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/pause game/ The Gaming vertical tells you all about the latest and greatest – epic masterpieces of virtual worlds that make the real world look shabby and spartan. We bring you the best in the gaming world with reviews, recommendations, and tips that can only come from experience. /resume game/

Google’s Indie Game Accelerator Bootcamp: Supporting Asia’s Burgeoning Startup Culture

Google’s Indie Game Accelerator Bootcamp: Supporting Asia’s Burgeoning Startup Culture

The first of its kind in the world, the Indie Game Accelerator Bootcamp took place in Google Singapore in November 2018. Entrance to Google Singapore Considering that it started in Asia instead of Silicon Valley, this was truly a breakthrough for the gaming startup community in Asia. The Bootcamp consisted of mentorship, training workshops, and networking sessions to allow startups to work with mentors from Google and the gaming industry, focusing on the following core areas: game development, business development and people and team culture development. The aim of the accelerator curriculum is not to produce one-hit gaming wonders but…
5 Xbox One X Games Worth Every Second And Penny in 2018

5 Xbox One X Games Worth Every Second And Penny in 2018

Although the emergence of mobile gaming has enabled console-tier gaming on mobile platforms, console gaming remains relevant and they still make it to wishes for Christmas every year. Console gaming is superior in delivering the best gaming experience – the controller is what takes you into the game, and playing with friends over the big screen magically bonds everyone tighter (except the harsh banters mid-game). Virtual Reality (VR) is also at the forefront of console gaming in 2018 – those technologies are practically portals to the virtual dimension with their HD glasses and sci-fi tracking systems. The Xbox always comes…
Duty Calls, Soldier: Call Of Duty Black Ops 4 Review

Duty Calls, Soldier: Call Of Duty Black Ops 4 Review

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was just released last month, and as expected, die-hard fans of the series are already going all out in the virtual battlefield. In this article, I, a total COD noob, will attempt to analyze and dissect Call of Duty: Black Ops 4: the pros, the cons, and all the exciting bits, to help you make a decision as to whether to shell out that sweet, sweet moolah. Fall in, soldier. About Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Published by Activision and developed by Treyarch, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is essentially a first-person…
Xbox One X Review: An Unbeatable Gaming Experience with the World’s Most Powerful Console

Xbox One X Review: An Unbeatable Gaming Experience with the World’s Most Powerful Console

When you talk about gaming consoles, others might actually think you are living in archaic times – after all, who plays games on consoles anymore? Wouldn’t your Apple iPhone suffice to play games on your smartphone? Doesn’t the Apple App Store or Google Play Store have enough variety of games to occupy you for your entire lifetime? The answer might be yes, but portable lifestyle devices such as our smartphones cannot replicate the gaming experience on a console. And the best yet is the Xbox One X, Microsoft’s latest foray into the hotly contested console gaming sphere. To kickstart professing…
GameStart 2018 Convention: A Weekend of Gaming Fun

GameStart 2018 Convention: A Weekend of Gaming Fun

Southeast Asia’s premier game convention, GameStart 2018,  returned for its fifth anniversary with a plethora of diverse gaming content at the Suntec Convention Centre last week (13 and 14 October). Exhibits included game showcases and previews, tabletop board and card games, esports, indie games, retro games, and cosplay. Fans of competitive esports were treated to a spectacular screening of SEA Major (SEAM) 2018, which hosted several tournaments throughout the weekend. The SEA Mobile Major (SEAMM) 2018 also hosted the first-ever Shadowverse Contenders Cup for the Southeast Asian and Oceanic regions. Special guests appearances were certainly not lacking as well, as…
The Boomsday Project: Hearthstone’s Explosive New Additions

The Boomsday Project: Hearthstone’s Explosive New Additions

Do you smell that? No? That’s the smell of an explosive brand new card set for Hearthstone! (I swear it’s thematic. Please don’t go.) A new set of cards has been just released for Hearthstone that’s themed towards Dr Boom and his researchers in Netherstorm, a science-based zone in World of Warcraft (WoW). Titled “The Boomsday Project”, some of the keywords and new cards have been quite interesting so far. The Boomsday Project is Hearthstone’s ninth card expansion. “Magnetic” is the latest set of keywords to be added into the game. Just like a Megazord, placing a card with “Magnetic”…
Exclusive Interview: Overwatch’s Leads Reveal Upcoming Game Features & More

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…
Overwatch’s 2nd Anniversary Event Guide: Seasonal Brawls, Free Weekend and Limited-Edition Content in Anniversary Lootboxes

Overwatch’s 2nd Anniversary Event Guide: Seasonal Brawls, Free Weekend and Limited-Edition Content in Anniversary Lootboxes

Two glorious years ago, on the 24th of May, Overwatch was finally released for sale. It opened the floodgates to those who weren’t lucky enough to be part of the 9.7 million players who were part of the beta, and allowed players to jump into the hype that surrounded Blizzard Entertainment’s then-latest first-person shooter video game. Since its launch, the game earned near perfect scores from most video game reviews and garnered praises for its lore, maps, character designs, and on how the game feels so “lived-in”. It was as if McCree was a real person cowboy in the late…
The Witchwood: Enter Hearthstone’s First Expansion For The Year of The Raven

The Witchwood: Enter Hearthstone’s First Expansion For The Year of The Raven

Well, ladies and gents, it’s that time once again where Blizzard’s free-to-play collectable card game readies itself for a new year of card sets and solo adventures. So brush off the arcane dust off your collections and let’s jump into some of the new content we can expect to see from Hearthstone’s “Year of the Raven”. For the unacquainted, Hearthstone is a collectable card game based on Blizzard’s previous game series Warcraft, and was released sometime during 2014. With each year, Blizzard released several card sets and expansions but soon realised creating new cards and keeping it balanced would prove…
World of Warcraft’s “Battle For Azeroth” Update Is The Most Wow-rthy One Yet

World of Warcraft’s “Battle For Azeroth” Update Is The Most Wow-rthy One Yet

With a new year comes a new list of games and one that you might not have intended to play was World of Warcraft, the very definition of MMORPGs back in the day. Even though in recent times, other games have topped the MMO charts, it’s still hard to forget what was once considered the only game worth subscribing to. So what does the latest expansion, Battle For Azeroth, have in store for its players? Starting from new content, there are six new races that will be joining the ranks of both the Alliance and Hordes. For the Alliance, you’ll…
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