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Lego The Hobbit review: it’s hard to take a Thorin Oakenshield minifig seriously

April 24, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

Lego The Hobbit is a Lego game based on The Hobbit movies, as you may have guessed, but don’t you go running into the stores to see if Bard the Bowman, heir of Dale, strikes Smaug with the last black arrow just yet. Read More

Playstation 4 FIFA 14 console bundle available May 1, just in time for the World Cup

April 24, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

Starting May 1, 2014, FIFA enthusiasts in Singapore will be able to purchase a Playstation 4 FIFA 14 bundle at S$659 ($524). Talk about football fever!

This isn’t a special FIFA 14 skinned Playstation 4, but rather a bundle that … Read More

What’s big in Japan: undying ghosts, and a realm revived

April 24, 2014 | Kuanyi Twang

Youkai Watch has re-entered the number one spot after a sequel was announced last week, and Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn’s Playstation 4 release managed to nab second place. Read More

Microsoft unleashes the Xbox Live Gold Rush campaign on Singapore, India, Taiwan, and Korea

April 23, 2014 | Kuanyi Twang

When Microsoft puts the word ‘Gold’ in their campaign name, it means it literally; Xbox Live Gold members stand to win a whole variety of exciting prizes, including a 100g solid-gold bar, in the new Xbox Live Gold Rush campaign. Read More

VIDEO: 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil review

April 22, 2014 | Kuanyi Twang

Check out this review for more in-your-face footie action!Read More

China releases censorship rules for console games, and there are a lot of them

April 22, 2014 | C. Custer | 46 Comments

Shanghai’s government just released the full list of rules for foreign console games being sold in China, and it’s not short.Read More

2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil review: different enough from all the other kids with their pumped-up kicks

April 19, 2014 | Kuanyi Twang | One Comment

FIFA games have been around since the age of dinosaurs, and 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil doesn’t bring anything huge to the table, but does it need to? Read More

What’s big in Japan: robots, duh

April 17, 2014 | Kuanyi Twang | 10 Comments

Sales are generally up from last week, and the new Super Robot Wars Z3 games easily took the top two spots. Read More

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle English launch in Singapore celebrated with tournaments

April 16, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee

Bandai Namco and fighting game tournament organizer Battlefield Fridays are organizing two tournaments for the English launch of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle in Singapore on April 25, 2014. Read More

Gamer in Asia: how to buy a console in China

April 12, 2014 | Iain Garner | 7 Comments

This week Gamer in Asia discusses the difficulties of buying a console in China and give you all the info you need to make you decision.Read More

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes behind-the-scenes video released

April 11, 2014 | Kuanyi Twang | 3 Comments

Konami released a promotional video today for Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, showing off some of the advanced technology used to produce the visually-staggering masterpiece. Read More

Japanese fighting game eSports group Topanga is hosting one last Street Fighter 4 event

April 10, 2014 | Mary-Anne Lee | One Comment

With Ultra Street Fighter IV out in arcades soon, Topanga, the Japanese eSports production specializing in fighting games, is hosting its last Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v. 2012 tournament this weekend. Read More

What’s big in Japan: The nine-month reign of Youkai Watch

April 10, 2014 | Kuanyi Twang | 2 Comments

This week is a slow one for sales in Japan, with no games managing to sell over 100,000 copies. Sales are so slow that games which didn’t even enter the top 10 last week like Pro Baseball Spirits 2014 and Kirby Triple Deluxe managed to do so this week, even though their weekly sales numbers are down from last week. Read More

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call’s second demo released

April 10, 2014 | Kuanyi Twang | 2 Comments

If you’re the proud owner of a Japanese-region Nintendo 3DS, you’re in luck. Square Enix has released a second demo for Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call, a direct sequel to the popular rhythm game Theatrhythm Final Fantasy. Even if you have already decided to get the game, there are enough bonuses waiting in the demo to make it worth your time. Read More

The best arcade sticks from 2007 to 2014

April 8, 2014 | Lenn Yang | 9 Comments

This article was originally found on Versus City Singapore and has been reposted with full permission of the writer, Lenn Yang. It has been edited in accordance with the Games in Asia style guide. Read More

Ultra Street Fighter IV to hit Japanese arcades on April 17

April 7, 2014 | Kuanyi Twang | 3 Comments

Capcom has thrown down a release date for Ultra Street Fighter IV (USF4). The announcement was made during a launch commemoration event for Super Street Fighter IV CR Edition last Saturday, April 5, Read More

Sony sets up strategic department in China, preparing for a PS4 launch?

April 2, 2014 | C. Custer | One Comment

Sony Computer Entertainment is setting up a strategic branch in China. Is the company laying the groundwork for a PS4 launch in the Middle Kingdom?Read More

5 ways to not be a quitter in Dark Souls II

April 1, 2014 | Iain Garner

Whether your a Souls N00b or an old pro returning to the series, we have some quick tips to keep you playing and keep you off the quitters list.Read More