ASUS Republic of Gamers once again proved why it’s the No.1 gaming brand, as it showcased its newest gaming accessories at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show: the Strix Flare RGB Mechanical Keyboard,  Aura Terminal addressable RGB controller, and Spotlight RGB Projection Light with Bezel-Free Kit.

ROG Strix Flare

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Combining the signature ROG splash design, top-notch performance and comfort, the ROG Strix Flare Mechanical Keyboard brings customizable style to the next level. It features Cherry MX RGB Switches – the top choice for professional and amateur gamers alike, making every press of the Strix Flare of optimal actuation for satisfying and reliable keystrokes.

It also features dedicated media keys, a USB pass-through port for connecting another device such as a mouse, as well as a detachable wrist rest for maximum comfort during extended gaming sessions.

Powered by Aura Sync lighting technology, the ROG Strix Flare has individually programmable RGB backlit keys, and LED’s under both sides that create a glowing effect. All onboard lighting effects can be synchronized with other Aura Sync devices, giving  a more personalized look to your battle station.

ROG Aura Terminal 

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The ROG Aura Terminal is an RGB controller designed to give gamers a more immersive environment, enabling stunning lighting effects synchronized with in-game events through ROG Halo Technology. When LED strips are mounted behind a monitor, ROG Halo intelligently determines the colors displayed at the edge of the screen and synchronizes the color of the LED strips accordingly.

The ROG Aura Terminal can also be mounted inside the PC case and can be connected with Aura Sync devices for a uniform lighting effect.

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The Bezel-free Kit enables gamers with multi-monitor setups to visually eliminate the gaps wherein the displays connect,  creating a seamless appearance of one very large monitor. The kit consists of vertical lenses and easy-to-attach mounts that connect the edge of each monitor at a 130° degree angle.

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There’s no need for an external power source or any software to operate the kit, as it uses light refraction to make the monitor edges disappear from the user’s view, dramatically enhancing gameplay.

ROG Spotlight

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The ROG Spotlight is an accessory that projects the ROG logo on a wall or surface, for an enhanced gaming atmosphere. Its colorful lighting also sync with Aura Sync gaming gear, from motherboards to mice for uniform illumination to your setup. It features a matte aluminium finish and a magnetic base for easy and secure attachment to metal surfaces.

Aura SDK Program

ROG announced the Aura SDK program in 2017, which allowed developers and hardware partners to fine tune their products by integrating Aura lighting control into their software. At CES 2018, AIDA64, Tobii and Cooler Master showcased demos and setups that highlighted the things that can be done when Aura Sync is maximized to its full potential.

ASUS ROG has always been at the forefront of RGB evolution, and is committed to working with more brands to improve and advance the ecosystem for the best lighting synergy.







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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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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.

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