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Mind Control

Mind Control

Mind Control was the name of one of my games at Mastertronic and also a topic for discussion in the recent interview I did with Damien McFerran at NinendoLife. http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/07/former_codemasters_boss_dont_rule_nintendo_out     http://www.lemon64.com/?mainurl=http%3A//www.lemon64.com/games/details.php%3FID%3D1682   Wow, look at those screenshots!  Can you get to Zyco’s brain?…

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David Darling Talks NES, Game Genie & Micro Machines Exclusively with Nintendo Life

David Darling Talks NES, Game Genie & Micro Machines Exclusively with Nintendo Life

Last week Damien McFerran of Nintendo Life conducted a video interview with David Darling here at the Kwalee offices and today that article and video has gone live. Damien has over a decade of professional writing experience under his belt and there are rumours that…

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Sheep Costumes & Retro Games

Sheep Costumes & Retro Games

Picture Above: David Fullick, David Darling, Natelie Griffith, Chris White MP Leamington, Dan Griffiths   Last week I was honoured to be invited to open a new exhibition space in my hometown of Leamington Spa. Backspace is a 2-week celebration of Leamington’s game makers with…

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Smartphones will render compact digital cameras extinct by 2015

Smartphones will render compact digital cameras extinct by 2015

The rate of change in technology and in our behaviour with electronic devices is quite stunning. Just a handful of years ago I travelled with a whole pile of devices. A mobile phone, a laptop computer, an MP3 player, a portable gaming device, a camera,…

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Would you rather be Zynga or EA?

Would you rather be Zynga or EA?

  By David Darling – Kwalee CEO The media is awash with negative Zynga stories following the news that the world’s leading social games company lost 40% of its share value and posted a quarterly net loss of $22.8 million. At the end of this article on Eurogamer,…

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Jurassic consoles could become extinct

Jurassic consoles could become extinct

Kwalee CEO and Codemasters co-founder, David Darling, on the digital revolution, the rise of free-to-play games and the fall of game consoles. Sony and Microsoft cannot let the retailers dictate game prices going forwards if they want to break free from the current over-priced model,…

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David’s Blog: Twitter

David’s Blog: Twitter

If you want to follow me on twitter my page is: @DavidDarlingUK Just go to the page and click on Follow.    

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David’s Blog: VVV Interview

David’s Blog: VVV Interview

Alan Boiston Interviews me about Codies and the plans for Kwalee. “Codemasters have become one of the world’s biggest publishers but where did it all begin and where are the founders now? I speak to David Darling one of the two company founders and discuss…

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Games Expo East Kent 2012

Games Expo East Kent 2012

Stardate 15.2.2012 Bruce and I travelled down to Margate for GEEK 2012, Games Expo East Kent. I hadn’t been there before, it’s quite a trek, almost 3 1/2 hours drive from Leamington Spa.  Margate is a lovely little English seaside town and it has got…

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GEEK 2012

GEEK 2012

David’s Blog Stardate: 17 Feb 2012: I’m off to Margate, Kent tomorrow Sat the 18th Feb, to talk on a panel at GEEK 2012, games expo at 2pm. http://gameexpoeastkent.co.uk/ Going to be covering the history how I got into programming, Galactic Software, First Games, Mastertronic,…

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Enjoying being back

Enjoying being back

31 Jan 2012   I’m really enjoying being back in such an exciting industry. It’s so much fun making games and being involved in cutting edge technology and working with talented creative people.  I’m looking forward to how the coming year will unfold as we start…

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