There’s been a leak about the upcoming Hitman game which has been titled Hitman 2. This leak states that it is based on the data recovered from the Hitman Server version 7.3’s assets which are stored on the official IO-Interactive Server. This pdf file which contains all the info about the leak further states that it also has information gathered from the Hitman: Sniper Assassin game.
It talks about the playable demo mission that was shown to the audience at E3 2018 followed by a mission titled “Hippo” which takes place in Colombia but the mission after that is what piqued my attention. The mission titled “Mongoose” takes place in the slums of Mumbai and has an optional target named “Dawood Rangan” which could be a take on the infamous Mumbai underworld don, Dawood Ibrahim. Information regarding the mission like Disguises and Location specific items are also present in this document.
This mission would mark Agent 47’s return to India in a Hitman game after Hitman 2: Silent Assassin’s mission which took place in Punjab. It is quite a coincidence that both the times he’s been to India it’s been in the 2nd game of a series from the Hitman franchise. There’s a lot of information about the other missions as well in this document and is quite an amazing catch by data miners.
We have some very special news for you. As you know, Warface is a truly global game that unites the fans around the world. Players from over 175 countries have joined the confrontation between Warface and Blackwood. Millions play this game, and the number keeps on increasing.
The time has come to take it to a new level. Soon you will be able to enjoy Warface on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Have you ever dreamt of seizing the crown in Battle Royale lying on your sofa with a gamepad in your hands? Or clearing Anubis, whilst enjoying the ancient tombs on a huge TV screen in the comfort of your living room? Those dreams and more will turn to reality very soon.
Tell your console buddies all about the new age of Warface, as no matter how powerful you are – being one-man army is just no fun. Don’t forget that you will receive cool gifts just for signing up for the CBT.
A separate team has been composed to work with Warface on consoles, so the attention given to the “original” PC version will not be lowered in any way.
Focus Home Interactive and the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. veterans at Vostok Games are proud to announce that Battle Royale FPS Fear the Wolves will enter Steam Early Access on July 18.
Combining traditional last-man-standing gameplay with PVE elements and unique radiation, weather, and endgame extraction mechanics, Fear the Wolves guarantees an intense, atmospheric experience in the decaying ruins of Chernobyl.
Fear the Wolves enters Early Access with Vostok Games keen to receive feedback and improve the game alongside a growing community of players interested in the next evolution of Battle Royale. The first Early Access version already features the core gameplay and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. vibe, and there is much more already in development.
A new mode, gameplay features like leaning and crawling, more weapons, items, mutants, and weather – Vostok Games promise regular, large content patches, with a full plan of the update timeline available on the Steam page throughout development. The community will also play their part, with feedback welcome on everything from weapon balance to new ideas for Fear the Wolves’ unique weather and PvE systems.
Vostok Games are greatly looking forward to experiencing the game with the community and getting to work adding to the Early Access version ahead of a full release in 2019.
Fear the Wolves comes to PC on Steam Early Access, July 18. Consoles and full PC release in 2019
Your PlayStation Plus games for July are Absolver and Heavy Rain
Phew! Well, that was one heck of an E3. Not only did we get to show off a whole raft of awesome exclusives, we also kick-started our massive Summer of Plus campaign, which will be bringing exclusive benefits to PS Plus members all throughout the summer.
During our E3 Showcase we announced Call of Duty: Black Ops III would be joining PS Plus as a special bonus title, available to download until 11th July (you can grab it here) and we’ll have more exclusive discounts and extras in the weeks and months ahead. Stay tuned for all that and more, or head over to PlayStation.com for all the latest offers.
Just like always, we’ve also got our monthly line-up of games and wouldn’t you know it, it’s that time of the month again. The following are available for download from 3rd July:
Dust off your knuckles, it’s time to get your hands dirty. Part RPG, part fighting game, part shared-world online brawler, Absolver stands alone as something a little bit different.
What’s really special is how well it all meshes: playing either PVE or PVP you’ll set out into the lost empire of Adal as a humble prospect and build your own combat style as you progress, picking up weapons, meeting new combatants to hone your skills against or befriending fellow travellers to spar with, trade secrets and impart fighting wisdom.
If you’re looking for a unique online experience to play with or against friends and enjoy mastering deep gameplay mechanics, Absolver is the perfect thing for you.
Hot on the heels of the hugely successful Detroit: Become Human we’re keeping the Quantic Dream train rolling throughout July by revisiting its break-out PS3 exclusive Heavy Rain.
Set in a rain-soaked recreation of Philadelphia, you’ll follow the trail of a mysterious serial murderer known as the ‘Origami Killer’, through the actions of four main characters, each connected somehow to the criminal.
You’ll be challenged to make tough decisions and search for clues that will help track down the killer and save a missing child.
A deep, atmospheric narrative-driven gameplay experience, Heavy Rain established the branching story-telling approach which has become Quantic Dream’s signature. Remastered now for PS4, the game looks and plays better than ever. If you love a slow-burning crime drama, or have only recently discovered the studio’s work, then you’re in for a treat.
We’re topping off those two titles with a pair of games each for PS3 and PS Vita leaving July’s final line-up looking like this:
• Absolver (PS4)
• Heavy Rain (PS4)
• Rayman 3 HD (PS3)
• Extreme Exorcism (PS3)
• Space Overlords (PS Vita + PS4)
• Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma (PS Vita)
Not only this, as mentioned above Call of Duty: Black Ops III, is also available from now until 11th July as part of the monthly games line-up, so grab it while you can.
July’s regular line-up will be available to download on PlayStation Store from 3rd July.
Welcome to another Games with Gold reveal for Xbox One and Xbox 360! In July on Xbox One, blast your way through robot hordes in Assault Android Cactus, then experience one of the most innovative and humorous co-op puzzlers in Death Squared. On Xbox 360 and Xbox One via Backward Compatibility, we’ll start with the classic fighting game Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, followed by the covert, action-adventure classic Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction.
All games will be available exclusively for Xbox Live Gold members for a limited time as part of Games with Gold. With Xbox Live Gold, you get the most advanced multiplayer service, free games, and exclusive member discounts on games in the Microsoft Store — get Xbox Live Gold today to get in on the action!
Play as android cop, Constable Cactus, or nine others as you blast a bevy of baddies to protect your spaceship in this thrilling twin-stick shooter. With a taut story line, non-stop bullet-play, and beautiful visuals, the action really ramps up in multiplayer and will leave you breathless.
Cooperation, communication, and robot explosions are the name of the game in this crafty puzzler. Solve 80 unique puzzles that range from elementary all the way up to Einstein genius. Fantastic narration, inventive levels, and four-player multiplayer really set this game apart.
Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown
Customize and fight as your favorite 17 characters from the Virtua Fighter franchise. This definitive version of the series includes an overhauled fighting mechanic, including “offensive mode,” a new strategic side-stepping ability to attack your enemy. Battle your way to the top and prove that you are the ultimate warrior.
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction
Return to the iconic role of Sam Fisher, this time a fugitive from the government he used to serve. Silently remove multiple opponents at once, obtain high-tech gadgets, and use the surrounding environment to investigate the corruption at the heart of his daughter’s murder. In addition, take part in the separate co-op adventure that adds to the replay value of this thrilling game.
Gaming in itself has recently picked up the pace in the past few years. Streaming comes into the picture when Gaming is combined with community & presented on a more social platform.
Saloni Pawar, also known as “Meow16k” is a streamer from India. One of the very few girls in the industry!
The 18 year old streamer is set to mould the streaming culture in India, which was once very rigid. With streamers from different spheres coming together such as Twitch, Youtube & Facebook, India is soon to have it’s breakthrough.
We will let Saloni narrate her journey.
Gaming is a tough category, you will have to be strong because people are going to throw stones at you, instead of throwing stones back, you just need to keep moving!
“I’ve been into gaming ever since I was 14. I used to play a lot of story driven games like, Assassin creed, Far cry, Prince of Persia until one fine day I got my hands on Counter Strike 1.6, I never played offline again.
I loved the idea of playing online and communicating with friends at the same time. Multiplayer games like Fortnite, PUBG, GTA & Overwatch are solely responsible for my love of online gaming”
Plunge into Streaming
“Streaming was something on the sides apart from just playing. A couple of friends suggested me to stream CSGO, so I tried & I haven’t looked back since. I started off on a really high note gaining a decently good response. I didn’t have any plans of becoming a full time streamer. Now I stream on twitch almost daily under the name Meow16K, I do a bunch of games, music and cringe. 🙂 “
Home Grown eSports
” eSports is tough to understand for people who aren’t part of this community, so convincing them to let you pursue it makes it even more tough.
There are a lot of saved videos on my Youtube channel when I newly started streaming & you can hear my mom yelling at me in the background for playing so long. I don’t blame her for not acknowledging eSports that time. Luckily to my favour, times have changed, I have her sweet support now! “
Industry Insights – Gaming
“There’s lack of unity in the community, it gets people back against their walls. Rumours, name calling, & hate. All in all it’s keyboard warrior’s show. Everyone’s looking for ‘Masala’. There is no way eSports can grow here without togetherness.
There has to be common respect among gamers, if we really want eSports in India to be as huge as in other countries.
Times have changed, the only way is UP!
Who knows what the future holds, keep your head high & shine on!”
With the rising value of eSports industry in India, more and more players are making it to the hall of fame. It is needless to say that female participation is also increasing in this arena, diminishing the barriers and obstacles with their great feats of achievement. As a matter of fact, a research carried out by Sportskeeda shows that 32% gamers in India are women. This is just the first step of a one long journey taken up by female eSports players to elevate their status in this line
Today, we present you a woman who is one of the most proactive trekker of this expedition of reaching the hall of fame, Shagufta Iqbal. Being a hard core CS:GO gamer, she has represented the nation in multiple eSports events which gives many a feeling of pride and at the same time makes many gaze at her success.
Let’s have a look at her journey!
Plunge into Gaming
“My name is Shagufta Iqbal but I am more popularly known as ‘xyaa’ in the community. I am a full-time Software engineer and part-time streamer. I have been a gamer all my life. What started as a hobby became a very vital part of my life, so much that I am hoping to be able to do this full-time. Apart from gaming, I absolutely love cats.
My earliest memory of gaming has to be me playing Adventure Island or Duck Hunt on my console with my sister.
Right now, I am obsessed with PUBG. I also play alot of Overwatch when I’m not playing PUBG. Also, trying to get the hang of Fortnite but building is just too hard.
I used to watch alot of twitch streamers. I got inspired and started my own youtube channel but that didn’t go too well so I stopped. Later I was approached by GamingMonk to do a casual stream on their youtube. That was probably the best decision of my life. I had a lot of fun and once the stream was over, I just couldn’t wait to stream again. So I created a twitch and started streaming and there was only going up, everybody who came in to watch was so supportive and warm! I was making friends through streaming and I really loved it. I stream almost daily now”
Balancing Work & Passion
“Finding time to stream after working 12 hours a day gets really tough! Juggling between work and gaming puts alot of stress on you. I used to push myself alot before by working insane hours and then streaming everyday which became too hectic for me and I ended up taking long breaks because I got very tired. From my experience I’ve learnt that you can’t do everything at once, you need to give yourself some off time so your mind can refresh. So I do take 1 day or 2 day breaks from streaming every week so that I can rest and freshen up my brain”
Message to other girls in the field
Yes gender is sort of a big deal and girls do get alot of flak just for being girls. Remarks lashing preferential treatment in gaming are bound to put you down. Keep your head up & don’t let it bother you.
You need to look past that and keep doing what you’re doing because in the end, it doesn’t matter what everyone says as long as it makes you happy.
Vision of eSports in India
The onset of Optic Gaming in India does look very promising for the eSports scene in the country. India is finally getting recognition. There are also alot of big brands investing in esports in the country. With every passing year, the prizepool and the number of events is increasing. The future does look bright. With such remarkable talent India indeed has a bright future, the only way is up. Despite the shilly-shally around gaming, I feel the field has a lot of potential, take a plunge and lay down your path!
Gaming as a profession has been constantly looked down in the country. Gaming in general has had it’s fair issues of struggle, often regarded as a hobby to fritter away with one’s time, a get-away from studies causing poor grades. NOT TRUE! (95% in Boards W/ Dark Souls & Witcher 3) Luckily, to our favour, times have changed.
From what was deemed as “just another hobby”, a time killer, is now a full-time job. People are making millions off it, be it players or organisers. Women are advancing into Gaming/eSports which was initially perceived as a male exclusive avenue. Let’s have a look at Akanksha’s Journey as she breaks the stereotype surrounding girl gamers in India.
Q. Tell us something about yourself?
“Primarily I am a Cosplayer. I was in love with gaming because all gaming characters had amazing costumes and that made me admire them. I have been Cosplaying since 2010 and that is partly the reason I got into fashion designing. It was gaming. It was the elaborate designs that made me want to be those characters that I saw on screen. I remember my first costume. The first time I saw myself in the mirror; I was exceptionally proud of what I had done
For most of my time in gaming, I remained casual. I played more to learn about game characters and not to compete or to take it too seriously. Cosplay was still my primary focus. The played MOBA’s such as LOL and FPS games from time to time. But at that time I didn’t take gaming too seriously.
Nearly a year ago, I got myself a new Gaming PC . And I guess that’s when things have changed the most. I now had to tools to take gaming more seriously; and the best part was that I didn’t have to compromise. I have a team and an amazing boss that supports my career as a Cosplayer.
Slowly but steadily I’ve grown as a gamer and things are looking bright from here on out. I’m sure that there will be more challenges ahead as there are today but now I’m confident that I can face them”
Q. When did you start gaming?
“I got my first computer in 2008 and I guess that’s when I played my first game(not counting those Cassettes day on Gameboys). I still remember getting to know the controls while playing ‘Project IGI’. I was hooked. I think for someone to be passionate about gaming, you have to start young. That is the time when it can really leave an impact; as it did with me.”
Q. What all games do you play?
I like to play PUBG , Tekken and other variety of games but I love ‘League of Legends’.
Q. When did you start streaming?
Mostly it was through popular demands of my followers that repeatedly asked me to do this. So I gave it a chance and it was very well received. Thanks to all of that, I think I’m going to explore more of what i can do in streaming.
Q. Have you faced any difficulties pursuing gaming as your passion?
Most of the difficulties that I have faced have been monetary, I didn’t have much support from my family but they were never against it. They supported me as a Cosplayer, even when they didn’t really know what it was. I make a decent amount of money now and I’m surrounded with people that support me. Actually I would call myself lucky.
Q. Your journey has been truly inspirational, what advice would you like to give to budding girl gamers?
To anyone who’s looking to make it in the gaming industry; just make sure that you surround yourself with positive energy. There are a lot of things and people that would for some reason pull you down. We all love to watch a train wreck but make sure that you’re not such a spectacle. Be known for good; and at the same time be ready to face the worst.
Gaming is supposed to be progressive and accepting of everyone but unfortunately that is not the case once you take the first step into the deep end of the pool. I had to face a lot of this until I met up with the right people, people that genuinely want to have fun and get better at gaming at the same time. Even after all the adversities, I got through it & I can only see good things lined-up for the future.
Q. eSports is growing worldwide, what do you think about the eSports situation in our country?
In my time working with Acro, I’ve been able to see the growth that gaming industry has seen in India. The last five years in particular have been very constructive; and we’re all very certain that the numbers will keep on improving. What everyone needs to understand is that Rome wasn’t built in a day; things will take time.
E3 put up a great show this year with publishers unbinding their premier games. PlayStation, Xbox, EA, Square Enix, Bethesda to name a few unveiled their hottest titles. After a long wait we finally catch glimpse into the biggest gaming show of the year.
Here are some top picks from the conference.
“Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Skyrim and Fallout 4, welcome you to Fallout 76, the online prequel where every surviving human is a *real person*. Work together – or not – to survive. Under the threat of nuclear annihilation, you’ll experience the largest, most dynamic world ever created in the legendary Fallout universe.”
Multiplayer is now in the game. Taking the form of S.P.E.C.I.A.L forces to explore the post nuclear MURICAAA! . It has been said that the game is 4 times bigger size of it’s prequel, Fallout 4. Risks surround every corner in this catastrophe struck world.
Get your Beta access by pre-ordering the game. 14th November, 2018,. Mark your calendars.
Die Meister, Die Besten, Les grandes équipes,The champions. *Champions League Theme*
I can’t speak for the rest of you but when the trailer kicked off, I certainly had goosebumps. We’ve waited for this for years now. After a 10 year wait, EA has officially acquired the official license for UEFA Champions League from it’s age old competitors Konami (PES).
Right into action, Ronaldo catches a hold of the ball & unleashes his magic on the pitch, followed by Kevin De Bruyne, Neymar & many others, we see a lot of fancy goals & shimmies. “Champions Rise, Be A Champion”
Active Touch System – Giving you much more control on the ball & options for various exits to beat the defender inducing unpredictability which actually contributes to having a much more realistic gameplay
New tactics & mentalities from the touch of a button
NO PARK THE BUSSSSSSSSSSS
Timed Finishing – Goodbye to spamming the shoot button, won’t work this year. Thank you EA!
Watch the trailer below to catch a glimpse to what the game offers, we’ll update you as we find out new features.
A combination of a RPG, first person shooter and an Open world game. CD Projekt Red‘s Cyberpunk 2077 can be described as a “narrative-driven First Person RPG”. It takes place in an alternate-reality version of Northern California, in a sprawling mega-city filled with augmented humans. You can choose your character’s gender, pick a look, and assign skill points to better suit your playstyle. But Cyberpunk 2077 also goes a step further, and lets you craft your own simple backstory. You can choose from childhood events that shaped your character, and these in turn will influence how people perceive you in the game. You can also upgrade your skills and physical stats as you go on with your storyline.
World of CyberPunk 2077
Particularly impressive were the citizens, who all moved about naturally, as if they had their own lives going on. CD Projekt Red says that each non-playable character has their own day / night cycle, so that they behave differently depending on the time of day. They can also behave differently depending on what you do in the game.
Cyberpunk 2077 is coming to the PC, PS4, and Xbox One, though there’s no word on a release date yet.
Shadow of Tomb Raider
Shadow of the Tomb Raider is an upcoming action-adventure video game developed by Eidos Montréal in conjunction with Crystal Dynamics and published by Square Enix. It is the third entry of the rebooted Tomb Raider series and a sequel to 2015’s Rise of the Tomb Raider.
The story takes place after the events of Rise of the Tomb Raider. The protagonist Lara Croft is an archaeologist on an expedition to Latin America looking for a Mayan relic which has a connection to her late father. Trinity, a paramilitary organization dedicated to investigating the supernatural, seek the relic to reshape the world. During the expedition Lara sets off a Mayan apocalypse and she attempts to save the world. There are numerous adjustments made to gameplay, which is otherwise identical to Rise. The controls for swimming have been completely revised, as Lara is now able to hold her breath underwater for a longer period of time due to the introduction of air pockets. She also gains the ability to rappel down a cliff using a rope. Stealth becomes an important part of the game, with Lara being able to disengage from combat when she escapes from enemies’ line of sight. Like its predecessors, the game allows players to hunt wild animals, craft materials using the resources collected, solve puzzles and explore optional tombs. Shadow of Tomb Raider is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox one and PC on 14th September 2018.
An eye catching 3-D snippet at the kick off of the EA Play 2018 conference was of Bioware & EA’s collaborated development “Anthem”, a Sci-Fi action role playing game which already left a pleasing impression back in E3 2017 with its superbly sophisticated yet gorgeous environment. The game focuses on the storyline of how a natural phenomenon threatens to wipe out the entire mankind and how a faction by the name of “Freelancers” struggle from keeping things from going south. The game is set to release in February 2019 which seems to be a decade long wait but like the saying goes, ‘patience always lead to sweeter results’.
It might be true that ‘Marvel Avengers: Infinity War’ was “the most ambitious crossover”, but “Jump Force”, a revelation at the Microsoft E3 2018, surely knocked the socks off for Marvel. A new generation all-star brawler developed by Bandai Namco, brings the major characters from the most beloved works in the Anime & Manga world in an arena, which is, prima facie, based in the United States. A confirmed release date hasn’t been announced yet but it’s for sure that the Manga & Anime fanatics will have to wait till the next year.
Forza Horizon 4
Developer Playground Games have always impressed the racing video games fanatics with each of their Forza’s franchise till date and the developers, now acquired by Microsoft, have hit the right note this time as well with their upcoming release “Forza Horizon 4” According to GameSpot, “During a meeting at E3 2018 this week, Playground’s Ben Penrose spoke about how Forza Horizon 4 offers the “biggest paradigm shift” since the Forza Horizon series began back in 2012.” ‘Seasons’, the new gameplay mode offered in Forza Horizon 4, will be this franchise’s ace card apart from the beautifully rendered seasons in Britain. Forza 4 is expected to roll out this fall.
Delhi has endowed us with exceptional players, who have shown their remarkable talent time to time & with consistency, in a setting which is constantly referred as one of the toughest regions in our domestic FIFA circuit. Lokmanyu definitely tops the list, a 22 year old eSports Athlete & Footballer from the heart of the city.
With just a year into pursuing the game professionally, he made his name to the top & conquered the scene.
Though what may seem like an overnight success, Lokmanyu has had his fair share of struggles, after struggling for a year without being able to get past the initial rounds in Tournaments, he had his major breakthrough after winning the GamingMonk FIFA Championship Delhi & there was no turning back, bagging more than a 20 Tournaments he now leads the pack to leading competitions in India.
We caught a hold of Lokmanyu at a recent event in Delhi, here are some insights & bits about the conversation we had with him.
Let’s begin with your introduction. Tell us a bit about yourself?
” My name is Lokmanyu Chaturvedi, I’m 22 years old and I belong from the capital of our country. I’m a huge FIFA enthusiast. Few years into the game in what was just a hangout game to settle the age old club rivalries, it became my passion. I love playing Football & have been pursuing it at a semi-professional level “
Alright, so Lokmanyu can you describe your overall experience playing the tournaments at the portal over these months? “So my journey on the Gaming Monk eSports portal started with me being one of the very first players to sign up and experience first hand the idea, the whole concept of an eSports portal and the experience was absolutely thrilling. The way the tournaments were scheduled actually gave me an idea about how I’ll spend my time other than my working hours. In fact I was the one who won the very first Silver series tournament against one of the top most FIFA players of this country. First win lead to many more and the reason behind me winning about 11 tournaments on the portal now is because Monk provides you with the Pro Points tournament that helps you practice almost on a daily basis. In a nutshell, the portal is probably the best opportunity for all the aspiring e-sports gamers to showcase their talent”
What are your views on the current situation of eSports in our country? “The current situation is really difficult to explain as far as my knowledge. Some people are taking a massive effort to make his industry grow but the government needs to support this cause without which it’ll just be another passion going down the drains. Games like CS and DOTA have been at the top in Indian e-Sports but FIFA needs a big platform and I really wish to contribute to making it a success”
The competition is immense in FIFA amongst Indian pros’. How do you deal with this statement every time you sit for a tournament game? “For me it’s all about your mental approval towards the game. If you’re mentally prepared to win a game and as a pro you are definitely equipped with the skill set, you’ll excel no matter what. As far as the competition is concerned, indeed there are so many great gamers it’s very difficult to compete against them, It’s always crucial to learn from a loss against a good player, I think that is the key to use the competition and turn it into your own success”
It’s always crucial to learn from a loss against a good player, I think that is the key to use the competition and turn it into your own success