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Virtual Jihad

Right now, 1.2 billion people in our world practice open defecation. Furthermore, nearly 200,000 political prisoners inhabit North Korean’s brutal prison camps and approximately 50,000 Iraqi refugees have been forced into prostitution- many of whom are girls as young as 11, 12. For the rest of us, these particular global inequities are not so disconcerting. Out of sight, out of mind, so to speak. However, for Iraqi born New York artist Wafaa Bilal, such escapes from awareness is not possible. That his feet are in two worlds – of both comfort and conflict – is brilliantly illustrated through his art, an art of activism.

Full Circle

The Halo series published by corporate giant Microsoft is one of the most successful franchises in entertainment history. Case in point, Halo: Reach, made over $200…

Fighting The Lie

It’s been three years since the death of your daughter. Where are you? You’re sitting in a quaint little bistro in Malta, enjoying a latte, trying…

War As Addiction

From where we left off, a Russian Ultranationalist party led by Imran Zakhaev teamed up with a Middle Eastern rebel faction led by Khaled Al-Asad. Together…

Into The Mad House

With the success of the recent Batman movies, a new game based on The Dark Knight was inevitable. Batman: Arkham Asylum plays to caped crusaders’ strengths…

Rock Out!

The first Guitar Hero, released in late 2005, came with a toy guitar and allowed players to jam along to their favourite rock songs. Fast forward…

In the Shadows

The Capital Building is under attack, the Vice President is dead, and the United States is being plunged into civil war. Where are you? Out on…

Explosive Puzzler

When you hear that Steven Spielberg has designed a video game, you expect either a cheesy Indiana Jones movie tie-in, or that long-awaited Schindler’s List game…