March 24, 2008

Genre: Party/Fun Console: Wii Cooking Mama: Cook Off , the squeal to Cooking Mama for Nintendo DS, was released for the Wii last year. Made in Japan, you definitely get a taste (hah! Pun!) of their quirky style. From its opening screen to the game descriptions in bad Engrish, it’s full of touches of innocent [...]

March 17, 2008

If you haven’t played Half Life you can’t call yourself a gamer. I don’t care if you own an Xbox 360, a Wii and a state of the art quad core duo LAN rig. If you haven’t played Half Life, you aren’t qualified to game. Period. Gaining over fifty game of the year awards in [...]

March 17, 2008

It’s remarkable how people respond to technology. Our generation never marvelled at the technology of the previous generation. Telephones, computers, and even the internet were never really amazing to us, despite their all-encompassing impact seeming veritably magical to our parents and grandparents. Contrast this with the response to the announcement by French scientists a few [...]

March 10, 2008

World In Conflict Review World in Conflict is a good game. There I said it — I’m finally reviewing a game that I’m superficially happy with. World in Conflict is Red Alert on methamphetamine. The game is set in the late 1980s. Instead of Communism falling apart and entering its death throes, it has undertaken [...]

March 3, 2008

The early installments of the Soldier of Fortune Series (I and II) were brilliant. There was something intensely satisfying about shooting an evil terrorist in the stomach and watching him clutch his intestines as he stumbled about before dying. There was even an engaging story concerning international intrigue and backstabbing. Soldier of Fortune 3 follows [...]

February 25, 2008

Platform – PC Developer – EA in partnership with Crytek Genre – First Person Shooter Hardware specifications – Extreme Every year a game is released that is specifically designed to fuck with your computer and push it to its maxed up limit. To run Crysis properly you would need an Intel quad core system with [...]

February 25, 2008

If you’re a real nerd, and not someone who just sits in Mount Street Bar and constantly refreshes the Salient website to get the latest gossip, then you will be familiar with the storm that is sweeping the internet. I’m talking about Project Chanology – the internet’s united vigilante attack on the Church of Scientology. [...]

October 15, 2007

The definition of new media according to PC Mag is: (1) The forms of communicating in the digital world, which includes electronic publishing on CD-ROM, DVD, digital television and, most significantly, the Internet. It implies the use of desktop and portable computers as well as wireless, hand held devices. Almost every company in the computer [...]

October 8, 2007

By now most of us are relieved that the election is over, but the comments section of the Salient website still live on. New media like it has in recent years with elections around the world featured prominently in the recent VUWSA election. In the aftermath of the election I look at the use of [...]