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Red Dead Redemption 2 Early Reviews, Nothing Short Of A masterpiece

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Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2 is here and it did not fell short of the expectations. The early reviews from major news outlets and content creators are now live. The epic tale of Arthur Morgan and the rich open world speaks in volumes.
The setting and the rich and detailed open world makes a statement of its own. But then there would occur no compromises in this section as it is Rockstar Games. However, it seems like Rockstar pushed the boundaries a bit more. Red Dead Redemption 2 delivers on everything if the reviews are something to go by. The narrative is arguably Rockstar’s best one to date.
At the time of this writing, Red Dead Redemption 2 has a Metacritic score of 97 and an Opencritic score also of 97. Now let’s round up reviews for Red Dead Redemption 2 from some major news outlets.

IGN

IGN awarded the game a 10/10 and honored it with the title of Masterpiece.
“Red Dead Redemption 2 stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Grand Theft Auto V as one of the greatest games of the modern age. It’s a gorgeous depiction of an ugly period that’s patient, polished, and a huge amount of fun to play, and it’s combined with Rockstar’s best storytelling to date. Even after finishing the lengthy story I can’t wait to go back and play more. This is a game of rare quality; a meticulously polished open world ode to the outlaw era. Looking for one of this generation’s very best single-player action experiences? Here’s your huckleberry.”

The Guardian

The Guardian gave Red Dead Redemption 2 a 5/5.
“There can be no doubt that this is a landmark game. It is a new high water-mark for lifelike video game worlds, certainly, but that world is also home to a narrative portrait of the wild west that is unexpectedly somber and not afraid to take its time.

Gamespot

Gamespot awarded Red Dead Redemption 2 a 9/10.
“Red Dead 2 is about the entire Van der Linde gang–as a community, as an idea, and as the death rattle of the Wild West. It is about Arthur, too, but as the lens through which you view the gang, his very personal, very messy story supports a larger tale. Some frustrating systems and a predictable mission structure end up serving that story well, though it does take patience to get through them and understand why. Red Dead Redemption 2 is an excellent prequel, but it’s also an emotional, thought-provoking story in its own right, and it’s a world that is hard to leave when it’s done.”

Digital Spy

Digital Spy awarded Red Dead Redemption 2 a 5/5
Red Dead Redemption 2 is an absolute undisputed classic and a legend in the making, plus with Red Dead Online on the horizon, it looks like our adventures in the wild west are just beginning.

Eurogamer

Eurogamer gave Red Ded Redemption 2 a recommended
“Is this Rockstar’s greatest game, a new masterpiece alongside the original? There are one too many caveats, and one too many flaws at its heart, to leave me totally convinced. Is this it’s richest, most beautiful open world? Of that, there’s not a single doubt.”

Unknown facts about Pubg

So here are some unknown facts about pubg that we believe will be interesting. Well, we all play pubg a lot, but still many people don’t know about this game completely. Pubg is most trending game and is probably addictive too. So here are the list of facts that you probably didn’t know:

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Ever wondered why this phrase is displayed at the end when you win a game. Well, we have to take you back in the old days of America. During the 1930’s, the great depression was going on and poverty was at peak those days. People started every means to earn money and one of the sources was gambling. So when the gambler won the table he was able to afford a chicken dinner! So from there the concept came of winner winner chicken dinner.

No advertisement!

PUBG was never advertised by the publishers. It got advertised by the players and streamers. Developers didn’t spend any money on advertising and promotion. In spite of that, the game got famous and started a new era of battle royal. And pubg was the most sold game on steam. In the first two months of release pubg sold over a million copies.

Bandana

Earlier when the game was released so during the pre-order the game came with a virtual bandana. And after the popularity of the game, bandana became the rarest item. It is worth over $1000 now and people now actually buy that now! This item is so rare that this is not available in crates and the only source is that you have to buy this. So many people had no idea of the benefit of pre-ordering and who ordered it sold it before the market value reached its peak. They should have waited and could have sold it now for an easy earning.

Cinematic Replays

Many people probably know this, but some are unaware of this fact. Pubg allows you to record your gameplay in 3D and cinamatic view too. With different camera angles the cinematc recording looks great. It is very helpful for those people who wants to create pubg content or funny moments for their youtube channel to attract veiwers.

Removing Shoes

Usually, during the last few alive scenarios, it is advisable to remove your shoes. If you do not want to get spotted by your sound then you can remove the shoes. Wear those fancy shoes and boots at the beginning of the round. It won’t make a very big difference as your footsteps could still be heard if you are running on barefoot but it is much less than running on shoes. So if you want to be a sneaky player then remove your shoes, but if you are a player with a perfect aim then it doesn’t really matter.

Pubg owners are CSGO players

55% pubg players are CS: GO players. This interesting information was revealed by steamspy. According to them, there is a decline in CS: GO players by 30% So Pubg actually proved to be more addictive than CS: GO. Fewer hackers and constant new updates attracted more players every day.

Why the title “Playerunknown’s”?

The reason behind this is also quite interesting. Developer(Brendan Greene) of pubg played many games with his character name as “unknown player”. So the name should have been Brendan’s battleground! So he decided to use his default name as the game title and this game is now most trending.

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How to be better at Multiplayer Games?

Multiplayer gaming has taken a whole new level after the release of Pubg. The gaming community is now growing stronger. Multiplayer games like CSGO and PUBG require certain skills and cannot be mastered in a day. So today in this topic we will discuss how to become better at multiplayer games and what makes somebody a pro player?

1.Aim

Yes, the first thing you need to improve is your aim. If you have a better and faster aim then it will be very helpful. For that, you need to have a quick reaction time and it comes with practice. Play training maps or deathmatch online to practice. Your mind and hand will work in coordination and you will know exactly how much to move your mouse to get that headshot. And this results in great flick shots like in the game CS: GO. If your aim is good then automatically your game will improve. Learn to shoot targets which is moving and know your weapon recoils too.

 

2. Gameplay Strategies

When you play any game you cannot just go and start shooting your enemies. You need to read your enemies. Just rushing towards the location will get you killed in a higher rank game. Using utilities to your advantage is a very important part of game sense. Know your map and learn about peek angles. Use sounds at your own advantage. Don’t throw your utilities like grenades or flashbangs unnecessarily. Those utilities can change the whole game. Watch pro players gameplay and don’t be afraid to play with people who are at a higher rank than you. They can teach you a lot of skills and strategies. Know what you are good at, let it be sniping, assaulting, lurking or camping. Learn new tricks from youtube. Everyone is good at something.

3. Play at optimal Brightness and settings

Yes, this is an important point too. Playing at comfortable brightness will improve the visibility. It will be easier to spot enemies but don’t play at the very highest brightness. It may strain your eyes. Adjust your brightness according to ambient light. But don’t play at very low and dark brightness also. Your eyes will struggle to spot enemies and that will actually affect your eyes. Adjust your graphics which suits best for you. Some may like high contrast and some may like high saturation but don’t make the visibility poor. Play at settings which gives maximum fps on your PC. Playing at higher graphics that your pc is not supporting won’t help you in a multiplayer game. You need more frames and better visibility.

4. Use a comfortable mouse and Chair

Having a good mouse is also necessary. A cheap mouse comes with a poor sensor and doesn’t respond properly with fast movements. And the biggest compromise with a cheap mouse is the poor design. They are not at all ergonomic. Using a mouse which is comfortable for your hand and wrist is important. Rather than buying a cheap mouse at local shop invest some money on a branded gaming mouse. It will work fine for years and will be safe for your wrist too. A better mouse will define your gaming style and can make a big difference in playing. Sitting on a good chair will ensure that your body posture is good. We know gaming chair costs a lot but hard work and patience will get you one. Earn money and save for yourself to get one.

 

5. Pay attention to your health

There are many gamers who play games more than 8 hours a day and then get sleep deprived. Playing for too long especially at night will affect your sleep. Get some natural light and drink plenty of water. If you are sleep deprived or tired and playing games, then it will directly affect your gameplay. In a long run, you will lose your attention and focus. It will make you frustrating and eventually you will start raging. You should take a walk and sleep for a couple of hours before getting into any competitive gaming. Do some stretching exercises and try to avoid caffeine and alcohol. Your muscle memory will be highly affected. Just like you are maintaining the health of your game character, you need to maintain your own in real life!

6. Be a good teammate

Last but not the least, you need to be a good teammate. Don’t try to be bossy and be a friendly teammate. Multiplayer game is a team based game and not a solo game. Sometimes you are queued with a shitty player and you start raging. Give proper callouts where your enemy is and appreciate them if he or she gets the enemy killed. Learn from your deaths and learn from others too. Don’t keep your ego too high. Keep it simple and talk efficiently. And most importantly get a good microphone. No one wants to hear poor voice quality and it is irritating.

Hope you will take some tips from here also let us know in the comments below if you know some tips too.

csgo

Future of CS:GO

Well, a lot of you people must be thinking that CS: GO is a dead game. And to some extent, we agree too, but the main question is “will it die completely”? Then the answer is- “NO!”. We know that CS: GO is full of hackers and ruining the game. And to add CS: GO has most active players around the world. The players are decreasing but people will still enjoy it. Counterstrike source was release back in November 2004. And CS: GO entered the market in August 2012. It is so old but it still manages to be in the top 3 list in terms of players count.
CSGO players count

CS: GO Gameplay

There are some games where people get bored of playing after a few months. This is not the case with CS: GO, the unpredictable moves, game sense, and increasing skills make this game even more addictive. You will meet with new players with every day and pro players matches will inspire you. Every day you will learn new skills. The skin trade is still active today and people are earning money out of them. The really simple gameplay is really easy to understand. Only work you have to do is improving your reaction time and skills.
csgo gameplay
 

Esports

Yes, this is the main reason why CS: GO is still not dead! If you are into CS: GO then you must have seen pro matches and the number of people watching it. The amount of energy in the audience is so high. CS: GO matches are very intense and interesting. Even if anyone doesn’t know anything about this game then also the match will be fun to watch. The gameplay is simple and its not a luck based game like most of the survival games out there. The game is purely based on skills. And this industry is huge, literally huge! The audience is crazy for their pro players. The money generated through viewership is surprisingly large. The team gets rewarded with a huge cash prize and with such fan following of CS: GO the game will probably not die. This is still growing and the audience will increase worldwide.
CS:GO audience
esports csgo

Bottomline

To sum it up CS: GO will not die. Maybe the player’s count may reduce but still,it will always be popular among viewers. This is such a game that even if you don’t play it, you will love watching it. And that will keep generating revenue for the companies. The teams will still get sponsors and new players will keep coming. New teams are forming which are trying to compete with others legendary teams. And this is what makes CS: GO interesting till date. Esports is probably motivating new players around the globe to still play this game so that they can also get a spot in a pro team. The future is still good for CS: GO. Click here to get an idea about earning of CS: GO players. It’s huge!
csgo prize money
 
 

Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay: A Brief Analysis

EVERYTHING YOU SAW IS POTENTIALLY SUBJECT TO CHANGE


Finally, after feeling like an eternity CD Projekt Red dropped some content on the much anticipated Cyberpunk 2077. The gameplay trailer released by the developers is 48 mins long and gave fans plenty of subjects to debate on.
Cyberpunk is all about the immersion and experience. When news broke that Cyberpunk 2077 is going to be a first-person game, fans weren’t too happy. Almost everyone expected it to be a third person experience like The Witcher. However, the feedback from the press who got to witness the demo at E3 2018 was nothing short than excellent. Finally, we are able to see ‘why’ in this gameplay demo.
The demo opens with featuring a character creation screen which is also said to have a deep customization system. This is backed by showing how you are able to make a backstory for your character which opens opportunities as the game progress further.

Let’s get straight into the gameplay now, a keen feature seen here is that of having a destructible environment. There seem to be destructible walls and other plenty of objects which offers a tactical change to the gameplay. The presence of conventional RPG elements like damage indicators is also present. The immersion also adds to having features like biomonitor( to track your health status) social and crafting. It is possible to do takedowns in Cyberpunk 2077 which also has a lethal and non-lethal option. The demo then shows us a glimpse of consumables in the game namely a reflex booster being shown which gives the V ability to slow time down. The ability to hack or access other peoples biomonitor to get their information was also shown.

Cyberpunk 2077 is a Mature and Visceral experience

The game won’t shy away from mature interactions with other people and also with the game world. On the subject of being interactive with people, Cyberpunk 2077 gives you dialogue choices while interacting with other NPCsThe dialogue choices have the layout similar to that from The Witcher. Another key feature from the game comes in for of shards which are chips that you can insert into yourself which contains mission briefing or PDA or other info and potentially some virus.
However, Cyberpunk 2077 is not a strict main storyline following game either. There are random encounters which will happen when you are exploring night city.

Ripperdoc’s and Cyberware


Cyberware is basically upgrading yourself with eddies which is the in-game currency. In the demo we see V getting an optical and hand implants, which will give you more features, henceforth, guaranteeing more versatility. The optical implant granted the ability to zoom in and also to scan opponents giving you more information on them. The hand implant granted the ability to view information on the gun you are wielding like ammo count and fire modes. In conclusion, it is to be assumed that this is going to be a crucial mechanic of the game.

Vehicles and Third-Person Perspective

Apart from being a first-person game Cyberpunk 2077 provides you a third-person perspective while driving vehicles. The game is said to feature diverse types of vehicles. Combat while maneuvering vehicles also occur,  it can be a random encounter or a part of the story. With the environment of night city being varied from other open world games, this could be interesting.

Night City and its Environment


To simply put it, Night City looks jaw-dropping even in daytime. The city feels lived in with all sorts of distractions in every corner and other aspects which makes a world feeling worth exploring. Also to be the cherry on top Cyberpunk 2077 is said to have no loading screens. This will make exploring Night city and doing other activities seamlessly cohesive.

Story Missions and Approaches

Cyberpunk 2077 offers players various choices while approaching a mission. This can be well fitting for players with different play styles. This also allows the player a great deal of replayability since the outcome of each choice will differ. Henceforth the game gives you options from going in guns blazing to talking out from situations.  

Gunplay and Progressions

Since everything from the demo is subjected to potentially change, guns could change down the line. However, weapons will all feature a progression system. You can upgrade it using modules by swapping them in and out. This again comprehends the player freedom and play styles. Some noticed upgrades was the ability to ricochet bullets off the wall and reveal enemies behind the cover. But still, all these could undergo changes as the game develops. Weapon rarity mechanism is also present.

Character Progression and Perks

Cyberpunk 2077 not only features a deep character creation but it also has a deep progression system. By getting more street creds it allows you to gain perks which grant you certain skills which will change the gameplay flow. Stats of your character can also be increased along with cyberware upgrades. This could be the reason for the wall climbing technique seen at the near end of the demo. There could potentially be various iterations of perks like this enhancing your character to suit you.
With that said, the game is hoped to release for PS4, Xbox One and PC in  2019.
 
 

10 Things every Gamer Hates!

If you’re a everyday gamer, there’s a good chance that at least one of these things will bother you.  So here are 10 things that gamers hate.

1. Lag

Yes, this is the most common issue that every gamer hates. Lag and fewer FPS will ruin any game’s fun. Sometimes the lag is so bad that you don’t even get time to respond and get killed instantly. Now that games have achieved such a big advancement in graphics, even a small stone has so many textures.But the problem of lag is still not solved. Maybe you have a poor internet connection or probably have a potato PC. The frustration of lag can be dangerous sometimes. It makes everyone rage.

2. Too many Tutorials

Sometimes game developers add too many tutorials and this becomes really annoying. They even teach you the basics of moving around and aiming at the target. Most of the time, a whole mission is dedicated to this basic tutorial. For any hardcore gamer, this will be very annoying. The pop-ups in the screen and giving hints to every single move is not needed. Tutorials should be short and brief or at least with a skip button.

3. Hackers

This is the most common problem and every multiplayer gamer knows about this. Hackers ruin the game and dominate on everybody. With aimbots, walling, triggerbot, infinite ammo and what not. They will kill opponents in every possible way and sometimes even from behind the wall. Every CS:GO player knows and this makes you quit the game at once. Even popular games like PUBG are also having trouble with hackers. Playing against hacker is no fun!

4. Bugs and Glitches

Does it ever happen that you almost completed one mission and due to some bug the game closes or starts from the beginning? This is also irritating and you fall into a loop of completing that mission. Your game freezes for no reason. To get it resolved you have to wait for developers to update. Some glitches are so bad that it works as hacks sometimes. Like you can spot enemy enemies even if they are behind smoke due to some graphical bug. And in the popular games like CS:GO, the player sometimes floats in the air. Also not to mention the grass growing on the floor and this is the most common and oldest glitch of all the games.

5. Bad Teammates

Well if you play multiplayer games then you know the importance of teammates. Sometimes your teammates may e unskilled, or doesn’t communicate properly or he is raging so badly that you have to mute him or kick him. On the other hand, random player sucks. Sometimes he becomes AFK(away from keyboard) and it becomes irritating. There are toxic players all around the world and you can’t do anything about it. Abusing other players will make no change.  It’s just a game!

6. Parents

This might not be an issue with everybody out there, but for some it is. Maybe you are in a last intense situation of a game and you get your power disconnected because you are playing for too long. Some parents might think that gaming is a waste of time and should spend some time on other activities. And this leads to problems as you can’t play games in your own house. Some even don’t let their children play thinking it will damage their kid. And then kids get long unwanted lectures.

7. In-game Buying

Sometimes some game will keep some customization option locked so that they can provide a buying option to unlock those stuffs. Let it be skins, clothes or unlocking a new level. This becomes unfair as player unlocks new levels and weapons by actually buying it instead of earning it. Spending money on a game that you already bought is annoying. Just to get better visual experience developers are looting us.

8. Windows Key and Pop-Ups

We all have encountered this problem while playing games. Maybe you wanted to press the ctrl button but by mistake, you hit the windows start button. And your game minimizes taking a couple of seconds to restore. This sometimes causes games to freeze and you can’t do anything about it. Even the in-between windows pop up like activation or anti-virus causes the same annoying problem. After restoring, you realize that you’re already dead.

9. Awesome Trailer but Poor Gameplay

You see a mind-blowing trailer of a game and decide to buy it, but after purchasing you realize that it is a poor game with fewer graphics and poor optimization. The trailer showed a completely new concept with amazing actions but the gameplay was like the Clash of Clans. And nowhere related to the trailer.

10. Natures Call

This may not be the issue with single player as you can pause, but in a multiplayer game, it is. Games like PUBG we can’t risk going away from mouse and keyboard. The pressure then becomes real. You have to end it fast or you die. Not every gamer will mention this but this is a problem too. You know you cannot sit there for too long!