Marvel’s Secret Empire’s Most Iconic Moments

We’ve been a week removed from Marvel’s latest Summer Event, Secret Empire. While the event drew both raves and criticisms for making a beloved hero, Captain America/Steve Rogers, into the Supreme Leader of Hydra, one cannot deny the fact that the event was a just a joy to read, ultimately making it one of the more memorable events in Marvel Comics since Civil War.

Spoiler warning!

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Studio Ghibli, Music and Adventure Time: Finn Jones Media Session at Asia Pop Comic Con 2018

Here’s the Finn Jones’ full interview with the media teams at Asiapop Comic Con 2018! The Iron Fist actor talks about his love for Studio Ghibli, Music and Adventure Time. He also talk about how Marvel polices spoilers and leaks with highly-trained snipers. Watch below!

6 Exciting Things You Need to know About The Nationals

In a series of press events held in June and July this year, ESPN 5 revealed The Nationals, the first-ever franchise model esports league in the Philippines. Here’s the lowdown of everything you need to know about the big event that’s looking to elevate the state of esports in the country!  Continue reading “6 Exciting Things You Need to know About The Nationals”

Everything We Know About the LG’s New Smartphone the LG G7 ThinQ!

LG has unveiled their latest and greatest entry into their smartphone line, the LG G7 ThinQ! In a recently concluded media event held at Yes Please! Bar in Uptown BGC, Geekend Gladiators had a chance to check out LG’s new flagship phone and all its awesome features. Here’s what we found out!

Check the Specs

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First, here are the LG G7 ThinQ specs right out of the Box, to get a sense of the power that LG is working with. The LG G7 has a Super Bright 6.1″ QHD Display that brighter than most phone screens on the market, clocking in at 1000 nit. It has, not just one, but two 16 MP Rear Cameras and  One 8 MP Front Camera! That’s 3 Cameras total to suit your photographic needs! It also has a 64 GB Memory with MicroSD Support and 4 GB Ram under the hood. Finally, this beast rocks a 2.8 GHz Octa-Core Processor so it can pretty much handle anything you throw at it with relative ease.

Feature Presentation

lg2The New LG G7 ThinQ is jam-packed with new cool and interesting features that help it stand out from the competition. We’ve narrowed it down to 3 of our favorites. Here are the 3 of the LG G7 ThinQ’s coolest features that were presented at the event.

AI Camera

The first nifty feature that blew us away was the G7’s AI Camera technology. The phone’s camera is able to detect any subject and determine the best photo settings to show it off. It can detect and recognize a wide variety of objects, people and locales then adjust its settings on-the-fly to take the perfect photo.

In one area of the demo booth LG set up at the media event, we were able to see the AI Camera shift its settings quickly in real time to a bunch of different subjects including, food, cityscapes, faces and crowds. If it detected a beautiful scenery or landscape it would widen its focus and switch to a wide-angle lens. If it detect food, it would sharpen up the focus, punch in for a close up and dial up the colors to make it look more appetizing.

It was a marvel to see in action and we understood why they call the LG G7’s Camera their more intelligent camera ever.

Super Bright Camera

Another feature that makes the ThinQ’s Cameras unique is its Super Bright Camera.  With the LG G7 ThinQ, you will be able to finally take great quality photos in low-light situations such as nightscapes and parties!

During the event, the representatives from LG milled about the purposely dim lit Yes Please Bar, taking pictures of the guests and showing just how effective the new Super Bright Camera can be. It was outstanding how much more detail can be seen in the photos!

Boombox Speakers

Rounding out our favorite features of the LG G7 ThinQ is the Boombox Speakers. The ThinQ is looking to put the boom and bass back into your smartphone with this sweet system design. The phone’s interior itself is designed like a resonance chamber to amplify and carry the soundwaves it generates with its 6dB speaker. That’s 6x the power of the older LG models and 10 times of the average smartphone!

We got a taste of this raw power during the event when the LG attendants were blasting music over at the LG Demo Stations and at full volume, they can be heard clearly over the venue’s actual music playing!

Yes Please! to LG G7 ThinQ

LG 5The event itself was an actual blast! We had tons of fun checking out the LG G7 ThinQ, learning about its key features; and participating in all the fun games they had in store. LG even brought in a few guests speakers to show off the new flagship phone to those in attendance. Abe Olandres, founder of the tech website Yugatech was on hand to explain the AI features of the phone. Director Mikhail Red, whose film “Birdshot” won the Asian Future Best Film Award at the Tokyo Film festival, was also on hand to show off the phones video capabilities. Red presented a video he made solely using the LG G7 ThinQ and how the phone satisfies the visionary filmmaker’s cinematic needs.

Did we mention the whole event was Korean-Themed? LG partnered with the massively popular K-pop group BTS who served as brand ambassadors for the product! Guests were asked to wear their K-pop-iest, most colorful outfits and standees of the members of BTS were available to the delight of many fans in attendance! Even the trivia game and dance-off challenge was to the tune of K-Pop. We even managed to snag prize by teaming up and winning the trivia game in a “Slumdog Millionaire“-like scenario (but that’s a story for another time.)

Check out these pictures from the fun-filled event!

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We’d like to end on this quote from Mr. Paul Jeon, LG Philippines’ VP for Mobile Communications:

LG is pleased to introduce you to a smartphone that will take you beyond the limits of your imagination, and bring you closer to the things that matter in your life, “The LG G7 ThinQ reflects a new era in smartphone design, the beginning of new AI-powered services and the gateway to a new way of thinking.”

Raffy Leynes is a being powered completely by his love for the 90s, Superheroes and Pro Wrestling. He doesn’t know what the f*ck musings are but he is told he does them on his InstagramFacebook and Twitter.


What In The Heck Happened In Avengers: Infinity War’s Final Moments

So you find yourself dazed and confused from ending of Avengers: Infinity War. There were a lot of events to digest in the final moments of the movie so we wouldn’t fault you for getting a little shell shocked.

Now we here at Geekend Gladiators asked ourselves: “What Would Captain America Do?”. Why, try to help out by making a handy-dandy breakdown article, of course!  Join us as we shed some light on the ending by breaking down the different events of the final moments beat by beat!

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Avengers: Infinity War End Credits Scene Explained

Infinity War just dropped in cinemas and as with all Marvel movies, there’s that oh-so-juicy end credits scene that keeps us fans salivating for more.

But before we spill the details on this big scene, a SPOILER warning is in order. So if you haven’t seen the movie, best you save this page and get back to it right after.

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When We Last Left the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Infinity War Edition

It’s a vastly different Marvel Cinematic Universe from when we last saw all our heroes on screen in  Captain America: Civil War. Here are all the big events that shaped the MCU leading into Avengers: Infinity War, told through the eyes of various characters in the world!

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In the Car After (Ep. 50) The Greatest Showman and How We Always Go Back to Zac Efron

It’s finally here! Episode 50 of In the Car After!

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In The Car After (Ep. 49) Black Panther and Denise’s Excited Inhaling

The In the Car After return trip continues! In this episode, our hosts Denise and Raffy talk about Black Panther!

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In the Car After (Ep. 48) The Last Jedi and Smuggling Beer Into A Bonchon Out of Loneliness

In the Car After is back for 2018 and we’re taking the highway for our return trip with 2 new episodes releasing back to back!

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Everything Tomb Raider Got Right

By now I’m certain that you have one way or another heard about the curse of movies based on video games. You know, the one where movies that are based on video games have bombed at the box office? Yeah, that one. Since then, there has been a presumption that if a movie is based on any type of game, then it will most certainly be a campy, outdated, poorly translated, epic failure of a movie. The question is, does the new Tomb Raider movie fall under that description?

As always, a spoiler alert/tag is in order. So if you have yet to watch the movie or play the game, then its best to save this article first and get back to it once you’re done.

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