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Upcoming Event: ITamGameCon ’17 at FEU

 

Experience the latest in technology and gaming this March 23 to 24 as Far Eastern University Institute of Technology presents iTamGameCon17, a two-day convention to raise funds for an outreach event in Cavite.  Organized by the Computer Engineering Organization in coordination with the Junior Philippine Computer Society and the Alliance of Information Technology Students, iTamGameCon17 will serve as a venue for rising indie game developers, current trend of gaming peripherals, aspiring home grown cosplayers, FEU IT’s finest LoL players, exclusive game releases, seminars, and exhibits from various companies that made gaming in the Philippines a boom.

Wargods Gaming Expo 1.5 at Playland Fisher Mall

 

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Gaming and cosplay excitement all in one great event at the Wargods Gaming Expo 1.5 last July 12,2015 .  Set in the fresh and unique venue of Playland, Fisher Mall in Quezon City, thousands of gamers, cosplayers and enthusiasts got to experience an event like no other with lots of activities, contests, attractions and performances from start to finish, all organized by Wargods Gaming Arena in cooperation with Otaku U Rule.  arkadymac.com is an official media partner for Wargods Gaming Expo 1.5, so we are glad to bring you the highlights of this exciting event.

Upcoming Event: Cosplay Showdown at Wargods Gaming Expo 1.5

 

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Gaming and cosplay excitement all in one great event at the Wargods Gaming Expo 1.5 at July 12,2015 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM Playland, Fishermall.  This fresh new event is brought to us by Wargods Gaming Arena in cooperation with Otaku U Rule!

ToyCon 2015: Day 3

 

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Asia’s biggest and longest running convention and event for wonderful things called toys, games, collectibles, cosplay, anime, comics, and whatever may find itself in between reached its finale with Day 3 of ToyCon 2015 held at the Megatrade Halls 1-3 of SM Megamall. Gracing the festivities was the world’s most prominent cosplayer, Ms. Alodia Gosiengfiao, and attendees just couldn’t get enough of her. As part of the Cosplay Circle Team for ToyCon 2015, our coverage was mostly on her and the first-ever Grand Gathering of international cosplay group, Cosplay Circle.

ToyCon 2015: Day 2

 

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Asia’s biggest and longest running convention and event for wonderful things called toys, games, collectibles, cosplay, anime, comics, and whatever may find itself in between took place this weekend at ToyCon 2015 held at the Megatrade Halls 1-3 of SM Megamall.  Gracing the festivities was the world’s most prominent cosplayer, Ms. Alodia Gosiengfiao, and attendees just couldn’t get enough of her. As part of the Cosplay Circle Team for ToyCon 2015, our coverage was mostly on her and the first-ever Grand Gathering of international cosplay group, Cosplay Circle.

ToyCon 2015: Day 0

 

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Asia’s biggest and longest running convention and event for wonderful things called toys, games, collectibles, cosplay, anime, comics, and whatever may find itself in between is happening again this year. We will be bringing you  our special coverage starting with Day 0: Ingress and preparations on the eve of ToyCon 2015, considered  the biggest pop culture event in the country. 

ESGS 2014: Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit: Day 2

 

 

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We don’t often go to gaming events as much as we do cosplay and otaku ones, but I really have to say ESGS 2014 is personally one of the best events this year:.  arkadymac.com is a part of the media team for ESGS 2014: Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit, the biggest two-day video game convention and E-Sports competition this year, and we are glad to be able to bring you highlights of the second and last day of this exciting event.

 

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Smart GameX and Smart Communications Inc., the leading network solutions provider in the Philippines, had brought one of the most anticipated gaming events this year. Electronic Sports & Gaming Summit (ESGS) 2014 last November15-16, 2014 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City.

 

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This massive two-day event featured gaming at its finest with no less than nine major gaming tournaments on various stages around the venue along with tons of gaming related activities across all gaming platforms from featured sponsors, partners, and game developers, highlighting tournaments, exhibits, demonstrations, contests, and other gaming related activities aimed to please the gamer in everyone.

 

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ESGS 2014 showcased tons of activities from partners and sponsors, as well as proudly showcasing multi-platform games from various game developers. Exhibits of all shapes and sizes are there, as well as yet to be seen games suitable for all gamers.

 

 

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There was the Open Floor Cosplay Competition where our friend Izaiah as Black Dragon from the online game Dragon Nest was named Champion. He got lots of great prizes like a heavy trophy, Razer earphones, cash, and a cheque/plaque even bigger than him.

 

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There were cosplayers all around the event too, most of them part of the exhibitors at the booths, like our Cosplay Model Mina Kim and her friends for Dragon Nest.

 

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Different tournaments of different games were going on at any given time and all throughout the day, with players, fans, and the curious alike watching intently over giant screens with live games showing, and you can hear oohs and ahhs, and cheers and jeers as their favorite teams and players battled for top places and big prizes.

 

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Cubizone had a dance competition where many great groups competed in, like our friends from Raindrop.  Also of note were GEMS who gave a great performance in front of an appreciative crowd.

 

 

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Jillian and I had fun going around and trying out the many games and demos. It’s been a while since we can just relax and play games while actually doing coverage. Not just us, we were sure everyone of all ages were enjoying themselves indulging the gamer inside them. Of course we had time to do the rounds too with our Cosplay Model, Mikki Nyan, and our PRO, Karlo, and helped out with the coverages with ur partner otaku blogs.

 

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With these and more, ESGS 2014: Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit, already gets my vote for one of the best events this year.  Many thanks to the organizers for accommodating us and congratulations on having a successful, enjoyable event that attendees will be talking about for quite a while.  For our coverage of ESGS 2014: Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit: Day 1, click here.

 

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ESGS 2014: Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit: Day 1

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We don’t often go to gaming events as much as we do cosplay and otaku ones, but I really have to say ESGS 2014 is one of the best events this year, and surprisingly it’s just Day 1 of 2.  arkadymac.com is a part of the media team for ESGS 2014: Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit, the biggest two-day video game convention and E-Sports competition this year, and we are glad to be able to bring you highlights of the first day of this exciting event.

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Smart GameX and  Smart Communications Inc., the leading network solutions provider in the Philippines, brings one of the most anticipated gaming events this year.  Electronic Sports & Gaming Summit (ESGS) 2014 happens November15-16, 2014 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City.

 

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This massive two-day event will feature gaming at its finest with no less than nine major gaming tournaments on various stages around the venue along with tons of gaming related activities across all gaming platforms from featured sponsors, partners, and game developers, highlighting tournaments, exhibits, demonstrations, contests, and other gaming related activities aimed to please the gamer in everyone.

 

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ESGS 2014 showcases tons of activities from  partners and sponsors, as well as proudly showcasing multi-platform games from various game developers.  Exhibits of all shapes and sizes are there, as well as yet to be seen games suitable for all gamers.

 

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Ms. Alodia Gosiengfiao was there for a special appearance for GameX.  She says she was really happy to be there as she has been an avid gamer herself, seeing all the wonderful new games and tournaments going on all around the venue.  She also shared her experiences of enjoying games throughout the years and how female gamers like her can just be as passionate and as hardcore about gaming as much as their male counterparts.  Alodia also got to present the new GameX girls who will be representing the brand with her.  She thanked everyone who came for their support and had a fun time giving away lots of GameX merchandise to the crowd.

 

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She was really nice, granting our request for a short photoshoot backstage, with a shot with our coverage partner Jillian.

 

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There was the Open Floor Cosplay Competition where our Cosplay Model Ashley Misaki was named Champion.  She got lots of great prizes like a heavy trophy, Razer earphones, cash, and a cheque/plaque even bigger than her.

 

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There were other cosplayers too, most of them part of the exhibitors at the booths, like our Cosplay Model Mina Kim for Dragon Nest.

 

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Our new friend Natsuki was there with other cosplayers as well to promote their game while having fun with the crowd.

 

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Different tournaments of different games were going on at any given time and all throughout the day, with players, fans, and the curious alike watching intently over giant screens with live games showing, and you can hear oohs and ahhs, and cheers and jeers as their favorite teams and players battled for top places and big prizes.

 

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Jillian and I had fun going around and trying out the many games and demos.  It’s been a while since we can just relax and play games while actually doing coverage.  Not just us, everyone of any age were enjoying themselves indulging the gamer inside them, like Ashley and Izaiah did.

 

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With these and more, ESGS 2014: Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit, already gets my vote for one of the best events this year, and it’s only Day 1.  For our coverage of ESGS 2014: Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit: Day 2, click here.

 

 

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Additionally, there will be event-wide promotions, exclusive deals, and activities from ESGS 2014’s sponsors & partners all ready to be witnessed by your very own eyes. So, what are you waiting for? Join us and reserve your tickets now before it is too late!
TICKET PRICING &OTHER INFO:
The ESGS 2014 will take place in the Events Halls 3 & 4 of the SMX Convention Center, near SM Mall of Asia this November 15-16 2014 (Saturday & Sunday). Tickets are now available at SM Cinema Outlets near you!
due to safety concerns, WE WILL ONLY SELL A LIMITED NUMBER OF ESGS 2014 TICKETS FOR BOTH DAYS. Once these are all sold out, then ESGS 2014 might not sell tickets anymore due to maximum capacity limits inside the venue. Additionally, you can only use the 1 DAY PASS NOV 15 ticket on November 15, and 1 DAY PASS NOV 16 ticket on November 16.

 

 

Upcoming Event: ESGS 2014: Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit

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arkadymac.com will be part of the media team for ESGS 2014: Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit, the biggest two-day video game convention and E-Sports competition.

 

Select your fighters, and get ready to lock & load,as Smart GameX & Smart Communications Inc., the leading network solutions provider in the Philippines,is proud to presentthe much anticipated Electronic Sports & Gaming Summit (ESGS) 2014 happening this coming November15-16, 2014 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City.

 

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The massive Two Day Gaming Event will feature gaming at its finest moments with no less than Nine Major Gaming Tournaments featured on the stage along with tons of gaming related activities across all gaming platforms from our respected sponsors, partners, and game developers. Tickets are limited, so get ready to gather the squad at the SMX Convention Center right now!
The Electronic Sports & Gaming Summit 2014 is a Two Day non-stop action gaming convention highlighting tournaments, cosplays, & other gaming related activities aimed to sate every gamer’s appetite.

 

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To further elaborate, ESGS 2014 will also showcase tons of activities from our partners & sponsors, as well as proudly showcasing multi-platform games from various game developers.Exhibits of all shapes &sizes are to be expected, as well as yet to be seen games suitable for all gamers.

Additionally, there will be event-wide promotions, exclusive deals, and activities from ESGS 2014’s sponsors & partners all ready to be witnessed by your very own eyes. So, what are you waiting for? Join us and reserve your tickets now before it is too late!

 

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TICKET PRICING &OTHER INFO:
The ESGS 2014 will take place in the Events Halls 3 & 4 of the SMX Convention Center, near SM Mall of Asia this November 15-16 2014 (Saturday & Sunday). Tickets are now available at SM Cinema Outlets near you!
due to safety concerns, WE WILL ONLY SELL A LIMITED NUMBER OF ESGS 2014 TICKETS FOR BOTH DAYS. Once these are all sold out, then ESGS 2014 might not sell tickets anymore due to maximum capacity limits inside the venue. Additionally, you can only use the 1 DAY PASS NOV 15 ticket on November 15, and 1 DAY PASS NOV 16 ticket on November 16.

 

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ABOUT GAMEX & SMART:
The Electronic Sports & Gaming Summit 2014 is Co-Presented by Smart GameX and Smart Communications, Inc. To know more about their products, you can visit their website at: https://epins.gamex.ph/

 

 

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno Block Screening by UP Tomo-Kai

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As the most anticipated movie of the year by Japanese culture enthusiasts in the country, the first installment of the much-awaited sequel to the very successful first movie from 2012 hits Philippines with Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno.  Offering a special and exciting block screening was UP Tomo-Kai and AMUSE Philippines last August 22, 2014 at Cinema 1 of TriNoMa.  With a program filled with games, giveaways, and guests cosplayers, the event was a welcome and exciting prelude to the movie itself.  And as a media partner for this event, arkadymac.com was there to cover it and bring you the highlights.

 

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An entire generation of fans who watched the original anime series in their youths or have read the manga and novels or have watched the first movie out of curiosity had much to celebrate and be happy about as the Rurouni Kenshin movies got the chance to be shown in cinemas nationwide.  The movies are great enough to be watched alone or with a few friends, but with a block screening where the audience are of the same mind and feelings, things get to be even more interesting.

 

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There was some fanfare outside the cinema a couple of hours before the movie began as UP Tomo-Kai prepared and promoted and welcomed early guests outside Cinema 1.  Excitement reached fever-pitch as it got close to 7pm, with those who already had their tickets lining up preparing for entry.  Guest cosplayers Jin Joson as Kenshin Himura and AC Hernandez as Makoto Shishio delighted the crowd with their portrayals and many took the chance to have their photos taken with them.

 

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As everyone got settled down on their seats, the organizers started the short program by thanking everyone who came, as well as their partners who have helped them out with the preparation of the event.  Then there were games with the cosplayers where contestants acted out scenes with them, with fun and unexpected results.

 

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The movie then started, much to the satisfaction of the audience who watched with unwavering eagerness every scene, relishing their memories of this pop culture phenomenon brought to life on the big screen.  There was much applause as the movie ended, and before everybody got the chance to leave, the winners of the raffle were announced.  Lots of nice prizes were given away, like yukatas, trinkets, and an anime figure.  One can still feel the thrill the audience had after watching the movie as they queued out of the cinema, talking about their favorite scenes, admiring the flashy swordplay, and speculating on what to expect for the next installment of the movie.

 

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The lobby was abuzz with friends and groups being happy to be able to attend the event and watch the great movie.  Most did not pass up the chance to have their photos taken again with the guest cosplayers who were gracious in posing for the attendees.  And with the tickets to the movie sold out, it was evident that UP Tomo-Kai had done a great job and making good on their promise of delivering a fun and unique experience for everyone.  They said they had been preparing for this event since April, and despite setbacks and bouts of despair, they were still able to pull it off through their determination and support of each other.  So to them we extend our congratulations for a job well done.

 

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We had the chance to interview Jin about today’s event:

 

 

 

And an interview with AC Hernandez as Makoto Shishio:

 

 

 

UP Tomo-Kai is a school organization in the University of the Philippines that fosters and strengthens  better relations and understanding between Filipinos and Japanese, featuring activities where its Filipino members and Japanese guests interact and eventually gain better awareness of each others culture.  The event was co-presented by Bibo Global Opportunity Inc. and All Nippon Airways.  In cooperation with Geisha’s Blade. Special thanks to Miyoko Louisse, Hatah! Hatah!, Wakuwaku, Fandom Trinkets, For Isabela, Comic Odyssey, Cha Dao, GWYShop, and Cosplay.ph.  Partner Organizations: International Club of UP, JE Philippines, Parkour UP, UP Aniban ng mga Kabitenyo, UP Anime-Manga Enthusiasts, UP Architecture Forum, UP Deutscher Verein, UP IE Club, and UP Physics Association.

 

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arkadymac.com was also there to cover the  Red Carpet Premiere of the Rurouni Kenshin: Tokyo Inferno at SM Megamall last August 6, 2014.   What made this simple screening into a once-in-a-lifetime event was the fact that the director and the three main cast were flown in all the way from Japan just so that they can meet and address their Filipino fans who have supported the franchise.

 

 

arkadymac.com was also there to cover the press conference of Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno at Glorietta in Makati last August 7, 2014.   This suddenly became  a once-in-a-lifetime event as  the director and the three main cast were flown in all the way from Japan just so that they can meet and address their Filipino fans who have supported the franchise.

 

 

UP Tomo-Kai will also be sposoring a block screening for the next installment of the series, Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends, on September.  It promises to be another great event so do inquire from them how to reserve your tickets.

 

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