Press Release: Combat Arms: Reloaded upcoming release on STEAM!

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VALOFE Global Ltd is now bringing their First Person Shooting (FPS) game on Steam! Combat Arms Reloaded will be now Globally available on October 31, 2018, 12:00 AM PDT/8:00 AM CET/ 7:00 AM UTC! In addition, after a successful tournament happens on Electronic Sports and Gaming Summit – ESGS, one of the largest gaming convention in the Southeast Asia. VALOFE, decided to open the game in SEA Region. As the success continues goes by, VALOFE plans to have an online tournament on ESL (Electronic Sports League) with an estimated prize pool of 20,000 USD.

Join the arms race in one of the biggest free-to-play first person shooters. Customize your soldier, rank up for new gear and perks, and aim for special achievements in battle. With dozens of modes, tons of maps, and more being added constantly, you’ll never run out of ways and places to gun down your enemies!

Combat Arms: Reloaded is a multiplayer first-person shooter game. The game offers many different modes of play, including One Man Army, Elimination, Capture The Flag and Quarantine Regen. The game uses a player ranking system based on total experience, using common military ranks that players can obtain. Completing objectives, killing other players, and leveling up one’s rank gives the player money in the form of Gear Points (GP) an in-game currency, which can be used to purchase new equipment. Equipment includes weaponry, gears, weapon attachments, and accessories for one’s character. Players can also purchase equipment from the Shop using GCoins (GC) a VALOFE currency. The game also supports community features such as clans and an in-game friends’ list.

It’s a Free-to-Play Game featuring our ‘Pure Combat Mode’ (PCM) with its top notched action and balanced gameplay system. With over 300+ free equipment’s, guns at your disposal, point and shoot. It’s either team up against other players on 8 vs. 8 team action or take on everyone and be the last one standing on the one-man army mode.

As CAR’s will be now banging on Steam. Here are the new updates that rangers will possibly love to heard.

[10.31.2018] Game Update

  • Pure Combat Modes (PCM)
  • PCM Item for free
  • Squad System
  • New Milestone Event
  • Whisper Function
  • Chat Lobby
  • Inventory Expansions
  • Display EXP needed to reach next rank
  • All Room is visible on the lobby
  • 30 new national flag added

Links:

Steam Page URL: https://store.steampowered.com/app/905640/Combat_Arms_Reloaded/

Official Website:
https://combatarms-r.valofe.com/

Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/valofe.combatarms.reloaded/

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Unboxing: Lords of Hellas

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We unboxed Lords of Hellas. Lords of Hellas is a brand new game by Awaken Realms. It can play 1 to 4 players. Yes, it has a 1 player mode, but it’s best to play the game with 4 players. Lord of Hellas is an area control game. Try to dominate regions of the map. I won’t be able to react much about the game since I wasn’t able to play it yet. I don’t really have the time at the moment.

This is actually our fourth unboxing video, but this is the first that we announced that we have made it. We didn’t upload it on the PinoyVideoGamer channel, since we started uploading our other videos at Captain’s Sweet Galley.

The game has a lot of figures and miniatures. This one we unboxed included the Terrain Expansion. Basically, it adds more detail to the map, but in general, you don’t really need it. But then again, it looks amazing and it makes the gameplay a easier.

Area control games are basically is like Hasbro’s Risk. You try to dominate the most areas and that changes depending on the number of players. But rather than world war, this one has an interesting theme of Mythology and Science Fiction. See Mythological heroes wearing high tech armor and weapons.

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I think the thing that stand out most here is the statues. At first I thought they were giant figures in which you can play them. It turns out these are statues that you must build to strengthen your army. These giant figures are part of the main game.

Anyway, I enjoyed the unboxing. Hopefully we can do more unboxing videos. Video editing takes a lot of time, which in general, I don’t usually have. But I enjoyed it. Can’t wait to unbox another.

 

Movie Trailer: Aladdin

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I’m curious to see how this one goes. I enjoyed the animated version, but personally, I have issues with that version.  The thing that made Aladdin great was Robin Williams. He made everything stand out. But he was also the problem from making the movie a classic. His humor is really made for the time it was made. I enjoyed watching the Genie making jokes for that generation who will understand it. But then again, it is fixed on that generation. A few years more along the line, there will be a point no one knows who Jack Nicholson is, if you know what I mean.

I’m curious how this live action version turns out. I want the movie to be timeless, but not bound with current generation.

Movie Trailer: Glass

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A new trailer of Glass just came out. This is a bit more telling of the story. The 3 main characters Elijah or “Glass” (the villain from the movie Unbreakable), Kevin (the villain from the movie Split) and David (the hero in Unbreakable) are all together in a kind of mental asylum. They are together because they are believed to have the same condition of believing that they have super human powers.

Elijah gets Kevin to break them out, while David tries to stop them. Based on the scenes in the trailer, it seems that they were successful in getting out. Now it’s David’s problem on how to stop Elijah and Kevin. It also seems that Casey (the survivor in Split) has some story to tell too.

Let’s hope that M. Night Shaymalan does great here. So far his Unbreakable series are the best ones he’s done. I look forward to the movie, but I am a bit reserved because of his track record of movies.

Let’s see if he does great here, because I really enjoyed Unbreakable and Split.

TV Trailers: Castlevania

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Castlevania Season 2 trailer is here. I can’t wait to see this since I’ve enjoyed watching the series, especially that they are making one of my favorite game in the series which is Castlevania III Dracula’s Curse. But what’s interesting here is that they are also introducing Dracula’s generals in which this will introduce more characters that will span more stories than just one game. They are setting up telling the entire Castlevania series.

Currently Watching: Little Italy

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Little Italy is a romantic comedy starring Haden Christensen and Emma Roberts. Let’s see how this goes.

I was curious to see what Hayden Christensen since I barely seen him outside of Star Wars. But he does act once in a while like once a year with non block buster movies. He chooses what he wants to be in, not like Nicolas Cage where it seems like he accepts any offer that come to him.

So, Little Italy is a romantic comedy. 2 rival Italian families have children who are best friends. Many years later, the lead female character, Nikky (Emma Roberts) needs to come home from London to Canada to change her visa from student to working.  While Leo (Hayden Christensen) stayed in their hometown. Once Nikky comes back, some of the flames come back. While they work out their relationship, another love story is also building up with their grandparents. While all of this is happening, it shows that the family (mainly the fathers) are still at war.

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I liked the idea what Emma Roberts is studying being a Chef, since my wife is a cook herself, it was nice to see of how they show being actual chefs. Unfortunately, I didn’t see much way of showing that they really know how to cook. It’s not like watching the movie Chef by Jon Favreau where small little details do show that he does know how to cook. Here, in this movie, it’s just mentioned, they do cook here and there, but it doesn’t feel real. Feels like a missed opportunity for me.

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I won’t go into a lot of details. I was impressed the actors, I enjoyed seeing Alisa Milano (Dora) and Danny Aiello (Carlo) on screen. I just liked, and I enjoyed that they were actually pretty good in the movie.

Almost every actor did a lot of good with the movie, except for Hayden. He seems like he’s just going through this to finish the movie. I really didn’t see the chemistry between Emma and Hayden. Although, relationship between the grandparents (Carlo and Franca) were actually so much better than the main leads. I had a few smiles and laughs watching them hide their relationship from the others.

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It was disappointing that it seems that there could have been more story for Leo and Nikky. It was mentioned that the main leads were closer than friends before she left for London. Also, the grandparents started the story that they were already hiding their relationship. I just wish that these were developed along the movie. Not show them in the middle of the relationship.

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Some details of the movie were a bit left out and some are confusing. Like, the whole time Nikky was back in Canada, there was no scene that she had to take care of her working on her visa. I suppose, that could have been told in the story to let it be at least consistent. Nope, she just visited the family, got into a romance and nothing else. Like she was just taking a vacation and her visa automatically got updated.

We kind of find the movie “OK”, and that’s pretty much it. I was impressed with the actors they had in the movie, but the main lead actor was not working for me. And the ending was too cliche, predictable to the point that it was cringe worthy. We usually don’t have any problems with predictable cliche endings, but this one just didn’t work for me.

So, will I watch it? Not in theaters, possibly at home, just to kill time and once is enough too. But I won’t really recommend it.

Press Release: Revolve8

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TOKYO, 10 October 2018—Today, SEGA proudly announced “Revolve8”, a brand new real-time-strategy game for iOS and Android devices. In this title, Masayoshi Kikuchi and Koji Igarashi bring to the table a cast of funky Heroes who will shatter your expectations.

The player wields a deck of 8 cards, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. They then aim to destroy their opponent’s towers within the time limit of 3 minutes to achieve victory. The rules are simple, but the cards and powerful Hero skills they use opens up players to fun and strategic real-time duels. Learn more about “Revolve8” on our official Facebook and official website.

“Revolve8” official website: https://rev8.sega.com/en
“Revolve8” pre-registration site: https://rev8.sega.com/en/preregist/
“Revolve8” CBT registration page: https://rev8.sega.com/en/cbt/
“Revolve8” official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/revolve8.official.en

<Key Creative Staff of “Revolve8”>
Senior Producer: Masayoshi Kikuchi, Producer of “Yakuza”, Director of “Jet Set Radio”
Character Designer: Koji Igarashi (Creator of the Igavania genre)
Character Artist: Ryota-H
Sound Producer: Shunsuke Tsuchiya, Yasunori Mitsuda

<Characters>
Join our funky fairy tale Heroes as reimagined by Koji Igarashi.

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Cinderella:
An idol that loves motorcycles. Her producer, the Fairy Godmother, was smart to exploit her mad riding skills which is how she is gaining popularity. But since she still has a lot to learn, her contract has to be renewed every night at 12 o’clock.

Red Riding Hood:
Fashion and social media are all she cares about. Posting the next best pic, getting more followers and likes mean everything!

Sinbad:
An explorer that sails the seas with his crew. People are drawn to him and he leaves a lasting impression wherever he goes, usually for performing some form of heroic deed. However, his vanity increases along with his fame.

<Game Features>
●Strategically deep, real-time duels
Understand the strengths and weaknesses of your cards, classified into “Heroes”, “Minions”, “Buildings”, and “Magic”. Choose them wisely to form a strategy and win!

●Guide your strategy with 3 deck types
When a player builds a deck, the game will automatically assign one of the three deck types to it as a way to help set up a strategy.

Assault Decks: Lets you go deep into enemy lines.
Siege Decks: Focuses on attacking long distance.
Counter Decks: Looks for opportunities to counterattack

●Lead your team to victory with 2 skill types
Each Hero has a “Normal Skill” and a “Special Skill”. Special Skills can be used only once by the deck leader, whereas Normal Skills can be used every 30 seconds by one of the Heroes in the deck. These skills can potentially turn the battle around when used correctly.

●Learn the basics by going through Quests
Learn the basics of battle and the strengths / weaknesses of each Hero through single-player quests.

Registration for both the Closed Beta Test and Pre-registration Campaign both start today on the “Revolve8” official website.

●Closed Beta Test:
Be the first to try out “Revolve8”!
Closed Beta Test:
Oct 23 – Nov 2 14:00 (UTC)
Oct 23 – Nov 2 23:00 (JST)

Be sure to check out and register for the Closed Beta Test on our official website https://rev8.sega.com/en/cbt/.

Closed Beta Test pre-register:
Oct 10 09:00 – Oct 22 14:59 (UTC)
Oct 10 18:00 – Oct 22 23:59 (JST)

●Pre-registration: Pre-registration are also open from today. If the number of pre-registrations exceed 10,000, all applicants will receive the Hero “Kintaro” when the game officially launches!

“Revolve8” pre-registration site: https://rev8.sega.com/en/preregist/

About “Revolve8”

A brand new real-time-strategy game created by Masayoshi Kikuchi and Koji Igarashi.

This all-star team brings to the table a cast of funky Heroes who will shatter your expectations. The player wields a deck of 8 cards, each with their own strengths and weaknesses. They then aim to destroy their opponent’s towers within the time limit of 3 minutes to achieve victory. The rules are simple, but the cards and powerful Hero skills they use opens up players to fun and strategic real-time duels.

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Stay up to date on news for the upcoming global release of Revolve8:
“Revolve8” official website: https://rev8.sega.com/en
“Revolve8” pre-registration site: https://rev8.sega.com/en/preregist/
“Revolve8” CBT registration page: https://rev8.sega.com/en/cbt/
“Revolve8” official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/revolve8.official.en

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Title: Revolve8
Genre: Real-time Strategy
Supported OS: iOS / Android
Pricing model: Free (In-app purchases)
Publisher: SEGA Games

©SEGA

Press Release: Combat Arms Reloaded upcoming release on STEAM!

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Combat Arms: Reloaded, from VALOFE Global Ltd. will be Globally available on STEAM! Join the arms race in one of the biggest free-to-play first person shooters. Customize your soldier, rank up for new gear and perks, and aim for special achievements in battle. With dozens of modes, tons of maps, and more being added constantly, you’ll never run out of ways and places to gun down your enemies!

Combat Arms: Reloaded is a multiplayer game, free-to-play first-person shooter
The game offers many different modes of play, including One Man Army, Elimination, Capture The Flag and Quarantine Regen. The game uses a player ranking system based on total experience, using common military ranks that players can obtain. Completing objectives, killing other players, and leveling up one’s rank gives the player money in the form of Gear Points (GP), which can be used to purchase new equipment. Equipment includes weaponry, weapon attachments, and accessories for one’s character. Players can also purchase equipment from the Black Market. using GC. The game also supports community features such as clans and an in-game friends’ list.

Featuring our PCM mode with its top notched action and balanced gameplay system. With over two hundred and seventy guns at your disposal, point and shoot. Its either team up against other players on 8 vs. 8 team action or take on everyone and be the last one standing on the one-man army mode. What are you waiting for, play now!

What is Project XCloud?

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Is streaming the future of gaming? I personally want that to happen, especially with people who doesn’t have access to the hardware. like me. Me having and aging laptop computer, or no new consoles to use. I really want game streaming services to work.

The concept is this, you start your Android or iOS phone and play a game Gears of War (a Micrsoft Exclusive), but not as an emulator, it’s not loaded into your phone. The game is actually located in a server located in another part of the world. Your control input is sent through the internet and processed by the server, the server creates all the graphics, the processing and all and sends it back to you in a video. Everything happens in a split of a second. So regardless of how low the system you are holding, it can still run the game, since all the processing is done on the server, not on your device. All you need is a really fast internet connection.

Game streaming services is not new. I remember being impressed with OnLive in 2009, they also featured their own mini console, but focused on streaming the games instead of actually installing them. If featured that you can play any PC games right at your own home. I remember that you needed a 5mbps internet speed at a minimum. At the time, it felt that it’s a good idea if you are in the US, but here in the Philippines, it’s too ridiculous since 5mbps is too expensive at the time. OnLive is now owned by Sony which is being used for their own PlayStation Now, which you can play classic PS games up to some of the modern ones on the PS4 and PC.

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Gaikai is another game service that has the same idea as Onlive, and they started a year ahead of OnLive. Basically, the technology was also aquired by Sony.

Jump is another game streaming service, but focuses on indie games.

And I there are a lot of other services out there trying to capture that kind of market. For people to be able to play games that you can’t run on their current hardware.

Project xCloud’s offering is not new. But, what I like about this one compared to the others, is that the promise you don’t need an absolute hardware, you only need a good internet connection and any gamepad (on no gamepad at all since there is touchscreen controls) and a display should make you play the games easily. The mention that you can run it on any device is another positive thing. I still think there is a minimum requirement, I just hope it’s capable on my current hardware. But to think you can play on an iOS, and save your progress and move to an Android and continue your game there without installing the core of the game, that is impressive.

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Project xCloud promises that you can play any XboxOne game and some Xbox360 games on the streaming service. That’s a lot of games already. That’s great news. Maybe I can play Forza without buying an XboxOne soon.

My issue with this is that the internet in the Philippines is still not as stable as running the game on your device. Internet in the Philippines is a hit or miss. We are not in the best location for streaming services, and from what I remember, the Philippines is still ranked one of the lowest in the world in internet speeds. So, for sure, gaming on the go is not a default situation. But at least you can bring your device to a place with a good connection and play there. Will we see more people staying in a cafe with a good internet playing Halo on their phones? Why not.

I do look forward for this to happen. Looking forward for Project xCloud to be a reality, and for it to work for our Philippine market too.

 

Movie Trailers: Aquaman

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New Aquaman trailer is out. So far, I’m enjoying the visuals, making it look epic and the humor is good. I enjoyed seeing Black Manta in action. The character look ridiculous with the huge helmet, but no matter, it looks like the comic book, so I’m happy with that.

I have to give credit to Zack Snyder for getting Jason Momoa as Aquaman. Personally, I think his casting for Justice League was amazing, I had no problem who he has chosen to portray the characters.

Jason Momoa so far is great as Aquaman. I am looking forward to seeing this in the future.

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This is looking promising, and I do like the works of James Wan as a director. Horror and action, he doesn’t disappoint.

DC movies, I hope are getting better. Wonder Woman did great. Upcoming movies like Shazam also looks good and I’m looking forward to seeing Wonder Woman 1984. Let’s see if other movies will go forward too.