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Assassin's Creed Origins at a glance

As is evident by the very name, Assassins Creed Origins marks the origin of the Assassin brotherhood less commonly known as The Hidden Ones. It dates as back as 49 BCE making its timeline the oldest among the other games in the franchise. The game takes the Assassins Creed series back to the ancient Egypt during King Ptolemy’s reign, recounting the story of Bayek, the last Medjay, marking the beginning of the Creed.

Map



The map is divided into two major regions namely, The Sinai Peninsula and Egypt. Egypt being further divided into numerous regions making the map as huge as 120 square kilometers. Like the other games in the franchise the game provides us with the facility to fast travel to certain locations to cope up with hugeness of the map. This has enabled the developers to introduce new game-play features including riding camels and horses on land and boats to travel on the waterways.

Just a few hours into the game and the beauty of ancient Egypt doesn’t go unnoticed. The map is filled with barren deserts featuring occasional sandstorms, huge rocky mountains most of which are climbable. Talking about synchronization points, it gets as breathtaking as it could. It recreates the Egyptian architecture in the most accurate way ranging from abandoned settlements, sacred pilgrims to breathtaking pyramids with synchronization points. There aren’t any shortage of secrets to be kept getting discovered. Tombs being the spots where the so called “secrets” can be discovered giving the game an adventurous touch. There are multiple cities to be explored each featuring a different culture, gods and architecture giving each of them a different face and making them distinct not just by their name but several different aspects.

Gameplay



The immersive game play is something that shouldn’t be missed out as far as the Assassins Creed franchise is concerned. Being an Assassins Creed game parkour is one of its most primary aspect. There’s a lot of parkour in the game which is pretty smooth. Bayek can climb his way through any way which would seem an obvious success for an Assassin. Talking about combat, its realistic and demands some skill in towards the beginning of the game owing to the low experience points which gradually gets better as we progress through the game. The variety of weapons that the game has to offer is enough to confuse the gamer, ranging from heavy weapons to lighter and agile ones. The choice depends all upon the gamer’s preference. The game doesn’t offer Black Flag like ship battles during free roam irrespective of the fact that it enables us to travel on waterway using boats but only during certain story missions.

Plot


The game portrays the protagonist as The Bayek of Siwa, a Medjay. Along with his wife, Aya who is also a Medjay work to protect the Pharaoh and the people of Egypt carrying out the very primary duties of a Medjay. It is in 49 BCE that Bayek and his son Khemu are abducted. Khemu helps his father escape but also gets accidentally stabbed by him in the chest by his father during his struggle to save Khemu. Bayek then dedicates himself in the quest to track down the one responsible for his son’s death.

Cyberpunk 2077: Trailer, News and Rumors

Cyberpunk 2077: Trailer, News and Rumors

Cyberpunk 2077 is an upcoming RPG game from CD Projekt Red is creating a new hype. From the creators of the Witcher series, this game is going crazy over social media. It was announced back in May 2012 as an open-world sci-fi RPG set in a dystopian California city in the year 2077. No official release date has been confirmed yet.

A new tweet from the official Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter account teases that it’s headed to Gamescom 2018 in a big way.


Cyberpunk 2077 will feature character customization and a focus on high-tech upgrades and implants. The game will be playable mostly in first-person. The game will have no additional loading screens after the initial load.

Cyberpunk Map and Gameplay

Cyberpunk 2077 is set in the fictional setting of Night City, California. The city will consist of heavy skyscrapers and large warehouses on the outskirts. You can interact with the other characters around you and observe them and they will have a routine too. And there will be some places with less amount of people because that place is usually violent and it will be a hint to the user. There are a lot of gangs around in the city and it will be the worst city to live in. Player will always be allowed to freely Rome in open with complete freedom.  He can do as many activities as he wants on his way. It will be an open world so it will be more realistic. The player can even modify his own body as he has to survive in the hostile environment.
PC  requirements:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7 8700K at 3.70GHz
  • Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix Z370-I Gaming
  • RAM: 32GB of G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 RAM with a speed of 3,000MHz
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080Ti
  • Storage: Samsung 960 Pro 512GB SSD
  • PSU: Corsair SF600W power supply

The game will launch for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Watch the trailer from here

Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Grim Sky Operators in depth

Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Grim Sky Operators in depth

The 2 new operators introduced with operation GRIM SKY are :

CLASH and MAVERICK


Rainbow Six Siege keeps getting bigger and bigger. With the third season of year 3, Operation Grim Sky is set to shake up the meta of the game. Most importantly in addition to the new 2 operators, there’s also a rework to the map HEREFORD BASE and other tweaks to the core game.

clash


 
Clash is the first defender coming to siege with a shield, this will dramatically change the entire SIEGE meta. Her shield is best-used against crowd control and rush. With  CCE SHIELD  you can do more than blocking corridors. If you are feeling like roaming with her you are able to do that too safely. The ability of Clash to slow down enemies using high voltage Charged Field Generator(CFG). Enemies caught in CFG also sustain low damage over time. However, while Clash is using her shield she can’t melee or use her secondary weapon. Clash comes with P-10C and SPSMG9  as options for her secondary weapon, P-10C being a pistol and SPSMG9 being an SMG with a burst firing mode. In the right hands, Clash can be played to order over the rushing attackers and play the timer situationally.
However, Clash does come with a certain number of counters to her. Thatcher can use his EMP grenades to disable CFGCapitão’s asphyxiating bolts tend to be a bigger threat as she is a one-speed operator and can’t outrun it very quickly. Even without having Thatcher or Capitão, one melee hit can make Clash drop her shield down. Apart from these weaknesses, she seems to be game changing when used situationally and effectively.

LOADOUT FOR CLASH

mavericK


Maverick is an addition to the hard breacher gang, his unique ability straightforward and simple. The gadget that comes with Maverick is called  EXOTHERMIC-S “SURI” TORCH, basically, it is a blowtorch. Maverick can use his blowtorch to breach any surface, including reinforced walls, barricades, and hatches. However, there’s a catch to this, his blowtorch only has limited fuel, making breaches like Hibana or Thermite is not the case with Maverick. Above it all his torch makes little to no sound making the tool extremely versatile. The short range on the blowtorch is another weakness. Maverick is better played as a support than guns blazing like ASH.
Maverick excels in his ability to make murder holes on a reinforced wall leading to take out that bandit battery or even getting a kill.  Maverick and Blackbeard combo definitely proves to be deadly as he can safely peek with these holes with his shield. “Now we know why Ubisoft nerfed Blackbeard prior to the operation, as this tactic could be seen as overpowered”. However, with the addition of Maverick, the use of Thatcher can substantially decrease. Above all being a 3-speed operator and his blowtorch he poses to be a definite threat to anchoring and roaming defenders.
In conclusion, Maverick poses to be a certain threat in the right hands. He can be a definite threat when used effectively. However, burning out his blowtorch will render him weak and ineffective. Given the weak pool of resources, Maverick is better used as a support and meta-wise this can open up a lot of new strategies for the attackers.
Maverick comes with 2 options for his Primary weaponAR-15.50 which is a DMR and M4 

LOADOUT FOR MAVERICK


 
 
 
 

FIFA 19: Release date and trailer

FIFA 19: Release date and trailer

EA is all set to launch FIFA 19 on September 28, 2018, for Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch
It looks like Ronaldo is the official cover star for FIFA 19. EA released an image of him on the cover. That's not all though, as Neymar Jr is also a cover star, for the Champions Edition of FIFA 19.
fifa 19
For the first time The Champion's League has been included in a FIFA game since 2007 when EA lost it's right to Konami. The UEFA Europa League will be available in FIFA 19.
Indian pricing for FIFA 19 is Rs. 3,999 and the FIFA 19 Champions Edition price is Rs. 5,699.
Players who pre-order the Champions Edition for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch will get three days early access, up to 20 Jumbo Premium Gold FUT Packs, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr FUT Loan Items for seven matches, and more.
Pre-order here.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Nvidia trailer with RTX


Nvidia showcased their RTX Technology and also gave us a glance at the Shadow of The Tomb Raider. There was a heavy focus on Real-time ray tracing which should make the lightning effect much more realistic and a better-looking anti-aliasing. Also, it was interesting to know that Nvidia has actually worked with game developers to add ray tracing into upcoming games and soon it will add patches to the existing games. So basically many upcoming games will be partnered with Nvidia to bring out the effect of RTX.

The main highlight was to bring out shadows in the game and maybe that’s why Nvidia chose “Shadow of the Tomb Raider”  to present their new technology. The title of the game suited to their new technology.

 
Shadow Of The Tomb Raider was shown running on the new graphics card. The game was though not able to run at 60 FPS with RTX on. The Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti is supposed to be the top of the line graphics card that is expected to run any game thrown towards it, failing to see that happen is a sheer disappointment.

Though there weren’t any distinct area lights like we saw on-stage of Tomb Raider demo, it was using a single light source – the sun – and used that to create all the ray traced shadowing of the game world.
So basically to achieve something you have to sacrifice something, i.e to get a better visual experience, you have to sacrifice FPS.
So to conclude, even the world’s most powerful and expensive GPU embedded with the most advanced technology is unable to bring out the best FPS possible. Maybe later with updates and patches, it will improve.