PewDiePie vs T-Series – A Never Ending Battle

Over the last five years, he has reigned over the video-streaming site as the most subscribed channel but a recent scare from an Indian music label company, T-Series, which seemed set to dethrone the king of your YouTube wall. Following a worldwide campaign, which saw all manner of channels, users and viewers do their best to keep PewDiePie on top, his top spot seemed secure. And after a recent decision by the platform, his position is set for the forseeable future. With over 76 million subscribers now, Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg aka PewDiePie, is the most popular YouTube celebrity in the world, with the highest number of followers.

The pushback against T-Series overtaking PewDiePie is largely down to a feeling among creators and users that YouTube is becoming more corporate, moving away from its roots of everyday people with a camera. PewDiePie very much represents that classic YouTube style of an everyday person talking into a camera, while T-Series represents the corporate takeover.So, many YouTubers and fans have been doing their part to assist PewDiePie, Such as MrBeast’s ad campaign, hacking printers with messages reading ‘subscribe to PewDiePie’, and even a massive billboard in Time Square, New York.

But now, it appears even YouTube themselves are doing their part. As part of a recent ‘purge’, YouTube removed millions of “spam subscriptions” – dropping T-Series by over 300,000, while PewDiePie lost only 80,000, approximately. PewDiePie raced ahead of T-Series following YouTube’s spam account crackdown. Fans of PewDiePie are still not convinced though. According to a report, PewDiePie supporters defaced the Wall Street Journal’s website and even hijacked more printers.

A section of Wall Street Journal was hacked with a fake apology and message asking people to subscribe to PewDiePie, Independent UK reported.

“WallStreet Journal would like to apologize to pewdiepie. Due to misrepresentation by our journalists, those of whom have now been fired, we are sponsoring pewdiepie to reach maximum subscribers and beat Tseries to 80million,” the message read. The hacked page has since been deleted. Earlier, a PewDiePie supporter, who goes the Twitter handle HackerGiraffe, had hijacked over 50,000 printers with the same message asking people to subscriber to YouTuber’s channel.

PewDiePie who was pretty close to losing his crown as the top YouTube channel recently increased the margin. YouTube had conducted a crackdown on removing spam accounts which led to PewDiePie losing around 40,000 accounts while T-Series lost over 200,000 subscribers.With the increased gap, PewDiePie is now ahead with almost 77 million subscribers, while T-Series remains second in the 75 million bracket.It seemed clear that no matter what efforts PewDiePie made, at one point T-Series would eventually take over, given the population of India and how popular T-Series’ content is in the country.However, thanks to the community, fans, and now YouTube too, PewDiePie has taken a commanding lead.

The 29-year-old currently has more than 76.7million subscribers and T-Series is behind with more than 75.4million. The gap between the two has come as close as 16,000 subscribers at one point. PewDiePie fans have taken the race so seriously they’ve reportedly hacked printers and video game Grand Theft Auto V to show messages supporting him.His place on the YouTuber subscriber table is cemented as he has been embroiled in a fresh “racism” storm after praising a “Nazi” YouTube channel reportedly known for its anti-Semetic content. The YouTuber used one of his videos to urge viewers to subscribe to the “hateful” channel.

Top 5 PC games

Our list of the Top 5 Best PC Games that are highly recommended for their game play, graphics and experience.Your PC has the ability to be as powerful as you want it to be and the flexibility to allow you to use it in the way you want to, which has always made it a great place to play video games. If you wanted to play a multiplatform blockbuster in 2018 and were concerned with making sure it looked and performed the absolute best it could–giant monsters rendered stunningly in 4K resolutions, dense environments filled with hundreds of characters running at a smooth 60 frames per second–the PC was still the place to do that.

But it’s not all about graphics, of course–the PC’s open nature makes it a natural spawning ground for refreshing innovations and never-before-seen ideas. This year, we were reminded that truly great games can be born and refined in early access programs with the participation of players and an open dialogue with developers. The PC also reminded us that sometimes the most cohesive, risky, and brilliant experiences can be executed superbly by just one or two people. The PC had fantastic games both big and small in 2018. Now, in ascending order of development team size, here are our picks for the best PC games of 2018.

Hitman 2

Unlike most games, which love to send you to outlandish and exotic places, the Hitman series works best when you’re taking down targets in the most relatable, everyday environments possible. Everyone remembers Hitman: Blood Money’s classic clown-at-the-birthday-party mission, for example. Similarly, Hitman 2’s mundane suburban Vermont and dense Mumbai slums missions are the standouts in this new set. The former has you doing a bit of home invasion in between wandering the quiet neighborhood, while the latter’s three objectives are so spread out that it really feels like you’re wandering a packed city with a wealth of ways to accomplish your mission. By contrast, the finale takes place on a ludicrous Bond-meets-Eyes-Wide-Shut island of cultists, which borders on the comical. It’s still a challenging and complex mission but isn’t quite as memorable.

Entertaining mission stories highlight the environments, their characters, and the big opportunities available to you, but each stage still holds dozens of obscure opportunities that invite you to embrace their allowances for flexibility, to break from the mold, experiment and try and achieve things in the most elegant or ludicrous way possible. Regardless of whether you succeed or fail, pushing against the limits of levels, systems, and your own creativity are what Hitman 2 is all about, and the content updates that have occurred since launch have continued to convince us that IO knows exactly what makes this game great. Hitman 2 is one of the best PC games of 2018, but expect the magic to continue into 2019.

Return Of The Obra Dinn

Return of the Obra Dinn stands as something wholly unique. An investigative puzzle game with clear goals but completely open ended paths to completing them, it’s a challenging exercise in piecing together a mystery without being spoon fed what to pay attention to. It’s got some small quality of life issues here and there, but the “moment of death” clue-hunting mechanic at its core is an absolute triumph. Return of the Obra Dinn is one of the best detective games of 2018.
Return of the Obra Dinn gives you only the briefest glimpses into what happened over the course of the game’s narrative, and its potency lies in the trust it puts into you to piece things together using your head. The game gives you broad strokes, but you need to fill in the details by deducing identities and causes of deaths based on faces, accents, movements, probable cause, and more. Obra Dinn excels at making you feel like a real detective, and the thrilling eureka moments you get when you successfully solve even the smallest part of the overall mystery feels nothing but extraordinary.
Return of the Obra Dinn is restrained, yet rich in narrative and characterization, with a cohesion between its haunting visual aesthetic, stirring sound design, and pointed mechanics that must be experienced. It is one of the definitive PC games of 2018.

Monster Hunter World

2018 was the year that Capcom would bring its enormously popular Monster Hunter series to PC for the first time. Monster Hunter World released in January to great acclaim–this was the most accessible the series had ever been, though most of its endearing complexities remained. The result is that a whole new audience was able to discover the thrills of what made this series so beloved to begin with: getting together with friends, tracking down giant beasts, and working furiously to exploit their weaknesses and bring them down with a ridiculous arsenal of enormous weapons.

Monster Hunter World came to PC in August 2018 with improved matchmaking, faster mission onboarding, capable keyboard and mouse controls, and the potential for an even more spectacular visual presentation, making it a platform favorite. On top of being a meaningful and robust evolution for the Monster Hunter series, World is one of 2018’s most defining multiplayer experiences that has remained strong since the beginning of the year.

Into The Breach

Into The Breach is a masterful piece of game design, thanks in part to its concise, no-frills design and the transparency of its systems–the effects of every enemy action are made visible to you before they happen. Its ingenuity lies in the process of working out the most effective way to mitigate the damage to a number of critical objectives before it happens with the use of your limited toolset. But a lot of the time, not everything can be stopped, meaning each turn is a satisfying conundrum of prioritized compromises that are revolved in a wonderfully choreographed ballet of kinetic push and pull, redirected attacks, near misses, and controlled collateral damage.

Dead Cells

Chances are good that you’ve already heard a lot about how great Motion Twin’s Dead Cells is. The 2D roguelike takes some of the most enticing fundamentals of the Metroid and Castlevania strain of platformers and twists it into its own refreshing package that’s difficult to stop playing. There are countless different methods in which to tackle the labyrinth, and with each new randomized run, each life, and each death, you’ll come across new surprises and challenges that will test your wits and reflexes. It weaponizes a continual feeling of incremental triumph, progression, and improvement that echoes the most morbidly seductive aspects of Dark Souls and Spelunky. It’s a compulsive feeling that causes Dead Cells to stay with you for a long time.

Dead Cells has been particularly good on PC throughout 2018 because of the game’s availability in Steam Early Access from mid-2017 right up until its official launch in August 2018. The transparent relationship and dialogue between Motion Twin and the Dead Cells community during this period accomplished implementations of feature requests, bug fixes, and general feedback. In a way, Dead Cells as we have it today is born from the PC platform, but no matter where you decide to play it, there’s no denying that Dead Cells is one of 2018’s paragons.

Aquaman – Most Ambitious DC Movie to Date

“After two years of consuming and devouring my every waking hour, this little indie movie is finally done,” wrote the filmmaker. “It was a monster undertaking. I can’t THANK enough the amazing post team of VFX/editorial/sound for working tirelessly around the clock — crazy-long days, 7 days a week, for many many many weeks without a day off — towards making this a unique and beautiful film. Everyone poured their heart and soul into it, and I can’t wait to share this 21st December! In the meantime, I’m gonna go take a really long nap now.”

 

 

DC Comics’ lord of the seas is getting his own solo feature in 2018’s Aquaman. Jason Momoa will reprise his superhero role from 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and 2017’s Justice League for the film, and early reviews offer reason to be optimistic about the movie’s arrival.

Directed by Insidious and Furious 7 filmmaker James Wan, Aquaman follows Arthur Curry (Momoa) as he is forced to reconcile his loyalties to the surface world with his role in the undersea kingdom of Atlantis, which has become increasingly hostile to the humans polluting the oceans. The film’s supporting cast includes Amber Heard, Patrick Wilson, Willem Dafoe, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Temuera Morrison, Dolph Lundgren, and Nicole Kidman.

REVIEWS: 

Reviews of DC’s “Aquaman” vary between feelings of surprise and disappointment. Some critics are applauding director James Wan’s strong re-imagining of a previously stale character, while others are harping on DC’s inability to stack up against rival Marvel — but most are just relieved the film isn’t an all-out flop. There are virtually no qualms about Jason Momoa’s performance, which is widely acknowledged to be a vast improvement on the old Aquaman, who was more akin to “SpongeBob’s” Mermaid Man than a DC hero. The bigger problems, critics say, are its unnecessary length and overstuffed plot.

Here’s what critics are saying about “Aquaman,” which hits theaters on Dec. 21:

“Aquaman’ isn’t like the other DC Comics superheroes, so it seems only right that his bigscreen solo show should have a personality all its own — which, in the hands of ‘Furious 7’ director James Wan, it does. Gone is the Aryan-looking Atlantean in green-and-orange spandex, replaced with a bare-chested Hawaiian super-stud with long, shaggy surfer hair and all-over tribal tattoos. After being unveiled to the DC Comics Extended Universe as the scales of ‘Justice League’ last year, Aquaman gets his own adventure, and it’s kind of a shock that it doesn’t suck, but only if you’re willing to sit through two hours of water-logged world-building before the movie finally takes off.”

“With the exception of ‘Wonder Woman’ and ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ every DC movie of the past decade has suffered Marvel Imitation Syndrome. This unique corporate malady takes a successful formula, darkens the frame, and deadens the story, under the assumption that audiences won’t notice. By those standards, James Wan’s ‘Aquaman’ is a cut above: The ‘Conjuring’ filmmaker abandons the witless mess of ‘Justice League’ to craft a colorful, vibrant ocean fantasy, but the considerable effort to improve on a leaden franchise can only float for so long before familiar baggage sinks its potential. Hobbled by a messy screenplay, paper-thin characters, and a hodgepodge of unimaginative showdowns stretched across bloated running time, ‘Aquaman’ is the latest example of a franchise that keeps chasing its competitor’s tail.”

Battlefield V system Requirements Announced

Earlier this year, the incorrect Battlefield V system requirements emerged online, but now developer DICE has shared the official system requirements for the WW2 FPS shooter. Posted on Reddit, the system requirements include Minimum and Recommended, as well as DirectX ray tracing (DXR), which requires extra RAM and RTX card.

Battlefield V system Requirements Announced

Battlefield V Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz or AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7850 2GB
  • HDD: 50GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • API: DirectX 11

Battlefield V Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz or AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 12 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 6 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB or Radeon RX 580 8 GB
  • HDD: 50GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • API: DirectX 11.1

Battlefield V Ray-Tracing RTX System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-8700 3.2 GHz or AMD Ryzen 7 2700 3.2 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 8 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce RTX 2070
  • HDD: 50GB Available Hard Drive Space
  • API: DirectX 12

The recommended RAM requirement for Battlefield V has reduced from 16GB to 12GB, while the recommended AMD GPU has increased from a 4GB RX 480 up to an 8GB RX 580. It seems Battlefield V is happy to eat up more than 4GB video memory.

Since the BFV PC beta, there are a few small modifications. Notably, a more sturdy AMD FX-8350 processor is now required to run Battlefield V, rather than an FX-6350. This brings the AMD specifications more in line with the minimum Intel CPU for Battlefield 5, the core i5-6600K. The 6600K is still better in terms of performance though, while the recommended Intel i7-4790 is far more capable than the recommend AMD Ryzen 3 1300X processor.

Finally, those fascinating system requirements for raytracing in Battlefield V. Raytracing, or DXR (DirectX Raytracing), is the main feature of Nvidia’s new GeForce RTX 20 Series GPUs. Battlefield V is the first game to support RTX raytracing.

undoubtedly, we are going to need a damned fast PC to enable ray-tracing in Battlefield V. The minimum GPU you can use for raytracing is the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070, which is worth around $600. Right now there is no AMD GPU that support raytracing technology.

That massive GPU will need to be matched with the high-end Intel Core i7-8700 hexa-core CPU or an AMD Ryzen 7 2700 Octa-core, as well as 16GB DDR4 RAM and a Windows 10 installation for DX12 effects.

Upcoming Games in November 2018

This year is nearly coming to a close but November still contains a number of high profile releases. Weather it sequels to Battlefield, Fallout, Pokemon games consoles or the return of Darksiders. There is plenty to look forward to. Here if the list of Upcoming Games in November 2018.

Deracine

Upcoming Games in November 2018

Release Date:  November 6, 2018.
Developer: Fromsoftware
Store: PSN

Fromsoftware has been working very hard to diversify its portfolio and Deracine is perhaps its most offbeat title. As a fairy of sorts, the player moves around a boarding school influencing the lives of its students. Freezing time and building personal bonds with these students are the core tenents of the game.

However, it is most intriguing because it’s a PlayStation VR title. What does the story hold? and will it contain the same deep world building define so many Fromsoftware games? Deracine arrives on November 6, so it won’t be long before we find out.

Overkill’s The Walking Dead (PC Version)

Release Date: November 6, 2018.
Developer: 
Overkill Software
Store: 
overkillsthewalkingdead.com, Steam

Though the Xbox One and PS4 versions were delayed into 2019 Overkill’s The Walking Dead is still coming to PC next month. Focusing on Four survivors each with there own unique skills and backstories.

The first person shooter lets you play either super stealthy or guns blazing in scenarios teaming with zombies. Players will need to loot supplies and defend their home camp ensuring it survives the on-slot of the undead. Overkill’s The Walking Dead arrives for PC on November 6.

Spyro Reignited Trilogy

Release Date: November 13th, 2018.
Developer: 
Toys for Bob
Store:
Microsoft Store, Amazon

After a sudden delay, Spyro Reignited Trilogy is set to release on November 13th for Xbox One and PS4. This game has not been announced yet for PC or Nintendo Switch. Featuring remasters for Insomniac’s original games namely Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage! and Spyro year of the dragon, this trilogy promises gorgeous graphics paired with the same awesome platforming.

If the weren’t enough, a remastered version of the soundtrack also accompanies the original with the ability to choose between the two.

Fallout 76

Release Date: November 14th, 2018
Developer:
Bethesda Game Studios
Store: 
gamestheshop.com, Bethesda Store, instant-gaming.com, Amazon.com

When Bethesda first announced Fallout 76, we were expecting a number of things. An online FPS RPG with social elements and games as a service content was not one of them. Impressions from the Beta have ranged from enthusiastic to somewhat worried.

We honestly don’t know how good Fallout 76 is until it releases will it bomb or should we learn to stop worrying and just love the always online gameplay. We will that out on November 14th for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Check out our post on system requirements for Fallout 76.

Hitman 2

Release Date: November 14th, 2018
Developer: 
IO Interactive
Store:
hitman.com, Steam, Microsoft Store, gamestheshop.com

Those who are craving a solid stealth experience do not need to worry as Agent 47 is back in town. Hitman 2 promises a full game with six locations, different story missions, contracts, and multiple targets to hunt post-launch. Of course, the same challenges and variety of gameplay remain but IO interactive is adding some new intriguing content.

These modes let you compete against another player, fighting to assassinate targets faster than them. While the original Hitman’s locations and missions will be available and updated in the sequel. That is if you own the Hitman 1. Hitman 2 arrives on November 14th for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. This game should be yet another outing with our favorite assassin.

Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!

Release Date: November 16th, 2018
Developer: 
Game Freak
Store:
nintendo.compokemonletsgo.pokemon.com

Well its sort of pokemon, the original 151 creatures are here. Battles with trainers and gym leaders still apply and Pokemon can be captured and trained. However, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee! take several cues from the mobile Pokemon go series.

Incorporating Joy-con controls for capturing Pokemon, you can forgo motion controls altogether and sure it is weird but this is still a proper Pokemon game. We will find out how fun it is on November 16th for Nintendo Switch.

Battlefield V

Release Date: November 20th, 2018
Developer: 
EA DICE, Criterion Software
Store: ea.com, Origin, Microsoft Store, Amazon.com

The next iteration of Battlefield saw its own delay by roughly a month for additional polish. we have gotten a new better look at the various war stories contained within, the schedule for Tides of war, and how the game’s economy will work. While Firestorm won’t be available till March 2019, Battlefield V should still have a host of interesting mechanics to exploit like fortifications and companies on top of the new maps and modes. It is out on November 20th for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Darksiders III

Release Date: November 27th, 2018
Developer: 
Gunfire Games
Store:
Steam, Microsoft Store, Amazon.com

The much-awaited sequel in the cult classic franchise is nearly upon us. Gunfire Game’s Darksiders III takes place in a seamlessly linked open world. while returning to the hack and slash action that defines the first game.

Playing as Fury one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse there will be wipes, acrobatics, magic, and different forms to take advantage of. How the quest to defeat the seven deadly sins plays out remains to be seen, but it should be a marked improvement over Darksiders II. Darksiders III is out on November 27th for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Tetris Effect

Release Date: November 9th, 2018.
Developer: 
Resonair, Monstars
Store:
PSN, Amazon.com, Microsoft Store

Many have played Tetris sure, but have you played Rez creator Tetsuya Mizuguchi‘s version of Tetris?
It arrives on PS4 and PlayStation VR bringing a new rhythm to the puzzle experience. While we dought people will see Tetris blocks falling after the game is over, the Tetris Effect should provide a serial yet visually splendid experience for the fans. Its launch date is November 9th, 2018.

Spider-Man DLC 2: Turf Wars

Release Date: November, 2018
Developer: 
Insomniac Games
Store:
PSN

Turf Wars is the second chapter for the City that Never Sleeps, the DLC saga for Insomniac’s Spider-Man. While there isn’t a whole lot known at this point, it will bring new story missions, new suits, and some new enemies.

Will famed villain Hammer Head make an appearance? time will tell. But for now, stay tuned for the DLC’s launch in November if you want more Spider-Man.

Elder Scrolls VI Confirmed for PS5

It’s actually been seven long years now since the original release of the Elderscrolls V: Skyrim.Elder Scrolls VI Confirmed for PS5 And after playing on just about everything from our 360s to our fridges I think the world is more than ready for the next installment. Elder Scrolls VI Confirmed for PS5

After having just a 30-second teaser trailer to keep us sated and theorizing all this time since the summer. We can finally reveal that we finally heard some news about when we can possibly expect the Elder Scrolls 6 to release.

Elder Scrolls VI Confirmed for PS5

In an interview with GameSpot at PAX Australia last week. Bethesda’s marketing chief Pete Hines and ZeniMax online studio‘s game director have pretty much confirmed that we won’t be seeing the Elder Scrolls 6 until the next generation of consoles. The game director said, “you can go back and count the years between Bethesda game studios releases. Then you’ll get the idea that the Elder Scrolls 6 is not coming anytime soon.”

When he was asked about the type of world that might feature in this massive new release. Then he continued with something interesting. “I don’t even know what the world is going to be like,” he says. “The time when it comes out there will be a different console generation by then, I’m sure.”

It is interesting that he evaded one question. But he seems to have maybe accidentally answered another question that was all on our minds. They described the Elder Scrolls 6 as being big and ambitious but didn’t say anything more specific. Although it’s maybe not the news you’re hoping to hear, it could be another seven years before we see this game. Who knows, but it does spark our imaginations quite a bit.

With games like Red Dead Redemption 2 already pushing the boundaries of our cut and hardware, who knows what this could mean for a game CDs like the Elder Scrolls. Can you imagine that level of detail in Tamriel? it’s gonna be incredible.Elder Scrolls VI Confirmed for PS5 We’re just gonna have to be a little bit more patient for it than we’d like to be.

How excited are you? Would you have preferred the game a little sooner on our current hardware?
or perhaps you’re happy patiently waiting to see what the Elder Scrolls 6 would look like on the XBOX Scarlett and the PlayStation 5. At least we’ve got Fallout at 76 to tryFallout-76-pre-order-beta

and Starfield to obsess over in the meantime.

Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC

All of us were eagerly waiting to see when that when does it comes to news about Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 coming to PC. This feels natural, after the long, year-plus wait for GTA 5. The Red Dead sequel has now launched on consoles, and it’s looking less and less hopeful that we could hear anything official about Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC in 2018.

Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC

The Red Dead Redemption 2 companion app, which is now available to download on Android, and iOS. Shortly after launch, the game’s companion app was apparently extracted for data, and that data strongly points towards Red Dead Redemption 2’s eventual release on PC. The app has unintentionally dropped a few hints about a possible PC version.

The Red Dead Redemption 2 companion app allows players to view the map and track Arthur’s core stats. Buried within its files are indicating to PC as one of the game’s platforms.

The lines of code, spotted by Rockstar Intel, it read, “PARAM_companionAutoConnectIpPC” and “CommandIsPcVersion(void) 000000000166A12C.

Rockstar is yet to officially declare the game for PC, and this could be the first official sign that a PC port is under construction. That said, this is not the first time we’re hearing about the PC version.

Appearance on LinkedIn and on a retailer site

A LinkedIn profile page of a Rockstar developer earlier verified the existence of the PC version, before it was deleted. And now there’s also the retailer listing, which implies the PC version is due for release next year.

Red Dead Redemption on PC

An unidentified Rockstar employee’s LinkedIn profile used to list Red Dead Redemption 2 as coming to PC before it was replaced. Before the leak above, this was the closest thing to a smoking gun on Red Dead Redemption 2 coming to PC so far. Then again, it could just be a mistake.

When asked about the possibility of Red Dead Redemption 2 coming to PC last year, Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick only had this to say. “Any updates about any of our titles will come from our labels.”

Furthermore, on the rumors, a listing appeared for a PC version of the game on the Dutch retailer Media Markt. It was later revealed, though, that it’s just a placeholder. It’s hard not to admire their optimism.

However, the first Red Dead Redemption never made its way to PC, Rockstar’s former game, GTA 5, has. In fact, PC is one of the biggest earners for parent company Take-Two, and the game continues to constantly hold a spot in Steam’s top ten list. It’s a given we’re going to get a PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2, but the question is when.

As for VR, the files also hold evidence of Oculus, but curiously not Vive or Steam VR. This could end up being a simple VR implementation, which may work well with the game’s first-person perspective.

 

Also, Check out DigitalFoundry’s analysis about Red Dead Redemption 2: What Could A PC Version Deliver?

New Pirates of Caribbean May Happen Without Johnny Depp

Speaking to Daily Mail, producer Stuart Beattie strongly recommended the franchise is moving in a different direction for the New Pirates of Caribbean chapter. Beattie was the screenwriter behind the original breakout hit, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, and has remained on with writing and producing credits for subsequent films due to the use of his characters.

New Pirates of Caribbean May Happen Without Johnny Depp

Pirates of the Caribbean is one of Disney’s longest running modern franchises, in part because of the iconic character Johnny Depp created, Captain Jack Sparrow. Now it seems Captain Jack might have sailed his last voyage, as the franchise is facing a potential reboot without Depp’s involvement.

While the original films centered profoundly on the love story of Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swan (Keira Knightley), Depp’s Jack Sparrow took on a life of its own and he became the main focus of the other two films in that original trilogy, which wrapped up the Turner-Swan story. From there, the Jack Sparrow character went on to lead in two more films: 2011’s On Stranger Tides and 2017’s Dead Men Tell No Tales. A sixth film is currently in production.

“I think [Depp]’s had a great run”. “Obviously he’s made that character his own and it’s become the thing that he’s most famous for now. It’s been great for him and it’s been great for us,” said Beattie.

In the same interview, he mentioned his own involvement in the franchise is over, which would suggest that the studio is done using his characters and ready to start from a clean slate. The fact that they’re rebooting something that you did means that you did something that was worth rebooting. It’s an honor to be rebooted.

Fallout 76 System Requirements Announced

Just a few days apart from the Fallout 76 beta test running live on PC. With progress from the beta carrying over to the main release on November 14th, next Tuesday is definitely a soft launch for Fallout 76. Before you drop down the cash for a Fallout 76 pre-order though. Bethesda‘s Fallout 76 System Requirements Announced, and it’s quite a change from Fallout 4.

Fallout 76 System Requirements Announced

Fallout 76 Minimum System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6 GHz or AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 2 GB Video Memory
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 780 or Radeon R9 285
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 60 GB Available Hard Drive Space

Similar to all Bethesda Game Studios titles, Fallout 76 works on an advanced version of the Creation Engine. It is the same engine used for Fallout 4. However, Bethesda declares it’s been heavily remodeled with new lighting models, better terrain mapping, and improved rendering processes. This transmutes to 16x the detail of Fallout 4, supposedly.

The Creation Engine enhancements mean a fairly large rise in the system specs for Fallout 76 as compared to Fallout 4. The recommended requirements for Fallout 4 are now the minimum specification for Fallout 76.

Fallout 76 Recommended System Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5 GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB System Memory
  • GPU RAM: 4GB Video Memory
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290X
  • DX: DirectX 11
  • HDD: 60 GB Available Hard Drive Space

Besides that, the initial thing that comes to mind in terms of the Fallout 76 PC system requirements is the minimum and recommended CPUs. Those are the Intel Core i7-4790 and the AMD Ryzen 3 1300X has risen up to a Rysen 5 1500X. The Core i7-4790 is at around the same in case of performance level as the Ryzen 1500X, and it is much faster than a Ryzen 3 1300X. Therefore, we can fairly assume, this can only mean the actual minimum spec Intel CPU should be much lower. Something like a Core i5-4570 should be able to run Fallout 76 just fine as its gaming performance is on par with AMD’s budget processor.

Aside from the CPUs, Fallout 76’s requirement for RAM stays the same from 3-7 GB, the hard drive space required is 60-85 GB. Also, there is a minor boost to the graphics cards required to run Fallout 76 at 1080p resolution with steady frame rates. Earlier, Fallout 4 would easily run on a GTX 780, but now you’ll need a GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 290X. It is not a major change, but Fallout 76 is clearly a game that’s going to serve from having at least 4GB VRAM available.

You Can Pre-Load the Fallout 76 Beta Free Right Now on PC

Put on your pipboy and prepare for bugs: it’s nearly time for the Fallout 76 beta test on PC. The Break It Early Test Application kicks off on all major platforms including PC from 30th October. Though, those of you with access can now pre-load the application to ensure you’re prepared and ready for launch.

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PC beta session dates and times

Bethesda has released its first schedule for the Fallout 76 beta on PC next week. Times may be subject to change, but if all things stay the same, here’s when we’ll be able to play the Fallout 76 beta on PC:

  • Tuesday, October 30: 4 pm – 8 pm PT / 7 pm – 11 pm ET
  • Thursday, November 1: 11 am – 4 pm PT / 2 pm – 7 pm ET
  • Saturday, November 3: 2 pm – 6 pm PT / 5 pm – 9 pm ET
  • Sunday, November 4: 11 am – 6 pm PT / 2 pm to 9 pm ET

 

How to Get Free Beta Access for PC Only

  • Step One: Visit this link
  • Ensure you are signed in and on the American Amazon not any other
  • Step two: Add the pre-order of the standard edition to your cart
  • Step three: After adding it, click continue to cart
  • Step four: Proceed to the checkout and make the purchase
  • Step five: Wait 48 hours and check the email linked to the Amazon address and you will receive the B.E.T.A code
  • Step six: After receiving the code, redeem it on the bethesda.net then go back to Amazon(the American version)
  • Go to my orders then click cancel pre-order you can buy if you want 😉

Amazon will not take payment until the item is in shipping

YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED UNTIL NOVEMBER THE GAME RELEASES

 

As a reminder, the beta test is only accessible to those who pre-order the game. If you do plan on playing the beta, we’d suggest you take advantage of the pre-load, as Bethesda says the file size is approximately 45GB. You’ve got a good few days to get it downloaded ahead of the start date, so you shouldn’t need to worry about missing out.

Will you be putting Fallout 76’s beta through its paces on 30th October? Step out of the vault and get into the comments below.