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Massive Genshin Impact update coming soon!

Out by the end of the month!

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Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact’s developer, Global interactive entertainment, and the publishers, miHoYo just announced the game’s Version 1.5 “Beneath the Light of Jadeite” update. The announcement comes with new plot, characters, and PS5 features. You’ll get to dig further into Liyue’s history, meet Eula and Yanfei, face new foes, and custom your own realm in Teyyat. The best part? You won’t be waiting long. The patch will be out by the end of this month on April 28.

Genshin Impact

Genshin Impact is a free-to-play open-world action RPG that’s set in the world of Teyvat. You play as a traveler setting out looking for your lost sibling. Along the way, you uncover secrets, fight monsters, and encounter friends. So far, only two of the seven major cities in Teyyat are accessible. But, with this new upcoming patch, comes new cities, stories, characters, and seasonal events.

Continue where you left off

This new patch comes with more quest installments. You get to progress in Zhongli’s second installment of his story quest, Noelle’s story quest, and Diona’s (the popular bartender of The Cat’s Tail) new series of Hangout Events.

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Two new playable characters

Eula and Yanfei are getting added to the game. Five-star character, Eula, is the Spindrift Knight and Captain of the Knights of Favonius Reconnaissance Company. Meanwhile, Yanfei is a four-star Pyro-using catalyst wielder.

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New enemies

Two new formidable enemies will also be found in Version 1.5: Azhdaha the “Lord of Vishaps,” and Cryo Hypostasis. The Trounce Domain opponent, Azhdaha, will offer rare rewards once a week for travelers who manage to conquer his attacks. While, the Cryo Hypostasis will be added to Dragonspire as its new Boss Enemy. Just like other enemies in the Hypostasis series, the Cryo Hypostasis has a unique pattern of attack. And once defeated, provides resources like Character Level-Up Materials.

New home

With Version 1.5, you get to finally find a home away from home in Teyvat. This customizable space is accessible with the Serenitea Pot. Created by Liyue’s adepti, the special teapot conceals an entire realm inside. There, you can build and decorate your home however you like.

Game mechanic updates

In this new update, the cost of claiming the first three Trounce Domain rewards per week will be halved. Meanwhile, doubling the amount of Companionship EXP earned in Co-Op Mode.

The third city soon to come

Fans get teased with concept art of the new city, Inazuma. But, both developers and publishers hope you stay tuned for its official release.

Genshin Impact is available on PS4, PS5 Android, iOS, and on PC for free.

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Nintendo Switch is now third-bestselling console in history

Overtakes Game Boy and PS4

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Though there are more powerful consoles now, the Nintendo Switch is the most representative of the world’s situation since its launch. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the console keeps breaking records. Now, it has crossed its most important milestone to date. The Switch is now the third-bestselling console in history.

Released back in 2017, the Switch is the quintessential console for hybrid gamers who play at home and on the go. In its first few years, the console already spawned classic titles such as Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey. However, its big break truly came during the 2020 lockdowns. The timing of Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ release created a worldwide moment when everyone stuck at home wanted a Switch to play the island life simulator. Since then, the console, despite launching an improved OLED version, is gradually mellowing out, especially when opposed to even more powerful consoles like the PlayStation 5.

Regardless, the Switch’s effect on the world is palpable. Today, Nintendo announced that the console has sold over 122 million units worldwide. With such a figure, the Switch moves up to the third spot in the list of bestselling consoles of all time. It squeaks past the Game Boy (118 million units) and the PlayStation 4 (117 million units).

Now, the next consoles in the Switch’s sights are the Nintendo DS (154 million units) and the PlayStation 2 (155 million units). The console is in for quite a climb, though. Unless it hits another golden age, it will take a while before another overtake.

It’s still possible, of course. The Nintendo Switch is still set to release a few much-awaited titles like Tears of the Kingdom, the sequel to Breath of the Wild.

SEE ALSO: Cult classic GoldenEye 007 is coming to Xbox, Switch

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Samsung’s Odyssey OLED G8 is finally available to buy

Announced back during IFA 2022

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A good gaming rig is incomplete without a decent monitor. If you’re in the market for one and are willing to splurge, Samsung has finally released the Odyssey OLED G8 to the public.

Finally, after being announced way back during IFA 2022, the Odyssey OLED G8 is now available for purchase through retail. The curved gaming monitor features a 34-inch QD-OLED screen. Users can take advantage of the 1800R curvature and 1440p resolution to get the most of their games.

With adaptive sync and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro, images will not suffer from choppiness or tearing, even in fast-paced games. Plus, with HDR True Black 400, the monitor can reproduce colors and dark scenes accurately. Response time is also remarkably fluid with a low 0.03ms response time and 175Hz refresh rate.

Behind the monitor’s sleek chassis, the Odyssey OLED G8 houses a conveniently minimized port design to reduce tangled wires. The design can support Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, and USB-C. (The USB-C slot even supports up to 65W of charging.)

The Odyssey OLED G8 is now available for purchase. It will sell for US$ 1,499.99 through Samsung.com and select retailers.

While last year’s monitor is finally getting its spot in the open, Samsung has also unveiled a new series during CES 2023. The new Odyssey OLED G9 and Neo G9 showcases what’s coming next for the brand’s display segment.

SEE ALSO: Samsung launches Odyssey Neo G9, OLED G9

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Logitech launches first-ever gaming earbuds

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Logitech G Fits

Logitech is venturing into the gaming accessories scene with the release of its first-ever gaming grade earbuds, the Logitech G FITS.

The wearables are the first earbuds from the brand to feature Lightspeed wireless, giving users pro-grade wireless connection for their PC, Mac, PlayStation 4 and 5, Nintendo Switch, and Android devices via USB-A or USB-C.

The true wireless gaming earbuds have 15 hours of total listening time. That’s seven (7) on their own and an additional eight (8) with the charging case. When connected via Bluetooth, the total battery life in one full charge stretches up to 22 hours.

The Logitech G FITS also feature the patented Lightform technology, which allows users to get a contoured and custom fit in just a minute.

They simply have to connect to the Logitech G FITS app which then triggers a number of embedded LEDs and harden the gel-filled tips to suit one’s ear as ideal as possible.

The same app may also be utilized for an equalizer to tailor-fit the listening experience, especially if one wants to emphasize bass or fine tune the settings.

Price, availability

The Logitech G FITS is now available in major retail stores and online via Lazada and Shopee for SG$ 389.

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