tech, we'd love to know what you think about it, so drop your thoughts in the comments below. In the meantime, I’ll be coming back to this blogpost daily and updating it with a link to that day’s article, just in case you miss anything.

Monday - Made in the UK Feature
Tuesday - Big in Britain Introversion Interview
Wednesday - The Best UK Games Ever Feature
Thursday - Games Podcast 12 with Special Guest from the BBC!
Friday - Fabled Lands: The MMO that Never Was feature
Saturday - Curve Studios: For Console and Country Interview
Sunday - Rebellion Developments: Eye of the TIGA Interview

BONUS CONTENT: Secret Extra Content download

Oh, and for those of you who follow me on Twitter and have been among the curious fellows pestering me for answers, this is what we grandiosely codenamed as Project Awesome.

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