Archive for the ‘Games’ Category

Wireless virtual reality competition @ Bugis+ & Bugis Junction

Friday, October 13th, 2017

With Halloween drawing near, Bugis Junction & Bugis+ are daring shoppers to face their fears with an immersive virtual reality (VR) gaming experience.

* This story first appeared in The Travel Memoir.

We were invited to try out the VR games for this competition at Bugis+ & Bugis Junction in Singapore - it was great fun!

We were invited to try out the VR games for this competition at Bugis+ & Bugis Junction in Singapore – it was great fun!

This is the first time a mall in Singapore is hosting a VR experience of this scale.

Three thrilling games are available for shoppers to test their courage: Time Zombies, Walk the Plank and Arizona Sunshine Zombie.

The Time Zombies competition uses the latest Arctic Fox wireless technology, which allows a fully immersive gaming experience without the the burden of cumbersome cables or backpack computers that hinder physical movement.

Using Arctic Fox VR technology, players don only a wireless headset that features a high definition screen and gaming headphones for an immersive surround sound experience.

Using Arctic Fox VR technology, players don only a wireless headset that features a high definition screen and gaming headphones for an immersive surround sound experience.

The VR gaming showcase at Bugis Junction and Bugis+ this Halloween will mark Arctic Fox’s debut in Southeast Asia, to the delight of VR gaming enthusiasts in the region.

More details from the press release below.

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New arrival: Microsoft Xbox One X gaming console at E3

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

The Xbox One X is the most powerful and smallest Xbox console that Microsoft has ever built. It puts the greatest graphic fidelity in the hands of game creators to create true 4K games. Available in Singapore in 2017 (S$699).

Microsoft promises that every game will play great across the Xbox One family, with Xbox One X enhancing your existing library with better textures, smoother framerates and faster load times, even on a 1080p TV.

The Xbox One games and accessories you already own are compatible with Xbox One X, so if you’re an Xbox gamer, chances are you already have a library of games that will look and play better on Xbox One X.

Formerly code-named “Project Scorpio”, Xbox One X will join the Xbox One family of devices and coexist alongside Xbox One and Xbox One S.

Microsoft boasts that the Xbox One X has 40 percent more power than any other console, and users can experience immersive true 4K gaming when paired with a 4K display.

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New arrival: Hunt for classic games on Google Search

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Google is making classic games like Solitaire and Tic-Tac-Toe available for play directly from Google Search.

Take a break from Pokemon Go, simply type

Take a break from Pokemon Go, simply type “solitaire” or “tic-tac-toe” into Google Search to play these classic games instantly online.

Other games available include Pac-man, Flip-a-coin and Roll-a-die.

More games will be released as Easter Eggs for netizens to discover.

A photo posted by John Tan (@tech4tea) on

Is Google making playing cards too? No, this pack of cards are just a teaser to classic games that are now available on Google Search.

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Challenger seeks growth with focus on Android and Gaming

Sunday, April 19th, 2015

Singapore tech retail chain Challenger introduces two new retail concepts – “Game On!” and “Go Android!” – to revitalise its flagship megastore in Funan.

From Acer, Asus, Fitbit, HTC, Lenovo, Huawei, Samsung to ZTE, ‘Go Android!’ showcases a comprehensive selection of Android devices in an Android-branded space spanning a 1,100 square feet.

From Acer, Asus, Fitbit, HTC, Lenovo, Huawei, Samsung to ZTE, “Go Android!” showcases a comprehensive selection of Android devices in an Android-branded space spanning a 1,100 square feet.

In response to the emerging demand for products in the Android and Gaming categories, Challenger has revamped more than 4,000 square feet of its cookie-cutter retail space in Funan.

Record sales of Android devices inspired the first ‘Go Android’ in town

Having noted record sales of Android devices in recent years, Challenger is bringing all the big names together to provide a one-stop solution to users of Android devices.

“To encourage retail growth, we need to raise the bar in the retail industry and Challenger believes in the importance of updating retail experience to suit the needs and demands of shoppers. More importantly, the two retail concepts are formulated because of our desire to provide shoppers with a seamless one-stop destination where they can explore and learn about the products before a purchase,” said Loo Pei Fen, Head of Marketing for Challenger Technologies.

Shoppers can see, touch, feel and experience the possibilities of all the latest and coolest Android devices.

With Android wearables, smartphones, tablets to TV, featured alongside complementary accessories such as headphones and smartphone cases, shoppers can experience the complete suite of Android products in an interactive environment.

To give greater assurance to increasing Android users, Challenger is also launching the Accidental Protection Damage plan.

More than half-a-million existing ValueClub members are automatically entitled to a 1-time repair claim for their Android and Windows smartphones purchased at Challenger (* Terms and conditions apply).

Spanning over more than 3,000 square feet, “Game On!” is the place for both casual and enthusiastic gamers looking to experience a little more reality when shopping for gaming solutions.

Spanning over more than 3,000 square feet, “Game On!” is the place for both casual and enthusiastic gamers looking to experience a little more reality when shopping for gaming solutions.

Leading the way with the game-changing ‘Game On!’

Challenger has its eyes on the niche but growing segment of Gaming with its immersive shopping concept for gamers – ‘Game On!’

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New arrivals: Microsoft Xbox One debuts in Singapore at Funan DigitaLife Mall

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Singapore officially welcomed the Xbox One today at 1300hrs.

Update (9pm, 23 September):

Xbox One fans got to pit themselves against each other on board the Singapore Flyer, against the Skyline.

Singapore F1 GP may be over but #Xbox One fans are still racing the McLaren on #Forza5 in the Singapore Flyer. #XboxOneSG. Photo taken using Samsung Galaxy S5 and posted on Instagram.

Singapore F1 GP may be over but #Xbox One fans are still racing the McLaren on #Forza5 in the Singapore Flyer. #XboxOneSG. Photo taken using Samsung Galaxy S5 and posted on Instagram.

Microsoft Xbox One Launch at Funan DigitaLife Mall.

Microsoft Xbox One Launch at Funan DigitaLife Mall. Photo: Microsoft Singapore.

The event kicked off with pre-order collection amongst the mass of over 500 fans as they turned Funan DigitaLife Mall into a sea of green.

“The feedback from our fans in Singapore has been overwhelming. We are on track to making this the biggest ever Xbox launch in history in Singapore. Today marks a historic day for us and our fans,” said Hanson Yap, Marketing Manager, Interactive Entertainment Business, and Microsoft, Singapore.

The console launch continues into the evening as invited fans battle it out in the sky onboard the Singapore Flyer.

The iconic landmark will light up Singapore’s skyline with the Xbox’s signature green – telling Singaporeans that the new entertainment console has landed.

This holiday, gamers will be able to create Car Clubs of up to 1,000 members and race through a wide-open world featuring the stunning landscapes of Southern Europe in “Forza Horizon 2”.

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Microsoft showcases Xbox One games in Singapore launch event

Monday, September 1st, 2014

Xbox held a showcase event at the School of the Arts with an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the line-up of blockbuster games coming to Singapore.

Rennie Addabo, Xbox Director, Microsoft Greater Asia Region and Hanson Yap, Marketing Manager, Xbox Singapore at the Xbox One showcase event. Photo from Xbox Singapore.

Rennie Addabo, Xbox Director, Microsoft Greater Asia Region and Hanson Yap, Marketing Manager, Xbox Singapore at the Xbox One showcase event. Photo from Xbox Singapore.

The event featured international developers and publishers representing the breadth and depth of the Xbox One portfolio.

Titanfall is one of the games available on the Singapore debut of the Xbox One on 23 September 2014.

Titanfall is one of the games available on the Singapore debut of the Xbox One on 23 September 2014.

Come this holiday, gamers will be able to create on Xbox One Car Clubs of up to 1,000 members and race through a wide-open world featuring the stunning landscapes of Southern Europe in “Forza Horizon 2”.

Xbox One gamers will also be able to relive the complete story of a legendary hero in “Halo: The Master Chief Collection”; explore, scavenge and fight to survive in a world overrun by zombies in “Dead Rising 3”; join Ori, the last spirit guardian, as he discovers the mysteries of a dying forest in a beautiful coming-of-age story in “Ori and the Blind Forest”; and dive into the mayhem of Sunset City in “Sunset Overdrive”.

Also available on Xbox One this holiday season are highly anticipated blockbusters like “Assassin’s Creed: Unity”, “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare”, and “EA SPORTS FIFA 15”.

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New arrivals: Lenovo Horizon 2 and ThinkPad 10 tablet computers

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

The Lenovo Horizon2 will be available for pre-orders from S$2,399 at COMEX 2014. First 10 customers will receive a free Yoga Tablet 10 HD+.

The Lenovo ThinkPad 10 tablet is available now through commercial orders with prices starting from S$1,249.

Lenovo Horizon 2 (left ) and ThinkPad 10 (right).

Lenovo Horizon 2 (left ) and ThinkPad 10 (right).

The Lenovo Horizon 2 is a two-in-one Windows 8 PC providing multi-touch use at any angle, while the ThinkPad 10 is a tablet optimised for business professionals seeking both flexibility and mobility.

Horizon 2 Table PC

The 27-inch Horizon 2 is now much thinner and lighter than its predecessor – the IdeaCentre Horizon.

The Horizon 2 measures only 19.5mm and weighs only 7.6kg – making it easier to transport around the home or office.

The “Table computer” ships with improved performance and smarter features like near field communications (NFC) that interacts with users’ other devices.

Users can simply shake their Android device while using the new Horizon mobile app, allowing content to “fall” onto the Horizon 2’s screen.

Placing the mobile device directly on its screen lets users “pull” out content onto the PC’s display, signaling the Aura dial to appear.

The Lenovo Horizon 2 in

The Lenovo Horizon 2 in “Table” mode.

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Sony launches flagship store at 313@somerset and new gadgets

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

The latest and flagship store in the heart of Orchard Road in Singapore is the largest in South East Asia and features the latest innovations, gadgets and contents from the Sony group of companies.

The new Sony Store in 313@somserset mall is now open to the public from today, and operates daily from 10am to 10pm.

The new Sony Store in 313@somserset mall is now open to the public from today, and operates daily from 10am to 10pm.

The 9,902 square feet flagship store is located at Level Two of 313@somerset mall and puts under one roof offerings from Sony Electronics, Sony Mobile, Sony Pictures, Sony Music and Sony Computer Entertainment.

“The new Sony Store 313@somserset truly embodies the ‘Be Moved’ experience. At this new Sony Store, we intend to showcase a new lifestyle that only Sony can offer,” said Atsushi Endo, General Manager, Singapore Marketing Centre, Sony Electronics (Singapore).

Besides being a showcase for the latest and most innovative technology Sony has to offer, from digital imaging, gaming and mobile, the store will also be used by Sony Music and Sony Pictures to host meet-and-greets with its local and international artistes and screenings of exclusive trailers and sneak peeks.

With a prominent video wall mounted on its store front, customers are invited to step into the wide and open entrance of the store with the dazzling and captivating visual displays.

The Sony Store at 313@somerset mall is located close to the Starbucks cafe at Level 2.

The Sony Store at 313@somerset mall is located close to the Starbucks cafe at Level 2.

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FIFA 14 PlayStation 4 Bundle Pack available from 1 May ($659)

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

The S$659 bundle will include the PlayStation 4 (PS4) computer entertainment system, PS4 software title “FIFA 14”, One-Month PlayStation Plus membership and PlayStation 4 One-Year Extended Warranty Service.

Feel the tension as chances are created, and experience the thrill of hitting the back of the net.

Feel the tension as chances are created, and experience the thrill of hitting the back of the net.

With features that inspire fans to dictate the tempo of a match and build play through the midfield, “FIFA 14” plays the way great matches are contested.

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N.E.mation!8 for Total Defence: Vote for your favourite teams

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

The top 10 teams have completed their animation clips which are now available for viewing at www.nemation.sg. Vote for your three favourite clips, and stand to win attractive prizes like the iPad Air 16GB (WiFi + Cellular).

Voting ends 15 February 2014.

Update (15 February, 2014):

Today is the last day for voting for your top 3 N.E.mation!8 teams. Go view the 10 clips and lend your support to your favourite three – and win some attractive prizes for yourself along the way!

There are four ways to vote and each person is only allowed to vote on each of the voting platforms.

There are four ways to vote and each person is only allowed to vote on each of the voting platforms.

There are four methods to vote.

Prizes for N.E.mation!8 voters include the iPad Air 16GB (WiFi + Cellular), Canon IXUS 132, iPad mini (Retina, WiFi), Canon Selphy Printers, Nintendo 3DS XL, Universal Studios Singapore passes and more! (more…)