PlayStation First Ever Regional Roadshow Starts In Singapore on Sep 21
PlayStation will be kicking off their first ever regional roadshow in Southeast Asia in Singapore and will includes legs in Phillipines, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.
The Play Everything roadshow will run in Singapore from the September 21 – 24 and will be open to public.[caption id="attachment_8421" align="alignnone" width="979"] Image: PlayStation[/caption]
It is the perfect chance to get a hands on preview of the latest games, including the yet-to-be-released Fifa 18, Gran Turismo and Taiko No Tatsujin before they hit the PlayStation market. Other games such as Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy and Loco Roco will be showcased.
Experience the PlayStation VR first hand and join in the attempt to form “the largest video game controller formation made up of videogame controllers” in the Singapore Book of Records.
Interested participant are required to contribute their DUALSHOCK controllers to form the shape and registration to break the record will begin at 12pm.
Here are the details for the Play Everything roadshow.
Dates: 21st to 24th September 2017
Time: 11am to 8pm
Venue: Suntec City West Atrium
Free for public
EA Sports Unveils The Soundtrack For FIFA 18 – Listen Here
While EA Sports has loads to boast about the upcoming release of FIFA 18, year after year the game developer has curated some of most diverse indie and indie-sounding music from all over the world.
It’s no surprise then that the soundtrack release for the football simulator has become an annual affair, and its playlist on Spotify receiving a fair share of followers.
This year, the line up includes the return of FIFA favourites The xx as well as international stars Lorde and alt-J.
Grime fans would be glad to note that Stormzy and Skepta will be joining on Avelino’s track Energy, while Giggs will feature on a never-before-heard track by Sneakbo.
Without further ado, check out all 40 tracks from the upcoming FIFA 18 soundtrack below.
Nintendo Super Retro NES Classic Edition Is Making A Return
Nintendo NES Classic will be making a comeback due to popular demand, a few months after halting production back in April.
NES first came out back in 1985 and has been one of the most influential system that forged the gaming industry.
Nintendo revolutionized the NES back in 2016 by making a miniature version of it called the” NES Classic Edition”. There were limited copies of this edition which were hard to find and sold out extremely fast.
This time around, Nintendo intends to produce more units of the classic editions, along with 30 of its classic games that made a huge impact and shaped gaming into what it is today, such as “Donkey Kong” and “Super Mario”. Gamers around the world have proven that its legacy still lives on even in this modern era where “good graphics” in a game is the main concern.
The NES Classic Edition will be making a comeback in 2018 for US$59.99, check out the video.
Destiny 2: An In-Depth Review
It has been three years since the first release of Destiny and anticipation for its sequel was inevitable given its huge hits and equally large misses.
Thankfully, much has improved from the get-go, from the story to its mechanics and graphics. In a nutshell, the experience has been stunning, albeit for a few bugs but nothing too drastic that affected the gameplay.
Developed by Bungie – the same guys behind Halo, here is our breakdown of Destiny 2 (does not contain spoilers).[caption id="attachment_7805" align="alignnone" width="1920"] image: Wccftech[/caption]
The game pulls away from common shooters, which was refreshing to say the least. The RPG element of Destiny 2 was impressive but there were still some grey areas when it came to skills. The Leveling system was fair, and there was an even balance with EXP gains between doing a quest and grinding on enemies.
There are several methods to levelling up, such as undertaking the main quest, taking on zone adventures, exploring public events and the general grind. One of the quickest way to level up and gain loot is to make use of the chest spawns by killing off the zone leaders, all in all the RPG element slightly resembles Tom Clancy’s The Division.
Certain aspects of Destiny 2 mirrors DOOM and Halo in an uncanny way. After all, it was developed by Bungie, so we can’t ignore the fact that there will be slight resemblances towards the Halo franchise. For example, the “Fallen” enemy uses weapons similar to the “Needler” in Halo where the projectiles actually chase you, and running around in the “hives” early in the game felt reminiscent of DOOM. As you progress through the game, different types of enemies will be introduced, and it gets more challenging as each enemy has a special attribute/ability.
The main enemies are the “Cabal”, which were introduced back in Destiny 1, tasked to take earth back from them. The Cabal are looking to use the travelers light to wipe off all guardians, whom the player plays as. Throughout the course of the journey, the game does begin to feel mundane and repetitive, but the repetitive cycle does provide experience gain and the loot drop is never the same.
Destiny 2 has already surpassed its predecessor in many ways, one of the obvious improvements is the weapon system. In Destiny 2 every player will be given three weapons (Kinetic, Energy and Power weapons) with each weapon having it’s own tiers of rarity.
- Kinetic weapons are the primary weapon that deals high damage to all enemies using regular bullets.
- Energy weapons have a unique element added to it such as, Solar (fire), Arc (electric) and Void (magic). The primary use of an energy weapon is to take down enemies with a shield protecting them, each shield has an Achilles heel depending on the element. Causing a shield to explode will deal damage to surrounding enemies. Energy weapons deal slightly lesser damage to regular enemies as compared to the Kinetic weapons.
- If a boss is in your way, power weapons are your go-to weapons. With the ability to deal massive damage, the only drawback for this weapon is the ammo capacity, so be sure to use it wisely and make every shot count.
You will be able to choose from three classes, Titan, Hunter and Warlock. There are no weapon restriction for classes, but each class has it’s own unique set of attributes and skills. This time around each class will have a subclass that can be unlocked. Titans are generally tanks, able to absorb the most damage among the classes, hunters deal massive damage and have better maneuverability. Warlocks are technically mages who deal a high amount of damage to enemies in an area. All the classes remains the same from Destiny 1 but having the subclasses added in provides players a completely new set of skills and experience.
Destiny 2 is a game that you have to experience firsthand to appreciate the story and its gameplay. It’s an addictive entry into the franchise and definitely worth paying to play for. Playing with a group of friends is a plus point, from doing quest to fooling around dancing and playing a minigame of football. Unfortunately, several chinks in its armour keep it from being an ultimate game of the year contender, but there are elements that will keep you coming back for more. Our score for Destiny 2 is a “7.5”.
Sony is Bringing Back Translucent Controllers For Its PS4 Console Next Month
Never one to shy away from nostalgia, Sony will be bringing back its iconic translucent controllers to the fray, this time for its PlayStation 4 console.
Three translucent colour variants will be released, alongside two new solid colours. The translucent variants will come in white, blue and red – officially named “Crystal”, “Blue Crystal” and “Red Crystal”.
The other two will come in “Steel Black” and “Midnight Blue”.
All five controllers will be priced at SGD67.90 each and will be released on October 17 in Singapore.
For a closer look, check them out below.[caption id="attachment_7537" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Dualshock 4 “Crystal”[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7538" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Dualshock 4 “Blue Crystal”[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7535" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Dualshock 4 “Red Crystal”[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7534" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Dualshock 4 “Steel Black”[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7536" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Dualshock 4 “Midnight Bluel”[/caption]
Kuala Lumpur To Host First Ever PlayStation Experience in Southeast Asia This August
Sony Interactive Entertainment will be holding its first ever PlayStation Experience 2017 Southeast Asia in Kuala Lumpur on August 5, 2017.
The event will be modelled after the PlayStation Experience, which is held annually in the US.
If you are an avid gamer and frequent viewer of E3, this is an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed.[caption id="attachment_6124" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Image: Sony[/caption]
PlayStation Experience 2017 SEA will be bringing hands-on demos from this year’s E3 showcase to Southeast Asian fans, including highly-anticipated titles such as Detroit: Become Human, Everybody’s Golf, Far Cry 5, Knack 2 and Gran Turismo Sport.
Attendees will also get a chance to demo the PS VR with No Heroes Allowed! VR.
That’s not all! The event will include a game stage that will host a string of developers and representatives of various games to share insights on their upcoming titles.[caption id="attachment_6126" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Image: The PLAYBOOK // Daniel Lim[/caption]
Of course, giveaways and other activities will definitely be a plus point to check this place out!
PlayStation Experience 2017 SEA will be held at KL Live on August 5, 2017 and entrance is FREE! For any updates, check out the Facebook event page here.
Nintendo Confirms Relaunch of the SNES Console this September
Nintendo has announced plans to release the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition, a mini version of the beloved console from 1990.
The upcoming console will allow Nintendo lovers to play retro games on HD televisions, with the addition of an HDMI port.[caption id="attachment_5642" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Image: Nintendo[/caption]
The mini console will feature 21 games including Super Mario World, Super Mario Kart, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Final Fantasy III and Star Fox 2, an unreleased sequel to Star Fox on the original SNES.
The SNES Classic will launch on September 29, with a retail price of US$79.
The release comes as a follow up to last year’s NES Classic Edition, which was considered a huge success.[caption id="attachment_5640" align="alignnone" width="833"] Image: Nintendo[/caption]
Here’s a full list of games for the SNES Classic:
- Contra III: The Alien Wars™
- Donkey Kong Country™
- Final Fantasy III
- Kirby™ Super Star
- Kirby’s Dream Course™
- The Legend of Zelda™: A Link to the Past™
- Mega Man® X
- Secret of Mana
- Star Fox™
- Star Fox™ 2
- Street Fighter® II Turbo: Hyper Fighting
- Super Castlevania IV™
- Super Ghouls ’n Ghosts®
- Super Mario Kart™
- Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars™
- Super Mario World™
- Super Metroid™
- Super Punch-Out!! ™
- Yoshi’s Island™
SEGA is Bringing Every Retro Game its Ever Made Onto iOS and Android for Free
In a world where old is new again, SEGA is the latest company from yesteryear that is reviving its former glories.
Through a service called SEGA Forever, fans of the company’s classic games will be able to enjoy them once again on an iPhone or Android device.
Five games will be made available from launch including Sonic the Hedgehog, with additional titles added every two weeks.
The games can also be played free of charge, although users may choose to pay US$1.99 to deactivate ads.
The service will also include features such as cloud saves, Bluetooth controller support and online leaderboards.
Sega’s chief marketing officer described the SEGA Forever service as the “Netflix of retro gaming”, and while it doesn’t have a monthly subscription, it hopes to emulate the popular streaming company by providing game fans with a catalogue of beloved retro games at the palm of their hands.
Check out the launch video above.
Microsoft Announces The Xbox One X, “The Most Powerful Console Ever”
Microsoft has finally lifted the veil over its “Project Scorpio” console at E3 2017 earlier today, and its official name is the Xbox One X.
Described by the company as “the most powerful console ever” and “the smallest Xbox ever”, the Xbox One X boasts a ton of upgrades and features that would make any hardcore gamer salivate in their seats.
For instance, the new gaming system will be come with 6 teraflops of graphical power, more than the PS4 Pro’s 4.2 teraflops.
It will also ship with 1TB of storage and an Ultra HD Blu-ray drive for 4K movie playback.
Microsoft has also previously mentioned that 900p and 1080p Xbox One games will be played in native 4K on the Xbox One X, while upcoming titles for the new console such as Forza Motorsport 7 will run at native 4k and at 60 frames per second.
The new Xbox One X will be released worldwide on November 7, with an retail price of S$699 for Singapore. More details on a local release to come.
Sony To Release Gold and Silver PlayStation 4s in Singapore
Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced that new “Gold” and “Silver” variations of the PlayStation 4 will be released in Singapore on June 9.
Leaked images of the “Gold” edition has been swirling on the Internet in recent days, and Sony has now confirmed its release for the local market.[caption id="attachment_5256" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Image: Sony[/caption]
While the stock is believed to be limited, the retail price for the new variations are S$399 each, making it the must-buy item for any gamer this summer.
The release of the two new colour variations are part of Sony’s Days of Play celebrations, described on a poster as “Days of Epic Deals”.
Besides the release of the “Gold” and “Silver” PS4s, there will also be up to 75% off on the PS Store, with discounts on games like Horizon Zero Dawn and The Last Guardian.
For a list of authorised PlayStation 4 dealers in Singapore, check out this list.
So mark your calendars for June 9 and while you’re here, feast your eyes on the gorgeous “Gold” and “Silver” PlayStation 4 sets below.[caption id="attachment_5255" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Image: Sony[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5257" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Image: Sony[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5258" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Image: Sony[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5259" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Image: Sony[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5260" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Image: Sony[/caption] [caption id="attachment_5261" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Image: Sony[/caption]