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Margaret Robertson

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YHHS 037 Margaret Robertson NHS Deaf Awareness Co-ordinator

Your Health Hustle Show

Listeners, hustlers is great to be back with a brand new episode of YHHS, on this special show we are really privileged to be joined in conjunction with the NHS by the wonderful Margaret Robertson who has just done so much for the deaf community with her son being born deaf. Margaret talks about the 'uninvited guest' and being immensely proactive in getting the correct help not only for her son but also other families. A real passionate lady, a crusader and you will be treated to an unbelievably emotionally story which would be great for any of you to share.For more info:https://www.northumbria.nhs.uk/get-involved/support-our-bright-charity/https://limpingchicken.com/https://www.nhs.uk/Services/Trusts/Services/DefaultView.aspx?id=78977https://www.ndcs.org.uk/

1hr 2mins

4 Dec 2020

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Rebroadcast - Episode 82 - Margaret Robertson


This is a show about videogames, the people who play them and the people who make them. Each episode, a guest on the show talks about the games that have shaped their life in one way or another. Games that have inspired them, games that forged connections with others & games that have soothed wounds. Checkpoints!My guest today is Margaret Roberston, former editor of Edge magazine, now game director at PlayDots and industry liaison for the New York Game Centre.We talk about forgotten classics of the Atari ST & Amiga era like Captive and Midwinter, the absurdist joy of Ranarama, the Playstation homebrew scene and how she fought through the pain for the love of Guitar Hero.We also reminisce about the genuine magic of early internet forums, how she got the job on Edge in the bar after the interview, why Final Fantasy 12 is conclusively the best and how designing brilliant games can be the way to someone's heart."My, Earth really is full of things! ."PATREON - patreon.com/checkpointsiTunes HERE -  SUBSCRIBE / RATE / REVIEWGames discussed: Ranarama, Harrier Attack, Captive, Midwinter, Super Mario Kart, WipeOut, PN03, Katamari Damacy, Manhunt, Guitar Hero, Final Fantasy 12, Half Life 2, Amped 3, Uplink, World of Warcraft, Drop 7, Horizon Zero Dawn, Home Free, Kileak the Blood,

2hr 4mins

9 Mar 2020

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Capturing A Feeling With Margaret Robertson

Art & Craft

Perhaps the greatest compliment that a player can give about a game is that something about this digital experience made their real life better in some way. Imagine trying to achieve that with games almost entirely about colourful shapes. This is the daily mission for Margaret Robertson, Director of Game Design at "Dots." Join us as we talk about capturing a feeling through design, how to ethically ask your players for money, and - I can't believe I'm saying this - misbehaving geese. 

1hr 9mins

6 Dec 2017

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Designer Notes 31: Margaret Robertson

Designer Notes

In this episode, Adam Saltsman interviews Margaret Robertson, Game Director at PlayDots. Margaret is known for her pioneering work at Hide & Seek and as editor-in-chief at EDGE magazine. They discuss how to make a game about death, whether a game should make you good at lying, and why making a game about dots can be rewarding.

1hr 32mins

1 Sep 2017

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Margaret Robertson: Hjaltibonhoga – Fiddles and Vikings at Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Shetland Times Podcast

When the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo's Brigadier David Allfrey first visited Shetland he discovered the heart of Shetland's musical heritage – the fiddle. When he requested a troupe of Shetland fiddlers to perform at the 2014 tattoo Margaret Robertson formed, along with others, Hjaltibonhoga. Since then Hjaltibonhoga have been invited back time and time again – they are now one of three pillars of the REMT.  Hear Margaret's story and insights into Hjaltibonhoga's experiences at the military tattoo.


17 Aug 2017

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Episode 47: Margaret Robertson and Dominik Diamond

Shift Run Stop

Special episode this week - two guests, several locations and lots of meaty snacks. We went to the annual London games conference Playful and Skype-interviewed very funny former Games Master host-turned farmer Dominik Diamond on stage - hear the best bits in this episode. Games consultant and former editor of Edge magazine, Margaret Robertson was at Playful too, talking about Minecraft. But we'd already booked her to come on our show, because we already knew she was ace, because we're way ahead of you. Margaret on Twitter | Dominik on Twitter | Margaret's website | Dominik's website | Find out how we got Dominik Diamond to agree to this on Leila's write-up | Former SRS guest Myk Reeve's photo of us on stage | Chris O’Shea even videoed some of it | Dave's site Snackspot | Buy a tape of this episode

7 Oct 2010