Sonos-conducted study finds that communal music forges interpersonal bonds, gets you laid

Wireless speaker manufacturer Sonos has been conducting a bit of an experiment recently. They surveyed 30,000 people from around the world (4,000 of whom were right here in Australia) via a 40-question survey regarding their musical habits and how those listening habits affect the people they spend time with in a positive way. Now completed, the study, called Music Makes It Home, has delivered its rather fascinating results. Continue reading Sonos-conducted study finds that communal music forges interpersonal bonds, gets you laid

Official: Assassin’s Creed is taking a year off to “re-examine” the franchise

There will be no new major Assassin’s Creed game in 2016, the first break in the series’ annual release schedule since 2009, according to a new blog post from publisher Ubisoft. The dev team will instead use the extra time up their sleeves by “stepping back and re-examining the Assassin’s Creed franchise. Continue reading Official: Assassin’s Creed is taking a year off to “re-examine” the franchise

Video Games Review: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (PS4, 2016)

When I was a teenager in the late Nineties and early 2000’s, I was into anime in a big,  bad way. I devoured every show and movie I could get my hands on and, towards the end of my fascination with it, I discovered Naruto. I ravenously followed the adventures of this boisterous ninja kid for seventy-something episodes before the story slowed to the point where it felt like it wasn’t moving. Having been through the same thing with Dragon Ball Z only years prior,  I couldn’t bring myself to go through it again. I hung Naruto up, but told myself that I’d come back one day to see how it all ended.  Continue reading Video Games Review: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (PS4, 2016)

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