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Bored? Games!

With today’s limitless choices in entertainment, from PC to console to mobile, we can easily get caught up in our digital experiences, lost in menus and virtual lobbies, sending invites…

Will to game: Card games for a crowd

Party season is here, and that means throngs of people standing awkwardly around a bowl of punch, or trying to keep their drink steady as they wiggle to Katy Perry…

Looking back on Silk Road

On Oct. 1, FBI agents arrested Ross William Ulbricht at a public library in San Francisco. In a pair of unsealed court documents, police allege that Ulbricht is the man…

Fresh from above

The announcement by Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos that his company is in the planning stages of “Prime Air” drone delivery has set off a broad debate. Many are vocally…

MetaLab’s Andrew Wilkinson spends time with the Martlet

Andrew Wilkinson sits on a grey sofa in his company’s lounge, waiting for me to take his second portrait of the day. The first portrait, a standing one, did not…

Writing workshops start early with Story Studio

Victoria’s Story Studio Writing Society is a registered charity that aims to help young people through the creative-writing process. Backed by book-lovers and a growing pool of dedicated volunteers, they…

The will to game: Jumping in

Beta-culture has become an integral element of a large number of software products. From new combined services like Google+ and Minecraft, developers are releasing early, usually to test the waters…

Party games

There ain’t no party like a Mario party. At least, that’s what we used to say in the ’90s. Now it’s 2013, and although we may still break out the…

VicPD launches crime app

Want to fight crime using high-tech gadgets? Put away the cape and pull out your smartphone. The Victoria Police Department, working with Sunnyvale, Calif., startup MobilePD, has released Canada’s first…