BenQ inaugurates India’s second ZOWIE Experience Zone in Hyderabad

In line with the vision of elevating customer experience, BenQ ZOWIE, in collaboration with MVP retail store, opens India’s second ZOWIE Experience Zone in Hyderabad.

Mr. Rajeev Singh, Managing Director of BenQ India, said, “India’s professional gaming landscape has been growing at a rapid pace. With the help of ZOWIE Experience Zone, we are aiming to spread awareness and showcase our commitment to support professional eSports enthusiasts. It becomes critical for us to make our product portfolio accessible for a personalized experience by providing a platform for professional gamers to understand the product and its true potential. We are confident that BenQ will carve a place of its own amongst eSports enthusiasts in Hyderabad.”

BenQ Zowie’s eSports monitors come equipped with Dynamic Accuracy (DyAc) technology which maintains clarity during in-game movements thereby ensuring a smoother experience. In addition to this, Zowie offers a built-in Black eQualizer for visual clarity in dark scenes of a game without overexposing the bright areas that help gamers to acquire targets easily and offers viewing comfort in gameplay. BenQ Zowie also offers an exclusive Color Vibrance technology, to tune preferred color tone and make color grading more defined.

ZOWIE Experience Zone in Hyderabad will display XL series monitors including XL2546 & XL2411P. ZOWIE XL-series monitors are equipped with up to 240Hz static refresh rate and native 1ms response time. It would also be the first one to display ZOWIE’s upcoming RL2755T console eSports monitor which features static 75Hz refresh rate & native 1ms response time.

ZOWIE will also demonstrate its exclusive product range of Gaming Gear Peripherals for a hands-on experience. Gaming gears will include Zowie’s gaming keyboard Celeritas II, offering an optimal and more precise pre-travel, with the optical switches, which allow players to avoid double key presses. In addition, ZOWIE will also be displaying CAMADE and VITAL among its range of products. CAMADE is an adjustable cable management device, which guarantees that the cable does not get entangled while moving the mouse, while VITAL comes equipped with an intuitive touch panel to make real-time adjustments based on different environments, game titles and personal preference.

Along with this ZOWIE will display its full range of mice and mousepads. The mice include most popular EC, FK and ZA series along with special CSGO Edition-EC1-B & EC2-B. All Zowie mice are designed based on comfort with an added focus on user’s hand movement, shape and size.   Mousepads including G-SR, P-SR, G-TF-X and P-TF-X will also be available for an enriched experience.  Now one can try out ZOWIE products faster and easier than ever at ZOWIE Experience Zone from 14th September ‘19 onwards.

The Experience Zone is located in MVP which is a Hyderabad based retail store & gaming cafe offering customized gaming PC’s, near, Shop# 311, Podium Mall, 3rd Floor, Tolichowki Flyover, Hyderabad, Telangana 500028 opened between 10 am – 7 pm daily (except Sundays)

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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Releases on 17th Jan 2020; Buu Saga Confirmed

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot the RPG-esque Dragon Ball Z story that goes through the story of Son Goku has gotten a release date as well as a confirmation that Buu Saga will be in the game.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is set to release worldwide on 17th Jan 2020 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. And along with the official release date, we get a teaser for the Buu Saga with everyone’s favourite character, The Great Saiyaman.

The Great Saiyaman is present in all his glory with his amazing dance-pose. Alongside that, we also get quick cuts of various important events that take place during the Buu Saga like the Dabura turning people to stone and Majin Vegeta sacrificing himself.

We’ll probably be getting a much longer look at the Buu Saga soon and hopefully maybe a tease at the events after or before the story of Dragon Ball Z.

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Death Stranding Briefing Trailer Gives Us Much Needed Answers

Kojima Production’s Death Stranding ‘s showings at the Tokyo Game Show have begun and the first piece of trailers to be shown is the briefing trailer.

This briefing trailer breaks down the story and seems to be the same video from Gamescom that was shown behind closed doors. This trailer essentially sets up the plot of the game and helps the player understand what the main theme of the game is, atleast for now.

Minor Spoilers for the introductory story of the game as seen from the trailer so be warned.

The trailer shows off the relationship between Sam, Die Hardman, and Amelie as the latter two try to recruit Sam to help connect and bridge the United Cities of America together after the daughter of the now-deceased President Amelie tried to do but failed and was captured by an extremist group.

Sam has some sort of a relationship with these characters but then left their outfit after the death of Amelie’s mother and was subsequently stripped from all his relationship to their faction.

This is probably the first trailer that wasn’t a cryptic cutscene but rather a rather self-explanatory story cutscene that introduces the main plot of the game. However, it is yet to be seen if this is the introduction of the game or something that happens later on and is a flashback of sorts because you never really know with Mr. Hideo.

Fans who have been looking forward to the game can now rest easy after watching this trailer and if you’d like, you can skip the upcoming gameplay trailers if you don’t want to spoil yourself since we don’t know what they’ll showcase in those videos.

Many fans are happy with this trailer itself and feel reassured by it to trust Kojima with the end product and don’t plan on watching other videos about the game just so they can experience it for themselves.

We will have more information about the game soon so stick around for more Death Stranding and news from the Tokyo Game Show.

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MSI GS65 Stealth Gaming Laptop Review

A couple of years ago, you really had to choose between power and portability when it came to laptops. But that’s a thing of the past, thanks to cooling solutions better and NVIDIA’s MaxQ graphics which allow powerful GPUs to be used in slim form factors. But how good are they really? Today we’re gonna answer that question as we check out the MSI GS65 Stealth gaming laptop. 

The MSI GS 65 comes with an 8th gen Intel i7-8750H which has 6 cores and 12 threads. Coupled with that is NVIDIA’s RTX 2070 MaxQ, 16 gigs of DDR4 memory and a 500GB SSD. And there’s a Full HD, 144Hz IPS display, all packed in a chassis as slim as 17.7mm.

In terms of looks and design, the GS65 believes in elegance in simplicity. The device yells premium with its black metal finish with golden streaks and highlights. Even the MSI Dragon logo on the lid gets the golden treatment. And it weighs only 1.8kg, there’s no problem in carrying it just about anywhere. 

The left side of the laptop has the Ethernet port, two USB 3 ports, two 3.5mm audio jacks along with vents, while the right side has the charging port, the HDMI port, a miniDisplayPort, a USB Type-C port and one more USB 3 type-a port. Exhaust vents can be found on the back.

Opening the laptop greets you with the same premium finish, with the display having minimal bezels on the top and sides, and a steelseries keyboard sits between the speaker grills and the golden lined trackpad, which for some reason is extra stretched. The keys feel nice to press and are decently sized with adequate space, and feature per key customizable RGB backlighting. My only complaint is the lack of a number pad, which used to be there in the older Stealth series laptops. The trackpad is pretty smooth and responsive too, but the large size means it’s easy to accidentally brush your wrist and move the cursor while typing.

When it comes to performance, the MSI GS65 is definitely a powerhouse. You can use it pretty convenient for gaming as well as heavy tasks like editing, designing and rendering. Of course, the 2070 MaxQ is not as powerful as the full 2070, but that doesn’t mean the laptop has any problems running intense applications. 

Even on the temperature side, the laptop does an acceptable job of keeping the hardware cool. The max GPU temperature we observed was 82 C while the max CPU temps touched 95 C. The keyboard gets a little hot so using it for long sessions can be a little uncomfortable, so you might need to buy a decent cooling dock. The fans do get a little loud under full load too, but considering that most people use headsets while gaming, they’re not loud enough to cause discomfort. 

The display on this laptop is pretty impressive too, with bright and vivid colours, and ultra fast 144 Hz refresh rate. Gaming is smooth and fluid, with landing headshots feels simply amazing. The environments look great and the sound from the speakers is crisp and clear, whether you’re watching your favourite movies or busy in an intense gaming session.

Battery life, as expected with gaming laptops is average, with the device lasting just under 4 hours of average use including media playback and browsing. But gaming on a laptop always happens with a charger, so you probably won’t have to worry on that end.

At a price point of about 2.1 lakhs, the MSI GS 65 will definitely feel expensive, but premium products come at a premium price. And this is for people who want high portability without sacrificing on performance. That is exactly what this laptop offers, so if that’s what you’re looking for as well, you should definitely check it out.

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Overwatch Legendary Edition Arrives on Nintendo Switch on Oct. 15

The world could always use more heroes—and starting October 15, Nintendo Switch players will be able to join more than 40 million players from around the globe in the fight for the future with the arrival of Overwatch Legendary Edition. Overwatch Legendary Edition puts the definitive version of the acclaimed team shooter in Nintendo Switch owners’ hands, complete with the latest content and gameplay updates.

Overwatch Legendary Edition for Nintendo Switch will be available in a retail version and digital version via the Nintendo eShop. Both versions come with 15 bonus skins for a range of heroes to kick-start players’ collections, as well as a three-month Nintendo Switch Online individual membership so players can jump into action and start battling alongside, and against, their fellow Nintendo Switch gamers immediately.

Players who pre-purchase Overwatch Legendary Edition by the game’s October 15 launch will also receive the Noire Widowmaker skin. In addition, Nintendo Switch players who log in to Overwatch by December 31, 2019 will receive a bonus Golden Loot Box containing at least one guaranteed Legendary item.

The game is available for pre-order on the Nintendo Switch for ₹2799

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The Last of Us II Media Event set for 24th September

The highly anticipated sequel to one of the best games to have come out last generation may be just around the corner. The Last of Us 2 will have a media day on 24th September.

The Last of Us 2 has been rumoured to release in November for a long time but then it was reported that it was pushed to maybe a February 2020 release. This event is set for 24th September and will most probably have an extended look at the gameplay along with an official release date for the game.

Alongside this event, it is rumoured that PlayStation’s “State of Play” event will take place on the same week as this media event so hopefully, we’ll get to see a lot more of the game then.

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Project Resistance Teaser Released; Hints at 4v1 Survival Co-Op Gameplay

The new Resident Evil game that has been rumored lately titled Project Resistance has had a teaser trailer launched that’s all CGI and no gameplay.

The trailer teases at the various monsters from the Resident Evil series and also the famous Mr. X who seems to be the level end boss. It looks like the game is going to be an asymmetrical survival co-op game similar to Dead by Daylight and Evolve where it seems to be 4 survivers vs 1 baddie who controls the monsters.

Maybe the game turns out to be more like Left4Dead and is primarily a survival game with an asymmetrical game mode but that is yet to be seen.

The game will be showcased at the Tokyo Game Show which runs from 12th September to 15th September so keep an eye out for more news in the coming days.

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Hitman 2 Takes You to the Maldives in it’s Latest Update

Did you ever wish Agent 47 would get to take a vacation? Well, your weird wish has somewhat come true because Agent 47 gets to go the Maldives. But he has to kill people here as well.

This new map, Haven Island, will let you live out all your fantasies of going to a pristine island with crystal clear water so that you can relax and take out some of the scum that’s plaguing the world. Wait, what do you mean you’ve never thought about that?

Along with the Maldives, Hitman 2 is also getting a plethora of new Escalation missions.

September 5 / Escalation Contract / The Dalton Dissection

We’re going back to the bank with a bang. Brilliant.

The Dalton Dissection is a 3-stage Escalation Contract that has 47 starting with a restricted loadout, and cannot change disguise from the (lovable?) bank robber disguise. Expect this one to ramp up and fast. With new complications, targets and restrictions added, you’ll be bouncing around the bank as a bunny before you begin to believe it.

September 5 / Escalation Contract / The Covert Dispersal

If one Escalation Contract wasn’t enough for one day, we’ve got another one for you. This time; Whittleton Creek. This one revolves around the garden party.

Your mission is to take care of the undercover officers at the party. But please, try to do this in style. We don’t need you to become the biggest party pooper in town.

And those are just the two that start things off so pack your bags and get ready to fly across the world of Hitman for more assassinations, more disguises and more clever ways to do your job as the world’s best Hitman.

You can read more about the rest of the September Roadmap here.

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The End is Nigh and ABZU are Currently Free on the Epic Games Store

Epic Games Store’s free game giveaway continues as this week’s games are absolute bangers. We’ve got ABZU and The End is Nigh free this week until 12th September.

Immerse yourself in a vibrant ocean world full of mystery and bursting with color and life. Perform fluid acrobatics as the Diver using graceful swimming controls. Discover hundreds of unique species based on real creatures and form a powerful connection with the abundant sea life.

Interact with schools of thousands of fish that procedurally respond to you, each other, and predators. Linger in epic seascapes and explore aquatic ecosystems modeled with unprecedented detail. Descend into the heart of the ocean where ancient secrets lie forgotten. But beware, dangers lurk in the depths. “ABZÛ” is from the oldest mythologies; AB, meaning water, and ZÛ, meaning to know. ABZÛ is the ocean of wisdom.

The End Is Nigh is a sprawling adventure platformer where the player takes control over Ash, one of few “things” that have “survived” the “end of the world”.
Follow Ash as he flops his way through a future of pain and suffering. Feel his stress levels rise as you throw him into an endless swarm of decaying, mutant animal-like creatures and help aid his final epic quest… to simply make a friend (out of pieces of people he finds along his journey).

Oh, also you collect video game cartridges and tumors! if that does anything for ya.

The free game for next week on the Epic Games Store is Conarium which will be available from 12th September.

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Gears 5 Launch Trailer Out Now And Batista is In

We’re just a short time away from the biggest Gears yet with Early Access for either Xbox Game Pass Ultimate or with Gears 5 Ultimate Edition, and today while fans eagerly await its release, we’ve got a brand new trailer showing off Gears 5’s five modes.

In Gears 5, there are five thrilling ways to play: the all-new aggressive, high-stakes co-op mode Escape; the competitive Versus mode, featuring nine modes including the all-new Arcade for players of all levels; the deepest Horde mode ever; the intuitive Map Builder and the biggest Campaign yet.

Yesterday, we shared news about latest blockbuster partnership in Gears 5 with WWE Superstar Batista making an appearance in Gears 5 as a multiplayer character, donning the armor of the legendary Marcus Fenix. Fans can also look forward to the inclusion of Sarah Connor and the T-800 Endoskeleton from Terminator: Dark Fate and Spartans Emile-A239 and Kat-B320 from Halo: Reach with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Gears 5 Ultimate Edition.


Gears 5 early access will begin at 9pm on September 5th in your local time zone. For countries with multiple time zones, the earliest time zone will determine when you can play. For example, North American early access will begin at simultaneously at 9pm ET, 8pm CT and 6pm PT.

Both Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members and Gears 5 Ultimate Edition owners will be able to gear up and take the fight to the Swarm. On behalf of everyone at The Coalition, we’re excited to have fans jump into the world of Gears 5.

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