Month: March 2007

I left my MP3 player on top of Toby’s speakers whilst he was playing Death Metal Grindcore and some of the horror crept inside and killed my folk MP3s. Now it just crashes when I try and play anything. So on the way to work I listen to the Radio, when I remember, which is […]

To The Tune of: Linda Lewis – It’s In His Kiss From the BBC: Does he love you so? Maybe it really is in his face… Men with highly masculine faces were judged more likely to get into physical fights, challenge their bosses, sleep with many women, cheat on their partners and knowingly hit on someone else’s […]

Heavy metal ‘a comfort for the bright child The results of a study of more than 1,000 of the brightest five per cent of young people will come as relief to parents whose offspring, usually long-haired, are devotees of Iron Maiden, AC/DC and their musical descendants. Researchers found that, far from being a sign of […]

A few more of my 360 reviews and previews have popped up online: Def Jam: IconBrian Lara CricketSuperman ReturnsBattlestations: MidwayShivering Isles (preview)

The delightfully simple Paperboy (available on Live Arcade since 14/02/07) has reminded me that there simply aren’t enough pacifist games, still less non-competitive ones. Being a conscientious objector myself, I would never handle a firearm (I’ve always turned down trips that promised this as a feature), I don’t believe in glorying in violence and I […]

Sad to say, but the reported ‘lost at sea’ status of Battlestations: Midway sometime after its announcement in 2004 wasn’t greeted with the usual sorrow and rending of hair, but more with the irritated ‘tch’ noises people make when the cat’s pissed on your second-favourite rug. Considering the lukewarm emotion attached to it, the game’s […]

Just got a message from my newly ex-flatmate Jamie, saying that we’ve got away with moving out and that, having checked the inventory, they’re going to refund our deposits! It’s amazing what you can do to massive scrapes all over the plasterwork with a free tube of poster paint… apparently the flat flooded from the […]