Day: 10 June 2019

E3 2019: Assassins Creed: Odyssey Meets Fable in Gods and Monsters

June 10, 2019

It seems as though Assassins Creed: Odyssey has left a lasting impression on some of the creative designers at Ubisoft, as Gods and Monsters looks to build on the same mythos. The cinematic trailer pans across a gorgeous colourful landscape as a voice over questions who the Gods go to when they need help. The […]

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E3 2019: Play Ubisoft’s new co-op game Roller Champions for free right now

June 10, 2019

Announced during Ubisoft’s E3 press briefing, Roller Champions is a typically Ubisoft take on the sports genre, featuring cartoony visuals that will be recognisable to the Overwatch and Fortnite crowd while trying something a bit new — roller derby.   Honestly, we know people start to zone out when sports games come up but this legit looks like […]

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E3 2019: Always Sunny‘s Rob McElhenney’s new show is Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet

June 10, 2019

While it’s technically happened before, TV show reveals at E3 are not really a thing. Yes Steven Spielberg, we’re still waiting on that Halo show. However, it seems like Ubisoft have joined the party, with their reveal of Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet. Bringing what seems to be a second season of the Mythic Quest series, Rob […]

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E3 2019: Ghost Recon: Breakpoint drops a new trailer, announces September beta

June 10, 2019

Ubisoft have shown a pair of new trailers for Ghost Recon: Breakpoint during their 2019 E3 press briefing, the first featuring actor Jon Bernthal. Bernthal’s character offers up his manifesto for taking down the Ghosts and broadly eggs you, the player on, urging you to bring the fight to his doorstep. The gameplay trailer that […]

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E3 2019: First Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 gameplay footage emerges from the shadows

June 10, 2019

Paradox Interactive’s has finally pulled back the curtain on Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 with an extended look at gameplay. The announce came during The 2019 PC Gaming Show at E3 in Los Angeles. The trailer features everything fans have been hoping for — a prettier, more refined version of the Vampire mechanics that […]

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Live Review: Seth Sentry + Birdz + Odd Sox – Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne (08.06.19)

June 10, 2019

If you had never been to a Seth Sentry show, you would probably be unprepared for the shenanigans, or at the very least you’d know his personality was inclined towards them through his music. Seth has been away from the touring circuit for awhile but, alongside the release of his recent single “Wrong One” seemingly […]

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Saints Row: The Third Holds Up On Switch, But the Sleaze Doesn’t

June 10, 2019

Gaming was a whole other world in 2011. Skyrim, Arkham City, Portal 2 and Dark Souls had arrived, changing the face of games as we know it. Open worlds were in vogue, indies were out, killing was cool and games were only for ‘true’ gamers. Saints Row: The Third was released in this strange hyper-masculine […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Her Smell is an exhausting endurance test, saved by Elisabeth Moss’ electric performance

June 10, 2019

Another day, another music biopic. Well, almost. Continuing the resurgence of cinematic fare concerned with the chaos that is the life of the musician, Her Smell takes inspiration from the 90s rock scene where female singers like Courtney Love, PJ Harvey, and Shirley Manson gave their male counterparts plenty of competition. With a bleached-blonde lead […]

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E3 2019: The Final Fantasy VII remake has a release date

June 10, 2019

We didn’t think PlayStation were making any announcements during E3 this year but here we are. You read the headline correctly. It’s not a dream. The Final Fantasy VII remake, the one we all thought might never arrive, has a release date. Well, the first half of the game has a release date at least. Remember, […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: Amazing Grace makes you want to sing hallelujah with Aretha Franklin

June 10, 2019

There is no question that the late, great Aretha Franklin was the Queen of Soul. But what you may not know is that she was also an accomplished gospel singer; the daughter of a preacher who first developed her musical chops at church. Amazing Grace is a homage to Franklin’s past, a 1972 concert film […]

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E3 2019: Doom Eternal Returns with the All the Insanity You Expected

June 10, 2019

While this is not the first look at Doom Eternal, make no mistake; it might just be our best. Doom Eternal returns to Bethesda’s E3 showcase with an impressive story trailer featuring much of the gameplay fans have come to expect since the 2016 reboot. While Doom has always been light on its story, there […]

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E3 2019: Time is on Your Side in Deathloop

June 10, 2019

Bethesda’s list of fresh and original content continues to grow in the form of Deathloop, an action packed time-bending experience brought to us by developers Arkane Lyon reminiscent of stories from Groundhog Day and The Edge of Tomorrow. While not much was shown in the way of gameplay, instead painting the picture of two characters […]

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E3 2019: Commander Keen lives and he’s coming to your mobile

June 10, 2019

Given that they’re the home of id Software these days, there has been an expectation that Bethesda would announce a new entry in the Commander Keen series for some time now. That announcement has finally arrived, with Commander Keen headed to mobiles. The new title, which sees Keen’s children Billy and Billie taking on the […]

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E3 2019: Bethesda announces Ghostwire: Tokyo from Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami

June 10, 2019

Ghostwire: Tokyo, a new paranormal horror title from Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami has been announced during Bethesda’s press brief at E3 2019. The teaser features a series of creepy Tokyo environs, and sets the sombre, creeping tone along with a few extremely creepy looking characters and enemies.   No release date has been announced […]

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E3 2019: Fallout 76 returns with a huge slate of upcoming content

June 10, 2019

It’s no secret that Fallout 76 launched to multiple forms of overwhelming criticism. But Bethesda Studios have persevered and returned to this year’s E3 conference with an abundance of content leading into the game’s second year. The first update, aptly named Wastelanders, brings the NPC (Non-player-controlled) characters back to the wasteland, as players partake in […]

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Sydney Film Festival Review: The Third Wife (Vietnam, 2018) is an entrancing, haunting and sensual experience

June 10, 2019

It feels absolutely wonderful to see a Vietnamese film in this year’s Sydney Film Festival. Of course, there have been many Vietnamese film in film festivals before but, with a stronger focus on genre-centric cinema over the recent year, it feels invigorating for a Vietnamese critic such as myself. This year, we have Ash Mayfair‘s […]

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E3 2019: Ubisoft drops Watch Dogs Legion trailer, set in post-Brexit UK

June 10, 2019

Ubisoft has formally announced Watch Dogs Legion during their E3 2019 press briefing, the third entry in their open-world action franchise about hackers and the surveillance state. Legion takes the series out of United States for the first time, heading across the pond to London. The choice of London is a pertinent one — the […]

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Hotel Review: Intercontinental San Diego brings luxury to the city’s revitalised bayfront

June 10, 2019

One of the newer locations for the international Intercontinental chain finds itself in San Diego; a luxury 400 room, 19 floor hotel which opened in September last year. The brand’s 3rd property in Southern California, the hotel sits right on the revitalised San Diego Bayfront. About the Room I stayed on the 15th room in […]

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Track of the Day: Flying Lotus Feat. Denzel Curry “Black Balloons” (2019)

June 10, 2019

Now that Flying Lotus’ new album Flamgra is out it’s time for the eccentric produce to throw us another single, following tracks with the likes of David Lynch, Little Dragon and Anderson. Paak with a hammering boom-bap rap track called “Black Balloons Reprise”. As you might have guessed from the name, it’s a sequel to […]

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