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3 years ago
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It’s easy to get lost in City of the Shroud. Billed as a “real-time tactical RPG and social experiment”, the game blends delightful art, cheeky writing and a sharp, engaging combat system to keep you playing for hours. City of the Shroud eschews character customisation and takes the surprisingly effective route of displaying you, the character,...
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3 years ago
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Step into the cosy La Petit Grand Theatre on a cold Canberra night and you’ll find yourself in a tent that might seat 50 at most. Take a seat in any one of the four rows – anywhere you sit, you’ll have a great view of the very small stage. Papillon Unplugged is a stripped...
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3 years ago
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Do you ever wonder when you’re going to die? Jade of Death‘s Jade knows. Written and directed by Erin Good and produced by Taylor Litton-Strain, supernatural thriller webseries Jade of Death premiered at Mardi Gras Film Festival on 23 February 2018. With a strong creative team and great cast (Bernie Van Tiel, Nicholas Hope, Sara West), Jade of...
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4 years ago
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Sometimes less is more. Original Journey takes this approach, ditching the bright colours and computer animation for beautiful, hand-drawn frames in various shades of grey. You’re a rookie Ato soldier colonising a strange planet – but there’s something the higher ups aren’t telling you. Still, the fate of your people depends on your success. As...
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4 years ago
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To celebrate the digital release of Transformers: The Last Knight, Popculture-y was invited to go for a joy ride in a Chevy Camaro. Instantly the fanboy within me squealed with glee as Sharona offered me the opportunity to cruise along the Sydney streets in a replica Bumblebee. As a child I grew up playing with...
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4 years ago
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Bokida: Heartfelt Reunion is not what I expected at all. Billed as an surreal open world adventure, it begins with a gorgeous preamble setting up the overarching mythos of the game. Two celestial bodies, a light world and its dark counterpart, are long-lost lovers – until a messenger of the dark world (you) embarks on...
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4 years ago
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Have you ever watched a comedy martial arts action film set in the 40s? Me neither, which is why I was intrigued to watch Railroad Tigers. Directed by Ding Sheng and starring the inimitable Jackie Chan, Railroad Tigers is set during the Second Sino-Japanese War in the Shandong Province of China. I must admit that...
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4 years ago
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There’s a lot of comedy at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, strangely enough, and a lot of great stand-up. Traditional stand-up is always fun, and Perri Cassie brings exactly that to the upstairs room of 1000 Pound Bend. With an easy going, affable vibe, Cassie delivers a solid hour of stand-up in Channel Perri. It’s an easy hour...
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4 years ago
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There’s a lot of musical comedy in this world. I remember watching Bo Burnham when he was a skinny, gangly boy (well, ganglier than he is now) on Youtube, and Australia has the likes of Tripod and Axis of Awesome, both musical comedy legends. What I’m saying is that there’s a high bar for musical...
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4 years ago
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There’s nothing that makes you feel like a loser more than someone younger than you being more successful. Even if it is an entirely different field. That’s what Blake Everett plays on in King of Nothing, starting with a song about how he’s better than you – even if you’re a doctor, or a lawyer, or you know,...