Activities Include Auctions of Two 1.8 Metre Giant Orc Statues; Fun-filled Competitions at Funan The IT Mall
Singapore, 25 June 2002 – StarHub Internet, HORIZONplanetIQ and Funan The IT Mall today announced that they will organise a Midnight Celebration Party and charity auctions of two exclusive Giant Orc statues, to coincide with the official launch of WarCraft 3 - the eagerly anticipated real-time strategy PC game from Blizzard Entertainment®. Each Giant Orc statue stands 1.8 metres tall and weighs 54 kilogrammes. The s tarting bid for each statue is S$100 and all proceeds will be donated to selected charity organisations in Singapore. Orcs are one of the four main races in the game.
Midnight Celebration Party and ‘Live’ Auction
The first auction – to be conducted ‘live’ - will be held at the WarCraft 3 Midnight Celebration Party in Funan The IT Mall Atrium on 2 July 2002 at 8pm. Gamers attending the party can expect a night of fun and excitement at the biggest PC game launch in Singapore! They will receive exclusive WarCraft 3 premiums, participate in numerous contests and enjoy on-stage entertainment, as well as get the chance to be the first gamers in Singapore to play WarCraft 3 at a dedicated gaming corner. All these activities will culminate in the Midnight Celebration Countdown, after which attendees can purchase a copy of the game at a special Midnight Celebration price of S$59.90 and get a free WarCraft 3 goodie bag, while stocks last.
The second auction will be held online at StarHub Internet’s official WarCraft 3 Asian website located at http://gaming.starhub.net.sg/warcraft3/warcraft.htm. This auction starts on 8 July 2002. Online bidding is open to both StarHub and non-StarHub users. Apart from the online auction, the website will feature game news, interviews with the game developers, reviews from Warcraft 3 fans, game information, movie trailers, MP3 music downloads, game strategies as well as a forum for fans of the game to interact. There will also be contests where gamers can win premium items such as T-shirts, caps, posters and computer tops.
WarCraft 3 is developed by US-based Blizzard Entertainment®, best known for blockbuster hits such as the Warcraft® series, StarCraft®, and the Diablo® series. Blizzard Entertainment® ( www.blizzard.com ) is part of the games division of Vivendi Universal Publishing , the world's third-largest publishing company. Blizzard's track record includes six best-selling games and multiple Game-of-the-Year awards. The company's free Internet gaming service Battle.net® reigns as the largest in the world, with millions of active users.
WarCraft 3 is distributed by HORIZONplanetIQ in Singapore and will be sold in all major software stores at a retail price of S$69.90. The WarCraft 3 Collector’s Edition will retail at S$129 and includes:
- Art of WarCraft Book - premium coffee table book from Brady Games featuring rare images from the WarCraft universe and pre-game development artwork;
- WarCraft 3 Cinematic DVD-ROM – complete WarCraft 3 in-game cinematics, digitally remastered in widescreen format for television viewing;
- WarCraft 3 Soundtrack CD – featuring full music tracks from within the game;
- WarCraft 3 Commemorative Collector’s Edition Manual – signed by WarCraft 3’s development team;
- Four Limited Edition 8x10 Prints – featuring rich artwork portraying battle hardened veterans from each of WarCraft 3’s races.
More details can be found at http://gaming.starhub.net.sg/warcraft3/warcraft.htm.
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Started in the early 1990s, the company then known as Tithes Multimedia Pte Ltd was a distributor of multimedia edutainment CD-ROMs in Singapore and Malaysia. It was acquired in July 1996 by the premier IT Group, Horizon Technologies International Ptd Ltd, specialising in IT businesses to the public and private sector in Singapore and the region. The group now known as Horizon Education and Technologies is publicly listed on the mainboard of the Singapore Stock Exchange. HORIZONplanetIQ, its subsidiary is the exclusive distributor for Vivendi Universal, and Microsoft Games.
About Funan The IT Mall
Funan The IT Mall, a premier electronics and information technology mall, is part of CapitaLand’s portfolio of well-known retail malls in Singapore which includes Junction 8, Tampines Mall, Clarke Quay and Plaza Singapura.
CapitaLand is one of the fastest growing listed property companies in Asia. Its diversified interests cover commercial and industrial buildings, residential, serviced residences, hotels and hospitality, property funds, real estate financials and property services. Headquartered in Singapore, the multinational company has property, hospitality and property related products and services spanning more than 50 cities.