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  1. Lifestyle - Technology - GAME

    Video game: Bioshock Infinite

    Posted Apr 07th 2013, 12:00am by Pavan Shamdasani

    ... Pavan Shamdasani Bioshock Infinite Irrational Games   The first Bioshock was an instant classic, breaking free from the first-person shooter mould by focusing as much on its original ... in the trial against the erosion of video-game originality, Bioshock Infinite is a prime example. The game reconfigures all that's great about the first entry and has added so few new features ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1207642/video-game-bioshock-infinite
  2. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Toys and games help us get back to a simpler way of life

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 11:54pm by George Chen

    ... and games help us get back to a simpler way of life Follow the author on Twitter: @george_chen With politics seemingly crowding out business in Hong Kong these days, Asia's largest toy fair has come to town and is a welcome distraction. The Trade Development Council is hosting the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair this week at the convention centre in Wan Chai. I began thinking about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1398415/toys-and-games-help-us-get-back-simpler-way-life
  3. For the love of board games

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Joyee Chan

    ... the bee's owner. 'You missed my ant solider,' she says as she seals her rival's escape path. This is no mere insect fight. What is unfolding is a honeycomb tile battle on a board game called Hive. Every Tuesday evening Jolly Thinkers, Hong Kong's first board game cafe, is packed with diehard board game lovers: children, teenagers and grown-ups. Former teacher Joyce Lam ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/741591/love-board-games
  4. Nasty goings-on in German castle

    Posted Nov 22nd 2010, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen The Glass Demon Helen Grant Published by Penguin ISBN 9780141325767 This new thriller by Helen Grant for older teens is as good as, if not better than, some of the so-called thrillers heading up the best-seller lists of adult fiction. Grant im ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/731215/nasty-goings-german-castle
  5. Small beginnings of miniature golf

    Posted Apr 29th 2010, 12:00am by Chris Taylor

    ... about in the early1920s in the United States. Before long, it seemed everyone was playing this inexpensive game which before then was only accessible to the rich. Oddly, despite the popularity ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/712809/small-beginnings-miniature-golf
  6. Board games on display

    Posted Jan 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In addition to the 42 sports- 28 of them Olympic disciplines- there will be two demonstration events: Weiqi Also known as GO, Weiqi is a popular East Asian strategic board game played between two players with black and white stone counters. Known for its simplistic rules but complex play, the games has its roots in China and also popular in Japan and South Korea. Xiangqi Also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/703235/board-games-display
  7. It's a big deal

    Posted Jul 10th 2009, 12:00am

    ... it's celebrated in the US and Europe. Just not in Asia, at least not yet. Verma is a professional poker player and his game is Texas Hold 'em. In this form of poker, players try to make ... with gaming rooms opening in Macau and poker houses surfacing here- has led to a rise in the number of professional players. 'Poker has been around Asia for a while, but it was originally mostly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/686315/its-big-deal
  8. Playing mind games

    Posted Jun 10th 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... World Mind Sports Games. Their finely honed intellects will fight it out for 35 gold medals split across five games- bridge, chess, go, draughts, xiangqi (Chinese chess). The upcoming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/641020/playing-mind-games
  9. Mech wars on Earth

    Posted Dec 24th 2006, 12:00am by James Whittle

    ... James Whittle SRW-OG-DW (TV version) There are mech battles galore in video-game-inspired anime Super Robot Wars Original Generation Divine Wars (SRW-OG-DW). After a successful three-part straight-to-video release last year, Bandai decided to make a full-blown anime series. The video game is a decade-old series that has spanned many platforms, from its early days on the Super Nintendo, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/576421/mech-wars-earth
  10. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Hot spots: Trees and Fishes, Vanuatu

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by Christina Pfeiffer

    ... Christina Pfeiffer Christina Pfeiffer Trees and Fishes, Vanuatu What is it? The tranquil waterfront retreat on Vanuatu's Havannah Harbour is an off-the-beaten-track hideaway. The sheltered bay was used as an American naval base during the second worl ...

    http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/article/1082214/hot-spots-trees-and-fishes-vanuatu

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