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Try some cheap, amazing indie games

5th June 2012

Harley Grant When it comes to gaming, I am the biggest cheapskate. I buy almost all of my games pre-owned from Gamestation or eBay, because I can seldom justify the new release price. So, when asked to write about my favourite games, I was more than happy to share my bargainous finds – but I ...


Travel around Europe on the cheap

4th June 2012

Olivia Vitazkova If you’re still not sure about what to do this summer, gasping for a holiday or just want to get away from wall to wall Queen-o-lympics there’s no better way to do it than by stepping across the border and exploring foreign lands. Here’s a little secret for you – you don’t need ...


Go to the Edinburgh Film Festival (20th June – 1st July)

3rd June 2012

Sean Greenhorn The 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival kicks off on the 20th June 2012 and runs until the 1st July, bringing cinema from all over the world to the capital. New artistic director Chris Fujiwara has constructed a programme of 121 new feature films from 52 countries, with 19 world premieres and 76 UK ...


TV that’s almost as good as the Wire

2nd June 2012

Sean Anderson Oliver Milne Yesterday, Dasha suggested cycling day trips. That’s just a little bit on the active side for Oliver and Sean, who would prefer to shut the curtains and stare at a small window of artificial light all day. You’ve probably had the Wire recommended to you by umpteen friends. If you ...


Five cycling day trips

1st June 2012

Dasha Miller Stuck in the sweaty, sticky city? Escape via bike. The National Cycle Network has some of the most scenic, traffic-free cycle routes through the Scottish countryside. The cycle paths largely follow train lines and other public transport routes making it easier to quit if you find yourself tired, lost, or with a broken ...


30 days of summer

1st June 2012

Sean Anderson So you’ve finished your exams, or dropped out and didn’t do them, or whatever. Let’s get down to business and enjoy the summer. We’re going to publish one article a day, each day for the whole month of June, offering recommendations on how to make the most of it. Day 1: Five cycling ...


Robert Trivers: the great scientist of the 20th century you’ve probably never heard of

16th May 2012

Michał Czaplinski Even in the academic environment, which is unusually accepting of mavericks and eccentrics, Robert Trivers stands out. Unsurprisingly, he would tick off most boxes on your “successful scientist” list: he taught himself calculus at 13, graduated from Harvard and was accepted for a PhD in Biology despite no formal training in the subject. ...


Learning for learning’s sake: are arts and humanities degrees a waste of time?

13th May 2012

Shona McCombes In the context of rising tuition fees and uncertain economic futures, the data is unsurprising: according to newly-released UCAS statistics, university applications are down by 8.7%, and it’s not the sciences or vocational subjects that prospective students have decided are not worth the debt. To spend three or four years studying the ...


Rayman 3 HD

12th May 2012

Joseph Trotter Platform: Xbox Live Arcade, Playstation Network | PEGI: 7+ | Release: Now | Developer: Ubisoft | Publisher: Ubisoft Everyone wants to look prettier; it’s a natural part of human character. This becomes more of a priority as one gets older – bits start to sag which once held their own, and ...


The Walking Dead: Episode 1 – A New Day

12th May 2012

Joseph Trotter Platform: Xbox Live Arcade, Playstation Network, PC | PEGI: 18+ | Release: Now | Developer: Telltale Games | Publisher: Telltale Games The Walking Dead franchise has been one of the multi-media runaway success stories of this millennium. First conceived as a gruesome black-and-white monthly comic book series in 2004 by Robert ...