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Microsoft announces game titles and a new Smart Delivery Feature for Xbox Series X

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Xbox just revealed the first look at their Xbox Series X “Gameplay” in association with Geoff Keighley’s ‘Summer Game Fest” coming up latter this year.

With the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic putting physical launch shows in jeopardy, the presentation was held by developers from the comfort of their homes.

The presentation was held to give a sneak peek to some of the games coming to Xbox Series X and also announce further new Smart Delivery Feature for Xbox user players.

Xbox Series X gameplay 2020

Game titles that support Smart Delivery provides graphical enhancements on the Xbox Series X. This makes buying multiple versions of a pre-existing game unnecessary for whichever Xbox system you own.

So, practically that means if you buy a game on Xbox One, it becomes free on Xbox Series X given that it has support for Smart Delivery.

The Microsoft Xbox One X 1TB console was launched in April 2018 with a starting price of $550 (N198,000 equivalent) naira.

We’ll give you a rundown of the top five games announced for the Xbox Series X which I believe you too are looking forward to.

Madden 21

An expected worldwide premiere for the EA Sports’ NFL game Madden 21.

The trailer revealed a timelapse of gameplay footage from previous Madden games. Back from the pixelated 8-bit days to the next-gen releases.

Then it proceeded to show some work in progress cutscene footage from Madden 21, before Xbox finally confirming the fact that it supports Smart Delivery.

Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodline 2

The second juicy game on our list is the very dark trailer for Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 from Paradox Interactive.

The trailer first starts out with some jumpy upbeat music with some human puppets hanging around a Christmas tree on strings and a guy with long hair dancing around them.

Like we do it n Bollywood movies…lol

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The assumption is that the guy with a long hair is a vampire and the human puppets are supposed to signify the mind control ability that vampires possess. The Xbox trailer proceeds to show the world and some of the important characters in the game in first-person perspective.

Their is also on show some of the mechanics and abilities such as agility, teleportation, levitation, bat swarms, explosive abilities, blood consumption for sustenance and finally some hand-to-hand combat.

The vampire-themed game is set to release this year and Xbox als confirmed it’s support for Smart Delivery.

Scarlet Nexus

This one definitely for the anime lovers. The next world premiere comes from Bandai Namco and is an action RPG game set in the distant future.

The action sets off by showing the world and the crisp graphics before setting into the gameplay. Based on the revealed footage, it seems like the game would be more gameplay-centric than the story.

It features hack-and-slash mechanics and power of psychokinesis which allows the main character to throw around vehicles and such onto enemies. One drawback regarding the reveal trailer was the massive fps drops due to the huge number of elements on the screen.

This could not just affect gameplay experience, but will sure limit streaming experience due to the scuffed bitrate. This game also comes with support for Smart Delivery.

Second Extinction

The next reveal is a coop shooter game from Avalanche Studios called the – Second Extinction.

The game is set in a post-apocalyptic world and is similar to Left 4 Dead in terms of gameplay. The only difference is that here you face off against dinosaurs instead of zombies.

Based on the trailer it looks like there would be swarms of blood-thirsty reptiles coming towards you in waves followed by a boss dinosaur whom you have to eliminate.

No easy game!

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The game reveal also features a variety of guns such as rifles, shotguns and miniguns and is also loaded with explosions. It also comes with Smart Delivery.

DIRT 5

The last reveal on our list here but definitely not the final announced gameplay for the Inside Xbox launch event is the Codemasters Dirt 5 racing game.

The reveal started out by showing some in-game footage of pyrotechnics, festivities and some close-up shots on the cars like a typical racing scene would…

Rio De Janeiro anyone??!

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Dirt 5 will feature races in virtual locations and terrains including New York, Rio De Janeiro, Greece and China and will also bring back the 4-player split-screen.

The game also features a career mode with narratives from celebrated voice actors, Troy Baker and Nolan North. Dirt 5 supports the Smart Delivery feature as well.

So, that’s our pick from gameplay titles from the Xbox event. Their was also a reveal for a new Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Bright Memory and Call of the Sea which are all promising titles. Now your turn, are there any of your favorite games you’d have loved to see on the Xbox Series X? Let us know in the comments section.

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Xiaomi Redmi G 144Hz Gaming Laptop launched: Full Specifications, Features and Price

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Few days ago, we brought you news Xiaomi were planning on launching it’s first gaming laptop, the Chinese tech company has moved to fulfil that promise with the Redmi G gaming laptop.

The Redmi G is the first gaming laptop by Xiaomi under the Redmi brand as the company already has thin and light notebooks under its Mi NoteBook and RedmiBook lineup. Moreover for specs, the new gaming gadget has launched with upto 10th generation Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics to boot.

Though the Redmi G laptop isn’t tipped to challenge major bigwigs in the gaming industry, it still packs enough features to get you through the most rigorous and graphic-demanding games.

Xiaomi Redmi G Specifications and Features

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Xiaomi Redmi G features a 16.1-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution anti-glare display with very narrow bezels on three sides and upto 144Hz refresh rate. The base configuration was tipped to come with 60Hz refresh rate which it did but, the rest of the two models come with 144Hz display.

It also supports a 100% sRGB colour gamut range and offers 81% screen-to-body ratio with 178-degree wide-viewing angles. The Redmi G measures 23.1 millimetres in thickness and weighs 2.5 kilograms, so its not your common thin and light laptop but instead offers a full set of features that ensures a smooth gaming performance.

Under the hood, the Xiaomi Redmi G is powered by the 10th generation Intel Core i5-10200H processor running at upto 2.4GHz for the base model paired with NVIDIA GTX 1650 graphics. The other Core i5-10300H variant that comes with NVIDIA GTX 1650 Ti graphics.

The maxed-out Redmi G is powered by 10th generation Intel Core i7-10750H processor with 2.6GHz base clock speed and is paired with GTX 1650Ti. All variants come with 512GB PCIe SSD storage and 16GB DDR4 RAM.

The Xiaomi Redmi G doesn’t just disappoint on the basic feature aspect either. It comes with a full-sized backlit keyboard that offers a 1.5 mm key travel with dedicated numeric keys and trackpad features like Microsoft PTP gesture controls.

As for the I/O ports, the new gaming laptop features a Type-C port, USB 2.0 port, two USB 3.2 ports, a mini Display Port 1.4, an HDMI 2.0 port, 3.5mm headphone jack and an ethernet port. The laptop is also equipped with two 2W speaker units supported by DTS:X Ultra. It also comes with Wi-Fi 6 module with 2.4Gbps theoretical Internet speeds and Bluetooth 5.1.

Xiaomi also packed in a 55WHr battery juice for this which it claims can last for upto 6 hours when browsing the web and upto 4 hours when streaming videos online.

Xiaomi Redmi G Pricing and Availability

The Redmi G has only launched in China for now though no word if Xiaomi will bring it to the global market anytime soon.

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However, the Redmi G gaming laptop comes in three configurations to choose from starting at CNY 5,299 for the base variant with Core i5-10200H and 60Hz display, CNY 6,299 for the Core i5-10300H model with 144Hz display and a maxed-out configuration at CNY 6,999 with Core i7-10750H processor and 144Hz display. Which ever unit you chose to go for, be rest assured you’re getting a budget PC that no doubt will survive anything thrown at it.

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Xiaomi set to launch its first gaming laptop – the Redmi G on August 14: Here’s everything to know

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Chinese tech giant Xiaomi had recently launched new laptops, and now its sub-brand, Redmi is all set to go all out into the game by introducing the Redmi G its first-ever gaming laptop.

The Redmi G has been teased to come with minimal bezels packing specs reminiscence of the Microsoft Surface and will be a premium laptop that is powerful and looks quite modern.

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Much like the arrival of any new product, the first goal would be to evade the new product factor which has seen numerous tech either fall to public displeasures or entirely launch undercooked.

Here’s everything to know about Xiaomi’s Redmi G first gaming laptop.

Redmi G Features and Specifications

Though Redmi has so far succeeded in getting the public Hawkeye to just limited details about the device, the illusion will only get clearer as we approach lunch. Taking to Weibo, Redmi has teased that the laptop will feature some interesting design decisions, the laptop is said to come with very minimal bezels including the move to shift the webcam to the bottom bezel.

While nothing has been confirmed till now, there are suggestions that the laptop will feature some cooling solution and superior performance for gaming evidently pointing to the device been powered by the Core i5-10200H and Core i5-10300H processors.

The company already has the RedmiBook range of notebooks in 13, 14, and 16-inch sizes. However, the new Redmi G gaming laptop will most likely be announced in a 15-inch display variant. The design could see the laptop come with a matte finish body in all-black colour.

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Additionally, the Redmi G laptop could also be a little bulky and look like a typical gaming laptop as it would also house a hig-end graphics card for games and other applications.

Furthermore, it is worth noting that Redmi has a number of laptops under its name, with even a special edition Ryzen notebook also being sold by the company in China. However, none of these laptops support a 144Hz display. It will be interesting to see if Redmi G notebook also comes with a 144Hz display.

Redmi G Price and Availability

In the afformentioned teaser, Redmi has revealed that it will be launching the Redmi G gaming laptop on August 14. Though no information if the device would be restricted to only the China market, more on this should however be revealed later tomorrow when the device finally goes official.

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