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]
Late last month, Razer have announced yet another addition to their family of music/gaming headphones under the Kraken series called Kraken Forged Edition. It is the fourth model in the series and recently made an unannounced appearance at Razer’s booth during the PIKOM PC Fair in KL Convention Centre last weekend.
As you can see above and also from its name, the Razer Kraken Forged Edition is made of metal (aircraft-grade aluminium, to be specific) and finished with matte texture. The closed cup headphones is said to be hand-assembled to ensure its premium quality and comes with a pair of 40mm audio drivers that are made from neodymium magnets just like other versions of Kraken headphones before it.
Additionally, Razer stated (in their own words) that the Kraken Forged Edition is tuned to deliver “booming bass, clear mids and crisp highs” which again sounds exactly like the original Kraken headphones that was released in 2012. To ensure comfort during long use, the company fitted the headphones with thick leatherette ear cushions.
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The brand synonymous with performance gaming is at it again. MSI has announced the new GT60 gaming laptop which not only pack the latest and most powerful mobile hardware around, but pushes the display boundaries with the introduction of a 3K resolution display. Yup, that’s 2880 pixels by 1620 on a 15.6-inch display.
To be available in a consumer- and workstation-grade variant, the MSI GT60 will be powered by a 2.4GHz Intel Core i7-4700MQ processor, 16GB of RAM, dual hard drives (1TB hard drive and a 128GB SSD) and of course the super sharp display. For the consumer variant, the rig will be equipped with an NVIDIA GoForce GTX780M and pre-installed with Windows 8, while the workstation variant will pack NVIDIA Quadro K3100 graphics but pre-installed with Windows 7.
In addition, the GT60 will sport four USB ports (3x USB 3.0), HDMI, two miniDisplayPort, Blu-Ray disc burner, Dynaudio speakers as well as user-programmable backlit keyboard by SteelSeries. Also, the rig is completed by the inclusion of a Killer Doubleshot card, comprising the Killer E2200 Networking and Killer Wireless-N1202 network cards.
Both variants, the consumer-level (model name 20D-261US) and the workstation-grade (model name 2OKWS-278US) GT60 are available now in the US, and will be priced at $2200 (about RM7200) and $2800 (about RM9200) respectively. For more information, head on to MSI’s official GT60 product page.
Back in 2009, there was an epic LAN party called the CyberFusion that was held at Multimedia University in Cyberjaya. It was so epic that it still holds the record for the longest LAN party in the world as certified by the Guinness World Records. This year, CyberFusion will return once again although the event organizer don’t have any plan to break any records this time around.
Scheduled to take place on 27 to 29 December 2013 at MyCORE Cyberjaya, the registration for the event have already closed by the time we discovered it since there were only 100 spots available at this year’s edition of CyberFusion. That being said, there is an area which is reserved for PlayStation 4 and the community team that is responsible for this area are currently looking for fellow PS4 owners to come join in the fun.
For RM 60, participants will receive a t-shirt together with five meals per day throughout the event. Additionally, participants will also be provided with a DVI-based display, LAN cable, Internet connection and power sockets. Do note that you have to being your own PlayStation 4 console, PS4 games, DVI-HDMI converter (or your own display, if you prefer that way) and headset to the LAN party.
Since the event will take place just one week after the official release of PS4 in Malaysia, it sounds like a perfect place to game and mingle together with other PS4 owners. To learn more, just head on to the event’s thread at the PlayStation section of Lowyat.NET Forums or contact the coordinator directly by e-mail to zaynal78[AT]yahoo.com.
It seems like the folks at Sony Computer Entertainment are having a great success with their brand new baby, the PlayStation 4. After managed to sell more than 1 million units within 24 hours of the PS4′s launch in North America, the release of the console in Europe, Australasia and Latin America last weekend have further increased the number to 2.1 million units.
Since the console will also reach our shores very soon, expect the numbers to go up very soon. After all, there is virtually nothing than can stop them from achieving that as Xbox One is not yet officially available in this region at the time being. In fact, Xbox One is expected to arrive in Asia only towards the end of 2014.
Hence, there is plenty of time for SCE to strengthen PlayStation position in this region. There might be some pricing issues but then again, PS4 does has the advantage of being the only next generation consoles to be officially available in our market.
So, who’s buying a PS4 later this month?
[Source: PlayStation Asia Blog]
Released to the public in October, the Windows 8.1 or previously codenamed “Window Blue” is considered as one of the major post-release milestone for the operating system. So, what’s next? Well then, say hello to the “Threshold” which is said to be the code name for the next major set of updates for Windows.
Interestingly, Threshold (named after a planet in Halo universe) is said to cover three main Windows NT-based products which include Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and Xbox One OS. The exact details of the updates that will be included into Threshold are not yet known at the time being but it apparently will bring the three OS closer together through the support of the same set of “high value activities” across all three OS.
However, there is still a long way to go before consumers get to see Threshold in action as it is scheduled for release in Spring 2015. Before that takes place, Windows 8.1 users will first see the release of Update 1 for their OS which will be out in Q2 2014 alongside “Windows Phone Blue” a.k.a the Windows Phone 8.1.
Nevertheless, it is good to know that Microsoft is not sitting on their laurels after releasing Windows 8.1 to the market. Additionally, Windows, Windows Phone, and Xbox One users will soon have plenty of things to see and share with each other.
Remind me not to try shop for game consoles during their release day in Germany. As you can see from the video below, it was an utter madness as soon as retailer’s doors were open with people racing and running over each other in order to grab PlayStation 4.
So hardcore. Apparently, it happened in France too.
Well, that is something you would never see in here as far as game consoles go. In Malaysia, we queue for hours (you can see that during the past two PlayStation 3 launch event) but rest assured, they never turned into a stampede. Let’s hope it will stay the same for PS4 although I’ve to admit that it is quite humorous seeing the epic rush above.
Since Thanksgiving Day is not a national holiday in Malaysia, there is not such thing as Black Friday in our country. However, it seems that Malaysian consumers are starting to warm up to the idea though which is no doubt due to the increasing popularity of online shopping among Malaysians. This year, the well-known game store Gamer’s Hideout is having their own Black Friday sale this week.
Starting from today onwards till this Sunday, 1 December, gamers are able to take advantage of massive savings at their branches in One Utama and Tropicana City Mall. There are plenty of products on sale, from games to consoles to peripeherals – both new and older releases.
Don’t expect PlayStation 4 and Xbox One though. To learn more, just head on to Gamer’s Hideout official Facebook page right here or visit either of their branches directly for the next two days.