Dekaron SEA New Event

Glorious new promo from the guys of Team Dekaron. Check it out.

It’s all about EXP Boost this Lenten Season. Boom, baby.

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The Age of Dekaron

It has been a year since I started working in mobiusgames (DME). From my first day at work, our team was tasked with marketing two new games that will change the playing field of online games for the Philippines, Singapore, and Malaysia.

Regardless of other people’s opinions, there are some indubitable facts which the local gaming industry MUST acknowledge: GONG! and Dekaron started the trend that got the competition scrambling for new titles, much like MU Philippines did years ago.

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Endgame for Siege in London

Hello, everyone! Today is my last day here in the United Kingdom. I’ll be flying back home in a couple of hours, and although I’ll be on air technically for just 16 hours, the time difference and the longitudinal crossing costs me an entire day (24 hours and 45 minutes, actually!) to travel.

Anyway, first, I just want to apologize for the disappointment I’ve caused with the rarity of my postings. I haven’t been posting as often as I should, and I’ve been monitoring the traffic to this blog regularly, and I see regular visitors flocking in. I apologize because you’re giving your time to check out my blog, and the least I can do is give you something to read, but I failed at that. Sorry.

Well, I’m not saying this gives me an excuse, but I do have my reasons. First, I’ve been really, really, really busy being part of the world’s geekiest rockband. I toured the UK with a bunch of other artists from Asia and London, performing in different cities. Rarely did we stop for more than 2 days in any place in our tour, and althought it was absofuckinglutely awesome, it was physically exhausting as well.

Second, I uninstalled all my games in my laptop because I can’t be distracted from what I’m doing here. PLUS, my laptop can’t play DEKARON. OOOh, shock of shock. The truth is, my Toshiba Satellite laptop is struggling with Dekaron’s specs which is why I sneak off my sister’s laptop (an Acer Inspire, I think) just so I can enjoy “the most motherfuckin bad-ass video game experience online”, according to various sources).

Anyway, now that I’m going back to the Philippines, I’ll be able to start playing video games again, and perhaps, I’ll start blogging about them as well.

Well… let’s, see how motivated I will be in the next couple of days. I don’t wanna sound like a dick, but you have to realize that blogging takes some of my precious writing time, writing time I can spend writing something else, something like the sequel to my successful novel, so in essence, blogging actually costs me money. You may think writing is easy because you get to do it sitting down, but if you do think that way, you obviously hasn’t written anything decent in your life.

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Anyway, I was walking along Trafalgar Square one day, when I came across a big gathering. Lavish tents were set-up, and a stage was smack in the middle for bands and artists to perform in. A man handed me a flyer, and I realized, I’ve just walked into the London Game Fest!

How awesome is that?

EA games had set up all these activity booths for gamers to enjoy. There were several spots for testing their game titles, including some activity areas for non-gamers to experience what it’s like to play EA Games.

The best part? It’s absolutely FREE!

See, last time I came to a gaming event in the Philippines, I had to pay for a magazine, or buy some of their in-game credits. That sucks. I’ve worked in the gaming industry before, in the marketing aspect of it, and the truth is, events are held to promote the titles in order to achieve certain objectives (like brand retention, consumer conversion, etc) which would then translate to revenue for the company. It shouldn’t be a milking cow to earn a couple of bucks just because kids are willing to pay for it. It’s madness, really. There are structures that the organizers can take, such as looking for co-sponsors to shoulder the expenses, without making the consumers pay extra just to see some crappy “cosplay fashion show” where the same bunch of skanky ugly betties win everytime anyway.That’s like having to pay just to watch advertisements starring Tado in a bikini.

What do you think? Should game publishers extract exorbitant fees just to let people participate in their events? Do you think a gaming event will be more successful if it’s free? I’d like to hear what you think.

Walk This Way: The Launch

I got this invitation from my friend, the lovely but deadly Ms. Che Roces, and she’s inviting bloggers to their party!

It’s going to be held at the popular FriiSpirit center which she co-owns. To learn more about FriiSpirit check out the article about it on ForPlay Magazine.

From FriiSpirit:

Walk This Way: The Launch!

On Friday, September 12, 9pm onwards, FriiSpirit Launches the much awaited AEROSMITH GUITAR HERO! Play, eat, drink, and enjoy all for free! It’s exclusively for bloggers & FriiSpirit members so if you’re either (or both) of those, text back to RSVP!

Or better yet, become a member, and join the fun! No one’s a stranger here at FriiSPIRIT!

Special guest for the evening: Luis Benesa- the Silver Medalist for the 2008 WCG Guitar Hero Asian Championship.

Check out friispirit.blogspot.com for more details.

C’mon people, YOU GOTTA ROCK THIS WAY!

RSVP: 0929 6986738 – Ms. Che Roces

You Are Invited

Hello, everyone. See, recently, I have a novel that got published by Visual Print Enterprises. My novel’s called “Roles: A Not Quite Unreal Novel”, and to find out more, check out my personal site, www.SIEGEMALVAR.net .

Now, Visprint is going to have an event this Saturday, and you’re all invited.

VISUAL PRINT ENTERPRISES, publisher of bestselling titles such as ZsaZsa Zaturrnah and the Bob Ong series of books, is going to hold a meet-and-greet event for its 9 book creators, and illustrators.

Dubbed as 9-in-1 Kolektib Intelidyens, the event is set to be a one-of-a-kind celebration that is going to break free from the traditional manner in which book launchings and signings are held in the country. With each book creator having their own unique special presentation for the program, 9-in-1 Kolektib Intelidyens is bound to be one fully booked event.

As previously announced in his blog, Carlo Vergara is set to unveil the first 6-pages of the sequel to his phenomenal graphic novel Ang Kagilagilalas na Pakikipagsapalaran ni ZsaZsa Zaturrnah.

With books, and booze freely flowing, this is one literary event other publishing houses should take a page from.

9-in-1 Kolektib Intelidyens
May 24, 2008
3pm in the afternoon
Shop 33, Cubao Shoe Expo

Related Links:

Visual Print Enterprises
Carlo Vergara’s Blog
Carlos Malvar’s SiegeMalvar.net