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“HALO 5: GUARDIANS” LAUNCHES INTO SPACE AS PART OF WORLDWIDE FAN CELEBRATIONS #Huntthetruth

Greater Asia, October 26, 2015 – To commemorate the global launch of Halo 5: Guardians, Xbox’s biggest exclusive title and one of the most anticipated games of 2015, Microsoft sent the gamertag of Asia’s most dedicated Halo player “Sandwhichy” into space, as part of a series of launch activities engaging Halo fans from around the world.

Sandwhichy, a super Halo gamer in Japan who has clocked more than 10,000 hours in the Halo franchise, saw his gaming achievements displayed on a flag held by the Master Chief and Spartan Locke on their mission to the edge UNSC Infinity Replica of space and back. The full video can be viewed below

“I am absolutely thrilled about this opportunity. I have played the Halo franchise for more than a decade and never thought that I would see my gamertag in space. It literally feels like I’m at the top of the world, a once-in-lifetime experience that I would never forget,” said Sandwhichy.

 

Fans are also invited to be part of this epic mission by voting for the coveted in-game items that will join Sandwhichy, the Master Chief and Spartan Locke on their journey to Earth’s outer limits. The three most-voted for items from the list of seven below will join Sandwhichy, the Master Chief and Spartan Locke on board for the blast off to space:

  • UNSC Pelican Replica
  • Cortana Mega Bloks Figure
  • M6 Pistol Replica
  • Banshee Strike Mega Bloks Vehicle
  • Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians Controller
  • #Huntthetruth Tweet Book

 

A one-of-a-kind Master Chief helmet will also be up for auction for fans who want to own the unique memorabilia. Designed by both Taiwanese cosplayer Hsu Chia-Hao (alias Braid Clarke) and Australian designer Jenny Manik Mercian – who has collaborated with labels such as Victoria’s Secret and had her works worn by celebrities such as Beyoncé and Gisele Bündchen. The helmet is adorned with 25,000 Swarovski crystals and weighs about 5kg. All auction proceeds will go to non-profit organization, Make-A-Wish Foundation. The full video of the making of the helmet can be view below

Taiwanese cosplayer Hsu Chia-Hao (alias Braid Clarke) and Australian designer Jenny Manik Mercian created a one-of-a-kind Master Chief helmet adorned with 25,000 Swarovski crystals, to be auctioned off for Make-A-Wish Foundation

 

“We know our fans across all of Asia are getting ready to play Halo 5: Guardians and we are doing some very special things to celebrate the Halo Nation across Asia. From Space to a Swarovski-crusted Crystal helmet to an action-packed six-hour live broadcast – the launch of Halo 5: Guardians is shaping up to be our most epic video game launch in Asia,”said Rennie Addabbo, General Manager of Xbox for Microsoft Greater Asia.

 

Star Wars™ Joins Forces with Disney, Disney•Pixar and Marvel in the All-New #DisneyInfinity 3.0

On 17 August, Disney Interactive announced the launch of Disney Infinity 3.0, which features the introduction of the Star Wars Universe into the best-selling hybrid toy/video game. I am glad to be invited to this event.

Disney Infinity with Xbox console. Source: Instagram user @weewu

With the launch, the new Disney Infinity 3.0 edition will bring you the following:

       Three Star Wars Play Sets, one set in the timeline of Episodes I-III, the second set during the original trilogy, Episodes IV-VI, and the third based on Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™ 

Jason Moffitt, Producer of Disney Infinity, presenting the latest development of Disney Infinity 3.0. Source: Instagram user @weewu

       Additional Play Sets offering distinct gameplay and environments, including a Disney•Pixar Play Set based on the upcoming film Inside Out, and a Marvel Play Set featuring Hulkbuster Iron Man, Ultron, and other Marvel characters

       A fully enhanced Toy Box with two new multiplayer Toy Box Expansion Games, Toy Box Speedway (kart racing) and Toy Box Takeover (action-adventure) 

       More figures of fan-favourite characters from across The Walt Disney Company, like Mickey and Minnie, Sam Flynn and Quorra from Tron: Legacy, Mulan and Olaf, among many others

Members from the media is busy taking photo of the figurine. Source: Instagram user @weewu

The new playsets will be available in Singapore from 1 September, with the Disney Infinity 3.0 Starter Park retailing at a suggested retail price of S$99.90.

 

 

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The #DCJusticeLeague Run 2015‏

The DC Justice League Run 2015 will feature a 5-kilometre timed fun run around the Sentosa Island. Participants get to represent their favourite Super Heroes and race to get their team labelled as the Fastest Hero of the Year.

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The core line-up of the race features: Superman, the most powerful hero in the world; Batman, the apex of physical and mental human achievement; Wonder Woman, the Amazon’s princess and greatest warrior; Green Lantern, an intergalactic cop armed with his own power ring; and the super-fast Flash.

In addition to the run, there will be post-race fringe activities for participants to look forward to, as well as a merchandise booth of collectibles.

All participants are entitled to an exclusive runner’s singlet and an exclusive medal inspired by the Justice League Run logo.

Tickets are on sales at SGD55 (pre-registration), SGD60 (Early-bird) and SGD70 (Normal).

Get To See Japanese Voice Artistes at #CharaExpo2015

The press conference held at Sony’s 313 Somerset Store. CharaExpo 2015 showcases top anime, manga and cosplay talent for the first time in Singapore.

Aimi is one of the special guests attending the Chara Expo 2015
Aimi is one of the special guests attending the Chara Expo 2015

Leading Entertainment Company, Bushiroad Inc. has announced an impressive line-up of events and multiple guest appearances that will occur at the inaugural CharaExpo 2015, to be held 20–21 June 2015 at Hall 7 at Singapore EXPO. As the first major convention featuring Japanese content to be held in Singapore, the organisers are expecting to attract some 20,000 visitors.

From L to R: Takaaki Kidani (Bushiroad's President and CEO), Aimi (voice talent), , Kaname Tezuka (CEO of New Japan Pro-Wrestling) and  Kenjiro Ogino (Albirex Niigata Soccer Player)
From L to R: Takaaki Kidani (Bushiroad’s President and CEO), Aimi (voice talent), Kaname Tezuka (CEO of New Japan Pro-Wrestling) and Kenjiro Ogino (Albirex Niigata Soccer Player)

 

CharaExpo 2015 will feature leading names from the Japanese manga, anime, games and cosplay industry. Luminaries include the anime creators, Akio Watanabe (Grisaia no Kajitsu, Bakemonogatari) and Masami Obari (Gravion, Cardfight!! Vanguard); voice artists such as Izumi Kitta (Milky Holmes, Cardfight!! Vanguard)
and Aimi (Cardfight!! Vanguard, Future Card BuddyFight); along with famed cosplayers Kaname, Sin Izumi and Tatsumi Inui and the all-stars of the New Japan Pro-Wrestling team.

 

Takaaki Kidani elaborated on his vision for the event
Takaaki Kidani elaborated on his vision for the event

Bushiroad Inc’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Takaaki Kidani elaborated on his vision for the event: “We have witnessed rapid growth in the anime community in this region and know that we have a ready fan base that is passionate about all aspects of this kind of Japanese content. CharaExpo will bring the top content developers, animators, celebrities, fans and titles deep into this region to grow and support this amazing community. Budding artists and developers will also have the opportunity meet and interact with top Japanese companies that will be sharing their experience in the industry.”

 

 

Event Details 

Date: 20 – 21 June, 2015 (10:00am – 6:00pm)

Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 7

Entry Fee: $6 (Early-Bird Special), $8(On-Site)

 

Tickets are available at the following channels: 

– SONY stores in Singapore (313@Somerset, IMM, Bugis and NEX outlet)

– Peatix Online Ticketing System (http://chara-expo2015.peatix.com)

Want to see more photos on the press conference, click https://flic.kr/s/aHskc3pBHJ. Check up hashtag #charaexpo2015 for more updates.

Garena Carnival 2015 – Twice the Size, Twice the Fun! Check up #GarenaCarnival2015!

The event that you have been waiting for all year is now here! Join Garena Carnival 2015  with over 8,000 other like-minded gamers participating in a series of exciting programmes that are lined up especially for you. With double the hall space compared to last year – this will be the largest Garena Carnival ever!

Held at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre from 13 – 14 June 2015, the highly anticipated Garena Carnival will feature a stage with projection mapping technology and advanced lighting technology—the first-ever for a gaming event in Singapore. You will be fully immersed in an intensive and highly engaging gaming experience as you watch top eSports teams battle for the crown at the League of Legends TLC, EA SportsTM FIFA Online 3’s Fantasy Cup – Road to Thailand Grand Finals, and BlackshotChampion’s Pride Season 3

To foster a stronger carnival atmosphere this year, we have specially flown in celebrity cosplayers, Aza Miyuko and Hori from South Korea, as guest judges and to meet you at the exclusive meet-and-greet sessions. For those who love to get into the adrenaline-fuelled action, you will have the opportunity to challenge your friends at true-blue carnival games such as Laser Tag and Beat the Keeper. Instagram enthusiasts can also look forward to take home their very own photo souvenirs at our instaprint booths. Finally, we round off the fun-filled weekend with Garena’s Largest LoL cosplay competition – come and check out the elaborate costumes put together by top cosplayers in Singapore as they compete for a prize pool of SGD 5,500!

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Play your favourite Garena games at their respective game booths and stand to bring home in-game prizes as well as exclusive game merchandise. Each ticket will also give you one chance to win the grand lucky draw or stage game prizes from Title Sponsors Logitech G and M1, as well as from Event Partners ASUS and NVIDIA, worth an estimated SGD 15,000!

Ticket sales are now open and you can purchase them through Sistic at S$10 each (excluding Sistic charges). Each ticket entitles you to an exclusive goodie bag filled with limited edition Garena Carnival 2015 merchandise worth over $35.

Bonus: The first 300 attendees for both days will also receive a special ‘Garena Master Card’ of in-game codes, containing SGD 80 worth of codes from all our participating 8 PC game titles!

Check up hashtag  #GarenaCarnival2015!