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James Brodie
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James Brodie

Technologist Birmingham, GB
Proud Father, Avid Gamer, and occasional Angry Wookiee. I am in my late thirties and have been a gamer for 36 years. I have an eclectic background. I originally trained to be a teacher but ended up with a Degree in Drama and Media. As you can tell that has helped my chosen career in IT! I was very lucky to work in the games industry for around 8 years where I saw the worse and best of what the industry can offer. I left the industry and moved into consultancy. Worked with a number of large financial institutions and I currently the director of my own consultancy firm. I joined here as I have a lot of experience in gaming and new media and I hope I can share my experiences and offer some support.

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Test Director
Qualifications:
  • Combined Honours Degree Drama, Media & Education
  • A levels
  • 7 GCSEs
  • ISEB FOUNDATION
  • ITILFOUNDATION
Working for:
Testbox Guru Ltd ( www.testbox.guru )

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  • Questions 1
  • Answers 49
  • Followers 4
  • Follows 2
  • Votes given 1
  • Votes received 46
Questions Answers Comments Votes
14Mar
How do we improve our use of technology to enhance learning?

This is an area I have had some great experience in. First of all my father was a head teacher and was one of the early pioneers in Birmingham for ...

14Mar
How i can do SEO of my blog?

To answer this question one of the things you need to consider is what is the software you are using to run your blog? Wordpress is a great piece of ...

16Jan
What's the deal with the Steam boxes?

I have been following this with interest as I wanted to see whether the market can support a fourth main stream console. I have purchased most of ...

18Dec
Why are first person shooters so popular?

Well this is a subject very close to my heart as an avid gamer for over thirty three years I have scene this genre of game develop through the ages. ...

24Nov
Should I gear up to upgrade my kids’ console?

For young children I would definitely say no. I have just bought an Xbox One as I am an early adopter but that is for me. Not the kids. I love that ...

24Nov
Which console will win the battle this Christmas?

Well this will greatly depend on your criteria for success. If it is purely on sales then the PS4 wins hands down. There is actually not much ...

24Nov
Is it worth buying a last-gen console this Christmas?

Absolutely!! There are some great deals out there. I have all the consoles and just bought an Xbox One however in reality all the best games are ...

24Nov
how can I check on what my daughter (15) has been looking at on the computer?

I have to say Holly is absolutely spot on here. There is a huge trust issue here and the hardest thing to do is to talk to your child especially as a ...

24Nov
Could technology be the final nail in the princess coffin?

I would like to say it won't. The reason for this is that it is down to how you interact with technology and m ist importantly the precedent you set ...

24Nov
Will Coin replace contactless payments?

Well interestingly enough I have worked on a number of payment projects for a couple of the largest Uk high street retailers. The trend is that the ...

07Nov
What is Uproxy and will it stop me filtering the web?

There are a whole series of free proxies out there, although some are more stable than others. What set this apart is that it has the Google badge on ...

07Nov
Which is better for a 5-year-old, Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS?

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07Nov
Which is better for a 5-year-old, Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS?

Without a shadow of a doubt it is the 2DS furthermore I would be looking at the XL variant which has the large screen and so is better for children. ...

07Nov
How long until all homes have a robot?

Well a lot will depend on your definition of a robot. There are already vacuum cleaners and lawnmowers which are 'robot' although they use simple ...

28Oct
What's the first thing to do when you get a Raspberry Pi?

I have a Raspberry Pi and a lot will depend on what kit comes with it. I bought a case for my Pi from Ebay for £5 and then I bought a small wireless ...

27Oct
What is ransomware and how can I protect my family?

A good chunk of ransomware comes from people clicking on links sent from websites or Trojans from on other people's infected sites. For me as a ...

27Oct
Which Xbox games can help my Autistic son with social communication?

I am not an expert in this field but I originally train to be an early years teacher before swapping courses. The game I am going to suggest to you ...

10Oct
Will its earlier release help Xbox One outsell PS4?

Hmm, I will have to disagree with the above comment. The first thing to understand is that the reason why there is a difference in price is because ...

Q: How do we improve our use of technology to enhance learning?

A: This is an area I have had some great experience in. First of all my father was a head teacher and was one of the early pioneers in Birmingham for ...

1 month ago

Q: How i can do SEO of my blog?

A: To answer this question one of the things you need to consider is what is the software you are using to run your blog? Wordpress is a great piece of ...

1 month ago

Q: What's the deal with the Steam boxes?

A: I have been following this with interest as I wanted to see whether the market can support a fourth main stream console. I have purchased most of ...

3 years ago

Q: Why are first person shooters so popular?

A: Well this is a subject very close to my heart as an avid gamer for over thirty three years I have scene this genre of game develop through the ages. ...

3 years ago

Q: Should I gear up to upgrade my kids’ console?

A: For young children I would definitely say no. I have just bought an Xbox One as I am an early adopter but that is for me. Not the kids. I love that ...

3 years ago

Q: Which console will win the battle this Christmas?

A: Well this will greatly depend on your criteria for success. If it is purely on sales then the PS4 wins hands down. There is actually not much ...

3 years ago

Q: Is it worth buying a last-gen console this Christmas?

A: Absolutely!! There are some great deals out there. I have all the consoles and just bought an Xbox One however in reality all the best games are ...

3 years ago

Q: how can I check on what my daughter (15) has been looking at on the computer?

A: I have to say Holly is absolutely spot on here. There is a huge trust issue here and the hardest thing to do is to talk to your child especially as a ...

3 years ago

Q: Could technology be the final nail in the princess coffin?

A: I would like to say it won't. The reason for this is that it is down to how you interact with technology and m ist importantly the precedent you set ...

3 years ago

Q: Will Coin replace contactless payments?

A: Well interestingly enough I have worked on a number of payment projects for a couple of the largest Uk high street retailers. The trend is that the ...

3 years ago

Q: What is Uproxy and will it stop me filtering the web?

A: There are a whole series of free proxies out there, although some are more stable than others. What set this apart is that it has the Google badge on ...

3 years ago

Q: Which is better for a 5-year-old, Nintendo 3DS or Nintendo 2DS?

A: Without a shadow of a doubt it is the 2DS furthermore I would be looking at the XL variant which has the large screen and so is better for children. ...

3 years ago

Q: How long until all homes have a robot?

A: Well a lot will depend on your definition of a robot. There are already vacuum cleaners and lawnmowers which are 'robot' although they use simple ...

3 years ago

Q: What's the first thing to do when you get a Raspberry Pi?

A: I have a Raspberry Pi and a lot will depend on what kit comes with it. I bought a case for my Pi from Ebay for £5 and then I bought a small wireless ...

3 years ago

Q: What is ransomware and how can I protect my family?

A: A good chunk of ransomware comes from people clicking on links sent from websites or Trojans from on other people's infected sites. For me as a ...

3 years ago

Q: Which Xbox games can help my Autistic son with social communication?

A: I am not an expert in this field but I originally train to be an early years teacher before swapping courses. The game I am going to suggest to you ...

3 years ago

Q: Will its earlier release help Xbox One outsell PS4?

A: Hmm, I will have to disagree with the above comment. The first thing to understand is that the reason why there is a difference in price is because ...

3 years ago

Q: How long until toys have AI?

A: The answer to this question is very much dependent on your definition of artificial intelligence. When I was at uni many years ago I wrote a white ...

3 years ago

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