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RAGE review: outRAGEous shooter hits target

13th October 2011

Joseph Trotter It’s fair to say that RAGE has quite the pedigree to live up to. Developed by id software (Doom) and published by Bethesda (Elder Scrolls series), and featuring the début of the new ‘id Tech 5’ engine, there has been a lot of expectation placed upon the post-apocalyptic first-person shooter. Thanks ...


Fifa 12 review: it dazzles but does it delight?

13th October 2011

Joseph Trotter A new season, a new FIFA. As the follow up to what many deem to be not only the best FIFA ever but probably the best football game to date, FIFA 12 has a lot to live up to. Whilst the new incarnation has the usual spoils of a yearly update; ...


Views: Liam Fox’s Glasgow past

12th October 2011

Henry Bell Beloved Glasgow alumnus Dr Liam Fox has launched an inquiry into himself and will present his findings to the PM. It will most probably focus on why his friend and former flatmate came with him to meetings with the Sri Lankan President and Defence Secretary, what he was doing posing as an advisor ...


Palestine

23rd September 2011

Aimee Pratt The Berlin Wall fell in 1989. The sound of its crumbling cement crushing against the pavement was met with cries of joy from the crowd below. As soon as possible, people watching, climbed over the decaying bricks and greeted those on the other side with hugs and kisses. While the rest of the ...


Hive demolition: a great opportunity

13th September 2011

Chris Miller Unless you happen to be one of our 4000-odd freshers not yet up to speed with university goings-on (likely), or perhaps on Mars for the last week or so, then it is highly probable that you will have heard of the university’s controversial proposal to flatten Glasgow University Union’s 1960s extension which houses ...


I’m the new serif in this town

13th September 2011

Sean Anderson Good typography is mostly the result of things nobody but you and me care about. For instance, ink traps are gaps in certain fonts that allow ink to spread out on paper and maintain clean edges. When used at small sizes and usually on newsprint, detail would be lost without them. With this ...


A divisive yet useful occupation

13th September 2011

Lindis Kipp Part of the Hetherington Retrospective feature. The Free Hetherington Occupation divided the student community like little else I have witnessed in my five years as a student here. While there were two very defined sides – those for and those against the occupation – there was also a large group of ...


‘It woz the Occupation wot did it‘ doesn’t quite hold true

13th September 2011

Oliver Milne Part of the Hetherington Retrospective feature. The occupation of 13 University Gardens dubbed the “Free Hetherington” ended on the 31st August after securing a number of concessions from University Management. They promptly declared victory, and caught in a flurry of camera shutters they were propelled into the national press as the ...


Why Protest? Why Not?

13th September 2011

Thomas Coles Part of the Hetherington Retrospective feature. The occupation was not an isolated event, it tied itself into a huge series of ongoing debates about the people we are, the society we live in, and world politics. While the occupation took place revolutions occurred in the Middle East, Murdoch was disgraced, riots ...


Doon the Watter

13th September 2011

by Tommy Gore It’s quite often the case that only when something is under threat that people sit up, take notice, and do something about it. I’d always meant to go on a cruise on the Waverley, being a good way of combining two of my favourite things, boats and the west coast of Scotland. ...