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September 9, 2009

Play-Asia Weekly Special: Midnight Club: Los Angeles (Xbox 360)

Filed under: blog,Play-Asia,Xbox 360 — Tags: , , — technofranki @ 20:46


This Weekly Special at is Midnight Club: Los Angeles for Xbox 360 at US$ 18.90. The offer ends Tuesday Septermber 15, 2009 Hong Kong time. The game will work on Asian (NTSC-J) and European (PAL) Xbox 360 consoles.

About the game, taken from

The best way to see Los Angeles is at 245mph.

Race at breakneck speeds through the streets of modern-day L.A. recreated in stunning detail. Drive the hottest range of real-world tuners, muscle cars, exotics and superbikes on the streets today. Customize your vehicle with the best after-market performance parts and custom kits. Illegal street racing with no track, no load times, no rules: Welcome to the Midnight Club.

You can read a review about the game on or watch their vidoe-review below.

July 29, 2009

Juushinden: Ultimate Beast Battlers only US$ 9.90

Filed under: DS,Play-Asia — Tags: , , , — technofranki @ 01:11

 Juushinden: Ultimate Beast Battlers (Nintendo DS)

This weekly special at is Juushinden: Ultimate Beast Battlers for Nintendo DS at only US$ 9.90. It looks like the game only will work on a DS and not a DSi, since it have a swiping-device pluged into the GBA-slot. The game is in Japanese too, so that limits it even further. The offer ends on August 4th, 2009.

Here is the description of the game taken from

Think battle card games are over in this digital age? Think again.

Beast Battlers, the ultimate card action game is here. Slip the magic reader into the Nintendo DS and have it turn your 2D beast into breathing monster in your console. You don’t have to take the beasts as they are, upgrade their power and other attributes through a power-up card. The bigger the deck you have, the better an edge you have over your opponents.

Each package comes with a pack of 40 cards and a battlefield card. Be sure to get to know other beast battlers to play in different battle fields and keep an eye out on booster packs for the better beast warriors.

Please bear in mind however, that the game does not work on Nintendo DSi as there was no slot on the new console for the magic reader.

Here is the Japanese trailer for the game.

April 28, 2009 Weekly Special: Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts only US$11.90 (Xbox 360 Japanese version)

Filed under: great deals,Play-Asia — Tags: , , — technofranki @ 20:15


This Weekly Special at is a steal. You can get Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts for only US$11.90. The bad thing is that the game will only work on a Japanese Xbox 360. But if you do have it, get the game, it’s great.

Here is the game description taken from

Famed game developer Rare Ltd. is reviving one of its most beloved and successful franchises exclusively on Xbox 360® with the third installment of the Banjo-Kazooie series. Banjo-Kazooie®: Nuts & Bolts® embraces new and old fans alike, as the famous bear and bird duo return in stunning high definition for an unique adventure of epic proportions. The Lord of the Games (aka LOG) is tired of the petty squabbling between Banjo and the evil witch Gruntilda (aka Grunty) over the years, and has arranged a showdown to decide the rightful owner of Spiral Mountain. Claiming to have created every video game ever made, LOG has built the game worlds in which the contest’s challenges take place. Banjo must complete LOG’s challenges to win, while Grunty tries to stop him using every method her devious mind can muster.

Throughout your adventure, create your own abilities by building vehicles for Banjo to pilot over land, water, and air. Vehicle parts, which range from simple devices such as engines and wheels to more unusual equipment such as springs and egg guns, are earned and collected throughout the game. Use your imagination to combine parts in any order to create whatever vehicle you choose. LOG’s challenges have one goal, but your choice of vehicle and tactics will determine how you get there. By exploring worlds and solving puzzles, you will be rewarded with more advanced and diverse vehicle parts in your quest to defeat Grunty once and for all.

With the power of Xbox 360® and Xbox LIVE®, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts brings an entirely new experience to the console and takes the franchise to a whole new level of enjoyment. High-definition graphics, user-created content, and online gameplay are just three of the many advances people of all ages and skill levels will discover as they embark on their adventure.

April 21, 2009 Deal of the Week – Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. (Xbox 360)

Filed under: great deals,Play-Asia — Tags: , — technofranki @ 19:12


This Weekly Special on is Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. for Xbox 360 at US$ 24.90. The game is region free.

Here is the game discription taken from

As the era of the nation-state draws toward its end, the world of warfare is evolving rapidly. New challenges demand new solutions, sometimes with unpredictable outcomes.

For many years, state-sponsored militaries have struggled to maintain and modernize their forces. Increasing budget restrictions and difficulties in recruiting skilled personnel have led many countries to seek other solutions. More and more nations now rely increasingly on Private Military Companies (PMC) – elite mercenary groups staffed with equally elite personnel – to support their field operations.


With each passing year, the PMCs expand their influence and scope of activity. Initially just consultants, they are now involved in surveillance, logistics, site security, and other essential roles. In order to keep the war machine going most of the PMC warranted firms dealing with other sources of income such as mining, oil extraction, airliners, goods manufacturing etc. Ensuring a steady flow of currency allowed these companies to operate a tighter game against their opposition. Each year, they come closer to serving as fully operational field units, and their services are so widely used they’re already essential. Pandora’s Box has been opened. There’s no getting rid of the PMCs now.

  • E.R.S. is in-game technology that helps turn novice aviators into elite pilots of the future. The Enhanced Reality System is the core of the HAWX flight experience: aircraft interception trajectories, incoming missile detection, anti-crash system, damage assessment, tactical map, and weapons trajectory control. E.R.S. also allows players to issue orders to their squadron and other units, making this system as iconic to HAWX as the Cross-Com system is to Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter®!
  • Players can ease into their flight missions and gain a level of comfort with the use of the assistance mode. Once employed, players can take full advantage of their technological support through the E.R.S and gain maximum piloting security. If the situation calls for the player to unleash the full potential of the aircraft, the assistance mode can be switched off and all safety features will be deactivated. This comes with increased risks, but allows the player advanced dogfighting maneuvers and stunning third-person views
  • For the first time ever in the air-combat genre, players will be able to experience the entire solo campaign with seamless JUMP IN/JUMP OUT functionality. In PVP mode, players can challenge each other in intense dog-fighting sessions and find out who’s the top gun. Winning players are rewarded with experience points and money to unlock more weapons
  • Players have the opportunity to take the throttle of over 50 famous aircrafts, and take them over real world locations & cities in photo-realistic environments created with the best commercial satellite data on the civilian market

April 8, 2009 Best selling games – Wednesday April 8, 2009

Filed under: Play-Asia — Tags: , , , , , — technofranki @ 17:56

Here is the top selling games on as of Wednesday April 8, 2009.

Top 10 – Xbox 360

  1. Guitar Hero Metallica
  2. Shellshock 2: Blood Trails
  3. Guitar Hero Metallica
  4. Resident Evil 5
  5. Ninja Blade
  6. Golden Axe: Beast Rider
  7.  Street Fighter IV
  8. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  9. Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection
  10. Left 4 Dead

Top 10 – Playstation 3

  1. Fracture
  2. Resident Evil 5
  3. Killzone 2
  4. Resident Evil 5
  5. Tomb Raider Underworld
  6. MLB 09 The Show
  7. Resident Evil 5 [Collector’s Edition]
  8. Guitar Hero Metallica
  9. Musou Orochi Z
  10. Street Fighter IV

Top 10 – Nintendo Wii

  1. Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes
  2. Madworld
  3. Oboro Muramasa
  4. Wario Land Shake
  5. Naruto Shippuuden: Gekitou Ninja Taisen EX 3
  6. Monster Hunter G (Starter Pack)
  7. No More Heroes
  8. Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World
  9.  Okami
  10. Samba De Amigo

Top 10 – Sony PSP

  1. Pump It Up EXCEED Portable
  2. Sunday x Magazine: Taisen Action
  3. Dissidia: Final Fantasy
  4. Bleach: Soul Carnival
  5. Bleach: Heat the Soul 6
  6. DJ Max Portable Emotional Sense – Clazziquai Edition
  7. Patapon 2: Don-Chaka
  8. Hatsune Miku: Project Diva
  9. Patapon 2: Don-Chaka
  10. Phantasy Star Portable

Top 10 – Nintendo DS

  1. Pokemon Platinum
  2. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
  3. Super Robot Taisen K
  4. Suikoden Tierkreis
  5. Moero! Nekketsu Rhythm Damashii Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan 2
  6. Kanji Sonomama Rakubiki Jiten
  7. Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume
  8. Rittai Picross
  9. Jump Ultimate Stars
  10. Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure

March 22, 2009 Lucky Spring Sale

Filed under: great deals,Play-Asia — Tags: , — technofranki @ 02:55

play_asia_lycky_sping_sale now have a Lucky Spring Sale where they discounted thousands of products. And if you buy something, you will automatically join Lucky Draw. Offer valid until end of March. To make it easy for my self, I just quote from their news release:

Leaving the cold Christmas and Winter time behind us, it’s time to welcome the spring season. It’s not only the time when animals wake up from their hibernation, but also the right time to go on a bargain hunting spree, watching out for products that you may have missed during the last couple of months.

Joining the Lucky Draw is easy. All you need to do is to place an order for any discounted item eligible for the Lucky Draw at between now and the end of March 2009. You can recognize these items by the “blue bird” icon located on each individual product page.

Every paid order item will automatically join the Lucky Draw. The more different discounted items you order, the higher your chance to win one of our prizes. The winners of the 50 main prizes will be announced in this news post in the beginning of April and will also be notified by e-mail.

Ah! Before you run off, have a look at the prizes you may win, especially those of you who are still hesitating. One look at our prize list, you’ll have your reluctance thrown out of the window.

1st Prize:

A: Xbox 360 Biohazard 5 [Premium Pack] + 1 additional Xbox 360 game of your choice
B: Biohazard 5 (Premium Limited Box) + 1 additional PS3 game of your choice

2nd Prize

Nintendo Wii Console (JPN/Asia Version) + 1 Wii game of your choice

3rd Price

A: Nintendo DSi Console (JPN Version) + 1 NDS game of your choice
B: PSP Slim & Lite (JPN Version) + 1 PSP game of your choice

4th-10th Prize: A store credit voucher worth US$ 50 each, redeemable for any purchase at

11-20th Prize: A store credit voucher worth US$ 20 each, redeemable for any purchase at

21-50th Prize: A store credit voucher worth US$ 10 each, redeemable for any purchase at

(*) The “game of your choice” is only valid for any game priced up to a maximum of US$ 70 per title. Winning choices may be limited to countries where shipping restrictions apply. Prizes cannot be redeemed as cash.

March 10, 2009 Weekly Special: Tomb Raider Underworld (Xbox 360) US$ 19.90

Filed under: great deals,Play-Asia,Xbox 360 — Tags: , , — technofranki @ 19:58


This Weekly Special at is Tomb Raider Underworld for Xbox 360 priced at US$ 19.90. The game is region free and will work worldwide.

About the game, taken from

A new advancement in exploration-based gameplay. As fearless adventurer Lara Croft explore exotic locations around the world, each designed with an incredible attention to detail resulting in breathtaking high-definition visual fidelity that creates truly believable world and delivers a new level of challenge and choice.

  • Reach new heights with the broadest range of acrobatic abilities and utilize objects within the environment to uncover new paths to explore
  • Discover ancient mysteries of the underworld hidden within the coast of Thailand, frozen islands of the Arctic Sea, the jungles of Mexico, and more
  • Each level is an elaborate multi-stage puzzle masked within an interactive environmental playground offering more flexibility over how the area is solved
  • Choose to pacify or kill, target multiple enemies at once with the new dual-target system, and shoot with one hand while suspended with the other
  • Utilize the latest technology in Laras upgraded inventory to navigate the world
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