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Cool School: The John Gokongwei, Jr. Innovation Center Houses Hub for Game Development

This is the hub for the multimedia game development revolution

De La Salle University’s (DLSU) Laguna Campus officially launched the John Gokongwei, Jr. Innovation Center (JGIC). The center, which is named after John Gokongwei, Jr.—DLSU MBA alumnus (MBA ’77), head of the country’s second-largest family-run business, and also the country’s third richest tycoon—has the ...

by Esquire Philippines  | January 19, 2019 06:00:00
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Will DOTA, Other Esports Be Included in 2019 SEA Games in PH?

Local esports body is pushing for it to be a demonstration event next year

Professional gaming is one step closer to being included in the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, which will be held in the Philippines on November and December 2019.A report by the Philippine Daily Inquirer revealed that Arniel Gutierrez, president of the Electronic ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | August 28, 2018 01:00:00
Business Ideas

Did You Know A Pinoy Company Created Potion Punch, Pocket Arcade and Other Popular Mobile Games?

Allen Tan founded Monstronauts, a gaming development company that earns as much as $10,000 a month

The Monstronauts teamAllen Tan has been in the business of mobile apps since 2010. He has also authored tutorials and e-books related to game development. In 2015, he founded Monstronauts, an independent studio where he and his team work on games all ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | October 30, 2017 10:00:00
Business Ideas

These Two Pinoys Earn $10,000 A Month Making Games

MochiBits is the company behind games like SwipeTapTap and Word to Word

Kyle Yamamoto and Howard Go are the brains behind MochiBitsKyle Yamamoto worked in a post-production company in Cebu while Howard Go worked as an executive in a telco company in Manila. They were introduced by their wives who are good friends. Little ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | October 24, 2017 11:00:00
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This Pinoy Game is Making Waves in the International Gaming Scene

Garrison: Archangel lets you build your own mecha (or robot) and pilot it, too

Garrison: Angel is the dream game for many of indigo Entertainment's developersMore and more Filipino college students are taking up Information Technology, leading to the course producing one of the top number of graduates in 2015. While most graduates opt to work ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | July 29, 2017 09:00:00
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Resorts World Manila's Casino Reopens

Company vows tighter security after deadly attack

Almost one month after an attack that left 38 people dead and dozens injured, Resorts World Manila (RWM) reopened its casino and resumed gaming operations on Thursday, June 29. The move comes as the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) lifted the suspension ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | June 29, 2017 05:00:00
News and Events

Resorts World Manila’s Newport Mall Reopens

But casino remains closed amid tightened security

Two weeks after an attack and a fire that left 38 people dead, including the gunman, Resorts World Manila (RWM) reopened its Newport Mall on Thursday, June 15.While the casino remains closed after its gaming license was suspended by the Philippine Amusement ...

by Paul John Caña  | June 15, 2017 07:00:00
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The Classic Tamagotchi Is Coming Back for Its 20th Anniversary

The virtual pet key chain is reborn in a smaller form, but staying true to the original

When the original Tamagotchi virtual pet key chains appeared back in late 1996, they were an instant hit, with their popularity lasting into the early 2000s. We have bought more than 76 million of them, and now we have a chance to ...

by Matthew Humphries  | April 18, 2017 12:00:00
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Enrique Razon on a Roll: Solaire Swings to Php2.3B Profit from Php3.4B Loss

Biggest gainer among PH billionaires gets a boost from record gaming revenues

Billionaire Enrique Razon Jr. is on a roll. Early this week, Forbes reported he posted the biggest wealth gain among Philippine businessmen who made it to the magazine's 2017 Global Billionaires List. From $2.4 billion last year, his net worth rose by ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | March 23, 2017 06:00:00
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PH eSports Team Qualifies for a Shot at $1M Prize in Global Tournament

The Dota 2 team's success highlights the rapid growth of e-gaming as an industry

TNC Pro Team is one of the 16 participants to vie for the $1-million grand prize at The Kiev MajorTNC Pro Team has qualified for The Kiev Major 2017, one of the most prestigious international tournaments involving the online video game Dota 2. ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | March 14, 2017 02:00:00
Run & Grow

4 Ways to Avoid Nintendo's Super Mario Mobile Mistake

Tip: Level with your customers about what they should expect

For gamers of all ages, few properties elicit more excitement than a certain Italian plumber in a red cap and well-worn overalls. Gaming juggernaut Nintendo was banking on this in December when it released Super Mario Run, its second foray into the cutthroat world ...

by Q Manning  | February 10, 2017 12:00:00
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Upping Their Game

Filipino animators are already Hollywood stars. Now, local digital artists are also making bestselling games

Synergy88 partners with schools to bridge the gap between the local industry and international standardsThe booming digital entertainment industry has paved the way for graphic artists, animators and game developers to seek employment abroad. Big studios like Pixar and Walt Disney Animation ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | December 18, 2016 10:00:00
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Nintendo Is Leaving Its Comfort Zone, and We're All Better Off

Games for mobile devices, theme park attractions, escape rooms -- the Japanese company is finally expanding its horizons

Super Mario will finally jump to iPhones on Thursday, and I will get to live out my boyhood dreams of exploring the game series's Mushroom Kingdom in the real world sometime in the future. Today, Nintendo revealed initial plans for its first-ever theme park attractions, ...

by Stephen J. Bronner  | December 15, 2016 12:00:00