Even though Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia have announced that the Sony PlayStation 4 will be released in Malaysia on 20 December, they didn’t actually mention any public launch event during the PS4 Malaysian press event. Well folks, it turns out that the company didn’t forget about it and have confirmed to us through a media invite that they will be having a grand launch event for the console on the day of its arrival in Malaysia.
Specifically, the PS4 Malaysian launch event will take place at the entrance of the New Wing of 1 Utama on 20 December. We have also learned that the first three buyers of PS4 will be honoured at the event in the form of 10-year PlayStation Plus membership although SCEJA and Sony Malaysia have yet to provide information on how gamers could actually be part of these three lucky customers.
Additionally, we also believe that SCEJA and Sony Malaysia might have planned some activities at the venue throughout the weekend since the launch event will also act as roadshow for PS4 until 22 December. Not to forget, pre-order customers will be able to pick up their new PS4 at the same venue while visitors are also able to check out the new console themselves or even purchase one throughout the duration of the event.
We will keep you updated once we receive more information from SCEJA and Sony Malaysia regarding the PS4 Malaysian launch event later this month.
Look at what we just received in our inbox, U Mobile will be launching its 4G LTE service to subscribers, and not just postpaid subscribers, it’ll be available for prepaid as well. The event is scheduled for next Tuesday, 17 December 2013, so stay tuned as we keep you updated with the latest information.
Attesting to the telco’s commitment to provide an elevated, seamless mobile experience to consumers; U Mobile is officially announcing the availability of its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) service to its subscribers, promising high-speed mobile internet experience that is ideal for internet browsing, video streaming, uploading and downloading content; and ultimately, staying connected with friends and family. U Mobile will also be among the firsts in Malaysia to offer LTE service to prepaid subscribers, giving more possibilities and high-speed mobile internet connectivity to its customers.
So, U Mobile users, are you excited? I know I am, especially with how affordable the current U Mobile rates are – from as low as RM28/month for 1GB of data that comes with free SMS too.
Today is the 11th of December and as promised, Asus has finally officially taken the curtains off its Padfone Mini, a 4.3” smartphone. Like its larger sibling, the Padfone Mini comes with a tablet dock, but it too has also been shrunk to a smaller size of 7”.
The Padfone Mini was launched just hours ago in Taiwan and as expected, it also packs less powerful hardware under its hood to allow for a more affordable price tag – 1.4GHz Snapdragon MSM8226 CPU, 1GB of RAM, 960 x 540 resolution on phone and 1,280 x 800 on the tablet, 16GB of expandable storage, Android 4.3 out of the box with 1,500mAh and 2,200mAh batteries in the smartphone and tablet respectively. Camera wise, it has an 8MP rear shooter on board with some custom features such as Hi-Light “Owl Mode” and high speed continuous shooting.
The device is currently available in Taiwan for NT$11,990 (approximately RM1,300) and according to Engadget, Asus plans to expand it to the U.S., Europe and Asia; let’s keep our fingers crossed that Malaysia is in that list.
This is something for Battlefield and Dota soldiers out there: Invasion together with AMD Malaysia are cooking up a tournament specially for you guys. Dubbed as the Invasion – AMD Gaming League, the tournament will be held from 14 to 15 December at Invasion Cyber Zone in Taman Bukit Maluri, Kepong.
There will be a total of RM 5000 cash prizes have been reserved for the winners of this tournament, with majority of the prizes will be going to the Dota 2 winners (yeah, we know). Nevertheless, it is an event that Battlefield 4 players out there might want to consider since we haven’t heard of a Battlefield tournament in Malaysia for quite some time.
To all Battlefield 4 and Dota 2 teams that are interested to participate in the Invasion – AMD Gaming League, you are welcome to register your team and members right over here for free. For more info, do get in touch directly with Invasion e-Sports through their Facebook page.
[Source: AMD Malaysia @ Facebook]
The great guys over at Mile High Sounds are kicking off a workshop for all enthusiasts of the music creation tool Ableton Live! Tomorrow from 4pm, attendees will have the opportunity to check out an exclusive presentation of Ableton’s Live 9 music production and performance software and innovative new hardware push. Headed by Sam Counihan from Berlin as well as Malaysia’s only Ableton Certified Trainer, Reuben Samuel this is an exclusive opportinuty for enthusiasts to learn and explore more about music production as these experts will be showcasing the workflows and technology that has made Ableton’s products a favorite among musicians, DJs and producers the world over.
Ableton makes Live, a software used by musicians all over the world to create and perform music and Push, a new hardware instrument for intuitive music-making. With these products Ableton is at the leading edge of a long tradition of instrument makers. From the smallest bedroom studios to the world’s biggest stages, artists of all styles, skill levels and genres rely on Ableton for the tools that inspire.
Following the presentation, A-MarQ, a DJ trainer at Mile High Sounds, will be demonstrating the features of Pioneer’s RMX1000 effects unit. Guests can also expect to be entertained by DJ sets later that evening featuring Ableton’s own “Seven Days” aka Sam Counihan and Mile High Sounds’ DJs including Lish, A-MarQ, Blastique, Abdel Aziz as well as student alumni.
Participation to the workshop is Free Of Charge but you’re encouraged to head on over to the form here to guarantee your space!
BAIT is located at 65 Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur.
Returning in its 5th year, the DiGi Challenge For Change (DiGiCFC) Program is calling out to all Malaysians and local app developer to submit ideas and come together to build innovative community-centric mobile apps that bring Malaysians together for positive change. The DiGiCFC is lumped into 4 categories: Learning & Edutainment, Health & Wellness, Discovering Culture and a new category this year called Connected Citizens which include apps that facilitate the delivery of public services.
To help maximise the potential of each idea and app, DiGi has established 2 events as part of the program, namely #IDEAJAM which is an idea hackathon and #HACK!@DiGiCFC, a mobile hackathon. The events will serve as checkpoints for participants to refine their ideas and apps. The challenge will be strengthened by DIGi’s partnership with the 1Malaysia 4 Youth to reach and encourage greater participation with Malaysian Youths.
From the 27th November until the 18th January, the public is welcome to submit app ideas to www.digicfc.my for all 4 categories. The best 4 ideas will be taken and developed in the next phase. From the 26th January to 24th April Malaysian developers will be invited to build apps for the ideas in a 36 hour hackathon. The ideas will be made downloadable for the public to review and the most popular will be crowned the winner.
More than RM200,000 in prizes are up for grabs! Head on over to http://www.digicfc.my for more details!
PersonEdge Sdn Bhd, a partner of the Lowyat MSC family, has collaborated with Nokia Malaysia to launch “The Influencer”, a new online reality show featuring some of Malaysia’s most prominent online personalities across various areas of interest, from lifestyle, fashion, food and technology.
The series, which will debut on Lowyat.TV starting from December 6, will see the personalities battling it out over six challenges to lay claim on the title of “The Influencer” as well as attractive prizes. Each episode will see the personalities engaged in a challenge featuring a specific theme. It is up to the influencers to rise to the occasion, overcome the challenges and win!
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