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You may have noticed the recent increase in competitions and decrease in articles on the site. The reason behind this is we continue to get contacted by friendly PR companies and publishers, which is without a doubt fantastic news.

However, personally fantastic but organisationally frustrating is the continued success of each member of the Space Meat team, which results in us all having less and less time to write articles and reviews.

To combat the oncoming fiend that is real life, we are looking to swell the ranks, bring in flesh blood, troll for newbs, etc.

If you think you have what it takes to get paid nothing, have your scratchings crudely edited and slapped onto a 12th rate entertainment blog, APPLY NOW! Details below: Read more [+]

WIN 1 of 5 double passes to ATTACK THE BLOCK! *Competition Closed*

Competition Closed: Thank you to everyone who entered, the winners will be contacted shortly and their prizes will be sent out to them. If you didn’t win keep an eye on the site or our Twitter (@SpaceMeatAU) for future competitions.

The sci-fi action comedy ATTACK THE BLOCK will soon be hitting Australian cinemas and we have a competition to celebrate the release of this instant cult hit.

ATTACK THE BLOCK – only at the movies December 1

It’s inner city versus outer space and HARRY BROWN meets WAR OF THE WORLDS when aliens drop in on a London housing project and the only line of defence against the extraterrestrial invaders is a group of teenage hoodlums.

The sci-fi comedy ATTACK THE BLOCK begins as trainee nurse Sam is walking home and is robbed by a gang of hooded youths. She’s saved when the gang are distracted by a bright meteorite, which falls from the sky and hits a nearby parked car. A small alien creature leaps from the wreckage and the gang chase and kill it, dragging its ghoulish carcass to the top of the block… but bigger, more savage beasts are on the way and the estate is about to become a battleground. The hit of this year’s South By Southwest Festival, ATTACK THE BLOCK is destined for cult status and is “one of the best sci-fi/comedy/horror/action mash-ups you’re ever going to see (Collider).”

We’re giving 5 lucky Space Meat readers the chance to win a double pass to see ATTACK THE BLOCK in cinemas.

To enter simply follow @SpaceMeatAU on Twitter and tweet the following:

Follow @SpaceMeatAU & RT for a chance to #WIN 1 of 5 ATTACK THE BLOCK double passes! http://bit.ly/win-block2

Entry Conditions & Competition details:
1. Entry tweets must contain “@SpaceMeatAU” and “http://bit.ly/win-block2”.
2. Entrants must be following @SpaceMeatAU
3. Open to Australian residents only
4. Closes at 10PM on 24/11/2011
5. Winners will be contacted via Twitter direct messages
6. If contacted winners do not provide required info by 30/11/2011 replacement winners will be drawn

WIN 1 of 3 Riese Kingdom Falling DVDs! *Competition Closed*

Competition Closed: Thank you to everyone who entered, the winners will be contacted shortly and their prizes will be sent out to them. If you didn’t win keep an eye on the site or our Twitter (@SpaceMeatAU) for future competitions.

Sci-Fi fans rejoice! We’ve got a chance for you to get your hands on the just released DVD of the award winning Sci-Fi online series, Riese Kingdom Falling.

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Riese Kingdom Falling follows a reluctant heroine and her wolf as they travel through a collapsing world. On her journey she will piece together her past and emerge as the sole beacon of hope. Winner of Best Cinematography from the International Academy of Web Television and narrated by Amanda Tapping (Sanctuary), the series stars a talented line-up from popular series such as Stargate Universe, Smallville and Harper’s Island.

Beyond Home Entertainment is giving 3 lucky Space Meat readers the chance to win the Riese Kingdom Falling series DVD.

To enter simply follow @SpaceMeatAU on Twitter and tweet the following:

Follow @SpaceMeatAU & RT for a chance to #WIN 1 of 3 Riese Kingdom Falling DVDs! http://bit.ly/win-riese2

Entry Conditions & Competition details:
1. Entry tweets must contain “@SpaceMeatAU” and “http://bit.ly/win-riese2”.
2. Entrants must be following @SpaceMeatAU
3. Open to Australian residents only
4. Closes at 10PM on 30/09/2011

Review | Kaiba


Available now on DVD from Siren Visual

To all people out there, in one way or another memories are important to them. They allow us to remember, absorb life experiences and learn. Experiences and memories are our own and uniquely ours to reflect on. That said, what if that could be changed? What if memories could be modified, removed or added in order to create a more enjoyable life or even change opinion?

Now this idea of memory modification has been tackled before in movies such as The Matrix and Inception yet it’s a concept anime hasn’t really touched all that much. Kaiba, published in Australia by Siren Visual and created by Madhouse under the direction of Masaaki Yuasa (Tatami Galaxy, Shin-chan) explores a reality where bodies and memories can be changed, stored or stolen depending on the intent. Siren have continued along the path of releasing more unique anime titles, bringing out Kaiba as a 12 episode DVD box collection. Read more [+]

WIN 1 of 3 Marvel Knights Motion Comic Packs! *Competition Closed*

Competition Closed: Thank you to everyone who entered, the winners will be contacted shortly and their prizes will be sent out to them. If you didn’t win keep an eye on the site or our Twitter (@SpaceMeatAU) for future competitions.

Exciting news, true believers! If the recent cinema blockbusters Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger excited your inner (or outer) comic book geek, you won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to get some superhero action at home.

Magna Home Entertainment is giving 3 lucky Space Meat readers the chance to win DVDs of the latest Marvel motion comics: Marvel Knights: Animated Miniseries Collection and Marvel Knights: Thor and Loki: Blood Brothers.

To enter simply follow @SpaceMeatAU on Twitter and tweet the following:

Follow @SpaceMeatAU & RT for a chance to WIN 1 of 3 Marvel Knights Motion Comic packs! http://bit.ly/pZNKhk

Entry Conditions & Competition details:
1. Entry tweets must contain “@SpaceMeatAU” and “http://bit.ly/pZNKhk”.
2. Entrants must be following @SpaceMeatAU
3. Open to Australian residents only
4. Closes at 10PM on 08/08/2011

Viva Voce Video Games

Now days it’s less Viva Voce (Word of mouth) and more Viva Twtter but despite the medium shift people still love to speak their minds about the latest upcoming video games.

The Social Analyst, the official blog for the team behind the online discussion monitoring tool Online 1984, have released an interesting report on ranking the games still to come out in 2011 based on comments on social media, forums and blogs across the web. The most interesting result being Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3′s 3rd place ranking in the battle of the threes, behind Battlefield 3 and Uncharted 3. Check out the chart below and click through to the article.

THQ Q1 2011 Preview

The fine folks at THQ Melbourne once again opened their doors to the Space Meat team for a preview of their upcoming and just launched titles. As usual we all had a great time hanging with our fellow Melbourne video game media and checking out what THQ had coming out in the near future.

Personally I went into this preview with not much knowledge and not a lot of interest but I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of titles and as a jaded and busy critic I’m not that easily surprised.

Hit “more” for our first impressions of some of the latest THQ titles.

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Review | True Grit

True Grit is the latest film by the director/producer duo, Joel and Ethan Coen. Creators of such films as Fargo and Millers CrossingTrue Grit is a distinctly Coen production with violence, black humour and peculiar characters.

As both Liam and Kyle attended the preview screening, we figured it would only be fitting to team up and collaborate on this review. Read more [+]

The Official Space Meat Podcast – Episode 03: A Colin Mockery

We’re finally back! It’s a new episode for the New Year, with a shiny new guest host. This week I’m joined by the always interesting Van “The Social Butterfly” Strapp and first time guest Elroy “El Técnico Diablo”.

In this episode we planned on chatting about CES but after I failed to plan the planning properly, we decided the Golden Globes would be more fun. After which we briefly discuss the new digital channels in Australia specifically Channel 11, as well as the obligatory unplanned tangents. A special thanks to Van for hosting and Elroy for the use of his fantastic audio gear.

Episode 03: A Colin Mockery – Download | iTunes

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Green Lantern trailer

We were previously teased with some footage but now we can watch the whole first trailer for Green Lantern in all it’s HD glory. Based on the classic comic book character, the film stars Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan a fighter pilot chosen to become one of the protectors of our galaxy know as Green Lanterns.

Check it out embed below or at Apple Trailer in full 1080p.

Source: Apple Trailers | YouTube user kizna412