Online Communities of Philippine Gamers

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The internet has made playing video games a more social and connected experience. In addition to making global multiplayer matches and social/sharing features possible, the internet also enabled us gamers to form online communities and engage in discussions, analysis, and banter, all in the name of video games, the hobby we know and love.

In the Philippines, several online communities consisting of gamers have been formed through-out the years. These digitally connected communities share similarities but also have their unique, defining characteristics. Being a member of these communities myself, I appreciate being able to talk to and connect with people who not only share my interest in video games but also face mostly the same socio-economic and cultural issues and experiences that I do.

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X-Play’s Law firm confirms that X-Play’s NBA 2K13 deal is with EpicSoft and not Take 2

PinoyDVD members Dan (who provided the image ) and jackryan have found a notice to the public statement from X-Play’s law firm in Today’s edition of the Philippine Daily Inquirer. As previously reported, the notice states that X-Play has a “sub-distributorship” agreement with EpicSoft for all versions of NBA 2K13; and Take 2 was not directly involved in the deal.

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IP E-Game Venture Inc.’s Quarterly Report: Proof of Local Exclusivity for NBA 2K13?

TPC member harl4444 has uncovered IP E-Game Ventures, Inc.’s quarterly report to shareholders for the period which ended in September 30th, 2012. The report was released via the Philippine Stock Exchange website on November 14th, 2012. According to the said report, Epicsoft Asia is the entity that granted X-Play the exclusive rights to market and distribute the game in Philippine shores.

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Datablitz vs. X-Play: Here are the Facts

The purpose of this article is to list down the most important facts surrounding the Datablitz vs. X-Play case. For an in-depth look at the important events before, during, and after the Datablitz Raid (including press releases from the two companies), please refer to the following posts:

Another reason why this entry was written is because media outlets still fail to present both sides of the story, and because other netizens mistake actual facts for rumors.

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Reuters: X-Play Signed Deal with Take 2 for Exclusive Local Publishing of an “Online Sports Social Web Game”

TipidPC member “y3kman” has uncovered a Reuters news post stating that X-Play Online Games Inc. actually signed a deal with Take-Two International S.A . (a subsidiary of Take 2 Interactive) to be the exclusive distributor of one of its products. However, the product that X-Play got the exclusivity for may not be NBA 2K13.

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From Inside X-Play: How X-Play is Dealing with PR Nightmare, More Info on X-Play’s Partnerships

Vidjogames has been contacted by a source connected to X-Play; and we’ve verified the validity of the source’s connection to the company. The source, speaking on the condition of anonymity, sheds light on how X-Play has been dealing with the PR nightmare that the CIDG raids on Datablitz has  created, and X-Play’s  partnerships with game publishers.

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In Defense of Datablitz: Analyzing Datablitz’s Official Statements regarding CIDG Raid, Inside Sources Speak Out (updated)

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Datablitz has released an official statement in response to the CIDG raids that took place earlier this week.

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