Aug. 26, 2021

Who wouldn't want to be a Kawaii Cyberpunk Anarchist? - GWS#048

Fudfood and I share our thoughts on what stood out to us from the opening night of GamesCon as well as the new free-roam PVP VR game at Zero Latency in Abu Dhabi


Top Picks from GamesCon

Sol Raiders: VR PVP experience

  • It is a 4v4 Shooter and Capture the flag style game
  • Two shooting modes
  • Objective is to either move the Sol orb to your team side or scan a data port
  • Team Communication is paramount to be successful
  • F: We were teamed up with two other players, Kerunga and HMD, and only one of us knew anything about this game. We were agaisnt Mohd, Silent Killer, Oneofakindprincess and Abdul.
  • F: Kerunga was our team captain since he played the game once before.
  • F: The game is easy to learn, hard to master as it is reliant on your knowledge of the map and how well your team works together
  • F: My thoughts after playing this game is that I wanted to play it again, especially since our team had a working formula to win

Flash Entertainment PUBG Mobile MENA Cup

https://www.adgaming.ae/en/event/flash-entertainment-pubg-mobile-mena-cup

  • Taking place from 3rd to 9th of September
    • 3rd and 4th will be for off-stream qualifiers
    • 5th and 6th will be for on-stream qualifiers
    • 7th and 8th will be for on-stream semi-finals
    • 9th will be for the on-stream finals
  • Total prize pool of 18,000 AED
    • 10,000 AED for first place
    • 5,000 AED for second place
    • 3,000 AED for third place
  • Map pool selection will be Erangel, Miramar, Karakin, Sanhok
  • Registration at adgaming.ae
  • First MENA Cup was for Dota 2 and was one of the largest Dota 2 tournaments in the region
  • 744 players across 159 teams competed for the 20,000 AED prize pool and a business class ticket provided by partner Etihad Airways

Stardew Valley gets it's first ever competitive cup

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/08/stardew_valleys_creator_is_hosting_a_usd40000_esports_cup_next_month

Xbox Cloud Gaming on consoles

https://www.purexbox.com/news/2021/08/xbox_cloud_gaming_is_officially_coming_to_consoles_this_holiday

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BomfVh2PSkM&t=91s&ab_channel=Xbox

  • Xbox Cloud Gaming will be available on Xbox Series X and S this holiday season
  • It will be available for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate users through the Game Pass app, and games will be targeted to run up to 1080 at 60fps
  • Xbox Cloud Gaming is slated to make its way to Xbox One consoles in the future