Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Which Biohazard has the best "Mercenaries"?

With Biohazard/Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6 finally relaunched on the PS4 and XBOX One, part of celebrating Capcom's survival horror franchise's 20th anniversary, now it's the ideal time to talk about the crazy little mini-game called THE MERCENARIES.

THE MERCENARIES

Ever since it became an unlockable mini-game for those who finished Biohazard 3: Last Escape (Resident Evil 3 NEMESIS), The Mercenaries is an addictive mini-game where players pit as three of the UBCS troops and race against time to the finish time. They can add some time by killing zombies but because they have little ammo left, players have to rethink their strategy to survive their way to the finishing spot and earn in-game cash to unlock cool stuff for the main game, including the super-cool infinite ammo for all weapons.

Today, THE MERCENARIES has evolved into the mini-game we are truly familiar now, killing bad guys in some high-score hijinx until the timer runs out. Let's start with the best of Biohazard games featuring THE MERCENARIES.

Biohazard 4

Let's start with Biohazard 4, which already destined as the greatest survival horror game of all time, as Game Informer pointed out. This game has THE MERCENARIES mini-game unlockable by finishing the main game, which took them an average of seven to nine hours to finish the whole story. 

At the start, only Leon was available but as players performed better, they will be able to unlock other characters such as Ada, Krauser, HUNK, and Wesker. With all characters unlocked, everybody knows that there's a secret weapon that can be unlocked on the main game by getting five stars on all levels with all of the characters. 

But still, what do we like most about this Mercenaries needs no explaination. With our favorite villains like Krauser, HUNK and Wesker present, RE4's Mercenaries made us coming back for more and more for our bragging rights if we got the highest score possible.

Biohazard 5

Now, let's move on to Biohazard/ Resident Evil 5, enjoyable with its co-op gameplay. The Mercenaries game was playable by default and only Chris and Sheva are available but as they satisfy certain conditions, they can unlock special costumes for Chris and Sheva as well as hidden characters such as Jill (in her BSAA and Battle Suit costumes) and Wesker (in both Midnight and S.T.A.R.S. costumes). 

When the Alternative Edition was launched, there's The Mercenaries Reunion featuring additional costumes for Chris (Heavy Metal and Exoskeleton) and Sheva (Office Lady and Fairy Tale) as well as additional characters such as Excella Gionne, Josh Stone, and familiar legends such as Barry Burton and Rebecca Chambers. 

So, whichever character they picked, this Mercenaries game was more fun when played in duo but what we like most about it is with new and familiar faces mixed in with them, it's becoming very addictive to play after having enough fun with the main game and the extra episodes.

Biohazard THE MERCENARIES 3D

Next up, the 3DS game called The Mercenaries 3D. Set in the world of Biohazard/Resident Evil, The Mercenaries 3D allows players to play as their favorite characters on a killing spree to defeat as many enemies as possible before time runs out. The more kill combos they scored, the bigger the score, and the bigger the score, the better the ranking. 

Chris Redfield, Jill Valentine, and HUNK are available by default but by satisfying certain conditions, they can unlock other characters such as Rebecca Chambers, Barry Burton, Albert Wesker, Claire Redfield, and Jack Krauser. With all characters available, they can go for the unlockable costumes such as Chris's pilot costume, Jill's casual costume from Last Escape, Rebecca's nurse costume, Barry's American costume, Uroboros Wesker, Claire's office attire, HUNK's reaper costume, and Krauser's exoskeleton attire. 

Each character has their own character loadout but any character can use the desired loadout or spend 10 Play Coins to unlock weapons, including special ones such as the fearsome 2-way grenade launcher.

Because you can have so much possibilities by equipping your character with the right weapon, it can be anyone's favorite as long as they didn't get embarassed by Barry's all-American costume or charmed by Rebecca's nurse costume.

Biohazard 6

And now, let's move on to Biohazard/Resident Evil 6, the most definitive installment of the survival horror franchise, and when you had enough of a blast in the main game, there's The Mercenaries offered in-game.

At first, only the hero characters; Leon S. Kennedy, Chris Redfield, and Jake Muller, are available by default but by satisfying certain conditions, they can unlock characters such as Helena Harper, Piers Nivans, Sherry Birkin, and Ada Wong. With the main characters set, they can now gun for the secret costumes for each of the characters. You can have a pirate costume for Leon, a police costume for Helena, a samurai costume for Chris, Piers in his racing overalls, a puffy jacket for Jake, Sherry in her school uniform, and Ada in her white dress. There's a secret character that can be unlocked after getting all of the costumes.

Let's face it. While Leon's pirate costume and Chris's samurai costume are not so bad when it comes to their weapon loadouts, Piers' racing overalls is far out ridiculous to look at, while Jake in his puffy jacket is deemed to be challenging because he has a knife, a Semi-Auto Sniper Rifle, and a Grenade Launcher. While the heroines in their secret costumes deemed to be very attractive on their looks, the trickiest to master was Helena in her police costume and the easiest was, you guessed it, Sherry in her school uniform because with her attractive looks comes with fearsome firepower. Not bad for a girl.

What's different from the other Mercenaries games is when you did special stuff in the certain stage, you will trigger a hidden boss, which sounds super intimidating but for added thrills. Still, RE6's Mercenaries game can be very addictive in both solo or duo with a buddy.

So, which Biohazard has the best "mercenaries"? Don't be silly but finding which one is like punching a boulder.

Anyway, Biohazard/Resident Evil 4, 5, and 6 are now available to download on the PS4 and XBOX One. In Biohazard 4, you can expect not just the main game but also Separate Ways (The Another Order), starring Ada Wong in five thrilling missions, special costumes for both Leon and Ashley, as well as cool weapons such the P.R.L. 412 and the Gunpowder Bowgun. In Biohazard 5, there's The Mercenaries United, which combines both of the regular Mercenaries and Mercenaries Reunion characters, a more thrilling Mercenaries No Mercy, and two extra episodes such as Lost In Nightmares and  Desperate Escape. In Biohazard 6, all of the DLC features are added such as additional maps, Mercenaries No Mercy, Siege, Onslaught, Survivors, and Predator. Costumes that can be acquired previously from the ResidentEvil.Net website are featured as well.

Biohazard Value Pack

Coming September 29, you can avail for the Biohazard Value Pack on the PS4 for 8,100 Yen. Not only the Origins Collection was offered but also a download code for the other three games plus a bonus Biohazrd HD Remaster OST CD as well.


Want to be a real mercenary and take on the world? Join the action on Biohazard Umbrella Corps. Now available to download on the PS4 and PC via Steam, Umbrella Corps is a multiplayer competitive shooting game that pits players to the world of the Biohazard/Resident Evil series through different challenges that will test their skills as mercenaries. Take on different online game modes such as Respawn Match, Target Hunter, Domination, DNA Hunter, Protector, Collector, and Color War or practice in a solo-player game The Experiment.

One last thing, brace yourselves for Biohazard 7 resident evil (Resident Evil VII biohazard), coming on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC this January 2017.

Monday, August 29, 2016

MG GS

MG, a British car company currently under Chinese hands, started their rebirth with the MG6 and MG3 hatches and now, for the first time, they launched their own take on compact crossovers such as the Nissan Juke and the Peugeot 2008. It's called the GS and because this is the first-ever crossover SUV from the Chinese-owned British car company, it's starting to feel like last decade's...um...well, let's find out.

2017 MG GS
2017 MG GS

Design-wise, the MG GS looks very modern for a crossover of that size and when others look at that car on the road, they will know that whoever has that kind of crossover has some class and believe it or not, because this is a British car full-stop, its sossy character can be very contagious even on the parking lots of shopping malls.

2017 MG GS interior

Same thing goes for the interior, although it's typical MG interior as you expect from the MG6. Well, for a modern-looking interior for a crossover imported from China, it still packs some modern equipment a customer wishes to have such as USB, radio, MP3 connectivity, iGO navigation system, rear camera, and Bluetooth connectivity. That's a very high-tech interior made for the yuppies who spend their time doing all of the grown-up stuff on the urban landscape.

2017 MG GS

The new GS was utilized on the scalable platform pinned by the SAIC parent company and unlike what the Chinese offered on the mainland, the British-spec MG GS is front-wheel drive and it's powered by a 1.5 Turbocharged Gasoline Direct Injection engine that produces 166PS of power and 250Nm of torque. It can be mated with either a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DCT, which sounds very modern for a Chinese-made British crossover but not even close by European modern standards. With the engine and DCT mated, it delivers a 0-60mph time of a mild 9.6 seconds and top speed of 112mph, which isn't sound so quick for a crossover made for running errands on a day job.

As a crossover made to be on level with European crossovers, the MG GS features front MacPherson struts and rear multi-link suspension to make sure it handles like every European crossovers should but the more you drive it, the more you're starting to realize that the MG GS feels like the old Rover Streetwise in so many levels. Sure, it may have a wallet-friendly intro price of 14,995 Euros and its street-tough styling inherited from the old Streetwise but when you consider its driving feel, it doesn't really make the grade to be as fun as any other crossovers be, in fact, the only thing what this modern-day equivalent of the old Rover Streetwise is it needs some character to deliver the fun this crossover deserves but despite its behavior a tad old-fashioned, the new GS by MG still delivers the cheap motoring giggle you expect from the Streetwise and while it will leave you with a slight smile on your face all the way home, there's one way how to describe this British compact crossover; vanilla...with nuts.

Available colors: Arctic White, Jet Black, Sahara Gold Metallic, Aspen Silver Metallic, Orange Metallic, Mocha Brown Metallic.

Photo: MG

Let's Do The News! (August 29, 2016)


- President Rodrigo Duterte expressed his willingness to set aside the arbitral ruling in settling the country's dispute with China for the time being, saying that he does not want to go to war with China. The President will stay mum on the South China Sea dispute as it might lead to the suspension of talks with China.

- About twenty-two Abu Sayyaf members were slain in an ongoing military operations in Patikul, Sulu, that started last weekend. Brigadier General Arnel dela Vega, Joint Task Force Sulu commander, yesterday reported no casualty among the troops in the encounter with the terrorists. The combined Army troops and Scout Rangers launched an offensive against the ASG last Saturday.

- It would be up to the Senate to deal with the embattled Senator Leila de Lima, who was been linked to illegal drug trade operated from the New Bilibid Prison, according to a Malacanang official. Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said it is too early to speculate on what's next for De Lima and others involved in the drug matrix.

- A strong typhoon is expected to hit Japan by Tuesday. Typhoon Lionrock (known by Filipinos as Dindo) is packing winds of over 160kph near its center. It is moving northeast at speeds of 25kph near the Izu Islands. The Meteorological Agency warns that it will advance toward regions between Kanto, and northern Japan on Tuesday. It also warns of possible flooding, landslides, tornadoes, and other disturbances.

- As the death toll fro the Central Italy Quake reaches to 291, the search for missing people continues in quake-hit areas. In Amatrice, which was worst-hit by Wednesday's quake, emergency workers continued to remove debris on Sunday in the search for the missing people.

- Uzbek leader Islam Karimov was reportedly hospitalized. The news raises concern over possible impacts in the event his hospitalization is extended. Russian media say the Uzbek government announced on Sunday that the 78-year-old leader's hospitalization and the need for him to receive treatment for a certain period of time.

- In case you missed a special Girls und Panzer event, they've been announced that the sequel for the hit anime series is on and...yep, you guessed it, it will be the "Final Chapter".

- Celebrity males Enrique Gil, Diego Loyzaga, and Jake Cuenca, as well as other Star Magic artists volunteer to undergo drug testing. Based on reports from ABS-CBN's talent division, Star Magic has just conducted a voluntary and supervised drug test for 40 artists to despise rumors of drug use.

- Joshua Oliveros from Antique was named the grand winner of the third season of The Voice Kids, defeating the likes of finalists Anthonette Tismo from Tondo and Justin John Alva from Quezon with 38.07% of the votes garnered, therefore winning the recording contract, house and lot, fashion package, and more.

TTFN!!!

Super GT 2016: Suzuka


Days before the Suzuka leg of the Super GT 2016 season began, the Italian-born SUPER GT racers, Ronnie Quintarelli and Andrea Caldarelli have expressed solidarity for the victims of the deadly central Italy quake that killed 291 people. Quintarelli said "Be strong at heart and fight for Italian people" while Caldarelli said " I must show a good battle to give energy and encouragement."



Anyway, onto the real deal. In this 173-lap race held at Suzuka under cloudy conditions, victory for the GT500 class goes to the #38 ZENT CERUMO RC F driven by Yuji Tachikawa and Hiroaki Ishiura while 2nd place goes to the au TOM'S RC F driven by Daisuke Ito and Nick Cassidy and 3rd place goes to the S Road CRAFTSPORTS GT-R driven by Satoshi Motoyama and Mitsunori Takaboshi. In the GT300 class, meanwhile, winner goes to the #61 SUBARU BRZ R&D SPORT driven by Takuto Iguchi and Hideki Yamauchi, while 2nd place goes to the #31 TOYOTA PRIUS apr GT driven by Koki Saga and Yuichi Nakayama, and 3rd place goes to the #0 GAINER TANAX GT-R driven by Andre Couto and Ryuichiro Tomita.

Highlights:



The next race for this season will be held in Thailand on the 9th of October, 2016.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Forza Motorsport 6: The Smallest Supercar

This is Abarth's equivalent of a Porsche 911 GT3 RS, getting rid of stuff not needed for track duty and made it one of the most potent track weapons that will upset the big guys. Say hello to the 695 Biposto, part of the T10 Summer Car Pack.


Before we talk about this ultimate Abarth ever made, let's have a quick perspective about this tiny monster. "Born on the track, to live the road." The 695 Biposto from Fiat's Abarth performance brand draws inspiration from the track-focused 500 Abarth Assetto Corse, therefore giving its knack of being "the smallest supercar" from the Abarth 500 lineage.

As the most potent 500 Abarth ever made, the 695 Biposto weighs around 997kg (courtesy of its lightweight materials as well as extensive use of carbon fiber equipment), powered by a turbocharged 1.4L petrol engine producing 186HP of power, can get through 0-100kph in 5.9 seconds, and has a weight-to-power ratio of 5.2kg/hp. For the first time in a road-legal car, the 695 Biposto arms with a dog-ring gearbox with light flywheel and copper racing clutch.

The 695 Biposto also offers with a Track Kit, made for racing purposes only, complete with a digital data logger, Sabelt racing seat belts, Sabelt carbon shell racing seats, and a personalized racing helmet.


As a hot hatch equivalent of the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, the 695 Biposto is a non-nonsense track weapon that shows that even when focused on its handling capabilities, this hot hatchback loves to toy around even the biggest of sportscars when it gets round the corner. For such size, you may never know what tricks this car can play on its unsuspecting victims and this sneaky stinger likes to shake things up like a stealth kill on its unsuspecting predators from behind. Driving in the real world, the 695 wasn't made for this job due to lack of aircon and radio but for track use, especially when it comes with the Track Kit, the 695 is an enjoyable car that you drive as much as you want until you're not in a mood for a lightweight hot hatchback that values its handling more than anything else, especially its power. Not bad for a car that was proclaimed as the "smallest supercar" in the world.


Okay, if Abarth calls the 695 the smallest supercar in the world, let's put their theory to the test because I'm driving this car round the Brands Hatch GP Circuit and see if the 695 lives up to Abarth's promise by comparing it against the hot hatch powerhouses from Germany. I've picked the VW Golf R and the Mercedes A45 AMG as the basis for this challenge and see if the 695's handling capabilities trump against both of the power-hungry hatches.



Without further ado, let the experiment begin!



And now the results:

1:54.413 - Golf R
1:52.344 - A45
1:58.039 - 695


Well, so much for the smallest supercar. Although being a track-capable vermin, it still wasn't good enough to outsmart the most powerful ones but if I disregard the lap times and if I consider handling as a strong focal point, I have high doubts that the 695 Biposto is a clear winner. Those four-wheel drive Germans were great to drive but with all that struggle I felt when I get them round the corner, there is no way that the 695 Biposto is a good old-fashioned masterpiece and I acknowledge the Italians for bringing such a fine specimen like this.

As I had much fun driving the 695 Biposto, I wanna find out what's next in store for this car as well as the Abarth lineage.

Detective Conan's Real Live QR Code reveals special message

Because it's part of honoring the Detective Conan franchise's 20th anniversary, the titular kid detective that became a household name in Japan, Conan Edogawa, made his special appearance at the annual 24 HOUR TELEVISION charity event aired on NTV. For his special appearance at the annual charity event, Conan rallied up about 625 individual to make a real-live 25x25 QR Code at an open space, which has a secret message for everyone who scanned that QR code.

This is the result:


Anyone who scanned that QR code that was riled up by 625 individuals, including the Conan Edogawa mascot himself, received a very special message. It reads like this;

真実はいつもひとつ犯人は腰ぬけだ

Whatever it is, it reads like "Whoever hides from the truth is a coward". At least this special message should serve as a big lesson to us all because like Conan Edogawa aforementioned, no one, even bad guys, can't hide their truth from themselves because if we are brave enough to expose the truth, everything will come clear for us all. Yes, I'm talking to anyone who are going to run a powerful country causing so much word wars, we can't even tall who are we fighting for.

Since its 1978 start, Nippon Television's 24 HOUR TELEVISION event features the biggest and the brightest Japanese celebrities come together for some special performances as well as taking challenges, all in the name of fundraising for the benefit of those affected from disasters as well as the sick and disabled, and the less fortunate. There were even charity auctions set up by the biggest names and personalities as well.

Since the manga was published by Shogakukan in 1996 and created by Gosho Aoyama, who also created Yaiba, Detective Conan has spawned a TV show with over eight hundred TV episodes and counting, a slew of feature films, live-action specials, video games, and tons of merchandising rights. Kids from Japan and all over the world became part of the never-ending crime-solving adventures of Shinichi Kudo or Conan Edogawa as he takes on the most ruthless criminals, solving puzzles, gaining evidence, and apprehend the culprit. With his array of gadgets and a little help from his friend Ran Mori and the Detective Boys (comprising of Genta, Mitsuhiko, Ayumi, and Ai), everything's possible in Conan's perspective. The latest film, Detective Conan: Junkoku no Nightmare, was launched in Japan last April 2016.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Let's Do The News! (August 27, 2016)


- Typhoon Dindo is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility today, but it will continue to induce monsoon rains over the western part of the country, according to PAGASA. As of 4:00 PM yesterday, Dindo was spotted at 1,025km east-northeast of Itbayat, Batanes.

- Despite the sharp rise of extrajudicial killings and recognized him as a threat to the country according to international media, there are most Filipinos seen supporting President Rodrigo Duterte despite today's issues.

- An impromptu ceasefire between the communist rebels and the government takes effect today after the representatives signed a joint declaration in Norway to stop armed hostilities in preparation for talks to end once and for all the decades-long rebellion. The declaration of the truce coincided with the announcement of the release of three policemen by New People's Army rebels.

- The death toll from the central Italy quake has now risen to 278 and 388 people are hurt and hospitalized. Rescue workers searching for survivors of the quake have been facing rapidly narrowing odds of finding people alive following the passing of the 72-hour period.

- The French top administrative court has suspended the ban on "burkini" full-body swimsuits for Muslim women on a Mediterranean beach resort. A burkini is a combination of bikini and burkha, a full-body covering with a mesh screen for the eyes. The Council of State said on Friday that the ban had seriously infringed on basic freedoms, such as religious freedom and individual freedom.

- White House officials voiced concerned about close encounters between US and Iranian military vessels in the Persian Gulf. Military officials say four Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps ships approached within about 270 meters of a US Navy destroyer in the Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday despite warnings. The next day, an Iranian ship approached within 180m of a US patrol boat. The vessel moved away after the US side fired warning shots, but later approached another American ship.

TTFN!!!

Lolas' Concert

With Maine Mendoza finally returned from her American summer vacation, our very own Lola Nidora and Lola Tinidora got their vocal magic ready for the biggest day of their lifetime after a week of good vibes with Alden during Maine's leave for commitment reasons because the lolas got their own concert in front of the Eat Bulaga live audience!

Photo: Official Eat Bulaga Facebook Page

For the lolas' concert in front of the live audience, both Lola Nidora and Lola Tinidora performed some of music history's greatest hits and with the little help of the boys from Lola's Playlist and Alden Richards, nobody does it better. After their little live performance, they are so impressed about the progress over the condition set for AlDub in order to hear Maine's acceptance but what's that "ay" that Lola Nidora talking about? Tune in on Eat Bulaga every weekdays for more Kalyeserye antics!

#BGShootMoYan

On the August 26, 2016 episode of Bubble Gang...

- Shoot Mo Yan gags



- Even a small change happening to him can be considered acceptable

- The trouble with amazons

- More wise words from Tata Lino

- A man who's always absent at work is making a case for himself

- Another Buhay Ng Bakla jamming session

- More news for moms in Balitang Ina!



- The morgue gets a beautician...

- A new superhero is feeling the heat!

- Basa-Basa-Pik!

Dolce Amore's Most Beautiful Finale

The story of ABS-CBN's hit TV drama, Dolce Amore, is all about two crossed lovers, Serena and Tenten, trying to overcome all odds in the name of everlasting love. After everything they've been through, these two never gave up on themselves, no matter how sour things get.


In the finale, we see things finally patched up for the two of them as they finally got the wedding they truly deserved and as the two recall about everything they've been through, Serena and Tenten are finally married, much to the delight of the family and friends of their lives.

Moments later, Serena and Tenten had their honeymoon and following a sudden accident, Serena finally remembered...that Tenten is nothing but a womanizer and let's leave it that way.

This concludes the love story of Serena and Tenten in Dolce Amore.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Acura/Honda NSX NC1

Dubbed as one of the most anticipated models in the late 2010's, the legendary sportscar that made a mark in the history of Honda or Acura, after a ten-year absence, has been resurrected and the new-generation NSX is now ready to take on the world's finest sportscars with its unparalleled performance that will raise some eyebrows among speedo boys everywhere, although I'm not quite sure about the NSX's rebirth in any way that gave me some jitters.

2017 Honda NSX
2017 Acura NSX

Sticking true to the concepts, the all-new NSX features a striking design that makes it a perfect fit for a sportscar revived after a 10-year hiatus. It's like reviving a once-famous fantasy show that became a hit ten years ago and as a result, all the elements that made the new NSX one of the most anticipated sportscars in the late 2010's come full circle. One look and you'll know that the new NSX is ready to rewrite the hybrid history books even for a fact that this is actually a hybrid engine-wielding masterpiece that incorporates the knowhow of Honda's motorsport pedigree with a bit of Gran Turismo flair on it ever since its concept version got featured in Gran Turismo 6 three years ago, although unsure if or when this production-version NSX will make it to the upcoming Gran Turismo Sport game, but whatever it is, the new NSX's ties to the Gran Turismo video game will make me condemned that this is a serious hybrid sportscar for those who had enough of driving the hybrid hypercar trio or anything else.

As a hybrid engine-wielding supercar, the all new NSX features a bold new powertrain that was inspired in most models from its stable. Take this, Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, for instance, the Legend/RLX has one but this is a different powertrain for the NSX rebirth because at the heart of it all lies a 3.5L V6 DOHC Twin Turbo engine bolted to three electric motors that takes care of the Power Drive Unit and a li-ion battery that takes charge on the Intelligent Power Unit. With such power sources, the new NSX delivers an overall power output of 581PS, more than the recently-facelifted Nissan GT-R had, and it's mated to a 9-speed DCT built exclusively for the NSX. Nine gears in a hybrid sportscar? With such gears, it's starting to feel like a Fast and Furious gearbox, minus the dramatic shifting part that you saw from those flicks, you know what I mean?

Aside from its performance, the new NSX is made to be aerodynamic thanks to a clever feature that produces more downforce while retaining its sharp styling. As for the body, it was made entirely from aluminum, carbon fiber and high-strength steel, to make it more rigid and light on the corners. 

Because this is a hybrid equivalent of the Audi R8, the new NSX takes things seriously through the corners with precision that keeps this sportscar afloat, no matter how messy things are, and because this is a four-wheel drive car, just like a Nissan GT-R, the NSX is an ideal all-weather multirole that can take on various road conditions, be it dry, wet, or freezing, and whereas most supercars getting scared on a slippery-when-wet conditions, the NSX is not afraid to feel the slip and with such dynamics, the NSX feels like a this is a take-on-all-comers on the supercar empire.

2017 Honda NSX interior
2017 Acura NSX interior
As a handcrafted sportscar made by the finest materials forged by the artisanship of experts at the Performance Manufacturing Center in an American state considered as a battleground for the two rivals who really run this world in a very dangerous game, the NSX is a delicate item for a prized collector who really value this car more than anything else and because of its handcrafted status, let me give you a tip...

In the US, the NSX will set you about $156,000, but here in Japan, because they consider it as an import from American soil, they will set you up for a mega-expensive 23,700,000 Yen, making it the most expensive Japanese car ever sold in Japan. It's about more pricey than the Nissan GT-R, if you asked them regarding the car that can return up to 12.4kmpl of fuel economy based on Japan's JC08 Mode standards. Also, selected Honda dealers across Japan, labeled as NSX Performance Dealers, will start accepting reservations and deliveries take place on the February of next year. That's a lot of time, but if I may disregard the mega-high price tag, the new NSX is going to be a flip-flop for me apart from its Gran Turismo ties that sets me off. The performance is a great for me but when it comes to gaining ties to this car, this will be a challenge because while some are getting jealous on wishing to get their hands on the NSX rebirth, there are a few who are opposed to it due to its ties with Gran Turismo. This should sound like a decent challenge for the hybrid sportscar masterpiece.

Photo: Honda/Acura

Let's Do The News! (August 26, 2016)


- After the beheading of another hostage by the Abu Sayyaf Group last Wednesday because of the failed ransom deadline, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered yesterday military troops to eliminate the terrorist group. The Armed Forces of the Philippines has ordered the deployment and insertion of additional troops in Sulu and Basilan to rid the group. The President said he condemned the recent beheading of the kidnap victim, a Jolo native, and son of a court stenographer who was kidnapped last month.

- Personalities involved in a drug matrix recently released by President Duterte may face drug-related graft charges, according to the Palace official. The so-called drug matrix claims that Senator Leila de Lima and Pangasinan Representative Amado Espino Jr. are among the key people involved in the New Bilibid Prison drug trade.

- At least 1,500 overseas Filipino workers in Saudi Arabia have expressed willingness to return home, according to the DSWD. The agency's humanitarian team is currently in the Middle Eastern country to assist distressed OFWs and their families. About 1,575 out of 3,193 OFWs in Saudi's 21 campsites want to go back home but that number is expected to rise as the team continued to reach out to other distressed OFWs located outside the campsites across the KSA.

- In the aftermath of the central Italy quake that killed 250 people, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi declared a state of emergency in areas affected by the quake. Renzi said at a news conference in Rome on Thursday that the government authorized a preliminary 57 million dollars, in emergency funding to deal with the disaster.

- The two presidentiables for the November 2016 elections, Democrat Hillary Clinton and controversial Republican Donald Trump are fighting over minority votes as Trump tries to win over blacks and Hispanics. Trump invited black and Hispanic leaders to his Trump Tower HQ in New York on Thursday while Clinton continues her attack on Trump over his stance on minority groups. At a rally earlier, she called his policies racist, anti-Muslim, anti-immigrants and anti-women and accused him of building his campaign on prejudice and paranoia. Her campaign even posted a clip that connects Trump to white supremacists.

Suspended Brazilian leader Dilma Rousseff is facing the last step of her impeachment trial on charges of manipulating government budgets. The Senate began deliberations on Thursday. The session, presided over by Supreme Court's Chief Justice, heard witnesses for and against Rousseff. If at least two-thirds of the senate find her guilty, she will be dismissed.

- Airsoft gun company Tokyo Marui unveiled the special Samurai Edge Special Color Variation gas blow back handgun to honor the Biohazard/Resident Evil franchise's 20th anniversary. On sale this November for 26,800 Yen, this gold-colored replica of the M92F Custom made for STARS members, as seen from the games, comes with a commemorative pin and a casing. A must-have collector's item for fans of CAPCOM's hit survival horror franchise!

SAMURAI EDGE
Special Color Variation
- ICYMI: Malaysian carmaker Proton unveiled the new-generation Persona midsize saloon. Starting at 46,350 up to 59,350 Ringgit, the new 2017 Proton Persona rides on the same platform used on the Iriz compact and it's powered by a 1.6L DOHC VVT petrol engine, mated with either a 5-speed manual or a CVT.
2017 Proton Persona

- Disney XD announced that their new animated series, Milo Murphy's Law, is set to air this October 3rd at 8:00PM. This new animated series is made by the same people behind Phineas and Ferb and it will star Alfred Yankovic as the titular Milo Murphy in a hilarious, scientifically, fun-filled escapade.

Milo Murphy's Law
- The Grand Tour executive producer Andy Wilman commented about dealing with the BBC while preparing the Amazon original series during his appearance at the Edinburgh International Television Festival. Let's hear what he had to say...



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