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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

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Just Cause 4 Gameplay World Premier Date Announced

It’s still summer and gamers will have to bear with the heat a little longer before the next hot thing arrives this week. Squire Enix today announces Just Cause 4’s gameplay date, August 30, for its world premiere gameplay showcase.
After announcing the release date of Just Cause with a trailer at E3 presentation, Squire Enix is moving on to a gameplay premier just a day before Gamescom. With a new teaser trailer released today along with a tweet about the news, the team promises that this next trailer will indeed be the world premiere of Just Cause 4 gameplay.
Developer Avalanche Studios takes Twitter to shows off the shortest video to tease it’s fan.
Check the tweet.
The forth game in the series brings back the protagonist, Rico Rodrigiuez. He’s packing some heat and bringing players to the fictional South American country, Solis to hunt down the truth about his past.
“Welcome to Solis, a huge South American world home of conflict, oppression and extreme weather conditions,” Squire Enix said about the series. “Just Cause 4 sees rogue agent Rico Rodriguez land in Solis to hunt down the truth about his past, at any cost. Strap into your wingsuit, equip your fully customizable grappling hook, and get ready to bring the thunder!”
Just Cause fans can expect to hear more about the game from the Gamescom event that will take place from 21st August.
Pre-order here.

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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.
Be For The Game – Nvidia.
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.

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.

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.

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