So much has been made about the PS5 and the Xbox Series X’s load times, but a video has shown what the true future of gaming holds as the notoriously slow-loading Grand Theft Auto V is almost instantaneous.
Despite being one of the most lauded games of all-time, GTA V has notoriously suffered from some notable loading issues – particularly when starting up the game.
However, the raw power of next-gen is not only shortening load times, it’s almost eliminating them completely. Grand Theft Auto 5 on PS3 was a groundbreaking success, but it took some time to boot up, GTA V on the Xbox Series X is a different story altogether.
Lack of loading
The internet has become populated by videos showcasing how quickly you can go from the home menu to playing a game on next-gen. When you sift through all the glamourous new features that the PS5 and Xbox Series X boast, fast load times might just be at the top.
The first proper attention for GTA V comes in the form of a video on Reddit that shows MrStealKiller loading up his copy of GTA V to play on the Xbox Series X. The video is astonishingly short as it shows how little time is required on the classic screensaver.
One of gaming’s deterrents can be its perceived lack of accessibility. But over the years this notion has changed and gaming systems are trying to decrease waiting to maximize the average person’s free time. The PS4 and Xbox One both had rest mode and the Xbox Series X has quick resume to turbocharge your gaming.
But a deeper look into Grand Theft Auto V’s history shows just how far we’ve come from a technical standpoint. YouTube user InControlAgain performed a test to compare the performance of GTA V across all three generations of console.
From the second the application was selected to the player having full control of the game, these were the results:
- Xbox 360 – 2:54:27
- Xbox One – 1:58:29
- Xbox One S – 2:00:09
- Xbox One X – 1:31:02
- Xbox Series X – 0:38:10
Here’s the full video so you can see the comparison for yourself.
As you can see, the Xbox 360 required you to make some coffee, mow the lawn, and even write a novel. Whereas the Xbox Series X is on another level of superiority. There’s nearly a full 2 and a half minutes difference, which may not seem like much to people, but when you’re sat there waiting, it’s out of this world.
It remains to be seen how big GTA 6 is going to be, but one thing’s for sure, the load times of yesteryear should be a distant memory for it.
Image credits: Rockstar Games
When does Apex Legends Season 10 start? Emergence update release time
Apex Legends Season 10 will be here very soon, so here is the release time for the Emergence update when players will be able to jump into the action.
Apex Legends Season 9 is here, but when does Season 10 start? Here is everything we know about the Apex Legends Season 10: Emergence update release time.
Now, the devs are preparing fans for the Emergence update that will mark the start of Season 10 for the battle royale game.
Here is when the Apex Legends Season 10 Emergence update release time will be taking place so that players can know exactly when they will be able to experience all of the exciting new content the game will be adding.
When does Apex Legends Season 10 start?
Generally, a new season of Apex Legends lasts for three months, and the next update launches the following day. The Legacy update will end on August 2, 2021, with Season 10 launching on August 3.
Apex Legends Emergence update release time
Based upon the previous schedules for new updates in the popular battle royale game, the release time for the update will be taking place at 10 AM PST/1 PM EST/ 6 PM BST on August 3, 2021, barring any delays for the Apex Legends update release time from Respawn Entertainment.
We will update this piece with any new developments regarding the Apex Legends Season 10: Emergence update release time if any are made official.
There is no doubt that the community is extremely excited to see everything new that will be coming to the fan-favorite game become available for them to experience.
From the new character known as Seer to a new Rampart LMG and updates to the World’s Edge map, there will be plenty of content for the community to dive into and enjoy on August 2, 2021.
A new battle pass will also be added to the game when the game’s new season starts, and it contains a treasure trove of unique and exciting cosmetic items players will be able to earn when playing.
Image credits: Respawn Entertainment
Dr Disrespect explains why he hates Apex Legends: “It’s boring! Shooting shields, I don’t like it!”
Popular streamer Dr Disrespect recently gave his thoughts on Apex Legends while playing and explained why he is a not a fan of the battle royale game.
Apex Legends is one of the most popular battle royale games in the world, but high-profile streamer Dr Disrespect recently explained why he is not a fan of the first-person shooter.
The past couple of years has seen Apex Legends rise to become one of the most popular video games globally. The battle royale game has become a staple in the gaming community thanks to its action-packed gameplay and mechanics.
However, as with every multiplayer game, some players do not enjoy what Apex Legends offers. One player who still has not been bitten by the Apex Legends bug is Dr Disrespect, who recently explained while streaming why he hates the game.
After being eliminated in a match, Dr Disrespect began to explain his frustrations with Apex Legends and what he does not enjoy about the game. A great deal of his criticism focuses on the large number of bullets it takes to down enemies and how the shield healing aspect of Apex legends.
“I hate this game! It’s boring! Shooting shields, I don’t like it. A full spray and the f**king clip is never enough to knock a guy. Right?”
Dr Disrespect then went on to explain why the high time to kill in Apex Legends is why he believes the battle royale has not risen to be a more popular esports game.
That’s why no one wants to watch this game competitively. Nobody wants to! You can’t create that one shot,” Dr Disrespect continued.
“That’s why it didn’t do good in esports. No one wants to watch it! At the end, everyone is camping out with bubble shields on, camping doors like this: opening and closing, opening and closing. Just to shoot someone’s purple or gold shield twice and then have the gas kill everyone…I Just don’t know, man.”
There is no doubt that Apex Legends has a much higher time to kill than other battle royale games like Warzone, which has been seen as a positive and a negative in the video game community.
However, while Dr Disrespect’s latest remarks focused on why he doesn’t enjoy Apex Legends. he has not been shy about his frustrations with Call of Duty: Warzone and other games in the past.
With Dr Disrespect having explained his optimism for Battlefield 2042 in the past, it looks as though that will be the next game the popular streamer will be trying out with Apex Legends and Warzone not quenching his gaming thirst at this time.
For more Apex Legends, check out all of the latest Season 10: Emergence update patch notes, and stay tuned for future news and guides.
Image Credits: Wikipedia Commons / EA / Respawn Entertainment
How to get Fortnite Ariana Grande Icon Series skin
Ariana Grande is the next personality to get a Fortnite Icon Series skin for her upcoming Rift Tour concert event, and here is how you can get this outfit.
The Fortnite Rift Tour event will see the musical superstar Ariana Grande perform her own concert in the popular game and will also see her own Icon Series skin become available for players to add to their collections.
This will be the latest concert event to take place in the high-profile game with Marshmellow and Travis Scott, having been previous musical artists to perform a show inside of Fortnite.
As with the Marshmallow and Travis Scott concert events, players will be able to get a Fortnite Ariana Grande skin as the latest new item for the Icon Series collection that recently added LeBron James and World Cup champion Bugha.
With this in mind, here is everything you need to know to get the Fortnite Ariana Grande skin.
How to get Fortnite Ariana Grande skin
Players will be able to acquire this new Icon Series skin and all of her other Icon Series cosmetic items beginning on August 4, 2021.
These highly-anticipated cosmetic items will become available for players to purchase in the game’s store starting at 5 PM PST/ 7 PM CST/ 8 PM EST.
The official price for this skin has not yet been revealed but is likely to be the same as other Icon Series outfits, which have been 1,500 V-Bucks.
We will update this piece with the official price for the Fortnite Ariana Grande skin when it is revealed to the community on August 4, 2021.
There is no doubt that plenty of fans will be more than excited to add this new outfit to their character’s collection and enjoy everything that the Rift Tour event has to offer, playing with the newest personality to join the Icon Series.
Image Credits: Epic Games
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