Pokémon Scarlet and Violet get their first DLCs

First part arrives in the fall



What’s a school year without a field trip? Finally taking players on the immersive experience of being a student in a Pokémon-filled world, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet has officially announced the generation’s DLC coming later this year.

Named The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero, the two-part DLC has players embark on an outdoors study program to the land of Kitakami and on an exchange student program with the Blueberry Academy. Though both might have different areas, The Pokémon Company confirms that their stories will be linked together into one connected story. Both DLCs will feature new Pokémon, new clothing options, and new characters.

The first part, called The Teal Mask, will launch sometime in the fall of this year. Meanwhile, the second part, called The Indigo Disk, will be released in the winter.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet are the latest generation to come out in the long-standing Nintendo series. The duo takes players to the Iberian region of Paldea. It features a lot of differences from previous generations, including a more open-world system. With The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero coming, the two games will bear a resemblance to Pokémon Sword and Shield’s schedule of releasing a two-part DLC after the main game.

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Free Steam code awaits MSI RTX 40 series purchases

Review and get free codes too



MSI recently unveiled its latest set of laptops that are up the date with the latest 13th Gen Intel Core HX processors and RTX 40 series graphics.

These include the following models:

  • Stealth 16
  • Katana 15
  • Cyborg 15
  • Raider GE78 HX
  • Titan GT77 HX

Such Intel Core HX processors with 24 cores deliver up to 5.6GHz of processing speed, a big jump which shall be felt by users when it comes to gaming performance, creative applications, and programs requiring the heavy workload.

In the graphics department, the NVIDIA RTX 40 series cards are more efficient and feature Ada Lovelace architecture to take gaming to the next level.

Early bird, review bonuses

To spice things up, MSI is offering US$ 50 Steam wallet codes for customers who will pre-order any of the participating 2023 MSI RTX 40 series models until April 30.

Likewise, customers who post a review of any of the eligible models will also receive a free US$ 50 Steam wallet code as part of the Shout Out for MSI program.

Redemption will be until May 14. To check the full mechanics, click here.

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The champ is here: WWE 2K23 now official

Featuring John Cena cover, WarGames, more



WWE 2K23

After much anticipation, WWE 2K23, which features 16-time World Champion John Cena as its cover, is now available worldwide for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC (Steam).

The game comes in four editions:

Standard Edition

  • US$ 59.99 for previous-gen, US$ 69.99 for current gen consoles (physical or digital)


  • US$ 69.99 on PlayStation and Xbox consoles
  • Includes Standard Edition across previous and current-gen platforms within same console family or account

Deluxe Edition

  • US$ 99.99 for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One (physical or digital), and PC (digital)
  • Includes Standard Edition
  • Bad Bunny Bonus Pack
  • Season Pass to five post-launch DLC content packs
  • MyRISE Mega-Boost and SuperCharger
  • Ruby John Cena MyFACTION card
  • Gold Asuka MyFACTION card
  • Three Basic Premium Launch MyFACTION card packs

Icon Edition

  • US$ 119.99 for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC
  • Features original cover art by WWE-inspired artist Rob Schamberger
  • Includes all bonus content in Deluxe Edition
  • Ruthless Aggression Pack featuring John Cena “Prototype” character, “Leviathan” Batista, developmental rookie versions of Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton, John Cena Legacy Championship, and WrestleMania 22 Arena
  • Emerald Paul Heyman MyFACTION manager card
  • Three Deluxe Premium Launch MyFACTION card packs

WarGames, You Can’t Beat Me finally arrive

The highlight of WWE 2K23 is its much-requested WarGames feature which allows for 3v3 and 4v4 single player or multiplayer mayhem inside two side-by-side rings, surrounded by a double-steel cage.

The game also has a “You Can’t Beat Me” 2K Showcase wherein players will step in the shoes of Cena’s toughest competitors throughout his 20-year professional wrestling entertainment career to try and beat him.

Star-studded lineup

WWE 2K23 has a roster of 201 new and returning superstars, including the most popular names in Cody Rhodes, Roman Reigns, Queen Zelina, Undertaker, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Rhea Ripley, Drew McIntyre, Bianca Belair, and more.

Ruthless Aggression versions of John Cena, Randy Orton, and Brock Lesnar are also included in the Deluxe and Icon editions.

More personalization

MyFACTION and MyGM have also been upgraded, with five new GMs and two new brands (NXT 2.0 and WCW), seven new match types, more titles, more challenges, and better Hall of Fame progression.

With Creation Suite, players can design custom superstars, GMs, arenas, entrances, move sets, and more. Custom arenas are likewise playable online.

Watch out for DLCs

Post-launch, gamers should look out for five DLCs headlined by fan-favorites Bray Wyatt, The O.C., The Steiner Brothers, Zeus, Wade Barrett, and Eve Torres.

These content updates will be released one by one until August, adding 24 more superstars to the WWE 2K23 overall roster.

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ASUS announces TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition, Zephyrus Duo 16

Powered by Ryzen 7000 processors



ASUS has revealed the revamped TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition laptop along with the release of the new ROG Zephyrus Duo 16.

Both new computers are powered by the latest Ryzen 7000 processors as ASUS continues to upgrade its overall gaming laptop lineup. They are now available at ASUS and ROG concept stores, as well as selected multi-brand retailers nationwide.

Take the advantage

The latest iteration of the ever-reliable TUF Gaming A16 comes with an even more powerful processor, improved memory and storage capacity, and exclusive features like AMD SmartShift and AMD Smart Access Memory technologies which enhance system performance and efficiency.

Coming in a sleek form factor, the TUF Gaming A16 Advantage Edition is available in Sandstorm colorway. It retails starting at PhP 87,995 with a TUF Gaming backpack and TUF Gaming M3 mouse included in the package.


  • Processors – Up to AMD Ryzen 7 7735HS processor
  • OS – Windows 11 Home
  • Memory – Up to 32GB (32*2) DDR5-4800
  • Storage – Up to 2TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD2
  • Graphics – Up to AMD Radeon RX 7600s GPU
  • Display – 16-inch, FHD+ (1920 x 1200) display, 165Hz, 7ms, FreeSync Premium, MUX Switch, AMD Smart Access Graphics
  • Audio – 2-speaker system with built-in array microphone, Dolby Atmos, AI noise-cancelling technology
  • Camera – 720p HD camera
  • Battery – 90WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion
  • Security – Kensington Security Slot
  • Ports – 1x HDMI 2.1, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack, 1x RJ45 LAN port
  • Wireless – Wi-Fi 6 802.11AX 2*2, Bluetooth 5.2

Zephyrus Duo 16: Dual-screen beast

Meanwhile, the premium Zephyrus Duo 16’s latest version boasts of improvements in its main display, which is now capable of 240Hz refresh rate and up to 1100 nits of peak brightness. Durability-wise, it has been reinforced with Corning Gorilla Glass DXC and an anti-fingerprint coating.

To ensure a seamless experience, the Zephyrus Duo 16 also has an upgraded ROG Intelligent Cooling System which features the brand’s exclusive Liquid Metal Conductonaut Extreme that lowers the CPU’s overall temperature by up to 15 degrees and Active Aerodynamic Plus 2.0 for overall better airflow and noise reduction.

The laptop comes in two variants: the 32GB + 1TB which sells for PhP 289,995, and the more spacious 64GB + 2TB which is priced at PhP 379,995. Gaming headsets, mice, backpacks, and more giveaways are included in the price package.


  • Processors – Up to AMD Ryzen 9 7945HX processor
  • OS – Windows 11 Home
  • Memory – Up to 64GB DDR5-4800
  • Storage – Up to 4TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD2
  • Graphics – Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 with Dynamic Boost in Turbo Mode, ROG Boost
  • Displays – 16-inch, QHD+ (2560 x 1600) LED main display, 240Hz, 3ms, 100% DCI-P3, Pantone Validated, FreeSync Premium Pro, Optimus,  Dolby Vision HDR, MUX Switch + ScreenPad Plus 4K IPS panel
  • Audio – 6-speaker system with Smart Amp technology, 3-microphoen array, AI noise-cancelling, Dolby Atmos
  • Camera – 1080p FHD camera, Windows Hello
  • Battery – 90WHrs, 4S1P, 4-cell Li-ion
  • Security – BIOS Administrator Password and User, Trusted Platform Module
  • Ports – 1x HDMI 2.1, 1x Thunderbolt 4, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 3.5mm audio jack, 1x RJ45 LAN port, 1x 2.5G LAN port
  • Wireless – Wi-Fi 6E 802.11AX 2*2, Bluetooth 5.2
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