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PMQ Hong Kong presents ‘FabriX’, a brand new pilot programme for digital fashion

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Periodic lockdowns sped up the digitalisation of all industries, and the migration into a world of Web 3.0. Major fashion houses and lifestyle brands are diving into the Metaverse with virtual products and collectibles. Hong Kong’s leading creative lifestyle destination PMQ is all about translating creativity into business opportunities for highly talented fashion designers in the city, and leading way into the digital fashion arena. Presented by PMQ and with Create Hong Kong of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as the Lead Sponsor, FabriX is Hong Kong’s pioneering digital fashion initiative to break into this new reality of weaving pixels into fashion – a-first-of-its-kind in facilitating local fashion designers from sketch, design, 3D digital production to listing on global digital fashion marketplaces.

The first-ever FabriX has selected 12 outstanding Hong Kong fashion designers and paired up with local digital elites to produce their first ever digital fashion collection. From now to 11 September, 2022, a 11-day event will be hosted at PMQ, with a Main Showcase, a series of Design Dialogues and Pop-up showcase for the public to learn and experience the infinite possibilities of digital fashion. The 3-day Main Showcase is an interactive, futuristic visual feast filled with fashion, visual art and technology to showcase the unlimited creativity and inspiration story of each fashion creation.

The 12 designers include: Cady Lee of rising star clothing brand CADYLEECeline Kwan of womenswear brand CELINE KWANChristian Stone of the hard-edged cyberpunk brand CHRISTIAN STONEDerek Chan of the local gender-neutral clothing brand DEMOHarrison Wong of menswear brand HARRISON WONGJudy Wong of jewellery brand Juu JuuKay Kwok of clothing brand KAY KWOKPolly Ho and Andy Wong of LOOM LOOPMike Yeung, designer of NILMANCE STUDIOShek Leung of menswear brand SHEK LEUNGWilson Yip of Wilsonkaki; and Jason Lee of YMDH (You Make Daddy Happy). Their digital fashion collections will be listed and available for purchase on major digital fashion marketplaces  and NFT platforms including BlueArk, THE DEMATERIALISED and DRESSX from mid-September onwards.

FabriX is curated by an experienced team including William To, Executive Director of PMQ, Shin Wong, Overseas Creative & Program Consultant, PMQ and FabriX Project Director along with Fashion Curator Declan Chan, bringing a whole new experience of virtual fashion showcase to the public.

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The Japanese Indie Shooter One-Two Punch Combo!

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Strictly Limited Games welcomes two new Shoot ‘em up titles in one ‘hot’ combo physical releases for the Nintendo Switch to their store. In collaboration with Hanaji Games, this is the only physical version of these two gems available.

Two Different Styled Shooters, One Great Collection

Mecha Ritz: Steel Rondo is a vertically scrolling ‘score’ focused shooter set in an apocalyptic mechanised world. With seven different ships to choose from, each with different attack and movement properties, this frantic paced shooter delivers deep and satisfying combat. Exciting unlockables – 14 playable mechas, branching paths, multiple endings, and much more will be unveiled as you delve deeper into the game. Quickly clearing enemies and raising your rank is key to unlocking the final stage and is just one ongoing task to complete.

In Mecha Ritz: Steel Rondo, not only does the score hunt and challenging gameplay provide plenty of replay value, but also the branching stage paths will influence the ending. Paired with the quirky story and popping graphics, you sure won’t get bored playing this one.

Dezatopia is a classic arcade styled horizontal shooter with a huge assortment of content, which offers both value and an amazing experience. 24 different stages with 21 bosses arranged in 21 routes, with intuitive and simple controls that will please both experienced and novice gamers. Unique enemies, bosses, weapons galore and interactive components are supplemented with great art and visual backdrops.

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Strange and unusual creatures inhabited Earth’s underground. These unknown to humankind until Momoko, a fashion-obsessed high school girl, accidentally discovered them; but now she plans to create a new world: Dezatopia. Akane and Aoba, Momoko’s schoolmates, are hired to help achieve her directive but things don’t go to plan. The backdrop story could soon become a distant memory, as the all out colourful and non stop, over the top, but compelling, fire and hail explosive onscreen action ramps up!

The craft you control has four unique, intuitive weapons which can each be fired in one direction to halt the enemy onslaught. Upgrades and items can also be purchased from a mid-flight shop, but these advantages are countered by a dynamic difficulty system that automatically adjusts to match the player’s skill level to ensure their experience, strategy, technique and luck are always tested.

Both Mecha Ritz: Steel Rondo and Dezatopia present great and amusing backdrop stories which set the scene for the action and challenges that gamers will encounter once they are ready to face the enemy forces, along with some awesome Bosses and cast that will materialise!

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Upcoming Closed Beta Test Announced for VR Multiplayer First Person Hero Shooter ‘X8’

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Thirdverse, Inc. announced that its upcoming title, X8, is looking for fans of multiplayer tactical first person hero shooters to test their skills in VR. Later in December, Thirdverse will run the X8 closed beta test that allows teams of 5v5 to adopt interactive heroic abilities, acquire a variety of weapons and head into battle across competitive maps. Closed beta players will also be mentioned in the game credits and receive a game key.

Space is very limited and players can apply for a chance to win access to the closed beta by leaving a comment in the #beta-apply page here: https://discord.gg/VZbfMX4wc4

Check out the preview trailer for X8 here:

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Masaru Ohnogi, Thirdverse CBO and Executive Producer on X8, said: “Our approach has always been to involve the community and gather valuable feedback in playtests. The upcoming closed beta test for X8 will focus on the user onboarding experience, and will also be a lot of fun as there are multiple maps, weapons and heroes for our playtesters to explore. It’s incredibly important to hear player feedback and we’re really looking forward to what we can learn in the upcoming session.”

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Bring Thee Hottieverse Home: AmazeVR Launches At-Home VR Concerts In Meta Quest

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AmazeVR blew away Megan Thee Stallion fans this year with the Enter Thee Hottieverse VR Concert Tour, reaching 15 major cities across the US. Now, Thee Hottieverse is available on the Meta Quest App Lab, where fans can access the full VR concert complete with new interactive elements, and other fandom essentials.

Fans can now find AmazeVR’s app and preview a song from the VR Concert for free. Additional in-app purchases, including the full experience, are available for $6.99 for a limited time. With purchase, fans can relive each performance, and share their headset with friends and family so they can experience the Hottieverse, too.

Find AmazeVR and Megan Thee Stallion in the Meta Quest App Lab by searching “AmazeVR Megan Thee Stallion VR Concert.

“The Enter Thee Hottieverse VR Concert Tour gave fans the chance to connect with Megan Thee Stallion in a new way. Now, our at-home VR concert is the next step in sharing this experience with those who weren’t able to join us on tour,” says Steve Lee, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of AmazeVR.

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As the first-ever virtual reality tour of its kind, AmazeVR and Megan Thee Stallion made history as AMC Theatres were converted to host fans as they experienced Thee Hottieverse. This isn’t your artist look-alike avatar giving a performance, it’s really Megan Thee Stallion. Fans are transported to their front-row seat at the center of an interactive and futuristic stage, where Megan Thee Stallion and her crew of backup dancers perform right to her fans like never before. Check out concert reactions on AmazeVR’s TikTok.

“This is insane!!! It felt like Megan was dancing in front of me in real life,” One user said in their review. “I could feel her energy run through my veins!! I had originally planned on watching the concert on my couch, but I ended up dancing with her throughout the entire concert. I loved the realistic special effects and the futuristic set designs, as well as the interactive movements I could make with my hands. I’m soooooo excited to see more concerts using this app, and I hope more and more artists will collaborate with the app developer! This was a 7 star experience!!”

VR has become a new avenue for artists to add to their repertoire, giving more opportunities to connect with fans and deliver unique experiences. “We’re excited to reach more fans through the Meta Quest App, and plan to launch more concerts in 2023 through our JV partnership with K-pop giant SM Entertainment,” adds Lee.

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