ROG Flow X13 coming to the Philippines

ROG Masters tourney also announced



ASUS ROG’s 2-in-1 Gaming Ultrabook — the ROG Flow X13 — is coming to the Philippines sooner than expected.

The Flow X13 was first unveiled in CES 2021 just a few weeks ago but is now making its way to the Philippines. That’s a rather quick turnaround than most other products. The device is set to launch on February 21, 2021 at 7PM.  Viewers who tune in to the launch will also have the chance to win exclusive ROG merchandise from the brand.

What is it?

It’s a gaming laptop the size of an Ultrabook. It measures at only 15mm thin and weighs only 1.35kg. Unthinkable measurements for a gaming laptop.

On its own, it’s a workhorse of a machine able to handle heavy tasks. Inside it has a powerful CPU in the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS and a formidable GPU inside with the GeForce GTX 1650.

But it’s able to unlock more gaming power when you’re properly stationed with the ROG XG Mobile.

The ROG XG Mobile GPU boosts the ROG Flow X13’s gaming capabilities. Using a unique eGPU with a 280W power design paired with the powerful RTX 3080, the ROG Flow X13 can be a lightweight portable machine during the day, and a full-sized gaming rig at night when connected to the eGPU.

ROG Masters 2021

ROG Masters Asia Pacific Championship will also return in 2021. The tournament will host teams from all over the region to battle it out in the classic first-person shooter game Counter Strike: Global Offensive! The tournament will start on March and will hail the newest ROG Masters champion in April. This tournament also boasts a total prize pool US$ 32,600. The champion will earn a lion’s share of US$ 10,000.

Due to the global pandemic, all official matches from qualifiers will be executed online, whilst the ROG Masters 2021 Championship Grand Finals will be streamed live and will be delivered by your local shoutcasters.

Stay tuned to official ROG social media pages to get latest updates the upcoming launch as well as other ROG products and events:


Crime Boss: Rockay City now available across Southeast Asia

Conquer the Rockay neighborhood



Crime Boss: Rockay City

505 Games has announced the availability of one of its biggest titles this year, Crime Boss: Rockay City on Epic Games, with console releases to follow.

With a star-studded roster of voice actors in Hollywood greats Michael Madsen, Chuck Norris, Danny Trejo, Kim Basinger, Danny Glover, Michael Rooker, Damion Poiter, and Vanilla Ice, the organized crime shooter features a turf war for its main storyline, taking players back to 90s crime movies.

The game is available throughout Southeast Asia for the following rates:

  • Indonesia – IDR 323,999
  • Philippines – PhP 1,077.99
  • Malaysia – MYR 93.99
  • Singapore – SG$ 49.99
  • Thailand – THB 819
  • Vietnam – đ 513,000

Purchases until April 4 also get a corresponding 15% discount.

Rule the criminal underworld

Madsen plays the protagonist Travis Baker, who will have to overcome ridiculous odds amidst an explosive turf war to become the king of the criminal underworld.

Using different play-throughs, gamers will have to evade Sheriff Norris, team up with in-game characters, and conquer challenges and missions such as heists to take over Rockay.

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E3 2023 is cancelled

Both in-person and digital



Throughout the past few months, E3 has suffered through devastating losses. Though the conference was still scheduled to push through later this year, the event’s biggest names — Nintendo, Sony, and Xbox — have pulled out of the event for their own exclusive launches. Now, the death knell is clear: E3 2023 is reportedly cancelled.

First dropped by IGN, the bombshell announcement supposedly comes from a leaked email sent by Entertainment Software Association. The email, which was verified by IGN, states that the event “simply did not garner the sustained interest necessary to execute it in a way that would showcase the size, strength, and impact of our industry.”

Back in February, Nintendo, Sony, and Xbox reportedly pulled out of the event. All three companies were still slated to hold separate events in some form during the conference. However, more recently, Ubisoft also pulled out, holding an in-person event in the Los Angeles area.

Now, it’s clear. A few minutes after IGN dropped the news, E3’s official Twitter account confirmed the news and announced the cancellation of the 2023 conference. Both in-person and digital conferences will no longer push through.

For the past few years, the annual E3 conference seesawed between outright cancellation and exclusively digital programs because of the pandemic. This year was supposed to be the glorious return of the conference to an in-person event. However, with the new digital zeitgeist and an increased interest in smaller events, the writing on the wall is clear: E3 is gone, at least for the time being.

SEE ALSO: Ubisoft pulls out of E3 2023

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Honkai: Star Rail to launch on April 26

All aboard the Astral Express



Honkai: Star Rail

HoYoverse has announced April 26 as the official release date of upcoming space fantasy RPG Honkai: Star Rail.

The brand-new title will be available on the Epic Games Store, PC, Android, and iOS. The PlayStation version is currently under development.

Honkai: Star Rail takes gamers to a journey of the unknown. It has fantasy elements, myths, and legends integrated into a space sci-fi story. It will adapt an intuitive turn-based combat system as players explore a vast universe filled with cultures, landscape, and scenery.

The main storyline revolves around protagonist Stellaron, who travels the galaxy from the Herta Space Station to know the truth behind the Cancer of All Worlds.

Players will eventually encounter Jarilo-VI, where numerous dangers and conflicts are frozen beneath the snow, and silkpunk flagship Xianzhou Luofu where immortality gets introduced.

To get everyone ready, the Boarding Preparation Special Program is available to watch below.

The informative video aids players on how to make the most out of Star Rail Passes and Stellar Jade, as well as behind the scenes stories of the game.

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