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Inaugural Esports Festival Asia (EFA) to mark debut at COMEX 2019

Inaugural Esports Festival Asia (EFA) to mark debut at COMEX 2019

The insertion of esports as a medal event at the upcoming Southeast Asian Games has brought the genre to an all-new height of relevance in the region.  In a first for COMEX 2019, a brand new esports-centric event – Esports Festival Asia (EFA) – will make its debut in the IT show to grow the local esports scene. The brand new event was made possible through COMEX organiser Sphere Exhibits, the events arm of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), who is investing S$1 million in Esports Festival Asia. Mr Chua Wee Phong, Chairman of Sphere Exhibits, highlighted the growing significance of…
Blizzard Entertainment brings a new dimension to Overwatch with new feature, Role Queue

Blizzard Entertainment brings a new dimension to Overwatch with new feature, Role Queue

Blizzard Entertainment recently released information on a new feature that is set to overhaul the current matchmaking system in place for Overwatch –  Role Queue. Previously, matchmaking let players have the liberty of choosing any character within its 40-second timeframe.  This led to problems with team composition and player satisfaction as sometimes it produced wildly unbalanced teams, with players refusing to compromise on their chosen pick or players having to concede and select a character that they were unfamiliar or uncomfortable with just for the sake of the team. These problems also extend to the competitive scene, with team composition…
Joysteak Studios: The Road to Rhythm Redemption

Joysteak Studios: The Road to Rhythm Redemption

“These two words come to mind: worth it”. That was the sentiment of Tan Kang Soon, Co-founder of Joysteak Studios, on the entire experience of developing a game as his company wraps up development on their first and upcoming rhythm platformer, Songbird Symphony.  Though, calling it a company might give a different impression on how big the team is. Along with Producer/Artist Kang Soon, the studio is only comprised of two other members; Lead Programmer Chue Sai Hou and Writer/Sound Engineer Muhammad Hanif. During production, all three divide their time working on the game between two locations: Kang Soon’s home…
Netflix and Video Games – The Foray into the Pixel Space

Netflix and Video Games – The Foray into the Pixel Space

Netflix has become an all-encompassing entity within the world in recent times; its presence permeating in millions of homes throughout the world. Production on regular original content has also been made possible all through the high volume of people using their services. Not content with ruling over the television world, Netflix wants to broaden their horizons and is seemingly also moving into the video game landscape. Like their venture into television, they have started small. One of the first projects was a mobile game based on the property of one of their most acclaimed series original series, Stranger Things. The…
E3 2019 Round-up: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Cyberpunk 2077, and more

E3 2019 Round-up: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Cyberpunk 2077, and more

E3 2019 has officially ended, and like previous years, a ton of exciting reveals and new information were at the forefront of the event. Let’s take a look at the highlights from this year’s event. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order – The Beginning to the Road to Redemption? The handling of the Star Wars IP by Electronic Arts (EA) has not gone exceptionally well. There has been much bad press coming out of their Battlefront games and the cancellation of two prominent anticipated Star Wars games from Visceral Games and EA Motive. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is perhaps the…
E3 2019 Preview: Who will be the biggest hitters this year?

E3 2019 Preview: Who will be the biggest hitters this year?

E3 – the spectacle that gets people’s palms sweaty, breaths held, and dreams come true. it is unequivocally the biggest event happening in the calendar for the gaming industry. This year’s E3, also known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo, is set to be different from that of last year’s. With Sony bowing out of the expo for the first time since its inception, along with the ever-growing chatter on the imminent next-generation of consoles, E3 2019 is going to be a year of transition.   This, of course, doesn’t mean that the hype train is slowing down. We expect major…
Mobile Legends enters the Singapore Esports scene with SEA Clash of Champions

Mobile Legends enters the Singapore Esports scene with SEA Clash of Champions

Mobile Legends has been a hit within the Southeast Asian region ever since it first launched in late 2016. It’s particularly popular with Singapore’s National Servicemen, who play it during their infrequent time-offs as a way of social cohesion.   Now the game is set to make a big splash into the local Esports scene in Singapore as we are nearing the start of the SEA Clash of Champions 2019 event. The SEA Clash of Champions 2019 (SEACOC), the first-ever regional Mobile Legends Esports event in Singapore, will be held from 18 -19 May 2019 at the Suntec Convention Centre.…
April 2019 Gaming News Round-up

April 2019 Gaming News Round-up

The world of gaming is so fast-paced that news sometimes evades our attention. We decided to compile the biggest news that have come out during the last month and bring it to your attention: Sony reveals specs for their next-generation console Sony has just fired the first bullet in the next-generation console war. On 16 April 2019, online magazine, Wired, published a first-look at the specifications for what was described as the “next-gen Playstation”. In an exclusive interview with Mark Cerny, PS4’s and now the new console’s lead architect, the magazine shed some light on what the new console has…
Singapore’s First-Ever Esports Training Facility Opens At Singapore Sports Hub

Singapore’s First-Ever Esports Training Facility Opens At Singapore Sports Hub

On 1 March 2019, Singapore Sports Hub launched its first professional esports training facility. Team Flash, Singapore’s premier esports organisation, will be collaborating with Singapore Sports Hub on a cohesive talent development plan for 2019 to develop local emerging talent in esports, in view of Singapore’s participation in this year’s SEA Games in the Philippines and the next Asian Games 2022 in Hangzhou, China. The provision of a structured and conducive environment will help in developing local emerging talents to excel in esports. Singapore Sports Hub is positioning to be the hub for this rapid growing ecosystem, with an outlook…
BlizzCon 2019: Details and What to Expect

BlizzCon 2019: Details and What to Expect

BlizzCon is set to return this year on 1 and 2 November. The annual event, held since 2005, also revealed that tickets for the event are set to go on sale in two waves, one on 4 May 2019 and the next on 8 May 2019. In addition to the standard BlizzCon Pass and premium BlizzCon Benefit Dinner Pass from last year’s BlizzCon, a new mid-tier BlizzCon Portal Pass has been introduced. The BlizzCon Portal Pass includes additional convenience-related perks as well as access to Darkmoon Faire during a new “Night at the Faire” event on the eve of BlizzCon…
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