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Sunbeam Sound Machine announces CMJ fundraiser show and Pozible campaign


Photo Credit: Lochlan Funston

Founded by Melbourne musician, Nick Sowerby, Sunbeam Sound Machine, now a full-fledged five piece band, and in the light of their musical successes, have been invited to play in front of a world-wide audience at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York City. To raise some funds to fly over to the States, the band will be holding a CMJ Fundraiser Show at The Shadow Electric in Melbourne on Friday October 2nd with a few other local bands like Good Morning, Ciggie Witch, Romeo Moon and Sporting.

Photo Gallery: Oz Comic Con Brisbane - Convention & Exhibition Centre (19th and 20th September 2015)

Krista Melsom headed along to the Oz Comic-Con in Brisbane and brings us back these photos from the weekend. Check out all the action here and then look out for Oz Comic-Con when it comes to Sydney this weekend!

Arts Review: Video Games Live – Enmore Theatre (30.07.15)

Speak to any video gamer and you’ll find that within the hours of gameplay exists incredibly fond memories- of characters they have bonded with, of excruciatingly difficult levels, of the memorable music that has accompanied them on their journeys across distant lands and into boss battles. Even if they are themselves unaware of presence, play them a little sample and they’ll likely be able to immediately tell you the part of the game in which it played. It is in celebration of these beloved musical memories of video gaming that the concert series Video Games Live exists, and what a celebration!

6 tips to quickly building a competitive Hearthstone deck

Hearthstone is technically a free-to-play game but it can be a pretty tough grind when you get started. It can be tempting and far too easy to splurge a bunch of cash on card packets, chasing the legendary cards needed to give your deck the edge over the competition. Here we have 7 tips to help you avoid wasting your hard earned cash and still build some decks that will allow you to compete against the best.

VideAU Games Review: Tales from the Borderlands - Episode 3: Catch a Ride (PC, 2015)

The newest episode of Telltale’s Tales from the Borderlands might be it’s funniest one yet. “Catch a Ride” picks up moments after the conclusion of Episode 2 and sees Rhys and Fiona’s long con becoming more and more perilous with every new hostile encounter, while adding something entirely new to the Borderlands universe - genuine beauty.

VideAU Games Review: The Elder Scrolls Online - Tamriel Unlimited (PS4, 2015)

It’s been a year since Bethesda released the PC version of their massively multiplayer online role-player The Elder Scrolls Online. After promising a console version was forthcoming, and then suffering a number of delays, The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited has finally arrived on current-gen consoles. It’s often pretty hard to gauge the success of an MMO when the servers only came online very recently but, by the Nine, we’re going to give it our best shot anyway.

VideAU Games Review: Splatoon (Wii U, 2015)

Nintendo are taking a bit of a different tack with Splatoon. The venerable video game publisher’s first new IP since Pikmin and Animal Crossing debuted back in 2001, Splatoon sees Nintendo create the sort of game no-one ever expected to see from them - a multiplayer shooter.

E3 2015: The ten most surprising announcements from E3 2015

This year’s E3 Expo was one of the most impactful and exciting in years, managing to surprise even the most jaded, cynical gaming enthusiasts with it’s many announcements and trailers. Now that the expo has drawn to a close for another year, we thought we’d round up the ten announcements, demos and trailers that took us most by surprise.

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E3 2015: Heroes of the Storm's Eternal Conflict event gets new trailer

Blizzard's hero-brawler Heroes of the Storm is set to kick off its months-long Eternal Conflict event that will add new maps and characters from the Diablo franchise. The new trailer debuted at the PC Gaming Show brief at E3 yesterday.

VideAU Games Review: Code Name S.T.E.A.M. (3DS, 2015)

When I heard I was to review the latest game from Intelligent Systems, I got pretty excited. I’m a fan of Intelligent’s previous work, the excellent Advance Wars and Fire Emblem games in particular, and I imagined that Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. would continue the developer’s history of smart design. Sadly, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. has some serious problems that keep it from being truly memorable.

E3 2015: Pillar of Eternity getting first expansion, The White March - Part1

Popular throwback RPG Pillars of Eternity is getting its first expansion, The White March - Part 1. The expansion is coming soon and was announced during yesterday's PC Gaming Show at E3.

VideAU Games News Byte: Arkham Knight's top-end collector's edition cancelled a week ahead of launch. Sorry, Bat-fans.

Retailers across the nation are issuing refunds and apologies to customers who pre-ordered the Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile Collector's Edition. That edition of the game has, sadly, been cancelled due to ... well, it's not clear what happened but the official statement on the matter makes it sound like there may have been a defect in the Batmobile mold.

E3 2015: Planet Coaster coming to PC in 2016

Frontier Developments, known for games like Zoo Tycoon and the great RollerCoaster Tycoon series have announced a return to the theme park builder genre with Planet Coaster, set to arrive on PC in 2016.

E3 2015: Gears of War: Ultimate Edition bound for PC

The Coalition's Gears of War: Ultimate Edition HD remaster is also coming to PC, according studio head Rod Fergusson. The announcement came from the PC Gaming Show at E3 yesterday.