Get ready for Dell’s most complete gaming setup

If you need to kickstart your gamer/streamer aspirations, here’s Dell’s suggestion



Dell is not done dropping new and exciting gaming technologies for both casual and competitive gamers. However, instead of just  individual pieces, they’re now giving us an entire setup. Don’t worry, you don’t have to get everything listed here but if you want to start somewhere, here’s their suggestion.

Most gamers often start with a desktop build with all the powerful hardware for optimal gaming. This is what the Dell G5 Desktop provides, in essence: a pre-built desktop machine with game-ready and VR-ready hardware.

It comes with up to a 10th generation Intel Core i9 K processor inside, emphasizing on uninterrupted performance. It also comes with up to an NVIDIA RTX 2070 SUPER or an AMD Radeon RX5600 for your gaming needs.

All of these components, along with 64GB of RAM and a cooling system for maximum airflow, make for an ultimate gaming machine.

This desktop comes with a package of unique peripherals and accessories for the full gamer experience. First off are your choices for your gaming display in the Dell 27 Gaming QHD Monitor or the Dell 27 Curved Gaming FHD Monitor.

Apart from the curvature of the displays, the other difference between these two is the refresh rate that comes with it. For the Dell 27 Curved FHD, it only comes in its native 144Hz refresh rate. Meanwhile, for the Dell 27 gaming QHD, you can get it with either a 144Hz or a 165Hz refresh rate.

Next up is your choice for your game-ready keyboard and mouse. For your keyboard, Dell unveils the Alienware RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, which makes use of Cherry MX Brown switches. This gives a tactile yet relatively silent key presses for precision and no distractions during intense gaming sessions. You can pair this with the Alienware Wired Gaming Mouse with its programmable mouse buttons for quick actions.

All of these will be available starting in Q3 2020, with starting prices as follows:

  • Dell G5 Desktop (available starting July 9)  — US$ 749
  • Dell 27 Gaming QHD Monitor (available starting July 28) — US$ 569.99
  • Dell 27 Curved Gaming FHD Monitor (available starting August 21) — US$ 279.99
  • Alienware RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (available starting August 4) — US$ 129.99


Sony unveils what the PS5 game boxes will look like

Lovely white rectangle



Last month, Sony kicked off the PlayStation 5 hype with a bang. Starting off its massive games showcase, the PlayStation 5 announced one of the biggest titles for the next generation: Spider-Man: Miles Morales. The web-slinging action adventure game brings back New York City with an all-new hero, Miles Morales as Spider-Man.

However, the tease was just plainly… a tease. We don’t know much more about the game besides being a separate game from the original Spider-Man. Now, we know just a bit more.

Sony has officially revealed the look of the PlayStation 5’s physical game cases. In a blog post, the company used Spider-Man: Miles Morales as an example. Now, we know both the look of the next generation cases and the official box art of the game.

First, the game. The art doesn’t reveal much. However, Miles Morales is wielding what looks like a lightning punch. Now, we’re not up to speed with every aspect of the Marvel multiverse, but we’re fairly sure Spider-Man is known for lightning reflexes, not lightning punches. Could this hint at a larger part for Electro, a classic Spidey villain?

Secondly, the look of the case. You might remember that the PlayStation 4 cases are brilliantly blue: blue case, blue band on the top. Though the PlayStation 5 will still have blue cases, the band on top is now white, clearly delineating the new games on retail shelves. Of course, this might not mean much if you’re going for the Digital Edition. What do you think of the change?

The PlayStation 5 series is expected to launch later this year during the holiday season. With the amount of details piling up, the next generation of gaming is looking pretty spectacular.

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

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ICYMI: The World University Cyber League 2020 has begun

The best gamers from the brightest in the region duke it out for gaming supremacy



Tencent Sports wanted to up the competition a little bit more in Southeast Asia, following Esports’ rapid rise in the region. Obviously, the best option for that is to hold a tournament to bring in the best of the best for some healthy competition. With the help of Mineski Global, they’ve done exactly just that, and are now on their final stages of the entire tournament.

The World University Cyber League 2020 started last June 28, and featured players from four markets in Southeast Asia. This time around, these players don’t come from established teams and franchises from their home countries. Instead, they are university-sponsored students, as they compete for a prize pool of over US$ 5,000. The Philippines host the SEA qualifiers, through Mineski Global’s Philippine division and its Youth Esports Program.

Students from the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Thailand are competing across three different games. The roster of games Tencent prepared include popular mobile games like Clash Royale and PUBG Mobile, and an Esports classic in League of Legends.

Qualifiers will end on July 9, with the best teams moving to the WUCL Finals from July 10-15. To know more about the WUCL, you may visit their official website.

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KFC announces its own gaming console with a built-in chicken cooker

Might be a gag



It’s fair to say that the console wars have begun. Over the past few months, Sony and Microsoft have launched amazing, hype-inducing tidbits at the adoring audience of gamers. With both consoles finally getting their individual chances at the spotlight, are you getting the PlayStation 5 or the Xbox Series X?

Strangely enough, a surprise contender wants to join the next-generation conversation. Earlier last month, KFC Gaming (yes, it’s real) released a teaser video for an upcoming branded console, the KFConsole.

The console is shaped like a KFC chicken bucket, complete with red and white underlights. Sitting close to the bottom, it has the standard disc slot and a power button. Inside, the console sports a “Zinger processor chip clocked at 11GHz.” It has cross platform compatibility and 4K/120fps support.

However, the console’s biggest feature goes beyond gaming. Most of the console’s front is a “chicken chamber,” obviously for cooking chicken. It gives another meaning to an overheating gaming machine.

The short teaser video ends with a probably launch date: November 12, 2020.

Now, if you’re hoping to grab your own gaming bucket, the console is likely an elaborate gag. Though the company has not confirmed the console’s legitimacy, it’s unlikely that a modern gaming console can have a huge “chicken chamber.” Next-generation consoles are already huge without an oven in them.

That said, KFC has released very-real gaming-related campaigns in the past. Very recently, the company launched an official island on the popular island simulator, Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Who knows? They might actually launch something on November 12.

If they do, they are in good company. In the past, Razer has also done a similar off-brand prank to promote a toaster. However, because of universal demand, the gaming company eventually made a real toaster. KFC might fall into the same trend. We definitely wouldn’t say no to our very own chicken chamber.

SEE ALSO: Sony announces huge list of games for the PS5

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