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Lenovo Legion launches The Empire gaming community

It’s exclusive and comes with plenty of perks!

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Do you own a Lenovo Legion device? Lenovo recently launched The Empire, an exclusive gaming community solely for Legion device owners. Users who register to the new gaming community can receive special perks and get first dibs on news and merchandise.

Members may redeem exclusive merchandise by participating in weekly missions. These include answering quizzes and surveys or liking social media posts from Lenovo Legion.

Members also get exclusive access to news and updates on upcoming products. Lenovo also guarantees VIP entry on future Legion events.

Interested users may join by simply signing up to this site. A user must be 16 years old and above to join.

After creating a Legion account, users must provide additional information. This includes their Legion device model and serial number as proof of purchase. Users can manage their profile right after creating an account. They can also send messages to other users if they need to.

Eligible devices for The Empire membership include the Y530, 5i, Y540, 5Pi, Y730, 7i, Y740, Y740Si, T530, Tower 5i and Legion 5.

Welcome to The Empire promo

To attract more people into the fold, Lenovo is also offering exclusive discounts on some of its Legion devices this July. If you buy these devices from July 18 to July 31, you will receive discounts of up to PhP 25,000:

 

Model SRP Discounted Price
Y740 PhP 119,995 PhP 94,995
Y540 PhP 64,995 PhP 54,995
Y545 PhP 79,995 PhP 62,995
T530 PhP 69,995 PhP 57,995

For budget gamers out there, Lenovo is also discounting its IdeaPad L340 Gaming. You can get this one at PhP 39,995, which is already a big deal considering its starting price of PhP 43,995.

These devices are available on all Legion stores and resellers nationwide. For more information about the promo and The Empire, visit Lenovo Legion’s website or official Facebook page.

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Here are the top 10 baby names inspired from video games

Mario is only number 3

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What’s in a name? For most people, choosing a baby name involves as much precision as surgery. Should you give a baby a normal name or a name with an inherent meaning? Some give names with archaic meanings. Some derive names from popular franchises they love. Of course, those popular franchises can also come from the gaming world. Here are the top ten baby names inspired by video game characters, according to FandomSpot.

Currently, Jacob heads the list. The name comes from Halo: Combat Evolved from way back in 2001. Since then, 412,214 babies have received the name in the United States. Jack, the second-most popular name, comes from Tekken and has graced 219,393 babies since 1994 when the game first came out.

Meanwhile, Mario — likely one of the most popular outside of the baby world — has the third spot. The incredibly popular franchise leader has 79,567 named after him since 1983. Daisy, Luigi’s partner, is on the fifth spot with 63,685 babies since her introduction in 1989.

The fourth name, Miles, comes from Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992) and has 67,550 babies since the game’s launch.

Eva, from Devil May Cry (2001), has the sixth spot. Jade, from Beyond Good and Evil (2003) has the seventh spot. Chloe, from Life is Strange (2015), occupies the eight spot. Marcus, from Gears of War (2006), has the ninth spot. Finally, Ellie, from Last of Us (2013), has the final spot in the top ten list.

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Ubisoft offers Far Cry 5 for free this weekend

Experience the violence in Hope County for a limited time only

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Ubisoft has another weekend offering for everyone, focusing more on their popular franchises. In previous offerings, they gave players one whole weekend to play games such as Assassin’s Creed Origins for free. As such, any progress accumulated will carry over when you purchase the game. This time around, they’re offering the same mechanics to those who wish to play Far Cry 5 this weekend.

For those who are still unaware, Far Cry 5 is the fifth installment in one of Ubisoft’s most popular first-person shooter franchise. The game tackles socio-political and religious topics as you play a Deputy in Hope County, Montana attempting to detain Joseph Seed. Throughout the game, you will encounter members of Seed’s congregation, the Eden’s Gate, who will stop at nothing to see a prophecy fulfilled.

From August 5-9, 2021, Ubisoft is offering players for the PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S access to Far Cry 5 for free. For each platform, here are the timings:

  • Ubisoft Store (PC) – August 5, 9 PM
  • Epic Games Store (PC) – August 6, 1 AM
  • PlayStation Store (PS4, PS5) – August 5, 3:01 PM
  • Microsoft Store (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One) – August 5, 3:01 PM

 

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Horizon Forbidden West reportedly delayed to 2022

Another delay this year

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Horizon Forbidden West

When the console was announced last year, the PlayStation 5 revealed an impressive lineup of games coming for the next generation. The list included highly anticipated sequels to popular PlayStation 4 titles likes Spider-Man: Miles Morales, God of War Ragnarok, and Horizon Forbidden West. However, because of some reason or another, the titles were delayed beyond the near future. Unfortunately, one of the titles, Horizon Forbidden West, is reportedly delayed once again.

According to Bloomberg, the title is now set for a release sometime in 2022, rather than its formerly projected timeframe for this year’s holiday season. The report does not reveal what the reason is for such a delay. If anything, it’s not the first delay for the gaming industry this year. The games’ respective developers have also reportedly delayed God of War Ragnarok and Gran Turismo 7.

Of note, however, the supposed delay hasn’t been officially announced yet. There’s still a chance that the game is coming this year.

Even if the game is truly delayed to next year, 2022 is looking like a great year for PlayStation gamers. Besides the aforementioned games, another title announced during the console’s launch event, Stray, is also coming next year. The delays, at least, compensate for the still-ongoing chip and console shortages plaguing the industry today.

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