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WW3 Game Goes Viral With Map Of West Taiwan + Uyghur!

WW3 Game Goes Viral With Map Of West Taiwan + Uyghur!

A World War 3 strategy game has cleverly gone viral, with its map of West Taiwan and an Uyghur nation!

Take a look at what happen!

 

WW3 Game Goes Viral With Map Of West Taiwan + Uyghur Nation!

Games by smaller developers often have a tough time going viral, which is especially important for F2P (free-to-play) massively-multiplayer online games.

Bytro Labs – the German developer of the mobile version of Conflict of Nations: World War 3, appears to have hit the nail on the head with their latest advertisement.

On 3 December 2021, Bytro Labs started advertising their mobile game on Facebook using a map of a tiny China, with a massive West Taiwan to the south, and even an Uyghur nation to the west!

It seemed to be an intentional attempt to go viral, and boy, did they succeed!

 

Chinese Netizens Outraged Over Map Of West Taiwan + Uyghur Nation!

Needless to say, the Conflict of Nations: World War 3 advertisement quickly went viral, with Chinese netizens outraged over the map showing West Taiwan and an Uyghur nation.

Some Chinese websites and netizens derisively noted the many “mistakes” in the map :

  • Mainland China was labelled as West Taiwan
  • Mongolia was labelled as China
  • The Xinjiang province was labelled as the Uyghur nation
  • The nine-dash line was missing

What those Chinese netizens don’t realise is that Conflict of Nations: WW3 is military strategy game set in the future. So the maps don’t really have make sense. After all, World War 3 itself has not happened!

It’s no different than playing any of the Civilizations game to end up with Germany conquering America. Or watching alternate history shows like The Man in the High Castle or For All Mankind.

More importantly, the game itself does not have those “mistakes” – the actual map uses the correct official name and boundary for each country.

 

Bytro Labs Harnessed Little Pink Army For Free Marketing?

Chinese netizens seem to believe that this was an intentional attempt to besmirch their beloved Middle Kingdom, sharing the screenshots of the advertisement and criticising it ad nauseam.

But this is likely a clever way for Bytro Labs to harness China’s Little Pink (小粉红, xiǎo fěnhóng) army for free marketing.

They probably decided to emulate how Malaysian singer-songwriter, Namewee, leveraged the Chinese Little Pink army to go viral with his satirical song, It Might Break Your Pinky Heart!

After all, the other “mistakes” in the map suggests that Bytro Labs was trying to “trigger” controversy in multiple countries. But only Chinese netizens took the bait.

  • Nepal was labelled as Georgia
  • Laos is now part of Vietnam
  • There is a country called Kashmir

Bytro Labs only ran that Facebook advertisement for a short time, but they succeeded in getting their game noticed worldwide, even by gamers who would never have given the game another thought.

And the Little Pink army is now actively engaged in helping them reach out to more people. You just can’t beat that kind of FREE viral marketing.

Bytro Labs and Namewee’s recent success in harnessing the Little Pink army could encourage more businesses that don’t rely on the Chinese market, to leverage their sensitivities to go viral.

Interesting times indeed!

 

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Get Honkai Impact 3 + Free Gift From HUAWEI AppGallery!

Mobile game players heads up! The bestselling 3D anime game Honkai Impact 3 is now available to all HUAWEI and HONOR smartphone users with a FREE gift pack through HUAWEI AppGallery!

 

What Is HUAWEI AppGallery?

The HUAWEI AppGallery is basically the HUAWEI app store for HUAWEI and HONOR smartphone users. and the first to introduce Developer Real-name Verification.

This special 4-layer detection mechanism is designed to secure the safety of applications distributed through HUAWEI AppGallery.

 

Get Honkai Impact 3 On HUAWEI AppGallery!

HUAWEI AppGallery will now distribute Honkai Impact 3, a hugely-popular 3D anime graphics game with more than 10 million downloads worldwide!

The Chinese game developer of Honkai Impact 3, miHoYo, is hoping that this partnership with HUAWEI will further boost their reach in the Asia Pacific region, by delivering the game directly to the large number of HUAWEI and HONOR mobile gamers.

 

Free Honkai Impact Gift Pack!

HUAWEI and HONOR users who are avid mobile game players will love this special in-game gift – a Honkai Impact Gift Pack.

All you need to do is go to the HUAWEI AppGallery on your HUAWEI or HONOR smartphone, and download the latest version of Honkai Impact 3 to start battling it out with other players!

 

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Play ManaBox And Win Samsung Devices + Other Prizes!

From now until 30 December 2018, you can win HUNDREDS of Samsung Galaxy devices and prizes by playing ManaBox! Find out what prizes you can win, and how you can win them!

 

Play ManaBox And Win Samsung Devices + Other Prizes!

ManaBox is Samsung’s very own Augmented Reality (AR) mobile game that launched on 23 November 2018! It’s more than a free game though, because you can win hundreds of Samsung Galaxy devices and other prizes by playing ManaBox!

  1. Download “ManaBox” on the Google Play Store or App Store
  2. Catch the Mana Boxes
  3. Unbox and redeem rewards daily

Catch Cheeky, Cutey, Fiesty, and the Golden Box to collect Mana Coins and redeem rewards such as beverages, movie tickets, Grab vouchers and hundreds of Samsung Galaxy devices!

 

ManaBox Golden Prizes

Prizes Quantity
Samsung Galaxy Watch 42mm 50
Samsung Galaxy A9 100
Samsung Galaxy Note9
(Exclusive for Samsung Users ONLY)
35
Total 185
  1. The redemption of the Golden Prizes will be based on the skillset that the Member accumulated in playing ManaBox. There will be total 185 Golden prizes throughout the Contest Period.
  2. The following is the steps to redeem Golden Box:
    a. Once Golden box is caught, it will be saved in Member’s Inventory for 7 days; Member need to view Golden Box in the Inventory and press redeem to proceed.
    b. Member will receive a Unique ID and press swipe to be redirect to Samsung site to fill in the verification form with required information including name as per IC, Address, Contact Number, email address, verification code and others within 10 working days from the date of issuance of Unique ID, failing which the said Prize will be removed from the Inventory.
    c. Samsung and/or the authorised Samsung representative will call the Member within 10 working days from the date of submission by Member. The Member(s) is required to provide necessary information (Name as per IC, Address, Contact Number, email address, verification code, etc) for verification.
    d. Upon verification, Samsung will arrange the delivery of the prize to the Member within 30 working days from the prize announcement is made or such other period as may be determined solely by Samsung. There will be an announcement on the successful Member who manages to catch Golden Box made on Samsung’s platforms (including but not limited to Samsung official website, ManaBox App and/ or Samsung Mobile Malaysia’s Facebook page) and/or media channels.
  3. Each Member is eligible to win one (1) Golden Prize throughout the Golden Box Period.

 

Other ManaBox Prizes

  • Starbucks Grande-sized beverages
  • Giant RM 20 e-voucher
  • Lazada RM 10 e-voucher
  • Grab RM 5 e-voucher
  • GSC or TGV movie ticket
  • Kenny Rogers Roasters Quarter Meal e-voucher

 

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Celcom Game Hero Winner Bags BMW 3 Series!

Kuala Lumpur, 22 December 2017 – History has once again made its mark as 32 year-old, Muhamad Fakhrorazi Ismail took home the grand prize of a brand new BMW 3-series, after slamming a top score of 27,800 points during the final showdown of the second tournament series in biggest mobile tournament in Malaysia : Celcom Game Hero – Se7en Gear.

 

Celcom Game Hero Winner Bags BMW 3 Series!

Muhamad Fakhrorazi, an accountant from Ipoh, Perak, took home the grand prize after an intense one hour battle with the other finalists that were drawn down from an overwhelming response of participants over the course of four months.

Claiming the second prize of brand new Honda Jazz car was 34-year-old property consultant, Oh Boon Jin from Kampar Perak with 25,900 points, while coming in third place to claim a brand new Perodua Bezza was 32-year-old businessman, Mohammad Aslan Atik from Semporna, Sabah with 25,640 points during the final showdown.

Three other finalists also walked home with great prizes ranging from the latest devices and smartphones in the market!

The Celcom Game Hero grand prizes were presented by Ramanathan Sathiamutty, Chief Transformation Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad and Dato’ Lion Peh, Chief Executive Officer of Techninier Sdn Bhd at Menara Celcom.

 

Celcom Game Hero Continues With Kill Shot Legacy

Celcom worked with local Malaysian content developers Techninier Sdn Bhd for the second Celcom Game Hero – Se7en Gear, which was participated by thousands of gamers, from casual to expert gamers.

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Since 7 November 2017, the third tournament for Celcom Game Hero will continue with Techninier’s ‘Kill Shot Legacy, an intense first-person shooting game that takes place across different timelines including the Old West, an Alien Zone, Military Base and the Future.

Kill Shot Legacy’ can be easily participated by casual to expert gamers. Mobile gamers just need to gain a high score by gunning down bad guys and be placed in the leader boards to be in the running for cash prizes.

With eight game mastery level challenges, game heroes can expect a pack load of new contents and shoot it out within the next four months for the top leader boards once again! The next group of winners will go head to head and draw down for the grand prizes.

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Armaggeddon Molotov-5 Headset Launched

May 20, 2016 Singapore – Homegrown gaming gear brand Armaggeddon has launched the Molotov-5 collapsible gaming headset at the very attractive price of USD29.90/S$39.90/RM99.90.

 

Molotov-5 Comes In Three Striking Colours

Alpine Allies (Blue), Scarlet Soviets (Red) and Armaggeddon (Yellow), and is lightweight and compact, making it practical for indoor and outdoor use for both PC and mobile gaming.

“This headset is the result of Team Armaggeddon’s determination to create a mobile gaming headset that is durable, portable and yet produces powerful audio,” said Ms Wanda Hu, Head of Division, Armaggeddon. “We are confident that gamers will enjoy the experience of using this headset, especially when they are on-the-go.”

With the 40mm drivers tuned to their full potential, Armaggeddon promises to deliver full-range audio capable of rivalling headsets with larger drivers at a fraction of the size and weight.The Molotov-5 features braided cables for maximum durability.

The permanently attached cables ensure that the Molotov-5 cables can be wound and unwound around the headset without damaging the inner wires, making it easy to take care of and minimising possible damage. This is unlike headsets which use detachable cords, which increase the potential of damaging the headphone and headphone jack as the gamer frequently detaches and reattaches the cable.

Armaggeddon’s full range of mobile gaming audio prioritizes creating functional and flexible audio devices which allow for gamers to use them on-the-go and at home. A simple splitter cable is provided so that all their single-jack headsets are compatible with PCs and laptops, ensuring that gamers get maximum mileage out of their purchase.

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Armaggeddon Molotov-5 Availability

The Armaggeddon Molotov-5 is available in Singapore and Malaysia from the following retailers:

Singapore

  • Challenger Outlets Island-wide (Official Retail Launch Partner for Armaggeddon Molotov 5)
  • LAZADA.SG (Official Online E-tail Launch Partner)

Malaysia

  • All Popular Bookstores
  • ALL IT HYPERMARKET SDN BHD
  • Signature HL Enterprise
  • SRI COMPUTERS SDN BHD (LOW YAT)
  • VIEWNET COMPUTER SYSTEM SDN BHD Online: LAZADA and 11 Street Armaggeddon offers a range of gaming equipment including Mice, Speakers, Headsets, Mousemats, Keyboards, Bags, PC-cases (with and without cooling systems and Power Supplies.

 

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XOX Media In Strategic Alliance With Taiwan’s Leopard Mobile

April 28, 2016XOX Media Sdn Bhd, the technology arm of the XOX Bhd Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with Taiwan’s Leopard Mobile, a subsidiary of Cheetah Mobile Inc., a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, a mobile application, advertisement network & games developer/publisher services provider.

The parties will devise cross marketing and cross bundling programs where Leopard Mobile will promote and market XOX’s next generation mobile communication solution enabling smartphone users to fully maximize the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) technology, Voopee. This will be done via its various channels and its users, and XOX will market the range of Leopard Mobile products through its channels and subscribers.

The parties will form a strategic alliance where XOX will become the strategic partner of Leopard Mobile in Malaysia for the purpose of marketing and promoting Leopard Mobile’s products to the general market by encapsulating these products in XOX’s marketing initiatives and programs.

 

The Strategic Alliance Is Expected To Benefit Both Companies

XOX Mobile’s subscriber base of 1.3 million users is expected to be the first cadre to enjoy the potential benefits of this collaboration through the availability of Leopard Mobile applications, games, content and advertisement network that will be available solely through XOX Mobile.

According to XOX Bhd’s Group CEO, Mr. Ng Kok Heng, XOX Mobile’s strategy of international collaborations for content and cutting edge mobile services is resonating strongly with the MVNO’s subscriber base of young, technology-savvy, keyed-in to trends, users’ of its pre-paid and post paid services.

“Our initial partnership with South Korean brands proved to be a success prompting us to explore more Asian content providers and developers that we could partner with. Taiwanese developers are on the forefront of mobile games, in-app advertising and content development. We believe that our Chinese speaking subscriber base will embrace the quality content from an edgy Taiwanese provider,” said Mr. Ng.

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“This strategic alliance of cross marketing and cross bundling also allows our Voopee mobile application that employs IMS – which effectively cuts down on usage of voice and text messaging, to be spread farther afield including in Taiwan.”

“This strategic alliance is of benefit to both parties as it increases content and geographic distribution,” he added.

Leopard Mobile’s Founder, Mr. David Wu is positive on the collaboration possibilities with XOX, citing the strong acceptance of Taiwanese content among Malaysian Chinese mobile users, and the opportunities for Voopee in Taiwan.

“Malaysia is an ideal market for Leopard Mobile, with a synergistic partner in XOX Mobile. There is huge potential to increase the subscribership for mobile applications and content,” said Mr. Wu.

 

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