Monthly Archives: February 2010

Bandit

Ever looked at what your peers have accomplished in a short space of time   and felt a little sloth-like? That’s how I felt just last Monday when I interviewed two of the creators of DCU Game Soc’s very own game, “Bandit”; Mike Clarke and Tom Cashman. Within three months they, along with the 7 other creators, (Shane O Farrell, Tomas Butler, Tony Murphy, Tom Walshe, Keith Cummins, Kieran Bridges and William Hanks) have developed an entire PC game which looks to provide anyone and everyone with hours of entertainment.
Built upon universal themes of conflict and difficult decisions it provides food for thought as well as humour in the dialogue; which is distinctively Irish, hilariously causal in parts and even produces anchorman quotes from time to time. Universal in

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Go, Inspire!

“This is how it works: You’re young until you’re not, you love until you don’t, you try until you can’t, you laugh until you cry, you cry until you laugh and everyone must breath until their dying breath. No this is how it works: You peer inside yourself, you take the things you like; then you try to love the things you took…. and then you take that love you made and stick it into some…. someone else’s heart pumping someone else’s blood.” Wise words I would love to take credit for but unfortunately I cannot…. Correction. I don’t wish I could take credit for them.
This is because in my own humble opinion there is nothing quite like feeling connected to someone you have never even met through their words, their music, their photography, their art, their film; their creation in short. When I feel truly inspired a multitide of thoughts and feelings build inside of me that I will most probably never be able to put into words. But in this article I would like to try.

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You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one

Imagine a world without imagination…really I think I could just finish the article there, but that would make for a bit of a disappointing piece wouldn’t it?
I bet imagination is a word you heard a lot when you were a child but not so much recently. And children are the prime example of the importance of imagination. Children have wonderful aura, which creates an atmosphere most people can’t help but be affected by. The reason for this is children have yet to be taught to be cynical. Their imaginations have yet to be beaten down to size by the hard truths of life. They can still imagine a world without war, poverty and pain. With the blink of an eyelid they can visualize one day having everything their heart desires, unlike everyone whose aura has shrunk bit by bit over the years. We need to spend thousands of euro on TVs, DVD players, daily newspapers and flights to far away countries with accommodation to match.  Our younger counterparts can be entertained by something as simple and economical as a cardboard box. Some would see this as something to be laughed at; I see it as something to be admired. With the colourful imagination a child possesses, they need never be bored. Continue reading

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