Opinion Archive

Calleigh’s take on the top games of 2011

The year of 2011 marked the release of many a blockbuster gaming titles that have not only shaped the course of the industry but also rooted themselves as all-time favorites in the hearts and minds of gamers all around the world. Having said that, one might even surmise that 2011 was arguably one of the best […] Read more »

Four esports games to watch out for in 2012

What will 2012 have in store for esports? It has become clear, to myself at least, that the esports experience is not just about competitive gaming, but also about the spectator experience and how it can form an emotional connection between a game and its players. With this in mind, I picked out four games […] Read more »

Steam Holiday Sale 2011: A recap

The annual Steam Holiday Sale for 2011 has finally ended, and just like the previous sales from the past two years, my wallet has taken substantial damage from all the discounted games, barely crossing the SG$100 mark. Here’s a quick recap on the holiday sale, and some of my thoughts and tips for future deals. Read more »

What’s in store for Assassin’s Creed in 2012

The conclusion of Assassin’s Creed: Revelations and Assassin’s Creed: Embers – an animated short -, happily wraps up two major story arcs of the game, namely the lives of Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad and Ezio Auditore da Firenze, both of whom were excellent characters and brilliant Assassins in their own right. With all that said and done, we […] Read more »

This year’s SMM Dota tournament will likely be the last. What’s next?

When Sendi Mutiara Multimedia launched the SMM Grand National Dota Tournament in 2006, it was a domestic tournament catering primarily to gamers from Malaysia. Today, the now five-year-old tournament’s reputation and prize pool attracts participation from teams located from all across the Asia-Pacific, and even as far away as Europe and North America. Despite its […] Read more »