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Interview: Santa Monica Studios’ Aaron Kaufman on the new God of War

Earlier this week we brought you a hands-on preview for God of War, Santa Monica Studios’ revived juggernaut and PlayStation’s most prolific release for 2018. The event was hosted here in Singapore, and there to talk about the game was Aaron Kaufman, Santa Monica’s senior online community strategist. Kaufman ...

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Sea of Thieves is that fun genre-defining game that both the Xbox One and PC Gaming need

During my visit to renowned studio Rare in Birmingham, I had the chance to sink my teeth in their upcoming Xbox One exclusive, Sea of Thieves. At first glance, it’s a little hard to pin down the game to one genre; it’s not quite a single-player game (although you ...

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Impressions – AMD Ryzen 2400G APU gaming benchmarks

AMD’s new Raven Ridge APUs drop today, and they may be among the best value-for-money chips you can buy. These are the first desktop Ryzen processors to feature Radeon RX Vega graphics embedded on the same chip, so they’re an excellent choice for entry-level to mid-range systems. Custom AMD APUs already ...

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The GameAxis Top 5 of 2017

2017 was an amazing year for games. Matured platforms such as the PlayStation 4 saw a flood of noteworthy releases, many of them pointing to Japan’s renewed interest in home consoles. The ever-growing PC market has allowed niche genres to improve and flourish, while still being a haven for ...

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FF in SG: Square Enix talks about Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

Singapore’s very first Final Fantasy pop-up café opened its doors to the public today, bringing themed food, drinks, and official merchandise right into the heart of Orchard Road. Prior to that, Square Enix developers Takeo Kujiraoka (pictured above: right) and Ichiro Hazama (left) had flown in from sub-zero Tokyo ...

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GameAxis Top 30: Games to look out for in 2018

With 2017 behind us, it’s time to awkwardly avoid your backlog and look to the dawning horizon. It’s going to be an interesting year for games: After a phenomenal launch, can the Nintendo Switch maintain its momentum with well-paced releases? Will Microsoft’s Xbox One X finally flex all that ...

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GEXT 2017: Bringing esports closer to home

“Huge” doesn’t begin to describe Makati city’s Glorietta shopping complex. Divided into five sections and connected with the many adjacent malls and department stores, navigating this retail habitat is a disorienting jolt, even if you’ve been there before. Add the fact that Makati is one of the Philippines’ financial ...

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A Gamer’s Encounters at C3 Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2017

C3 Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2017 (C3AFASG17), formerly known as Anime Festival Asia took place over the weekend. The festival that has grown from strength to strength since its debut a decade ago saw over 210,000 attendees (94,000 in Singapore, 62,000 in Indonesia, 55,000 in Thailand) in 2016. My ...

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