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Lenovo Legion Phone Duel coming to the Philippines soon

No specific details yet though. Only, “in the coming weeks.”

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So the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel just launched and we already know what you’re going to ask: Is it coming to the Philippines? The short answer is yes. As to the matter of when, we still aren’t sure.

We reached out to Lenovo Philippines and asked if they can give us a hint on when we can expect the Duel to hit the archipelago. This is their exact response:

“We are excited about bringing the Legion Phone to Asia-Pacific and will announce local availability in the coming weeks.”

So we don’t exactly know for sure when it’s coming, but we do know it will get here eventually and that’s something to be excited about.

UPDATE AS OF SEPTEMBER 12, 2020:

Lenovo Philippines has dropped a teaser of the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel. It could launch just before the holidays.

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel

The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel has a 6.65-inch AMOLED display with 144Hz refresh rate with a 240Hz sampling rate. Inside, it’s powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus and two RAM options 12GB and 16GB. For storage, it has 512GB UFS 3.1.

It has many more gaming-oriented design and features. It has two 2500mAh batteries — separated strategically for cooling. To juice up, it has 90W Turbo Power Charging. You even have to ports to choose from — one on the bottom like usual, and one to the side which lets you charge while playing in horizontal mode. It also has dual front-facing speakers.

If you’re into streaming your games, this is built for that too. There’s a side-mounted 20MP front-facing camera that can capture 1080P videos and record up to 4K video at 30FPS. There are also four noise-cancelling mics around the phone to help reduce background noise while you stream.

The phone will be available first in China where it’s called Lenovo Legion Phone Pro. It will hit several other markets at a later date.

SEE ALSO: The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel is all about mobile gaming


Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on July 22, 2020.

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PUBG Mobile is making a comeback as Battlegrounds Mobile India

Will be exclusive to India

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After an excruciating wait, it’s official — PUBG Mobile is coming back to India. But this time, it’ll have a new name: Battlegrounds Mobile India with some added features, and an India-centric focus.

Krafton, the game’s developer, has announced it’ll be launching the Battlegrounds Mobile India soon. The game will bring an AAA-rated multiplayer experience alongside exclusive in-game events, tournaments, and leagues. While a launch date isn’t available, Krafton did confirm that pre-registration will be opened up soon.

The game will be free-to-play and incorporate the same battle royale concept that made it popular. Although, little detail is available about maps, guns, vehicles, and the plot (if there is any) of the game.

Furthermore, the game’s developer said that it would comply with all local laws and compliances. This includes data localization — storage of data within Indian borders. The announcement has cheered millions of players in the country who’ve been waiting for an alternative ever since the primary game was barred.

Why PUBG had to go

In mid-2020, India and China were involved in a fatal border skirmish that left many casualties on both sides. Following the conflict, India took a stringent anti-China stance and banned a host of apps that were developed or backed by Chinese companies. TikTok, owned by ByteDance, was among the first to come under the hammer.

PUBG Mobile was also included in the ban because Chinese giant Tencent was a distribution partner of the game. Following the ban, Krafton quickly removed Tencent from the agreement and announced plans to launch a new game independent of any Chinese influence.

Indian developers rode the hype wave, and many TikTok clones were touted as the next big thing. On the same lines, nCore Studios tried to bridge the gap by launching FAU-G, but it was a colossal failure. In fact, it still doesn’t have a battle royale mode, so it’s safe to assume Call of Duty: Mobile is the only practical alternative left for users right now.

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PG 5 sneakers gets the PlayStation 5 colorway

It just makes (dual) sense

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Nike and PlayStation are collaborating once again for the signature sneakers of NBA star Paul George. For its fifth iteration called the PG 5, these basketball kicks are going to get the PlayStation 5 treatment.

On the PlayStation blog, Paul George notes that Nike and the PlayStation designers including Yujin Morisawa took inspirations from his game to bring this collaboration to life.

 

What to expect:

  • The tongues of the shoe have the PG and PlayStation logos
  • The colors of the shoe are heavily inspired by the industrial design of the PS5 with references on the sock liner and outsoles.
  • Iconic PlayStation shapes are integrated and can be seen along each shoe in the same pattern as on the DualSense wireless controller.

The P5 G PlayStation 5 colorway also comes with a special hangtag to celebrate the partnership.

The PG 5 PlayStation 5 colorway drops in select regions starting May 14, 2021. Specific pricing and availability details have yet to be announced.

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League of Legends’ animated Netflix show is coming soon!

Out by this fall!

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The new animated series is titled Arcane. And, it’s coming from the League of Legends (LoL) publishers themselves: Riot games. Despite releasing countless animated shorts, Arcane is a first for the League franchise. Riot Games partnered with Fortiche Productions to develop and produce this series; keeping character designs and art close to home.

Since the first hint of it in 2019, fans have been waiting patiently for this release. And if you want the series now, you’ll have to wait a little bit longer. It’ll be out on Netflix and on Tencent Video in China by fall this year.

We follow two iconic League champions, their origins, and the power that tears them apart. The backdrop to the story is the utopian region of Piltover and the oppressed underground of Zaun.

Riot Game’s Global President of Entertainment, Shauna Spenley said, “Arcane was created as a love letter to our players and fans, who have been asking us for more cinematic experiences that dive deeper into the worlds and champions in League of Legends.”

Netflix’s video game animated series

Arcane is just one of few new video game adaptation slates in Netflix’s lineup. Which, spells good news for fans and players of games. One recent release was Dota: Dragon’s Blood, an animated series inspired by Valve’s multiplayer online battle arena (moba) game DOTA 2. Other Netflix series based on the video game realm include Assassin’s Creed, Castlevania, Cuphead, Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness, and Assassin’s Creed.

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