I come from a generation of tech nerds for whom dunking on Microsoft was simply the done thing. Apple was nowhere to be seen when I was a teenager and we grew up using Windows machines. To this day, whenever I see the House of M’s name attached to anything, I must fight an old, reflexive urge to make fun of them, even when I really end up liking the thing in question. Such is the case with the Surface Book 2. Continue reading Tech Review: Microsoft Surface Book 2: Pleasant surprise
After spending years accruing Ubisoft shares in what appeared to be preparation for a hostile takeover attempt, French media conglomerate Vivendi have thrown in the towel, selling their entire 27.3% stake in Ubisoft for $2.4 billion USD. Continue reading Vivendi no longer a Ubisoft shareholder, Chinese conglomerate Tencent step in as new long term investor
Spearheading a $150 million dollar movie sequel would be daunting for even the most experienced of directors, so you can only imagine how Steven S. DeKnight felt when he was handed Pacific Rim: Uprising following the departure of original director Guillermo del Toro. Best known as the creator, head writer, and producer of the Spartacus series, as well duties on such fan favourite shows as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Daredevil, DeKnight is no stranger to the demand of the devoted audience, so how did he feel putting his own stamp on a world of Gods and monsters? Peter Gray chatted with the director during the Australian press run for Pacific Rim: Uprising to discuss how such a large production came to be.... Continue Reading
Because every great seafaring adventure should begin with a truly filthy pirate anthem requested via online video platform, Xbox ANZ have organised what they’re calling a “Sing Us A Shanty” service for players jumping into Sea of Thieves today. The service will allow players to request a live song from an actual, honest-to-Poseidon pirate band and, look, who doesn’t want that? Continue reading Jumping into Sea of Thieves today? Request a personalised shanty for your stream!
Australia has been churning out some quality star power of late and two of those are actresses Margot Robbie and Elizabeth Debicki. Robbie’s just recently riding a high after her portrayal of Tonya Harding in I,Tonya scored her a bunch of awards nominations. Whilst Debicki has recently been inducted into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 and also the Cloverfield universe in The Cloverfield Paradox. But for both of them they’ve now busted their voice acting debut with the live action + CGI animated family feel good film Peter Rabbit. ... Continue Reading
Like quite a number of people, I was excited yet a little skeptical when Sony announced a new installment to the venerable God of War series. Was Santa Monica Studios going to roll out the same game but in a different skin? I got to be among the first in the world to find out, getting some personal hands-on time with Santa Monica Studios’ God of War and the amount of excitement I feel is right now is hard to explain. Although I only got to play the first three hours of this installment (for now), it’s given me plenty to talk about. Continue reading Games Preview: The New God of War is Everything We’ve Been Asking For
I have a genuine love of job simulator games that is both unnerving and inexplicable. I also find them deeply hilarious. The seriousness with which they take themselves and my absolute refusal to take anything seriously makes for a very entertaining combination, at least as far as I’m concerned. Thus, when a code for Pure Farming 2018 arrived in my inbox last week, I was predictably excited.
Continue reading Games Review: Pure Farming 2018 (PS4, 2018): Get to work
Last night, Isle of Dogs held its premiere as the Closing Film of SXSW. We briefly caught up with actor Jeff Goldblum on the red carpet to chat about talking with Director Wes Anderson, while Goldblum briefly muses about his time filming Thor in Australia and Menulog. Watch the chat here:... Continue Reading
Taking place between 9-18 March, the 2018 South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas has come to a close, and with that, the Audience Award winners have officially been announced. The awards cover a range of categories, from documentary features to outstanding narrative structure and creativity. Amongst the list includes Australia director Leigh Whannell (perhaps best known for co-writing Saw), who won the hotly contested “Midnighter” category with his film Upgrade. ... Continue Reading
It’s been around six months sine Assassin’s Creed Origins arrived and in that time, the game has proven itself to be one with legs. With Curse of the Pharaohs, the game’s latest and largest DLC expansion to date, Ubisoft looks to keep Bayek’s adventure rolling with a trip to Thebes. Continue reading Games Review: Assassin’s Creed Origins: Curse of the Pharaohs DLC (Xbox One X, 2018): Zoinks, gang, it’s a mummy