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.

Noise Singapore 2014 Festival Exhibition at ION Orchard

Noise Singapore 2014 Festival Exhibition is happening now at ION Orchard. The Festival Exhibition is the second event for Noise Singapore 2014 and showcases works of art from 150 young artists submitted through the Open Categories this year. The platform is available for anyone under the age of 35, and submitted works are rated by judges on the Noise Expert Panel for a chance to be showcased at the Noise Singapore Festival Exhibition.

Minister for Culture, Community and Youth, Mr Lawrence Wong opens the Festival Exhibition last Saturday with an impromptu acoustic guitar performance. The exhibition will be open from 10am – 9pm daily, from now until 14th September 2014 at ION Orchard.

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The Music Mentorship (TMM) will be having a concert at Esplanade Outdoor Theatre and Concourse on the second weekend of September. TMM is a developmental programme for budding young musicians who are looking to take the next step on their music journey. 18 music acts ranging from bands to singer-songwriters were selected from over 150 applications this year.

1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 now available in Singapore

Good news for the Nikon photographers. The 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 now available in Singapore at limited Nikon Authorised Dealers such as Alan Photo, TK Foto, iPhoto and Gope’s Photo.

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The 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 is the world’s smallest and lightest super-telephoto zoom lens. It is the first 1 NIKKOR lens designed with a focus limit switch, which enables a faster autofocus for capturing fast-moving objects at a distance. Its compact design, coupled with the powerful Vibration Reduction function on the 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 makes handheld shooting a breeze.

The 1 NIKKOR VR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 will be retailing at S$1,259.

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

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

There is a social media phenomenon known as the “Ice Bucket Challenge” going on in US now. The challenge involve dumping a pail of ice cold water over your head and challenging 3 other people to do the same within 24 hours or donate $100 to ALS Association which fights amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease)

This challenge has since become viral with celebrities like Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon and Martha Stewart taking part in them. Even Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg done it.

But I guess the best ALS Ice Bucket Challenge goes to Bill Gates. Hey, he even found a chance to plug the latest Microsoft Surface Pro 3.

We should do this in Singapore too.