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Xbox All Access Gets You An Xbox One, Xbox Live, And Game Pass For A Monthly Fee

Microsoft has announced Xbox All Access, a subscription service where the user gets an Xbox console along with two years of subscription to Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass. It bundles together everything you need to play on Xbox One. And it’s all included under one monthly payment.
The official Xbox website reads, “For no upfront cost and one low monthly price for 24 months, Xbox All Access gets you a new Xbox One S or Xbox One X, access to more than 100 great games through Xbox Game Pass, and online multiplayer with Xbox Live Gold. That’s more than 100 all-you-can-play games—including highly-anticipated new Xbox One exclusives the day they’re released, plus more games added all the time— the fastest, most reliable gaming network and an Xbox One console.”

Customers can get an Xbox One S with Xbox All Access at $21.99 per month or the Xbox One X with Xbox All Access at $34.99 per month. Both packages include 24 months of Gold and Game Pass, and each payment plan lasts for 24 months with no upfront cost and 0% APR.

Pay one fee FOR THE WHOLE XBOX ECOSYSTEM

At those prices, you can end up getting Xbox One S for $528 and Xbox One X for $840. At current prices, subscription to the services for 2 years and the cost of the console itself comes to about $660 for the Xbox One S and $860 for the Xbox One X.
Even though the price difference isn’t significant, it is the cost the user must pay per month vs the one-time lump sum payment which makes the difference. It is always easier to pay a smaller amount per month than a large lump sum at one go.
Xbox Game Pass will cover your gaming needs for a select library of third-party games, and every Microsoft first-party exclusive at launch. The company recently announced that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be joining the Game Pass line-up in September.

PlayStation 4 Game Sale: Last chance to seal the deal

PlayStation 4 Game Sale: Last chance to seal the deal

Two weeks ago, a massive sale called Attack of the Blockbuster popped up on PlayStation Network. Tons of games including many major PS4 Exclusives are on discount. As usual PlayStation Plus members get additional savings. Well clock is ticking as the sale ends on August 28, so this is your last chance to seal the deal.
Let’s start with God of War, which is on sale for $40 or $35, if you’re a PS Plus member. That’s a great deal. Speaking of PS4 exclusives, Horizon: Zero Dawn: Complete Edition is on sale for just $16($12). And the massive JRPG Persona 5 is down to $35($30).
The whole Uncharted series is also on sale for cheap. Grab the Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection for $10($8), Uncharted 4 for $12($10) and the standalone offshoot Uncharted: Lost Legacy for $15($12).
Horror game Until Dawn is just for $6($5), while Insomniac’s pre-Spider-Man game Ratchet & Clank is down to $9($7).
The Witcher 3: Complete Edition, a game where you can spend endless hours exploring, is down to $25($20). First-person horror-fest Resident Evil 7 is on sale for $22.52($20).
Also, on sale are a bunch of remastered classics from last console generation, including Batman: Return to Arkham, BioShock: The Collection, Metro Redux, all of which cost $20 or less with PS Plus.
Below are the recommended list of games you can grab before 28 August.

  • Alien: Isolation – The Collection — $16 ($12 with PS Plus)
  • Batman: Return to Arkham — $12 ($10)
  • Battlefield 1 — $12 ($8)
  • BioShock: The Collection — $25 ($20)
  • BlazBlue: Central Fiction — $30 ($24)
  • Burnout Paradise Remastered — $18 ($15)
  • Danganronpa 1-2 Reload — $24 ($20)
  • God of War — $40 ($35)
  • Grand Theft Auto V — $21 ($20)
  • Gravity Rush Remastered — $13.50 ($10.50)
  • Gravity Rush 2 — $15 ($13)
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn: Complete Edition — $16 ($12)
  • Infamous First Light — $7.50 ($6)
  • Infamous Second Son — $9 ($7)
  • Injustice 2: Legendary Edition — $36 ($30)
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance — $45 ($39)
  • Knack 2 — $15 ($13)
  • Life is Strange — $6 ($4)
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm Deluxe Edition — $12.50 ($10)
  • Mega Man Collection — $7.50 ($6)
  • Mega Man Collection 2 — $14 ($12)
  • Metro Redux — $10.50 ($7.50)
  • Mortal Kombat XL — $12 ($10)
  • Persona 5 — $35 ($30)
  • Ratchet & Clank — $9 ($7)
  • Resident Evil 7 — $22.50 ($20)
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration — $21 ($15)
  • Star Wars Battlefront II — $20 ($16)
  • Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection — $10 ($8)
  • Uncharted 4 — $12 ($10)
  • Uncharted: Lost Legacy — $15 ($12)
  • Until Dawn — $6 ($5)
  • The Witcher 3: Complete Edition — $25 ($20)
  • Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma — $20 ($16)

Check out the complete list here.

Nvidia RTX 2080 finally launched at Gamescom

Nvidia RTX 2080 finally launched at Gamescom

So the much-awaited event of Nvidia is finally over and their new GPU is finally launched. NVIDIA CEO, Jensen Huang revealed the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and the RTX 2080 as the first set of graphics cards from the 20-series. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founder’s Edition will be priced at $1,199, the GeForce RTX 2080 Founder’s Edition will be priced at $799 and lastly, the GeForce RTX 2070 will be priced at $599.
Official Indian pricing for the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition is Rs.1,02,500. The GeForce RTX 2080 is selling for Rs.68,500 and the GeForce RTX 2070 is retailing at Rs.51,200

WHY RTX?

NVIDIA opted for the new RTX branding to promote the ray-tracing performance that the new RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080 and RTX 2070 is capable of. As for the lower members of the GPU family such as the 2060 and 2050, they’re expected to carry the GTX name because they don’t have that big of an improvement in terms of ray-tracing performance. Also, it should be noted that the real-time ray tracing capabilities are because of the new RT cores that are built into the new NVIDIA Turing GPUs.

Indian pricing for ZOTAC’s RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080(tax included):
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti: Rs.105,990
GeForce RTX 2080: Rs.70,990
GeForce RTX 2070: Rs.56,500 (Not confirmed)
So it turns out RTX 2080 is heavy on your pocket. Board partners will be selling their cards at much lower prices. But also keep in mind that this GPU is worlds most powerful GPU.

Availability

Pre-order has begun on 20 August 2018 for the new Turing based NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, 2080 and 2070, customers will only be getting their cards starting from September 20th.