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Games review roundup: LittleBigPlanet 2; Mass Effect 2; Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective; Ilomilo, Games

Games review roundup: LittleBigPlanet 2; Mass Effect 2; Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective; Ilomilo

A weekly roundup of our bite-size games reviews, this week featuring a world of imagination in LittleBigPlanet 2; universe ending action from Mass Effect 2; supernatural sleuthing in Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective and a walk in the park with Ilomilo.

By | Games, Notebook | Monday, 24 January 2011 at 10:01 am

First Listen: Esben and the Witch, ‘Violet Cries’, Arts

First Listen: Esben and the Witch, ‘Violet Cries’

Stream UK trio Esben and the Witch’s debut album ‘Violet Cries’.

By | Arts | Monday, 24 January 2011 at 6:00 am

When Francesca met Svetlana, and broke a record at the Australian Open, Sport

When Francesca met Svetlana, and broke a record at the Australian Open

The fourth round match-up between Francesca Schiavone and Svetlana Kuznetsova on Sunday afternoon at the Australian Open was not on many people’s lists as a must-watch-event.

By | Sport | Monday, 24 January 2011 at 1:00 am

“A Python Getting Out of a Box”, Eagle Eye

“A Python Getting Out of a Box”

Nothing new in Tony Blair’s appearance at the Chilcot inquiry on Friday, but three additions to The Dictionary of Iraq War Quotations. All of them first picked up by Paul Waugh, proving that his journalistic sharpness has not been blunted by his move to Politics Home.
For those of my colleagues in the London-Based Liberal Media [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 23 January 2011 at 10:39 pm

Haggis to save the USA?, Eagle Eye

Haggis to save the USA?

Number 491 in the never-ending series of Questions to Which the Answer is No is asked by Rumbold at Pickled Politics.
Thanks to Matthew.

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 23 January 2011 at 7:44 pm

Top Secret Satire, Eagle Eye

Top Secret Satire

High quality satire from the Mail on Sunday today. Simon Walters reports that a former Cabinet Secretary who served under Tony Blair,* “speaking on condition of anonymity”, said it was “unfair” to keep the Blair-Bush memos secret.
I have tried to explain the constitutional principle of confidentiality as it applies to communications between the British prime minister [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 23 January 2011 at 3:55 pm

A Biased Question, Eagle Eye

A Biased Question

The BBC series The Big Questions is re-asking number 180 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No tomorrow:
Should Tony Blair stand trial for war crimes?
Another step down the slope. In the past I have objected to studio guests on the BBC casually misusing such language to mean “I disagree with the [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 22 January 2011 at 8:14 pm

Prone to Error, Eagle Eye

Prone to Error

I am not alone in seeking to correct errors in the antiwar reporting of the Iraq Inquiry. My excellent colleague Guy Keleny makes an important point in his Errors & Omissions column today:
A leading article on Wednesday, commenting on the Chilcot inquiry, spoke of Tony Blair’s “supine stance before a US president intent on invasion”. [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 22 January 2011 at 4:53 pm

The Postbuttal Service, Eagle Eye

The Postbuttal Service

It looks as if my prebuttal on Thursday anticipated most of the nonsense in the biased media coverage of Tony Blair’s appearance at the Iraq Inquiry. This was made easier by the absence of anything new of substance in either the questions or his answers.
I have already taken issue, rather unnecessarily, with my colleague Ben [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 22 January 2011 at 4:41 pm

IPC World Athletics Championships: Ready for the start line, Sport

IPC World Athletics Championships: Ready for the start line

The opening ceremony has now finished, the Championships have begun.
We landed in Christchurch on Tuesday afternoon, setting off in pouring rain and landing in pouring rain. I thought we’d escaped that! Approximately 15 earthquakes later (only two of which I felt, having slept through the bigger one at 5.1 on the scale) here we are, [...]

By | Sport | Saturday, 22 January 2011 at 4:29 pm

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