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PublicBeta is about creating brilliant live events, and publishing the best new material about videogames and videogame culture.

Whereas existing publications tend to focus on the Industry, the technology, simplistic consumer-facing value-judgements of game releases or impenetrable academic texts - PublicBeta aims to stimulate high-quality discussion to the end of developing a new, relevant critical language with which we can talk articulately about videogames, and videogaming culture.

Importantly, it does all of the above whilst remembering that games are first and foremost, fun.


In Autumn 2004 PublicBeta published "Difficult Questions About Videogames", it is currently working on a new series of publications and liveshows for 2005.

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PublicBeta has been generously supported by:

east midlands media
uk film council