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HyperX to Release Gaming Headset for PS4

Designed to support PlayStation 4 (PS4) users with audio and gameplay, accessory-making company HyperX is slated to release a PS4-geared version of its Cloud gaming headset, this on August 13 at Best Buy and Amazon. The gaming headset is under the company’s Cloud brand and is officially licensed by Sony. It boasts a special blue […].....»»

Category: newsSource: metrocebu metrocebuAug 11th, 2018

HyperX now shipping the best budget gaming headset

HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology, now have the solution for it, solidifying its commitment to creating quality.....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 9th, 2016

NBA 2K League holds first expansion draft

NBA 2K League press release SECAUCUS – The NBA 2K League held its first expansion draft today at the NBA office in Secaucus, New Jersey. The league’s four expansion teams, affiliates of the Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves, recently announced their NBA 2K League names as Hawks Talon GC, NetsGC, Lakers Gaming and T-Wolves Gaming, respectively. Each of the four expansion teams selected two players from a pool of 68 players who participated in the inaugural season and were not protected by their original team. All expansion draftees will join their new teams for the 2019 season. The expansion draft was a two-round snake draft, meaning that the second round had the inverse order of the first round.  With the first pick, Hawks Talon GC selected Connor “Dat Boy Shotz” Rodrigues, who spent his first season in Portland with Blazer5 Gaming.  NetsGC selected second, T-Wolves Gaming selected third and Lakers Gaming selected fourth. The complete list of round-by-round selections and team-by-team selections can be found below. The draft order was determined by a draft lottery earlier this month, which was conducted by drawing ping-pong balls in random order from the official ball machine that is used for the NBA Draft Lottery. From Sept. 27 to Oct. 10, all 21 teams will have the opportunity to make trades, and the original 17 teams can retain additional players from their 2018 rosters in exchange for 2019 draft picks. For more information on offseason player protection, additional player retainment, and trade rules, click here. The date of the 2019 NBA 2K League Draft will be announced in the coming months. The 2019 NBA 2K League Draft order is subject to change based on trades and additional player retainment.  For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com and follow @NBA2KLeague on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 27th, 2018

PlayStation®4 NBA 2K19 Bundle to be released in the PH this September

Sports video game fans, rejoice! The world's best basketball simulator, NBA 2K, will be dropping its 20th iteration, NBA 2K19, and as a treat for PlayStation®4 users, a special, limited edition NBA 2K19  PlayStation®4 bundle will be available this September, coinciding with the video game's release. It will be available at stores at a suggested retail price of PHP 20,490. Included in the bundle includes a jet black, 500 GB PlayStation®4 console, a DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller, Blu-ray Disc version of the NBA 2K19 and One-Year extended warranty service. It also comes with an A2 size poster featuring NBA 2K19 Standard Edition cover athlete, two-time NBA All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo and a premium decal sticker. NBA 2K celebrates 20 years of redefining what sports gaming can be, from best in class graphics & gameplay to groundbreaking game modes, and an immersive open-world “Neighborhood.” NBA 2K19 continues to push limits as it brings gaming one step closer to real-life basketball excitement and culture. It will be available via pre-order this September......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 30th, 2018

Heat, Knicks clash in first NBA 2K League Finals

NBA 2K League press release NEW YORK – Heat Check Gaming and Knicks Gaming will make history when they meet in the first NBA 2K League Finals, a best-of-three series that will take place Saturday, Aug. 25 beginning at 4 p.m. ET (4am, Sunday, Aug. 26, PHL time) on Twitch. Below please find numbers related to the inaugural season of the NBA 2K League: NBA 2K League At-A-Glance: 102 – The NBA 2K League, a professional esports league co-founded by the NBA and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., launched in 2018 and features the best 102 NBA 2K players in the world selected from 72,000 hopefuls. 132M – NBA 2K League content has generated more than 132 million video views on social media channels. 1.6M – The NBA 2K League and its teams feature more than 1.6 million likes and followers across all league and team social media platforms. 1M – The NBA 2K League awarded $1 million in prize money over the course of its inaugural season, with the largest prize pool reserved for the end of season champions.  The best-of-three NBA 2K League Finals will see the winning team receive $300,000, and the remainder of the $600,000 total prize pool will be awarded to the remaining seven playoff teams. 186 – The NBA 2K League regular season consisted of 186 games. 17 – The 2018 season ran for 17 weeks, beginning in May and ending in August, and featured 12 weeks of weekly matchups, three weeks of in-season tournaments and two weeks of postseason. 10M – NBA 2K18 has sold approximately 10 million copies worldwide and is the best-selling edition in franchise history. NBA 2K League Teams:      90 – NBA 2K League teams have formed more than 90 corporate and marketing partnerships. 21 – Affiliates of four NBA teams – the Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves – will join the NBA 2K League for its second season, bringing the total number of teams from 17 to 21. 8 – Eight teams qualified for the inaugural NBA 2K League playoffs: No. 1 seed Blazer5 Gaming (12-2), No. 2 seed 76ers GC (10-4), No. 3 seed Pistons GT (9-5), No. 4. seed Raptors Uprising GC (8-6), No. 5 seed Cavs Legion GC (8-6), No. 6 seed Heat Check Gaming (8-6), No. 7 seed Wizards District Gaming (8-6), and No. 8 seed and THE TICKET tournament winner Knicks Gaming (5-9). NBA 2K League Players: 677 – Wizards District Gaming’s Austin “Boo Painter” Painter, the league-leader in points scored, tallied 677 points during the regular season. 84 – Grizz Gaming’s Mehyar “AuthenticAfrican” Ahmed-Hassan set the NBA 2K League single-game scoring record with 84 points. 57 – Blazer5 Gaming’s Dayne “OneWildWalnut” Downey, the Most Valuable Player and Defensive Player of the Year, recorded 57 blocks during the regular season. 25 – NBA 2K League players compete as unique characters in 5-on-5 gameplay.  Each position can choose between five different archetypes, creating 25 total archetypes* 15 – New York has produced 15 NBA 2K League players, more than any other state. 9 – There were nine international players on 2018 opening-night NBA 2K League rosters: Yusuf “Yusuf_Scarbz” Abdulla (Raptors Uprising GC; Canada), Mehyar “AuthenticAfrican” Ahmed-Hassan (Grizz Gaming; Canada), Jamie “vGooner-” Bull (Pacers Gaming; U.K.), Ryan “Devillon” de Villon (Mavs Gaming; Canada), Thomas “Speedbrook” Genaj (Celtics Crossover Gaming; Canada), Harry “HazzaUK2K” Hurst (Mavs Gaming; U.K.), Jannis “JLB” Neumann (Mavs Gaming; Germany), Basil “24k Dropoff” Rose (Heat Check Gaming; Canada), and Jomar “Jomar12 PR” Varela-Escapa (Blazer5 Gaming; Puerto Rico). 5 – Five players have recorded triple doubles in the inaugural season of the NBA 2K League: Heat Check Gaming’s Juan “Hotshot” Gonzalez, Raptors Uprising GC’s Kenneth “Kenny” Hailey, Celtics Crossover Gaming’s Ahmed “Mel East” Kasana, Wizards District Gaming’s Austin “Boo Painter” Painter, and Knicks Gaming’s Idris “Idrisdagoat6” Richardson. *An archetype is a preset combination of attributes and skills. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com and follow @NBA2KLeague on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 21st, 2018

NBA 2K League announces four new teams for 2018 season

NBA 2K League press release NEW YORK – The NBA 2K League announced today that affiliates of four National Basketball Association (NBA) teams – the Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves – will join the league for its second season, bringing the total number of NBA 2K League teams from 17 to 21. “Welcoming these four world-class organizations and their passionate fanbases to the NBA 2K League is an exciting moment not only for the league, but for the entire 2K community,” said NBA 2K League Managing Director Brendan Donohue. “From their innovative spirit to their global reach, we know each of these teams will be a tremendous addition, and we are thrilled that this growth offers the opportunity for new players, coaches and support staff to join the league.” The league’s inaugural season tipped off in May 2018 and features the best 102 NBA 2K players in the world competing on 17 teams. The 17-week season includes weekly matchups, three in-season tournaments and will culminate with the NBA 2K League Playoffs, which begin this Friday, Aug. 17 at 6 pm ET (Saturday, August 18, PHL time). The first NBA 2K League Finals will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 4 pm ET (Sunday, August 26, PHL time). All competition is streamed live on Twitch and takes place from the NBA 2K League Studio Powered by Intel in New York City. The original 17 NBA 2K League teams are 76ers GC, Blazer5 Gaming, Bucks Gaming, Celtics Crossover Gaming, Cavs Legion GC, Grizz Gaming, Heat Check Gaming, Jazz Gaming, Kings Guard Gaming, Knicks Gaming, Magic Gaming, Mavs Gaming, Pacers Gaming, Pistons GT, Raptors Uprising GC, Warriors Gaming Squad, and Wizards District Gaming. For more information about the NBA 2K League, visit NBA2KLeague.com and follow @NBA2KLeague on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

NBA 2K League announces 'The Ticket' schedule

NBA 2K League press release NEW YORK – The NBA 2K League announced today the game schedule for its third and final tournament of the season, “THE TICKET”, scheduled for July 12-14 (July 13-15, PHL time). Streaming live on Twitch, all games take place from the NBA 2K League Studio Powered by Intel in New York City. The single-elimination tournament begins on Thursday, July 12 at 6 p.m. (Friday, July 13, 6am, PHL time) with a play-in game for the 16th and 17th seeds, which will be followed by games featuring the 1st -15th seeds and winner of the play-in game. Overall, the tournament will feature five games on Thursday (Friday, PHL time), four games on Friday (Saturday, PHL time) and seven games on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time), culminating in the championship game at 7 p.m. ET (7am, PHL time). Seeding was determined by a team’s performance during the four weeks of regular-season games preceding “THE TICKET.” The winner of “THE TICKET” will be guaranteed a playoff spot. In addition, the winning team will receive half of the $150,000 prize pool, with the remainder being awarded to the second to eighth place teams (first place - $75,600; second place - $24,800; third and fourth place - $12,800; fifth-eighth place - $6,000). In addition to a playoff berth and prize money, the winner will acquire a coveted steel champion banner – with the goal of collecting all three banners that link together to form THE BANNER CHAIN. 76ers GC and Blazer5 Gaming each have a portion of THE BANNER CHAIN by winning the THE TIPOFF and THE TURN, respectively. Following THE TICKET, there will be four weeks of regular season remaining for teams to secure their place in the postseason before playoffs begin on Aug. 17 (Aug. 18, PHL time). The playoffs run for two weeks, and the seven teams with the best regular-season records and the winner of the final tournament are guaranteed playoff spots. If the tournament winner has one of the league’s top eight records, then the top eight teams will make the playoffs. (Times below are in EST).....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Stephen Curry signs broad production deal with Sony Pictures

LAS VEGAS (AP) — NBA star Stephen Curry is heading to Hollywood in a big way. Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) that it has struck a deal with the Golden State Warriors All-Star guard to produce television, film and possibly gaming projects. A press release states Curry and the company he has co-founded, Unanimous Media, will have their production headquarters on the Sony backlot in Culver City, California. The projects developed by Curry’s company will focus on family, faith, and sports themes. No specific projects were announced Monday (Tuesday, PHL time), but Curry says in a statement he wants to use the deal “to affect the world positively.” Curry and the Warriors have a 3-1 lead in their first round playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

Senate committee probes plan to build casino resort in Boracay

THE Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources will hold another hearing on Boracay and a plan to build a $500-million integrated casino resort on the island by a Macau-based company. The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) on Wednesday release a provisional license to Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd. and its local partner Leisure & Resorts World [...] The post Senate committee probes plan to build casino resort in Boracay appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 23rd, 2018

Software for Comelec’s election management system ready

ONE software program to be used by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for next year’s midterm elections has already been completed, in time before the release of the list of candidates this month......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated News7 hr. 29 min. ago

Senate urges Malacañang to stop release of funds from road user’s tax

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate on Thursday, December 13, approved a resolution urging the Office of the President and the Office of the Executive Secretary not to release funds from the road users’ tax because Congress has, “in effect,” passed a bill that will abolish the Road Board. No senator ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Miley Cyrus to star in Black Mirror episode

MANILA, Philippines – Fans of the sci-fi anthology series can’t wait for the release of Black Mirror’s fifth season on Netflix as it is, especially after the announcement of a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure episode,  and even more so now, after singer-actress Miley Cyrus revealed that she’ll be starring in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Factory worker survives being impaled by 10 steel spikes

A 49-year-old porcelain factory worker in Hunan, China miraculously survived being impaled by ten sharp steel spikes following an accident in the workplace. The victim, identified only with his surname, Zhou, is in stable condition, as reported by People's Daily via Daily Mailon Tuesday, Dec. 11. He will still need rehabilitation treatment after his release from the hospital. The accident took place on Dec. 4 while the factory worker was working the night shift. A robotic arm fell, causing Zhou to be spiked with ten steel bars which measured 30 centimeters in length and 1.5 centimeters in diameter. Four of the nails pierced his right arm, another four struck his right forear...Keep on reading: Factory worker survives being impaled by 10 steel spikes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

Baguio police release images of PMA imam murder suspect

Police released CCTV images of the suspect of Philippine Military Academy imam Bedejim Abdullah on Wednesday afternoon......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsDec 13th, 2018

6 local officials dropped from drug list | The Manila Times Online

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) dropped six local officials from its narco-list, saying their participation was limited to pleading for the release of relatives arrested for drug use. In.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Balangiga Bells on display on December 12, 13

This is a press release from the Department of National Defense. The historic Balangiga Bells are on display and are available for public viewing on December 12 and 13, 8 am to 10 pm, at the Philippine Air Force (PAF) Aerospace Museum in Colonel Jesus Villamor Air Base, Sales Road, Pasay City. Entry is through ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Lao hopes to join UP teammates Desiderio, Dario in the PBA

He may have taken the road less travelled, but Kyles Lao has no regrets with the path he took in his basketball career.   Opting to forego his final playing year in the UAAP, the former Xavier standout missed on a chance to be a part of the UP Fighting Maroons, which reached the Finals of the recently-concluded Season 81 cage wars and finished runner-up to defending champion Ateneo.   But rather than look on what could have been, all he feels is pride with what his alma mater was able to accomplish.   "A part of me is happy and proud na UP overcame the culture of losing and became a finalist this season," Lao said as the Fighting Maroons reached the championship round for the first time since 1986.   It doesn't mean that Lao drew the short end of the stick, too.   The UAAP Season 76 Rookie of the Year have made the most of his time away from Diliman, suiting up for AMA Online Education in the PBA D-League and Manila Stars in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL), and now, will be making the biggest gamble of his career as he enters the 2018 PBA Rookie Draft.   "Instead of going back to UP, I've joined a lot of commercial leagues, MPBL and D-League which I've learned a lot from. My teammates and coaches imparted a lot of knowledge on me, on how I prepare myself and how I approach the game," said Lao at the weekly Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum presented by San Miguel Corporation, Tapa King, and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) at Tapa King-Cubao on Tuesday.   "I'm not saying na hindi ko siya makukuha sa UP, but it's not a bad path that I took. I have no regrets because this is where I am now," he said.   Lao is one of the 48 hopefuls who are set to infuse new blood to the 44-year-old professional league through the annual rookie draft proceedings, set on Sunday at Robinson's Midtown in Ermita, Manila.   Coming in confident on what he feels is "the best shape of his career," Lao also wouldn't mind linking it up with former UP brethrens in Paul Desiderio and Diego Dario, both of whom are also making the leap to the pros, wherever that team may be.   "Syempre, I would be happy. Being with familiar faces isn't bad in any case,” said Lao.   “I know how Paul and Diego play and within the system of any coach, I know I can jell with them easily. To be given the chance, it will be reminiscent of our UP Maroon days kung bibigyan kami ng pagkakataon," Lao added.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Erik Matti’s ‘On the Job’ sequel set for release in June 2019

Director Erik Matti has revealed that a sequel to his hit 2013 action film “On the Job” is set to be released in June 2019. Matti confirmed the release of a full-length sequel to his hit action thriller is in the works in a recent interview with Variety. The film is expected to be released […] The post Erik Matti’s ‘On the Job’ sequel set for release in June 2019 appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsDec 12th, 2018

Rules of the game: Dissecting ‘Memories of Alhambra’ Episodes 3-4

Warning: Spoilers ahead Jin-woo (Hyunbin) went to Granada, Spain in search of Magic. What his character clearly meant was magic in the gaming world. He was caught unprepared when he discovered that the augmented reality game that he plays just became too real for comfort. Episodes 3 and 4 of the Netflix Original "Memories of the Alhambra" answered some of the questions left hanging on the first two episodes. Mostly, we get acquainted to the rules of the game. We now know that the player doesn't lose a level, experience, attack or defence points when he dies trying to complete a mission. He just restarts the level. Players should also always use weapons to attack. Hand-to-han...Keep on reading: Rules of the game: Dissecting ‘Memories of Alhambra’ Episodes 3-4.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

Disney again makes history with takings above $7B for 2018

Walt Disney Studios is again ending the year on a high note, posting more than $7 billion in global box office earnings, thanks to hits such as "Black Panther" and "Avengers: Infinity War". "This is only the second time in history any studio has surpassed the $7 billion mark, after Disney's own industry-record 2016 global gross of $7.6 billion," the company said in a statement on Monday. "The Studios' estimated international box office gross through December 9 is an estimated $4.069 billion, marking our second biggest year and the third biggest in industry history," it added. Disney's success comes as the studio is set to release "Mary Poppins Returns" on Dec. 19, ...Keep on reading: Disney again makes history with takings above $7B for 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018

PH trade gap likely wider in Oct - HSBC | The Manila Times Online

The countrys trade deficit likely expanded in October, banking giant HSBC said ahead of todays release of official data. We expect the Philippine trade deficit to widen further in October,READ The pos.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 11th, 2018