Day: 13 June 2016

Single of the Day: The Lulu Raes “Never Leave” (2016)

June 13, 2016

The Lulu Raes blend great melody with solid pop-rock rhythm on new single “Never Leave” – a great indicator of what’s to come from the band’s forthcoming EP, All Our Parents Are Divorced. The Sydney group have been make some great moves recently and this tune, highlighted by some excellent guitar work and of course, Eddie‘s unmistakeable vocal […]

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Stumbled Upon #113 – FRAANCIS (Melbourne)

June 13, 2016

Our 113th edition of ‘Stumbled Upon’ sees us introduced to the very new, but very intriguing FRAANCIS. Recently dropping their debut single “XX” online to much the favourable response, the Melbourne duo draws influence from the likes of Jordan Rakei to J Dilla, all the while whipping up a sound that reminds us of early Flume […]

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Music Video of the Day: Hedge Fund “What You’re Hiding” (2016)

June 13, 2016

This is a tune that comes jam-packed with brooding swagger that has had us hooked. Hedge Fund have stepped up once more with new single “What You’re Hiding” in fusing some cool post-punk waves in Mislav Belobrajdic‘s guitar and William Colvin‘s strangely hypnotic vocals and songwriting, with a tight musical execution reminiscent of some darker new-wave bands coming into […]

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Kate Ceberano awarded the Order of Australia on Queen’s Birthday Honours List

June 13, 2016

She’s one of the country’s best known and beloved entertainers and this year, Kate Ceberano has been awarded another special note of recognition, the Order of Australia. Revealed as part of this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List, Ceberano is one of many esteemed individuals who have made the list. Ceberano has been officially recognised for her […]

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Emma Russack set for three east coast dates with new album In a New State

June 13, 2016

Australian audiences have recently been seeing Emma Russack on the road around the country with Alex Gow and Dan Kelly, but next month she’ll be showcasing her new album “In a New State” on her own for an short three-date tour! Having garnered a solid amount of attention on radio in the UK, not to mention within the pages of the […]

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Festival Review: Saturday at Bonnaroo 2016 – Manchester, Tennessee (11.06.16)

June 13, 2016

The clouds opened up and the lightning came down, but no force of nature was stronger than Pearl Jam Saturday night at Bonnaroo. It had been eight years since Pearl Jam last played the Manchester, TN festival, but the wait was very much worth it. The unexpected 90 minute delay due to lightning only helped drum up […]

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E3 2016: Microsoft confirms that Project Scorpio is real

June 13, 2016

Microsoft closed out their press conference at E3 this morning by ending months of speculation regarding an upgraded Xbox One console with Head of Xbox Phil Spencer calling the machine “the next step change for gamers and developers.”

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E3 2016: First look at Jason Voorhees gameplay from Friday the 13th: The Game

June 13, 2016

Being able to pilot Jason Voorhees around a virtual Camp Crystal Lake has been a long-held, deeply disturbed desire of mine. It seems Gun Media had the same thought because the trailer they just released for the game is beautiful as though pulled from my own imagination.

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E3 2016: LawBreakers begins closed alpha this weekend

June 13, 2016

Boss Key Productions is launching a closed alpha for their new shooter LawBreakers this weekend. The alpha, and a new trailer, were introduced by studio head Cliff Bleszinski during the PC Gaming Show E3 presser.

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E3 2016: Bethesda says Elder Scrolls VI is years away

June 13, 2016

Amid the furore around Skyrim receiving some HD remaster love at yesterday’s Bethesda E3 press event, the publisher has been fielding questions from a curious media about a new installment in their storied Elder Scrolls series now that Fallout 4 is out the door. Their response: Don’t hold your breath.

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E3 2016: AMD debuts new range of Radeon RX graphics cards

June 13, 2016

AMD only recently announced its new Radeon RX 480 graphics card, but have used a spot on the PC Gaming Show E3 press conference to unveil the remainder of its new RX series.

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E3 2016: Ghost Recon: Wildlands gets release date, big new trailer

June 13, 2016

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands will launch March 7, 2017. The date was announced at Ubisoft’s E3 press event this morning, before the debut of the game’s latest gameplay trailer.

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E3 2016: Microsoft unveils Xbox Play Anywhere, lets you buy and play games on Xbox One and Windows 10

June 13, 2016

Microsoft have unveiled a new initiative called Xbox Play Anywhere, a long awaited uniting of their Xbox One and Windows 10 platforms that allows games like Gears of War 4 to be purchased once and played on either platform and will track your progress and achievements across both.

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E3 2016: Forza Horizon 3 announced, will be set in Australia

June 13, 2016

It wouldn’t be a Microsoft press conference without an announcement for a Forza game. Playground Games are back with another entry in their exceedingly fun Forza Horizon series and this time the series takes its fictional driveclub to Australia.

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E3 2016: ReCore coming September 13, gets new trailer

June 13, 2016

Keiji Inafune’s new game ReCore is set to launch on September 13. The news came, along with a new trailer, during Microsoft’s E3 presser.

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E3 2016: Gears of War‘s General RAAM is coming to Killer Instinct

June 13, 2016

Confirming leaks from the last few days, Microsoft have revealed that General RAAM from Gears of War is indeed joining Killer Instinct on PC and Xbox One.

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E3 2016: The Division‘s Underground expansion detailed

June 13, 2016

This morning’s Xbox E3 press briefing saw a brief trailer from Ubisoft regarding the upcoming expansion for The Division. Called Underground, agents will delve beneath New York’s streets and tackle randomly generated missions

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E3 2016: New, lengthy trailer for Gears of War 4 released

June 13, 2016

Gears of War 4 is set to launch on Xbox One and Windows 10 at the same time. The news came right off the top of Microsoft’s E3 press brief earlier today. This will mark the first time a Gears game has arrived on both PC and console at launch.

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E3 2016: Minecraft introducing Xbox, PC and mobile cross-platform play

June 13, 2016

Minecraft is set to receive a substantial update that allows Xbox players to interact with users on mobile and Windows.  Further, MineCraft Realms will launch later on this year on Xbox One, Windows 10 and mobile platforms.

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E3 2016: Stardew Valley heads to consoles this year

June 13, 2016

Stardew Valley is on its way to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Wii U later this year according to an announcement by developer ConcernedApe. The news comes following a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it appearance at today’s Xbox E3 2016 press event.

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E3 2016: Xbox One to receive a wealth of updates over the next few years

June 13, 2016

The Xbox E3 press brief answered the prayers of a number of fans this year with the addition of long-requested features, including a brand new competition platform called Arena.

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E3 2016: Microsoft announces the Xbox One S

June 13, 2016

Microsoft have opened their E3 2016 press by confirming the long-rumoured updated Xbox One console. The Xbox One S is thinner, contains an internal power supply (no more brick!) and supports 4K video.

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Sydney Film Festival Review: I Saw The Light (USA, 2015)

June 13, 2016

I Saw The Light is the new feature film from second time director Marc Abraham, focusing on the short life and influential career of iconic American musician Hank Williams. It’s not the first time Williams’ story has found its home on the big screen, but it’s the first major take since 1964’s Your Cheatin’ Heart, […]

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Sony appears to confirm the existence of its more powerful PlayStation 4

June 13, 2016

We all heard the stories, “Sony are working on a a more powerful PlayStation 4”, but now the company have finally appeared to confirm it.

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E3 2016: Telltale Games debut beautiful screenshots of their Batman game

June 13, 2016

They have added their signature style to Game of Thrones, Minecraft and of course The Walking Dead and now the team are lending their talents to the Dark Knight as Batman: The Telltale Series receives it’s first screens.

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E3 2016: Skyrim remaster headed to PS4 and Xbox One

June 13, 2016

Fus-roh-dammit, I’m about to lose another 1000 hours to Skyrim. A high-definition, remastered version of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is set to launch on PS4 and Xbox One October 28.

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E3 2016: Arkane finally shows us some Dishonored 2 gameplay

June 13, 2016

Like last year, this year’s Bethesda press conference at E3 had one specific game it wanted to talk about. Dishonored 2 has been in development at Arkane for a while now and fans itching for a taste of the gameplay have been treated to a buffet.

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TV Review: Game of Thrones, Season 6 Episode 8 “No One” (USA, 2016)

June 13, 2016

“No One” is an episode of Thrones that can’t seem to decide what it wants to be. It isn’t quite clear whether this episode is the spark that sets off the cascading events of the season’s final two episodes or a climax in its own right. Though it offers some closure to the Braavos and Riverlands […]

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E3 2016: Fallout 4 getting even more expansions this year

June 13, 2016

Bethesda used most of their press conference at E3 last year to show off Fallout 4. This year, the game returned with a host of new features and DLC that set to be released throughout the rest of the year.

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E3 2016: Bethesda not done with DOOM, new SnapMap and multiplayer modes on the way

June 13, 2016

DOOM is set to recieve a torrent of fresh content over the next few months. That’s according to Marty Stratton from id Software who announced the rash of “new ways to play” at Bethesda’s pre-E3 press event earlier today.

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