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Rumored ‘Grand Theft Auto 6’ Details Leak, Possibly Inspired By Netflix Show ‘Narcos’

Leaked Details Hint At 'Grand Theft Auto 6' Being Inspired 'Narcos'

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We still roaming the wild, wild west in Red Dead Redemption 2, that hasn’t stopped fans for salivating for the next installment in the famed GTA franchise. A Reddit user caused quite a stir on the internet by leaking alleged details for Grand Theft Auto 6

Over the weekend, Reddit user JackOLantern1982 had social media buzzing when he posted a bunch of features he claimed would be in GTA 6. He claims he acquired the information from a person he knows at online video game publication Kotaku and a “friend” who works Rockstar Games, the studio behind the popular but always controversial title. According to JackOLantern, the next installment has been in development since 2012, will take us back to Vice City and a new fictional location based on Rio de Janeiro and is set in between the 70s-80s.

The leaks also suggest players will control a character named “Ricardo” who is described as a “wannabe drug dealer” with the rumored plot of the highly-anticipated game being “heavily inspired” by the hit Netflix original series Narcos. Other interesting tidbits he shared include is GTA 6 only allowing you to control one character, possible in missions in both Liberty City and supposedly Cuba and somehow the AIDS epidemic being worked into the story.

But there is cause for pause with these details. Forbes caught up with video game insider and journalist Jason Schreier he threw cold water on the hot news saying the list is most likely fake. He reasons that the details sound too realistic, while GTA does tackle most relevant pop-culture issues the game does so in a mocking way. He also points to the fact Rockstar hasn’t given any indication it is working on GTA 6, and with Red Dead Redemption 2 still being the main focus of the studio we shouldn’t be expecting any Grand Theft Auto 6 announcements anytime soon.

Besides, Rockstar Games keeps everything it does close to the vest, and we would be shocked if details about GTA 6 did leak out. Not for nothing, it was exciting to read those details, we don’t expect any news about a new Grand Theft Auto game to surface until Sony and Microsoft’s next-generation consoles hit the market.

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Anthony Davis & Dywane Wade Announced As Cover Stars For ‘NBA 2K20’

Anthony Davis & Dywane Wade Announced As 'NBA 2K20' Cover Athletes

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While NBA fans are still reacting to their teams making moves in free agency, 2K, the studio behind uber-popular NBA 2K basketball simulator announced Anthony Davis and Dwyane Wade as the game’s next cover athletes.

2K revealed today (July 1) that six-time NBA All-Star, Three-time All-NBA First Team, three-time NBA All-Defensive Team, and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Anthony Davis will be gracing the Standard and Deluxe Editions of the game. This marks Davis’ second time grabbing cover honors, he alongside James Harden and Steph Curry previously shared the honor on NBA 2K16.

Speaking on his first solo cover, Davis added:

“I’m honored to be back representing NBA 2K. Being picked as the face of NBA 2K20 means the world to me, and I’m excited for the fans to experience the best sports simulation in the world this Fall.”

Recently retired Miami Heat swingman, Dwyane Wade will be this year’s Legendary Edition cover. Past NBA greats who were featured include Kobe Bryant (NBA 2K17), Shaq (NBA 2K18) and LeBron James (NBA 2K19).

NBA 2K20

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This marks the first time Wade has graced the cover, and he is doing it in a very legendary way ever.

“I’ve been blessed to spend 16 years of my life playing the game I love at the highest level, and to culminate my career by joining NBA greats as an NBA 2K Legend Edition cover star makes me incredibly proud. My family and I love NBA 2K, and I’m truly grateful to all of the fans who have watched me, and played as me, throughout the years.”

Alongside the new covers, 2K also shared a first look trailer that gives fans a small glimpse at what to expect like WNBA teams, current superstars as well as the next generation of NBA greatness.

NBA 2K20

Source: 2K / Visual Concepts

NBA 2K20 arrives on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Windows PC platforms on September 6, 2019, and is available for pre-order now. Google Stadia owners can expect to get their hands on the game later this year.

You can step into the trailer for NBA 2K20 below.

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Elon Musk Confirms At #E32019 You Will Be Able To Play Games & Watch YouTube In Your Tesla

Elon Musk Confirms 'Fallout Shelter' & More Apps Coming To Tesla Cars

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Tesla Cars can already do a bevy of things regular vehicles cannot, speaking with Bethesda Games, Todd Howard at E3, Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk confirmed the Tesla owners will be able to play games, watch YouTube and use more apps in their electric cars on the ample built-in touchpad screen.

Musk revealed that drivers will be able to play Fallout Shelter, Bethesda’s free mobile game based on the popular Fallout franchise that was released in back in 2015. The game will be joining the list of already confirmed titles which includes the insanely challenging platformer Cuphead, Atari Classics such as Missile CommandAsteroidsLunar Lander, and Centipede which all arrived in the vehicle last August.

Not a gamer, no problem, Musk also confirmed that the popular video streaming app YouTube will also be coming to his Tesla vehicles as well. He flexed creative muscle, even more, when he revealed that drivers will be able to play a game called Buggy Racing 2 by using the car’s steering wheel, accelerator, and brake showing off the fantastic capability in a clip.

Other things Musk spoke on during the panel included his next big launch and even a weird”hits blunt” moment where he suggested that human existence could be someone’s video game and we are all the characters in the game.

Word?

No word on when the updates will arrive in the Tesla cars but when they do we will definitely update you on it. You can watch the entire panel featuring Musk below.

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A$AP Nast Flexes His Stylish Side Once Again for The Elder Statesman’s Holiday 2020 Lookbook

Whether he’s modeling for Lacoste or dropping his second capsule collection with Converse, A$AP Nast clearly has no plans on slowing down when it comes to domination the fashion world. For his next step into the style scene, the A$AP Mob standout helps unveil the new Holiday 2020 collection from The Elder Statesman.


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Outside of a trippy color theme seen throughout, the set is primarily based around various forms of gaming throughout history. From knit sweaters inspired by UNO and Bingo to shirts and jackets that incorporate a checkers board theme, the fun and games inspo that inspired these garbs is quite apparent overall. The design story can be seen the details as well, particularly with buttons made to look like the cowrie shells used in India’s traditional game of Pachisi. While not exactly a “board game,” a cream-colored ouija board sweater seen on Nast definitely makes for one of the standout pieces. With eclectic prints, fun-filled motifs and a wide-ranging palette that goes from tie-dye to color-blocking, you’ll definitely have a good time mixing this collection into your summer wardrobe.

Check out The Elder Statesman’s Holiday 2020 lookbook featuring A$AP Nast below, and shop the brand’s latest collection right now via their online store.



Images: Benjamin Askinas / The Elder Statesman

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Twitter Not Feeling ‘Marvel’s Avengers’ Game Use of “Stunt Doubles” Instead of Movie Cast

Marvel's Avengers A-Day

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Square Enix had itself a solid E3 showing and finally gave us a first look at its upcoming and highly-anticipated Avengers game. Of course, video game enthusiasts across social media had thoughts after viewing it, and it was not the positive reaction the studio was hoping for.

The game itself has nothing to do with Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe and is an entirely original story. Outside of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: Black Order that’s set to arrive on Nintendo Switch, Square Enix’s Marvel’s Avengers looks like it will finally deliver a game to fans that accurately capture the feel of the blockbuster films.

But there is one GLARING issue according to video game Twitter, and that is the characters in the game look like the stunt doubles of the actors from the blockbuster films. It’s so noticeable in fact that it has seemed to suck out of all of the joy from those who were waiting to see what the game looked like since it was first announced.

Still, the game does assemble what the equivalent of the Avengers in the form of voice acting is. Square Enix/Crystal Dynamics bringing together Nolan North (Iron Man), Troy Baker (Bruce Banner), Laura Bailey (Black Widow), Jeff Schine (Captain America), and Willing Blam (Thor) and from the looks of the trailer delivers on the action we have come to expect from the film, the bland character models are just hard for some to stomach.

We can’t front Captain America does look mid as hell, but we are still excited to play the game. But the reactions are hilarious as hell, you can see all of them in the gallery below.

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Google Reveals Stadia Release Date, Games, Price & More Details Ahead of E3 2019

Google Reveals Stadia Launch Date, Games & More Details

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Google shook the video game world’s table back in March at the Game Developers Conference when it officially announced its new gaming streaming service Stadia which does away with the use of a console altogether. Unfortunately, we did not get that many details about it but that all changed yesterday (Jun.6) when the company let the chopper go spilling all the beans on the new service.

With E3 2019 right around the corner, it looks like Google is trying to stay ahead of leaks before any formal announcements at the gaming convention. We now know that when Stadia launches in November, it will be sort of a gradual one limited to you or a friend for the first few months, reportedly until 2020 if you invested in the $130 Founders Edition of the service. As a reward for your early participation, you will be given a limited edition “Night Blue” controller, a Chromecast Ultra, a unique Stadia name minus the filler numbers, a copy of Destiny 2 with all of the current and upcoming DLC as well as access to Stadia’s library of titles. Oh and if you happened to play Destiny 2 on Xbox One or PC your data could be transferred over thanks to crossplay functionality, don’t worry PS4 owners its definitely in the works for us as well, Google has stated as much but has not made an announcement yet.

When the service kicks off there will be no shortage of games either as Google is boasting 31 games will be ready at launch and they include some solid titles such as:

Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, DOOM Eternal, DOOM 2016, Rage 2, The Elder Scrolls Online, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Destiny 2, Get Packed, GRID, Metro Exodus, Thumper, Farming Simulator 19, Baldur’s Gate 3, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, Football Manager, Samurai Shodown, Final Fantasy XV, T​omb Raider Definitive Edition, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, NBA 2K, Borderlands 3, Gylt, Mortal Kombat 11, Darksiders Genesis, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Just Dance , Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint , Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 , Trials Rising, and The Crew 2.

Big name studios such as EA and Capcom also are slated to have some games on the way for the service as well. Now for the million dollar question, and that is how will this work? Well depending on your internet connection and Google is banking on that you have a good one you will be able to play the titles instantly through your Chrome browser on either your Pixel 3 or Pixel 3a phone, television via Chromecast and other supported devices soon.

As far as price is concerned Stadia subscriptions are concerned, there will be two tiers. There will be a free base subscription that does allow you to keep any game you buy and play at a resolution of 1080p at 60 frames per second. If you decided to pay $10 for the pro subscription you get the same benefits as the base, but you get free games every month plus you to get to enjoy them at 4K, 60fps, with HDR and 5.1 surround sound. If this service sounds familiar to you its because it’s basically the same as PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold that grants its users similar perks. Now again, this all depends on your internet connection and what it can handle.

While this sounds revolutionary, Google is taking a big gamble here by hoping gamers are ready to move away from physical discs, and no indication suggests that is the case…YET. Also, not everyone has super fast internet speeds to fully immerse themselves in what Stadia is offering. So if you’re interested in the service, it would be wise to make sure your internet connection is up to par so you can use Stadia to its full potential. BUT we must say we are definitely intrigued by the idea, Stadia can definitely change the video game world rather quickly if it is successful.

We are looking forward to more information about Stadia as it comes out and be sure to keep it locked on Hip-Hop Wired as we will be keeping you up to speed on all the latest video game news that comes out E3 2019.

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Samurai Shodown: OG Character Charlotte & Her Trusty Rapier La Roche Are Back

Samurai Shodown

Source: SNK / Athlon Games

Back in late March, it was revealed that SNK’s classic bloody fighter Samurai Shodown was getting rebooted, and launching on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Now it’s time to get up close and personal with the game’s characters, and up first in what will be a weekly series of reveals is Nakoruru.

*Update*

As part of Samurai Shodown’s weekly character reveals, Charlotte who is an OG to the fighting game franchise is up next. The French swordswoman and loyal knight is back, armed with her rapier La Roche and her elegant but deadly fencing skills combined with her martial arts skills look better than ever. You can see her in action in the trailer below.

*Update*

This weeks character reveal introduces Shiki, who originally made her debut in Samurai Shodown 64 returns to action in the next generation console reboot. For those who don’t know her story, she is a mysterious woman who wakes up on Mt. Osore with no memory of her origins. Sporting two different color eyes, two swords she found at the base of the mountain and the ability to teleport she is on a mission to recover her memory while issuing graceful fades. Peep her trailer below.

*Update*

Last week met newcomer Darli Dagger, this week we get to see Samurai Shodown OG Ukyo. The dangerous swordsman who is the master of the lai quick draw sword technique is quite popular with the ladies but only has eyes for his one true love Kei Odagiri. Despite suffering from an incurable disease, he continues to fight for his beloved and issues some vicious fades.

You can watch his reveal trailer showing off his deadly technique below.

*Update*

We got reacquainted with Samurai Shodown vet Nakoruru, and now it’s time to meet a new challenger. Today the classic fighting game franchise introduced newcomer Darli Dagger. Her backstory goes as follows:

“After washing ashore on a tropical island at a young age, she learned how to defend herself from motley gangs of pirates and shipwrights that populated the area. As a study shipwright herself, Darli crushes opponents with her custom-made saw, an array of self-made tools, and her super-powerful fists.”

You can see her in action in her reveal trailer in the gallery below.

Don’t let her youth, innocence and beautiful looks fool you, Nakoruru is as dangerous as any of the other fighters featured in the game. The Kamui warrior alongside her loyal pet hawk Mamahaha have been around since the original Samurai Shodown game, and now her nature-based moves look even more beautiful but still just as dangerous as ever thanks to the games new gorgeous cutting edge 3D graphics.

Nakoruru’s primary mission is to protect her beloved Mother Nature at all cost, and those who dare dishonor her face death. You can check out her reveal trailer in the gallery below and keep it locked on HipHopWired as we bring each character to you and any more news related to Samurai Shodown leading up to the games June release.

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Watch Snoop Dogg & Sir 21 Savage Face Off In ‘Mortal Kombat 11’ [Video]

Snoop Dogg takes on 21 Savage In Mortal Kombat 11

Source: WB Games / NetherRealm Studios

We have been keeping you up to date on Mortal Kombat 11 with our Kombat Kountdown, and now the game is here and to celebrate its release Snoop Dogg held a tournament featuring his celebrity friends.

Snoop Dogg in conjunction with his Gangster Gaming League (GGL) held a ganja-friendly King of the Kompound tournament where the legendary rapper and celebrity guests including 21 Savage, Rachel Ako (a Survivor contestant and Playboy model), pro gamer Steve Scott, dancing Instagram personality and Danrue and more. The event which was live-streamed on both Twitch and Mixer even had giveaways for fans who were tuned in.

As for the tournament itself, which took place in Inglewood California, Snoop and Sir 21 Savage faced in the game which featured an exclusive track from the “Bank Account” rapper, The Doggfather eventually ended up in the finals taking on TikTok star, Brooke Bridges, with her beating Snoop and taking home the title in the Mortal Kombat 11 tournament. Snoop even revealed his favorite character is none other than the Outworld gunslinger Erron Black.

Mortal Kombat 11 is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, you can check out all of the highlights from Snoop Dogg’s King of the Kompound tournament in the video below.

Photo: WB Games/ NetherRealm Studios

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Patrick Mahomes Lands Cover of ‘Madden 20’, Joey BadA$$ Featured In Reveal Trailer

Patrick Mahomes Lands Cover of Madden 20

Source: EA Sports / Madden 20

Ahead of last night’s 2019 NFL Draft, EA Sports revealed the next cover athlete for Madden 20 its none other than the Kansas City Chief’s rookie phenom QB Patrick Mahomes.

Mahomes who is coming off a record-setting first season will grace the cover of all editions of Madden 20 including Madden NFL Mobile. In addition to earning the distinct honor of being the face of this years edition of the famed video game franchise, Mahomes also contributed to the new personalized career campaign mode Face of the Franchise: QB1.

In the brand new mode players will now be able to create their own college quarterback in Madden 20 to play through the NCAA College Football National Championship playoff which will have 10 college teams as well as the NFL Combine, NFL Draft and ultimately being a starting QB on an NFL franchise. Both Face of the Franchise: QB1 and Franchise mode will use a new Scenario Engine that “generates unique playable scenarios, events and dynamic challenges that build the story of each fan’s distinct NFL career.”

Another new feature coming to Madden 20 is Superstar X-Factor which will bring NFL superstars to life on the virtual football field by giving gamers access to the players “unique abilities” that clearly separates them from other NFL players. Fans can expect the game to carry on the tradition of bringing the action they have come to expect every Sunday on the field to be in the Madden 20 with new player celebrations, run/pass option plays and of course unique playbooks. Speaking on the new mode, Executive Producer of Madden NFL 20 Seann Graddy added:

The team this year wanted to ensure that the superstars of the NFL responded and played differently in all aspects in Madden, just as they do on the field every Sunday – we wanted to make sure the stars felt like stars.” 

Mahomes who is a life-long Madden fan called landing the cover a full circle moment for him and an honor.

“The last year has been life-changing for me and landing the cover of Madden NFL 20 is both a huge honor and a dream come true as a lifelong Madden fan. To also get the opportunity to impact the experience in the new Face of the Franchise: QB1 by providing input on the gameplay is something I never expected. I played Madden with my dad when I was a kid, and this is definitely a full circle moment for me.”

The announcement was also accompanied with a reveal trailer featuring narration by  Joey BadA$$ whom we can probably expect on the games original soundtrack called Urban Symphony, that highlights pop culture, hip-hop music, and urban lifestyle trends aimed to “deliver on the emotion, history, and meaning of football.”

Now of course Chiefs’ fans are probably worried about the dreaded Madden curse, but hey maybe Mahomes has the skills to put it to bed. Madden 20 arrives worldwide on August 2, 2019, for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Origin for PC. If you pre-order Madden NFL 20: Superstar Edition fans will receive Superstar Edition benefits, including 12 Gold Team Fantasy Packs, a choice of 1 out of 32 core elite players from a favorite NFL team, and much more.

So get yourself hyped for Madden season by watching the trailer for Madden 20 below.

Photo: EA Sports/Madden 20

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Samurai Shodown: Pretty Boy Ukyo Serves Vicious Fades In Reveal Trailer

Samurai Shodown

Source: SNK / Athlon Games

Back in late March, it was revealed that SNK’s classic bloody fighter Samurai Shodown was getting rebooted, and launching on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. Now it’s time to get up close and personal with the game’s characters, and up first in what will be a weekly series of reveals is Nakoruru.

*Update*

Last week met newcomer Darli Dagger, this week we get to see Samurai Shodown OG Ukyo. The dangerous swordsman who is the master of the lai quick draw sword technique is quite popular with the ladies but only has eyes for his one true love Kei Odagiri. Despite suffering from an incurable disease, he continues to fight for his beloved and issues some vicious fades.

You can watch his reveal trailer showing off his deadly technique below.

*Update*

We got reacquainted with Samurai Shodown vet Nakoruru, and now it’s time to meet a new challenger. Today the classic fighting game franchise introduced newcomer Darli Dagger. Her backstory goes as follows:

“After washing ashore on a tropical island at a young age, she learned how to defend herself from motley gangs of pirates and shipwrights that populated the area. As a study shipwright herself, Darli crushes opponents with her custom-made saw, an array of self-made tools, and her super-powerful fists.”

You can see her in action in her reveal trailer in the gallery below.

Don’t let her youth, innocence and beautiful looks fool you, Nakoruru is as dangerous as any of the other fighters featured in the game. The Kamui warrior alongside her loyal pet hawk Mamahaha have been around since the original Samurai Shodown game, and now her nature-based moves look even more beautiful but still just as dangerous as ever thanks to the games new gorgeous cutting edge 3D graphics.

Nakoruru’s primary mission is to protect her beloved Mother Nature at all cost, and those who dare dishonor her face death. You can check out her reveal trailer in the gallery below and keep it locked on HipHopWired as we bring each character to you and any more news related to Samurai Shodown leading up to the games June release.

Photo: SNK/Althon Games

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