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CONQuest Festival 2022 is upon us, and in just a few more weeks, one of the biggest gaming events in the country is about to drop, giving the community a venue to meet with like-minded individuals. Dubbed “The Philippines’ Premiere Gaming & Pop Culture Festival”, CONQuest Festival 2022 is a convergence of gaming, technology, anime, and pop culture into one big event, just as the world has been opening itself up slowly but surely. In case you haven’t gotten a hold of tickets yet, hurry and get yours over at the CONQuest Festival 2022 website, but don’t delay because the Weekend Pass Plus and the Premium Pass tiers are already sold out! CONQuest Festival 2022 Activities and Guests https://twitter.com/CONQuestPHL/status/1540292888214528000 Here are just some of the activities and events that you can expect during the event: Retro and Freeplay Arcade – Whether it’s your favorite blast from the past or the…

Calling all future Pokemon Champions, Pokemon Battle Festival Asia 2021 has been announced! Featuring casual and fun tournaments available for each region to enjoy ranging from the trading card game, Pokemon Go, and other titles still unreleased. So far, only Pokemon Go and Pokemon Trading Card Game have a definite tournament schedule. For Pokemon Shining Pearl/Brilliant Diamond and Pokemon Legends: Arceus, no details have been added yet so stay tuned on the page for future events. Pokemon Battle Festival Asia 2021 Schedule Pokemon Go’s schedule has been revealed and it happens on November 26 and December 3 in the Philippines, with the regional finals happening on December 18. If you are interested, you may register here and for the rulebook, you may also check it here. Pokemon Trading Card Game’s qualifiers for the Philippines happens on January 12-14, 2022, with the regional finals happening on February 12-13, 2022. Registration will…

Despite its initial announcement that would see the event go back to a physical gathering, organizer Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA) along with Nikkei BP and Dentsu have announced that Tokyo Game Show 2021 will be an online-only event to be held on September 30 – October 3. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the event, which was first held back in 1996. Bannered by the theme “We’ll always have games”, the organizers plan to have a physical venue set up for demo hands-on and interviews. Due to the tightened travel restrictions, it is likely that the physical event will only open to local Japanese press. TGS2020 saw record numbers in online viewership, garnering over 31 million views across various platforms like Youtube, Twitch, and Twitter. With more time to prepare and user feedback from last year, expect TGS2021 to put on quite the show this year. You can…

Gamescom Asia, which was supposed to be the first time it was going to happen this year, is rescheduling to 2021 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Originally scheduled for October 15-19 2020, Gamescom Asia 2021 will now take place on October 14-17, with the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre still being the venue for the event. Mathias Kuepper, Managing Director of Koelnmesse Singapore, said that “As much as we would have loved to bring the event to life this October, the current global crisis has forced us to recalibrate our wants for gamescom asia. The health and safety of our visitors, exhibitors and staff is paramount. Moreover, for an inaugural event, we felt it was important to give the regional gaming community and fans the full experience of what an international event of this scale would be like, and not anything less.” Gamescom Asia joins the long list of events…

Gamescom 2020 will indeed be biting the dust similar to E3 and other social gatherings due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the official Gamescom Twitter account has announced. https://twitter.com/gamescom/status/1250815640400773120 It isn’t until August but the far reaching effects of the pandemic has forced the organizers hand into unfortunately cancelling the event as a whole. Taking its place, however, is a digital event that has also been confirmed by Geoff Keighley, which is scheduled to take place on August 24. https://twitter.com/geoffkeighley/status/1250816145512263680 While Gamescom will be having a digital event, E3 on the other hand will not, opting to help individual publishers and developers instead. Meanwhile, IGN have announced their own “Summer of Gaming” event scheduled for June.

Over the weekend, the Singapore leg of the World Strand Tour 2019 was held at the lovely Victoria Theater and fans from across the region took time to get a glimpse of famed game director Hideo Kojima. Some even brought Death Stranding merchandise, from the newly released PS4 Pro Death Stranding Edition even to the BB pods that came with the Collectors Edition, taking a chance that they may be able to have Kojima sign parts of their collection. Little did they know that PlayStation Asia and Kojima had a surprise for them as it was announced towards the end of the event that Kojima-san and Shinkawa-san would take pictures with EVERYONE who attended. All 500+ attendees would be able to get their picture taken with Kojima! That’s right, everybody got their wish granted and even if it was just a brief shot with Kojima, it was more than enough for…

Most everyone knows about the games through their story, graphics, or any other component that makes a game successful. One often ignored aspect of a videogame is the soundtrack which definitely shouldn’t be the case. The recent concert held at the Ayala Museum is an encouraging sign that videogame concerts are well received in the local community so this December, another group known as the Radical Dreemers (Chrono Cross represent!) will be performing their brand of music in a concert known as Melody Road! To be held at the Axon, Green Sun Hotel over at Chino Roces Avenue, Melody Road is led by Music Director Frances Fernando and they’ll be featuring some very well known tracks from our favorite games, peep the set list below! Scars of Time – Chrono Cross Dreamwatch of Time – Chrono Cross Plants Vs Zombies Medley – Plants vs Zombies Stage 1 and 2 -…

It’s that time of the year again when gamers around the nation take center stage. That’s right, premiere event organizer Gariath Concepts is bringing back the biggest gaming convention in the Philippines this October 25-27 with the Esports and Gaming Summit 2019 (ESGS), co-presented by PLDT Home Fibr and Smart! Building a new tradition, ESGS will be having a yearly theme to provide fans a refreshing visual experience inside the event. This year, it will be going for the cyberpunk theme where attendees can experience a thrilling futuristic adventure – from hologram effects to the introduction of Astra, the official event persona of ESGS. “With ESGS getting bigger and better every year, I’m very excited to see the gamers in the activities and games that they will be able to experience,” said Joebert Yu, Managing Partner of Gariath Concepts. “Our event partners, led by PLDT and Smart, up the ante…