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Battlefield 5 derailing before launch?

Battlefield 5 derailing before launch?

When Dice said the next entry in the Battlefield franchise is going to shake up the long-running series, the entire battlefield community already started boarding the hype train, Although the previous entry to the franchise, Battlefield 1 despite being a success had its fair share of problems. Battlefield players weren’t happy about it, then too while reaching the end cycle of updates to Battlefield 1 it was seen that it lost about 60% of the player base in its 2 years of  update cycle.
Then came DICE with the tease of the next Battlefield game. EA was already surrounded by the negative aura from all the backlash of the Battlefront 2 loot boxes controversy. Then came the time where the first trailer for Battlefield V was to be shown off at E3 2018, “oh boy, a massive disaster it was” the community rained down on EA for its poor presentation and a very pathetic trailer.
Community forums were already being filled with all sorts of topic regarding the new game and the direction it’s going. Not to forget the outrage about the overly portrayed female soldier from the trailer with a prosthetic arm, the single player trailer dropped after this made situation a little better but it wasn’t enough to patch the damage that has been done to Battlefield as a whole. Keeping in mind “the first impression is always the best impression“, following up with this divisive topic and EA facing pressure from every possible direction including the community from the media, they launched the Gamescom trailer for Battlefield V. After seeing the trailer instantly almost everyone got the thought that “this should’ve been the E3 trailer which instead of all the flashy hinting to all the possible cosmetics in the experience of the game to the gritty, grim and grounded experience for which Battlefield is known for”. But it was a little too late as analyst from the industry already marking Battlefield V to have pre-orders far lesser than the likes of Call of Duty Black Ops 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2.

Leading up to all this let’s recall how the EA executive Patrick Soderlund responded to all the outrage from the community “I think those people who don’t understand it, well, you can either accept it and buy the game or don’t.” This response was the perfect fuel needed to the already waging wildfire from the players, forward to a later date it is known that Patrick Soderlund has left EA.
According to the information from Sarah.E.Needleman from The Wall Street Journal, pre-order sales for Battlefield V has been weak. The main reasons being that the release window of the game is sandwiched between other 2 juggernauts from the competition and the most dominant one being Red Dead Redemption 2 which is a much-anticipated game than Battlefield 5 and Black Ops 4. This doesn’t mean that Battlefield 5 is dead upon release and looking at the worst case scenario EA will make back the money spend on the game through micro transactions which is going to be all over the game.
However, Battlefield 5 is not to be written off completely, with making all the DLC’s for the game down the line free unlike Black Ops 4 which is still following an outdated and straight up horrendous map pack. The inclusion of the Battle Royale mode too in the game also has been getting divisive response from the community, “as the mainstream giant of a shooter Battlefield is it is not supposed to chase sudden trends and should be making tides within the genre by making changes and adding other mechanics.”  Not to ignore the subtle building mechanics in the game which is inspired straight up from Fortnite, Call of Duty being the abominable cash cow which stopped innovating in games long ago the BR mode is not even worth a talk.
From the gameplay experiences from the alpha phases of Battlefield 5, it is of no short a fun shooter. But the core experience can be stomped on by the wrong decisions EA makes. They can’t afford to take such a damage since the community is already divisive about the game and the release window is such a choke. On an ending note there’s not much time left for DICE to turn things dramatically. What they can do is shape the game up into a solid experience.
Battlefield 5 is all set to release on October 21 across all platforms.
Also read: EA rolls out new Battlefield 5 trailer ahead of Gamescom ‘18

PUBG Mobile : Season 3 Releasing Soon

Well, this game needs no introduction and PUBG fans are waiting for a new update.

Tencent is very popular and has a very active community when it comes to update and optimization. With 100 million downloads in 4 months of launch(excluding China, Japan and Korea), the game has already proven to be a big, massive hit.
With 7 weeks of Season 2 getting ended, PUBG players are all set for Season 3. PUBG Season 3 is said to release on 22nd August. Players will the get the Season 3 in the form of an app-update.
As Tencent and Bluehole Corporation launched PUBG Mobile Season 3 in home country China, we know a lot of ‘What to expect’ from the game.

PUBG Season 3(China) Inside Look

While we don’t have any news for Sanhok map getting added in the upcoming update, what we have now is highlights of Season 3 from already launched version in China.

  • New Emoticons


While Season 2 gave us some cool emoticons like dancing., Season 3 brings you new dancing emoticon. Besides, 2 emoticons, “Angry” and “Surrender” which were exclusively for Elite Royal Pass will be available for free in Season 3.

  • Flight Direction Arrow and Apple


For all the PUBG Mobile players this is a new feature. While few who played the PC version are familiar with it, players will now be able to see the Path of the Aircraft before the flight takes off. Bored of fist-fighting before take off? No worries, you can now throw an apple and keep everyone away.

  • New Crate


Use your hard-earned Battle Points to unlock new wares from Soldier Crate. New skins of SCAR-L and UZI, following with some new wearable like Aviator Glass, Mask, and Trench Coat.

  • Chicken Dinner Bonus


Everyone loves bonus! When a player wins an intensive, hardcore death battle of 100 players they win “Chicken Dinner”, which you can’t eat it. With the upcoming update, Chicken Dinner can get you to unlock few more Emoticons.
So to conclude Season 3 is going to be awe-inspiring.

PUBG Mobile Lite: Features and How to Download

PUBG Mobile Lite: Features and How to Download

PUBG Mobile works almost on every phone, but some unfortunate few older phones might face problems. Tencent Games has come up with PUBG Mobile Lite to heal those players.
This new version aims to work on low-end smartphones. While the lite version has so far only been available in Philippians, Tencent has confirmed that they are testing PUBG Mobile Lite and ‘optimizing it for Indian networks and devices,’ but still unknown when it will launch in India.

Lighter with same experience.

PUBG Mobile Lite Features

When you first power up the PUBG Mobile Lite, the visuals, the login and splash screen are exactly the same, and so is the matchmaking screen.

  • App Size

There’s a huge difference in app size. The size has massively dropped from 1.8GB to mere 338MB. Face no difficulty while installing it on phones with limited storage.
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  • Low Graphics

PUBG Mobile Lite has been optimized for entry-level phones and old phones with 2GB RAM. The graphics has been set to ‘low’ by default and the setting to change or increases the graphics has been dropped.
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It is not blemish and definitely playable but the objects and players at a distance will look pixelated and distorted at most times.
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  • Game Modes

The lite has definitely compromised in game modes. You can only play solo, duo or squad match in third-person perspective (TPP) in Classic mode, which are quite satisfactory. While you’ll find missing the arcade or war mode, FPP (first-person perspective), weapon skins, and the Royale Pass.
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  • Smaller Map

Tencent has changed the dynamics of their battle royale experience in lite version with the introduction of a smaller, new 2*2 km island map, which looks like it’s a part of Erangel.
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The map is spread across with rich greenery and similar-looking homes, lighthouses, and vehicles, along with limited number of weapons.
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  • Fewer Players

The total-in-game player count has been reduced from 100 to just 40, which means it’s you vs 39 other players. More chance to grab Chicken Dinner, isn’t it? Also, on average the game has been reduced to 10-12 minutes, with a fast approaching blue zone!
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How to Download PUBG Mobile Lite in India

Below are the steps to get the game running in your Android Phone:

  • Download the APKPure App.
  • Search for PUBG Mobile Lite on that app and download and install it.
  • Use a VPN to set your location to the Philippines
  • Connect to a local server to start a match

As for the game to launch in India, we can expect it to happen in the coming weeks as Tencent confirmed that it is currently testing and optimizing PUBG Mobile Lite for Indian networks and devices.

NVIDIA RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti launching tomorrow

NVIDIA RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti launching tomorrow

#BeForTheGame  #Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti
Nvidia has been teasing its upcoming Geforce event for weeks now, and finally, they are going to unveil their new series of Geforce RTX 2080 on Monday. The worlds biggest gaming expo, Gamescom 2018, runs August 21 - 25. But before the show begins, NVIDIA will be hosting an event on August 20 loaded with new, exclusive, hands-on demos of the hottest upcoming games, stage presentations from the world’s biggest game developers, and some spectacular surprises. Also, there’ll be a livestreamed keynote.

The teaser video ends with flashes of a graphics card with a new cooler, backplate design, and shroud design. There are even GPS coordinates for Cologne in the Discord messages, and Nvidia unveils the date for its GeForce event by making the “2080” numbers rise up in order at the very end of the teaser.
Nvidia’s New Turning Architecture focuses on dedicated RT Cores for ray tracing, a technique that’s designed to improve lighting effects in games. Nvidia describes its new ray-tracing GPU as the biggest leap since CUDA back in 2006, so it’s likely that we’ll see how these new RT Cores make a difference in gaming next week. It’s possible that Nvidia may now introduce a new RTX series to complement its existing GTX GPUs.Nvidia will now have to demonstrate a variety of games that use ray-tracing to highlight the differences.
NVIDIA RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti launching tomorrow

Specification

Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, and it claims that it will include 11GB of GDDR6 memory with 4352 CUDA cores. That’s more than 20% more than the existing 3584 CUDA cores found on the GTX 1080 Ti, and 70% more than the base GTX 1080. The improved memory bandwidth on GDDR6 will also mean this a very capable card. Nvidia’s RTX 2080 Ti is clearly powerful, but the base RTX 2080 is a more moderate boost over the GTX 1080.

Minimum System Requirements

The following datasheet lists the minimum system requirements for installing these new graphics cards:
- PCI Express-compliant motherboard with one dual-width ×16 graphics slot
- Two 8-pin supplementary power connector
- Minimum 650 W or greater system power supply
- 1.5GB available hard-disk space
- 8GB system memory (16GB or higher recommended)
- Microsoft Windows 10 (April 2018 Update or later), Windows 7 64-bit, Linux 64-bit
- Internet connection
And for the RTX 2080, the minimum system requirements is the same but there is a difference in the power connector. For the RTX 2080, you’ll need an 8-pin and a 6-pin supplementary power connector.
NVIDIA RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti launching tomorrow

Pricing

RTX 2080 Ti listed for $1000 (Rs. 70,000) and RTX 2080 for $800 (Rs. 56,000) on PNY's website.If this is true then 2080 ti is little heavy on your pocket. It is aggressive pricing and probably you have to steal it(joke). But then it is a powerful flagship graphic card so people who have a budget will buy it no matter what. It is gaming focused graphics card and I think it will bring revolution in gaming.

#BeForTheGame
EA rolls out new Battlefield 5 trailer ahead of Gamescom ‘18

EA rolls out new Battlefield 5 trailer ahead of Gamescom ‘18

DICE has released a new trailer of Battlefield 5 just days ahead of Gamescom.
This is entirely in-game footage as you’re going to see. Titled “Devastation of Rotterdam”, the video gives a look at that city, bombed out during The Battle of the Bulge, and a scene in Norway. The video also features in-game footage of several of locations we’ll be visiting in multiplayer, including Europe and North America.
Watch the trailer here.
Now something to notice here is that there’s a teaser at the end indicating the game’s new battle royale mode, with a ring of fire closing in on a group of soldiers.
While many players weren’t that pleased with the initial trailer of Battlefield 5, one of the YouTube comment on this trailer read, “Now imagine how much more hype you would have had if this was the first trailer.”
DICE describes the game as “War will never be the same. Enter mankind’s greatest conflict as Battlefield goes back to its roots in a never-before-seen portrayal of World War II. Face intense all-out war and witness human drama set against global combat in epic, unexpected locations. This is Battlefield V. The richest and most immersive Battlefield yet.”
Gamescom 2018 takes place August 21-25 in Cologne, Germany and the game itself releases on October 19th for PC, PS4, XBOX One.

CI Games announces Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts.

CI Games announces Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts.

The next game in its acclaimed tactical shooter series: Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts is today announced by CI Games.
The title tales its genre-defining sniping gameplay to the harsh climates of the Siberian wilderness and introduces a brand-new way to play – the contracts system, which “delivers tense, mission-based scenarios with CI Games’ best sniping ever,” according to the announcement. The game features both single player and multiplayer modes.
Unlike the previous game, Contracts will bring back the mission-based structure, with an emphasis on player freedom. Each contract will task players with carrying out primary and secondary objectives, all within levels designed specifically for that contract. Monetary rewards will be given for completing objectives.
The last game in the series, Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 was rated 3/5.5 by IGN. It was criticised for its technical issues and a lack of replayability. “We were too ambitious in terms of the scope of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, but we’ve learned from our missteps.” Said CI Games CEO Marek Tyminski.

“It is exciting to see the team really motivated and working hard on our next sniping game.”

He continued, “Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts will be more focused on emergent gameplay with an open-ended mission design that the team feels strong about, but it will not be set in an open world. It is going to be a more tactical, more condensed experience and the game will offer plenty of replayability, both on the single player campaign and on the multiplayer modes.”
The studio said that the game will use a “more optimized game engine” to minimize the load times and provide a stable FPS.
Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts is currently expected to roll out in 2019 for PC, PS4 and XBOX One.