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MapleStory SEA Find Maple Friend

Pocket MapleStory SEA just launched the “Find Maple Friend” page recently. The platform allows Maplers to search for popular MapleStory SEA players and get in touch with their old pals from the PC game.


Pocket MapleStory SEA hopes to get in touch with the pioneer batch of MapleStory SEA players who were featured on The New Paper in 2005 and awarded the “Mark of Beta” – a symbolic in-game bandanna acknowledging beta participants. Players can also look for their past guilds and in-game friends from a simple shout-out on the notice board at the “Find Maple Friend” page.

PlayPark, publisher of the Pocket MapleStory SEA, wishes to reconnect with players of the long-standing MMORPG franchise at an upcoming invite-only event by Pocket MapleStory SEA in early 2016. Pocket MapleStory SEA is the mobile adaptation of the PC game, MapleStory SEA. It features single- player adventure modes, party raids and new quests only available in Pocket MapleStory SEA. The Southeast Asia version will be available for players in Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand in 2016.

Players will receive rewards upon launch when they sign up at the preregistration page for the anticipated mobile release.

First glimpse of the Battle of Jakku in Star Wars Battlefront

We are just a few weeks away from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. For those who pre-ordered Star Wars Battlefront, you will be getting a first glimpse of the Battle of Jakku that took place 29 years before the events in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.


The Battle of Jakku was the pivotal moment when the New Republic confronted key Imperial holdouts on a remote desert planet. Taking place in the aftermath of the Rebel victory in the Battle of Endor, players will experience the events that created the massive, battle-scarred landscape of Jakku shown in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Players who pre-ordered Star Wars Battlefront can fight the battle one week early starting today. All other players will get access to this free content on 8 December 2015.

Twitter brings K-Pop Fans closer to Mnet Asian Music Awards 2015

The 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards will take place on 2 December 2015, at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong and the best way to catch the live action is through Twitter. Channel M (@Channel_M_Asia) will use Twitter to provide live broadcast of the Awards highlights on Periscope, backstage videos, celebrity GIFs, to share with fans following #2015MAMA all over the world


Follow @Channel_M_Asia and @MnetMAMA to stay on top of the Mnet Asian Music Awards in real-time. Use #2015MAMA, #loveMAMA, and #lookMAMA hashtags on Twitter to join the conversation with other K-Pop music fans worldwide.

Celebrities expected at the awards include Big Bang, (@ygent_official, @YG_GlobalVIP, @IBGDRGN, @ForvictoRi, @Realtaeyang), CL (@chaelinCL), Girls’ Generation (@GirlsGeneration), Infinite (@Official_IFNT), f(x) (@llama_ajol), JY Park (@followjyp), PSY (@psy_oppa), Uee (@uuuei), Park Shin Hye (@ssinz), Park Ji Yoon( @raellepark), Apink (@Apink_2011) and many more.

Fans will also be able to experience the excitement and glamour of the Awards’ red carpet, as Twitter will set up a Vine360 Booth at the event, which will capture 360-degree views of the K-Pop stars and their celebrity fashion on the red carpet. The exclusive video content will be featured on @MnetMAMA (in Korean/English) and retweeted on @Channel_M_Asia (in Mandarin/English) throughout the red carpet event, which will start at 5pm on 2 December.

Turris Omnia: hi-performance & open-source router on Indiegogo

Turris Omnia is a powerful open source router currently seeking crowd funding on Indiegogo.


The 1.6GHz dual core ARM CPU router runs on free Operating System based on OpenWrt. There’s a lot of things that the Turris Omnia can do. There is a built in virtual server which you can use for your software without risk to the main system. It can also be turn into a backup server and NAS. And if connections is very important for you, you can insert a SIM card so that you are always connected.


And since your router is always on, the Turris Omnia consume very little energy. The board itself consumes around 5-6 W. Board with wifi cards should be below 8 W.

The Turris Omnia is now on Indiegogo. Pledge US$99 for the board only without cover or US$189 for the full router with WIFI and casing.

Samsung Gear VR

Samsung Gear VR, the first consumer version of the Gear VR device will be available in Singapore from 28 November 2015. Powered by Oculus technology, this new headset is fully optimised and compatible with more Samsung Galaxy smartphones than the previous Innovator Edition.


The Samsung Gear VR is compatible with the Galaxy Note 5 4G+, Galaxy S6 edge+ 4G+, Galaxy S6 edge 4G+ and Galaxy S6 4G+. The Gear VR leverages the smartphone’s SUPER AMOLED display to provide the amazing virtual reality experience. It is 19% lighter than its predecessor and uses a new foam cushioning that makes the device more comfortable to wear. It features an improved cross-shaped touchpad which provides users with greater ease of control while enjoying the extensive selection of film, gaming, 360-degree video and experiential content available on the Samsung Gear VR.


The Samsung Gear VR in Frost White will be available from 28 November 2015 at a recommended retail price of $148 at SITEX, local telcos, major consumer electronics stores and Samsung Experience Stores.