Melbourne

The 5 biggest games we played at PAX 2019

October 16, 2019

After a barrage of impressive indie titles, I simply had to make another top 5 to round out the rest. So without further ado, let me bring to you the top 5 overall games from the PAX Aus 2019 floor. Keep in mind, we only got to see or play brief moments of the final […]

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PAX AUS 2019: Hands-on with Marvel’s Avengers

October 16, 2019

It’s no secret that Marvel’s Avengers appearance at PAX Aus 2019 was one of the biggest, if not the biggest title on the show floor; so you just know we had to hit it up. My 20 minutes with Marvel’s Avengers was an eye opening experience to say the least, as I had shared some […]

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Melbourne’s newest luxury hotel is inspired by high fashion

October 13, 2019

Melbourne is just weeks away from its newest luxury hotel, which is part of the prestigious and highly curated M Gallery by Sofitel collection. Titled Hotel Chadstone Melbourne, the $130 million five-star property of 250 rooms, suites and penthouses (2 penthouses to be exact) will welcome guests from the 1st November. Featuring a wellness retreat […]

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A first-of-its-kind video game entertainment venue is coming to Melbourne

September 4, 2019

Have you been looking for a new place to play? Fortress Melbourne is a 2700sq.m spanning three entire floors of Emporium Melbourne dedicated to gaming of every kind. From esports to tabletop RPG’s, Fortress Melbourne has been purpose built to cater to gaming fans of any stripe. Seriously, take a look at the feature list […]

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Live Review: Didirri + Ro + Kat Edwards, 170 Russell, Melbourne (30.08.19)

September 3, 2019

Over the weekend Melbourne’s 170 Russell was tuned into the emotional works of Didirri, with a bustling crowd eager to hear his works lining up early the night was a grand success as both Didirri and Ro saw the launch of ‘Tea Stains’ off in Melbourne. The two were joined by Kat Edwards, who opened […]

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Untitled Goose Game honks its way into your house September 20

August 30, 2019

Untitled Goose Game, the goose-based civilian torment simulator by Melbourne developer House House, will finally launch on September 20. In development for nearly three years, the game caught the internet’s attention for its exceedingly irreverent pitch — you are a goose and you mess with the life of a put-upon farmer just trying to go […]

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Get a drink, a tat, a fresh cut and play Gears 5 in Melbourne next week

August 26, 2019

Fans of Gears 5 will treated to a pretty special night in Melbourne next week when Gears Ink kicks off in Docklands. The one night only Gears Ink pop up event will be hitting LA, London, Berlin, Paris, Mexico City and Melbourne throughout September. Melbourne’s turn is on Thursday, September 5 from 7pm-10pm. The event, […]

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Three Blue Ducks are finally opening a restaurant in Melbourne

August 19, 2019

Sydney-born Three Blue Ducks are about to make their debut in Melbourne with the imminent arrival of their fifth restaurant at the new URBNSURF – Australia’s first surf park, and the first of its kind in the world. The park, which will be built around a crystal-clear, two hectare surfing lagoon with high-quality waves, will […]

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Shadowplay by Peppers Review: a dark twist on luxury living

August 9, 2019

The shimmering silver, reflective ripple-like façade of Shadowplay by Peppers looks awkwardly out of place in overdeveloped Southbank. Melbourne’s major entertainment district is no stranger to impressive buildings, but this new apartment hotel really is something else. It’s as if the building has been ripped from the pages of a futuristic graphic novel, standing at […]

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Peppers Docklands Review: One of Melbourne’s most convenient boutique hotels

August 5, 2019

The Peppers brand has always been a valuable player in Australia’s hotel industry, with a penchant for seeking out great locations and turning in interesting accommodations with distinct identities. From the mighty bright Peppers Soul on the Gold Coast, to the fascinating Peppers Silo Hotel in Launceston, which has converted disused silos into luxury accommodation […]

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Flight Review: Business Class from Melbourne to Hong Kong with Virgin Australia (VA69)

July 21, 2019

This month marks the one year anniversary of the debut of the Sydney to Hong Kong Route – the maiden flight of which we were very excited to be a part of. So how have Virgin’s flights to Hong Kong changed in that time? We started further south this time around, and flew Business Class […]

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Theatre Review: Come From Away arrives in Melbourne for a night of endless fun and laughs

July 19, 2019

This Canadian musical kicked off in Ontario back in 2013 before finally making its way to Broadway in 2017. Now, in 2019, the town of Gander has landed in Melbourne for its Australian premiere at the Comedy Theatre. Come From Away takes place in the week following the 9/11 attacks, where 38 planes and almost […]

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Here are all the guests coming to the 2019 Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

July 18, 2019

The Melbourne Documentary Film Festival kicks off tomorrow at Cinema Nova and Backlot, and along with it will come an impressive list of special guests. Running from the 19th to the 30th, they’ll be in town to present their films, and you can get all the details of when and where you can see the […]

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Live Review: An Evening With The Punch Brothers – State Theatre, Melbourne, (16.07.19)

July 18, 2019

While Australia fancies in the upcoming Splendour In The Grass and the indie/pop music it brings with it, folk guns and Grammy award winners; The Punch Brothers have snuck in under the radar to put on a memorable evening. The group made up of mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Chris Eldridge, banjoist Noam Pikelny, double bassist […]

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Live Review: Polish Club + Approachable Members of Your Local Community + Dulcie – 170 Russell, Melbourne (28.06.19)

July 2, 2019

Melbourne’s 170 Russell St was lit up over the weekend by the high energy soul-rock of Polish Club as a for a big bash celebrating the release of their new album Iguana. The Sydney duo brought along Perth group Dulcie and Melbourne locals Approachable Members of Your Local Community for the party, giving the groups […]

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Live Review: Sharon Van Etten + BATTS – Hamer Hall, Melbourne (11.06.19)

June 14, 2019

If you’ve ever seen a performer such as Sharon Van Etten, you’d understand the term ‘smooth operator’. This was something that was seemingly obvious at Hamer Hall on Tuesday night as Sharon closed up the Australian leg of her Remind Me Tomorrow tour. Along for the ride was Melbourne’s vert own BATTS, who proved to […]

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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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Five things to do in Melbourne over the next few weeks: May 2019

May 13, 2019

Whether it’s exploring a comprehensive survey of immersive White Rabbit gems at NGV, hunting for miniature art at an Art Series Hotel, or indulging in local honey while chilling in a rooftop igloo, there’s plenty to perk up the beginning of winter in Melbourne. Here are five things we think you should definitely be doing […]

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Photo Gallery: AURORA + Tones And I – Forum Theatre, Melbourne (03.05.19)

May 7, 2019

AURORA, the genuine article, graced the stage of The Forum, stopping in as part of her Groovin’ The Moo tour and managed to enthral the crowd for well over an hour. She captivated the audience through her whimsy, awkward humour, but most of all her voice, with “The Seed”, “Animal” and her closer “Queendom” all highlighting […]

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Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy symphony heads to Melbourne in August

May 6, 2019

Celebrated symphonic video game concert Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy will head to Melbourne this August for a single magical performance. Featuring music from numerous Final Fantasy games by long-time series composers Nobuo Uematsu and Yoko Shimomura, with music direction by Grammy-winning artist and conductor Arnie Roth, this will be a really special night […]

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What to expect from Melbourne’s “astral” Mystic Chamber room

May 3, 2019

Melbourne’s perfectly located DoubleTree by Hilton is in its final weeks for a special guest experience dubbed “The Mystic Chamber”, a concept that has transformed one of the hotel’s rooms in partnership with Muses of Mystery. The curated one-off hotel experience has completely taken over one room with genuine crystal balls, dreaming mist, celestial walls, […]

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What to expect from Melbourne’s brand new foodie precinct, ELLA

May 3, 2019

Melbourne is about to welcome a new city precinct with ELLA (where Elizabeth meets La Trobe), rolling out a whole heap of new cafes including an off-shoot of South Yarra’s beloved hatted restaurant Atlas. Promised as an ambitious 2500-square-metre food and lifestyle space, it will embrace numerous aspects of everyday Melbourne life while also channelling […]

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KFC is bringing exclusive free “chachos” to Melbourne

April 2, 2019

The fast food gods at KFC have been flirting with Mexican hybrid foods lately, birthing what they are describing as a “one-in-a-lifetime” special called “chachos” – obviously a portmanteau for chicken nachos. And it seems Melbourne’s late-night locals are going to be the lucky ducks to receive this unholy creation, as KFC pull up their […]

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Live Review: Fergus James makes Melbourne headline debut as he packs out The Workers Club

March 25, 2019

After debuting his first singles “Golden Age” and  “What Are We Waiting For”, the young streaming rising star Fergus James has already taken crowds by storm. Fitzroy’s very own Workers Club was fortunate enough to host his first ever Melbourne headline show. After packing out the intimate Workers Club Bandroom, he started off the night […]

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PAX Aus 2019 tickets go on sale tomorrow

March 24, 2019

We’ve known for a while that PAX Australia, the nation’s biggest gaming convention, will return to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for its seventh consecutive year. However, in a break from previous years, the show will shift slightly from its traditional late-October slot to the middle of the month. The show’s new dates are […]

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Theatre Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child proves as spellbinding as the story itself (Melbourne)

February 23, 2019

The universe of Harry Potter is one that has been enamoured internationally amongst all generations for over twenty years now. With the first book of the series being released in 1997, many of us grew up alongside the franchise and the story seems to bind a deep, personal connection with those who read it. Despite reaching the […]

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Live Review: G-Flip, Ruby Fields, Methyl Ethyl and more stun crowds at Laneway Festival in Melbourne

February 11, 2019

The day started off with dark clouds and the threat of rain at any moment. A sprinkling of water showered festival go-ers as they waltzed into the festival, a pulsating mass of Gorman jackets, four dollar plastic rain coats and the occasional punter (myself) who forgot to check the weather report. There was fear in […]

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Live Review: George Ezra’s Melbourne show with Eves Karydas hints the importance of travel

February 4, 2019

It is no secret that music and travel go hand in hand. The concept of place is the perfect muse for musicians, since a real depth of emotion can be linked to a geographical location or experience. English singer-songwriter George Ezra, who is no stranger to travelling, gave a truly memorable performance to a buzzing audience […]

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Melbourne’s sustainable “GoBoat” lets you captain your own floating eatery

January 23, 2019

Over the last few years, Melbournians have increasingly utilised the Lower Yarra River as a major social and gastronomic hub. And if the popularity of venues like the Arbory Afloat and Supafish are anything to go by, the idea of floating on the iconic river is forever appealing to the masses. If only you could […]

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Hotel Review: The Blackman welcomes guests to a world of fantasy

January 22, 2019

Melbourne’s older trilogy (The Larwill Studio and The Chen are fairly young in comparison) of gallery-like properties from Art Series Hotels are located not too far from one another. You’ve got The Cullen, where it all started, directly opposite Prahran Market; The Olsen in close proximity at the top-end of Chapel Street; and finally The […]

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