Alienware Area 51-m, Aurora, and M Series laptops coming to Singapore

All the gaming hardware that will make your wallets empty



Alienware’s May 2020 lineup of gaming devices is coming to Singapore. This lineup features devices with the latest processors and powerful GPUs fit for casual and competitive gamers alike. There are also options for content creators on the go, with emphasis on higher resolution displays.

Leading the lineup is the Alienware Area 51-m R2, the brand’s most powerful and aptly-named laptop. The name fits perfectly because the performance from the hardware it comes with promises to be out-of-this-world. It’s rocking the latest 10th generation Intel-K processors, and up to an NVIDIA RTX 2080 SUPER graphics card. It will be available in June 2020, but pricing has yet to be announced.

Next is the Alienware Aurora R11, a uniquely-cooled yet unbelievably powerful pre-built desktop machine. This device made its debut back in CES 2020, and features powerful hardware that would get any build cooking. Like the Area 51-m, it also comes with 10th generation Intel-KF processors designed for better temperature control. Apart from that, this device comes with a liquid-cooled NVIDIA RTX 2080 SUPER with 8GB of VRAM. The device starts at SGD 2,699, and is available at launch.

Finally, we have the Alienware m15 and m17 gaming laptops. These gaming laptops bring a relatively light package, but with intense gaming hardware inside. Both laptops come with the latest 10th generation Intel-HK processors, up to 32GB of RAM, and an NVIDIA RTX 2080 SUPER inside. For competitive gamers, you can opt for the 300Hz FHD display to achieve higher frame rates during gameplay. Content creators will enjoy the 4K UHD display option for more accurate visuals, especially for video editing.

The Alienware m15 and m17 will be available later in May 2020, startng at SGD 3,799 and SGD 3,899 respectively.


Trials of Mana now available on mobile

Mobile gamers might want to try this!



Since its release in 1995, the Trials of Mana has come a long way. From the 16-bit era to the mobile gaming platform, this game is rich in history spanning 26 years. Now, the 3D remake of the JRPG classic Trials of Mana is now available on mobile.

The mobile version of the game includes many features, including new touch controls,  adjustable graphics settings and cloud save capabilities. Players can also receive two pieces of starting gear to help jumpstart their quest. The starting items are the Rabite Adornment and Silktail Adornment. 

Originally released in Japan as Seiken Densetsu 3 in 1995, Trials of Mana is a remake of the third entry in the classic Mana series. The game features a selectable main cast  with upgradable classes and over 300 different abilities to learn as they discover a world of secrets and mysteries. The series’ action battle system will put players to the test as they encounter enemies. The game was received well by its release on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Steam platforms.

Price and Availability

Trials of Mana is available on iOS and Android devices via the App Store or Google Play Store. The game is priced at US$ 23.99. 

SEE ALSO: Trials of Mana review: A nice glow up


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Horizon Zero Dawn’s Aloy is coming to Genshin Impact

Will be available for all players… eventually




Turns out the PlayStation and Genshin Impact collaboration goes beyond PlayStation 5 specific updates. Aloy from the PlayStation game Horizon Zero Dawn will be a playable character on Genshin Impact.

Aloy — a five-star character — will be playable for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 players via in-game mail when Version 2.1 drops. The character can then be played on any platform thanks to the cross-save feature after being claimed from the PS5 or PS4.

Not a PlayStation player? Fret not. Aloy, will arrive to all players who have reached Adventure Rank 20 on Version 2.2. Her weapon, unfortunately, is a PlayStation exclusive.

Version 2.1 and Version 2.2 will also bring other updates that MiHoyo promised to release in detail shortly. Version 2.1 is coming on October 13, 2021 while version 2.2 will arrive on November 24, 2021. Could these also be clues on when the Horizon Zero Dawn sequel will release? We’ll have to wait and see.

Genshin Impact is a free-to-play open-world action RPG that brings players to the world of Teyvat. The player takes on the role of the mysterious “Traveler,” who sets off on a journey to discover the fate of their lost sibling.

Horizon Zero Dawn was a PlayStation exclusive game that launched in 2017. It received plenty of critical and commercial success. Its sequel — Horizon Forbidden West — is set to arrive in late 2021.

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Steelseries unveils new Prime lineup of gaming peripherals

Get your head, and hands, in the game



Steelseries Prime

Steelseries has a knack for creating some of the best peripherals in Esports. This time around, they’re looking to expand their growing library of Esports peripherals with some “pro” help. After collaborating with over 100 competitive professional players, the company unveils its new Steelseries Prime lineup of gaming peripherals.

Within the Prime lineup, Steelseries introduces three new gaming mice: the Steelseries Prime, Steelseries Prime+, and Steelseries Prime Wireless. For the company, these three gaming mice bring their own set of features and customization depending on the user’s style of play. Although, all three mice come with a TrueMove sensor that provides proper tracking performance fit for competition.

Along with these, Steelseries also introduces the Steelseries Arctis Prime gaming headset. Built on the heritage of the Arctis franchise, this headset provides great sound quality in a comfortable and lightweight package. Also, the Arctis Prime comes with new noise-isolating ear cushions to eliminate background noise during playback.

The Steelseries Prime lineup is currently available in Steelseries’ official stores on Shopee and Lazada and select authorized dealers. For the SRPs, the gaming mice are priced at SG$ 119 (Prime Gaming Mouse), SG$ 149 (Prime+ Gaming Mouse), and SG$ 299 (Prime Wireless Gaming Mouse). Meanwhile, the Steelseries Arctis Pro retails for SG$ 179.

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