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THQ picks up Dropcast for a September release

Puzzle games lacking online functionality are a hard sell these days, but as Puzzle Quest has proven, if you can deliver something with a new spin and addictive mechanics, people will still flock to your title. Mikoishi's Dropcast, possibly the first DS game developed by a Singapore studio, is...

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Microsoft drops price of Xbox 360 in Asia

Microsoft has dropped the price of its Xbox 360 in four Asian markets: Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan (via Bloomberg). According to Microsoft executive Jeff Bell, price reductions in Europe caused sales of the hardware there to almost double. Here are the price drops reported by...

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Singapore announces game rating system

The island nation of Singapore announced today that it's launching a video game rating classification system beginning April 28. There are currently only two rating categories: M18 and "Age Advisory." M18 games require retailers to check ID in order to ensure that customers are at least 18 years...

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Ubisoft looks to Singapore for latest studio

With offices in Montreal and a fledgling CGI film studio in Quebec, some might say that Paris-based Ubisoft was done growing – those who say that, however, would be wrong, as the company has announced the creation of a new development studio in Singapore. Why Singapore? Says Ubisoft, the...

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ELSPA: Not all of us are pirates after all

Apparently the outrageous claim from the ELSPA's Intellectual Property Crime Unit manager, John Hillier, that 90% of North American DS owners are pirates, was outrageous to him as well. A spokesperson for the organization told GamesIndustry.biz that the quote attributed to him in the incendiary...

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Ouendan cosplay performance grooves Singapore

At this year's Singapore EOY earlier this month, a ragtag group of well-dressed Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan cosplayers took the stage for a game-inspired performance. Thanks to the internet culture in which we live, there's plenty of pictures and videos from the event to enjoy. The SGCafe forums has...

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Ouendan cosplay skit is unashamedly insane, and all the better for it

With its outlandish (yet easily portrayable) cast and one of the most compelling soundtracks in gaming, we're not surprised that cosplayers are so drawn to Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan. In the video above, a highly enthusiastic crowd is treated to a performance by the Singapore-based "Osu! Tatakae!...

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Flash card latest: ESA and the Singapore police get their raid on

Bad dudes who pirate, watch out! The ESA just combined forces with the Singapore police force to raid several local stores that were selling DS flash cards, devices that let users download and play pirated games (but also, it should be noted, perfectly legal homebrew applications), and that are...

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Singapore un-bans Mass Effect

The Singapore Media Developmental Authority has reversed its decision to ban Mass Effect from the country. The game will go on sale next week and have an M18 rating. According to The Strait Times, the Board of Film Censors will selectively use game ratings on high-profile games until January, when...

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Singapore Airlines passengers get emulated GBC games

While riding the friendly skies with Singapore Airlines, one of the crew over at Siliconera found themselves in for a treat. Well, kind of. See, the airline offers emulated Game Boy Color games for use during your flight, to help you stab that foul beast called boredom directly in its disgusting,...

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