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CHEAP PRESENT – ANTERIOR [SCR009] by Superconscious Records 🎵

Cheap Present was formed in 2013 as a collaborative project between Melbourne artists ENV and Luis CL serving as an outlet for the pair to experiment outside of their main musical acts and subsequent genre limitations.

Cheap Present’s music is mostly recorded live in the studio with minimal overdubs and draws sounds and influences from various sources. Using old keyboards and samples mixed with digital high definition sounds, the duo create a mixture of raw elements from the techno and dance tradition with a nod to classical melodies and industrial music. Each song features heavy drums to highlight the melodic playfulness of their bass, synth arrangements and humorous but expressive vocals and song titles.

The Anterior mini LP follows on from the duo’s Wet Garden cassette earlier in the year and presents a collection of material looking back from the group’s creation in 2013 to more recent output. The pair’s evolution is clearly on display on the this 12 inch, from initial jam based songs such as Waterproofyouth and Bergwasser, which have a spontaneous metallic edge, to new songs such as Rooftops, which display a more meticulous and mature approach to production.

A1 Waterproofyouth
A2 Drug Nap
A3 Fried Piper
B1 Bergwasser
B2 What I Want
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Nerd Food: Disney Parks Roll Out New Delicious Treats This November!

The Disney Parks always seem to have an endless supply of candy and sweets. Each month they come out with new and unique things to celebrate the various seasons and holidays, and November is no different.

Disney Parks Roll Out New Delicious Treats This November

At the Disneyland Resort, guests can try the Rocky Road Candy Apple and Marshmallow Wands! These delicious-looking treats are available all across the resort, so get your hands on them while you can!

Disney Parks Roll Out New Delicious Treats This November

At Disney World, guests can enjoy the new caramel apple milkshake at The Plaza Restaurant in Magic Kingdom!

Disney Parks Roll Out New Delicious Treats This November!

Over at Pandora, guests can get this unique-looking pumpkin cheesecake mousse, but only on Thanksgiving day.

Disney Parks Roll Out New Delicious Treats This November!

Lastly, if you’re heading to Disney Springs, head on over to Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming to try this amazing pumpkin bread pudding.

No matter what you try at the Disney Parks, it’ll be delicious. Enjoy!

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Google updates Pixel 2 XL with new ‘saturated’ color display option and other bug fixes

The regular, monthly patches for the Pixel are one of the main reasons to buy a Google phone instead of another Android device. This month, however, the company has done more than add the usual security fixes. For the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, it has also layered on a bunch of bug fixes and new features. The most important of which, as Android Central reports, are new options for color saturation.

It also contains “a fix for the faint clicking noise heard in some Pixel 2s” as well as the subtle changes to the Pixel 2 XL’s display behavior to mitigate against potential screen burn-in — though those latter changes might not be obvious in normal usage, as a Google community manager writes:

As we mentioned in our deeper dive, this update also…

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Culture

T-Mobile’s owner is now using a smart assistant made by will.i.am

Will.i.am’s tech start-up, I.am+, has raised $117 million in venture capital, according to Reuters, and it’s swiveling toward corporate tech. The startup is entering into the corporate computing market with a voice assistant called Omega that does customer service.

The I.am+ brand lines up with will.i.am’s peculiar Black Eyed Peas persona of being a futuristic yet fashion-savvy rapper. But what has I.am+ ever achieved since its founding in 2012? Its consumer gadgets have all been terrible, like its questionable line of smartwatches or its Bluetooth earbuds that resemble gauges. It’s hard to imagine the company having better luck in the already difficult smart assistant field, where we’ve seen even major tech companies struggle.

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GAMES

Watch Dogs Is Free Right Now On PC, Here’s How To Get It

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For whatever reason, Ubisoft is now offering the PC version of Watch Dogs for free. Now through November 13 you can get the 2014 open-world action game for the low, low price of $0.00. You need to register for Ubisoft’s Uplay service to get the freebie, but once you do that, you can pick up the game for free right here.

This offer only applies to the PC edition of Watch Dogs, not the console versions. Watch Dogs is set in Chicago and stars a character named Aiden Pearce. The big gameplay hook is that you can manipulate the world around you through your cellphone.

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GameSpot’s Watch Dogs review scored it an 8/10. Our review praised the game’s hacking elements, the varied activities you can so, and its clever mission design.

The sequel Watch Dogs 2 was released in November 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. We enjoyed the sequel, too, giving it an 8/10 in our Watch Dogs 2 review.

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Check Out The Latest Launch Trailer For ‘Sonic Forces’

Sonic Forces may be coming out tomorrow, but that’s not stopping Sega from releasing one last launch trailer before it drops. The trailer below shows off a bit more of the story, with a focus on the create-a-character aspect to the game where you basically add a new character to the semi-crowded Sonic universe. Enjoy!

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New On Netflix This Week: Glitter Force Doki Doki Anime, Lady Dynamite Season 2, And More

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It’s a busy week at Netflix. The streaming service has some interesting additions coming to its library, including the return of the critically acclaimed comedy Lady Dynamite during the week of November 5.

Lady Dynamite, which was co-created by Arrested Development mastermind Mitch Hurwitz and stars comedian Maria Bamford, is back for a second season on Netflix. Based on a trailer for the new episodes, the series will continue its look at mental illness, as told by main character Maria–loosely based on Bamford, herself. Joining the comedian in the new season will be most of the cast from Season 1, along with guest appearances by Judd Apatow, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Jenny Slate, Judy Greer, and more. The new season of Lady Dynamite will debut on November 10.

That day will also see the release of a new season of Glitter Force Doki Doki. The anime, titled Doki!Doki! PreCure in Japan, originally debuted in the country in 2013. The first season of this English-dubbed version premiered on Netflix in August, comprised of 15 episodes. A description of the series reads, “Four girls summon their inner superheroes to defend Earth and the magical kingdom of Splendorius from King Mercenare and his minions.”

You can take a look at all of Netflix’s new offerings for the week below. You can also see everything the streamer is gaining and losing in November.

November 5

  • The Homesman
  • The Veil

November 6

  • The Dinner

November 7

  • Dizzy & Bop’s Big Adventure: The Great Music Caper
  • Fate/Apocrypha: Part 1 (Netflix Original)
  • Killing Ground
  • P. King Duckling: Season 1
  • Project Mc2: Part 6 (Netflix Original)
  • The Journey Is the Destination

November 10

  • Blazing Transfer Students: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
  • Dinotrux Supercharged: Season 1 (Netflix Original)
  • Glitter Force Doki Doki: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
  • Lady Dynamite: Season 2 (Netflix Original)
  • Mea Culpa (Netflix Original)
  • The Killer (Netflix Original)

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Nickelodeon USA To Premiere New Holiday Movie ‘Tiny Christmas’ On Saturday 2nd December 2017 | Sneak Peek

AOL’s Build Series has announced the exciting news in a super interview with Nickelodeon star Lizzy Greene that Nickelodeon USA will premiere Tiny Christmas, the networks brand-new Original Movie starring Lizzy (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn) and Riele Downs (Henry Danger) which puts a tiny spin on the year’s biggest holiday, on Saturday 2nd December 2017! Check out a first-look at the movie, along with Build Series‘ fantastic interview with Lizzy, in which she talks about filming Tiny Christmas, and reveals that when Nickelodeon was casting for Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn, they originally wanted 13-year-old actors for the roles, below!:

Lizzy Greene Chats About Nickelodeon’s “Tiny Christmas”

Nickelodeon’s “Tiny Christmas” puts a tiny spin on the year’s biggest holiday as two cousins (Riele Downs and Lizzy Greene ) who get accidentally shrunken must comically work together and overcome massive obstacles to set themselves right and make Christmas magic happen! Greene swings by the BUILD Studio to tell us about the movie.

In Nickelodeon’s brand-new holiday TV movie Tiny Christmas, it is Christmas Eve, and a clumsy elf accidentally shrinks down two cousins into miniature sizes! The kids are then scooped up into Santa’s sack and dropped off across the street at their neighbour’s house. In order to make it home for Christmas (just one house away!), the tiny kids must comically work together and overcome holiday hazards to set themselves right and make Christmas magic happen! But, will the tiny kids get home on time?

Tiny Christmas stars Riele Downs from Henry Danger and Lizzy Greene from Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn. Matty Finochio will also star in the movie as Chill the Elf.

Based on a script written by screenwriting team Brian Sawyer & Gregg Rossen, Tiny Christmas was filmed in Canada, including in Langley in British Columbia, earlier this year, and is produced by Two 4 The Money Media. The movie is directed by Jon R. Rosenbaum, and executive produced by Michael McGahey (Vice President, Series at MarVista Entertainment). Nickelodeon acquired the script from Brian & Gregg in September 2015. Jordan Cassidy serves as the on-set Dresser for the film, and TINK serves as production designer on the Nickelodeon MOW.

Lizzy Greene Reflects On Her Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn Audition:

Lizzy Greene, star of Nickelodeon’s Tiny Christmas, reminisces about her audition for Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn.

More Nick: Nickelodeon Australia & New Zealand To Premiere ‘Tiny Christmas’ On Friday 19th December 2017!


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Upgrade Your Monitor to QHD For Just $160

It feels like just yesterday that buying QHD (2560×1440) displays from Korean eBay sellers or Monoprice for like $300 was an insane deal. Now you can get one from Amazon with Prime shipping for just $160. Sure, it’s not 4K, but a lot more computers will be able to drive it.


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The Art Of Middle Earth: Shadow Of War

Shadow of War gave a bunch of artists a chance to go to town on Tolkien’s universe, and they did not disappoint.

Below you’ll find a sample of concept work that went into the game’s development, courtesy of Monolith’s Steve Firchow and George Rushing, as well as the team at Karakter, a visual development studio from Germany who helped out on the game and who we’ve featured a few times here before.


To see the images in their native resolution, click on the “expand” button in the top-left corner.

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STEVE FIRCHOW

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Fans Are Loving Overwatch’s New Spectator Tools

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With its colorful cast and proclivity for wild plays that are equal parts tactical and mechanical, Overwatch is brimming with esports potential. Problem is, it can be a mess of exploding mechs, screen-engulfing ghost dragons, and middle-aged men in Scream Halloween costumes—too much of a mess, sometimes, to actually sit down and watch. Thank goodness for the new spectator tools.

After the expected (but still exciting) conclusion to the weekend’s Overwatch World Cup, I spoke to BlizzCon attendees in the audience about how easy it was to understand what was going on in the game. For the most part, they said, the new spectator tools—which include team-specific character skins and attack effects, snazzy instant replays, a better third-person camera, and a top-down map for broadcasters—were a life-saver. Team colors, especially, stole the show.

“I think it’s been massively improved in terms of team colors and how you view things,” said an attendee named Natalie who’d watched a fair amount of pro Overwatch previously. Before this weekend, characters just wore their normal skins, and the only way to differentiate between them was red and blue outlines and UIs, which would sometimes switch over the course of matches, only adding to the confusion. “It’s much, much easier,” Natalie said.

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Another attendee named Cat Whitney, who plays Overwatch a lot but hadn’t really watched any prior to this, agreed that the team colors were “amazing.”

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“This seemed really easy to follow,” she said. “There were only a couple times where things jumped around really quickly, and I couldn’t quite understand the action. The team colors were amazing.”

Fans did note that the specific color choices aren’t perfect yet, though. “Sometimes there was, like, a light-blue team versus a white team, and it got a little hard to see,” said an attendee named Matthew.

There is, however, still a 400-lb gorilla from the moon in the room: how do you involve viewers who aren’t diehard Overwatch fans dedicated enough to travel to an arena in Anaheim?

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“I feel like somebody who doesn’t play Overwatch is still gonna have a hard time, because it’s really fast-paced,” said Matthew. After the show, I spoke with Gloria, an attendee who went into the Overwatch World Cup with very little knowledge of the game, and she said she was mostly able to figure it out, though it took some time.

“At first I was completely lost,” she confessed in an email, “but the UI helped me figure out the system eventually.” She went on to give a succinct but accurate description of Overwatch’s rules. “It took me around four or five matches to figure it all out on my own,” she said.

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Once she sorted that out, the main sticking point for her was, again, a few team colors, especially those that involved a heavy component of white. She added that if Overwatch wants to use a home-versus-away color setup, it needs to take more cues from traditional sports. “It’s true that other sports like football use home and away jerseys,” she said, “but their team colors and logos are very prominent on both types of jerseys so it’s super easy to know what team it is.”

There’s also the problem of Overwatch’s pace, something even a more polished set of spectator tools might not be able to entirely alleviate. Taylor Adams, an attendee who actually works for an esports organization called Tempo Storm, explained that he would frequently lose track of the game if his eyes stopped following it for a second.

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“A Genji can flick his wrist to the right and kill three people,” Adams said. “If you happen to be looking down at your phone because somebody tweeted at you, you’re gonna miss it. You’re gonna be like ‘What the fuck?’”

Picture-in-picture replays, especially the newly added slow-mo variety that allow casters to break down complicated plays, help, Adams said. But Overwatch still doesn’t provide enough information for people to casually follow along. You’ve gotta stay dialed in.

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One way to get around that, suggested Whitney, might be a second display. “I wish they’d kept the pop-up of the map in the corner that showed all the icons” of players’ positions, she said. “They didn’t do that too often, but when they did, it was really helpful. I’d have liked to have had that as a picture-in-picture or on a secondary monitor so we could see that all the time.”

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Despite concerns, however, everybody I spoke to said they enjoyed themselves, and they all added that they’re now planning to watch Blizzard’s soon-to-kick-off Overwatch League—some more casually than others.

Cat Whitney, the Overwatch player who hadn’t spectated many matches until now, says she might start watching the league. “I wasn’t planning on it until I came here and watched this. Now I’m hooked. It’s really addictive!”

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New Preview Beta Build – 11/06/17

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Preview Beta Insiders began receiving a new system update today, starting at 2 p.m. PST. This latest build (rs3_release_xbox_dev_1711.171103-1923) includes several new features and fixes. For a more detailed look at features recently introduced as part of the Xbox One Update Preview, be sure to check out our recent post “New Preview Alpha Build – 11/03/17.” You can find even more on these features and what’s still to come here.

New Features:

Games & Apps

  • You can now check whether a specific game has downloaded Xbox One X assets from Games & Apps. To do this, navigate to Games & Apps > Games, place the focus over an Xbox One X Enhanced game, press the Menu button, and select Manage game. In the Manage game menu you’ll see Xbox One X Assets: Installed if Xbox One X Enhanced content has been installed.

Fixes:

Party chat

  • Miscellaneous improvements for game performance issues, guide performance issues and stuttering/popping party chat audio.
  • Fixes for bad audio quality and users “hearing tinny” audio.
  • Fixed an issue that caused users to receive the following error when joining party chat:  “Party encountered an error. Something went wrong with your party. Try again later. [0x8923102B]”

Store 4k Videos

  • Fixed an issue that caused videos not to launch properly.

Dolby Atmos and Sound Settings

  • Fixed an issue which caused Dolby Atmos settings to reset after resuming from connected standby and settings would report no audio state.

Cortana

  • Fixed an issue with Cortana and third party apps like iHeartRadio.

My Games and Apps

  • Fixed an issue that caused game installations to fail at times.
  • Fixed an issue in which the network transfer Resume All would stop installation of the currently installing item and instead start installing the last item resumed.
  • Improved the reliability of game launches.

Known Issues:

Sound Settings

  • Some users may experience an issue when changing audio settings.

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

Related:
Learn How to Enroll Your Xbox One X in Xbox One Update Preview
New Preview Alpha Build – 11/03/17
New Xbox One build available to Beta Insiders and some Delta Insiders today

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Daily Podcast: Why Disney Buying Fox Is Bad For Hollywood, Lord of the Rings TV Series, House of Cards, Joe Johnston & More

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On the November 6, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall and writer Chris Evangelista. In the Feature Presentation, we’ll discuss the bombshell reveal that Disney wants to buy Fox. In the latest news, we talk about Lord of the Ring tv series, Kevin Spacey fired from House of Cards, and Joe Johnston retiring. At the Water Cooler, we’ll talk about the iPhone X, the Showtime series SMILF, Eataly, MondoCon and Super Mario Odyssey.

You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it).

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In Our Feature Presentation: Disney Wants To Buy Fox’s Movie Studio, TV Production and More

  • Jacob relays what we know
  • Why would Disney want to own Fox?
  • What might this include?
  • How could this complicate Hollywood?
  • Is this good or bad for us?

At the Water Cooler:

  • Peter got the iPhone X, watched SMILF, ate at Eataly, and went to a Magic convention
  • Jacob went to MondoCon and played Super Mario Odyssey

In the News:

You can find more about all the stories we mentioned on today’s show at slashfilm.com. /Film Daily is published every weekday, bringing you the most exciting news from the world of movies and television as well as deeper dives into the great features from slashfilm.com. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and all the popular podcast apps (RSS). We’re still very much experimenting with this podcast, please feel free to send your feedback to us at peter@slashfilm.com. Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes and spread the word! Thanks to Sam Hume for our logo.

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Film

Daily Podcast: Why Disney Buying Fox Is Bad For Hollywood, Lord of the Rings TV Series, House of Cards, Joe Johnston & More

x-men avengers

On the November 6, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall and writer Chris Evangelista. In the Feature Presentation, we’ll discuss the bombshell reveal that Disney wants to buy Fox. In the latest news, we talk about Lord of the Ring tv series, Kevin Spacey fired from House of Cards, and Joe Johnston retiring. At the Water Cooler, we’ll talk about the iPhone X, the Showtime series SMILF, Eataly, MondoCon and Super Mario Odyssey.

You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it).

https://www.podbean.com/media/player/9ivt8-7a9f7b?from=yiiadmin&vjs=1&skin=4&fonts=Helvetica&auto=0&download=0&rtl=0

In Our Feature Presentation: Disney Wants To Buy Fox’s Movie Studio, TV Production and More

  • Jacob relays what we know
  • Why would Disney want to own Fox?
  • What might this include?
  • How could this complicate Hollywood?
  • Is this good or bad for us?

At the Water Cooler:

  • Peter got the iPhone X, watched SMILF, ate at Eataly, and went to a Magic convention
  • Jacob went to MondoCon and played Super Mario Odyssey

In the News:

You can find more about all the stories we mentioned on today’s show at slashfilm.com. /Film Daily is published every weekday, bringing you the most exciting news from the world of movies and television as well as deeper dives into the great features from slashfilm.com. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and all the popular podcast apps (RSS). We’re still very much experimenting with this podcast, please feel free to send your feedback to us at peter@slashfilm.com. Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes and spread the word! Thanks to Sam Hume for our logo.

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