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10 must-play games from PlayStation’s Black Friday sale

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Sony PlayStation is having limited time (November 19-29) offer Black Friday sales and there are plenty of games to choose from. To help you sift through the myriad of games, we’re listing here 10 titles (in no particular order) that you absolutely must-play.

Quick note: We’re basing this off the Singapore list. Pricing next to the title’s name is the discounted price. Some of the choices here were mainstream releases that you may have missed. If you’ve been on the fence on whether to add these to your library, then this is your sign to stop second guessing!

1. Persona 5 Strikers (SG$ 43.74)

This is an excellent addition to the Persona 5 games. Strikers has a different mechanic from the main game. It’s more Dynasty Warriors-like compared to the turn-based original. The story continues from the events of the main game which makes this a must play.

2. Guardians of the Galaxy (SG$ 67.91)

Only recently released to rave reviews — this Marvel title by Square Enix and Eidos Montreal puts you in the hover boots of Star Lord Peter Quill. This single-player campaign will have you hopping around space in spectacular fashion.

3. Assasin’s Creed Origins Digital Deluxe Edition (SG$ 19.92)

This is the game where the Assassin’s Creed franchise started to change the playstyle from something more stealthy to one that’s more akin to an action RPG. If you’re curious where the stylistic shift first happened, you might want to pick this one up.

4. Resident Evil 2 Remake (SG$ 23.20)

Resident Evil 2 first came out on the original PlayStation and is considered a classic. Updated for modern times, you’ll once again play as Leon Kennedy and Clair Redfield as they find out exactly what’s happening in the zombie-infested Racoon City.

5. Deathloop (SG$ 42.45)

In the mood for a funky first-person shooter? Deathloop should be right up your alley. Here you’re tasked to take down 8 crime bosses. But you need to do so all in one night. Fail and you get to try again but with knowledge from your initial playthroughs.

6. Tales of Arise (SG$ 63.92)

Tales of Arise

If you’re craving for some high-fantasy action JRPG then this title is made for you. This unapologetically feels like playing an animé. Even if that’s not your thing, the combat loop and endearing characters will draw you in.

7. Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut (SG$ 68.53)

Does the prospect of fighting like a hybrid ninja/samurai in order to liberate a visually breathtaking island sound intriguing to you? That’s exactly what Ghost of Tsushima is. This is a cleverly designed open-world game that will make you feel like an absolute badass katana wielder.

8. It Takes Two (SG$ 34.03)

Hands down the best co-op/couple game in recent years. A couple on the verge of a divorce find themselves in the bodies of their child’s dolls. They have to work together to get back to their original form. It’s a fun platf0rmer with a lot of heart.

9. Hades (SG$ 27.92)

Easily one of the most fun and engaging rouge-like games, Hades has you playing as Zagreus as he tries to escape hell — his father’s realm. You’ll be assisted by the gods of Olympus along the way but getting through the whole loop is still up to you and your skills.

10. Spider-Man: Miles Morales (SG$ 40.74)

This would be a timely pick-up for the holidays. Set in New York Christmas time, the game features hero-in-training Miles Morales coming to his own as he protects the city as the solo Spider-Man. This does require some knowledge of the events of the 2018 Spider-Man PS4 game. You can either just YouTube the thing or pick-up the game too at SG$ 24.70.

Black Friday in the Philippines

The Philippines is also getting its version of a Black Friday sale with some hardware and games on sale for the same time period, available at all PlayStation Authorized Dealers and Sony Stores.

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ASUS 2.2 OLED Festival sale: Win a Vivobook 13 Slate

Enjoy 10% off on Vivobooks, Zenbooks

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ASUS is celebrating 2.2 early, offering customers the chance to win a Vivobook 13 Slate OLED through the OLED Festival Sale on Lazada and Shopee.

From January 28 to February 5, selected Vivobook and Zenbook devices get up to 10% off. During the promotional period, a purchase of any ASUS OLED laptop entitles customers to a raffle entry.

One (1) lucky winner will be announced on February 10 through ASUS Philippines’ official Facebook page.

Award-winning laptops get more affordable

Participating laptops in ASUS’ OLED Festival Sale include the following:

  • Zenbook 14 Flip
  • Zenbook 13
  • Zenbook 14
  • Vivobook S14X
  • Vivobook S 14 Flip
  • Vivobook 13 Slate 
  • Vivobook Pro 15 
  • Vivobook 15X

The powerful 12th Gen Intel Core and Intel Iris Xe-boosted Zenbook 14 Flip gets a reduced price of just PhP 83,695 from PhP 87,995.

This foldable features ASUS’ 360-degree ErgoLift Hinge technology, a 2.8K OLED HDR 90Hz NanoEdge touch screen display, 16GB of DDR5 memory, and 512GB of PCIe Gen 4 SSD storage.

Meanwhile, both the Vivobook S 14X and Vivobook S 14 Flip retail for PhP 71,295 and PhP 71,245, respectively.

Both laptops are powered by up to 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processors and have 2.8K OLED displays, long battery life, fast-charging technology, and impressive performance.

They come with Microsoft Office for Home & Student pre-installed, as well as a 1-month free Adobe Creative Cloud upon purchase.

Be sure on the lookout for these deals from ASUS, as well as free shipping vouchers of up to PhP 100.

SEE ALSO: ASUS Vivobook Slate 13 OLED: Stay on top of your game

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Buy AMD’s Ryzen 7000 series-Star Wars Jedi: Survivor bundle

Cal Kestis’ adventure continues

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AMD Ryzen Jedi Survivor

AMD has an early offer for those anticipating the release of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.

Until April 1, 2023, customers may avail of the AMD Ryzen Game Bundle which includes select 7000 series processors and access to Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.

Powered by the new Zen 4 architecture, Ryzen 7000 series desktop processors offer incredible performance for gamers — up to 15% faster than the Zen 3 generation.

When purchased, gamers will receive a redemption code and will have until May 6, 2023 to redeem their copy of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.

The action adventure game is set to release on March 17 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows.

The sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order stars now Jedi Knight Cal Kestis, whose story continues with adventures that will push him further than ever as he fights to protect the galaxy from descending into darkness.

Players will discover new planets and visit familiar frontiers in the Star Wars galaxy in the game, each with unique biomes, challenges, and enemies.

Watch the Star Wars Jedi: Survivor trailer. 

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Xiaomi earbuds, smartwatches now on sale until June 2023

Band 7, Watch S1, Buds 3T Pro included

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Xiaomi Watch S1

In the past two years, Xiaomi introduced different wearables to the market, from wireless earbuds like the Buds 3 and Buds 3T Pro to smartwatches like the Watch S1 and S1 Active, and even smart home appliances.

If you have not yet tried any of these recent products, Xiaomi is offering them for significantly lower prices as part of their 5-month long Chinese New Year sale.

Yes, you read that right: Xiaomi is letting you get these items for as much as PhP 9,000 off until June 20, 2023. That’s a lot of time to consider upgrading your devices, before they run out of stocks.

Here’s the full list of participating items and an overview of their specs and features:

Xiaomi Band 7

This budget fitness tracker includes all-day heart rate and blood oxygen tracking, 120 workouts, and a 1.62-inch always-on display on a compact and sleek design.

Discounted price: PhP 2,099 (from 2,499)

Xiaomi Watch S1

With a 1.43-inch AMOLED display, 117 fitness modes, dual-band GPS, comprehensive health monitoring, and long battery life, the Watch S1 is one of the brand’s most popular smartwatches.

Customers may choose from the stainless-steel case with black strap or the silver with brown straps combo.

Discounted price: PhP 7,999 (from 10,999)

Xiaomi Watch S1 Active

For a slightly more affordable option, the Watch S1 Active is perfect for fitness enthusiasts who seek the thrill of extreme sports. This wearable is durable and comes with different sensors tailor-made to track outdoor activities such as running, cycling, and swimming.

Discounted price: PhP 5,999 (from 8,999)

Xiaomi Buds 3

Making the switch to wireless audio accessories may seem intimidating at first, but the Buds 3 is a great entry point. Providing noise cancellation, HiFi sound quality, and up to 32 hours of usage time with a fully-charged case, these earbuds are a classic take-home.

Discounted price: PhP 2,999 (from 4,999)

Xiaomi Buds 3T Pro

And for just a small difference, why not go for the Buds 3T Pro instead? It has a stronger noise cancellation technology feature which blocks out ambient noise and distractions, while its dual-magnet dynamic driver delivers superior and balanced sound quality.

Throughout the promo period, this pair will get a staggering 43% off.

Discounted price: PhP 3,999 (from 6,999)

Xiaomi Truclean W10 Pro WE

Lastly, the Truclean W10 Pro wet dry vacuum delivers an innovative cleaning experience. It comes with a roller brush which can vacuum, mop, and clean floors in one go for a sparkling finish.

Its design is perfect for covering difficult-to-reach areas and tight corners. Meanwhile, its cordless design allows for a quick and effortless cleaning time.

This product gets the largest discount among all participating items, a worthy investment for those with low-maintenance spaces.

Discounted price: PhP 17,999 (from 26,999) 

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