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Korean Artist Kim Jung Gi Has Passed Away: In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here // The Woman King Delayed To February 2023 In Malaysia: In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here // Star Wars Andor Episode 5 Breakdown & Easter Eggs: In an intense match, the Lone Wolves came out victorious. Read all about the big night here
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No Straight Roads Is A Few Steps Short To Action Gaming Greatness…

Review originally published on 25th August, 2020. It's bumped up due to the Steam version that's out right now. Platform(s): PC (Epic Games & Steam), PS4, Xbox One Nintendo Switch Genre: Uniquely Malaysian music-rhythm action mash-up Readers on this site may notice my affinity to hyper-stylized action games like the Bayonetta games and r...

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Nintendo Switch Consoles Are Now Being Made In Malaysia

Earlier this year, we reported that Nintendo was looking to increase the production of its Nintendo Switch consoles due to an increase in demand from the COVID-19 pandemic and the launch of Animal Crossing New Horizons. It turns out that one of those new supply manufacturing chains is in Malaysia, besides locations in China and Vietnam, as conf...

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Here’s What To Expect From Level Up KL 2020 Play Day

The biggest game festival in Malaysia is back. The Level Up KL 2020: Play Day main the main online stream show will be held on the final two days, 28 and 29 November 2020, on the official Play app. You can download the app for mobile, or play it on the browser from your PC via this link. The two-day event will host gameplay showcases, gu...

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SEA Gamer Mall CEO & CPO Charged With Hacking Scam By US DoJ

SEA Gamer Mall has confirmed that they are looking into the indictment papers issued by the US Department of Justice; a case in which two of its most prominent staff members have been charged with being involved in an international hacking group. SEA Gamer Mall is an online store that sells reloads for games and digital services based in Malays...

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This Creepy Horror Adventure Game Comes From A Malaysian Studio

Cellar Vault Games is an indie game developer team based in Malaysia, and they have unveiled their latest game; Short Creepy Tales: 7PM. It's a horror adventure visual novel game, and it looks creepy as heck, especially considering that it revolves around the Chinese Hungry Ghost Festival. The description for the game on Steam reads: Follow the...

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Do Malaysian YouTube Gamers & Streamers Need FINAS Licenses?

Well, that escalated quickly. We recap the recent Malaysia FINAS license kerfuffle and whether it affects the future of video game streaming and content creation. You may want to check this video out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsvxEoyA2Gk...

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Fires At Midnight Is A Bold Erotic Fever Dream With Malaysian Spice

Platform: PC (On Steam) Genre: Malaysian-made visual novel sexytime The 90s was a weird time for many of us, especially near the end as we entered the new millennium, heralding the arrival of new technological marvels like the Internet as well as fears of the world ending. The latter is much very real in the alternate reality of Fires At Midnight,...

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No Straight Roads Trailer Showcases Cast Tech Hub & New Idol-Inspired Boss

During last night's Guerilla Collective live stream, Malaysian studio Metronomik's action-adventure platformer and musical extravaganza No Straight Roads received a new gameplay trailer narrated by CEO and founder Wan Hazmer. In the new No Straight Roads trailer, Wan Hazmer highlights and showcases one of the playable hubs in the game's Vinyl City...

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Level Up KL Announces SPACEBAR & PLAY-ONE Online Events In June

Even after cancelling their annual event, the Level Up KL organizers were planning something for June 2020, and now we know what it is. They are going to hold two online events next month, LEVEL UP SPACEBAR and LEVEL UP PLAY-ONE. LEVEL UP SPACEBAR will the first online edition of Business Connection Programme (BCP) @ LEVEL UP KL, a 1:1 business ...

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No Straight Roads Delayed To “Later In The Summer”

One of this year's most-anticipated indie-developed action titles No Straight Roads is getting delayed, much to the disappointment of many here in sunny ol' Malaysia. The Metronomik-developed title, previously scheduled for 30th June, will only be available "later in the summer" for PC (via Epic Games), PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The main...

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Malaysian Gamers Create Malay-Themed Wedding On GTA V

The COVID-19 pandemic and Malaysia's MCO has been making everyone be creative with the hand they've been dealt with. Hosting public events like a Malay-themed wedding reception can be exceptionally tough right now. Which is why seeing this being pulled off in Grand Theft Auto V (with mods) is a spectacular sight that inspires hope among everyone i...

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Malaysia-Made No Straight Roads Is Coming To Nintendo Switch & Xbox One

To the surprise of gamers everywhere, Malaysian developer Metronomik has announced that No Straight Roads is slated to release for Nintendo Switch and Xbox One, alongside the originally-announced platforms of PS4 and PC (exclusively on Epic Games Store) on 30 June 2020. According to the official Twitter account for No Straight Roads, the Collector...

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Level Up Is Teasing Something For June

The COVID-19 pandemic is certainly messing up physical events. Over here in Malaysia, we've already had AMG-Chan being postponed, while the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Professional League Malaysia and Singapore tournament is going for an online format. Despite all this, Level Up is teasing something for June 2020. ""Guess who is having meetings or i...

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Double Eleven Appoints Malaysian Office Studio Head

Games developer and publisher Double Eleven has announced that announce that they have appointed games development veteran Ian Ng as Studio Head of its new Malaysian studio. The appointment coincides with the official opening of the company’s studio in Kuala Lumpur. Ng's career span over 20 years in games development, including stints as As...

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[Exclusive] We Talk To An Employee About The Malaysia Game Store Chain HR Leak

Earlier, we reported on the recent HR issue leak concerning Malaysia's renowned video game store chain that rhymes with "Baby's Day Out". We managed to talk to a current employee of the store, who will remain anonymous, to shed further light into the situation. What does working from home entail, since the game store is primarily a brick and mortar...

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Malaysian Gaming Chain Embroiled in HR Issues During MCO [Update]

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting many non-essential businesses all across Malaysia, including a particular Malaysia's video game store chain that rhymes with "Baby's Day Out". And it seems that there's a bit of kerfuffle going on behind the scenes, particularly from an HR's standpoint. According to a recent reveal via Twitter, the management be...

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Here Are Some Interesting Stats Regarding Malaysian Gamers’ Spending Habit Last Year

The latest report from gaming statistician gurus Newzoo have revealed that in 2019, Malaysia’s 20.1 million gamers spent an impressive $673 million (RM2.7 million). This makes the country - in terms of absolute revenues - one of the most lucrative markets in the SEA region. The research also revealed that, unsurprisingly, mobile gaming as t...

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Malaysian-made Ejen Ali-inspired MOBA Is Looking For Beta Testers

Listen up agents, I've got a new mission for you. The folks over at Media Prima Digital and Common Extract are working on a new game called Agents' Arena. It's a 3v3 mobile MOBA where you can play as a number of the awesome characters from the Ejen Ali animated series. The game is planned for a May 2020 release but the developers need your help...

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Malaysian-Made Game ToGather: Island Is Now Playable On Steam

Announced all the way back in late 2018, ToGather: Island is survival adventure game by Malaysian developers Studio Kamii and Todak Studios. After about a year after the release of its alpha demo build, we can finally give it a try. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqixr_QKjAo&w=560&h=315] ToGather: Island has just entered early a...

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King’s League II Is A Cute And Addictive Package Perfect For Mobile

Platform: PC (Steam), iOS (Apple Arcade) Genre: Squad management sim plus semi-auto strategic 2D battler. My first encounter with King's League II was at Level Up KL 2019. There was a small booth set up by the developers, Kurechii and they were letting people demo the game on a laptop. What made me interested to try out the game was actually the...

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