The Predator Triton 700 is special in numerous ways; not only does it have some of the best specs we’ve ever seen inside a gaming laptop, but it also does so in such a thin chassis with a mechanical keyboard and unique glass trackpad. At IFA 2018, Acer is taking the craziness a step further.
Predator’s newest product is the Triton 900, which is a gaming convertible because of its rotating hinge for the display. It’s an implementation we’ve seen in Acer’s line of Aspire notebooks, but this version really takes the cake.
Acer has yet to share specs for this machine, but they did reveal that it has the latest AeroBlade 3D Fan design for cooling and a 4K display with NVIDIA’s G-Sync tech.
It’s possible that Acer is waiting to put one of NVIDIA’s mobile GeForce RTX graphics cards (which haven’t been announced yet) into this new gaming chassis. It’s also been rumored that Intel’s next-generation Core chips are just around the corner — another thing Acer may be anticipating — so this announcement really feels premature.
In past years, Acer usually had a major product ready in time for IFA, such as the Predator 21 X in 2016 and Predator Orion 9000 last year. The pressure must have been on to show an early glimpse with or without the final hardware.
This unveiling is so premature that there wasn’t any mention of price or availability, but you can bet it’s going to cost a tiny fortune.
I just wonder how Acer will be able to sell the idea of a high-end gaming convertible if this were to cost north of US$ 3,000 like the Triton 700. Only time — and an actual working unit — will prove its purpose.
Introducing the @PredatorGaming #Triton900: eye-catching design with a unique CNC-machined hinge meets a stunning 4K UHD display with @NVIDIAGeForce G-SYNC™. Dual 4th Gen AeroBlade™ 3D Fans keep things cool when you’re on a hot streak: https://t.co/tXlqGUzSra #IFA18 #NextAtAcer pic.twitter.com/gn6uO351CZ
— Acer (@Acer) August 29, 2018
Gran Turismo 7 might get a PC port
According to the creator
Between last year’s Forza Horizon 5 and the upcoming Need for Speed Unbound, it’s a great time to be a racing gamer. Now, if you prefer playing on the PC, you’re likely getting another title to fuel your racing ambitions. According to the creator himself, Gran Turismo 7 might make a pitstop for PC.
Speaking to GTPlanet, Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi is “looking into” a PC port for the latest entry to the series. Released back in March, Gran Turismo 7 became the quintessential racing simulator for the PlayStation 5 (and the PlayStation 4, too).
That’s no surprise, though. If the “7” in the name of its latest entry hasn’t given it away, the Gran Turismo series has (usually) wowed gamers for years using the top-of-the-line hardware packed inside the most recent PlayStation console. It highlights and underlines the “simulator” in the car simulator genre.
However, amid all the hype, the series had a major flaw: You need a PlayStation. Now, as more former exclusives are making their way to the PC, the racing simulator might join in, adding another playable title for PC gamers. If the title makes the jump, it will join illustrious names like God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Days Gone, and Uncharted. In fact, more are likely on the way. Sony is now fine with exclusive titles making the jump.
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Genshin Impact v. 3.3 to arrive on December 7
First trading card game also announced
Version 3.3 of global gaming sensation Genshin Impact, called All Sense Clear, All Existence Void will finally be available on December 7.
There will be a new season of events, and two new playable allies in the powerful Wanderer and Faruzan to surprise players with more stories, fun, and challenges.
The trailer for version 3.3 may be viewed here:
Trading card game announced
On top of this, HoYoverse announced its first trading card game — Genius Invokation TCG. With it, players will soon be able to duel NPCs, friends, and others online.
This combines the fun of Genshin Impact’s element-based combat system with strategy development, as players compete against each other with their collection of cards.
More wins here equal more redeemable cards and Dynamic Skins from the Card Shop.
Wander in the Archon Quest interlude chapter
After being defeated in the Archon Quest main story, Scaramouche is now the Wanderer in the interlude chapter called Inversion of Genesis.
Here, players will head to Irminsul with the Wanderer to discover how the story unfolds. The character is playable as a five-star Anemo catalyst wielder, and can hover and attack in mid-air.
The other character, Faruzan, will be a four-star Anemo archer. She’s an ageless Akademiya genius in mechanics. The character also wields a bow as a weapon and supports teammates with Anemo DMG Bonus effects.
There will also be more challenges as the new seasonal special “Akitsu Kimodameshi” is set to arrive. Players will meet with Arataki Itto to master a series of “brick-breaker” mini-games.
Another special event, “Across the Wilderness” will require players to collect Wilderness Balloons.
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Bardock backstory revealed in Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot DLC trailer
More from Goku’s father
The trailer for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot’s upcoming DLC, “–Bardock- Alone Against Fate”, has been released by Bandai Namco.
The gameplay video features a first glimpse of Bardock in action in the game, as well as thrilling battles in the planet of Kanassa.
The scene also shows more details into the adventures of Goku’s father, who serves as a member of Frieza’s planetary invasion force. His journey to Planet Vegeta was also teased.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot is currently available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S versions to be released on January 12 and 13, 2023, respectively.
Speaking of which, pre-orders for the physical editions for PS5 and Xbox Series are now available here.
There will also be a Special Edition which comes with additional DLC episodes currently available on other platforms, including “New Power Awakens – Part 1 & Part 2” and “-Trunks- Warrior of Hope”.
Meanwhile, players who already own the game for previous consoles may upgrade for an additional fee to enjoy better graphics and smoother gameplay.
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