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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 laptops will come with freebies

Plus up to PhP 25,000 discount on some models

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Buying a new laptop can be frustrating at times. Luckily, ASUS’ new promo for ROG laptops will make deciding easier. With every purchase of ROG laptops, customers can snag big discounts and great freebies.

This July, select ROG laptops will come with ASUS gaming monitors as a freebie bundle. On top of that, some of these laptops will come with up to PhP 25,000 discount. Laptops that will join the promo include the top-of-the-line ROG Zephrus S and Strix Scar.

Zephyrus S

  • GX531GX (15-inch 144Hz FHD, i7-8750, 1TB SSD, RTX 2080) — from PhP 189,995 to PhP 164,995 + free VA326H gaming monitor, ROG Impact gaming mouse and ultra slim sleeve
  • GX701GV (17-inch 144Hz FHD, i7-8750H, 512GB SSD, RTX 2060) — from PhP 139,995 to PhP 129,995 + free VG258Q gaming monitor and ROG Gladius gaming mouse
  • GX531GW (15-inch 144Hz FHD, i7-8750, 512GB SSD, RTX 2070) — from PhP 149,995 to PhP 139,995 + free ROG Impact gaming mouse and ultra slim sleeve
  • GX501GI (15-inch 144Hz FHD, i7-8750, 1TB SSD, GTX 1080 Max-Q) — from PhP 149,995 to PhP 129,995 + free ROG Impact gaming mouse
  • GX531GM (15-inch 144Hz FHD, i7-8750, 512GB SSD, GTX 1060) — from PhP 104,995 to PhP 89,995 + free ROG Impact gaming mouse and ultra slim sleeve

Strix Scar

  • GL704GW (17-inch 144Hz FHD, i7-8750H, 1TB SSHD + 256GB SSD, RTX 2070) — from PhP 134,995 to PhP 129,995 + free VG248Q gaming monitor, ROG Gladius gaming mouse, and ROG backpack
  • GL504GW (15-inch 144Hz FHD, i7-8750H, 1TB SSHD + 256GB SSD, RTX 2070) — from PhP 129,995 to PhP 119,995 + free VG248Q gaming monitor, ROG Gladius gaming mouse, and ROG backpack

Individuals who need a work and gaming laptop in one should really look no further than ASUS’ ROG laptops, especially with the big discounts and freebies. Hurry though, since the discounts and freebies are available only on all ASUS stores nationwide until supplies last.

For more information about ASUS ROG’s latest promo, visit their Facebook and Twitter page.

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Sony unveils what the PS5 game boxes will look like

Lovely white rectangle

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Last month, Sony kicked off the PlayStation 5 hype with a bang. Starting off its massive games showcase, the PlayStation 5 announced one of the biggest titles for the next generation: Spider-Man: Miles Morales. The web-slinging action adventure game brings back New York City with an all-new hero, Miles Morales as Spider-Man.

However, the tease was just plainly… a tease. We don’t know much more about the game besides being a separate game from the original Spider-Man. Now, we know just a bit more.

Sony has officially revealed the look of the PlayStation 5’s physical game cases. In a blog post, the company used Spider-Man: Miles Morales as an example. Now, we know both the look of the next generation cases and the official box art of the game.

First, the game. The art doesn’t reveal much. However, Miles Morales is wielding what looks like a lightning punch. Now, we’re not up to speed with every aspect of the Marvel multiverse, but we’re fairly sure Spider-Man is known for lightning reflexes, not lightning punches. Could this hint at a larger part for Electro, a classic Spidey villain?

Secondly, the look of the case. You might remember that the PlayStation 4 cases are brilliantly blue: blue case, blue band on the top. Though the PlayStation 5 will still have blue cases, the band on top is now white, clearly delineating the new games on retail shelves. Of course, this might not mean much if you’re going for the Digital Edition. What do you think of the change?

The PlayStation 5 series is expected to launch later this year during the holiday season. With the amount of details piling up, the next generation of gaming is looking pretty spectacular.

SEE ALSO: Will PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X games be more expensive?

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ICYMI: The World University Cyber League 2020 has begun

The best gamers from the brightest in the region duke it out for gaming supremacy

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Tencent Sports wanted to up the competition a little bit more in Southeast Asia, following Esports’ rapid rise in the region. Obviously, the best option for that is to hold a tournament to bring in the best of the best for some healthy competition. With the help of Mineski Global, they’ve done exactly just that, and are now on their final stages of the entire tournament.

The World University Cyber League 2020 started last June 28, and featured players from four markets in Southeast Asia. This time around, these players don’t come from established teams and franchises from their home countries. Instead, they are university-sponsored students, as they compete for a prize pool of over US$ 5,000. The Philippines host the SEA qualifiers, through Mineski Global’s Philippine division and its Youth Esports Program.

Students from the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Thailand are competing across three different games. The roster of games Tencent prepared include popular mobile games like Clash Royale and PUBG Mobile, and an Esports classic in League of Legends.

Qualifiers will end on July 9, with the best teams moving to the WUCL Finals from July 10-15. To know more about the WUCL, you may visit their official website.

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