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MICHAL-MARÉ LINDEN: Capital Craft Beer Festival marked its second anniversary on Saturday 14 June at the Voortrekker Monument. The tickets to the event sold out early, resulting in swarms of people eager to enjoy good music and homemade beer.

ELMARIE KRUGER: Following the astounding success of her debut album Born to Die, Lana Del Rey returns with her soothing sophomore album Ultraviolence. The album draws its title from Anthony Burgess’s novel A Clockwork Orange. Despite what the title suggests, the album is a collection of slow tracks with lyrics that are very much in the same vein as those on Born to Die.

MAGGIE ROODT: There are many art forms through which you can express yourself. Poetry has always been been a form of expression and most recently has given rise to the voice of spoken word art. 

On Saturday 7 June, the Unmasked poetry event was held at Tuks.The intimate spoken word session hosted by the editor-in-chief of In His Steps magazine featured American poet Chiccy Baritone along with South African poets Given Illustrative Masilela and Thabang Tlaka. Ulrich Fobian opened the event with a Bob Dylan-inspired musical piece.

LISA KAHIMBAARA: Iso recently released their first ever EP, PassagesPerdeby chatted to lead singer and guitarist Richard Brokensha about the EP’s production, the ideas behind it and the bands plans for the future. 

Why choose to release an EP instead a full album?
We have never released an EP before and we just felt like experimenting a little. We wanted our fans to focus on the 5 songs instead of a full album since these days people seem to struggle to listen to a full album.

ELMARIE KRUGER: Zef rave-rap daredevils Die Antwoord aim to shock with their third studio albumDonker Mag. Unfortunately, after releasing two previous albums rife with shocking content, the newest addition to the band’s discography is a bit of a let-down.

Tracks like “Ugly boy” and “Rat trap 666” (which samples the unsettling rhyme from the Nightmare on Elm Street film series) sound like watered-down versions of Die Antwoord’s earlier work. The tracks come across as repetitive and tedious and only pick up speed once the listener has already grown tired of the song.

ELMARIE KRUGER: With the rise of gaming consoles, handheld games and mobile gaming, it is only logical to think that the era of the arcade game is long gone. However, arcades are still thriving today, but not in the way one would think.

Arcades from the late 70s, 80s and early 90s were inhabited by children and teenagers playing games such as Space Invaders, Donkey Kong and Mario. These arcade children have all grown up, but many of them still congregate in arcades in their adulthood – and some of these arcades have grown up with them.

ELMARIE KRUGER: Magic: The Gatheringis a trading-card game originally developed in 1993 by Richard Garfield. The game is still popular after 21 years with new players joining the flocks of existing enthusiasts on a regular basis. Magic has quite the following at UP and with various opportunities for both serious tournaments and casual games available it is easy to see why. Getting started isn’t difficult either. Here’s how to get going and be a part of the magic:

MICHAL-MARÉ LINDEN: Tuks Mind Sports Club (TMSC) teams Sabotage and Phoenix represented Tuks on 25 May at the MWeb Mpumalanga Championship in DotA2 and League of Legends respectively. Both teams fought off some tough competitors to win both their matches.

In addition to winning, the Sabotage and Phoenix team members received Mpumalanga provincial colours and will be representing Mpumalanga in upcoming inter-provincial tournaments. Sabotage and team TMSC Rekt have been invited to participate in the DotA2 national trials in June where they may receive Protea colours.

MAXINE TWADDLE: Not everyone is a born gamer. Some of us nod wisely when the conversation turns towards the graphics in the new Halo game and hope that we won’t have to venture our opinions (we had never heard of Halo before). If you’ve caught a severe case of gaming Fomo from reading this supplement and would like to try your hand at gaming but have only ever used a PlayStation to watch DVDs, don’t worry. Perdeby has put together a list of the best games for a first-time gamer to play.

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