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Portal 2

Portal 2 Valve

The Orange Box from 2007 was a standout release in next-gen gaming. A bargain compilation disc of multiple games, in addition to the highly anticipated Half Life 2, it included a curious new game entitled Portal.

Sunday, 8 May, 2011, 12:00am

Take a playful look at creative art

Play involves more than trying to get a high score on a computer game, according to organisers of Microwave International Media Art Festival 2005.

The event's theme is Culture As Play. It includes a media art exhibition, video screenings and a conference that challenges conventional perceptions of play and games.

9 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Latest edition doomed to succeed

It is 4am and all is not well. There is work in the morning but it is like I am stuck in a familiar nightmare. It may have made sense initially, may have followed some story line but now that is not an issue. It is raw, random violence and I'm trapped. Trying to escape, I grab my chainsaw and get back to the carnage.

12 Apr 2005 - 12:00am

What's On


Be a Gentleman of No Desire, a Cantonese play about the plight of civil servants, is the latest offering from Pants Production.

It will be staged at the Cultural Activities Hall of Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre from tomorrow to September 25 at 8pm with weekend matinees at 3pm.

16 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Scary game unlocks gates to hell

Product: Doom 3 Price: $280 Pros: Stunning graphics and potentially nightmare-inducing scenes Cons: Limited multi-player options

The Doom series of interactive computer games has had a long history that has helped spawn a large and loyal fan base worldwide.

6 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Running gamut of mood, atmosphere and violence

Not much has changed at the basic level of computer games: you have violence and non-violence and that is about it.

When you think about it, I suppose that could be said about most forms of entertainment.

The games of violence will probably always outnumber those that are not and some of the non- violent games are quite silly in their attempts to avoid blood.

5 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Quake makes waves

Quake for PC CD-ROMs Game fans have been waiting for Quake with baited breath and it certainly lives up to their expectations.

Its designer, John Romero, has come up with a plausible plot for his masterpiece and there's some great shoot-'em-up action.

27 Oct 1996 - 12:00am

Further doom

IN response to the Christmas handout given by the banks to the property sector, I wonder if Mr Rodney Miles, Chairman of the Retail Management Association, was representing the retailers or the property sector when he commented that the rate cut was too low and too late.

28 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Sex, geeks and video games

WOMEN often ask why men spend so much of their waking hours talking about sex. Well, the reason is actually quite simple. We talk about sex to draw attention away from what we're really thinking about: computer games.

10 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Hacked to death

I REFER to your article 'Terminal Terminators' (Sunday Morning Post, September 18), about how youngsters' obsession with violent computer games is causing great concern.

9 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Terminal terminators

ADRENALIN knits the chubby forehead into a furrow of concentration as the child edges down a grey corridor. Lips tightly pursed, temple throbbing, a short forefinger strokes the trigger as he prepares to unleash a hail of bullets at any movement in the gloom ahead.

18 Sep 1994 - 12:00am

'Gory' game gives cause for concern

A NEW computer game widely available in Hong Kong stores is prompting fresh calls for a change in the laws governing violent forms of entertainment.

Doom, a particularly violent game from Texan company id Software, is the follow up to last year's highly successful and gory Wolfenstein 3D. And, like Wolfenstein, it is certain to prove popular among younger players.

22 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Push-button car theft sparks alarm

IT IS enough to strike fear in any car owner - and a small, hi-tech electronic device which is turning the theft of luxury cars into child's play is doing exactly that.

At the press of a button the device, known as a ''grabber'', not only opens car locks but can also knock out some of the world's most sophisticated alarm systems in less than a minute.

12 Sep 1993 - 12:00am