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BTS fans get chance to manage their idols in new game

Jun 25, 2019 - 2:28 PM

BTS World – set to release on June 26 – is a role-playing game where the user is the band manager, recruiting and training the musicians and guiding the group in their quest for stardom

Everyone can make games

Jun 22, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Interested in making games as a a hobby or to learn new skills? Gwen Foster of the International Game Developers Association's Manila chapter in the Philippines shares some tips and advice on getting started.

2019 SEA Games: After POC shakeup, what now?

Jun 21, 2019 - 4:01 PM

Here's a look back at the turn of events after Ricky Vargas stepped down as POC president

WHAT NOW? PHISGOC chairman Alan Peter Cayetano speaks to the press about the current situation of the Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

PSC chairman Ramirez: 2019 SEA Games to push through

Jun 20, 2019 - 2:10 PM

'It’s of national interest to proceed with the November 30 Southeast Asian Games,' says PSC chairman Butch Ramirez

STILL A GO. The Philippines continues its preparations for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

2019 SEA Games: POC chairman Tolentino to call for special elections

Jun 19, 2019 - 6:27 PM

POC chairman Bambol Tolentino calls for elections, claiming the successors to Ricky Vargas' post are not qualified

DRAMA CONTINUES. POC chairman Bambol Tolentino (left) says first vice president Joey Romasanta may not be qualified to take over as president. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

New POC president looks to regroup as SEA Games hosting nears

Jun 18, 2019 - 5:52 PM

After Ricky Vargas' surprise resignation, new president Joey Romasanta plans to get the Philippine Olympic Committee board more involved in the 2019 SEA Games preparations

MAJOR CHANGES. New POC president Joey Romasanta leads the regrouping needed as the Philippines' staging of the SEA Games draws near. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

2019 SEA GAMES: Cayetano debunks claims of questionable deals

Jun 18, 2019 - 1:38 PM

Alan Peter Cayetano clears up issues that have beset the Philippine SEA Games organizing committee

IN DEFENSE. Alan Peter Cayetano answers questions being hurled at the PHISGOC in a meeting with the national sports associations. File photo from Philippine Sports Commission

A 'Hunger Games' prequel is coming out in 2020

Jun 18, 2019 - 8:54 AM

No tributes needed – the prequel comes out May 19, 2020

PREQUEL COMING. Scholastic and Suzanne Collins announce an upcoming prequel to 'The Hunger Games' trilogy. Image courtesy of Scholastic

POC to meet, iron out 'crucial' 2019 SEA Games preparations

Jun 15, 2019 - 11:03 AM

Vargas puts aside politics as he sets up a 'mutually acceptable' schedule for a POC board meeting

CALL TO UNITY. Ricky Vargas is working out a date to meet with the majority of the POC board. Photo from the Philippine Sports Commission

Google releases free Game Builder program on Steam

Jun 14, 2019 - 6:36 PM

Game Builder makes the process of creating your own games a fun game in and of itself

GAME BUILDER. Make your own fun. Screenshot from Google blogpost

TIMELINE: Will the POC feud affect PH's SEA Games hosting?

Jun 13, 2019 - 5:27 PM

There's tension in the Philippine sports leadership once again with barely 6 months left before the country hosts the Southeast Asian Games

Lone gamers a dying breed as community play thrives

Jun 12, 2019 - 6:23 PM

E3 opens its doors to fans, reflecting trends toward cooperative online play and broadcasting action as a spectator sport

GAMERS. Gaming fans play "Fortnite" at the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo, also known as E3, in Los Angeles on June 11, 2019. Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

The top announcements from Nintendo’s Direct E3 2019 conference

Jun 12, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Among its many announcements, Nintendo says two new 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' fighters are in the roster and confirms a sequel to 'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' is in the works

'Dragon Quest’s' Hero and Banjo-Kazooie joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster

Jun 12, 2019 - 2:33 AM

The Hero is coming to the 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' sometime in summer while Banjo-Kazooie is expected for fall.

BANJO KAZOOIE. Nintendo brings bear and bird to the big battles of 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.' Screenshot from livestream

'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild' sequel now in development

Jun 12, 2019 - 12:59 AM

Nintendo teases a potential new enemy for Link to face as development is confirmed on a sequel to the hit game

BEYOND BREATH OF THE WILD. Is this the new big bad of the Legend of Zelda series? Screenshot from Nintendo Direct livestream

'Assassin's Creed: Odyssey' to get Story Creator mode, Discovery Tours

Jun 11, 2019 - 5:39 AM

Build quests and learn more about ancient Greece in two new modes for 'Assassin's Creed: Odyssey'

LEARN ABOUT ANCIENT GREECE. The Discovery Tour aims to bring ancient Greece to life through the power of video games. Screenshot from Ubisoft press release

The big announcements from Ubisoft's E3 2019 press conference

Jun 11, 2019 - 4:44 AM

Check out Ubisoft's latest announcements for its stable of games at E3!

UBISOFT AT E3. Check out what's in store for Ubisoft's games. Screen shot from livestream

10 top announcements at Bethesda's E3 2019 presentation

Jun 10, 2019 - 12:29 PM

Bethesda shows off new a 'Fallout 76' battle royale mode, new 'Wolfenstein' titles, and 'Doom Eternal'

Image from Bethesda

Microsoft gives glimpse of new Xbox console

Jun 10, 2019 - 8:30 AM

(UPDATED) Xbox head Phil Spencer puls back the curtain on 'Project Scarlett,' the creation of a successor to the Xbox One that will give game makers 'the power they need to bring their creative visions to life'

PROJECT SCARLETT. Microsoft Xbox head and executive vice-president of Gaming at Microsoft Phil Spencer announces the new Xbox Project Scarlett console at their press event ahead of the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles on June 9, 2019. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

The announcements and trailers at EA Play ahead of E3 2019

Jun 09, 2019 - 2:18 AM

(UPDATED) We get our first glimpse of 'Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order' gameplay, a new 'Apex Legends' season, new 'Battlefield V' details, and a lot more

EA PLAY 2019. Electronic Arts comes out swinging ahead of E3. Screenshot from livestream

8 games we’re excited to see at E3 2019

Jun 08, 2019 - 12:23 PM

'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare,' 'Halo: Infinite,' and 'Marvel’s Avengers' are just some of the games we can’t wait to see at the biggest gaming event of the year

Incentives of Didal, Cebuana athletes delayed

Jun 07, 2019 - 6:16 PM

Almost a year after making the country proud in the Asian Games, skateboarding star Margielyn Didal and 3 other Cebuana athletes still await their bonus

GOLDEN. Margielyn Didal emerges as one of the surprise standouts in the 2018 Asian Games. Photo from PSC

‘Quezon’s Game’ review: Sentimental and nationalistic

Jun 02, 2019 - 6:00 PM

'Quezon’s Game' ends up carving an indelible affect out of a sometimes wobbly but still coherent conjuration of melodrama out of history

Google to require Android apps, games to disclose loot box odds

May 30, 2019 - 6:46 PM

The change reflects the current environment and pressure being applied by countries against loot box mechanics in games

Hideo Kojima's 'Death Stranding' arrives November 8

May 30, 2019 - 1:41 PM

Aside from the release date, the trailer video on the PlayStation account brings some new gameplay footage and more mysteries

DEATH STRANDING. Norman Reedus plays Sam in Hideo Kojima's latest title. Screenshot from YouTube

Gamescom convention will launch in Singapore in 2020

May 29, 2019 - 8:25 PM

Gamescom Asia will be held in Singapore from October 15 to 18, 2020 at the Suntec Singapore Convention Center

GAMESCOM ASIA. One of the prime European games conventions heads east. Screenshot from gamescom.asia.


PSC chairman Ramirez accepts role as 2019 SEA Games chef de mission

May 29, 2019 - 11:53 AM

After reconsidering the offer, PSC chairman Butch Ramirez commits to the big role of Philippine chef de mission to the SEA Games

DUAL ROLE. (from left to right) ASEC under the Office of the Executive Secretary Kim Raissa Uy, PSC chairman Butch Ramirez, POC president Ricky Vargas, POC communications director Ed Picson and POC deputy secretary-general Karen Caballero are present in Ramirez' announcement to accept the Philippines' 2019 SEA Games chef de mission role. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

'In shambles:' PSC chairman Ramirez declines SEA Games chef de mission offer

May 28, 2019 - 11:31 AM

'Today, we wake up to a Philippine sports world in shambles,' says Philippine Sports Commission chairman Butch Ramirez in a statement

CALL FOR UNITY. PSC chairman Butch Ramirez offers to mediate the matters concerning the POC. Photo from Rappler's Kuala Lumpur 2017 gallery

‘Game of Thrones’ finale: Kit Harington flew to Spain ‘as decoy'

May 27, 2019 - 6:50 PM

When you're one of the biggest shows on TV, you gotta do what you gotta do

DRAGONPIT. The Starks – sans Jon Snow – at the Dragonpit after the Battle of King's Landing. Photo by Macall B. Polay/HBO

The Night King is the surprise hero in the 'Game of Thrones' documentary

May 27, 2019 - 3:50 PM

'I can be any king, you know'

Photo courtesy of HBO

Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke's reaction to that Iron Throne scene will break your hearts too

May 27, 2019 - 11:26 AM

Yup, we mean * that * scene. [SPOILERS FOLLOW]

TABLE-READ. Kit Harington plays Jon Snow in 'Game of Thrones.' Photo courtesy of HBO

COA: P49-M fund remains idle under National Anti-Poverty Commission

May 26, 2019 - 7:50 PM

State auditors urge the National Anti-Poverty Commission and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation to extend the validity of their original agreement to properly use the funding

Games for learning and social change

May 25, 2019 - 8:30 AM

Philippine game developers continue to use games as a medium to create awareness, to educate, and hopefully to affect change in society

COGNITIO TERRA. Let the power of mathematics help you in this action game! Screenshot from Facebook video

No, an Arya Stark sequel is not happening

May 22, 2019 - 4:10 PM

[HERE BE SPOILERS] An HBO exec shoots down the idea of a spinoff following Arya's adventures across the world

SETTING SAIL. Arya Stark heads off for beyond Westeros. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

Gwendoline Christie, Sophie Turner bid farewell to their 'Game of Thrones' characters

May 22, 2019 - 2:50 PM

Brienne of Tarth and Sansa Stark speak up

SIGNING OUT. Sophie Turner and Gwendoline Christie bid goodbye to their characters on 'Game of Thrones'. Photos courtesy of HBO

Into the throne and out again: A post-'Game of Thrones' panel

May 22, 2019 - 1:21 PM

Our watch has ended – but that doesn't mean we can't overanalyze and unpack the series finale that's been

Here's what (little) we know about the 'Game of Thrones' prequel

May 22, 2019 - 10:05 AM

What's it about? When's it airing?

WESTEROS HISTORY, LORE. The 'Game of Thrones' prequel will be set in the Age of Heroes. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

George R.R. Martin hints at different 'Game of Thrones' ending

May 22, 2019 - 10:04 AM

The author confirms he's still finishing the next book 'The Winds of Winter'

US novelist George R. R. Martin arrives for the "Game of Thrones" eighth and final season premiere at Radio City Music Hall on April 3, 2019 in New York city. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)

IN PHOTOS: More stills from the 'Game of Thrones' season 8 finale

May 21, 2019 - 8:07 PM

[CLEARLY THERE ARE SPOILERS HERE] However you felt about that episode, it can be agreed that the visuals are stunning

IRON THRON. Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen. Photo courtesy of HBO

It’s not just you – even Emilia Clarke struggled with Dany's character arc

May 21, 2019 - 5:46 PM

'I really just had to sit there and wrestle with how I could make good on what they had written'

KHALEESI. Emilia Clarke has played the beloved Daenerys Targaryen since the show started. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

Fire and ice: Chinese fans love, loathe 'Game of Thrones' finale

May 21, 2019 - 12:02 PM

Chinese fans share their reactions on the show's finale

(L to R) Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark and Kit Harington as Jon Snow - Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO

'Game of Thrones' finale draws staggering 19.3 million viewers

May 21, 2019 - 11:37 AM

HBO says the finale was the most watched at 13.6 million viewers for the 9pm airing

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Kit Harington as Jon Snow - Photo: Helen Sloan/HBO

Why Emilia Clarke doesn’t think it’s tragic that babies are named ‘Khaleesi’

May 21, 2019 - 10:49 AM

Emilia offers some words of consolation for parents who have become the butt of jokes on the internet following the final episode of 'Game of Thrones'

MOTHER OF DRAGONS. Emilia Clarke plays the inspiration and tragic figure. Photo courtesy of HBO

'Game of Thrones' finale delayed in China due to ‘transmission medium problems’

May 21, 2019 - 10:07 AM

The finale disappears from Tencent Video, the only legal video streaming platform in China for the show

Photo: Courtesy of HBO


Who won the 'Game of Thrones’: Questions the finale resolved, opened, and raised

May 20, 2019 - 8:00 PM

[SPOILERS INSIDE] In season 8, the Great War against the Army of the Dead has been won, and the Iron Throne has been taken from Cersei Lannister. But who gets to rule over Westeros now?

KING BRAN THE BROKEN. Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Bran Stark in the season 8 premiere. File photo by Helen Sloan/HBO

Here's what happened to the Starks in 'The Iron Throne'

May 20, 2019 - 5:47 PM

[SPOILERS AHEAD] Our favorite tragic – and triumphant – family has been through a lot

Still courtesy of HBO

'Game of Thrones' finale: Plastic water bottles somehow made it to the Dragonpit

May 20, 2019 - 3:55 PM

No spoilers here! ...Just a bit of disappointment, maybe.

WHOOPS. Another anachronism makes it to the final cut. Screenshot from HBO Go

IN PHOTOS: Who gets the Iron Throne in the ‘Game of Thrones’ season 8 finale?

May 20, 2019 - 1:17 PM

[SCROLL LIGHTLY, THIS STORY IS FULL OF SPOILERS]

FIRE AND BLOOD. Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in the 'Game of Thrones' finale. Photo courtesy of HBO

For the Iron Throne: Fans react to 'Game of Thrones' finale

May 20, 2019 - 12:32 PM

How did you react to the finale?

FINAL EPISODE. Over a decade of 'Game of Thrones' comes to an end. Photo by Macall B. Polay/HBO

‘And now our watch has ended:’ Emilia Clarke bids goodbye to 'Game of Thrones'

May 20, 2019 - 12:25 PM

The Mother of Dragons shares her thoughts as the hit fantasy series comes to an end

MOTHER OF DRAGONS. Emilia Clarke plays Daenerys Targaryen in 'Game of Thrones'. Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO