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Less games or better games

Less games or better games

Despite the size of the video game market - it outpaced Hollywood for the first time in 2008, then posted an estimated $57 billion in worldwide revenues in 2009 - there are only a few game companies that are actually making a regular profit, usually
Mario Enero – getting back to basics

Mario Enero – getting back to basics

"Whistler has changed. Now we want to eat the bird before we hunt it." - Mario Enero Skiing, yes. But bullfighting? I mean, c'mon, there can't be lot of Whistlerites who started out life as wannabe bullfighters. Sounds so exotic somehow.
Torch illuminates new perspective

Torch illuminates new perspective

As I watched the Olympic flame go past this week I suddenly welled up with emotions that I have not felt for a few years around this town.
Get into the Games

Get into the Games

There's a Cultural Olympiad poster available that shows pretty much all of the arts and culture events taking place in Vancouver and Whistler during the Games, but I think you need a degree in logistics to make sense of it.
An opportunity to make poetry

An opportunity to make poetry

It is Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010. It has taken a lifetime to get here. Not everyone who started this journey has made it this far. Not everyone wants to be here. But here we are. Not by default or accident, but by design.
Alta states: Carrying the flame

Alta states: Carrying the flame

Does Olympism still exist at the Games?
Climbing the ladder sitting down...

Climbing the ladder sitting down...

My name is Fraser Kennedy, the sit skier who went up Spanky's Ladder a few weeks ago. I'd like to thank Cindy for her kind and uplifting words in the letter she sent Pique (Letters to the editor, Jan. 28).
Alta states: A week at Whitecap

Alta states: A week at Whitecap

Self-propelled paradise in our own backyard
More parties involved in Intrawest furor than we’ve heard from

More parties involved in Intrawest furor than we’ve heard from

When Whistler and Blackcomb "merged" under the Intrawest banner in 1996 Blackcomb's founding president, Hugh Smythe, said of the 16-year rivalry between the two mountains: "The competition has been fun and exciting to this point, but it's a different
iPad for iPeople

iPad for iPeople

iPad: Really cool toy or game-changer, that also happens to be really cool? It's difficult to know what to make of the iPad. On one hand it really is just a big iPhone, minus the phone, camera and, depending on what model you buy, the 3G Internet.