After 1 week of voting, our Tech NewsMakers winners have finally been selected by our 1,363 qualified voters (before the 12am cutoff). 313 out of total voters qualified for our raffle as they completely voted for all the categories.

Special thanks to Aircast for broadcasting Tech Newsmakers to 79 Aircast modules nationwide. Also to our developer partners, GamePlan, for co-developing Blip Track to determine the nominees, and Blippy to let our followers vote.

Meanwhile, here are your winners:

Winners were determined by the number of votes via our Messenger bot. To avoid bias, nominated products appeared randomly per category. For the vote counts, you may click this.

Gadget Accessory of the Year
Gadget Accessory of the Year - Here are your Gadget Pilipinas Tech Newsmakers 2017 Winners

Game of the Year:
Game of the Year - Here are your Gadget Pilipinas Tech Newsmakers 2017 Winners

Budget Smartphone of the Year
Budget Smartphone of the Year 1 - Here are your Gadget Pilipinas Tech Newsmakers 2017 Winners

Low Mid Range Smartphone of the Year
Low Midrange Smartphone of the Year - Here are your Gadget Pilipinas Tech Newsmakers 2017 Winners

High Mid Range Smartphone of the Year
Mid Range Smartphone of the Year - Here are your Gadget Pilipinas Tech Newsmakers 2017 Winners

Flagship Smartphone of the Year
Flagship Smartphone of the Year - Here are your Gadget Pilipinas Tech Newsmakers 2017 Winners

Smartphone of the Year
Smartphone of the Year 1 - Here are your Gadget Pilipinas Tech Newsmakers 2017 Winners

  • OPPO F5 (winner)
  • VIVO V7+
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  • Apple iPhone X
  • Huawei Nova 2i

Gaming Laptop of the Year
Gaming Laptop of the Year 1 - Here are your Gadget Pilipinas Tech Newsmakers 2017 Winners

Consumers’ Choice Award
Consumers Choice Award 1 - Here are your Gadget Pilipinas Tech Newsmakers 2017 Winners

  • OPPO F5 (winner)
  • VIVO V7+
  • Huawei Nova 2i
  • Cherry Mobile Flare S6
  • Nokia 8
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  • Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Local Tech Brand of the Year
Local Tech Brand of the Year - Here are your Gadget Pilipinas Tech Newsmakers 2017 Winners

  • Cherry Mobile (winner)
  • MyPhone
  • Cloudfone
  • Starmobile

Tech Newsmaker Company of the Year
Tech Newsmaker of the Year - Here are your Gadget Pilipinas Tech Newsmakers 2017 Winners

  • VIVO
  • OPPO (winner)
  • ASUS
  • Cloudfone
  • Cherry Mobile
  • Samsung
  • Voyager Innovations
  • Huawei Mobile

EDITORS’ CHOICE AWARD

Editors Choice of the Year 1 - Here are your Gadget Pilipinas Tech Newsmakers 2017 Winners

SOCIAL BRAND OF THE YEAR

Social Brand of the Year 1 - Here are your Gadget Pilipinas Tech Newsmakers 2017 Winners

PR AGENCY OF THE YEAR

PR Agency of the Year 1 - Here are your Gadget Pilipinas Tech Newsmakers 2017 WinnersMINOR AWARDS

  • Best Social Media Activation: OPPO National Selfie Day
  • Best Mouse: ASUS ROG Strix Evolve
  • Best Consumer Laptop: ASUS Zenbook Pro UX550VE
  • Best Monitor: ASUS ROG Swift PG248Q
  • Best Graphics Card: ASUS ROG Strix GTX1080 11G
  • Best Design (Smartphone): Huawei Mate 10
  • Best Keynote/Presentation: Samsung Galaxy Note 8

RAFFLE WINNER

Raffle Winner - Here are your Gadget Pilipinas Tech Newsmakers 2017 WinnersWe can now finally reveal the smartphone we will give away. We intentionally didn’t announce the model during the polling period to avoid bias to the brand and product. Special thanks to MediaTek for sending an OPPO F5 for our giveaway.

Here’s our polling process for your reference. All voters who completely voted in all categories are qualified to win.

Congratulations to all the winners! We can’t wait for 2018 to start!

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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

sk8lqukaqalhq2mrzkqd 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forIf 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

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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