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Friday, December 23, 2005

wwe coming to rp

Are you a pro wrestling fan? Then prepare for the World Wresting Entertainment Raw Live Tour in Manila on Feb. 24 to 25, 2006.

Here are the event details from

WWE RAW Live Tour
Date: February 24, 2006
Venue: Araneta Coliseum
City/State: Manila, Philippines
On-Sale Date: Thursday, December 15, 2005, at 9 a.m.

Ticket Information: Ticket prices: PHP 3,500, 3,300, 2,000, 900 and 400

Reserve now at 9115555 and or go to your nearest SM ticketnet outlet for tickets.

Hurry as tickets are being sold fast.

3 Way WWE Championship Match with Mick Foley as the Special Referee
John Cena vs. Kurt Angle vs. Triple H

Tag Team Special
Shawn Michaels & Ric Flair vs. Edge (Lita) & “The Masterpiece” Chris Masters

Tag Championship Match
Big Show & Kane vs. Tyson Tomko & Snitsky

Shelton Benjamin vs.Carlito

Chavo Guerrero vs.Trevor Murdoch

Woman’s Championship Match
Trish vs. Torrie Wilson

Viscera vs. Lance Cade

*** Line Up Subject to Change ***
It's mind-boggling, really. Triple H? Mick Foley? Kurt Angle? HBK? Rick Flair? All in Manila at the same time? With many more WWE Superstars also coming, including the gorgeous WWE Divas Trish and Torrie.

I checked out and it gave different details, particularly when it comes to ticket prices, so I guess you should keep checking for the latest updates.

Here are the details I got from the TicketNet Philippines Online Reservation when I checked:

WWE Raw Live Tour
John Cena, Triple H, Kurt Angle, Ric Flair, Kane, Shawn Michaels, Edge, Big Show, Carlito, Torrie Wilson, Lita and many more

Category: Sports
Venue: Araneta Coliseum
Event Date/Time:
February 24, 2006 Friday at 6:00pm
February 25, 2006 Saturday at 4:00pm

Seat and Price:
Seat Location Price
Ringside (Reserve Seating) 10440
Patron (1st 3 rows) (Reserve Seating) 5220
Patron (succeeding rows) (Reserve Seating) 3654
Lower Box (Reserve Seating) 3446
Upper Box A (Reserve Seating) 2088
Upper Box B (Free Seating) 940
Gen. Admission (Free Seating) 418
Time to start saving, WWE fans.

Merry Christmas in advance, everyone!

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Thursday, December 22, 2005

ibm podcast features agja

I was one of the guests on the IBM podcast "IBM and the Future of Online Games," which was recorded in Mumbai when I went there last month to give a presentation at the first Indian gaming summit and launch the Indian chapter of the Asian Gaming Journalists Association.

As president of AGJA and co-editor of, I was invited to share my views on the impact of online gaming on different aspects of our lives. We had fun while doing this podcast, which was hosted by Nick Jacobs, manager for Communications & Analyst Relations, IBM Communications Sector, Asia Pacific. It features a discussion between me and Quentin Staes-Polet, Digital Media Leader for Asia Pacific, IBM Global Services/Business Consulting Services.

This is the first IBM podcast in this series to focus on the Asia Pacific, so as a Filipino I'm proud to represent our country and show that we're becoming one of the biggest players in the Southeast Asian online gaming market. The IBM podcasts target the investor community, so this was a great opportunity to show the corporate world that gaming is more than just fun and games.

Check out this two-part podcast.

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doa winner

Here's Sacha Chua checking out the Dead or Alive 3 tournament. Erwin Oliva (seated, white shirt) of hackenslash emerged victorious after beating guest Marcelle Fabie (second from left) in the finals.

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doa loving

Participants in the Dead or Alive 3 friendly tournament. That's Clair Ching battling Joel Pinaroc of Manila Bulletin after we convinced her to have fun with DOA 3.

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fun and games

Everybody had fun with the console game tournaments. These were just friendly matches -- we didn't really prepare for the tournament but just figured it would be a great activity for the party. Maybe next year we'll have regular tournaments, with PC games and online casual games in the mix.

The winners were: Erwin Oliva (hackenslash), Dead or Alive 3; Mike Leaño (EGM Philippines), NBA 2k5; Carl Javier (GamesMaster Philippines), Halo 2; and John Nieves (Gadgets Magazine), Burnout 3. The winner of the Tekken 5 tournament was the sole guest that evening to survive the onslaught of AGJA members, but for the life of me I can't remember his name and company right now -- sorry, dude! Of course, I didn't participate as the president and was instead the marshal for the DOA3 and Halo 2 tournaments -- good excuse not to get my butt kicked eh, hehe

Congratulations to all the winners!

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egg g4

The new Extreme Gaming Grounds (EGG) branch in Glorietta 4 wasn't even open to the public yet when we held the AGJA Christmas party there last night, but Digital Paradise Inc. generously provided us the whole place.

It's located on the former site of Don Henrico's and I hear they'll be open to the public starting this Friday. They've got a sweet set-up -- around 60 high-end Pentium 4 gaming PCs and five plasma widescreen TVs for Xbox and PS2 games, plus iLounge private rooms where you can play Xbox and PS2 games or have videoke sessions.

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gear factor

That's me (right) with Ed Geronia of GamesMaster Philippines and Grace Cuenca of Strategic Edge at the AGJA Christmas party.

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agja christmas party

The past few days have been hectic but incredibly fun-filled, particularly last night when we held the first Asian Gaming Journalists Association Christmas party.

Sometimes it's hard to believe that AGJA is barely 8 months old, yet we now have 62 members in 5 countries: the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and India. I'm hoping that next year, we could together with our members in other countries or hold simultaneous parties, complete with webcasts and all. For more on AGJA, keep visiting our blog.

I can't even begin to thank people enough for making the AGJA Christmas party a great success, but first I'd like to thank Digital Paradise Inc., the company behind Netopia and Extreme Gaming Grounds, for providing the venue. EGG Glorietta 4 isn't even open to the public yet -- I understand they're opening this Friday -- yet they gave us the whole place. Thank you so much.

This photo shows some of the Philippine members of AGJA -- some of the members had already left when we took this group pic after the friendly tournaments had ended.

Thanks to Level Up!; Intel and Strategic Edge; Microsoft Philippines and Perceptions Inc., Tjader Regis and World Cyber Games Philippines; IBM Philippines; NetGames; Asian Media Development Group; IPVG/ and Communications Experts Organization; Dominguez Marketing; Okey-Dokey Interactive Entertainment; TeamAsia; International Data Corp. Philippines; Z-Zone Online Philippines Inc.; FlipSide Games; Slycesoft; dme/; Media Meter; MBsoft; Anino Entertainment; and Anino Mobile for helping make our party a success.

I have so many people to thank -- thanks to everyone who went to our party :)

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