ASUS G75VM Review

Dec 08, 12 ASUS G75VM Review

Posted by in Featured, Gaming, Laptops & Tablets, Reviews

The ASUS G75VM is the latest incarnation of ASUS’ popular Republic of Gamer’s 17-inch gaming notebook. This notebook received significant upgrades on both external and internal side from the old G74. At first glance, it is a juggernaut with its huge 17” 1920×1080 screen. The matte rubber-ish material as the main cast and brushed aluminum to holster the keyboard makes it look like a no-nonsense machine. As soon as you boot up the G75VM it gives away immediately why it’s priced at almost 100,000php. There is an apparent abundance of power. Waiting times are almost nonexistent even with immensely demanding applications running simultaneously. Portability It’s not a mobile laptop or a netbook; it is a desktop replacement and should be treated as such. I’ve been hauling this thing around to and from work, gym and home and it has garnered quite impressive remarks from people around me. Of course, one cannot ignore its weight and size, but the fun thing about it though is how people go quiet and stare when you walk in the room with the Asus G75VM. +1 for street cred! Achievement unlocked (Looking hardcore). Design The ergonomics are perfect as they should be in any gaming laptop. The screen starts from about an inch over the keyboard (for me the higher the better). The keyboard has an amazing tactile feel which is why I am having a hoot while typing this review. The layout is decent and of course as expected in a 17’ laptop you get a full number pad!!! A full useless number pad which could have been real estate for a full set of bright and glowing (can I please press the red button) MACRO KEYS. ASUS? Seriously? Haven’t you heard of macro keys? Gamers need dedicated macro programmable keys! The rubberized palm rest is a nice touch but as tropical country bred nerd in the third world, I don’t trust rubber because the heat will cause sweat and what have you to constantly seep into the...

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Philippines wins Bronze in World Cyber Games 2012

For the first time ever in Philippine Gaming and World Cyber Games history, the Philippines was able to secure a bronze medal. World Cyber Games, an international competitive video-gaming event, was recently held in Kunshan, China last November 29 to December 2. The game festival featured different tournaments on established games such as Starcraft 2, Warcraft 3, Dota 2, FIFA 12, and CrossFire. MSIEvoGT.CrossFire.TNC, a professional gaming team representing the Philippines, reached the top ranks of the CrossFire tournament, a historical feat that made a lot Filipino gamers proud. Joining them at the apex of the tournament was China’s Invictus Gaming(iG), Vietnam’s Freedom, and Russia’s Virtus.Pro. Their first head-on match on this battle for medals was against iG, with a 2-0 result in favor of China’s representatives. Losing the chance for a gold, Philippines faced the losing team of the other match, Virtus.Pro. Described as a close match, the battle for bronze came out with MSI-EvoGT.CrossFire.TNC as the victors, leaving a historical mark on Philippines e-sports. You can watch their game footage against China here:  Game 1 | Game 2 The bronze medal acquired by the team is the Philippine’s first in the World Cyber Games history. After this, we still have PH teams competing in another international event which is the Asian Cyber Games which will happen on Dec. 21-22, 2012 at Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. The games will be Dota 2 and Counterstrike: Global Offensive (CS:GO). We hope that we will be able to duplicate our success in this event. Related posts: No related...

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Western Digital releases WD App for Windows 8

Western Digital recently released their own Windows 8 app that not only displays your content on the Start screen but also takes advantage of the new storage features found on Windows 8. First and foremost, the WD app automatically discovers digital content on all directly attached WD drives on your machine and showcases your photos, music, and video on a live tile on the Start screen. You can also share your media via email and social media sites using the Share charm within the app. If you’re new to Windows 8, there’s a new built-in feature called File History which is its own backup application that allows automated scheduled backups. The WD app allows you to simplify this process by performing automatic, periodical back up of personal files stored in Libraries, Desktop, Favorites, and Contacts folders to connected WD drives. There’s also a feature in Windows 8 called Storage Spaces which Western Digital drives support. This allows multiple external hard drives appear as a single storage volume and along with File History, lets you create redundant backups for enhanced security. Windows 8 automatically installs the WD app for certified WD products or it can be downloaded from the Windows Store. Related posts: No related...

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Top 6 free action games for Android you should try out

Commuting and waiting in long lines comes with the habit of tinkering with our versatile tablets and handy smartphones. If you want to speed up and enjoy your idles times, you might want check out these six free Android action games readily available for download. Skater Boy and BMX Boy Whether you are a biker or a skater, the combination of extreme sports and simple game mechanics will leave you addicted to these instant hits. With both games offering 3 different terrains expanded to 90 levels with increasing difficulty, the tap-to-speed and jump-to-avoid playstyle will leave you hooked for minutes. Coins, hearts, and trophies are scattered across the different levels, encouraging the gamers to collect and complete them for future use as they progress in the game. Be warned though, obstacles might surprise you when reaching for these items, right where you are not expecting it. Bunnyhop, nosegrind and get these games here: Skater Boy | BMX Boy Music Hero If you got hooked to TapTap Revenge games, you might want to try experiencing it with your own set of songs with this game. The usual gameplay mechanic follows through as it draws inspiration from the descendant of Dance Dance Revolution, namely O2Jam. One good feature is the availability of using local MP3 files on your phone. You can also adjust the difficulty settings to match your skill, leaving you with more sessions to enjoy. Play your favorites and get Music Hero. Jetpack Joyride Fans of runner games like Temple Run might want to download and try this classic hit. With various awards to be proud of, this side-scroller will leave you addicted and attached to your smartphones or tablets. With a basic one-touch control feature, you can command Barry in dodging zappers and missiles, collecting coins and stars for upgrades, unlocking items, and leveling up. You can also use the coins for acquiring gadgets and clothing for our protagonist. The game raises the bar of difficulty as the distance covered increases. Obstacles and...

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Sulit.com.ph falls victim to Dot.PH hack

Dot.PH, the official domain registry of the Philippines was hacked Saturday afternoon with the country’s number one classified ads site, Sulit.com.ph, falling victim to a DNS change. According to Rootcon.org, entering Sulit.com.ph will redirect you to Ayosdito.ph, another local classified ads portal. This is done by simply changing the DNS server of the domain on the domain registar (dotPH) to point to another host (Ayosdito.ph). RJ David, Sulit’s co-founder and current managing director, said that a group called Anonymous Iligan claimed responsibility for the DotPH hack. The hackers said that they found a vulnerability on the DotPH site that allowed them to change the DNS details on Sulit.com.ph’s account. Sulit.com.ph immediately issued a statement on their Twitter that all data, application and servers are unaffected and are intact. Unfortunately, DotPH was closed since Friday and will resume office on Monday so nobody was responding to Sulit’s e-mails and calls. UPDATE (1) 11:00PM: Sulit.com.ph is getting a “Page cannot be displayed” error message. UPDATE (2) 11:50PM: Sulit.com.ph is already back online. [via Newsbytes.PH] Related posts: Sulit App now available on the iOS, Android version coming soon Pinoy hackers take down government sites in protest to the Cybercrime...

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Razer DeathAdder gets a sensor upgrade for better precision

The Razer DeathAdder has been the go-to choice of a gamer who’s looking for both form and function at an incredibly affordable price. It was originally launched in 2006 and ever since, it has been and still remains the world’s best-selling gaming mouse and used by professionals in the e-gaming circuit. Razer is giving the DeathAdder an overhaul by upgrading the 3.5G sensor to the cutting-edge 4G infrared sensor for improved precision and headshots. It can achieve up to 6,400 dpi resolution without sacrificing the natural feel of an optical sensor or having the robotic/sluggish feel of a comparable laser option. The ergonomic shape has been retained however, it has been enhanced with textured rubber side grips for better control and grip. It’ll feature Synapse 2.0, so you can bring your settings wherever you go and keeping your profiles on the cloud. The Razer DeathAdder 2013 is already vailable at the RazerZone.com for $69.99. Product features: 6400 dpi 4G Optical Sensor Ergonomic right-handed design with textured rubber side grips Five independently programmable Hyper response buttons Razer Synapse 2.0 enabled 1000 Hz Ultrapolling/1 ms response On-The-Fly Sensitivity adjustment Always-On mode 200 in. per sec. and 50 G of acceleration Zero-acoustic Ultraslick mouse feet Gold-plated USB connector Seven-foot, lightweight, braided fiber cable Approximate size: 5.00 in./127 mm (Length) x 2.76 in. / 70 mm (Width) x 1.73 in. / 44 mm (Height) Approximate weight : 0.23 lbs./105 g Related posts: Razer DeathAdder Gaming Mouse Review Razer Mamba 2012 Review, gaming in style at its best Razer announces new Naga gaming mouse for lefties Razer outs gaming peripherals for Transformers 3 fans Genius DeathTaker, professional gaming mouse for RTS/MMO players Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse...

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Gameloft action games only $0.99 for a limited time

Gameloft is having a Black Friday Sale where you can get top action titles for Android and iOS for only $0.99, or Php40.69! This is a limited sale offer so you might want to grab it immediately. Titles on sale include: The Amazing Spider-Man – iOS | Google Play Gangstar Rio: City of Saints – iOS | Google Play BackStab – iOS | Google Play The Adventures of Tintin – Google Play Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Shadow Vanguard – iOS If you want something free, Asphalt 7: Heat is free until November 26 for the iOS platform. [Gameloft Blog] Related posts: Apple’s 12 days of Christmas gives you free stuff for your iOS...

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GFI Labs warns Chikka users of ChikkaLoad scam

GFI Labs, an online threat portal, uncovered a scam that targets Chikka users by using a Facebook app that promises users free mobile phone load. The scam comes in the form of a Facebook app called ChikkaLoadPH that’s designed to look like something Chikka cooked up. What it asks of the user is to answer a simple survey to get their P300 mobile phone load. If you’re familiar with scams, surveys would be an immediate red light. Answering surveys will give the scammers their commission while you’re left wondering what to do next. What’s also happening in the background is that you will unknowingly promote the app on your Facebook and Twitter to further spread this scam. What’s good is that the page has been reported in Facebook already and has since been removed but GFI Labs still warns user of similar types of Facebook apps that might pop up in the future. Sources: GFI Labs, GMANetwork       Related posts: No related...

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Top 5 free action games from Steam you should be playing

Itching for some fast-paced action games? Sign up for a free account and download the Steam client at http://store.steampowered.com so you can enjoy these action-packed hits with gamers around the world. Realm of the Mad God Now, let us start with a simple and fast-paced game that feels like you are playing Ragnarok Online but in the pixeled world of Minecraft. Developed by Wild Shadow Studios, Realm of the Mad God is a massive-multiplayer co-operative shooter game. It enables gamers to cooperate in the world of Oryx the Mad God with their chosen classes such as the ever-helpful Priest, the all-around Knight, and the nimble Archer. With the top-down view and the basic FPS-inspired control system combined, you will easily get addicted as you kill Oryx’s minions, level up, take loot, and explore the dungeons with your guildmates. Start your adventure and get Realm of the Mad God here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/200210/ Gotham City Impostors Fans of the Dark Knight might want to try this out. Monolith Productions gave the ‘Team A vs Team B’ classic FPS theme a twist when it expanded the Batman vs Joker rivalry with Gotham City’s neighborhood wannabes, making it a crazy experience as you play for The Bats and The Jokerz. The easy level up and loadout system makes each gaming session an opportunity to pawn your opponents in epic ways. With an arsenal of rifles, grappling hook guns, katanas, and trampolines, gamers can feel the hero and villain aspect while donning makeshift Batman and Joker costumes. Which side will you represent? Find out and get Gotham City Impostors here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/206210/ APB: Reloaded If you loved the Grand Theft Auto series, here is a game that you would probably want to check out. APB: Reloaded is the free and current version of the 2010 sandbox third-person shooter APB: All Points Bulletin. Developed by Realtime Worlds and later acquired by Reloaded Productions, the game features the world of San Paro, a criminal-infested city with various districts to choose from. Gamers can...

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StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm gets local release date and pricing

Nov 15, 12 StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm gets local release date and pricing

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Buzz the Swarm as Kerrigan’s quest to exact revenge on Arcturus Mengsk continues on the latest expansion of StarCraft II, Heart of the Swarm. Blizzard announced that the first expansion to StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will be released on March 11, 2013 in the Philippines. Heart of the Swarm features a new campaign that picks up on the story where Wings of Liberty left off. You’ll also see new units and features that will completely change, for better or for worse, StarCraft II’s online experience. It will be available on DVD-ROM for Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 and Macintosh at an SRP of Php1,795.00, it will also be available on Blizzard’s website for around USD $39.99. Blizzard will also be offering a Collector’s Edition of Heart of the Swarm packed with digital and real-life goodies, available exclusively at select retail stores, most probably Datablitz, at a retail price of Php4,995.00. They will also be offering the Digital Deluxe version with all the goodies from the Collector’s Edition minus the real-life ones. It’ll be available on the website for around USD $59.99. Don’t worry if you don’t have the money yet for a Digital Deluxe as Blizzard offers players who bought the standard edition, digital or retail, the option to upgrade to Digital Deluxe for an additional USD $20.00. If you can’t wait for next year, presales for the standard digital and Digital Deluxe copies are now available. You wouldn’t be able to play it until the servers are ready for it, but if you can’t sleep for fear of not getting stocks by the time the servers are up, go ahead and pre-order one now by visiting http://www.starcraft2.com. The Digital Deluxe version includes a full digital copy of the expansion along with the following in-game bonus items: StarCraft II Torrasque: Crush the enemies of the Swarm with the indomitable Torrasque, a fearsome new look for your zerg Ultralisks. World of Warcraft In-Game Pet: The Baneling companion pet is bursting with entusiasm and ready...

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