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VideAU Games News Byte: GameStart Asia 2014 is happening in Singapore this weekend.

Eliphant Pte Ltd, organiser of GameStart 2014, has announced a killer line-up of games and activities for the inaugural event, bringing together gaming enthusiasts in Southeast Asia for what's promised to be a premiere game convention like no other.

Kstar Fanfest - Discount Code & more information!

Looking to buy the tickets for Kstar Fanfest in Singapore from 18th Oct to 2nd Nov 2014? You can get 5% discount on all categories except VIP and 2-Day Passes. Just use the discount code: KSTARFF

Hello Asia! Japanese Film Festival 2014 Review - Lady Maiko (Japan, 2014)

Lady MaikoThe Japanese Film Festival officially opened in Brisbane last night with a packed cinema, a lot of laughs and a heartwarming story in Lady Maiko. Is there any better way to kick off a festival than with a musical? Of course not, and Masayuki Suo's Lady Maiko was the ideal candidate - fresh out of Japanese cinemas, it is a film that combines all the joy of a good old fashioned sing-along with a distinctly Japanese setting.

2PM's Nichkhun in Ratings 3rd Place with Chinese Boxing Show "Brave Heart"

Nichkhun on "Brave Heart"

Brave Heart, a Chinese reality show about boxing featuring 2PM member Nichkhun , has achieved third ranking in viewership for its time slot in China after having aired just two episodes.

2AM Set for Comeback with "Days Like Today"

2AM

2AM are finally coming back with a new song, “Days Like Today”, and have released a teaser video, photos and an album track list for their new full length record, Let's Talk.

Epik High Top Charts with Shoebox Album, "Born Hater" Single

Epik High - Shoebox

South Korean hip hop group Epik High’s highly anticipated 8th full-length album Shoebox dropped on October 21, plus music videos for lead singles “Spoiler” and “Happy Ending”. The record hit #1 immediately on iTunes in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Vietnam and Taiwan, as well as #7 on the US Hip-hop/R&B charts and dominating most of the top 10 on various real-time music charts in Korea.

Hello Asia! New Music Video: Super Junior - "THIS IS LOVE" (South Korea, 2014)

To show their appreciation to fans’ continuous support and love, the popular boy band, Super Junior, has prepared a repackaged album titled THIS IS LOVE. SM Entertainment sure knows how to tease fans as they revealed “THIS IS LOVE” music video earlier and continues tormenting them with anticipation for the second music video of “Evanesce”.

Girl's Day & B1A4 to visit Singapore for Kstar Fanfest 2014

Asia’s leading M.I.C.E company Sphere Exhibits and the Embassy of Korea proudly present the inaugural Kstar Fanfest, Singapore’s biggest K-Pop fan celebration and the grand finale of the two-month long Korea Festival. Headlined by the hottest of Korea’s new wave of pop powerhouses, the two-day spectacular is slated to take place on 21 and 22 November 2014 at the Marina Bay Sands Convention Hall.

Hello Asia! New Music Video: UNIQ - "Falling in Love" (South Korea, 2014)

UNIQ

Brand new boy group UNIQ have finally released their debut song and video, "Falling in Love". The group consists of five boys - two Korean and three Chinese members - but so far it's nothing we haven't seen before.

2K14 Seoulsonic Returns To New York City for CMJ

After playing to packed houses and rave reviews at the Culture Collide festivals in San Francisco (October 14th - 15th) and Los Angeles (October 16th - 18th), SEOULSONIC has just confirmed a series of exclusive Korean music showcases at the 2014 CMJ Music Marathon in New York City (October 21st - 25th).

Hello Asia! Album Review: Kaimokujisho - "Jidou" (Japan, 2014)

Kaimokujisho - "Jidou"

My introduction to Kaimokujisho, a three-piece grunge band from Japan, was via their set at the Japanese Music Festival in April this year. They were the second band to play, but the most memorable by far - in large part due to tiny female vocalist Natsumi Nishida’s larger-than-life stage presence and voice to match. Nishida is Kaimokujisho.

Hello Asia! New Music Video: BTS - "War of Hormone" (South Korea, 2014)

K-Pop's resident bad boys, Bangtan Boys, abbreviated BTS, has made their return with "War of Hormones"! They expresses their fascination for girls through this catchy song with their strong rap lyrics and a chorus that will remain stuck in your head for a while. They also channeled their inner bad boy feel into their incredibly synchronised dance moves, which is always amazing, as you would know if you follow BTS. Check out the new music video!

Hello Asia! Chinese News Weekly: 21st October 2014

In This Issue: A round up of the best Chinese entertainment news from around the world for the week ending 21st October, 2014. Warner Bros. to invest in Chinese films, Raymond Lam signs with EEG, Reality show boost NZ tourism, Luna Park hosts large chinese business event, Universal Studios to build park in Beijing, Andy Lau fan breaks her silence, Chopsticks Brothers song taking China by storm and Jolin Tsai works with top designers.

Hello Asia! New Music Video: Clazziquai Project - "Crave You" (South Korea, 2014)

Clazziquai Project

Our favourite Korean funk/soul/dance group Clazziquai Project have dropped the video for their new track "Crave You", featuring footage from the upcoming film "Playing it Cool" (Korean title "타임 투 러브" - "Time to Love") starring Chris Evans.

Hello Asia! New Music Video: i☆Ris - "Miracle☆Paradise" (Japan, 2014)

iRis

Japanese colour-coded girl group iRis (sometimes stylised as i☆Ris are ready to test your tolerance for cuteness with their new track "Miracle☆Paradise".