Newcastle-born Overwatch composer still loves performing — even with a billion-dollar game

A Newcastle musician who once harboured dreams of stardom as a guitarist now writes music for Blizzard Entertainment titles World of Warcraft, Heroes of the Storm and Overwatch.

Family with monopoly over Tasmania’s pokies almost doubles profits in a year

Financial statements lodged with ASIC show the Farrell family, who have a monopoly hold on poker machine licencing in Tasmania, made a profit of $24.4 million in the year to the end of June — up from $13.9 million the previous year.