Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Playpark All-Stars 2017 FINALS is here. The journey heads to its climax this July 2, 2017 (Sunday) at SKYDOME SM City North EDSA. Join the Playpark community witness the clash of the ultimate contenders from Special Force Online, Special Force 2, Cabal Online, Audition, Perfect World PH and Kritika Online. Only one team can rule them all.
In partnership with SKYDOME SM City North EDSA and PLDT Home Fiber, thousands will witness the rise of a new generation of champions to greatness. After the nationwide search of Playpark All-Stars 2017, these tournaments will finally crown a victor.
- Special Force Philippine Championship
- Special Force 2 Ultimatum 2017 Philippine Championship
- Cabal Online Carnage 5V5: Road to Thailand
- Audition Philippine Championship
- Perfect World PH Phoenix Council Wars 2017
- KritikaSS: Seize and Secure Tournament
- Destiny of Thrones DOTDOTAN 2017
- Tournaments will be hyperlinked to the mechanics
Even better, Special Force Online, Special Force 2, Cabal Online and Audition will have their respective Team Philippines who will be in the running to represent the country on the international stage. Good luck to all the teams.
Playpark All-Stars 2017 will satisfy your hunger for action and for REWARDS. Event attendees can sink their teeth into Early Bird items, Door Prizes, and Bundles from their favorite games. On top of that, there will be a Grand Raffle for all attendees, Passport, Side Events and merchandise available at the event - not to mention the surprises in store from our event partners. Best of all, the community will rally together to celebrate the anniversaries of Cabal Online and of Perfect World PH.
All of these will be for a meager entrance fee of Php 100.00 only. It is an event you can’t miss.
More details will be posted on our official channels so stay tuned:
Saturday, June 3, 2017
After hours of heated matches in the finals, the “Rage Art” Tekken 7 champion has finally emerged on top of his competition, victorious.
Meet Echo Fox’s JDCR; the champion of this year’s Rage Art; Tekken 7 launch tournament.
He fought and had a highly intense and impressive match against our very own; PBE Doujin, at the finals, taking home the grand prize of Php 100,000.
Second place; PBE Doujin, fought valiantly against the Korean; Echo Fox – JDCR, and gave him a tough time in the grand finals having been the one who dispatched and send another Korean competitor; Echo Fox – Saint, to fourth place.
Here’s the complete list of results in today’s tournament:
- PBE – Maru
- Echo Fox – Saint
- PBE – AK
- PBE – Doujin
- Echo Fox – JDCR
It was truly an impressive showing of our Filipino fighters, that even EVO world champ; Ryan “Filipino Champ” Ramirez (@fchampryan) had this to say:
Playbook’s Richard Brojan mentioned, that “Rage Art” is but a start of more Fighting Game tournaments they plan on hosting in the future. Next up will be their upcoming “Rev Major Philippines”, where aside from Tekken 7, will also host other Fighting game titles such as; Street Fighter V, Super Smash Bros, Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3, Injustice 2 and Guilty Gear Xrd. He hopes that with Rev Major Philippines, more Fighting game fans will compete and test their skills against fellow competitors locally and develop a healthy level of competition in the Philippines.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Next, I LOVE the fact they used the same art style as Vampire Hunter D. That was one of my main concerns for the project when they announced it, and I'm happy to see they aren't screwing the franchise around. :D Kudos to the team! Here's a clip of Vampire Hunter D to those who haven't seen it:
I also love that NES boxart!! And looking at the art, this could probably be the poster for the show? Also, if you look closely, it gives you a sneak peek of how Count Dracula might look like:
Another highlight of the trailer, is a sneak peek of every Castlevania fanboy's (or in this case, fangirl's) dream; Alucard.
Another thing to note, Alucard's tomb seems... steampunk-ish? Could this be taking cues as well from the world of Vampire Hunter D?
Speaking of depictions, I'm also glad to see Sypha's look in the trailer
Here, she's sporting a short hair (which makes sense as in the game Trevor and his team thought she's a man) and the blue cloak was a nice throwback to her Symphony of the Night look, as seen below:
Also saw a glimpse of Count Dracula, and he looks just as imposing as he is in-game!!
From the backside, he seems to take his appearance from the game Castlevania: Chronicles with jet black hair and long robes.
Also, if you look closely, the room where Dracula is seen, feels like an homage to the room where you fought Dracula in Super Castlevania IV (SNES), just look at this screenshot:
That said, I do have some slight issues with the trailer.
I am not digging Trevor/Ralph Belmont's look.
While I do like the fact they retained some elements of Ayami Kojima's depiction of him from Castlevania: Curse of Darkness as seen below:
And that nice touch of giving him a cloak, and him standing in front of an altar of sorts, was a clever nod to his intro in Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse.
But the scar on his eye makes no sense in the trailer as seen here:
That's because originally he gets that scar from his battle with Dracula (as hinted on the Curse of Darkness prequel manga).
Also, where the hell is Grant Danasty?!
I could barely see anybody looking like a pirate in the trailer! D: I DID see someone throw a ton of knives in the trailer, but he looks similar to Trevor Belmont, so I assumed it was Trevor and not Grant. Oh well, we'll see.
Also, where are Dracula's two Devil Forgemasters; Hector and Isaac?
Those two are referred in Castlevania: Curse of Darkness to have been responsible in the creation of most of Dracula's monsters and demons inside Castlevania. They are also his two closest disciples (similar to Shaft only more powerful and is said to rival the power of Death himself) are also key to unleashing the fabled "Dracula's Curse" in the first place. They should atleast appear in some form in the series, specially if Netflix is thinking of doing a second season of the show, as Castlevania: Curse of Darkness is a direct sequel of Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse.
Anyway that aside, looking forward to seeing this in Netflix soon! Castlevania: Vengeance will be arriving on Netflix this July 2017!!
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Mega Size 1/48 and Real Grade 1/144 scale Unicorn Gundam kits announced at 56th Shizuoka Hobby Show!!
Looking at the kit, I'm assuming this kit would actually transform and not do any parts swapping like most HG kits. This is backed up by the fact that this has an innerframe (like most RG kits) that has Psycho frames all over it.
- RX-78-2 Gundam
- MS-06 Zaku-II
- MS-06S Zaku-II Char Custom
- AGE-01 Normal
- AGE-02 Normal
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Bandai Namco has recently partnered with the eSports brand TEAM SPOOKY, along with X-Split and Playbook to organize the launch of Tekken 7 in the Philippines by having a local tournament called "RAGE ART"