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Acer Predator Triton 900 might be a powerful gaming convertible

Could this become a thing?

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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.

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Minecraft Earth is like Pokémon Go but with building blocks

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In a move that makes loads of sense, Minecraft is coming to mobile though an augmented reality app similar to Pokémon Go.

It’s called Minecraft Earth and it’s arriving later this year with a beta phase happening during summer. The developers offered this trailer, but it does little to explain how the system would work.


Check it out:

The official website’s FAQ section, however, delves into more of the info we actually care about.

For one, it’ll be free to play and will include several of Minecraft‘s traditional features including world building and discovering/fighting mobs.

Concerning regional availability, the developers aren’t confirming these details just yet. If it’s anything like the issues Niantic experienced with Pokémon Go before, chances are this rollout will be gradual, too.

Finally, for the “Will Minecraft Earth have loot boxes?” question, the website has a definite “No” to answer that.

Minecraft Earth will be available on both Android and iOS. Fingers crossed that there’ll be no delays. 🤞

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Finally! New trailer of Final Fantasy VII remake drops

We waited four years!

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It took four years but we now have a follow-up trailer to the Final Fantasy VII Remake. First announced during E3 2015, the much-anticipated remake has only shown up through rumors and disappointing news of delay.

However, at PlayStation’s State of Play, we now have some new footage of the game. The released footage features cinematic scenes with Cloud and Aerith, gameplay previews, and glimpses at the remake’s primary antagonist, Sephiroth.


Final Fantasy VII was first released for the original PlayStation. It’s the first game in the series to move away from 2D animation and make use of polygonal character design, taking advantage of the console’s capabilities.

The game’s director Tetsuya Nomura also said that “most of the plans are already in place in the run up to the launch.” He also promised more details in June. Here’s to hoping for no more delays and that we don’t have to wait another four years until the game actually comes out.

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Confirmed: EA plans to expand Apex Legends to mobile platforms

Following other titles like Fortnite and PUBG

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Electronics Art‘s popular battle royale title, Apex Legends, is on its way to challenge mobile players. During the company’s earnings call, the game’s publisher and developer mentioned the upcoming mobile version of the Titanfall-based game.

The confirmation aligns with EA’s initial thoughts of bringing Apex Legends to mobile, especially on smartphones. There are no specifics about platforms or release dates, but we’re betting Android and iOS are part of the list. There’s also a possibility for the Nintendo Switch to join the party.


EA’s decision to expand to mobile is part of the new strategy they are working on. Part of it is bringing Apex Legends to China.

Also during the call, EA reported that Apex Legends currently has over 50 million users. While impressive, the game’s growth is slowing down, which is why they now have to bring the game to more platforms.

Via: Engadget
Source: GameInformer

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