Nicholas Tang

Nicholas Tang

About me:
Occupation: Games Journalist, student, omegalomaniac nerd
Speciality: Interviews, foolish word-play, cats

Nicholas enjoys the dull monotonously infrequent rainy weathers of Singapore while listening to silky smooth eargasmic tunes of Jazz, Orchestral Symphonies and most often the endless reverberating screams of Rock & Roll. He loves singing (horribly) in the showers as he delusionally believes himself to be the next Singapore/American/Earth idol. He simply love Games.
About Bose Bose is very well known for the endless lineup of quality audio equipments they have been producing for over the last 7 decades, often praised for their high-end product line. Bose has been manufacturing a multitude of different audio systems, catering to automobiles, commercial industry systems and multimedia home speakers. Today we'll take a look at the Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speaker. Sassy A Little Comparison Before we go into the details of the Bose Companion 2 Series III, let me give you a little background information of my current setup. I've been using the Razer Mako...
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We were recently invited down to the Pangdemonium's rehearsal studios for a sneak peek into their upcoming Next To Normal production. After the success of Rabbit Hole earlier this year, we were super excited to see what other goodness Adrian and Tracie Pang's Pangdemomium! had in store. About Next to Normal Next to Normal is a Pulitzer Prize winning musical the Rolling Stones described as "The Best Musical of the season by a mile". And Pangdemonium! are again the first to bring such a quality production to Singapore. Yes, that's right! You'll get to see Adrian Pang, Sally Ann Triplett and the rest of...
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If you've been following the local YouTube scene, you're bound to have stumbled across a few of Wah!Banana's productions. The Singaporean YouTube channel produces high quality comedy videos similar to nigahiga. In fact, we had featured them ranking as the #1 local youtube channel just a few months ago in our "Best youtubers in Singapore" list. So I had the opportunity to ask Aaron Khoo (Djehuty) a few questions regarding their YouTube channel Wah!Banana and luckily for me, Aaron is also well known in the local gaming scene - to be more specific, Garena- under the name of Djehuty. Moving on! The Interview ...
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BLIMEY, good day readers! It's been awhile hasn't it? My apologies for the inactiveness- I've recently moved to a new place and settled the majority of my work including applying for a sodding broadband WiFi connection which took AGES to come. But here I am! Finally able to spare some time to write about games journalism yet again! Oh joy oh joy!  I had a chat with Edmund Koh about Personae Studios and their latest iOS game Mechwarrior: Tactical Command a few weeks ago and we also talked about the current state of our local gaming industry. I really liked how...
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I've never really been a fan of horror games, or anything horror related in general. You won't see me going to theaters to watch some side-crack horror film which involves terribly filmed first person perspective driven narrative. But I recently picked up a title from the App Store which wasn't necessarily depicted as a horror game, but something artistically mesmerising and mechanically intriguing with some horror components added to the game. (One puzzle required me to 'drag' the screen by consecutively swiping on my iPad and thus 'pulling' the level to find a missing puzzle piece- it was mindblowing).     The moment I finished...
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Today's interview with Onikagi's project founder, Jackson Aw is a little bit different compared to our previous interviews. Firstly, the project isn't about games or anything entertaining for that matter, it is about two local designers coming out with an idea to produce convenient interchangeable leather wallets with the cause to help the community in Bandung, Indonesia. Their Kickstarter project- Onikagi: Modular Leather Wallets for Humanity aims to create a customisable modular leather wallet made by the traditional leather craftsmen of Bandung. The fundings of the campaign will provide jobs for the craftsmen and also bring in safer, more efficient equipment...
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What's that? PSA? What on earth might that be you ask? Well it simply stands for a Public Service Announcement!  Within these Public Service Announcement articles I'll most likely be talking about my writing plans for the month and announce the winners of previous and future giveaways if there are any! Anomaly 2 Giveaway  So we had a giveaway of Anomaly 2 from our previous article featuring a developer interview with Pawel Miechowski, Senior Writer of 11 Bit Studios who were generous enough to hand us TWO copies of their latest game.     I really enjoy these developer interviews simply because I get to...
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  Tower defense has been one of my personal favorite genres of games in the past and present, the ongoing onslaught of stampeding fools dancing along my maze of glorious stationary defenders bringing death and decay to the running mass of impudent futiles. The heretics who zealously leap into the unending fray with blind faith in hopes to reach their destination of- okay enough of that, onwards! My first exposure to the genre dated back to the Warcraft 3 days of wandering the custom map list and stumbling upon the chilly frozen wastelands of Wintermaul. The point of a TD is...
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I've published an article regarding a particularly fascinating mobile game a few months back, Star Traders RPG Elite. I recently had the chance to sit down and have a chat with the developers concerning their games and Heroes of Steel, the brother's upcoming game which was successfully funded on Kickstarter. Just a brief introduction to the Trese Brothers: Andrew is a digital nomad, carrying a sturdy backpack, a laptop, and a small Wacom (the Bamboo Fun model).  When working for Trese Brothers, he hops between libraries, coffee shops, and co-working spaces and enjoy the hubbub of a busy place and the noise of...
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Tactical, thought provoking and elegantly crafted strategy games are hard to come by these days, especially in today's industry of recrementitious influx of games that plays exactly the same and the dull overstaying annual upgrade of FPS titles. I always liked Chess for it's simplicity in design and the limitless amount of approaches to tactics but most importantly, I like the freedom to experiment with unique strategies and adapt to a variety of challenges.  I've sometimes marvelled at how indie developers have the unlimited potential to explore and experiment with creating innovative games of any design, genre and context compared to how AAA publishers and...
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