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Exclusive Interview: Overwatch’s Leads Reveal Upcoming Game Features & More

We’ve recently sat down with Geoff Goodman, Lead Hero Designer for Overwatch, and Bill Warnecke, Lead Software Engineer for Overwatch, to ask them a few questions about the game and their inspirations as they were planning for the new (and upcoming!) game features. Check out how our conversation went down! 1. Could you tell us more about the new Deathmatch map, Petra? Geoff: I’ll start with some of the mechanics. When we started working on Petra, we looked pretty hard at Chateau (the previous Deathmatch map) and looked at what we had on offer there along with what we could…
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Greyson Chance On His Rebranding, The Story Behind “Afterlife”, and the US Election

His third and latest single, “Back on the Wall”, has already garnered more than half a million views on YouTube. But more importantly, Greyson Chance is also back on his quest to slay the pop music industry after a hiatus of five long years. Greyson rose to prominence when talkshow host Ellen Degeneres discovered his rendition of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” on YouTube. Since then, he has been blessed with a bundle of musical opportunities – including a record deal under Ellen herself. Many may still see him as a baby-faced talent who graced the world with his mellifluous, pre-pubescent voice…
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Overwatch: A Masterful Blending of Genres that Leaves You Overjoyed

Overwatch has crosshairs in the middle of your screen and your health bar at the bottom left. And the similarity with most other First-Person Shooters (FPS) games end there. Overwatch plays more like a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA), akin to Dota 2, League of Legends and Heroes Of The Storm instead of your traditional FPS games like Counter-Strike or Battlefield. Each playable hero is unique without customising, and although some very roughly fulfill roles we’re familiar with like tanks, medics and assault, every single one of them is so much more. This game’s hype and the fan anticipation didn’t just put it into the…
Life

From Homemade Headbands to Designer Fashion: Interview with Maqayla

By Izzan Haziq and Hannah Halim Mareenah A. Ghani was merely passing time with a fun hobby, unknowingly sowing the seeds that would culminate in a thriving business. The enterprising young woman is the founder of Maqayla, a womenswear label that has earned an avid following within the Malay Muslim community. Maqayla has been a work in progress for four years, and this weekend will see the store celebrating its one year anniversary at East Village. We speak with Mareenah on starting Maqayla and the challenges she faced in setting up her own business. DNM: How did you start Maqayla?…
Music

Doing The Impossible: Interview With Oh Wonder

 This article first appeared on Native Entertainment and is reprinted with permission as part of a content collaboration agreement. Consisting of Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West, Oh Wonder are a London-based alt-pop duo. Native Entertainment spoke to them while they were on tour and here’s what they found out: 1. Could you give us an introduction to your music? We are Oh Wonder, a songwriting duo from London, UK. We write alt-pop songs that are infused with soft electro beats and unison vocals. 2. When writing songs, do you wait for any specific feelings or simply have a writing session?…
Life

Doctor, Doctor: Interview with Jasper Cho of “Descendants of the Sun”

This article first appeared on Native Entertainment and is reprinted with permission as part of a content collaboration agreement. The hype over the hit Korean drama series “Descendants Of The Sun” might be slowly blowing over, but DOTS is just another page in the careers of its starring actors. Native Entertainment spoke to Jasper Cho, who plays the charming (aren’t they all) Dr. Daniel Spencer in the military-inspired series. Read on as he shares about his ideal woman and behind the scenes of “Descendants Of The Sun”! Native: Can you tell us more about yourself and what you did prior…
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Sweet and Sated: 7 Questions with The Maine’s Garrett Nickelsen

The Maine have always been about being the truest version of yourself. From exiting from their major label contract with Fearless Records to organising a free tour across the US, The Maine have personified their manifesto while satisfying fans both old and new. Their latest project is “Covers (Side B)”, an album of music covers that serves as a counterpart to last year’s “Covers (Side A)” EP. The band have released a video for their cover of “Love Yourself” from the upcoming album (yes, it’s the song by Justin Bieber). There are no signs that The Maine are looking to slow…
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Interview: Copeland Talk Their Legacy, Future Plans, and Their Dream Music Collabs

Photos by Jovi Ho for DANamic.ORG Emo music hit its heyday in the 2000s and at that time, Copeland enjoyed a modest amount of attention for their songs about love and relationships. Back then, everyone (well, all the cool people at least) was burning “Priceless” on mixtape CDs for that one special person. Comprising Aaron Marsh (vocals), Jonathan Bucklew (drums), and brothers Bryan and Stephen Laurenson (lead and rhythm guitars respectively), the band had recorded 5 albums and 3 EPs before their break-up in 2010. Four years later, the band have decided to reunite and have another crack at it. While their new album…
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10 Questions With Neck Deep’s Ben Barlow

It’s been days since Neck Deep last graced our nation with everything that isn’t graceful to begin with – loud guitars, punk tunes, lots of moshing and crowdsurfing. And this is how every great punk rock gig should be. Consisting of members Ben Barlow (lead singer), Sam Bowden (guitar), Fil Thorpe Evans (bass), Dani Washington (drums) and Matt West (guitar), the 5-piece Welsh rock band kickstarted the new year with a bang – touring through Australia, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore in January alone! We here at DANamic.ORG are still reminiscing the good memories created at *SCAPE The Ground Theatre on Jan 27.…
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Interview With midst: An Ambient Gem Among Us

With just 3 singles made available online, midst have been raising a delicate storm with their exquisite offerings. Combining the chordal sensibilities of a baroque choral piece with the introspection of painfully self-aware indie artists, the 3-piece band are blessedly releasing their first body of work in an EP – arriving 23rd January 2016. Their debut single, “Captivate” ,certainly captivated audiences (sorry, we couldn’t resist) here and abroad. Released just last September, the track has garnered over 5,000 plays on YouTube – a laudable feat for a fresh-faced local act. Across what we’ve heard so far, midst’s atmospheric, “yoga retreat soundtrack” vibe…
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