Snapshots from GameStart 2016

GameStart 2016 - Alyse 3.0 official mascot

Southeast Asia’s premier gaming convention, GameStart, is back for its third year! Check out some highlights from this year’s event!

With a greater variety of activities and the return of fan favourites, this year’s GameStart will thrill all sorts of gaming enthusiasts.

GameStart 2016 - Opening Ceremony

Rika Lee opened Gamestart with Somnus, a theme song from Final Fantasy XV.

GameStart 2016 - Xbox booth featuring Xbox Anywhere

You won’t miss Xbox‘s massive booth. This is the first time Xbox is at GameStart, and several partners have lent their support in showcasing the Xbox Anywhere concept. There’s a very beautiful desktop here – the Omen X by HP.

GameStart 2016 - Xbox booth game demo

Nothing but serious demo players at the Xbox booth.

GameStart 2016 - Xbox One Gears of War 4 demos

GameStart 2016 - PlayStation booth with tournaments

The PlayStation booth isn’t focused on game demos this year, but instead will host the Southeast Asia Major (SEAM), one of Asia’s largest fighting game tournaments.

GameStart 2016 - PlayStation booth games

Tournaments at GameStart will include Street Fighter V, Guilty Gear Xrd:Revelator, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Tekken 7, King of Fighter XIV, and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3.

GameStart 2016 - Masquerada booth

Masquerada, produced by Singapore-based developer Witching Hour Studios, is present at GameStart. Support local games! You can grab a beautiful poster here for $20.

GameStart 2016 - Bandai-Namco booth

Squeese into Bandai-Namco Entertainment Asia‘s booth for several game demos and previews, including Rise of the Tomb Raider: Blood Ties VR. You can try out the Playstation VR here too.

GameStart 2016 - Rise of the Tomb Raider VR

GameStart 2016 - Final Fantasy XV demo

One of the most popular demos exhibited is Final Fantasy XV. Both Xbox One and PS4 versions are available at GameStart. PS4 booths are at Toy or Game‘s (TOG) booth.

GameStart 2016 - Toy or Game (TOG) booth selling consoles

Feel like shopping? You can grab the new PS4 Slim or the Xbox One (Original 1TB) at a discount at the TOG booth too.

GameStart 2016 - NAJ ARCADE close up

It’s #throwback memories at NAJ Arcade booth. These cute, wooden game cabinets are running retro games.

GameStart 2016 - NAJ ARCADE overview

GameStart 2016 - Con Quest

The Quest is a new activity that all GameStart visitors can enjoy – presented by local gaming peripheral company Armaggeddon. Get stamps from specific booths at the convention and you will stand a chance to win great prizes. Don’t forget to grab the Quest card when you enter the hall!

GameStart 2016 - Monster booth babes

The booth babes are like some rare Pokémon – but you can definitely meet some at these booths: MSI, Monster, Armageddon. And not forgetting Alyse (version 3).

GameStart 2016 - Alyse 3.0

GameStart 2016 - Secretlab booth

Need a good chair for those long gaming sessions? Secretlab is offering great deals at GameStart, including 50% off the first 5 customers each day – which you can expect some mad dash happening.

GameStart 2016 - Secretlab Grand Prix Chair Race

You can try your luck to win a new throne by taking part in the Secretlab Grand Prix, an astonishing chair race event. All contenders must wear covered shoes… and perhaps should be adept in chair-racing before signing up for this.

GameStart 2016 - Secretlab Grand Prix Chair Race in action 2

Stormtrooper vs Iron Man…

GameStart 2016 - Secretlab Grand Prix Chair Race in action 3

Find out more about the Secretlab Grand Prix over at Geek Culture.

GameStart 2016 - Doujin Market

New to GameStart this year is Doujin Market, where some 24 artists are showcasing and selling their work.

GameStart 2016 - Doujin Market 4

All sorts of cute fan art you can buy – in prints, pins, and keychains, among many others.

GameStart 2016 - Doujin Market 2

GameStart 2016 - Card Games

GameStart 2016 - Retro DNA

Retro DNA is back, with a lot of memorable titles in the sale section as well. Dance Dance Revolution for PS2, anyone?

GameStart 2016 - Retro DNA 2

GameStart 2016 - Alyse Kinetiquette

Lastly, don’t miss the stunning Kinetiquette version of Alyse!

More GameStart goodness
Hop over to Geek Culture for more coverage on GameStart 2016!

GameStart 2016

7-9 October 2016, 11am – 8pm
Suntec Convention Centre Halls 405, 406

For more event and ticketing details, visit the GameStart ticketing page.

Special Thanks to GameStart Asia for the media passes!

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