Lionsgate Play offers action-packed March lineup

Are you ready for an adrenaline rush? Lionsgate Play ups the ante this March with a thrilling lineup that will keep you glued to your screens. Witness daring heists, confront supernatural forces, and join the hunt for dangerous criminals — these movies and series are guaranteed to hook you from start to finish. If you’re ready for action where everything’s on the line, buckle up for a wild ride with Lionsgate Play.

Here are Lionsgate Play’s top picks this month:

‘Bus 657’

Release date: March 1

Jeffrey Dean Morgan stars as Luke Vaughn, a dealer at an Alabama casino who badly needs money for his daughter’s operation. He goes to his boss, “The Pope” (Robert De Niro), to ask for a favor but gets turned down. As a last resort, he partners with a greedy co-worker (Dave Bautista), and together they hatch a plan to rob the casino. Cue guns, a bus hijacking, run-ins with the cops and local mobsters, and thrilling action sequences that will have viewers of this film rooted to their seats.

‘Golda’

Release date: March 8

“Golda” is a biographical film that chronicles the life of Golda Meir (Helen Mirren), one of Israel’s most iconic leaders. As Prime Minister, Golda had to lead her nation through the Yom Kippur War in 1973, where they faced attacks from Egyptian and Syrian forces. Also known as the ‘Iron Lady of Israel,’ Golda’s determination and grit during one of the darkest chapters in Israel’s history solidified her as one of the most influential leaders in the world.

‘Senorita 89’ Season 2

Release date: March 15Following a dramatic first season, the glamorous Mexican telenovela is back to deliver more dark secrets from the world of beauty pageants. In Season 1, Isabel (Natasha Dupeyrón) was crowned queen, and Concepcion’s (Ilse Salas) luxurious La Encantada empire fell apart. With Season 2, the 90s are in full swing and Mexico’s two main television networks battle to impose a new queen. Senorita 89 promises to deliver even more riveting drama and intrigue about the cutthroat world of beauty pageants.

‘All I See is You’

Release date: March 15

Gina (Blake Lively) is a blind woman whose life slowly changes after she gets a corneal transplant and regains her sight. As she embraces her newfound independence, her husband, James (Jason Clarke), gets increasingly jealous and insecure. And the more Gina sees the world, the more she starts questioning everything she knows about herself and her marriage.

‘211’

Release date: March 29

211 is the police code for a potential robbery in progress, exactly what Officer Mike Chandler (Nicholas Cage) and his partner stumble on during a routine patrol. With a troubled high school student under their care and the rest of the city policemen dispatched to investigate a bombing, Chandler has to rely on his wits and training to survive the ruthless criminals.

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‘Manhunt: Unabomber’ Season 1

Release date: March 22

American drama anthology series “Manhunt: Unabomberis based on a fascinating true story about the FBI’s hunt for the infamous domestic terrorist known as the Unabomber. The story follows FBI profiler Jim Fitzgerald (Sam Worthington) who is tasked to track down the elusive Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski. What follows is eight episodes of a psychological game of cat-and-mouse and a captivating portrayal of one of the most notorious manhunts in U.S. history.

‘The Lost Room’

Release date: March 29

Miniseries “The Lost Room” follows Detective Joe Miller (Peter Krause), who stumbles on the key to a mysterious room and discovers it’s a supernatural portal to anywhere in the world. After his daughter, Anna, disappears into the room, a desperate Joe delves deeper into the room’s secrets and discovers a series of occult objects, each with a specific power. But while Joe wants to use the room’s powers to find his daughter, his quest is complicated by others who want to use the room for their own motives.

Mark your calendars for these titles coming to Lionsgate Play this March!


Converge paints the nation purple, boosts fiber internet plans

At the heels of its clean sweep of Ookla Speedtest Awards in February, leading Philippine fiber broadband provider Converge ICT Solutions Inc. is proving yet again its fiber technology is second to none — it recently boosted its FiberX plans by as much as 600 Mbps for free for its existing customers.

In celebration of its successive wins, Converge held a lighting ceremony of its Manila headquarters, illuminating it in dazzling purple as well as key areas across the country. Converge also lit up Plaza Anghel in Angeles City, Fort San Pedro in Cebu City, and Damosa IT Park in Davao City. The brilliant display was simulcast online and in front of media guests, brand ambassadors, and subscribers symbolizing Converge's commitment to connect and brighten the lives of Filipinos nationwide.

Recently crowned as the fastest and most awarded internet service provider in the Philippines, Converge is enabling this speed boost in gratitude to its over 2 million customers.

Converge boosted its fiber plans: Its FiberX 1500 plan now has 300 Mbps, an upgrade from 200 Mbps.  FiberX Plan 2000 and FiberX Plan 2500 now have speeds of 500 Mbps and 700 Mbps.

Consistent with the vision of Converge to empower Filipinos and businesses, the free upgrade of its affordable and unlimited bandwidth fiber plans introduces boosted packages for a faster and superior digital experience. The company’s flagship FiberX 1500 plan now has 300 Mbps, an upgrade from 200 Mbps. Converge previously upgraded the plan in June 2022 from 50 Mbps to 100 Mbps, and again in November 2022 from 100 Mbps to 200 Mbps.

“As more customers turn to our solutions for their internet needs, we stay rooted to our commitment towards exceptional service as shown by our wins in the Ookla Speedtest Awards. This speed upgrade is our way to say we are in full #BoostMode in ensuring our customers can enjoy a much better online experience with us as their connectivity partner,” said Converge CEO and Co-Founder Dennis Anthony Uy.

FiberX Plan 3500 now has 1 Gbps speed.

Other plans with speed increases include FiberX Plan 2000, FiberX Plan 2500 and FiberX Plan 3500, which now have speeds of 500 Mbps, 700 Mbps, and 1 Gbps respectively. Subscribers on work-from-home or learn-from-home arrangements using the award-winning Converge Time of Day fiber plans have also been boosted up to 1 Gbps which will enable them to get double their subscribed bandwidth from 7:00 a.m. to 6:59 p.m. for the Day Plan, and from 7:00 p.m. to 6:59 a.m. for the Night Plan.

Gaming-focused GameChanger subscribers also get a major speed boost of at least 500 Mbps up to 1 Gbps, allowing for an ultra-high-speed, high prioritization, low latency, and low jitter gaming experience.

The nationwide and automatic speed increase special offer will be effective from today until March 31, 2024. All existing residential subscribers with subscription plans ranging from FiberX Plan 1500 to 7000 are eligible for the speed boost. No additional eligibility criteria, cost, or sign-up is required.

“Converge has always been about amazing customer experience and our awards prove that. The annual speed increase that we gift to our more than 2 million subscribers is just one of our pledges to our customers,” said Converge EVP & Chief Commercial Officer Benjamin B. Azada. “This speed boost underscores Converge’s commitment to bridging the gap with the best in the world in terms of connectivity, affordability, and experience.”

GameChanger subscribers also get a major speed boost of at least 500 Mbps up to 1 Gbps.

Based on Ookla's Speedtest Global Index, the average fixed broadband speed in the Philippines as of January 2024 is 93.31 Mbps for download and 93.05 Mbps for upload. As of the second half of 2023, Converge reached top download speeds of 457.56 Mbps and top upload speed of 448.15 Mbps. Ookla is the global leader in mobile and broadband network intelligence, testing applications, and related technologies. Converge also secured awards in multiple categories during Ookla’s Speedtest Awards, including Best Internet Gaming Experience, Best Internet Video Experience, and Top-Rated Internet Experience in the Philippines.

NCR subscribers can further have seamless, instant, and HQ video experiences with Converge Vision Xperience Box, an all-in-one entertainment hub with over 88 multi-genre and multi-language local and international channels. The company is currently offering it with no cash out and plans to roll out the box to regional customers very soon.

Considered as the youngest and most robust end to end fiber network in the Philippines, Converge has been narrowing the digital divide and advancing digital democracy as the world undergoes rapid digitalization. The company's mission is to extend connectivity to the farthest and least developed areas of the Philippines to empower all Filipinos and businesses.


Sassa Gurl unveils PUBG Mobile x Tinder collab

Sassa Gurl unveils PUBG Mobile x Tinder collab

PUBG Mobile, the world’s leading mobile battle royale game, and Tinder, the world’s most popular dating app, are ready to match players in the battlefield of love as they partner for February in the Philippines. Players have the chance to be hit by Cupid’s arrow through PUBG MOBILE’s mini-game with Tinder Gold and Tinder Plus vouchers as rewards starting from February 14 to February 29, 2024. 

In addition to that, the two platforms teamed up with content creator Sassa Gurl for a video that merges the adrenaline-fueled excitement of PUBG Mobile with the quest for love on Tinder. The video will showcase PUBG Mobile's latest love-themed features and skins for Partner Weeks, such as the Tandem Bike and Couple Message Board. 

Daniel Kim, Vice President Marketing APAC at Tinder said, "We believe in bringing people together, and our collaboration with PUBG Mobile is an exciting one in this space. With a preference to pick simple activities over fancy dinner dates, and "Time Together" as the top love style ranked for Tinder, gaming and dating seems to be the perfect combination for love.

PUBG Mobile Senior Business Development Manager Benj Dalmacio added, "Here in PUBG Mobile we continue to seek ways on how to make the game connect to others. This Valentine's Day, this partnership introduces a unique way for players to enjoy battles but also discover romantic connections. All's truly fair in love and war."

Stay tuned as more details will be announced about the collaboration on official PUBG Mobile Philippines Facebook and Tiktok, and Tinder Philippines Instagram and Facebook page. 


Conquering enemy forts: strategies to destroy opponent's turrets

Adrenaline surges as you navigate through the fiery onslaught of minion waves, your heart pounding in sync with your hero's rhythmic footsteps. The enemy turret, a dark sentinel, stands ominously in the distance, guarding the path to triumph. Your gauntlets hum with anticipation, fingers eager to unleash a barrage of spells and attacks to topple the stone giant and clear the path for your team's dominance.

This is more than a clash of steel; it's a strategic dance of pushing, flanking, and outmaneuvering, where each minion defeated, every spell cast, and every turret toppled brings you closer to the ultimate goal: demolishing the enemy's core and earning the coveted "Victory!" banner.

Are you prepared to unleash the fury and guide your team to a glorious siege in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang? Secure your victory by upgrading your hero’s skills with an ML recharge!

Strategies to destroy opponent's turrets and additional tips on mobile legends game

The turret is a sturdy fortification protecting the enemy's core and your gateway to victory. Destroying it is the key to success in various MOBA games, including Mobile Legends. However, breaching enemy defenses and demolishing turrets is no easy feat. It requires proper strategy and tactics to achieve this mission.

General strategies

  • Knowing your hero is a must. Each hero has strengths and weaknesses in destroying turrets. Choose a hero with high damage, good mobility, or strong lane push abilities.
  • You must ensure a balanced team composition. Have heroes focused on pushing, heroes guarding lanes, and heroes controlling enemy movements.
  • Utilize minions because minions are invaluable allies. Use them to gradually damage turrets. Don't ignore enemy minions, clear them quickly so yours can focus on the turret.
  • Map awareness will make you always be vigilant about enemy movements. Avoid pushing lanes alone if the enemy outnumbers you or has strong initiation heroes. Request assistance from teammates to gank or distract the enemy.
  • Pursue short-term objectives; don't fixate on destroying the main turret. Prioritize Level 1 and 2 turrets first to open the map and control areas.

Specific tactics

  • Split push is the strategy that suits agile heroes with high damage. Focus on pushing the outer lane when the enemy is gathered in another lane. Use escape skills and teleport to avoid ganks and return to the team when needed.
  • Siege war, gather your team, and push together. Use heroes with an area of effect (AOE) and crowd control to disable enemies. Ensure minions assist in attacking the turret.
  • Bait and switch, make the enemy believe you'll attack one lane, then suddenly switch to a weaker lane and destroy the turret.
  • Backdoor is a risky strategy, but it can be a surprise attack. Use agile heroes who can infiltrate the enemy base to quickly destroy the main turret.

Additional tips

  • Use items that increase damage and attack speed.
  • Utilize buff skills and ultimate to enhance pushing effectiveness.
  • Don't be so focused on pushing that you neglect other objectives like Lord or Turtle.
  • Communicate plans clearly with teammates so everyone is on the same page.

That is all the strategies both general and specific and additional tips as well. As the final turret crumbles, littering the battlefield with debris, you let out a triumphant roar. The enemy center is exposed and defenseless, with triumph within sight. Remember that this moment of glory was not created entirely by your skill, but also by the numerous minion waves cleared, strategic rotations, and timed ganks.

But the trip does not stop here. To preserve your advantage and claim victory in the next battle, remember to stay sharp, polish your talents, and, most importantly, keep your weapons well-stocked. Consider a quick ML recharge, a little expenditure that can shift the balance in your favor and keep your hero's strength shining bright. Recharge, strategize, and conquer! A battlefield awaits, and your legend has yet to be written.


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