KartRider: Drift is the only free-to-play, cross-platform kart racer with arcade thrills, and the fastest drift fueled skilled competition. With deep kart and character customization in stunning high-definition, fun and chaos awaits you on the track.
Challenge your friends across platforms with no barriers, no paywalls, and no pay-to-win elements preventing you from having a great time while topping the leaderboards. Created from the ground up for dynamic online gameplay, there are huge content updates every season.
Race together anytime and anywhere! KartRider: Drift is easy to pick up and play across PC, Xbox, PlayStation and mobile devices with no paywalls. With local play and online features, there’s always a way for you to play completely free with friends across the globe.
Take control by having the freedom to completely personalize your ride. Endlessly customize your character to fit your own unique personality and design the perfect kart to cross the finish line and top the leaderboards in style.
Elevate your game through the fastest and most competitive multiplayer sprints in kart racing, experiencing Speed Mode. Push yourself to the limit with Speed Mode’s precise controls, advanced drifting system, and highly skilled gameplay.
Or experience the chaotic and always surprising Item Mode. Take out your opponents with items such as rocket launchers, water bombs and even UFOs. Whichever mode you choose, first place is waiting for you!
More than any other kart racing title, KartRider: Drift is a living, online multiplayer game that is always adding new karts, characters, skins, tracks, and customization options plus huge seasonal content drops. Keep your garage stocked and your skills sharp as the game grows over time!
KartRider Drift : How To Get Free Lucci Coupon Code!
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Make sure you follow these steps to get the 5,000 Lucci for FREE before May 11, 2023 at 12:00 AM UTC.
Install KartRider Drift (Steam), which is a free-to-play game.
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On iOS devices, go to Web Coupon Page.
Key in this coupon code : F481NKBRIYS5
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The Galaxy Buds2 Pro is the latest AKG-tuned TWS earbuds with active noise cancellation from Samsung!
Find out just how good it really is, and why its 24-bit audio support is something audiophiles will love!
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro : What’s In The Box?
First, let’s take a quick look at what’s inside the box.
Samsung kindly provided us with a better unboxing video than we could have done ourselves.
Inside, you will find the following items :
A pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro storage + charging case
Guide Start Guide
USB-C to USB-C charging cable
Two sets of extra ear tips (small and large)
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro : Key Features
The Galaxy Buds2 Pro is the latest AKG-tuned TWS earbuds from Samsung, with a slew of improvements.
Despite its name, it is the second generation version of the ultra-premium Galaxy Buds Pro, and not an improved version of the Galaxy Buds2 we reviewed last year.
These are amongst the lightest and smallest earbuds I ever tried. Each earbud weighs just 5.5 grams and are 15% smaller.
They feel less intrusive, and are also more discreet than the last generation Buds Pro – fitting snugly into your ear.
The earbuds come with medium ear tips fitted, but the package includes small and large ear tips, allowing you to swap them out for a snug fit.
IPX7 Water Resistant
Unlike the Galaxy Buds2, the Galaxy Buds2 Pro are IPX7 water-resistant, so you can carry on using them even in the rain!
While they are officially rated to withstand submersion in up to 1 metre of fresh water for up to 30 minutes, Samsung do not advise you use them at the beach or in the pool.
I should also point out that the charging case itself is NOT water-resistant, so please make sure you keep it dry. In addition, you must dry the Galaxy Buds2 Pro before you put them back into the charging case.
Even so, water-resistance is one of the things I love about Samsung wearables and smartphones. As a rather clumsy person, I’ve dropped my fair share of gadgets, and more often than not – into pools of rainwater, or even swimming pools!
Active Noise Cancellation
Budget ANC earbuds use one microphone, with mid-range ANC earbuds like the Galaxy Buds2 use up to two microphones to receive ambient noise for cancellation.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro uses three microphones with high signal-to-noise (SNR) ratio to expand the amount of ambient noise it can cancel, and you can tell the difference. Its ANC performance is markedly improved from the last generation.
I managed to test them out on two turboprop flights which are noticeably louder than your typical airliner, and they worked great! The noise outside the planes was greatly muted, and once onboard, it’s like you are in your own oasis of peace and quiet.
If you need to listen to someone speak, there is an Ambient mode that temporarily disables ANC and lets you listen to the outside world. When you take out one earbud, the other earbud cleverly switches to Ambient mode so you don’t get disorientated, and switches back to ANC when you put the earbud back on.
You don’t even have to turn Ambient mode manually like with the Galaxy Buds2. The Galaxy Buds2 Pro comes with the Voice Detect feature, which automatically activates Ambient mode when you start talking! Just make sure you enable it in your Galaxy Wearable app first!
If you are an audiophile, you will love the 24-bit audio support in the Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro.
24-bit audio has been around for a while, offering higher audio resolution and fidelity. However, adoption has been limited so far to expensive music players and audio devices.
After all, the entire chain – from the music file to the music player (software or hardware) and the earphones / headphones, plus the connectivity between them – must support 24-bit audio.
So it’s great to see Samsung driving the 24-bit audio effort forward by making sure that its mobile devices support 24-bit audio. Just make sure you upgrade to the One UI 4.0 or higher, to enable its proprietary Samsung Seamless Hi-Fi codec.
Built on the Scalable Codec it introduced several years ago, the Samsung Seamless codec is able to encode full 24-bit audio to transmit to the Galaxy Buds2 Pro wirelessly.
The only downside is that it’s proprietary, and will only work with Samsung Galaxy devices running One UI 4.0 or higher.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro also supports 360 Audio, which is basically their version of the spatial audio feature in Apple AirPods. It’s not enabled by default, because you may not want to turn it on all the time.
The 360 Audio feature only works with apps and content that support Dolby Atmos surround sound. When enabled, it delivers a 360-degree surround sound effect for a more immersive experience.
On top of that, the Galaxy Buds2 Pro supports head tracking, so the 360 audio you hear will actually change with your head movement!
While it doesn’t do much for music (very few are encoded for Dolby Atmos), you should enable it for movies and games.
The Galaxy Buds2 Pro connects wirelessly to your devices using Bluetooth 5.3, with support for AAC, SBC and Samsung’s new Seamless codec, but not aptX, LDAC or LHDC. Again, please note that the Samsung Seamless codec is proprietary, and will only work with their devices running on One UI 4.0 and above.
These earbuds do not offer Bluetooth multipoint connectivity, which means they can only be connected to one device at any one time.
They support automatic switching between Samsung Galaxy devices using the same Samsung account, but if you want to switch from your Samsung Galaxy smartphone to your laptops you need to manually switch using the Bluetooth menu.
The biggest problem I have with the Buds2 Pro though is its short battery life of about 5 hours with ANC enabled. I can get about 8 hours with ANC disabled, but that’s still on the low side for premium earbuds.
This is really a trade off – a larger battery (and consequently, longer battery life) would mean a heavier and more obtrusive earbuds. There is only so much Samsung can squeeze out of the tiny 61 mAh battery in each earbud.
The charging case with an internal 515 mAh battery provides another 13 hours of extra battery life (ANC enabled), or 21 hours (ANC disabled) – roughly 2.5 full charges.
They support quick charging though – a 5 minute charge will get you about an hour of battery life.
Pro Tip : Get into the habit of popping these earbuds into their case whenever you are not using, and you will never run out of battery life.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro : Our Verdict
If you want the very best TWS earbuds with active noise cancellation technology from Samsung, there can be no doubt – the Galaxy Buds2 Pro is it.
It is amazing that such a small package comes with so many great features – 24-bit audio with 360 Audio, active noise cancellation with three SNR microphones, and IPX7 water resistance.
While the Galaxy Buds2 Pro is not cheap, those features do really make a real difference in the enjoyment of your music, videos and games.
For those reasons, I think it deserves no less than our Reviewer’s Choice Award!
Just be aware of its relatively short battery life, lack of Bluetooth multipoint connectivity, and reliance on a proprietary codec which limits 24-bit audio to Samsung devices.
If you are in the Samsung ecosystem and would like to enjoy 24-bit audio and/or surround sound, you can’t go wrong with the Galaxy Buds2 Pro.
But if you are not using a Samsung Galaxy smartphone, or do not need 24-bit audio support, then these are not the earbuds you are looking for. You are better off buying the cheaper Galaxy Buds2!
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 Pro : Where To Buy?
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 is priced at RM899 / S$328 / US$229 / £189 / A$349.
Here are some online purchase options (prices accurate as of 11 November 2022) :
A World War 3 strategy game has cleverly gone viral, with its map of West Taiwan and an Uyghur nation!
Take a look at what happen!
WW3 Game Goes Viral With Map Of West Taiwan + Uyghur Nation!
Games by smaller developers often have a tough time going viral, which is especially important for F2P (free-to-play) massively-multiplayer online games.
Bytro Labs – the German developer of the mobile version of Conflict of Nations: World War 3, appears to have hit the nail on the head with their latest advertisement.
On 3 December 2021, Bytro Labs started advertising their mobile game on Facebook using a map of a tiny China, with a massive West Taiwan to the south, and even an Uyghur nation to the west!
It seemed to be an intentional attempt to go viral, and boy, did they succeed!
Chinese Netizens Outraged Over Map Of West Taiwan + Uyghur Nation!
Needless to say, the Conflict of Nations: World War 3 advertisement quickly went viral, with Chinese netizens outraged over the map showing West Taiwan and an Uyghur nation.
Some Chinese websites and netizens derisively noted the many “mistakes” in the map :
Mainland China was labelled as West Taiwan
Mongolia was labelled as China
The Xinjiang province was labelled as the Uyghur nation
The nine-dash line was missing
What those Chinese netizens don’t realise is that Conflict of Nations: WW3 is military strategy game set in the future. So the maps don’t really have make sense. After all, World War 3 itself has not happened!
It’s no different than playing any of the Civilizations game to end up with Germany conquering America. Or watching alternate history shows like The Man in the High Castle or For All Mankind.
More importantly, the game itself does not have those “mistakes” – the actual map uses the correct official name and boundary for each country.
Bytro Labs Harnessed Little Pink Army For Free Marketing?
Chinese netizens seem to believe that this was an intentional attempt to besmirch their beloved Middle Kingdom, sharing the screenshots of the advertisement and criticising it ad nauseam.
But this is likely a clever way for Bytro Labs to harness China’s Little Pink (小粉红, xiǎo fěnhóng) army for free marketing.
They probably decided to emulate how Malaysian singer-songwriter, Namewee, leveraged the Chinese Little Pink army to go viral with his satirical song, It Might Break Your Pinky Heart!
After all, the other “mistakes” in the map suggests that Bytro Labs was trying to “trigger” controversy in multiple countries. But only Chinese netizens took the bait.
Nepal was labelled as Georgia
Laos is now part of Vietnam
There is a country called Kashmir
Bytro Labs only ran that Facebook advertisement for a short time, but they succeeded in getting their game noticed worldwide, even by gamers who would never have given the game another thought.
And the Little Pink army is now actively engaged in helping them reach out to more people. You just can’t beat that kind of FREE viral marketing.
Bytro Labs and Namewee’s recent success in harnessing the Little Pink army could encourage more businesses that don’t rely on the Chinese market, to leverage their sensitivities to go viral.
Interesting times indeed!
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Mobile game players heads up! The bestselling 3D anime game Honkai Impact 3 is now available to all HUAWEI and HONOR smartphone users with a FREE gift pack through HUAWEI AppGallery!
What Is HUAWEI AppGallery?
The HUAWEI AppGallery is basically the HUAWEI app store for HUAWEI and HONOR smartphone users. and the first to introduce Developer Real-name Verification.
This special 4-layer detection mechanism is designed to secure the safety of applications distributed through HUAWEI AppGallery.
Get Honkai Impact 3 On HUAWEI AppGallery!
HUAWEI AppGallery will now distribute Honkai Impact 3, a hugely-popular 3D anime graphics game with more than 10 million downloads worldwide!
The Chinese game developer of Honkai Impact 3, miHoYo, is hoping that this partnership with HUAWEI will further boost their reach in the Asia Pacific region, by delivering the game directly to the large number of HUAWEI and HONOR mobile gamers.
Free Honkai Impact Gift Pack!
HUAWEI and HONOR users who are avid mobile game players will love this special in-game gift – a Honkai Impact Gift Pack.
All you need to do is go to the HUAWEI AppGallery on your HUAWEI or HONOR smartphone, and download the latest version of Honkai Impact 3 to start battling it out with other players!
From now until 30 December 2018, you can win HUNDREDS of Samsung Galaxy devices and prizes by playing ManaBox! Find out what prizes you can win, and how you can win them!
Play ManaBox And Win Samsung Devices + Other Prizes!
ManaBox is Samsung’s very own Augmented Reality (AR) mobile game that launched on 23 November 2018! It’s more than a free game though, because you can win hundreds of Samsung Galaxy devices and other prizes by playing ManaBox!
Download “ManaBox” on the Google Play Store or App Store
Catch the Mana Boxes
Unbox and redeem rewards daily
Catch Cheeky, Cutey, Fiesty, and the Golden Box to collect Mana Coins and redeem rewards such as beverages, movie tickets, Grab vouchers and hundreds of Samsung Galaxy devices!
The redemption of the Golden Prizes will be based on the skillset that the Member accumulated in playing ManaBox. There will be total 185 Golden prizes throughout the Contest Period.
The following is the steps to redeem Golden Box:
a. Once Golden box is caught, it will be saved in Member’s Inventory for 7 days; Member need to view Golden Box in the Inventory and press redeem to proceed.
b. Member will receive a Unique ID and press swipe to be redirect to Samsung site to fill in the verification form with required information including name as per IC, Address, Contact Number, email address, verification code and others within 10 working days from the date of issuance of Unique ID, failing which the said Prize will be removed from the Inventory.
c. Samsung and/or the authorised Samsung representative will call the Member within 10 working days from the date of submission by Member. The Member(s) is required to provide necessary information (Name as per IC, Address, Contact Number, email address, verification code, etc) for verification.
d. Upon verification, Samsung will arrange the delivery of the prize to the Member within 30 working days from the prize announcement is made or such other period as may be determined solely by Samsung. There will be an announcement on the successful Member who manages to catch Golden Box made on Samsung’s platforms (including but not limited to Samsung official website, ManaBox App and/ or Samsung Mobile Malaysia’s Facebook page) and/or media channels.
Each Member is eligible to win one (1) Golden Prize throughout the Golden Box Period.
Kuala Lumpur, 22 December 2017 – History has once again made its mark as 32 year-old, Muhamad Fakhrorazi Ismail took home the grand prize of a brand new BMW 3-series, after slamming a top score of 27,800 points during the final showdown of the second tournament series in biggest mobile tournament in Malaysia : Celcom Game Hero – Se7en Gear.
Celcom Game Hero Winner Bags BMW 3 Series!
Muhamad Fakhrorazi, an accountant from Ipoh, Perak, took home the grand prize after an intense one hour battle with the other finalists that were drawn down from an overwhelming response of participants over the course of four months.
Claiming the second prize of brand new Honda Jazz car was 34-year-old property consultant, Oh Boon Jin from Kampar Perak with 25,900 points, while coming in third place to claim a brand new Perodua Bezza was 32-year-old businessman, Mohammad Aslan Atik from Semporna, Sabah with 25,640 points during the final showdown.
Three other finalists also walked home with great prizes ranging from the latest devices and smartphones in the market!
The Celcom Game Hero grand prizes were presented by Ramanathan Sathiamutty, Chief Transformation Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad and Dato’ Lion Peh, Chief Executive Officer of Techninier Sdn Bhd at Menara Celcom.
Celcom Game Hero Continues With Kill Shot Legacy
Celcom worked with local Malaysian content developers Techninier Sdn Bhd for the second Celcom Game Hero – Se7en Gear, which was participated by thousands of gamers, from casual to expert gamers.
Since 7 November 2017, the third tournament for Celcom Game Hero will continue with Techninier’s ‘Kill Shot Legacy’, an intense first-person shooting game that takes place across different timelines including the Old West, an Alien Zone, Military Base and the Future.
‘Kill Shot Legacy’ can be easily participated by casual to expert gamers. Mobile gamers just need to gain a high score by gunning down bad guys and be placed in the leader boards to be in the running for cash prizes.
With eight game mastery level challenges, game heroes can expect a pack load of new contents and shoot it out within the next four months for the top leader boards once again! The next group of winners will go head to head and draw down for the grand prizes.
May 20, 2016 Singapore – Homegrown gaming gear brand Armaggeddon has launched the Molotov-5 collapsible gaming headset at the very attractive price of USD29.90/S$39.90/RM99.90.
Molotov-5 Comes In Three Striking Colours
Alpine Allies (Blue), Scarlet Soviets (Red) and Armaggeddon (Yellow), and is lightweight and compact, making it practical for indoor and outdoor use for both PC and mobile gaming.
“This headset is the result of Team Armaggeddon’s determination to create a mobile gaming headset that is durable, portable and yet produces powerful audio,” said Ms Wanda Hu, Head of Division, Armaggeddon. “We are confident that gamers will enjoy the experience of using this headset, especially when they are on-the-go.”
With the 40mm drivers tuned to their full potential, Armaggeddon promises to deliver full-range audio capable of rivalling headsets with larger drivers at a fraction of the size and weight.The Molotov-5 features braided cables for maximum durability.
The permanently attached cables ensure that the Molotov-5 cables can be wound and unwound around the headset without damaging the inner wires, making it easy to take care of and minimising possible damage. This is unlike headsets which use detachable cords, which increase the potential of damaging the headphone and headphone jack as the gamer frequently detaches and reattaches the cable.
Armaggeddon’s full range of mobile gaming audio prioritizes creating functional and flexible audio devices which allow for gamers to use them on-the-go and at home. A simple splitter cable is provided so that all their single-jack headsets are compatible with PCs and laptops, ensuring that gamers get maximum mileage out of their purchase.
Armaggeddon Molotov-5 Availability
The Armaggeddon Molotov-5 is available in Singapore and Malaysia from the following retailers:
VIEWNET COMPUTER SYSTEM SDN BHD Online: LAZADA and 11 Street Armaggeddon offers a range of gaming equipment including Mice, Speakers, Headsets, Mousemats, Keyboards, Bags, PC-cases (with and without cooling systems and Power Supplies.
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April 28, 2016 – XOX Media Sdn Bhd, the technology arm of the XOX Bhd Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with Taiwan’s Leopard Mobile, a subsidiary of Cheetah Mobile Inc., a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, a mobile application, advertisement network & games developer/publisher services provider.
The parties will devise cross marketing and cross bundling programs where Leopard Mobile will promote and market XOX’s next generation mobile communication solution enabling smartphone users to fully maximize the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) technology, Voopee. This will be done via its various channels and its users, and XOX will market the range of Leopard Mobile products through its channels and subscribers.
The parties will form a strategic alliance where XOX will become the strategic partner of Leopard Mobile in Malaysia for the purpose of marketing and promoting Leopard Mobile’s products to the general market by encapsulating these products in XOX’s marketing initiatives and programs.
The Strategic Alliance Is Expected To Benefit Both Companies
XOX Mobile’s subscriber base of 1.3 million users is expected to be the first cadre to enjoy the potential benefits of this collaboration through the availability of Leopard Mobile applications, games, content and advertisement network that will be available solely through XOX Mobile.
According to XOX Bhd’s Group CEO, Mr. Ng Kok Heng, XOX Mobile’s strategy of international collaborations for content and cutting edge mobile services is resonating strongly with the MVNO’s subscriber base of young, technology-savvy, keyed-in to trends, users’ of its pre-paid and post paid services.
“Our initial partnership with South Korean brands proved to be a success prompting us to explore more Asian content providers and developers that we could partner with. Taiwanese developers are on the forefront of mobile games, in-app advertising and content development. We believe that our Chinese speaking subscriber base will embrace the quality content from an edgy Taiwanese provider,” said Mr. Ng.
“This strategic alliance of cross marketing and cross bundling also allows our Voopee mobile application that employs IMS – which effectively cuts down on usage of voice and text messaging, to be spread farther afield including in Taiwan.”
“This strategic alliance is of benefit to both parties as it increases content and geographic distribution,” he added.
Leopard Mobile’s Founder, Mr. David Wu is positive on the collaboration possibilities with XOX, citing the strong acceptance of Taiwanese content among Malaysian Chinese mobile users, and the opportunities for Voopee in Taiwan.
“Malaysia is an ideal market for Leopard Mobile, with a synergistic partner in XOX Mobile. There is huge potential to increase the subscribership for mobile applications and content,” said Mr. Wu.
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