The ROG GL503 series has been a staple choice for gamers, thanks to a combination of solid performance, cutting-edge design, RGB goodness, and a slew of exclusive features that make them a good value for money.scar 5 - ASUS ROG GL503 Series Gets Coffee Lake Refresh

Now though, these machines have become even more capable, thanks to the new Intel Core i7-8850H Hexa Core processor. You also get up to 32GB of RAM, a combination of a 2TB HDD and a 512GB SSD, and a NVIDIA GTX 1070 graphics card.

GL503 9The New HERO Edition in particular, now features a 130% sRGB IPS display with 120Hz refresh rate, while the new Scar Edition has a 100% sRGB screen with 5ms response time, ideal for FPS titles. The GTX 1060 and GTX 1070 variants can even be upgraded to a 144Hz display, for silky smooth and crisp visuals.

GL503 7The Strix GL series are also equipped with the new 12V fan with Anti-Dust Thermal Tunnels for better cooling, along with an updated version of the ROG Gaming Centre for monitoring system performance. Users can also toggle the new Silent Mode for light tasks that don’t need intensive cooling.

GL503 4Lastly, Strix GL machines still feature the easy upgrade D-Door for any future upgrades that the user may need.

ASUS ROG Strix GL503 Series Specs and Pricing

ModelDisplayTypeCPURAMStorageGPUSRP
GL703GS-EP009T (SCAR)17" FHDIPS 144HZI7-875016GB1TB+512SSDGTX1070 6GB GDDR5PhP139,995
GL703GM-EP010T (SCAR)17" FHDIPS 144HZI7-875016GB1TB+256G SSDGTX1060 6GB GDDR5PhP109,995
GL703GE-EQ001T (SCAR)17" FHDIPS 120HZI7-87508GB1TB+256G SSDGTX1050ti 4GB GDDR5PhP84,995
GL503GE-EN008T (HERO)15" FHDIPS 120HZI7-87508GB1TB+256G SSDGTX1050ti 4GB GDDR5PhP81,995
GL503GE-EN007T (SCAR)15" FHDIPS 120HZI7-87508GB1TB+256G SSDGTX1050ti 4GB GDDR5PhP81,995

ASUS ROG’s newest gaming laptops will be available locally starting April 17, 2018 from  ASUS and ROG Concept Stores, retail partners, or the newly announced concept store in Lazada.

 

 

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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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