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Gamestart 2016

GameStart is back for the third year this weekend at Suntec Convention Centre, Hall 405 and 406. Expect a weekend of gaming madness, with new activities like an event quest and daily lucky draw, non-stop esports action, cosplay, game art and much more.

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Xbox will be making its first appearance at GameStart 2016. Fans and gamers can visit the Xbox booth to be one of the first in Singapore to try out the highly-anticipated Gears of War 4. With an exclusive behind-closed-doors preview, gamers can look forward to experiencing the Gears of War 4 multiplayer on Xbox One and Windows 10 ahead of the game’s launch on 11 October. Not only can they look forward to playing the game first with their friends, participants will stand a chance to win a copy of Gears of War 4 each day.

Besides Gears of War 4, gamers can also try their hand at some of the hottest Xbox One and Windows 10 games such as the recently-launched Forza Horizon 3 and ReCore, to fan favourites such as NBA2K17, XCOM2, EA SPORTS FIFA17 and special previews of Final Fantasy XV.

Also making its GameStart Asia debut is Southeast Asia Major (SEAM) 2016, one of Asia’s largest fighting game tournaments where international top players like Daigo “The Beast” Umehara come to Singapore to compete. Presented by Sony Interactive Entertainment, visitors can expect fierce competitive action from popular fighting games like Street Fighter 5, Guilty Gear: XRD REVELATOR or even brand new titles like King of Fighters XIV or BlazBlue: Central Fiction.

Tournament Schedules

PS4 Street Fighter V Asia Amateur Tournament
(Live stream: www.Twitch.tv/capcomfighters)
7th October 2016, 19:00 till late
8th October 2016, 15:00 till 17:00
9th October 2016, 15:00 till 17:00

Street Fighter V South East Asia Major
(Live stream: www.Twitch.tv/capcomfighters)
8th October 2016, 10:00am till 22:00
9th October 2016, 10:00am till 22:00

Guilty Gear XRD REVELATOR tournament
(Live stream: www.Twitch.tv/beastapac)
8th October 2016, 10:00am till 15:00
9th October 2016, 10:00am till 12:00pm

Tekken 7 – The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 SEA Qualifier
(Live stream: www.Twitch.tv/beastapac)
8th October 2016, 10:00 till 22:00
9th October 2016, 13:00am till 15:00

King of Fighters XIV World Championship SEA Qualifier
(Live stream: www.Twitch.tv/beastapac)
8th October 2016, 14:00 till 22:00
9th October 2016, 15:00am till 17:00

(All timing in GMT +8)

Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limited Edition 2TB Bundle

Gears of War fans are going to love this.

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Designed to resemble a unique piece of hardware right out of the game, the Xbox One S bear battle marks of surviving a fight with the Swarm, Gears of War 4’s new enemies. Featuring laser-etched scratches on the console’s chassis, bloody thumbprints on the controller’s red metallic D-pad the limited edition bundle is the closest you can get to the ultimate Gears of War 4 experience.

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The Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limited Edition 2TB Bundle includes a battle-weathered custom Xbox One S console with a 2TB hard drive, an all-new Gears of War 4 Crimson Omen Limited Edition Xbox Wireless Controller, full game download of Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition for both Xbox One and Windows 10, a Gears of War 4 Season Pass and eight additional Gear Packs. Available from 25 November at S$699.

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Blizzard Entertainment partners Facebook to stream gameplay on Facebook Live

Streaming gameplay online is nothing new. But it is interesting to see Blizzard Entertainment adding Facebook Live to their “Go Live” streaming functionality.

This is the first time players will be able to livestream their game sessions directly to their Facebok timeline. Friends will be able to subscribe and be notified when new streams are available.

This is an interesting use of Facebook Live. Maybe other gaming platform will add Facebook Live in the near future. Watch out Twitch and YouTube.

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 is now available as a digital download on Origin for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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Zombies Garden Warfare 2 immerses you into the biggest, baddest, craziest battles where, for the first time in franchise history, zombies have conquered Suburbia and plants are on the attack. Experience new ways to play, including the all-new Backyard Battleground – a massive, interactive environment that connects you to every map and mode in the game. Over 100 playable characters with outrageous powers and abilities, 12 all-new maps bursting with personality and humor, and eight crazy game modes make Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 the most insane over-the-top battle in the universe.

Microsoft Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller

Microsoft just announced the Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller recently.

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Designed in close collaboration with professional gamers, the Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller can be fully customised to suit the player’s personal style of gameplay. From trigger sensitivity to button mapping, player can now get pro-level precision from its customisation with an easy-to-use-app.

Player can swap between a variety of metal thumbsticks and D-pads for personalised control and ergonomics. Included in the package are set of 4 paddles, 2 standard thumbsticks, 2 tall thumbsticks, 2 domed thumbsticks, 1 faceted D-pad and 1 standard D-pad.

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The Microsoft Xbox One Elite Wireless Controller is now available in Singapore at S$194.90.