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Old May 25th, 2012, 02:25 PM   #2341
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It's been a great four weeks for new music for me - been looking forward to these new albums for ages:

Keane - Strangeland
Marina and the Diamonds - Electra Heart
Gossip - A Joyful Noise
Ladyhawke - Anxiety
The Temper Trap - The Temper Trap
Silversun Pickups - The Neck of the Woods
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Old May 25th, 2012, 08:42 PM   #2342
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I wish I had taste in music like that... I'm so mainstream, it's actually really annoying that nothing slightly off centre appeals to me. Mix94.5 has trained me well...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLUX0y4EptA&ob=av3n is about as indie as I get, and even then, I couldn't do what you've done and say 'I will probably like this album because it's by x artist'... I tend to like individual songs... #fwp
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Old May 25th, 2012, 11:29 PM   #2343
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In the UK half those bands are mainstream lol.
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Old May 26th, 2012, 11:28 AM   #2344
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I was going to say they are fairly close to being mainstream. But I guess they are way out there for commercial radio which will probably play some of it in 20 years time.

I personally like listening to music as albums rather than the hit (or minor hit) singles.
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Old May 27th, 2012, 09:30 AM   #2345
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I am so jealous of Vivid Sydney.
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Old May 29th, 2012, 01:37 PM   #2346
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Oh well I've only really heard of 2 of them... I mean they may be mainstream, I guess I meant more 'commercial'... those songs you don't really hear on the radio. Though, the other day, I was mightily impressed 96fm played some Cake.
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Old June 2nd, 2012, 02:27 PM   #2347
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Great day at the WAM Saturday Spectacular this arvo. Kinda felt like what I would imagine SXSW would be like with live music coming out of heaps of different bars in the middle of the day.
Enjoy tonight to all that are going!
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 05:41 PM   #2348
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From Wiki - further details about new SimCity...

SimCity (2013 video game)

Release date: February 2013

SimCity is an upcoming city-building/urban planning simulation computer game in development by Maxis, a subsidiary of Electronic Arts. It is a reboot of the SimCity series. The title is expected to be released in February 2013.

Prior to its announcement, the German magazine GameStar leaked concept art. Soon thereafter, a pre-vizualization trailer was leaked. The official announcement took place on March 6, 2012 at the GDC. Though the leaked trailer's placeholder text mentioned both Windows and Macintosh editions, official EA materials have so far only mentioned a Windows version.

Along with many of the cosmetic changes (such as up-to-date 3D graphics), SimCity will use the new GlassBox engine. "We try to build what you would expect to see, and that's the game," explains system architect Andrew Willmott, meaning that visual effects such as traffic, economic troubles, and pollution will be more obvious. Two other new features are a multiplayer component and finite resources.

The game will also include non-linear curved roads, in contrast to previous games.

This version of SimCity will be the first to feature online play since Maxis's SimCity 2000 Network Edition, allowing for a single region to house many cities from different players, although the option for a single-player region will still exist.

SimCity will require players to be logged into EA's Origin service to play the game. An active internet connection will be required every time the game is launched, though a disturbance to the connection during gameplay will not interrupt the gameplay.

Resources in the game are finite. Senior software engineer Dan Moskowitz stated, "If you've built up an entire city on the economic basis of extracting a certain resource, when that resource runs out your economy will collapse."

EA/Maxis is developing the game using a new simulation engine called GlassBox, which takes a different approach from previous simulation games. Those games first simulated high-level statistics and then created graphic animations to represent that data. The GlassBox Engine replaces those statistics with agents, simulation units that represent objects like coal, power, and workers; each graphic animation is directly linked to an agent's activity. For example, rather than simply displaying a traffic jam animation to represent a simulated traffic flow issue, traffic jams are instead produced dynamically by masses of Sim agents that actually travel to and from work. A two-part video has been released featuring Dan Moskowitz, the lead gameplay designer, talking about the engine simulation behavior.

Maxis has indicated that the game will support modding, but will not do so at launch.
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Old June 5th, 2012, 10:40 AM   #2349
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me right now!!

but i hope they release a mac version!
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Old June 8th, 2012, 10:41 AM   #2350
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Lots of work going on at the Art Gallery getting ready for the first MoMA Exhibition. The place is looking good inside. Two new canopies being built outside at the moment, one where the cafe is and another next to the wetlands. I really hope the new museum includes storage space for the Art Gallery at Barnett had hoped, it would be nice to see the top floor opened for exhibition space.

The Jeff Wall exhibition is pretty cool as well if anyone was thinking of checking it out.
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Old June 18th, 2012, 04:09 AM   #2351
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movies that are getting me excited in 2012. (in no particular order.)

Django Unchained
Dark Knight Rises
Safety Not Guaranteed
To Rome With Love
Moonrise Kingdom
Killer Joe
The Watch
Bourne Legacy
End of Watch
Dredd
Ted
Gangster Squad
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Old June 18th, 2012, 05:30 AM   #2352
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Twilight, Amazing Spiderman?
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Old June 18th, 2012, 05:54 AM   #2353
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twightlight... no,

spiderman, eh.

I think its a bit soon for a "reboot" of the franchise...
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Old June 18th, 2012, 08:49 AM   #2354
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Django is going to be all sorts of awesome.
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Old June 18th, 2012, 08:55 AM   #2355
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Django is going to be all sorts of awesome.
I get a film related erection everytime I think about it!!

also Moonrise Kingdom!!!
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Old June 19th, 2012, 01:49 AM   #2356
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Having seen Prometheus, I am excited for Spider-Man, Batman, Skyfall and Hobbit. Possibly also Total Recall although everything I have seen indicates its nowhere near as good as the Arnie version.
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Old June 19th, 2012, 03:21 AM   #2357
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i thought Prometheus was rubbish. great special effects but the plot didnt really find its feet...

Oh yeah I forgot about the new Bond, but Sam Mendes directing it could be interesting...
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3000 people visited the MoMA exhibition on opening weekend. This compares to 500 for the Princely Treasures one last year and 800 for Guggenheim in 2010. http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/ent...draw-visitors/
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 07:13 AM   #2359
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The park on the site of the old Francis Street museum is open. Pretty big and bare but great for what is essentially a temporary park. Good for visiting school excursion groups, and of course it's main purpose as a Perth Festival venue. Could have some great concerts here outside of the festival as well.
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 07:16 AM   #2360
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Really does show how difficult it's going to be to integrate the existing three buildings with a new museum though.
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