Archive for the ‘Gaming’ Category

New arrival: Zero Latency Singapore – free-roam, multiplayer VR gaming venue

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Immersive virtual reality gaming for groups of up to 8 gamers (13+ years old) per 30min session, at S$69 per pax.

* This story first appeared in The Travel Memoir.

Zero Latency Singapore is brought in by Tomorrow Entertainment, the company that also brought BOUNCE to Singapore. Photo: Zero Latency Singapore.

Zero Latency Singapore is brought in by Tomorrow Entertainment, the company that also brought BOUNCE to Singapore. Photo: Zero Latency Singapore.

There are three VR gaming scenarios of increasing difficulty, from basic orientation (Engineerium, 15min), to zombie shooting (Zombie Survival, 15min), to hardcore gun fights at simulated zero gravity VR scenarios (Singularity, 30min).

The 30min game play for each session can be one of three combinations:

  1. Engineerium + Zombie Survival
  2. Zombie Survival + Zombie Survival
  3. Singularity

The 4,200sqft (390sqm) Zero Latency Singapore is located at #03-346/347 Suntec City Mall, between Suntec Towers 2 & 3.

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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.

Update (27 October, 2017):

The top 10 players for the Time Zombies Virtual Reality Competition Finals have been selected and they will be battling it out at a final showdown this Sunday, 29t October from 2pm – 6pm at Bugis + Level 2 Atrium.

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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Event: Dell unveils new Inspiron 7000 Series, Alienware & revamped store

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Dell Singapore has unveiled its new Inspiron 7000 Series notebooks, Inspiron Gaming Laptop, Alienware monitors & peripherals, and the revamped Dell Exclusive Store at Plaza Singapura. Prices below.

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“Dell First Look Showcase & Gaming Event” at its newly revamped Dell Exclusive Store in Plaza Singapura, Level 4.

At the “Dell First Look Showcase & Gaming Event” at its newly revamped Dell Exclusive Store in Plaza Singapura, Dell Singapore unveiled a series of new products – from the new Inspiron 7000 Series, the Inspiron Gaming Laptop to Alienware’s high-performance gaming monitors, keyboards and mice.

A very pretty Dell Inspiron 15 7000 notebook clad in pink.

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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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Office visit to Shopee HQ in Singapore @ Fusionopolis

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Second visit to Shopee HQ in Singapore for Chinese New Year Lohei.

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The Shopee HQ in Singapore is collocated with its parent company, Garena, at Galaxis in Fusionopolis.

The online social marketplace reached US$1.8b in annualised GMV (Gross Merchandise Volume) in November 2016.

That’s huge for a young startup that’s less than 2 year’s old.

For gamers & online shoppers – ever wondered what it’s like behind the scenes of gaming company Garena & its subsidiary Shopee? Here’s a part of the company’s office in Singapore which houses the combined staff of 500-odd employees working in an open office concept.

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Dell celebrates 20 years of Alienware with launch of new gaming computers

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Dell announced its new line of VR-ready Alienware notebooks – the Alienware 15 and 17 – that boast the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series family of GPUs, enabling up to 85% better performance than the previous generation of Alienware notebooks.

Prices & availability below.

The new Alienware notebooks are capable of powering VR out-of-the-box, and compatible with both Oculus and HTC Vive headsets.

The new Alienware notebooks are capable of powering VR out-of-the-box, and compatible with both Oculus and HTC Vive headsets.

Engineered for gamers, the Alienware 17 gains more power with overclocked Intel Core i7 k-series processors and Tobii eye-tracking technology to optimise immersive gameplay.

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Dell also announced in Singapore (at Millian, St James Power Station) the new XPS and Inspiron laptops, Inspiron 2-in-1, and XPS Tower for personal and work computing.

The Alienware 15 comes complete with the VR-ready NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 and NVIDIA G-Sync for incredibly smooth, synchronized frame rates.

Prices and availability are tabulated below.

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Microsoft unveils Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Ltd Edn 2TB Bundle

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

The Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limited Edition 2TB Bundle is priced at S$699 and will be available in Singapore from 25 November, 2016.

The Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limited Edition 2TB Bundle is the result of a collaboration between The Coalition - the studio developing Gears of War 4 – and the Xbox design team.

The Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limited Edition 2TB Bundle is the result of a collaboration between The Coalition – the studio developing Gears of War 4 – and the Xbox design team.

The Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limited Edition 2TB Bundle was designed to resemble a unique piece of hardware lifted right out of the game.

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The Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limited Edition 2TB Bundle was unveiled at a media event for the press at Microsoft’s offices in Singapore.

You will see the battle marks of surviving a desperate fight with Gears of War 4’s ferocious new enemies – the Swarm.

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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.

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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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New arrival: Sony PlayStation VR hits Singapore on 13 October

Thursday, July 28th, 2016

The PlayStation VR is priced at S$599 in Singapore. The PlayStation VR and PlayStation Camera bundle will also be available in Singapore at a suggested retail price of S$649.

Sony PlayStation VR will be launched on 13 October in Singapore, with pre-orders beginning from 30 July.

Sony PlayStation VR will be launched on 13 October in Singapore, with pre-orders beginning from 30 July.

More than 60 PS VR software titles are confirmed to be launched in Asia, and 13 of those titles are developed by local developers.

“I am so delighted to announce that PS VR will be available from 13th October, simultaneous with Japan, Europe and North America, demonstrating how we think highly of gamers in Asia” said Hiroyuki Oda, Deputy President of Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Asia.

These include Mortal Blitz VR (SKONEC Entertainment Co., Ltd) from Korea, Stifled (Gattai Games) from Singapore, and O! My Genesis (XPEC ENTERTAINMENT INC.) from Taiwan.

Pre-order of PlayStation VR will be available at selected Sony Centers and PlayStation® Authorised Dealers from 30 July 2016.

Customers can preorder PlayStation®VR or PlayStation®VR with PlayStation®Camera, while stocks last.

A free PlayStation®VR Demo disc will be available at both Sony Stores and PlayStation Authorised Dealers, as well as the PlayStation® Network Store, allowing PS VR owners to enjoy a variety of exciting content from the first day of purchase.

Check out more details from the press release here.

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Opening: New Dell Exclusive Store at Plaza Singapura after Funan closure

Friday, July 15th, 2016

The new store is located at #04-19 and is open daily from 10am to 10pm. In-store promotions below.

“We are delighted to welcome customers to our new store, offering the same superior brand experience they have come to expect and love. The new concept store is an integral part of our go-to-market strategy to showcase our suite of products and enable customers to experience first-hand the capabilities and ease of computing with Dell products,” said Rakesh Mandal, general manager, Client Solutions, South Asia and Korea, Dell. Photo credit: Dell Singapore.

The concept store features Dell’s full range of consumer devices as well as a VR-experience zone.

The new store replaces the Dell Exclusive Store that was located in Funan DigitaLife Mall – the Mall has since been closed.

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The latest XPS and Inspiron notebooks are part of the full spectrum of consumer laptops, monitors and peripherals offered at the new Dell Exclusive Store at Plaza Singapura.

The new store features experience suites with Dell’s latest XPS, Inspiron and Alienware portfolio, including award-winning products from the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show and the recent Computex 2016 in Taiwan.

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