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NBA 2K20 stars Anthony Davis, Dwyane Wade

And features WNBA players!

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Newest LA Laker and future Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade are the star cover athletes of NBA 2K20. Currently the number one NBA simulation game, 2K Sports hopes to have a firmer grasp on the title with the reveal of the cover athletes for the game’s next iteration.

Davis will be the cover for the Standard and Deluxe editions while Wade will be the face of the Legends edition. All editions of NBA 2K20 will be available worldwide on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Windows PC platforms on September 6, 2019. NBA 2K20 will also be available on Google Stadia when it launches later this year.

The game’s trailer also features gameplay footage of A’ja Wilson of the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces. This is the first time that an NBA 2K game will feature WNBA Players — something EA’s NBA Live started back in 2017. Also seen on the trailer is sensational rookie Zion Williamson and NBA 2019 Finals MVP Kahwi Leonard.

Pricing details

The NBA 2K20 Standard Edition will be available in physical and digital formats for US$ 59.99; players who pre-order will receive at launch:

  • 5,000 Virtual Currency
  • 5,000 MyTEAM Points
  • 5 MyCAREER Skill Boosts
  • MyPLAYER Clothing Capsule
  • 10 MyTEAM League packs (delivered one per week)
  • 5 Heat Check packs (delivered one per week beginning at the start of the NBA season)

The NBA 2K20 Digital Deluxe Edition will be available in digital format only for US$ 79.99 and will include:

  • 35,000 Virtual Currency
  • 10,000 MyTEAM Points
  • 10 MyCAREER Skill Boosts
  • MyPLAYER Clothing Capsule
  • 10 MyTEAM League Packs (delivered one per week)
  • 10 MyTEAM Heat Check Packs (delivered one per week beginning at the start of the NBA season)
  • 1 Sapphire MyTEAM Cover Athlete Card

The NBA 2K20 Legend Edition will be available in physical and digital format for US$ 99.99 and will feature custom cover art and exclusive in-game items, including:

  • 100,000 Virtual Currency
  • 50,000 MyTEAM Points
  • 20 MyCAREER Skill Boosts
  • MyPLAYER Clothing Capsule
  • MyPLAYER Apparel Collection
  • MyPLAYER Shoe Collection
  • 20 MyTEAM League Packs (delivered one per week)
  • 20 MyTEAM Heat Check Packs (delivered one per week beginning at the start of the NBA season)
  • 5 MyTEAM Theme Packs (one per theme release across the next five releases)
  • 2 Sapphire MyTEAM Cover Athlete Cards.

Pricing in Southeast Asia are as follows:

Standard Deluxe Legend
Philippines (PHP) 3,190 N/A 5,390
Singapore (SGD) 81.90 109 139
Malaysia (MYR) 239 343 429
Thailand (THB) 1,990 2,490 3,190
Indonesia (IDR) 740,000 1,000,000 1,300,000

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Cyberpunk 2077 gets delayed, once again

Fans are fuming with anger

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Cyberpunk 2077 has been delayed again, this time by 21 days. The game was supposed to launch on November 19, but the developer has announced a slight delay, and it’ll be releasing on December 10. Rest assured, fans are furious.

Gamers have had enough of delays and are fuming in anger right now. The game’s initial launch was scheduled for April 2020, but the Coronavirus pandemic radically changed plans. Furthermore, fans are disappointed because the developers had made it certain that the November deadline will be respected.

The reason behind another delay is its compatibility with the next-gen consoles from PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series hitting the markets next month.

“We’re aware it might seem unrealistic when someone says that 21 days can make any difference in such a massive and complex game, but they really do,” director Adam Badowski and CD Projekt co-founder Marcin Iwinski said in a release.

Keep in mind, the developers are working on the game entirely from the work-from-home model. However, CD Projekt Red is indicating the added development time will be all worth it.

The most frustrating part for fans is, the game has been in development for eight years. Apparently, the game was ready-to-play in January itself and has gone Gold already. Going Gold means that the master disc is ready, indicating it’s also ready for release.

So technically, they’ve already created Cyberpunk 2077, and it’s ready for distribution. But, the game awkwardly still isn’t finished. Let’s hope the game released as planned, and there are no more delays. Because, looking at the anger online, another delay could doom the game even before anyone plays it.

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Garmin launches an Instinct smartwatch for esport athletes

Comes with exclusive features too

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Garmin Instinct Esports Edition

Garmin’s line of Instinct smartwatches traditionally caters to outdoor sports, with variants built for running, swimming, and even golfing. Now, the company is introducing a new smartwatch variant that caters to e-sport athletes and gamers  — Garmin Instinct Esports Edition.

For some skeptics, this is not just another Garmin smartwatch though. It actually comes with a unique set of features for esports athletes and gamers. The most unique feature of the smartwatch is the ability to live stream the health data of a gamer to audiences.

Thanks to a dedicated esports activity tracking function, gamers can keep tabs on their heart rate and stress while in a gaming session. A PC tool called STR3AMUP! broadcasts these data to live stream platforms, allowing audiences to see a gamer’s vital info too. That tool also allows customization so gamers can personalize the data to their own liking.

Now, some might be skeptical about this. After all, health data are sensitive information and some audiences might not really find those data useful.

However, Garmin sees potential with their smartwatch all the more thanks to an exclusive live broadcast feature. During a game, gamers can tune in to the new Body Battery  Energy Monitor reading, which combines heart rate, stress, and sleep data to determine their body’s energy.

Same specs as other Instinct smartwatches

Besides those unique selling points, Garmin Instinct Esports Edition is no different from the regular Instinct smartwatch. As such, it has a heart rate monitor, all-day activity tracking, and some smart features like receiving and viewing notifications.

Unfortunately, there is no support for third-party apps like other Garmin smartwatches. Support for music storage isn’t here too.

On the bright side, the smartwatch can stand the extreme elements thanks to a fiber-reinforced polymer body and a water rating of 10ATM. Garmin’s official battery figures are 80 hours in esports mode and 14 days in smartwatch mode.

As for the pricing, the smartwatch starts at US$ 299.99 and comes in a sole Black Lava configuration. Gamers can now purchase it directly from Garmin’s website.

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Lenovo Legion: The Empire Christmas Sale

Lotsa gaming treats

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Have you always wanted to be part of the Legion? Now’s your chance with The Empire Christmas Sale.

The massive promo is open to customers who will purchase qualifying products from October 31 to December 31, 2020.

To enter, gamers must sign up and upgrade their account in Legion’s The Empire websiteLenovo’s exclusive gaming community and rewards program. Members are granted special perks including access to Legion merchandise, VIP entry to Legion gaming events, and more.

Members earn corresponding Empire Points for every product purchase which they can use to redeem exclusive Legion merchandise or products. Points may also be obtained by joining weekly missions posted at The Empire website.

Participating models for The Empire Christmas Sale include:

For the full mechanics, ‘like’ the Legion official Facebook page.

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