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  • Grinding Gear Games teases Heist, the next Path of Exile league mechanic
  • India’s Ministry of Information & Technology bans PUBG Mobile, among others
  • NVIDIA announces three new RTX video cards
  • Nintendo teams up with Puma to launch Super Mario Bros. sneakers
  • Whoops, Cyberpunk 2077 won’t take up 200GB of hard drive space after all

I’m currently playing through Control, 505 Games’ third-person shooter. Not sure what to make of it so far – the beginning just sort of throws you into this weird, wacky world without really explaining much of anything and combat is pretty repetitive.

And speaking of repetitive (nice segue!), Daily Gaming News posts will be going up every other day or so (Monday/Wednesday/Friday) – there’s just too much stuff going on right now so me to focus on doing these on the daily.


Grinding Gear Games teases Heist, the next Path of Exile league mechanic

With only two weeks remaining for Harvest, Grinding Gear Games (GGG) announced its next league for Path of Exile: Heist.

Heist pits you as a criminal mastermind planning a Grand Heist with the help of a bunch of rogues. You’ll need to find blueprints, hire the right crew, outfit them with specialized equipment, and, most importantly, execute the heist to ensure all goes according to plan (because if it doesn’t, and you get caught – you lose everything you picked up).

I love the idea of Heist, despite it being a bit like the flip side of Betrayal league.


India’s Ministry of Information & Technology bans PUBG Mobile, among others

There’s a bit of geopolitical tension going on right now between heavyweights India and China, and in the former’s latest (figurative) salvo, the country announced that 118 apps would be banned. The biggest victim is, of course, PUBG Mobile, published by Tencent with over 40 million active users in India. 

Source: Techcrunch


NVIDIA announces three new RTX video cards

The biggest news in the graphics card world this week is from NVIDIA, with its announcement of three new cards under the RTX 30 line: the RTX 3070, RTX 3080, and RTX 3090. All three are powered by the company’s new Ampere architecture and feature 8nm transistors.

The first of the next-generation cards, the 3080, will be available starting September 17 (retail: $699), with the 3090 (retail: $1499) coming the week after, and the 3070 (retail: $499) a month after that. 


Nintendo teams up with Puma to launch Super Mario Bros. sneakers

If you weren’t satisfied with Nike’s foray into retro gaming sneakers, now you can be disappointed again with the latest Super Mario Bros. collaboration between Nintendo and Puma. The sneaks are based on Puma’s RS-Dreamer and feature a power-up star on the heel.

Kotaku also reports that the shoes were listed on the Foot Locker Australian site with a release date of September 4, but they’ve since been pulled. 

Source: Kotaku


Whoops, Cyberpunk 2077 won’t take up 200GB of hard drive space after all

Apparently, word went around the Internet that Cyberpunk 2077 would take up a whopping 200GB of hard drive space. CD Projekt Red community lead Marcin Momot (@Marcin360) tweeted out that “you can expect the required HDD space to be on part with other modern titles”.

It’s worth pointing out that CD Projekt Red has not released the official set of requirements for Cyberpunk 2077.

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