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Friday, 20 November 2020

New Updates, Login Rewards and a Chance to win RTX 3080 in Shadow Arena

Pearl Abyss announced today that player-friendly updates such as an improved ping system for Trio mode and login rewards have been added to Shadow Arena. Players can now experience faster communication and efficient gameplay through this update.      

The ping system has been updated for Trio mode allowing the maximum distance that players can use pings to be greatly increased. Even players who do not use voice chat can quickly identify a team member's location, enabling more efficient battles. 

Moreover, a new login reward event has been introduced that offers players valuable rewards. Players who log in up to the 21st day can claim exclusive rewards such as an RTX 3080 Gaming OC ticket and RAZER gaming gear tickets until December 17. Those who obtain these event tickets through the login rewards will be automatically entered into a raffle for these respective items. 2 special Skins can also be acquired by all players through the event. 

The Asia Champions Showdown tournament will be held on November 22 to determine the best trio players. The tournament will be broadcast live through the official Shadow Arena Twitch channel (https://www.twitch.tv/shadowarenagame) and the winning team will earn themselves an exclusive special skin, in-game title, and a vast amount of silver.  


How to Pre-order PlayStation 5 in the Philippines

Sony Interactive Entertainment Singapore announces that the PlayStation 5 will be launched in the Philippines on December 11, 2020 and the official RRP price for the PS5 Standard Edition (Disk) is PHP 27,990. Aside from this, the pre-order of PlayStation 5 will begin starting November 20, 2020 to selected retailers in the Philippines.

The pre-order of PlayStation 5 will be strictly online due to the pandemic. Pre-order on the physical store will be discouraged. However, customer can also choose store pick-up as their shipping method once the PS5 is officially launched on December 11, 2020.

To pre-order, some of the participating retailers like DataBlitz and GameXtreme requires newsletter registration for you to be prioritized. While some retailers are in first come first serve basis.

For the first-day of pre-order on November 20, 2020. It will be only available for 5 minutes for all participating store from 2:00 PM to 2:05PM.

List of Participating Retailers for PS5 Pre-order

Below you can find all of the participating retailers that accepts pre-order in the Philippines.

Retailers How to
DataBlitz Requires PS5 newsletter sign up at https://ecommerce.datablitz.com.ph/pages/ps5
iTech Online Pre-order at https://www.itech.ph/playstation-5/
Gameline Online Pre-order at https://gameline.ph/pages/ps5
Metro Plaza No information yet
Abenson Online Pre-order at https://www.abenson.com/promos/sony-preorder
Game One Online Pre-order at https://gameone.ph/playstation/console/playstation-5.html
GameXtreme Requires PS5 newsletter sign up at https://gamextreme.ph/pages/playstation-5-coming-soon
Avid Sales Corp Through Lazada's Sony Flagship store at https://www.lazada.com.ph/shop/sony-ph-official-store/

Other Retailers

Some retailers that are not listed by Sony Singapore also has their own pre-order starting November 20, 2020.

Retailers How to
Toys R Us Via selected physical store or Through Phone calls:

Robinsons Magnolia
(0998 846 5731)

Robinsons Place Manila
(0999 222 7871)

Ayala Malls TriNoma
(0998 846 5728)

Alabang Town Center
(0998 846 5740)

Ayala Malls Greenbelt 5
(0998 846 5738)

Are you pre-ordering your PS5 tonight? Let us know in the comment section.


Star Wars: Starfighter Missions Launches Today

Joymax Corp. and Lucasfilm have announced the launch of Star WarsTM: Starfighter Missions, developed by Joymax, in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games. Star Wars: Starfighter Missions is an RPG-style mobile flight shooting game, inspired by iconic battles and locations across the Star Wars galaxy. The first Star Wars flight shooter on mobile, it features over 80 starfighters at launch, allowing players to assemble a team based on their style of play and lead them into battle.

"Our goal was to provide players with a fun Star Wars experience and allow them to engage in iconic battles from the movies but in a different, more interactive way, optimized for mobile environment. Anyone can play through intuitive gameplay and by experiencing fast-paced battle stages over various Star Wars planets, players will be able to feel the new excitement of action from the heat of battle." says Gilhyung Lee, CEO of Joymax Corp. "Enjoyable for all skill levels, players can collect, upgrade, and strategize with their starfighters in battle as they navigate the RPG-style play."

"We're excited to bring Star Wars fans in Korea, Japan, and South East Asia the first Star Wars flight shooter game on mobile", said Douglas Reilly, Vice President, Lucasfilm Games. "Players will be able to experience a galaxy far, far away anywhere they go, making Star Wars a part of their everyday gaming lives."

Players can experience action-packed battles by strategically assembling starfighter teams to tag in and out of battle and use their unique skills to complete missions. After defeating enemies in battle, unlock and upgrade over 80 starfighters including iconic ships like Han Solo's Millennium Falcon, Darth Vader's TIE Advanced x1, and Luke Skywalker's T-65B X-wing Red 5.

As players continue to level up, they can compete against each other and climb through the ranking system or join a guild to share their tips and strategies.

Star Wars: Starfighter Missions will be launched in 40 Asian countries, including Korea and Japan, and it will be available on Google Play and the App Store.


Half-Life is 22 years old today, It was release in 1998 by Valve

Remember Half-life? and that creepy loading screen showing a bald man with a valve on his head? Well, that game is turning 22 years old today.

Based on Kirkland, Washington, Valve was formed by the former Microsoft employees Mike Harrington and Gabe Newell. Their first video game product was Half-life which was inspired by the FPS titles Doom in 1993, Quake in 1997, The Mist of Stephen King in 1980 and a 1963 episode titled "The Borderlands" of The Outer Limits.

During the development, the game was developed in Quake engine by Id Software and modified the engine to make the GoldSrc engine. Valve signed with Sierra On-line to publish the game and on November 19, 1998, Half-life was released. The game receives critical acclaim from different critics and achieved commercial success worldwide.

In 2004, Valve released the second sequel of the game, Half-Life 2. And the sequel created different series like the Lost Coast in 2005, Episode One in 2006 and Episode Two in 2007.

After 2007, Valve didn't released upcoming sequel of Half-life for decades and cancelled different titles for the game. In 2020, Valve releases a new game for Half-life, but in VR, the Half-Life Alyx that were set before Half-Life 2 story.

Feel so old right? What are your fondest memories from the Half-Life game? Let us know in the comment section.


Guardian Tales announces a massive update World 10, new hero, and more!

Guardian Tales, an epic adventure RPG just released a big update with the new main chapter "World 10 – Unrecorded World" and new hero "Future Princess". Besides, tons of new content update also arrived!

Let's meet the new hero who was just added, Future Princess! She was the little princess of Kanterbury. You'll meet her on Heavenhold after 10 years have passed. The little princess who used to dash around the Heavenhold now became an adult. She came with her exclusive weapon, Liberator. She can be obtained in the Summon Hero Rate Up Event until 1st December.

Future Princess comes along with her story, Unrecorded World. After 10 years have passed, Heavenhold becomes the last line of defense for humanity. You and your princess have to protect the remaining human and bring back the forsaken world. And to commemorate its release, there is an event where players can collect event points in Chapter stages, Rifts, Colosseum, or even Arena. The more event points you collect, the more rewards you can earn!

Guardian Tales update also includes Tower of horizon, training room where you can quickly nurture your heroes, new guild raid, new guardian pass, and more!


GOMO is your Cheapest Backup Internet Connection paired with Globe Prepaid WiFi

One of the most inconvenient events that may happen to all of us is having an intermittent connection, especially today, most of us are now working from home and students having online classes. What if you were working on a deadline and the internet connection suddenly stopped? You will be left hanging, wasting time until the connection comes back. Or what if you are just playing your favorite MOBA game, Dota 2 and your Internet connection suddenly stopped? You will get hammered with a low-priority penalty that takes time to recover. 

Having an internet backup connection during internet interruption is very crucial, but since this unfortunate event rarely happens, we should look for an internet backup that doesn't break our wallet but reliable.        

You probably heard GOMO! from our previous post that went viral, it is a new digital telco that provides Internet data with "no expiration". It is like a bank, but for your internet data. Because of this feature, using GOMO as your Internet backup will save you a lot of money without worrying about extra monthly bill for an internet you only use as a backup. You load it, and only use it when there is no internet connection. 

The only drawback of GOMO is their poor network coverage, Globe, their network partner, does not have enough towers that will give strong internet connection in every area of the Philippines. The speed you will be getting will depends on the Globe signal. So, before deciding on using this guide make sure you already know the internet speed connection in your area. If it is good, well this is for you!  

Lastly, only use this guide when your main internet connection is from other Telcos, and not from Globe. Also do not use this guide if your sole purpose is to make it your primary internet connection, promise, it will cost you even more. Also, this guide involves replacing the built-in sim with the Globe Prepaid WiFi router which will void the warranty of your device. If all good for you, let's go ahead. 

In this article, we will show you how we pair GOMO And Globe Prepaid WiFi as our cheapest backup internet connection.  

GOMO and Globe Prepaid Wifi 

Since GOMO is under Globe network and their sim cards is pretty the same, using GOMO sim is compatible for any Globe's Prepaid Wifi devices

Their newest Globe Prepaid Wifi is an 4G/LTE router that cost around PHP 999, it comes with a Globe sim that has a 10GB FREE data. However, in this guide, we will not use it.

On the other hand, GOMO Sim is a 5G ready sim and it is currently available through online via their official website at gomo.ph or from Lazada and Shopee. They currently have a promotional price of PHP 199 from PHP 299 that includes FREE 25GB of data. You can check here our GOMO Sim review and unboxing for other details. 

Globe Prepaid Wifi Unboxing 

Since we are already done with the unboxing of GOMO sim from our previous article. This time let us unbox this Globe Prepaid WiFi.

Inside, you will be greeted with Quick Starter guide and some SIM guide information. 

The Globe Prepaid Wifi device itself, showing their branding and the LED lights for power, internet, and wifi connection. 

At the back, you will find a bunch of stickers for basic guide and some important information. Your sim card phone number is also located here and the default access for the WiFi connection. For the ports, you can connect to one (1) UTP connection and up to 4 wireless device connections.  Also, a port for the power and reset hole button.

Below, you will find the warranty stickers. Under the Do not Tamper sticker, you will find here the sim card slot.

The 2-meter UTP cable for your desktop computer. 

The FREE Globe sim card. The main sim card has already been removed and was already placed inside the WiFi router. 

Lastly, the 12v (1amp) charger that powers the WiFi router. 

We are now done with our quick unboxing; let's proceed on how we can use GOMO With Globe Prepaid Wifi. 

How to Use GOMO With Globe Prepaid WiFi 

First, you need to insert your GOMO Sim into your mobile phones to get your FREE 25GB data load. You need to download the GOMO app from Google Play (Android) or App Store (iOS) to activate the sim.

Once done, we can now insert our GOMO sim into our Globe prepaid WiFi router. 

At the bottom, remove the warranty sticker seal to reveal the router's sim card slot. Once done, push the sim card to untack it, then replace it with the GOMO sim. 

Now, boot up the router. In few minutes, you should be connected to the internet. If you have a desktop computer, you can connect through UTP cable to access the admin dashboard. For wireless connection, the Wi-Fi SSID and password are located at the back of the router.  

For accessing the admin dashboard, here are the login details.  

Admin login details: 

Speedtest Result

Note: Internet speed connection that you will get will still depends by your geographical location. In our case, this speed test result is from General Santos City at Barangay Lagao. The nearest tower is 2.26 km.

The same speed test result on our GOMO Review, we got 13.6 Mbps download speed and 9.9 Mbps upload speed with 78 Ping, enough to browse websites and play your favorite video games. The speed result is not bad for an area that is far from the tower.    

While near the Globe tower, we get something like a 40Mbps download and 20Mpbs upload speed.  

Conclusion

GOMO and Globe Prepaid Wifi as your internet backup connection is a great deal, it serves as like your emergency kit. Rather than subscribing to an expensive monthly bill that you only use when there is no internet connection, you'll be saving a lot of money with GOMO because of its unique feature "no expiry" of data load. 

You can stack up data load onto your GOMO account without worrying about your load getting expired. You only use it when intermittent internet connection kicks in and you still have enough data for the next downtime.   

For PHP 299 of 25GB data, you can do a 1-day extensive work or even more. It can even download a full game Player Unknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) and has extra data.

For those who are planning to use this as your main home internet connection, please don't. It is going to be expensive. 


How to Redeem Code on A3 Still Alive

A3: Still Alive has been finally released and a lot of players are playing this brand new MMORPG mobile game today.

A lot of you probably here because you'd like to know on how to redeem the coupon code either given by the Facebook fan page or you want to know the latest coupon code for the game.

  1. List of Coupon Codes
  2. How to Redeem Codes on Android
  3. How to Redeem Codes on iOS

Well, you come on the right place since this page we will be updating this post with the latest coupon code that you can get in the game and how to get it.

List of Coupon Codes

Here are the list of active coupon code that you can redeem in A3: Still Alive.

Code Rewards Coupon Event
DARKSURVIVE 500,000 Gold A3 Special Coupon
A3TOPAZ 100 Topaz A3 Special Coupon
A3GOLDBOX 100,000 Gold A3 Special Coupon
A3FEATHER 30 Common Feather of Protection A3 Special Coupon
A3REINFORCE 5 Enhancement Blessing Scroll A3 Special Coupon
A3MANASTONE 1,000,000 Mana Stone A3 Special Coupon
A3STILLALIVE 300 Blue Diamond A3 Special Coupon
Join their Discord to get a Coupon Code at discord.gg/A3StillAlive then proceed to #alivealoneattack channel. Type "$alivealoneattack" in chat (without double quote) Unknown

If you find any codes that are already expired, please let us know in the comment section so we can update it.

How to Redeem Coupon Code on Android

To redeem the code, you need to click the hamburger icon on the upper right corner of your game screen.

Then click the Settings Gear icon at the bottom center of the page.

At Settings, you need to scroll down and select Account. From here, you need to click Enter Coupon.

Then select the event where you get the coupon code, in our list its the Coupon Event column. For example, with the DARKSURVIVE code, you need to select A3 Special Coupon.

How to Redeem Coupon Code on iOS

On iOS, redeeming the code will be different. You need to obtain your Account ID first to redeem the code. But no worries, we will explain to you step by step on how to get it and get your rewards.

To get your Account ID, you need to click the hamburger icon on the upper right corner.

Click the Settings Gear icon at the bottom center of the page.

Then at the Settings, scroll down and press Account. From here, you'll find the Account ID at the center.

Copy it and activate the code on the following pages, depending from what event it belongs.

That's it guys! Hope you enjoy these code for your adventure.


Fighting Pride: The Manny Pacquiao Saga mobile games is set to launch early next year

Developed by Ranida Games and OMG Inc., Fighting Pride: The Manny Pacquiao Saga is coming to mobile devices. It is a 2.5D beat-em-up sports adventure game featuring a thrilling, action-packed and an adaptation of Senator Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao's life story. It will be free to download when it is available in the mobile devices early next year.

In Fighting Pride, players accompany Manny Pacquiao on his life's journey – from his humble beginnings as a young boy in the streets of his hometown, General Santos, to his boxing peak as a seasoned world champion fighting opponents in arenas around the world.

The game will feature Story, Historical, and Online PvP modes and will offer over 100 stages in four chapters at launch. Future updates will be released to offer additional chapters, along with new opponents and environments.

  • In Story Mode, players will face opponents representing different social issues like poverty, bullying, crab mentality, as well as personal challenges such as self-doubt and fear of failure that Manny Pacquiao encountered throughout his life. As Pacquiao grows in the game, so too will his skills and abilities.  His opponents will grow as well, providing the players with a continuous and compelling challenge.
  • In Historical Mode, players will experience Pacquiao's important career fights, including his major boxing world title bouts.
  • In Online PvP Mode, players can go head-to-head with other players. PvP stands for Player versus Player, or Pacquiao versus Pacquiao, as players will be training their own versions of the legendary fighter to fight against other players' versions of him.

For more news and the latest updates, visit https://www.fightingpridemp.com and follow the game on its social media channels.


How to Add Bots in Half-Life using Jumbot, works on Steam Edition

One of the original FPS title that let you play LAN multiplayer game is the Half-Life, its been 21 years since the release of this game to Windows by Valve. Now, you've been wondering how to play the LAN games without playing with real people, and you just want to play the game nostalgically with some bots.

  1. How to use Jumbot 2.4
  2. How to play with Bots
  3. Bot Configurations

Half-Life is available on Steam, but for some reason, they didn't developed their own bot for their LAN games and this leaves for some owners of the game unable to enjoy playing the multiplayer maps like crossfire.

How to use Jumbot 2.4

There are mods available 8 years ago that will still works on the latest version of Half-Life on Steam, this is the Jumbot 2.4 that are currently available on GameBanana at https://gamebanana.com/gamefiles/2592.

Once you've downloaded the file, you need to paste the whole Jumbot folder to the installation directory of Half-Life. In our case, our Half-Life directory is at F:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Half-Life, paste the folder in that directory, here's how it looks like.

(If you don't know how to look for the installation directory of Half-Life, go to your Steam Library, right click the Half-Life > Properties > Local Files > "Browse Local Files…".)

Once the Jumbot folder is pasted, still in the Half-Life installation folder, you need to go to the valve folder, and look for the folder maps. In our case its (F:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Half-Life\valve\maps).

Copy the maps folder and paste it inside the Jumbot folder. In our case its (F:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Half-Life\Jumbot). The pasted map folder should look like these.

The mod Jumbot is now in placed, the other things we need to do now is to launch the Jumbot now on the Half-life game.

How to Play with Bots

To run Jumbot with the Half-life game, you need to add some start up launch option to play it. To do that, same as looking for folder, you need to go to your Steam Library, then look for the Half-Life game.

Right click on the Half-Life, then click Properties.

Then at the General Tabs, click the SET LAUNCH OPTIONS….

Then at the provided text box, add this code "-game Jumbot", without the parenthesis. Once done, press the OK button. It should look like this.

You're done, launch the Half-Life game and Create Server > Select the map like Crossfire. Then click Start.

Once the game is loaded, the bots will be added and you'll be able to play with them offline.

Bot Configurations

By default, you'll be playing with 3 bots. If you want to configure how you'd like to play with the bot, just look for the Jumbot.cfg file at the Jumbot folder and edit it.

For example, if you want 15 bots, change the bot_num 3 to bot_num 15. There are also other settings that you can change in the file.

For changing the name of the bot, just edit the bots.cfg file. Format is "<bot number> <name> <model> <shirt color> <pants color> <skill level (1-4)>". For example: "bot1 GamingPH barney 30 6 3"

Here are the list of model name in Half-life:

  • gordon
  • femsci
  • onna
  • barney

There is no limit of adding bot, you can put 200 bots or more, if above 90, you need to edit large_bots.cfg for changing their names. It will only depends on how powerful your CPU can handle.


Nintendo Game & Watch Specs and Tear Down

Nintendo recently released a new console, although this is not the next-gen console that Sony and Microsoft recently released. It is a nostalgic cute piece console that lets you play 3 classic games of all time, their new handled device, the Nintendo Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. An upgrade from the previous generation of Game & Watch, the new one is inspired from the original Japanese Famicom console color combination.

The game lets you play 3 classic built-in games, these are Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels and Balls (The Mario Version). The two Super Mario games are the NES classic games while the other game, Balls is in black and white from 1980.

The great news is the Nintendo Game & Watch comes with a decent LCD screen display that gives the true color of your favorite classic game.

For those who're wondering if this device can be mod for adding more games. Well, the device is built in a custom board that primarily run by two chips MX25U8035E and STM32H7B0xB.

Surprisingly, the device is powered with Nintendo JoyCon battery the HAC-006.

Specification

Below you can find the Specification of Nintendo Game & Watch.

  • 8M-bit 1.8v CMOX MXSMIO Flash Memory
  • 32-bit Arm Cortex -M7 280 MHz MCUs (L1 cache: 16 Kbytes and 17 Kbytes instruction cache)
  • 128-Kbyte Flash memory
  • 1.4 Mbyte RAM
  • 2x Octo-SPI memory interface with on-the-fly decryption
  • 525 mAh, 3.7 V Battery (HAC-006) Lithium Ion

Tear Down

You can watch the full tear down made by StezSTix Fix? below.


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