South East Asia’s largest gaming convention is back, and we are definitely excited for it! Last year was huge, and this year, they are certainly aiming for something bigger, as they promise more varied content than the previous years.
Much like last year, those who come early will get a special prize in the form of a goodie bag with random loot inside, which could include gaming tees & merchandise, or products from sponsors Seagate, Razer Armaggeddon, MSI, Ingram Micro Asia and more. These will be given to the first 300 visitors to show up for each day.
Another huge addition is that for the first time, Xbox will be participating in GameStart! They will be showcasing the Xbox One, as well as some of the consoles games like Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3 and Final Fantasy XV. They will also show off various Microsoft products and other Xbox merchandise.
And with Xbox making its first appearance, Sony will be going to the event as well, as they will be returning as a major sponsor, with the largest booth at the event. One of the highlights will be one of the hottest e-sports scenes on Earth, because for the first time, the event will be hosting the South East Asia Major! Some of the best players from around the world will be coming, including the legendary Daigo “The Beast” Umehara and Singaporean’s own Street Fighter prodigy, Ho Kun Xian, and they will be competing for a spot at the Capcom Cup 2016 Finals.
The Quest, presented by Armaggeddon, is also a great reason to check out the various merchandisebooths, such as local retailer TOG (Toy or Game), Secret Lab, Armaggeddon, Liongeeks and XmashedGear, who will be unveiling new gaming tee designs at the event. Fans of game art will have plenty ofeye candy at the Ubisoft Singapore art exhibition and Doujin Market, which will feature 26 artists fromSingapore and Southeast Asia.The Main Stage also hosts a varied array of content this year, including a Dungeons & Dragons sessionrun by notable Singaporean indie developers, a panel on the gaming ecosystem in Singapore, musicperformances and live drawing demos.
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GameStart 2016 is definitely leveling up and promises to be bigger this year