5 Things You Should Know About Kairi Sane

All eyes are now on the twenty-eight year-old Kairi Sane, nicknamed “The Pirate Princess” from World Wonder Ring Stardom promotion in Japan, after winning the Mae Young Classic competition finals against Shayna Baszler. She is one of the most celebrated women’s wrestlers of the modern era,  and she will soon get a shot at the vacant NXT Women’s Championship at NXT TakeOver: Houston.

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5 Things You Should Know About Riot Squad’s Leader – Ruby Riot

 

Ruby Riot certainly has been making a lot of noise these past few weeks after making her debut in WWE’s blue brand, Smackdown, with former NXT talents Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan. Fans are more and more excited for the upcoming first ever Women’s Royal Rumble since all three of them announced their entry.

Ruby is no stranger to wrestling fans as she was active in the indie scene for a number of years before joining NXT and taking part in epic matches against Asuka, Ember Moon and Nikki Cross. But there are more interesting things about her and we have put together a list of what we think you should know about this punk rock styled wrestler.

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Here are the Winners of Taipei Game Show 2018 Indie Game Awards!

Indie Game Award (IGA) is one of the highlights of this year’s Taipei Game Show. The aim is to recognize outstanding indie game developers around the world and showcase them in a global arena. This year, a total of 86 games are competing while only 22 games are included in the final round to compete for awards in eight categories including Best Narration, Best Visual Art, Best Audio, Best Design, Best Innovation, Best VR Game, Best Mobile Game, and IGA Grand Prix. Here are this year’s winners:

 

IGA Grand Prix & Best Visual Art: Old Man’s Journey

Developer: Broken Rules Interactive Media

Country of Origin: Austria

The double-award winner “Old Man’s Journey” is as much a game as an illustrated book, which tells a story of life experiences. Though brief, the game brings us a story with deep meanings of life. Without a single word, it evokes rich and powerful emotions through sounds and images, while preserving a smooth and whole gameplay experience. An old man with furrowed brow embarks on a lonely journey of memories. As a third person, the player gets to see through the eyes of the old man, touch the objects along the way on his journey, and take a peek at the memories he holds dearly. Time never ends, but life does. What would be the last scene you remember when your life reaches its destination?

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Taipei Game Show 2018 Awesome Merch Giveaway!

We’ve joined up with a bunch of awesome friends in the Geek Media to form the Geek Collective! We’re going to celebrate this momentous occasion by covering Taipei Game Show 2018 AND treating all our readers with an Awesome Merch Giveaway from the Show floor!

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Taipei Game Show 2018 Announces Top 22 Indie Game Award Finalists!

The Asia’s leading indie game festival will be happening in a couple of days at Taipei Game Show 2018 (TGS). 180 indie game developers from different regions of the world including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, China, South Korea, U.S., Poland, Switzerland, Australia, Spain, and Austria will be showcased in Indie Game Fiesta of B2B Zone and Indie House of B2C Zone.

The Indie Game Award, an exclusive contest for indie game developers, is now in its fourth iteration. It has grown considerably from last year in terms of both number participating countries and number of participating games. A total of 86 titles from 21 countries joined this year’s contest and a total 22 titles have made it to the final round of selection. The finalists have been selected from across four major platforms: PC, console, mobile, and VR.

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The judges for the awards are being recruited from domestic and overseas scenes and they are mostly gaming-focused senior journalists, game publishers, and game producers. The awards are divided into eight categories: Best Narration, Best Audio, Best Visual Art, Best Game Design, Best Innovation, Best VR Game, Best Mobile Game, and IGA Grand Prix.  The winners will be judged based on game design, story & plot, visual art,music & sound effects, and innovative game play.

Here are the 22 finalists! We’ve also taken the liberty of the tracking down the gameplay trailers of each of them! Just click on the game to find our more about them!

2018 INDIE GAME AWARD Finalists 

No. Indie Teams Games Country
1 Bonfire Entertainment Original Journey China
2 Broken Rules Interactive Media Old Man’s Journey  Austria
3 C4Cat Entertainment Limited Zold:out Hong Kong
4 Devespresso Games Vambrace: Cold Soul Korea
5 Digital Crafter Fight of Gods Taiwan
6 DreamTree Games Uri: The Sprout of Lotus Creek Malaysia
7 fla Game Studio Gospel of Satan Taiwan
8 Fuero Games Bushy Tail Poland
9 Funomena Luna USA
10 Glass Heart Games Vigil: The Longest Night Taiwan
11 Joysteak Studios Songbird Symphony Singapore
12 Kurechii Postknight Malaysia
13 Lince Works Aragami: Nightfall Spain
14 Manacell Space Cycler Taiwan
15 SIGONO OPUS: Rocket of Whispers Taiwan
16 Skytree Digital Limited Trillionia Hong Kong
17 Studio Flip Qinoto Australia
18 Team KwaKwa Splash Blast Panic Switzerland
19 The Gentlebros Cat Quest Singapore
20 Vactor Digital Co., Ltd. Flyer Taiwan
21 Werold MoKai Adventure AR Taiwan
22 Zinno Studio Un-Destined Taiwan

Find out who takes home the big prizes this Thursday to Sunday, January 25-28 2018! Also check out our previous Taipei Game Show content from 2016 when we first covered the show! Here’s our first experience with PSVR; All the awesome booths; and the standout Indie Games at the show!


Geekend Gladiators will be covering Taipei Game Show again this January 25-28 2018! We’ll be right there in Taipei as the action happens so make sure to check out our FacebookTwitter , Youtube, and Instagram for the very best of the show and the latest and breaking news!

Also check out Taipei Game Show’s website for more information about the show!


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An Interview with the Taipei Game Show Contingent at ESGS 2017

Taipei Game Show 2018 is just around the corner and we sat down with their contingent at ESGS 2017 to talk about: What we can expect in the upcoming Taipei Game Show 2018; What they think about the gaming and game development culture in the Philippines; and what their own gaming culture is like in Taiwan.

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How Disney’s Acquisition of Fox Affects Marvel

Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe started salivating at the news of a possible acquisition of Fox by Disney in the past few weeks, with an announcement rumored to happen sometime in the near future. This, of course, has lead to a lot of expectations on the same fans. While most have been jubilant, some have been wary of what this might bring to the two separate juggernaut universes. In this vain, we are going to look at the possible effects of the (hopefully successful) acquisition on the MCU.

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In the Car After: (Ep. 47) Thor Ragnarok and How Hulk Should Have Put The Fire Demon Over

It’s another In the Car After! This week our host Raffy and Denise get their seductive Lord of Thunder on with Thor: Ragnarok!

But before that, they discuss Denise’s annual holiday trip and how Raffy played Bioshock while blaring Adele songs just to cope (It didn’t work out so well). They also talk about their year-end plans for In the Kitchen Before Livestream while Denise tries to weasel away from her outstanding punishment; And finally, listen to how Denise pitches watching Mano Po: The Legal Wife 11 for In the Car After while she’s gone. Yeah.. no.

Find out what our Hosts think about Thor: Ragnarok. As they discuss a LOT about the comedic bathos in the movie and how they feel it about it.  You’ll also hear all about how Baller Hela is and How the Hulk should’ve just Put Over the Fire Demon but instead buried him like Cena does to all new talent.

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Have We Already Seen The Soul Stone? Here Are Our 2 Best Theories- Avengers: Infinity War Speculation

The trailer for Avengers: Infinity War just dropped and we’re all caught up in the Avengers hype once again! However, we have not yet seen even a glint of the Soul Stone. or have we? Here are our 2 best guesses where it is! Continue reading “Have We Already Seen The Soul Stone? Here Are Our 2 Best Theories- Avengers: Infinity War Speculation”

KIX’s R U Tough Enough 2017 Proudly Crowns Its First Igorot Champion!

 After a grueling afternoon filled with tests of strength, agility and fortitude, KIX Channel’s R U Tough Enough 2017 hails Renz Lou Lagria as the Philippines’ Toughest Pinoy!

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