The hybrid computing device, the Asus Transformer Book Trio, is now available in the Philippines! Man, I’ve been saving up for this gadget ever since it was announced last year. Well, it’s a good thing that I didn’t buy the Transformer Book in December. Well, T100 is good, but I believe that features-wise, the new Transformer Book Trio is definitely better than the former.
Well, in case you’re living in a rock and do not know what this is, the device is actually 3 computers in one. Technically, it’s just 2 computers, but it can “transform” up to 3 functions:
full fledged Windows 8 notebook
Windows 8 desktop when you hook it up to a monitor
Android 4.2 Tablet
Specification wise, the TX201LA’s (this isn’t a Skynet gadget) PC-module is packed with either an Inter Core i5 or i7 processor, while its Android tablet (yes, its screen) has an Intel Atom procesor. It also has 2 batteries – one installed on the desktop/laptop module (2Cells 4430 mAh 33 Whrs Polymer Battery) and another one installed on the tablet (1 Cells 5070 mAh 19 Whrs). Oh boy!
Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of GadgetPilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.
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
If you’ve played any of the Tenchu games in previous game consoles, you know that the use of the grappling hook to set-up a one-slash-stealth kills from above is a hallmark of the series. Zipping to rooftops and treetops will be the go-to move in this game to get rid of sentries. And yes, those ever-so glorious decapitations and dismemberments with the stealth kill are present.
2) Casual or hardcore can play
From 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
That 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
Stealth 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
That’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.
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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.