Archive for the Gaming Category

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.

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