Press Release + Video – PLAYSTATION®VR LAUNCHES OCTOBER 2016 AVAILABLE GLOBALLY AT 44,980 YEN, $399 USD, €399 AND £349

More than 230 Developers and Publishers on Board And Over 160 Diverse Titles in Development for PS VR

Tokyo, March 16, 2016Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced that PlayStation®VR (PS VR), a virtual reality system that takes the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) system to the next level of immersion, will launch from October 2016 in Japan, North America, Europe and Asia, at manufacturer’s suggested retail price of 44,980 yen, $399 USD, 399 and £349*1.

Watch the promo video

“Ever since we unveiled PS VR during the 2014 Game Developers Conference, we’ve received a tremendous response from gamers and developers alike,” said Andrew House, President and Global CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. “To make sure that we are able to prepare and deliver enough units of PS VR and a wide variety of software titles to consumers worldwide, we have decided to launch PS VR in October 2016. For those who are looking forward to its launch, we would like to thank everyone for their patience and continued support. We are beyond excited to deliver to consumers the amazing experience that PS VR offers.”

Currently more than 230 developers and publishers*2 are working on PS VR software titles, from smaller independent teams to larger studios at the industry’s top publishers such as 2K Games and Ubisoft®. Software titles in development for PS VR from these developers and publishers as well as from SCE Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS) are now totaling to more than 160 titles*3, and over 50 of those titles including Eagle Flight (Ubisoft), EVE: Valkyrie (CCP Games), Headmaster (Frame Interactive), Rez Infinite (Enhance Games), Wayward Sky (Uber Entertainment), RIGS: Mechanized Combat League, Tumble VR, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood and PlayStation®VR WORLDS (SCE WWS) are expected to launch by the end of this year. Additionally, Electronic Arts Inc., DICE and Lucasfilm are working on an all-new Star Wars™ Battlefront™ (Electronic Arts Inc.) gaming experience only for PS VR. Furthermore, THE PLAYROOM VR*4 by SCE WWS will be available as a free download from PlayStation®Store to all PS VR owners, simultaneously with the launch of the system.

To further drive the expansion of the PS VR software line-up, SCE is partnering with Tools & Middleware companies*5 to provide innovative technology solutions and enhance the title development environment for PS VR.

The system also has a Cinematic mode, which lets users enjoy a variety of content in a large virtual screen*6 while wearing the headset. Supported content for the Cinematic mode includes standard PS4 games and videos as well as variety of PS4 features including Share Play and Live from PlayStation. Users will also be able to enjoy 360 degree photos and videos that are captured by devices such as omnidirectional cameras on PS VR via PS4 Media Player, which will let them feel as if they are physically inside the captured scene.

SCE will continue to vigorously promote PS VR towards its release in October 2016 by showcasing PS VR titles at events around the globe, while also broadening its title portfolio.


<Specifications of PlayStation®VR>

Product name PlayStation®VR
Product code CUH-ZVR1series
Release month October 2016
Recommended Retail Price 44,980 yen, $399 USD, 399 and £349
External dimensions

VR headset: Approx. 187×185×277 mm (width × height × length, excludes largest projection, headband at the shortest)

Processor unit: Approx. 143×36×143 mm (width × height × length, excludes largest projection)

Mass VR headset: Approx. 610g (excluding cable)

Processor unit: Approx. 365g

Display Method OLED
Panel Size 5.7 inches
Panel Resolution 1920×RGB×1080
(960×RGB×1080 per eye)
Refresh rate 120Hz, 90Hz
Field of View Approximately 100 degrees
Sensors Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer)
Connection interface VR headset: HDMI, AUX, Stereo Headphone Jack

Processor unit: HDMI TV, HDMI PS4, USB, HDMI, AUX

Processor Unit Function 3D audio processing, Social Screen (mirroring mode, separate mode), Cinematic mode
Included VR headset × 1

Processor unit × 1

VR headset connection cable × 1

HDMI cable × 1

USB cable × 1

Stereo headphones × 1 (with a complete set of earpiece)

AC power cord × 1

AC adaptor × 1

*Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

*1 Prices in North America and Japan exclude tax. Prices in Europe and UK include tax. *2 Number as of March 16th, 2016

*3 Number as of March 16th, 2016

*4 THE PLAYROOM VR will include 6 games which will allow all users, including those new to PS VR, to intuitively enjoy VR experiences with other users.

*5 Refer to the attached list for details.

*6 Users can enjoy content on a virtual screen up to 225 inches (5 meters in width) at a distance of 2.5 meters. The size of the screen will feel different depending on individual users.

Press Release – Apple tops The Straits Times Digital Awards with seven wins

Singapore, 23 February 2016 – Apple was the biggest winner at The Straits Times Digital Awards 2016 today, bagging seven awards across the smartphone, tablet and smartwatch categories. Apple was clearly the favourite among the readers of ST Digital, winning the Readers’ Choice in all five awards which it was shortlisted as a finalist – Best Overall Smartphone, Best Phablet, Best Smartphone Camera, Best Tablet and Best Smartwatch. The tech giant also got the nod of approval from the ST Digital editorial team who chose the Apple iPad Pro for the Best Tablet and the Apple Watch for the Best Smartwatch.

Apple’s dominance in the mobile devices category was blunted by Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 4G+ which won the Editor’s Choice awards for Best Overall Smartphone and Best Smartphone Camera, and by the Google Nexus 6P which took the Editor’s Choice award for the Best Phablet.

Into its fifth year, the annual tech awards aim to celebrate and recognise the best gadgets, games and tech innovations of the year. This year, the awards has been renamed as The Straits Times Digital Awards as the weekly tech supplement had shed its old name Digital Life last year to reflect its integration into the main broadsheet section of The Straits Times.

As in previous years, the awards are divided into Editor’s Choice awards, picked by The Straits Times Digital editorial team, and the Readers’ Choice, selected by ST readers in an online poll in January. They stood a chance to win lucky draw prizes worth over $25,000.

This year saw the introduction of two new categories – Best Smartwatch and Best Fitness Tracker – to capture new segments that are tugging strongly at consumers’ heartstrings and wallets.

Altogether, there were 21 award categories with a total of 105 products and games nominated. About 4700 ST readers voted in the January poll.

Canon emerged as the second biggest overall winner, clinching all four Readers’ Choice awards in the camera categories.

Lenovo was the biggest winner in the laptops category, getting three wins followed by Asus with two.

The editorial team picked The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for the Best Overall Game while the readers voted for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.

With the haze dominating headlines last year, ST Engineering’s Innosparks duly won the Most Innovative award with its unique Air+ Smart Mask that built an air filter into the mask for easy breathing in the smog.

Ms Irene Tham, Tech Editor of The Straits Times said: “We would like to congratulate all winners. It was a tough call for many of the judging decisions as there were several equally-deserving finalists.

“I would also like to thank StarHub for coming in as our new presenting sponsor this year. Previously, StarHub was only a category sponsor and I am heartened by StarHub’s show of confidence to raise its involvement and support for our awards.”

Ms Jeannie Ong, Chief Strategic Partnership Officer of StarHub said: “I have always marvelled at The Straits Times team for putting together the Digital Life Awards successfully for the past four years, despite limited resources. They have done an excellent job for readers like myself, as they have proven themselves to be the ‘authoritative voice’ on what were the hottest gadgets and best innovations for our industry each year.”

Ms Ong added: “StarHub is honoured to be the presenter of the renamed The Straits Times Digital Awards, and we will continue to work closely with the device manufacturers to bring better improvements to the lives of Singaporean consumers, by enhancing the way they live, work and play.”

The full results of the winners are available online at and will also be published in The Straits Times Digital section tomorrow (Feb 24, 2016).

See PDF version on the list of winners

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Press Release – KFit, backed by Sequoia Capital India and 500 Startups, Raised USD 12M in Series A

  • Funding will support KFit’s expansion as the fastest growing mobile fitness-sharing platform
  • Mobile app offers hyper-local discovery and easy, same-day reservations of thousands of activities each day
  • In six months, 250,000 fitness activities reserved across 4,500 gyms and fitness studios in Asia Pacific, over 75,000 activities to choose from KFit every week

KFit, Asia Pacific’s leading mobile fitness-sharing platform to discover and reserve fitness activities, today announced a US$ 12 million Series A investment round led by Venturra Capital, with participation from SIG and Axiata Digital Innovation Fund. Earlier investors, including Sequoia Capital India and 500 Startups, also participated.

KFit partners with studios and gyms, aggregating the supply of over 300,000 different activities every month. It then offers this wide selection to customers in one single, easy-to-use mobile app.

The new funding will enable KFit to expand in the region and invest in the technology, operations and marketing to further solidify its leading position in the Asia Pacific region. Their expansion will go beyond just fitness, with upcoming new categories, activities, and pricing models to be added this year.

The Series A round follows seed funding of US$ 3.25 million in July 2015 and pre-seed funding in April 2015. Since then, business has expanded at an accelerated rate with the number of active customers jumping 400%. In the last six months alone, KFit members have reserved over 250,000 reservations. A reservation is made every minute and customer ratings of KFit activities are at record high of 4.5/5 based on 10,000 reviews and 1.5 million ratings.

In the past six months, KFit has launched in Seoul, Taipei, Manila, Auckland and Perth, expanding its reach to 10 cities across the Asia Pacific region. The number of gyms and studios has surged five times to 5,000, with most of the notable gyms and fitness studios on board in each city.

Its hyper-local approach has flourished in areas with high population density and quality facilities. “At KFit, we’ve seen first-hand that staying active makes people happier and healthier. Our goal is to make it simple to build fitness and wellness into everyday life,” said Joel Neoh, Founder of KFit. “The next phase of our expansion will see us bring even more exciting partners onto the platform, helping us transform our customers’ health and lifestyle as they discover and enjoy great offline experiences across the Asia Pacific region”, he said.

Working out should be an easy, fun and social experience. To enable that, the KFit team has been iterating fast around its technology to create the ultimate personalized and social fitness-sharing experience. New features (see call-out box) have resulted in a 4.4 rating across Google Play and App Store.

With the KFit platform, partnering gyms and studios can promote their brands and fill classes, making it simpler than ever to generate incremental revenue for their businesses. Stefan Jung at Venturra Capital said, “KFit created an enormous opportunity for gyms and studios to market their businesses to an engaged and active consumer base. They have truly redefined the fitness paradigm in Asia Pacific, by helping gyms and studios attract demand in a way that is affordable for members and sustainable for the businesses.”

KFit is recognizing and addressing the pain points in the large health, wellness and fitness industry. Pieter Kemps, on behalf of Sequoia Capital India, said, “Joel and the KFit team have executed extremely well in the last year and quickly emerged as the leading fitness platform for consumers in Asia Pacific. We continue to believe this segment has a big consumer pain point and traditional models of accessing fitness services and infrastructure can be improved upon using hyper-local discovery, demand-matching and on-demand scheduling. We are excited about the impact KFit can have on the fitness and wellness industry.”

Innovation and Product Features:

  • Hyper-local discovery — ‘Wow, so many things to do in the city!’
  • Deep personalization — ‘Design your own unique fitness routine, curating from 1,000s of the best classes across multiple fitness services’
  • Advanced implementation of iOS Spotlight search — ‘Finding, reserving, and exercising is just a tap away’
  • Same day reservation — ‘Use that empty slot in your calendar today to work out. Just reserve and go!’
  • Socially integrated offline check-in — ‘Check in to the fitness centre or gym easily, on the spot’
  • Share with friends via Facebook, WhatsApp, E-mail — ‘KFit is always better with friends

source: Media Outreach

Press Release – XBOX Releases Exclusive #LunarNewYear One Art Series Consoles in Asia

Xbox to give away eight one-of-a-kind Lunar New Year themed consoles to fans in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan

One-of-a-kind Xbox One consoles from the Lunar New Year Xbox One Art Series

Greater Asia, 28 January 2016 – To celebrate the Lunar New Year and usher in the Year of the Monkey, Xbox unveiled the Lunar New Year Xbox One Art Series, comprising eight unique consoles designed by prominent and emerging artists hand-picked from China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. Conceptualized, designed and fabricated over a two-week period, each of the Lunar New Year Xbox One Art Series consoles are oneof-a-kind, and was designed to capture the essence of Lunar New Year – a time of festivities, togetherness and sharing.

Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, marks the beginning of the new year based on the traditional Chinese calendar. It is the most important Chinese festival across the world, typically celebrated over a period of fifteen days, starting on the eve of the Lunar New Year and ending on the 15th day of the first month. Customs and traditions such as reunion dinners, relative visitation and fireworks are some of the festivities that mark Lunar New Year celebrations all across the world.

“Lunar New Year is the most important holiday for the Chinese population all across Asia. This year, we partnered with both leading and up-and-coming artists from four different markets, to create the special Lunar New Year Xbox One Art Series that is steeped in the spirit of the New Year. We know that our fans will love to get their hands on one of these unique consoles, hand-crafted specially for fans, and we hope that these consoles will bring their new owners joy, prosperity and good luck throughout the New Year,” said Zeph Stuart, Head of Xbox Asia.

Unveiled at an exclusive launch event in Hong Kong, the Lunar New Year Xbox One Art Series will be given away to eight lucky fans in Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan via a giveaway held on the respective local Xbox social media pages starting 29 January 2016. To participate, fans will need to “tag a friend” on the Xbox social media pages below, and describe in 88 characters or less why they deserve to bring home one of the eight artistic consoles1.

Here are the eight consoles featured in Lunar New Year Xbox One Art Series:

Monkey Ear, Monkey Year by Kevin Chou (周育潤)

Two big round ears symbolize not only the year of the monkey, but also echoes the concept of “reunion,” an integral part of the Lunar New Year spirit.

Kevin Chou is an international designer and is a recipient of the prestigious Red Dot Design Award.

Golden Sand Ingot by Song-Kuan Wang (王松冠老師)

The “golden sand” is shaped into countless gold ingots, symbolizing auspiciousness, good fortune and well wishes of multiple successes that will accumulate into endless fortune this year.

Song-Kuan Wang is a well-known sculptor and artist. He focuses on human solicitude and expresses this in traditional and modern art forms.

Good Fortune Monkeys by Tzu-Yu Chao and Chang-

Yi Ho (趙子佑、何昶毅)

The pair of monkeys is seen presenting the rare peaches of immortality, conveying wishes of longevity. While the abundance of firecrackers and lanterns signify well wishes of infinite happiness.

Tzu-Yu Chao and Chang-Yi Ho are both young, talented Lego artists who show off their passion and creativity through their work.

What the Luck by Jan Curious

A break from the traditional red, the black and white in this piece represent the sky and earth, or

‘yin and yang.’ The large white Chinese character, “” which means luck, is in white and signifies happiness that seems unobtainable, but is actually the accumulation of all good memories.

Jan Curious is a designer and singer of the band Chochukmo. He hopes to get people thinking through his music and drawings.

Monkey Mountain by Graphic Airlines

Monkey Mountain is a popular spot in Hong Kong and with this year being the Monkey’s year, having Monkey Mountain on the Xbox One represents that the Xbox is the “best buddy” for everyone in Hong Kong this year.

Graphic Airlines
is a creative duo comprising designers Tat and Vi, stalwarts of Hong Kong’s burgeoning street art scene.

Candy-box One by Ar To (阿塗)

The candy box design represents the gifting of happiness to people during Lunar New Year and interplays with how the Xbox One brings joy to its user

Ar To is an illustrator and graphic designer. Ar To’s works underscore societal happenings and reflect the “reality of the world.”

Big Fortune by Zoie Lam

Traditionally during Lunar New Year, people place panama oranges at home to bring good fortune. The square panama in the design represents breaking old rules and creating new environments in the new year.

Zoie Lam is a fashion designer, illustrator and stylist who established her own brand, ZL by ZLISM
back in 2010 and was the first Hong Kong designer to be invited to join Fashion Week in Berlin in Fall 2015.

The Forbidden X by Cay Kou (郭祥)

A homage to the iconic Forbidden City and its beautiful architecture, this piece visualizes the tension between power and limits, creating a heightened experience for gamers.

Cay Kou, is a 24-year-old visual artist who graduated from the famed Tsinhua University’s

Academy of Fine Arts

“We are extremely grateful to our legion of Xbox fans for their strong support over the past year. To kick off 2016 in a big way, we are rolling out attractive Xbox bundles that offer special discounted packages for a limited period this Lunar New Year, on top of the Lunar New Year Xbox One Art Series giveaway. We are committed to our fans in this region, and are working on delighting our fans in fresh new ways this year,” said Zeph Stuart, Head of Xbox Asia.

With 2016 featuring a whole host of exciting game releases and activities by Xbox, fans in Asia can look forward to much more when Lunar New Year comes around. With great new games, hundreds of additional titles coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility, a wave of investments in Xbox and gaming on Windows 10, new Xbox Live updates and new features for the console including Cortana on Xbox One, 2016 is shaping up to be an even bigger year for gamers in Asia. Some of the blockbuster games fans can look out for this year include:

  • Lego Marvel Avengers
  • Romance of Three Kingdoms 13
  • Cobalt
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
  • Far Cry Primal
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division
  • Plants vs Zombies™ Garden Warfare 2
  • Quantum Break
  • Battleborn

1 The Lunar New Year Xbox Art Series consoles are designed for display only and are non-playable. Contest starts 29 January 2016 and ends 12 February 2016, 6PM SGT.

Game Ready for #RiseoftheTombRaider and Tom Clancy’s The Division #beta

The PC version of Rise of the Tomb Raider is set to launch today and the closed beta for Tom Clancy’s The Division kicks off January 29 to 31. GeForce Gamers are Game Ready with our driver release today.

Today Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics released a video to promote the technology in the game. Included in the new Tomb Raider game is support for NVIDIA HBAO+ GameWorks technology for shadowing and shading.

NVIDIA HBAO+ adds realistic Ambient Occlusion shadowing around objects and surfaces, with higher visual fidelity compared to previous real-time AO techniques. HBAO+ adds to the shadows, which adds definition to items in a scene, dramatically enhancing the image quality. HBAO+ is a super-efficient method of modelling occlusion shadows, and the performance hit is negligible when compared to other Ambient Occlusion implementations.

Up until February 16, gamers who purchase a GeForce GTX 970 or above add-in card or a notebook with a GeForce GTX 970M, 980M or 980 will receive a free copy of Rise of the Tomb Raider. For details on the bundle visit:

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Press Release – ASUS ROG Kicks Starts its 10th Anniversary with the Launch of ROG GX700 in Singapore

First in APAC region to launch the world’s first liquid-cooled gaming notebook with desktop grade performance


  • World-wide first liquid-cooled notebook for high-end performance on-the-go and desktop level performance at home
  • Featuring all-aluminium bio-armour design with titanium and plasma copper
  • ROG-exclusive Hydro Overclocking System gives ROG GX700 superior overclocking capabilities, exceptional cooling, and excellent high performance stability
  • Powered by the latest overclockable Intel® Core™ K-SKU processor and NVIDIA® GeFsororce® GTX
    980 graphics for outstanding performance at home and on-the-go
  • Integrated NVIDIA® G-SYNC display technology to minimise frame rate stutter, eliminates lag and visual tearing
    • Equipped with onboard Intel® Thunderbolt™ technology for faster speed data and graphics

Singapore (20 January, 2016) — 2016 is a significant year for the ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) as it marks the 10th year anniversary since the ROG brand was formed. The ROG brand started 10 years ago where ASUS decided that it was time to create a new generation of products that could empower gamers with innovative gaming products. To mark this incredible milestone, ASUS Singapore would be the first in the APAC region to launch the ROG
GX700, the world’s first liquid-cooled gaming laptop. The ROG GX700 is equipped with a detachable ROG-exclusive Hydro Overclocking System cooling module, powered by the latest generation Intel® Core™ K-SKU processor and desktop-grade NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980 graphics card to give users desktop-grade power at home and ultra-fast performance on-the-go. The ROG GX700 will be available at $6,198 from ASUS brand stores and selected ASUS authorised retailers.

Opening address by Leo Tseng, Country Manager Asus Singapore
Opening address by Leo Tseng, Country Manager Asus Singapore


ROG Hydro Overclocking System


Moving away from the matte black design of the ROG notebooks, the ROG GX700 has an aggressive design and sports the new ROG Armor Titanium and Plasma Copper colour scheme. Its new Armor Titanium and Plasma Copper colour scheme has been specially chosen to enhance its modern, angular lines.

The exclusive ROG Hydro Overclocking System gives ROG GX700 superior overclocking performance for unrivaled gaming power. It uses a pump to circulate coolant around heat-generating components insidethe ROG GX700. The liquid coolant then heads back into the cooling module where two radiators help to dissipate heat. The ROG-patented connection between the cooling module and ROG GX700 ensures that the liquid coolant flows smoothly between the two components without leaking.

The coolant used provides corrosion protection for all internal components and materials, including aluminum, iron, steel, and copper alloys. The very low depletion rate of the organic-acid inhibitor removes the need for supplementary cavitation erosion protection additives, and reduces the maintenance downtime normally required for regular inhibitor tests and additive top-ups to maintain inhibitor concentration.

Extreme Overclocking Potential Intel® Core™ K-SKU processor

Powered by the latest Intel® Core™ K-SKU processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980 graphics card, the ROG GX700 comes with the ROG Hydro Overclocking System, which allows users to overclock the processor performance by up to 48%, with a BClock boost of around 31%, increasing clock frequencies from 3.2GHz to 4.0GHz. In addition, the DDR4 RAM can be boosted by up to 43% from 2,133MHz to 2,800MHz to give the 17-inch laptop incredible desktop-grade gaming performance.

Furthermore, the integrated NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ display technology synchronises the display refresh rate to the graphic processor to minimise frame rate stutter, and eliminates lag and visual tearing to give users the smoothest and fastest gaming visuals possible.

Outstanding Performance At Home or On-the-Go

With its incredible overclocking potential, desktop-grade NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980 graphics, and ROG Hydro Overclocking System, the ROG GX700 delivers performance that goes far beyond that on other gaming notebooks, providing gamers a platform for extreme gaming. Even when undocked, it is still the world’s fastest single-GPU gaming notebook. The ROG GX700 has a thin and lightweight design that makes it ideal for gamers to take to any event where mobility is an advantage.

"unboxed" ROG GX700
“unboxed” ROG GX700

Display of Other ROG Products at the Launch Event

Other ROG products that were also displayed at the event were the ROG
G752, a powerful gaming laptop powered by the latest Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ Processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 970M discrete graphics for superior gaming performance. The ROG G20CB, a gaming desktop with the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processor, ASUS’ very first small form factor gaming desktop plus the G11 tower
gaming desktop featuring the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 950 DDR5 graphics for great gaming performance. It provides users with a gaming performance desktop at an affordable price.

ROG G752 Gaming Notebook

The ROG G752 is a powerful gaming laptop powered by the latest Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ Processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 970M discrete graphics for superior gaming performance and sharp, detailed visuals. The ROG G752 features the latest DDR4 memory, which is 30% more efficient and 20% faster than the previous-generation DDR3. The four DDR4 slots also allow RAM to be upgraded to a maximum of 64GB.

The ROG G752 is the world’s first laptop to integrate a vapour channel with its cooling system. It features an ROG-exclusive mobile 3D Vapour Chamber, together with the copper heat pipe, creating an effective and efficient cooling system that helps improve graphics performance for smooth and stable gaming over prolonged periods. In addition, the ROG G752 is fitted with the latest NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ display technology to deliver the smoothest gaming experience. Furthermore, with a PCIe x4 interface, the read/write speeds of up to 1400MB/s are twice as fast as competing PCIe x2 models, and 16 times faster than standard SATA 6Gbit/s hard disks.

The ROG G752 gaming laptop is available at $2,898 onwards at all ASUS authorised brand stores and retailers.

ROG G20CB Gaming Desktop

The ROG G20CB gaming desktop is equipped with the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processor, making it ASUS’ most powerful smallest form factor gaming desktop. A compact 12.5 litre case with the latest NVIDIA® GeForce® GTXTM 980 graphics card that provides an undisruptive HD-gaming performance and entertainment for every gamer. It is also one of the few gaming desktops in the market that features 32GB RAM with a hybrid storage of 256GB SSD and 2TB HDD for top-notch gaming experience. Furthermore, the ROG G20CB is equipped with the latest PCIE 3.0×4 SSD with speed up to 2GB per second, making it 4 times faster than SATA SSD, providing gamers with a high speed system performance for smoother gaming.

Furthermore, its lighting effects are customisable to showcase up to eight-million colours to match any mood, plus the ROG G20CB can be connected to 4K/UHD displays for higher resolution gaming performance.

The new ROG G20CB gaming desktop is retailing from $2,598 onwards at all ASUS authorised brand stores and retailers.

G11CD Tower Gaming Desktop

The ASUS G11CD tower gaming desktop features the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 950 DDR5 graphics for great gaming performance. It provides users with a gaming performance desktop at an affordable price, while being able to take on the most demanding of tasks, such as playing games at the highest quality settings and watching stutter-free 4K/UHD videos. In addition, the DDR4 SDRAM provides speeds of up to 2.1GT/s, twice that of DDR3 for highly-stable gaming performance. With the addition of the USB 3.1 Gen 2, it doubles the data transfer rates, providing higher productivity rates.

Specially made for gamers, the G11CD gaming desktop is built with a GameAlive feature to record and edit gameplay videos to share on social media, while a Boost Launcher feature automatically frees up memory and RAM resources to ensure smooth gameplay for the users. In addition, the exclusive AEGIS II system performance monitoring enhances the user’s gaming experience.

The ASUS G11CD gaming desktop is retailing at $1,898 onwards from all ASUS authorised brand stores and retailers.

Product exhibition at the launch
Product exhibition at the launch




Intel® Core™ i7-6820HK Processor, overclockable up to 4.0GHz


Mobile Intel® CM236

Operating System

Windows 10 Home (64-bit)


DDR4 2400, overclockable up to 2800MHz, up to 64GB


17.5-inch anti-Glare LED-backlit Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS display with NVIDIA G-SYNC

Graphics Card

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980 with 8GB GDDR5 VRAM


M.2 PCIe® x4 NVMe 256GB*2 RAID0


Built-in HD Camera and Array Microphone


3x USB 3.0

1x USB3.1 Type C (gen 2) with Thunderbolt

1x Microphone-in jack

1x Headphone-out jack (S/PDIF)

1x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert

mini display port



ROG Hydro Overclocking System

Power Requirements

Notebook Only – 180W

Notebook with ROG Hydro Overclocking System – 330W


8 cell Li-ion Battery Pack


429(W) x 309(D) x 33 ~ 35 (H) mm


3.6kg (with an 8-cell battery)

4.8kg (The docking – ROG Hydro Overclocking System)


2 Years International Warranty

Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

ROG G752


Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ Processor 2.6 GHz

(6M Cache, up to 3.5 GHz)


Mobile Intel® CM236

Operating System

Windows 10 Home (64-bit)


DDR4 2133MHz (Upgradable to 64GB)


17.3-inch Anti-Glare Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS LED backlit with NVIDIA® G-SYNC

Graphics Card

NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 970M with 3GB GDDR5 VRAM



SATA 1TB 7200RPM 2.5′ HDD

Optical Drive

[SATA] 9.5″mm 6X Blu-Ray (Write)



10/100/1000 Mbps


4 x USB 3.0

1 x Type C USB 3.1

1 x Microphone-in Jack

1 x Headphone-out Jack (S/PDIF)

1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN Insert

1 x VGA Port (D-Sub)

1 x HDMI


Built-in HD Camera with Array Mic


41.6(W) x 32.2(D) x 2.00 ~ 3.90 (H) cm


4.06kg (with a 6-cell battery)


2 Years Warranty (International)

Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

ROG G20 Gaming Desktop




Operating System

Windows® 10

(HD Graphics 5300)


Intel® Core™ i7-6700 Processor 4.0 GHz

(8M cache, turbo boost to 4.0 GHz)


NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX970


NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX980



16GB DDR4 2133MHz

16GB*2 DDR4 2133MHz


2TB SATA HDD (7200RPM) + 256GB M.2 (NGFF) SSD

2TB SATA HDD (7200RPM) + 256GB M.2 (NGFF) SSD

Optical Drive

Blu-Ray Disc Writer

Blu-Ray Disc Combo


ASUS SonicMaster

High Definition 7.1 Channel Audio


USB 3.0 x 2

USB 2.0 X 4

Mic port x 1

Earphone port x 1

RJ45 LAN x 1

8 channel audio x 1


1 x HDMI-out x 1


Power jack x 2

Power Supply

230W + 180W Adapter


104 x 340 x 358 mm


3 Years On-site Service (Local)

Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

G11CD Tower Desktop


Intel® Core™ i7-6700 Processor 4.0GHz (HD Graphics 530)

Operating System

Windows 10 Home (64-bit)


Intel® H110




8G DDR4 2133MHz


1TB SATA Hard Drive (7200RPM)

Front Port

1 x Headphone


1 x Microphone


2 x USB 3.0


2 x USB 2.0

Rear Port

1 x Headphone

1 x Microphone

1 x Line-in

1 x RJ45 LAN

1 x HDMI-Out

1 x VGA(D-Sub)-Out

2 x USB 2.0

2 x USB 3.0

2 x USB 3.1



Optical Drive

SuperMulti DVD RW

Power Supply



176 x 440 x 422 mm




3 Years Warranty (Local Onsite)

Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors.

Press Release – @LogitechG Announces New G502 Proteus Spectrum Gaming Mouse #GameWithPassion #WinWithScience

The Best-Selling Gaming Mouse Just Got Better With Customizable RGB Lighting

SINGAPORE — 5 JANUARY 2016 — Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) today announced the introduction of the Logitech® G502 Proteus Spectrum Gaming Mouse. By adding RGB customizable lighting to the Logitech® G502 Proteus Core, the world’s best selling gaming mouse just got even better. The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum still retains the world’s best DPI sensor, advanced surface and weight tuning, but now gives you even more features to elevate your game and style.

“The G502 Proteus Spectrum has an amazing sensor, and now it’s got customizable lighting as well, said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of gaming at Logitech. “You can also sync it with your other RGB-enabled Logitech G gaming gear to create some really cool effects.”

RGB Customizable Lighting

Match your style and environment by adjusting up to 16.8 million colors and brightness, using Logitech Gaming Software (LGS). Bring your mouse to life with breathing light patterns, or set your lighting to continuously cycle through the color spectrum. The lighting can also be synchronized with Logitech G’s other RGB products.

Accurate and Responsive Optical Sensor

The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum features Logitech’s most powerful and accurate optical sensor, the PMW3366, for maximum performance and tracking accuracy and the exclusive Logitech G Delta

Zero™ optical sensor technology that increases reliable targeting. The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum also features a huge DPI range of 200 to 12,000 with zero sensor acceleration, zero smoothing or filtering and zero pixel rounding.

Tunable Balance, Buttons, Surface and Weight

Personal tweaks make all the difference. For a mouse that feels just right for you, adjust the weight and center of balance through the placement of up to five 3.6g weights in the mouse. You can also easily reassign any command or macro to one of the 11 programmable buttons, using LGS.

And for optimal performance, calibrate the sensor against a gaming surface’s physical and reflective characteristics. Surface tuning optimizes the sensor dynamic range to match the properties of the mouse surface, which results in maximum high-speed performance and lower lift-off distance.

Comfortable Shape

The textured rubber grips and a convenient button layout ensure great feel and performance from your first encounter with the mouse. Additionally, the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum includes individual left and right buttons that provide a rigid and stable platform, resulting in precise, durable and satisfying clicks. Mechanical micro-switches under each button further enhance feel, speed and accuracy. And, a dual-mode hyper-fast scroll wheel offers enhanced click-to-click precision and lightning-fast scrolling for the Web.

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum builds on the success of the G502 Proteus Core – the bestselling gaming mouse based on worldwide revenue. The G502 Proteus Spectrum is now available in Singapore, for a retail price of $129.00.

Key Features

  • Accurate and responsive optical sensor: The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum features a powerful and accurate optical sensor, the PMW3366, for maximum performance and tracking accuracy. Increase your reliable targeting with our exclusive Logitech G Delta Zero™ optical sensor technology. The Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum also features a huge DPI range of 200 to 12,000 with zero sensor acceleration, zero smoothing or filtering, and zero pixel rounding.
  • Surface tuning calibration: For optimal performance, calibrate the sensor against a gaming surface’s physical and reflective characteristics. Surface tuning optimizes the sensor dynamic range to match the properties of the mouse surface, which results in maximum high-speed performance and lower lift-off distance.
  • Weight and balance tuning: The overall weight, as well as the center of balance of the mouse, can be customized based on the placement and number of a series of small weights. Add up to five 3.6g weights for personalized mass and balance.
  • 11 programmable buttons: Great in default mode, but built to adjust to your style, the Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum lets you set up one-button triggers, put push-to-talk in easier reach, temporarily down-shift DPI for sniping, or reassign any command or macro to one of the 11 programmable buttons.
    RGB customizable lighting: Match your style and environment by adjusting the mouse’s lighting with up to 16.8 million colors. Bring your mouse to life with breathing light patterns, or set your lighting to sleep when you aren’t using your system.
  • Easy-to-program Logitech Gaming Software: In addition to syncing colors and light patterns with other Logitech G RGB gaming products, use LGS to tune its sensor to match your surface for maximum speed and lower lift-off. Program buttons with custom macros.
  • Dual-mode hyper-fast scroll wheel: Logitech’s exclusive dual-mode scroll wheel gives you enhanced click-to-click precision for gaming and blazing scrolling speeds for the Web.
  • Comfortable shape: Textured rubber grips and a convenient button layout give you great feel and performance.


System Requirements

  • Optional software download works with Windows® 7 and higher
  • Powered USB port
  • Internet connection and 100MB hard drive space (for optional software download)

Product Specifications

  • Dimensions (L x W x D): 132 mm x 75 mm x 40 mm
  • Weight
    o 168g (mouse plus cable)
    o 121 g (mouse only)
  • Up to 18g of additional weight tuning

Logitech G Brings Wireless 7.1 Gaming Headphone G933 to Singapore

Compatible with PC, consoles, mobile devices and home theater devices, the Logitech G933 features patent pending Pro­G™ audio drivers and were designed by Logitech’s sound engineering team, with more than 25 years in audio development. With 7.1 Dolby® Surround Sound and DTS Headphone:X*, these headphones deliver a superior all­around audio experience. The G933 is customizable, featuring RGB lighting, swappable backlit speaker plates, programmable G­keys and onboard software equalizer to customize audio settings and create personal sound


Photo Credit: Logitech Singapore

Key Features

  • Superior All­Around Audio:​ From your favorite music to expansive game soundtracks, the patent pending Pro­G audio drivers deliver both clean and accurate highs as well as a deep rich bass that you would expect from premium headphones. These are also the first headphones to offer both Dolby and DTS Headphone:X​* surround options to gamers. The Pro­G audio drivers and surround sound technologies create lifelike in­game spatial awareness, allowing you to clearly hear enemies sneaking around, or special ability cues. DTS Headphone:X* technology utilizes calibration and processing that brings gamers and audio fans closer to the studio experience than ever before, supporting up to 7.1 channels of audio and multiple options for personalization.


  • Multi­Platform Support and Sound Mixing: ​Logitech G933 works with PCs, mobile devices and consoles – including PlayStation® 4 and Xbox One™– and features one USB mix adapter and two analog inputs that connect and mix sound from up to three devices. As you are fending off your gaming enemies from your PC, you can simultaneously order a pizza on your cell phone without missing a moment of action. Additionally, it works with your home theatre (through a USB port and RCA audio out) to provide the perfect wireless home theatre experience, so you can listen in your living room to anything connected to your home receiver or TV, from movies to vinyl records, without any cables.


  • Personalized Programmability and RGB Lighting:
    ​​Use Logitech Gaming Software to program lighting, audio and buttons. Adjust RGB lighting from up to 16.8 million colors and assign custom game macros on three programmable G­keys for a seamless gaming experience. A software equalizer lets you customize audio settings and create personal sound profiles so you can listen to music, games and movies with preset audio preferences.


  • Game Wired or Wirelessly​: Logitech G933 offers the option to play wired or wirelessly, with ultra­low latency on 2.4GHz wireless. Alternatively, use the included analog cable and 3.5 mm analog input on the headset to play without using battery power. The wireless USB mix adapter allows you to use your analog audio or mobile devices wirelessly.


  • Foldaway, Noise­Cancelling Mic​: Logitech G933 features a crystal­clear noise­cancelling boom mic. An indicator LED lets you know when your microphone is on mute. When not in use, the mic can be folded back into the headset.

System Requirements

  • Windows® 7 or higher
  • Internet connection for Logitech Gaming Software installation
  • USB port, 3.5 mm audio port or RCA audio output ports
  • 7.1 surround sound, DTS Headphone:X*, lighting configuration, and G­key programming require

    Logitech Gaming Software

Product Specifications

  • Headphones

– Driver: 40 mmFrequency response: 20Hz­20KHz

– Impedance: 39 Ohms (Passive), 5k Ohms (Active)

– Size: 190 mm x 180 mm x 94 mm

– Weight :374 grams (13.19 oz)

– Sensitivity: 107dB SPL/mW


  • Microphone

    -Size: 4 mm

    -Type: Condenser­Cardioid

    -Frequency response: 100Hz­20KHz


●     2­year limited hardware warranty

Press Release – goGame aims for global mobile games publishing with investments from SEGA and Incubate Fund

Japanese video game giant SEGA is making its foray into global mobile games publishing through its investments in homegrown start-up goGame. SEGA Networks, the mobile games division of SEGA, together with Japan’s leading early-stage venture capitalist Incubate Fund are the initial investors in four-­month old goGame.

I am lucky to be invited for a media tour at their office located at Pixel Red.  During the tour, David Ng, Founder and CEO of goGame, has shared with us his corporate life and how he has founded goGame. He has also shared the importance of goGame’s role in filling up the missing gaps of the global gaming industry.

David Ng, CEO of goGame.
David Ng, CEO of goGame.


“It’s not enough to just make a good mobile game. Success requires marketing, analytics, customer management, customer acquisition, localisation and many other essential but laborious processes to be in place which can be very daunting for new game makers.”

David Ng, CEO of goGame

To read the full press release, see below

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@NatGeo and @Singtel ‘s #ProjectBreakThrough To Nurture Scientists of Tomorrow

Singapore,  27  October  2015  –National  Geographic  Channel  (NGC)  and  Singtel  TV  today  introduced  Project  Breakthrough,  a  new  learning  initiative  that  aims  to  spark  interest  and  passion  in  modern  science  and  technology  among  Singaporean  children  aged  9  to  11  years  old.


“Singtel  TV  is  delighted  to  be  part  of  Project  Breakthrough  with  NGC.  Together,  we  can  go  beyond  empowering  children  with  knowledge  through  entertainment  and  give  them  first-‐hand  experience  of  the  exciting  world  of  science  and  technology.  We  hope  this  learning  initiative  will  encourage  them  to  seek  answers  through  innovation,  one  of  Singtel’s  core  values  and  the  cornerstone  of  Singapore’s  success”,  said  Mr  Goh  Seow  Eng,  MD,  Home,  Consumer  Singapore,  Singtel.

Developed  in  line  with  the  nation’s  call  for  self-‐directed  learners,  Project  Breakthrough  is  supported  by  Science  Centre  Singapore  (SCS),  Singapore  University  of  Technology  and  Design  (SUTD)  and  the  A*STAR’s  Institute  for  Infocomm  Research  (I2R).  These  learning  institutions  will  host  various  educational  sessions  and  facility  visits,  allowing  participants  to  delve  into  the  world  of  innovation  and  engage  with  scientists  and  experts  on  hot  topics  such  as  alternative  energy  and  assistive  robotics.


Future  innovators  who  present  the  best  five  ideas  in  various  fields  will  be  offered  an  opportunity  to  further  their  interest  through  attachments  at  local  research  institutions.


Project  Breakthrough  was  inspired  by  NGC’s  latest  production–  Breakthrough,  a  revolutionary  six-part  series  about  scientific  explorers  from  leading  universities  and  institutions,  and  how  their  cutting-edge  innovations  and  advancements  will  change  our  lives  in  extraordinary  ways.


Presented  by  National  Geographic  and  GE,  brands  well-‐known  for  their  dedication  to  innovation,  science  and  technology,  the  series  will  premiere  on  NGC  (Singtel  TV  Ch  201)  on  Saturday,  7  November.  Each  hour-‐long  episode  is  directed  by  Hollywood  visionaries  –  Ron  Howard,  Brett  Ratner,  Peter  Berg,  Angela  Bassett,  Akiva  Goldsman  and  Paul  Giamatti.


“NGC  has  a  reputation  for  high-‐quality  programming  that  consistently  resonates  with  audiences  across  the  world  and  we  aim  to  inspire  viewers  through  premium  programming.    This  initiative  provides  the  perfect  platform  for  us  to  identify  and  connect  with  the  best  in  the  field  of  innovation  in  Singapore,  thus  providing  a  strong  co-‐relation  between  the  content  and  knowledge  we  share  on-‐air  and  the  real  life  experiences  of  our  young  scientists-‐to-‐be”  says  Sun  Young  Moon,  Vice  President,  Programming,  National  Geographic  Channel.


“SCS  is  happy  to  partner  with  NGC  to  work  on  Project  Breakthrough,  targeting  our  efforts  specifically  on  an  impressionable  age  group  of  9  to  11.  At  this  age,  kids  are  brimming  with  curiosity  and  are  not  afraid  to  observe  and  ask  questions.  These  are  the  precursor  attributes  of  becoming  a  scientist.  We  hope  our  tinkering  and  educational  sessions  paired  with  the  airing  of  the  Breakthrough  series  will  spur  further  interest  in  science,”  says  Associate  Professor,  Lim  Tit  Meng,  Chief  Executive,  Science  Centre  Singapore

Young scientists-­‐in-­‐training  can sign up for the Project Breakthrough sessions by registering online at from 28 October 2015.

Breakthrough will air on National Geographic Channel Singtel TV Ch 201 from Saturday 7 November 2015 at 10pm.