This Week on JungleDrums:
Your JungleDrums host, AcuteJungle66, is joined by SergeantJay and Gimboid to delve into this week’s gaming and tech news! Bungie cancels their Curse of Osiris livestream, 9th Gen Intel CPU rumours surface, Visceral’s Star Wars game was apparently too linear, and more!
- Bungie decided to cancel their planned Curse of Osiris livestream to focus on addressing the community’s concerns regarding Destiny 2’s endgame. A massive blog post appeared on Bungie’s official website, detailing some of the ways more dedicated players will be able to get more out of their playtime in Destiny 2. Some of these updates will arrive with the December 5 update, and some additional updates will be included in a patch that will be deployed the following week on December 12.
- Intel’s Core i7-9700K 9th Generation Flagship To Feature 8 Cores, 16 Threads – Core i5 and Core i3 Get Upgrades Too! Based on the recent Intel leaks, Chinese sources are further reporting through information acquired from motherboard makers in Taiwan that Intel’s next generation, 9th generation flagship will pack more cores than the current fastest mainstream processor. There was no doubt that Intel’s 9th generation mainstream processors weren’t going to receive a core bump in the coming year. There were leaked slides already hinting that and next year means Intel will be getting enough time to tweak their process and architecture design to accommodate more cores.
- Back in October, EA officially closed down Visceral Games and announced that it would be ‘pivoting’ and handing over the studio’s Star Wars game to a new team in order to ‘broaden’ it. Since then, EA’s CFO has shed some additional light on why this happened, claiming that the game was too linear for modern tastes. Speaking at the Credit Suisse Technology, Media and Telecom conference (via gamesindustry.biz), EA CFO, Blake Jorgensen claimed that the publisher wanted to push gameplay “to the next level”, adding that Visceral’s game felt dated due to its linearity.
- The gang discusses an interesting article published over at The Guardian. The intro for the piece reads as follows: Gadgets are only as good as their content, and though 2017 has been a difficult year for the world, it’s been a great one for video games. As gaming elbows its way to the centre stage of mainstream culture, the titles and their themes are increasingly reflecting the wide variety of players and their concerns. Here are the best games and consoles, and the most exciting trends of 2017.
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, or Rainbow Six Siege.