Pinoy Gaming Festival is back with a Scorching Summer Event!

Pinoy Gaming Festival  is looking to turn the heat up on your Summer  with PGF Summer Assembly 2017. Get ready for three whole days of non-stop, pulse-pounding eSports action on April 28 to 30, 2017 at the Trinoma Activity Center, Trinoma Mall Quezon City.

Watch the best and brightest eSports stars in the country battle it out in various tournaments and exhibition matches. You yourself can also experience a ton of featured games on the various PC, Console and Mobile platforms on the show floor. There are also plenty of exciting prizes and surprises in store for everyone in attendance by way of fun-filled stage activities and contests.

Also expect to see some awesome stuff from the various sponsors and partners of the event such as: Ubisoft, creators of popular gaming titles such as Assassin’s Creed, Watch Dogs and Just Dance; Secret 6, a local game development studio behind the upcoming multiplayer first-person shooter, Project Xandata; MSI, the world-leading gaming brand of notebooks and PC components; and TNC Cyber Café, one of the fastest growing cyber cafés in the country.

The event itself will be organized by Gariath Concepts, the same people who brought us the astounding ESGS; and is presented by Globe Telecom, in conjunction with their partnership with the Pinoy Gaming Festival brand so you can expect a lot of good things in store for us all.

And the best part about all of this is that admission is absolutely free! You heard that right folks, you can experience all the exhilirating eSports Tourneys, play the awesome videogames on display and get a chance to win fun and amazing prizes all for absolutely free of charge! All you have to do is just head on over to the Trinoma Activity center on April 28 to 30, 2017. See you there!

For more announcements and the latest news about Pinoy Gaming Festival-Summer Assembly be sure to follow their official Facebook page: facebook.com/PinoyGamingFestival

 

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Cosplay Mania 2016 Cosplay Gallery!

Meet Kooper! He’s walking from the South of the Philippines to the North!

This is Kooper. He’s embarking on an epic journey from the Philippines’ Southernmost city to the North! He speaks with Geekend Gladiators about how the idea for this journey (which he calls Sanlibong Yapak ) was formed, what he wishes to accomplish, his preparation as well as some exciting stories from the road so far.

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Asia Pop Comic Con Manila 2016: Best of the Show!

Asia Pop Comic Con was an absolute blast! Mostly because it was a celebration of all things geeky!

Every fandom was represented, Videogames, Toys, Cosplay, Comics, Anime, Wrestling, Movies, TV!

There was even a frickin’ Bouncy House!!!

It was super magical to be around people you like the same stuff that you do and talk about it.

It’s also just as awesome to be in the pressence of people with fandoms you aren’t necessarily into and see how crazy and passionate they are about it!

It’s nothing short of amazing, We’re absolutely going again next year~!

Here are some of our best photos!

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Geekend Destinations: Pinto Art Museum – Cafe Tan-aw

Here at Geekend Gladiators, we are not only passionate about our comic books, TV shows, movies and video games, we are also insanely passionate about our food! In this edition of Geekend Destinations, Gladiators Gino and Phoebe went out and tried a restaurant cafe called, “Cafe Tan-aw,”  in Pinto Art Museum, located at Antipolo City.

As with every Geekend Destination review, ratings are divided among five categories, with five points each and totaling 25 points, namely: food, ambiance, service, affordability, and level of geekiness.

As a brief background, Cafe Tan-aw is a restaurant cafe located inside Pinto Art Museum. The Pinto Art Museum was opened to the public by its owner Dr. Joven Cuanang to showcase the artworks of famous and up and coming Filipino artists.

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Geekend Destinations: Mosaic by the Creek

Here at Geekend Gladiators, we are not only passionate about our comic books, TV shows, movies and video games, we are also insanely passionate about our food! In this edition of Geekend Destinations, Gladiators Gino and Phoebe went out and tried “Mosaic by the Creek,” in Industrial Vallley, Marikina.

As with every Geekend Destination review, ratings are divided among five categories, with five points each and totaling 25 points, namely: food, ambiance, service, affordability, and level of geekiness.

As a brief background, Mosaic by the Creek is a cafe and an art workshop in Marikina. It was/is primarily known for its, you guessed it, mosaic workshop. The cafe opened recently, and is owned by Bubbies Deli.

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An Overly-Descriptive Account of Our Playstation VR Experience

 

We got to check out Sony’s foray into the virtual reality genre, The Playstation VR at Taipei Game Show 2016 and here’s what we thought of it!

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Recommended Restaurants for Valentine’s Day

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, but have you figured out yet where to take your significant other? If not, here’s a little cheat sheet for you from the Geekend Gladiators.


RUSTIC MORNINGS


For this year Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday, and what goes best with a Sunday and date days? Brunch, of course. But why Rustic Mornings you ask, if you haven’t figured it out yet, it caters to the brunch-going crowd while serving the best rustic dishes this side of town.

While the Geekend Gladiators have yet to post a restaurant review of Rustic Mornings on their Geekend Destinations column, rest assured we have tried it out numerous times and their dishes are spot-on every time that we do. Truth be told, the restaurant has already amassed a following as patrons not only from Marikina flock this place, but all over the Metro, too! It’s the best place to start out your romantic day with your significant other.

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We highly recommend their Waffles, Buffalo Chicken Strips & Salad. It’s THE reason why we return again and again and again and again. The waffles are cooked perfectly and have that crispy finish to it, and the butter and syrup are just to die for. The buffalo chicken strips complement the waffles really well and the sauce just accentuates it even more. And the salad is just as good as the rest of the dish. The most exciting part is that the dish would cost you only P250.00

Rustic Mornings is located along J.P. Rizal St., San Roque, Marikina City. The best landmarks are the Our Lady of the Abadoned Church and the Marikina Shoe Museum.


PATIO VERA


If brunch isn’t your thing, and dinner is, then we highly recommend you try Patio Vera. Patio Vera is a restaurant that specializes in traditional Filipino food while providing that perfect romantic ambiance with help from its intimate garden setting.

From the outside you wouldn’t assume that there’s a romantic haven hidden underneath it, but once you step through their gates you’d realize that this is the best place to spend your romantic evening in. As stated above, it has that intimate setting that could turn your date from good to awesome.

If you do plan to eat here, then we have to tell you to get their Lengua and the Classic Kare-Kare. Let’s just say that you’d really regret not getting either or both dishes because it is just superb.

And if that doesn’t convince you to try it out, then maybe this will. Patio Vera is the very restaurant where Gladiator Gino proposed to Phoebe. That’s how romantic the place is.

Patio Vera is located along Gen. F. Santos St., Calumpang, Marikina City. If you do plan on going there, be sure to make reservations. Their customer service is very good and willing to accommodate their patrons.


SALLIANO’S RESTAURANT & BAR


This list wouldn’t really be complete without one of our highest reviewed restaurant, Salliano’s Restaurant & Bar, in it.

If you haven’t read our review, then let me tell you why you should try it. Salliano’s set the bar really high for us with the all around superb dining experience. We loved it for its ambiance, service, affordability and its food. If you want to impress your significant other, this is the place to be.

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If there’s one thing that we’d really recommend from this restaurant, we can’t because there are at least 3 dishes you have to try, and these are the Slab Bits on Waffle, the Meatball ala Salliano, and the Tablea Chocolate Cake. We do have to warn you for the impending foodgasm that you’d have, but that’s the whole point of all this.

So where is this place? It’s at Guerilla St. corner Gil Fernando Ave., Marikina City. If you want to find out more about our time there, check our review here.


BEEFFALO


Let’s face it, Valentine’s Day is not just about going out with your significant other, it’s also about spending time with your loved ones, be it your family or a group of friends. This is where Beeffalo comes in. Now don’t get me wrong, Beeffalo is also an awesome place to bring your significant other.

So why do we recommend Beeffalo? Well if you’ve watched countless rom-coms (which I haven’t), then you’d know that whenever there’s a date it would almost always involve eating at a restaurant that serves steak. And by now you’d probably have guessed that Beeffalo does in fact serve steak. But why here though? It’s because they serve really good steak at a very reasonable price. Truth is, just like Rustic Mornings, this is one of those restaurants that has become a default dating place for us.

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Geekend Destinations: Miguel & Maria

Here at Geekend Gladiators, we are not only passionate about our comic books, TV shows, movies and video games, we are also insanely passionate about our food! In this edition of Geekend Destinations, Gladiators Gino and Phoebe went out and tried “Miguel & Maria”, in Marikina.

As with every Geekend Destination review, ratings are divided among five categories, with five points each and totaling 25 points, namely: food, ambiance, service, affordability, and level of geekiness.

As a brief background, Miguel & Maria is a swanky restaurant located in Marikina’s famous Lilac St. which serves American, Spanish and Filipino food.

To start things off, we were both intrigued and looked forward to try and dine at Miguel and Maria after all the rave reviews we’ve heard from friends and family alike.

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Geekend Destinations – Some Kind of Wonderful (S.K.O.W.)

Taken From SKOW's Facebook Page
Taken From SKOW’s Facebook Page

Here at Geekend Gladiators, we are not only passionate about our comic books, TV shows, movies and video games, we are also insanely passionate about our food!

In this edition of Geekend Destinations, the entire Geekend Gladiators team (Gino, Phoebe, Raffy, and Denise) went to the “First Food Festival” on Lilac Street in Marikina, and while there the Gladiators munched at “Some Kind of Wonderful” or otherwise known as S.K.O.W. to the locals.

As with every Geekend Destination review, ratings are divided among five categories, with five points each and totaling 25 points, namely: food, ambiance, service, affordability, and level of geekiness.

As a brief background, S.K.O.W. is an 80’s themed hole-in-the-wall. If the name sounds familiar, than you probably heard about the 1987 movie of the same title. S.K.O.W. offers various dishes ranging from your American dishes to Japanese food. Odds are, they’ll have something to satisfy your appetite.

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