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New GTA 6 patent leak suggests Rockstar wants best NPCs ever

GTA fans have discovered a Rockstar patent that creates dynamic and complex NPCs to try and make the best NPCs possible in GTA 6.

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A new patent by Rockstar, to potentially use in GTA 6, has been discovered that will make the best NPCs and make them more complex and intelligent.

It’s been over seven years since GTA 5 first graced the gaming world and there’s still no official word that the 6th game is in development. Every passing day leaves GTA fans emptier and to fill this void, they are trying to find every bit of information they can.

“Their internet sleuthing seems to have uncovered an extremely interesting patent from Take-Two, which could have a major impact on NPCs in their future titles. Rockstar are well-known for filling their open-world games with as much detail as possible, and it appears that non-playable characters could be receiving a major upgrade moving forward.”

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The patent, titled “System And Method For Virtual Navigation In A Gaming Environment” patent appears to show a complex set of decision-making algorithms that would affect how NPCs behave around each other and playable characters.”

There is also further evidence to suggest that this is a system to do with a potential new Grand Theft Auto game. The inventors are Simon Parr – Lead AI Programmer at Rockstar Games – and David Hynd – Associate Director of Technology at Rockstar Games.

Information about the patent was posted recently in a Reddit post and discussed by several users. The new system allows NPCs to be more dynamic and complex. You’d imagine the hope is that every player that plays GTA 6 will have new experiences and the world will feel different every time they step foot in it.

Rockstar is never one for settling for anything less than the best. So it’s entirely possible that we don’t hear anything official about GTA 6 for a long time yet.

In the meantime, fans will continue to speculate on the latest rumors such as GTA 6 having a female main character and strange files that further hint at the existence of the long-awaited sequel.

Once official information starts to trickle out about the game, we’ll report it here.

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How to watch Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022: Start time & game announcements

Hosted by Geoff Keighley, Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022 will deliver major gaming news and premieres so here’s how to watch.

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Here’s how to watch Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022 including the official start time, so you don’t miss a single game announcement or reveal from host Geoff Keighley.

If Gamescom 2022 is anything like Gamescom 2021, then gamers are in for a ton of pleasant surprises as the event gets set to showcase upcoming titles across the globe. The event will be hosted by Summer Game Fest’s very own Geoff Keighley from Cologne, Germany.

While in-person attendance is available this year, you can also check out the biggest and best the gaming industry has to offer via live stream. Here’s a helpful guide on how to watch Gamescom as well as the official start time for the event.

With presentations for Hogwarts Legacy, Sonic Frontiers, and yet-to-be-revealed games on the horizon, you won’t want to miss Gamescom Opening Night Live.

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Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022 start time

Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022 will take place on Tuesday, August 23 at 11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET / 7:00 PM BST. The entire Gamescom event will run from August 23 to August 28, but the most highly anticipated presentation will occur on the opening night, as the name would suggest.

You can catch Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022 on The Game Awards’ official YouTube and Twitch channels. Don’t forget to catch the remaining presentations on the following days, after you’ve taken in everything Opening Night Live 2022 has to offer.

Expected announcements at Gamescom

Of the confirmed games to appear at Gamescom Opening Night Live 2022, Hogwarts Legacy and Sonic Frontiers have generated the most excitement amongst fans. Hogwarts Legacy’s release date has been delayed to February 2023, but fans are still hoping to get another look at the wizarding world it will create.

Here’s a list of games with confirmed Gamescom Opening Night Live announcements:

  • Hogwarts Legacy
  • Sonic Frontiers
  • The Callisto Protocol
  • Dying Light 2 DLC 1
  • High on Life
  • Goat Simulator 3
  • Return to Monkey Island
  • Unnamed sci-fi IP from Unknown Worlds Entertainment

Gamers can still expect a ton of surprises from Gamescom Opening Night Live as Geoff Keighley has promised that 30+ games will be showcased during the nearly two-hour live event. You can expect world premieres as well as several major game announcements.

Of the over 500 gaming companies involved, titans of the gaming industry including Ubisoft, SEGA, Bandai Namco, 2K, and Xbox will be involved in the event, so keep your eyes peeled for a ton of exciting news.


For more, check out everything you need to know about upcoming titles like Modern Warfare 2, FIFA 23, and Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

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Apex Legends leakers discover Season 15 Legend in game files

Apex Legends leaks have discovered a brand-new character name in the Season 14 game files, which could be the Season 15 Legend.

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An Apex Legends leak may have possibly revealed the name of the Season 15 Legend, which some will remember from a previous huge Legend leak.

Apex Legends Season 14 has just got underway, giving players a brand-new Legend to enjoy, which pro player ImperialHal has some strong opinions about.

A new season of Apex doesn’t just mean a new Battle Pass, Collection Event, and buffs and nerfs in the patch notes, it also means that dataminers have a new game version to sift through and find unreleased information.

As always, these leakers have found new information on Apex Legends Season 15, including who the new Legend could be.

In a YouTube video from Apex Legends content creator bobz, it’s highlighted that dataminers have found a Holospray in the Season 14 game files that has Catalyst in the code: “hspray_epic_v22_catalyst_01.”

Back in Apex Legends Season 12, there was a massive leak that revealed a variety of unreleased Legends. At the time, Legends like Newcastle and Vantage were discovered, giving legitimacy to the leak as these Legends are now available.

In this leak there was also a Legend called Catalyst, who can reinforce cover and create structures with “ferro fluid.”

The fact that this name has popped up in the Season 14 game files as well further suggests that Catalyst will be seen in Apex Legends, and it could even be for Season 15.

It’s obviously a long way out until Season 15, and these are just leaks, so take them with a pinch of salt. However, it would make sense to see Catalyst in Season 15 considering the devs have added a Holospray with the character’s name.


For more on Apex Legends, check out why Apex Legends players are calling for the devs to remove Arenas.

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FIFA 22 player reveals Ultimate Team trick to instantly make 300k coins

A simple yet often forgotten FIFA 22 trick can gift Ultimate Team players with up to 300k coins before FIFA 23 comes around.

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FIFA 22’s endgame is underway, but players are still discovering clever ways to generate coins, and this Ultimate Team trick has the possibility to grant a few hundred thousand.

Despite the fact that FIFA 23 is right around the corner, FIFA 22 players are still enjoying everything the Ultimate Team mode has to offer well into August. While the stakes and excitement can’t match that of FUT’s early game, the end game is still a great way to flex your FIFA skills.

The end of FIFA 22’s Ultimate Team cycle is when the market tends to crash, allowing you to purchase incredible players for bargain prices. If you’re looking to do so but you’re short on coins, a FUT player has revealed a clever trick to instantly gain almost 300k coins in one sitting.

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With FIFA 23 set to release on September 30, FIFA 22’s Ultimate Team market is not the pillar it once was at the start of the game. Instead, some of the best cards in the game including Shapeshifters, TOTY, and FUTTIES items are available for cheap.

However, you’ll need coins to live out FIFA 22’s remaining days with the best possible squad and most players have burned through their savings.

Luckily, a helpful tip from a clever Ultimate Team expert could allow you to build your dream squad this late in the game. The trick involves discarding all your FIFA 22 Ultimate Team stadium items.

Stadium items like anthems, flags, and goal songs are used to decorate your FUT stadium. As the player who posted the tip to the FIFA subreddit explained, they “made about 300k” doing so.

The idea is that most players have amassed a ton of stadium items since the start of FIFA 22 that simply remain in their clubs unchecked. They don’t necessarily impact gameplay, so most players will forget about them.

If you’re one of these players, it’s likely that you’re sitting on a goldmine. Of course, if you immediately discard your stadium items as they come in, then this trick will not work for you.

The comments are full of players praising the forgotten trick: “Didn’t realise how much s**** I had. Couldn’t believe it when I seen it was 485 per discard.” Meanwhile, others opted for well-timed Barcelona jokes given their curious financial situation: “Bro went Barcelona’s financial team mode,” and “So this is what pulling a lever feels like.”

Unfortunately, there’s no FUT feature to quick sell all items, therefore you’ll have to manually quick sell them one by one. However, a player in the comments offered yet another helpful tip that should save you some time: “Web app isn’t the worst thing in the world however, took 20 minutes at most.”

Your stadium stockpile will determine how many coins you’ll receive. The OP accrued almost 300k, while some in the comments reached 150k and 200k. Any result that nets you over 100k coins is certainly worth it, as it’ll be considered a fortune in the current market.


For more, check out how EA Sports’ costly mistake let players purchase FIFA 23 for less than $1.

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