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'NBA 2K19' review roundup: The gold standard but pay-to-win system mars game

Sep 17, 2018 - 4:17 PM

'NBA 2K19' continues to excel but microtransactions also continue to rule the day in online career modes

Screenshot from NBA 2K19 video


Lenovo posts 1st quarter profit as recovery continues

Aug 16, 2018 - 2:01 PM

'The Group remains confident in its core PC business, and aims to grow...without compromising on profitability,' Lenovo chairman Yang Yuanqing says

LENOVO. The PC maker reverses its fortunes, reporting good margins in latest earnings report. Photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Global PC market grows for 1st time in 6 years – survey

Jul 13, 2018 - 11:09 AM

China's Lenovo and US-based HP are in the top spot, each with a 21.9% share, followed by Dell with 16.8% and Apple with 7.1%

GROWTH TRAJECTORY. PC sales rise by 2.7% year-on-year, beating the industry expectation of 0.3%. File photo by Gelo Gonzales/Rappler


Valve adds constraints to games that exploit Steam’s achievement system

Jun 17, 2018 - 3:02 PM

Steam games that have yet to be considered trusted can only feature 100 achievements

STEAM. Steam is cracking down on fake games in its marketplace by limiting those games' effects on the company's algorithms. Screenshot from Steam Facebook page.

20 games we’re excited to see at E3 2018

Jun 10, 2018 - 8:59 PM

E3 is here and we’re listing the 20 titles we’re most excited to see at the premiere gaming event of the year

Lenovo posts $189 million full-year loss on one-time write-off

May 24, 2018 - 3:37 PM

The Beijing-based company also reports a 69% decline in profit in its fourth quarter ending March 31

LENOVO. A general view of atmosphere during the Lenovo ThinkPad P Series launch party on August 12, 2015 in California. File photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Lenovo/AFP

Global games market expected to hit $137.9 billion in 2018 – report

May 01, 2018 - 5:35 PM

Newzoo projects about 2.3 billion gamers worldwide in 2018, with around 51% of all gaming revenues – around $70.3 billion – coming from mobile

POKEMON GO. Local gamers play Pokemon Go at the Beitou Park in Taipei on August 23, 2016. Hundreds of local gamers gathering at a local park to chtch the Pokemon Go. File photo by Sam Yeh/AFP

5 video games to watch out for this summer

Apr 04, 2018 - 3:30 PM

Looking to beat the summer heat with some cool new games to play? Here's a quick list of our video gaming picks for the summer months!

Valve ending support for Bitcoin payments on Steam

Dec 07, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Volatility in the value of Bitcoin and the increase in fees to process transactions on the Bitcoin network make it problematic for purchasing games on Steam

#GameNight: Get Even

Jul 04, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Try not to get too freaked out as we head into our blind playthrough of Get Even a psychological horror first person shooter game

GameNight

10 game menarik di bawah Rp 100 ribu di 'Steam Summer Sale 2017'

Jun 27, 2017 - 10:27 AM

Steam Summer Sale tahun ini berlangsung dari 22 Juni sampai 5 Juli

'Monster Hunter World' heads to PS4, Xbox One, PC in 2018

Jun 13, 2017 - 12:06 PM

The game will feature a seamless open world and allow solo players to request help from gamers around the world via online drop in functionality

MONSTER HUNTER WORLD. The game is an open-world adventure for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Screen shot from livestream.

'Destiny 2' for PC coming October 24

Jun 13, 2017 - 11:46 AM

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Destiny 2 meanwhile are coming out on September 6

DESTINY 2'S GHAUL! The villain behind Destiny 2, Ghaul is shown for the first time in this E3 trailer. Screen shot from trailer.

Destiny 2 for the PC: All we know so far

Jun 03, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Here s what Rappler contributor Michaela Nadine Pacis knows about the PC version of Destiny 2 based on her time at the Destiny 2 gameplay reveal event

'Ghost Recon: Wildlands' review: A repetitive game that requires creativity

Mar 18, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Does Ghost Recon: Wildlands feed our reviewer s desire for a tactical shooter? Find out in this review of Ubisoft s latest title

IMPRESSIONS: 'For Honor' awakens your inner savage

Feb 13, 2017 - 3:17 PM

Our time with the sword swinging spectacle For Honor tells us we ve just found Ubisoft’s next big hit

Ramos worries about 'lack of consultation' in Duterte gov't

Feb 10, 2017 - 11:56 AM

Referring to his unsolicited advice former president Fidel V Ramos says With all due respect to those concerned it s not Facebook stuff It s the real McCoy because I ve been through it and I ve done it

RAPPLER TALK. Former President Fidel Ramos speaks with Rappler executive editor Maria Ressa

Review roundup: 'Resident Evil 7' is a return to form

Jan 24, 2017 - 9:00 PM

Blending old school elements with incredibly detailed visuals the latest in the long running horror series offers a heart attack of an experience

Windows 10's 'Game Mode' fine-tunes for high-performance gaming

Jan 16, 2017 - 5:21 PM

The upcoming update is a boon for PC gamers

NEW TRICKS. Microsoft introduces Windows 10 Creators Update at a Microsoft news conference October 26, 2016 in New York. Photo by Don Emmert/AFP

Personal computer sales fall for fifth year in a row

Jan 12, 2017 - 1:26 PM

In spite of the continued decline analysts say that personal computer market is stabilizing as pressure from smartphones and tablets ease

CONTINUING DECLINE. Laptop computers are offered for sale at a Tiger Direct store on in Chicago, Illinois. File photo by Scott Olson/AFP

The Year In Tech: Games to forget 2016 by

Dec 04, 2016 - 11:50 AM

Video games allow us to forget some of the badness of the year and we ve rounded up some of our favorite games of 2016 to forget the year with

'Political Animals' tests how far you're willing to go to win the election

Nov 21, 2016 - 12:03 PM

This game from Philippine based studio Squeaky Wheels forces you to question your morals as you plot your way to the presidency

5 things to expect at the #MicrosoftEvent

Oct 26, 2016 - 3:40 PM

Catch the livestream on Microsoft s website at 10 pm on Wednesday October 26

LOOK BACK: The Philippine Constabulary under Marcos

Sep 21, 2016 - 10:54 AM

President Duterte says he wants to revive the Philippine Constabulary – the law enforcement force that became notorious for human rights abuses during the Martial Law years

MILITARY RULE. President Ferdinand Marcos meets with military leaders for Martial Law instructions. Photo from the Presidential Museum and Library PH

Duterte to revive Philippine Constabulary

Sep 20, 2016 - 7:35 PM

The President says he needs more law enforcers to fight urban terrorism

MORE FORCES NEEDED? President Rodrigo Duterte arrives at the Villamor Airbase in Pasay City to attend the 48th anniversary of the 250th Presidential Airlift Wing on September 13. File photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

You'll soon be able to stream PlayStation games on Windows PCs

Aug 24, 2016 - 5:24 PM

Sony s streaming game service PlayStation Now lets you play PS exclusives like God of War III and The Last of Us on your PC

BLURRED LINES. Console and PC gaming 'merge' with Sony's new service. Image from Sony.

No Man’s Sky review: Explore a vast universe with limited activities

Aug 15, 2016 - 7:01 PM

No Man’s Sky does deliver its promise of endless discoveries and the wondrous experience of space exploration but does it hold up over time? Find out in our review

INSIDE review: A disturbing yet compelling platformer

Jul 28, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Inside is a terrifying suspenseful and compelling game that will suck you in its world in its first few minutes

Xbox Play Anywhere to arrive September 13

Jul 03, 2016 - 9:20 PM

Windows 10 and Xbox One machines need to have specific updates installed before they can take advantage of Xbox Play Anywhere when it launches

XBOX PLAY ANYWHERE. The new Xbox One S is presented at the Xbox press conference prior to the start of the E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) in Los Angeles, California, USA, June 13, 2016. File photo by Mike Nelson/EPA

Tekken 7 heads to consoles, PC in 2017 with Akuma in tow

Jun 16, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Two years after its initial arcade release Bandai Namco’s Tekken 7 will arrive on consoles and PC early in 2017

The PC Gaming Show: New games, virtual reality add to the fun

Jun 15, 2016 - 8:41 PM

PC gaming shows its stuff at the PC Gaming Show event ahead of the formal opening of E3 in Los Angeles

PC GAMING SHOW. Screen shot from YouTube livestream.

Hideo Kojima returns, reveals new game at E3

Jun 14, 2016 - 3:05 PM

Kojima unveils his new game Death Stranding Watch the teaser trailer here

South Park: The Fractured but Whole trades fantasy for superheroics

Jun 14, 2016 - 7:52 AM

Following the events of South Park: The Stick of Truth the South Park gang trade their wizard robes for superhero costumes in a bid to make a superhero franchise

FRACTURED BUT WHOLE. A superheroic battle of not-so-epic proportions is on its way. Screen shot from YouTube.

Ubisoft debuts The Division's first 2 expansions

Jun 14, 2016 - 7:17 AM

The two game expansions Underground and Survival appear to provide gamers with new playgrounds in which to enjoy Tom Clancy s The Division

GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS. Screen shot from Youtube.

The Manila Major: A grand finale recap

Jun 13, 2016 - 9:13 PM

It s a finale made for the ages with the two best DotA2 teams in the world vying for the top spot Read on for a recap of the Grand Final match up

BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG BATTLES. The DOTA 2 Manila Major Arena. Photo taken by Franz Francisco Chan.

Bethesda's E3 press conference aims to impress

Jun 13, 2016 - 10:35 AM

Ahead of E3 Bethesda shows us what s coming next for game fans everywhere

QUAKE CHAMPIONS. Screen shot from Twitch livestream.

The Manila Major Grand Finals: OG wins!

Jun 12, 2016 - 8:00 AM

UPDATED At the end of the day OG takes the trophy

Photo by Don Kevin Hapal/Rappler

LIVESTREAM: The Manila Major, Day 5

Jun 11, 2016 - 8:00 AM

It s the second to the last day of DOTA 2 action for the Manila Major tournament Today s matches promise to provide plenty of excitement for spectators around the world

THE FIELD OF BATTLE. Two teams face off. Photo from PGL eSports Facebook page.

LIVESTREAM: The Manila Major, Day 4

Jun 10, 2016 - 8:20 AM

More DOTA 2 battles await on this 4th day of the Manila Major

THE MANILA MAJOR. Screen shot from Twitch Stream.

The Manila Major raises hopes, aspirations for PH gaming scene

Jun 09, 2016 - 4:55 PM

The Manila Major hype is real Fans from various places come to watch the matches – from Manila nearby provinces like Bulacan and Cavite and even all the way from the Visayas

 Photo by Joy Picar

LIVESTREAM: The Manila Major, Day 3

Jun 09, 2016 - 8:00 AM

As the third day of epic DOTA 2 gaming dawns who do you think will capture the hearts and minds of Manila Major viewers?

Photo by Don Kevin Hapal/Rappler

LIVESTREAM: The Manila Major, Day 2

Jun 08, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Day 2 of the Manila Major DOTA 2 tournament is on Who do you think will come out on top?

MANILA MAJOR. A view of the stage for the Manila Major on Day 1 of the event. Photo by Don Kevin Hapal/Rappler

The DOTA 2 Manila Major kicks off

Jun 08, 2016 - 12:20 AM

The battle is on for the 3 million prize pool of The Manila Major

LIVESTREAM: The Manila Major

Jun 07, 2016 - 8:00 AM

Catch all the DOTA 2 action LIVE on Rappler

The Manila Major: What it is, where to watch

Jun 03, 2016 - 5:14 PM

The long wait is finally over – The Manila Major 2016 is here

LIVESTREAM: The Manila Major 2016 Group Stage

Jun 03, 2016 - 5:05 PM

Catch the DOTA 2 action LIVE on Rappler

Taiwan PC maker Acer's Q1 profit plummets

May 13, 2016 - 12:30 AM

The company once the world s second largest PC maker cites huge losses from foreign exchange as the reason for the drop in profit

epa03613350 A close-up image of a Acer laptop computer at the CeBit trade fair, Hanover, Germany, 05 March 2013. EPA/MAURITZ ANTIN

Intel to slash up to 12,000 jobs in restructuring

Apr 20, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The restructuring aims to accelerate evolution from a PC company to one that powers the cloud and billions of smart connected computing devices

epa05222145 Signage at the Intel stand at the CeBIT computer show in Hanover, Germany, 16 March 2016. EPA/MAURITZ ANTIN

PC market woes show no sign of easing

Dec 08, 2015 - 9:16 AM

A shift to mobile devices a strong dollar and political turmoil are hurting PC sales

PERSONAL COMPUTER SALES. Lenovo laptop computers are displayed during a press conference in Hong Kong, China, May 21, 2009. File Photo by YM Yik/EPA

Fallout 4 review: Through the Boston Commonwealth

Nov 30, 2015 - 5:47 PM

Nadine Pacis takes a run through the PlayStation 4 version of the Boston Commonwealth with this Fallout 4 review

FALLOUT 4. Logo from YouTube trailer video