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AFA 2014 – Hakuoki (English) First Impressions

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Romancing the Shinsengumi – Now in English! Those of us who are familiar with otome games will be no stranger to Hakuoki, one of the most popular of its genre over in Japan. For the rest of us, Hakuoki is a visual novel game based on the historical Shinsengumi of japan. The story features a young woman who comes to ... Read More »

WWE 2K15 (PS4) Review

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IF YOU SMELL, What WWE2K15 is cooking! Pro-wrestling has come a long way especially when wrestling fans around the world just celebrated WrestleMania 30 at the superdome back in April earlier this year. For those who don’t follow wrestling, it’s the biggest wrestling event all year round and is known to be attended by fans all around the world. So ... Read More »

One Upon Light (PS4) Review

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Escape The Light With The Shadows! I always believe in supporting local talent and was extremely excited when One Upon Light, a local indie game by SUTD Game Lab arrived in my mail box. Promising interesting game mechanics and challenging puzzles to clear, let’s take a look at what the game has to offer. One Upon Light puts you in ... Read More »

Dragon Age: Inquisition (PS4) Review

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Dragon Age is a series that is no stranger to gamers all around the world as the title itself seeks to marry and to combine the themes of medieval fantasy with the very well received and popular dialogue system of Bioware which is evident in other titles like mass effect, knights of the old republic. I still remembered dwelling into ... Read More »

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (PS4) Review

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The first to mind with “Beyond Gotham” added to the 3rd Lego Batman game, my immediate thought was the inclusion of more content from the DC Universe. While cautious at first seeing how DC has always played catch up with Marvel in terms of showcasing its “Universe”, I am happy to report that Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham comes out ... Read More »

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Review

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If there is one phrase to describe Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, it would be “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. And rightly so as the game is pretty much what fans of the Borderlands series are used to. Interesting characters, wacky humour, lots of crazy weapons and even crazier enemies and of course Jack, whom I am sure we all ... Read More »

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Review (PS4)

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When Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor was first announced, I bet I wasn’t the only one who immediately thought of it as an Assassin’s Creed meets Tolkien game. After all, gameplay trailers portrayed our hero as someone who can leap from buildings, survey the area from the top and uses stealth to vanquish his foes. It had everything that sounded like ... Read More »

FIFA 15 PS4 Review

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The FIFA franchise is a million dollar franchise for EA responsible for about 27% of EA’s net revenue according to Forbes Magazine. You must be wondering just about this point why I’m telling you all this. Soccer is after all a multibillion dollar business in the UK alone and the games generate somewhere between 20-30 million dollar sales a year. ... Read More »

Nikon D750 Hands On Preview

Nikon D750 Hands On Preview

Ever since its appearance at the recent Photokina, the Nikon D750 has become one of the hottest DSLR that is on the lips of many. Essentially a D810 using the D610 sensor, it also looks to be potentially the D700 replacement looking at its number convention. But is it just a mix and match? Kenneth Wong looks to answer that ... Read More »

Destiny Review (PS4)

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Destiny has been out about 2 weeks now. Given the hype surrounding the game, Destiny showed plenty of promise when we had our time with the beta couple of weeks back. To give our readers a broader perspective on the game, I had to dive deeper into the mechanics, missions, and classes to explore its MMO aspects at the same ... Read More »

Nikon D810 Hands On Review

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In an interesting yet expected announcement, digital imaging giants Nikon announced that there will be a successor to the D800/D800E DSLR which raised many eyebrows due to the popularity of those cameras. Called the D810 which indicated this will be more of an upgrade within the same line, the first question to hit many was how do you improve or ... Read More »

The Sims 4 Review

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I still remember when the first The Sims game was announced, gamers everywhere including myself gave that “HUH” look for Maxis to be moving away from great city building simulation games to that of a life simulation game. 3 games later, all was forgotten about that move as gamers were happy with guiding their Sim to greatness and achieving its ... Read More »

Velocity 2x Review (PS4/PS Vita)

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I was just beginning to wonder if there were any good titles coming out for the PlayStation Vita. Lately, one would be experiencing the dry spell of games, the calm before the storm before a whole horde of games start to hit you wave after wave from September. Along comes Velocity 2x the sequel and successor to the first Velocity ... Read More »

SUTD Game Lab’s Game Innovation Programme Industry Day 2014

Game Innovation Programme Industry Day 2014

SUTD Game Lab celebrated yet another successful year of Game Innovation Programme on the 31st August 2014, at Level 4 of the Art Science Museum, Marina bay Sands. Showcasing many “Made-in-Singapore” student games that go beyond entertainment, the games look to empower the disabled, to encourage staying fit using high-tech gadgets and even to save lives. Even though it was ... Read More »