Tag: Korea

Fading Frontier: Kukje Electronics Center

Video games make way for manga and anime figures

This was written as part of a look at how popular gaming stores and markets have faded away over the years in Korea. This article was my contribution covering Kukje.

In the second part of our installment looking at hot gaming markets in Korea, I took a trip to another popular hot spot, Kukje Electronics center. Located near Nambu bus terminal, Kukje sits in a big multi-level complex sporting many different electronic goods and wares over several different floors.

Located on the 9th Floor, go through the G2 door and up the escalators

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Final Fantasy VII (remake) Isn’t Far Away

Why after playing 12+ hours of Final Fantasy XV, I am concerned

I am a big fan of Final Fantasy VII. I love the game. The story and the battle system esp are things that standout in my mind when ever I think about that game and it is one of the few open world type games I have played twice. I have a lot of love for the Final Fantasy Series in general, even thou it has had its ups and downs along the way, it has still provided some great and epic gaming memories.

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BeFm Part 2: 2014 Is this really a DJ competition?

Set List:

  1. David Guetta & Kaz James – Blast Off
  2. Skrillex & The Doors – Breaking a Sweat
  3. Steve Aoki Feat Rivers Cuomo – Earthquake People (remix)
  4. Zedd – Spectrum
  5. 2NE1 – Come Back Home
  6. Bottle Popping Transition Mix
  7. Calvin Haris Ft Tinie Tempah – Drinking from the bottle
  8. Linkin Park – What I’ve Done (Remix)
  9. Lil Jon – Turn Down For What (Transition Remix)
  10. CL – Solo

Before going into the competition as a whole, I’ll firstly go over my entry set. This was a fun little mix, my usual inclusion of rock based EDM remixes but this time adding in a couple of transitions to show a wider range of music variety. I especially like the Spectrum/Come Back Home mash up I ended up doing. I didn’t really showcase too many skills in this mix thou. I was more focused on just getting it out of the way so I could concentrate on other things. But overall it was a step up on my years previous mix and had some nice transitions and remixes working together. Continue reading “BeFm Part 2: 2014 Is this really a DJ competition?”

The Overwatch League is almost here

What you need to know about Blizzards ambitious project

The official Overwatch League logo.

The esport industry has been steadily growing over the last decade alongside an already booming video game industry. The industry is said to have produced an estimated $493 million dollars in Revenue during 2016 which is up 50% from 2015. The video game industry as a whole is estimated to break over $100 Billion in 2017. For some perspective, the total box office ticket sales in 2016 was around $38.6 billion. The North American Sports market in 2015 was sitting at $63.9 billion. So while esports doesn’t have the big numbers yet, nearly half a billion dollars in revenue in an industry that is exploding ahead is nothing to sneeze at. Esports is also excelling in viewership numbers of it’s major events. League of Legends has been one of the biggest esports in the world both with popularity and revenue. In 2016 43 million people tuned in to watch the world championship, 2nd only to the Intel Extreme Masters topping out at 46 million. With more and more people turning away from TV and focusing more on social media and live streaming platforms like twitch where esports thrives, the popularity of esports will continue to rise.

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BeFm Part 1: 2013 Blaze Entry

Track Listing

  1. Guns N’ Roses – Welcome to the Jungle (DLG Bootleg)
  2. 2NE1 – I am the best
  3. Floorfilla – Anthem Remix
  4. Tonic Vs Knifeparty – Bitch Please Vs Internet Friends (BL3ND Mashup)
  5. Bingo Players – Cry (Kids at the Bar Bootleg)
  6. Carl Tricks – Mad Dash (Bingo Players edit)
  7. D-Jastic – Up to no good
  8. MFBTY – Sweet Dream

So I am going to break this into a 5 part series talking about the BeFm comp. Welcome to the first installment going all the way back to 2013…

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