Sony will plant a tree when you play Horizon Forbidden West

Play and Plant



If you’re like us, you don’t really need extra motivation to play Horizon Forbidden West. It’s already at the top of our list. Nonetheless, Sony is adding more reason to play the hottest PlayStation exclusive right now.

Partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation, Sony has launched the Play and Plant program specifically tailored for the game. Every time a player gets the “Reach the Daunt” achievement, Sony and the Arbor Day Foundation will plant a tree in one of three reforestation projects. The three forests include the Douglas County Forest in Wisconsin, the Sheep Private Lands in California, and the Torreya State Park in Florida.

The program will last until March 25 this year or until it reaches the number of trees needed to complete all three reforestation projects. It estimates completion at around 288,000 trees.

Play and Plant shows huge promise for game publishers. Though the program is exclusive to the Horizon sequel, it can also apply to other games in Sony’s library. It gives additional incentive to play a favorite game.

Additionally, Sony will likely meet the goal way before then. Horizon Forbidden West is one of Sony’s most prominent franchises. Gamers have anticipated the sequel to the hugely popular Horizon Zero Dawn for years now. It’s been a rocky journey, too. Because of the pandemic, the game was delayed to its current release date this month.

Horizon Forbidden West is coming to the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 5 this February 18.

SEE ALSO: Horizon Forbidden West Review: Back to save us from machines


Tencent’s Tower of Fantasy aims to rival Genshin Impact

New mobile open-world action RPG



Tower of Fantasy

Upcoming open-world action RPG Tower of Fantasy (Level Infinite/Hotta Studio) is now open for pre-registration, with lots of rewards in store for users.

It is set for global release in Q3 2022 for PC and mobile. The title may now be added to Steam and Epic store wish lists.

The game’s developers will unlock different rewards for users as the number of pre-registered players increase.

The more people sign up for, the more luxurious the rewards issued at the launch will be. They are divided into the following tiers:

  • 500K players: Astra Frame X1, Black Nucleus X2, Wholegrain Bread X10, Gold X 2888
  • 1 million players: Limited Title X1, Black Nucleus X3, Fried Chicken X10, Weapon Battery III X4
  • 1.5 million players: Gold Nucleus X3, Avatar: Zeke X1, Sizzling Meat X10, Gold X3888
  • 2 million players: Jetpack Paint: Orion X1, Gold Nucleus X3, Crispy Grilled Fish X10, Weapon battery III X4
  • 2.5 million players: Outfit: Star Sand X1, Gold Nucleus X4, Nut Tea X10, Gold X6888.

Tower of Fantasy

Tower of Fantasy includes an in-depth character creation system and multiplayer Boss Battles. Users are allowed to explore the vast sci-fi themed world of Aida.

The open-world action RPG is set to rival Genshin Impact, which as of March 2022 has anywhere between one to three million monthly active users.

miHoYo’s successful video game garnered 23 million downloads within its opening week in 2020.

While this might be tough to replicate, such pre-launch gimmick boosts Tower of Fantasy’s anticipation for a generally positive and warm reception when it releases officially.

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Pokémon Go creator is launching an NBA game

Hoop all over the world



When it first released, Pokémon Go got everyone to go out and take walks. Naturally, the pandemic halted outdoor walks in the interest of safety. As the world slowly moves back into normalcy, Niantic, the game’s developer, wants to take players outdoors once again. This time, the developer is trading the Pokémon franchise for another equally popular one, the NBA.

Niantic has officially announced that it is developing a new AR game based on the basketball lifestyle. NBA All World is exactly how you’d imagine a basketball game would play if you took it out on the streets.

Players will duke it out against other players and real-world NBA players (controlled by the AI). The game will essentially turn the entire world into a basketball-themed playground where everyone can collect new gear, power-ups, and players. Imagine a larger version of the in-game lobby in 2K’s MyCareer mode.

Much like Niantic’s other games, players can dominate and own courts all over the world — like Pokémon Go’s gyms. Mechanics will also use the studio’s swiping gameplay. Further, in terms of location-based gameplay, players can access an NBA player’s story in their hometowns.

Unfortunately, Niantic did not show a lot of the upcoming game yet. However, we’re not in for a long wait. The developer expects that the new game will come out in time for the next NBA season.

SEE ALSO: NBA 2K22 co-op review: Changing for the better

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Razer introduces two new Ornata V3 keyboards

Slim, clicky, and ergonomic



Ornata V3

Razer is releasing two new entry-level gaming keyboards in the Ornata V3 and Ornata V3 X, which will both have Razer’s Mecha-membrane switches.

The new keyboards come with all the basics expected of an affordable gaming accessory. That’s everything from their keycaps design, RGB backlight, and more.

The two low-profile gaming keyboards come with smaller footprint and slimline keycap designs. The ABS keycaps are UV-coated for scratch resistance, while the Ornata V3 X’s keycaps are spill-resistant.

The keyboards also feature Razer Chroma RGB with 10 lighting zones. The V3 X has four lighting effects: Breathing, Spectrum Cycling, Static, and Wave.

Aside from these, they have backlit dedicated media keys for more convenient controls such as playing and pausing, skipping, or adjusting brightness or volume.

Adding value to the Ornata V3 and V3 X is their magnetic soft-touch wrists rest. These are not often included for keyboards in their price range.

Pricing, availability

The Razer Ornata V3 and Ornata V3 X keyboards are now available on Razer’s official website, Shopee, Lazada, and through their authorized sellers.

The Ornata V3 will retail for PhP 2,590 while the Ornata V3 X is priced at PhP 4,199.

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