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PlayStation Experience 2017 – South East Asia PREVIEW

 

by The Captain for the new Chapter – Pop Culture FUN – Malaysia.

All gamer folks are buzzing the news on cyber space since the mega announcement by leading video game platform Sony Computer Entertainment Asia! Last year we had 4 PlayStation 4 game title launches & it was such a roar. Gamers got off their couch, came to the shopping mall venues, played demos, met up with friends, picked up freebies all the way till past midnight…. it was great! Street Fighter V, Uncharted 4, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Final Fantasy XV. These midnight game launch events were certainly not “Game Start Asia” for us here in Malaysia but it was reason enough for gamers to be excited about.

So what is this PlayStation Experience? – Well basically the PlayStation Experience or PSX for short is an event that showcases the latest / newest / upcoming games for the PlayStation platforms…. PS4, PS VR, PS Vita etc. It started out in 2014 & is a yearly event held in December in America. It debuted in Las Vegas in the first year & has moved to California since. This year, Malaysia is so privileged (if not extremely fortunate), to be the selected country / city for the PSX summer. To have this event in my own country is already a privilege but to be the host for the entire South East Asia region, is yet another honour too.

So, the PSX SEA 2017, which I dub to be PSX Summer ¬†haha or PSX Asian Summer haha (syiok sendiri because I am so happy), will feature most of the fresh stuff unveiled at the recent E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) 2017. E3 is an industry-only event, which means if you’re not part of the video game industry in some way, you don’t get to go ūüė¶ But Hey! We got PSX SEA 2017 & it’s in Kuala Lumpur so rejoice! Again I say rejoice!

Here’s some highlights which were already announced. For more info & up to date news, you should go straight to the official FB event page & official FB page.

Special Guest Appearance: Kazunori Yamauchi (Producer Gran Turismo series), Waz Hazmer (Lead Designer Final Fantasy XV)

¬†PlayStation¬ģ4 (PS4‚ĄĘ): Detroit: Become Human, Everybody‚Äôs Golf, Far Cry 5, Gran Turismo Sport, Knack 2, Matterfall, Ni No Kuni II, and Taiko No Tatsujin: Drum Session!, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, FIFA 18, Dragonball Fighterz,

PlayStation¬ģVR (PS VR):¬†Bravo Team, No Heroes Allowed! VR, The Inpatient, Final Fantasy XV: Monster of the Deep, Stifled,

#PlayStation #SonyPlayStation #PSX #PlayStationExperience #PlayStationExperienceSEA #KazunoriYamauchi #WanHazmer
#GranTurismo #Matterfall #BravoTeam #FIFA18 # DragonballFighterz #FinalFantasyXV #DissidiaFinalFantasy #Stifled

Date: Saturday, 5th August 2017
Time: 10am ‚Äď 10pm
Venue: KL Live at Life Centre
Entrance: Free
https://asia.playstation.com/en-my/events/playstation-experience/
FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1527041840693814/
FB page: https://www.facebook.com/PlayStationAsia/


WipEout OMEGA Collection arrives 6 June 2017 – Malaysia

I remember the #Playstation 1 version of this game & it was pretty good. SNES gamers might call it FZero on speeder steroids with an awesome rave soundtrack!! haha Anyways Playstation has put together this OMEGA collection and is available 6th June 2017!! What a classic title to get remastered & a 2017 upgrade! It was also mentioned that the PS4 Pro version might push the frame rate to 60 fps!! huhu

As the pack says “Collection” – expect it to feature all the content from ‚ÄúWipEout HD Fury‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúWipEout 2048‚ÄĚ, contains 26 reversible circuits, 46 unique ships, a ton of game modes and some new and classic music tracks!! Oh yea!!

Here is the official word from PlayStation Asia.

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Blu-ray Disc (SRP) of MYR 159
Digital Edition (SRP) of MYR 149
Language: English, Traditional Chinese, Korean

Early Purchase Bonus:
Early Purchase Bonus DLC will be bundled with the initial production of BD Edition. It will be available for download for customers who purchased the Digital Edition during the first two weeks. Below are the details for the bonus DLC.

‚ÄĘ PlayStation¬ģ4 Dynamic Theme
‚ÄĘ A brand-new Van √úber ship
‚ÄĘ Digital art book

About ‚ÄúWipEout Omega Collection‚ÄĚ
A name synonymous with PlayStation¬ģ, ‚ÄúWipEout‚ÄĚ is the rapid combat racer that defies gravity and defines generations.

Known for its blistering speed, iconic music and pure multiplayer mayhem, ‚ÄúWipEout‚ÄĚ has starred on every PlayStation¬ģ format since 1995 ‚Äď and is now set to rip through the air on PlayStation¬ģ4 and PlayStation¬ģ4 Pro.

Featuring all the content from ‚ÄúWipEout HD Fury‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúWipEout 2048‚ÄĚ, ‚ÄúWipEout Omega Collection‚ÄĚ packs in 26 reversible circuits, 46 unique ships, a ton of game modes and some new and classic music tracks.

It is time for ‚ÄúWipEout‚ÄĚ veterans to come out of retirement and new pilots to make their debut.

#WipEout #WipEout2048 #WipEoutHDFury #WipEoutOmegaCollection #Playstation #PS4 #Playstation4 #PS4Pro #PopCultureFunMY #CosplayFunMY #TheCaptain


Star Wars 40th Anniversary Fan Celebration 2017 – Malaysia

The¬†Star Wars 40th Anniversary Fan Celebration 2017 – Malaysia dubbed‚Äč #TheForceis40 event – is happening right now at the Blue & Orange Atrium at Sunway Pyramid. The Orange Atrium is where all the Brands are participating (as in the photos – Hasbro, Hot Wheels, Royal Selangor etc. The Blue Atrium is where the Fan Communities will be having their activities this weekend.

The schedule as stated in the first 2 shots. After last years #GoRogueMY Rogue One movie event, it’s great to see another Star Wars event so soon ūüôā

Full album here on Facebook: Star Wars 40th Anniversary Fan Celebration 2017 – MALAYSIA.

My Top 5 most impressive stuff today were:
1) The Lego displays by the LUG of Malaysia‚Äč. Inspired the photographer in me ūüėÄ

2) #HotWheels Tracks to try!! 

 

3) That NEW Royal Selangor‚Äč #RoyalSelangor #Pewter #MillenniumFalcon Millennium Falcon with retractable landing gear!! OMG a gorgeous RM2,200!

4) That NEW Royal Selangor Pewter #LukeSkywalker lightsaber! Beautiful!!

5) Glad to see PlayStation Asia‚Äč there with the #PS4 with #StarWarsBattleFront demo stations & Lego Star Wars The Force Awakens. 6 Stations to try them but the MOST IMPRESSIVE was the ability to try the #PSVR demo mission on Star Wars Battlefront‚Äč! Get in the cockpit of the classic T-65 X-Wing! Fly thru space with Red Squadron, back at your R2 unit, look down at your pilot suit, your boots, your gloves, your X-Wing dash board…. and even WATCH YOURSELF BREATHE!! It was amazing!!

So don’t forget to swing by this gigantic fan event. Almost all the Star Wars fan communities will be present & running their own activities on the weekend. Despite this being a fan event – official recognised (by Lucasfilm Ltd) groups such as The 501st Legion Malaysia Garrison, The Rebel Legion Malaysia Outpost, Fightsaber Malaysia and Star Wars Malaysia Fan Club will be in attendance! “Today will be a day long remembered!”

#PopCultureFunMY #StarWarsCelebration #StarWarsMalaysia #FightsaberMY #Fightsaber #Lego #LegoStarWars


Gong Xi Fa Chai Luncheon with Playstation

16486905_1403189916392356_5229362412697127898_o_resizeSo fortunate to be invited by PlayStation Asia to a special CNY makan makan. PlayStation Asia Regional Head of Product Management, Mr. Arata Naito, was present to answer any questions we had about 2017. It wouldn’t be just your average PlayStation event if there were no announcements or advance demos. Got a chance to try out 3 games there too.

16463554_1403190309725650_899580824618869940_o_resizeFirst is the much anticipated Horizon Zero Dawn huhu which is an open world action RPG. All the hype is high as Horizon Zero Dawn won Best Original Game at the Game Critics Game Critics Awards 2015 & 2016. The country side environment looks like a page out of middle-earth! It’s also hard to not think that when the main character, heroine Aloy, draws a bow as ranged weapon. 3rd-person player games with Bows are just so intriguing to me!! This action RPG is a PlayStation exclusive & will be released 28 Feb 2017. The game is developed by Guerrilla Games who is best know for their Killzone game series.¬†16664986_1403189963059018_3463836743865071526_o_resize

Second was Nioh, which was a dark, samurai action RPG set in the 1600s Sengoku period fighting lotsa ‘yokai’ / supernatural foes in 3rd person fashon. This game is developed by Team Ninja & published by Koei Tecmo… some legendary gaming names there! Team Ninja is famous for the sexy fighting game Dead or Alive & … the Ninja Gaiden series. When Koei + 3rd person is mentioned I can’t help but think Dynasty Warriors / Samurai Warriors series. Yes it did turn out that way but with more gorgeous graphics, more skilled gameplay and tough ass baddies to beat. “Tough”? It’s “Ninja Gaiden + Tecmo” tough to beat… if u get my drift.¬†16463658_1403189896392358_1996014426530068550_o_resize

Third was the Singapore developed Stifled for the VR. This thriller brought a new dimension to suspense & fear by only giving you echolocation to navigate your way in the dark surroundings of this VR environment. That’s some pretty cool inovation & story telling there. Feels so much like Daredevil’s radar sense… sonar abilities… just minus that Ninja training by Stick, to kickass! haha Mr. Justin Ng from Gattai Games was present all the way from Singapore to answer anything we had to ask about the production of the game as well as developing a game for the VR.¬†16463057_1403190079725673_7931893669677757713_o

Nice afternoon. Looking forward to more PlayStation events in 2017!

Full album here: Chinese New Year Luncheon with Playstation

#Playstation #PS4 #SonyPlaystation #PlaystationVR #HorizonZeroDawn #Nioh #Stifled #HiltonParkingRate #PopCultureFun #PopCultureFunMY #Console

*This was held in Hilton PJ, parking rate was horrific RM7 per hour – max flat rate RM30. Unless u went there for a dinner function, you’d be paying RM7 per hour or flat RM30. This is the absolute MOST amount I’ve had to pay for any event coverage. And I thought Mandarin Oriental KL flat rate of RM13 was expensive!! -__-


Events List 2017

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A little promo for The Captain trying to clear collectibles – http://www.facebook.com/DadsStuffToGo

It was certainly a long but exciting 2016 and even before the year is over, much news of 2017 events were already popping up! The Ultraman Returns show was the first sign for us to consider putting up the 2017 events list early since it really runs till the turn of the new year! Then next “SIGN” involved Genting again!! Resorts World Genting got involve to host ESL One on the first weekend of the new year!! Oh wow! So here is a very early start of the 2017 Malaysia ACG / Pop Culture Events List!

You can BOOKMARK this page, as we will not be changing the URL this year. Please come back to visit as the list will be updated from time to time. Please support & ‚ÄėLIKE‚Äô our FB page to get more frequent updates and interesting reads.

As usual the events listed in GREY are NOT YET CONFIRMED or TO BE ANNOUNCED but we are hoping they will have them again this year ūüôā Do feel free to contact us [cosplayfun.my@gmail.com] if you would like your event to be listed or unlisted. We want to give the community something to look forward to!

A BIG THANK YOU to all the folks from all over the world for visiting & re-visiting our page. We wish you a very prosperous & blessed 2017 to you all!!

Lots of Geek Love!
‚Äď The Captain ‚Äď

#MalaysiaACGEventsList2017 #EventsList2017 #CosplayEvents2017 #MalaysiaCosplay #PopCultureEvents #MalaysiaAnimeEvents #MalaysiaACGEvents #PopCultureFunMY #PopCultureFun

Selangor Cyber Games
12 – 13 August 2017
Paradigm Mall
https://www.facebook.com/events/196624480869399/

 

ANIMANGAKI (AMG) 2017 – Magic & Elements
19 Р20 August 
Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre, SPCC
https://www.facebook.com/events/1863197970614152/

C3 AFA Jakarta 2017
18 – 20 August
JIEXPO, Jakarta INDONESIA
https://www.facebook.com/animefestivalasia
Site: http://www.animefestival.asia

CosManiac (SABAH)
20 August 2017
Palm Square, Centre Point (Kota Kinabalu)
https://www.facebook.com/sabahacg

Anifest 3 x Japan Otaku Matsuri
25 – 27 August
Summit USJ
https://www.facebook.com/events/280826652325588

Ani Carnival 2017
26 – 27 August
Han Jian College
https://www.facebook.com/events/135631743684391

AsiaPop Comic Con Manila 2017
25 – 27 August
SMX Convention Centre, PHILIPPINES
https://www.facebook.com/events/535928456794663

International Cosplay Day Singapore (ICDS) – still on hiatus 2017
August 2017 TBA
Link: https://www.facebook.com/ICD.SG
http://www.icdsg.com

OTAFUSE 2017 – RPG Adventure
2 Р3 September
5 & 6 Flr, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall
https://www.facebook.com/events/425628914495601

Moon Prism Cafe (Sailormoon Themed Cafe)
3 September
11am – 3pm
Coffee Topic, Cheras
https://www.facebook.com/events/165443763997303

Festival of Animation & Games (FANG) 2017
9 – 11 September
Akademi Seni Budaya dan Warisan Kebangsaan Malaysia (ASWARA)
https://www.facebook.com/events/656037504601824

Comic Fiesta Mini 2017
9 Р10 September
Straits Quay Convention Centre, PENANG
https://www.facebook.com/events/1265909470172454/

Bon Odori 2017 PUBLIKA
TBA September (Waiting for Official announcement)
5pm ‚Äď 10pm
The Square, Publika
LINK

Carmina In Nocté 2017
9 September
5:30pm – 11pm
Level 4, Jeffrey Cheah Hall, Sunway College
https://www.facebook.com/events/1342234529199322

Singapore Toy, Games & Comic Convention (STGCC) 2017
9 – 10 Sept
Level B2, Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre (Hall E & F)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1841670842744171/

Chara Expo 2017 (SINGAPORE)
9 – 10 Sept
Suntec
https://www.facebook.com/charaexpo/
http://www.chara-expo.com/2017chara-expo

Doll Furiimarket by DollFest MY
16 September
RUANG, Subang Jaya
https://www.facebook.com/events/1468172123254058

Game Plan #3 – Game Anime Expo (GAX) 2017
23 – 24 September
Berjaya Times Square, KL
https://www.facebook.com/events/639377662890258

Japan x Malaysia Friendship Concert 2017
23 September
Sunway Lagoon Surf Beach
https://www.facebook.com/FriendshipConcert

Aki Festival
29 – 30 September 2017
Taylor’s University – Lakeside Campus
https://www.facebook.com/events/998087590325130

Anime & Cosplay Event (ACE) 2017
30 Sept – 1 October
HELP College of Arts & Technology (CAT)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1833977613523565

Wrestle Con VII 2017
TBA Sept
10am ‚Äď 7pm
Chin Woo Stadium, KL
LINK

Batman Day 2017 by Batcave Malaysia
TBA Sept
2pm ‚Äď 8pm
Comic Corner, Damansara Jaya
LINK

JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL 2017 by Japan Foundation KL
Klang Valley
TBA Sept
GSC Mid Valley, GSC 1Utama, GSC Pavilion KL, GSC NU Sentral
LINK

Penang
TBA Sept
GSC Gurney Plaza
LINK

Sarawak, Kuching
TBA Sept
GSC Cineplex, CityOne Megamall
LINK

Sabah, Kota Kinabalu
TBA Oct
GSC Suria Sabah
LINK

Cosfair 2017
TBA September
10am ‚Äď 6pm
Evolve Concept Mall
LINK

Dattebayo Naruto Only 2017
TBA Oct
11am ‚Äď 6pm
HELP College of Arts & Technology
LINK

CXM (Collection Exhibition Miri), SARAWAK
TBA October 2017
Bintang Megamall Shopping Complex, Miri
https://www.facebook.com/cxmiri/

Ballare – Suit Up & Dance
7 Oct 2017
Crystal Crown Hotel, Petaling Jaya
https://www.facebook.com/events/228982120934730

GAME START 2017 (SINGAPORE)
14 Р15 October 
10.00am to 8.00pm
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hall 401 – 403
https://www.facebook.com/events/487114288079242
http://gamestart.asia

Distant Worlds: Singapore – Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary
21 Oct 2017
7:30pm
The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre
https://www.facebook.com/events/700193393499528/

MGACE 2017
21 – 22 Oct
Evolve Concept Mall, PJ
https://www.facebook.com/events/1462507023807915

Otaku Makers Gamers II (OMG)
21 – 22 Oct
Exhibition Hall 5 & 6
Suria Sabah Shopping Mall (SABAH)
https://www.facebook.com/borneoomg

Radical Anime Games Expo (RAGE) 2017
28 – 29 October
10am – 6pm
Ballroom, The Pines Hotel (MELAKA)
https://www.facebook.com/events/231549244030534

Indonesia Comic Con 2017
28 – 29 October
Jakarta Convention Centre
https://www.facebook.com/events/1621864687823718

Cosmart 2017
TBA October
Level 5, Sunway Putra Mall
LINK

ŚźČťöÜŚĚ°śľęÁēęťÄĪ Kl Comic Week 2017
TBA Nov
Sungei Wang Plaza, KL
LINK

JCos Cosplay Party 2017
November TBA
Plaza Sentosa, Taman Sentosa JOHOR BAHRU
LINK

J-Fest 2017
TBA November
9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Foyer Engineering UiTM Shah Alam
LINK

Manga Festival in Malaysia
TBA November
Kinokuniya Books, KLCC
LINK

Malaysia Ninty Gathering 2017
TBA November
10am ‚Äď 9pm
LG Flr, Berjaya Times Square
LINK

JPOP Signature in KL 2017
TBA November
6:30pm
Zouk Club KL
Addmission: FREE upon Sign Up!
https://www.facebook.com/JPOPsignature/
http://jpopsig.com/

CRE.aRT Expo 2017 Р on Hiatus for 2017
TBA November
Evolve Concept Mall
LINK

GUNPLA Expo 2017
Gunpla Builders World Championship Malaysia
TBA Nov
Atrium, DA MEN USJ
LINK

Level Up KL 2017
7 – 8 November
Venue:
Link: https://www.facebook.com/lvlupkualalumpur/

Comic Play at Publika
14 – 19 Nov
Publika
https://www.facebook.com/events/1092528687515487

Malaysia Hobby Expo 2017
25 Р26 November 
10am – 10pm
Hall A, MAEPS Serdang
https://www.facebook.com/myhobbyexpo/

C3 AFA Singapore 2017
24 – 26 November
SUNTEC International Convention & Exhibition Centre SINGAPORE
https://www.facebook.com/animefestivalasia
Site: http://www.animefestival.asia

Cosplay Coswalk at World Chinese Book Fair 2017
TBA December
1 ‚Äď 3pm
Mines International Exhibition & Convention Centre (MIECC)
LINK

Klang Parade Cosplay Party 2017
TBA December
Klang Parade
LINK

Big Bad Wolf Sale 2017
TBA December
Mines International Convention Centre (MIECC)
https://www.facebook.com/bbwbooks

Otakyun! 2017
2 – 3 December
City One Convention Centre, City One Megamall
https://www.facebook.com/events/109809023006989

HobbyCon XI 
9 Р10 December 2017
10am ‚Äď 8pm
Likas Sports Complex
https://www.facebook.com/hobbycon/

Comic Fiesta 2017
16 Р17 December
KL Convention Centre (KLCC)… all of it!! huhu
https://www.facebook.com/events/193301444510007/

EOY Cosplay Festival 2017
TBA December
Marina Barrage, SINGAPORE
LINK

KL Sci-Fi Convention 2017
December TBA
VENUE
LINK

Kotakcon 2017 – A Malaysian Boardgames Convention
TBA December
Pubilka
LINK

===========PAST EVENTS==========

Ultraman Returns: Revenge of the Baltans
5 Nov 2016 – 2 January 2017
Genting International Showroom, Resorts World Genting
Tickets from RM58
https://www.facebook.com/events/545386048978540/

ESL One Genting 2017
6 – 8 January
Arena of Stars, Genting
https://www.facebook.com/events/159066887834792
https://www.facebook.com/events/1675330019457403/

Japanese Cultural Night 2017
19 Jan
6pm
MMU Cyberjaya
Tickets: RM7 member / RM10 non-member
https://www.facebook.com/events/1322340747839388/

Love Live! Pile – Live in KL
21 January 2016
HGH Hall
Concert time = 7:30pm
Concert Tickets = RM300, RM230, RM180
Meet & Greet time = 2pm – 4pm
Meet & Greet Tickets = RM100
https://www.facebook.com/imeasia/posts/1236853039708851

ACG Fiesta 2017 (Anime Comic Games Fiesta)
21 Р22 January
10am ‚Äď 6pm
UTAR Sungai Long Campus
https://www.facebook.com/events/749107845191539/

COSFEST SEA 2017
17 – 20 February
SINGAPORE
https://www.facebook.com/COSFESTASIA
http://www.cosfestsea.com

Season4Otaku 2017
25 – 26 February
10am – 6pm
Makespace, Quill City Mall, KL
https://www.facebook.com/events/1794204614182249

Aikon Idol Festival
25 Feb 2017
7pm – 10pm
The Gardens Theatre, Kuala Lumpur
Tickets from RM25 (Early Bird)
https://www.facebook.com/events/574587829392725

UNMC Bunkasai 2017 (University of Nottingham Malaysia)
4 March
10am ‚Äď 6pm
Venue: H1 Building
https://www.facebook.com/events/1952272568340255/

CTFKL Kampong Toyfair
5 March
8am – 3pm
Laman Santai – Istana Budaya KL
https://www.facebook.com/events/395322830831656/

Kurate Gakuen Cosplay Gathering
5 March 2017
From 1pm
*SCAPE Hub Quarters, SINGAPORE
https://www.facebook.com/animefestivalasia/photos/a.104576466021.104377.91683256

Penang Yosakoi Parade 2017
11 March
4pm – 10pm
Esplanade, Padang Kota Lama, PENANG
https://www.facebook.com/events/659680300878215/

Aoharu Matsuri 2017
18 – 19 Mar
10am – 6:30pm
International Medical University (IMU), Bukit Jalil Campus
https://www.facebook.com/events/613041138882062/

Spring Cosplay Festival (Cosplay Invasion) 2017
18 – 19 March
11am – 7pm
Hanjiang College Sport Stadium, PENANG
https://www.facebook.com/events/1728125737447552/

Anisong Fantasy Live SINGAPORE
18 Mar
6pm
Megabox Event Hall,Big Box, SINGAPORE
https://www.facebook.com/events/397394663984654/

AniBeats vol.2
18 March 2017
11pm
VLV, Clarke Quay, SINGAPORE
Tickets: S$25 / 35
http://anisongfantasy.com/anibeatsvol2/

Kuantan Coswalk
19 March
11am – 5:30pm
Berjaya Megamall, Kuantan (PAHANG)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1038873326239622/

Universal Cosplay Convention 2017 (UCC) – looks like not happening
TBA¬†March¬†–¬†
10am ‚Äď 11pm
The Place @One City Sky Park
LINK

Animax Carnival Malaysia 2017
TBA¬†March –¬†via various PM replies, this is not happening. Don’t expect them make ‘Public Statement’!
Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre

Festival of Animation & Games (FANG) 2017 –¬†on HOLD
TBA March
ASWARA ‚Äď Akademi Seni, Budaya dan Warisan
LINK

Geek Con Malaysia 2017 Hand Over HIATUS
TBA March
10am ‚Äď 6pm
Venue
LINK

Collectors Toy Fair KL 4 (CTFKL) on HIATUS for 2017
TBA April 2017
10am ‚Äď 6pm
Dewan Perdana Keramat Mall, KL

Super Heroes Comic Art Fair 2017
6 – 26 March
Sungei Wang Plaza, KL
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Superheroes-1804546679806696

Bangkok Comic Con 2017 – the info has suddenly gone missing
31 March – 2 April
Hall 100, BITEC Bangna
https://www.facebook.com/events/1828422094094093

Cosplay Festival by Cosplay Corner
1 – 2 April
Selayang Mall, KL
https://www.facebook.com/events/1056707761102161/

Tou*Hon – Touken Ranbu Cafe
1 April
11am – 9pm
Uhon Food Cabin, Kota Damansara
https://www.facebook.com/events/372408709812934

OMG – Otakus, Makers & Gamers (SABAH)
1 – 2 April
10am onwards
5th & 6th Exhibition Hall, Suria Sabah Shopping Mall
https://www.facebook.com/borneoomg

Cosplay Party by Harvey Norman (SINGAPORE)
1 April 2017
Millenia Walk (Flagship Store)
https://www.facebook.com/HarveyNormanSGP/videos/vb.273682082702166/1552321764838185/?type=2&theater

AnimeXover
8 – 9 April 2017
10am – 6pm
Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre
https://www.facebook.com/animexover

Pekan Kartun 4: The Reborn 2017
8 – 9 April
Venue: Zoo Taiping & Night Safari, Taiping, PERAK
https://www.facebook.com/events/666156990230909

SEGi Carnival Cosplay Competition 2017
8 April
SEGi College, Kuching, SARAWAK
https://www.facebook.com/events/657438911129934/

Atria Comic Festival by VBG Animation Merchandise
8 – 23 April
Cosplay Gathering + Competition
15 – 16 April
Atria Shopping Gallery, Petaling Jaya
https://www.facebook.com/events/1376211675751306/

Malaysia Gundam Art Festival (MGAF) 2017
15 – 16 April
10am – 6pm
Amcorp Mall, Petaling Jaya
https://www.facebook.com/events/1846257535633394

Thailand Comic Con 2017
21 – 23 April
Royal Paragon Hall @Siam Paragon, BANGKOK
https://www.facebook.com/events/404184349926219/

Vocaloid Cafe 2017
23 April
11am – 6pm
KopicatCafe, SS15 Subang Jaya
https://www.facebook.com/events/205225979958533

Avenue K – Collectors Festival 2017
25 April – 10 May
Cosplay Competition – 7 May 2017 (2:30pm – 4:30pm)
Avenue K shopping mall
https://www.facebook.com/events/117915935423693

Japan Otaku Matsuri 2017 #jomhijab
29 – 30 April
Makespace, Quil City Mall The Summit USJ
https://www.facebook.com/events/224662871309338/

Dollfest Malaysia 2017
30 April
11:30am – 5pm
RUANG, Subang Jaya
https://www.facebook.com/events/569288809934579/

Creators Super Fest by AFA
29 – 30 April
Pullman Grand Ballroom, Jakarta, INDONESIA
https://www.facebook.com/creatorssuperfest

AMG-chan 2017 by Animangaki
6 Р7 May
Evolve Concept Mall, PJ
https://www.facebook.com/events/1721800957835666/

Doujin Market – DOUJINMA 2017 (SINGAPORE)
6 – 7 May
Suntec City, The Concourse (Lv 3)
https://www.facebook.com/doujima.sg
http://www.doujimasg.com/

Kingdom Hearts Orchestra World Tour
13 May 2017
KLCC Plenary Hall
https://www.facebook.com/events/315855628801862
TICKETS: http://www.ticketpro.com.my/jnp/family/disney/2011038-KINGDOM-HEARTS-Orchestra-World-Tour.html

Cosfest XVI -HOPE-
13 Р14 May 2017
D’Marquee, Downtown East, Pasir Ris
https://www.facebook.com/COSFESTASIA

Star Wars 40th Anniversary Fan Celebration – Malaysia
15 Р21 May 2017
Blue & Orange Atrium, Sunway Pyramid
https://www.facebook.com/events/296357764109864/

Onmyoji Only Event
20 May
11:30am – 5:30pm
Moe Space, Petaling Jaya
https://www.facebook.com/events/256255464818018/

Anime Carnival 2017
20 – 21 May
11am – 9pm
Setia Walk, Puchong
https://www.facebook.com/events/593230947552612/

Kelantan ACG Fiesta
19 – 20 May
Parkson Kota Bahru, KELANTAN
https://www.facebook.com/events/176253719559122

J-Obsession 2017 by Cathay DISCONTINUED
TBA May
The Cathay, SINGAPORE
https://www.facebook.com/JObsession2010/photos/a.1515072998766364.1073741835.1398535857086746/1779880912285570/?type=3&theater

Anifest 2017
TBA May Рdone in January
The Summit USJ, Subang
https://www.facebook.com/anifestmalaysia/

Super Japan Matsuri 2017 (SINGAPORE) – maybe a one-off event last year
TBA May 
Esplanade ‚Äď Theatre on the Bay, Singapore
LINK

Radwimps 2017 Asia Live Tour – Singapore
4 June
7pm
Megabox Event Hall @Bigbox
https://www.facebook.com/events/1664600367176238

A.G.E. (Artistic Gaming Entertainment) Convention 2017
– Sibu Cosplay Matsuri –
9 – 11 June
Sibu Indoor Stadium, SARAWAK
https://www.facebook.com/events/240028346459075

MOEPA 2017
10 – 11 June
11am – 7pm
The Whiteways Arcade, PENANG
https://www.facebook.com/events/741912192638756/

C3 AFA Bangkok 2017
10 – 11 June
Royal Paragon Hall – Siam Paragon, Bangkok THAILAND
https://www.facebook.com/animefestivalasia
Site: http://www.animefestival.asia

UTAR (Sg Long) Bunkasai 2017
12 June
10am – 6pm
University Tunku Abdul Rahman (Sungai Long Campus)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1657566497881442/

Tampines PowerUp 2017
18 June
Tampines Central CC Multipurpose Hall – SINGAPORE
https://www.facebook.com/events/916404171834695
https://www.facebook.com/tamppowerup17

FUNAN SG Mall Anime Matsuri (SINGAPORE) РMall is closed for renovation till 2019
TBA June 2017
Funan Digital Life Mall, SG
https://www.facebook.com/FunanDigitalifeMall
http://funananimematsuri.com/

Natsu Bunkasai 2017
30 June – 1 July
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kampar PERAK
https://www.facebook.com/events/1809756729343384

Penang Anime Matsuri 2017
1 – 2 July
Setia SPICE Convention Centre, PENANG
https://www.facebook.com/penanganimematsuri

Cosplay Commuter organised by The Magic Rain
8 July
1pm – 8pm
Evolve Concept Mall LRT Station
https://www.facebook.com/events/1318477488242651

HMM: Secret Garden at Cosplay Commuter organised by The Magic Rain
8 July
1pm – 8pm
Avenue K
https://www.facebook.com/events/107713739826053

Anime Saiko 2017
7 – 9 July
Xspace, AEON Tebrau City Mall, JOHOR BAHRU
https://www.facebook.com/events/1793439470971231

World Cosplay Summit – Malaysia Qualifier
15 July
6pm – 10pm
Mytown Shopping Centre
https://www.facebook.com/events/319792388433866

Bon Odori 2017 PENANG
15 July  
6pm ‚Äď 11pm
Queensbay Mall, PENANG
https://www.facebook.com/events/1588821171128202/

C2AGE X-treme (by HELP University)  
15 – 16 July 2017
HELP University (HU), Subang 2, Subang Bestari
https://www.facebook.com/events/1497595780282339

Harry Potter & the Philosophers Stone in Concert – Postponed
15 – 16 July
Plenary Hall, KL Convention Centre
https://www.facebook.com/events/282661938838161/
http://www.ticketpro.com.my/jnp/concert/2083772-Harry-Potter-And-The-Philosophers-Stone-In-Concert-2017.html

Visual Arts Expo (VAX) 2017
22 – 23 July
Shah Alam Convention Centre (SACC)
http://www.vax.asia
https://www.facebook.com/events/1537846169563237

Hotshotz Asia 2017 (eSports Festival Main Event)
22 – 23 July
10am – 8pm
KDU Glenmarie Campus
https://www.facebook.com/events/426744577673080

Bon Odori 2017 (by Japan Club KL)
22 July 
4:30pm ‚Äď 9:30pm
Kompleks Sukan Negara, Shah Alam, Seksyen 21
(formerly Matsushita Sports Complex)
https://www.facebook.com/events/119290138672460
https://www.facebook.com/japanclubkl

Japan Expo Malaysia
28 – 30 July
Fahrenheit 88 & Pavilion KL
https://www.facebook.com/events/2252928201599254

Comic Art Festival 4
29 – 30 July 2017
Dewan Bunga Raya, Campbell Complex
https://www.facebook.com/events/708060736021840/

Miyamoto Saki Meet & Greet Session
29 July
1pm – 3pm
Isetan The Japan Store KL, Lot 10
https://www.facebook.com/events/437395336631831

World Cosplay Summit FINALS 2017
29 July – 6 August
Aichi Arts Centre, NAGOYA, JAPAN
https://www.facebook.com/WorldCosplaySummit/

LL Maid Cafe Malaysia
30 July 2017
Oh Shooter Cafe, Subang Jaya
https://www.facebook.com/events/446824908993458

Jakarta Comic Con
July TBA

Plaza Sentosa ‚Äď Cosplay Time! by JCos Club
TBA July
Plaza Sentosa,JOHOR BAHRU
LINK

Cosplay Corner 2017 
TBA August
10am ‚Äď 6pm
KDU College Damansara Jaya Campus
Entrance Fee: RM10 per day
LINK

History Con MALAYSIA 2017
4 – 6 August
MAEPS, Serdang
History Con MALAYSIA 2017
https://www.facebook.com/events/220771765091075

Taylor’s Bunkasai 2017
5 August
Taylor’s College (SS15 Campus), Subang Jaya
https://www.facebook.com/events/287424111691577

Nowadays Anime Festival
5 – 6 August
Quill City Mall, KL
https://www.facebook.com/events/229267484259573

OtaFair (OtaFuse Mini Event)
5 – 6 August
Suria Sabah Shopping Mall
https://www.facebook.com/events/707527339455283


Final Fantasy XV Launch 2016 – Malaysia

_dsc6565-2The started out with video game event revival with the Street Fighter V launch in January for the PS4 at Bangsar APW. Then following the course of the year we had the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End mid night launch in Sunway Pyramid then Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare midnight launch in Galactic Laser, Sunway Pyramid.¬†_dsc6568-2

After an already exciting year for PlayStation Asia console fans… came the even bigger event! A worthy finale for 2016… in which we can celebrate the return of console events!¬†_dsc6581-2

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Fun and relevant freebies xD

huhu We heard that only us, in Malaysia, got this event launch!! Oh yea! Yet even more to thank Mr. Wan Hazmer for… besides teh tarik + roti canai in the back streets of FFXV ūüėĬ†img_20161128_212612-2

Yes, he is the home town hero… the man of the hour… ‘home boy’ does country proud in Japan!! It was great to see him in person at the event talking to friends & fans. He was certainly the man of the hour and it was great to see him mingling with attendees.

Not only has he put Malaysia on the map in the gaming world, he now has even introduced the gaming world to our culture… food & drink… which is SO Malaysia xD A really Malaysian past time!! Hahaha “Jalan-jalan cari makan”, “In Malaysia we only have 1 meal… with short breaks in between!” haha¬†Keep up the good work Mr. Wan Hazmer!¬†It was a very nice community touch to have this event in Malaysia & have our local hero in attendance – Thank you Sony PlayStation.

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Familiar faces in the crowd! It’s the Comic Fiesta Team!

Now this is not just a random place to have the event. These specific places were selected because 1. It had to be a place that could stay open after 10pm because it’s a midnight launch… so the crowd has to be there till past the stroke of midnight. So the selected venues must be able to sustain the air-con for the entire duration of the event. 2. location selected had to have thematic significance or content significance! i.e. Call of Duty midnight launch was held at Galactic Laser!

So with the selection of GSC Maxx aka the ORIGINAL (first) IMAX cinema in Malaysia… we knew it was going to be some extra SPECIAL content install for us. What’s the hype with this being the first / original IMAX hall? Well firstly, because it was built with an optimal IMAX blueprint spec and not built on an improvised space . This screen is a 3 storeys high (yes, as in a house with 3 levels high), and it has a large seating capacity, in this case 488pax and the screen + seat tilt in an angle that allows more ‘sweet-spot’ viewing… with less distortion (yes I am a hard core¬†movie buff haha).

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488 seating capacity at the GSC Maxx hall at Berjaya Times Square!! Gigantous!!

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Now that it is a GSC Maxx hall, I am not so sure about the quality of projection but I know that the view angle is great & the sound system should be great, if still maintained properly ūüôā

Anyways, back to the event haha at the right time, all the attendees were ushered into this gigantous hall where the PlayStation, the game creators and Mr. Wan Hazmer has lotsa goodies for us!! The first glimpses to welcome us was the glorious 4K game trailers and footage!! You really had to be there to see it!! img_20161128_213606-2

So here are the sights from the very very special FFXV launch at GSC Maxx, Berjaya Times Square, 28 Nov 2016! For the full album check out our FB page: FFXV Launch 2016 – Malaysia

 

#FinalFantasyXV #FFXVMalaysia #SonyPlaystation #PS4 #WanHazmer #StreetFighterV #Uncharted4 #FFXVLaunchMalaysia #IMAX #GSCMaxx #Malaysia #PopCultureFunMY

img_20161128_210717-2*Finally just wanted to acknowledge & honour one of the big influences from inside PlayStation SEA regional office who always vouches for Malaysia, Mr. Teoh. He has¬†come a long way since the¬†Malaysia office in late 2000s. He continues to strive to have events¬†for the gaming community here in Malaysia. If you remember the Street Fighter IV competition at E-Curve back in 2008, then you have an idea of where his heart is ūüôā If you’re a PlayStation gamer and you see him at an event, do go up & thank him ūüôā

Looking forward to more gaming events in 2017!!


Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Midnight Launch – Malaysia

Just when I was thinking… it’s been a big gap from the last gaming event, the Uncharted 4 midnight launch Malaysia, came the news of the launch of the next chapter in the EPIC first person shooter games – Call of Duty! Well for me I wasn’t feeling the gap that much because I managed to head down to Singapore for South East Asia’s premiere gaming event -Game Start Asia 2016! huhu That was fun & yet another LEGIT “Convention” in Singapore.

Anyhow I was starting to feeling the gap for the Malaysian friends & fans as maybe its more than time to get out & about again! Klang Valley folks were fortunate get a bonus *Pokemon Go Launch (fan event) which was parked at the recent Cosplay Corner. But other than that it was kinda quiet. Then came the news from PLAY Interactive of confirmed date, time & VENUE of the next game launch. Woo hoo! Great timing.

*On another note, thanks to the guys (fan event) who were diligent & relentless (I might add) at pursuing official endorsement for the local 3DS Community Рwe have the chance to experience a bonus gaming event later this month. More of that in the next article!*

Now, Call of Duty & Medal of Honour were games I thoroughly enjoyed playing on the Playstation 2 (PS2). It really fueled my undiscovered passion for first person shooters & the desire to be a head-shot sniper! xD The only things to fear in the early games were MG42 &¬†tanks. Anyhow after those were over & the life of the PS2 had end I had no desire nor the extra funds to buy the next gen console (then) Playstation 3. Then while hanging out at the uber cool – Outpost Cafe at Cineleisure Damansara (now E@curve), good friend of mine ask to play the latest rendition of Call of Duty called Modern Warfare. OMG I got hooked & just had to get a PS3 to play this game & have continued ever since. No Playstation 4 for me yet… but I guess some where down the line.

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So yet another EPIC franchise launches it next chapter & HURRAY for the local fans & friends that we get to get out & geek a out again! 

Looks like the organisers like Sunway Pyramid! But the cool twist this time is that it would take place in GALACTIC LASER, Sunway Pyramid! The theme made sense, the place was relevant & the space was good! Great choice guys!

So folks who had pre-ordered their game could come to the event to pick up their game as soon as the stroke of midnight. By pre-ordering you got 5 extra goodies to take home – a movie size 2-sided glossy poster, a tee shirt, ¬†a tactical themed watch, Bonus Map “Terminal” and Zombies in Spaceland!

There were 3 bundle of the game:
1) Standard Edition – Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Game Disc)
2) Legacy Edition – Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Game Disc) + Modern Warfare Remastered (Digital Download)
3) Legacy Pro Edition РCall of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Game Disc) + Modern Warfare Remastered (Digital Download) + Season Pass + Collectible Steelbook + Digital Game Soundtrack + Additional Digital Content 

 

BONUS TREAT
For those who attended there were 2 major bonus treats! First it was the PLAY & Redeem challenges. You needed to complete 4 simple tasks to get 4 stamps on your card in which you could later redeem a Playstation goodie bag ūüôā¬†

The next treat was epic – all attendees would get the chance to play Galactic Laser … team group death-match for free!! All you had to do was to line up & wait your turn. Of course each game last 10 minutes so it was limited to how much time that was available for everyone to play. But all in all it had the right theme & the right GAMERS!

For the full album of photos go to our FB album: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Midnight Launch РMalaysia

*HINT*: A little blue bird told me that there will another Playstation 4 title launch event before the month is over!! So we gamers get 3x more in November! Reward for waiting so long? Maybe hohoho!

A BIG thanks to PLAY Interactive Asia & Playstation Asia  for organising this event. Will be looking forward to the next one!

 

#CallofDuty #ModernWarfare #InfiniteWarfare #PS4 #PS4Pro #PS3 #Playstation3 #PS2 #Playstation2 #Playstation #Playstation4 #PLAYInteractive #Malaysia #TheCaptain