Monster Hunter World is a game with a simple premise: explore the world, fight huge monsters, then turn them into your own weapons and armour. The game indeed has the potential to draw in even more players than any game in the series before.
Capcom in association with Geekay Games conducted a special event for the media where the Executive Director of the game Fujioka Kaname and the Director of the game Yuya Tokuda were in presence. They took the local media through what can be expected from the game once it is launched and scouted a few questions from the regional media.
Whether this will be your first game in the series or you’re a returning veteran, here’s all we know about Monster Hunter World…
The final public beta has ended for Monster Hunter World, but its full release on Xbox One and PS4 is imminent. Set to launch on January 26, Monster Hunter World marks the end of the franchise’s long hiatus from home consoles. The latest entry in the series is also coming to PC, but Capcom hasn’t set a firm date for that launch yet.
According to the game’s producer, Ryozo Tsujimoto, the delay is because “rather than have it taking up resources during the console development and not being able to have our full attention on it. We want to get console out the door, and then we’re going to take some extra time and try and get the PC version as good as possible.”
The PC date is currently set for sometime this fall. For PS4 and Xbox One users, Monster Hunter World will have an important day one patch that adds online multiplayer, event quests, chat, and other online features. In addition, the patch will fix some bugs and add series-favorite Poogies to the game.
Additional space required for the patch will be approximately 815 MB. Capcom has also confirmed that there are no plans for a Switch version of Monster Hunter World.
Pre-Order Bonuses and Special Editions
Pre-order bonuses: The Origin Set Armor (includes higher defense and gathering skills) and a Fair Wind Charm (increases your attack power).
Digital Deluxe Edition ($70 approx.): This includes a Samurai Set skin, three gestures, two sticker sets, and an additional face paint and hair style option. The PS4 version of the Digital Deluxe Edition also comes with 14 weapon-themed PSN avatars. All of these items will be available to purchase separately once the game launches.
Collector’s Edition ($150 approx.): This includes a physical copy of the game, a voucher for the customization items included in the Digital Deluxe Edition, a hardcover art book, a monster statue, and a code for a digital soundtrack, all housed in a collector’s box.
Monster Hunter World PS4 Pro ($450 approx.): The special “Rathalos” edition of the console will also come with a red controller, pre-order bonuses, a physical copy of the game, and a special PS4 dynamic theme.
ASUS Laptops for Creators Help You Take Your Content Creation Game to a Whole New Level
With content creators in mind, ASUS now offers a full range of laptops dedicated to creators. These include the ProArt Studiobook, the Zenbook Pro, and the Vivobook Pro creator laptops. This advanced ecosystem of laptops deliver performance and features that are suitable for any level of creator, from professional to hobbyist. The ProArt Studiobook laptops fulfil the extreme performance and stability needs of professional creators, who are leaders and innovators in their respective creative industries, whether they work with audiovisual content, engineering, or science.
The innovative and stylish ZenBook Pro is aimed at highly mobile advanced creators, who appreciate the latest performance-enhancing technologies. The Vivobook Pro series, meanwhile, offers great performance and features for a new generation of aspiring creators, such as social influencers, live-streamers, vloggers, young musicians, and more, who create to explore their talent and express themselves.
4K OLED HDR Displays
The creator laptop lineup from ASUS, features superb 4K OLED HDR displays across the entire range. The laptops also offer an aspect ratio of 16:10, thus offering a larger visual workspace. The lineup also includes the world’s first VESA DisplayHDR 600 True Black certified laptop displays, and these are all factory-calibrated for colour accuracy to meet the PANTONE Validated standards, with additional ASUS-first Calman Verified certification for ProArt Studiobook models.
Eye Care Displays
You also get a cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut, delivering ultra-vivid colours. There’s also maximum eye protection during long creative sessions. The displays are TÜV certified for eye care. Since graphics-intensive creative applications demand powerful graphics processors, ASUS’ creator laptops are validated as NVIDIA Studio laptops. NVIDIA Studio laptops feature powerful NVIDIA GeForce RTX or NVIDIA RTX GPUs with real-time ray-tracing and AI-augmented features, supported by NVIDIA Studio drivers that deliver outstanding stability, maximum performance, rock-solid reliability, and wide software compatibility required by professional creators.
These professional-grade GPUs are combined with high-end components to create platforms that can deliver all the performance professional creators need. ASUS is also partnering with Adobe to offer owners of selected new ASUS creator laptops up to a three-month complimentary subscription to the full Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, which includes access to over 20 creative apps, 100 GB of cloud storage, Adobe Portfolio, Adobe Fonts, and more.
ProArt Studiobook Pro 16 OLED
The ASUS ProArt Studiobook Pro 16 OLED is powered by the latest AMD Ryzen 5000 H-Series Mobile Processors (W5600) or a 3rd Generation Intel Xeon workstation processor (W7600) that make light work of super-complex, heavily multithreaded photorealistic rendering, visualization, simulation, or analysis applications.
Reliable professional-grade 3D graphics processing power is provided by an NVIDIA RTX A2000 (W5600) or A5000 (W7600) Laptop GPU that blitzes through the toughest tasks, such as complex CAD models, 3D product design, or high-resolution video editing.
ProArt Studiobook 16 OLED uses powerful AMD Ryzen 5000 H-Series Mobile Processors (H5600) or Intel Core i9 (H7600) processors, with GeForce RTX 3070 (H5600) or 3060 (H7600) graphics. For outstanding driver stability, we use NVIDIA Studio Drivers to ensure maximum performance, rock-solid reliability, and wide software compatibility.
ASUS Dial is a completely new physical rotary control that lets users interact with creative apps in the most natural and immersive way possible.
This intuitive controller gives instant and precise fingertip control over parameters in compatible Adobe creative apps, including Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Photoshop Lightroom Classic, and After Effects. The new ProArt Creator Hub app is a centralized, easy-to-use control panel that allows access to many laptop settings and customizations, including ASUS Dial settings.
ASUS Zenbook Pro Duo 15 OLED
Zenbook Pro Duo 15 OLED, the recipient of a prestigious CES 2021 Innovation Award, is a high-performance 15.6-inch laptop that introduces the new tilting ASUS ScreenPad Plus, a full-width 14-inch secondary touchscreen that works seamlessly with the main touchscreen for effortless multitasking. ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED delivers outstanding performance, with up to an Intel Core i9 processor. This is combined with professional-level up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 discrete graphics to make light work of demanding creative tasks.
ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED has comprehensive high-performance I/O capabilities including two ultrafast Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports supporting up to 40 Gbps data-transfer rates along with DisplayPort functionality. The 15.6-inch Zenbook Pro 15 OLED is powered by Intel Core H-series (UX535) or AMD Ryzen 5000 H-Series Mobile Processors (UM535) processors, up to 32 GB of RAM, and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti discrete GPU for powerful on-the-go creative performance, plus up to a 1 TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SDD for ultrafast storage.
For enhanced productivity Zenbook Pro 15 OLED (UX535) includes the latest ASUS ScreenPad, a 5.65-inch secondary colour touchscreen built into the glass-covered touchpad that allows easy interaction via the new and intuitive smartphone-like ScreenXpert 2 interface.
The up to 4K OLED HDR displays in these Zenbook models share many of the same characteristics as the Studiobook series, with PANTONE Validated colour accuracy and a cinema-grade 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut, along with TÜV-certified eye care.
Vivobook Pro 14X/16X OLED
The Vivobook Pro 14X/16X OLED is the ultimate powerhouse for next-generation creativity, giving users the speed and accuracy needed to realize their creative vision, and featuring the innovative ASUS DialPad, a virtual interface on the touchpad that puts users in full control of adjustments in compatible Adobe creative software, allowing them to stay fully focused on the task at hand.
For visuals that are beyond the ordinary, there’s up to a 16-inch 4K OLED HDR 550-nit 16:10 display or a 14-inch 2.8K OLED HDR 600-nit display and the ultrawide 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut ensures vivid colours. These are the world’s first laptops to achieve VESA DisplayHDR True Black 600 certification. They are also PANTONE Validated for professional-grade colour accuracy, and TÜV Rheinland-certified for low blue-light emissions.
Impressive creative power is provided by up to 11th Generation Intel Core i7 H Series (N7400/N7600) or AMD Ryzen 5000 H-Series Mobile Processors (M7400/M7600), up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics, up to 32 GB of RAM, a dual-fan cooling system with ASUS IceCool Plus technology, and up to a 96 Wh high-capacity battery.
Vivobook Pro 14/15 OLED is powered by the latest 11th Generation Intel H Series CPU (K3400/K3500) or the latest AMD Ryzen 5000 H-Series Mobile Processors (M3401/M3500) with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 graphics, a dual-fan cooling system with ASUS IceCool Plus technology, 16 GB memory, a 1 TB PCIe SSD, and an ultrafast WiFi 6. The tasteful Quiet Blue and Cool Silver color options reflect a positive and diverse outlook. The convenient optional webcam shield, fingerprint sensor on the power button, and backlit keyboard ensure uncompromised productivity.
ASUS creator laptops are now available in the market.
More details on the ASUS ProArt Studiobook 16 OLED: https://www.asus.com/me-en/Laptops/For-Creators/ProArt-Studiobook/ProArt-Studiobook-16-OLED-H5600-AMD-Ryzen-5000-series/
More details on the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo 15 OLED: https://www.asus.com/me-en/Laptops/For-Creators/ZenBook/ZenBook-Pro-Duo-15-OLED-UX582/
More details on the ASUS Vivobook Pro 16X OLED: https://www.asus.com/me-en/Laptops/For-Home/Vivobook/Vivobook-Pro-16X-OLED-M7600-AMD-Ryzen-5000-Series/
Editor’s Pick: Here is Why the HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro is an Everlasting Masterpiece and Our Favourite
If you are in the market looking to buy a new smartwatch this year, then there are some key features to keep in mind. The design and material used are important factors as they epitomise style and decide wearing comfort. Battery life and charging speeds are crucial because what use is a smartwatch without power? Moreover, the health and fitness tracking features are imperative and important as they give you timely updates about your health and physical condition.
Huawei recently unveiled the HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro which comes in two variants: Titanium Edition and Ceramic Edition delivering a lavish, upgraded, and more convenient user experience. On top of its attractive and fashionable looks, the smartwatch also comes with an up to 14-day battery life with wireless fast charging, professional health management, and new workout modes, in addition to other convenient life assistant features.
One of its biggest perks is that it is compatible with Huawei devices as well as other devices running on Android and iOS systems, and that is definitely an advantage if you are using devices from other brands. The HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro is the elegance on your wrist, an everlasting masterpiece, in many ways! It will be up for pre-orders in the UAE on May 13th starting at a price of AED 1499 with FREE gifts worth AED 475. Here is why it is our favourite watch for this season!
Premium ID Design
The HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro comes in 46mm and 43mm sizes. The HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro Titanium Edition is equipped with a titanium metal case, sapphire glass lens, and ceramic back case. Its premium ID design is clean and elegant appearance is prevalent across a variety of styles each embodying a blend of technology and art, while the Ceramic Edition is soft and elegant. Every detail has been processed with ingenious craftsmanship and fine polishing techniques, making it full of quality and lightweight, yet dazzling.
Thus, it brings a soft natural gloss with excellent quality, highlighting its feminine and elegant features. Its high-end design is complemented by a Moon Phase function that brings to users unique watch faces from which they can observe the different phases of the moon as it changes. While this complication is often found in high-end traditional watches, it definitely adds to the elegance of the HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro and gives it a special luxury touch.
The HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro Titanium Edition is equipped with a 1.43-inch AMOLED high-definition colour display, while the Ceramic version comes with a 1.32-inch AMOLED HD coloured display. Both displays adopt 466 x 466 high-definition resolution, for a more delicate display quality performance.
HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro Ceramic Edition features a new and exclusively designed flower dial with dynamic effects; the five different dial effects show various shapes of flowers as time goes by. The dynamic flower dial that changes with time embodies design ingenuity with artistry. The vivid blossoming of flowers not only symbolises the passage of time in a fascinating way but also adds a fun twist in its presentation.
Durable Battery Life + Wireless Fast Charging
The HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro inherits the ultra-long battery life of the HUAWEI WATCH GT Series. The enhanced battery architecture provides the HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro Titanium Edition with 14 days of battery life and 7 days of battery life in intense usage scenarios while the HUAWE WATCH GT 3 Pro Ceramic Edition comes with 7 days of battery life in typical scenarios and 4 days battery life in heavy usage scenarios. The smartwatch supports fast and convenient wireless fast charging. It only takes 10 minutes to charge for full-day use (in typical scenarios).
Professional Health Management
In terms of health, HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro series supports Electrocardiogram (ECG) data collection, which can accurately provide single-lead ECG measurements, real-time analysis, sinus rhythm and atrial fibrillation detection, and premature atrial and ventricular beat reminders for users and supports arterial stiffness detection, allowing users to actively prevent the risk of vascular diseases. It also offers all-around health management in heart rate monitoring, blood oxygen, sleep, respiratory health, and pressure, which helps keep tracking the changes in your body. With the HUAWEI Health app on the phone, you can synchronise real-time exercise and health monitoring data to pay close attention to the health of you and your family.
HUAWEI TruSeen 5.0+ not only further improves the accuracy of heart rate monitoring, but also improves the accuracy of SpO2 monitoring: It increases the data processing capacity by four times, reducing the signal loss rate, and improves the accuracy of heart rate monitoring.
The HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro Series offers an upgraded workout monitoring feature, providing over 100 workout modes, aside from the new free-diving mode, it also includes other professional workout modes like a golf driving range mode, running, walking, mountain climbing, hiking, cross-country running, cycling, open water swimming, triathlon, skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, free training, elliptical machine, and rowing machine.
The new HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro Series is equipped with a professional Free Diving Mode: The watch achieves the EN 13319 standard, a ground-breaking diving-level waterproof performance, which can support free diving at up to 30 meters deep, accompanying its users to explore underwater wonders.
Stay Connected Right From Your Wrist
The HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro supports Bluetooth calls. In addition, you can receive read, and reply to SMS messages right from your wrist thanks to the convenient message notifications. With Petal Maps onboard, users can also navigate their way around right from their wrist. The HUAWEI WATCH GT 3 Pro also supports watch faces to bring consumers a more personalized experience. There are also over ten thousand of watch faces themes for download.
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The Ultimate ROG EID Gift Guide 2022
Gamers are a rare breed. They choose the very best gear for their gaming setups and hence it’s usually difficult if you want to gift them tech gear. But, worry not, because we are here to tell you what to buy, with help from ROG! In this gift guide, we have covered the best gifts for gamers and some drool-worthy items that’ll have you happily emptying your wallet to have the best gaming gear over the competition.
HEADSETS: ROG Delta S Animate
The groundbreaking ROG Delta S Animate features amazing programmable AniMe Matrix displays on the ear cups, a hi-fi grade ESS 9281 Quad DAC with MQA for impeccable audio, and an ASUS AI Noise-Cancelling Microphone for clear communication. At only 310 grams, it also ensures comfort with fast-cooling ROG Hybrid ear cushions, and USB-C and USB-A connectors bring multi-platform compatibility.
HEADSETS: ROG Delta S
The ROG Delta S is a lightweight USB-C gaming headset with AI noise-canceling mic, MQA rendering technology, Hi-Res ESS 9281 QUAD DAC, and RGB lighting. It is also compatible with PC, Nintendo Switch and Sony PlayStation 5. It also features industry-leading high-resolution ESS 9281 with QUAD DAC technology, plus MQA technology support to deliver impeccably detailed, true-to-life audio. The headset also comes with the ASUS AI Noise-Canceling Microphone that offers crystal-clear in-game voice communication.
HEADSETS: ROG Strix Go 2.4
This one is a USB-C 2.4 GHz wireless gaming headset with an AI noise-cancelling microphone and low-latency performance for compatibility with PC, Mac, Nintendo Switch, smart devices, and PS4. It offers a low-latency 2.4 GHz wireless connection via a USB-C adapter that’s compatible with Nintendo Switch in handheld mode, smart devices, PC, Mac, and PS4, plus a 3.5 mm connector for Xbox One and other 3.5 mm devices. It offers an extremely lightweight design, with included carry bag for on-the-go use and protection. It also provides fast charging provides three hours of use with just a 15-minute charge, plus up to 25-hour total battery life for nonstop gaming.
MICE: ROG Chakram
The ROG Chakram is an RGB wireless gaming mouse with Qi charging, programmable joystick, tri-mode connectivity (wired/2.4GHz/Bluetooth), advanced 16000 dpi sensor, screw-less magnetic design, and Aura Sync lighting. It offers tri-mode connectivity that includes dual-wireless 2.4GHz and Bluetooth(BLE), and wired USB. It also comes with 16000 dpi, 400 IPS optical sensor, and 1000 Hz polling rate support in 2.4GHz and wired mode.
MICE: ROG Gladius III
The ROG Gladius III is a classic asymmetrical gaming mouse with specially tuned 26,000 dpi with 1% deviation, instant button actuation, exclusive Push-Fit Switch Socket II, laser-engraved ROG aesthetic, ROG Omni Mouse Feet, ROG Paracord, and Aura Sync RGB lighting. It offers 19,000 dpi with a class-leading 1% deviation (specially tuned to 26,000 dpi), 400 ips optical sensor, and 1000 Hz polling rate. It comes with a unique pivoted button design and tuned software for instant button actuation without unwanted clicks.
MICE: ROG Keris Wireless
The ROG Keris Wireless is a lightweight FPS wireless gaming mouse with tri-mode connectivity (wired / 2.4 GHz / Bluetooth), specially tuned ROG 16,000 dpi sensor, exclusive push-fit switch sockets, PBT polymer L/R keys, swappable side buttons, ROG Omni Mouse Feet, ROG Paracord and Aura Sync RGB lighting. It has been optimised for FPS games, and comes with an ergonomic design that is based on inputs from esports pros.
KEYBOARDS: ROG Claymore II
ROG Claymore II is a modular TKL 80%/100% gaming mechanical keyboard with ROG RX Optical Mechanical Switches, detachable Numpad and wrist rest, wired & wireless 2.4G modes, extra customizable clicky hotkeys, volume control wheel, and wireless Aura Sync. It offers Ultrafast 1 ms response in both wired or 2.4 GHz wireless modes. It comes with a 4000 mAh battery that provides up to 43 hours of use (full-size with lighting on), and the keyboard includes a built-in LED battery-level indicator.
KEYBOARDS: ROG RX Strix Scope
The ROG Strix Scope RX optical RGB gaming keyboard is made for FPS gamers. It comes with ROG RX optical-mechanical switches, all-around Aura Sync RGB illumination, IP57 waterproof and dust resistance, USB 2.0 passthrough, and an alloy top plate. It also comes with per-key RGB LEDs with central lighting for all-around illumination, a backlit ROG logo, and customizable light effects.
KEYBOARDS: ROG Falchion
The ROG Falchion is a 65% wireless mechanical gaming keyboard with 68 keys, wireless Aura Sync lighting, interactive touch panel, keyboard cover case, Cherry MX switches, and up to 450-hour battery life. It comes with German-made Cherry MX RGB mechanical switches for precision input. It also offers dual-mode connectivity via wired USB and 1 ms at 2.4 GHz RF, and up to 450 hours of battery life offer stable, long-lasting performance (with RGB lighting off).
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