After making a stealthy appearance at Computex 2014 earlier this year, the new ASUS Republic of Gamers G551 gaming notebook is now in Malaysia. Available in two different variants, the G551 serves as the latest entry point to RoG series with the help of its starting price tag of RM 3,499.
If you are able to recall, NVIDIA has unveiled its new GeForce GTX 900M GPU series several weeks ago and since then, manufacturers everywhere have started to release laptops that feature either of the new GPUs. That includes MSI who has made several of such laptops available in Malaysia.
The end of eSports largest gaming tournament drew to an end yesterday with team Samsung White winning the coveted title of League of Legends World Champion. Held in Seoul’s Sangam stadium, the event also drew a crowd to see popular rock outfit Imagine Dragons perform the theme song of the tournament.
The reputation of competitive eSports took a hit over the weekend as accusations of match fixing and bribery surfaced during the Summit 2 League. Arrow Gaming were pulled into the affair after investigations reveal suspicious betting activity surrounding the team. Reports of the scandal began when screenshots of a conversation between Michael Vincent Vallejos and Jonathan Radores, two Filipino Dota 2 players, surfaced. In it, they had apparently discussed the outcome of the MSI-Mineski match during the Starladder 10 SEA qualifiers.
Overkill Software’s campaign to accumulate 1.5 million users on their Steam Community page appears to have succeeded. As a result of this, the developer is giving away Payday The Heist on Steam today. The offer will last until 10am Pacific time, which is about 2am tomorrow, giving Malaysians just under 10 hours to claim their copies of the game. This game is completely free with no strings attached, so why not?
PlayStation has announced more details about the upcoming PlayStation 4 system software update 2.00, which the company has code named Murasame. Owners of a PS4 will soon be able to play music through the console through a USB flash drive. Those who constantly share their gameplay will also appreciate the archive function for videos.
It has taken a bit longer than usual, but Nintendo is now selling games directly from its website. Until today, the only way to get digital purchases was through the Nintendo eShop, which is not exactly the best solution for online shopping. The website also offers the option of buying a download code instead of directly linking it to a Nintendo account, allowing people the option to actually buy games for each other; a feature that other systems take for granted.
Sleeping Dogs is finally arriving on the PlayStation 4 today with the Definitive Edition. The next generation port of the 2012 sleeper hit also features all 24 previously released DLC for the game, including the horror themed “Nightmare in North Point”. There is also a new title in the form of Borderlands the Pre-sequel, which takes to the moon of the Borderlands world in order to stop a crazed maniac who has hijacked a giant super-laser.
With Assassin’s Creed Unity just around the corner, Ubisoft has announced that Assassin’s Creed Rogue will be making it’s way to the PC platform in early 2015. The game, which launches on Xbox360 and PlayStation 3 in Novemeber, follows the story of Shay; an ex-assassin who joined the Templars to hunt down his former brethren.
A presentation pitching the Unity platform has been circulating around the gaming industry, prompting some to speculate that the game engine is going up for sale soon. Originally reported by CNET, the move would dramatically affect the millions of developers who rely on Unity to build games quickly; most of which happen to be on the mobile app developers.
Microsoft’s acquisition of Minecraft has now begun to bring some interesting news. Lead developer Jens Bergensten Tweeted that there is a version of the hit game for Windows Phone in the works. The port is apparently already up and running, although there is apparently still a lot of work to be done before it goes live.