Thursday, December 14, 2017

Meitu Launches Andy the ArtBot

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Meitu Inc., publisher of the world renowned photo-editing app Meitu, is dedicated to the pursuit of beauty around the world. For almost 10 years, Meitu has been an innovator of apps that generate 6 billion photos per month globally. Today, Meitu managed to expand its expertise to Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) and created its first ever A.I. painting robot - Andy, the ArtBot.

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What makes Andy so unique?

Unlike other photo-editing functions that add effects to original photos, Andy breaks up and reconstructs photos, then turns them into paintings within 5 seconds. Its segmentation technique is so humanized that it recognizes humans in photos and is able take them out from the backgrounds behind them, and turn into a brand new painting.

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Undoubtedly, Andy marks the beginning of A.I. in the art industry. As Andy continues to learn, more painting styles created through A.I. will be developed. Andy may not be comparable to any of the great painters like Picasso, Van Gogh, etc., but it will certainly lead a different art trend for the future.

How Andy works?

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Konami to Start Metal Gear Survive Beta Test in January

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If you still haven’t lost hope on Konami and Metal Gear after Kojima left for a better place, then chances are you’re currently waiting for Metal Gear Solid V with zombies. Apparently, Konami is planning for Metal Gear Survive to begin its beta phase January next year.
Konami recently announced that Metal Gear Survive beta will launch for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from January 18, 2018 until January 21, 2018. That’s usually the duration for games in beta testing phases, so we’re not really complaining on this one.

Those who will be participating in the Metal Gear Survive beta can try out three missions together with four other players. If you want to participate, you’ll also get a couple of goodies such as Metal Gear REX Head accessory, a FOX HOUND Name Plate, and a Bandana.

Not really sure if Konami being all trippy with Metal Gear Survive means channeling in Kojima, but we’re still willing to give it a try.

Source | Konami

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Transcend Reveals the StoreJet 200 Portable Hard Drive for Mac

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Transcend Information Inc., a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce the release of the StoreJet® 200 for Mac® portable hard drive. This large capacity, elegantly designed, and lightweight drive is an instantly classic accessory for Mac devices. Featuring the USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface, a USB Type-C connector, and pre-formatted with the HFS+ file system, the StoreJet 200 is ready to go right out of the package.

Lightweight and capacious
Transcend’s StoreJet 200 for Mac is only 9.95 mm thick and weighs in at just 133g, making it the perfect storage companion for work or travel. In addition to its portability and sleek design, the StoreJet 200 for Mac has a storage capacity of 2TB, allowing users to enjoy their digital life wherever they may roam.

Stylish and speedy
Enclosed in a sleek aluminum housing, the StoreJet 200 for Mac features a classic silver color, CNC-finished edges, and sturdy industrial design. In addition, the StoreJet 200 for Mac utilizes the high speed USB 3.1 Gen 1 interface and USB Type-C port. Both a USB Type-C cable and a USB Type-C to Type-A cable are included in the package to ensure that it will work with all MacBook®, Macbook Pro®, and iMac® models.

Native formatting in HFS+
The StoreJet 200 for Mac is factory formatted with the HFS+ file system, allowing it to be used right out of the box with Time Machine®. Users can select it as a backup destination directly without worrying about the storage capacity.

Advanced Transcend Elite software
Transcend Elite is an advanced software suite compatible with both macOS and Windows that features powerful and user-friendly applications, such as backup and restore, data encryption, and cloud backup that help users manage data and increase productivity. The software can be downloaded from the Transcend website, making saving, sharing, and carrying digital files easier than ever before.
Transcend's StoreJet 200 for Mac portable hard drive is offered in a 2TB capacity, and is backed by 

Transcend's three-year limited warranty.

Note: Macbook Pro®, MacBook®, iMac®, Mac®, and Time Machine® are trademarks of Apple Inc.

New Line-up of PS4® Greatest Hits Available Starting December 14!

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Sony Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong Limited Singapore Branch (SIES) announced today that the new line-up of PlayStation®4 (PS4®) Greatest Hits will be available at all PlayStation® Authorised Dealers from December 14, 2017 at a suggested retail price (SRP) of PHP 1,399.

Best-selling PS4® software
PS4® Greatest Hits is a selection from the previously released best-selling PS4® software titles available at a more attractive price.

All of the titles selected as PS4® Greatest Hits have gained a high reputation worldwide as masterpieces of PS4 software.

SIES confidently recommends PS4® Greatest Hits for all active users of PS4® and those who are planning to buy the PS4® system.

PlayStation®4 Greatest Hits Title List

Release date
The Last Guardian
(English/Traditional Chinese version)
Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
14th December, 2017

Gravity Rush Remastered
(English/Traditional Chinese/Korean version)
Gravity Rush 2
(English/Traditional Chinese version)
The Evil Within
(English/Traditional Chinese/ Korean version)
Bethesda Softworks

PS4™ Software “LocoRoco™2 Remastered” Goes Live!

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Sony Interactive Entertainment Hong Kong Limited Singapore Branch (SIES) announced today that PlayStation®4 (PS4™) “LocoRoco™2 Remastered” will be available on December 11, 2017. It will include English, Traditional Chinese and Korean. The suggested retail price (SRP) of the Blu-ray Disc version will be PHP 1,099.
About “LocoRoco™2 Remastered”:
LocoRoco™2 Remastered is an innovative 2D platform/action game that is bouncing to PlayStation®4 system. The Moja Boss is not willing to accept defeat. Armed with a deadly song that sucks the life out of all living things, the evil Moja army have returned to enslave the LocoRoco! Help the LocoRoco bring life and music back to the planet in this exciting new sequel. Experience the addictive Tilt and Roll gameplay that made it an instant classic and discover brand new abilities and challenges.

Take advantage of LocoRoco™2 Remastered in native 4K on your PlayStation®4 Pro system and compatible 4K display. Also enjoy LocoRoco™ 2 in 1080p resolution on your PlayStation®4 system with an HD display device.

LocoRoco™2 Remastered is the Remake for PlayStation®4, developed exclusively for the PlayStation®4 system by SIE WWS JAPAN Studio.

Product Outline:
LocoRoco™2 Remastered
Release Date
December 11, 2017
Blu-ray Disc version: PHP 1,099
All Ages
Language (Subtitles)
Traditional Chinese, English, Korea
*Please note that the information listed in this Press Release is subject to change without prior notice.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

COLORFUL Unveils CGU APAC 2017 eSports Tournament

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Colorful Technology Company Limited, professional manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards, high-performance storage solutions and dedicated support for the growth of eSports, is thrilled to announce this year’s COLORFUL GAMES UNION gaming competition which will be hosted in Wuhan, China. Players from China, Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines will battle it out to decide the 2017 CGU APAC Premier Champion. This year, players will be competing in League of Legends, Overwatch and DOTA2 to crown the CGU champion in their respective discipline.

The CGU APAC Premier 2017 will see top eSports stars like RNG and LPL compete in the event and special guests will be present to commemorate another great milestone in CGU’s history with distinguished guests from NVIDIA, INTEL and SiliconMotion will be appearing in the event finals.

History of CGU

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COLORFUL is a long-time supporter of eSports and has been holding the COLORFUL GAMES UNION (CGU) since 2013. The event was pioneered in China where college students where given the platform to compete against fellow gamers and DIY lovers to increase their drive and skills. Amongst 1280 teams from 16 cities, League of Legends team Snake came out on top as the first ever CGU Champion which catapulted their professional eSports career.

In 2015, CGU expanded to 8 regions in China which attracted 600 iCafe teams to join and not only colleges.

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In 2016, COLORFUL held its grandest competition yet with more than 700 teams from 200 cities vying for the championship spot of CGU. With more than 5000 people attending the event at the Technology University in Wuhan and more than half-a-million fans watching online, it was truly a great success for COLORFUL.

With “to be yourself” as its theme, CGU 2016 brought “iGame eSporters” to courage people struggling for his own dream. Highlight this event, Mr. Allen.W, Design Director of Colorful, took his experience as example to tell how he figured out iGame eSporter and iGame image Vultune, giving customers a whole new iGame.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Apparently, Microsoft is Offering a Subscription for Games on the Windows Store

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Subscription-based game services have been a thing now. Sure, it’s not yet available on Steam, but EA, of all publishers, have offered a very sweet catalogue of all-you-can-play games for a measly $5 a month. Apparently, Microsoft is also doing that thing on its Windows Store platform, and it’s called Game Pass.

Microsoft’s Game Pass is a subscription-based library that you can get for $10. Now, as opposed to EA’s Origin Access that’s already massive with AAA titles in it, Game Pass probably won’t compare at the moment. Plus it’s also target to Xbox One owners, but PC users can enjoy a couple of them if they’re on Xbox Play Anywhere, and if they’re on Game Pass, of course.

This would work very well if you have an Xbox One with you. But then again, if you have a PC, would you really shell out for a gaming console, especially an Xbox One?

Source | Microsoft

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