Kuwait Comic Con starts tomorrow

Q8Con Kuwait ComicCon 2014

Q8Con, our local version of Comic Con, is taking place tomorrow and friday (Feb. 6-7) at the AbdulAziz Hussain Center in Mishref. Map [link].

Check their twitter and instagram for more info.

Hitting Google’s Pinata

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Head over to google.com. They have an interactive Pinata game today. It’s so cute and fun.

Kinder Egg Surprise back in Kuwait

Kinder surprise egg Kuwait

You can buy the original Kinder Egg Surprise in Kuwait, for just 300 fils an egg from blink [link].

The M.O. Youth screws the youth عيب عليكم يا وزارة الشباب

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Kuwait had a Japanese Pop culture festival 10 days ago. It was held at Kuwait’s National Library, and was a smash hit.

The festival was organized by Fikra, a local company, with the help of other Kuwaiti youth. The Ambassador of Japan came to the event because of his prior relations to Fikra, and he was the one who supplied the venue through the Cultural council. While the M.O.Youth just sent an undersecretary, and that was the extent of the ministry’s involvement in thr festival.

Anyways, the M.O.Youth took credit of this hugely successful event, and claimed it organized the whole festival. Reducing the efforts of Fikra and friends to that of associates or volunteers. The ministry later half tried to correct this, slightly amending their claim to a more honest one.

The festival took months of hard work and expenses to get it organized successfully. Contacting people and businesses, getting the cubicles and booths setup, organizing the costume and anime contests and prizes, and getting the display objects. All that took a great deal of effort and money.

If this festival was in Dubai, it wold be the kind that gets the personal appearance of Sh. Mohammad Bin Rashid. But here in Kuwait, the Ministry shamelessly robs the efforts of the young youth instead of supporting them. Shame on you.

GTA V sales top a billion dollars

GTA V Kuwait ban

Grand Theft Auto V was released 3 days ago, and sales have already passed the $1 billion mark.

My nephew played this game with his friend over the weekend, they were shooting with the same handguns we used at Mayadeen shooting range. He was very excited about this little fact. And this was not cool at all, considering he’s only 12. That’s why most shops in Kuwait aren’t selling the game: because buyers here are mostly under 15.

I never let my son play GTA or COD or any other violent game, not when the age rate is adult. They are rated 18+ for a reason. We don’t need that kind of numbness to violence. Let kids be kids.

As an adult game; it’s obviously one of the best, hence the mind blowing sales figure.

Pic credit [Mishooshow].

Japanese Popculture Festival مهرجان شبابي لثقافة البوب اليابانية

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Japanese Pop Culture Festival in Kuwait this Thursday and Friday, at the National Library of Kuwait.

Sept. 12 and 13, from 6 pm.

The festival will hold  exciting and fun activities like: Anime Drawing, Figure Modeling, CosPlay contest (think Comicon), and Shadowloo showdown qualifiers (games listed below).

The festival is a must for all fans of Japanese Pop Culture, be anime or serious gaming. It’s a unique festival to have in Kuwait, a must see fun hip event for family and youth It definitely something new and fresh. It’s an official event is organized by Fikra Events, in cooperation with the Embassy of Japan and the M.O. Youth Affairs.

  • The games played will be : Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition ver. 2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and King of Fighters XIII.
  • First prize (three of them, one for each game) is an all expense paid trip (Hotel, Plane, and seed) to Melbourne, Australia to participate in Shadowloo Showdown 2013. 
  • Tickets for the qualifiers cost Kd 10, you can buy them from Bou Saleh Hobbies at Muthana Complex, Mezzanine 22405086  or from Fikra on 97603181.
  • Cash prizes will be offered to the top 3 winners in the Anime drawing and CosPlay competitions. Call 99211287 or 97603181 to participate in CosPlay.

بالتعاون مع وزارة الدولة لشئون الشباب و سفارة اليابان, تعلن (فكرة) عن المهرجان الياباني

(Japanese Pop Culture Festival)

الذي سيقام في المكتبة الوطنية في يوم الخميس و الجمعة 12 و 13 سبتمبر من الساعة 6 مساء

يتضمن المهرجان مسابقة رسمم (انيمي), مسابقة (كوسبلاي), مسابقة تركيب المجسمات, و بطولة العاب الفيديو

للمزيد من المعلومات الاتصال على 97603181 او تابعونا على موقع التواصل الاجتماعي

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube @FikraKW

The National Library is the huge beautiful building on Gulf Road, opposite Seif Palace and Amiri Diwan, just before Slider Station and Pizzeta [map].

Legos get their own movie

Lego MOvie 2014

 

Finally. How wasn’t this done before? The movie looks awesome, and it comes out next year.

It has all the major lego pieces: Batman, Wonder Woman, the two Michael Angelos, Ninjas, and more.

Pre-order PlayStation 4 from Amazon

Amazon Sony Playstation 4 release date pre order

Pre-order the new PlayStation 4 from Amazon, for the cheap cheap price of $400, and get it by New Year’s Eve.

Yes this New Year’s Eve.

In just 6 short months.

So so lame.

New fun exhibition in Mubarakiya معرض يونس في المباركية

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There’s a two day expo ending tomorrow in Mubarakiya area, on sarareef pedestrian st. This expo is filled with cute and unique stuff, so it’s a bit different than other ones.

There are Kuwaiti painters, knitters, card game developers, in addition to the usual 3eed wa6ani accessory sellers. There’s also a children’s stage where sings and competitions take place.

I would say pay this place a visit if you’re not traveling or going to chalet this holiday. It ends tomorrow.

The new PlayStation 4

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The new PlayStation 4 was announced yesterday. Here’s what Sony announced about the new gaming console so far:

  • Will be out in the US November this year.
  • 2 versions: $430 and $530. No details on the difference between the two models.
  • It will have an 8-core AMD Jaguar CPU, with 8 GM RAM.
  • 6X Blu-Ray.
  • A new PS app for iOS and Android.
  • New Dual Shock 4 controller, though the old dual shock 3 will still work on the new machines.

Sony hadn’t released any pics of the new PS4, so we still have to wait and see how it’ll look like. But it did show the new DS4 controller, which isn’t that amazing imo. Then again, I don’t play PS, so do take my opinion with a huge grain of salt.