JungleDrums: Ep 70 – Left Behind Game Club

    Your JungleDrums host, AcuteJungle66, is joined by Jacob McCourt to delve into this week’s latest tech and gaming news. We discuss the Left Behind Game Club, Xbox Scarlett, a new dawn for No Man’s Sky, and more!

    Left Behind Game Club is our attempt to make sure no game is left behind. We play through games large and small, new and old to recreate the experience of getting a game on day-one with your friends and talking it about.”

    Jacob McCourtHost

    • It was revealed at E3 last month that Microsoft was building a cloud gaming system. According to TechCrunch, a recent report calls that system Scarlett Cloud and it’s only part of Microsoft’s next-gen Xbox strategy. This streaming system will still have some processing power, which is in part to counter latency traditionally associated with streaming games. Apparently part of the game will run locally while the rest is streamed to the system.
    • When No Man’s Sky was first revealed during the VGX Awards in December of 2013, the gaming world (players, journalists, developers) collectively lost their minds at the prospect. With the promise of a universe which would be created entirely through procedural generation—stars, planets, fauna, flora, as well as sentient aliens—using deterministic algorithms and random number generators, resulting in over 18 quintillion (1.8 x 1019) planets to explore within the game, it is understandable why all eyes were on Sean Murray and Hello Games. Full article here.
    • In an article featured on EuroGamer, another tale of woe within the video game industry has surfaced. After poor sales of OnRush, which allegedly sold just over a mere 1000 physical copies during launch week, Driveclub and OnRush director Paul Rustchynsky has been let go. Other senior members of the team have also allegedly been axed, with the remaining staff being diverted to offer support for other Codemasters titles.
    • According to WCCFTech, it looks like NVIDIA has allegedly released details to their board partners for their next-generation GeForce 11 series graphics cards. The new cards have long been rumored for arrival in Q3/Q4 of 2018 and it looks like we finally have some proper information of when the new graphics cards would be released for gamers: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1180 (30th August Release Date), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1180+ (30th September Release Date), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1170 (30th September Release Date), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1160 (30th October Release Date)

    About JungleDrums:

    JungleDrums is a weekly news show run by Scholarly Gamers’ Content Coordinator, AcuteJungle66. Topics discussed in the show focus heavily on gaming, highlights, streams, and tech, but will typically hover around hot-button topics of the week. Joining AcuteJungle66 are a rotating selection of guests, ranging from friends and those interested in the topic at hand, fellow Scholarly Gamers, or members of raiding parties from gaming staples of his such as Destiny 2, The Division, Rainbow Six Siege, or Monster Hunter: World

    AcuteJungle66 has been dabbling with tech ever since he tried improving the tape deck of his Commodore 64 back in the '80s. Tech and Gaming have both been interests of his for several decades, he holds Masters of Science in Advanced Internetwork Engineering and a Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours in Cyber Security and Networks from Glasgow Caledonian University. As a proud Military Veteran who spent much of his life on 3 different continents, he is quite content being back home in Scotland; where he enjoys a much 'quieter' life these days as a College Lecturer.


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