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MSI unveils new gaming laptop lineup with GeForce RTX 30 Series

Along with latest Intel Chips and some fancy AI

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MSI is doubling down on PC gaming as it introduces its new lineup for early 2021. The entire lineup will have the GeForce RTX 30 Series along with the latest chips from Intel, Wi-Fi6, and some good ol’ AI.

Hoping to send an ‘ultimate shockwave’ to the PC gaming market, the gaming laptops are as follows: MSI GE66 Raider, GE76 Raider, GS66 Stealth, GP66 Leopard, GP76 Leopard, and Stealth 15M series.

MSI GE Raider series: A true powerhouse for enthusiastic gamers

MSI presents the GE76 Raider, a 17-inch addition to the legendary series. The GE lineup not only has a flashy design with Mystic Light and RGB gaming keyboard, it also has the best performance you can obtain from a gaming laptop. It is equipped with the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics and Intel  Core i7 Processors. To assure gamers of non-stop gaming, the GE series are also outfitted with MSI Cooler Boost 5, consisting of 6 heat pipes with 2 fans, driving more airflow to quickly cool the laptop down.

With the GE Raider series, users can masterfully handle all triple-A games.

MSI GS Stealth series: A thin-light laptop for worker by day and gamer by night

With its unique low-profile design, the MSI GS66 Stealth, which weighs 2.1kg, is the perfect camouflage for business professionals who want to conceal their inner gamer. Its “Sharper in Core black” premium design has won design awards, including the IF Design Award and a Red Dot winner of 2020.

Outfitted with the latest GeForce RTX 30 series, the graphic’s DLSS AI rendering technology enables gamers to play at a stunning 4K resolution, ray tracing and a boost over 60 FPS for the most realistic gaming vibes. GS66 also reveals the true computing powered by Intel Core i7 latest processor for better performance.

In addition, GS66 Stealth comes with Cooler Boost Trinity+ system, world’s thinnest 0.1mm sharp-edged blades, extremely smooth 300Hz IPS-level display, and a 99.9Whr battery capacity. GS66 also supports True Color 3.0 and has the best surround viewing mode with its 1+2 Matrix Display.

MSI GP Leopard series: More evolved for gamers and engineers

Built for everyday work and application-heavy requirements of jobs like engineers, architects, and creatives, MSI introduces the all-new GP66 & GP76 Leopard. Its new chassis showcases a finesse, mature and futuristic design with stronger than ever performance. It is equipped with up to GeForce RTX 3080 graphics, and the latest Intel Core i7 Processors to reveal the true computing and rendering power.

The newly arranged comprehensive I/O ports support all given data transmissions and display outputs. It also supports up to 8k display for the finest visual details, making it more than capable of complex engineering and design projects.

MSI Stealth 15M: Bringing out the Urban Style of gamers

Another highlight among the new MSI laptops, is the thinnest 15-inch gaming laptop in the world. Introducing, Stealth 15M — an ultraportable laptop that is stealthy and inspired by the urban style. Weighing only 1.7kg, and with a thickness of 16.15mm, this sleek machine manages to show off its powerful computational ability. It’s the world’s first gaming laptop powered by 11th Gen Intel H series processors up to 5 GHz with GeForce RTX 30 series graphics. Stealth 15M allows gamers and young professionals to speed through games and daily tasks with efficiency.

MSI continues their commitment as the only true gaming brand with a purpose. With every product they introduce, they raise the bar higher and exceeds beyond expectations in the industry.

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My Hero Academia is getting a battle royale game

In closed beta right now

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Image source: Gematsu

Just when you thought the battle royale craze was over, a new contender has approached. Capitalizing on one of the most popular anime series in modern history, Bandai Namco is launching a battle royale based on My Hero Academia. My Hero Academia: Ultra Rumble is currently undergoing a beta test now.

Officially teased by Japan’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine (spotted by Gematsu), the upcoming battle royale game will come to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Steam. Like other battle royales in the genre, the game will be free-to-play.

Image source: Gematsu

However, instead of an all-out brawl between dozens and dozens of players, the game will only feature 24 players in a single round. Though Bandai Namco has not announced a launch date for the battle royale, a closed beta announcement means things are rolling smoothly. It might not take long before an open beta and an eventual launch happens.

My Hero Academia: Ultra Rumble makes sense as a spin-off of the popular anime series. Put simply, My Hero Academia takes place in a world where superpowers are commonplace. It’s easy to see how a battle royale based on the anime can work especially with different powers acting as a way to eliminate opponents.

Curiously enough, the game is coming out in older console generations, rather than the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X/S.

SEE ALSO: FF7 series launches new PS5 update, mobile battle royale

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Microsoft has stopped making all Xbox One consoles

To focus on Xbox Series X/S

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Despite the global shortage, the gaming world is steadily moving towards next generation dominance. Both Sony and Microsoft want gamers to use either the PlayStation 5 or the Xbox Series X/S exclusively. However, the ongoing problem is preventing gamers from switching. To help with the shortages, Microsoft is discontinuing all Xbox One consoles.

This has been a slow death for the previous Xbox generation. Back in 2020, Microsoft stopped producing the Xbox One X and the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition to pave the way for the then-launching Xbox Series X/S. That was only part of the equation. Gamers could still get other variants of the Xbox One series. Of course, that ends now.

Microsoft has stopped producing new units of all Xbox One consoles. If you want to purchase an older Xbox, you’ll have to rely on existing stock.

According to a statement sent to The Verge, the company pushed through with the decision to focus its production more on the still-scant Xbox Series X/S. With enough luck, the move might help the shortage. Both the new Xbox and the PlayStation 5 still notoriously sell out seconds after new stock is announced.

Ironically, Sony is trying the opposite strategy. Because of the ongoing shortages, the PlayStation maker is instead manufacturing more PlayStation 4 units this year, ideally to fill in the lacking PlayStation 5 stock.

Which strategy will prevail? At this point, no one is. Both consoles are still missing from stores despite overwhelming demand.

SEE ALSO: Xbox creates a SpongeBob-themed Xbox Series X

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Acer announces refreshed lineup of Predator desktops, monitors

Refreshed and ready for intense gaming action

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Predator desktops

Acer is no stranger to releasing quality gaming machines early into the new year, and 2022 is no exception. For their gaming lineup, the company announced a full refresh of select Predator gaming desktops and monitors. These refreshed unit promise to bring supreme power and upgradability down the road.

First up on the list are the Acer Predator Orion 3000 and 5000 series of gaming desktops. In these desktop machines, Acer included up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with an NVIDIA RTX 3070 and 3080, respectively. They are simply built for the best and for those who only want the best gaming experience. Of course, other features include increased RAM and faster storage options.

To complement these refresh gaming machines, they also announced the new Acer Predator X32 and CG48 Gaming Monitors. For the Predator X32, this comes with a 160Hz refresh rate with 4K resolution and 99% coverage of AdobeRGB. Also, its more powerful brother, the Predator X32 FP, comes with a 165Hz refresh rate and HDMI 2.1 support for next-gen consoles. Similarly, the Predator CG48 comes with HDMI 2.1 on a 48-inch OLED display.

Pricing and availability of the new Predator desktops and monitors have yet to be announced.

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