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The Last of Us Part 2 could release sooner than you think

Published: 5/Jul/2019 17:20 Updated: 5/Jul/2019 18:57

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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PlayStation 4 fans have been eagerly awaiting news on a The Last of Us Part 2 release date ever since it was announced back in December 2016. Now almost three years on, a rumor suggests players might get their hands on TLOU2 sooner than they think.

Development for the highly anticipated sequel began in 2014, meaning that developers have had five years to work on making it bigger and better than its predecessor – if that’s even possible. With such a long development time, you’d think that means a release date isn’t too far off.

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Rumors of a 2019 release date swirled after a Peruvian retailer posted an advert listing an October release, and was made even more confusing after a European retailer slated the game for September. Kotaku’s Jason Schreier later told fans that TLOU2 was indeed supposed to release in Fall 2019, but has been pushed back to 2020. Now, a recent rumor seems to back up his claims.

When is it coming out?

According to a user on Chinese gaming forum A9VG, The Last of Us Part 2 is set to release in February 2020, and will have four different editions available for purchase: a standard edition, a special edition, a collector’s edition, and an Ellie edition.

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Infamous games insider ZhugeEX corroborated the rumour, posting on controversial video games forum ResetEra to confirm his supposed knowledge. “Last of Us 2. Feb 2020. Standard Edition, Special Edition, Collectors Edition, Ellie Edition,” he said.

ResetEraInfamous insider ZhugeEX backed up the rumor.

What catches our eye the most about the rumor is the alleged release of the so-called ‘Ellie edition’ – what could this be? If past Naughty Dog collector’s editions are anything to go by, it could include a statuette of the female lead, or even a bust of her head. The first game’s edition had a statue of both Joel and Ellie, so maybe we could see another one of the pair together. Who knows.

Interestingly, the PlayStation 5 is rumored to release in Holiday 2020, so if TLOU2 is coming out in February, maybe it will be a dual release like we saw with the PlayStation 3 version of the game which was remastered for PS4.

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Naughty DogCould we see an Ellie edition?

Ellie’s voice actor accidentally let slip

During an interview with Brian Foster from YouTube channel Critical Role, Ellie’s voice actress Ashley Johnson added more fuel to the fire when she accidentally let slip when asked a question about the game’s release date – oops!

“So let’s touch on The Last of Us Part 2 – when’s it come out by the way?” Foster asked the actress. “Um, I think it’s coming out in Fe-” she begins to say before she’s interrupted. There aren’t any other months beginning with the letter F, so her slip up reinforces the rumor of a February 2020 release.

(Timestamp 1:07:01 for mobile viewers.)

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While all the signs point to The Last of Us Part 2 coming out early next year, nothing has been confirmed yet so obviously take all rumors with a grain of salt. We’ll update you with any further developments between now and the game’s release, so keep your eyes peeled.

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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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