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Lenovo and GEMS Education Setup Esports Zone at GEMS FirstPoint School

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Lenovo has announced the expansion of its successful partnership with GEMS Education to further include opportunities for students in gaming. Hot on the heels of Lenovo’s collaboration with GEMS Modern Academy, the rollout of its second Esports program sees GEMS FirstPoint School – The Villa benefit from a range of Lenovo offerings. These include products from the Lenovo Legion and Workstation lines that will allow the school to further level up the intersections of learning and gaming.

As part of the collaboration, Lenovo’s second ‘Legion Gaming Zone’ at GEMS FirstPoint School will feature a 360-degree solution consisting of industry-leading Legion PCs and monitors for gaming immersion, and high-performance ThinkStation workstations for seamless designing and programming. With GEMS FirstPoint School being the first institution in the UAE and wider region to offer international BTEC courses in Esports and Creative Media – Game Design, Lenovo’s specialized gaming setup with industry-level hardware and software will allow for further practical and professional skills development.

Commenting on the rollout of Lenovo’s second Esports program with GEMS Education, Mohammed Hilili, General Manager, Lenovo Gulf, said: “As with any competitive sport, Esports gaming helps students develop discipline – teaching new skills and building engaged communities. But more than that, Esports can foster an inclusive community that is largely independent of physical ability, gender, location, and other factors. With access to the right technology, diverse students from all backgrounds can compete on a global stage, opening up professional opportunities for playing and developing gaming. At Lenovo, we will continue leveraging software and services, paired with devices, to deliver integrated and customized Esports solutions that will enhance the lives of students and teachers alike.

“Over the last period, we have worked with GEMS Education to align on the key requirements and goals for establishing a vibrant and successful Esports program, with GEMS Education consistently seeking new ways to engage its students. With the successful rollout of Lenovo’s first Esports program, we have expanded our collaboration with the educational institution. The second partnership is a testament to GEMS Education’s mission and commitment to nurturing students to become productive members of society by helping them build life, social, career, and workforce development skills.”

Matthew Tompkins, Principal/CEO of GEMS FirstPoint School, said: “At GEMS FirstPoint School, we are delighted to be partnering with Lenovo on this project, as we are acutely aware of the increasing industry demand for students with gamification skills and experience. The introduction of this state-of-the-art ‘Games Laboratory’ coincides with, and enhances, our courses that promote the development of gamification skills. Our students learn coding and computer skills from Year 1, with GCSEs and A-levels available at the senior end of the school. We recently added BTEC Esports and BTEC Digital Game Design to our qualification offering and are the first school in the Middle East to offer BTEC Esports. We are also proud to be members of the British Esports Federation.

“As a school, it is our responsibility to reflect the ever-evolving workplace and provide our students with skills that will allow them to enter university and employment as leaders from day one. GEMS FirstPoint is very fortunate to be part of the GEMS family of schools, which promotes innovation and supports us to improve our offering to best support our students.”

Baz Nijjar, Principal Advisor – Education Technology, GEMS Education, said: “Our focus on innovations is aimed at increasing student engagement and collaboration and supporting their learning outcomes with a STEM-centred approach. Through the rollout of Lenovo’s Esports programme at GEMS FirstPoint School, we are providing a world-class environment in which students can develop as exponential thinkers and further build their social, emotional and interpersonal skills. Our partnership with Lenovo sets a foundation to increase inclusivity and outreach to students across the GEMS network. We see Esports as a gateway to providing meaningful opportunities that will support lifelong learning by developing transferrable employability skills.”

In the Middle East, gaming continues to grow at an exponential rate with forecasts suggesting that average Esports players in the UAE will spend at least $115 per year in the next five years. This has pushed governments to invest billions of dollars in theme parks and other venues where Esport players can access the games or take part in the competitions. Considering that about 70% of UAE’s population is below 30 years, the entire business will potentially involve about 20 million people – many of which are school students.

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MSI Claws its Way into Portable Gaming with World’s First Core Ultra Handheld

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Gaming giant MSI has made a bold leap forward with the introduction of the Claw, the world’s first handheld gaming device powered by Intel’s potent Core Ultra processors. This innovative device promises unparalleled portable gaming thanks to its cutting-edge technology, ergonomic design, and powerful performance features.

The Claw boasts an unprecedented combination of Intel Core Ultra processors and ARC graphics with up to 8 Xe cores. This translates to smooth gameplay for even demanding AAA titles, enhanced by the advanced XeSS technology for crisp visuals at 1080p resolution.

MSI’s renowned Cooler Boost Hyperflow technology keeps the Claw cool during intense gaming sessions, ensuring sustained performance. Additionally, the class-leading 53Wh battery offers a solid 2 hours of playtime on a full charge, allowing gamers to enjoy extended sessions without worry.

The Claw caters to a wide range of gamers. It supports both Windows and Android titles through the MSI APP Player, giving players access to a vast library of games. Ergonomics is a key focus for the Claw. Its comfortable, handheld form factor fits snugly in various hand sizes and features a stunning 7-inch Full HD touchscreen display with a smooth 120Hz refresh rate for a captivating gaming experience.

The Claw represents a significant leap in portable gaming, offering serious gamers a powerful alternative to traditional consoles and less robust handheld devices. Specific details on pricing and availability are yet to be revealed, but the Claw undoubtedly marks a turning point in the world of mobile gaming.

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GameSir Launches Nova Series of Gaming Controllers

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GameSir has announced the official worldwide release of its newest controller series – the highly anticipated Nova Series featuring the GameSir Nova and GameSir Nova Lite. Two next-generation devices with cutting-edge capabilities and a raft of key features, the GameSir Nova and Nova Lite promise to empower users during gameplay and take gaming exploits to the next level.

Billed as ‘the ultimate multi-platform gaming controller’, the GameSir Nova offers unrestricted gaming experiences with its cross-platform adaptability. Compatible with Android, Switch, Steam, PC, and iOS devices, this fabulous controller enables users to conquer their games with style, precision, and incredible performance. The GameSir Hall Effect anti-drift sticks are engineered for increased consistency and smoothness during gameplay with specially optimized algorithms, stylish RGB circles come with personalized lighting effects for unique gaming experiences, and tri-mode connectivity makes for unparalleled hassle-free flexibility with three connectivity options (Bluetooth, 2.4GHz, and Wired).

Additionally, the GameSir Nova supports Switch, Dinput, Xinput, Arcade, and MFi as a truly versatile controller, holding the keys to ultimate gaming experiences with less latency, motion control, programmable macro back buttons, and dual actuators for strong and subtle vibrations. The controller is also available in retro white and neon teal. Much like its fellow Nova Series device, the GameSir Nova Lite promises to deliver next-level gaming experiences – empowering users throughout gameplay conquests. Exactly like the GameSir Nova, this innovation comes with the same multi-platform compatibility, GameSir Hall Effect anti-drift sticks for maximized performance, and tri-mode connectivity with Bluetooth, 2.4GHz, and Wired.

Another standout component is the turbo function for faster response. The Nova Lite features a 20Hz Turbo function with customizable buttons, meaning gamers have a convenient way to enhance immersive gameplay. Additionally, greater control is assured thanks to the multi-function M button that enables users to seamlessly adjust such as vibration intensity, switch modes, stick’s dead zone and interchange key values in various settings. Gamers also have the option to choose between two colours – Stellar White or Space Purple – with the device catering to every gaming requirement at a super-affordable price.

Commenting on the global launch, Betta Core, CEO, GameSir, said, “After many months of behind-the-scenes planning and preparation, we’re thrilled to officially release the Nova Series across international markets. A series sure to be embraced and enjoyed by gaming enthusiasts far and wide, we’re particularly excited because the GameSir Nova and Nova Lite perfectly complement our vision to empower every individual during gameplay and expand the boundary of joy. With the Nova Series now available, we can’t wait to see the reaction and reception from the worldwide gaming community. For sure, these innovations will meet every expectation.”

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CORSAIR Launches New HS35 v2 Gaming Headsets

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CORSAIR has announced the release of its HS35 v2 series gaming headsets, including the HS35 v2 and HS35 SURROUND v2 models. These headsets are designed to enhance the audio experience across various gaming platforms due to their universal 3.5mm connectivity, making them compatible with PCs, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch.

The HS35 v2 series features custom-tuned 50mm neodymium drivers that deliver a broad and dynamic range of sound, enhancing the auditory detail within games. Additionally, the HS35 SURROUND v2 model includes a USB receiver that activates Dolby Audio 7.1 surround sound on PC and Mac, providing a more immersive audio environment. This feature is particularly beneficial in competitive games, allowing players to accurately discern the direction of enemy movements and audio cues.

Designed for comfort during extended gaming sessions, the HS35 v2 headsets feature an adjustable suspended headband to alleviate head pressure, and soft fabric ear pads to keep ears cool and comfortable. The headsets also come equipped with on-ear controls for easy volume adjustment and muting, as well as a flexible omnidirectional microphone for clear communication.

Available in three colours—classic black, muted red, and deep blue—the HS35 v2 series can be purchased from the CORSAIR webstore and select retailers. They are immediately available in North America and will be available in Europe and other regions worldwide on April 30. CORSAIR offers a two-year warranty for both models, supported by its global customer service and technical support network.

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