Wednesday 30 December 2015

UbiCollectibles announces Ezio Auditore - Leap of Faith figurine

Some blog updates after a long time..

UbiCollectibles just announced a new Ezio figurine; a diorama of the famous Leap of Faith action from the games.

Looks great! Amazed at how long it took for a 'Leap of Faith' diorama to turn up, but it's finally here. It's great to see UbiCollectibles releasing new figures of the Assassins, apart from the standard releases in the Collector's Editions. The Syndicate diorama and this Ezio shows that they are willing to be a bit more creative in their poses.

Just a little worried how this statue will hold up after a couple of months, with a leaning pose like this. Hopefully they will be able to get it right or this will have to be re-named 'Leap of Tragedy'.

I believe this is something in UbiCollectibles' line of dioramas after the Altair Bell one.

We already have the Ezio Bust and now this diorama.. Hoping to see what they come up with next! 

Friday 18 December 2015

Trying out GTA Online's Low Riders update

Just trying out one of the new additions to GTA Online.. The Low Riders update featuring Benny's Motorworks..

Here's a video detailing some of the customization options which are unique to this garage..

Quite a lot of cool stuff to add.. Tried some myself with the limited budget I had and this is what I came up with..

Not bad eh?

Thursday 17 December 2015

Transferring to GTA Online on PS4..

And finally! After almost a year since GTA V came to PS4, I finally transferred over!

The revival of the crew I manage, Temasek Thugs on the PS3 platform, was a reason why I had been putting it on hold for a long time. However, with some the members slowly porting over to the newer console, it was time to go ahead.

Oh and of course, the Limited Edition Halloween Surprise Vehicles which were only on the new consoles was another major reason why I couldn't wait any longer, haha!

Oh and it was the last weekend where I could redeem some in-game bonus cash for pre-ordering GTA V.. For some reason, I was thinking the code was valid till the end of the year, lucky me!

I actually thought the whole transfer process was actually quite cool. The transfer of your character's saved data was delivered in a way that it was meant to be a prison transfer. It wasn't very elaborate but it was a nice touch to give you that feel. 

You can check out the process in the videos below, along with some of my personal details like how much I have in my bank and who my parents are..

Oh yea for some reason, a lot of the completed in-game achievements popped up again giving me more RP. No complaints there! Along with some Special T-Shirts which were in my inventory upon transfer.

So what do I think after the transfer to PS4?

Same game but a whole lot of difference. The visual upgrade is definitely obvious once you enter into the open-world but there's several additional features and modes as well. 

First person-mode alone would be worth getting this game all over again. I can't get used to the First-person mode on GTA so I haven't tried much of it, but it's a new experience that I would have to get my hands on, while playing story mode all over again.

Because of the First-person mode, we can now see the interiors of our vehicles.. and with that, we can now even customize the interiors of vehicles that we own. Most developers would have saved themselves the trouble by cutting back to Normal view once you enter a vehicle..but not Rockstar Games.

With this kind of fan service and additional content, who needs to sell DLC when you can sell 54 million copies of the game?!

Finally, for my recruitment talk..
With new and free updates coming to GTA Online, every month or so, Temasek Thugs' crew is growing with old members making the jump to PS4 and new members joining us regularly. If you are from Singapore, come join us at our Facebook Page. or request an invite to our crew at Social Club

Or if these are too troublesome for you, come join our PS4 Community and we will send you an invite!

We even have a Whatsapp group for 24/7 communication, if you don't mind your privacy being invaded...

So, come on and join Singapore's largest and most active GTA crew!

Monday 7 December 2015

Syco Collectibles' Scorpion 1:2 Bust Collection Pics

Had this for quite a while already so can't believe I'm only post pics now. 

This 1:2 Scorpion Bust was produced by the now-defunct Syco Collectibles. I think it was the only Bust that they released. They had a Shao Kahn one in production but as far as I know, it wasn't publicly released.

Anyway some pics of the Scorpion Bust..

Pretty awesome! Some closeup pics..

and some pics of the base..

Looking at it again after so long just makes me want to keep it. I also have the PCS Collectibles' 1:1 Scorpion Bust but still love this piece. I have got a couple of offers for this so I had to take pics of it, for the buyer but if the deal doesn't go through, I would be glad to keep him after all. Let's see how it goes..

Friday 4 December 2015

Far Cry Primal Gameplay Videos and Bonus Digital Content Revealed

Some new gameplay videos have emerged from The Game Awards show earlier this morning.

Here's the Beast Master Trailer

and here's a Developer Walkthrough of the weapons, animal companions & combat..

Looks like a lot of fun, calling on the help of the different beasts in the game. I didn't know these cavemen could actually talk.. thought all they said was Ugga Ugga!

Also, haven't seen any crazy villain, like Vaas or Pagan Min..

By the way, I saw a Ubisoft Community Manager also stating that there will be no Multiplayer in this game, so that's a bit of downer. Who wouldn't want to have a Multiplayer deathmatch between 2 tribes??

The Far Cry Primal Deluxe Edition was also announced.

"Packaged neatly in an exclusive SteelBook case, you’ll get a copy of Far Cry Primal, a map of Oros and the game’s official soundtrack."

Plus the following Bonus Digital Content:

Legend of the Mammoth missions – In three bonus missions you’ll see the world through the eyes of Oros’ largest beast: the mammoth.
  1. Duel of Beasts – Prove that you are the mightiest creature in Oros as you battle a powerful rhino spirit and his herd.
  2. The Trapped Elder – Hunters have captured your leader and you must break into their camp and free him, smashing everything that gets in your way.
  3. Hunt the Hunter – Lead your herd into battle and crush those who threaten you.

Blood Shasti Club – Once wielded by Ull, the leader of the bloodthirsty Udam tribe, this bloody club is unbreakable and cannot be destroyed by fire.

Four enhancement packs – Get early access to rare resources and unique customization options.

Far Cry Primal is one of my most anticipated games of 2016 even though I haven't touched all the previous Far Cry games. I really need to clear some of my backlog!

PlayAsia's Holiday Deals - A New Deal each day

The Holiday Season always brings up some nice deals. PlayAsia has their own deals, with a new one revealed everyday.

Starting on Dec 1 and ending on Dec 20, a new deal will be revealed each day. Here are the deals and affiliate links revealed so far.

Dec 1

Fallout 4 [Pip-Boy Edition] (English & Chinese Subs)  - US$149.99

Dec 2

Dec 3


More to come in the next few weeks!

Not the most amazing deals but you might be able to save a bit on certain items. Hope to see some better deals in the coming days..

Mortal Kombat X Kombat Pack 2 Revealed!

Kombat Pack 2, also known as Season Pass 2, has been revealed for Mortal Kombat X

Featuring 4 new Kombatants;
Bo Rai Cho
Leatherface from Texas Chainsaw Massacre series (Guest Character)
Xenomorph from Alien  (Guest Character)

I'm going to start with a downer.. not too excited about more guest characters in the game, which dampens the realism for me. They are definitely cool characters and we can can get the Jason vs Leatherface & Alien vs Predator match-ups, that we have all been waiting for. Cool stuff but I would have swapped them for more actual MK characters, without any hesitation. 

Tri-Borg is actually a new form of the series' 3 cyborgs - Cyrax, Sektor & Smoke. I'm guessing they will use the 3 variations to feature each of the different Cyborg? So, looks like we won't get the fully-fledged Cyborgs with 3 variations each but this will do. Actually, it's a cool idea to add in all 3 Cyborgs into the roster, rather than leaving out some of them.

Bo Rai Cho isn't my favourite, out of the 'missing characters' list but he will be an interesting character to play. 

Here's the reveal trailer. 

I really liked this trailer. More story-like instead of solely revealing the 4 characters at the end. Hmm.. so is the Xenomorph a Tarkatan-hybrid?

Hopefully, they will throw in lots more free klassic skins, fatalities and arenas, with each release like they did with the Kombat Pack 1 characters.

Looks like no Spawn then? Perhaps in Kombat Pack 3?

Thursday 3 December 2015

PlayStation Plus' December Free Games Lineup (All Regions)

December's PS Plus line-up has been revealed!


Gauntlet: Slayer Edition (PS4)
King’s Quest — Chapter 1: A Knight to Remember (PS4)
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (PS3)
Freedom Wars (PS Vita)
Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken (PS Vita)

Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon, one of the games that is in my must-buy list but just never came around to getting it. In fact, I thought I already had it. Definitely very happy to see this added to the line-up, saving me some cash.

Gauntlet: Slayer Edition looks rather fun, very Diablo-esque style of gameplay. Might be giving it a try if there's others playing these as well. Co-op will be fun if I can get a few friends. (All 3 regions will be getting this in December, so anyone looking for a co-op partner, drop me a message!)

Asia PSN

Gauntlet: Slayer Edition (PS4)
King’s Quest — Chapter 1: A Knight to Remember (PS4)
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (PS3)
Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken (PS3, PS Vita)
Freedom Wars (PS Vita)


Gauntlet: Slayer Edition (PS4)
King’s Quest — Chapter 1: A Knight to Remember (PS4)
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (PS3)
Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken (PS Vita)
Freedom Wars (PS Vita)

Same lineup for all 3 regions in December. Some cool games to finish off the year!