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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/

Brave Frontier X THE KING OF FIGHTERS Collaboration Returns!

Brave Frontier X THE KING OF FIGHTERS Collaboration Returns!

Get ready to see your favourite Brave Frontier and KOF characters duke it out once again! gumi Inc, has recently unveiled a new collaboration between their popular role-playing-game and SNK’s perennial fighting game series THE KING OF FIGHTERS (KOF). This marks the third time Brave Frontier has collaborated with THE KING OF FIGHTERS, with the previous event held between 22 February to15 March back in 2017. From 25 April to 22 May 2019, Brave Frontier players will get the chance to acquire four new characters in-game. Chizuru Kagura One of the scions of the three families that had sealed the…
Sandbox VR’s Amber Sky 2088, An Action-Packed Game Not To Be Missed

Sandbox VR’s Amber Sky 2088, An Action-Packed Game Not To Be Missed

Combining the latest VR hardware technology, movie quality real-time motion capture rigs and AAA-quality content, Sandbox VR strives to deliver the best VR gaming experience on the planet. On that note, Sandbox VR’s Amber Sky 2088 – is its third and probably most ambitious game yet. Prior to the game, players are required to suit up in the gaming gear provided. Players will be fitted with a VR head-mounted display, a headset, a backpack PC, a haptic tact suit and motion-capture devices on their wrists and ankles. These devices enable players to communicate with the game master, as well as…
Southeast Asia’s First Pokémon GO Safari Zone Event in Singapore: Catch Unown, Shiny Shuckle, and More!

Southeast Asia’s First Pokémon GO Safari Zone Event in Singapore: Catch Unown, Shiny Shuckle, and More!

Ever since its release back in 2016, Pokémon GO is a mobile game based on a legendary Japanese franchise that has caused a frenzy amongst Singaporeans, all ages alike. Starting out with only the first generation of Pokémon, the game has since expanded to include the Johto (Gen 2, 1999-2002), Hoenn (Gen 3, 2003) and Sinnoh (Gen 4, 2005-2006), along with new mechanics to the game such as trading and Player versus Player (PVP). Now, Pokémon GO players have an extra reason to be excited. Niantic, creators of the game, announced an event that will take place in Sentosa –…
THE ALCHEMIST CODE x Etrain Odyssey Collaboration Arrives!

THE ALCHEMIST CODE x Etrain Odyssey Collaboration Arrives!

gumi Inc, a mobile entertainment content publisher and developer based in Tokyo, has announced a crossover collaboration with their Strategy Role-Playing game, THE ALCHEMIST CODE, and Atlus’s Dungeon Role-Playing game, Etrian Odyssey! From 4 to 24 April 2019, players can summon unique characters based on the popular franchise. Shaman A Brouni Shaman from Arcania, which is located in the world of the great world tree Yggdrasil. Although perceived as weak by many, Shaman’s greatest strength is how they support their comrades in battle by healing wounds and enhancing defense. Harbinger An Earthlain Harbinger from Arcania, which is located in the…
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”…
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