Category Archives: Events

ESGS 2016: Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit, Day 2

 

Extreme gaming action reached fever pitch as ESGS 2016 had its second successful day at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia (for our coverage of Day 1, click here).  Already on its third straight revolutionary year with thousands of attendees and featuring an amazing lineup of exhibitors and attractions from all over the world, ESGS, E-Sports and Gaming Summit,  came back bigger than ever in 2016 with even more things to enjoy and love. As one of the biggest and most anticipated e-sports competitions and gaming conventions ever in the country, ESGS 2016 got to thrill game enthusiasts from all over at this exciting three-day event.

ESGS 2016: Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit, Day 1

 

Already on its third straight revolutionary year with thousands of attendees and featuring an amazing lineup of exhibitors and attractions from all over the world, ESGS, E-Sports and Gaming Summit, came back bigger than ever in 2016 with even more things to enjoy and love. As one of the biggest and most anticipated e-sports competitions and gaming conventions ever in the country, ESGS 2016 got to thrill game enthusiasts from all over at its opening day at Halls 1, 2 and 3 of the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City.

AKB 48 Helps Celebrate 60 Years of Philippines-Japan Friendship

 

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The 60th year of Philippines-Japan Friendship was indeed a milestone event for the two countries as both have had a close and remarkable cultural relationship.  Helping celebrate this landmark occasion were members of Japan’s premiere idol group, AKB 48, represented by their Team 8, with a program organized by the Embassy of Japan with co-organizer Hallohallo Entertainment Inc. The group had flown all the way from Japan to perform live in front of their eager Filipino fans for the second time since last year’s Cool Japan event (for our coverages, click here for Day 1 and click here for Day 2).  A press conference for them was held just before their scheduled performance at the Market!Market! Activity Center.  Our Photographer and Correspondent Ianah was there for arkadymac.com’s coverage as officialomedia partner for the event.

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Cosplayers and Donors Bring Early Christmas to Mangyan Children of Mindoro

 

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Helping out in their own small but special way to give back to the community, cosplayers and some very kind people got to make a difference as they brought some cheer to the Mangyan children of Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro just recently.  With gifts of school supplies and treats from various individuals and organizations, it certainly was a concerted effort to bring out the goodness in people this close to Christmas.

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Special Force is Back: Closed Beta Test to Hit Southeast Asia Nov 24

 

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News of the return of wildly popular first person shooter Special Force was confirmed yesterday as Playpark Inc., the Philippines’ leading game publisher, held a special press conference at their main office in Makati announcing that Special Force will go on Closed Beta Test in Southeast Asia on November 24, 2016.  They also promised that the exciting gameplay and engaging graphics of Special Force will once again be a common sight in internet cafes and homes all over the region.

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Maid and Butler Cafe at UP Diliman: Shiroshitsuji no Kissaten by UP Tomo-Kai

 

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At UP Diliman, even if it were just for a day, guests became masters pampered and cared for by the ardent maids and butlers from UP Tomo-Kai at their Shiroshitsuji no Kissaten: Maid Special event.  Complete with good food, soothing music, fun games and great service from the hosts, its was definitely an enjoyable taste of Japanese pop culture right at the heart of the premier state university.

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Animax Carnival Philippines 2016: Day 1

 

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The biggest and most celebrated event of the year for anime fans, Japanese music lovers, and cosplay enthusiasts is here!!  Animax Carnival Philippines 2016, Animax channel’s on-ground signature event, opened its doors to the excited public Saturday, October 15-16, 2016 at Halls 1 and 2 of the SMX Convention Center. Already on its fifth year, Animax Carnival Philippines 2016 has promised to be bigger and better than ever, offering a variety of interactive games and fun-filled activities with exciting prizes for all ages.

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The Best of Anime / BoA 2016: Day 2

 

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The biggest anime-themed event in the Philippines came back strong for its 7th straight year as The Best of Anime 2016 excited everyone in attendance for the second straight day at Function Rooms 2-4 of the SMX Convention Center at the Mall of Asia in Pasay City.  With a solid and spectacular lineup of guests performers, artists and cosplayers, coupled with amazing attractions and activities for attendees, this year’s BoA has been the biggest one to date.  arkadymac.com is an official media partner for BoA 2016, and we are glad to bring you our coverage of the second day of this event.  For our coverage of Day 1, click here.

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AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2016 Day 3

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The biggest pop culture event in Asia had landed in Manila and was unstoppable on its third straight day as AsiaPOP Comicon Manila 2016 welcomed thousands of attendees from all over the world.   Spanning the entire SMX Convention Center at the Mall of Asia Complex, the scale that APCC 2016  was on was mindblowing, and on its second straight year it had an impressive lineup of guests and unique attractions from around the world for attendees to enjoy, bringing the latest and hottest trends, activities, and attractions pop culture had to offer. For a glimpse of an exciting Day 1, click here, and for our coverage of Day 2, click here.

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The Best of Anime / BoA 2016: Day 1

 

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The biggest anime-themed event in the Philippines came back strong for its 7th straight year as The Best of Anime 2016 excited everyone in attendance at Function Rooms 2-4 of the SMX Convention Center at the Mall of Asia in Pasay City.  With a solid and spectacular lineup of guests performers, artists and cosplayers, coupled with amazing attractions and activities for attendees, this year’s BoA has been the biggest one to date.  arkadymac.com is an official media partner for BoA 2016, and we are glad to bring you our coverage of the first day of this event.

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