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Introducing Battlelog for Battlefield 4

Published on September 23, 2013 in Gaming

EA have gone live with another update for Battlefield 4.

This time, it’s all about Battlelog.

Read all about it on the EA Australia Battlefield 4 Blog:

http://www.battlefield.com/au/battlefield-4/news/road-to-bf4-battlelog

 
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Melbourne Aquarium officially launches as SEA LIFE

Published on September 23, 2013 in Mind Fun

Melbourne, Thursday 19 September 2013: Today, one of Melbourne’s most iconic tourist attractions unveiled the results of an $8m, five-month refurbishment, and will officially relaunch as SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium on Saturday, just in time for the school holidays. The all-new attraction features a multi-million dollar, state-of-art Croc Lair exhibit, which houses a spectacular five-metre, 750kg Saltwater crocodile, named Pinjarra. It also joins a global network of conservation-focused aquariums under the SEA-LIFE flag.

Themed to reflect the diverse landscape of the Northern Territory, Pinjarra’s exhibit features a full 360 degree viewing experience across three spectacular viewing levels, giving visitors a chance to come face-to-face with one of the most feared predators in the world.

In keeping with the attraction’s strong ethical and environmental values BREED, RESCUE and PROTECT, housing Pinjarra will help further educate the public on the ecological significance of the Saltwater crocodile and the need for conservation.

Exhibit Manager at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, Alison Edmunds, believes it is important to help raise public awareness and safety in natural crocodile habitats.

“We are incredibly excited to work with Pinjarra given his immense size and unique personality. Flying the world famous SEA LIFE flag has allowed us to grow and care for even more underwater species and we look forward to sharing our new world class aquarium experience with both new and loyal visitors,” continued Alison Edmunds.

Edward Fuller, Merlin Entertainments Australia and New Zealand Director, says the transition from Melbourne Aquarium to SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium has been a labour of love and the relaunch will be a welcome boost to Melbourne’s local tourism industry.

“For more than 13 years, Melbourne Aquarium has been attracting local, interstate and international visitors to our city. This latest, multi-million dollar transformation positions the aquarium on a global  scale and heralds the way for the continued growth of our strong marine conservation program. It is a very exciting time for us,” added Edward Fuller.

Located right in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, visitors to the new SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium will be taken on an awe-inspiring journey through 12 new exciting zones of discovery, encompassing interactive animal encounters, iconic state-of-the-art displays and hundreds of new species.

A variety of activities will be on offer as the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium commences work with the SEA LIFE Conservation Fund. The partnership will provide new opportunities for visitors to learn about the biology, status and conservation of native species. The Croc Lair exhibit will also offer an engaging educational space for Underwater Zoo students to learn about Pinjarra’s amazing underwater world.

In addition, Croc Lair will enhance SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium’s functions and events business by providing one of the most unique event spaces in the city.

The brand new aquatic adventures include Croc Lair, Conservation Cove, Bay of Rays, Mangroves and Rock pools, Coral Caves, Shipwreck Explorer, Mermaid Garden, Ocean Discovery, Coral Atoll, Rainforest Adventure, Seahorse Pier and Penguin Playground.

What: Launch of SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, and new multi-million dollar Croc Lair exhibit.
When: From 21 September 2013
Opening hours: 9:30am – 6pm daily; last admission 5pm
Cost: Exclusive pre-book discount prices available online now via www.melbourneaquarium.com.au, from $17.

 
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Denon Headphone Apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch rock with new “Music Community” boost

Sydney, Australia – September 23, 2013 – Since the launch of Denon’s unique suite of game-changing, lifestyle-specific headphone apps, hundreds of thousands of users have been hooked. Denon® Electronics, a premier manufacturer of high-quality home and personal audio products, today announced the launch of a significant update, Music Community, to the Denon Audio App, Denon Club App and Denon Travel App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

“The Denon Music Community update to our award-winning combination of headphones and headphone apps takes listeners closer to the ultimate personal listening experience by adding convenience, fun and discovery,” said Petro Shimonishi, Denon’s senior global product manager of headphones.

The Music Community update to the Denon Audio App, Denon Club App and Denon Travel App enables Denon headphone users to discover, experience and enjoy music more than ever before by providing these additional capabilities:

• Read artist biographies
• Explore more music from your favourite artists
• Discover new artists based on the ones users have already downloaded to their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
• Buy albums and songs directly from iTunes without leaving the app
• Purchase concert tickets for the artists users are listening to
• Easily share concert and venue information via Facebook, Twitter, Email, and iMessage

The Music Community enhancement is available to users of the Denon Audio App, available with Music Maniac™ headphones; the Denon Club App, available with Urban Raver® headphones; and the Denon Travel App, available with Globe Cruiser® headphones. These apps are designed for use with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Denon Apps Enhance the Listening Experience of Each Lifestyle
Denon lifestyle-specific apps are each designed for unique headphone categories. Available at the App Store, the current offering of Denon apps complement Denon’s individualised headphones to deliver a specialised experience.

• Denon Audio App. For use with Denon’s Music Maniac Headphones, this app allows users to customise the sound via a 1,000 band EQ*. The app features an integrated audio player for playback of all music stored on the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, allows for instant playlist creation directly from the app and enables simple access to Internet radio via TuneIn, which offers over 70,000 global radio stations.
• Denon Club App. For use with Denon’s Urban Raver Headphones, this app allows users to easily update Facebook and Twitter statuses on music they like from the Urban Raver Community, look up lyrics to their favourite songs, share artist information, discover new artists and customise their EQ and EQ presets, giving users full power over their music.
• Denon Travel App. Designed to maximise the travel experience when used with Denon Globe Cruiser Headphones, this app offers users easy access to their most frequently used travel apps, including the ability to customise playlists for their trips from the app, and customise EQ settings.
• Denon Sport App. Denon Sport features GPS tracking for outdoor activities, allowing users to map their routes, automatic tracking and reporting of pace and track nutrition. With access to online communities via Facebook and Twitter, users can easily share their workout progress with friends and track their fitness goals in a workout journal.

The Denon Audio App, Club App, Travel App and Sports App are available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.AppStore.com. The 1,000 band Equaliser function is available for $1.99 via an in-app upgrade.

 
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LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII TGS TRAILER

LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII TGS TRAILER

Sydney, 20th September – The Tokyo Game Show 2013 trailer for LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII reveals more about the involving story, exciting action and engaging characters to be included in the forthcoming game.

Watch the LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII TGS Trailer at: http://youtu.be/QswalwR-_0k

This version of the trailer precedes an extended edit – which is scheduled to go public shortly after the Tokyo Game Show finishes on Sunday September 22nd, 2013.

How will you spend your final days? LIGHTNING RETURNS: FINAL FANTASY XIII is scheduled to release across Australia & New Zealand on 13th February 2014, on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

 
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FINAL FANTASY X | X-2 HD TGS TRAILER

Sydney, 20TH September, 2013 – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products, today released the FINAL FANTASY® X|X-2 HD Remaster Tokyo Games Show trailer. 

Watch the FINAL FANTASY X|X-2 HD Remaster Tokyo Games Show Trailer at: http://youtu.be/BkHiSuwHc1I  

FINAL FANTASY X|X-2 HD Remaster is coming this Summer (ANZ).

Related Links

Official Homepage: http://www.finalfantasyXHD.com
Official Facebook® Page: http://www.facebook.com/OfficialFinalFantasyX

 
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TOY BOX THURSDAY: Disney Infinity Issues New Call for Toy Box Submission and Makes Five New

custom-built Toy Boxes for Disney Infinity players, including the visual described above (called: Tron Highway). These new Toy Boxes are available now for download free of charge on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U and iPad using the recently launched Disney Infinity: Toy Box app 

To download new screenshots of each uniquely-themed Toy Box, please visit: http://smu.gs/18bHrvj 

Below are brief descriptions for each of the five new Toy Boxes: 

 ·       Tron Highway – Race a Light Runner, battle enemies, navigate mazes and find hidden paths to get to the end of the broken highway. (View video HERE)

·        Sugar Mania – Take King Candy’s Royal Racer for a sweet spin on a Sugar Rush-inspired racetrack. (View video HERE)

·        Monster Rally – Pull off a series of tricks in a side-scrolling stunt show spectacular. (View video HERE)

·        Cosmic Platformer – Compete with friends on an obstacle course that’s out of this world. (View video HERE)

·        It’s a Trap! – Pay close attention to get through these puzzling rooms. Beware of traps and double jumping! (View video HERE)

 Players can download the new Toy Boxes by selecting “Toy Box” from the Disney Infinity Main Menu and then select “Toy Box Share” and “Disney’s Toy Boxes.” Once there they will see a list of all the featured Toy Boxes and can choose one to download. They will be able to come back every week for new Toy Boxes. Players should also let us know what they want to see because Disney Infinity developers will soon begin creating content based on player suggestions.

Also starting today, Disney Interactive is encouraging Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U and iPad players to enter the Extreme Sports Challenge and submit their best (and most extreme) Toy Box sports arenas.

Players from around the world will be able to submit their creation for consideration for one week and on Thursday, October 3, the extreme sports challenge winners will be uploaded to the website. Featured Toy Boxes will be chosen by Disney and available for download on the Xbox360, PlayStation 3, Wii U and iPad.

When you’re ready to submit your Toy Box for consideration, follow these directions:

Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U

  • Bring up the Pause Menu and select “Online/Multiplayer.”
  • Then select “Toy Box Share” > “Disney’s Toy Boxes” > “Submit to Disney.”
  • Follow the prompts. You’ll be asked to give your Toy Box an original name and description. Choose carefully – they will be shown to everybody if your Toy Box is featured.

iPad

  • Bring up the Pause Menu and select “Toy Box Share.”
  • Then select “Disney’s Toy Boxes” > “Submit to Disney.”
  • Follow the prompts. You’ll be asked to give your Toy Box an original name and description. Choose carefully – they will be shown to everybody if your Toy Box is featured.

Future challenges will include castle building, mazes, and more, so stay tuned to see what’s next.  As a refresher, Disney Infinity’s Toy Box is a wide-open space that gives players free range to create entire levels or worlds of their own. Players can upload their creation onto Disney’s server and Disney will curate and release the best ones so all gamers can experience the magic.

Disney Infinity is available in stores now for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Wii and 3DS.

The Disney Infinity: Toy Box app is available on iPad 2, 3, 4 and iPad Mini in the App Store at http://bit.ly/18qYBEW

 
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Universal Sony Press Release – Mad Men Season 6 – November 7, 2013

Returning for its sixth season, Mad Men Season 6 explores the glamourous and ego-driven “Golden Age” of advertising in late-1960s New York City. The only television series in cable history to win the Emmy® for Outstanding Drama Series four years in a row, Mad Men continues to be the most Emmy® nominated drama series on television with a total of 97 nominations.

Don Draper (Golden Globe® winner Jon Hamm), and the rest of the award-winning cast continue to captivate in Mad Men Season 6, as they deal with the aftereffects of adultery, divorce, a merger and an ever-changing social climate.

From writer and executive producer Matthew Weiner, the eagerly awaited sixth season follows the scandal and devastation that plagued the partners of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce at the end of Season 5. In this season, Don and his fellow partners continue to juggle their personal and professional lives in a world of temptation and greed, while Peggy and Megan are up for an ad award. The season is very much focussed around a core decision for Don – continue his descent into his own private inferno or re-discover his authentic self and get a second chance.

The assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy also play into the sixth season, further heightening the themes of racism, alienation and ruthlessness that heavily underpinned American society and culture in the sixties.

 
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CYGNETT releases a range of accessories for Apple’s newest devices

Melbourne, Australia – 20 September, 2013 – Cygnett is pleased to release a fresh range to protect, connect and enhance Apple’s new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.

Product Manager in charge of iPhone gear, Freya Torrington, confirmed, “Following the release of the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c today, we’re pleased that our data for both models is spot-on and our cases fit the new devices. We’re also very excited that our existing iPhone 5 designs are compatible with the new 5s device.” 

Cygnett’s iPhone 5s range hero is the WORKMATE UTILITY (RRP $34.95) a compact, quad-material 360° protective system. UTILITY was designed with urban protection in mind featuring sealed ports, covered volume buttons and shock and abrasion protection. See how the WORKMATE UTILITY (#UtilityDrops) performs in the STREET TEST video. 

The iPhone 5s range also includes ALEC (RRP $44.95) a genuine leather flip case. This slick, precisely-finished case features a snap on chassis, cash and three card pockets; perfect for carrying all the essentials. 

These new case releases accompany the iPhone 5s-compatible URBANSHIELD WHITE (RRP $29.95) genuine carbon fiber case, a radiant complement to the popular black version. As well, FLIPFIBER (RRP $34.95) soft flip case, featuring a lux microfiber texture and an organic de-bossed design. 

The iPhone 5 + 5s range is completed by the ALTERNATE (RRP $29.95) two-tone dockable case, featuring anodised aluminium chassis and two coloured sets of ends to change up the look of the iPhone. Watch the Alternate WORK+PLAY video.

 The iPhone 5c FORM (RRP $24.95) range is designed to mix-and-match with the vibrant colour palette of the 5c. From day to night or work to play, Form adds a new spectrum in Pink, Blue, Black and White, with each case featuring a unique, secret pattered inlay and a metal badge. The CRYSTAL (RRP $24.95) for iPhone 5c flaunts its sleek lines and colour while protecting the chassis from scratches, wear and tear. 

The iPhone 5s + 5c releases are also enhanced by the FlashPower car and wall chargers, HighWire and Jack2 AV cables; DriveView, DashView, StickMount and Bike Mount stands and holders; and OpticClear and Applicator screen protectors. Check out the OpticClear Applicator video.

 Each case includes Cygnett’s Lifetime Guarantee (cygnett.com/lifetime). The range will be available coinciding with the Apple iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c launch, from 20 September, 2013.

 
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AIE/Bohemia media release: Combined arms warfare in new video for Arma 3

Sydney, Australia – September 20, 2013 – As part of the official Community Guide video series for Arma 3, Bohemia Interactive has released a brand new episode on combined arms warfare. Focusing on transportation and support, Andrew Gluck (better known as Dslyexci) from ShackTactical narrates the video to explore the relationship between infantry, vehicles and artillery. 

The Community Guide series opened with a more general introduction to Arma 3, whereas the second and third Community Guide took a closer look at infantry combat and multiplayer teamwork. The fourth video celebrated a milestone in development, as the game transitioned from Alpha to Beta. The latest Community Guides focused on helicopters and sniper- and launcher teams

Arma 3 is now available for purchase on Steam and Store.bistudio.com. There is also a Digital Deluxe Edition available. A boxed version of Arma 3 is available at many major retailers. 

Community Guide: Combined Arms

http://youtu.be/8Oj1q_r1dwU

 
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Head Down the Rabbit Hole to Defend Wonderland in Alice in Wonderland: A New Champion from Disney Interactive

Published on September 20, 2013 in Gaming
New Mobile Game Invites Players to Explore the Wonderland Inspired by the 2010 Live-Action Film
 
Disney Interactive has announced the launch of the free-to-play mobile game Alice in Wonderland: A New Champion, a vibrant world inspired by the hit live-action film, on iOS and soon on Android devices. Players experience the unbelievable sights and curious mysteries of Wonderland while they fight to thwart the return of the dreaded Red Queen and her minions.
 
Players tumble through the rabbit hole into this fantastical land and work with the story characters to help rebuild Wonderland and set things right.  Along the way, they will solve riddles, craft tools, and assume the mantle as the White Queen’s Champion in order to help Alice save Wonderland from the scourge of the Red Queen.
 
Key Features:
– Familiar friends, like Alice, the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, and the March Hare.
– Visually stunning locations such as the Mad Tea Party, magnificent White Queen’s Castle, cozy Bayard’s Village, and many more.
– Crafting tools and resources to help the denizens of Wonderland survive and flourish.
– Whimsical riddles and make sense of the twisty illogic that characterise the delightful and intriguing Wonderland.
 
Alice in Wonderland: A New Champion can be downloaded via the App Store at http://bit.ly/17HLW1K.

 
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