Gamers concerned about GST affecting their hobby should note that things are not so clear cut. Physical versions of games sold in stores, along with the consoles and PCs, are subject to the 6-percent tax; but it appears that games bought online are not. Perhaps it’s time for us all to go completely online.
The fifth game in the Halo series, Halo 5: Guardians, has just gotten its official release date – 27 October 2015. The news first broke out via Xbox’s official Twitter account, along with two live-action commercials released on Xbox’s YouTube page. One showing Master Chief and the other showcasing his new enemy, Spartan Locke.
The fifth series of the Dota 2 International returns as the top Dota teams from around the world once again fight for the Aegis of Champions. The Dota 2 tournament will be happening from the 3rd to 8th August 2015 in KeyArena, Seattle. Tickets for the grand Dota 2 event will go on sale tomorrow (28 March 2015) via ticketing agent, Ticketmaster.
At OnePlus’ latest AMAA Reddit session yesterday, Carl Pei, the Global Director of OnePlus, and OnePlus employee David touched a little on its upcoming “game changing” product. During the session, it was even mentioned that this product will not be a smartwatch or a tablet, but could be a drone instead.
Mineski has announced an open registration for the Mineski Pro Gaming League Southeast Asia Season 7 (MPGL), which started late last night and will close at midnight tonight. The Malaysian qualifier for the league starts at 1pm tomorrow, with a US$50,000 (about RM183,000) prize pool there isn’t much time for teams to get in on the action.
Sefton Hill, the game director for Batman: Arkham Knight and Rocksteady Studios has released a statement on the release date for the epic finale of the Arkham trilogy. Unfortunately, the highly-anticipated finale to the Arkham series will be pushed back by several weeks. An extended gameplay trailer was also released along with the announcement of the new release date.
YouTube has yet again set its sights on Twitch, but this time instead of acquiring it, the massive video hosting site is working hard on competing against it. Previously, YouTube made efforts to acquire Twitch, and was even prepared to pay more than $1 billion (about RM3.66 billion). However, the deal was turned down by Twitch due to ‘antitrust concerns’.
Officially launched at GDC 2015 earlier this month and once again at NVIDIA’s own GTC 2015 last week, the new GeForce GTX Titan X is claimed to be the best single GPU graphics card that the company has to offer for consumers at the moment. Well, turns out that it doesn’t take long for the new flagship graphics card to arrive in our market.
The first edition of the Major All Stars Dota 2 Tournament has finally come to a conclusion.World-class teams played from around the world battled against each other for a piece of the $100,000 prize pool (about RM399,000). All eight teams – Natus Vincere, Invictus Gaming, Empire, Ninjas in Pyjamas, RAVE, Can’t Say Wips, Redemption, and Invasion – showed great skill and strategy over the three days. And on the final day, the Major All Stars trophy found its inaugural owner, Invictus Gaming from China.
What was it like being at South East Asia’s largest Dota 2 Tournament? As the first Dota 2 tournament in Malaysia to be held in a stadium, this tournament was more significant with the statement that it carried, and not just the prize pool. Having been there from Day 1, here’s how MAS 2015 looked from my eyes.
It is the final day (night) here at Stadium Malawati, Shah Alam for the Major All Stars Dota 2 Tournament. It has been an eventful day as the final four teams fight for their spot in the Grand Finals which started at 9pm. Matches were played, giveaways were held, and fans got to meet their Dota 2 idols.
Today marks the final day for the Major All Stars Dota 2 Tournament here in Stadium Malawati, Shah Alam. Schedules for the matches that will be played today have been released. However, the much-anticipated All-Star match is nowhere to be seen. Who knows? The organisers might leave that as a surprise for the fans who attended. An after-party event will also be held at Best Western Hotel, Shah Alam.