Google Phone: Upcoming Rival of iPhone

While Apple's hot-selling iPhone is making a banging name in the mobile phone industry, internet search leader and developer Google is trying to compete with Apple with its newest gadget, the Google Phone.

This is probably a huge difference and advancement of Google as it enter the mobile phone market with its front liner, the Google Phone.

The Google Phone, also known as the T-Mobile G1, is the first mobile device powered by Google's open-source Android software, and will be available in stores in the United States on October 22 and will cost 179 dollars. International release is still to be announced and could probably be launched after the G1 would be successful in the U.S.

The G1 offers many of the features of the iPhone and Research in Motion's popular BlackBerry including a touch screen similar to that of the iPhone, a trackball for navigation, high-speed Internet browsing, Wi-Fi, e-mail, instant messaging and SMS texting.

It has a 3.0-megapixel camera with photo-sharing capability and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a feature lacking on the iPhone.

The new phone has, unsurprisingly, been closely integrated with Google applications such as Google Maps and G-Mail and can display videos from YouTube, the video-sharing site purchased by Google in 2006.

Hanging Out with David Blaine

What's David Blaine up to?! Simple. Just hanging around somewhere else in New York. Where exactly?! Just above the Wollman Ice Rink at the New York's Central Park!

I said above. Yeah! Exactly. Another stunt delivered from this famous 35 year old illusionist and daredevil. After previously spending 72 hours encased in ice, 44 days without food in a plexiglass box, a week under the water, and been buried alive, David Blaine successfully is now taking his hardest challenge of hanging for 60 hours above the Wollman Ice Rink.

He started his three-day challenge last Monday and would probably be finished by tommorow, Wednesday, in which can be considered as his hardest and toughest challenge ever.

"This is the most difficult for sure. The others, you could get into them soon after the start, but this one is tough from the get-go," Blaine said after being lowered to head level for an interview.

He was attached at the torso and at two steel clips linking his boots to the wire. For two nights and three hot early autumn days he will neither eat or sleep. Wow!

The trick echoes Blaine's great hero Harry Houdini, the legendary escapologist of the late 19th and early 20th century, who amazed New York crowds by hanging upside down from skyscrapers and cranes.

Amazing! 60 hours, nearly 3 days with no food and sleep... Can anyone survive with that situation?! Yes. Hopefully David Blaine!

Watch this Raw video about this article which I grabbed from YouTube!

The Philippine Blog Awards 2008 Winners

The Philippine Blog Awards Night held at One Esplanade earlier this night is over. After weeks of voting for the best blogs in each category, the results are here right before your very eyes.

Here is the List of Blog Winners by Category courtesy of The 2008 Philippine Blog Awards:

Best Blog Design: OctTwelve
Best Plugin/Extension : Daily Top Ten
Best Free Custom Theme : Una WordPress Theme
Best Network Blogger : Juan Mandaraog
Best OFW Blogger : Samjuan
Bloggers’ Choice : Batang Yagit


Blog : Gibbs Cadiz
Single Post : EJ: Ang Pinagdaanang Buhay nina Evelio Javier at Edgar Jopson - A Review of a Rocking Relevant Musical
by Jester in Exile

Blog : Pinoy Web Startup
Single Post : Ang Tibay Naman by Senor Enrique

Blog : Creature Lover
Single Post : The Problem of R.A. 9439 by Tess Termulo

Blog : The Professional Heckler
Single Post : Manila’s Movie Theaters by Senor Enrique

Blog : No Special Effects
Single Post : Marketman Learns How to Make Tinapa from Scratch!!! by Market Man


Blog : The D Spot
Single Post : Me and Tia Inez by Senor Enrique


Blog : Pinoy Guy Guide
Single Post : Camo Comes Out Of Hiding by Bearbrick Lover


Blog : Comicology The Study of Awesome
Single Post : Limatik (Blood Leeches): An overview by Pinoy Mountaineer


Blog : tonyocruz.com
Single Post : Confessions of a “New Media” Heretic (or, the jester in exile throws yet another gauntlet before the MSM “priest caste”) by Jester in Exile

Blog : Atheista
Single Post : Out of school, part 1: Forks by Martin Perez


Blog : Best Photo Blog: lostphotograph
Single Post : Urban Cave by Reginald Balanga


Blog : The Bull Runner
Single Post : garmin vs nike a test of accuracy by Jaymie aka The Bull Runner

Blog : PinoyBlogero.com
Single Post : The Making of Lakbayan (Part1& 2) by Vaes9

Blog : Ironwulf.net: En Route
Single Post : How I broke a ritual taboo in Batad by Estan Cabigas

Blog : CokskiBlue Pinoy Vlogs, Videos and Vodcasts
Single Post : Episode 28: We Love Trinoma! (A Video Spoof) by AJ Matela, Joe Datinguinoo, Kring Elenzano, Poyt Salazar and Coy Caballes


Level UP! Gaming Blog of The Year
: Just Perfect: Perfect World

Nokia Kaleidoscope of Connections :
1st Place : Kaleidoscope Trip

2nd Place : Messages With an Impact
3rd Place : Connecting People With a Push of the Button

The videos can be seen here.

SMC Oktoberfest Best Blog Post :
San Miguel Oktoberfest 2008! (1 of 2)

Geiser Maclang Special Award

Mom Exchange | Celebrating Motherhood

Blog Bank: Blogger, Not the Blog Award

Arpee Lazaro

Flippish:Most Flip Vlog/Blog Award


Congratulations to all the Pinoy Bloggers who joined the Phillipine Blog Awards 2008 espcially to those bloggers who succesfully brought home kilos of bacon! KUDOS!

Travis Barker and DJ AM, critically injured after a Plane Crash

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. – After a few hours performing for thousands of South Carolina college students, former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and celebrity disc jockey DJ AM were critically injured in a fiery Learjet crash that killed four people, September 20, 2008, Saturday.

Officials said the plane carrying six people was departing shortly before midnight Friday when air traffic controllers reporting seeing sparks. The plane hurtled off the end of a runway and came to rest a quarter-mile away on an embankment across a five-lane highway, engulfed in flames.

Barker and DJ AM, whose real name is Adam Goldstein, were in critical but stable condition at a burn center in Augusta, Ga., on Saturday afternoon, hospital spokeswoman Beth Frits said. Augusta is about 75 miles southwest of Columbia.

One witness said he was driving when a fireball streaked across the highway about 600 feet ahead of him. William Owns said he approached to see the two survivors frantically trying to remove their burning clothes.

"I noticed two guys who were on fire and it looked like a dance: They didn't know what to do," said Owens, a 60-year-old delivery van driver.

"'Oh my God' was all they were saying," Owens said of Barker and Goldstein. "They stood there and it's like - didn't know what to do. None of us did."

Two other passengers - Chris Baker, 29, and Charles Still, 25 - died, as did pilot Sarah Lemmon, 31, and co-pilot James Bland, 52, according to the county coroner. Baker was an assistant to Barker and Still was a security guard for the musician.

The plane was headed for Van Nuys, California. It is owned by Global Exec Aviation, a California-based charter company, and was certified to operate last year, Hersman said. The company expressed its condolences in a statement and said it was working with investigators to determine the cause of the crash.

TEKKEN 6: Bloodline Rebellion Revealed!

Namco Bandai has just announced new details and features for its Tekken 6 expansion called Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion in Arcades.

Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion will feature two new characters that include the rebel leader Lars Alexandersson, decked out in almost “dark superhero” fashion, and Alisa Bosconovitch, the cybernetically enhanced daughter of Tekken 3 character Dr. Bosconovitch. The two new fighters will bring the total fighter count to 40, giving Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion one of the largest rosters ever created for a fighting game.

The game will include four new fighting stages, an enhanced character creation mode that gives more flexibility to hair styles, new collectible items for the characters, new moves and combos. New moves will allow players to bounce each other off the floor for bigger juggle combos. Slight revisions to wall juggles and tech rolls also make it easier for players to avoid being trapped in inescapable juggle combos.

The current Tekken 6 is scheduled for release on the PlayStation 3 on December 2008 in Japan.

Watch the Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion Debut Trailer:

More about the 2 new characters:

The first character is Alisa Bosconovitch, a pink-haired female fighter who wears a dress that matches her hair color. If you're a follower of the Tekken franchise, the name should ring a bell. One of the key characters in Tekken's background story is Dr. Bosconovitch, a scientist who appeared as an unlockable player character in the PlayStation port of Tekken 3. Namco hasn't officially unveiled the relationship between Alisa and Dr. Bosconovitch yet, but from what we've played, she seems to be one of his ingenious inventions.

Alisa looks like a relatively peaceful female character when she's doing nothing, but once the battle begins, you'll easily figure out that she's actually an android. Aside from her normal set of punches and kicks, Alisa can fight by sticking chainsaws out of her hands, fly around on mechanical wings that pop out of her shoulders, and, as an especially odd move, hand over her head to her opponent and make it explode.

The second character is
Lars Alexandersson, a young spiky-haired guy who is armored with red and black gear and wears a cape. He also has a chest plate shaped like a lion's head. His alternate costume makes him look more casual, with a simple street-style black leather jacket. Lars played in a relatively orthodox manner compared to Alisa, albeit with good range and speed.

Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion is scheduled for release in Japan on December 2008. Tekken fanatics from the Philippines should get updated for the international release of the newest installation of the arcade game series.

Charice Pempengco performs duet with Celine Dion

Charice Pempengco, the latest teen music icon in the Philippines, again proved that dreams do come true after she performed a duet with one of her favorite international stars — Celine Dion, September 15, Monday at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

In the concert dubbed as “Taking Chances World Tour, “Charice sang the hit “Because You Loved Me” with her idol Celine. The song was actually chosen for and dedicated to Charice’s strength and love — her mom Raquel Pempengco.

Here's the video of Charice and Celine Dion singing "Because You Loved Me":

Two thumbs up for Charice! Keep it up, reach for the sky!

Secondhand Serenade visits Novaliches!

Are you an emo?! Check your hair. Not actually like that, but check you wrist. Is there any cut?! Well if you're not, I am not forcing you to be one of those emotionally broken persons for you to understand this another foolish thought of mine.

So, have you ever heard of the band called Secondhand Serenade?! Well I guess my friends who are somewhat considered to be neophytes of this emotic society knows a lot of songs coming from this band.

Let me give you some emotic lines of those songs:
"And it's true I can't go on without you" -Vulnerable
"'Coz I was born to tell you I love you!" -Your Call
"I'll give you my heart on a string" - Awake
"If you leave me tonight, I'll wake up alone" -Stay Close, Don't Go

Want to know more about Secondhand Serenade?! Then I'll give you more.

The common mistake of people about this band is regarding with its number of members. I asked my friends if for them, how many band members are present. Most of them answered me 5, and some 4. But the fact is, there is only actually 1 member of this band. Know him?! I'll give you the name behind those hits. It's John Vesely.

Secondhand Serenade already released two albums since 2007. First was its debut album entitled Awake(February 6, 2007) and the latest album released last February 19, 2008 - A Twist in My Story.

So having this kind a bit knowledge about this band, you'll be wondering about the Post Title. "Secondhand Serenade visits Novaliches!" Where the hell is that place?!

Okay. So you may find it impossible for such a kind of music icon to visit Novaliches. Definitely! But what's the sense of the title?! This post is filed under "Foolish Thoughts" so expect something like that as I go on with this.

Surely, the title is not true! But something happened which was likely the same of saying that the band really visited Novaliches. What is this?!

On the way home on one September night with my two friends who are listening with the same music genre with me, we encountered this funny sound trip of our fellow countrymen popularly known as Dodong. As we were walking, suddenly we heard this song with these words: "'Coz tonight will be the night that I will for you, over again don't let me change my mind..." Oh crap!

That was the first time that I heard such genre of song in that place. All I can hear before were RNB's and Hiphop songs. Sounds amazing anyway!

I don't think Flo Rida will be happy with this. Why?! He is dominating in the huge stereo speakers in the town with his hit - Low,Low,Low,Low,Low,Low,Low,Low!

Doraemon Really Makes Sense!

Well I guess everybody knows this cat-like anime robot of the 22nd century from Japan - Doraemon.

He has been giving a lot of fun to the televiewers with his partner, Nobita. But despite of this fact, Doraemon still makes sense in his words of wisdom for Nobita and for anybody else.

Want to read some of those?! Of course I will let you know about that(what's the sense of this if not!).

Here are a few of his famous lines, lines which are inspiring and somewhat encouraging.

"Hindi mo kailangang magkaroon ng special powers para magkaroon ng kaibigan!"

"Walang mangyayari sa'yo kung uupo ka lang dyan at iiyak!!"

"Wag mong ipakitang malungkot ka sa ibang tao kung wala kang balak magshare ng problema. Para kang nang-alok ng hopia pero di mo naman ibibigay."

Nobita: Bakit maski isipin ko na kaya ko gawin ito, di ko pa rin makaya?!
Doraemon: Simple lang yan! Kasi iniisip mo lang, hindi ka naniniwala!

"Mali ang ginawa mo. Kahit kaya mong gawin ang isang bagay, hindi nangangahulugan na dapat mo itong gawin."

"Hindi mo dapat iniiyakan ang nakaraan. Isipin mo, bakit nasa harap ang mata? Ito ay para lagi mong nakikita ang iyong hinaharap."

"Ang talagang makakapagpasaya sa atin ay yung taong naging dahilan kung bakit tayo nalungkot."

"Wag ka ng mag-isip at bigyan ng dahilan ang isip mo para isipin siya. Masaya ang buhay kaya mabuhay ka ng masaya."

Nobita: Doraemon, meron ka ba diyang gamit yung mapapasagot ko agad si Shizuka?
Doraemon: Meron.
Nobita: Ah pahiram ako!
Doraemon: Ayoko nga!
Nobita: Ang damot mo! Bakit naman?!
Doraemon: Kung tunay kang nagmamahal, hihintayin mo sya kahit gaano pa katagal.

Wowser! Amazing.
So after reading those lines above, would you agree with me that this funny Doraemon really makes sense in his words of wisdom?! Yes. I know it!

Tell me then which of these lines is your most favorite one. Comments are free, no charge, no VAT, absolutely FREE!

A Foolish Act to Test a Relationship

Single?! Then you might not be interested about this matter. Go! But if you're now a fan of the publisher, then continue reading.

This one is somewhat necessary for those who are in a relationship. But I think even those singles will have a fun time reading this another non-sense post coming from my clever but naughty mind.

Let me start with this question, "How sure are you that you're partner is very loyal in your relationship?!" 50? 75? 100? or 101% sure?!

That question seems to be annoying for some but others might start thinking with their answer as soon as they hear those words. But in my case, I am not asking using that kind of question, instead I am asking someone(particularly men) this way: "Can I get your girlfriend's mobile number?!" WTF!

I know by this time you'll start wondering why am I asking like of that. Why?! Simply because I want to test the loyalty within their relationship. Of course I am not going to destroy their relationship, I will be on too much trouble when that thing happens. But how am I going to test their relationship, their loyalty in particular using that kind of technique?!

Here's how the foolish test goes:
I'll ask someone (my friend of course, I might get punched if not!) to give me his girlfriend's mobile number. Of course they will ask me why (unless this person is such a foolish creature) am I asking for their girlfriend's mobile number. Then I'm going to tell them that I just want to test how loyal their girlfriends are. I'm going to text them and invite them for some meet ups or even a date. Where's the test?! Of course, we'll going to see if their girlfriends will tell them immediately about me or not.

So far, most of those men whom I asked for didn't give their girlfriend's mobile number. I'm wondering why, is it because they don't trust their girlfriends or they are just afraid to lose their girlfriends by the time those girls see me?! Got it?! XD

But there was a brave one who was willing to give his girlfriend's mobile number and even challenged me if I could win over him. Well I guess his girlfriend is really loyal and loves him so much(oh crap!). Of course I didn't accept the challenge, his willingness is enough to prove how strong their relationship is.

So, are you going to be like me and try this one?! If so, then good luck! Just tell me if someone loses his girlfriend because of this foolish tactic.


Now on its 10th year, Inkblots 2008: the UST National Journalism Fellowship continues its goal of molding aspiring young writers and journalists through a series of journalism seminars and workshops from the country’s veteran journalists.

Organized by the Varsitarian, the 80-year-old official student publication of the University of Santo Tomas, the three-day event will be held on October 20 to 22 at the UST Thomas Aquinas Research Complex (TARC).

Inkblots 2008 will feature seminar-workshops on news writing, opinion writing, lifestyle writing, sports writing, feature writing, cartooning and campus paper management.

Invited lecturers include Inquirer columnist Conrado de Quiros, sports columnist Quinito Henson, Tempo and Panorama’s Nestor Cuartero and former New York Times correspondent Alice Colet-Villadolid and here is what you don't have to miss! Still waiting for confirmation, famous broadcast journalist VP Noli de Castro might be included in the seminar.

A brainchild of Christian Esguerra, the Varsitarian’s editor-in-chief in 1998, Inkblots has grown to be a fertile training ground for journalism students nationwide. It is open to all campus journalists, campus press advisers and journalism enthusiasts.

For registration and inquiries, contact Ana Mae Roa (09266855574), Emil Dela Cruz (09063254523), or Francis Gatdula (09062035761) or visit the Varsitarian office at Rm 105 Tan Yan Kee Bldg, UST EspaƱa, Manila, call 4061611 loc. 8235, or e-mail inkblots08@yahoo.com.

I'm Back at Last!

After several days of being busy for something important, finally I'm back in my blogging career!

Have you seen my last post?! That was last September 08 when I was at my grandma's house. I was still busy during that time doing my Genesis to Revelation story of my life which Sir Gerry Eligado asked us to do.

And finally, after a week of sleepless nights and tiring days, I'm back on the net and ready to give you the latest thoughts coming from my clever but naughty(oops! don't think of anything else) mind.

So from now on, expect loads of my published thoughts talking about anything and everything within the reach of my sight.

Prostitution Den: Just Beside the Police Station and Barangay Hall

What are these police personnels doing with their precinct?! As well as these barangay officials who were elected for the betterment of their community?!

Have you ever gone to the town of Novaliches in Quezon City?! Well I guess you are familiar with this place as seen on television news. This place experienced an evident change since Mayor Sonny "SB" Belmonte became the city mayor. Before, there are no concrete fences located at the sidewalks but now, the town proper is surrounded with these stuffs to prevent street and vehicular accidents.
*I'm going to upload a photo of this one soon.

Not only SB did well in the development of the town but also Congresswoman Annie "Rosa" Susano who is really a very good representative. She already finished her projects of constructing public school buildings in which, one of those was named after her. Aside from these, an overpass was constructed for the citizens. ( I will have a follow-up post about this overpass soon )
*Photos will be uploaded soon

So, with these Public Officials, we can infer that there is really a huge difference between the Novaliches of the past and the Novaliches of the present.

Yes! Indeed, there is!

One of the major contributions of Mayor SB in the town is what we call the "SB Plaza". This is a multi-purpose complex which is commonly used for town events. It features a large fountain at the middle.

Here comes the bad part of this plaza and the setup of the location. The SB Plaza is located just right beside the Novaliches Police Precinct which is connected to Novaliches Town Proper Barangay Hall. Knowing this location setup, we can therefore say that the place is safe from any harm or violence.

Ironically, the SB Plaza becomes a Prostitution Den at night.

Let me share my personal encounter with this:

One night when I was walking on my way home, I passed through the plaza. As I was walking on the center, there are three girls who were walking in front of me and as they came closer, one of them said, "Hi kuya!" with a touch in my arms! WTF!!

One another night, I was also walking on my way home, a girl who was still wearing her school uniform blocked my way for at least 3 seconds. I didn't do anything just to avoid any problem, but after that, I just laughed at her who seemed to be a desperate one.

This is the worst thing ever happened to me when I was at the mystical plaza:
It was about 5 in the afternoon when I was walking on my home when a little girl (I think she's only 10 years old) who, I recognized as a Muslim because of her speaking style grabbed me saying, "Kuya, halika sumama ka sa akin! May ibebenta ako sa iyo magandang babae mura lang! Halika na!" WTF!! I told her, "AYOKO!!!" but she was still holding my arms forcing me to go with her.

It is very annoying to stay in this kind of place. What makes me mad about this is that, where are these policemen?! Are they doing their job or they are regular customers of this bunch of prostitutes?! The barangay officials are also the same, they are doing nothing about this thing. How pathetic!

So if anybody here who is interested of fixing this problem, please help me. I have a plan of reporting this to the Kapamilya Show, XXX. If anybody here knows how to do so, contact me using the form below.

Problem Solved or just another Problem here?!

Since my PC is not working at all (as mentioned on my previous post), I need to find ways for me to continue my blogging career. Not only my blogging career, but also my career in my studies! XD

So I thought of borrowing a laptop from our old neighbor who is now living a little bit far from our residence. I asked my mom to talk with her (yeah! this friendly neighbor which I am talking about is a girl) and ask if she can lend her laptop to me.

On my mom's first attempt to borrow the laptop, she, or we... failed! Why?! This friendly neighbor said that she needs the laptop for school works. And so, i got depressed!

But after two days, my mom told me upon my arrival from school that the laptop is now ready for me. Yeah, that was great! So early next morning, I went there and got the laptop. Oh I forgot to say, it's an Acer Travelmate 2420 Series.

Here's how it looks like (but of course, not as new as this one):

After getting the laptop, I hurried going home to start doing my pending jobs.

As I opened the laptop, I saw that the number 3 key is detached from the keyboard! WTF! I tried to fix it but no matter how hard I try to attach it again, I see no way of fixing this. So I just said, "Isa lang naman ito, pwede ng copy and paste na lang."

Here comes the worst part of this! As Is started typing words and phrases, WTF! Keys M, Shift, Left Arrow, and the worst thing: SPACE BAR is not working!!!

I got depressed once again being in this kind of situation. How unlucky!

So therefore, I conclude, that my problem is not yet solved. This is just another problem for me!

Blogging Interruption: My PC is a Junk!

Oh crap!

It's been a week since I had my last post here at my blog. I have a lot of thoughts to publish but then I wasn't able to do all of those because of my f***ing PC.

Do all of you know about the BSOD stuff when it comes with PC problems?!
BSOD means Blue Screen of Death!

The Blue Screen of Death (also known as a stop error, BSoD, bluescreen, or Blue Screen of Doom) is an error screen frequently displayed by certain operating systems, most notably Microsoft Windows, after encountering a critical system error which can cause the system to shut down to prevent damage. <-- Thanks to Wikipedia!

This stuff really brings burden to my blogging career! XD
Based on what this BSoD indicates, I can say that one of my hardwares is not functioning properly. I don't know if it's the VGA card, the memory, the hard disk, and so on. I didn't even try to fix it because I was pissed off with this.

My solution about this thing: buy a new computer unit.

Maybe you're wondering if why am I going to buy a new one instead of determining which hardware is malfunctioning and replace it right away. Ask me why. Why?!

Review the specs of my PC:

Pentium III at 733 Mhz
640MB of RAM
64MB GeForce 2 MX VGA Card
20GB Hard Disk

I think i don't need to put the full specs, those 4 are enough to answer the question.

Maybe I'm going to have my new computer unit by next week, so expect a fewer posts during this time span.

X-Play in partnership with EA Games, brings NBA Street Online in the country

Good news for all the NBA fanatics out there! NBA Street Online is now in the country.

As I was browsing for the latest informations in the gaming world, I saw this article from Manila Bulletin online written by Joel D. Pinaroc about the partnership of X-Play with EA Games to bring the NBA Street Online in the Philippines.

Here's the full article about the news:

RP gaming firm seals deal with US-based EA spacer


Local gaming company X-Play has completed an exclusive partnership deal with US gaming giant Electrtronic Arts Inc. (EA) to bring the popular National Basketball Association (NBA) franchise to Filipino online gamers.

X-Play, the joint venture of gaming publisher IP E-Game Ventures, and technology company GMA New Media Inc., also announced NBA STREET Online, the NBA-inspired game that is predicted to become one of the top titles for X-Play.

The company, in a press conference last week, said NBA STREET Online is a real-time online midsession game of EA’s phenomenally popular NBA franchise games series, featuring fast-paced street basketball action with today’s biggest NBA superstars, all in true-to-life detail.

Under the licence from EA, X-Play will provide marketing, community management, customer and technical support, and other valuable services as the operator of NBA STREET Online in the Philippines.

"This is a collaboration amongst giants to bring a monumental title to the Philippines. EA, as the top game developer worldwide, and X-Play, the joint venture between IPVG and GMA7, will launch one of the biggest mid-session gaming titles to ever hit the country. With our large gaming base and mass media vehicles, this killer content will transform the industry," Enrique Y. Gonzalez, CEO of IPVG Corp., mother company of IP EGames, said.

X-Play has also demoed a playable version of the online game, although it will take a few more months before the game is launched commercially in the Philippines.

According to Steve Tsao, IP E-Games president, the companies will also gearing up with a grand launch, with the possibility of bringing in "real" NBA superstars in a grand launch.

The executive said the game will be released in a "few months" and that the playable version, which is in Korean, is currently being fine-tuned prior to the commercial launch.

For his part, Judd Gallares, president and COO of GMA-NMI, said "having already the top casual games in the dance and music genre under its belt, I have no doubt that X-Play will take gaming on to the next level with NBA STREET Online."

NBA STREET Online is larger-than-life gameplay to the playground and allows up to six gamers to simultaneously compete in an over-the-top 3-on-3 online experience, according to executives.

"We are very thrilled and excited to have Philippines on our roadmap for NBA STREET Online. Strategic partnership is the key to success for EA and we are happy to work with one of the best players in the industry to bring this successful franchise to all our Pinoy gamers and basketball fans," Jon Niermann, president of EA Asia Pacific, said.

NBA STREET Online blends customization, convenience, and community in a fun to play mid-session game.

It features unique online elements that are designed specifically for the multiplayer experience these include matchmaking and individual player customization.

"NBA STREET Online will allow Filipinos to immerse themselves in the phenomenal basketball franchise and experience what millions of other game players worldwide are enjoying," Mark Fischer, SVP for NBA, North Asia said.

NBA STREET Online is co-developed by EA Canada and Seoul-based Neowiz Games Corporation.

Muslim Filipinos seek ceasefire as Ramadan begins

Today, September 01, is the start of RAMADAN.

For one whole month, Muslims will abstain from food, drink, sex, and ill-doings from dawn to dusk in a mandatory process aimed at building in them self-restraint towards spiritual perfection. This is a time for full meditation in professing their Islamic faith. Thus, for 1 whole fasting month, Muslims are expected to be on a tranquility.

Ironically, Muslims in Mindanao are suffering from the unending war between the government troops and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). Muslim Filipinos, along with their leaders and government officials seek a ceasefire between the struggling forces. But this is quite difficult because lately, the Department of National Defense (DND) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) announced that that pursuit operations against the renegade MILF will push through even during the Ramadan Period.

Will the government implement a ceasefire or will they continue pushing the operations?! Well, I just hope that during this 1 month Ramadan, the MILF will stop their heinous acts in their seek for liberation.

"Christians against Muslims; Filipinos versus Filipinos"

Fight of Characters: The Latest Craze!

Here comes a new hit in one of the most popular games in the country, Warcraft III. Well I guess everybody knows the fun-filled game map "Fight of Characters(FOC)" which is considered as the latest craze in Warcraft III gaming in the country.

Fight of Characters, unlike any other maps which use the real image of the original Warcraft heroes, uses the real unique appearance of the anime characters involved in the game.

Game Overview:
Players are to choose from these unique anime characters in the beginning like Inu Yasha, Uchiha Itachi, Monkey D. Luffy, Alucard, Gilgamesh, Orochimaru, Roronoa Zorro, Gaara, Ichigo Kurosaki, Renji Abarai, Uryu, Kisame, and there's a lot more. Increase the level of your characters by killing the mobs in the center part of the map where there are variety of monsters spawning. You get a score by killing your opponents' heroes. Aside from this mobs in the center field, there are also monsters located at the four corners of the map.

•Upper Left: One creature which spawns into a higher level when killed. Mobs of weak monsters.•Upper Right: One creature which spwans into a higher level when killed. Mobs of Dragons and strong monsters.
•Bottom Right: Mobs of Infernal (Ultimate skill of Warlock). These are the burning golems.
•Bottom Left: BEWARE! In this portion of the map, you can find Majin Boo! He is guarded by some monsters like Lucifer (Doom Bringer). Majin Boo is quite hard to beat, he attacks very fast and conjures images.

Special Feature of the Game: Duel -- Every after 3minutes, characters are gathered in the dueling area where there is a 1 on 1 fight between the chosen random characters.


Ichigo Kurosaki versus Goku of Dragonball Z

Here's a sneak peek of the mobs.

Kisame in action!

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