Day: 15 February 2018

The Overwatch League is making a few changes to its broadcast schedule for Stage 2

February 15, 2018

With Stage 2 of the Overwatch League’s inaugural season set to begin next week, Blizzard have announced a few changes to their broadcast lineup stemming from viewer feedback across Stage 1. This means a few timeslots are going to change. What does that mean for you, ANZ viewer?

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Jeremy Loops bringing Critical As Water to Australia in May

February 15, 2018

Here’s a guy we’ve been enjoying the sounds of recently. South African artist Jeremy Loops has been working his way to more and more acclaim with the release of his debut album Trading Change, in 2014. Taking numerous ‘Album of the Year’ awards and fast becoming a live favourite around the world, the performer is […]

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Album Review: Divide and Dissolve – Abomination (2018 LP)

February 15, 2018

Unsettling string effects, followed by bone crunching percussion is the first punch¬†Divide and Dissolve hit you with on their new album,¬†Abomination. The aim and intent is clear: this is an album to challenge, to dismantle and to change perspective. The Melbourne duo have been forming for themselves a strong presence within local community and unsurprisingly, […]

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Interview: Catching up with Jen & Sam to chat Ball Park Music’s Good Mood

February 15, 2018

Ahead of the release of their fifth studio album,¬†Sam¬†Cromack and¬†Jen Boyce of¬†Ball Park Music joined us at Young Henrys in Sydney to chat about the process behind¬†Good Mood and the lead up to its release (it’s out tomorrow!). “I really feel like this is one where everything we’ve learned has been channelled into one spot.” […]

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Music Video of the Day: Hansaa & soso “Nights” (2018)

February 15, 2018

Back in August last year, we introduced you to producer and musician¬†Hansaa (aka¬†Vinay Matta) with his song “Need To Know” – a great cut from an emerging name on the rise. Now, we’re seeing that Hansaa is continuing this good run with his latest release, a collaboration with¬†soso, in “Nights”. Bringing in vocalist¬†Emma Sameth for […]

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High Tension and Make Them Suffer welcomed to inaugural Download Festival in Melbourne

February 15, 2018

Bringing extra grunt to the already heavy¬†Download Festival in Melbourne next month, local heroes¬†High Tension and¬†Make Them Suffer out of Perth have now joined the stacked line up! It’s been a minute since we’ve seen High Tenno and this huge festival gig will be the first for the band in 2018; with new music on […]

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Feature: Sam Thomas takes us through The Avenue’s NAMES EP track by track

February 15, 2018

If you were looking for an Australian equivalent of bands like The 1975,¬†The Avenue¬†out of Melbourne are probably it. Their melodies are equally as catchy, though the band brings a tad more rock to their output than their British counterparts – with their debut EP¬†FACES¬†last year, the group pulled comparisons to Catfish & The Bottlemen […]

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Five Albums You Must Listen To This Week (#015)

February 15, 2018

We cast the spotlight on some stellar records from last year (and a cheeky 2016 entry) from artists including Meg Mac, Calvin Harris and Jen Cloher. With 2018 already producing some equally as entertaining and moving music, we throw back to the ones that made impacts on us in 2017. Meg Mac –¬†Low Blows (2017) […]

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Games Review: Fe (Xbox One, 2018): Beautiful, but oblique

February 15, 2018

You ever sit down with a game, settle in with it, familiarise yourself with the controls and prepare for the inevitable hook that will lead you on your quest? My experience with Fe was fine right up until the part where the hook was supposed to arrive. It never did. Forty minutes after booting the […]

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Come On and Slam with Brand New WWE SuperCard Event Packs

February 15, 2018

WWE SuperCard took me largely by surprise. It’s easy to be cynical about mobile titles, particularly with their consistent reliance on microtransactions and invasive advertising, but WWE SuperCard largely avoids those common pitfalls with robust gameplay and a multitude of fun modes to keep you occupied.

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Games Review: Accounting Plus (PSVR, 2018): Rick and Morty meets The Stanley Parable

February 15, 2018

Trying to market Account + VR would be like trying to drag a pizza delivery man away from dancing on the side of the road and showing him the power of social media advertising. It’s pointless, the only thing that can help advertise this wonderful, engaging, hilarious adult experience is to just yell at people […]

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Games Review: The Inpatient (PSVR, 2018): Give me the bad news, doc

February 15, 2018

The Inpatient for PlayStation VR is a psychological horror game designed by Supermassive Games, who were the minds behind the awesome PS4 exclusive Until Dawn and is set 60 years before that aforementioned title.¬†Those merits alone will sell the game to VR enthusiasts and horror buffs such as myself. After the VR games Resident Evil […]

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Games Review: Bayonetta (Nintendo Switch, 2018): Still got it, baby

February 15, 2018

It‚Äôs hard to imagine that Bayonetta was released nearly 10 years-ago now and the apparently superior sequel Bayonetta 2 was 4 years ago! With the newly released Switch port arriving this month, for the most part, it honestly feels like it was made for it today, it just ages well and for a guy that […]

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Games Review: Bayonetta 2 (Switch, 2018): Cranking the absurdity dial way up

February 15, 2018

Boy, Bayonetta 2 is … a lot, isn’t it? There’s so much going on with this game that I barely know where to start talking about it. Maybe let’s start with the fact that its been re-released on the Nintendo Switch and go from there.

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Review: A weekend getaway at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

February 15, 2018

Break away from the bustle of Sydney to wile away in the Hunter Valley for the weekend. A mere two-hour drive will bring you to resort accommodation Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, and it’s most certainly an ideal getaway to explore the wine region. Sleep It Off The twin bed deluxe room is reasonably sized, furnished […]

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The largest ever King Tut exhibition is kicking off its global tour in LA

February 15, 2018

King Tut: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh will make its world debut at the California Science Centre in Los Angeles, showcasing an extraordinary and exclusive exhibition to mark 100 years since his tomb was discovered. It will remain in California from March 24 2018 until January 2019, before continuing its ten-city international exhibition tour. The […]

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Naumi Hotels opens 193-room designer property near Auckland airport

February 15, 2018

Singapore-based design hotel group, Naumi Hotels, have just made their official debut in Australasia with the 193-room Naumi Auckland Airport property. With the playful addition just minutes from the international and domestic airports, the group are hoping to absorb and reflect a unique contemporary design that borrows from local culture, evident in the hotel’s central […]

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ACMI is showcasing an interactive Alice in Wonderland exhibition

February 15, 2018

The screen history of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland will be showcased as part of Australian Centre for the Moving Image’s (ACMI) newest exhibition, Wonderland. The world premiere that is part of the Victorian Government’s Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series, will delve into Caroll’s three timeless stories of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass […]

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Here’s what to expect from Darling Square’s Steam Mill Lane when it opens in April (Sydney)

February 15, 2018

Joining the already announced venues of Belles Hot Chicken, Fishbowl, Edition Coffee Roasters, Toby’s Estate and the Sydney debut of Melbourne’s famed 8Bit at Darling Square’s forthcoming Steam Mill Lane will be five new eateries, each reflecting a very diverse palate. Darling Square, part of the $3.4 billion plan to reshape Darling Harbour by the […]

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Magnum teams with Australia’s fashion industry for three big new flavours

February 15, 2018

Magnum, everyone’s favourite indulgent ice cream, has lifted the lid on three new exciting flavours worked up in collaboration with numerous designers and influencers from Australia’s fashion industry. The flavours, each inspired by a different designer, are being described as “artisan-inspired” and have hit shelves across the country to what will undoubtedly be some feverish […]

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