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Thursday, 8 October 2020

Razer and Visa unveils its First Prepaid Card with an LED that lights up on Payment

Every computer peripherals now has an RGB, from mouse, keyboard, SSD and many more. But what if we put an RGB inside our wallet, like a prepaid card? That's how Razer and Visa come up with a new idea and a collaboration, a prepaid card that lights up during payment. Though it only has single-color LED, still, its a new RGB for gamers!

The new Razer card has three variants, a virtual card and a standard/premium physical card. The virtual card is free, it will allow users to sign up and use the virtual card at no extra cost and no subscription needed, think of it like a PayMaya or a GCash. To get a hand on the physical card, users need to upgrade to Standard with no-LED or a Premium with an LED. All users will benefit for a year-long cashback rewards (1% to 5%) with no capped limit for participating in-app rewards, and over 61 million merchants globally that accepts Visa.

Gamers who are using the Razer Pay app can integrate their Razer card to get the following:

  • Make digital payments at over 61 million merchant locations worldwide where Visa is accepted, including online, in-store, contactless and chip transactions.
  • Receive cashback for all payment purchases with:
    • 1 per cent for purchases made across categories
    • Up to 5 per cent on RazerStore and Gold purchases
    • No minimum spend and no capped limit for cashback (only prepaid card in Singapore with no capped limit for cashback)
  • Access a unique gamified rewards system through the Razer Pay app, where unlike traditional cards' loyalty programmes, users go through a personalised experience to track, score and redeem rewards based on tasks and everyday transactions.
  • Opt-in to get their hands on a free virtual card via Razer Pay and easily activate and access card information and controls in-app.
  • Upgrade to own one of the numberless-designed physical cards, including the Premium card—the world's first card that lights up on payment.

Beta testing will start initially in Singapore, if you're in that area, you can join from this link: https://www.razer.com/sg-en/razer-card


You can actually install Crysis 3 directly on RTX 3090 VRAM as Storage

Someone just installed Crysis 3 directly on their NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 VRAM using a software card VRAMdrive (GPU RAM Drive). And the result is outstanding, at a 4K very high settings, good FPS and super fast load.

NVIDIA's RTX 3090 has a total of 24GB or a usable of 20,434MB according to GPU-Z reports, in a Linux system you can utilize these VRAM as general purpose RAM disk. In Windows, there is available utility that is called GpuRamDrive that has the same function as in linux, it is now available at Github (https://github.com/prsyahmi/GpuRamDrive).

A user named @Strife212, posted his adventure on Twitter on how he installs Crysis 3 in his Graphics Card. Basically, he partitioned the available 24GB VRAM on RTX 3090 into two separate variants. 10GB VRAM for the graphics card and the remaining 15GB for the storage (Drive R:). Despite utilizing all of the VRAM, the GPU load still remains at 40% without hiccup. "At 4K very high settings get good fps and the game loads very fast – GPU-Z reports total VRAM use 20434MB", he said.

Since RTX 3090 is utilizing the PCIe 4.0, the load times of the games will be similar to an NVME M.2 SSD drive which gives up to 5GB/s read speed. The same technology used in PS5 and XBOX Series that enable their games to render in-game assets at real-time.

What do you think of this experiment? Will you take risk and try it when you get an RTX 3090? Or you're going to use it as a storage for storing secret files? Let us know in the comment section.


Ragnarok Player and beauty queen Megan Young is the newest Foodpanda endorser

The first Filipina who wins the Miss World title in the pageant's 63-year history and a gamer in Ragnarok M Eternal Love, Megan Young is the newest endorsers of Foodpanda.

But how exactly did Megan Young started playing video games when she's not busy being a beauty queen?

"I'd like to say that I was a gamer first, so, actually, the better question is How did a gamer become a beauty queen?" Young says, laughing. "I started gaming when I was pretty young. My parents introduced me to educational games, then, eventually, it developed into a love for recreational games."

She knows that some people may think she is not into gaming, or the only reason she's playing is because of her husband. But Megan has been playing video games since 90's, classic video games title like Mario Party, and Pokemon Snap on her Nintendo N64.

Since the lockdown started, Megan has been playing a lot of video games specifically Ragnarok M Eternal Love together with her husband and also a fellow gamer/foodpanda endorser, Mikael Daez.

"It's actually surprising because at some point in our relationship, we both realized that we're both into video games and that we've actually played these games even before we met each other," she says. "I remember when we first heard about Ragnarok coming to mobile, I was like 'I loved this game in high school!' and Mikael could not believe it because it was also a game he played back then."

Animal Crossing in Lockdown and FoodPanda

Since lockdown started, Megan also started spending time playing Animal Crossing on her Nintendo Switch. Since this game requires grinding and needs some refreshing foods, a recent favorite order of her from foodpanda is the steak burrito with cheese.

"Having foodpanda makes everything so much easier when you just want to have fun gaming," Young says. "I think it's always fun to have the food you love the most with you while gaming. It just makes the experience more exciting."

Megan also added that she and her husband are happy to be part of the foodpanda family, especially with how food and gaming go hand-in-hand. Saying its the perfect combination to go with their personalities.


How to Redeem Codes on Genshin Impact

The first day release of Genshin Impact was a success, becoming the trending topic on Twitter for almost three days. Genshin Impact is a free-to-play RPG fantasy-adventure game with a strong resemblance with handled game Breath of the Wild, Legend of Zelda. The game is now available on PlayStation 4, PC and mobile devices (iOS and Android).

Since most of you're looking for a rewards to get started with Genshin Impact. The good news is Mihoyo often provide an in-game freebies where player can use to get rewards for their progress.

In this guide, we will list all of the available Redeem Codes that you can use in the game. It will work in any platform either PlayStation 4, PC or mobile devices.

List of Genshin Impact Redeem Codes

Here are the list of available codes that you can redeem in the game. Please select your current server. New codes added.

Codes Rewards
Genshin1006A

(Only works for North American Server, requires Rank 10 to claim)
30 x Primogen
5 x Adventurer's Experience
Genshin1006U

(Only works for European Server, requires Rank 10 to claim)
30 x Primogen
5 x Adventurer's Experience
Genshin1006S

(Only works for Asian Server, requires Rank 10 to claim)
30 x Primogen
5 x Adventurer's Experience
Genshin0928N

(ExpiredOnly works for North American Server, requires Rank 10 to claim)
60 x Primogen
10,000 x Mora
Genshin0928E

(ExpiredOnly works for European Server,
requires Rank 10 to claim)
60 x Primogen
10,000 x Mora
Genshin0928A

(ExpiredOnly works for Asian Server,
requires Rank 10 to claim)
60 x Primogen
10,000 x Mora

How to Redeem Genshin Impact Codes

To redeem the codes above, you need to visit their official website and look for gift redemption page.

Go to https://genshin.mihoyo.com/en/gift, login your game account.

Select your server, select the character's nickname and enter the Redemption Code.

Once done, click the Redeem button.

The item will be arrived in your in-game mailbox.

(Note: Before redeeming the code, make sure you already created your character in the game and have linked the miHoYo account in the User center menu. Otherwise, you cannot select your characters name in the form.)

Redeeming on PS4

Account for the PS4 players are automatically created once the game is opened, there is no way of binding MiHoYo account or other 3rd party login. Because of this, some players has problem redeeming the code, when accessing the Account Settings in-game, it only displays a blank page.

We will update this part once we've got information how to bind your PS4 account with MiHoYo so you can redeem a code.


Alleged Saudi Prince reaches Lv. 100,109 on Dota 2 Battle Pass, spending more than PHP 2 million

For anyone who can still remember about an alleged Saudi Prince that spends thousands of dollar to get to the top of Dota 2 Battle Pass leaderboard. As reported by Dot Esports, the alleged Saudi Prince reaches lv. 9,000 in just a matter of two days. Today, four months later, he just reached more than level 100,000 making him the biggest spender for this year Battle Pass.

The alleged Saudi Prince a big fan of Dota 2 has been playing the game since 2016 with an IGN (In-game name) on steam of Purrrrrfect Angelic Cake Yuki. Since 2018, he has been participating in every Battle Pass event and topped the Battle Pass leaderboard reaching lv. 101,127 in 2018 and lv. 100,820 in 2019.

For this year, he reaches lv. 100,109, spending him a total amount of $41,676 (PHP 2,020,785) and 25% of that amount will go to the prize pool of the International 10. Considering the Dota 2 The International 2020 was delayed due to the pandemic and reportedly pushed back until 2021, he might further level up his Battle Pass to more than lv. 200,000 by the end of this year. Well, that still depends if there is a new challenger for his current in-game throne.

What's more interesting, all of the Battle Pass you've purchased in the game are not automatically be redeemed all at once, you need to click through all of them to claim each of the rewards. Some comments in our social media post even jokes that the Prince would hire people to just open all of the Battle Pass treasures. "Sinabi din niya somewhere na may taga-bukas siya ng mga treasure. **** pre ganun ka kayaman", Lance Tabilin said.

You can find his Battle Pass rank leaderboard at stratz.com https://stratz.com/leaderboards/battlepass/2020

Aside from this, The Dota 2 International 10 is reaching the $40 million mark, currently the total prize pool is at $39,008,223 (PHP 1.8 billion).

Edited as of 09/29/2020 at 5:52PM: We have to remove the name and photo of the alleged Saudi prince because the information was not confirmed.


Ragnarok Mobile October 2020 Event (Kumamon and Golden Gourmet Festival)

Ragnarok M Eternal Love hasn't yet revealed the event for this month of October 2020, but their Facebook page has started posting pieces of event and this include the coming back of Kumamon.

Table of Contents

  1. Beat the Porings (Event 1)
  2. Bunny's Gratitude (Event 2)
  3. Golden Fried Egg Rice Sign-in (Event 3)
  4. Golden Gourmet Festival Gifts (Event 4)
  5. Gold Card Box (Event 5)
  6. Gem Donation (Event 6)
  7. Mysterious Merchant's Gift (Event 7)
  8. Gift from the Committee (Event 8)
  9. Halloween Event – Strange Guests (Event 9)
  10. Ghostly Celebration (Event 10)
  11. Kumamon's Super Fans Quiz (Event 11)
  12. Fortune Teller Bear Event (Event 12)
  13. Kumamon Special Gacha (Event 13)

Currently, there are 3 event has been posted yet in their page. The list below are still partial, we are awaiting for the official event post.

Event 1: Beat the Porings!

Starting October 1 to November 1, 2020, adventurers will have a chance to craft a Golden Gourmet Fest Card which contains stats that will boost base and job experience for eliminating a monsters.

To start this event, adventurers need to click the new event at the top corner of the screen, and choose Poring Showdown.

You need Small Wooden Hammer to be able to play the game. You can obtain it from participating various events like Event 3 (Golden Fried Egg Event), Event 2 (Bunny's Gratitude) and Event 8 (Gift from the Committee)

Adventurers need to hit the Poring's with Small Wooden Hammer to get a random rewards.

There will be a total of 4 rounds for Beat Poring, you need to clear each of the current round, it consists of 8 poring that you need to smash. The next round will then automatically unlocked when the current round is cleared.

After smashing all of the 8 poring, you'll received the round rewards.

Round Rewards
1
Freyr Coin

30 x Big Cat Voucher I
2
Golden Gourmet Fest Card
3
Glittering Rune Stone – Star
4
Skyfire Shard – Sharp

Here are the complete stats for the Golden Gourmet Fest Card.

Card Description Unlock/Deposit Rewards

Golden Gourmet Fest Card
All Attributes + 2
Base EXP for eliminating monsters + 2%
Job EXP for eliminating monsters + 2%
Unlock Rewards:
Def + 1
Max HP + 30

Deposit Rewards:
M.Atk + 3
Max HP + 30

Note: Event is limited to once per account. All the characters in the account will share progress for this event.

Event 2: Bunny's Gratitude

Starting October 1 to 9, 2020, there will be a new quest from the NPC Little Bunny at the Prontera South Gate. You need to talk to the Huge Black Lunatic NPC near the gate entrance to accept the Little Bunny's Gratitude quest.

After completing the task, adventurers will able to obtain a The Gratitude From the Moon to the Earth Reward which contains the following:

  • 5 x Oracle Dust
  • 5 x Oracle Crystal
  • 5 x Mora Coin
  • 5 x Glittering Rune Stone
  • 3 x Small Wooden Hammer

Event 3: Golden Fried Egg Rice Sign-in Event

Starting October 1 to 15, 2020, adventurers will have a chance to receive a daily rewards by signing in to an NPC. You need to find the NPC Tug Hulett at the Prontera Square to receive a series of tasks for Golden Fried Egg Cooking Contest.

There will be a total of 5-daily mission for this event.

Each completed daily mission will allow you to earn a Diary of Top Chef which contains 2 x Mysterious Box 7.0 and 2 x Small Wooden Hammer.

Completing all of the 5-daily mission will allow you to obtain an additional limited Furious Magnolia Headwear blueprint.

Event 4: Golden Gourmet Festival Gifts

Starting October 8 to 15, 2020, there will be a secret treasure that are hidden at the Prontera. You need to find it and open to get a rewards.

Each account can get up to 1 treasure per day and it will be reset every morning.

Event 5: Gold Card Box

Starting October 8 to 15, 2020, there will be a new item in the Recharge Shop (Big Cat Coin Shop) for a limited time.

Adventurers can purchase a Gold Card Box worth 30 BCC and is limited to 60 boxes per account.

  • 1 x Gorgeous Card Album
  • 40 – 60 x Nolan Card
  • One of the following item:
    • Poker Album x1 or Tarot Card Album x1, or Ancient Magic Card Album x1. You'll also have a chance to get Random Oracle Card x1. *Depicts minimum amount. You may receive more than stated amount.

Event 6: Gem Donation Event

Starting October 15 to 22, 2020, adventurers will have a chance to get an additional rewards by donating a gem to an NPC. You need to find the NPC Potter at the Prontera Square and donate a specific gem stone.

Event 7: Mysterious Merchant's Gift

Starting October 22 to 29, 2020, there will be a sale in Mysterious Merchant shop that will allow you to purchase item at 20% off.

All items purchased from Mysterious Merchant are account limited Item Details: 

  • Extract Light Experience Chest: Get it at 180K Zeny, limited to 5 purchase quantities. Obtain Extract Light Crystal x5. Unlock the next tier after 5 purchases
  • Extract Light Materials Supply Chest: Get it at 28 Gold Coins, limited to 50 purchase quantities. Chance to obtain Extract Light Weapon Selection Giftbox. Unlock the next tier after 10 purchases
  • Extract Light Weapon Selection Giftbox: Get it at 1.98M Zeny, limited to 1 purchase per account

Event 8: Gift from the Committee

Starting October 22 to 29, 2020, adventurers will have a gift from the NPC Potter at the Prontera Square. Adventurers who will talk to the NPC will get an Gourment Fest Selection Giftbox.

It contains one of the following items:

  • 1 x Spatula
  • 1 x Magic Bubblegum
  • 1 x Freyr Coin
  • 5 x Small Wooden Hammer

Event 9: Halloween Event – Strange Guests

Starting October 29 to November 2, 2020, adventurer can hunt an monster at the Underground Geffen that are only visible to Ghost Camera. Defeating these monsters will have a chance to receive a Creepy Chest.

Event 10: Ghostly Celebration

Starting October 29 to November 2, 2020, various ghosts and monsters will appear at the Prontera. New quest will be pop up at the quest list, completing these quest will allow adventurers to get Halloween Special Boullabaisse and an additional Creepy Chest when completed all of the daily task.

Event 11: Kumamon's Super Fans Quiz

Starting October 1 to 15, 2020, you need to help Kumamon reach all of his fans around the world. This is by answering the events quiz testing how much you know the popular mascot Kumamon. Answering the quiz will allow adventurers to receive exclusive gifts.

To start the event, you need to find the NPC Kyoto at the Prontera Square and complete the quiz event.

You'll receive Kumamon's Appreciation rewards once you answered the daily questions. It contains the following items:

  • 70 x Kumamon's Present
  • 15 x Kumamon Gashapon Coin
  • 1 x Food Voucher
  • One of the following: 5 x Mora Coin, 4 x Oracle Dust, 2 x Oracle Crystal or 1 x Seed of Mastela

After completing the 5-day quiz event, adventurers will be able to obtain the Kumamon Gratitude Badge which then can be use for exchange for Kumamon Summoning Machine or Kumamon's pet skin Beginner's Mind Kumamon.

Here are some questions and answers that will be asked.

Questions Answers
Whose favorite food is the Happiness Ramen Kumamon

Adventurers will also get a chance to unlock the Kumamon's Super Fan achievement when obtaining the Kumamon Gratitude Badge.

Note: This event is limited to one character per account daily.

Event 12: Daily Fortune Bear Event

Starting October 1 to 15, 2020, the multi-talented Teddy Bear is back, but this time it will give more generous rewards and buffs for all adventurers. In this event, Teddy Bear will read your daily horoscope and each adventurer will receive random buffs and rewards.

To start this event, you need to find the NPC Teddy Bear at the Prontera to accept the daily life of Fortune Teller Bear event.

You'll be choosing 1 out of 3 option cards per day. Each of the cards has different buff result.

Adventurer who take this event and revealed their daily horoscope, they will receive the following:

  • 1 x Kumamon's Appreciation
  • 5 x Kumamon's Token

Aside from that, adventurer will also receives a random buff Kumamon's Shield buff based from their horoscope.

Event 13: Kumamon Special Gacha

Starting October 1 to 15, 2020, Kumamon's costume will be featured in the Special Gacha. Participating the Kumamon events will allow adventurers to obtain an Kumamon Tokens that can be use in the Gacha.

Aside from that, for every 30 tries of Kumamon Special Gacha, adventurer will received a Kumamon's Favor which they can use to trade for headwear exchange voucher.

Item Description Unlock/Deposit Rewards

Kumamon Jumper Costume
none Unlock Rewards
Atk + 1%
M.Atk + 1%

Deposit Rewards
Max HP + 200

Bear Commander
none Unlock Rewards
Atk + 6
M.Atk + 6

Heart Warming Kumamon
Vit +5
Max HP + 500
Healing Bonus + 5%
Deposit Rewards
M.Def + 2
Max HP + 30

Kumamon Billboard
All Attributes + 2
Earth Atk + 6%
Deposit Rewards
Def + 2
Max HP + 30

Kumamon Eyepatch
M.Dmg Reduc. + 5%
Received Fire DMG – 5%
Deposit Rewards
M.Atk + 6

Kumamon's Inner Voice
All Attributes + 1
Wind Atk + 5%
Deposit Rewards
Atk + 6

Classic Metal Gear Solid is Reportedly getting a Remake and its PS5 Exclusive

90's favorite classic stealth game, Metal Gear Solid is reportedly having a remake and it's a PS5 console exclusive.

This is after a YouTube channel RedGamingTech, a channel for gaming hardware and stuffs. According to RedGamingTech, the classic PS One game Metal Gear Solid will be getting a full remake and not just a typical remastered. And when it releases, it will be PS5 exclusive, as well as available on PC in the future.

Aside from this, it is also reported that the other sequel of Metal Gear Solid 2, 3 and 4 will also be getting an HD remasters. Though it will not get the same treatment as the remake for the first sequel, it will just confirm that you can play these classic games on the next-gen console with much better graphics.

Currently, there are unofficial remake of the Metal Gear Solid that are available for quite some time now, that uses Unreal Engine 4.

Could these rumors possibly be true? For now, we just wait for the official announcement of Konami.


The Labyrinth of Ragnarok is now Open for Pre-Registration

Gravity Co., Ltd releases its newest Ragnarok IP mobile game, The Labyrinth of Ragnarok. It is an idle RPG game where you'll be playing as your favorite Ragnarok classes and battle against other players and monsters like the cute Poring.

The pre-registration is now available on some South East Asia countries including the Philippines, Singapore, and Malaysia in Google Play and App Store.

Players who pre-registered into the game will receive exciting rewards depending on the milestone reached during the pre-registration. The following are the rewards when number of pre-registration reached.

Milestone Rewards
30,000 Participants Magic Hourglass 16 hours
50,000 Participants Lucky Useable Box
100,000 Participants Beginners Card Box
150,000 Participants Costume Box
200,000 Participants Blessing Equipment Box

To give you some information about the game, The Labyrinth of Ragnarok will have the following features; Auto-play for MVP, miniboss and monster hunting, allowing players not to grind every day that takes too much time; Labyrinth maze where player can explore different maps in the game; Game modes like PVP duels and Raid modes to battle against other players; Guild community to create your own guild in the game and build friendship, upgrade system with your equipment, gears and card; and an auction house to buy, trade and sell your goods with other players.

To learn more about the game, you can check their official website at https://labyrinthragnarok.com/


Netmarble's BTS Universe is now out on iOS and Android Devices

To all BTS fans, the most anticipated mobile game BTS Universe Story is finally available on mobile devices both on iOS and Android. BTS Universe Story is a game with an all-new interactive social game based on the South Korean superstar BTS.

It is a second collaboration between Netmarble and the South Korean superstars, following the great success of its predecessor BTS World mobile game. You'll be playing all of your favorite star in 3D scanned inside the BTS universe, allowing you to explore existing stories by fans, or you may create your own within your group or other players.

The interactive social game will allow players to create and develop their own stories in the game, selecting choices and will lead to different outcomes. It will also features Collection mode, allow players to collect clothes and accessories to customize their character in the BTS Universe, they may also utilize the AR capability of the game allowing players to take pictures together with their own characters.

Aside from this, players who sign in today will have a 7-day daily check-in events with a reward of 30 Jewel. They will also receive various in-game rewards such as T-Shirt with Logo, Story Creation Theme for creating story and more. Player who also pre-registered will also get additional rewards.

You can now get the game at Google Play for Android and App Store for iOS.


Playstation 5 Price Prediction: When is It Expected to Drop?

Last week, after much anticipation, Sony finally unveiled the price and release date for its next-gen console – the PlayStation 5.

Clocking in at Php24,222 for the Standard version and Php19,377 for the Digital version, the PS5 will be officially rolling out worldwide starting on November 19, 2020. Soon enough, consumers in the Philippines will be able to make pre-orders.

First reactions on social media show that these price tags are reasonable for gamers who were immediately on the pre-order list. It is no wonder, though, we have all been dying to put our hands on the console.

However, this is definitely quite pricey as not all of us might be able to purchase a PS5 on its launch date right away. The PlayStation 5 Standard version will be the most expensive PlayStation console to date (the PlayStation 4 was launched in 2016 at Php18.6k), putting it out of reach for some, such as younger folks or people from developing countries.

The good news is if money is tight, you might not have to wait very long for the situation to change, according to a report by e-commerce aggregator, iPrice Group (https://iprice.ph/).

Using data, iPrice Group predicts that by May 2021 or 6 months after the official release, you will be able to get the PlayStation 5 Digital version for Php18.2k or the Standard version for Php22.7k.

That means potentially saving up to Php1.4k, a great boon to many who are keen to witness the price reduction in the Philippines.

Then by November 2021, prices will likely drop even further to Php16.7k for the Digital version and Php20.9k for the Standard version, about Php2.6k and Php3.2k less than Sony's introductory price.

We came to this conclusion by examining the price history of PlayStation 4 Pro. We collected and compared selling prices of the console throughout the years on over 150 online shopping websites.

And we noticed that the average online selling price for Sony consoles tends to drop by 6% six months after release and then by a further 8% one year after release.

These amazing prices often come in the form of seasonal discounts from nationwide online retailers or deals from unofficial sellers in the country. Whichever the case, selling online allows these sellers to offer better prices than traditional retail.

So be on the lookout for those sweet, sweet deals!

In case you want to wait for the official price drop from Sony, that might take a lot longer. The first official price drop for the Playstation 4 happened two years after its initial launch, and the price was slashed by 15%.

There you have it. By simply practicing a little bit of patience and being savvy, you will soon be able to snag that next-gen console for an extremely good price.

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