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Kendrick’s Surprise B-Day Bash!

Kendrick’s Surprise B-Day Bash!

The blood 👊, sweat 💦, and tears 😭 you’ve poured into Captiv8 have not gone unnoticed, Kendrick! We’re only halfway through 2020 and the challenges we’ve faced as a company are unlike any other. ⚔️ But in true Kendylife fashion, you took on every challenge with a smile. 😁

surprise, kendrick!

CAPTIV8 wouldn’t be what it is today if we didn’t have an Elementalist like you at the helm. 🧙‍♂️

Happy birthday, boss! 🎂🎉

Playstation 5 – Design and Specs Revealed

Playstation 5 – Design and Specs Revealed

With COVID-19 canceling major events, including gaming conferences like E3, developers and publishers are taking matters into their own hands by utilising online platforms to get their products out. On June 11th, Sony went live to more than 3 million viewers flocking to their YouTube and Twitch channels to be a part of one of the biggest events in gaming history; The PS5 reveal.

Hundreds of thousands of viewers were already in the livestream chat more than half an hour before the actual premiere began. Finally, after months of speculation, the questions bouncing around in everyone’s minds would be answered; what are the specs on the new console? What games will be available? How will it look?

As expected from any new console release, photos of the new Playstation flooded social media mere seconds after it was revealed. The PS5’s sleek two-tone design is reminiscent of a gaming console sent from the future – its controller and accessories (which include a charging station, 3D wireless headset, HD camera, and media remote) following the same white and black colour scheme. Like its predecessor, the PS5 can be placed both horizontally and vertically with vents for heat dissipation on its top and USB-A and USB-C ports on its front.

The console will also come in two different versions; the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition. The only difference between the two is the lack of a disc drive on the Digital Edition, which is noticeably slimmer in appearance as a result. For the tech-savvy readers out there, take a look at the PS5’s full specs below:

  • CPU: AMD Zen 2-based CPU with 8 cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)
  • GPU: 10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency)
  • GPU architecture: Custom RDNA 2
  • Memory interface: 16GB GDDR6 / 256-bit
  • Memory bandwidth: 448GB/s
  • Internal storage: Custom 825GB SSD
  • IO throughput: 5.5GB/s (raw), typical 8-9GB/s (compressed)
  • Expandable storage: NVMe SSD slot
  • External storage: USB HDD support (PS4 games only)
  • Optical drive: 4K UHD Blu-ray drive

In terms of the games that will be available, Grand Theft Auto 5 was the first game on the very long list of reveals Sony had lined up for the livestream. Other notable titles include Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales, Demon’s Souls, Resident Evil 8: Village, and Horizon: Forbidden West. Sony has also announced that an “overwhelming majority of the 4,000+ PS4 titles will be playable on PS5”, so those of you still hesitating to abandon your PS4’s, probably won’t be any longer.

As of today, the Playstation 5 does not have an official launch date, though Sony assures that it will be released globally in time for the 2020 holidays. The price of the PS5 also remains a mystery, with many predicting that it will fall between $400 and $499 (which makes the PS5 cost about RM1700 – RM2200 in Malaysia), though this is still an ongoing debate. 

Whether you’re a competitive gamer or a casual one, the Playstation 5 may be the next console you see in every household. No harm in saving up so you can be ready for pre-orders.

Goodbye Golden Screen Cinemas Pavilion

Goodbye Golden Screen Cinemas Pavilion

Film buffs would agree that the cinema is the best thing that has ever happened to humanity! The cinema is known as one of the most complete art forms there is, where different art forms like music, painting, story, etc come together to make one masterpiece.

As all good things must come to an end, Golden Screen Cinemas Sdn Bhd (GSC), Malaysia’s largest cinema chain, has decided to close one of its outlets located at a popular mall in Kuala Lumpur’s golden triangle that has been operating for over 12 years.

The homegrown cinema chain announced via Twitter early this month that GSC Pavilion KL will be pulling down the shutters on 17 February 2020 as its 12-year lease with Pavilion Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) comes to an end. The outlet is known for its exclusive halls such as the THX, Gold Class and D-Box, which are not available at all outlets. 

Our Architect Christopher Tock recording a video message for GSC Pavilion

As a gesture of appreciation to all film lovers, GSC Pavilion gave out one complimentary small popcorn set for every ticket purchased until 16 February 2020. 

“We would like to take this opportunity to convey our sincerest thanks and gratitude to all movie-goers who have supported GSC Pavilion KL since its opening,” GSC said in the Twitter post. 

Mini movie outing with Lapar Esports and Captiv8 friends!

To celebrate 12 years of good memories, we thought ‘why not go out with a bang’, right? So, we invited some friends from Lapar Esports to join us for a movie! We got our complimentary popcorns and drinks ready then head in the theatre one last time for an Oscar-rerun of the movie Parasite! Truth be told, we enjoyed ourselves, it was a bittersweet farewell for one of our favourite cinemas.

If you frequent Pavilion KL for movies, don’t worry, a brand new cinema – Dadi Cinema will replace our beloved GSC Pavilion KL, the popular shopping mall confirmed that the new cinema is scheduled to open in late 2020 on their official Facebook page.

Thank you GSC Pavilion, you will be missed!

Domino’s Rewards Esports National Heroes

Domino’s Rewards Esports National Heroes

Esports’ popularity and momentum over the past 30 years have grown immensely, with titles ranging from first-person shooters to real-time strategy. Recognizing the powerful social connections formed by esports globally, Domino’s Pizza Malaysia announced June last year that they will be treating winning esports team at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games a decade’s worth of mouthwatering pizzas! And on 14th February 2020, Domino’s Pizza has kept their promise to Malaysia’s podium finishers.

An exclusive prize-giving ceremony was hosted by Domino’s and held at Battle Arena Malaysia to honour the national esports heroes who participated in the 2019 SEA Games, which took place from November to December in the Philippines last year.

Dr Yew Weng Kean, his family and the awarded Domino’s trophy

Domino’s have awarded Malaysia’s first-ever esports Hearthstone Gold medalist Dr Yew Weng Kean ten year’s worth of pizzas to indulge in. As for the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang team, who scored the Bronze medal, walk away with two years supply of pizza. Other esports athletes and representatives of Dota 2, Starcraft 2, Tekken 7 and Arena Of Valor were also present at Domino’s prize-giving ceremony.

Mr Shamsul, Ms Linda, Dr Yew Weng Kean and MLBB coach & team

“We are extremely proud to honour our national esports champions as they have achieved an outstanding performance and we are more than happy to reward them for their excellent show of sportsmanship. 

“We hope that our hot, tasty and delicious pizzas will keep the esports superstars going as they train for the upcoming tournaments. We would like to wish those competing all the best, we are always rooting for you,” remarked Shamsul Amree, Deputy President of Operations, Domino’s Pizza Malaysia & Singapore.

Mr Shamsul Amree, Deputy President of Operations, Domino’s Pizza Malaysia & Singapore 

A panel discussion moderated by none other than Christopher Tock, The Architect @ Captiv8.Asia was held to explore the future of Malaysia in esports and how to expand globally, featuring renowned speakers – Tanesh Ganesan (Manager of APU Esports Malaysia Academy), Lim Keat Kuang (Founder of Geek Fam), Linda Hassan (Senior Vice President, marketing, Domino’s Pizza Malaysia & Singapore), Andrew Cheong/Sir Cloud (Streamer & content creator) and Muhammad Farouq bin Abdul Patah/Flava (Director Comms of Esports Malaysia).

Left to right – Christopher Tock, Tanesh Ganesan, Lim Keat Kuang, Linda Hassan, Andrew Cheong, Muhammad Faroq bin Abdul Patah

Domino’s Pizza Malaysia has been involved in the esports scene since November 2018, aiming to motivate and support national esports athletes to perform their best by offering tangible incentives, “Pizzas are gamers’ best friend. We are taking the opportunity to provide support to a market segment that is connected to our brand”, Linda Hassan said in an interview with Marketing Interactive. 

Captiv8.Asia is honoured to experience this memorable ceremony, all the esports teams truly deserve to be celebrated for putting in their hard work and dedication to bring Malaysia to newer heights! Along with Domino’s, we look forward to esports’ return to the next SEA Games in 2021, set to take place in Hanoi.