• Welcome to the gamer’s den

    For many gamers, it’s important to have a space to settle down and get comfortable before diving headfirst into a video game. Ryland Bird has just that space.

  • Social games for social good

    On Nov. 2, two fundraisers for children’s charities will happen with very different types of activities at their centres: Lee-Ann’s 5th Annual Pool Tournament to benefit Snowflake Place children’s advocacy centre and the Extra-Life Charity Marathon (a worldwide gaming marathon fundraiser for local children’s charities), in which Ctrl V Virtual Reality (VR) will take part.

  • Arts briefs

    Real Love Halloween // Mystery Slunt Theatre 3000 // Gimme Some Truth: Freedom Road Full Gestures // Jordan Stranger at aceartinc // Apps and more!

  • Analog art’s not dead?

    With the increase in quality and affordability of digital media, many people working in film and music have pivoted away from physical media, opting to photograph or record digitally and to release through online streaming services. But analog art isn’t dead yet. 

  • Rewriting the code

    Recent allegations of harassment and abuse in the gaming industry raise questions about how this reflects on Winnipeg’s local gaming industry and culture.

  • Automation gets checked out

    Some retail stores are fulfilling requests from patrons that demand an easier shopping experience.

  • Mining the craft

    Major Canadian software developer Ubisoft, the company behind hits like the Assassin’s Creed franchise, recently opened an office in Winnipeg. 

  • The fight for safety under censorship

    Since its advent, the internet has been a key resource for keeping sex workers safe, a venue for hearing their opinions on policy and a tool for making money.

  • Crypto-currencies: Cryptic or Critical?

    Winnipeg’s crypto-community covets a currency, and Bitcoin Teller Machines (BTMs) are popping up around the city.

  • Video games are also art

    Video games are a big deal to Canadians, but why should players pause to take in the artistic elements?

  • Hitting puberty in the advent of instant messaging

    Instant Messaging (IMing) is a popular, inexpensive way to keep in touch with friends. But it wasn’t so long ago that online communication was exciting and new, leaving lasting impressions on those who engaged with it.

  • Building a brand online

    Through trial and error, local brands learn how to engage an online audience without being annoying.

  • Gimli model festival

    August 12 to 14: Flying high, but small

  • Old computers, new life

    Computer Refurb Festival offers deals and information

  • In with the new

    Technology is changing the university


    August 13th-16 2015 Various venues downtown Advanced full festival passes are $75, outdoor concerts at the Cube are free

  • Up All Night: Insomnia and the internet

    I’ve always had mixed feelings about The Uniter’s regular Up All Night column. On one hand, I like reading about the after-dark Winnipeg experience. But as a lifelong insomniac, the words “up all night” rarely hold positive connotations. When you have a sleep disorder, being up all night isn’t a choice you make, it’s just a thing that happens.

  • Gamification

    Have you ever wondered, “what if life were more like a video game?"

  • It takes two to Scissr

    Anyone who says dating is easy and stress-free is lying to you. If it was a walk in the park, most dating and hookup apps wouldn’t exist.

  • Hacking is the best medicine

    The concept of “hacking” might not seem to have anything to do with getting a broken arm casted or blood transfused. But that assumption’s been mightily challenged as of late in the form of Hacking Health meet-ups, events that combine frontline healthcare professionals with designers and engineers to create technology-based solutions to pressing needs in doctor’s offices and emergency rooms. The event, which started in Montreal in 2012 and has made a dozen stops in other cities, has now finally arrived on the banks of Winnipeg.

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