ROG Zephyrus G15: Price, availability in the Philippines

The breakout AMD-powered gaming machine



One of ASUS ROG’s standout gaming laptops back in CES 2020 is in the Philippines — the ROG Zephyrus G15.

As its name suggests, this laptop carries the thin-and-light form-factor of the Zephyrus line. Inside is the AMD Ryzen 4th Generation R7 processor along with up to GeForce RTX™ 2060 GPU, 16 GB of RAM, and 1TB of SSD storage.

The new Zephyrus G15 promises over 10 hours of active battery life (15 hours in idle mode), has Type-C Power Delivery Charging option, and the latest Wi-Fi 6 Connectivity for uninterrupted gaming hours.

It also has a 15-inch narrow-bezel IPS display that comes with a 240Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time. It also has 100 percent sRGB panel color coverage capability, Adaptive Sync, and a Pantone Validated panel ensuring crisp details with accurate color.

Pricing and availability

The ROG Zephyrus G15 will come in Brushed Black with two models available:

  • The GA502IU-AZ077T with a GTX 1660Ti GPU will be available for only PhP 79,995
  • The GA502IV-AZ023T that’s equipped with an RTX 2060 GPU is priced at PhP 94,995

Both units will come complete with an ROG 15” Backpack and ROG Strix Impact Mouse bundled.

Pre-order period is from May 1, 2020, to 11:59 PM of May 15, 2020. Both models pre-order will come with extra freebies for a limited time only. These are an extended ROG Premium Care warranty for 1 year as well as a limited-edition ROG Bomber Jacket with a total value of more than PhP 10,000.

For more information check out this detailed pre-order mechanics. If you want to jump in, you can pre-order here.


Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition out now

One of the best JRPGs




The Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition is finally out today. And, it’s available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam, and Epic Games Store. Over 34 years after the first release of Dragon Quest, the highly acclaimed series finally secures compatibility across multiple platforms.

This stunning and fun standalone adventure is a great starting point for new players and warmly welcomes dedicated fans with all the familiar RPG features in their Dragon Quest series arsenal.

The game lets you take up the mantle of The Luminary with a unique cast of loyal companions. You get to immerse in riveting gameplay and enthralling storylines.

The hunted Hero will need to travel across continents and vast oceans to uncover mysteries of his past all while, taking on the ominous threats facing his world. The enchanting world is brought to life by series creator Yuji Horii, character designer Akira Toriyama, and series composer Koichi Sugiyama.

New Features and Updates

Making sure the game stays the best of its genre for RPG fans everywhere, this definitive version of Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age is packed with new features and upgrades! Key updates include:

  • New character side plots — Get to know your companions more than ever with individual backstories and adventures
  • Retro 2D mode — Switch and choose between stunning 3D and retro 16-bit 2D graphics that’ll bring nostalgic RPG plays
  • 16-bit World of Tickington — Journey to and from previous Dragon Quest worlds reimagined into retro 16-bit graphics that are riddled with fun side-quests to immerse in.
  • Japanese dubbing — Pick and choose between Japanese or English voiceovers
  • Fully Orchestrated Soundtrack — Travel the world of Erdrea and switch between the originally synthesized soundtrack or a newly added symphonic soundtrack
  • Photo mode — Immortalize your adventures with the perfect photo by rearranging characters, arranging poses, and changing angles
    Additional Draconian Mode options, Adjustable Battle Speeds and more

Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition is available now for the PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Epic Games Store.

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Pokémon releases ASMR videos with Pikachu

With Charmander and Squirtle



For a Pokémon fan, a completely impossible but totally adorable dream is to hang out with their favorite Pokémon for an afternoon. As of late, however, The Pokémon Company has amped up their lifestyle-oriented products, connecting our favorite creatures with our daily lives. Now, there’s another way to introduce more Pokémon into our lives. The Pokémon Company released official Pikachu-themed ASMR videos.

On the company’s official YouTube channel, a new ASMR video has the beloved Electric-type Pokémon playing around in a patio for 15 minutes. In the video, Pikachu plays catch with the viewer and says “pika” or “Pikachu.” As expected, the video was recorded with ASMR mics.

However, if a high-pitched cry doesn’t rock your giblets, The Pokémon Company also has other, quieter ASMR alternatives. The most relaxed one has a tiny Charmander sleeping in front of a crackling, ASMR-friendly campfire. Sometimes, the campfire goes out and the Fire-type Pokémon relights the fire with its fiery tale.

A third one has Squirtle running around on the beach with others. Naturally, the video’s ASMR comes from the splashing of the waves.

Right now, there are only three available videos. Still, it’s a pretty cute background for when you’re doing something.

SEE ALSO: #pokemonmastersex trends on Twitter

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Potential PlayStation 5 Pro pops up in new patent

Only a month after the original PS5 launch



So, does anyone have a PlayStation 5 yet? If not, you’re one of the millions of gamers who lost to dozens of bots. However, despite the global shortage, Sony seemingly already has its sights set on the next, next generation. A leaked patent reportedly reveals the PlayStation 5 Pro.

Spotted by GSMArena, the patent, filed by Sony back in January, previews a console with two GPUs simultaneously to deliver smoother graphics. Though today’s PCs can already wield two GPUs, the patented device purportedly does so at a much more efficient clip than current PC technology. If done properly, the console can play games at 4K resolution and at 120 frames per second. The patent also mentioned a console with larger and faster storage options.

Given the console’s clearly superior hardware, the patent most likely pertains to the PlayStation 5 Pro, a higher-tier variant of the current generation.

However, since the device is still just a patent, no one knows when a new PlayStation 5 variant will come out. For now, everyone is still trying to get their hands on the new PlayStation 5 devices. Based on the previous generation’s life cycle, the PlayStation 5 and the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition will likely enjoy a few years in the spotlight before a new entry spoils the fun.

SEE ALSO: A somber look at the PlayStation 5 crisis

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