JungleDrums: Ep 73 – Battlefield V Delayed

    Your JungleDrums host, AcuteJungle66, delves into this week’s latest tech and gaming news. GeForce RTX 2080 benchmark scores leaked, Battlefield V delayed, 6 versions of The Division 2, and more!

    • When the RTX series of cards from NVIDIA were announced at GamesCom, they certainly caused a stir for a myriad of reasons. Personally, I would hold on to my money until full reviews and benchmarks of the new cards are available; as purchasing hardware blindly is never a good idea. With that said though, if these leaked 3DMark TimeSpy scores are to be believed, then the RTX 2080 should be a significant jump in performance from a GTX 1080.
    • It has been quite a while since we discussed Battlefield V, and according to PC Gamer the game has been delayed until November 20th. Originally due to release on October 19th, the delay appears to be so EA can make some meaningful improvements to the core gameplay experience after feedback from players. Many of these changes should be apparent during the next Open Beta that starts on September 6th, which is clearly intended as a means to provide EA with even more feedback that will foster any final adjustments.
    • Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One X will be available in ‘Robot White’ as part of a special Fallout 76 bundle. The bundle will launch on November 14th and includes a 1TB console, a matching white controller, and a digital download of the game for $499 USD. Microsoft also announced a special white variant of the Xbox Elite controller, which was met with a collective groan from most gamers across the world. We are most certainly overdue a ‘2nd Gen’ version of the controller, one that would hopefully include bluetooth and upgraded shoulder buttons (and hopefully grips that do not peel off); rather than the same old tech in a different colour.
    • As of the time of writing, Humble Bundle are giving away a free copy of Warhammer 40,000:Space Marine to celebrate the beginning of the Humble Bundle Summer Sale. According to WCCFTech, the giveaway ends on September 1st at 10am PT, so you better grab it whilst you can. I used to own the game on the Xbox 360, and I always considered it as one of the better games based on Warhammer 40K. It may not be for everyone, but at that price it would rude not to give it a shot, wouldn’t it?
    • My good friend Markus and I share a lot of things in common, one of which is our love for The Division. Needless to say, we are both patiently awaiting the release of The Division 2. But according to Kotaku, Ubisoft is walking a tightrope with their paid extras for the game. There are no less than 6 editions of the game available, with the more expensive versions featuring perks such as an expanded item stash and the ability to access expansions a week early. I personally do not see what the big issue is, but then again, I did buy the Dark Zone Definitive Edition; so perhaps I am part of the problem.

    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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