The world of gaming has changed dramatically since the days of playing rock-paper-scissors with your friends. Companies elevated the overall gaming experience, from using 3D animations to virtual reality. It’s no surprise that companies such as Microsoft and Google are continuously working on their gaming services: Project xCloud and Project Stream, respectively. And guess what: Apple is looking to do the same!
A report from Cheddar is suggesting that Apple executives are working on a gaming subscription service in the near future. They dubbed it as a “Netflix for games” type of service, which allows people to access a list of games for a fee. It is still unclear as to what these games are, and how much they will cost since it is still in its early stages. The company has also discussed several partnerships with game developers to bring their titles to their service.
The move comes from increased pressure for the company to grow its services while its hardware sales stagnate. The gaming subscription service adds to the list of offerings Apple has to answer that challenge. Should the gaming service fall through, Apple would join the likes of Microsoft, Google, and Amazon as companies with gaming subscription services.
The gaming service from Apple could also entice game developers to create exclusive titles for macOS and iOS devices. However, other developers are looking to stay with a one-time purchase approach to their games instead of adopting subscription fees. It would be interesting to see how Apple will adapt to these developers.
Lenovo Legion: The Empire Christmas Sale
Lotsa gaming treats
Have you always wanted to be part of the Legion? Now’s your chance with The Empire Christmas Sale.
The massive promo is open to customers who will purchase qualifying products from October 31 to December 31, 2020.
To enter, gamers must sign up and upgrade their account in Legion’s The Empire website — Lenovo’s exclusive gaming community and rewards program. Members are granted special perks including access to Legion merchandise, VIP entry to Legion gaming events, and more.
Members earn corresponding Empire Points for every product purchase which they can use to redeem exclusive Legion merchandise or products. Points may also be obtained by joining weekly missions posted at The Empire website.
Participating models for The Empire Christmas Sale include:
- IdeaPad L340 Gaming
- IdeaPad Gaming 3i
- Legion Y540
- Legion Y545
- Legion Y740
- Legion 5/5i
- Legion 5Pi
- Legion 7i
- Legion T530
- Legion Tower 5i
- IdeaCentre Gaming
- Legion Phone Duel
For the full mechanics, ‘like’ the Legion official Facebook page.
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i price and availability in the Philippines
Thin and light but powerful
Lenovo’s latest and lightest gaming machine — the Legion Slim 7i — has now been priced in the Philippines as part of its massive holiday lineup.
It sports up to a 10th generation Intel Core i9 processor and an NVIDIA RTX 2060 Max-Q inside. These two alone can already give you great performance for work and play. Also, it comes with up to 2TB of NVMe SSD storage and 32GB of RAM for all your games.
As for the display, you have two options to choose from. If you’re on the more creative side, you can get the 4K resolution display with 100% Adobe RGB. If you’re more of a competitive gamer, there is a 15.6-inch FHD display with a 144Hz refresh rate.
Price and availability
The Lenovo Legion Slim 7i is priced at PhP 99,995 and comes with a Legion Recon Gaming Backpack. It will be available at Lenovo authorized retailers nationwide soon.
ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 Creator’s Edition arrives in the Philippines
Only 10 units nationwide
Talk about limited edition. The ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 Creator’s Edition has officially landed in the Philippines but only 10 units are available in the country.
It’s essentially the same ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 that you’ve seen before but this one has a 4K UHD Display that’s factory calibrated for accuracy across 100% of the Adobe RGB color space. That’s a key feature for any creator that deals heavily with multimedia content.
Elsewhere on this beastly machine is a Intel Core 19-10980HK processor with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super graphics card. It also has 32GB of RAM and M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 1TB + 1TB SSD with RAID 0 support. Only the absolute best for creators that will handle a lot of editing and rendering.
Naturally, you can game on this thing as it has all the gaming goodness you can expect from an ROG laptop.
Pricing and availability
We’ll say it again; only 10 of these are up for grabs. The ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 Creator’s Edition (GX550LXS-HC021TS) retails for PhP 254,995. It will come with over PhP 29,000 worth of bundled items:
- ROG Delta Headset
- ROG Eye External Web Camera
- ROG Gladius II Gaming Mouse
- ASUS 60W PD Adaptor
- ROG Ranger Backpack
Successful pre-orders from October 25 to November 13 will be given bonus freebies of an ROG Warranty Extension Program and a rare collector’s item — the ROG Building Block. That puts the freebies to a total of PhP 31,000+ worth of bundles for the 10 lucky future owners.
To sign up for pre-order follow this link: Pre-Order_ZephyrusDuo15CE.
Claiming of the product may start on November 16, depending on the arrival of units per store location.
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