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Games review roundup: Dragon Age 2; Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together; Hard Corps: Uprising; Popcap Hits! Vol. 2, Games

Games review roundup: Dragon Age 2; Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together; Hard Corps: Uprising; Popcap Hits! Vol. 2

A weekly roundup of our bite-size games reviews, this week featuring swords and sorcery aplenty in Dragon Age 2; tactical warfare from Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together; good old side-scrolling shooting in Hard Corps: Uprising and a second compilation of download classics via Popcap Hits! Vol. 2.

By | Games, Notebook | Monday, 14 March 2011 at 8:45 am

Online House Hunter: Taxing issues, Property

Online House Hunter: Taxing issues

Take a few steps to check on council tax charges and you could save yourself a substantial sum when decided precisely where you want to live. Our Online House Hunter explains.

By | Property | Monday, 14 March 2011 at 7:00 am

Fighting out of the Fringes: the nature of feedback., Arts

Fighting out of the Fringes: the nature of feedback.

To develop we need feedback.
This is largely true of, well, most things.  We put something out into the world: an idea; a thought; a carefully crafted piece of this or that and we wait to see what people think of it.  Sometimes feedback comes back unsolicited and sometimes we ask for it.  Sometimes it’s positive, [...]

By | Arts | Sunday, 13 March 2011 at 8:57 pm

Clegg Rage, Eagle Eye

Clegg Rage

One line from Andrew Grice’s analysis yesterday of the Liberal Democrat leader’s predicament struck me:
Mr Clegg is frustrated that he gets a kicking from both The Guardian and the Daily Mail. The former reflects the anger on the left that he hopped into bed with the Conservatives. The right-wing press would – [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 13 March 2011 at 11:32 am

Cricket World Cup: Windies or bust…, Sport

Cricket World Cup: Windies or bust…

It is simply not possible for England to produce a convincing ODI performance at present. Defeated at the hands of Bangladesh yesterday, frustration will be growing amongst players, coaching staff and fans as a lack of conviction once again proved their downfall.
Even with a crystal ball you could not predict which England team would elect to [...]

By | Sport | Saturday, 12 March 2011 at 7:43 pm

No to AV takes lead in referendum campaign, Eagle Eye

No to AV takes lead in referendum campaign

The No vote has overtaken Yes for the first time in a poll asking the official referendum question on changing the voting system, reports a new ComRes poll for The Independent on Sunday and Sunday Mirror tomorrow.
At present, the UK uses the “first past the post” system to elect MPs to the House of Commons. [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 12 March 2011 at 7:38 pm

Conversional Wisdom, Eagle Eye

Conversional Wisdom

I missed this from Alastair Campbell on Monday, which sums up the “Col Gaddafi is Tony Blair’s Fault” idiocy better than any other:
A lot of this is about our media, which moves so easily from one conventional wisdom – ‘Gaddafi is changing’ – to another – ‘It was so obvious he was never changing at [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 12 March 2011 at 1:00 pm

Warning: this item contains high-strength grammar, Eagle Eye

Warning: this item contains high-strength grammar

And a badly painted door (right). It is about compound adjectives, the hypenating or non-hyphenating thereof. The priceless Guy Keleny, proving that he is a prince among pedants:
“The former Liberal Democrat leader, Sir Menzies Campbell, said: ‘This mission was ill-conceived, poorly-planned and embarrassingly-executed.’” That is from Tuesday’s report of William Hague’s Commons statement about the [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 12 March 2011 at 11:50 am

Poll alert, Eagle Eye

Poll alert

We have a ComRes opinion poll for The Independent on Sunday and Sunday Mirror tomorrow.
It will be interesting to see whether it supports Thursday’s YouGov poll, which gave Labour an 11-point lead, its largest since the “election that never was” in September 2007.
We have also repeated our Alternative Vote referendum question, as will be asked [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 12 March 2011 at 11:29 am

Top of the posts, Notebook

Top of the posts

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By | Notebook | Friday, 11 March 2011 at 3:45 pm

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