July 04, 2007
It's official now, coming straight from the folks from New Era - the distributor responsible for bringing in games from 2K. The Darkness is officially banned in Singapore for what the local censorship have dubbed excessive violence. So it's another 2K title that bites the dust in Singapore, since we can forget EVER about seeing GTA IV here. Oh, and the latest rumor is that Bioshock might be banned here as well for the same reason that the former 2 games won't ever be sold here too.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "bye bye video games. "
September 28, 2006
The Singapore Lions – a volleyball team – got to 4th place in their division at the Gay Games in Chicago, in July this year. The result exceeded their wildest dreams, competing against 25 other teams from around the world.
Recommended by Traminer: "Team from Singapore ranked no. 4 in international sports meet with participants from all over the world. Wonder why this is not featured in the Straits Times"
August 23, 2006
jim's backlogs said:
Victoria Chorale finally did it! We missed it two years back in Bremen, but this time, we were more prepared and more confident! 24 July 2006 will always be the day remembered as the time VC outsang 15 other choirs, to win the Musica Sacra a cappella category!
Recommended by Cobalt Paladin: "A celebration of the team effort of a group of Singaporeans who have been quietly singing their hearts out. After winning gold in their category, still ignored by the mainstream media."
August 03, 2006
Eidos has revealed to GamesIndustry.biz that it is currently considering whether or not to take legal action over Lava Kroft, a new game from Singaporean publisher Ozura Mobile... Ozura is billing the game as an "epic action adventure" which stars Lava Kroft, "a new age woman who has an exceptional thirst for discovering some of the most intriguing and mystical treasures in the world". Not unlike, it could be argued, Lara Croft, the star of Eidos's hit Tomb Raider series.
Once again, Singaporeans are not-so-Creative. If you want to do a rip off at least be less obvious about it!
June 24, 2006
My girlfriends and I were reminiscing about our primary school days the other night, and the two things we all remembered well were playing 5 stones and Zero Point.
I tried to google these games but I can't seem to find any good explanation of the games, which says a lot in itself, but for now I will attempt to describe these two games as best I can.
Recommended by rationalneurotic: "do we remember those fun days? I also remember playing "skipping", and stuff. Ah, the days of our youth."
December 29, 2005
Singaporean bridge is a re-invention of sorts of the traditional game of contract bridge. This version of bridge derives its name from where it is believed to have been invented, Singapore, and just like its traditional predecessor, there are variations in the rules. What is fascinating is that most Singaporeans, predominantly the younger players, are not aware of how contract bridge is played. In other words, they believe this version of bridge to be 'bridge'. It is also known as floating bridge.
Recommended by thenamesfang: "I bet you don't know how to play contract bridge, and I bet you didn't know you were playing Singaporean bridge. Kudos to whoever submitted this on Wikipedia."
October 09, 2005
If you've read this week's Digital Life, you'd have read a review of the latest Marvel superheroes-based game by EA called Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects. The reviewer, in Digital Life, gave the game a stellar review and even gave the piece a headline titled "Super Fun". ... There's really nothing wrong with this review... until you start to read other reviews on the Internet. It seems like every other major gaming press are only giving the game a fair rating.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Seems like the reviews in Digital Life are not always informative nor accurate. Consumers beware what you read."
September 30, 2005
BoardGameGeek, a database for board game information, has a list of board games that are made in Singapore.
This is my one year anniversary on BGG! So I decided to do a Geeklist as a commemorative tribute. And since Singapore's National Day was just two days ago on 9 Aug, this is a Geeklist of games published by Singapore companies or exclusively deal with Singapore.
August 03, 2005
Single Player Game - $12
Team Game - $50
Prizes and goodie bag details can be found here.
Manual registration (Cash only):
Date: 4th/5th August 2005
Venue: Nanyang Auditorium, NTU
Time: 1130am - 5pm
Online registration (eNETS only):
*Limited slots are available for all games and registration is based in a first come first served basis.
July 11, 2005
I got this in my NP mail few days back.
Want to win $10,000 cash and be crowned Singapore's Best Monopoly Player ? It's happening on 5 - 7 Aug 2005 at Suntec City!
School of Engineering's Building and Environment Division is pleased to be the Event Partner with Hasbro Singapore Pte Ltd to bring you this National Monopoly Campus Challenge 2005.
Check out www.playmonopoly.com.sg for more information or come by to our booth at the Atrium on 18 to 22 July 2005 from 12 to 6pm.
* Only open to tertiary students aged 17 years & above with student pass/card.
(hey... if you are 30 yrs old and studying privately you still can join in!)
Forward this to your friends now!
See you at Suntec City!