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A Life Less Analog, Gaming, Technology

2021 social media trends: Remixing, gaming and more

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world almost overnight — and that includes the digital landscape and online behavior of consumers. So it’s great that Talkwalker and HubSpot have shared the 2021 social media trends tech brands should watch out for in their latest Social Media Trends Report.

What are the 2021 social media trends? How about remixing as the new user-generated content? Also, during the COVID-19 lockdown, more people embraced gaming as a distraction — in fact, a form of community entertainment. These and other changes caused or catalyzed by the COVID-19 pandemic will transform our digital landscape even more in 2021.

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Entertainment, Gaming

BLACKPINK PUBG MOBILE Fun Match in your area

The K-pop girl group BLACKPINK has been wowing the world with their music, but how will they fare in their PUBG MOBILE Fun Match tonight? Image credit: PUBG MOBILE
Image credit: PUBG MOBILE

The K-pop girl group BLACKPINK has been wowing the world with their music, but how will they fare in their PUBG MOBILE Fun Match tonight?

Super Junior member and gamer Kim Hee Chul will host the BLACKPINK PUBG MOBILE Fun Match, which will see Jisoo, Jennie, Rosé, and Lisa squad up for an exclusive match in the Erangel map. Joining them are South Korean streamers and influencers DDEDDEDDEDDE and BEENU. The Fun Match will be available on the event tab of PUBG MOBILE’s in-game e-Sports Center at 9 PM Philippine Standard Time (PST). PUBG MOBILE will then release it on its official YouTube and Facebook channels at 10 PM PST.

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Gaming

Porsche Design, AOC unveil race car-inspired monitor

Porsche Design and AOC have promised an experience similar to driving a race car with the first ever Porsche Design AOC AGON gaming monitor. Image credit: Porsche Design and AOC
Image credit: Porsche Design and AOC

A gaming monitor that provides an experience similar to driving a race car? This is what Porsche Design and AOC have promised with today’s launch of the first ever Porsche Design AOC AGON gaming monitor.

“Of course, overall the gaming market is increasing significantly, and in the meantime represents a big share of the total monitor market. And having this big group of users in the gaming industry of course is driving the high-end, best equipment possible and available in the market. And here of course it’s difficult to pin down numbers, but we expect that a good part of 10 percent up to 15 percent of the users in the market will be those that drive the desire for high-end gaming machines where the Porsche Design AOC AGON belongs to,” said AOC Europe Director Marketing and Business Management Stefan Sommer in response to a question from Digital Life Asia at the virtual launch.

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Technology

MSI Halloween weekend sale will make you scream

Time to scream with delight because you can enjoy up to 30 percent off and get freebies at the MSI Halloween weekend sale on Oct. 29-Nov. 2.
Gamers will love the MSI Alpha 15.

Time to scream with delight because you can enjoy up to 30 percent off and get freebies at the MSI Halloween weekend sale on Oct. 29-Nov. 2.

The MSI Halloween Weekend Flash Sale has a special treat for gaming enthusiasts, business professionals, and creatives. Apart from up to a 30 percent discount on select business, productivity, and gaming laptops, customers can get special freebies such as gaming headsets, loot boxes, and more.

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Gaming

Mineski, Riot Games aim to bring esports to grassroots

Mineski Philippines and Riot Games Southeast Asia are advocating responsible gaming in their quest to bring esports to the grassroots in the Philippines.

In a world where esports and gaming have become a “form of positive community entertainment“, Mineski Philippines and Riot Games Southeast Asia are advocating responsible gaming in their quest to bring esports to the grassroots in the Philippines.

“The Youth Esports Program (YEP) actually emphasizes that if you want to game, you have to be responsible enough to do your schoolwork first, and to do everything in moderation. So in the esports program, we tackle responsible gaming as one of the things we offer as one of the services to our chapters, wherein we talk to the school admins and parents to give an esports 101 and teach them how to manage their children’s time,” YEP Program Director Marlon “Lon” Marcelo said in response to a question from Digital Life Asia.

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Gaming, Geek Culture

Aya Ezmaria: The gamer as cosplayer and storyteller

Aya Ezmaria cosplaying Black Widow from "Avengers: Endgame". Image credit: Jay Tablante
Aya Ezmaria cosplaying Black Widow from “Avengers: Endgame”. Image credit: Jay Tablante

It all started with Duck Hunt for gamer, cosplayer, and streamer-storyteller Aya Ezmaria. Yes, the Family Computer (released in the US as the Nintendo Entertainment System) video game.

“Our dad introduced us to the gaming world. As far as I can remember, the first game I ever played was Duck Hunt on the Family Computer complete with the shotgun,” Aya told Digital Life Asia.

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Filipino-made esports platform Kalaro gears for launch

Filipino-made esports platform Kalaro has announced strategic alliances with corporate partners ahead of its Oct. 12 launch.

Kalaro, Asia’s first fully-integrated end-to-end Filipino-made esports platform, has announced strategic alliances with corporate partners ahead of its Oct. 12 launch.

The-AsiaGroup.com Inc., the company behind Kalaro, has partnered with National Computer Systems (NCS) of Singapore, ERNI from Switzerland, and Philippine companies Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank), Dragonpay, GCash, and Globe Labs.

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Gaming

Spotify, Riot Games partner for LoL Esports global events

Spotify, the world's most popular global audio streaming subscription service, is now the official audio streaming partner for LoL Esports global events.

Spotify, the world’s most popular global audio streaming subscription service, is now the official audio streaming partner for League of Legends (LoL) Esports global events.

Riot Games and Spotify have announced the multi-year partnership ahead of this year’s World Championship set to begin on Sept. 25. Apart from the World Championship, the LoL Esports global events include the Mid-Season Invitational and All-Star Event.

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A Life Less Analog, Entertainment, Gaming, Technology

Gamers and K-pop fans already living in virtual world

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Gamers and K-pop fans have been living in the virtual world for many years now. Decades, in fact, in the case of gamers. Now it’s time for the rest of the world to catch up.

In last week’s column piece, I talked about how geeks are inheriting the earth. Today, I’m going to point out that this new world we’re inheriting is an increasingly virtual one. There is no going back to the pre-COVID world. The digital transformation of the world is here to stay, and this will have a profound impact on human society, changing the way we work and play.

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Gaming

Wartortoise: Meet Legion ambassador Paolo Umpa

Lenovo Legion ambassador Paolo Umpa a.k.a. Wartortoise is grateful for the many life skills he learned through gaming.
Lenovo Legion ambassador Paolo Umpa a.k.a. Wartortoise is grateful for the many life skills he learned through gaming.

Even as a kid, Lenovo Legion ambassador Paolo Umpa, better known online as Wartortoise, knew that gaming would help him catch ’em all and succeed in life. In fact, Umpa’s family introduced him to gaming, setting him on the path that would one day make him Wartortoise.

“I was given a Game Boy when I was in grade school, and Pokémon Crystal was the first game I ever played,” Umpa told Digital Life Asia.

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Legion ambassador Lyka Mea on gaming and simple life

Lenovo Legion ambassador Lyka Mea loves gaming and being part of the gaming community.
Lenovo Legion ambassador Lyka Mea loves gaming and being part of the gaming community.

As a young girl, Lyka Mea saw her older sister playing The Sims. Little did the future Lenovo Legion ambassador know that this moment would change her life.

“My older sister was the one who introduced me to gaming. I saw her playing The Sims back in the day and I just had to try it out for myself. We eventually started playing Ragnarok Online, and to this day, it continues to be one of my guilty pleasure games,” Mea told Digital Life Asia.

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