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Leveling Up Our Games

Malaysia and the Philippines will be building better digital economies together, starting with Games.

Southeast Asia’s population brew of 620 million brings about the hottest global game revenue growth as it has doubled its total market size from 2014 to $2.2B spell casted for 2017. Contributing to this affinity are Malaysia and the Philippines, both having a keen understanding and already encouraging throngs of its gamers into proper content creators. To-date, the two have dedicated educational programs for their respective games and animation sectors. At the same time, they also have engaged with a range of emerging flagship studios that feature great leadership, young talents, and long-term digital ambition.

For the longest time, they have continued to raise awareness for this industry with flagship events like LEVEL UP KL for Malaysia and E-Sport & Gaming Summit (ESGS) for the Philippines. In cooperation with the Games Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP), ESGS (Oct. 27-29) is putting together its GameFest event on October 26, 2017, featuring headline industry professionals such as:

  • Brian Recktenwald – Environment Artist from Naughty Dog, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End & Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

  • Ian Lang – Senior Animator from Blizzard Entertainment

  • Josh Axner – Technical Artist from Blizzard Entertainment

  • Ryan Torrey – Senior Animator from House of Moves, Injustice, Mortal Combat X

  • Jia Shen – VP of Product for Blackstorm Labs, makers of Everwing

  • Yi Fei Boon – former Lead Programmer of Sparkjumpers, now Field Engineer at Unity

  • *Jeff Agala – Creative Director of Klei Entertainment, makers of Shank, Mark of the Ninja and Don’t Starve.

*Tentative

Adding fuel to this ambitious pursuit is the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) partnership with GDAP as both have come together to form a partnership for the first-event cross-promotion process in the region.

Enabling this partnership to bear fruit is Hasnul Hadi Samsudin, VP of Creative Content & Technologies Division at MDEC. He shared: “This MOU shows a commitment from both sides that, as a region, we believe the best way to grow is to do it together. Since 2014, Malaysia, and MDEC, has always pushed for closer collaboration among friends from South East Asia. This signifies the formalization of a partnership between MDEC and GDAP that, we hope, will benefit both our game development communities in Malaysia and Philippines. This is indeed exciting times for all of us.”

Leveling Up Our Games
Leveling Up Our Games

Also critical to this promotional partnership is the curators /advisors for GDAP – the famed Art Director of Sony Computer Entertainment’s Naughty Dog LLC, Erick Pangilinan, and Animation Vertigo’s Utah-based CEO Marla Rausch.

“This partnership is not just based on common goals, but on shared paths. We Filipinos have found no better neighbors than Hasnul Samsudin and Dato’ Ng Wan Peng, Chief Operations Officer of MDEC, on this digital road,” added Alvin Juban, President of GDAP.

MDEC and GDAP are keen to pursue three key actions with this partnership: raise capability building through experts influence, talks, and workshops; conduct cross-regional events promotion for respective flagship events – GDAP’s GameFest and MDEC’s LEVEL UP KL; and build a stronger Southeast Asian games community via this progressive framework of cooperation.

About Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation or MDEC (formerly known as Multimedia Development Corporation Sdn. Bhd.), an agency incorporated 20 years ago under the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia, spearheads the development of Malaysia’s Digital Economy. Its mission is centered on driving investments, building local tech champions, catalyzing digital innovation ecosystems and propagating digital inclusivity.

MDEC is also responsible for ensuring that Malaysia continues to develop digital innovation and nurture local information, communications and technology (ICT) talent, while attracting participation from global ICT companies to invest and develop cutting edge digital and creative solutions in the country. To know more about MDEC’s efforts and initiatives in driving Digital economy, please visit http://www.mdec.my.

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About Games Developers Association of the Philippines (GDAP)

GDAP is the Trade Association for the Philippine Video Game industry, which was established in 2007. It has a collective of over 50 members composed by Content Developers, Support/Management Studios, Creative Technology enablers, and Educational Institutions. It draws support from agencies such as the Department of Trade & Industry and the Department of Information & Communications Technology and the IT Business Process Association of the Philippines (iBPAP).

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ADOBOMALL: Aiming to put Filipinos on the e-commerce map

There’s a new game changer in the land of online shopping

A brainchild of Walt Steven Young, CEO of 14-year-old technology company Innerworks — headquartered in the Philippines and with clients all over North America, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe, Australia, and Canada — Adobomall seeks to bring Filipino pride to the world.

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ADOBOMALL: Aiming to put Filipinos on the e-commerce map

 

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Yamaha’s Jose Mari Yupangco promotes Philippines at Asia Leaders Forum

Another Asia Leaders Forum in Real Estate is all set in on March 30.  This collaboration is between Yupangco Electronics Corporation (YEC), the distributor of Yamaha Sound and Audio Technology and TAG Media and Public Relations (TAG Media).  Businessman  Jose Mari L. Yupangco heads YEC while Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas leads TAG Media.

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Yamaha’s Jose Mari Yupangco promotes Philippines at Asia Leaders Forum

 

Yupangco will promote the Philippines at the forum which was earlier launched last January at the Misono Japanese Restaurant in Makati.  The first of its series this year had Yupangco as speaker.  He was joined by Dr. Elton Tan of E-Hotels,  Engr. Ben Co of BSC Construction, Mario Berta of Flyspaces, Congressman Prospero “Butch” Pichay of Surigao Del Sur, and Koo Kwan Kon of Global Morning City Development among others. In attendance as well were representatives from prominent real estate firms like SMDC, ProFriends, DMCI, DibZ and Megaworld.

The forum aims to give participants a competitive edge to beat the myriad of other real estate players playing in the field.   The speakers are experts in the real estate scene.

As this year’s  ASEAN celebrates its 50th anniversary, the focus will be the Philippines.  Under the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte, the ASEAN will concentrate on the Philippines being the hosting country.  To showcase are the skills of the Filipinos and the Philippines products and services.

The Asia Leaders Forum is one way to promote the world class infrastructures in the Philippines and talents of its people.  Its primary objective is to promote the Philippines as the premier business hub in Asia.  It is also set to share the updates with regards to the real estate landscapes in the Philippines and beyond, technology and digital marketing, and the government mandates and initiatives to improve the property sector in the country.

For more details, please contact grace@tagmedia.asia or call 09166299381.

 

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RICOH innovations improve manufacturing productivity and cost efficiency

Global imaging and electronics leader RICOH continuously seeks to improve business productivity and cost-efficiency with its innovative technologies.   These revolutions simplify the most demanding day-to-day processes from printing and photocopying of documents and visuals to conducting presentations and meetings with counterparts from around the world online.

Revolutionizing ways of doing things through more creative and time-saving solutions is the underlying principle behind the company’s “Workstyle Innovation Technology,” according to RICOH Philippines president and CEO Eric Sulit.

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RICOH’s multi-function printers (MFP) boast efficiency features guided by the company’s “Workstyle Innovation Technology”

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Get smart and stylish this holiday season with Acer

Today’s generation of technology-oriented individuals will spare no expense to go and achieve their dreams in the swiftest of manners. And they will even do it in style.

Go chic and stylish this holiday season as global tech titan Acer unleashes its latest holiday promo for people who love to #GoSwift and in style and go beyond trends. Acer offers cool freebies every time you buy your favorite Acer laptop, 2-in-1, All-in-One, or projector until December 31, 2016.

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For the stylish set, imagine having the best laptop around and wearing a good-looking watch at that while inside your favorite coffee shop and you’ll surely grab attention. The smart Acer Liquid Leap Active Smartwatch is just for you, not just to keep you abreast of time but also as an attractive personal digital companion. Its 1-inch OLED (128 x 32) touchscreen display is a joy to look at, and is perfectly compatible with Android 4.4 systems and above, iOS 7 and iOS 8 and Windows 8.1. It is IPX4 waterproof certified and a full charge can last you 5-7 days. Just buy any Acer laptop with i3 processors or Acer 2-in-1 devices and this nifty gadget worth P850 is yours for free.

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#GoSwift this yuletide season with Acer Swift 7 and New Balance

Holiday season is the perfect time to find new and exciting ways to celebrate and have fun. Millennials, known for their fast-paced lifestyle, eagerness to reach their dreams, appetite to develop deep connections with others, and fondness for documenting excellent memories, will surely look forward to the holidays. Christmas bazaars, family reunions, and barkada parties are just some events they can enjoy! An Acer Swift laptop and a pair of New Balance shoes can surely help make Christmas and New Year an enjoyable experience!

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#GoSwift this yuletide season with Acer Swift 7 and New Balance

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One2Shop: Making e-Commerce Fast and Easy for Today’s Market

Contrary to what you might have read or heard, the oldest profession in the world is none other than trading. And thanks to the Internet, its impact on our lives only gets bigger and bolder every year. There are a lot of e-commerce websites that now cater to the needs of online shoppers everywhere. Surprisingly, there are none that cater specifically to the tastes and wants of Filipinos.

Enter One2Shop, the newest e-commerce destination for Filipino online shoppers located all over the Philippines. Up until now, the bulk of the “online shopping malls” available in the country have been mostly foreign. But with One2Shop, these e-commerce websites will finally have the much-needed local touch that users will love.

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One2Shop: Making e-Commerce Fast and Easy for Today’s Market

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Alcatel and PLDT Delivers Kids watch through PLDT Telpad Promo

Parents can now keep track of their kiddos through the Alcatel MOVETIME Track & Talk Watch for an additional P199 per month in Telpad plan.

Ever wish you could know where your child is all the time?

We are always concerned with the safety and security of our children, especially when we are not with them. We never fail to think of them; wondering of their activities during the day, contemplating if their journey back home is safe and sound. If only we could be with them every minute and could guard them under our watchful eyes every second, it would definitely be worth a peace of our minds.

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Alcatel and PLDT Delivers Kids watch through PLDT Telpad Promo

With breakthroughs in technology, nothing can be impossible nowadays, including the opportunity to track your children when you are not with them. Alcatel, a mobile device brand of TCL Communication has developed its newest product that saves you from worry of your kid’s safety and protection

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​Acer Meets the Gold Standard for Corporate Sustainability for the third time

Acer’s commitment to sustainability has been recognized once again with its listing on two global sustainability indices, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) and MSCI’s Global Sustainability Indexes.

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Acer Meets the Gold Standard for Corporate Sustainability for the third time

 

This is the third time Acer has been listed on DJSI’s Emerging Markets Index, and it performed especially well in the areas of Supply Chain Management, Climate Change, and Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy.

Acer also made it onto MSCI’s Global Sustainability Indexes again, and improved its rating to “AA” in the Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals category. MSCI made particular mention of Acer’s strengths in supply chain management, in addition to demonstrating strong initiatives in improving supply chain labor standards and conflict mineral sourcing transparency.

DJSI World is the gold standard for corporate sustainability indices and the first global index to track leading sustainability-driven companies. MSCI ESG is a leading ESG (Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance) rating and analysis firm that serves the global investment community, covering more than 5,000 publicly traded companies worldwide.