Wednesday 30 January 2013

God of War: Ascension Pre-order Event in Singapore

Sony will be hosting a pre-order event in Singapore for God of War: Ascension on 1st Feb, Friday evening at 7-9pm. 

What's the deal? The first 50 customers to pre-order the controller bundle at Funz Center and Sony Store - Isetan Orchard respectively will get a limited God of War: Ascension Tee, two GoW: Ascension posters and a mug. On top of that, they will be able to purchase the God of War Saga Collection at just SGD$9.90. Awesome deal for those who have never played a single God of War game previously.. (What the fuck?!)

The controller bundle that entitles you to the above deal consists of:

The God of War: Ascension Steelbook Edition 
I'm assuming it comes with the game.
Specially Designed God of War: Ascension DualShock 3 Controller
This looks awesome man, will most likely be getting this..
And 7 pieces of DLC including Mythological Heroes Pack, Blade of Judgement, Season Pass, OST, PSN avatar pack etc.

The controller bundle looks to be worth it and seems to be an Asia Exclusive. I'll most probably be getting it as the controller's just that damn cool.

Shitty thing about the promos is that it's going to be available to the first 50 customers only.. So since I told you guys about this event.. Please stand behind me in line on that day ;)

Full Details below..

Edit: There is also a similar Pre-Order event at Malaysia, details here!

Tuesday 29 January 2013

PlayAsia Daily Special - Medal of Honour

Hurry! PlayAsia is having a sale for the Limited Edition of Medal of Honour: Warfighter at only US$24.90. Must be a damn good sale considering there were over 850 copies of them less than 2 and a half hours ago. At the time of this posting, there are less than 475 copies left. 

Better hurry up if you want this, and of course, I would be very thankful if you use the affiliate link below :)

Sunday 27 January 2013

Found those Darkling Figures!

Its' been a long search for these.. and I finally got them for a steal. 

Card looks to be in pretty condition for a figure that was released back in 2001 I believe..

But of course, like always, I buy figures to display...
The Darklings, minions of The Darkness.. These crazy little ones that The Darkness releases to do his bidding.

They come with their own gun accessories..
Not sure if they are meant for the Darkness figure or for the Darklings, so I'll just leave them with the Darklings for now..

Back view, there is a number on one of the Darklings which I believe is the edition no.

So finally my Darkness figure has his Darklings to accompany him..
Nice stuff.. Didn't have to break the bank to get hold of these old figures so I'm happy with that. Just wish I could say the same for all the stuff I get.. haha!

Saturday 26 January 2013

Dead Island Riptide Gameplay Vid

Ign recently released a gameplay video of the new Dead Island: Riptide game..

Damn it looks good.. Haven't played many zombie games but I like this. 

I did play the first game but my ps3 crashed when I was halfway-through. The save game was copy-locked and I couldn't transfer it over, and I didn't get to playing it again with all the other games coming out. 

Now I feel like getting back to it and starting all over. Anyone wanna join me? Seems like some stores are selling the GOTY version with all the DLCs for quite a nice price..

Friday 25 January 2013

GTA: Vice City coming to PSN!

Awesome news in a week of bad news.. "Rockstar announced that Grand Theft Auto: Vice City will be coming to PSN next week".

With this release, the trilogy of GTA games from the PS2 era will all be available to purchase and download from PSN. Adding to that, the Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories as well as Chinatown Wars are available to download for PSP/PS Vita.

One fine day.. I will just sit home all day for weeks and play through the entire GTA series...

Source: Rockstar Newswire

Wednesday 23 January 2013

Weekly PlayAsia Deals (Jan 22 - Jan 29)

More deals this week from PlayAsia!

Saints Row: The Third (The Full Package) (US$22.90) - Buy Saints Row: The Third (The Full Package) (PS3) / Buy Saints Row: The Third (The Full Package) (Xbox360) (Affiliate Links)
One of the craziest games of all time, the Full Package comes with the 3 DLC mission packs and over 30 DLC items. An awesome deal for this game if you haven't gotten it yet.

Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus (US $21.90) - Buy Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus (PS®Vita) (Affiliate Link)
Cool game for the Vita!

Of course, more deals on the right hand side bar.. Enjoy!

Tuesday 22 January 2013

Deathmatch Made in Heaven DLC Details

Rockstar has released the details on it's latest and final DLC for Max Payne 3 and it's huge!

4 new Multiplayer modes, of which 1 is Co-op, 5 new Weapons, including a projectile, makes this probably the biggest DLC yet.

Dead Man Walking is the anticipated Co-op mode that will be included in this DLC and as guessed previously, it's a horde mode of sorts. Fighting through waves of Mobsters will earn you "Bullet Time" as well as something called "grit" which will used to unlock items, upgrades as well as new areas of the map. 

Really excited to have this mode and I'll probably spend hours on this, if I can find a partner.

Run and Stun is also something new along with 2 other modes. I'm not going to write down everything again when you can just go here to read.

5 new crazy weapons will also turn up in this DLC. No assault rifles or shotguns, instead we are gonna get Cattle Prods, Stun guns and Pepper Sprays. Check out the details of the weapons over here. These are going to piss off people who keep getting on the wrong end of these. Multiplayer is not going to be the same again!

Will try to post some thoughts about the DLC after getting some game time, which shouldn't be too long as this DLC will be releasing on Jan 22nd..

Source: Rockstar Newswire

Thursday 17 January 2013

Last and Final DLC for Max Payne 3 - Deathmatch Made in Heaven

It's been a fantastic several months of awesome DLC for Max Payne 3 and it's finally coming to a close. This should be the last DLC for this awesome game, and it's going out with a bang!

Deathmatch made in Heaven DLC pack.. Coming with Co-op and Competitive modes! Co-op! This will be first Co-op mode offered by Max Payne 3 and I'm pumped! It's going to be exciting. 

Always thought the story set itself up nicely for some good old co-op with Max and Passos. The single player had some fine moments with Passos rolling with Max as they deliver "Payne" to all the thugs. I thought that it would be great if we can have some co-op with us controlling this "Army of Two". So hopefully this co-op modes offered in the latest DLC will make my dream come true. 

The artwork released along with this comment on Rockstar's official site.. "but as you can see in the pack’s official artwork above, Max and Passos will no doubt have their hands full…"

Hmm.. makes me guess if it's going to be some kind of "horde" mode with all those thugs hovering above. 

Of course other modes like replaying the single player missions in co-op will also be welcome. 

The DLC will be released next week on Jan 22 and more details will be released soon.. 

All I need is a co-op partner now.. Anyone? I can be Passos if you want.. haha!

Tuesday 15 January 2013

Army of Two Trailer

Looks like there will be no games that I will be getting till March when God of War: Ascension and Army of Two: Devil's Cartel comes out.

Enjoyed the previous Army of Two games. They could have been better but the "BROmance" thing that Tyson Rios and Salem Elliot had was fun. Good stuff and it looks like there will be more of it in the new game, albeit there are 2 new characters now.

Check out the new trailer below.. "Bros before Hoes, Baby!"

Singapore Gamers, new Singapore Gaming Forum!

All you Singaporean Gamers! There's a new forum, Singapore Gamers that went live a few weeks back. Do check them out at

Still a bit fresh but the community is growing by the day, most of the members are actually from another gaming forum, which is filled with spam bots these days. 

There's also a feature at Singapore Gamers where you can set up your own sub-forum for your clan or guilds if you wish.

The good people in their admin team have also urged me to set up my Rockstar Social Club Crew's forum there so do join Temasek Thugs here. I thought why not since the crew doesn't have a place where we can meet and chat. Temasek Thugs are actively recruiting and awaiting GTA V. Of course meanwhile, you can join us on Max Payne 3's Multiplayer.

Check out Temasek Thugs!

Friday 11 January 2013

God of War: Ascension Special DualShock 3 controller revealed!

Images of a special DualShock 3 controller popped up a few days back..

Very Cool! This is probably going to start my obsession with DualShock 3 controllers with special designs..

From the looks of it at the moment, there will be a special edition bundling this with the game. Local retailers in Singapore seem to be bringing this so keep on the lookout if you want them!


Thursday 10 January 2013

My Top 5 Wants for 2013!

So I have already blogged about my Top 5 Games of 2012 and my Top 5 Collectibles of 2012, now for my top Wants and Announcements I want to see in 2013!

1. Rockstar Character Figures

One of the reasons I bought the GTA 3 10th Anniversary Claude Figure so hurriedly was because I was anticipating an announcment for a Tommy Vercetti figure for the GTA Vice City's 10th Anniversary around December last year.

But WTF!!!! There was no such announcement from Rockstar, going as far as to say there was no plans to do a Tommy Vercetti figure. Damn I was pissed and I still am..

Don't make me shoot you! Release Tommy Vercetti at once!

Once I had decided to get the Claude figure, I was already fantasizing about a shelf display with Claude and Tommy. Heck I didn't stop there. CJ from GTA: San Andreas, Niko from GTA IV as well as Luis Lopez and Johnny Klebitz from Episodes from Liberty City were in there too.

So needless to say, no announcements for a Tommy figure dashed my hopes but I'm not giving up on this dream. I had never owned a 1/6 scale figure prior to Claude. Somehow there wasn't any that appealed to me.

I'm a changed man now and I really wish someone will get the license to do 1/6 scale figures of GTA Characters and maybe even more.  Max Payne and John Marston figures anyone? That Jimmy guy from Bully would be awesome too!

There can be no better option for 1/6 scale video game figures other than Rockstar's characters. The personality that their character have as well as the options of alternate outfits make these characters an ideal choice for 1/6 scale figures similar to the Claude one.

This is will be the biggest and best announcement if it comes to fruition.. Keeping my fingers crossed!

2. Bully 2 Announcement

Speaking of Bully... Heard of this Rockstar game?

If Red Dead Redemption was the Cowboy Western version of GTA, Bully is the High School version of GTA.

The first Bully game was a relative unknown to me back then. A friend introduced me to it saying it was a fun game similar to GTA. I tried it out and that was probably when I got to know about Rockstar, that they were the ones behind the GTA games. Been a big fan of them ever since.

Bully was actually released after GTA: San Andreas so in certain elements, it was actually a better game than GTA: SA. I felt the UI was improved and one feature I remember from back in the PS2 days was the "in-game trophies".

Jimmy's room(save location) would be filled with trophies and items as you complete certain missions or accomplishments. It was like a trophy system that you could actually see in-game rather than pausing and viewing them in a menu. Very nice and I wished more games would do that.

So getting back on topic.. a Bully 2 game would be awesome, just like any other Rockstar game. In fact I have reasons to believe a Bully 2 is in production. Awaiting the official announcement!

Did you hear? Bully 2 may be in production..

3. Assassin's Creed Aveline Figure & Accessories

As you might have seen, I have a decent collection of Assassin's Creed figures. Altair, Ezio, Connor.. The 3 main Assassin's from the console games have all been made in figure form.

However, a certain Aveline character is missing. I'm aware that the female lead from the PS Vita only game does not have a fan base comparable to any of the 3 male Assassins but the Assassin's Creed franchise is big enough for most fans to recognise her.

Besides a collection should include all characters, despite their popularity. I'm sure a Aveline figure would still sell well.

The Assassins soon to be in Figure Form?

That reminds me of Nikolai too. Sure, he hasn't even appeared in the games and only in the comics but for the reasons above, why not a figure of him too? I have seen way less popular characters from less popular games getting the figure treatment so again, why not?

NECA has also done The Flying Machine and Ezio's Hidden Blades, so also hoping to see more non-figure products from them from the AC franchise.. Maybe the parachute from AC: Revelations?

4. Good News for the Darksiders Franchise

While my above "wants" are about expanding to more games and collectibles, my 4th "want" for 2013 is the survival of the Darksiders Franchise.

Darksiders have been hit by bad news after bad news throughout 2012..

Firstly, Darksiders 2 did not sell well enough to meet expectations according to THQ, their publisher.
Then came news about Joe Mad leaving Vigil Games, the studio. The rumours that we will never see a Darksiders 3 started spreading. The latest patch for the Darksiders 2 still had some game-crashing bugs and gamers from the Asia region can't even install the patch. 
Lastly, the news that THQ was going bust, struck. (THQ going bust and selling their studios could turn out to be a blessing in disguise, who knows?)

The 2 Horsemen of the Apocalypse... that's all, no more Horsemen.. no more games! :(
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As much as I'm pissed off that I might never even be able to play Darksiders 2 now, because of the un-installable patch.. I'm also disappointed that one my favourite games is going downhill. So would like to hear some good news that the series will be continuing.. but first, please fix the damn game!

5. More Gaming Events in Singapore

News Flash! I live in Singapore.. No it isn't in China..

Being in Singapore, all I can do is watch gaming events like E3 on my computer. Sure, gaming sites like and have done impressively to "bring all the excitement to us", IT IS NOT THE SAME!

2012 has seen some gaming events in Singapore.. Had the honour of attending the Borderlands 2 Preview Night in Singapore. There was also a Need for Speed: Most Wanted event as well as a Licence2Play event among others. 

Good stuff and I want to see more! To see more games like Assassin's Creed, GTA, apart from the usual games. There has been more event locations popping up in the past few years.. Marina Bay Sands, ResortsWorld, Gardens by the Bay, Expo all are quality locations to host events. Not just small events but mega events where we can see a ton of games. Not just for Singaporeans but also for the entire Asia Pacific Region.. Why not?! Being a primarily English-speaking country, communication shouldn't be a problem!

Would love to see and attend more gaming events this year!

So these are the top 5 "things" I want to see this year.. What do you want for 2013?


Wednesday 9 January 2013

Won those AC3 Poker Cards again!

Won these poker cards again! This time from Gamers' Choice magazine in Singapore.

This one came with 3 codes, those ones from the pre-order. Really awesome to win it again, badly wanted these ever since I saw them.. Now I have 2 sets.. Cool!

Saturday 5 January 2013

My Top 5 Collectibles of 2012

Alright here we go.. 

There were plenty of good stuff released this year and it seems I bought more stuff than ever before .. So here are my top 5 favourite collectibles released in 2012! (Again, in no particular order..) Click the links for my blog posts of that collectible with more pics.

1. Max Payne 3 Statue
A very cool statue of one of my favourite games of 2012. Forget the complaints about the lack of similarity between the in-game character model. His stylish pose and dual wielding guns are enough to make this one of my favourite. The bullet shells littered around him on the base also adds character to this statue.

This was included in the Max Payne 3 Special Edition, which has remarkably dropped in price. So it's definitely worth the price if you grab one now..

With Rockstar releasing other promo items in their online store, I have purchased them to compliment this display above, with the statue being the highlight of course!

2. Darksiders 2 Death Mask
To be honest, I was actually a little disappointed when this was announced as part of the Darksiders 2 Collector's Edition instead of a Death figurine.

It was more of a want for a set of Horseman figurines rather than not liking the mask itself. This is a brilliant, quality looking piece to add to my collection.. It was probably 1 of the most photographed collectible of the past year (at least from what I remember), with images of fans wearing the mask popping up all over the internet.

3. Assassin's Creed 3 Connor Figures (UK Freedom Edition / The Hunter)
The 2 Connor Figures from Assassin's Creed 3. Been waiting for their release ever since they got announced. Great detail on both and a more dynamic pose as compared to the previous AC figurines. Really awesome and capturing Connor in action with 2 of his favoured weapons in the AC3 game.

A very nice addition to the ever-growing collection of Assassin's Creed figures. I couldn't pick one over the other so both were added to the list.

4. Scorpion 1:2 Bust
I can't believe I almost forgot about this one when I was preparing to write this post. Released early in the year and the fact that it's not on display but in it's box, this one almost slipped off my mind. How annoying that I don't even have pics of this..

This is my first and only Bust up to this point, a stunning 1/2 sized bust of my favourite Mortal Kombat fighter was a fantastic buy early this year. Comes with light up eyes and a high base, this is going to make me ogle at it for hours once I can find a place to display it. Words can't describe how fantastic this looks.. Will definitely try to get some pics up to show you how marvelous this is.

5. Connor's Tomahawk Replica (Press Version)

There were dozens of collectibles released in connection with Assassin's Creed 3.. Pre-order bonuses, promo items, Collector's Edition goodies.. There were tons! You name, they have it.. From USB sticks to Steelbooks, Figurines to even Shoes, there aren't many games that come with this much marketing. 

However, out of them all, not only among what I have, there was one that stood out for me.. The Connor's Tomahawk Replica.. Not the toyish retail version, but the press version which was never made available to the public. 

Made of high-quality latex and presented in a beautiful wooden box.. This was a very remarkable item. Not only is it visually stunning.. The whole experience about finding AC3 collectibles from around the world, getting a bunch of rare stuff together with this item, a very important weapon to Connor in the game, this being so rare.. Everything surrounding this Tomahawk just made it a special item to me.

I didn't want to rate the top 5 in any order but this has to be the Numero Uno Collectible of 2012 for me. Not just in 2012, this one would have been one of the Top collectible in any year it's released in.

So there you have it, my top 5.. What were yours? Love to hear your comments below.

The ones that didn't make it..
From Mortal Kombat.. Never have there been Mortal Kombat statues before this, but since late 2011, Mortal Kombat statues have been hitting the market and my room.. The beautiful ladies of Mortal Kombat were gorgeous in their statue forms but never been much of a fan of them in the game itself. Ermac Premium Format from Syco Collectibles was epic but he lags behind a couple of other ninjas as my favourite. Scorpion from Pop Culture Shock was another epic piece but it came with a small broken piece which wasn't even in the box making me so pissed off with it. Just seems incomplete to me now.

There were a couple more MK statues slated for released at the end of 2012 but delays pushed it back to 2013. Those would have given the ones above some competition so 2013 might see some of them making the list, but it's still too early to say.


Coming Up Next:

Thursday 3 January 2013

Won these AC3 poker cards!

Won these poker cards which were given out as a promo for Assassin's Creed 3 on the last day of 2012.

Comes in a cool display tin. Was really hoping to get my hands on this for quite a while.. Gotta love those poker cards! So many thanks to for having this awesome contest! 

A very nice way to end the year or to start the new year whichever way you wanna look at it..

Wednesday 2 January 2013

Weekly PlayAsia Deals (Jan 1 - Jan 8)

Good Deals of Good Games this week from PlayAsia! Nice way to start the new year!

Max Payne 3 (US $22.90) - Buy Max Payne 3 (PS3) / Buy Max Payne 3 (Xbox360) (Affiliate Links)
I have made no secret of how much I enjoyed this game so do try it out if you haven't. This game also made my Top 5 games of 2012 list. If you do decide to get this game and if you are from Singapore, do join my Rockstar Crew, Temasek Thugs. Aiming to make it the biggest Singapore Crew!

Saw II: Flesh and Blood (US $15.90) - Buy Saw II: Flesh & Blood (PS3) (Affiliate Link)
This game is going at a very cheap price so worth checking it out if you're a Saw fan.

Devil May Cry HD Collection (US $17.90) - Buy Devil May Cry HD Collection (PS3) (Affiliate Link)
Can't resist these HD collections if you played these games on your Playstation 2 and a good way to catch up the series before the new DmC releases later this month.

These are the highlights of the week, of course do check out the other deals on the right hand bar, as well as the Daily Deal.

Tuesday 1 January 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all friends! Wish you all the best in everything and good health! Hope the new year brings good fortune to all!

I have added a new feature to the blog, PlayAsia's Daily Deal to the Affiliates bar on the right. PlayAsia seems to have a deal each day for a game until stock runs out so do check back daily to see what's on offer!