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Dell brings its latest G7 and G3 gaming laptops to the Philippines

They have a gaming laptop under PhP 50,000!

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Dell has launched its newest line of gaming laptops in the Philippines featuring the latest eight-generation Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GTX 10-series graphics.

If you’re looking for a new gaming laptop but not digging the uber-gaming looks of other laptop manufacturers, Dell’s G-series gaming laptops are worth checking out.

Dell G3 (15-inch)

The Dell G3 comes with a 15-inch 1080p IPS display, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics, and either an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor. The G3 is Dell’s thinnest gaming laptop to date with a thickness of just 22.7mm — pretty slim for a game-ready laptop. It also boasts a 2×2 WiFi antenna with SmartByte software for network prioritization, dual fan design, and can support up to two hard drives.

Pricing starts at PhP 49,990 with three color options: Black, Recon Blue, and Alpine White.

Dell G7 (15-inch)

The Dell G7 is a step-up from the G3 but still with a 15-inch 1080p IPS display. It comes in a distinct-looking 25mm thick chassis and loaded with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics with Max-Q design technology. Like with the G3, it also comes with either an Intel Core i5 or i7 processor. The G7 supports up two hard drives and features Killer 1×1 (supports up to 2×2) networking optimization with SmartByte software, as well.

What makes the G7 special is its unique dual fans. The laptop is equipped with a front air intake and rear exhaust vents to keep the heat away from the user. Also, the rear vents give the G7 a recognizable design similar to Alienware.

Pricing starts at PhP 58,990 for the Core i5 configuration. Color options include Black and Alpine White.

Both Dell laptops come with one-year Premium Support Service which includes coverage for accidental damages, on-site service, and 24/7 phone support.

SEE ALSO: Dell’s new laptops offer a lot of customization for office work

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TNC Predator, Afreeca Freecs Fatal win Predator League APAC 2019

For Dota 2 and PUBG

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After three long days of battle in Bangkok, Thailand from February 15 to 17, two champions have emerged from the two featured games of the Predator League in Asia Pacific 2019.

For Dota 2, it’s TNC Predator from the Philippines; and for PUBG, the champ is none other than Afreeca Freecs Fatal from South Korea.

Their winnings come from a prize pool worth US$ 250,000. Each champion receives US$ 75,000 for their efforts, while the runners-up split the remaining pot.

The grand event concluded after over 3,500 competing teams from 16 countries were eventually reduced to only 26 groups in Bangkok for the finals.

This was the Predator League’s second event in the APAC region. In 2018, it was held in Indonesia. Next year’s event will take place in the Philippines.

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Nintendo reveals upcoming games for the Switch

Featuring some old favorites!

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Throughout the year, the world’s biggest tech companies host the most lavish events to promote new launches and announcements. Most of the time, these massive events have redefined their respective industries. Alternatively, some companies rely on subtler means for their launches. Regardless, the industry-defining effects remain the same.

Nintendo typifies this strategy to perfection, boasting their chops through online-only Nintendo Direct events. Today, in the first Nintendo Direct of the year, the company unveiled its slew of strong contenders going into 2019. Here’s a taste of Nintendo’s upcoming heavy-hitters:

Super Mario Maker 2

In 2015, Nintendo released its most revolutionary retooling of the Mario formula — Super Mario Maker. Exclusive to the 3DS and the Wii U, the highly customizable Mario game was a beloved hit. This June, Nintendo finally releases a follow-up featuring new tools, elements, and a lot more playability on the Switch.

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

By no means a new game, Link’s Awakening brings the Game Boy classic to the Switch. This time, Nintendo has remastered the game in a top-down, 3D engine. Further, the remastered game features similar side-scrolling segments from the old game.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order

The current Marvel fever has also infected the gaming world. The Black Order brings a four-player co-op brawler experience to the Switch. Featuring a wide array of characters from the universe, the game features an original story, pitting your favorite heroes against Thanos and the Black Order.

Tetris 99

Out today, Tetris 99 is the most shocking iteration of the time-honored series. Why? It’s a battle royale. The free online block-building game pits you against 98 other players in a race to become the last man standing.

Besides these four, Nintendo will also launch a flurry of updates and ports. In the coming months, the company will release substantial updates to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. It will also launch Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IX, and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice.

SEE ALSO: Pokémon: Let’s Go gets its own Nintendo Switch bundles

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EA is looking into making a mobile version of Apex Legends

To battle with Fortnite

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EA‘s battle royale game is a certified hit. Apex Legends, which was developed by Titanfall makers Respawn, has no fewer than 25 million registered players in just one week. The game is playable for free on multiple platforms (PC, PS4, and Xbox One), but why not make it available on mobile as well?

Early reports don’t indicate mobile plans for the game, although during the Electronic Arts Q3 2019 earnings call, EA Games CEO said that they are looking into bringing Apex Legends to mobile devices.

Fortnite‘s userbase ballooned when it became available on Android and iOS, so it’s a no brainer than EA also wants mobile gamers to join the fun.

“We are looking at how to take the game to mobile and cross-play over time, and I also expect that this game will have tremendous value in Asia, and we’re in conversations about that,” EA Games CEO Andrew Wilson said during the conference call.

There’s no definite timeline for the release of Apex Legends on mobile, but it’s certainly on the drawing board. For now, EA plans to introduce direct purchase options for players to buy items and new legends or heroes. They will also offer the so-called Apex Packs or simply loot boxes for more random items.

Apex Legends is not a pay-to-win game, so these items are purely cosmetic and can be used to customize your hero’s looks in the game.

SEE ALSO: Apex Legends hits 25 million players after one week

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