If you value gaming so much on both desktop or mobile, you wouldn’t mind spending for the right accessories to keep your level high or perform at your best in-game. If you’re into playing games, which heavily invests in sound design like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, PUBG Mobile, Fortnite or even State of Decay 2, having the right headphone or earphone is just as important as having the best graphics card.

This is basically Plextone, a Shenzhen-based company that offers budget audio solutions, is offering with their latest wired in-ear earbuds, G30. We’ve used in-ear earbuds in the past, but you’d be surprised how Plextone designed this with gamers in mind.

Plextone G30 25 770x513 - Plextone G30 Quick ReviewIn terms of design, Plextone G30 features a spheroidal in-ear foam, which lets you use it for long hours without feeling any pain. I confirm that this works as I’ve been using this for more than a week now. Ear horns are attached to each earphone stem to give it the right fit on your ears. Plextone included 2 extra sets of ear horns just in case the attached pair isn’t right for you.

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What makes this product interesting is the way they designed the microphone. Normally, the microphone module is part of the control keys, which is usually quite far from the user’s mouth. It isn’t actually a flawed design but Plextone thought that they could make something better by having an attachable adjustable microphone.

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I like the fact that the microphone is adjustable, and picks up my voice pretty well. My major complaints though are: (1) it picks up too much bass; (2) it uses 2.5mm jack, which means that you will need to spend in order to use other detachable microphones like the ones found at HyperX Cloud 2. Jack adapters usually cost around, PhP100 to PhP500 depending on where you’re going to buy.

If you wish to remove the adjustable microphone, another microphone is located just below the control keys. I find this very useful as I might not always bring the adjustable mic with me all the time.

Plextone G30 13 770x513 - Plextone G30 Quick ReviewIn terms of sound quality, it’s good enough for its PhP999 price tag.  It is loud but bass is overly pronounced. It is expected though as it’s just as Plextone advertises it on its retail box. This helps quite a lot if you wish to use this while playing games such as PUBG on both desktop and mobile.

The inclusion of an adjustable microphone is extra helpful for games, which require strong teamwork and communication. It works pretty well on PUBG Mobile and via Discord on both mobile and desktop. If you’re using this on a desktop though, I highly recommend using Voicemeeter Banana so you can further balance or adjust treble and bass according to your preference.

It’s a budget in-ear earphones with well thought of and implemented features. The adjustable product is genius, and it’s the right product for gamers, both PC and mobile gamers. If you’re serious about getting yourself fully immersed on your favorite battle royale game, this is a must try for you.

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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.

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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

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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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