Minecraft is Officially Getting Ray Tracing

Minecraft, the legendary game that took over the world a couple of years ago with its simplistic graphics and simple yet deep gameplay is about to become one of the most graphically intense games, officially.

Minecraft is getting official support for Ray Tracing which means you won’t need shaders to get that Ray Tracing goodness. Plus with Nvidia partnering with Microsoft for this means that it’s going to be somewhat optimized. However, you will need a GPU with Ray Tracing support to be able to play it.

Also, this will be available on the Windows version of the game and not the Java version. So if you want to try ray tracing on the Java version, shaders seem to be the only way as of now.

After the cancellation of the old Super Duper Graphics Pack for Xbox recently many were left upset after the way it was advertised at E3. They stated that they were building a whole new model for lighting and textures which turned out to be harder than they expected. Maybe they dropped it because of this. And maybe, this will be available on the Xbox Scarlett.

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The Best Open World Games For Android

Mobile Games are vast and varied and there’s a lot more to them than just PUBG. Which is why we’ve got 5 Open World Games for Android that you may or may not know about but are an absolute blast to play.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

If you’ve played video games then you know about this game. One of the best open world games to have ever been made that has a lot of fun things to do. San Andreas is a game that a lot of gamers will call their favourite and it’s clear why. A great story that takes you around the different states, a lot of weapons, a lot of vehicles, side activities that can take over your playthrough like Gambling or Ring Racing, the various schools for the vehicle discipline. This game has a lot to offer so go check it out if you haven’t already.

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GTA Chinatown Wars

This game tends to get skipped over by a lot of people because they go for the bigger, better-looking games. Chinatown Wars has a top-down view like the older GTA titles, however, don’t let that turn you off. It’s still a GTA game with missions, cars to steal, people to run over and a story about making it to the top. I decided to try it out on a whim and really enjoyed playing the game. Give it a try, you might just fall in love with it.

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Crazy Taxi

Craaaaaaazyyyy Taxi. If you’re a bit of an older gamer you probably have played Crazy Taxi. Either on your own PC or at an arcade. This game is an absolute rush of adrenaline with an amazing soundtrack that the Android port maintains. If you haven’t played the game, do it right now.

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Minecraft

Minecraft is like Skyrim when it comes to the fact that it is available on every damn platform imaginable. You can build whatever you want, however, you want. Want to play Survival mode? You can. Want to play with friends? Also can be done. It even has cross-platform play with the help of Minecraft Realms. Minecraft is extremely fun and really lets your imagination run wild.

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Terraria

People like to call it 2D Minecraft but that’s not really an apt description. Terraria is a survival and building game with its own mechanics and systems. There’s a lot of biomes to explores, weird creatures to fight and craft awesome things like Yo-Yos that can be used as weapons, a lightsaber or a pair of wings to fly. The game can from calm to frantic in a matter of seconds and how you handle it will decide if you get that sweet loot or not.

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Few of the aforementioned games are paid. If you don’t have the cash to buy it, just get the Google Opinion Rewards app and get Play store credit for answering surveys that take 2 minutes.

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