Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New Brickboy Brothers Shop @ Sunway Pyramid!

Brickboy, the only Lego shop in Malaysia, now has a new shop under the Brickboy Brothers name in Sunway Pyramid, located on the 1st floor of the Old Wing, near the bowling area. This new shop also carries Collectibles, which are not found in the Brickboy Toys shop in The Gardens at MidValley. To see what Legos (and Collectibles) the new shop has, check out the link to the Forum.

Pyramid Brickboy Brothers shop

Monday, December 29, 2008

What sword are you carrying?

Soul Calibur 4

The thing about multi-gaming universes crossing the chief antagonist is that...expect it to be nerfed (dumbed) down to a playable level wherever it appears - accuracy to fluffies (non-serious users) is almost always secondary!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Brick Gamers 28 - When Games Collide

The past few months have been a pretty busy gaming season with big titles being released, and BrickGamers wanted to do a comic with a "What If" scenario. So this is how it might look like...

As usual, these comics were converted from the printed magazine GameAxis, and wasn't designed to fit computer screens. So you'll have to click and view it in a new tab/window that opens.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Loyal Fans

Diehard Fans

As the decades went by, some mega-franchise on gaming have established themselves as Titans on the industry, constantly churning out titles after titles of the series, and in the process, gaining legions of loyal fans.

As long they don't screw up the game too much with their status! It is just hard to fail if you keep the formula right. You can screw up sometime but people will forgive you if you do the next one right - case in point a certain Tiberium Wars!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

2013 - Legoland Malaysia!


That's right all fellow Malaysian Lego fans (and even those Internationally!) - Legoland is going to open their first Asian theme park in the State of Johor! Slated to be opened in 5 years time, it will be located in Nusajaya, the new administrative city of Johor (think of it as Johor's Putrajaya).


Nusajaya is located in the Iskandar Development Region, kinda like the Southern Malaysia version of the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC) in Central Malaysia. Its located off the E3 (Expressway 3) highway, and is under construction. There are plans to include other theme parks in the same region, like Universal Studios and Disneyland, to attract Singaporeans (and International tourists) via the Second Link Causeway to come and stay over for the weekend.

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Sources : The Star Online and Brothers Brick

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Gears of War 2 customs

GoW custom

If you like Lego and you like Gears of War (GoW), chances are it crossed your mind how cool it would be if Lego releases such sets, from the chainsaw-attached-to-gun franchise.

Though the odds of that happening is about as slim as Marcus Fenix getting a light saber as a melee weapon since Lego doesn't do military as a policy. However, Lego customiser Hazel shows us what the minifigs (Lego Mini Figurines) might look like if it was ever released!

Source : Brothers Brick

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Professional Gaming

Going Professional Gaming

It is sad that gaming is seen as a just a...well...game, to people who don't understand and who aren't into it - which usually means people who aren't geeky enough or consider themselves too cool to be seen associated with playing games. So much so the term "Professional Gaming" has to be created to differentiate between standard playing games for fun, and seriously playing games, which leads to it being a job, either for beta testing new games, or as a form of sport.

However, even Pro Gaming is not seriously seen as an avenue of work, and will take time to be accepted as a norm, and until then, while pro gamers rake in the money winning electronic sports for their quick reflexes, sharp thinking, and keen analysis, the older generation will have a tough time believing what was once just a waste of time is the future of income and survival.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Gradius's Vic Vipers

Vic Viper

Remember those frantic moments of avoiding incoming fire and shooting at central cores of huge bosses in Gradius series? Well here are some amazing works by Peter Morris to remind us of the golden era of side-scrolling shoot-the-core series!

Source : Brothers Brick

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Power Leveling

Power Leveling

Power leveling is the reason why some people can make money online by selling high-level characters for online games. This is easily done if you have a lot of time to spare, like say if you're a student (as opposed to busy working people - not that students aren't busy), and you spend your free time creating powerful characters, and then selling them off to people who want to play the game - but don't have time to build up a character.

If you put 2 and 2 together, you have an Internet economy where students sell powerful characters to working adults. Since governments aren't savvy enough yet about the Net economy, you can easily get away without being taxed yet!

Of course, you can always develop your character yourself, but if you're working AND spending time to level-up your character, chances are you'll end up like our friend Jack above...like how some of us are suffering from Fallout 3...or Dead Space...or...well, you get the idea!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Lego @ Toys Flea Market

That's right, there was a table selling Lego at the recent Toys Flea Market (check out this post for reference - it will open in a new tab/window) by E-Toyz:

E-Toyz Lego
If you still can't see the Lego boxes - it's on the left


Well, okay, they also had other toys, but they had Lego as well, so hopefully this will grow to become a popular spot for Lego trading, so we'll let you know when (and where!) the next Toys Flea Market is happening - and if there's Lego there again by E-Toyz (or others!). Thanks Joujou and Shugi for the pictures!