I’m Laura, welcome to my page! I’m a Broadcast Journalist currently working at the BBC. I’m a big fan of gaming (especially adventure games), the latest technology and culture and the arts. Oh, and Eurovision! I’ve explored these topics in the likes of The Huffington Post, Broadway Baby and How We Get To Next and co-host two podcasts, (Nul Points and The Adventure Games Podcast). Enjoy my reviews, interviews, and features.
Twitch: How To Make A Game In 2 Weeks – Adv X Game Jam Q&A!
I chatted to four devs taking part in Adventure X’s two week game jam to find out their plans and just how to make a game in a fortnight! I spoke to:Dom Dere https://twitter.com/irreverentpixelDennis Plöger https://twitter.com/dploegerCharlotte Gillbert https://twitter.com/charlottegoreDave Lloyd (who is working with Jacob Janerka) https://twitter.com/DuzzOnDrums
Twitch: Interview with Escape from Monkey Islands’ Mike Stemmle (8th Nov 2020)
On the 20th anniversary of Escape from Monkey Island I chatted to co-director and co-designer of the game Mike Stemmle about Escape, what it was like working on Sam & Mac Hit The Road and what the new Sam and Max game he’s working on for VR will be like. Follow me on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/cressup
Nul Points Youtube: UK Eurovision Fans React: Did Norway’s Jahn Teigen Deserve “Nul Points”?
In a new reaction series, Laura and Martyn, two UK Eurovision fans from the Eurovision podcast Nul Points decide whether Jahn Teigen from Norway deserved to get nul points for his 1978 performance of “Mil Etter Mil”?
Nul Points: We’re YouTubers now! (17th Nov 2020)
Martyn and Laura bring you everything you need to know from the world of The Eurovision Song Contest. They’re also going back to 1978 to make their first ever YouTube video looking at the song which got nul points that year. Plus, Trivia Time looks at Eurovision’s quirky history from years gone by.
Nul Points: Predict about things (10th Nov 2020)
Laura and Martyn chat to Tim Jumawan from The Euro Podcast and Editor at ESCXTRA.com which is inviting people to predict which acts will represent their countries at Eurovision 2021. There’s also more hints for the song Daði will be taking to the contest and you’ll get your dose of Eurovision trivia in Trivia Time.
Nul Points: Laura’s Dua Dare (3rd Nov 2020)
Martyn Williams and Laura Cress discuss the big news from the Eurovision Song Contest. How many countries are performing this year and what song would win if any track could enter? Cress promises to get naked and there’s another look at some song contest trivia from years gone by.