Dell G7 15 7500  gaming laptop arriving in Malaysia priced from RM6,499

While most gaming notebooks are primarily branded under their enthusiast Alienware brand, the new Dell G7 15 7500 gaming laptop is takes to the stage under the main brand itself and sports a slim and sleek design aesthetic that is perhaps inspired in part from last year’s Alienware M17 R2 with its extended rear housing,  strategic emphasis on rear port placement and angular look that’s just 18.3mm thin.

Dell G7 15 7500  front

Depending on how deep your pockets go, you can kit the Dell G7 15 7500 with a host of high-end hardware. 

Starting in from the ground floor, the base model for Malaysia gives you a 15.6-inch Full HD 144Hz display with 300 nits brightness, a 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10750H, 8GB DDR4 2,933Hz RAM, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card with 6GB GDDR6 VRAM, a 512GB M.2 PCIe NVME SSD and WiFi 6 802.11ax support. This base model sets you back RM6,499. This gives it enough pixel-crunching grunt to handle most games in the current market without issue including all the usual triple-A titles.

Dell G7 15 7500   side
In theory, the Dell G7 15 7500 can be kitted out with up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i9-10980HK CPU, up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 with Max-Q and 8GB GDDR6 VRAM graphics card, a 4K OLED UHD display with a 60Hz refresh rate, up to 16GB DDR4 RAM upgradable to 32GB out of your own pocket and a 1TB SSD though there’s no pricing or any official word if you can get this super tricked out variant locally.

Dell G7 15 7500  top

In Malaysia, the Dell G7 7500 is slated to arrive this coming 14th July 2020 on Dell’s official website. Stay tuned for more details as we get them!

Razer Kishi controller for Android phones makes mobile gaming great again

Gaming on an Android smartphone is a bit of a mixed bag with a selection of gaming-focused smartphones but few, if any, universal gaming controllers that made the mark. Until now that is as the Razer Kishi universal gaming controller for Android phones is now in the house and available in Malaysia.

razer kishi

Originally debuted at CES 2020, the Razer Kishi works with all Android smartphones with a USB Type-C connection and has a flexible centrepiece that extends that clamps onto the sides of a smartphone for gamers to play landscape style. 

The control setup is like a traditional gamepad with clickable analog thumbsticks, two shoulder buttons, two analog triggers, multi-function buttons and an 8-way direction pad. 

razer kishi 2

Heavy gamers will appreciate the fact that the Razer Kishi has passthrough charging, allowing for users to hook up a charging cable to the controller to juice a paired up smartphone without having to detach the controller. 

Users of the Razer Kishi have a distinct advantage over those who are solely dependent on using the touchscreen as the controls not only offer extra tactility but also free up the screen so that your fingers don’t block the view. That’s a huge bonus for games like Call of Duty Mobile and PUBG. 

razer kishi side angle

Razer Kishi controller price and availability

The Razer Kishi is now available for RM369 in Malaysia on the official Razer store online. Swing by their official page at https://www2.razer.com/ap-en/store/razer-kishi

Razer Kishi price

Razer Ornata V2 gaming keyboard has Mecha-Membrane key switches and sweet Chroma lighting; yours for RM499

If, like us, you want your keyboards to be exceptionally cushy with padded wrist rests while having that unique clicky feedback that a mechanical switch can provide, you’ll likely appreciate the charms that the new Razer Ornata V2 gaming keyboard has to offer.

Razer Ornata V2

The Razer Ornata V2 is a full sized gaming keyboard with customisable Chroma backlighting and uses Razer’s own Hybrid Mecha-Membrane tech to offer a typing experience that is the best of both worlds, melding the cushioned sensation of  using a membrane keyboard with the clicky feel of a mechanical keyboard. The base of the keyboard also comes with a detachable, upholstered cushion to softly cradle your wrists in decadent comfort.

Razer Ornata V2 mecha membrane
On top of the full sized layout that includes a numeric keypad, the Razer Ornata V2 also has a unique additional multi-function digital scroll wheel on the upper right corner that can be assigned to dial in almost anything from the volume to display brightness. If this floats your boat, the Razer Ornata V2 gaming keyboard is available now for RM499 online at https://www2.razer.com/ap-en/store/razer-ornata-v2

Cute Sega Game Gear Micro costs ~RM195, has 4 variants with 4 games each and is the size a matchbox

We’ve had fond memories of a few Sega games back when the Sega Megadrive was a thing with some excellent classics unique to the console like Gunstar Heroes though we never had the opportunity to experience their Game Gear portable console. Now, Sega has just rolled out something so cute and which presses, nay smashes our nostalgia button that it may have us reaching for our wallets that they’ve dubbed as the Game Gear Micro.

The Sega Game Gear Micro is slated for a Japan release on 6th October for 4,980 yen which is about RM195 or so with your choice of four colours, each of which has a different set of 4 games hardwired to it.

Sega Game Gear Micro intro

Each Game Gear Micro measures in at about 80mm x 43mm x 20mm which is about the dimensions of a matchbox. The casing itself hosts a terrifyingly tiny 1.15-inch display which should offer better battery life, a D-pad, two buttons and a start button to fire it up along with a tiny mono speaker.

Sega Game Gear Micro blue
If you have particularly deep pockets, you can buy all four different Game Gear Micro Consoles for 27,255 Yen which is about RM1,069 and you can also get a free Big Window magnifying-glass thrown in that bolts onto each console much in the fashion of late 90’s Nintendo Gameboys.

The jury is out on the efficacy of this Big Window but it looks like it’ll come in handy to at least read the text for the more intricate RPGs on offer. You can check out the official Sega page.  As you’d likely surmise, the odds of a local Malaysia release are rather unlikely so you’ll likely have to source it from Japan when it releases or get a chum staying there to mail you one.

Sega Game Gear Micro big window
Sega Game Gear Micro Game games list


Here’s the deal. Each Game Gear Micro comes in a specific colour and has 4 games hardwired to it. These games are the Japanese versions of the games so some level of fluency is needed to navigate them.It’s an RPG, be prepared for a wall of hiragana, kanji and katakana facing you as there’s no word on a US release.


The black Game Gear Micro comes with:

Sonic the Hedgehog
Puyo Puyo 2
OutRun
Royal Stone (an RPG)

Sega Game Gear Micro black

The blue Game Gear Micro comes with:

Sonic & Tails
Gunstar Heroes
Sylvan Tale (ARPG)
Baku Baku Animal (match 3 puzzler)

 

The yellow Game Gear Micro comes with:

Shining Force 1 (RPG)
Shining Force 2 (RPG)
Shining Force 3 Final Conflict (RPG)
Nazopuyo

Sega Game Gear Micro yellow

The red Game Gear Micro is kitted out with:

The Last Bible (RPG)
The Last Bible Special (RPG)
The Shinobi (side scroller)
Columns (Tetris style Puzzler)

Sega Game Gear Micro red

Lenovo Legion 2020 Line-up lands in Malaysia

Lenovo Malaysia has just announced a massive array of new gaming laptops, desktops, monitors and more from their Lenovo Legion range spearheaded by the new Legion 5pi and Legion 5i gaming notebooks, all of which have a bevy of new features.

On top of the usual refreshed specifications that include the latest Intel 10th Gen processors, the new Lenovo Legion 2020 gaming laptops line-up sports what the brand calls TrueStrike keyboards which have 100% anti-ghosting capabilities and integrate soft-landing switches to ensure a more tactile, responsive gaming experience. They also have an anti-grease coating so you can, theoretically, use it after tackling a bag of Lays chips.

To keep the hardware cool, the new Lenovo Legion 2020 range sports what they call as Legion Coldfront 2.0 tech which uses a combination of hardware and software to keep temperature levels manageable and shunt heat away from critical parts of the hardware. On the other side of the coin, Lenovo has a Dual Burn feature that dials the processor and graphics card to its maximum safe thresholds for better performance.

Lenovo Legion 5i & Lenovo Legion 5

The Lenovo Legion 5i and Legion 5 are both 15.6-inch gaming laptops that will come with TrueStrike keyboards, Legion Coldfront 2.0 thermal management tech and enhanced battery life. In terms of specifications, the Legion 5i will have an Intel CPU, up to 16GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB SSDs with WiFI 6 connectivity and prices starting from RM4,199 with availability from June 2020. 

The Legion 5 will have the AMD Ryzen 7 4000 H-series mobile processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX2060 graphics with prices starting from RM3,599 and availability from June 2020.
Lenovo Legion 5i

Lenovo Legion 5Pi

The beefed up Lenovo Legion 5Pi has 10th Gen Intel Core H-series processors, up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX2060 or GTX processors and have, according to Lenovo, beefier cooling arrays to keep all that hardware cool on top of a nifty logo on the back and a stylish Iron Grey finish. Prices start from RM6,399 and it will hit stores in June 2020.

Lenovo Legion 5pi


Lenovo Legion 7i

The Legion 7i has an all-metal chassis with RGB-lit lighting vents and serious hardware in the form of 10th Gen Intel COre i8 H-series overclocked CPUs and more under the hood. There’s no price yet but it’s slated for arrival sometime later this year.

Lenovo Legion 7i

Lenovo Legion Tower 5i

For those who want a more static gaming rig, the Tower 5i has swanky blue LED lighting and AMD Ryzen desktop CPUs with availability and pricing slated for later this year.

Lenovo Legion 5i tower

Both the Lenovo Legion 5i and Legion 5Pi are up for preorders with free goodies galore that include cashback rebates, Steam Wallet credit, a Legion gaming backpack and more. Buyers who acquire the Legion 5Pi can also get the 43.4-inch Lenovo Legion Y44W 144Hz Curved gaming monitor too while stocks last as part of the deal which amounts to a staggering RM5,436. Check them out participating Lenovo Exclusive stores or online at https://lenovo.my/legionpreorder/

Rainbow Six Siege: The Grand Larceny event is now live

Rainbow Six Siege Grand Larceny

Saddle up and safeties off as Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is getting a free limited-time game event dubbed ‘The Grand Larceny’ that’s ongoing till May 19 for all platforms.

The limited time ‘The Grand Larceny’ event is inspired by tales of the British mob of the 1920’s with a 5 vs 5 revamped version of the Hereford map and a unique mode dubbed ‘The Stolen Goods’. The Stolen Goods game mode differs from the norm with the omission of Hostages, Areas to secure, Bombs to defuse and no Preparation phase. 

Rainbow Six Siege Grand Larceny area

Defenders have to defend a series of safes spread across the map and take out all their opponents while Attackers have to get as many safes as possible or take out all the defenders.

 Most operators are assignable for the map and will have a primary shotgun as well as event specific weapon skins though some are not usable due to their unique abilities like Glaz, Nomad, Buck, Montagne, Blitz, Caveira, Kali, Clash, Blackbear, Lion, IQ, Tachanka, Recruit, Twitch and Mozzie. 

Rainbow Six Siege Grand Larceny

The new game mode isn’t just for a lark as you can get a unique Grand Larceny pack which consists of 31 skins for selected operators that can be earned by completing special Event Challenges or by buying them for 300 R6 credits or 12,500 Renown each.

Rainbow Six Siege Grand Larceny guns

There’s also a Roaring Riches Bundle which has a series of Deco Artistry signature weapon skins and a Crafted Six charm as part of the bundle to class up your guns. For more details swing on The Grand Larceny event, swing by their official page at https://www.ubisoft.com/en-gb/game/rainbow-six/siege/events/grand-larceny

 

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla announced with you as a rocking VIking raider

There’s something to be said of the Vikings. For their time, they were the equivalent of rockstars with the best boats that technology could offer at the time, seriously rocking hairdos and a rich mythology that continues to be explored to this day. Now, you get to be a part of it as Ubisoft has just announced Assassin’s Creed Valhalla that’s coming this holiday 2020.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla male

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will come for the Xbox series, Playstation 5, the Xbox One, the Playstation 4 and Windows PC on both the Epic store and Ubisoft store.

Set during the Dark Ages when anesthesia was a bonk on the head with a mallet, you play as one Eivor, a Viking raider ought to carve their mark on history. You get to be either male or female, and lead a clan of Norsemen to England in order to carve a future out for the clan.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla battle

The combat system will feature dual wielding and there’s a ‘hometown’ mechanic where you get to upgrade your small settlement, raid enemies to secure plunder and resources and take on King Aelfred of Wessex who has a serious chip on his shoulder against the VIkings.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla edition

The game will arrive in three different flavours with the basic game itself, a Gold Edition which includes the Season pass, an Ultimate edition which includes not only the game, the Season pass and an Ultimate Pack with additional gear that include set of Berserker gear and Rune upgrades.

if your pockets run deep, a Collector’s Edition that comes with a female replica of your alter ego that’s 30cm in height, a Collector’s case, a Steelbook with unique artwork and numbered certificate of authenticity, a male version of Eivor that’s 5cm in height with an axe and raven and a soundtrack.

The game is now out for preorders on all the aforementioned platforms so bring forth your battle axes and plastic and set forth for plunder and glory! For more details swing by their official page at www.assasinscreed.com

You won’t like him when he’s angry.Va

PUBG Mobile raises the chill factor with new Arctic Mode

PUBG Mobile, the granddaddy of the battle royale genre has just gotten an interesting update that adds survival elements over the usual concerns of not getting shot from rival players dubbed Arctic Mode.

PUBG Mobile arctic mode

The new Arctic Mode in PUBG Mobile is a free content update for the game that turns the usual map of Vikendi into an arctic wasteland with players having to also manage their own body temperatures by foraging for branches to build fires and – oddly enough – to hunt down wild chickens for eventual roasting and eating.

Seeing as everything is covered in snow, you’ll also find snowboards all over the place and the map will also add in remote recon drones. You can check out the new content update and download the game on the Apple App store and the Google Play store now.

Meet the shiny new Sony PlayStation 5 DualSense controller

A few weeks ago, Sony shared details about the hardware underneath the upcoming PlayStation 5 that’s due to release near the holiday season. Today, they’ve just revealed a firsthand look at what the PlayStation 5’s DualSense wireless controller will look like in official renders.

The aesthetics of the DualSense wireless controller are like something from Mass Impact with a clean white finish complemented by black trim and blue lighting in strategic spots. Button placement is faintly familiar to its predecessor the DualShock 4 but has multiple refinements based on customer feedback and the new generation of games that will grace the platform. 

Sony PlayStation 5 DualSense loseup

The DualSense, befitting its name has haptic feedback and sports adaptive triggers in the L2 and R2 buttons and has a new ‘Create’ button with as yet unexplained functionality that replaces the old ‘Share’ button. Another addition is the inclusion of a built-in mic so you needn’t have to pack a separate headset to get a quick chat done though you’ll still look odd shouting into your controller.

Barring these details, the official post doesn’t elaborate more beyond that but this small glimpse of the DualSense controller is a likely hint as to the final design of the PlayStation 5 which may likely come in a similarly white finish with black trim. We’ll keep you posted on any developments as they occur.

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Republic of Gamers reveals Strix SCAR 17 gaming laptop with 300Hz/3ms display and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics

ROG Strix SCAR 17 angled

Even in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Asus is going in at full tilt with a slew of new models from their Republic of Gamers (ROG) line-up that include this rather princely beast of a gaming laptop dubbed the Strix SCAR 17.

Strix SCAR 17 front

While most would figure the designation SCAR to be related to some cosmetic mishap, it’s not. The term SCAR, as ROG would put, pays homage to the Fabrique Nationale Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle aka the FN SCAR which has been adopted in limited numbers by the US military.

Homage aside, the ROG Strix SCAR 17, like its namesake, is a powerful and sturdy looking gaming rig that’s designed for intensive gaming and for e-sportsmen looking to gain an edge over the competition.


ROG Strix SCAR 17 Specifications

The hardware is suitably impressive with the ROG Strix SCAR 17 coming with a 17.3-inch Full HD display that has a blazing fast 300Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time. The hardware consists hasn’t been fully nailed down yet but can include up to a 10th generation Intel Core i9-10980HK processor and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super graphics card.

ROG Strix SCAR 17

Seeing the beefy hardware on offer, the ROG Strix SCAR 17 also packs equally impressive cooling hardware too with four heatsinks versus the three seen in more conventional Strix gaming rigs along with an extended heat spreader and a whopping six heatpipes with the slight tradeoff of a 1.4mm increase in height to accommodate the more powerful cooling module.

The laptop also integrates an enhanced thermal conducting compound on the CPU versus the usual thermal paste in order to dissipate heat better and which will see use in other Asus laptops further down the line such as the ROG Strix G15 Electro Pink edition and the massive Zephyrus Duo 15.

Depending on region, you can get up to 32GB DDR4 RAM shoehorned into it along with the option for a pair of M.2 NVMe PCIE  3.0 SSDs in RAID 0 configuration with an additional bay for a storage SSD for a grand total of 3 SSDs.

ROG Strix SCAR 17 rear

Other mod-cons include a backlit per-key RGB backlit Chiclet style keyboard, WiFi 6 (Gig+) (802.11ax) support augmented by ROG’s RangeBoost tech for stronger signal strength, Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity and a rather nifty unique underglow light bar that wraps all around the base of the laptop that can be customisable in the ROG Aura Creator application bundled with the laptop.

There’s no word on price or local availability yet but we’ll keep you posted!