Tag Archives: Johnny Minkley
Wed, Feb 29, 2012 | 14:24 GMT
Eurogamer TV editor Johnny Minkley has said on Twitter today is his final day as a full-time staffer at the company, confirming he is to go freelance.
Thu, Dec 22, 2011 | 19:19 GMT
Sky’s launched 3D Games Review, a show in 3D written by Eurogamer’s Johnny Minkley and Paolo Sedazzar.
Thu, Aug 20, 2009 | 10:36 BST
What can’t Johnny Minkley do? Well, you don’t have to add burglary and destroying a PS3 demo pod to his CV of cant’s as the Eurogamer TV editor nicks the PS3 Slim and pulls apart a demo pod, all roughly within three minutes.
He does a comparison with the fat PS3 as well, abit a debug PS3, hidden in the demo pod and revealed to the not too happy SCEE PR’s.
A little Thursday morning humour for you. Go watch it here.
Sat, Jun 20, 2009 | 07:43 BST
Eurogamer’s Johnny Minkley told BBC News this morning that getting your details nicked online isn’t more likely to happen just because you’re a gamer.
His comments came after a research firm estimated that between 30,000-35,000 Live account details per year are being sold through avenues such as IRC rooms for as little as £3 a piece.
“There’s not a specific problem to videogames,” he said, noting that “huge teams” were involved in Live security at Microsoft.
The answer for consumers, Minkley said, was simply to be aware of the issue.
“You’re talking to people, you’re relating to people,” he added.
“You just have to be careful about the information you’re giving out.”
“Social engineering” – the art of essentially grooming people into giving out personal data – was mentioned, but it was noted that all financial information, such as credit card details, is often ghosted out on online gaming platforms even if others do gain access.
He’s on again at 9.10am BST on BBC1.
Mon, May 25, 2009 | 21:24 BST
Call of Duty 4 has topped a Radio 1 poll to find its listener’s favourite game.
Football Manager 2009 came second, with Final Fantasy VII taking third.
The vote was actually from a list compiled by a list of journos from the UK media, including Eurogamer’s Johnny Minkley and CVG’s Gavin Ogden.
Get the full list through the link.
Mon, May 25, 2009 | 10:25 BST
Radio 1 games chap Johnny Minkley’s claimed the old stereotype of gaming as the preserve of apathetic children could obscure the truth that the medium can be a “force for social good”.
“As long as we think of gamers as spotty, slack-jawed boys in dark rooms, then we’ll be blind to what gaming can be – a force for social good, a tool of self-expression, a medium through which people can reach out across barriers of age, sex and culture to cooperate, share, express themselves and, yes, have fun,” he said on the UK radio station.
Minkley cited eye-tracking tech for paraplegics, among other pieces of research, as proof games can be a benefit.
“What if you can’t even hold a joypad? One of the most amazing things that I’ve come across this year is the chairty Special Effect, set up to help kids with disabilities enjoy gaming just like anyone else,” said the presenter.
“Through the use of cutting-edge, eye-reading techniology, even those paralysed from the neck-down are able to play games with their friends as equals.
“The freedom, independence, boost to self-esteem and, above all, fun this brings is priceless.”
Hit this for the full thing. Listen from about 1.26.
Fri, May 15, 2009 | 16:28 BST
Radio 1′s announced a Big Gaming Weekend, including Eurogamer’s own Johnny Minkley.
It’s taking place over the UK Bank Holiday, from May 22-25, and will feature “gaming themed content from reviews, to soundtracks, DJ leaderboards and a poll to find the best game ever.”
Full details after the break.
Mon, Jan 05, 2009 | 12:23 GMT
A “senior source” at Traveller’s Tales has told Eurogamer that there will be no Lego Harry potter in 2009.
Rumours of the title’s existence first appeared at the beginning of December.
VG247 was met with a “no comment” on the subject from Warner.
The firm told Eurogamer’s Johnny Minkley in a radio interview over New Year that, “There will be a Lego game in 2009. And I think it’s okay to say that you’ll be a bit surprised.”
EG is speculating the project is a second Indiana Jones game.
A source told VG247 last week that a Lego Rock Band title is in the works at the developer.
By Mike Bowden
Wed, Jun 11, 2008 | 19:48 BST
Lists are brilliant. Channel 4 built a business out of them, so we’re not ashamed. Here are the ten most respected, influential games journalists working the UK trade today. These are the people PR want to kiss, the people you don’t leave alone in a room with your CEO, the people who’ll make you money if you give them power. Your opinion and that of other journalists, both in the UK and abroad, is formed by the names you’ll see below. These are the people that choose what you see.
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