Nokia’s Newseum Showcases Latest Nokia Phones!

HMD Global Philippines, the new stewards of the Nokia brand, announced the release of four new Nokia phones. The show officially started with something extremely familiar for all Filipino mobile-users: the Nokia ringtone. That wave of nostalgia set the mood and readied the audience for what HMD Global Philippines Country Manager Shannon Mead had to…

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Global Game Jam: A Preview of PH Game Design’s Bright Future

Sleeping bags were on the floor. The hums of computers that have been running non-stop for the past 36 hours reverberated through the auditorium of iAcademy. Also running non-stop were the young developers present. Those who weren't hunched on their laptops were either slumped on the floor in slumber or keeping the others awake. The…

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Oriental Empires: A Fat-free 4X Experience

Most gamers regard the 4X (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, and eXterminate) Strategy genre as something only the “true hardcore” can play. Understandably so because people who play these games were those who grew up with the early Civilization titles. Newer 4X games, like Crusader Kings and Total War, are there to introduce the genre to younger…

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The Myth of Convention Cannibalism

The convention circuit has seen a great upheaval over the past couple of years. Bigger conventions like AsiaPop Comicon, ToyCon PopLife Fan X, and Cosplay Mania have become the annual convention triumvirate that pop-culture fans are waiting for; drawing some attention away from the smaller conventions that have been happening since the early 2000s. However,…

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Sym-Phony of the Night – ‘Citadale: The Legends Trilogy’ REVIEW

There really isn't a fine line between an homage and a rip-off. But there are some works that straddle that line and walk/dance on it like a driver pulled over for suspected DUI. Citadale: The Legends Trilogy is one such game. Presenting itself as throwback to the original beloved Castlevania, it's really just Castlevania; if…

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