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Jasper Watkins

One of the several editors for Screen invasion, his articles range from video games to music and occasionally to television. twitter @jaspcw

MusicMusic Festivals

We run through the highlights and performances of Rock Werchter 2013

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MusicMusic Review

A general dissatisfaction of life has always been the cornerstone of any Wavves record, and their latest album Afraid of Heights continues the misanthropic musings of lead singer Nathan Williams. The upbeat (but by no means cheery) tracks of King of the Beach have been replaced with aggression more akin to the band’s 2011

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Game of Thrones
FeaturesTV

George R.R.Martin’s epic saga A Song of Ice and Fire is so vast and intricate that it dwarfs (no pun intended) the works of contemporary fiction writers. And the like many great works of literature its adaptation to the screen has also received great praise perhaps because it deviates so little from the novels.

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FeaturesTV

The lands of  Game of Thrones are truly enormous, ranging from beyond The Wall to the Trident to across the Narrow Sea and the exotic cities of the east. But these places would be nothing without their inhabitants and Game of Thrones has no shortage of witty, brutal or enigmatic characters. As

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Video Games

Amidst all the naval and punk rock puns we reported that the first details of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag had surfaced.  Over the weekend, the accompany all the news, a trailer was released featuring Edward Kenway in all his gun-toting glory. Narrated by Black Beard himself, the father and grandfather of the two protagonists,

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Video Games

It was not so long ago that we were desperately trying to foil the Templar plot that was set to undo the work of the Patriots. Ubisoft had all ready stated at the beginning of the year that there would be another Assassin’s Creed game, featuring a new hero and a new

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Video Games

According to a listing on the domain information site WHOIS , U.S.Techs (now called Eventcore) have a registered for  “XBOXEVENT.COM”. But what event could it be? It would be impossible to rule out the possibility that Microsoft will be looking to unveil their next-gen console. With Sony taking the spotlight with

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NewsVideo Games

This article was updated live as the press conference was broadcasted The cacophony of PlayStation rumours over the last few days has been tremendous, most notably the reveal of what could be the controller for the Orbis, the codename for the next console from Sony. That is why many with baited breath watched

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Music

It’s been nearly two and a half years since Wavves released their quintessential surf rock album “King of the Beach”. It was the weed-smoking-lazy-romantic epitomised in a great deal of noise and feedback. Since then though the surf rock genre has had very few great albums, Best Coast’s  “Crazy for You” came close

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MusicMusic Festivals

Slowly but surely the line up for the Belgian festival Rock Werchter is featuring some very promising act and today’s announcement proved that to still be the case. Of the twenty new bands announced some of the stand out acts include Biffy Clyro, who have just released their latest album Opposites,

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Music

The lyrical beauty of Elara’s three track EP Soundtrack for a Quiet Place couldn’t have been further away from what I expected from this Italian post rock band. Full of delicate piano that shimmers gracefully above the thunderous drums and soaring guitar, it is gentle and uplifting. The minimalism and ambience of Elara’s sound certainly makes

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Music FestivalsNews

One of Europe’s biggest music festivals, Rock Werchter, has recently announced another 20 acts in addition to the seven acts that had already been released. The headlining acts for the main stage currently include Blur, Green Day, Volbeat, Kings of Leon, Rammstein , The Editors and Depeche Mode. An eclectic mix if there ever

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Video Games

A truly sad time in the video game industry- THQ, the developer and producer of games such as Company of Heroes and the Saints Row series, has gone bankrupt, its assets auctioned off in a  federal bankruptcy court yesterday. Back in November THQ announced that it defaulted on a $50 million loan, causing share

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elder scrolls online
NewsVideo Games

Bethesda Softworks have opened the beta application process for The Elder Scrolls Online, the Elder Scrolls MMO. Along with this announcement a stunning nearly six minute CGI trailer. While players won’t be able to vertically scale cloud surrounded fortresses nor zipline precariously along bridges it does show the three in game factions, the Aldmeri Dominion,

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Video Games

Rumours about the next generation of consoles have been circulating since what seems like the dawn of time. Over the last year stories have cropped up such as the appearance of details for a project “Fortaleza” for the next-gen Xbox, generating even more and more hype and raising even more questions. To

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