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Sony announces huge list of games for the PS5

Resident Evil 8, NBA 2K21, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon Forbidden West

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After a few unforeseen delays, Sony has finally unveiled the upcoming games for the PlayStation 5. Though a few titles have already been confirmed prior to the event, the PlayStation 5 has lifted the curtain on a wider array of partnerships and exclusives we can’t wait to sink our teeth into for the upcoming generation of gaming. Here’s a look at what Sony revealed at its recent online event:

Grand Theft Auto V

A staple of the previous two PlayStation generations, Grand Theft Auto V returns for the PlayStation 5. The rereleased game will feature updated graphics and better optimization. Ultimately, if you haven’t played the game yet, a PS5 version will present your best opportunity to take advantage of the new hardware in an older game. For current players, Rockstar Games is giving away free credits for Grand Theft Auto Online until the PS5’s launch.

Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Sony started off the new games showcase with a huge bang. Coming off of the hugely successful Spider-Man on the PS4, Spider-Man: Miles Morales continues the story from the eponymous character’s perspective. Though initially a member of the Ultimate Marvel universe, Miles Morales is now a staple of Peter Parker’s Spider-Man universe and was a prominent side character in the first game. At the end of the first game, Miles Morales discovers that he has the same powers as Peter Parker, the original Spider-Man.

Stray

You play as a cat in a world with robots. The trailer didn’t reveal much details about this game. Then again, you play as a cat. Do you need any more reason to play this game? If you’ve followed gaming news and rumors over the years, this is the same cat game that was stuck in development for years. Finally, a finalized game is coming out next year!

Ghostwire Tokyo

Asian-horror ghosts. Modern Japan. Though not a strictly horror survival game, Ghostwire Tokyo pits you against a host of ghosts as your try to save Japan from supernatural forces. Based on real urban legends, each ghost has a slew of strengths and abilities. For Asian horror fans, this is an exciting title based solely on the lore possibilities.

Hitman III

The third entry in the current series, Hitman III concludes the trilogy with a much more personal story featuring Agent 47. Like the previous titles, the game will allow players to creatively assassinate targets using weapons, accidents, and disguises. Notably, the game will allow you to carry over your progress from the previous two games.

NBA 2K21

This is our first look at the upcoming 2K game. The trailer features a brilliantly rendered Zion Williamson shooting hoops in an empty court. There are a few things to unpack here. First of all, the court is differently shaded, a huge departure from the normally well-lit environs of the game series. Secondly, Zion’s sweat is amazing. It looks like 2K Sports worked on more advanced sweat mechanics for the next generation. Thirdly, the trailer ends with Zio breaking the rim. Is this hinting at a return of the rim-breaking mechanic?

Demon’s Souls

To most Dark Souls fans, Demon Souls was the game that started it all. Featuring brutal difficulty and an expansive lore, the action roleplaying game will return for a remake in the upcoming generation. When the original game first launched for the PlayStation 3, its graphics were good for that generation. However, the remake will rebuild the game from the ground up, much like this year’s Final Fantasy VII Remake.

Deathloop

Created by Arkane Studio, the same developers of the acclaimed Dishonored series, Deathloop plays in much the same way. You are an assassin seeking out specific targets in an open but element-rich playground. However, the game features a twist: every time you die or succeed, time loops back around, allowing you a different way to accomplish new tasks. Also, rival assassins play with you, preventing you from finishing your targets easily.

Resident Evil Village

After a hugely successful Resident Evil 7 for the PS4, Capcom comes back with the eighth major installment in the action horror series. As the game’s name suggests, Ethan Winters will find himself in a mysterious village, an eerie similarity to the iconic Resident Evil 4. Also, Chris Redfield returns in the final moments of the trailer in a seemingly enigmatic heel turn.

Horizon Forbidden West

Capping off the monumental showcase is the long-awaited sequel to the PlayStation 4’s dark horse, Horizon Zero Dawn. Post-apocalyptic survivalist Aloy returns and picks up where the original game left off, shrouded in the mystery of Sylens. Most notably, the game features underwater exploration, featuring ruins long submerged under the ocean. It’s a huge nod to the capabilities of the PlayStation 5.

Beyond this extensive slew of games, Sony also announced a lot of newer properties and awaited sequels to respected series. The sequels include Gran Turismo 7, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Oddworld: Soulstorm, and Astro’s Playroom. The new series include Project Athia, Returnal, Destruction AllStars, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Goodbye Volcano High, Jett: The Far Shore, Godfall, Solar Ash, Little Devil Inside, Bugsnax, and Pragmata.

Finally, the end of the event showcased the upcoming devices included in the PlayStation 5 generation. Here’s a better look at what the console will come with.

SEE ALSO: Epic unveils the Unreal Engine 5 on a PlayStation 5

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ASUS ROG launches new gaming laptop in tandem with SCAR Runner

Announced at For Those Who Dare: Boundless event

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During their For Those Who Dare: Boundless event, ASUS ROG announced the launch of their latest gaming laptops, accessories, and SCAR Runner for the ROG Citadel Game on Steam.

The launch covers the following:

  • ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition
  • ROG Flow X16
  • SCAR Runner first-person parkour game
  • Expanded ROG Slash Fashion Line
  • Team ROG partnerships

Pricing and availability of the models announced during the event are yet to be known.

ROG Strix SCAR 17 Special Edition

With more powerful specs than its predecessor, the Strix SCAR 17 SE is poised to be a class-leading gaming laptop.

It is powered by the new Intel Core i9-12950HX processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU, on top of advanced features such as:

  • Maximum GPU TGP of 175W with Dynamic Boost
  • Maximum CPU TDP of 65W
  • Boost frequency of 5.2GHz
  • Up to 64GB DDR5 memory and PCIe Gen 4 storage
  • ROG’s Conductonaut Extreme liquid metal

SCAR Runner: Vault to new heights

Available as an expansion of the ROG Citadel XV game, SCAR Runner is a first-person parkour game set in the world of ROG SAGA.

The protagonist, X, is in a race against time in Goemon City and needs to recover critical information while solving puzzles and challenges.

It’s no coincidence that the new Strix SCAR laptop and new game have same name, as they were released as a tandem.

Gamers can in fact find clues hidden on the laptop chassis itself, that will allow them to solve in-game puzzles.

SCAR Runner is launching with a giveaway campaign with over US$ 20,000 worth of prizes to be won from May 17 to June 30, 2022.

ROG Flow X16

In addition to the Strix SCAR 17 SE, the Flow X16 has been added to the ROG Flow series, the most powerful yet from the line.

It has a Ryzen 9 6900HS processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GPU. It likewise supports up to 64GB of memory and up to 2TB of SSD storage.

The Flow X16 features ROG’s Nebula HDR Display, a 165Hz Mini LED panel with 1100 nits peak brightness and 100 percent DCI-P3 gamut.

These are all complemented by Frost Force Technology and Pulsar Heatsink to ensure high performance but low temperatures.

ROG Slash accessories

Aside from the two new gaming laptops, ROG also introduced new apparels:

  • Crossbody Bag
  • Backpack
  • Hip Bag
  • Protective Laptop Bag
  • Cobra Buckle Cap
  • Bucket Hat

All these items are built with durable quality and have features like adjustable straps, multiple compartments, and water-repellent TPU materials.

Some of these items are also included in the SCAR Runner giveaway campaign.

The Team ROG initiative

Lastly, Team ROG is expanding its 2022 roster, pairing high-end ROG products with influencers, professional gamers, content creators, and athletes around the world.

A new partnership with ReKT Gaming has been announced while the current partnership with esports team Misfits Gaming has likewise been extended.

 

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505 Games releases 3 new titles available soon

Released after their first-ever product showcase

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After their first-ever product showcase, global video game publisher 505 Games has announced three new exciting titles.

Among the Trolls (2022), Stray Blade (2023), and Miasma Chronicles (2023) will be available within the next two years on different platforms.

Gamers may now add them to their wishlists.

Among the Trolls

Among the Trolls is a first-person, survival, action-adventure game where strange mysteries of folklore-laden Finnish forests are unraveled.

Gamers will embark on a quest to find their characters’ grandparents who have disappeared in the wilderness, learning how to survive the wild in the process.

For the trailer and how to add to your wishlist, click here.

Stray Blade

 

An Action RPG, Stray Blade will allow players to assume a rogue Adventurer persona exploring the ancient Valley of Acrea.

The character will be accompanied by a mischievous companion, the Xhinnon wolf Boji

The goal is to unveil the history of the forgotten valley and master the powers of the three Acrean Metals to restore balance to the war-torn land.

Stray Blade will be available in 2023 on PC Steam, Epic, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

Miasma Chronicles

From the creators of Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, comes an unforgettable and beautifully-crafted tactical adventure.

Players will embark on a quest across a post-apocalyptic wasteland, torn apart by a savage force known only as the “Miasma”, and unlock the dark secrets that are ravaging the world.

Wishlist Miasma Chronicles on Steam, Epic Games, Xbox and PlayStation now.

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Lenovo Legion Gen 7 laptops lineup now official

Powered by 12th Gen Intel Core

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Legion Gen 7

Lenovo has released its latest generation gaming devices in the Philippines, which are custom-built for top-notch performance. The new Lenovo Legion Gen 7 lineup includes six new battle-ready computers:

  • Legion 5i and 5i Pro
  • Legion 7i
  • IdeaPad Gaming 3i
  • Legion Slim 7i
  • Legion Tower 7i

Depending on the model, the new gaming devices all come with these latest features:

  • 12th Gen Intel Core (up to i9) processors
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX laptop GPUs (up to 3080Ti)
  • Memory up to 32GB DDR5 and storage up to 2TB SSD Gen 4
  • Adaptive refresh rate up to 240Hz 
  • IPS display up to 2960 x 1600 

And thanks to gamer research, the laptops also come with the next-level Legion Coldfront 4.0, Legion TrueStrike keyboard, and Lenovo Vantage for gaming.

Pricing, specs, availability

All new Lenovo Legion Gen 7devices will be available in all Legion Exclusive Stores, as well as Lenovo Experience stores, authorized resellers, and the Legion Flagship Store in Lazada.

For the prices and basic specs of each laptop, check the table below.

Device Specs Price
Legion 5i

 

  • Storm Grey
  • Comes with a choice of 4-Zone RGB or white backlighting via Legion Spectrum RGB Lighting solution built into the Legion TrueStrike keyboard
  • 12th Gen Intel Core 17-12700H
  • Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 with 140W maximum TGP
  • Up to 15-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) IPS 16:9 display
  • 165Hz refresh rate
  • Improved stealth cooling system
Starts at PhP 89,995
Legion 5i Pro

  • Storm Grey
  • Features Legion Spectrum RGB Lighting
  • 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070Ti with 150W maximum TGP
  • 2960 x 1600 IPS 16:10 display
  • 100 percent RGB color gamut
  • Supported by Dolby Vision, NVIDIA G-SYNC
  • 4800Mhz DDR5 memory, 1TB
  • PCle SSD (Gen4)​ storage
  • 80Whr battery capacity with Super Rapid Charge
Starts at PhP 119,995
Legion 7i

  • Storm Grey
  • 16-inch WQHD+ Mini LED display
  • 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900HX processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080Ti
  • 165Hz refresh rate
  • Up to 2TB SSD Gen 4 storage, 32GB DDR5 memory
Starts at PhP 179,995
Legion Slim 7i

  • Onyx Grey
  • 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900H processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 graphics
  • 165Hz refresh rate
  • Up to 1TB SSD Gen4 storage, 24GB DDR5 memory
Starts at PhP 124,995
Legion Tower 7i
  • 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900K
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080Ti LHR
  • Up to 2TB SSD Gen 4 storage, 32GB DDR5 memory
Starts at PhP 159,995
IdeaPad Gaming 3

  • 15.6-inch model (Onyx Grey)
  • 16-inch model (Onyx Grey)
  • Option between 12th Gen Intel Core i7 and i5 H-Series processors
  • Option between NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 or NVIDIA GeForce RTX3050Ti
  • Dolby Audio speakers
  • 165Hz refresh rate 
Starts at PhP 69,995

More benefits

Additionally, all Legion and IdeaPad Gaming laptops also come with the following benefits and standard warranties:

  • Free Microsoft Office Home & student 2021 Lifetime License
  • Lenovo’s 3-Year accidental Damage Protection
  • 3-Year Legion Ultimate Support
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