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No GTA VI for Nintendo, Unless

Usman Ali Ramay

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Okay so I’ve been raving about the upcoming release of one of the most anticipated games by Rockstar Games, GTA VI. It has been a while, 5 years to be exact since the launch of GTA V which was released back in September of 2013. Gamers around the world have thoroughly enjoyed the crime saga in the open world. I’d say we have played it enough and it’s time to move on to the next chapter. I mean the gap between the Red Dead Redemption titles was a whopping 8 years, the first game out on PS3 in 2010 and the past year of 2018 brought us the long awaited western. I don’t know if we can wait that long. I know the sales are important and it takes a long time to release these mega triple A titles but given the amount of technology and game development knowledge a studio like Rockstar has, it shouldn’t be long now. There is however a serious issue though, and that is that yet again, the beloved console of Nintendo will not receive the title yet again.

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GTA Games on Mobile Devices

I don’t remember playing a GTA game on Nintendo, they are available on the smartphones but not on Nintendo. This has got to change and I don’t know who is responsible for it but someone has to do something. I know and I understand fully that Nintendo consoles are not as powerful as Sony and Microsoft’s or a PC so is Nintendo the issue? I mean the publisher would love to release their games on all platforms. Last year proved that Nintendo sales crushed the competition and switch became a monster console but a lot of major titles didn’t make it to the handheld. It runs games on a lower resolution and not the best frame rates and other elements come into play as well because it’s a hybrid console and most of its gaming hardware components are inside the tablet but surely here could be something that can be done.

Nintendo Switch 2.0 (not real)

I have an idea, and if you bare with me I’ll make you agree with me. Rumors of Next generation consoles are not that far fetched, Microsoft and Sony will be releasing their new consoles this year and they will be absolute insane. But Nintendo Switch 2.0 rumors are hot as well and most sources say that Nintendo will be coming out with their new console as well. A better and more powerful Switch would be simply amazing. Bigger screen with more resolution, better frames and longer battery life and still a handheld design, which is all great stuff but it still wouldn’t be able to take on a task like the GTA, it will need some serious horsepower to pull that off and this is where my idea comes into play.

External GPU

GTA VI on Nintendo Switch

External GPU

You heard it, external GPU people, and don’t act like you don’t know what I’m talking about. It’s a thing now, the hardware harnesses a powerful GPU that can be attached to a low powered laptop to give it gaming abilities. Many popular companies have already launched these boxes. Simply hook it up via a USB-C to your laptop and now your average notebook is a gaming monster. And once done playing heavy games, unplug the cord and use your laptop as a portable machine. Now simply replace the laptop with the Nintendo Switch dock and tell me I’m wrong, I dare you.

OK yeah I know what the next question would be, “how am I gonna lug that giant external GPU box around on the go?” and it is a valid question and to which I say that you can’t. You can only play the heavy triple A titles in a docked mode. At least you have the option and it is a reasonable way to do it.

Next Gen Consoles by Sony and Microsoft (not real)

Now to the last point, “why not Nintendo make the dock with the beefed up GPU inside the dock?” And i’d agree yet again but the problem with that is the design and the price of the console will become so high that people won’t buy the product. So for those who wish to play triple A titles same as Xbox and PlayStation then this is the only option we have. Nintendo can collaborate with a GPU maker and produce a box as a separate purchase and sell it as an accessory. Plus there can be a combo deal where the GPU would come with the console and the company will call it ‘Nintendo Switch Plus’ or something catchy.

I’m not sure if the current Switch can use this technology but if the new model is coming then maybe Nintendo can still make this happen.You can read here more about release of GTA 6.

What do you think guys? I’d love your take on it.

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Google Announces ‘Stadia’: A Cloud-Based Gaming Service

Usman Ali Ramay

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Google Announced Stadia

We all know Google as the search engine, YouTube, Gmail, Maps and of course their tracking our movements and all that jazz but they are bringing something else into their portfolio, something Big. The company announced a Gaming and entertainment service named ‘Stadia’ at GDC 2019, a cloud-based game streaming service. The concept is not new by a long shot but when a company like Google announces it, it becomes legit and a big deal.

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The Service

Any game that is available on the service is yours, allegedly and theoretically. No matter the hardware, as long as you have a screen that has an internet connection such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop, tv etc.

Running high fidelity games, and upcoming titles, the services requires so much juice at the back end to make this service viable. To which, Google has come up with a spec sheet for their cloud units which can easily compete with a fully decked out gaming pc out there.

Let’s check out the specs shall we:

GPU – 10.7 teraflops – 56 computing units – HBM2 Memory

CPU – Custom x86 Processor – 2.7 GHz – Hyperthreaded – AVX 2

Memory – 16GB RAM – 484GB/s transfer speed – L2+L3 Cache of 9.5MB

Now let’s get some perspective from the current benchmarks.

Google compared the stats on stage, PS4 Pro runs on 4.2 teraflops while Xbox One X stays capped at 6 teraflops and the rest can be balanced from here. In plain words, these units that Stadia with custom AMD GPU can easily leave a current generation console a run for their money and matches PC is terms of speed and quality, at least in theory.

While people with consoles sitting in their living rooms thinking about the new generation machines to come out with better internals and better games, Google is trying to change the game altogether.

Google claims that at launch, gamers will be able to enjoy 4K resolution with 60 fps with HDR and better quality surround sound. Not only that, similar resolution and fidelity will be translated into streaming the game live on YouTube channel will be possible. All of this sounds so promising and a gamers and streamers dream. In future, the stats will move to 8K at 120 fps but there is no solid word on that front.

It sounds ridiculous to any PC gamer who hears that the streaming service will be able to run the titles in 4K while most PCs today can’t do that but imagine if your game can’t run in 4K but the servers a lot you a secondary unit and now you are running the game with not one but two gaming PCs. This however requires back end support from the developers to allow such a thing to happen, but I am not certain if that will be possible right from the get-go.

Stadia controller is something I am really interested in especially if it will connect to multiple devices including mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, or even consoles. The controller looks similar to DualShock by Sony but with a cleaner look and two new buttons: Capture and Smart function. In case you are not interested in buying yet another controller and find a place to charge it, then you can use any controller you want as long as it connects to the internet device running the Stadia app or service.

The caveats are two major ones with this service; it won’t be available worldwide and you require one heck of an internet connection to play and stream the game. If you can surpass these hurdles and Google is able to deliver on these alleged perks then this will be the new gaming benchmarks and may end up reforming the industry.

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Devil May Cry 5 Mod: The ‘Kylo Ren’ Plays from the Star Wars Character

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Devil May Cry 5 Kylo Ren

Devil May Cry 5 is one of our preferred rounds of 2019, and CAPCOM has been on a flat out move this year, with recreations like Resident Evil 2 Remake, and the new development for Monster Hunter: World. Presently, we as a whole realize V looks a great deal like Adam Driver, who plays Kylo Ren in the ebb and flow Star Wars set of three, and this Devil May Cry 5 Mod gives you a chance to play as him in the game.

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We’re actually shocked this mod has just barely discharged, as individuals made examinations since the V as a character was uncovered in the trailers.

‘Kylo Ren’ will swap V’s ensemble and his stick with Kylo’s lightsaber in both red and purple hues. To introduce this mod, you’ll have to pursue the means underneath;

Prior to running the mod director just because, guarantee all PAK records in your DMC 5 organizer introduce are unmodified (to effortlessly do this, right-click the game in Steam and pick “confirm document trustworthiness”)

Run mod chief, click on “Oversee Mods” and snap on mods to introduce or uninstall them, for this situation, introduce the Kylo Ren mod. That is all you’ll have to do and you can play as Kylo Ren in Devil May Cry 5 with alternatives of both the Red and Purple Lightsaber.

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Microsoft ‘Halo Infinite’ Now Run On Xbox Scarlett, What to Expect

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Halo Infinite

The current year’s E3 was a noteworthy occasion, and fans got the opportunity to see such a significant number of recreations being exhibited at the occasion. In any case, there was one specific game which was making its arrival after an extremely lengthy timespan, and it is the forthcoming Halo Infinite. Fans have been energized as far back as Microsoft first uncovered the game, and after the current year’s exhibit, the promotion has expanded exponentially.

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343 Industries built up the principal individual shooter game, and it will be the starting title for Xbox Scarlett, so fans have incredibly high expectations from, and it’s a conspicuous response, as the Halo establishment is a fan-top pick. It is the 6th portion in the arrangement, and it will be proceeding with the story after Halo 5: Guardians. As of late, Microsoft uncovered what fans could anticipate from the up and coming title, and we have accumulated all the ongoing updates and data with respect to the game, so here is all that you have to think about the up and coming Halo Infinite.

In a meeting with Euro Gamer, manager of Xbox Game Studios, Matt Booty said that their first-party studio has direct access with the group chipping away at the Xbox Scarlett and the group taking a shot at Halo gets immediate access to what is being kept running on the equipment of Project Scarlett.

So the group will have more thought on the cutting edge reassure, and ideally, the group can utilize that to further their full potential benefit while creating Halo Infinite. Matt uncovered that clearly, the game would run well on Xbox One and different gadgets at the same time, the presentation is best on Xbox Scarlett.

Matt prodded that the up and coming Halo Infinite will have a greater thickness of life in its reality and they will work acquire more subtleties the light of the world. Matt hasn’t uncovered the full subtleties as he needs to stay quiet till the discharge date, in any case, this is sufficient to get fans progressively energized.

Corona Infinite is required to discharge at some point in 2020 alongside Xbox Scarlett. Stay tuned to Otakukart for more updates.

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