Day: October 19, 2018

The final Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer is here

October 19, 2018

With only a week remaining until the launch of what is arguably the year’s biggest game, Rockstar Games have released the launch trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2. It’s another more cinematic glimpse at the game, hinting at trouble within Dutch’s gang and the game’s broader story.   From train robberies (and Arthur complaining that […]

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Easey’s and Superfluid are bringing pop-ups to Reunion Island Pool Club

October 19, 2018

Melbourne’s watery rooftop oasis is almost here, ushered in with the launch of Reunion Island Pool Club, re-shaping the former open-air digs of St Jerome’s – The Hotel into a breezy mecca of swish plunge pools, pop-ups from local hospitality heroes, and more. The sprawling and highly anticipated venue, a first for the Australia, officially […]

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Gaming as a Service has been good for consumers, but tough for some developers

October 19, 2018

In 2010, Gabe Newell joined Sony at E3, in one of the most controversial crossovers of all time, to announce cross platform play between PS3 and PC for their then-forthcoming title, Portal 2. Newell also noted that he and the gathered throng were seeing a shift in the games industry. Video: Kahleb Olsson “Entertainment-as-a-product to […]

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These hotels are letting guests spray paint rooms for the sake of art

October 19, 2018

Australia’s beloved Art Series Hotels have just introduced a slick new concept for hotel guests looking for a little participatory art project for dabble in. From now until December 30th, Melbourne gems The Blackman and The Olsen, and Brisbane’s The Johnson, will offer a “Colour Your Stay” package where guests can grab a spray can, […]

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Flight Review: Does Economy X make a difference on Virgin Australia’s Sydney to Perth service?

October 19, 2018

If any domestic service calls for a slight upgrade, it’s the coast-to-coast flight from Sydney to Perth. While not exactly a gruelling long-haul, the five hour service is testing enough that a little bit of extra comfort goes a long way. We tested Virgin Australia’s Economy X product on the service to see if the […]

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Five Aussie acts set to make waves at SXSW Festival 2019 in Austin, Texas

October 19, 2018

South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival is an annual conference held in Austin, Texas, and is the number one hot spot for eyeing down your fav new artists. Mixed with a bunch of industry legends and newbies from around the world, artists perform in front of industry professionals, media and fans at venues ranging from […]

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Track of the Day: Akouo “So Long” (2018)

October 19, 2018

Tasmanian producer Akouo has followed up last year’s incredible “Feel That” (featuring Montaigne) and his recent collaboration with LANKS (the dreamy “Yours”) with head-nodding new track “So Long” co-written by and featuring friend and vocalist Janeva. Seamlessly blending electronic production with his Akouo’s background in underground hip hop, the track is a festival-ready banger that […]

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A Star Is Reborn: Why ‘remake’ is not a dirty word

October 19, 2018

No matter how Hollywood tries to sell it, remake will always be a word deemed blasphemous to cinephiles the world over.  Sure, they can throw out terms such as reboot or reimagining or revisioning, but regardless of the spin, they all refer to the same type of picture.  And because it’s one we have experienced […]

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Young Henrys have just released a new hemp infused craft beer

October 19, 2018

Craft beer rockstars Young Henrys have hooked up with Byron Bay clothing brand and hemp advocates Afends to release one of the first legal hemp beers in Australia, and the first to use brand new water soluble hemp oil technology. Simply dubbed the Hemp IPA, the beer was brewed to reinforce Afends’ initiative of promoting […]

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Interview: Visual Effects Supervisor Patrick Turbach talks Solo and the making of the Kessel Run

October 19, 2018

Earlier this year the latest Lucasfilm epic, Solo: A Star Wars Story hit the theatres around the world, and is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray. Academy Award-winning director, Ron Howard put a story into place about the beloved heroes Han Solo and Chewbacca. Packed with star-studded cast, and plenty of mind-blowing visual effects, the […]

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“Cocktail Porter” is Australia’s first premium online cocktail subscription service

October 19, 2018

Australia’s first premium online cocktail subscription service has launched, paving the way for Cocktail Porter to deliver bartender-designed cocktail kits directly to front doors across the country. A concept birthed in Sydney, Cocktail Porter was founded by Cameron Northway of Sweet&Chilli and Bondi restaurant Rocker, aimed at pushing a modern, on-demand product for those wanting […]

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Games Review: Starlink: Battle for Atlas (Switch, 2018) brings back the toys and the fun

October 19, 2018

Thought that ‘toys to life’ video game fad was over? That the days of collecting Skylanders and Disney Infinity figures were behind you? Guess again. Starlink: Battle for Atlas marks developer Ubisoft Toronto’s first attempt at creating a fun, friendly, accessible spaceship combat-based experience for the young and old alike. While it’s not perfect, Starlink: Battle for […]

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Aussies Abroad: Jordie Lane, Emily Wurramara & more amongst 180 acts announced for Folk Alliance 2019 in Montreal

October 19, 2018

In its 31st year, the annual Folk Alliance International Conference announces their offical showcase lineup, being held from February 13-17, 2019, in Montréal, Québec, Canada. The conference is a gathering of the folk music industry and community. It crosses a diverse array of genres including Appalachian, Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, Celtic, Cajun, Francophone, Global Roots, Indigenous, […]

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Games Preview: Battlefield V‘s War Stories might end up being its most talked-about feature

October 19, 2018

It’s a warm spring Tuesday when I arrive at the National Art School in Sydney. The School is located on the site of the old Darlinghurst Gaol and is steeped in the history of the area. Its connection to DICE’s Battlefield V, a multiplayer-centric first person shooter set in World War II, is a bit […]

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