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[26 Sep 2013 | Comments Off on Is the Miiverse an Anti-Social Network? | ]

Nintendo’s Miiverse has been up and running since the launch of the WiiU last holiday season and has integrated social activity within games to new levels. Players can now post comments, including screenshots and artwork at the press of a button while playing any game or application.  With adults, teenagers, and young children all interacting it is worth asking how users are coping with the vague policies contained in the code of conduct.“In order to keep Miiverse a fun place for everyone, we ask that you be considerate to other …

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[25 Sep 2013 | Comments Off on Today’s links: September 25, 2013 | ]

They’re back! Jeff Daniels Tweets this picture from the set. Also: get a sneak peek of Canada’s new Olympic jerseys, the NBA All-Star game is coming to Toronto, the fight against zombies continues and we have a beat-down from this week’s Monday Night RAW. See below for all that and more.

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[23 Sep 2013 | Comments Off on Ignite Newsmagazine Issue 3 (Sept. 23, 2013) | ]

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[19 Sep 2013 | Comments Off on DINING: Karma ChaMEALeon Food Truck | ]

Are you a vegetarian or a vegan ? Have you ever been able to look at a menu with the freedom to choose any item?
Hamilton’s Karma ChaMEALeon is a food truck giving you a host of choices.
Cindy and Chase Thomson own the bright green, eco-friendly truck that leaves no carbon footprint on the environment. (In order to combat carbon emissions, the couple purchases carbon offsets to give back to the environment. And all the materials they use are compostable .)
An appreciation of nature and the environment, coupled with Cindy’s 25-year-long …

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[19 Sep 2013 | Comments Off on Supercrawl 2013 involves the neighbourhood | ]

For its fifth incarnation, Supercrawl aimed to be the biggest and best arts and music festival southern Ontario has to offer. This year’s event welcomed over 100 000 people into the James Street North community over two days of street art, local vendors, art installations, food trucks, buskers, and musicians.
Bands like Passion Pit and Yo La Tengo drew a massive crowd by King William Street while METZ and Chelsea Light Moving played the stage at Colbourne and James. Just down the road, Christ’s Church Cathedral openly participates in James Street events …

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[19 Sep 2013 | Comments Off on Trixx: not for kids? | ]

Trixx (best known for his comedic antics on Much Music’s Video on Trial) pulled double duty Wednesday at Mohawk College’s Arnie pub. “I just hope these guys don’t get too mad that I’m going to be interrupting their study time!” said Trixx a few minutes before going onstage.
Crowds of students  swarmed into the pub, carrying food and books alike, knowing full well that they might not make it back to class. Trixx began by talking about past venues he has played, and criticising anyone who worked for Rogers. “Alright let’s …

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[19 Sep 2013 | Comments Off on Album review: Nothing Was the Same | ]

Lucky for us, one of the most anticipated albums of the year leaked this past Sunday.
Drake’s newest album Nothing Was The Same was set to be released on September 24th, but fans got a chance to listen right away.
The intense storytelling of Drake’s last album Take Care elevated his superstar status in the rap game. Once again, Drake brings that same intense vulnerability to his new album.
That said, it seems  Drake has really grown since the last album and his confidence throughout the 15-track album is undeniable.
“Tuscan Leather” sets the tone …

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[18 Sep 2013 | Comments Off on Concert Review: Down With Webster | ]

The sun set on Echo Beach in Toronto last Saturday, but the stage lights shone as the band Down With Webster took the stage. They opened the show with their hit song She’s Dope, sending a surge of  energy through the audience. There wasn’t a single person throughout the entire show who wasn’t singing and dancing along to the contagious music.
Coca Cola sponsored the free concert event as one last summer blow out. Concert-goers were able to get free gifts such as an airbrushed t-shirt, cans of soda and red glow sticks …

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[18 Sep 2013 | Comments Off on Supercrawl: Flux | ]

Hamilton has become so much more than a steel city. After a few years of having this event on James Street North, Super Crawl has become an established destination on the yearly arts calendar. Last year alone an estimated 70,000 people attended this event for the whole weekend. This festival displays a huge range of creative arts like music bands, dancing and art. It’s very big on showcasing local talents and artists who can just be students trying to start from scratch.
Three girls, Olivia Rozma, Jennifer Shamo and Alicia Giansante, …

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[17 Sep 2013 | Comments Off on LIVE: Hamilton City Council debates changes to rental housing | ]