Cyberpunk 2077 Gameplay Footage Coming Tonight

CD Projekt Red’s marketing has been on point when it comes to Cyberpunk 2077. From the initial trailer that blew people’s minds to the E3 trailer that had a bunch of game codes hidden followed by the first actual trailer of the game. CDPR is back at it with even more cryptic stuff.

There’s an ongoing live stream titled “Data Transmission In Progress” (IGN Restream shown above, click here for CDPR Twitch Stream) which just has a bunch of seemingly random code being written on the screen. People have theorized that this is creating a huge image and also that all the code is in base64 and has to be decoded. While there’s a lot of theories as to what’s going to happen, there is one prominent “leak” that seems to state that we’re going to get gameplay footage at 7PM CET(10:30PM IST) today. Two Italian websites(source linked below) have written about a Twitch stream that will go live at 18:45 and is about a mysterious game that is highly anticipated.

There’s also another post that hints at the fact that on Monday(today) we’re going to see the 3rd trailer as seen from the information gathered in the image below. This information was gathered from the email sent out to the Gamescom ARG Winners. While the person does state that it could refer to September 3rd which is also a Monday and last day of PAX West, we think that it denotes the 3rd Trailer and not 3rd September.

While the websites aren’t necessarily pointing to Cyberpunk 2077, we can speculate that with the cryptic live stream and the fact that something is going to be shown today, something that is “highly anticipated”. Even if the rumour turns out to be for another game, we can expect something very soon from CDPR. If you want to follow the code decrypting sleuths or want to join in on the fun, click here to go to the Reddit thread.

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Cyberpunk 2077, Rainbow Six & More – Gamescom 2018

We’re absolutely nerding out at all the gaming happening around us. The show floor is absolutely massive, and everyone is hyped for Cyberpunk 2077.

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Xbox FanFest, Meeting Brendan Greene, & More – Gamescom 2018

Gamescom 2018 keeps getting better by the minute! We got on a boat for the Xbox FanFest, met Brendan Greene, checked out a bunch of games and hardware. Here’s a look at some of the highlights:

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Jump Force Gamescom 2018 New Trailers, Details and Screenshots

Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe today revealed six new characters playable in Jump Force, as well as announcing details of the online modes.

Joining the roster of Jump Force, which sees the greatest heroes and villains from the 50-year history of Shueisha’s influential Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump magazine clash in battle, are six iconic names from Hunter X Hunter, One Piece and Dragon Ball Z.

New Characters

The six new iconic characters joining the roster are; Gon and Hisoka from Hunter X Hunter, Sanji, Sabo and Blackbeard from One Piece, and the infamous Vegeta from Dragon Ball Z.

Gon is a young boy with a pure heart. He’ll put his friends above all else and will face up to any opponent, if it’s for the greater good. Hisoka is his opposite. Underneath his jovial exterior lies a sociopathic fighter that finds pleasure only in killing.

Sanji is the talented cook on the Straw Hat Crew, but don’t let this deceive you, because Sanji is one of the strongest fighters in the One Piece world, willing to face anyone to protect his comrades. Sabo a childhood friend and brother to Luffy. He possesses total control over fire and can use this immense skill in creative and dangerous ways in battle. Blackbeard is one of the fiercest and most despicable characters of One Piece. He is the only known character to have two different Devil Fruit powers, one allowing him to create earthquakes and the other to manipulate the darkness itself.

And no game featuring Dragon Ball Z characters would be complete without Vegeta. Once a mortal enemy of Goku and hell bent on destroying the earth, he now fights alongside him to protect earth and its residents.

Online Experience

In Jump Force’s online modes, players will be able to create their own customised avatars and interact with players from around the world.

Based in a huge lobby composed of four distinct settings, from the worlds of One Piece, Naruto, Dragon Ball Z, and the real world. Players will be able to tailor their own avatar to create an ultimate fighter, before fighting against others online.
Further information about the avatar customisation will be revealed soon.

New Stage

Also revealed today is the Namek stage. From the Dragon Ball Z universe, Namek is the planet where the infamous battle between Goku and Frieza took place. Namek has three suns, so is in a state of perpetual daylight. In Jump Force, the planet Namek also features the mysterious appearance of a certain green statue, which fans are sure to recognise.

Jump Force features the world’s most popular and classic manga/anime franchises including Dragon Ball Z, One Piece, Naruto, and many others. Players will be able to create their three-character manga/anime dream tag team and take them into battle in hyper-stylish arena brawls set against backdrops of famous landmarks around the world including New York City’s Times Square and the Matterhorn in the Alps. Utilising Unreal Engine 4, Jump Force brings these titans of Japanese pop culture to life for the first time ever in stunning realistic detail.

Jump Force will be available in 2019 for the PlayStation 4 system, Xbox One and PC via Steam.

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Xbox All Access: Netflix Like Service That Gives You An Xbox One & Games

According to rumours floating around the internet and Windows Central, Microsoft may be gearing up to unveil a new subscription called “Xbox All Access”. This new subscription service aims to provide players with a way of experiencing the Xbox life in a way that doesn’t hit their bank account all at one go.

According to the information Microsoft plan to bring in more people by making their console and online services more affordable. This is where the “Xbox All Access” comes in as it will be the cheapest way to own an Xbox. Customers will have to pay about $22 per month over the course of two years for an Xbox One S, Xbox Live and Xbox Game Pass. If they wish for an Xbox One X instead, they will have to pay around $35. All this is just rumoured info that could change but the main service will remain the same. Sadly, it seems to be US only for now which is why it wasn’t announced at Gamescom 2018.

The Xbox One S costs around $230, Xbox Live is $59.99 for a year and the Game Pass costs $9.99 a month. By giving Customers all of that for a price of what will be $22 per month, it is quite cheap and will help bring in a lot of new players and seems like a good market plan in the long run for consoles in general. After the contract period is up, the console will be completely theirs to do as they please with it.

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Politician Caught Stealing Campaign Funds To Spend On Video Games

An American Congressmen, Rep. Duncan Hunter has been indicted with wire fraud, falsifying records, campaign finance violations, and conspiracy involving $250,000 of campaign funds. Out of the $250,000 it is reported that he spent $1,528.68 on Steam Games back in 2015.

While they initially claimed they were “personal” purchases and accidentally put it on the campaign credit cards, they later stated that the charges were fraudulent. Heck, at one point they even said that their teenage son accidentally used his father’s credit card to buy one game but later several unauthorized charges occurred because they didn’t properly close access to the site. Whatever the real reason is, that’s a LOT of games to buy.

Even if we assume that each game cost $60 which could be a possibility, they bought at least 25 games. That’s quite a backlog to have, especially for someone who is a politician and needs to spend their time wisely. Mr Hunter has in past defended Video Games stating that using them as scapegoats for real-world violence is disingenuous.

All things said this is in a way tells us that as the new generation is growing up, video games are getting more and more popular and mainstream and isn’t considered something that is just for children. That seems to be the only positive that can be taken from this whole bizarre tale as chances are that people will start blaming video games for this fraud too.

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You Can Finally Play Steam Games On Linux, Compatibility Layer Beta Version Released

Gamers and Linux users all over the world have been aching for proper support by game studios so that they can play games on Linux but not a lot has really happened. Now, they have a reason to rejoice. Steam has been working on a way to get Windows titles working on Linux and it’s quite amazing.

Steam had introduced the Steam Play feature back in 2010 that allowed them to purchase the game once and not have to worry about which OS it was for if it supported different OS’. However, there haven’t been a lot of AAA titles on Linux and the huge catalogue of games that are on Steam are majorly only for Windows which meant that MacOS and Linux users were missing out on a lot of games.

After two years of hard work, they’ve introduced a new version of Steam Play, one which allows Windows games with no Linux versions to run on Linux with Vulkan support. They’ve done this by using a modified version of Wine which they’ve dubbed Proton and it is completely Open Source and available on GitHub. While titles that don’t support Vulkan may have a bit off a performance difference, they’ve stated that those that do support Vulkan should not have any performance loss. Here’s the full list of games that Steam Play currently supports in in initial Beta:

If you want to test this out, you can simply opt into the Linux Steam Client Beta and install and play games. To know more about this click here to go to read the full announcement post.

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No New Assassin’s Creed Game Coming In 2019, Ubisoft To Focus On More DLCs

Assassin’s Creed as a series starting to feel like it was losing it’s “oomph” after it became a yearly game with fans of the series feeling disappointed at the fact that the games felt rehashed. Ubisoft took a year-long break before releasing Assassin’s Creed Origins change up the formula.

Assassin’s Creed Origins was quite successful and did help reinvent the series but after the announcement of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, many felt that Ubisoft was going back to a yearly cycle of releasing Assassin’s Creed games.  At GamesCom 2018, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot had this to say “On Assassin’s, we had a game [in 2018] and we have one this year, but we are not going to have a full-fledged Assassin’s next year. It’s just because the team were working separately, so we have two games now, one year after the other. But next year you’re not going to have a fully fledged one.”

While this can lead people to believe that there might be some sort of spin-off, he further confirmed that it would not be the case. They seem to want to push content for Odyssey as they did with Assassin’s Creed Origins which did add a lot of cool things over time. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey launches on October 5 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC and is set in Ancient Greece. This is the first game in the Assassin’s Creed series that lets you choose to play as either a man or a woman. How this will influence the story and lore is yet to be seen but it’s safe to say that fans should be excited.

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World War 3 Devs Talk About The Game’s Ambitious Scope, Battlefield Inspirations & More

We got the chance to sit with folks from Farm 51, the developers making World War 3, an upcoming massive FPS shooter, in the vein of Battlefield 3 & 4. They discuss their ambitions, the scope of their game, and the inspirations they take from Battlefield, while putting their own spin on it.

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ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080 Variants Revealed At Gamescom 2018

ASUS has revealed their variants of the RTX 2080 at Gamescom 2018. Based on NVIDIA’s new Turing GPUs, the ROG Strix 20 series GPU aim to deliver superior performance, cooling and more.

Indian prices are yet to be revealed, though we can expect to hear something soon.

Double up with the ASUS Dual

The ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 offer a more straightforward take on NVIDIA’s new Turing GPUs that dramatically enhances the cooling for this class of card. Like the Strix, they stretch over 2.7 slots to maximize heatsink size. Compared to their Cerberus predecessor, the total surface area has increased by over 50%.

The new ASUS Turbo really blows

Massive heatsinks and multiple fans work well in larger cases with room to spare, but they’re not always ideal for smaller form factors and multi-GPU setups with tightly packed cards. The Turbo was created specifically for those environments, and the latest version offers a big cooling upgrade.

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