Thursday, 23 May 2013
“With Logitech G, we put our passion for science to work for you,” said Prasenjit Sarkar, Regional Director for Southeast Asia at Logitech. “Just as gamers are compelled to beat levels, our engineers are compelled to test scientific theories...with Logitech G we will continue to push the limits of speed, precision, reliability – even intuitiveness."
The new lineup will feature carefully-redesigned layouts and textures to improve comfort, control and also durability. New sensor technology have also been integrated with its new set of gaming mouse, but the leader of the pack would ultimately go to the Logitech G700s rechargeable gaming mouse.
Retailed at a recommended price of RM299, the Logitech G700s rechargeable gaming mouse boasts its wireless capabilities compared among the rest with a consistent report rate of 2.4GHz, but more importantly this sturdy beast is built for the macro-managers with a whopping lot of 13 programmable controls ready for gamers to unleash.
Leading Logitech's whole-new gaming headsets will be the Logitech G430, powered by Dolby Headphone 7.1 surround sound capabilities to create an immersive 360-degree-like sound field and apparently providing up to seven discrete channels of audio clarity.
But what catches the eye most (for me) is its carefully-crafted design and its obvious addition of colours. The Logitech G430 sports a lightweight design, a lay-flat earpiece and sports-performance cloth-padded earcups. If you reckon it got the looks and turns up the volume in action, it has a recommended retailed price of RM299.
Completing the last spectrum of Logitech's revised PC gaming lineup and leading its keyboard dominance will be the Logitech G19s, retailed at a suggested price of RM699. Equipped with an adjustable GamePanel LCD which feeds you with game-specific apps and stats, it also comes with a full-featured, custom-colour backlighting.
Keys and panels have also been carefully-surfaced to ensure durability and maximum comfort. Macro-managers will also love its 12 programmable G-Keys potentially providing up to 36 different functions across three different macro modes.
Each of these top-notch peripherals are set to retail by the end of May this year. Meanwhile, do check out the full lineup from Logitech G including the more affordable ones at logitech.com/my.
Posted by Xingyi Ho
Wednesday, 22 May 2013
Microsoft's moment of truth has arrived, and so did it with its next-gen entertainment console Xbox One. The immediate distinction in this year's announcement was evident as voice-controlled capabilities and its further branding on being an all-in-one entertainment system for your living room was repetitively emphasised.
No longer is gaming the central focus for Microsoft and its Xbox brand, but the evolution of gaming towards entertainment as a whole could be evidently spectated during its global live broadcast. Movies and music were already introduced onto the Xbox Live system, but this next-gen will signify the complete transition of the Xbox into a more comprehensive and practical living room entertainment system with the addition of a live TV.
Of course, Microsoft being Microsoft and with its family of consumer technology already on hand (cue, Windows 8), the Xbox One will feature some familiar features and design. One, for example, is Snap Mode which basically allows you to multitask with two apps (say a movie and a web search) together side-by-side, hand-in-hand.
Make no mistake though, the Xbox One, similar to its PlayStation counterpart, boasts a hell of a giant gaming powerhouse with (here we go again) cinematic realism, in-depth colouring/shading, super-bazinga particle effects... and well, you get the idea, superior graphics.
But again, I would say where the Xbox One shines is at its integrated voice-controlled capabilities and judging only by how it worked so superbly smoothly and how quick their responses were during the broadcast, I'm convinced.
Regarding its pricing and availability all Microsoft had to say, and in I personally find a would-be possibly interesting quote,
"Around the world, later this year." - Microsoft on the Xbox One launch
Posted by Xingyi Ho
Keyword(s): Xbox One
Saturday, 18 May 2013
We recently spread the word about Wargaming's exclusive 15th-anniversary celebration, but 2013 also marks another milestone for another iconic game. Yes, Gran Turismo has turned 15th and nope it's not even close to breaking down anytime soon.
In a recent 15th-anniversary event to celebrate PlayStation's best-selling franchise, Kazunori Yamauchi creator of Gran Turismo announced Gran Turismo 6 but what's surprising is its continued support for the PS3 without any news on the PlayStation's next-gen console PS4.
Gran Turismo 6 will feature improved social community and connectivity functions with smart phones and tablets, a trend developers are going for these days. The new iteration of the game will also feature a new game engine that maximizes the limits of the PS3 and bringing in new physics models. In addition, Gran Turismo 6 will also be introducing a revised user interface, new cars (as always) bringing the launch total to a whopping 1200, and a new set of tracks including UK's famous Silverstone Circuit.
Friday, 17 May 2013
World of Tanks might sound a little fresh when it comes to breaking through the more mainstream online gaming titles, but its developer/publisher Wargaming.net has in fact been around the industry for years. 15 years to be exact all the way since 1998 and a veteran as well, you might add.
Including World of Tanks, Wargaming has shipped more than 15 titles and to celebrate their milestone in the industry, the company has announced that they will be hosting an exclusive 15th-anniversary tournament for World of Tanks, arguably their most successful title yet.
As globally popular the game is currently, the tournament will take place in key regions around the world highlighted by the company which includes Europe, North America, Russia, South Korea, China, Vietnam and lastly South East Asia.
The tournament will follow World of Tanks' usual eSports 7v7 format and will start right of in May while finals are already scheduled at the end of June. Though no cash rewards are ready at hand, the champions of this exclusive tournament will ultimately grab hold of themselves an all-expenses-paid trip to the World of Tanks development studio located in Minsk, Belarus. Meanwhile, the 2nd and 3rd placers will take home a huge chunk of in-game gold prizes.
Closing off the announcement, Alexey Kuznetsov, eSports Lead at Wargaming expressed that
"This is a great opportunity for teams around the globe to show their peers and prove they have what it takes to really be the best at World of Tanks. We’re extremely excited to welcome the winning teams to Belarus and give them a closer look at how their favorite game is made."
Tuesday, 14 May 2013
Incoming the ocean front is World of Warships, a free-to-play naval action MMO still unreleased in the tight hands of its developer Wargaming.net, who were also generous enough to hook us up with some of its first sceens and I must say, it looks bloody amazing.
Hardcore-war related games hasn't always fancied me very much, and neither do their wallpapers or posters do for their smoke-clouded background often leave a trace of black in me, disturbed and disgusted. But this one does.
The latest press release we received in particularly also highlighted a newly-revealed vessel. The New Mexico-class was a prominent battleship that fought for the US navy force during the World War 2, and even judging at the rendering details below, the New Mexico Class Battleship looks like some serious, serious heavy damage.
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Keyword(s): World of Warships
Monday, 1 April 2013
Good news is, though Razer previously mentioned that they have no confirmation on shipping dates, the gaming peripherals company has taken to its Facebook page recently to announce that the convertible Windows 8 tablet has now started to ship for those who pre-ordered in March and only in the USA and Canada.
If you've pre-ordered one and has been notified of your shipment, do share with us!