Blog Archive: February 2022

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Submissions Now Open

The deadline for first wave / earlybird submissions to this year's Sydney Science Fiction Film Festival is March 28.

Joining feature films and short works are two new categories this year - video game and advertising.

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Morbius Lore Vignette

Sony have released what we would describe as a poorly described "lore vignette" for upcoming anti-hero vampire film, Morbius.

You'd expect that to reveal some information about the character of Morbius, but instead it's a very short commentary on the character's debut in a Spider-Man comic following the lifting of a supernatural characters ban.

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Steam Deck Launch

Valve, owners of gaming digital storefront Steam, have released handheld gaming computer the Steam Deck.

Early reviews are mixed but the broad consensus might best be summed up by The Verge's take which is that this is effectively an Early Access launch.

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Planet Crafter EA

Miju Games have announced an Early Access release date of March 24 for their unique survival and terraforming game, Planet Crafter. There's a short trailer.

We tried this one's demo during one of last year's Steam Next fests - FYI there's one running now, but only a few days left - and also the beta version. Enoyed it.

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Batman Again

It's almost Batman time again and while we can't muster any enthusiasm for yet another reboot, our news show's ravenous hunger for content is unrelenting.

We must press on.

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Starcruiser Hands On

Disney have released another trailer for their upcoming Star Wars Galactic Starcruiser hotel / roleplaying experience but it's mostly a few of their execs sitting around a table agreeing with each about how fabulous it is.

On the more informative side of things, The Verge have published a hands on look.

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Bethesda Retiring Launcher

Game development studio Bethesda have announced the closure of their dedicated launcher in May and that all games purchased on it can be migrated to Steam beginning in April.

This marks the end of their attempt to compete with Steam as an electronic storefront and retain the sizeable cut of revenues which Steam claim.

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Upload Season Two

Amazon have released Upload's season two trailer and even though we haven't had a chance to watch season one yet, we were able to follow it and understand the jokes.

Effectiveness of season one recap video established.

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The Ascent on PS

Cyberpunk action roleplaying game, The Ascent, has announced a March 24 release date for Playstation 4 and 5. It had previously been a PC and Xbox exclusive.

Of course there's a trailer.

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SAC_2045 Season 2 Trailer

Netflix have released their season 2 trailer for anime series Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045.

This one came to our attention via Gizmodo's amusingly titled, "Netflix’s Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045 Season 2 Trailer Is Very Boring, Actually."