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Leslie Benzies Leaves Rockstar

The lead developer on the Grand Theft Auto series and president of Rockstar North, Leslie Benzies has left the company. Word comes via a Kotaku report that Benzies has been on ‘sabbatical’ since the launch of Grand Theft Auto V in September 2013 and has now decided to part ways with Rockstar. Benzies lead development …

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13 January 2016
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Why I’m Glad We’re Not Getting An Assassins Creed Game This Year

In 2007 Ubisoft released Assassins Creed, a unique third-person stealth-action game that allowed precise parkour movement across a fictional yet accurate historical portrayal of the Holy Land during the Third Crusade. You donned the white hooded rope of demoted assassin Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad as he’s tasked to assassinate nine Templars to reclaim his esteemed status amongst the …

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12 January 2016
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The Scratch Radio Two Week Takeover

Scratch Radio are kicking off 2016 with their annual Two Week Takeover, and this fortnight of radio is packed full of shows, competitions and other online shenanigans. The Two Week Takeover is set to begin on 11th January with the Breakfast Show from 8am with Amy Southall and Emma O’Brien. From then on Scratch Radio …

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08 January 2016
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HaCS to Host a MicroHack Event This Month

The Hackathon and Computing Society, HaCS, at Birmingham City University are hosting a MicroHack event on 16th December. The society’s purpose is to enhance the employability rates of its members in the computing industry, through programming activities, lively discussion and training for various events. MicroHack is an event that will task participants to use Microsoft’s …

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04 December 2015
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How to Dominate In Star Wars: Battlefront

Last week saw the release of one of 2015’s most anticipated games, no not Fallout 4, Star Wars: Battlefront. Ever since its agonising tease back at E3 2013, like minded Star Wars fans have been craving for Battlefront – especially given all that leaked footage of a cancelled Battlefront game, do you remember that? As …

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27 November 2015
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What to expect at The Birmingham Comics Festival 2016

Edgbaston Stadium played host to the inaugural Birmingham Comics Festival in April, an event celebrating the work of established and upcoming comic-book writers/artists, alongside welcoming some to the UK for the first time. Thousands flocked to see legends of the craft such as Ian Kennedy, known for painting numerous covers for Commando comics, and New …

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03 November 2015
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Coolest Science Stories of the Week

Some pretty fascinating science stories have been formulated this week; from intoxicated comets, levitation, to a near death experience. Here’s a closer examination of said stories. First up, scientists at NASA tracking a comet have discovered it’s had one to many pints and is spewing alcohol into the atmosphere, alongside a type of sugar called glycolaldehyde. …

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01 November 2015
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Introducing the Student Gaming Championships

So you’re with a group of friends in your flat, having a few beers and wrecking shop in a game of Call of Duty until the following morning, just like every other Sunday night. But have you ever wanted to take that one step further? Prove your worth as a squad in a competitive environment …

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16 October 2015
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Come Join Us For GTA Night

If you’re an avid gamer or casual button basher then you’ve probably heard of a little franchise called Grand Theft Auto. Well why not join The Scratch team as we put your police evasion skills to the test in a 5 star wanted challenge! The task is simple. Survive for as long as you can …

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08 October 2015
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First-Person Virtual Reality Game P.O.L.L.E.N Gets New Trailer

The folks at Mindfield Games in Finland have revealed a new gameplay trailer and the alternate history timeline for P.O.L.L.E.N, a fully interactive first-person virtual reality game set in space. Inspired by films such as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Moon, P.O.L.L.E.N begins with the failed assassination of President Kennedy. Both NASA and Soviet space …

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06 October 2015
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  • Lucy and Angelo are at @crufts  today covering for Snap Scratch and @thescratchbcu 
Keep your eyes peeled for more photos! 
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  • Our president @rebeccachiversmedia, went down to the clothes show at the weekend so look out for her photos!
  • Today's the day! Welcome fair! Interested in photography? Get down to our stand in the marquee, just inside the door on the right. Ask any questions, meet Becky (President) and Gemma (Vice President), grab some sweets and sign up for more info! :)
  • We are at the Creative Fair in Millennium Point in the City Centre campus! Come along and say hey!!
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  • @momomoyouth at the #barclycardarena 
Please ask if you want to use this photo! 
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  • Becky is at Enterprise Nation's  The Fashion and Jewellery Exchange today at the BCU School of Jewellery 
#FJExchange
  • Calling all photographers!!
#SnappedBCUSU - Starts TODAY!
Want to WIN a polaroid camera? • Snap a picture of the city or one of our 8 university campuses • Upload it to your Instagram profile
• Tag @SnappedBCUSU
• Use #SnappedBCUSU in the post • @snappedbcusu  WILL REPOST every picture we are tagged in that uses the hashtag
• The picture that receives the most likes WINS a Polaroid Camera!
*Please note…
Any inappropriate images will not be reposted.
GO FOLLOW THE OFFICIAL INSTAGRAM PROFILE FOR MORE INFORMATION: @snappedbcusu 
GO GO GO!
  • We had an awesome studio session today! A great turn out as well! 
Thanks to the wonderful model @walking.overdose for helping us out!
  • COME ALONG TONIGHT! 
Tonight is our welcome talk, it is taking place in the Curzon ground floor lecture theatre (C087)
Come along to say hello and hear us chat about what we do! You can buy your membership there tonight too! 
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  • Come and find us in Curzon atrium today! We're here till 4pm!
  • @momomoyouth at the #barclycardarena 
Please ask if you want to use this photo! 
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  • Do you have any beautiful photos of our city? Show us them! 
This was taken by @rebeccachivs ☀️
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