It’s hard to give a toss about language when you’re an English speaker. Because losing your language is not something you’ll ever have to worry about; thanks to the glory days of the British Empire. English is a dominant language – the third most common in the world. It’s a source of national pride –… Read more
Would it matter if Derren Brown faked a demonstration on one of his TV shows? If a sequence, presented as a legitimate science experiment, had been edited to deliberately mislead the viewer? Surely, that goes with the territory. He’s an illusionist and his shows should be treated as entertainment – they’re not meant to be… Read more
Derren Brown’s latest Channel 4 show, Apocalypse, appears to be the product of a magician who’s bored with what he does – at least on television. His increasingly formulaic shows now involve just one real ‘trick’ – that the person selected is acting under hypnosis and unaware of their role in a TV production. If… Read more
Flogging consoles – it’s what Nintendo does best these days. They used to make truly great games – now they make great ads, they devise fantastic marketing campaigns.
Bundled in alongside Bradley Wiggins and Nicola Adams you find some more toxic elements: support for the royal family, backing for the military and acceptance of England’s role as the dominant British nation.
One-by-one they took to the stage to hammer home a simple but powerful message – mainstream gaming is dead.
You’ve heard about these bucket lists, right? The idea is, you make up a list of ‘amazing’ and ‘uplifting’ things to do before you ‘kick the bucket’. It’s all the rage these days.
It’s sad that whenever we see a video of something like this, something inspirational or extraordinary or moving, that we have become conditioned to expect it to be fake.
These were the thoughts pulsing through the synapses of Ian M Hoare’s brain. If this could be done – it would transform cooking forever. This was the dream which inspired him to create the Computer Cookbook.
The weird kids had found a friend; a goofy buddy from outer-space. He told them it was okay to be pretentious, po-faced and slightly aloof. It was alright to dabble with make-up, prance around with mime and pretend to be on drugs.