Friday 30 May 2014

WatchDogs Keyboard Edition pics

Found myself the WatchDogs Keyboard Edition!

Skipped pre-ordering this but with all the hype about WatchDogs, I convinced myself that this is actually a relevant piece of merchandise..

Price wasn't too bad, just a bit higher than the pre-order price but I missed out on whatever pre-order bonuses pre-orders got.

Let's unseal the shrink-wrap..

and check out it's contents..

This is exclusive only to certain Asian countries. A simple Special Edition, nothing too fancy but I find it fits the technology theme in WatchDogs. 

It's specified as a "Bluetooth Keyboard for Tablet use only." I will have to test this one out soon. 

I managed to get another 'Asia Exclusive' Goodie but don't have pics of that yet. Will update the blog pretty soon.

One more pic for comparison..


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Thursday 29 May 2014

Marketing Strategies up a notch or just overboard?

With the release of WatchDogs this week, there has been some really crazy stories about Ubisoft in the news.

First there was this video..

Pranking customers into thinking they can actually hack into the system.

Then on Release Day, news spread that Ubisoft's Servers had been hacked. (Thanks to Louis Poh) for sharing that article. How ironic that Ubisoft get's hacked on the day it releases a game about hacking. Soon after, there was an update that it was a false alarm and the article seems to have been taken down. Apparently, someone dug up the old news from 2013 when Ubisoft actually did get hacked.

That wasn't all.. 

In Australia, the Bomb Squad were called in, in a WatchDogs PR Stunt gone wrong..

In the article, (via Kotaku) a black box, sent to the Ninemsn Offices, started beeping when a staff tried to enter a Pin Code and for safety precautions, staff members were evacuated and the Bomb Squad were called in.

Marketing Strategy? Coincidence? Bad Luck? You decide..

But like they say.. No Publicity is Bad Publicity..

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Wednesday 28 May 2014

Marvel Heroes Diary: May 28 2014 - 1st Year Anniversary coming soon!

1st Year Anniversary coming soon!

Just a week or so away now for Marvel Heroes' 1st anniversary. Lots of stuff being planned for us, I heard.

But there's still plenty going on right now. In conjunction of the X-Men: Days of Future Past movie, we have a Siege of the Sentinels event going on.

Already managed to get a full set of Danger AI Chips with all 3 variants.

Still need a Mental Variant with a better roll, I guess. These artifacts aren't too bad it seems. Tried switching out the Advanced Super-Solider Serum artifact for the Physical AI Chip but I needed the extra Spirit and Spirit Regen for TaskMaster. If I can boost his Spirit in other ways, I might give this a 2nd try.

Not having much luck on the Sentinel Parts though.. Only got 2 of the Sentinel Limbs (and those were from the Giftbox!)

Need to destroy more Sentinels!!

Somewhere, between all these events, TaskMaster got his Legendary to Level 5!

Bleed assholes, Bleed!

Current goals:
Deadpool: Level 60 (Prestige Level 5)

Deadpool's Legendary: Rank 5 
Taskmaster's Legendary: Rank 5 (Achieved!)
Earn 400 Odin Marks for Taskmaster's Blessings
Earn 600 Eternity Splinters for Firestar
Earn 600 Eternity Splinters for Falcon

Current Progress
Deadpool: Level 29 (Prestige Level 3)
Gambit: Level 60
Colossus: Level 60
Emma Frost: Level 42
Nightcrawler: Level 31
Doctor Strange: Level 25
Taskmaster: Level 60

Deadpool's Legendary: Rank 4
Colossus' Legendary: Rank 5
Taskmaster's Legendary: Rank 5
Odin Marks: 223
Eternity Splinters: 278


Tuesday 27 May 2014

So.. apparently...

So... apparently.. 

I wasn't informed that local preorders of the game, or just the Collector's Edition preorders (See.. I still don't know for sure yet), came with these preorder bonuses..

Pic Courtesy of Wilson Teo
What the hell man.. 

I'm most annoyed about that little black box which contains a USB Hub and Card Reader.

This little poster was uploaded onto 1 of the retailer's FB pages but no one else posted it up or mentioned it. Even that retailer said it will be given out as a Lucky Draw prize rather than a guarantee to all preorders. 

And today.. looks like everyone has it :(

Guess I need to keep a better lookout for these local preorders..

For now.. I'm looking for these preorder stuff as well as the KeyBoard Edition if anyone has them for sale. Just contact me at!

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Friday 23 May 2014

New classes for Evolve and Release Date

There are new classes for Evolve! I wasn't expecting this to be honest. They were promising new maps, new monsters, new game modes but I don't think I ever saw 'New Classes'.

I had the privilege of checking this game at a trial event in Singapore so for those who missed that or want to know more about the game, do check out my previous posts on the different classes, my thoughts etc..

Part 1 of Evolve Trial Event
Part 2 of Evolve Trial Event

The 4 new classes are actually an alternate option from the original 4. But not just re-skins like what I thought.

So you still have the Support, Trapper, Medic and Assault classes but with a different set of skills and a different look for each.

Firstly, do check out Part 1 in the link above to check out the original 4 classes' skills and weapons.

Now.. check out this video for more info on the new 4 classes and a new map!

Bucket, reminds me a little of Claptrap - the noisy Robot.

I'm quite surprised they released New Classes so soon, in fact, even before the game is out. I would have thought they would have let gamers get tired of the original 4 before introducing new ones. 

Wouldn't have surprised me if I saw this as a DLC 3 months down the road, "We have all-new 4 Classes with new Skills and Weapons for a bundle price of $19.99 and if you buy the Season Pass..."

Well, guess that's great to have more options and value in the game itself I guess, without having to fork out more money for every single extra piece of content. Not many publishers tend to do this.. So I won't complain. 

Oh and a new Map which has it's own set of challenges..

To get me more excited, they have a release date for Evolve!

This pic was posted on Evolve's Official Facebook page. So we have a release date, 21st October 2014!

Nice timing, I'll get my PS4 hopefully before that so I can finish WatchDogs and Infamous Second Son before this. Gonna spend tons of hours on this.

Now where's the news on the next Monster?

Thursday 22 May 2014

E3 Show Schedule and to-be-announced games leaked!

My friend, Jerome sent me this pic of the supposed leaked schedule of E3 2014. So for those, who want the surprises during the live press conference, stop reading on..

Too late for me, I already saw the list..

Anyway, I can't say for sure if the contents of the leaked schedule is legit or not.. 

As a Playstation owner, let's take a look at Sony's Press Conference..

Destiny and DriveClub will be shown,,
Then there's God of War 4?! A CGI trailer apparently.. Got to say I'm not as excited as I used to be for God of War games but I'll have to see.. After the events of God of War 3, where will God of War 4 lead us to?

Infamous Second Son DLC - This will be interesting. Haven't played the game yet so no idea what the DLC could be about, but I'm assuming it's a bit more than just costume changes and new vests.. I'm thinking some story DLC.

The Order 1886 - I haven't been following this game since I saw it at last year's E3. I was actually pretty intrigued by the trailer, so let's see if the gameplay keeps me interested in this. There was something announced about the game, that was a real let-down.. can't remember what it was. No co-op or something?

Uncharted 4 - Maybe it's time for me to get onto this series..

EA and Ubisoft will also have their own Press Conferences at E3, which aren't leaked here.

No clue on what EA's bringing or could be bringing to this year's event but I'm pumped about Ubisoft's game. 

Prince of Persia and Assassin's Creed have always been my favourites from Ubisoft but I'm starting to have more interest in their other games like Far Cry, Ghost Recon. 

AC Comet, AC Unity and Far Cry 4 should all make an appearance at E3 this year.  Less than a month away!

Wednesday 21 May 2014

Kung Lao 1/6 Figure from World Box Revealed!

More Reason to believe that Mortal Kombat 10 is coming!

World Box just revealed their next figure in their 1/6 Mortal Kombat line after SubZero..

Kung Lao!

Not too sure about the resemblance but that will do.

The highlight of these figures are the accessories though and the various fatality and fighting poses you can do with them.

I'm still a bit afraid of how durable these figures are, or will be.. if I decide to keep stressing the joints to do plenty of action shots. It looks great fun though. You can see the shots above to see what some of the possibilities are. 

Anyone has the SubZero figure and care to comment on the durability?

I have yet to get the SubZero figure because of this but recently I asked Jerry from PopCultureShock if they are going to do 1/6 Scale Mortal Kombat figures and his answer was..

I'm not saying that whatever Jerry says, has to be 100% correct but you got to respect the experience the man has.. 

But, that's a Thumbs-up from Jerry so I'm a little more confident on getting these.

Great to see World Box doing someone else other than Scorpion, even though I'm a big fan of Scorpion.


Mortal Kombat 10 all but confirmed!

In one of the biggest clues yet, Ed Boon has almost confirmed that Mortal Kombat 10 is the announcement he has been teasing about..

Just recently, he tweeted this pic along with the caption; "Hmmm... I wonder what the X stands for ? "

Can it get any more obvious than this? You can't put this up and then announce something else right? Just to be sure, I counted the days left to the June 2 announcement but it doesn't add up to 10 days either, so I'm pretty sure MK 10 is the deal.

But I'm a realistic guy.. I'm not going to get excited before I hear an official announcement...

Who am I kidding? Mortal Kombat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Saturday 17 May 2014

What you can do in WatchDogs shown in 2 different ways

Ubisoft has released 2 videos to show gamers what they can do in Watch Dogs..

Haha ok, the second video was a prank to promote the game. Looks like Ubisoft has too much money in their hands to create such an elaborate and expensive prank to market the game. Maybe that's what they are doing with all the extra money earned from the dozen CEs released for each game.

The first trailer is pretty detailed and gives a detailed look into what we can expect from the game. However, I still don't get how the transition from Single Player to Multiplayer is going to work.

There's going to be plenty of side mission and other stuff that you can do in the game, and it looks like WatchDogs is following the GTA-style. Lots of missions to fill up the open-world is fun when done right but it's starting to get tiring with so many games following that route. 

For me, the plot attracts me most in a game, but with so many side missions, sometimes it just takes the pace off the game. But it still looks good.. running around Chicago in a giant spider-robot is going to be fun.

Pic Source: Gaming Blend

Damn.. I need a PS4 for this game soon. Not too convinced on playing this game on the PS3 even though I might have to wait for a couple more months before I can afford to get the next-gen console. I just want to start this new game franchise or a new console. Which console are you guys getting Watch Dogs on?


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Friday 16 May 2014

Marvel Heroes Diary: May 16 2014 - It just keeps getting better!

It just keeps getting better!

Been a while since I updated my MH Diary.. It's not like I haven't been playing though..

The Weekends on MH have been getting better and better. They did the Big 10 event the other week and then the Bounty Hunter Event last week.

And it's not going to stop there. Patch Notes for this week's update is already out, featuring the first of the One-Shot stories. All these leads up to the First Anniversary of Marvel Heroes where a even bigger event awaits us!

Anyway.. Fortune Mark 6 cards were already released and here's mine from the Deluxe Advance Pack..

No luck again unfortunately..

Also been repeating Terminals this week for the drops and after a Gazillion (Haha!) times, the Taskmaster Cosmic Medallion drops! Not too bad in terms of stats but Taskmaster finally has his very own Cosmic Medallion!

Just got to keep on working on the Legendary Quests for more Odin Marks..

Current goals:
Deadpool: Level 60 (Prestige Level 5)

Deadpool's Legendary: Rank 5
Taskmaster's Legendary: Rank 5
Earn 400 Odin Marks for Taskmaster's Blessings
Earn 600 Eternity Splinters for Firestar
Earn 600 Eternity Splinters for Falcon

Current Progress
Deadpool: Level 29 (Prestige Level 3)
Gambit: Level 60
Colossus: Level 60
Emma Frost: Level 42
Nightcrawler: Level 31
Doctor Strange: Level 25
Taskmaster: Level 60

Deadpool's Legendary: Rank 4
Colossus' Legendary: Rank 5
Taskmaster's Legendary: Rank 4
Odin Marks: 81
Eternity Splinters: 137


Assassin's Creed Statues from PureArts

PureArts? Who are they? New statues?

Actually not really.. Most of us AC collectors would know who they are but I'm sure there are quite a number of people out there who own several of their statues but have never heard of them.

What about UbiCollectibles? That ring a bell? Yea.. PureArts are actually the company behind the brand, UbiCollectibles. I'm not exactly sure how the whole agreement works but PureArts produces the Collector Edition statues and Ubisoft sells them under the UbiCollectibles brand. Just check under the base of your statues. You should be able to see the PureArts logo on most of the statues. (Sorry I can't remember if all of them have it).

Anyway, let's get to the figures..

More pics of the Altair statuette have been revealed..

Looks great! Pre-orders are already up at the U-Play store or Ubishop, whatever you want to call it. 

Then... you guys remember this statue?

I got this directly from PlayArts the other time and I just got some info that they have a very very limited run of 100 pieces for a Bronze version of this same statue. I'm not exactly sure of the cost and unfortunately they can't provide pics of it as well.

Personally, I'm not a fan of mono-coloured or unpainted statues.. but for those who are interested, do drop them a mail.

More pics of my statue here for you to appreciate the great sculpt for your consideration!

Thursday 15 May 2014

McFarlane Assassin's Creed Figures Series 2 & 3 confirmed!

Alright.. I got a long list of Assassin's Creed figures to update you guys so enjoy or bear with me, whichever side you are on.. It will be separated into several posts so check back soon.

There's going to be plenty of AC figures coming out this year so I'm pretty excited. I enjoy the games a lot but it's the merchandising that has brought this franchise to another level of awesomeness for me.

Let's get to it..

Series 2 will feature just 3 figures
- Aveline
- Adewale
- Connor with Mohawk

These are some of the pics taken of prototypes at ToyFair 2014 earlier this year. You check out the full range of pics here. (Pics courtesy of and

Series 2 figures will come with unlockable content for AC Initiates - exclusive Avatars, Badges, early access to Missions & more.

Series 3 will add another 5 figures to the collection, while satisfying long-time fans of the series with
- Altair (Woohoo!)
- Ezio (AC Revelations - Ornate, Dark Grey Robes)
- Edward Kenway (Mayan Outfit)
- Ah Tabai
- Secret Assassin (Possibly AC Unity's Protagonist Assassin)

Prototypes of 2 of these were shown at ToyFair 2014 as well. More pics here! (Pics courtesy of and

No details on what content these figures will include, but I can imagine that some will be for AC Unity.

However, it seems like my over-enthusiasm for all Assassins to be featured in Multiplayer might be wrong.. Oh well..

Anyway, I can't wait for the whole lot of these to complete the Assassin line-up from all the games. It's going to look sick!


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