This Week on JungleDrums:
Your host, AcuteJungle66, is joined by Gimboid and SergeantJay to delve into this week’s gaming and tech news! The Amazing Eternals is a new FPS by the studio that created Warframe, World of Tanks gets its first ever single-player campaign, Crackdown 3 has been delayed yet again, and more!
- Warframe studio Digital Extremes have finally unveiled the game it teased back in May, and it’s a first-person shooter with… wait for it… deck building. The Amazing Eternals has been in closed alpha testing for a little while now, but today marks the first proper public look at the game. It looks interesting.
- The console version of World of Tanks gets a single-player campaign mode on Tuesday, August 22, Wargaming has announced. The predominantly competitive multiplayer game gets War Stories mode in a bid to add story driven, episodic gameplay. The idea there involves you reliving historical events, playing out alternative histories. There’s even mention of fantasy campaigns.
- Crackdown 3 has been pushed back from November 7 until Spring 2018. Crackdown 3 was originally unveiled at E3 in 2014. At the time it was slated for a 2016 release, and has been pushed back several times already. Will it definitely be releasing next Spring? I would not hold my breath…..
- AMD’s RX Vega line of graphics cards launched earlier this week, and every reviewer out there listed an MSRP of $399 for Vega 56 and $499 for Vega 64. The latest word however is that the $499 (or £459) MSRP of the RX Vega 64 was nothing but an introductory ‘early adopter’ discount that was applicable only for the first batch shipped to retailers. According to the same source, the discount in question was £100, which would make the actual MSRP £559 or $599!
- The Conquer from Cougar is one of the most unique-looking cases I have ever seen — essentially slabs of aluminium and glass thrown together — and it requires some assembly work as well. The chassis certainly looks good, and would no doubt be perfect for a custom water-cooling setup.
- Discord rolled out video chat and screen sharing to 5% of registered users this week, with that pool expanding in the coming months. Whilst none of us were fortunate to have been included in the initial group, reports state that it is excellent. Will this put an end to Skype once and for all?
JungleDrums is a weekly news show run by one of Scholarly Gamers’ dedicated streamers, 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 The Division or Rainbow Six Siege.
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, but he also enjoys the great outdoors as often as he can.
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.