Review: Operation Flashpoint: Red River – Oh My G-D!
May27

Review: Operation Flashpoint: Red River – Oh My G-D!

“Hoo-ha marines it’s time to saddle up and kick some Tajikistan ass! We’re taking names in this G-D forsaken hole!” That opening line is about as exciting as this game gets. Operation Flashpoint: Red River is a first person shooter set in 2013 and for once the threat isn’t Russia but rather a combination of Afghan and Chinese guerrilla fighters. So, it’s not exactly original. I’m usually a huge fan of Codemasters’s productions but...

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Review: Darkspore – Shedding Some Light on the Subject
May27

Review: Darkspore – Shedding Some Light on the Subject

Over the last few years the gaming industry has been getting more and more competitive as, quite simply, new concepts are few and far between. That said there are some studios that are pushing the envelope and coming up with unique concepts. Unfortunately, the studio that did Darkspore is not one of them. I would love to say that Darkspore was a completely new and innovative game, but then again I would also like to call myself a...

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Computer Science Majors: Listen Up! – BlackBerry Developers Challenge 2011
May04

Computer Science Majors: Listen Up! – BlackBerry Developers Challenge 2011

Yes, the BlackBerry PlayBook may appear to be the bastard love child a Motorola Xoom and an iPad 2, but we believe that this new OS from BlackBerry has serious legs. So, if you haven’t started already it is worth checking out the plausibility of developing for BlackBerry Apps. Now though, The BlackBerry Partners Fund (an independent venture capital firm focused exclusively on mobile computing) has launched the fourth annual BlackBerry...

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Review: Nokia E7 – Severe Emotional Stress
May03

Review: Nokia E7 – Severe Emotional Stress

My favourite subject at varsity is Criminal Law; it is like CSI Las Vegas in every lecture. Recently we started discussing voluntariness. Is someone voluntary when they commit a crime? If they are, then the heavy hand of the law has its way with them, if they are not, then off they go for dinner after trial. There are multiple defenses to prove involuntariness; one that stood out for me was severe emotional stress. This is when the...

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