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The “Mass Effect” Series: Thoughts from someone late to the party by Nick Parkes

May 11, 2012


2007 was an interesting year for me. Acne speckled, fresh out of high-school, stranded in Tasmania. I was, at that point, still convinced that my bright orange detachable cargo pants/shorts combination were a perfect way to combine utility with looking your best, and Weird Al Yankovic was the last word in musical brilliance. Odds are […]

Nick Parkes Considers the Intricacies of “Assassin’s Creed: Revelations”

January 24, 2012


(Ubisoft Montreal 2011) The abundance of free time for consumers and the money that gets chucked around leading up to New Year’s Eve is a very happy time for any market. Video games, as product of a fledgling industry, always cater to safe bets, which essentially saw the Christmas period of 2011 rain releases from […]

Mudfest 2011: “The Happening” by Hilary Binks

August 22, 2011


What ‘happened’ last night… I can honestly say I had no idea what to expect from The Happening. The 60s graphic of orange-hippy flowers on the Mudfest website told me nothing. The accompanying description (or lack thereof) excited my curiosity; “Colour. Music. Improvisation. Paint. Bodies. Art. Movement. Chaos. Calmness. Kinesis.” Was the audience going to be improvising? […]

Review: “Portal 2” by Rory Brenan

August 14, 2011


Portal 2 (which I’ll abbreviate to P2) is the latest game from Valve Corporation, the team who created the Half-Life and Counter-Strike series, among others. Now, I’m certainly no hardcore gamer, and I never played the original Portal, but I thought I’d give this novel creation a shot. I should also mention that unfortunately I […]

An Ode to “Fishy”, the Facebook Flash Game, as if Written by German Director Werner Herzog by Andrew Michaelson

June 16, 2011


Plunged into the water, our little fish swims. He is not the biggest fish in the pond, but certainly the most cruel, merciless. This seemingly innocent little fish, unstuck from love or practice, a reminder of our own fragility and youth now lost. It represents an insatiable hunger, consuming his companion fishies for food. He is […]