Monthly Archives:September 2012

Real Escape Game comes back with Vol. 3

20 Sep , 2012,
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REG Vol. 3: Official Promo Art

The immersive, alternate reality game that is Real Escape Game’s back, and this time, Vol. 3 takes you into the mind of a crazed physicist who claims to have unraveled the secret to human prosperity.

Dubbed “The Crazy Last Will of Dr. Mad”, this installment will take place at Power House @St. James Power Station, and features a new storyline and venue.

The deceased physicist’s secrets are hidden in his last will and testament, which has been unsealed after a 40-year silence.

Players are challenged to test their wits in a series of elaborate puzzles, to “unravel the mystery of (his) life’s greatest work”.

It’s sure to be a treat for thosewho want a change of pace after REG Vol. 2’s dark survival horror vibe to be sure.

We’re looking forward to vol 3, and if you fancy yourself a super puzzle solver, you should too!

Here’s a look at the Vol. 3 trailer!

Real Escape Game in Singapore, vol 3: The Crazy Last Will of Dr. Mad takes place from 28 to 30 Sept 2012 at Power House @St. James Power Station.

Tickets are priced at $27 (advanced sales) and $35 (at the door). Tickets are available from www.sistic.com.sg, through the SISTIC hotline, and at SISTIC outlets islandwide. 

Don’t forget to also visit Real Escape Game in Singapore’s official site, and Facebook page for more details. 

Dragon Age III: Inquisition formally announced

19 Sep , 2012,
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Dragon Age III: Title Masthead. It’s the only visual we’ve got right now! 😮

If you’ve been waiting for a chance to jump into the continent of Thedas again, wait no longer. BioWare and EA announced the third Dragon Age title yesterday after months of leaks and speculation, making the existence of Dragon Age III: Inquisition, pretty much official.

The game will be “coming in late 2013” and will run on the DICE Frost Bite 2 engine, the same engine that powers Battlefield 3 and Need for Speed: The Run.

BioWare’s executive producer, Mark Darrah, also confirmed that the same dudes who worked on Origins would be working on Inquisition, and that there would be more customization options.

Simply put, the development team has been working closely with the community to give “fans what they’re asking for – a great story with choices that matter, a massive world to explore, deep customization and combat that is both tactical and visceral.”

For more info on the Dragon Age universe,  be sure to visit the official website.

Fans of the franchise can also receive the latest updates on the series by following Dragon Age on Twitter and Facebook.

Review: Abbott RevitaLens Ocutec

15 Sep , 2012,
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Wearing contacts lenses is part and parcel of being a cosplayer. Unless you’re portraying Joe Average, chances are the characters you pick have eye colors that are anything but the same shade as your own. I know, because I’m a compulsive game & fantasy cosplayer, and characters I gravitate to have increasingly outrageous eye colors like lime green and royal purple.

Of course, keeping those contact lenses clean, comfortable and safe for wear’s a given (and the safe approach’s sticking to one brand of fluids since I’ve got super sensitive eyes), but I’ve never been entirely satisfied with the brands I’ve been using.

So when I was given the chance to review Abbott’s RevitaLens Ocutec solution, I said ‘Hey, why the hell not?’.

The review pack for Abbott RevitaLens Ocutec solution. It comes bundled with a contact lens case, and as a cosplayer, you can never have enough contact lens cases. XD

As it turns out, taking the gamble was a pretty good idea. My eyes didn’t feel dry or irritable, and the lenses felt a whole lot more comfortable going on, and staying on, even after a full 12-hour day at a con.

Yep. I’m using ’em with my iFairys now.

Guess I’ll definitely be using this brand a whole lot more often. ^_^;;

STGCC 2012 Cosplayers Tribute Fan Video

12 Sep , 2012,
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Every year, we put out a video featuring cosplayers at STGCC, and this year’s no different.

So here it is, and it’s the product of hours of blood, sweat and tears by our much abused resident Pack Elk, who sacrificed hours of potential cosplay fun to put this video together. (It’s…it’s not like I’m praising him or admitting that he’s super duper awesome and dedicated or anything).

So enjoy, and be sure to let us know if you’re one of the cosplayers featured in it!

Mezame's STGCC "Call Me Maybe" Lipdub

10 Sep , 2012,
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We’re still putting together our Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention (STGCC) 2012 package, so here’s something our friends from FightSaber Singapore – Mezame and his partner MizDesert did for the event to tide you over the slow spell.

Yes, FSSG’s Holocam Droid made this little red dot’s first ever cosplay lip dub video, and it features a pretty good representation of the mix at what is arguably Singapore’s largest gathering for Western pop-culture.

Enjoy.

Tyrael, Angel of Justice

7 Sep , 2012,
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It’s been a whirlwind few months, with preparations for International Cosplay Day Singapore (ICDS), a whole buncha crafting projects on the back-burner, a string of media interviews, and conventions to prep for.

That’s why it’s something of a miracle that we’ve actually managed to complete my latest costume – Tyrael, Angel of Justice from Diablo III – and just in time for Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention (STGCC) 2012 too!

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“Tyrael, Angel of Justice”
Cosplay by: Crimson of The Neo Tokyo Project
Photo by: Brian Lim Photography
DI wings by: Conjurer CJ

The entire costume was crafted, like our Demon Hunter cosplay costumes, out of blue EVA foam, craft foam, cloth and pleather, and thanks to Brian Lim Photography, we got a really kick ass photo shoot out of it too!

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Can you guess where the shoot location was? XD

More pictures of the costume and scratch build process can be found in our album on Facebook, so check it out there!

You can also catch a glimpse of this suit at The Game Xpo (TGX) this Sunday, because I’ll be competing in the cosplay competition. I’ll also be handing out my latest run of CosCards, so say ‘Hi!’ to Tyrael if you want one! ^_^

Oh yeah, and if you think Tyrael’s good enough to get your Vote, do help me out by sending an SMS to 146073388 with the following:

TGX<SPACE>G16<SPACE>YOUR NAME<SPACE>YOUR NRIC

Votes from supporters make up 30% of the total score for the cosplay competition this time round, so every little bit helps. ^^;;

Each SMS vote costs a nominal sum, and each vote also enters you in a raffle for a chance to win a Kinect console from the organizers of TGX. ^^;;

So thanks everyone in advance, and see you at TGX! ^^