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The World’s End on Blu-ray, DVD and UltraViolet from December 5, 2013

Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing The World’s End on Blu-ray, DVD and UltraViolet from December 5, 2013.

Bringing together the all-star comedy duo of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost for the third time with award-winning Director Edgar Wright, comes the third installment in the successful Cornetto Trilogy following the hilarious ‘Shaun of the Dead’ and ‘Hot Fuzz’. Seamlessly blending science fiction with comedy, The World’s End is both madcap and heartfelt.

A pub crawl turns otherworldly when five childhood friends reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub-crawl from 20 years earlier. Led by 40-year old alcoholic Gary King (Simon Pegg), the reluctant mates return to their hometown and try to complete the pub-crawl and reach the fabled pub, The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realise the real struggle is for the future. Not just theirs, but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.

 
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New Versions of Adobe’s No 1. Consumer Photo and Video Editing Tools Now Available

Published on September 24, 2013 in Software

New Versions of Adobe’s No 1. Consumer Photo and Video Editing Tools Now Available

Powerful Mobile Capabilities Make Photos and Videos Accessible Anywhere, Any Time, on Multiple Devices

SYDNEY, Australia—Sept. 24, 2013 Adobe  (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced the availability of Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 12 and Adobe® Premiere® Elements 12, new versions of the No. 1 selling consumer photo and video-editing software*. Customers will enjoy powerful mobile capabilities, and reap the benefits of professional-grade editing technology delivered in an intuitive experience that makes it easy to create stunning results.

“Our customers have a lot of photos and videos, and they love to use their home computers to organize them and be creative, but they also want the freedom and flexibility to view, edit and share on their mobile devices,” said Lea Hickman, vice president products, Creative Consumer Business, Adobe. “Photoshop Elements 12 and Premiere Elements 12 will provide customers with the best of both worlds, quickly, easily and at their discretion.”

Easily Create and Share Sensational Photos with Photoshop Elements 12 with new features and tools that include:

  • Mobile Access – With Elements Mobile Albums, customers always have access to their precious memories.  Powered by Adobe® Revel™, people can view, edit and share their photos and videos seamlessly on their smartphones, tablets and desktop devices whether at home or on-the-go.
  • Content-Aware Move – This exclusive Adobe technology lets customers easily move objects within a photo and automatically fills in resulting empty spaces.
  • Pet Eye Correction – Added in response to customer requests, Pet Eye provides an easy solution to the problem of flash reflection in animals’ eyes, which is not addressed by Red Eye correction technology.
  • Auto Smart Tone – Exclusive intelligent software that learns a customer’s editing preferences, resulting in one-click adjustments based on their choices, which gets better the more you use it.
  • Quick Frames, Effects and Textures – One-click photo frames, effects and textures, inspired by the most popular looks customers have been creating in Expert mode.
  • Guided Edits – Step-by-step instructions to create Zoom Burst and Photo Puzzle effects, as well as Restore Old Photo, which enable users to restore damaged or old photos.
  • Straighten Tool – Now fills in missing edges through the use of exclusive Content-Aware technology.
  • Share to Twitter – Share a photo with a tweet on Twitter.
  • 64-bit support for Mac – Allows for more efficient use of your computers’ built in memory, maximizing performance and enabling larger image files and videos to be edited quickly. 

Create Unforgettable Movies with ease with Premiere Elements 12. New features and tools include:  

  • Guided Edits – Step-by-step navigation on how to get started, trim frames, add scores, transitions, titles and narrations, as well as animating graphics and creating pictures within pictures.
  • Scores  – More than 50 soundtracks that automatically regenerate to fit the duration of a clip, making it easy to create home movies with perfectly timed intros, outros and background music.
  • Sound Effects – More than 250 effects that add excitement and dimension to audio tracks.
  • Auto Smart Tone – The same exclusive technology found in Photoshop Elements 12, for video.
  • Film Looks – Four new filters to add stylized Hollywood flare to home movies including Comic, Trinity, Yesteryear and Cross Process.
  • Motion tracking – Spotlight your subject by adding graphics, text and effects that move with the object. 

Pricing and Availability

Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 and Adobe Premiere Elements 12 (Mac and Windows) are immediately available for purchase at www.adobe.com/au  for AU$129.99, with upgrade pricing of AU$99.99.  The Photoshop Elements 12 & Premiere Elements 12 bundle is available now for AU$199.99, with upgrade pricing of AU$149.99.

Adobe Revel is an app available for iOS and Windows devices. The app is free for up to 50 photo or video uploads per month.

For free training videos visit Adobe Photoshop Elements at http://tv.adobe.com/product/photoshop-elements or Adobe Premiere Elements at http://tv.adobe.com/product/premiere-express/#

Education pricing for students, faculty and staff in K-12 and higher education is available from Adobe Authorized Education Resellers and the Adobe Education Store.

Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences. For more information, visit www.adobe.com/au

 
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JUST DANCE 2014 COMPLETE TRACKLIST REVEALED

SYDNEY — September 24, 2013 — Ubisoft has unveiled the full tracklist for Just Dance 2014, which includes more than 45 top songs and features Lady Gaga’s “Applause”. The dance game franchise continues to include a variety of the hottest new songs and old school hits and this year is no exception.

Highlights this year include “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke Ft. Pharrell, “Kiss You” by One Direction, “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk Ft. Pharrell Williams and “Starships” by Nicki Minaj. Just Dance 2014 has a range of top pop, rock, Hip-Hop, R&B and even funk songs. The complete tracklist:

 

  • Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) – ABBA
  • The Way – Ariana Grande Ft. Mac Miller
  • Could You Be Loved – Bob Marley
  • Isidora – Bog Bog Orkestar
  • Fine China – Chris Brown
  • Limbo – Daddy Yankee
  • Get Lucky – Daft Punk Ft. Pharrell Williams
  • Moskau – Dancing Bros.
  • She Wolf (Falling To Pieces) – David Guetta Ft. Sia
  • Prince Ali – Disney’s Aladdin
  • It’s You – Duck Sauce
  • Turn Up The Love – Far East Movement Ft. Cover Drive
  • Alfonso Signorini (Eroe Nazionale) – Fedez
  • The Love Boat – Frankie Bostello
  • Careless Whisper – George Michael
  • I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
  • Rich Girl – Gwen Stefani Ft. Eve
  • Feel So Right – Imposs Ft. Konshens
  • Wild – Jessie J Ft. Big Sean
  • I Kissed A Girl – Katy Perry
  • C’mon – Ke$ha
  • Applause – Lady Gaga
  • Just Dance – Lady Gaga Ft. Colby O’Donis
  • Just A Gigolo – Louis Prima
  • Blame It On The Boogie – Mick Jackson
  • In The Summertime – Mungo Jerry
  • Pound The Alarm – Nicki Minaj
  • Starships – Nicki Minaj
  • Troublemaker – Olly Murs Ft. Flo Rida
  • Kiss You – One Direction
  • Feel This Moment – Pitbull Ft. Christina Aguilera
  • Gentleman – PSY
  • Ghostbusters – Ray Parker Jr.
  • Maria – Ricky Martin
  • Where Have You Been – Rihanna
  • Candy – Robbie Williams
  • Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke Ft. Pharrell
  • 99 Luftballons – Rutschen Planeten
  • Miss Understood – Sammie
  • Nitro Bot – Sentai Express
  • Danse (Pop version) – TAL
  • Flashdance…What A Feeling – The Girly Team
  • Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In – The Sunlight Shakers
  • Y.M.C.A. – Village People
  • #thatPOWER – will.i.am Ft. Justin Bieber
  • Follow The Leader – Wisin & Yandel Ft. Jennifer Lopez

 

Just Dance 2014 will be released worldwide for all current and next-generation platforms, including the Wii™ and Wii U™ systems from Nintendo, Xbox 360® and Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment systems from Microsoft, and Sony PlayStation® 3 and PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment systems. The game will be available on all current platforms on October 1 in Australia and New Zealand, and will be released on upcoming next-gen platforms at each console’s launch.

 
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Techland presents an interactive movie prequel to the Hellraid video game

Hellraid is a video game that offers a single-player, story-driven campaign of hack & slash action and unique, competitive cooperation multiplayer that pits four players against the armies of hell – and each other – in a battle for points, rewards and fame. The game is developed by Techland and scheduled for a 2013 release on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

 
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A Raw and Uncensored Must See for Every Australian Parent and Teenager

Help Us Bring this Premiere to a Cinema 

Rites of Passage is stimulating a dialogue about what’s happening in the lives of young people today

This once in a generation film about youth today will screen in cities and towns across Australia in the months of October, November and December and will include a Q&A with the film-makers and young talent in the movie.

To give the young people involved in the making of Rites of Passage the opportunity to see their film premiere in a cinema, we need your help!  With a limited distribution budget, we need you to spread the word – invite your family and friends to purchase tickets – with all money going towards creating opportunities for the young participants involved in making the film.   The number of tickets sold will determine the locations of the film’s premieres.

A raw, uncensored film made with a message of hope and inspired by the real life experiences of the young people involved in the making of this powerful feature-length drama Rites of Passage has been directed by award-winning film-maker Phillip Crawford and is six interwoven stories showing the risk-taking, disappointment, joys and love that come with growing up.

Shot on cameras ranging from 16mm, Super 8, digital SLRs, Handycams, Infrared Black and White as well as iPhones, for the past three years community arts organisation Beyond Empathy (BE) has been working with this young extraordinary talent to make the thought-provoking film

Each of these young participants has their own real story from battling homelessness, alcohol or drug abuse, living in public housing or coming from families that have seen disadvantage and hardship.  With frankness and courage, these young people have dipped below the surface of their often tough exteriors to reveal what’s going on inside their lives in Rites of Passage.

None of these young people have acted before yet their performances are personal and profound.  Their authenticity blurs the line between fact and fiction, with the making of the film their rite of passage.

“As a youth worker for over 25 years, I have had the humbling experience to meet extraordinary people – all that have gone through hardships others would imagine impossible to cope with but somehow they have this resilience that I find inspiring.  Some of the pain in adolescence happens when you realise things aren’t going to turn out exactly as you had hoped and talking about the stuff that hurts can help” said Director, Phillip Crawford.

“One of the most significant things I realised as a youth worker involved parents – when young people go through difficulties, if they have at least one parent who hangs in there and tries to find ways to talk to them, they are more likely to have a ‘safe base’ to explore the trials of adolescence.  The stories in this film hopefully encourage the conversation between young people and their parents to talk about life and growing up.  There are never simple answers but staying in the conversation can be a lifeline”.

Rites of Passage has become a platform for the young participants – some are now working in film and media with one young man cast in the first series of Redfern Now.  For others, it has been the stepping stone to seek career advice and help for drug and alcohol addiction.

SCREENING DETAILS:

Premiere screenings are scheduled to take place in: Adelaide (November 27), Alice Springs (December 9), Bowraville (October 28), Brisbane (October 24), Canberra (November 20), Coffs Harbour (December 11), Darwin (December 7), Gold Coast (November 18), Hobart (November 6) Illawarra (October 17, November 4 and 28), Lismore (November 24), Logan (December 2), Melbourne (October 20), Perth (October 28), Port Macquarie (December 4), Sydney (October 30) and Tamworth (November 13). For more information keep an eye on: www.ritesofpassage.org.au

Each screening will include a Q&A with the film-makers and some of the young people involved in the making of the film and each audience member will receive a digital link to the film

RITES OF PASSAGE BACKGROUND

Rites of Passage is a joyous film of quiet optimism and beauty that is changing lives and opening the hearts of everyone that sees it.  In late 2012 BE conducted a highly successfully crowd-funding campaign to raise money for post-production.  A target of $25,000 was reached in just 10 days, eventually raising $30,950 over the month-long campaign. 

BE is a not-for-profit community, arts and cultural development organisation that creates art projects in Australia with people living on the margins of their communities to tell their stories and engage with new futures.  We love art and we hate disadvantage!

Rites of Passage has been made according to 10 principles:

1. The making of the film should assist people living with hardship to build new futures

2. All key actors must be amateurs and live in the community where the film is shot

3. There can be no traditional script and more than one story line

4. The story lines must be developed with the actors, drawing on their life experiences

5. If an actor fails to turn up, the shoot still goes ahead, creating a new direction for the film

6. The film must be shot in real locations in the community

7. Key actors and the production team should all operate cameras, sound, lighting and other equipment

8. Every scene should be shot with different types of cameras and in different styles

9. All the credits must be in alphabetical order, with no-one credited as writer or creator

10. The first screening must be held in the community where the film was made

 
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VIDEO: Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag – Multiplayer Game Trailer

 
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Defend yourself from a cybernetic attack!

Published on September 23, 2013 in Gaming

Tech Defence is an infinite game where you have to survive as long as possible before the droid invaders destroy you.

City –Month Day, 2013 – G4M3 Studios, a videogame development studio for mobile devices and tablets, located in Madrid, invites Australians and New Zealanders to be the first ones to protect themselves from android hordes in Tech Defence, a tower defence game where the most important thing is to have the best technology.

Travel to the future and defend the Earth Mining Colony from the androids´ rebellion. A never-ending wave of many types of cybernetic machines will attack your base. You will have to upgrade your main weapon and turrets so you won’t get destroyed. In Tech Defence you have to choose the best strategy to survive, as every type of enemy has a different behaviour and tactical formation. You will defend from Templars, Spec-Ops, Hackers, Soldiers and Tanks with a main turret and two secondary among 7 types: Mortar, Shield Generators, Flame-thrower, Kinetic Lighting, Anti-Infantry, Anti-Armored Vehicles and Anti-Mechanized.

Prepare your base, improve your weapons and defend yourself!

KEY FEATURES:

  • 7 types of secondary turrets with 5 upgrade levels each
  • 11 consumable ungradable items
  • More than 90 options to improve and customize your weapon and your base
  • 6 types of enemies
  • Bet against your friends
  • Share your score on Twitter and Facebook
  • Challenge your friends in the multiplayer mode sending them enemy waves or even final bosses

For more information on Tech Defence, visit the official website at www.gametechdefence.com

Tech Defence is now available exclusively on iTunes Australia and New Zealand.

Download for free here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tech-defense/id649702445

 
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SPARTACUS LEGENDS ANNOUNCES UPDATE FEATURING TOURNAMENTS

Published on September 23, 2013 in Gaming

More than 4 million players have made Spartacus Legends the fastest growing free-to-play game on consoles   

SYDNEY, Australia – September 23, 2013 – Ubisoft® has announced the imminent arrival of Tournaments, new player vs. player battle tournaments for Spartacus Legends. Arriving this Spring, the first tournament series will pit the best gladiators against each other in deadly combat to determine the Champion of Capua.

Spartacus Legends, based on the ground-breaking STARZ Original series Spartacus, is available for download on PlayStation® Network and Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. The attached infographic details statistics from the game’s first 60 days, including:

  • 4 million active players
  • 140 million gladiator matches fought
  • 17 million slaves purchased to battle as gladiators
  • 18 million faces cut off, enough to plaster the walls around ancient Rome, twice
  • 28 million dismembered limbs, laid end to end span the distance between North and South Poles
  • 56 million executions, more than the population of Spain
  • 70 million gallons of blood spilt, enough to overflow the Colosseum

Players that take part in Tournaments will receive in-game rewards including gold, limited edition equipment, and the chance to gain unique gladiator titles, including “Champion of Capua.”

 
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Race for the Gold in DuckTales: Scrooge’s Loot from Disney Interactive!

Published on September 23, 2013 in Gaming

Compete Against Friends in this Online Battle Arena for iOS and Android Devices

The Beagle Boys have stolen Scrooge’s loot! It is up to players to join the citizens of Duckburg and recover his gold in this free to play game launching for iOS and Android devices from Disney Interactive. Players join the adventure with Uncle Scrooge and Launchpad to retrieve Scrooge McDuck’s fortune from the villainous Beagle Boys.

This new DuckTales adventure has players competing with friends and facing off against the competition to haul the most treasure back to their vaults in an online multiplayer battle mode. Players can also enter a single-player mode to complete important missions and quests across several different maps, including an airship, a western town, deep caverns and the Sun Temple.

Key Features:

  • Adventurer, Inventor, Chef, and Pilot Character Classes to choose from. Each class with different advantages in value      strength, agility, or intellect.
  • Players can deck their duck with cool outfits,      equip intimidating Tools such as the fierce Spitball Cannon or the      Porcelain Monster, and stock up on wacky Gadgets like the Hot Jazz      Peppers.
  • Players will need to master the different maps,      from caverns to ancient temples, to gain an advantage over the      competition!
  • Team up with friends on Facebook or make new      allies in the game to become the ultimate fortune hunters.
  • Build up stats in every match, and rise to the      top of the ranks!

Let the games begin, and start playing DuckTales: Scrooge’s Loot for iOS devices at http://di.sn/dKB and Android http://di.sn/iLU.

 
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WRESTLEMANIA® 30 TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 (US DATE)

Published on September 23, 2013 in Mind Fun

STAMFORD, Conn., September 20, 2013 – WWE® (NYSE: WWE) announced that tickets for WrestleMania 30 will go on sale Saturday, November 16 at US Eastern time 11am / Australian date Sunday, November 17 at 3am Eastern daylight saving time.  The pop-culture extravaganza, WrestleMania 30, will take place Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Ticket prices range from US$25 – $850. There will also be a limited number of “Gold Circle” VIP Packages available for US$2,000. The Gold Circle packages include seating in the first four rows ringside, a Gold Circle VIP Stadium Entrance, a collectible WrestleMania 30 ticket holder and the commemorative WrestleMania 30 take-home folding chair. Tickets can be purchased through www.ticketmaster.com. All tickets are subject to service charges and facility fees.

WrestleMania is more than just a one day event; it is a week-long celebration. WWE will take over New Orleans during WrestleMania Week.  In addition to WrestleMania 30, other activities will include: WrestleMania Axxess – WWE’s four-day, interactive fan festival at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center; the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the New Orleans Arena; Monday Night Raw® at the New Orleans Arena and other activities designed to give back to the host community including the WrestleMania Reading Challenge and “Be a STAR” anti-bullying rallies.  Additional information on these events will be announced in the future at www.wrestlemania.com.

 
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