GameStart 2018 will be happening this weekend, 13 & 14 October 2018, at Suntec Convention Centre. This is the 5th year that GameStart is bringing exciting content for everyone, including game showcases and previews, tabletop gaming, esports, indie games, retro gaming, and cosplay. Esports fans can gear up for exciting competition as SEA Major (SEAM) 2018 plays host to more international tournaments. Mobile esports also takes centerstage as SEA Mobile Major (SEAMM) plays host to the very first Shadowverse Contenders Cup for the Southeast Asia & Oceania region.
SEA Major (SEAM) 2018, one of the largest fighting game tournaments in Asia, returns to GameStart 2018 bigger and better! Expect to see high-level tournament action, as top players from around the world convene to fight for over USD 60,000 in prizes! This year is extra special, as SEA Major will play host pitstops for four major events – the Capcom Pro Tour Asia Finals, Tekken World Tour Master event, one of only 7 Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour SAGA events, and the only ArcRevo World Tour event announced for Southeast Asia.
The inaugural Shadowverse SEAO Contenders Cup, where the top 4 players in the South East Asia Oceania (SEAO) Region fight for the right to represent the region at the Shadowverse World Grand Prix in Japan, for a top prize of USD 1,000,000, will also be held during GameStart 2018.

GameStart 2018 will see its most diverse offerings to date, with mobile and PC games having a bigger presence at the convention. Exhibitors and sponsors for GameStart 2018 include The Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia, who will be exhibiting at GameStart for the first time, Japanese mobile giant Cygames; Mihoyo, publisher of popular mobile game Honkai Impact 3; WB Games, Taipei Game Show, Battlebrew Productions, 3DSense and gaming apparel brand Xmashed Gear. Returning fan favourites such as the GameStart TableTop, GameStart Cosplay Runway and Doujin Market, Singapore’s largest community curated youth arts and illustration fair.
Tickets and official merchandise for GameStart 2018 are available for sale at gamestart.asia/ticketing

The Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention 2017 is happening this weekend at Marina Bay Sands. Happening between 9 and 10 September, STGCC promises an entertaining weekend of pop culture and comic wonderland for both fun-loving families and passionate gamers, featuring the best of local and international toys, games, comics, anime and collectibles, topped with an exciting line-up of guests and personalities.

On top of the usual line-up of activities, STGCC will also be introducing new zones such as Star Wars: Experience the Force @ STGCC to get fans excited about the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Explore an entire zone specially dedicated to Star Wars at STGCC, where fans will be offered the chance to get up close and personal with fan-built vehicle replicas, games, releases and collectibles. Be transported to a galaxy far, far away and check out the half-scaled replica of Kylo Ren’s TIE Silencer, a fan-built film replica of the interior of the Millennium Falcon and a fan-built Rey’s Speeder autographed film director by J.J. Abrams.
For the first time ever, STGCC is hosting the Good Game Experience (GGXP)​, offering gaming fans an exhilarating programme of entertainment and tournaments. Taking up an entire exhibition hall, GGXP features a host of local and regional game publishers – supporting and celebrating their love for games, and honouring outstanding Indie Game Developers through the Good Game Awards (GGA) 2017​.
The convention will be headlined by renowned illustrator and animator Hiro Kanzaki​ (JP)​, making STGCC his first ever convention outside Japan. Other international star attendees include beloved cosplay stars Iori Moe​ (JP)​ and Siu Tao (HK), ​returning fan favourites such as Marvel comic book artist, Adi Granov​ (US),​ rising star and DC Comics artist, Mirka Andolfo​ (IT)​, and American comic book writer and artist David Mack​ (US). Hailing from our home ground, 6 Eisner Award Nominee Sonny Liew​ (SG)​ will also be making an appearance at STGCC.
Visit STGCC website for more info.

Microsoft recently announced the Xbox One X at the Xbox E3 Briefing in Los Angeles. Formerly code-named “Project Scorpio”, the Xbox One X offers the ultimate 4K entertainment package with 4K Ultra HD for Blu-ray X and streamed content, HDR support for gaming and video, and Dolby Atmos support.

The best part about the Xbox One X is that all Xbox One games and accessories are compatible with it. This means that Xbox gamers will already have a library of games that will look and play better on the Xbox One X. Xbox will also expand the Xbox One backward compatibility library of nearly 400 popular Xbox 360 games to include original Xbox classics, starting with fan favorite “Crimson Skies.”
In addition, “Gears of War 4,” “Forza Horizon 3,” “Minecraft,” “Resident Evil 7,” “Final Fantasy 15,” “Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands,” “Rocket League” and dozens of other popular Xbox One games will receive free updates to take full advantage of the power of Xbox One X.
Besides announcing the Xbox One X, Microsoft also showcased a record number of 42 titles at E3 including 22 which are exclusive to Xbox.
The Microsoft Xbox One X will be coming to Singapore later this year and retail for S$699.

Calling all FPS teams in Singapore! Logitech G is proud to present its first Overwatch Singapore Tournament 2017! Do you have what it takes to battle the top team in Singapore? Now is your chance to show off your skill and walk away with a total prize pool of S$5100.
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Registration close on 22th February 2017. The Online Qualifier 1 will happen on 25 and 26 February 2017. Interested participants can register here.

GameStart is back for the third year this weekend at Suntec Convention Centre, Hall 405 and 406. Expect a weekend of gaming madness, with new activities like an event quest and daily lucky draw, non-stop esports action, cosplay, game art and much more.
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Xbox will be making its first appearance at GameStart 2016. Fans and gamers can visit the Xbox booth to be one of the first in Singapore to try out the highly-anticipated Gears of War 4. With an exclusive behind-closed-doors preview, gamers can look forward to experiencing the Gears of War 4 multiplayer on Xbox One and Windows 10 ahead of the game’s launch on 11 October. Not only can they look forward to playing the game first with their friends, participants will stand a chance to win a copy of Gears of War 4 each day.
Besides Gears of War 4, gamers can also try their hand at some of the hottest Xbox One and Windows 10 games such as the recently-launched Forza Horizon 3 and ReCore, to fan favourites such as NBA2K17, XCOM2, EA SPORTS FIFA17 and special previews of Final Fantasy XV.
Also making its GameStart Asia debut is Southeast Asia Major (SEAM) 2016, one of Asia’s largest fighting game tournaments where international top players like Daigo “The Beast” Umehara come to Singapore to compete. Presented by Sony Interactive Entertainment, visitors can expect fierce competitive action from popular fighting games like Street Fighter 5, Guilty Gear: XRD REVELATOR or even brand new titles like King of Fighters XIV or BlazBlue: Central Fiction.
Tournament Schedules
PS4 Street Fighter V Asia Amateur Tournament
(Live stream: www.Twitch.tv/capcomfighters)
7th October 2016, 19:00 till late
8th October 2016, 15:00 till 17:00
9th October 2016, 15:00 till 17:00
Street Fighter V South East Asia Major
(Live stream: www.Twitch.tv/capcomfighters)
8th October 2016, 10:00am till 22:00
9th October 2016, 10:00am till 22:00
Guilty Gear XRD REVELATOR tournament
(Live stream: www.Twitch.tv/beastapac)
8th October 2016, 10:00am till 15:00
9th October 2016, 10:00am till 12:00pm
Tekken 7 – The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2016 SEA Qualifier
(Live stream: www.Twitch.tv/beastapac)
8th October 2016, 10:00 till 22:00
9th October 2016, 13:00am till 15:00
King of Fighters XIV World Championship SEA Qualifier
(Live stream: www.Twitch.tv/beastapac)
8th October 2016, 14:00 till 22:00
9th October 2016, 15:00am till 17:00
(All timing in GMT +8)

Gears of War fans are going to love this.
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Designed to resemble a unique piece of hardware right out of the game, the Xbox One S bear battle marks of surviving a fight with the Swarm, Gears of War 4’s new enemies. Featuring laser-etched scratches on the console’s chassis, bloody thumbprints on the controller’s red metallic D-pad the limited edition bundle is the closest you can get to the ultimate Gears of War 4 experience.
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The Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limited Edition 2TB Bundle includes a battle-weathered custom Xbox One S console with a 2TB hard drive, an all-new Gears of War 4 Crimson Omen Limited Edition Xbox Wireless Controller, full game download of Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition for both Xbox One and Windows 10, a Gears of War 4 Season Pass and eight additional Gear Packs. Available from 25 November at S$699.
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