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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.

The Logitech G Experience

Logitech recently organised a free gaming event with the support of Colosseum and Insidious Gaming to promote and strengthen the gaming culture in Singapore.

Teams of players were playing against one another in the DOTA 2 tournament

The main highlight was a DOTA 2 tournament, which pitted eight teams of five players against each other in under a variant tournament rule set. The participating teams were a mix of both experienced and casual gamers. After three competitive rounds, Team Mark emerged as the winner, taking home the bragging rights and Logitech G products.

Team Mark emeraged as the winner and took home the Logitech gaming products

In addition to the DOTA 2 tournament, there was a variety of gaming booths set up for the attendees. The gaming booths included the classic Donkey Kong and a mouse clicking game which tested the gamers’ reflexes. The game scores were shared on a live scoreboard for players to challenge one another. The event was a great way for gamers to just get together to have fun. It also served as a memorable experience for many of them who were ending their school term break.

The participants were trying out the Logitech PowerShell Controller + Battery

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls launching in Singapore on 25 March

Diablo III’s first expansion, Reaper of Souls, is coming soon. Blizzard will be having a launch event in Singapore on 25 March 2014.

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Stand a chance to win attractive prizes such as Diablo III toy figurines, t-shirts and gears from Steel Series and Alienware. Michael Chu, Diablo III Senior Game Designer, will be st the event for a Q&A and autograph session.

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Singapore launch
Date: 25 March 2014
Time: 4pm – 7pm
Venue: Shaw Theatres Lido

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SimCity Offline Is Coming

Good news to all SimCity players. Almost 10 months after the official launch, Maxis finally announced that it is going to add the feature that fans have been asking for since day one: an offline mode. According to the SimCity blog, the offline mode will be coming as a free download with Update 10 to all SimCity players.

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Back in March 2013 when SimCity was launched, EA said that an offline mode wouldn’t be possible as they sim the entire region on the server and it didn’t fit with their vision. Well, looks like it is possible now.

Offline mode also mean good news to the Modders community. They can not make modifications to the game and its component without compromising the integrity of the Online game.

Update 10 is now in the late phases of testing. No news on the release date yet.

Attack on Titan game

Fans of Attack on Titan (Shingeki No Kyojin) are going to love this tribute game by Feng.

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And the best part is, the game is web based and absolutely free. Check it out here.

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