Weekly Gaming Update - GameCon PH and Gaming Addiction Disorder


Mar 4, 2015


  • February 10 and 11 2018 Megatrade Hall 2 SM Megamall Mandaluyong
  • With more than 75 exhibitors from the gaming industry
  • GameCon PH is proud to present its gaming competitions and tournaments:
    • Magic the Gathering Tournament
    • Yet again another Arena Of Valor Tournament
    • A tabletop role-playing game called Tadhana RPG
      • That features a unique system devoid of polyhedral dice mechanics
      • The original lore loosely based on and inspired by Filipino folklore, urban legends, epics, and mythology
    • Team Cosplay Competition
    • And personal highlight the Roborumble 2.0 Event
      • Year 2 for the lightweight division Tournament of the lightweight robot combat competition
      • with rules based from the BattleBots competition
      • Which Filipino made bots fight on an arena with real life abilities like flip, pound and grab!
Gaming Addiction
  • Recently “Gaming addiction” is classified as disorder by WHO (World Health Organization)
  • Some countries had already identified it as a major public health issue
  • Symptoms
    • impaired control over gaming (frequency, intensity, duration)
    • increased priority given to gaming
    • continuation or escalation of gaming despite negative consequences
  • Because of this South Korea government has introduced a law banning access for children under 16 from online games between midnight and 06:00
  • In Japan, players are alerted if they spend more than a certain amount of time each month playing games
  • China, internet giant Tencent has limited the hours that children can play its most popular games
  • But don't you think this being blown out of proportion? why video games only as there are so many harmful addiction out there not recognized
  • Where is smartphone disorder, TV disorder, to those addicted with Tele novelas aren't those disorders
  • As gamers; gaming is a form of leisure, a hobby or an escape from the harsh world we have in Philippines
  • We are not saying this is not serious issue, but we feel as gamers that the media is being biased with this
  • So instead saying gaming is an addiction take a look why people are getting addicted from the first place
  • for parents maybe you are neglecting your kid that's why they are getting comfort from gaming
  • for group of friends maybe you are being harsh to fellow peers so they find solace on gaming
  • as a society that's how we move forward instead of pointing effects we should provide solution on the problem, as we might be the problem.
Overwatch’s Blizzard World

  • Blizzard Entertainment released a new update for Overwatch today that adds a new map, a theme park-inspired Blizzard World
  • The new level is essentially an amusement park based on all of the developer’s properties
  • The update also includes a massive cosmetic update with over 100 new items in game
  • with a bunch of cosmetic items, skins, emotes, sprays and highlight intro animations
  • The new content features updates for all 26 characters in the game
  • Unlike a lot of other Overwatch content drops, this one’s not a seasonal, limited-time event
  • Players can earn those new legendary and epic skins for Overwatch from regular loot boxes
  • Majority of the skins are homage to Diablo, Hearthstone, StarCraft and Warcraft with plenty of new epic and legendary skins that aren’t Blizzard-themed, like Black Cat D.Va, Kabuki Hanzo and Asp Pharah
  • This is the biggest update for Overwatch which is having its second anniversary on May
  • Overwatch’s Blizzard World update is available now for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One
God of War

  • God of War will launch for PlayStation 4 on April 20
  • According to Game Director Cory Barlog, God of War isn’t quite an open world game, but It will reward you for exploring
  • The game will include multiple pre-order bonuses and be available in several editions
  • Every edition of God of War will include three legendary shield skills as a pre-order bonus
  • The game focuses on Kratos while trying to teach his son “Atreus”, about restraint, responsibility, and consequence, which are all things Kratos learned the hard way in his previous life as a god-slayer
  • Here’s how Sony describes that new father-son adventure
    • “Living as a man outside the shadow of the gods, Kratos must adapt to unfamiliar lands, unexpected threats, and a second chance at being a father. Together with his son Atreus, the pair will venture into the brutal Norse wilds and fight to fulfill a deeply personal quest.”
  • There are several editions of the game that can be purchased:
    • Digital deluxe edition
    • Collector’s edition
    • Stone Mason edition
    • Limited Edition thats is only available in Europe
  • God of War is exclusive on PlayStation
  • This is a new take on the God of War franchise (insert opinion)
Nike PG-2 PlayStation Colorway
  • PlayStation has teamed up with Nike Basketball and NBA All-Star Paul George on a special collaboration for his next signature shoe called the “Nike PG-2 PlayStation Colorway” or “PG2s”
  • The new signature shoe lights up, vibrates and glows in the dark
  • The pulse mimics the vibrations from a DualShock controller
  • Nike said the power has a lifespan of more than 150 hours and batteries in the shoes are actually self-contained
  • So for video game and sneakerheads out there what do you think of this new shoe? would you like nike partner with other companies? say nintendo shoes or xbox shoes in the future? let me know down below the comments
Anthem Delayed

  • Bioware’s upcoming destiny killer “Anthem”, an ambitious open-world RPG is not coming until 2019 according to report from Kotaku
  • The games was initially schedules this year as mentioned from the past E3
  • This could be because of the effect of Mass Effect Andromeda and Battlefront 2’s poor reception from gamers
  • To those who don't know Mass Effects launch was ridiculed by bugs that became and internet meme followed by the loot box controversy of Battlefront 2, which resulted a backlash from gaming community as well as the media
  • According to the report BioWare’s attention is now focused on Anthem, and away from a Dragon Age reboot and the MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic, which launched in 2011
  • Anthem is an open world science fiction RPG where characters wear mechanized combat suites and battle monsters in a post-apocalyptic setting
  • Its disappointing but good that Anthem could be delayed because it means developers and publishers are listening to the community to deliver a good game that we all can enjoy.