ASUS launches the ROG Phone 6D Ultimate

Featuring the AeroActive Portal



ROG Phone 6D Ultimate

Much has been said about how important a cooling system is to smartphones, computers, and even cars.

ASUS ROG is taking this to an entirely new level with the revolutionary GameCool 6 cooling system in their newly-released ROG Phone 6D and ROG Phone 6D Ultimate gaming phones.

The Dimensity 9000+-powered phones come bundled with the innovative AeroActive Cooler 6 clip-on which has an AI-powered thermoelectric cooler and centrifugal fan. The airflow is then directed to the AeroActive Portal which is a flap located at the top of the phone when held horizontally.

The flap opens and cool wind is blown into the device’s interior. Meanwhile, hot air comes out from the top slot. This way, the Phone 6D and Phone 6D Ultimate maintains the ideal temperature. This is true even in the thick of the most performance-demanding games at high frame rates.

Aiding in this technology are the phones’ 30 percent larger Vapor Chamber and 85 percent larger Thermal Sheet. All in all, the system helps dissipate heat generated by the phone’s chip itself.

Premium gaming experience

Switching to MediaTek from Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 for its processor, the Phone 6D and Phone 6D Ultimate deliver a premium gaming experience for users.

It has a 6.78-inch Samsung AMOLED display with a 165Hz refresh rate and 720 touch sampling rate, and front-facing stereo speakers to make the experience even more immersive.

The phones have a massive 6,000mAh battery with support for 65W fast charging for a full-charge in just 42 minutes. Both the standard and Ultimate variants come with 16GB LPDDR5X memory while the latter has a 512GB UFS3.1 memory.

The camera package is likewise tremendous, as they house a 50MP main camera with Sony IMX766 sensor in the rear along with a 13MP ultrawide-angle and a 12MP selfie camera in front.

Available in Space Gray, the IPX4 water-resistant phones will reportedly cost around US$ 1,200 (£1,100) or more.

Batman Edition

Fans of the Dark Knight are also in for a treat. ASUS also launched a Batman Edition of the ROG Phone 6. Depending on the region, it will either be the ROG Phone 6 or the 6D base model. The package comes with a Batman Aero case, a Batman SIM Tray ejector tool, and a Bat signal LED projector.

h/t: Engadget


PS5 FIFA 23 bundle to be available in October

A package for football enthusiasts




Rejoice, football fans and gamers! A PlayStation 5 EA SPORTS FIFA 23 bundle will be available in the Philippines in October 2022 at PhP 33,890.

The bundle will include:

  • PlayStation 5 console
  • DualSense wireless controller
  • PS5 software EA SPORTS FIFA 23 software disc
  • Pre-installed game, ASTRO’s Playroom
  • Other package inclusions (HDMI and USB cables, power cord, printed materials)

FIFA 23: What’s new

The latest version of the world-famous football video game features HyperMotion2 Technology, providing twice as much real-world motion capture to create a more realistic football animation in every match.

For the first time ever, Women’s Club Football will also be played. The Barclays FA Women’s Super league and Division 1 Arkema both available.

Both the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023 have also come to FIFA 23 as post launch updates at no additional cost, which means one can play no less than the 2022 AFF Women’s Champions, the Filipinas.

Following cross-play tests for Online Friendlies and Online Season tests in FIFA 22, cross-play has now been expanded to accommodate more game modes for FIFA 23.

Ted Lasso is coming

AFC Richmond, the fictional English association club football team from the Emmy Award-winning TV show Ted Lasso has also been added to the roster of over 700 teams, bringing Ted Lasso and team stars like Jamie Tartt, Dani Rojas, Sam Obisanya, Roy Kent, and Isaac McAdoo to the game.

They will play at the Nelson Road home stadium, and FIFA 23 has made the squad playable across Career Mode, Kick-Off, Online Friendlies, and Online Seasons.

Lasso may even be a playable team manager in Career Mode. Players may also swap AFC Richmond into the Premier League or any other playable league under the mode.

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RazerCon 2022 set on October 15

A digital celebration




The 2022 edition of Razer’s annual flagship event, RazerCon will take place on October 15 via the brand’s Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube channels.

Building up from last year’s event which drew 1.5 million viewers, this year’s RazerCon will be highlighted by goundbreaking announcements. The event will start with a preshow at 9 AM PDT with the main show lasting until 4 PM.

In the occasion, Razer’s newest products will be revealed by the brand’s product leads, with content and activation from presenting partners Intel, Facebook Gaming, Twinkly, and Displate also expected.

Gaming showcases from these respective studios will also be featured:

  • Merge Games
  • Rogue Games
  • Thunderful
  • Notorious Studios
  • Apogee Entertainment
  • Hidden Leaf Games

There shall be special appearances and entertainment performances in store for audiences.

Until October 15, fans also stand a chance to win prizes from Razer and its partners, so register here while there’s still time! This will culminate with a Grand Raffle on the day of the RazerCon.


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Spider-Man: Miles Morales is getting a PC port

Coming later this fall



After the first one got a much-awaited port, it was only a matter of time before a second webslinger pops up on PC. Enjoying a much shorter lead time than the first game, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales is officially getting a PC port later this year.

Earlier this year, Sony released the official port for the first game, Marvel’s Spider-Man, featuring Peter Parker as the titular superhero. At the time, Insomniac and Nixxes Software (the studio behind the port) only had perfunctory plans to bring Miles Morales along for the PC ride.

In practically no time at all, Sony has announced the official coming of the second game through its own teaser trailer. Though the trailer does not end with a release date, it will launch sometime in the fall of this year.

In terms of ports, Sony has found massive success in bringing its formerly exclusive games to more markets. Now, PC players can finally get access to critically acclaimed title from consoles. In Spider-Man’s case, various modders have already created a thriving community for the first game. One such segment involves replacing Peter’s model with other characters like Stan Lee.

Will Miles Morales get the same hype and fanfare? Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales continues the story started by Peter Parker. After being bitten by a radioactive spider, Miles sets off on his own adventure with electrifying powers.

If you can’t wait for the PC port, the game is still available for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

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