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Review: Asura’s Wrath

Developer: CyberConnect2/Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Available on: PS3, Xbox 360
Reviewed on: PS3

Asura’s Wrath was a game I’d little followed since its announcement as generally I hold little interest in games so intensely ‘Japanese’, so when a review copy fell into my lap I ventured into the experience largely blind. This is a rare thing for me and something I’m starting to really appreciate in this age of perpetual hype and teasers upon teasers leading up to release, but I digress.

You are Asura, one of eight generals in the demi-god army of some-such, defending the space Karma Fortress against the impure Gohma who are disliked for their impurity or something. Read more [+]

Review | Red VS Blue (Season 9)

It’s not often a team of people can create a machinima series and really make it work. Make it stick through so many years of episodes and content to the point where it crosses between games in a franchise and becomes a true part of the franchise itself. Read more [+]

Supanova Expo 2012 (Melbourne)

Geek Event Type: General pop culture expo

When: Friday 13th Apr, 2012 – Sunday 15th Apr, 2012

Location: Melbourne Showgrounds (Epsom Road, Ascot Vale VIC)

Cost: $27.50 – $55

Website: http://www.supanova.com.au/

‘Hangover’ director’s un-aired HBO doc ‘Frat House’ surfaces

Todd Phillips is one of the most successful writer/director/producer’s in the adult-oriented comedy movie scene these days with huge box office winners to his name such as Old School, Road Trip and The Hangover films, but years before all the hits and fame he assembled with the help of fellow director Andrew Gurland a curious little documentary for HBO about the American college fraternity experience.

Frat House was the result and it has the dubious honour of being the only doc commissioned by HBO that never actually ended up going to air even after winning the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the 1998 Sundance film festival.

A controversy arose around the events depicted being so extreme that many people refused to believe they were not staged, even in spite of Phillips and Gurland’s assurances that everything that captured was completely real and that they often could not believe what they were witnessing themselves.

After passing into near myth and legend, the film has finally emerged online in its entirety and is well worth the 1 hours watch. It’s a really great and darkly entertaining piece that also has the added benefit now of providing insight into a lot of where Phillips’s later fictional works came from.

Review | Battlefield 3

Developer – DICE
Publisher – Electronic Arts
Available On – PC, PS3, XBOX 360
Reviewed On – PC, XBOX 360

Going toe-to-toe with the biggest FPS franchise in history is no small feat, but EA have certainly brought it big time with Battlefield 3. Exploding into the holiday season right alongside direct competition, this is the best time of the year for FPS fans. Sticking true to the series’ formula Battlefield 3 is bringing back huge scale online open warfare as players do battle on foot, in tanks, vehicles, jets and choppers with a big array weaponry all across large new maps.

Sporting the updated Frostbite 2 engine Read more [+]

METAL HURLANT CHRONICLES brings the biggest & the baddest “B” stars

METAL HURLANT CHRONICLES is an upcoming action Sci-Fi series based on the METAL HURLANT magazine (also known as HEAVY METAL).

The series trailer looks a lot like the recent sword and sandals gory action series Spartacus: Blood and Sand. While the episode teasers (specifically Red Light) have much more focus on the Sci-Fi elements.

The cast is the most impressive aspect, starring cult action favourites like David Belle (District B13, creator of Parkour), Scott Adkins (Undisputed 1 & 2), and Michael Jai White (Black Dynamite, Spawn).

Cold Hard Facts – Plot teaser:

Red Light – David Belle teaser:

Hash Tag Games: Street Fighting Movies

Twitter hash tag games have quickly become a very popular way to pass the time in lines, waiting for a waiter or just when you’ve got nothing better to do.

Recently team members and friends of Space Meat have been launching their own geeky versions of these games and we’ve decided to highlight some of the best of the bunch.

If you want to take part in future hash tag games be sure to follow @SpaceMeatAU or myself (@LiamJM) and keep an eye out.

Thanks to @VanStrapp and @JemryRockets.

WIN 1 of 5 Marvel: The Avengers Complete Season 1 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.

As a massive comic nerd, I couldn’t be more stoked for the upcoming Avengers film that will finally bring a true multi-comic and multi-hero story to the big screen.

While we may have to wait until next year to see that highly anticipated film, you’ll be excited to know that the action packed new series, Marvel: The Avengers – Earth’s Mightiest Heroes is out now!

I caught this series on ABC3 earlier in the year and was instantly hooked, it hits all the right marks for hero fans and to celebrate the release we have a competition worthy of a cape and claws.

Building on the hype surrounding the upcoming Avengers feature film, and hot on the heels of the successful Thor, X-men and Captain America movies, we have 2 explosive releases to satisfy all those die-hard fans.

The Avengers: Captain America Reborn features 2 hours of action packed episodes and character Profiles and will be released alongside The Avengers: Complete First Season, jam-packed with every episode from Season 1and available for limited time in a collectable steelbook collection.

We’re giving 5 lucky Space Meat readers the chance to win a copy of Marvel: The Avengers Complete Season 1 on DVD.

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

Follow @SpaceMeatAU & RT for a chance to #WIN 1 of 5 Marvel: The Avengers Complete Season 1 DVDs! http://bit.ly/win-avenge1

Don’t have Twitter or want an extra chance to win? Comment below and let me know who your favourite Marvel Avengers hero is!

Entry Conditions & Competition details:
1. Entry tweets must contain “@SpaceMeatAU” and “http://bit.ly/win-avenge1”.
2. Comment on this post, including the name of your favourite Marvel Avengers hero, for an additional entry into the draw.
3. Twitter entrants must be following @SpaceMeatAU
4. Blog comment entries must use a valid email address, Twitter account, or have notifications activated on their Disqus account.
5. A totally of two entries per person will be included in the draw. One for Tweeting and/or one for commenting.
6. Open to Australian residents only.
7. Winners are picked at random.
8. Closes at 10PM on 13/12/2011

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We’ve been using this image for over 4 years and it’s still not funny!

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