Dell launches first AMD laptop in over 10 years

Two laptops. Both with RTX 30.



It was only a matter of time. AMD has been making plenty of headway in powering gaming laptops. Not to be outdone by other manufacturers, Dell launches two AMD-powered laptops — the Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 and the Dell G15 Ryzen Edition.

Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5

The Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 combines visuals, performance and sleek design. It has one of the fastest displays on a 15-inch notebook with up to QHD 240Hz or FHD 360Hz panels.

It comes in up to AMD Ryzen 5000 H-Series Mobile Processors and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs. It also has a user-upgradeable 3200Mhz DDR4 memory for the first time on an Alienware 15-inch notebook. And, it’s the first Alienware notebook finished with the new Silky-Smooth High Endurance paint formula engineered for increased stain-resistance and premium surface feel.

The Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 also has a feature called Dark Core which darkens the interior shade of the laptop to minimize distractions.

Dell G15 Ryzen Edition

This may not have the Alienware branding but the gaming experience will still feel nearly out of this world. The Dell G15 Ryzen Edition comes in up to AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs and user-upgradeable 3200Mhz DDR4 memory. That’s plenty of power under the hood.

Need more power? It has “Game Shift” which is a functional key unique to G Series which instantly cranks up cooling performance for intense gaming sessions. It also comes with an Alienware-inspired thermal design to maximise airflow for optimal cooling and heat dissipation.

It also has a new sleeker look with its two-sided, narrow-bezel screen and uses low VOC waterborne paint. It’s available in 120Hz or 165Hz panels, with a 360Hz display coming later this spring; all featuring low-blue-light display hardware.

In addition to the Dell G15 Ryzen Edition, a new Dell G15 with 10th Gen Intel Core processors will also become available in Singapore.

New Dell Gaming monitors

Launching alongside the two new gaming laptops are Dell’s gaming monitors. Here’s what you’re getting:

Dell 25 Gaming Monitor (S2522HG) — Has 240Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time. Ideal for aspiring competitive gamers where every frame counts. Its Fast IPS technology provides consistency and clarity at all angles. It also features both NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible certification and AMD FreeSync Premium technology for smooth, stutter-free visuals.

Dell 27 and 32 Curved Gaming Monitors (S2722DGM and S3222DGM) — QHD resolution with 165Hz refresh rate and 2ms response time. Supports AMD FreeSync Premium or Premium Pro.

Dell 34 Curved Gaming Monitor (S3422DWG) — Also supports AMD FreeSync Premium or Premium Pro. Shows life-like visuals on its expansive curved WQHD 34-inch display with support for VESA DisplayHDR 400 and 90% DCI-P3 colour coverage. Has a 144Hz refresh rate.

Pricing and availability

All products will be available for purchase online at and at Dell exclusive stores in Funan Mall, NEX and Plaza Singapura. Pricing details have yet to be announced. Availability are as follows:

  • Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 — early May 2021
  • Dell G15 Ryzen Edition — early May 2021
  • Dell G15 with 10th Gen Intel Core processors — mid-April 2021
  • Dell 25 Gaming Monitor (S2522HG) — end-June 2021
  • Dell 27 Curved Gaming Monitors (S2722DGM) — end-June 2021
  • Dell 32 Curved Gaming Monitors (S3222DGM — end-June 2021
  • Dell 34 Curved Gaming Monitor (S3422DWG) — end-June 2021


Crime Boss: Rockay City now available across Southeast Asia

Conquer the Rockay neighborhood



Crime Boss: Rockay City

505 Games has announced the availability of one of its biggest titles this year, Crime Boss: Rockay City on Epic Games, with console releases to follow.

With a star-studded roster of voice actors in Hollywood greats Michael Madsen, Chuck Norris, Danny Trejo, Kim Basinger, Danny Glover, Michael Rooker, Damion Poiter, and Vanilla Ice, the organized crime shooter features a turf war for its main storyline, taking players back to 90s crime movies.

The game is available throughout Southeast Asia for the following rates:

  • Indonesia – IDR 323,999
  • Philippines – PhP 1,077.99
  • Malaysia – MYR 93.99
  • Singapore – SG$ 49.99
  • Thailand – THB 819
  • Vietnam – đ 513,000

Purchases until April 4 also get a corresponding 15% discount.

Rule the criminal underworld

Madsen plays the protagonist Travis Baker, who will have to overcome ridiculous odds amidst an explosive turf war to become the king of the criminal underworld.

Using different play-throughs, gamers will have to evade Sheriff Norris, team up with in-game characters, and conquer challenges and missions such as heists to take over Rockay.

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E3 2023 is cancelled

Both in-person and digital



Throughout the past few months, E3 has suffered through devastating losses. Though the conference was still scheduled to push through later this year, the event’s biggest names — Nintendo, Sony, and Xbox — have pulled out of the event for their own exclusive launches. Now, the death knell is clear: E3 2023 is reportedly cancelled.

First dropped by IGN, the bombshell announcement supposedly comes from a leaked email sent by Entertainment Software Association. The email, which was verified by IGN, states that the event “simply did not garner the sustained interest necessary to execute it in a way that would showcase the size, strength, and impact of our industry.”

Back in February, Nintendo, Sony, and Xbox reportedly pulled out of the event. All three companies were still slated to hold separate events in some form during the conference. However, more recently, Ubisoft also pulled out, holding an in-person event in the Los Angeles area.

Now, it’s clear. A few minutes after IGN dropped the news, E3’s official Twitter account confirmed the news and announced the cancellation of the 2023 conference. Both in-person and digital conferences will no longer push through.

For the past few years, the annual E3 conference seesawed between outright cancellation and exclusively digital programs because of the pandemic. This year was supposed to be the glorious return of the conference to an in-person event. However, with the new digital zeitgeist and an increased interest in smaller events, the writing on the wall is clear: E3 is gone, at least for the time being.

SEE ALSO: Ubisoft pulls out of E3 2023

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Honkai: Star Rail to launch on April 26

All aboard the Astral Express



Honkai: Star Rail

HoYoverse has announced April 26 as the official release date of upcoming space fantasy RPG Honkai: Star Rail.

The brand-new title will be available on the Epic Games Store, PC, Android, and iOS. The PlayStation version is currently under development.

Honkai: Star Rail takes gamers to a journey of the unknown. It has fantasy elements, myths, and legends integrated into a space sci-fi story. It will adapt an intuitive turn-based combat system as players explore a vast universe filled with cultures, landscape, and scenery.

The main storyline revolves around protagonist Stellaron, who travels the galaxy from the Herta Space Station to know the truth behind the Cancer of All Worlds.

Players will eventually encounter Jarilo-VI, where numerous dangers and conflicts are frozen beneath the snow, and silkpunk flagship Xianzhou Luofu where immortality gets introduced.

To get everyone ready, the Boarding Preparation Special Program is available to watch below.

The informative video aids players on how to make the most out of Star Rail Passes and Stellar Jade, as well as behind the scenes stories of the game.

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