Faker VS BTS Fans, NewJeans Worlds, Galaxy Racer Whistleblower, Counter-Strike 2 Case Opening Revenue, Netflix Devil May Cry and Tomb Raider

In our recent gaming podcast Filipino gamers talk about the Galaxy Racer Whistleblower, League of Legends Worlds New Jeans, Faker VS BTS Fans, Counter-Strike 2 Case Opening, Cyberpunk 2077 Mobile, Netflix Devil May Cry, Netflix Tomb Raider The Legend of Lara Croft, JUMP: Assemble, and iPhone 15 Gaming Performance for Warzone Mobile vs Genshin Impact.

Galaxy Racer​

Honestly, I'm not very familiar with this but apparently, an esports organization called Galaxy Racer is in hot water. This topic was shared by one of our viewers Tokai. First Galaxy Racer is a Transmedia Powerhouse focused on Esports, Content Creators, Music and Sports (according to FB). So what happened was a whistleblower came out and laid out the problems according to esportsadvocate.net. the whistleblower alleges that the company is six weeks behind in paying staff in North America. To make it worse employees have been forced to sign a non-disclosure agreement. the whistleblower further alleges that vendors in North America and content creators have also not been paid for their work in months. men are being prioritized over women when people do get paid. Further, the whistleblower claims in their email that popular YouTube star and influencer Noor Stars is owed $1M for brand deals going back to 2022. Top team Nigma Galaxy is owed $5M in back payments. Note that Galaxy Racer has a SEA and Philippines branch. They manage some creators and even host tournaments like the M88 Invitational Tournament. So far here is what I've seen in the social media interactions, do note these are all allegedly anecdotal remarks. A Former Country Manager at Galaxy Racer - GXR said this is also including SEA. Some from Thailand are saying the same thing about not getting paid. Actually, they haven't paid our company for a video prod series. Payment pending for exactly 14 MONTHS already. - from another user. North America pa lang yan. Pag nalaman pa nila yung nasa Pilipinas - from another user. But according to GXR “ We explicitly refute all the allegations and claims made in the email.” So what do you think, if you have more information about this Galaxy Racer specially in Philippines our hotlines are open!

Counter-Strike 2​

After 11 years finally, Counter-Strike 2 is now available and It's a free upgrade from CSGO. CS2 is using the Source 2 game engine so expect graphical improvements. Based on the reviews it's very positive. On a side note after 40mins of launch, Counter-Strike 2 has earned over 40 million used in Case openings, according to Sportskeeda. However, based on the initial impression of FB groups some say it's laggy while some say it's smooth. So if you are not sure if the game will work on your setup let's talk about Counter Strike 2 minimum requirements based on the Steam page.
  • Let's start with PC
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: 4 hardware CPU threads - Intel Core i5 750 or higher
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: The video card must be 1 GB or more and should be a DirectX 11-compatible with support for Shader Model 5.0
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 85 GB available space
If you plan to play in Linux or Steam OS you will need the minimum
  • OS: Ubuntu 20.04
  • Processor: 4 hardware CPU threads - Intel® Core™ i5 750 or higher
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD GCN+ or NVIDIA Kepler+ with up-to-date Vulkan drivers. Support for VK_EXT_graphics_pipeline_library is highly recommended.
  • Storage: 85 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Highly recommended
So the next question is will you play CS2? Or still Valorant?

FFVII Ever Crisis PC
Do you guys know what's missing last episode? Nope not Chelle? I didn't talk about Final Fantasy! Apparently, someone noticed on YouTube, shoutout to Vinster. So let's fix that because according to Square Enix and the developer Applibot Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis is coming to PC via Steam. The PC version is currently in development and will share data with the mobile version. Unfortunately thats all the information not sure if SEA included.

Newjeans & Faker
Let's start with something light, do you know the KPoP group New Jeans? Based from the article the members are MINJI, HANNI, DANIELLE, HAERIN, and HYEIN. As for the songs you can google it so Chill Kpop stans. Apparently, it was announced they will be performing the League of Legends 2023 Anthem called GODS. This will be on October 3 or 4 depending on your timezone. So its MTV style because the music video follows the story of a pro player Kim Hyuk Kyu or Deft from high school till the world basically. Apparently, the song was written by Riot Games principal composer Sebastien Najand and Alex Seaver of Mako. You might know them from Legends Never Die, Rise, Awaken, and multiple arcane soundtracks.

On another KPOP news, according to Yahoo news BTS’ fans, known as ARMYs, are voicing their outrage on Faker. DO you know Faker? South Korean professional League of Legends player who currently competes for T1. This is after learning that famous South Korean esports star Faker may skip the mandatory military service if he wins a gold medal at the Asian Games.

Netflix Devil May Cry
Last Thursday Castlevania Nocturne came out but it seems like we are going to have more animated series based on video games. Recently Netflix revealed trailers for Devil May Cry and Tomb Raider The Legend of Lara Croft. Did you guys play any of these games? Both of these shows will be animated in the same vain of Castlevania. Actually, let's start with Devil May Cry because it's coming from Adi Shankar who previously worked on Castlevania. The animation will be handled by Studio MIR, a Korean studio that previously did Dota Blood Dragons which is another Netflix show. The first season of Devil May Cry will have eight episodes and will feature the characters Dante, Vergil, and Lady. According to Adi Shankar the series "will join Castlevania in what we're now calling the bootleg multiverse."

Netflix Tomb Raider
Now let's go to Tomb Raider, Recently Netflix Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft animated series was announced. So far the information we have is that the series will pick up after the videogame Survivor trilogy by Crystal Dynamics. Halley Atwell will voice Lara Croft, not sure if you know her. According to CBR Tomb Raider: The Legend Of Lara Croft will premiere on Netflix in 2024.

JUMP: Assemble
Not sure if you heard of this I was just made aware because so many Mobile Legends players are posting this on our FB group MLPH. So apparently there is an anime MOBA game based on your favorite shonen characters which is called Jump Assemble. So this is a 5-on-5 team battle game featuring popular characters from past titles that appeared in Weekly Shonen Jump like: Dragon Ball, One Piece, Naruto, Bleach, Jujutsu Kaisen, Demon Slayer, and more. So this is a MOBA game developed by DeNa and supervised by Shueisha. The game will be released on iOS and Android devices in 2024. However, there is a limited beta test in the Philippines but there is a daily cap limit so good luck.

Cyberpunk 2077 Mobile
Speaking of another mobile game apparently, there is a Cyberpunk 2077 on mobile. Remember last time we talked about iPhones getting console games like Resident Evil. Well apparently android specifically Redmagic 7s wants to join the fight. Not sure if you know that brand. What they did is they went to Twitter and posted Cyberpunk 2077 running on their device. They dubbed it Sky is the limit for mobile gaming. So how did they do it? Well they were using an emulator called Box64Droid so it's not native like iPhone. Also, I said running because not sure if this is playable by your standards. The game is running at 5fps, but hey it's running?

Warzone Mobile iPhone 15 Performance
Since we are talking about Mobile games and iPhone here is another segway. Not sure if you guys know but there is a new Call of Duty coming out for Mobile. This one is called Warzone Mobile and it's available in selected regions specifically Australia, Chile, Sweden, and Norway as a limited release. Well apparently the multiplayer was tested on the iPhone 15 Pro Max. Not the battle royale but the search-and-destroy game mode and unlike the cyberpunk red magic it was running smooth and it looked really good. So far there its a positive reception according to Dexterto. Maybe this a good indicator to buy iPhone 15 pro max? Which starts at 84,990 php.

Genshin Impact iPhone 15 Performance
But wait thought especially if you play Genshin Impact. Because in an article by WCCFTech the iPhone 15 Pro is struggling to run Genshin Impact at the highest settings. According to the article, there are some severe stutters which suggest thermal throttling, n shorts it gets very hot. There are also other reports the phone is getting warm. Maybe a patch will fix it but so far those are the two takes for gaming in an iPhone 15


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