Monday, September 30, 2013

Deep Down / Yoshinori Ono Interview

Gold Mountain interviews Deep Down / Street Fighter Producer Yoshinori Ono and gets some great information on Deep Down ! Yay !! Very hyper and very fun!

Host: Gold Mountain 
Intro Sequence: Mathew Blaize 
Edited By Ethan Lau 
Directed, Shot, Music by Arne Venema

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII / Tokyo Game Show 2013 - Play-Select

We finally get our hands on Lightning Returns and try the much lauded battle system!

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII -
Host: Gold Mountain
Intro Sequence: Mathew Blaize
Edited by Ethan Lau
Directed/Shot//Music by Arne Venema

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z / Tokyo Game Show 2013 Gameplay - Play-Select

Another anime offering by Namco Bandai - but it's over 9000!
Gold Mountain tries out the newest DBZ title at TGS - please enjoy!

Host: Gold Mountain
Intro Sequence: Mathew Blaize
Directed/Shot/Edited/Music by Arne Venema

Friday, September 27, 2013

J Stars Victory VS / Tokyo Game Show 2013 Gameplay - Play-Select

Gold Mountain plays the highly anticipated J Stars Victory VS! 

Watch all your favorite Shonen Jump heroes smash each other up in this epic cross over game! Exclusively for the Playstation 3.

Host: Gold Mountain
Edited by Ethan Lau
Intro Sequence: Mathew Blaize
Directed/Shot/Music by Arne Venema

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Hideo Baba Tokyo Game Show Interview - Tales of Xillia - Play-Select

PlayAsiaTV once again catches up with Hideo Baba. For info on Tales of Xillia 2 and the future of the series watch this!

Tales of Xillia 2:
Tales of Symphonia Chronicles:
Tales of Hearts R:
Tales of Innocence R:

Host: Gold Mountain
Intro Sequence: Mathew Blaize
Edited by Ethan Lau
Directed, Shot & Music by Arne Venema

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sengoku Basara 4 Gameplay / Tokyo Game Show 2013 - Play-Select

Gold Mountain plays Capcom's Sengoku Basara 4 at the Tokyo Game Show 2013! Find out what he thinks here!

Sengoku Basara 4:

Host: Gold Mountain
Intro Sequence: Mathew Blaize
Directed/Shot/Edited/Music by Arne Venema

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Vita Revolution - TGS New PS Vita and PS Vita TV - Play-Select

Play-Select got their hands on the brand new PlayStation Vita TV as well as the new and colourful PlayStation Vita. Goldmountain demonstrates what the smallest device in Sony's PlayStation family can do and how it may become the answer to Microsoft's approach to the concept of Xbox One.

New PS Vita PCH 2000:
PS Vita TV:

Host: Gold Mountain
Intro Sequence: Mathew Blaize
Directed/Shot/Edited/Music by Arne Venema

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Road to the Tokyo Game Show 2013! - Play-Select

Travel with Gold Mountain & PlayAsiaTV from Hong Kong to Tokyo! TGS 2013 will be crazy and this is how it always starts!

Host: Gold Mountain
Directed/Shot/Edited/Music by Arne Venema

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Pre-TGS: Turning Japanese

'Sup select Play-Select Tomodachis! Just before TGS, just wanna share some travel pics with y'all :)
Wish you were here!


Chibi-san thinks so too...
Even Kitano - the Director's favorite Director agrees...
...but there is always a rebel o_0
Too many feels - so time to drink in Shibuya! Director's favorite bar~
Old School Gamefaqs 
Play-Select, building a better tomorrow - now!
One Jones = 5 Smap
Japan loves their Besubaru
Sticker Madness!
Japanese People Madness!
Still got it~ 

Baller Sashimi
Baller Sushi Address... 

So that's it for today! Tomorrow will be gaming related as we will be at Makuhari Messe covering the TOKYO GAME SHOW 2013!!!!

And if you're new to the channel, here is a playlist for last year's madness:

Lots of Love from Japan - Goldmountain and the PlayAsiaTV team

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Off to Tokyo!

Once more it's time to wear the T-shirt for Goldmountain and Arne while they are visiting the Tokyo Game Show 2013 as well as roaming Tokyo for some interesting yet weird sights. You will get all the footage and can follow them here at as they explore the show floor. Stay tuned for some guerrilla-style show coverage.

Tokyo Game Show 2013 Promo - PlayAsiaTV Cowboy Bebop Style!

The PlayAsiaTV crew will be attending the Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 2013! To move everyone into the TGS spirit our director has created a phenomenal promotional video - in the style of one of our favorite Anime shows ever, Cowboy Beebop!

The Tokyo Game Show 2013 is kicking off, and PlayAsiaTV wouldn't ever miss the opportunity to head over to Japan and play tons of video games! Join Gold Mountain in the coming days as more and more TGS content filled with games, booths, and a great convention experience hits the PATV YouTube channel.

Music: Tank by The Seatbealts

Directed/Shot by: Arne Venema
Animation by: Mathew Blaize
Illustrations by Foon Wong
Edited and composted by: Arne Venema, Ethan Lau, and Mathew Blaize
Featuring: Gold Mountain, as well as Jay Li and Mizer Lau
Produced by: PlayAsiaTV

Friday, September 13, 2013


So entry for the Hideo Baba Giveaway Competition is now officially over!

But before we get to the winners, I personally have to say how overwhelmed I am by all of your entries; the love and passion you share for the Tales Of series is definitely one of the things that makes video games so great. Since I'm going to Japan for TGS, I will definitely show Baba-san your comments, and I'm sure he will be especially glad to hear from you all. 











Grand Prize Winner: ToX Day One Edition Signed by Baba-san


Second Prize Winner #1: ToX Limited Edition Poster Signed by Baba-san


Second Prize Winner #2: ToX Limited Edition Poster Signed by Baba-san



That's not all! Due to the overwhelming response of over 500+ entries, I've decided to give 5 other entrants a copy of Tales of Xillia!

Jamie Norwood

Thank you all so very much for watching and taking part in this giveaway. If the winners could take a picture of themselves with their prize, this would amazing; please send the photos to with the subject [ToXPhoto] - I would love to share your Tales love to the world!

As we rise up in the video game media ranks, I'm gonna make sure you guys even more chances to win prizes like this! Remember to watch Play-Select, cause you never know what we'll come up with next! 
Peace Outside my select Play-Select Viewers!

Play-Select Episode 39 - Akiba's Trip, Monster Hunter Cats & Deep Down!

We check out some of the best of the best from Japan before we head off to the Tokyo Game Show, plus we see the return of Mizer Lau and Jay as they get sexy with it!

Monster Hunter 4:
Deep Down:
New PS Vita:
Akiba's Trip 2:
Lily Bergamo:
Mighty No.9:
Rocco Chan:

Host: Gold Mountain
Prize Girl: Mizer Lau
Sidekick/Stripper: Jay Li
Intro Sequence: Mathew Blaize
Assistant Editor: Ethan Lau
Directed/Shot/Edited/Music by Arne Venema

Thursday, September 12, 2013

NBA 2K14: the definition of 'next-gen' sports games

NBA2K14 is dribbling onto the shelves in October, so there was no other choice for us here at PlayAsiaTV than to get our hands on the controller and see what Visual Concepts has done to make the game smarter, faster, and overall a better experience for videogame nerd-ballers everywhere.

Let's get to the game-play, this is what makes or breaks sports games - and NBA2K14 is no exception to this rule. You can make the game as pretty as you want but if playing it is no fun, what is the point? Luckily tons of game-play features have been rolled out, the biggest feature in our eyes is the Pro-Stick. Many fans will recognize this mechanic as the 2.0 polished edition of 2K13's 'control stick' (R3). The long and the short of this function is player ball control - this means slick player movements. You can think of the Pro-Stick as a sort of combo-stick, or a modifier. Lay-ups, dunks, jump shots, shielding the ball - the depth of the Pro-Stick is all in all very impressive. I think it is the perfect addition for a few reasons: newcomers will experience an entry-level of control much higher than before, veterans of the franchise will have something to master, and I love modifiers. Okay, so the last one is personal.

The best defense is said to be a good offense, but NBA2K14 decided to say screw it and make sick defense changes anyway. Do you hear that sound? That is all the 2K13 players cheering.

Blocking dunks in 2K13 was hell, there is no two ways about it. In 2K14 you shouldn't have any of those problems because you can actually block dunks, not just foul your opponent. Blocking in general has improved. Lay-up shots and close shots feel much more realistic to block now, not to mention the added animations to the game make it look more realistic too. Screening your opponent won't be another auto-win, 2K14 opens up a lot of counter-play creating a much needed equilibrium between offense and defense.

Your team. They will actually be a unique, and useful, team. 

No more predetermined paths from that wide-open teammate. At least not super obvious ones, which is what matters. There significantly more cohesion to the team, which isn't actually saying much because in 2K13 your players felt like an obstacle on the court. This goes for your opponents as well - so watch out your same-play-spamming won't work. TL;DR No more 'GG 1v9'.

The players themselves have bigger differentiation, so the unique attributes each player possesses can be exploited. So just holding sprint doesn't mean that you can catch every player - if you are simply slower you'll have to use your player's advantages.

Your rosters are real. 

Okay so not 'real', but pretty damn close. This is probably the most exciting feature, if not only because it has so much potential in the future. Your in-game NBA will be affected by the ongoing NBA season, that means if  player is injured, traded, or on a hot streak their play and availability will change accordingly. You read that correctly, the player AI will actually change. Someone is playing defensively or offensively lately? They have been dunking like a mad man? You will notice these characteristics in game.

What is an NBA game without rap?

It is impossible to talk about NBA games without the music you'll be alley-ooping to for hours. Apparently Lebron James had a hand in choosing the track list, but I'm sure the censors had a bigger job in cutting out the swear words.

The full track list:

Big Krit ‘Cool 2 be Southern’

Cris Cab ‘Paradise (On Earth)’

Coldplay ‘Lost’

Daft Punk (feat. Pharrell Williams) ‘Get Lucky’

Drake ‘Started From The Bottom’
, Eminem ‘Not Afraid’

Fly Union ‘Long Run’

Gorillaz ‘Clint Eastwood’

Imagine Dragons ‘Radioactive’

Jada Kiss (feat. Ayanna Irish) ‘Can't Stop Me’

Jay Z ‘The Ruler's Back’

John Legend (feat. Rick Ross) ‘Who Do We Think We Are’

Kanye West ‘All Of The Lights’

Kendrick Lamar ‘Now Or Never’
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (feat. Ray Dalton) ‘Can't Hold Us’

Nas (feat. Puff Daddy) ‘Hate Me Now’

Phil Collins ‘In The Air Tonight’,
Robin Thicke (feat. Pharrell) ‘Blurred Lines’

The Black Keys ‘Elevator’

The Black Keys ‘Howlin For You’

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Yappari! Tales of Xillia Prize Giveaway!

Click the pic for the vid! One of these items could be yours! 
So the Hideo Baba interview is ready for viewing! 

And as always, we love our Select Play-Select viewers so we are doing another lucky draw!

As you can see above, there are 3 items and all of them are signed by the man himself!

We will be picking three winners, and the prizes are a signed copy of Tales of Xillia Day One Edition, and 2 limited edition signed posters.

All you need to do is to click the picture above to our Youtube page and tell us in the Youtube comments why you love the Tales of series. Make sure to write [TALESOF] before your reply, otherwise it won't be counted!

We will pick the 3 winners via lucky draw on the 13th of September! Peace outside and good luck!

Friday, September 6, 2013

Suky Time!

Longtime followers of will definitely recognise our resident beauty Suky.

Well, she just voluntarily got shot up by a Nerf gun. Happy Friday~~~

Monday, September 2, 2013

Hideo Baba, Producer of the Tales of Series Interview Soon!

My Select Play-Select Viewers!

We just got back from Singapore to attend the STGCC and visit our friends at Namco Bandai; while we were there, we had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Hideo Baba, one of video gaming's most prolific Producers! His most recent release is the English version of the amazing JRPG Tales of Xillia!

Please stay tuned for the interview on our PlayAsiaTV Youtube channel for the interview and a very special PUH-PUH-PUH-PRRRRRIZE TIME!!! Serious swag this time like you wouldn't believe... especially if you're a Tales of fan like me!