Archive for February, 2008

Coming Soon: The Bank Job

February 29th, 2008

The story of one of the greatest heists of all time.

I love a good heist movie, and this one looks like it has some fun conspiracy theory stuff added on over the top of it all.


2007 Game in Review

February 28th, 2008

For some reason, I played quite a few computer games in 2007.

Aftering buying a Wii in 2006, I got an XBox360 and PS3 to go along with it. And a few games as well.

Over the next few months I’ll do a series of game reviews (and there’s likely to be a fair gap before the last few, as I haven’t finished them yet…). I’m looking at games released in Australia in 2007. I’ll also review things that come out in 2008 as I play them.

Once I’ve covered them all, then I’ll announce gaming’s most prestigious prize: The Exasperated Calculator Game of the Year.

The shortlist (aka ‘Games I played’) for 2007 includes:

  • Bioshock (Xbox 360)

  • Mass Effect (Xbox 360)

  • Portal (Xbox 360)

  • Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)

  • Uncharted (PS3)

  • World in Conflict (PC)

I’ll try and review all of these by the end of 2008.


Coming Soon: Superhero Movie

February 28th, 2008

The latest take-off from the makers of Scary Movie and The Naked Gun.

If you have any thought that it’s possible for these people to be funny, watch the trailer. It’s one of the most horrible things I have ever seen.


The most distracting table ever

February 28th, 2008

A table with built in marble runs.

Please buy me one of these, work. I promise I won’t be completely distracted by shiny marbles all day long.


Cultural differences

February 28th, 2008

How different cultures around the world count money.

Someone once demonstrated that differences in the way people rolled cigarettes were driven by tax policy. It’s probably the same here.


Innovation in teaching

February 28th, 2008

Using lies to engage students

I think this is a good idea. But maybe I’m lying…