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Genshin Impact version 1.6 brings a new character, new adventures

The Midsummer Island Adventure is coming to you on the next update!

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Genshin Impact 1.6

Genshin Impact, a mobile, PC, and PlayStation game loved by many, is releasing an update. Come version 1.6, you will be met with surprises and new additions to the game.

For the first time, the game will have various character attire as well as a new playable character in the region of Inazuma. Players may also accompany Klee and other characters in a series of entertaining adventures. Set on the remote seas as the land of Teyvat enters the scorching summer season.

To give you a little bit more info, you need to watch the trailer of the
“Midsummer Island Adventure”.

Version 1.6

The visually beautiful world of Tevyat exists in the game of Genshin Impact, a free-to-play RPG game that has been downloaded by many players so far. As of now, players may explore both Mondstadt and Liyue Harbor, two of Teyvat’s seven major cities. Each with their own culture, stories, and vast and beautiful scenery, as well as a rich variation of creatures, monsters, secrets, and hidden treasures for them to find. As the game progresses, more and more parts of the map will be made available for exploration.

Hop in the “Waverider” as you, traveler, will be on a quest to aid Klee and Dodoco. Venturing the seas on the way to find “Dodoland“, the traveler must be ready for any unforeseen circumstance. Throughout the hunt, players’ abilities will be truly tested in a number of obstacles, including a confrontation with Maguu Kenki. The antagonist may conjure phantoms that deal Anemo and Cryo damage and can only be defeated in close-range battle. So hold on for dear life, it’s going to be a chilly fight in the midsummer! After completing challenges, players will be able to redeem the four-star catalyst “Dodoco Tales

Two new summer-themed outfits will be made available, you may dress up as Jean with the “Sea Breeze Dandelion”. Jean’s outfit will be on sale for a limited time, only at the in game store.  However, to obtain Barabra sporting the “Summertime Sparkle” this will be free to claim by completing certain tasks in the Echoing Tales event. 

Kaedehara Kazuha 

Making his debut at the newest update, Kazuha is a formidable five-star character that wields the power of Anemo and a sword and can provide strong control and additional boosts to the squad. Additionally, both of his elemental skill and elemental burst deal additional elemental damage if they come into contact with Hydro, Pyro, Cryo, or Electro, in addition to dealing Anemo damage and effectively controlling foes. Simultaneously activating a Swirl response, Kazuha will provide his teammates with an elemental damage bonus for their appropriate Element.

Availability

Genshin Impact can be downloaded for free on PS4 and PS5 from the PlayStation Store, on Android from Google Play, on iOS from the App Store. You can download it for PC only from the Genshin Impact official website.

E3 2021

Razer unveils its new Raptor 27 gaming monitor

Higher refresh rate, and more RGB to boot

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During Day 3 of E3 2021, Razer kept their announcements simple and straight to the point. Apart from the new laptop and portable charger, the company also unveiled a new iteration of their gaming monitor. If you’re a big fan of RGB setups, the new Razer Raptor 27 might just be the monitor for you.

The new Razer Raptor 27 comes in a similar form factor as its predecessor, with an RGB base at the bottom. Unlike its predecessor, it now comes with a 165Hz refresh rate and a 1ms response rate. For competitive gamers, this is a huge plus to capture higher frame rates without missing a beat. Also, with a 95 percent DCI-P3 color gamut, you can expect more vibrant colors suited for creatives, as well.

Another feature that creatives will also appreciate is that the Razer Raptor 27 is now THX-certified. This means that the 27-inch IPS display will project stunning picture quality according to how creators intended them to. Along with Razer’s Synapse 3 software, you will also be able to control its settings for your preferred viewing experience.

The Razer Raptor 27 will be available early Q3 2021 at US$ 799.99.

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E3 2021

Nintendo announces the arrival of Metroid Dread

After sixteen years of lingering, Samus Aran is back

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Metroid Dread

Nintendo kicked off the final day of E3 2021 with a ton of game releases on deck. Apart from a couple of games getting ports for the Nintendo Switch, there were a handful of new releases to watch out for. One of these is a return to the old days of 2D-style movement and the return of Samus herself in Metroid Dread.

The game serves as the mainline series’ fifth installment, following Metroid Fusion. Although, it suffered through sixteen years of “development hell” since its inception in 2005. Originally, Nintendo planned Metroid Dread for a Nintendo DS release but the technology had its limitations at the time. Now, under both Nintendo and MercurySteam, it will return for the Nintendo Switch nineteen years after Fusion‘s release.

In this game, Samus sets on a mission to uncover a mystery behind the supposedly surviving X Parasites from the events of Fusion. Initally, the Galactic Federation dispatched a unit of E.M.M.I. robots to investigate, but disappeared upon arrival. Samus’ adventure rages on as Metroid Dread will be available on October 8, 2021.

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel trailer breakdown

The trailer has fans guessing

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Remember Breath of the Wild? I don’t know. Just the single most amazing open-world game Nintendo published? Yeah, well, we’re all collectively getting a sequel come 2022 with Nintendo tickling us with their The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 (Not the official title yet, by the way) trailer.

Nothing screams new and improved like a new hair-do. The trailer features Link’s sweet new hairdo, abilities, enemies, and corrupted arm. 

Familiar place, new arms

After a shot of ominous red and black goop and a foreboding shot of Zelda falling, Link sky-dives between clouds into floating islands that look just like the last game’s Skyward Sword Skyloft. The scene cuts to him gliding into the Slyloft-like structure at night and him running on a floating islet at sunset.

A sneak peek into Link’s right arm appears from this falling and gliding sequence. Whereby, the arm is reminiscent of the classic Fullmetal Alchemist mechanical arm but with Sheikah technology.

New skills for familiar targets

Link’s new abilities are closely tied to his corrupted arm. And, Nintendo shows these new abilities off by first showing new targets. In the next scene, Link glides by Bokoblins hanging out in a fort built on top of a Stone Talus. Which, effectively combines two enemies in the previous game, into a hellish moving enemy target.

Nintendo then decides to tease us with a quick look-see of Link’s green-glowing corrupted arm. The scene skips to Link mid-climb with a group of enemies sending a spiky ball his way. He quickly reaches out with his corrupted hand; freezes the ball; and rewinds it back up the hill. All while taking out some Bokoblins along the way.

Sheikah Slate, who’s she?

Link’s new abilities build upon his Breath of the Wild skills. From freezing objects (instead of time) to a quick shot of a flamethrower arm, to swimming through obstacles.

We get an allusion to his new abilities with a drop of water ripple back into a droplet. Whereby the shot is of Link swimming through a stone structure and out the other end. We’ll have to wait to see if the arm augments other powers like Magnet, Remote Bomb, and Cryonis. But, so far, Link looks to be bending objects if not through them.

Nintendo is looking to release the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild some time in 2022. 

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