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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.

Super Mario speedrun world record

To be honest, I’m bad at playing Super Mario Bros. I don’t remember ever completing World 1. But that does not stop me for wasting hours playing the game. Yes, I spend hours playing Super Mario Bros and still didn’t get pass World 1. And some people managed to complete the game within 5 minutes.

In fact, Speedrunner “Blubbler” recently set the world record for fastest Super Mario Bros game in 4 minutes 57.69 seconds. He beat the previous record of 4 minutes 58:09 seconds.

Amazing. If only I knew this trick when I was young……

Xbox One Launching in Singapore on 23 September 2014

Mark your calendar. Xbox One will be launching in Singapore on 23 September 2014 starting at S$639. The Xbox One with Kinect will also be available starting at S$739.

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Every Xbox One system will include the Xbox One console — which features a 500GB hard drive, Blu-ray player and built-in Wi-Fi — one Xbox One Wireless Controller and a free 14-day trial of Xbox Live Gold for new members.

The Xbox One gaming launch line up in Singapore will include exclusive blockbusters such as Forza Horizon 2 and Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which comes with the highly anticipated Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta.

More details about launch game bundles, ways to pre-order and full list of games will be available in the near future. Stay tuned.

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth

I’m a huge fan of Civilization. That’s why I’m excited when I heard about Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth.

Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth is a new science fiction themed turn based game similar to the Civilization game that we are familiar with. The events of the game are set roughly 200 to 300 years from the present. As part of an expedition sent to find a home beyond Earth after the collapse of modern society, you lead your people into a new frontier, explore and colonize an alien planet and create a new civilization in space.

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Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth will be released in Fall/Autumn 2014.

Sounds fun. Fans of Civilization and Alpha Centauri will definitely love Sid Meier’s Civilization: Beyond Earth.