Month: June 2020

Geek Culture

Killing Red Sonja: Boy emperor takes on Sonja the Red

Killing Red Sonja #2 has wowed me with this lighthearted story about a boy emperor's quest to kill Sonja the Red. Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment
Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment

Killing Red Sonja #2
Writers: Mark Russell, Bryce Ingman
Artist: Craig Rousseau
Cover: Christian Ward
FC | 32 pages | Action/Adventure | $3.99 | Teen+

I’m getting used to Red Sonja comic books being funny. After enjoying the humor in Red Sonja: Age of Chaos #4, now Dynamite Entertainment‘s Killing Red Sonja #2 has wowed me with this lighthearted story about a boy emperor’s quest to kill Sonja the Red.

Spoilers ahead.

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Geek Culture

Graveyard Wars: ABLAZE teams up with AJ Lieberman

Welcome to the world of Graveyard Wars. Image credit: ABLAZE
Image credit: ABLAZE

Imagine that people among us, all of whom have had a near-death experience, now have an ability called a Soul-Skill. This allows them to access the skill sets of the dead. Fighter. Surgeon. Sniper. Anything. Welcome to the world of Graveyard Wars.

ABLAZE  has announced that it will publish Graveyard Wars as a series of original graphic novels, with the first graphic novel set for publication this September. Graveyard Wars is written and created by AJ Lieberman, illustrated and colored by Andrew Sebastian Kwan, and lettered (with color design) by Darren Rawlings.

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Entertainment, Technology

Samsung Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition pre-order to re-open

Samsung Philippines is re-opening the Samsung Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition pre-order for a second batch of units.

Here’s good news, ARMY! Disappointed that you weren’t able to pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition last week?

Due to the overwhelming support of fans, Samsung Philippines is re-opening its Galaxy S20+ BTS Edition pre-order for a second batch of units. The pre-order will start on July 1 at 10 AM through the Samsung Online Store. Samsung Philippines launched its official online store in the Philippines in May.

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Technology

Legion promo: Pre-order to get free bundled accessories

Lenovo Philippines has launched a Legion promo where customers can pre-order the Legion devices bundled with other Legion accessories.

Looking to get your hands on the latest Lenovo Legion gaming devices? Lenovo Philippines has launched a Legion promo where customers can pre-order the Legion devices bundled with other Legion accessories.

From June 26 to July 11, customers who avail of the promo can get the Legion 5, IdeaPad Gaming 3i, and Legion Tower 5i with free Legion accessories worth up to Php10,000. The accessories bundled with the Legion devices allow elevated gameplay and give gamers a competitive advantage.

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Gaming

Tencent Sports taps Mineski Global for WUCL 2020

Tencent Sports has tapped Mineski Global for the Southeast Asian (SEA) qualifiers stage of the World University Cyber League 2020.

Tencent Sports has tapped Mineski Global  for the Southeast Asian (SEA) qualifiers stage of the World University Cyber League (WUCL) 2020. WUCL 2020 is one of the biggest esports tournaments for schools and students. It features the games Clash Royale, League of Legends, and PUBG Mobile.

Schools from the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam have the opportunity to send their teams to vie for honor and glory. The games began on June 28 and will run until July 9. Meanwhile, the finals will be from July 10-15.

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Entertainment, Technology

‘How You Like That’: BLACKPINK beats BTS on YouTube

"How You Like That" surpassed 100 million views on YouTube in record time.

Guess who dethroned BTS? BLACKPINK’s music video for its highly-anticipated comeback single “How You Like That” has set a new YouTube record for 24-hour views.

“The K-pop powerhouse group’s dynamic new single had 82.4 million views in the first 24 hours of release on YouTube, and was the No. 1 trending video on the platform. The view count handily topped the previous record-holders: BTS’ ‘Boy With Luv’ featuring Halsey, which amassed 74.6 million views in the initial one-day period in April 2019, per YouTube.”

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Geek Culture

Jupiter’s Legacy trade paperbacks sent back to print

Jupiter’s Legacy, one of the most critically-acclaimed superhero series of the past decade, will have its trade paperbacks sent back to print this September.
Image credit: Image Comics

Jupiter’s Legacy, one of the most critically-acclaimed superhero series of the past decade, will have its trade paperbacks sent back to print this September.  Image Comics said this will give readers a chance to catch up before the Netflix Originals TV adaptation streams later this year.

Written by Mark Millar (Kingsman: The Secret Service, Kick-Ass), Jupiter’s Legacy is set in mid-century America. It follows the world’s greatest superheroes as they face epic threats in public while battling private scandals behind closed doors.

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Geek Culture

Jungle Girl makes lord of the jungle look like an amateur

Who needs the lord of the jungle when Jungle Girl is around? Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment
Image credit: Dynamite Entertainment

Frank Cho’s Jungle Girl Complete Omnibus
Writers: Frank Cho, Doug Murray
Artists: Frank Cho, Adriano Batista, Jack Jadson
Cover: Frank Cho
FC | 392 pages | $39.99 | Action/Adventure | Teen +

Who needs the lord of the jungle when Jungle Girl is around? Frank Cho’s Jungle Girl Complete Omnibus is an exhilarating adventure starring the beautiful, charismatic, and deadly Jana Sky-Born.

This omnibus from Dynamite Entertainment contains all three seasons of the Jungle Girl series, collected for the first time in one book. Writer and artist Cho doesn’t waste time, plunging us right into epic action from the start. Spoilers ahead.

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Technology

TRIPKO transport card helps Filipinos commute safely

By using TRIPKO, the passenger just needs to tap the cash card on the TICKETKO  automated ticketing system without any contact with the conductor or driver.
By using TRIPKO, the passenger just needs to tap the cash card on the TICKETKO automated ticketing system without any contact with the conductor or driver.

With thousands going back to the workplace in the Philippines amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the commuting public has to adapt to the new normal for their protection. The Department of Transportation has released community guidelines to address this, one of which is the mandatory use of cashless payments in public transportation. This has made contactless payment technology such as the TRIPKO transport card more important than ever.

Apart from the normal challenges of using public transportation, commuters must now also practice social distancing. They also worry about interacting with other people and touching shared items such as cash. This is why more Filipinos have embraced digital amid the pandemic.

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Gaming

VALORANT SEA Invitational: Gaming for a good cause

Six teams of five prominent content creators and personalities each from Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand will duke it out in the VALORANT SEA Invitational on  July 11.

Six teams of five prominent content creators and personalities each from Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand will duke it out in the VALORANT SEA Invitational on July 11.

They are also gaming for a good cause. Riot Games Southeast Asia will donate US$10,000 to GlobalGiving’s Coronavirus Relief Fund. This will benefit projects working to prevent the pandemic’s spread.

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A Life Less Analog, Technology

EdVision launched to help schools embrace e-learning

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To help schools transition to the new normal and embrace e-learning, Lenovo Philippines, in collaboration with Microsoft, has launched the EdVision program.

Even though classes in the Philippines are scheduled to reopen in August, schools will have to maintain learning through virtual platforms. This is to comply with the community quarantine and social distancing protocols. Under the EdVision program, a number of pioneer schools in the Philippines will get free access to online resources to help them through their education transformation journey. They will also enjoy complimentary or subsidized access to the latest solutions in education tech.

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