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Ukrainian Crypto-Mine With 3,800 PS4 Consoles Raided!

Mega PS4 Crypto-Mine : How Much Can It Make?

The Ukrainian Security Service just raided an illegal crypto-mining operation using 3,800 PS4 consoles!

Take a look inside this Ukrainian PS4 crypto-mine, and find out how much they’re making!

 

Ukrainian Crypto-Mine With 3,800 PS4 Consoles Raided!

Cryptocurrency miners have turned the gaming world upside down, buying up graphics cards and even gaming laptops in bulk. As long as it has a GPU, they are snatching it up!

But their demand for more computing power does not seem to be sated, and they even turned their attention to old PS4 consoles!

While many have pooh-poohed the possibility of mining cryptocurrency using PS4 consoles, the Ukrainians went ahead and did it!

On 8 July 2021, the Ukrainian SBU (Sluzhba bezpeky Ukrayiny, Security Service of Ukraine) raided the LARGEST illegal crypto-mine in Ukraine, finding :

  • 3800 PS4 gaming consoles,
  • more than 500 graphics cards,
  • 50 processors,
  • documents accounting their power consumption,
  • notebooks, phones, and flash drives.

By hiding inside the former premises of JSC Vinnytsia Oblenerho – a leading Ukrainian power supply company, this crypto-mine conveniently and quietly stole power from the JSC Vinnytsia Oblenerho network!

According to preliminary estimates, they were siphoning about 5 to 7 million Ukrainian Hryvnia (approximately US$180,000 to 260,000 / RM770,000 to 1.08 million) every month!

 

How Much Can This Ukrainian PS4 Crypto-Mine Make?

The PS4 and PS4 Slim use a custom AMD Radeon 7970M GPU, with 18 compute units and 8 GB of GDDR5 memory with 176 GB/s of memory bandwidth.

It is roughly 20% slower than the AMD Radeon 7970M mobile GPU, but cryptomining is less about processing power, and memory bandwidth.

So let’s just call PS4 Slim equivalent to the Radeon 7970M for mining purposes, which delivers a hash rate of about 8.35 H/s.

Each PS4 console would be fast enough to generate 0.00013896 BTC worth US$4.62 per month, as of 12 July 2021.

So that Ukrainian PS4 crypto-mine with 3,800 PS4 consoles should generate about 0.528048 BTC worth US$18,041 per month, as of 12 July 2021.

That’s really not a lot of profit to be honest, especially when you consider how much electricity they are actually using!

In fact, it is really a loss-making operation if they actually paid for their electricity – they would lose $9 for every dollar they make!

 

Ukrainian SBU : Official Statement On PS4 Crypto-Mine

This is the English translation of the official statement by the Ukrainian SBU on the illegal PS4 crypto-mine :

The Security Service of Ukraine has exposed and documented the illegal extraction of large amounts of electricity in Vinnytsia. The attackers exchanged cryptocurrency directly in one of the former premises of JSC Vinnytsiaoblenerho. Currently, it is the largest underground crypto-farm discovered by Ukrainian law enforcement agencies: almost 5,000 units of computer equipment were seized.

SBU officers established that the illegal crypto-farm was created by residents of Kyiv and Vinnytsia. They used one of the former warehouses of Vinnytsiaoblenerho JSC, which is located on the company’s industrial site.

The attackers illegally took electricity from the networks of JSC Vinnytsiaoblenerho. To hide their activities, they used conventional means of accounting for electricity consumption.

According to preliminary conclusions of experts, the monthly amount of losses from such activities can range from 5 to 7 million UAH. At the same time, the illegal withdrawal of electricity could lead to more global consequences – entire neighborhoods of Vinnytsia could be left without electricity.

Militiamen registered criminal proceedings under part 2 of Art. 188-1 (theft of water, electricity or heat through its unauthorized use) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

During the authorized searches at the place of operation of the farm and at the addresses of the defendants, the following were seized:

  • 3800 game consoles;
  • more than 500 video cards;
  • 50 processors;
  • draft documentation on electricity consumption accounting;
  • notebooks, phones, flash drives.

Currently, operational and investigative actions are underway to establish the full range of persons involved in illegal activities, including the involvement of officials of JSC “Vinnytsiaoblenergo”.

Exposure measures were carried out by the State Security Counterintelligence Protection Service in the field of economic security of the SBU together with the USBU in Vinnytsia Oblast and the Main Investigation Department of the National Police of Ukraine and under the procedural guidance of the Prosecutor General’s Office.

 

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Horizon Zero Dawn : Get It FREE For PS4 / PS5!

Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition is FREE for a limited time for PS4 / PS5!

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Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition

In an era where Machines roam the land and mankind is no longer the dominant species, a young hunter named Aloy embarks on a journey to discover her destiny.

In a lush, post-apocalyptic world where nature has reclaimed the ruins of a forgotten civilization, pockets of humanity live on in primitive hunter-gatherer tribes.

Their dominion over the new wilderness has been usurped by the Machines – fearsome mechanical creatures of unknown origin.

Shunned by her tribe since birth, Aloy has never known a mother’s embrace or the acceptance of a community. Her only companion was Rost, the stern, impassive recluse who fostered her.

Rost taught Aloy to survive any physical hardship and to scorn comforts as weakness – but he couldn’t provide the answer to the questions which troubled her above all else: who her parents were, and why she was cast out.

Explore a vibrant landscape rich with the beauty of nature. Travel through stunningly detailed forests, imposing mountains and the atmospheric ruins of a bygone civilization, all brought together in a world that is alive with changing weather systems and a full day/night cycle.

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.

 

Horizon Zero Dawn : How To Get It FREE For PS4 / PS5!

As part of Sony’s Play at Home campaign, Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition is FREE to download and own for a limited time!

Just head over to the Horizon Zero Dawn page in PlayStation Store and add it to your account!

When : Now until 14 May 8 PM PT / 15 May 4 AM BST

 

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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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PS4 Consoles Now Used To Mine Cryptocurrency?

Is it possible that cryptocurrency miners are now using Sony PS4 consoles to mine Bitcoin or Ethereum?

Take a look at the viral photo, and tell us what you think!

Read more : Ukrainian Crypto-Mine With 3,800 PS4 Consoles Raided!

 

PS4 Consoles Now Used To Mine Cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrency miners have turned the gaming world upside down, buying up graphics cards and even gaming laptops in bulk. As long as it has a GPU, they are snatching it up!

But their demand for more computing power does not seem to be sated, and it appears that they may have turned their attention to PS4 consoles!

Take a look at this viral photo of a very ghetto-looking mining rig made up of sixteen PS4 Slim consoles.

 

How Much Money Can This PS4 Mining Rig Make?

We have no idea if it’s actually running, or just a work in progress though, because we never heard of anyone actually mining cryptocurrency on the PS4.

The PS4 and PS4 Slim use a custom AMD Radeon 7970M GPU, with 18 compute units and 8 GB of GDDR5 memory with 176 GB/s of memory bandwidth.

It is roughly 20% slower than the AMD Radeon 7970M mobile GPU, but cryptomining is less about processing power, and memory bandwidth.

So let’s just call PS4 Slim equivalent to the  Radeon 7970M for mining purposes, which delivers a hash rate of about 8.35 H/s.

Each PS4 console would be fast enough to generate 0.00013896 BTC worth US$7.62 per month.

And that 16-console PS4 mining rig above would generate about 0.00222336 BTC worth US$121.92 per month.

Even if they are stealing electricity, that’s really not a lot of profit, to be honest…

 

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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!

Find out how to get it FREE for PS4 and PS5, and SHARE THIS NEWS with your friends!

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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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Captain Tsubasa : How To Get FREE Bandai Namco DLC!

The exclusive Bandai Namco DLC for Captain Tsubasa : Rise of New Champions is FREE for a Limited Time!

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Captain Tsubasa : Rise of New Champions

Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions is an arcade football game bringing a refreshing look to the football genre with the exhilarating action and over the top shots.

Developed by Tamsoft, it features both offline and online multiplayer modes, and a single-player story mode split into two modes :

  • Episode Tsubasa : Players get to experience the original storyline
  • Episode New Hero : Players can create their own character and level up; and choose to represent Furano Middle School, Toho Academy or Musashi Middle School.

BUILD YOUR DREAM ELEVEN
Create your own characters with new skills and abilities, and build your dream team to play offline and online!

4 PLAYER VERSUS
Decide who’s the football legend amongst your friends with offline versus up to 4 players!

ONLINE
Compete across several online modes to claim trophies and rewards.

2 STORY MODES
Experience the events from the anime or become a part of the world of Captain Tsubasa!

 

FREE Bandai Namco DLC for Captain Tsubasa : Rise of New Champions

The Bandai Namco Uniform Set is an exclusive DLC that is available for FREE for a limited time on the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Steam platforms.

It gives you both the special yellow and red Bandai Namco uniform, and the Bandai Namco branded ball.

Just follow these steps to get it FREE from now until 1 January 2021.

  1. Go to the official Bandai Namco Uniform Set DLC page.
  2. Scroll down to the Claim Your Free DLC section.
  3. Select your preferred platform – PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch of Steam.
  4. Key in your email address, and click Submit.

Bandai Namco will add you to their mailing list, and email you the code to redeem the free DLC.

Note : This DLC requires the base game – Captain Tsubasa : Rise of New Champions to work.

 

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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!

Find out how to get it FREE, and make sure you tell your friends!

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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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Minecraft Dungeons : Are You Ready To Dive Into It?

Mojang just launched Minecraft Dungeons – a new standalone Minecraft game, inspired by classic dungeon crawlers! Are you ready to dive into it?

 

Minecraft Dungeons : Are You Ready To Dive Into It?

Minecraft Dungeons is an action-adventure dungeon crawler game, set within the Minecraft universe.

Mojang promises that it will offer challenges and adventure for players of all skill sets and playing types.

On top of that, you will be able to play with your family and friends both online, and through local co-op play.

Take a look at the official Minecraft Dungeons game trailer…

Fight your way through an all-new action-adventure game, inspired by classic dungeon crawlers and set in the Minecraft universe! Up to four friends can play together, or you can brave the dungeons alone!

 

Minecraft Dungeons : Editions + Price

Minecraft Dungeons is available on Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One, Windows PC, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4.

It is currently available in two editions at these price points :

  • Standard Edition : $19.99
  • Hero Edition : $29.99

The Standard Edition is the base game. The Hero Edition comes with a Hero Cape, two player skins, a chicken pet, and two DLCs which will be released later.

Don’t worry if you purchase the Standard Edition first. You can upgrade it with the Hero Pass, which upgrades it to the Hero Edition :

  • Hero Pass : $9.99

Here are some online purchase options :

Malaysia

Singapore

United States

United Kingdom

 

Minecraft Dungeons : Upcoming DLCs

According to Mojang, the first two DLC packs included in the Hero Edition / Hero Pass are already in production, adding more adventures and challenges.

They also revealed that the first DLC will be called Jungle Awakens with this tidbit :

Trek through new missions that will take you to the heart of the jungle where you’ll find new weapons, armor and artifacts. This journey is meant for the bravest of heroes, for all twisted vines and paths lead to the source of corruption: the Jungle Abomination.

 

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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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FREE PlayStation Games To Download on 26 April 2020

Here are FOUR PlayStation games you can add to your PlayStation account for FREE, and they are yours to keep forever!

 

FOUR PlayStation Games That Are FREE For A Limited Time!

Note : Some of these games may be limited to certain regions, but you can “bypass that” by adding them using a web browser on your PC.

Free PlayStation Game #1 : PAC-MAN Championship Edition 2

Featuring eye-popping 3D graphics and funky visuals, the latest version of the classic game takes chomping and chasing through mazes to a whole new level!

New modes include Score Attack and an Adventure Mode with fast fleeing fruit, big bad bosses, ridiculous remixed rules, and more!

PAC-MAN Championship Edition 2 (Alternate) is FREE to add to your Steam account from now until 10 May 2020!

Free PlayStation Game #2 : Journey

Explore the ancient, mysterious world of Journey as you soar above ruins and glide across sands to discover its secrets.

Play alone or in the company of a fellow traveler and explore its vast world together. Featuring stunning visuals and a Grammy-nominated musical score, Journey delivers a breathtaking experience like no other.

Journey (Alternate) is FREE to add to your PlayStation account from now until 5 May 2020 (8 PM PDT)!

Free PlayStation Game #3 : UNCHARTERED The Nathan Drake Collection

Experience one of the most revered game series of all time as you follow the perilous journey of Nathan Drake across the globe, from humble beginnings to extraordinary discoveries.

Meet an unforgettable cast of characters as Drake puts life and friendship on the line in a race against ruthless enemies to uncover unimaginable treasure.

UNCHARTED The Nathan Drake Collection includes the single-player campaigns only for UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune, UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves, and UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception.

UNCHARTERED The Nathan Drake Collection is FREE to add to your PlayStation account from now until 5 May 2020 (8 PM PDT)!

Free PlayStation Game #4 : Knack 2

Meet Knack, a little guy with surprising moves and the ability to transform from big to small and back again in this family-friendly adventure from the developers at PlayStation.

  • Seamless co-op mode so you can play together whenever you choose
  • Accessible gameplay for kids and challenging gameplay for adults
  • Pick up and play or sit down for a Knack marathon
  • Save the world from a villain who’s reviving ancient weapons and enormous titans
  • Vibrantly colored world with stunning graphics
  • Puzzles for varying skill levels

Knack 2 is FREE to add to your PlayStation account from now until 6 May 2020 (12 AM BST)!

 

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AMD PC & Console Gaming In 2020 & Beyond (Rick Bergman)

AMD Executive VP Rick Bergman just shared AMD’s outlook of the PC and console gaming market in 2020 and beyond. Check it out!

 

Rick Bergman : Executive VP, AMD Computing and Graphics Business Group

Rick Bergman is AMD executive vice president of Computing and Graphics with responsibility for the company’s high-performance PC, gaming and semi-custom businesses.

Previously, Bergman was president and CEO for Synaptics, a leading developer of human interface solutions including touch, display, IoT and biometrics solutions, from October 2011 to March 2019.

Prior to that, he served in a series of senior executive positions at AMD, where he was responsible for delivering microprocessors and graphics chips to AMD customers across server, client, embedded and game consoles, and for driving the technology that put a graphics chip and processor on a single piece of silicon.

 

AMD PC & Console Gaming In 2020 & Beyond (Rick Bergman)

During AMD Financial Analyst Day 2020, Rick Bergman shared AMD’s outlook of the PC and console gaming market in 2020 and beyond in his presentation – Driving Growth Across PCs and Gaming.

Here are the key points from Rick Bergman’s presentation :

Computing Market Updates

  • Since 2017, AMD has nearly doubled both client unit shipments and market share, built off a broad portfolio of performance-leading desktop, high-end desktop (HEDT) and notebook processors.
  • AMD expects to grow its performance leadership with the ramp of its 7nm Zen 2-based 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen processors designed specifically for desktops and notebooks across the consumer and commercial segments

  • AMD is on track to bring increased performance to the gaming, content creation and productivity markets when it delivers the first Zen 3-based AMD Ryzen product in 2020.

Graphics Market Updates

  • AMD partners with world-class brands to bring AMD Radeon graphics to more than 500 million gamers on the most popular devices, with the opportunity to address 2.5 billion gamers worldwide.
  • AMD plans to deliver a full stack of high-performance, AMD RDNA architecture-powered graphics products to further expand the AMD Radeon install base.
  • AMD RDNA 2-based Navi 2X GPUs on 7nm will bring uncompromised 4K gaming by the end of 2020.
  • The Navi 2X GPUs will boast hardware-based ray tracing, variable-rate shading, and a significant performance uplift.

Console Market Updates

  • AMD partnered with Microsoft and Sony to bring AMD Radeon graphics to more than 150 million consoles, becoming the number one silicon provider for game consoles.
  • The next-generation Xbox and PlayStation 5 featuring AMD Radeon graphics is on track to be launched in time for holiday 2020.

 

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12 Days Later : Unifi Statement On Game Server Issues…

12 days after the official Unifi support account on Twitter claimed that Unifi blocked some game servers, Unifi finally issued an official statement on the whole PR disaster…

Their statement was aptly named We Are Gamers Too… but honestly, this statement should have been issued 12 days ago.

 

What Happened : Unifi Will Block Games With Inappropriate Content???

The whole issue started on 6 February 2020, when Ahmad Asyraf asked the official Unifi support account on Twitter (@helpmeunifi) to check why he was unable to connect to the Rainbow Six Siege game servers on Unifi.

Shockingly, he was told that “TM will block if the games involve inappropriate content such as violent, gaming, scam, etc.

While some netizens started saying that @helpmeunifi is a fake account, that’s not true. It is a genuine Unifi support account on Twitter.

 

We Found Out What Really Happened 11 Days Ago

We got in touch with a Unifi Chat staff to clarify this, and she confirmed that the @helpmeunifi statement was correct.

It would have been easy to stop there, and start lambasting Unifi for such a policy. After all, the Malaysian government is promoting esports involving FPS games like Rainbow Six Siege!

But for us, their statements appear to be boilerplate replies by frontline staff members who have no idea if this is actually a technical issue, or a policy decision.

So we wrote to TM by email, asking them to clarify why Unifi users are unable to access Rainbow Six Siege game servers.

If it was a technical issue, what was the problem, and when will Unifi be able to restore access?

And if it was a policy issue, we wanted to know how TM came to that decision to block access to the Rainbow Six Siege game servers on Unifi, and if that was a directive by the MCMC (Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission).

This was their replies to us in two separate emails (edited for clarity) :

We are not restricting access to Ubisoft game servers. We are currently working on the issue with Ubisoft.

Our 2nd Level team is already aware of this issue, and are in the midst of investigating the cause. We cannot give you a restoration time frame, and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.

So, there you have it, everyone. Confirmation that TM did not actually block access to the Rainbow Six Siege game servers, or any game server for the matter.

As we suspected, the TM Unifi frontline support staff merely recited their boilerplate policy that they have the right to block access to content with inappropriate content.

 

We Are Gamers Too : Official Unifi Statement On Game Server Issues

Almost two weeks into this PR kerfuffle, Unifi finally issued an official statement on the whole issue :

We Are Gamers Too

Hi everyone, recently we’ve received feedback that some unifi users, who are avid gamers, have had some problems accessing their favourite video game servers such as EA, Ubisoft and the PlayStation Network. Understandably, this has caused some frustration. We get it and we feel your frustration. After all, we’re gamers too.

And understandably, there has been some confusion on why these problems occurred. Difficulty accessing gaming servers is not a problem for unifi users only. We’ve checked. Gamers on other networks in Malaysia and around the world are going through the same thing.

There are a number of scenarios that may affect access to game servers. They include multiple logins and wrong login attempts. This has nothing to do with the unifi network itself. Please give us a moment to clarify some misconceptions.

We Do Not Block Access To Game Servers

A number of you have reached out to us via social media and our official customer service channels asking if we block access to game servers. We’d like to make it very clear that we don’t and have no reason to do so. Video games are a big part of a lot of people, including us.

Our Network Is Built For Gamers

With a fibre optic network that spans a distance farther than the moon, the unifi network is the most extensive fixed and mobile network in the country, and we’ve designed this network to cater for the demands of gamers just like you.

Our network comprises of 12 data centres, 20 submarine cables spanning the globe and over 560,000 kilometres of fibre optic cables to offer the best gaming experience for you.

Our state-of-the-art network operations centre proactively monitors our network and continuously optimizes data routes to mitigate and eliminate congestions to further improve your gaming experience.

At the same time, we’re always adding the latest game consoles in our labs as part of our test program to find out how we can further optimize our network for the newest consoles.

In addition, we have direct peering connections to some of the biggest game brands in the world.

If You Encounter Problems, What Can You Do?

First of all, it is very likely not a problem with the unifi network. The causes for problems accessing your favourite games server may vary and we recommend that you reach out to the server provider directly to check.

Head over to the unifi community. We have an active community of unifi users that help each other. The unifi community is the best place to find like-minded users that may have encountered a similar problem and have found a solution for it. Users having problems with their PSN Network Address Translation (NAT) configuration found that the solution offered here help solved their issue.

We hope these tips will improve your gaming experience. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us on social media, via live chat or phone. Thank you.

 

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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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The Legendary Phoenix for Minecraft : Get It FREE!

For this holiday season, GOE-CRAFT is giving away The Legendary Phoenix, an arctic adventure for Minecraft!

Find out how to get The Legendary Phoenix for FREE, and make sure you tell your friends!

 

The Legendary Phoenix for Minecraft : Get It FREE!

Travel to a frozen land, lost in time, and explore its bygone civilisation of frigid lakes, villages, and castles.

Unlock ancient secrets as you complete the challenging quests before you. Obtain the six magic scrolls to free the Legendary Arctic Phoenix!

  • Frozen HD textures
  • 10 frosty HD skins
  • Abominable snowmen and boss fights
  • Captivating arctic landscape

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The Legendary Phoenix for Minecraft : How To Get It FREE!

As of today, you can download The Legendary Phoenix for all versions of Minecraft with a Minecraft Marketplace :

  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • Windows 10
  • Apple iOS
  • Android
  • PlayStation 4 (it’s called store, instead of Minecraft Marketplace)

Just open up the Marketplace on your Minecrafting device and download!

 

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Sony Interactive To Open First SEA Game Studio In Malaysia!

Sony Interactive will soon open their first Southeast Asia game development studio in Malaysia! Here are the full details!

 

Sony Interactive To Open First SEA Game Studio In Malaysia!

Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios (SIE WWS) announced their partnership with the Malaysian Ministry of Communications and Multimedia, at Level Up KL 2019 Biz.

The new game development studio, which Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios plans to open 2020, will provide art and animation services for the development of global titles for Sony PlayStation platforms.

Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios will also work with the Malaysian Ministry of Communications and Multimedia to create more opportunities for the local and regional games industry, as well as establish a partnership with local educational institutions.

This is a major win for the Malaysian Ministry of Communications and Multimedia that have been actively pushing to build up Malaysia as the premier digital creative content development hub in Southeast Asia.

Over the past 20 years, their efforts have created a strong local digital creative content industry with 149 IP titles that generated RM 7.6 billion (US$1.84 billion) in revenue, and a global reach to over 120 countries.

 

Recent Sony Interactive Games

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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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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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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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Lee Chaolan And Violet Return To Tekken 7

17 August 2016 – Leading interactive entertainment company BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment today announced, during the Gamescom showcase, that fan favorite fighter Lee Chaolan returns together with his secret alter ego Violet for the latest King of the Iron Fist Tournament!

 

Tekken 7 : Lee Chaolan & Violet Return

Lee Chaolan was adopted by Heihachi Mishima, meant to be a rival to his son Kazuya. As Kazuya’s adopted brother, Lee was given the same education and upbringing fitting of the Mishima clan. After being expelled from the Mishima Zaibatsu for reasons unknown, Lee founded Violet Systems, a tech company specializing in development on humanoid robotics, and was quite successful.

Shortly after, the world become embroiled in conflict between the Mishima Zaibatsu, headed by Heihachi Mishima, and the G Corporation, secretly controlled by Kazuya Mishima. As most of the world was cautiously watching and trying to decide which side would be most beneficial to support, Lee had his own plans, as he had nothing but extreme hatred for both Heihachi and Kazuya.

One method he choose to exact his revenge on the father and son was to covertly support Lars Alexandersson, who had turned on the Mishima Zaibatsu, but this was only the beginning of what he had in store for the Mishimas.

TEKKEN 7’s engaging story mode is composed of several hours of gameplay (including side stories that players can unlock progressively). Not only can you play as the Mishimas in Story Mode, but there are other arcs that involve fighters outside of the Mishima clan, such as Claudio Serafino, and his group of exorcists.

The Archers of Sirius are a group of exorcists who have been banishing supernatural entities from this world since ancient times. A highly secretive organization, its existence is unknown to the public. Although it is unknown how their existence was revealed, the Archers of Sirius were suddenly approached by the Mishima Zaibatsu. They were heavy-handedly requested by the Mishima Zaibatsu to join their conglomerate, but naturally refused. This did not stop the persistent pressure from Mishima Zaibatsu, however.

Eventually, the news of this approach from the Mishima Zaibatsu reached the de facto leader of the Archers of Sirius, Claudio Serafino. Determined to uncover the motives behind the Mishima Zaibatsu’s actions, Claudio begins to investigate the powerful conglomerate.

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New screenshots have also been revealed, showing a very young Kazuya fighting his father with more details to be revealed while experiencing the story of the game. Lastly a new stage for Claudio is showing off the fantastic graphical quality of TEKKEN 7!

With more than 45 million games sold across the world and a huge fan database, the TEKKEN franchise is an all-time favourite now spanning over 20 years. With TEKKEN 7, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment and BANDAI NAMCO Studios will enter a new chapter thanks to a series of enhancements, reworks and new features added to the highly appreciative game series DNA.

As previously revealed, TEKKEN 7 will feature more than 30 characters (including brand new ones), among them a notable invitee: Akuma from the Street Fighter series! The demon himself known for his shoto-style moves seems to be close to Kazumi, Heihachi’s wife. With this addition, players will be able to unveil the concluding story of the Mishima family!

For the first time ever, the feud between the Mishima Zaibatsu and the G Corporation will be powered by Unreal Engine 4. With this move, BANDAI NAMCO Studios will provide intense fighting moments to players of all ranks thanks to stunning cinematics woven into gameplay.

Starting early 2017, players will experience the next generation of fighting games with TEKKEN 7 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One & PC and get ready to spice up the fight through innovative and balanced battle mechanisms. Power is everything!

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Adobe Marketing Cloud Redefines TV Experience

March 23, 2016 — Multiscreen and on-demand viewing have fundamentally changed the TV industry. Today, broadcasters and pay-TV providers are challenged by consumers’ desire to view content in alternative ways to traditional TV. Increasingly, viewers are watching movies, TV programs, live sports and other content via a broad range of internet-based devices and platforms. Audiences are seeking alternatives to cable, satellite and mobile carrier pay-TV packages, and are embracing “over the top” (OTT) TV and film delivered to every screen.

Today at Adobe Summit, Adobe announced an end-to-end offering with Adobe Primetime that extends the solution to help drive audience acquisition, engagement and monetization across every screen and platform. The new offering delivers more personalized TV and ad experiences directly to consumers via mobile, laptops and connected devices such as Apple TV, Sony PlayStation, Roku and Microsoft Xbox.

With the integration of Adobe’s digital marketing tools, TV networks and pay-TV providers can more effectively package and sell subscription- and advertising-based OTT services, offer highly engaging experiences, and build audiences with more personalized content and advertising.

“TV networks and pay-TV providers are eager to capitalize on OTT, but need a comprehensive platform to effectively acquire, engage and monetize viewers,” said Jeremy Helfand, vice president, Adobe Primetime. “By integrating Adobe’s advertising, analytics, data management, ad campaign and personalization engines with the video playback, ad insertion and DRM capabilities of Adobe Primetime, media companies are transforming their businesses with more personalized and engaging viewing experiences across screens.”

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The New Adobe Marketing Cloud

The new Adobe Marketing Cloud and Adobe Primetime offering is helping media companies launch direct-to-consumer services by addressing critical industry challenges, including:

  • Building an audience: Adobe’s digital marketing tools convert audiences into paying subscribers. Adobe Analytics and Adobe Audience Manager help customers identify specific audience segments based on current content consumption patterns and grow those segments through outreach to similar audiences. Adobe Media Optimizer and Adobe Target increase conversions from trials to paid subscriptions through automated ad campaign buys across search, display, and social channels. To develop consistently effective marketing messages, Adobe Target also offers A/B and multivariate testing and content optimization for both in-app and on-site experiences, which maximize the difficult challenge of audience acquisition.
  • Engaging audiences: Adobe’s new video personalization engine, Adobe Primetime Recommendations, harnesses Big Data to increase viewer engagement and viewing time. Primetime Recommendations learns from more than 200 billion online video consumption points across most U.S. households that stream TV and film content. Deep contextual insights, such as how much and what content a viewer has watched, yield compelling personalized TV recommendations. To alert viewers to recommended TV content outside of a video app, Adobe Campaign can also orchestrate email campaigns and notifications based on known consumer preferences. Support for instant-on content delivery and dynamic ad insertion through Adobe Primetime offer viewers more personalized TV and ad experiences.
  • Monetizing audiences: Adobe Marketing Cloud’s monetization capabilities enable TV networks and pay-TV providers to find the right balance among potential revenue streams: monthly subscriptions, rentals, electronic sell-through, and advertising. Together with Adobe Primetime, Adobe Audience Manager and Adobe Target deliver more relevant advertising to viewers, execute and measure dynamic ad insertion across any screen or platform, and create targeted advertising based on the characteristics of identified audience segments.
  • Measuring audience impact: Adobe Analytics makes it easy to understand how audiences are watching TV – the who, what, when, where, how, and most important, why of a consumer’s viewing decisions across multiple devices. This treasure trove of aggregated and anonymous data improves the acquisition, engagement and monetization of audiences when fed into the rest of the Adobe Marketing Cloud activation capabilities.

 

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