Posts Tagged ‘games’

Ubisoft Celebrates 10th Anniversary in Singapore

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

From its humble beginnings in 2008, Ubisoft Singapore has grown over the last 10 years to be the largest AAA game studio in South-east Asia. We visited its studio in Singapore to check out two upcoming games that it is working on – Skull & Bones and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

 

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Ubisoft Studio in Singapore is located in the South Tower (#11-05) at 1 Fusionopolis Walk Solaris. As the new games are not released yet, we can’t share any screenshots yet.

With a current staff strength of 340 from 32 different nationalities, the studio has co-produced many award-winning AAA titles, including every iteration of the highly-acclaimed Assassin’s Creed series since Assassin’s Creed 2 in 2009.

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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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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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PwC launches Game of Threats in Asia

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Game of Threats teaches executives cyber readiness through a simulation experience.

Get into the shoes of executives caught in the thick of a cyberattack.

Get into the shoes of executives caught in the thick of a cyberattack.

PwC’s Game of Threats was unveiled in Asia for the first time at this year’s Interpol World exhibition, held at Sands Expo & Convention Centre in Singapore.

The interactive game challenges players to make quick, high impact decisions to access their readiness to respond to a breach.

The experience teaches users about what they can do to better prepare, respond and remediate an attack and familiarise themselves with different types of threat actors, and their preferred methodologies.

Players walk away with a better understanding of the steps they need to take to better secure their organisations.

  • Learn lessons about an organisation’s ability to respond to a cyber attack.
  • Understand the potential ramifications and remediation options after an attack.
  • Understand what organisations can do to prevent an attack.
  • Gain insight into the mindset of Threat Actors.
  • Learn key cyber security trends and terminology.

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Sony announces PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Only 12,300 units of the limited edition PS4 will be available worldwide. It will be priced SGD689 in Singapore, IDR7,399,000 in Indonesia, RM1,779 in Malaysia, PHP26,999 in The Philippines, and THB20,990 in Thailand.

Update from AFA 2014 (4 December, 2014):

There will be a “PlayStation 20th Anniversary Online Contest” for customers in Southeast Asia to get a chance to win a purchase pass to buy the PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition.

The contest will be held from 4th December to 21st December, 2014.

Customers can log in to the “PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Website” from now on and register to participate in the contest within this period.

The participants will need to use their creativity to express why they should be given the purchase pass to buy the PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition.

They can share any photo or video on Instagram to celebrate PlayStation 20th Anniversary with a specific hashtag.

The themes can be:

  • Your special PlayStation collection
  • Your best moment with PlayStation
  • PlayStation related cosplay
  • Anything you can think of!

All winners will be determined by the number of likes on Instagram (50%) and selected by a judging panel according to creative, inspiring and styling factors (50%).

An appearance reminiscent of the original PS: The PlayStation 4(PS4) system, Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK 4), PlayStation Camera, vertical stand and the mono headset all come in “Original Gray,” a limited color that replicates that of the original console.  The PS family mark labels are on the PS4 system, DUALSHOCK 4, and PlayStation Camera. The combination of colors is similar to that of the original PS.

An appearance reminiscent of the original PS: The PlayStation 4(PS4) system, Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK 4), PlayStation Camera, vertical stand and the mono headset all come in “Original Gray,” a limited color that replicates that of the original console. The PS family mark labels are on the PS4 system, DUALSHOCK 4, and PlayStation Camera. The combination of colors is similar to that of the original PS.

The number 12,300 reflects the launch date of the original PlayStation on 3rd December, 1994.

The PS4 itself as well as the surface of the DUALSHOCK 4 controller’s touch pad are embossed with the  “△2○×□” pattern, a special arrangement of the “△○×□” logo mark with  “○” resembling the number “0” to indicate the 20th anniversary.

The PS4 itself as well as the surface of the DUALSHOCK 4 controller’s touch pad are embossed with the “△2○×□” pattern, a special arrangement of the “△○×□” logo mark with “○” resembling the number “0” to indicate the 20th anniversary.

The limited edition PS4 – which resembles the original PlayStation – and included accessories will come in “Original Gray” colour, packaged in a special commemorative box.

The original PlayStation was the first home console in video game history to reach a milestone of over 100 million units in cumulative worldwide shipments.

The limited edition PS4 offers a sense of nostalgia to long-time PlayStation fans, while also providing a fresh experience to those who never picked up the original console.

The PlayStation 4 20th Anniversary Edition includes the following:

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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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Sony PlayStation 4 exclusive title inFAMOUS Second Son

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

PlayStation 4 (PS4) exclusive title “inFAMOUS Second Son” (English & Chinese Version) will be released on Friday, 21 March 2014.

RRP for Standard Edition: S$69.90 (disc), S$63 (download).

A PS4 Bundle Pack will be available with initial order bonus items such as Cole’s Legacy and Legendary vest.

A PS4 Bundle Pack will be available with initial order bonus items such as Cole’s Legacy and Legendary vest.

The pre-order bonus for “InFAMOUS Second Son” includes four originally designed vests that Delsin, the main character of Second Son, wears in the game.

The Collector’s Edition includes a beanie hat, pin badges, a woven patch, and vinyl stickers. Actual premium items are subject to change.

The Collector’s Edition includes a beanie hat, pin badges, a woven patch, and vinyl stickers. Actual premium items are subject to change.

Initial order will come with two sets of downloadable content – Cole’s Legacy, an additional scenario that uncovers the story between inFAMOUS 2 and Second Son, and another in-game costume, Legendary vest.

A special Collector’s Edition (S$89.90) comes with various limited premiums including a beanie hat, pin badges, a woven patch, and vinyl stickers.

A PS4 Bundle Pack (S$699) will also be available with initial order bonus items such as Cole’s Legacy and Legendary vest as well.

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WeChat rolls out Ver 5.1 and launches WeChat Games in Singapore

Monday, January 13th, 2014

This launch is part of the latest WeChat upgrade – which also offers users with new animated stickers, group chats upsize of up to 100 members and more.

WeChat Games – a place where you can challenge your friends with fun and addictive games while you’re on the move.

WeChat Games – a place where you can challenge your friends with fun and addictive games while you’re on the move.

Gaming gets social with the Singapore launch of WeChat Games! Pit yourself against the best around your neighborhood with WeChat’s location-based service, find competitors nearby and beat the top scorers.

“The new WeChat upgrade opens a whole new paradigm of mobile social networking with the enhancement of existing features and introduction of WeChat Games which provide greater social interaction and sharing with their friends,” said Louis Song, Country Manager, Singapore and Malaysia, International Business Group at Tencent, the company behind WeChat.

You can now challenge your friends to a host of WeChat Games and gloat when you beat them with new animated stickers from the Sticker Shop. And the fun doesn’t stop there.

You can also share your life through pictures and personalised captions with StoryCam for WeChat – a photo app by Tencent.

Spice up any conversation and get your friends laughing by sending them stickers from the WeChat Sticker Shop.

For a start, check out the following games on WeChat Games.

Sony PS Vita “Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc” Traditional Chinese Version

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Both the Regular and Limited Edition expected to be released on 16 January, 2014. Prices below.

PS Vita “Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc” Traditional Chinese Version: Regular Version (left) and Limited Version (right). Both to be released on 16 January 2014.

PS Vita “Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc” Traditional Chinese Version: Regular Version (left) and Limited Version (right). Both to be released on 16 January 2014.

Prices for the PS Vita “Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc” Traditional Chinese Version (Regular Version):

  • Game Card Version: S$62.90
  • Download Version: S$56.99

The Limited Version for the game (Game Card Version) is S$79.90.

Meet the devilish yet lovable Monokuma at every corner of the campus.

Meet the devilish yet lovable Monokuma at every corner of the campus.

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