2013 was not the greatest year for high budget, ‘Triple-A’ games. Many of the year’s biggest releases felt tied down by their own ‘gameiness’. That is, there were plenty of big games aiming to do something intelligent, but which also felt the pressure to include arbitrary challenges simply for the sake of including them.
All this talk of abortion lately makes me want to say something, and it’s this. Two years ago, I had an abortion. It wasn’t a tragic event in my life. The procedure didn’t leave me damaged or depressed. I feel no regret or shame.
I2013 has seen quite a number of notable collections and anthologies released in this country, although, rather predictably, the more general considerations of Australian poetry this year were overshadowed by those notorious plagiarists.
The Australian artist Linda Dement has been making multimedia art since the 1980s, back when a Photoshop was a place where you got your film developed and ‘cyberspace’ was an obscure science-fiction term used by a nerdy American writer.
‘We have to stop learning French and start learning Mandarin’. Which politician said that?
The answer is: all of them, in the last ten or fifteen years.