5 Games and Gadgets Techies Can Look Forward to in 2019


From the most anticipated games to the latest VR kit, here’s what to shop for in 2019



2018 blessed us with a handful of amazing devices and games, from the picture-perfect Huawei Mate 20 to the likes of God of War for PS4. If this year’s track record is anything to go by, this much is certain: the tech industry is showing no signs of slowing down. In fact, it’s already cooking up more groundbreaking games and gadgets set to drop in the coming year. 


While the tail end of a year (or the beginning of a new one) is the perfect time to make resolutions, it’s also as good a time as any to start eyeing new gadgets and games to try out. If you’re a gamer looking to shop for some fresh new releases, keep reading. Up ahead, we list down 5 of the most awaited games and gadgets hitting shelves in 2019.


Resident Evil 2 Remake

Release date: January 25, 2019

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Price: P1,599


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Resident Evil was released for PS One back in 1998. And after months of speculation, the rumor was proven true with the release of the Resident Evil 2 Remake trailer at Sony’s E3 press conference. 


Developer and publisher, Capcom, has revamped the game and worked it out from the ground up. It will still touch on the same ground as the original, but the remake promises a better look and feel. Expect more intense horror, adventure and realistic visuals as you tag along with Claire Redfield through a zombie outbreak.


Metro Exodus 

Release Date: February 23, 2019

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One and PC 

Price: P1,439.95


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The year is 2036. After the nuclear war destroyed the Earth, people are left clinging to life beneath the ruins of Moscow. Survivors are compelled to fight against mutated creatures, the poisoned environment, and face paranormal horrors. 


Players will take over the role of Artyom, who will lead the journey across the vast landscape of post-apocalyptic Russia. The gripping storyline and hostile world will deliver gameplay like no other, immersing and petrifying players in the least expected of ways. Brace yourself for an atmospheric adventure like no other!


Kingdom Hearts 3

Release date: January 29, 2019

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One

Price: $60 USD (approx. P3,175.00)


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Rumors about Kingdom Hearts 3 have been circulating since 2013. At long last, the Disney-based game has its release date!


The game picks up where Sora, Goofy, and Donald look for the seven Guardians of Light. At the same time, Riku and King Mickey seek for previous Keyblade welders to avert Master Xehanort’s plan. A whole new roster of Disney references and characters are set to appear—expect familiar faces from Toy Story, Monsters Inc., and Big Hero 6!


Samsung Galaxy S10 

Release date: Early 2019

Price: Estimated between $820 to $999 (roughly P43,000.00 to P53,000.00)


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Following the release of Apple’s flagship smartphones, tech enthusiasts are at the edge of their seats waiting for its contemporaries’ releases. While the Samsung’s Galaxy S10 is still underway, the rumor mill has churned out promising leaks about its possible features and advancements. 


Big things are expected for the Galaxy S10, especially since 2019 marks the 10-year anniversary of the tech giant’s Galaxy S series. Possible specifications of the Galaxy S10 are in-display fingerprint sensor (dropping the iris scanner), Snapdragon 855, and an all-screen display. Rumor has it that this time around, Samsung will release not two, but three models of the S series. Keep your eyes peeled for more about this exciting handset!


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Oculus Quest

Release date: Summer 2019

Price: $399 (approx. P21,000.00)


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With the tech realm making fast advancements, even gadgets we never could have dreamed of a few decades back are coming to life. Case in point: virtual reality (VR) kits, which are becoming more and more refined with each release. 


Social media juggernaut Facebook revealed their first all-in-one VR kit, the Oculus Quest. Facebook will roll out more than 50 games and immersive experiences for it. 


The VR system walks you through virtual realms and comes with Touch controllers, four ultra wide-angle sensors which allow for an accurate scale of your environment for your room-scale stage. Users can comfortably move around with the Oculus Quest—after all, it’s completely wireless and has built-in speakers. 


All this is just the tip of the iceberg. Techies at heart, be sure to keep your eyes peeled—2019 is looking like a promising year already.


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