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SHIP OF FAIL: How do we right capsized institutions we thought would NEVER go under?

Crawling from the Wreckage We write a proper bug report, for starters
John Watkinson, 07 Sep 11:26

IT jargon is absolutely REAMED with sexual double-entendres

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Let’s bring it back to level pegging
Alistair Dabbs, 07 Sep 09:00

The IT kit revolution's OVER, say beancounters - but how do they know?

Worstall on Wednesday Come on, readers - fill us in
Tim Worstall, 03 Sep 09:04

Pimp my lounge and pierce my ceiling: Home theatre goes OTT

Breaking Fad Soundbars to Dolby Atmos: surround on Freeview, Netflix, Blu-ray et al
Nigel Whitfield, 02 Sep 09:32

If you think 3D printing is just firing blanks, just you wait

Something for the Weekend, Sir? Feeling sticky, punk?
Alistair Dabbs, 31 Aug 11:03

Britain's housing crisis: What are we going to do about it?

Worstall @ the Weekend Rent control: Better than bombs at destroying housing
Tim Worstall, 30 Aug 13:45

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Lucy Orr

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Having a scientist Dad, Lucy Orr grew up close to CERN and FERMILAB. Although surely exposed to high dosages of radiation, sadly her mutant talents never manifested, so she had to resort to playing MUDs, programming BASIC and reading comics. Now an expansively tattooed lecturer in digital arts and animation, she finds enough time to review games in between petting ferrets, drinking cider and listening to pop punk.
Bullfrog Productions: Dungeon Keeper 1997

Slap my Imp up: Bullfrog's Dungeon Keeper

This January EA managed to piss just about everyone off with their greedy micro transaction-fuelled Android/iOS reboot of Dungeon Keeper. How dare it sully the joyful memories of this near perfect mix of god game/RTS that kept me busy being an evil overlord back in 1997. Bullfrog Productions: Dungeon Keeper 1997 Fiendishly good …
Lucy Orr, 12 Sep 2014
SteamOS installer splash screen gets psychedelic

The agony and ecstasy of SteamOS: WHERE ARE MY GAMES?

Gamers' perception of Steam over the years has changed considerably. This digital distribution platform, which was developed by Valve, was met with derision when it launched back in 2004 – but jump forward 10 years and Steam is the coolest kid on the block. What self-respecting gamer doesn’t blow all their money on a Steam sale …
Lucy Orr, 20 Aug 2014
Atari Games: Gauntlet

Running the Gauntlet: Atari's classic ... now and then

Rumours of a new version of the Atari classic Gauntlet at E3 took me straight back to the arcade circa 1985. I remember being dwarfed as a preteen by the fearsome presence of Gauntlet’s massive cabinet. It dominated the arcade and the rest of the machines in the room with its huge screen and impressive multicoloured keypad. …
Lucy Orr, 16 Jul 2014
Valiant Hearts

Battle ready: Valiant Hearts and Company of Heroes: Western Front

Later this month we commemorate the 100th anniversary of Europe's plunge into the deadly turmoil of World War I. Valiant Hearts War stories The role of dogs in the Great War was varied – sniffing out explosives and lugging equipment are just two of their tasks that spring to mind – but I can presume they played a much …
Lucy Orr, 08 Jul 2014
Elder Scrolls online - Breton in Stormhaven

Fantastic fantasy four-way fling – and family-friendly fun

I'm 300 pages into Brandon Sanderson's Words of Radiance from The Storm Light Archive and I have decided it’s the best fantasy book I've ever read. On Sunday nights I drag my eyes from the page to watch the fourth series of Game of Thrones – I’m all about fantasy at the moment, just call me Lucy Targaryen, Mother of Ferrets. …
Lucy Orr, 06 Jun 2014
Wolfenstein: The New Order

Wolfenstein: The New Order ... BLAM-BLAM! That guard did Nazi that coming

I doubt very much when Philip K. Dick wrote The Man in the High Castle that he imagined the very same subject matter could be dealt with in such a rip-roaring, gore splattering, dual-wielding romp. The victorious Nazis are no match for Wolfenstein's B.J. Blazkowicz. Wolfenstein: The New Order Wolfenstein: The New Order – a dual …
Lucy Orr, 22 May 2014