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GameStart 2014

Good news to all gaming fans. Singapore will be having our own gaming convention. And no, we are not talking about those half hearted exhibition with a few local gaming distributors.

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The organisers for the inaugural GameStart 2014 means business here. We are talking about companies like Sony, Bandai, Blizzard and 2K as exhibitors and guests like Masaaki Yamagiwa (Producer for Bloodborne) and Junichi Yoshizawa (Producer for Freedom Wars) coming to Singapore for the gaming convention.

Sony Computer Entertainment HK (SCEHK) will be showcasing close to 30 exciting titles for the PS4, PS3 and PS Vita. These include hands-on previews for Bloodborne, The Order 1886, Until Dawn and Guilty Gear Xrd which are all slated for release in 2015. Most of the games on show will be unreleased and recently-released titles.

2K Asia will also be bringing a preview of their highly-anticipated 4v1 game Evolve to GameStart 2014. Made by the creators of Left 4 Dead, Evolve is a cooperative/competitive shooter where four Hunters face off against a single, player-controlled Monster in adrenaline-pumping 4v1 matches.

And you can’t have gaming convention without Cosplay. Renowned international cosplayers Yuegene Fay (Thailand) and Yasemin Arslan (Australia) will be at GameStart to meet fans and act as judges for the Game On! GameStart Cosplay Competition that will be held on 26 October.

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GameStart will be held on 25 and 26 October at Suntec City Convention Centre. The first 300 visitors each day will receive a ‘Random Loot Bag’ which could contain anything from limited edition T-shirts to games, posters and other exclusive items. All ticket holders qualify for a daily lucky draw in which they could win prizes such as consoles, games and gaming accessories such as Razer and the Creative SB Inferno gaming headset by Creative Sound Blaster.

GameStart
Date: 25 & 26 October 2014
Time: 12pm – 9pm (Sat), 11am – 9pm (Sun)
Venue: Suntec City Convention Centre Hall 403
Tickets: $8.50 for 1 day pass and $15 for 2 day pass

For more information, visit GameStart website.

Xbox One has arrived in Singapore

10 months after the official launch in the US,the Xbox One is finally here in Singapore. Microsoft held a launch event at Funan DigitaLife Mall last Tuesday where more than 500 customers turn up to collect their pre-orders. 18 years old Xbox Fan, Aw Jeng Kit is the first lines after queuing for more than 19 hours.

Aw Jeng Kit, 18, proud owner of the first Xbox One in Singapore

The Xbox One on sale in over 150 stores nationwide.

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Besides Singapore, Xbox One is now on sale across Asia following simultaneous launches in cities including Seoul, Hong Kong, and Taipei.

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth launching on 24 October 2014

Check out the new gameplay movie for Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth.

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth is now available for pre-purchase on Steam Store and will be available on 24 October 2014. Pre-purchase now and receive the Exoplanets Map Pack for free.

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Time to start clearing your late October schedules.

The King of Fighters 20th Anniversary

The King of Fighters is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Wow. Did you still remember how many 50 cents you spend in arcade on this game?

The King of Fighters ’94, was released by SNK on 25 August 1994. The game featured characters from SNK’s previous fighting game series Fatal Fury and Art of Fighting, as well as original characters (including characters from older games such as Ikari Warriors and Psycho Soldier, adapted for a versus fighting game).

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To celebrate, SNK is offering all their iOS games at a special discounted price of US$0.99 (S$1.28). The full list of games are:
– The King of Fighters ’97
– The King of Fighters ’98
– The King of Fighters-i
– The King of Fighters-i 2012
– Metal Slug
– Metal Slug 2
– Metal Slug 3
– Metal Slug X
– Samurai Shodown II
– Blazing Star

Ingress now on iOS

The highly popular mobile augmented reality game Ingress is now available on iOS. Woohoo! For the longest time, Android users have been enjoying the game while iOS users look with envy. Not any more.

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In Ingress, players join one of the two factions, either Resistance or Enlightened, to collect “Exotic Matter” and gain control of “Portals” which are typically associated with public landmarks.

If you can’t find me for the next few weeks or months, I should be out playing Ingress.