This Halloween, Bugis Junction and Bugis+ are daring shoppers to face their fears with a larger-than-life immersive virtual reality (VR) gaming experience. This is the first time that malls in Singapore are hosting a VR experience of this scale.
The Time Zombies competition that uses the latest Arctic Fox wireless technology, which allows a fully immersive gaming experience without the the burden of cumbersome cables or backpack computers that hinder physical movement. The VR gaming showcase at Bugis Junction and Bugis+ this Halloween will mark Arctic Fox’s debut in Southeast Asia, to the delight of VR gaming enthusiasts in the region.
The thrilling Time Zombies VR competition will take place at Bugis+ Atrium, Level 2, from 13 to 29 October. To take part in the Time Zombies VR Competition, shoppers can either present a receipt with a minimum spend of $20 in a single receipt at either Bugis Junction or Bugis+, or redeem one game play with 100 STAR$® via the CapitaStar app.
Qualifying rounds will take place between 13 to 26 October from 11am to 9pm daily. Thereafter, scores will be tabulated and the top 10 individual players will be selected on 26 October at 9pm. The competition will culminate in a final showdown among the top 10 players on 29 October from 2pm to 6pm.
Exciting prizes await the top 10 players, which include:
First place – $1,000 CapitaVouchers, plus Samsung S7 edge x 1 and Logitech speaker x 1
Second place – $800 CapitaVouchers, plus Samsung S7 edge x 1 and Logitech speaker x 1 Third place – $500 CapitaVouchers, plus Samsung S7 edge x 1 and Logitech speaker x 1
In addition to the top 10 prizes, daily rewards await shoppers when they participate in the Time Zombies VR competition. They stand to receive STAR$® when they achieve a minimum game score of 1,000 points, which will be awarded daily after tabulating the day’s game scores.
1,000 to 1,999 game points = 1,000 STAR$® 2,000 to 2,999 game points = 2,000 STAR$® • 3,000 to 3,999 game points = 3,000 STAR$®
4,000 to 4,999 game points = 4,000 STAR$®
5,000 game points and above = 5,000 STAR$®
More about Arctic Fox VR technology
Marking its debut in Southeast Asia, the Arctic Fox VR technology is a fully wireless and untethered system. Players don only a wireless headset that features a high definition screen and gaming headphones for an immersive surround sound experience.
Without the burden of cumbersome cables or backpack computers that hinder physical movement, the system allows the player free movement within a 5 metre x 5 metre (25 square metres) physical space, thereby enhancing the immersive factor of the virtual reality experience.
Eight infrared cameras mounted on a truss keep track of the headsets and gameplay pistol positions in 3D where the player’s entire body becomes the controller for the game. Players can move around in game as freely as they would like – walk, jump, duck, dodge, and even leopard crawl. Equipped with a software that maps the movements onto the players’ positions within the game, the corresponding virtual visuals are then fed wirelessly to the headsets worn by players with no discernible lag time between the players’ physical movements and corresponding visuals within the game.
Ready to be ushered into unparalleled thrills? Horror fans will relish the adrenaline rush as Bugis Junction and Bugis+ bring them on a brand-new experience where their worst nightmares come to life with the latest in VR technology.
Singapore, October 2017 – Dell revealed a new Inspiron 7000 series laptop in the newly revamped Plaza Singapura Store.
The new Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 aims to bring stunning visuals and powerful performance in a small footprint. A narrower border and FHD IPS touch display also supports active pen for digital drawing, writing and note taking.
With the new Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1, consumers can watch movies or video chat uninterrupted thanks to SmartByte streaming technology co-engineered by Dell that prioritises streaming and conferencing above other network activities. It also offers longer battery life and quieter performance with standard SSDs or optional PCIe NVMe SSDs.
For those who prefer a traditional laptop, the new Inspiron 7000 laptops are the perfect travel companion with the slim, light and thin-bezel design in Platinum Silver or Pink Champagne. Available in 15 inches, the Inspiron 7000 offers a brilliant FHD IPS display for a crisp, detailed picture, viewable from a wide range of angles without sacrificing image quality. The laptops take advantage of the outstanding performance, responsiveness and hardware enabled security built into the 8th Generation Intel Core processor.
The new Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming Laptop offers NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 discrete graphics and NVIDIA Max Q Design technology, 7th Gen Intel quad core CPU options and dual fans to keep the system cool and quiet while powering through challenging games. Anti-glare IPS wide viewing angle FHD display provides excellent visual clarity while Waves MaxxAudio Pro software delivers precise audio. The laptop’s new 2×2 WiFi antenna design provides great wireless performance, while the SmartByte software prioritises gaming and video content to keep games and videos smooth even during large file downloads. A new quick-charge battery gets up to 80% capacity within an hour and the Thunderbolt 3 multi-use port connects multiple devices (including support for up to two 4K displays) to the laptop with transfers up to 40Gbps.
Pricing and Availability:
All products are available immediately, unless otherwise stated, through Dell and its authorised partners:
Singapore — ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) announced the launch of the ROGZephyrus GX501, the world’s slimmest 15.6-inch gaming laptop powered by the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 Max-Q graphics. The ROG Zephyrus GX501 features the Windows 10 Creators Update, which improves the performance of PC games via the all-new Windows Game Mode, and makes it easier to perform native game-streaming with Beam, Microsoft’s streaming service.
The 15.6-inch ROG ZephyrusGX501 features an ultra-slim profile and incorporates the ROG-exclusive Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) — a specially designed cooling system. It also features customisable ASUS Aura RGB lighting effects and a super-fast 120Hz panel with wide-view technology, 100 percent sRGB colour gamut and NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ for breathtaking gaming visuals.
The World’s Slimmest Gaming Laptop with Unparalleled Performance and Features
The ROG Zephyrus GX501 is the result of persistent dedication to gaming innovation. ROG aims to create laptops that are slimmer, cooler, quieter and more powerful than ever before — to fully address the needs of today’s highly mobile gamers.
The ROG Zephyrus GX501 has a blade-inspired design, resulting in an ultra-slim and sleek profile that tapers from 17.9mm down to just 16.9mm at its thinnest point. Its compact dimension makes it the world’s thinnest gaming laptop powered by the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 Max-Q graphics, delivering unstoppable gaming performance, making this combination a good competitor against larger gaming devices and desktops.
ROG-Exclusive Design and Cooling System
The ROG ZephyrusGX501 is cooled by an exclusive Active Aerodynamic System (AAS) that runs cooler and quieter without sacrificing performance. AAS incorporates unique AeroAccelerator (AA) technology that increases the speed and efficiency of airflow through the laptop. The fan’s 3D-curved surface cover and accelerator guides enhance airflow and remove heat away from the components more efficiently. When the ROG Zephyrus GX501 is opened, a portion of the bottom of the chassis flexes to increase the airflow volume by 20 percent and further increase air circulation. AAS maximises system stability as well as gaming and thermal performance, and it allows full utilisation of the Central Processing Unit (CPU) and Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), so gamers can engage in marathon sessions without fear of interruption.
NVIDIA® MAX-Q Design
The ROG Zephyrus GX501 featuring the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 with Max-Q Design further advances the efficiencies of Pascal resulting in a laptop that is both portable enough to take around the world and powerful enough to play the top games.
The ROG Zephyrus GX501 achieves such outstanding performance in a small form factor through innovative cooling methods and Max-Q design. Never before has such performance been available in such an ultra-thin package.
Max-Q is a term borrowed from aerospace engineering and is hugely important for the design of rockets launched into space. At liftoff, velocity of a rocket is 0, but air density is very high. As it gains altitude, velocity keeps increasing, but air density keeps decreasing. Max-Q is the balance point of velocity and air density when the aerodynamic stress on the rocket is at its maximum.
For the Space Shuttle, this typically occurs at an altitude of ~35,000 ft. (11 km) at around a minute into the launch. Space faring rockets are precision-engineered for Max-Q; the balanced point of velocity and air density for which it has been designed.
Similarly, in order to design the thinnest, quietest and fastest gaming laptops, they have to be precision-engineered to balance performance and power efficiency. Hence, NVIDIA® called this design approach the Max-Q design.
Perfected Gaming Keyboard with Aura RGB Lighting, Innovative Touchpad with 10-Key Functionality
The ROG Zephyrus GX501 features a keyboard positioned at the front of the chassis — a design that allows better cooling of internal components, while providing a comfortable and familiar experience for gamers accustomed to desktop keyboards. ASUS Aura RGB lighting technology provides dynamic and customisable lighting effects over the entire keyboard, as well as separately highlighted customisable effects for the WASD and QWER key groups, allowing users to create a gaming ambience that matches the feel of their game. Anti-ghosting keys ensure commands are instantaneously and correctly interpreted — even when up to 30 keys are pressed simultaneously. The keys have been ergonomically designed to provide optimum comfort and typing accuracy. The ROG Zephyrus GX501 positions the touchpad to the right of the keyboard and also integrates a 10-key function that is easily activated by a hot key. When activated, a red backlight illuminates the 10-key functionality.
Ultra-Smooth Gaming Visuals and Versatile Connectivity
The ROG Zephyrus GX501 is equipped with a 120Hz display that enables smooth gaming at a true 120Hz frame rate. NVIDIA™ G-SYNC display technology synchronises the display’s refresh rate with the NVIDIA GeForce graphics card’s frame rate, ensuring ultra-smooth visuals. G-SYNC reduces lag, minimises perceived stutter, and eliminates visual tearing — providing the smoothest, fastest and most breathtaking gaming imaginable without affecting system performance. Wide viewing angles and a 100 percent sRGB colour gamut also allow the panel to produce outstanding, lifelike colours from any angle. The laptop is also equipped with a USB Type-C™ (USB-C™) port with Thunderbolt™ 3, allowing G-SYNC and 4K UHD display output, fast data transfers and power delivery.
Join the Republic
Since the launch of the Join the Republic campaign last year, ROG has been constantly engaging the local gaming communities through rewards programmes, gaming tournaments and exclusive collaboration with renowned brand. As part of the launch of the ROG Zephyrus GX501, ROG will be rolling out its all new ROG Accidental Damage Protection (ADP) Plan starting with the ROG Zephyrus GX501, and also an exclusive collaboration between ROG and Casio G-Shock.
ROG Accidental Damage Protection (ADP) Plan
Every ROG user deserves a priority service and support from the people who knows their devices best. So when customers purchase ROG laptops and desktops, they will enjoy an exclusive after-sales support from the ROG Experts on top of their minimum one-year international or on-site warranty respectively. This support includes a dedicated hotline for all ROG laptop and desktop users only, a priority queue at ASUS Singapore Service Centre along Tai Seng, and an Accidental Damage Protection (ADP) Plan that protects the device from unforeseen accidents such as water spillage or cracked screens. For more information on the coverage under the ROG ADP Plan, speak to an ASUS Specialist at the ASUS Brand Stores or authorised retailers.
ROG x Casio G-Shock Exclusive Collaboration
Being part of the republic is all about the exclusivity of what the ROG users can enjoy. In conjunction with the launch of the ROG Zephyrus GX501, ROG is honoured to announce the collaboration between ROG and Casio G-Shock – the world’s renowned watch maker of the ultimate tough watch. As part of this collaboration, ROG and G-Shock have designed and produced a limited edition G-Shock Watch – ROG Masters 2017 Edition, with only 500 pieces worldwide which will be given away with every purchase of the ROG Zephyrus GX501 for a limited time period.
“It is our pleasure to be able to work with Casio, and we are all excited about this collaboration. I believe this collaboration will bring us forward and assist in achieving what we set up to do, as we don’t just want to build a brand for ROG, but a community around this brand. As part of our continual effort to engage and reward the ROG community, I am also pleased to announce the launch of our Accidental Protection Plan, catered exclusively for our ROG supporters. ROG laptop and desktop users will not have to worry about their after-sales support any longer, because they will now receive priority service and personalised support from the people who knows their ROG devices best,” said Emma Ou, Country Manager of ASUS Singapore.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
The ROG ZephyrusGX501 is now available at all ASUS Brand Stores and authorised retailers, retailing at $4,898. Starting from today, all ROG ZephyrusGX501 will come bundled with the ROG ADP Plan. In addition, from now till 10 December, receive a limited edition G-Shock Watch – ROG Masters 2017 Edition with every purchase of the ROG Zephyrus GX501. Redemption starts on 25 September and ends 31 December 2017. While stocks last.
Today, the Xbox team announced a new gaming subscription service called Xbox Game Pass, which gives you unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 backward compatible games on Xbox One for S$14.90 a month. Xbox Game Pass will begin rolling out to select members of the Xbox Insider Program today, and will launch to the broader community later this spring. If you’re part of the Xbox Insider Program and would like to take the update right away, you’ll need to reboot your Xbox One; otherwise, Xbox Game Pass should appear on your dashboard within an hour or so.
A few things we wanted to note about Xbox Insider Program:
As is common with new features and programs going into preview, Xbox Game Pass will be an early build with some feature limitations and will not be on par with the final experience that will be available later this spring.
Most notable for users in the Xbox Insider Program will be a limited catalog (i.e. approximately 20 titles in preview, many of them arcade) and potentially some slight tweaks to the user interface. Most AAA titles in the Xbox Game Pass catalog will begin appearing in when the program launches to the broader Xbox community later this spring.
You can expect to run into bugs while in the Xbox Insider Program. Note that the main focus of Preview is to test features and report bugs so the team can refine the experience before it launches broadly.
Xbox Game Pass will initially launch to the Xbox Insider Program without full localization, meaning the product description and channel names will appear in English. When the program launches to the broader Xbox community later this spring, the product description and channel names will be localized appropriately.
Some of the great titles coming later this spring when Xbox Game Pass launches to the broader Xbox community include: “Halo 5: Guardians,” “Saints Row IV Re-Elected,” “NBA 2K16,” “Mad Max,” “LEGO Batman,” “Mega Man Legacy Collection,” “Terraria,” “Payday 2,” “Gears of War: Ultimate Edition,” “Fable III,” “SoulCalibur II” and “Tekken Tag 2.” Note that these titles will not be part of the Xbox Insider Program.
Providing additional options for the fulfilment of the individual gaming experience, BenQ ZOWIE announced its new e-Sports gaming monitors, the XL2540 and XL2735.
The launch event highlighted BenQ ZOWIE’s latest addition to its XL series for PC e-Sports – the new 24.5” FHD e-Sports gaming monitor – XL2540 which introduces the native 240Hz refresh rate to deliver a whole new level to gameplay experience as the computer generates over 240 frames per second (FPS) providing experienced smoothness in-game.
Another highlight was the XL2735, a 27” WQHD e-Sports gaming monitor crafted with exclusive DyAcTM Technology that maintains remarkable clarity during in-game movement, to deliver a smoother experience and enable players to swiftly capture and hit targets.
BenQ ZOWIE’s XL-series features premier monitors for PC e-Sports, fine-tuned to guarantee the smoothest and most responsive experience with the clearest images to arm gamers for competition.
Both the e-Sports gaming monitors come with Shields to help gamers focus on the game and an LCD frame that is specially designed to reduce light reflection from the screen to ensure a better gaming experience. Aside from the new design and features, the brand’s tailor-made features for gamers are still available on both models – Black eQualizer increases visibility in dark scenes without overexposing the bright areas while S Switch is designed for easy access to settings and switching between saved modes, The Height Adjustable Stand can easily adjust the height of the monitor to a gamer’s preferred viewing angle, maximizing comfort and the Color Vibrance feature gives gamers the flexibility on color performance with 20 levels of setting.
BenQ ZOWIE also offers a full range peripherals from Mice, Mousepad, Audio System to Accessories. Combining the core competencies of BenQ and ZOWIE, BenQ ZOWIE promises to provide innovations that truly enhance player performance and enjoyment from monitors to peripherals.
BenQ ZOWIE’s newest XL2540 and XL2735 are available now, and are priced at SGD 799 and SGD 1,049 respectively. For more information on the BenQ ZOWIE line of products visit http://zowie.benq.com/
Pro Concepts Technology announced the opening of Gam3.Asia at Marina Sqaure. Featuring eight concept stores by award winning gaming brands spanning 5,737 square feet of retail space but also an exclusive members only eSports zone and a membership program with exciting perks and deals for the community.
The opening ceremony ended with representatives from M1, Alienware, MSI, Aorus, Asus ROG, Razer and Logitech participating in a symbolic lighting up of a customized display, reaffirming their commitment to leveling up eSports and building a vibrant community of gamers in Singapore.
“I think it’s important to note that we don’t want to be retail-focused,” said Mr Jeffrey Phua, Director of Pro Concepts Pte Ltd. “Competitive gaming has taken the rest of the world by storm and we think that Singapore is the perfect place to cultivate into a regional eSports hub”.
Their unique membership program, the Gam3.Asia eSports Club, is targeted at gamers from all walks of life, especially those with a competitive streak in their blood. Its ambitious plans to incubate young gaming talent start with giving players a chance to challenge their peers.
Additionally, perks like early-bird access to community events, the ability to try out products while gaming in-store, exclusive promotions and flash sales give gamers the edge they need to take the next step in their eSports journey.
For many, that means playing together physically and finding a sustainable place to train – a challenge that Gam3.Asia intends to tackle head on. Instead of charging hourly rates, it will allow members free use of its facilities, with two training rooms available.
Gam3.Asia opens Monday to Thursdays 11 am to 8 pm, and Friday to Sundays 11 am to 9 pm. The eSports Club will have extended hours for special screenings of eSports tournaments, as well as during select community events.
About Pro Concepts Technology Pte Ltd & GamePro
Pro Concepts Technology Pte Ltd runs the GamePro, Singapore’s premier retailer for computer products, peripherals and accessories. In addition to a physical retail space at Bugis Junction and Gam3.Asia at Marina Square, it also operates an online retail portal at http://www.gameprosg.com
Syfy welcomes its original Hybrid Virtual Reality (VR) series, HALCYON, premiering on 22 September, Thursday at 10pm (Syfy, StarHub Ch 517).
To give viewers the ultimate Halcyon experience, Syfy Asia has teamed up with Samsung for the series to be available on the Samsung Gear VR. The partnership enabled Syfy superfans to get a sneak preview of the series with the Gear VR at the Singapore Toys, Games and Comic Convention (STGCC) over the weekend, while members of the press in Singapore were treated to experience select episodes from the series at the Samsung Experience Store at Vivocity.
HALCYON is set in 2040 and follows Julie Dover, a detective in the Virtual Reality Crimes Unit, as she investigates the first real-life murder to take place within virtual reality – a crime that shouldn’t even be possible – and the conspiracy she discovers behind it. Directed by BAFTA-nominated Benjamin Arfmann (Random Stop), Halcyon provides compelling cliff-hangers moving fans across TV, online and VR platforms to find out what will happen next.
The 15-episode series consists of 10 x 5-minute linear episodes available to binge-watch on TV (Syfy – StarHub Ch 517), online (http://halcyon.syfy.asia) and on VR (Samsung Gear VR). In addition to the 10 episodes, viewers will also be able to enjoy five special episodes that will be available exclusively via the Halcyon VR app, which can be downloaded from the Oculus store for US$4.99 (from 22-25 Sep) and US$9.99 (from 25 Sep) on the Samsung Gear VR.
The Samsung Gear VR allows users to enjoy Halcyon episodes in a truly immersive and cinematic manner. Episodes will alternate between short-form and VR to showcase a next-level entertainment experience that combines the immersive nature of VR with the narrative arc of a linear TV series:
Halcyon’s story can be understood from just its linear episodes, but watching both linear and VR episodes will allow viewers a more enriched experience. For viewers who only watch the linear episodes, a short recap of the previous VR episode will be played before each linear episode begins, to ensure that they will be able to follow the complete storyline.
Viewers in Singapore hoping to catch the series in both linear and VR will be able to do so with the Samsung Gear VR.
HOW TO WATCH HALCYON TV: Premieres 22 September, Thursday at 10pm on Syfy (StarHub Ch 517) Online: Available anytime from 22 September on http://halcyon.syfy.asia VR: Available on Samsung Gear VR through the Halcyon VR app
The Coalition, the studio developing Gears of War 4, and the Xbox design team, developed the Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limited Edition 2TB Bundle.
The device was designed to resemble a unique piece of hardware lifted right out of the game, bearing the battle marks of surviving a desperate fight with Gears of War 4’s ferocious new enemies – the Swarm. Featuring laseretched scratches on the console’s chassis, bloody thumbprints on the controller’s red metallic D-pad the limited edition bundle is the closest you can get to the ultimate Gears of War 4 experience.
Priced at S$699, the Xbox One S Gears of War 4 Limited Edition 2TB Bundle includes a battleweathered custom Xbox One S console with a 2TB hard drive, an all-new Gears of War 4 Crimson Omen Limited Edition Xbox Wireless Controller, full game download of Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition for both Xbox One and Windows 10, a Gears of War 4 Season Pass and eight additional Gear Packs.
The bundle will be available in Singapore from 25 November.
Win an unforgettable trip of a lifetime at Xbox Showcase 2016
Fans and gamers who participate in the Xbox Showcase 2016 live stream on the 3rd Sept can stand a chance to walk away with the grand prize – an unforgettable trip of a lifetime to Sydney, Australia to participate in an epic week of Xbox activities! The week includes the adrenalin-pumping Forza Horizon 3 launch event, a Gears of War experience at Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach, first-to-play games with developers from Playground Games, The Coalition and more, as well as opportunities to take in the amazing sights and sounds of Sydney, Australia. Fans and gamers simply have to take note of the contest question posed during the live stream, and submit their response via the Xbox Singapore Facebook page by 12 September, in order to stand a chance to win the grand prize.
SINGAPORE — 23 May 2016 — Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) invites you to bring the party to your computer with the introduction of the 2016 Party Collection. Inspired by the ’80s Memphis style of design that emphasizes bright, contrasting colors and graphic patterns, the festive Party Collection is an over-the-top mash-up of favorite things including cocktails, flamingos, popsicles and other energetic patterns.
This year’s collection of bold patterns and colors brings a touch of whimsy to the Logitech® M238 Wireless Mouse designs. These wireless mice reflect the fun, boundary-pushing attitude of today’s pop culture.
The fun and functional 2016 Party Collection mice last up to 12 months on a single battery. Navigate smoothly and easily through web pages or documents with the comfortable scroll wheel, whether you use Windows®, Mac OS®, Chrome OS™ or Linux®. The nano USB receiver allows you to roam up to 10 meters away.
Pricing and Availability
The 2016 Party Collection is expected to be available in May 2016 for a retail price of $29. For more information, please visit the Logitech websiteor our blog.