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Spring Friends for Minecraft : FREE For A Limited Time!

The Spring Friends skin pack for Minecraft is FREE for a Limited Time!

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Spring Friends for Minecraft

It’s spring time somewhere! Spring Friends is an adorable spring skin pack for Minecraft!

Made by Tetrascape, it is now available in the Minecraft Marketplace for FREE, whether you play on the PC, Xbox, PlayStation, Switch or a smartphone!

 

Spring Friends for Minecraft : How To Get It FREE!

To grab Spring Friends for Minecraft, make sure you do this before the offer expires :

  1. Launch Minecraft and sign into your account (if you are not already in).
  2. Tap on Marketplace.
  3. Search for Spring Friends and tap on it
  4. In the Spring Friends page, tap on the Free button.

That’s it! Spring Friends will be added to your account, and the Free button will now turn into Equip the Skin!

 

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Swedish Chef DLC : FREE For PC / PS4 / PS5 / Xbox / Switch!

The Swedish Chef DLC for Overcooked! All You Can Eat is FREE for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox and Switch!

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Overcooked! All You Can Eat

The Peckish have risen again and it’s your job to satisfy their hunger, are you ready to save the world again? Overcooked!

All You Can Eat is a chaotic cooking game where players need to work together (or alone) to serve as many dishes as they can before the timer runs out.

Travel through the land cooking up a variety of recipes in evolving and dynamic kitchens.

 

Swedish Chef DLC

Fire up the ovens, it’s time for a cross-over! Swedish Chef from The Muppets joins the chef roster exclusively for Overcooked! All You Can Eat.

Looking for even more calamity in your kitchen? Swedish Chef will be available to download for free for a limited time.

 

Swedish Chef DLC : How To Get It FREE!

Make sure you follow these steps to get the Swedish Chef DLC for FREE by 30 April 2021.

PC (Steam)

  1. Log into your existing Steam account, or create a new account.
  2. Go to the Swedish Chef DLC page on Steam.
  3. Click on the green Download button.

PS4 / PS5

  1. Log into your existing PlayStation account, or create a new account.
  2. Search for the Swedish Chef DLC page in the PlayStation Store.
  3. Click on the orange Add to Library button.

Xbox

  1. Log into your existing Microsoft account, or create a new account.
  2. Go to the Swedish Chef page.
  3. Click on the blue Get button.

Switch

  1. Log into your existing Nintendo account, or create a new account.
  2. Go to the Overcooked! All You Can Eat page.
  3. Scroll to the Individual DLC section at the bottom.
  4. Click on the red Free download button.

That’s it! You now have the Swedish Chef DLC in your account.

Note : You need the Overcooked! All You Can Eat base game for this DLC to work.

 

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Ten PS4 Games Are FREE For A Limited Time!

Horizon Zero Dawn and nine other PS4 games are FREE for a limited time!

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Ten PS4 Games Are FREE For A Limited Time!

As part of Sony’s Play at Home campaign, Horizon Zero Dawn and nine other PS4 games are FREE for a limited time!

Just head over to the PlayStation Store and add these free PS4 games to your account!

Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition (Coming Soon!)

When : 19 April 8 PM PT / 20 April 4 AM BST until 14 May 8 PM PT / 15 May 4 AM BST

Hunt deadly machines on a quest to discover your destiny in the critically acclaimed hit Horizon Zero Dawn, and the epic expansion the Frozen Wilds.

Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition includes :

  • Horizon Zero Dawn base game
  • The Frozen Wilds expansion
  • Carja Storm Ranger Outfit and Carja Mighty Bow*
  • Carja Trader Pack**
  • Banuk Trailblazer Outfit and Banuk Culling Bow*
  • Banuk Traveller Pack**
  •  Nora Keeper Pack**
  • Digital Art Book and PS4 theme

* To redeem the items, go to any in-game traders outside the Embrace and outside the Cut to find special treasure boxes that contain the items. Latest patch updates have to be installed in advance.

** Tokens will be available in the user’s inventory in exchange of the items with any trader inside the game. Latest patch updates have to be installed in advance.

ABZU

When : 25 March 8 PM PT / 26 March 3 AM BST until 22 April 8 PM PT / 23 April 4 AM BST

From the artistic mind behind Journey, Flower, and The Pathless, ABZÛ is a beautiful underwater adventure that evokes the dream of diving.

Immerse yourself in a vibrant ocean world full of mystery and bursting with color and life.

Enter The Gungeon

When : 25 March 8 PM PT / 26 March 3 AM BST until 22 April 8 PM PT / 23 April 4 AM BST

Enter the Gungeon is a gunfight dungeon crawler following a band of misfits seeking to shoot, loot, dodge roll and table-flip their way to personal absolution by reaching the legendary Gungeon’s ultimate treasure: the gun that can kill the past.

Rez Infinite

When : 25 March 8 PM PT / 26 March 3 AM BST until 22 April 8 PM PT / 23 April 4 AM BST

Prepare yourself for the ultimate version of Rez, a thrilling journey of sights and sounds and shooting action, remastered and upgraded by members of the original development team exclusively for PS4 and (optional) PlayStation VR.

Subnautica

When : 25 March 8 PM PT / 26 March 3 AM BST until 22 April 8 PM PT / 23 April 4 AM BST

You have crash-landed on an alien ocean world, and the only way to go is down.

Subnautica’s oceans range from sun-drenched shallow coral reefs to treacherous deep-sea trenches, lava fields, and bio-luminescent underwater rivers.

The water teems with life: Some of it helpful, much of it harmful.

The Witness

When : 25 March 8 PM PT / 26 March 3 AM BST until 22 April 8 PM PT / 23 April 4 AM BST

The Witness is a single-player game in an open world with dozens of locations to explore and over 500 puzzles.

This game respects you as an intelligent player and it treats your time as precious.

There’s no filler: each of those puzzles brings its own new idea into the mix. So, this is a game full of ideas.

ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission

When : 25 March 8 PM PT / 26 March 3 AM BST until 22 April 8 PM PT / 23 April 4 AM BST

Get a whole new perspective on platform games, thanks to PlayStation VR, in this daring rescue operation.

Take control of Astro in a massive adventure to rescue his crew, where the PS VR headset puts you right in the thick of the action.

Judge every jump with accuracy and be curious – there are lots of secrets to discover in your daring quest.

Moss

When : 25 March 8 PM PT / 26 March 3 AM BST until 22 April 8 PM PT / 23 April 4 AM BST

Moss is a single-player action-adventure puzzle game and new IP from Polyarc tailor-made for the VR platform.

In Moss, players meet Quill, a young mouse with dreams of greatness beyond the confines of her settlement.

While exploring the woods, she finds a mysterious Glass Relic and an ancient magic is awakened.

Thumper

When : 25 March 8 PM PT / 26 March 3 AM BST until 22 April 8 PM PT / 23 April 4 AM BST

Thumper is rhythm violence: classic rhythm-action, blistering speed, and brutal physicality.

You are a space beetle. Brave the hellish void and confront a maniacal giant head from the future.

Every crushing impact is interwoven with a pounding original soundtrack. To reach synesthetic bliss, you must go through rhythm hell.

Paper Beast

When : 25 March 8 PM PT / 26 March 3 AM BST until 22 April 8 PM PT / 23 April 4 AM BST

Experience a dreamlike odyssey in virtual reality. Discover a wild ecosystem, born from lost Internet data.

Be the first to explore a world inhabited by exotic and surprising creatures, and shape your environment to overcome obstacles and puzzles.

Unravel the mysteries of Paper Beast, a game born from the imagination of Eric Chahi (Another World, From Dust).

 

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Ratchet & Clank : Get It FREE For PS4 and PS5!

Ratchet & Clank – a third-person action-adventure game – is FREE for a limited time!

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Ratchet & Clank

Whether you’re a long-time Ratchet fan or new to the series, get ready for an unforgettable trip across the universe.

Relive the plucky pair’s adrenaline-charged origins story with a fresh, deeper storyline and enjoy more action, new boss battles, spectacular visuals and stellar voice acting from the 2016 Ratchet & Clank animated movie.

Join everyone’s favourite Lombax and his robotic sidekick in a brand new game that retells the plucky pair’s adrenaline-charged origins story.

Based on elements from the original Ratchet & Clank (PS2), this version features several new planets, new Clank gameplay, new flight sequences and much more – with completely new visuals constructed to use the power of the PS4.

To play this game on PS5, your system may need to be updated to the latest system software. Although this game is playable on PS5, some features available on PS4 may be absent.

 

Ratchet & Clank : How To Get It FREE!

Ratchet & Clank is free to download and keep for both PS4 and PS5 until 31 March 2021, as part of Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Play At Home campaign.

  1. Go to the official Sony PlayStation website.
  2. Log into your Sony PlayStation account, or create a new one.
  3. Search for Ratchet & Clank and go to the local Ratchet & Clank page.
    Here are some local links (make sure you select the right one) :
    United States
    United Kingdom
    Malaysia
    Singapore
    Australia
    India
  4. Click on the orange Add to Library option.

That’s it! Ratchet & Clank is now in your PlayStation library, and you can download and install it in your PS4 or PS5 anytime after this.

If it didn’t work, it is probably because you are in the wrong Ratchet & Clank page for your country.

 

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PlayStation 5 : A First Look At Its User Experience!

Sony just shared the first look at the PlayStation 5 console’s user experience (UX)!

Check it out and let us know what YOU think!

 

PlayStation 5 : A First Look At Its User Experience!

It’s less than a month to the official launch of the PlayStation 5 console, and Sony just shared their very first look at its user experience (UX)!

They designed the PS5 UX to “completely” centre on the player, in order to deliver deeper immersion that quickly connects you to your games and the PlayStation community.

In this video walkthrough, the PS5 team gives you an early look at its user experience.

Do note that this video was recorded off a pre-production environment, so there may be some minor differences to the final version when it launches in November 2020.

 

PlayStation 5 : New User Experience Features

The new PlayStation 5 UX introduces several new features to make your gaming experience “more fun, engaging, personalised and social“.

  • a new Control Centre, which provides immediate access to almost everything you need with a single press of the PlayStation button on the DualSense controller – all without leaving the game.

  • Activities, which are displayed via on-screen cards in the Control Center. They enable you to:
    – discover new gameplay opportunities,
    – go back to things you missed,
    – jump directly into levels, or
    – jump into challenges you want to play
    Some Activity cards can be put in picture-in-picture mode, so you can view them without leaving the game.

The PlayStation 5 team also rebuilt the entire software stack, from the console to the network, so that navigating the interface, switching between games and hopping into online matches occurs quickly.

 

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Pakistan Suspends PUBG Due To Children Suicide Risks!

Pakistan just suspended PUBG due to suicide risks to children, with a hearing scheduled next week! Find out what’s going on!

 

PUBG : PlayerUnknown’s Battleground

PUBG is short for PlayerUnknown’s Battleground – an online multiplayer game in which up to 100 players parachute onto an island to battle it out.

Players have to scavenge for weapons and equipment, while trying to avoid getting killed and killing the other players, until the last person / team standing wins the round.

 

Pakistan Suspends PUBG Due To Children Suicide Risks!

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) just announced the immediate suspension of PUBG, citing physical and psychological risks to children, which have lead to suicides.

On the direction of the Lahore High Court, the PTA is soliciting the views of the public on PUBG, and will hold a hearing next week, on 9 July 2020, on the matter.

Usman Abdul Jabbar shared with us that PUBG Mobile as well as PUBG Lite and PUBG for consoles and PC have been suspended.

Here is the official statement released by the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority :

In view of complaints received from different segments of society, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has decided to temporarily suspend the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) game.

PTA has received numerous complaints against PUBG wherein it is stated that the game is addictive, wastage of time and poses serious negative impact on physical and psychological health of the children.

ccording to recent media reports, cases of suicide attributed to PUBG game have also been reported. Honorable Lahore High court has also directed PTA to look into the issue and decide the matter after hearing the complainants. In this regard, a hearing is being conducted on 9th of July 2020.

The Authority also decided to solicit views of the public with reference to the said online game. In this regard public is encouraged to provide feedback through consultation-pubg@pta.gov.pk by July 10, 2020

We should note that this follows the suicide of a 16 year-old boy – Mohammad ZakaryaMohammad Zakarya – after he failed to complete his mission in PUBG Mobile. He was said to be addicted to the game, playing many hours every day.

 

Pakistan Suspends PUBG : Not Geopolitics

While some people have pointed out that this occurred right after India banned 59 Chinese apps for cybersecurity risks, they are unrelated.

The desktop PUBG game was made by Bluehole, a South Korean company. Only the mobile version – PUBG Mobile was developed by Tencent Games.

Pakistan is also close to China, and is thus unlikely to be targeting Chinese companies in support of India, its geopolitical foe.

While it is always good to highlight the importance of responsible gaming, this is likely nothing more than an attempt to find a scapegoat for addiction and mental health issues facing Pakistanis.

 

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Injustice : Gods Among Us – How To Get It FREE!

Injustice : Gods Among Us – the DC Universe game – is FREE for just a Limited Time!

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Injustice : Gods Among Us

Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition enhances the bold new franchise to the fighting game genre from NetherRealm Studios.

Featuring six new playable characters, over 30 new skins, and 60 new S.T.A.R. Labs missions, this edition packs a punch.

In addition to DC Comics icons such as Batman, The Joker, Green Lantern, The Flash, Superman and Wonder Woman, the latest title from the award-winning studio presents a deep original story.

Heroes and villains will engage in epic battles on a massive scale in a world where the line between good and evil has been blurred.

 

Injustice : Gods Among Us : How To Get It FREE On Steam!

Follow these steps to add Injustice : Gods Among Us to your Steam account! Just make sure you get it before 26 June 2020, 2:59 PM.

  1. Log into your Steam account, or create a new one.
  2. Go to the Injustice : Gods Among Us page.
  3. Click on Add to Account to add it to your Steam account.

That’s it! You can now install the game (if it’s not installed yet), create your account and start playing!

 

Injustice : Gods Among Us : How To Get It FREE On PSN!

You can also get it on the PlayStation Store until 25 June 2020.

  1. Log into your Sony account.
  2. Go to the Injustice : Gods Among Us page.
  3. Click on Add to Cart to add it to your account.

That’s it! It is now part of your PlayStation account, and you can download it play it anytime you want!

 

Injustice : Gods Among Us : How To Get It FREE On Xbox!

You can also get it on the Xbox Games Store until 25 June 2020.

  1. Log into your Microsoft account.
  2. Go to the Injustice : Gods Among Us page.
  3. Click on Buy Game (Free) to add it to your account.

That’s it! It is now part of your Xbox account, and you can download it play it anytime you want!

 

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Scam Alert : Fake PS4 Promotions On Facebook!

Watch out for a new scam involving fake PS4 promotions on Facebook! At least one person has already been cheated of his money!

Please SHARE this news out, so other people won’t get cheated by this scammer!

 

Scam Alert : Fake PS4 Promotions On Facebook!

Video game store GameOn just posted about a scammer pretending to be them on Facebook, promoting these fake PS4 bundle deals :

  • PS4 Pro : RM 799 with 2 free games and 2 controllers
  • PS4 Slim : RM 699 with 2 free games and 2 controllers

 

The scammer, using the similarly sounding GameOn City, offered this fake-looking SSM company registration certificate to prove his authenticity.

GameOn apparently found out about this scam, after someone got cheated and contacted them about it.

GameOn, which is based in Petaling Jaya (not Negeri Sembilan as the GameOn City SSM certificate shows), and has been in business since 2015.

Although they did not share the full MyKad, here is what we know about this PS4 Hari Raya scammer :

  • His partial name : xxxxxrady Enggu
  • His partial MyKad : 331-08-5133
  • His mobile number : 011-2512-4387
  • His origin : He appears to be from Malim Nawar, Kampar, Perak.

But please note that this scammer can easily use a different company name, so do not assume that other PS4 offers on Facebook are genuine!

 

Fake PS4 Scam : How To Avoid It?

Here are some simple steps to avoid falling for such a scam :

  • If a deal is too good to be true, it is very likely to be fake or a scam.
    The real PS4 Pro bundle costs RM 2,399 – how can it possibly be sold for just RM 799, which is just ⅓ of the price?
  • Real companies will not post up their SSM certificates. Only those who need to convince you that they are legit.
  • Never transfer money to anyone’s personal bank account.
  • Purchase only from legitimate companies / online stores. Not through WhatsApp or Facebook.

 

Sony PS4 Pro | PS4 Slim : Where To Buy?

If you are looking to buy the PS4 Pro or PS4 Slim, here are some genuine online stores (prices accurate as of 19 May 2020) :

 

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AMD GPU Source Code Hack : What’s Going On?

In case you missed it, AMD suffered a massive cybersecurity breach, losing the source codes to their Navi 10, Navi 21 and Arden GPUs in a hack!

Here is a summary of how the hack went down, and what this could mean for AMD and their partners…

 

AMD GPU Source Code Hack : A Quick Summary

A hacker managed to get her hands on AMD source codes for current and future graphics products, and has apparently tried to blackmail AMD.

After that failed, she leaked some of the source codes on Github, and threatened to release everything if she does not find a buyer.

The hacker recently leaked some of the source codes on Github, which was quickly removed after AMD issued a DMCA notice.

She has treated to release all of the stolen source codes, if she does not find a buyer for them,.

 

AMD GPU Source Code Hack : The Timeline

November 2019

A hacker called Palesa hacked into an unprotected computer / server, where she found and downloaded AMD source codes, which were determined to be for :

  • the current Navi 10 GPU (based on RDNA)
  • the upcoming Navi 21 GPU (based on RDNA 2), as well as
  • the Arden SoC for the Microsoft Xbox Series X console.

The source code was unexpectedly achieved from an unprotected computer / server through some exploits.

I later found out about the files inside it. They weren’t even protected properly or even encrypted with anything which is just sad.

Palesa told TorrentFreak that she valued the source codes at $100 million, but did not reveal how she came to that mind-blowing valuation.

Credit : WCCFTech

December 2019

Palesa contacted AMD, allegedly to blackmail them into paying for the return of the source codes.

Mid-March 2020

Rumours started circulating that a hacker obtained the source codes for Navi 10, Navi 21 and Arden.

24 March 2020

AMD discovered that some of the source codes were uploaded to the new xxXsoullessXxx repository on Github, as the project called AMD-navi-GPU-HARDWARE-SOURCE.

They issued a DCMA notice, notifying Github that, “This repository contains intellectual property owned by and stolen from AMD.” and that “The original IP is held privately and was stolen from AMD.

Github took down that repository, as well as four other repositories that AMD later identified as forks :

25 March 2020

When contacted by TorrentFreak, Palesa said that she will leak all of the stolen source codes if she does not get a buyer for them :

If I get no buyer I will just leak everything.

AMD issued this statement on the theft of their graphics IP :

At AMD, data security and the protection of our intellectual property are a priority. In December 2019, we were contacted by someone who claimed to have test files related to a subset of our current and future graphics products, some of which were recently posted online, but have since been taken down.

While we are aware the perpetrator has additional files that have not been made public, we believe the stolen graphics IP is not core to the competitiveness or security of our graphics products. We are not aware of the perpetrator possessing any other AMD IP.

We are working closely with law enforcement officials and other experts as a part of an ongoing criminal investigation.

 

AMD GPU Source Code Hack : What Was Leaked So Far?

According to WCCFTech who spoke to people who have vast experience with Verilog, and viewed those source codes, this was what was leaked so far :

  • Partial Verilog files that are typically used in the construction of processors.
  • The Verilog files in question represent a single and isolated function(s) on the GPU – NOT the whole/actual GPU blueprint.
  • Based on the leaker’s screenshots, the files not yet leaked are more of the same and also nowhere close to being a complete “source code”.
  • These Verilog files are built on a proprietary schematic that is only compatible with AMD’s internal design language (in other words, these are going to be close to useless to a third party).

 

AMD GPU Source Code Hack : The Implications

From what those experts told WCCFTech, the leaked source codes :

  • cannot be used to design or reverse engineer any of the three GPUs.
  • cannot be used to easily determine product specifications
  • cannot be used to bypass security features on AMD GPUs, although they may reveal vulnerabilities that can be exploited
  • does not contain any “crown jewel” IP

That said, their opinions are based on what was leaked so far. It is possible that Palesa may have at lot more that she has not revealed.

But considering the fact that she took the step of leaking some source code, they are likely not useful or important enough to be worth the trouble, especially now that a criminal investigation is underway.

What this leak has likely achieved is put a target on Palesa’s back, cause some embarrassment to AMD, and force them to relook at their cybersecurity measures and protocols.

 

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Ghost of Tsushima Dynamic Theme : Free For A Limited Time!

Sucker Punch just released a FREE dynamic theme for their upcoming game – Ghost of Tsushima!

Here is a quick preview of Ghost of Tsushima, as well as the region-specific download codes for the free dynamic theme!

 

Ghost of Tsushima

The year is 1274. Samurai warriors are the legendary defenders of Japan—until the fearsome Mongol Empire invades the island of Tsushima, wreaking havoc and conquering the local population.

As one of the last surviving samurai, you rise from the ashes to fight back. But honorable tactics won’t lead you to victory.

You must move beyond your samurai traditions to forge a new way of fighting — the way of the Ghost — as you wage an unconventional war for the freedom of Japan.

 

Ghost of Tsushima Dynamic Theme : Free For A Limited Time!

From now until 31 January 2020, Sucker Punch is giving away a FREE Ghost of Tsushima dynamic theme for PlayStation 4!

Here are the region-specific download codes, to redeem the dynamic theme from the PlayStation Store :

Americas : BEFB-AMNR-R4F6

Europe / AU / NZ / Russia / Middle East / Africa / India : 38BE-G6N8-L93A

Japan : N4TK-59NH-2LH3

Korea : EM56-NTNC-EHX8

Rest of Asia : DHLN-HANF-F6LH

The dynamic theme is the SAME for all regions. The download codes are just region-specific.

 

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God of War Legendary Armour + Skins : Get ‘Em FREE!

A selection of legendary armour sets and skins for God of War are FREE for a limited time!

Find out how to get these FREE God of War legendary armour sets and skins, and make sure you tell your friends!

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God of War

From Santa Monica Studio and creative director Cory Barlog comes a new beginning for God of War.

Living as a man outside the shadow of the gods, Kratos must adapt to unfamiliar lands, unexpected threats, and a second chance at being a father.

Together with his son Atreus, the pair will venture into the brutal Norse wilds and fight to fulfill a deeply personal quest.

Bold New Beginning

His vengeance against the Gods of Olympus years behind him, Kratos now lives as a man in the realm of Norse Gods and monsters.

It is in this harsh, unforgiving world that he must fight to survive… And teach his son to do the same.

This startling reimagining of God of War deconstructs the core elements that defined the series—satisfying combat; breathtaking scale; and a powerful narrative—and fuses them anew.

A Darker, More Elemental World

From the marble and columns of ornate Olympus to the gritty forests, mountains, and caves of Pre-Viking Norse lore, this is a distinctly new realm with its own pantheon of creatures, monsters, and gods.

With an added emphasis on discovery and exploration, the world will draw players in to explore every inch of God of War’s breathtakingly threatening landscape — by far the largest in the franchise.

Vicious, Physical Combat

With an over the shoulder free camera that brings the player closer to the action than ever before, fights in God of War mirror the pantheon of Norse creatures Kratos will face: grand, gritty, and grueling.

A new main weapon and new abilities retain the defining spirit of God of War while presenting a vision of violent conflict that forges new ground in the genre.

 

FREE God of War Legendary Armour + Skins

From now until 6 January 2020 (12 AM PT), Santa Monica Studio is giving away these God of War legendary armour sets and skins for a limited time.

  • Death’s Vow Armor Sets for Kratos and Atreus
  • Exile’s Guardian Shield Skin
  • Buckler of the Forge Shield Skin
  • Shining Elven Soul-Shield Skin
  • Dökkenshieldr Shield Skin

Once downloaded from the PlayStation Store, these items will be available in-game in your Armor and Weapons tab menu to customize Kratos and Atreus.

If you are beginning a new game, these items will be available to customize at the start of the Deer hunt.

 

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition : Get It Now!

Bandai Namco and Square Enix just announced the immediate availability of Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition!

Here is EVERYTHING you need to know about Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition!

 

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition gives you the chance to experience the final chapter of Lara Croft’s origin story with every challenge tomb, downloadable weapon, outfit and skill!

It basically combines the base game, as well as all seven DLCs :

  • The Forge
  • The Pillar
  • The Nightmare
  • The Price of Survival
  • The Serpent’s Heart
  • The Grand Caiman
  • The Path Home

In addition, it comes with a special Croft Fitness costume, as well as all the outfits, weapons and tombs that were released in the Season Pass.

Fix Lara up in a full range of outfits and weapons to take on the seven challenge tomb missions in locations like the Amazon and Cozumel!

 

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition Price + Availability

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition is available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One X and Windows PC at these price points :

If you already own the base game and Season Pass, you can download the Definitive Edition DLC outfit for FREE!

 

What About Croft Manor, The 8th DLC?

The rumoured 8th DLC called Croft Manor has been cancelled, and is thus, NOT part of Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition.

However, this video of the Polish and English audio from that DLC was leaked, giving us a glimpse of what could have been the 8th DLC for Shadow of the Tomb Raider

 

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Level Up KL 2019 Biz + Play : Full Details Revealed!

Level Up KL 2019 is right around the corner! The premier gaming development conference in the APAC region will take place from 2-10 November 2019.

This time though, it is so large, it’s being split into two parts – Level Up KL Biz, and Level Up KL Play! Here is EVERYTHING you need to know!

 

Level Up KL 2019

In its fifth iteration, Level Up KL 2019 has greatly expanded since last year. It is now a week-long conference, split into two parts – Level Up KL Biz and Level Up KL Play.

And for the first time ever, Level Up KL 2019 will feature events that will cater to both game developers and gamers.

Level Up KL Biz 2019

Event Period : 2 – 8 November 2019
Target Participants : Game developers and industry leaders
Location : Bangsar South

Level Up KL Biz continues the Level Up KL tradition of bringing regional game developers and industry leaders together to interact, learn and share knowledge.

This year, Level Up KL Biz will feature key announcements from local and international game developers, expert workshops and talks, business connections and more!

The exhibition and showcase are free to visit, but make sure you register for the Expo Visitor Pass!

To attend the expert workshops, you will need to purchase the Masterclass Workshops ticket for just USD 50.

You can check out the schedule and ticket prices here.

Level Up KL Play 2019

Event Period : 9 – 10 November 2019
Target Participants : Gamers and the general public
Location : Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

The inaugural Level Up KL Play event aims to become Malaysia’s ultimate game conference for the general public.

This two-day game festival will feature game demos of soon-to-launch AAA and indie titles for both PC and console, esports tournaments, a video game concert, meet-and-greet activities, and more!

You can purchase the Early Bird tickets now at just RM 20 for both days. If you just want to attend a single day, you can show up and purchase the event day ticket on-site for RM 10.

 

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Razer Sponsors MY eSports Team To SEA Games 2019!

eSports is set to become a legitimate sports when it is included as a medaled event at the SEA Games 2019! And Razer has committed to sponsoring the Malaysian national team!

 

SEA Games 2019

The Philippines will host the upcoming 30th SEA Games in November, where eSports officially becomes one of the medal events.

 

This is the first time eSports would be recognised as a legitimate sporting event and contribute to the overall medal tally.

Official eSports Partner For SEA Games 2019

Razer is the official eSports partner of SEA Games 2019. They have also pledged to support the Malaysian eSports national team who will represent the country at the SEA Games in November.

 

Razer will do this by providing:

  • Professional eSports training
  • Tournament gear
  • Social Media promotion
  • Community Events

Razer’s initiatives and RM 10 million long-term commitment to eSports in Malaysia matches the Malaysian government’s own efforts to further boost the eSports industry in the country.

 

Official eSports Titles For SEA Games 2019

South East Asia’s biggest sporting event will kick off its eSports’ debut with 5 official titles. They are:

  • Dota2 (PC)
  • StarCraft (PC)
  • Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (Smartphones)
  • Arena Of Valor (Smartphones)
  • Tekken 7 (Sony PlayStation / Microsoft Xbox)

 

SEA Games 2019 And Malaysian Gamers

Malaysian gamers from all backgrounds and ages are called upon to support the national eSports team that will represent Malaysia.

Razer will run a contest where gamers will vote for their favourite players and stand a chance to win prizes worth up to RM 10,000!

 

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A Sneak Peek At The Sony PlayStation 5 Console!

Console gamers rejoice! Sony has just given us some details of the PlayStation 5! Here is a sneak peek of its key specifications… and what’s powering Sony’s next-generation console!

 

The Sony PlayStation 5

As the Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4) nears the end of its lifecycle since its release back in 2013, gamers the world over have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of its successor.

Sony was obviously working on a new gaming console to replace the PS4, but they have just confirmed that it will be coming soon.

Although it has yet to be officially named, gamers are already calling it the PlayStation 5… which makes sense unless Sony wants to skip a number (or a couple) like Apple, and call it the PlayStation X!

Sony Lead Architect Mark Cerny shared this exciting news with Wired magazine during a meeting which included a practical demo of the internal components of the Sony PlayStation 5, or officially … the next-generation Sony gaming console.

He emphasised how the next-generation Sony PlayStation will be a leap forward in Sony’s gaming technology, and not just a variant of the PS4 and PS4 Pro.

Could this mean Sony is planning to actually skip a few numbers and call it the PlayStation X, instead of the PlayStation 5?

 

The Sony PlayStation 5 Specifications + Features

Here is what we know about the next-gen Sony gaming console, the erstwhile Sony PlayStation 5 :

High-Speed Solid State Drive (SSD)

The PlayStation 5 will use a high-speed SSD that Sony claims is 19X faster than a traditional SSD.

They did not specify the SSD they will use, but it will likely be two SSDs in RAID 0. Even multiple SSDs in RAID 0 like what WD did to create an 8TB SSD that was as fast as DDR4 memory!

The use of a fast SSD RAID array will be most welcomed, as it will allow for very fast loading of games that are already humongous in size!

Recommended : How To Create An 8TB SSD As Fast As DDR4 Memory!

Customised AMD Navi GPU!

This is big news! Sony will use a customised GPU based on the upcoming AMD Navi architecture.

This next-generation AMD Radeon GPU will support for real-time ray tracing, so watch out for really awesome graphics!

8 Core AMD Ryzen Gen 3 CPU!

Powering the PlayStation 5 will be the upcoming AMD Ryzen Gen 3 CPU, with 8 cores based on the new AMD Zen 2 architecture.

Fabricated on the 7 nm process technology, it will offer greatly improved performance with lower power consumption.

The 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processor will also deliver virtual 3D audio without the need for a separate audio chip or extra speakers!

PlayStation 5 Compatibility With PS4 + PSVR

Another bit of welcomed news. The PlayStation 5 will be able to support and play PS4 and PSVR (PlayStation VR) games.

On top of that, it will not just support download only PS4 and PSVR games. It will support physical media as well.

8K TV Support

The Sony PlayStation 5 will support 8K TVs, so that when you upgrade your TV, it is ready to deliver 8K content right away!

 

Sony PlayStation 5 Price And Release Date

With such advanced features, it is expected that the suggested retail price will be in the region of US$ 500, or about £385 / €445 / RM 2,000.

Now the bad news – while they have already confirmed much of its hardware specifications, the PlayStation 5 will NOT be making its arrival this year.

Sony declined to give an indicative launch date, but industry experts predict that Sony will launch it either in 2020 or 2021, most probably before their rival, Microsoft, releases the next Xbox gaming console.

But if you are itching for something new, Atari will soon be unveiling the Atari VCS, which is powered by the latest AMD Ryzen R1000 APU!

 

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Full Metal Panic Premium + Digital Bonuses Revealed!

16th April 2018 – BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Asia today announces the premium and digital bonuses for the PlayStation 4 Exclusive Simulation RPG –  FULL METAL PANIC! FIGHT! WHO DARES WINS (English version). Check out the details of the Full Metal Panic premium and digital bonuses!

 

Full Metal Panic! Fight! Who Dares Wins

Slated for release in Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia) on 31st May 2018, with Japanese voice-over and English subtitles, FULL METAL PANIC! Fight! Who Dares Wins is a sci-fi series that combines a military setting, robots, & school life!

With the continuation of the East-West Cold War divide, the world has seen rapid progress of inconceivably powerful weapons driven by the appearance of various “Black Technology”.

 

The Full Metal Panic Premium + Digital Bonuses

Retail Day-1 Premium: “Bonta-kun” 3D Paper Craft

Retail Day-1 Premium exclusive for the Asia region, is a 3D figure of “Bonta-kun” in the form of a paper craft when you purchase a physical copy of the Standard Edition game! Quantity is limited, please purchase the game at retail stores on launch day and get this premium while stocks last!

Retail Day-1 & Digital Early Purchase Bonus (DLCs)

Fans will be rewarded with Digital Bonus (DLCs) which are 3 in-game Special Weapon Sets for arm-slaves with every purchase of a physical copy of the game on Day-1 at retail stores, or early purchase of a digital copy by downloading the game from launch day 31st May 2018 to 27th June 2018!

3 in-game Special Weapon Sets (DLCs):

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  1. Boxer-2 Custom 76mm Shotgun (AP) Enhanced Cartridge
  2. ASG96-B Custom 57mm Smoothbore Gun
  3. GRAW-X Monomolecular Cutter (LD Prototype)

Here are some fine print on the DLCs…

  • Digital Bonus (DLCs) are available in limited quantity for both physical Day-1 purchase at retail stores and Early Purchase of digital version of the game. They are redeemable while stocks last.
  • Some retail stores may not have Digital Bonus (DLCs). Please check with local retailers before purchase.
  • Product content are subject to change without prior notice. Digital Bonus (DLCs) will expire on 30th May 2019. Please understand that Digital Bonus (DLCs) redemption may be terminated without prior notice.
  • Digital Bonus (DLCs) are eligible for Early Purchase of the digital version of the game downloaded from 31st May 2018 to 27th June 2018.
  • Redemption of the Digital Bonus (DLCs) requires connection to the Internet, and a valid Sony Entertainment PlayStation Network account. There is a possibility that the Digital Bonus (DLCs) may be available after launch date of the game.

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ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 3 Deluxe Edition Released!

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Asia announces the release of ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 3 Deluxe Edition on 11th May 2018 for the Nintendo Switch console across Southeast Asia.

The ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS series that has sold over 4 million copies worldwide will soon be available on Nintendo Switch, this Deluxe Edition includes Costumes, Challenge Episodes, and more than 40 Downloadable Contents already released for the other platforms.

 

ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 3 Deluxe Edition

The first ONE PIECE×WARRIORS collaboration was released in 2012. Since then, over 4 million copies of this highly popular ONE PIECE game series have been sold worldwide.

This Deluxe Edition includes Costumes, Challenge Episodes, and more than 40 Downloadable Contents in ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 3, first released on other platforms in 2015.

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  • From the start of Luffy’s adventure to the Punk Hazard arc, relive the adventures with a stalk of straw! What’s more, enjoy the story unfolding before your eyes in the Dressrosa arc.
  • Not forgetting the familiar simple controls of the 「PIRATE WARRIORS」 and refreshing action of defeating countless enemies!
  • The greatest compilation ever with popular characters joining the battles! The various people that spice up Luffy’s adventures are available as playable characters.
  • Enjoy 2-player co-op on a single Nintendo Switch with two sets of Joy-Con(L)/(R) or Nintendo Switch Pro Controller (sold separately). Work together to break through the ever-changing battlefield in real time!

 

Availability In Southeast Asia

ONE PIECE: PIRATE WARRIORS 3 Deluxe Edition for Nintendo Switch will be launched on 11th May 2018 for Southeast Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia).

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The Sony PS4 Pro Star Wars Battlefront II Limited Edition Details!

Sony Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong Limited Singapore Branch (SIES) will be releasing a special Sony PlayStation 4 Pro Star Wars Battlefront II Limited Edition bundle. Here are the full details, including the price and availability, on the upcoming PS4 Pro Star Wars Battlefront II Limited Edition bundle!

 

The PS4 Pro Star Wars Battlefront II Limited Edition

The Sony PS4 Pro Star Wars Battlefront II Limited Edition set contains the following items :

  • the special edition design of the Sony PlayStation 4 Pro (CUH-7100 with 1 TB HDD), and
  • the Star Wars Battlefront II: Elite Trooper Deluxe Edition game

The bundled PS4 Pro has a jet black design and features three Star Wars logos – the familiar Rebel Alliance and Galactic Empire logos, as well as a logo for the Inferno Squad, a new Empire organization which appears in Star Wars Battlefront II.

The DualShock 4 wireless controller also features the same design as the console, while also featuring the Star Wars logo on the touch pad.

 

Star Wars Battlefront II

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Star Wars Battlefront II is the latest iteration of the popular Star Wars game series, which recreates the unique universe of Star Wars to experience in stunning HD. Cooperate with your friends, experience the views of many amazing planets, and become a legend throughout the war-torn galaxy in this large scale multiplayer game.

In the offline single player mode, you can take the role of a member of the Empire’s Elite Inferno Squad and follow the heart-pounding story of their struggle to save the empire from an unprecedented crisis. As a special bonus for the Deluxe Edition, you will also receive limited edition costumes for Kylo Ren and Rey themed around Star Wars : The Last Jedi, so enjoy playing through all generations of the Star Wars series.

 

Price & Availability

The Sony PS4 Pro Star Wars Battlefront II Limited Edition is set for release in Malaysia on Friday, 17 November 2017. The bundle will be priced at an SRP of RM 1,999 / ~US$ 475.

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The Final Fantasy XV Midnight Launch Event

Final Fantasy XV went live on 29 November 2016, and we at Malaysia were amongst the first in the world to be able to grab a copy! To celebrate this momentous occasion, PLAY Interactive (the Southeast Asia game distributor) partnered with Square Enix and Sony Interactive Entertainment, to organise a massive Final Fantasy XV Midnight Launch Event.

More than 500 Final Fantasy fans gathered in the GSC Maxx cinema to hear from the key developers of Final Fantasy XV, many of whom are Malaysians! This Malaysian influence in FFXV is something we highlighted not too long ago, and is a point of pride for many Malaysian gamers.

They were also treated to the first ever live play of Final Fantasy XV, on arguably the largest screen ever – the GSC Maxx cinema screen!

 

The Final Fantasy XV Midnight Launch Show

Before the final countdown to the official availability of Final Fantasy XVWan Hazmer (Lead Game Developer of FFXV), Falk Au-Yeong (Managing Director of SoundtRec Malaysia) and Alexander Fernandez (CEO of Streamline Studios) came out to talk about the development of Final Fantasy XV.

 

The First Ever Live Play Of Final Fantasy XV On A Cinema Screen!

This is the first live play of the retail Playstation 4 version of Final Fantasy XV on a cinema screen… and arguably, the first ever in the world! The event host, Jeremy Teo, got to play it live in front of over 500 fans, with Lead Game Developer, Wan Hazmer, by his side.

 

The Final Countdown!

This is it! The final countdown to the official availability of Final Fantasy XV!

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Event Pictures

Here are some pictures we took of the Malaysian teams that helped Square Enix develop Final Fantasy XV. See if you can spot Falk Au-Yeong, the mixing and sound engineer, Hasnul Hadi Samsudin, the Director of Creative Content & Technologies, MDEC, and Alexander Fernandez, CEO of Streamline Studios.

I finally got to take the picture with the Malaysian hero, Wan Hazmer, himself… and yes, I have an autographed poster of Final Fantasy XV. 😉

 

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NVIDIA Powers Nintendo Switch Home Gaming System

The first thing to know about the new Nintendo Switch home gaming system: it’s really fun to play. With great graphics, loads of game titles and incredible performance, the Nintendo Switch will provide people with many hours of engaging and interactive gaming entertainment.

But creating a device so fun required some serious engineering. The development encompassed 500 man-years of effort across every facet of creating a new gaming platform: algorithms, computer architecture, system design, system software, APIs, game engines and peripherals. They all had to be rethought and redesigned for Nintendo to deliver the best experience for gamers, whether they’re in the living room or on the move.

 

Nintendo Switch

A Console Architecture for the Living Room and Beyond

Nintendo Switch is powered by the performance of the custom Tegra processor. The high-efficiency scalable processor includes an NVIDIA GPU based on the same architecture as the world’s top-performing GeForce gaming graphics cards.

The Nintendo Switch’s gaming experience is also supported by fully custom software, including a revamped physics engine, new libraries, advanced game tools and libraries. NVIDIA additionally created new gaming APIs to fully harness this performance. The newest API, NVN, was built specifically to bring lightweight, fast gaming to the masses.

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Gameplay is further enhanced by hardware-accelerated video playback and custom software for audio effects and rendering.

We’ve optimized the full suite of hardware and software for gaming and mobile use cases. This includes custom operating system integration with the GPU to increase both performance and efficiency.

NVIDIA gaming technology is integrated into all aspects of the new Nintendo Switch home gaming system, which promises to deliver a great experience to gamers.

 

Availability

The Nintendo Switch will be available in March 2017.

 

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