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Leaker claims GTA 6 will have female main character

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According to an established leaker, GTA 6 is going to break new ground for the franchise and have a female protagonist lead the game. This would mark the first time this has ever happened in Grand Theft Auto’s history.

Rockstar did their best to innovate with GTA 5 and they did so admirably by having three different characters run in real-time, simultaneously. You can easily switch between Trevor, Michael, and Franklin and take advantage of their particular idiosyncrasies.

But now it seems like Rockstar wants to go one step further and put you in control of a female character too.

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GTA VI female protagonist leak

The Grand Theft Auto games have had their fair share of female characters in the past and the idea of having a lead character makes perfect sense.

There’s been a significant and noticeable shift towards female leads in recent years. Most notably we’ve seen Aloy in Horizon Zero Dawn, Jesse Faden in Control, Senua in Hellblade, Lara Croft, and many more.

So it seems apt for, arguably, video game’s biggest ever franchise to make this move. Thanks to Tom Henderson, notorious leaker of Call of Duty and various other games, on Twitter we may have confirmation of this.

He says that: “GTA 6 will have a playable female and male protagonist.”

Now, we don’t know if this is 100% true, but Tom Henderson has been correct about a lot of things in the past. We also don’t know if it’s going to be a la GTA 5 in that you can switch between both characters whenever you want to.

It’ll be interesting to see the relationship between the male and female characters. They could be romantically involved, brother and sister, or something else entirely.

The one thing we know for sure is that Rockstar’s track record of creating compelling narratives that could be worthy of the big screen is second-to-none. So if we do have a female lead, then Rockstar will do their best to make them memorable.

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Fortnite Gold Cube: Location, travel path & more

The Gold Cube in Fortnite Season 8 has started to move, but what’s it for and where is it going? We’ve got the lowdown right here.

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Fortnite Season 8 is here with plenty of Cube-themed content for players to tackle. One of the most mysterious new additions is the Fortnite Gold Cube which has begun traveling around the map. Here’s where to find it and where it’s headed.

Fortnite Season 8 Cubed has landed, and it’s brought with it a whole host of new changes to the world-famous battle royale. From another Marvel crossover with Venom and Carnage to an entirely new dimension called The Sideways.

In a throwback to the first season, Epic has also brought back Kevin the Cube, and he isn’t alone this time.

A strange Gold Cube can also be seen rolling around among the numerous alien Cubes populating the map. Here’s everything we know about it so far.

Kevin the Cube in Fortnite Season 8

What does the Fortnite Gold Cube do?

The actual purpose of the Gold Cube is currently unknown. When the other purple squares began making their moves, it remained stationary but has since started to travel as well.

This more prestigious Cube will likely play a massive part in the end-of-season event that will take place before Season 9 begins.

As always, we will keep you updated with any fresh news on what role the Fortnite Gold Cube will play.

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Fortnite Gold Cube location

The mysterious Fortnite Gold Cube started near Holly Hedges and Weeping Woods before it began its long journey.

At the time of writing, it can be found in between Boney Burbs and Believer Beach, and it is set to head towards Pleasant Park.

As the object now appears to be continuously moving, its location will change drastically throughout Season 8.

It is expected to go past many of the named locations around the outskirts of the map before reaching its final destination.

Fortnite Gold Cube

If the Cube is moving, then where exactly is it going? Well, according to a leak from dataminer HYPEX, the Fortnite Gold Cube – along with every other alien square – is actually heading to the center of the map.

This location has been significant for some time in Epic’s ongoing narrative, especially in the Zero Point storyline that has dominated many of the game’s seasons.

It appears that all of the Cubes, except Blue, which is yet to budge, will all be meeting in the same place eventually.

What happens when all of the Cubes make their way to the middle remains to be seen, but if history is anything to go by, then fans can expect something big when they are reunited.

For more on Fortnite Season 8, check out all of the Exotic Weapon locations and how to complete Bounties.

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Halo Infinite budget: How much will the “most expansive” Halo yet cost?

Microsoft’s Halo Infinite is getting closer to its 2021 release date, but is it set to be the most expensive game ever made?

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Halo Infinite is the next epic sci-fi FPS game from the goliath that is Microsoft. It is has a lot of hype and excitement, but is 343 Industries’ new title set to have the most expensive budget for a video game ever?

Few franchises are guaranteed to create a genuine buzz and garner a ton of coverage, both mainstream and otherwise. Halo is one of them, and the next game in the series – Halo Infinite – could be the biggest one yet.

343 Industries has already said that Halo Infinite will feature open-world elements, another juicy campaign, and that it’s definitely out in 2021.

With the scale of the project and scope of the game’s vision bigger than ever, it’s got many people wondering if Halo Infinite is going to have the biggest budget ever for a video game.

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Microsoft has been quite secretive over the game’s purported budget, but the latest rumors suggested that it is reportedly going to be the biggest ever.

Gfinity reported that Xbox Dynasty covered the question back in mid-2020 when they said the budget for Halo Infinite was going to end up in the region of $500 million!

For Halo Infinite, the $500 million figure will take into account salaries, advertising, marketing, testing, delays, licenses, and more.

We should note that the Xbox Dynasty report was rebuked by Frankie, a worker for 343 Industries, and claimed that this budget figure is not accurate.

Many games are now eclipsing $200 and even $300 million dollars for their budgets, so it would not be a surprise if we do get official confirmation that Halo Infinite broke, or was near, the $500 million mark.

As usual with strong rumors like this, we would urge you to take the information with a pinch of salt until Microsoft makes the numbers official.


Also, check out all the latest information on Halo Infinite so far.

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How to get Fortnite Balenciaga cosmetics: Outfits, Backblings & free Sprays

Fortnite Season 8 includes a crossover with luxury fashion brand Balenciaga, so here’s how to get all of the associated cosmetics.

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Fortnite’s latest crossover is with luxury fashion house Balenciaga, so here’s how to get your hands on all of the deluxe cosmetics arriving in Season 8.

Fortnite Season 8 is continuing the trend of ambitious pop-culture crossovers, bringing Carnage and Naruto to the game. In true Fortnite fashion, the crossovers only get more ambitious, this time collaborating with high-end fashion house Balenciaga.

A ton of Balenciaga Outfits, Backblings, Pickaxes, and more, are coming to the battle royale, along with new challenges to earn some free goodies.

Here’s how to get your hands on all of the Balenciaga Fortnite crossover cosmetics.

How to get Balenciaga cosmetics in Fortnite Season 8

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The majority of the Balenciaga cosmetics will arrive in Fortnite’s Item Shop on September 20 at 5 PM PT / 8 PM PT / 1 AM BST (September 21).

There is no confirmation of how many V-Bucks each item or Bundle will cost, however.

From the Item Shop, you’ll be able to purchase:

  • Unchained Ramirez Outfit
  • Shady Doggo Outfit
  • Fashion Banshee Outfit
  • Game Knight Outfit
  • Logo Lugger Back Bling
  • Skate Pocket Duffle Back Bling
  • Everyday Sleekpack Back Bling
  • Camo Carrier Back Bling
  • Speed Sneaker Pickaxe
  • Parasail Purse Glider
  • Signature Look Wrap
  • The Look Emote

Also, the Shady Dogg outfit is based on a real-life Fortnite x Balenciaga collaboration, which you can purchase in Balenciagas stores and on the website.

How to get free Balenciaga Sprays in Fortnite

Fortnite Free Balenciaga Sprays

There are also some free Balenciaga Sprays you can unlock as part of their collaboration with Fortnite.

The Shady Doggo character will offer you two Quests, and you’ll get the free Sprays for completing them. These Quests go live on September 21 at 7 AM PT / 10 AM ET / 3 PM BST and last until September 28.

To unlock the Fashion Doggo Spray and Knight Looks Spray, you’ll need to:

  1. Pull off the perfect pose against graffiti
  2. Fetch Doggo new Triple S sneakers

Once you’ve completed these two challenges, the Balenciaga Sprays will be in your inventory.


For more Fortnite, you can check out how to complete the first batch of Punchcard Quests and check out the best weapons in Season 8.

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