Globe Community members and local celebrities participated in a night of giving back as the country’s leading telecommunications network partnered with Digicon Events Management for this year’s StarServe, which was held recently at Outback Steakhouse in Libis, Quezon City.

Now on its 5th year, StarServe is a charity event where local celebrities serve food and drinks to event attendees. Proceeds of the charity event went to the kids of Asociacion de Damas de Filipinas, an organization that provides care and guidance to orphaned and abandoned children.

Local celebrities who participated as “StarServers” include Chef JP Anglo of ABS-CBN’s Master Chef Pinoy Edition, former child star and now blogger/actor and one of Globe Community’s pioneer members Chuckie Dreyfus, RX 93.1’s Chico Garcia and Gino Quillamor, TV host Franco Mabanta, actor and podcast host Alfonso Martinez, TV host and sports enthusiast Marc Nelson, singer Sabrina Orial, ABS-CBN’s Perkins Twins (Jesse and Christian), acoustic singer Princess Velasco, and chef/entrepreneur Chef Nino Logarta. The event was hosted by TV personality JC Cuadrado.

Present also in the said event were Globe Community Manager Glenn Ong together with Globe Community team members Eldridge Tan and Jerome Patalud, and Globe Customer Experience Executives Chris Lipman and Miggy Dela Cruz.

Globe co-presented the event by bringing Globe Community members to dine in and to donate any amount via GCash. StarServe also welcomed walk-in guests who contributed Php1, 000 to join the event-for-a-cause and to experience being served by celebrities.

“We’re happy to partner with Digicon in the first Christmas gathering of the Globe Community. This season is a perfect time to share our blessings and give back to the community, and we’re glad to be doing it with celebrities who willingly gave their time to be of service to others – the same objective as Globe Community. We hope that through this simple activity, we’re able to provide assistance to the Damas kids as well as help our brothers and sisters who were greatly affected by the recent super typhoon in the Visayas region,” said Glenn Ong, Globe Community Manager.

Globe Community (http://community.globe.com.ph) was put together to provide subscribers with an online venue to exchange ideas, interact, and to allow its members to give help and assistance to one another. Globe Community is the first of its kind in the Philippines.

Since its launch in March of this year, Globe Community has become a growing, thriving online venue currently with over 15,000 members engaged in sharing information, tips, answers, and advice. It’s one of the fastest growing online communities of its kind in Asia.

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Tokyo Game Show Special Coverage

Tokyo Game Show 2018

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Witness this year’s biggest gaming convention in Asia, the Tokyo Game Show 2018. This September 19, our team will fly to Tokyo, Japan, to be part to TGS 2018. Special thanks to our brand partners Huawei Mobile, PLDT Home, Smart Communications and Cherry Mobile for making this coverage possible.

The Gadget Pilipinas Team was given access to a press briefing with Hidetaka Miyazaki, Director from From Software and a bit of hands-on gameplay. Here’s our take on the hands-on gameplay and the insights from the press interview. We also  figured a listicle is in order to rundown why this game will match the hype surrounding it.

Here’s our Top 5 reasons why “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice” is to die for.

1) The game is Tenchu-inspired

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2) Casual or hardcore can play

sn1rmqcvrwomyuttaoyq 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forFrom Software is notorious for challenging games and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is no exception. However, Hidetaka Miyazaki, Director of From Software, revealed that he himself is a casual gamer and has made it clear that the game should be accessible to beginners and experienced players alike.

3) Upgradeable prosthetic arm

jjn6e6ivua5u142iukql 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forThat prosthetic arm that Sekiro has isn’t just for looks. It can launch a grappling hook and is upgradeable too. No details were revealed but its good to know that a skill-tree based system is in place. Think Horizon Zero Dawn or Spiderman on the way skill and gadgets are upgraded. Tech upgrades set in feudal Japan? What’s not to like?

4) Play the style that suits you

jo1pi5md3myj0pxynz9p 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forStealth like Tenchu or head-on like Dark Souls? It’s up to you. What’s clear is that you can’t use stealth for the whole campaign since the game wasn’t designed that way. Stealth can be used to thin enemy numbers and to preserve your health before confronting the big boss. The mix of stealth and hack and slash is always a good mix to change-up the pace and should suit any gameplay style.

5) Single-player only campaign can last 20 to 30 hours 

ocxemodvr6oa72argpyo 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forThat’s the length of the campaign as per Miyazaki. The game is focused-solely on the single-player experience. No more wayward players who can just jump-in and help or derail your campaign. From Software also focused on the story-telling. Given that no resources were spent in developing the multiplayer aspect, expect the campaign to take it up a notch.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be released on March 22, 2019 on PC, Xbox One and the Playstation 4.

Our Tokyo Game Show 2018 Coverage is brought to you by our brand partners: Huawei Mobile Philippines, PLDT Home Fibr, Smart and Cherry Mobile. Access our coverage here.

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Heads-up, Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) players. The PES game you’re playing on your phone is going to get a major upgrade.

For starters, the visuals will get a major overhaul and will be using Unreal Engine 4 – the same graphics engine used in triple A games for consoles and PCs. With the use of Unreal Engine 4, PES will be inching closer to how it looks versus its console port. It

Next, over 3,000 new animations, improved player AI with every playstyle accounted for, and realistic ball movements has been optimized for fans to enjoy the ultimate soccer game.

And lastly, 10 new league licenses from Europe, South America and Asia have been added, including Japan’s J. League.

The best part? Despite these updates,  Winning Eleven 2019 is still free-to-play (with in-game purchases).

PES 2019 promises to give a life-like behavior of the beautiful game and should take competitive mobile sports gaming to new heights.

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More about the game and new features, here.

Our Tokyo Game Show 2018 Coverage is brought to you by our brand partners: Huawei Mobile Philippines, PLDT Home Fibr, Smart and Cherry Mobile. Access our coverage here.

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