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Sony reveal impressive new details about the PS5 console

Published: 6/Jun/2019 9:30 Updated: 6/Jun/2019 12:03

by Paul Cot

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After an initial reveal in April, Sony have released more details about their next generation console which is expected to be called the PS5.

Sony confirm SSD will come as default

In an interview with CNET, Jim Ryan gave his first interview since becoming Sony PlayStation CEO. Various topics were discussed but perhaps most notably two important spec related details were shared.

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On top of the PlayStation 5 specs that were revealed in April, Ryan confirmed that the brand new SSD storage drive will come as default. Lead System Architect Mike Cerny had previously confirmed that this SSD will be utilizing new technology.

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SSDs are considerably faster than their traditional hard drive counterparts which was evidenced in a loading time comparison back in May, Sony demonstrated that Marvel’s Spider-Man has a loading screen that takes 15 seconds on the PS4 Pro but only took 0.8 seconds on the would be PS5 system.

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Furthermore, it also performs this task silently, as unlike previous hard drive technology, there are no moving parts to make the familiar loading sounds.

Can the PS5 be this powerful?

Perhaps even more impressive than the SSD technology Sony have been showing off, is the reveal that the PS5 will be capable of playing games at not only in 4K, but at 120Hz. This means the PlayStation 5 will output 3840×2160 pixels all while doing so with frame rate of up to 120 a second.

This is a substantial reveal as, despite new technology, many analysts believed that the next generation of consoles would still struggle to hit 4K at 60 FPS consistently.

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This reveal shows that these analysts simply underestimated the power of the ninth generation of consoles or that power they offer is more than first thought. 

To put this into context, there are very few games that are capable of playing a game at a native, and solid, 60 FPS on a 4K resolution on the current premium consoles – namely the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro.

How consistently the PS5 will be able to utilize a 120 FPS rate and how stable it will be remains to be seen. However, the mere fact someone in Sony has confirmed it can, will excite console fans no end.

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How to claim free Genshin Impact Primogems: Promo codes

Published: 7/Oct/2020 16:34

by James Busby

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Genshin Impact is home to loads of colorful characters, but you’ll need to spend a lot of Primogems if you wish to increase your chances of obtaining the game’s elusive five-star units. Fortunately, there is an easy way to grab a lot of Primogems without breaking the bank. 

MiHoYo’s free-to-play title, Genshin Impact allows players to explore every inch of its vast open-world completely free of charge. In fact, you can get through the entirety of the game’s current content without spending a penny. However, if you wish to increase your roster of characters and gain access to some incredibly powerful weapons, then you’ll need to score yourself a lot of Primogems. 

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These twinkling gems are used to purchase the game’s Acquaint Fates and Intertwined Fates, which are then used to Perform Wishes (Gacha). Primogems are also used to refill the game’s energy/stamina system (Original Resin), making them vital to both acquiring new characters and farming the game’s deadly dungeons. While you’ll naturally get this in-game currency as you progress through the game, there is an even easier way to add more Primogems to your account. 

How to redeem Genshin Impact promo codes

Genshin Impact promo codes official site
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Claiming your free Primogems only take a couple of minutes.

One way to add Primogems to your Genshin Impact account is to redeem promo codes. These codes not only net you a decent number of Primogems, they also give you access to a number of useful items that will make your adventure through the world of Teyvat much smoother. 

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In order to claim these codes, you’ll first need to level your account up to Adventure Rank 10. You can do this fairly quickly by doing main/side quests, exploring the map, opening chests, and doing your daily commissions. Once you’ve reached Adventure Rank 10, simply head on over to the official Genshin Impact website

Before you enter the region-specific codes below, make sure you’ve done the following:

  1. Reached Adventure Rank 10
  2. Signed into the official Genshin Impact Website
  3. Selected the server you play on
  4. Entered your character nickname (in-game name) 

As soon as you’ve done the above, you should be able to enter the following code:

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EU

  • GENSHIN1006U

NA

  • GENSHIN1006A

SEA

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  • GENSHIN1006S

Once the code has been activated, head back over to your game. If done correctly, you should receive an in-game notification. Simply click on the mail icon from the pause menu to claim your rewards. The above codes will reward your account with 30 Primogems and 5x Adventure EXP that you can use to level up any characters. Not bad for a few minutes of work!


We’ll be updating this post whenever miHoYo’s adds any new promo codes to the game, so make sure you come back here for further Genshin Impact news and content updates.

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