Huawei Nova 5T: ‘Fashionable’ and powerful

Same chip as the P30 Pro



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The next #NovaStar has arrived. Huawei just launched the Nova 5T — a midrange phone that they say is fashion-focused while still packing some power.

The phone features a glass back design and will come in three colors: Midsummer Purple, Crush Blue and Black.

Nova 5T has flagship specs for a midrange phone

In terms of its display, the phone has a 6.26 inch FHD LCD display with a punch hole at the top left of the display. The punch hole houses the 32MP front-facing camera. Meanwhile, there are quad cameras on the back — consisting of a 48MP main camera with an f/1.8 aperture wide-angle lens, a 16MP ultra-wide angle camera, a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor.

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A side-mounted fingerprint sensor is included for secure unlocking.

Powering the device is the Kirin 980 processor. This chip can also be found on Huawei’s flagships like the Huawei P30 Pro and the Mate 20 Pro. Memory is generous with 8GB of RAM, and onboard storage is more than enough with 128GB.

It has a 3,750 mAh battery that can be topped up with a 22.5W SuperCharge fast charging technology.

Pricing and Availability

In Singapore, the Huawei nova 5T will go on sale starting September 14. Pricing will be announced September 5. Meanwhile, in Malaysia, the phone will be available in stores on September 7 and will retail for MYR 1,599. In the Philippines, the phone will retail for PhP 18,990.


Call of Duty Mobile: Garena Masters II, Wild Dogs new gameplay announced

Major updates from Garena



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The largest Call of Duty: Mobile (CODM) tournament in Southeast Asia is back.

Garena has announced the return of Garena Masters II – Redemption, wherein 16 teams from Singapore, Philippines, and Malaysia will battle it out for a US$ 25,000 prize pool and championship title. 

There will be nine teams from the Philippines, three teams from Singapore and Malaysia, and four finalists from the CODM Garena Masters to compete in the new battlegrounds.

Fans and CODM players also stand a chance to win in-game items when they tune in to matches. 

New gameplay for Wild Dogs

Garena also introduced an immersive new game play experience for its latest season, Wild Dogs.

There will be new maps, weapons, rewards, and modes, and players can also travel back in time to ancient Egypt, endure challenges, and compete to find the fallen spy satellite.

CODM is one of the largest FPS games in history, with over 200 million active players to date.

The popular mobile game also won Best Mobile Game back in The Games Awards 2019 and Mobile Game of the Year in the 16th British Academy Games Awards.

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All-new PlayStation Plus coming to Asia on May 23

Excluding Japan



In case you missed it, PlayStation has announced a brand spanking PlayStation Plus. They introduced three new tiers, expanding the service to include more games. At the time, we didn’t know exactly when the service will come. Only a vague June 2022 date was shared. Now, we know it’s heading to Asian markets first, excluding Japan, on May 23.

PlayStation didn’t specify on their blog why Asia is getting it first. But we speculate it’s likely because it’s easier to implement a download only option tiers versus the ones that include cloud streaming.

If you will recall, Asian markets won’t get the streaming option. And instead of the highest tier being called PlayStation Plus Premium, the region is instead getting PlayStation Plus Deluxe. With the primary difference being the lack of streaming option, which also means no access to PS3 titles.

There are still no concrete dates on when the all-new PlayStation Plus will hit other markets. But they did share target dates. They are as follows:

  • Japan — targeting June 1, 2022
  • Americas — targeting June 13, 2022
  •  Europe — targeting June 22, 2022

How will this affect my current subscription?

If you’re an existing PlayStation Plus subscriber and don’t really feel like upgrading then you can just stand pat. Your service will just be renamed PlayStation Plus Essential but will still get all the same benefits. No changes will be applied to your existing subscription unless: 1) You make any changes yourself, 2) Your subscription expires.

What if you want to upgrade? You can do that any time. You only need to pay he difference between your current plan and your new plan, adjusted for the remaining time of your subscription.

PlayStation Plus Extra and Deluxe

If you do decide to upgrade, here’s a brief look at what you’re getting:

PlayStation Plus Extra

Provides all the benefits from the Essential tier plus a catalogue1 of up to 400 of the most enjoyable PS4 and PS5 games, including:

  • Death Stranding
  • God of War
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Returnal
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

PlayStation Plus Deluxe

Provides all the benefits from Essential and Extra tiers.

Adds a catalogue of beloved classic games available to download from the original PlayStation, PS2 and PSP generations.

Time-limited game trials will also be offered in this tier, so customers can try select games before they buy.

For the full details and pricing read here.

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Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection now available on Nintendo Switch

The exclusive package includes three opuses



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Ubisoft announced that Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection is now available worldwide exclusively for Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite.

The exclusive package includes three opuses: Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, and Assassin’s Creed Revelation wherein players play the iconic Master Assassin Ezio Auditore da Firenze.

As an added bonus, two short films are also included in the compilation: Assassin’s Creed Lineage and Assassin’s Creed Embers.

The compilation is also suited for the capabilities of Nintendo Switch, with enhanced features such as Handheld Mode, HD Rumble, Touch Screen Interface, and Optimized HUD.

Pricing and availability

The Ezio Collection is now available on Ubisoft’s Official Shops on Shopee in Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand.

Country Price
Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection for Nintendo Switch (Singapore) SG$ 65.90
Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection for Nintendo Switch (Malaysia) MYR 199.00
Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection for Nintendo Switch (Thailand) THB 1,590.00

In addition, to celebrate the launch of the Ezio Collection on Nintendo Switch, players can enjoy up to 60 percent off on titles under the Assassin’s Creed franchise from 17 February to 28 only on the official Ubisoft Shopee Shops.



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