ASUS ROG drops its Spring 2020 collection of laptops

Now with 10th generation processors and RTX SUPER support



The ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) continuously provides the freshest gaming laptops in the market. This time around, the company looks to integrate the latest hardware in all new designs. They want to raise the bar for gamers and content creators alike with their Spring 2020 collection.

The headliner of the collection

Headlining the entire collection is the ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15.  The ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 comes with its own version of the ScreenPad Plus for all your multitasking needs. Apart from that, this laptop sports the latest 10th-generation Intel Core i9 processor and an NVIDIA RTX 2080 SUPER GPU.

This laptop personifies heavy-duty performance fit for any gamer or content creator. It also comes with 300Hz refresh rate display that supports NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology for a smoother gaming experience.

The improved Zephyrus & Strix Series

Apart from the new Zephyrus Duo 15, ASUS ROG also unveiled their refreshed ROG Zephyrus S and ROG Zephyrus M15 laptops. The refreshed ROG Zephyrus S15 and S17 both bring 300Hz refresh rate displays and the NVIDIA RTX 2080 SUPER to the table.

The ROG Zephyrus M15, on the other hand aims for a more professional look yet maintains the gaming power. The device comes with a 10th-generation Intel Core i7 processor and an NVIDIA RTX 2070 inside. Although not as powerful, it still packs a punch at a more modest price than the Zephyrus S series.

Another addition to the laptop refresh are the ROG Strix SCAR 15 and ROG Strix G15/G17 laptops. The ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 15 brings top-level gaming performance with the NVIDIA RTX 2070 SUPER inside and a 300Hz refresh rate display.

Meanwhile, the ASUS ROG Strix G15/G17 sport more modest hardware, including a display with a 144Hz refresh rate and an NVIDIA RTX 2060. There will also be a limited edition Electro Punk version of the ROG Strix G15, which comes with its own goodies!

Gaming introduces exclusively-local DOTA 2 tournament

Paving the way for the future DOTA 2 legends in the Philippines



Esports in the Philippines has been on a steady rise, with almost no end in sight. Filipino teams and players strive to compete at the highest level, proving their worth against international foes. From TNC Predator’s consistent participation in The International to the country’s DOTA 2 gold medal finish in the 2019 SEA Games, there’s nowhere to go but up!, an online Esports platform, is offering an opportunity for more people to take part in its rise. With over 13,000 registered Filipino players, it has continuosly provided avenues for amateurs to hone their skills such as tournaments. This time around, they’ve began scouting for more players seeking to be the best in the country in their new DOTA 2 Leagues.

The idea is simple: form a team, register and compete with others, earn your ranking, and win the prize pool. In partnership with JBL, the DOTA 2 Leagues offer a tier-system style tournament. For aspiring teams, they will begin their quest for supremacy in the Open Series, a set of weekly tournaments.

Through these tournaments, team earn Meta Rank points which will factor in with their promotion into the Junior and Senior Divisions. A prize pool of over Php 255,000 awaits the winners, along with a chance to receive coaching sessions with players from TNC Predator.

Interested teams can still register until August 5, 2020 through the website. The Open Series kicks off on August 6, and will run for six months.

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PS4 controllers will still work with the PS5

But not really



Second only to the PlayStation itself, the DualShock controller is the most iconic part of the current generation system. While discussions will always swirl around performance ratings and gaming varieties, the controller defines the user’s seamless experience with the console. Naturally, when the next generation debuted, another spotlight shone on the upcoming DualSense controller. That said, what will become of our old DualShock 4 controllers? Revealed today, the PS4 controllers will still work with the PS5, but not really.

In an official PlayStation blog, Sony answered a few lingering questions surrounding peripherals and accessories for the next generation. As mentioned, yes, the DualShock 4 controller will still work with the PlayStation 5. However, it will only work with PlayStation 4 games. As noted in the initial announcement, the PlayStation 5 is backwards compatible with the PlayStation 4. Meaning, you can still play PlayStation 4 games on the new console.

That said, the DualShock controller will not work with the upcoming PlayStation 5 exclusives. “We believe that PS5 games should take advantage of the new capabilities and features we’re bringing to the platform, including the features of DualSense wireless controller,” Sony said.

However, Sony’s more specialized controllers are getting a free pass. Old official racing wheels, arcade sticks, and flight sticks will still work with PlayStation 5 games. A few headsets, the PlayStation Camera, the PS Move, and the PSVR Aim Controller will likewise work.

The new console and supporting peripherals will reportedly launch sometime during the holidays. Currently, we are still missing a few details for the system’s launch, including price and any promoted bundles.

SEE ALSO: Will PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X games be more expensive?

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 Soundtrack adds 37 new tracks

Get hyped for the remaster as you listen to this diverse set of tracks



Activision has an exciting addition to its anticipated remaster of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 for new and longtime fans. Even though just a simple release trailer would’ve been great, they decided to take it one step further. In a 14-minute YouTube virtual concert, the developers showcased what is essentially the music behind the remastered classic.

The Noisey YouTube channel hosted this virtual concert, which featured a stellar list of rap, punk, and indie artists. These artists are behind a whopping 37 new tracks added to the remaster’s official soundtrack. Coupled with some of the classic tunes from the original, this soundtrack echoes the sounds of skateboarding. During the concert, artists like CHAII, Merkules, and Machine Gun Kelly even gave us a taste of the new music.

Apart from these, the concert also showcased previews of gameplay from the remaster itself. In between performances, you will just see clips of players doing all sorts of skateboarding tricks across the park. Also, some of the footage even features real-life skaters — or, at least character models of them.

If you want to watch the whole concert, you can watch it here.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 arrives on September 4, 2020 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

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