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GTA6 Suffers Major Leak

Have you been wondering how GTA6 is shaping up? Last week Rockstar suffered a major leak with a significant amount of material form the until now unseen project finding its way onto the internet. Gameplay footage featuring a female and male playable character that had previously been rumoured involved in a variety of GTA activities. Details abound online for those interested. Also included was a significant chunk of Rockstar’s source code allegedly for GTA5 and GTA6. Rockstar has confirmed the leak and made the following statement:

Achtung! Let’s All Kill Hitler!

Those who reside in Germany can rejoice after 30 years you can finally get your hands on seminal first person shooter Wolfenstein 3D. The German ratings board has been reviewing banned art that contains Nazi imagery on a “case-by-case” basis and revoked Wolfenstein 3D’s ban back in 2019 but up until now had not granted it a new classification. 16 year olds in German can now purchase the game while those 18 or older can enjoy the expansion Spear of Destiny.

40’s are the New 30’s

Nvidia have announced their new line up of video cards the 40 due for release later this year starting in October. The cards sport impressive improvements in power, efficiency, ray tracing performance and AI optimisation. Along with updated versions of some of their technology Nvidia also introduced RTX Remix and AI driven platform to assist modders in upscaling old games running on direct x 8 and 9. Increasing texture detail, ray tracing support, model replacement and more all running in a common platform across games. The announcement contains many examples which you can find here.

To show off the new cards and tech an updated, ray traced version of portal was announced which will be available for free. Alongside the release will also be an original tech demo Racer RTX wherein players can race RC cars through 4 impressive environments.

The new cards will retail at a starting price of $1,659 AUD for the base model 4080 and $2,959 AUD for the base 4090.

Even More Money for Star Citizen

Start Citizen, Chris Roberts Crowd Funded spiritual follow up to Wing Commander that originally Kickstarted a decade ago with a release date of 2014 has now raised over half a billion dollars.  Please… just stop…

Upcoming Game Releases

No Place For Bravery (Switch, PC), Serial Cleaners (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC), Session: Skate Sim (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC), Slime Rancher 2 (Xbox Series X/S, PC), The DioField Chronicle (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – September 23

Shovel Knight Dig (Switch, PC, iOS), Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival (Switch) – September 24

Grounded (Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC), Hokko Life (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC), Life is Strange Remastered Collection (Switch), The Fridge is Red (PC), The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero (PlayStation 4, Switch, PC), Tunic (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Switch) – September 28

That’s all this week in gaming news.