Tuesday, February 6, 2018

See you at GameCon 2018

Hey guys!

I just want to share to you an upcoming event that I'm really excited to go to.
It's the second year of GameCon Philippines on February 10-11, 2018 at the Megatrade Hall 2, 5th Floor of Building B, SM Megamall.

GameCon PH highlights the theme of “Next Generation Gaming”.  The in-house conference will share the new practices, topics, and trends in the gaming industry.  This event also provides a platform for exhibitors to showcase new game products and creations. Get to see and try out the new products from global brands like HP Omen and Logitech.

GameCon Ph on their second year, will give and present you the latest gaming trends with your community. Share your passion with your community in GameCon.   This 2-day event offers the full spectrum of games from video games, e-sport games, mobile games, tabletop games, virtual reality applications, up to robotics.  If this line-up doesn’t impress you, take advantage of the first demo setup by our game development partners during the event.

The event highlights includes the game development workshop,  interactive booths, play areas, technology exhibits, trade show, cosplay competition, and card game tournaments.  Don't miss the talked-about Electronic Game Collegiate League Show Matches and Mobile Game mini tournaments as enjoyed by our e-games community.

The GameCon 2018 Highlight is the return of Roborumble, the Philippine’s first light-weight robot combat tournament that will happen on February 11, 2018.

With so much excitement and activities,  GameCon is now the premiere event weekend destination for the Filipino Family.

Tickets are available at all different SM Ticket outlets or online on www.smtickets.com. One day pass will cost P160 and the Two- day pass is P270. For more information about the events just go to the facebook page of GameCon PH or go to www.gamecon.ph.

And that's it guys!
See you there! ;)

Paula ;)

Gamecon Philippines is co-presented by Logitech and HP Omen also in partnership with Smart.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Elite Games Inc. Launched 4 New Mobile Games at the

Hey Guys!

Earlier this month at the Philippine-Korea Video Game Cooperation Conference, Gyeonggi Content Agency (GCA), a provincial South Korean government agency which represents the Gyeonggi Province, announced their partnership with Elite Games Inc.  to bring quality games from South Korea to Southeast Asia.

At the mentioned event, Elite Games Inc. also announced that they'll be introducing 4 new mobile games in Southeast Asia. The Philippines will get the honored spot to ve the launch pad for these 4 new titles and many more to come down the road.

The 4 games are Joy Planet, Next Exit, Velator, and Fantasy Tales . Elite Games Inc. will provide regional publishing services for the mentioned mobile games.

After the conference, we were allowed to be one of the first to try out the 4 new mobile games. Here are their details;

Joy Planet
A game where you can create your own planet to travel around the world and uncover its beauty!
Solve puzzles to progress and obtain real-world landmarks for your own personal collection.

•Casual and unique puzzle game match-3 puzzle that anyone can play.
•Build your own planet: decorate your planet with stores, street stalls, ornaments, tiles and more.
•More than 140 puzzle stages

Next Exit
is an escapist platformer with simple controls that is easy to learn but hard to master. With numerous ways to die, the game reminds players that each instance of death is a lesson to learn, and it's never the end until the player quits. To top it all off, players can create their own elaborate level using the nunerous props and items in the game .

Fantasy Tales
This is my second fave, a world with two colliding goddesses: the Goddess of Creation Ditne, and Goddess of Destruction, Lakstia.

•Graphics and design: Unique character designs and action oriented combat system.
•Hero list: Form your team by choosing the right combination for your party
•Arena: Fight your way in the arena to become the best of the best.
•Idle Gameplay: Your account continuously proceeds with every stage even with just running in backround mode
•Rebirt: rebirt your account to reach higher goals .

Last but not the least is my ultimate fave fron the bunch,
Velator: Immortal Invation
From Red Sahara Studio, Velator is a Fantasy Epic Team Strategy RPG set in the kingdom of Shunhyte.

•Unique team building system
•Multiple single player game modes in HD 3D graphics.
•Challenge players in multiple PVP modes
•Conquer in massive guild battles
•Deep hero customization
•In game hero analysis
•Awesome Soundtrack

And that's it! the 4 games will be launched before the year ends, so stay tuned for updates!  ;)

'till next time!

Paula :)

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Foodpanda embarks on a new chapter in its brand evolution and unveils a fresh new look and exciting features

Hey everyone!

Here's some news for my fellow foodies who sometimes depends on food delivery just like me, foodpanda, the on-demand international food delivery service, is getting a fresh new look across its markets, offering its customers a new visual identity to accompany its renowned service standards and vision to deliver good food into people's everyday.

The brand’s enhanced look and feel is set to create value and impact in the fast-growing food delivery industry, specifically with its new outstanding pink color. The panda, an iconic brand symbol, will remain at the forefront, but has been tweaked into a rounder, more modern version. The use of a simplified shape in terms of color and line weight has also come into place, while keeping the friendliness and enhancing the memorability of the logo. In addition, the font has been updated to be more contemporary, in line with the brand’s new direction.
We are very excited to deploy our refreshed brand image and spread our new signature pink color across our markets. This marks the beginning of a new era and enables us to further stand out in the streets of the cities we cover.” says Julian Dames, Global CMO at foodpanda.

No matter the craving or price range, foodpanda opens all of its cities up to an exciting world of flavors – only now, it will do so with a new distinctive pink color. The foodpanda app and websites are introducing an improved user-friendly interface and design, as well as several new features. Customers will now be able to receive dynamic delivery times which take into account dish preparation, rider availability and time to reach their desired location, down to the last minute. In addition, foodpanda has also introduced a live tracking feature, which would allow customers to watch in real time, as their orders make their way from their favorite restaurants right to their doorstep, hassle free!

The rider equipment and in-restaurant material will also incorporate the new design and logo, without any service quality changes for customers or partner restaurants.

We took the refreshed design as an opportunity to improve our visibility and also provide even more safety to the riders. Not only are uniforms eye-catching with the pink color, but rider jackets are also lightweight and water resistant. We have also added reflective material in different parts of the rider uniform, that will be more noticeable to others on the road. This combination of style and safety will ensure being noticed on the street, and will also allow riders to enjoy wearing them while staying safe.” adds Dames.
Curious to see the new and improved foodpanda? Visit our website and download the app on IOS or Android now!

And that's it!
Hope this helps especially to those who rely on food delivery almost everyday.

'Til next time!

Paula ;)

About foodpanda:
foodpanda is dedicated to bringing food lovers around the world their favorite meals from curated local restaurants. Since its creation, the on-demand food delivery service has grown to more than 27,000 partner restaurants in more than 190 cities across 12 Asian and Central Europe countries globally. foodpanda is active in Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Pakistan, Taiwan, Philippines, Bangladesh, Brunei, India, Romania and Bulgaria. It belongs to Delivery Hero, worldwide leader of the food delivery industry. For more information visit www.foodpanda.ph

How it works:
Through the foodpanda website or via the new iOS and Android apps, customers can enter their area and view a curated list of restaurants serving their neighborhood. Once they have found their meal of choice, they can place an order in the comfort of their home or office, paying online through foodpanda’s secure platform. The order is then carefully prepared by the restaurant, picked up by the foodpanda rider and delivered straight to their doorstep.

Follow us on:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/food panda philippines/
Twitter: @foodpandaPH
Instagram: @foodpanda_ph

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Ragnarok Journey PH Grand Party

Hey guys!

Last Sunday, November 12, at Glorietta 2 activity center, Gravity Co. Ltd. hosted a Grand Party for the upcoming arrival of Ragnarok Journey in the Philippines.

Based on the popular MMORPG Ragnarok Online, Ragnarok Journey is a browser MMORPG where players can battle against colorful monsters,  gain new abilities and participate in quests in a fantasy world.  It's a game everyone can play anytime,  anywhere,  without the need to download a client.

Before I discuss more details about Ragnarok Journey,  here are some of the highlights from the grand party.

The whole event was hosted by popular GMA talents Betong Sumaya and Arianne Bautista. The event was packed with gamers and long time Ragnarok fans. Early birds even got some goodies including a cute sized poring plushie.

The COO of Gravity Co. Ltd. Mr. Yoshinori Kitamura was also present at the event he gave a speech about Ragnarok Journey and gave us some insight about other Gravity Games that will be released here in PH in the near future.

Of course I got an opportunity to have a pic with Mr. Yoshinori together with my blogger friend Kamila (first girl on the left)  :)

Aside from the raffle and games there was also a cosplay competion where the contestants showcased their best RO character or NPC costumes,  here's a pic of the winners. 

This is me with the cute cosplayers from the Ragnarok booth, this groupie is actually a requirement for me to earn a passport stamp, that can be used to exchange for a price after the program. 😍

In the afternoon,  we were given a chance to interview Ms. Liliana Bae (배 상 진) from the Business Division of Gravity, she answered all of our questions and discussed all the things we need to know about Ragnarok Journey PH.

Aimed toward casual gamers, Ragnarok has been re-imagined in an all new convinient AI assisted adventure style which makes grinding and leveling up easier. Battle monsters throughout the world of Rune Midgard and use your skills to traverse through new dungeons and zones.

Here are some of the important details about Ragnarok Journey:

* One of the best features of this casual MMORPG is the Auto Play!  Turn it on and your character goes on full auto mode killing monsters and looting. When I asked Ms. Lillian if there will be tasks when actual player engagement will be needed, she said there will be some but most of the grinding can be done via auto mode.

* The game also allows players choosw a specialize class such as Mage or Swordsman at level 10.

* Characters can accumulate new abilities by manually adding skill points,  and unleash devastating attacks on a menagerie of colorful fantasy monsters, the same model used in the classic Ragnarok Online.

*There will be quests from NPCs which a player can accomplish in exchange for daily rewards.

*The game can be played in any device,  can be a pc, tablet, or a smartphone as long as your browser has a flash player, it's actually great for those who have a full time job but still want to play any Ragnarok related game.

*Also, when I asked Ms. Lillian about the availability of in game items/buffs etc. she said, there will be in game items you can purchase to help you level up faster but that doesn't mean that those who can't shell out extra cash can't win, it's a game that can be enjoyed by everyone who'll play it, either you spend extra cash or not.

BTW the event passport that I've mentioned earlier?  I was able to complete all the needed stamps and I exchanged it for this big adorbs poring plushie after the interview 😍

Last but not the least of course we waited for the final performer of the day,  6 Cyclemind!  😁

And that's it!
I hope you guys especially fellow RO fans were enlightened by this post about Ragnarok Journey PH.

You can follow their Facebook page for updates about when the game will be released. You can also pre-register here 😊

'Til next time!

Paula :)

Friday, November 17, 2017

A Tow-riffic Christmas at SM City Taytay!

Hey guys!

Last Saturday,  November 11, Christmas season officially started at SM City Taytay when they lighted their Disney Cars themed Christmas centerpiece,  it was a night full of awesomeness for the kids and kids at heart who were present.

There were a few performances before the centerpiece was lighted;

Here's a pic of some kids performing a cute dance number.

Allen Cecilio also sang for the crowd.

A few moments before the lighting of the centerpiece.

Here's a pic of the guests and the happy kids who attended in their racing costumes posing in front of the lighted centerpiece.

Of course last but not the least the night would not be complete without me posing with the adorbs Christmas Tree!  😍
Missed this event? You and your kids can also take pics at the cutesy display as well when you visit SM City Taytay,  the display will be there until January 7, 2018. :)

And that's it for today!
I hope you guys liked it.

'til next time!

Paula. ;)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

21 Days to Creativity

Hey guys!

Happy Wednesday, I just want to share some info to you today.
According to a World Economic Forum report, creativity is one of the top three skills individuals will need to be successful in the new, digital world. Creative thinking helps one find new ways of solving problems by having an open and flexible mindset.

Researchers have also found that it takes at least 21 days to cultivate a habit. So, if you’re game to make creativity a habit, let us help you with these 21 ideas – all you need is a Windows device to get started!

  1. Start with the end in mind by having a creative checklist on OneNote – which can be synced easily across devices.
  2. Doodle! Long thought to be a bad habit, doodling can actually help unlock one’s creative potential. Pick up a Pen today and start doodling on Windows Ink’s Sketchpad, a whitespace for your ideas and creations . You may be surprised at what you can create.
  3. Bring a new dimension to your stories by combining photos, videos, and even 3D effects. Change your home videos forever with a T-rex chasing grandpa down the front lawn. All this is possible with Story Remix*, coming soon to Windows 10.
  4. Mixed reality is undoubtedly the next step in the evolution of human computing, blending virtual and physical worlds into one immersive whole. With Mixed Reality Viewer (available on Windows Store), you can take any 3D objects into the real world with the device’s camera.
  5. Take your creativity to the limit and create a 3D kingdom from scratch. With your friend, co-create buildings, machines and more in Minecraft Realm. Take your Realm with you across multiple devices including Windows 10 PC, Xbox, VR and even mobile devices – so your creativity is not limited by the devices you have.
  6. Exchange ideas better with a direct expression of your thoughts. Windows 10 Fall Creators Update makes it easier to let others know how you truly feel with quicker access to emojis. Hit the Windows + . (period) or Windows + ; (semicolon) shortcut to bring up the new Emoji keyboard .
  7. What is the most creative color? Orange, it seems, as it blends the energy of red and the happiness of yellow.
    So why not change your Windows theme color to creative orange to see if it stirs up any inspiration? Just head over to Windows Settings > Personalization > Themes.
  8. Looking for a new way to present your ideas in a more visual and creative manner? Office apps now support 3D models, where you can insert, rotate and tilt these images within documents and presentations.
  9. There is no doubt that play is essential for creativity, which is why we’ve built Xbox capabilities within Windows 10 so that you can toggle between work and play easily. For those who are seeking pointers from fellow gamers, enjoy the flexibility to broadcast with Mixer, the easiest and most interactive way to stream your gameplay on Xbox One and Windows 10.
  10. With the Windows Fall Creators Update, Game Mode is now more powerful than ever before. With just a single tap, the feature unleashes your PC’s full processing power to make your gameplay as smooth as possible.
  11. It might sound counterintuitive, but a key aspect process that feeds creativity is drilling into repetitive tasks. After all, you can only break the rules in a meaningful way after you’re truly familiar with them. Take a shot at this with Cuphead, a classic run and gun action game exclusively available for Windows and Xbox, that will test the limits of your patience as you repeat level after level to figure out your enemy’s attack patterns and weaknesses.
  12. Bend your minds with a new reality in town. With the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, we are making it easier for you to immerse in a new reality with Windows Mixed Reality headset*. These are easy to setup, affordable and brings a new realm of experiences to broaden your creative perspectives.
  13. Explore new creative processes! The Six Thinking Hats, for example, is a simple and effective parallel thinking process that helps one be more productive, focused, and mindfully involved. Try creating this structure on your Sticky Notes for Windows 10 devices, so that it serves as a constant reminder to your creativity journey.
  14. Fun fact: An average person sits between 7 – 15 hours per day. Perhaps it’s time to take a walk and bring your Windows device outdoors, and open your eyes to new creative possibilities by taking pictures of new scenes to place 3D visuals in within Paint 3D.
  15. Hit a creative roadblock? We all have those moments. To kick start your creative gears, try checking out Remix3D, a collection of 3D models that you can download and modify for your next masterpiece.
  16. When it comes to developing a creative and focused mind, the pen is mightier than the keyboard. Research has found that people who write more are often better at grasping new concepts, and can stay in focus better. Start by taking notes with a digital pen instead of your keyboard on OneNote today.
  17. Try this exercise to flex your mind on Sketchpad:
    1. On a blank piece of canvas, draw 30 circles
    2. In 3 minutes, turn as many of these circles into recognizable objects, such as a smiley face, a soccer ball, a button or other round items
  18. What did you draw? No matter the result, the exercise helps stretch the limits of your imagination, challenging the speed, diversity and quantity of your ideas within a set timeframe.Is Pharell’s “Happy” a musical stimulant for creative minds? A study notes the connection between happy music and creativity. And with the upcoming iTunes and Spotify apps for Windows 10, you can start prepping your go-to playlist to juice up your creative powers!
  19. Review your creative journey easily with Windows 10 Timeline*, which will be available on a later date. Rewind and restore open programs and documents, allowing you to hop back to where you left off without breaking your creative flow.
  20. Having a proper rest is important to keep your creative juices flowing. Researchers have noted that an optimal sleep period is between 7 – 9 hours per day for adults. However, if you’re on a creative streak and don’t want to go to bed just yet, turn on the Night Light to reduce the amount of blue light flashing out of your PC. This will help you get a better night’s sleep once you log off and hit the pillows.
  21. While you embark on your creativity journey with Windows 10, it is equally important to safeguard your digital safety. Windows Defender gets better with the Fall Creators Update with behind-the-scenes defenses against newer threats that can derail your creativity processes.
Remember to have this feature switched on by going to Settings > Update & security > Windows Defender and turn on the toggle switch for real-time protection.

To find out more about the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and the slew of new, creative experiences it will bring, visit www.microsoft.com/windows

And that's it for today, hope you guys got a lot of tips that you'll apply on your daily routines. ;)

'Till next time!

Paula :)

Monday, October 23, 2017

See you at the Esports and Gaming Summit 2017

Hey guys!

Calling all my fellow gamers out there Gariath Concepts will be bringing fun in the world of gaming with the Esports and Gaming Summit 2017, which will be happening on October 27 to 29, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Compound, Pasay City. Now on its fourth year, expect more game demos, freebies and esports matches from a diverse set of publishers and developers in the video game industry.

Here are a few things to expect when ESGS 2017 opens its doors to gamers from the casual to the most hardcore:

More Presence from the Big Brands in the Gaming Industry

Some big brands who have graced the previous ESGS events will be making a return to the event. At the PlayStation booth, expect to see upcoming titles for everyone to try out, plus some surprises that will be revealed at the event. Ubisoft will showcase Assassin’s Creed: Origins and Just Dance 2018 as well as hosting a series of activities about game development. Fans will be able to try out Capcom’s Monster
Hunter World. Hi-Rez Studios will also make its debut on the ESGS main stage as they will be hosting demos and tournaments for Smite and Paladins.

Local developers such as Secret 6 will be showcasing their latest build for their upcoming FPS game Project Xandata, Ranida Games will have playable demos for their fighting game Bayani: Kanino Ka Kakampi?, Indigo Entertainment’s booth will feature their anticipated mecha fighting game Garrison Archangel along
with their other games, and Synergy 88 will be bringing some surprises for their upcoming projects.

Mobile game developers and tournament organizers will be making a bigger splash in this year’s ESGS as well. R2 Games’ Heroes Evolved will be present, as well as Moonton’s massive hit Mobile Legends. Expect game demos, the latest news, and other activities from these publishers. The Mobile Esports Arena will be hosting a series of mobile game tournaments to satisfy your thirst for competitive matches.

Gaming and hobby shop Ludus will be bringing Final Fantasy: The Card Game to the stage, the first non-electronic game to take center stage at the event. They will also hold live demos of said game in their booth, where fans can also purchase Final Fantasy: The Card Game and other games.

Of course, gaming won’t happen without hardware, and these brands will also make a huge wave at ESGS with their newest products and activities. Expect more surprises from MSI, HyperX, Thermaltake,
Predator, AOC, Philips, ASRock, Zotac and PowerColor. More Spotlight for the Indies
The independent scene will be given a spotlight as the Indie Arena will highlight some of the current game titles developed by international game devs, while the local indie game developers will have their own
area with GDAP’s GameFest station. Here attendees can try out the games and have a chance to chat with the developers and maybe walk away with exclusive freebies.

Brace yourselves for more Brawlfest Action

The biggest fighting game communities will unite once again to bring another intense Brawlfest mini-event to satisfy fans looking for intense console competition. The communities from Playbook, PinoyPS, Cosmic Gorgons, and Secret Base have joined forces to host a series of tournaments featuring fan-favorite fighting game titles. Their main highlight will be for Tekken 7 where the winner will be heading to EVO Japan 2018 to compete with the rest of the top players around the globe.

Leveling Up on Game Development

Aside from hosting local indie game developers, the Game Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP) will be having their GameFest to promote the academic side of game development. They will also be bringing several academic schools and game development partners in their area to share their specialties to the public. They will also be inviting some of the top developers from different studios for a series of game development talks* where everyone can learn more on concept art, animation, programming and more.

Gear Up for the Cosplay Competition: Gaming Category

Where there’s gaming, there’s bound to be cosplay. ESGS 2017 will be bringing back its gaming-themed cosplay competition with bigger prizes are on the line. Participants will be evaluated by a panel of judges 
who are also long-time cosplayers themselves: tech influencer Kang Dupet, freelance events organizer Loki Heart, and World Cosplay Summit Philippines President Tessa. The cosplay competition will be handled by Anime Alliance Philippines and powered by Animax.

And that's it!

I'm so looking forward to seeing you all there at ESGS Days 1, 2, and 3.

'till next time!

Paula ;)


Organized by Gariath Concepts and dubbed as one of the biggest E-Sports Competition and Gaming Conventions in Southeast Asia, ESGS continues to grow and provides the best gaming and esports experience in the Philippines and has grown to become a bookmarked local gaming event, eagerly awaited by brands, publishers, tournament organizers, academic institutions, cosplayers, and fans of games and gaming. 


Established in 2014, Gariath Concepts aims to become anything that is beyond ordinary in hosting gaming events and tournaments. With ESGS as its flagship event, Gariath has created other events where they partnered with major brands and esports leagues including the popular Pinoy Gaming Festival: Summer Assembly where it showcases some of the hottest esports activities in the metro during summer, the all-fighting game event BrawlFest where it features the biggest fighting game communities and the esports Tour (co-organized with Mineski Events Team) where it reaches out to other regions in the country to celebrate esports and gaming. 


GG Network is the esports and gaming entertainment vertical of TV5 and D5 Studio. GG Network aims to provide a balanced serving of digital gaming content that caters to gamers no matter their affiliation or interest level. It is a Multi-Channel Network focused on the gaming pillar that involves strategic partnerships, original programming, streamers on different video platforms, editorial content, team and 
event sponsorships and naming rights and is now the highest followed media-backed esports community in the Philippines.