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Tinker Racers Review

The bygone days of Micro Machines were all fine and dandy, but what if you were to raise these pint-sized stakes to something a little bigger? Rumbora Party Games lays it all on the line with their new title Tinker Racers, a top-down racer with an elimination edge. Should you put the pedal to the metal, or does this racer blow it at the starting line?

Tinker Racers Review

The perspective and general control scheme made famous decades ago is alive and well in Tinker Racers. Players will speed along offices, bedrooms, and kitchens in a top down viewpoint, drifting at every turn and outpacing their opponents. Threats include cutting board ramps, runaway marbles, and the odd stapler across each track.

However, in the main campaign mode, it’s not enough that you win – others must fail. In order to get ahead, players must lead the pack and leave others in the dust. By getting in the lead and having the camera get your opponents out of frame, you can eliminate the competition and score a point, with the first person to five points winning the round.

This proposition certainly keeps players on their toes, especially when threats stand in the way between you and victory. While the control scheme plays it fast and loose with drifts along every turn, this system provides a number of clutch moments. The AI is balanced just right, without coming across as brain dead or overly cheap. The environment can often be a bigger obstacle than the rival racers, but familiarity and memorization help a great deal – just like the best arcade racers on the market.

It also pays to know the environments in Tinker Racers due to the health mechanic in its campaign mode. Your ride can get damaged, with it starting at 100% and gradually deteriorating with any bump along the way. Though we appreciate this mechanic, we never came across any instance where we were in any danger.

Though the Campaign of Tinker Racers can be finished fairly quickly, there is a fair amount to keep players going. A Dark Mode can be unlocked, while Time Trials with developer times are just begging to be beaten. Single Races with five laps can also be jumped into, though tracks must be unlocked. Finally, a Free for All mode serves as a way to enjoy the title with less pressure. In all, the 32 achievements based on times, scores, and finishing tracks will keep players racing.

Just be warned that there is little variety between each track. Though there are multiple tracks, expect to see the same worlds multiple times. Seeing the sixth version of a bedroom track just lacks the impact of a fresh environment.

Tinker Racers pint-sized racers put the pressure on with its elimination-based gameplay. Though this title favors crazy drifting over tight controls, those who can get a grip on its mechanics will have fun trouncing the competition.

This review of Tinker Racers was done on the PC. The game was purchased digitally.
Tinker Racers Review

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Getting Fall Update


Starting September 30, players will be able to experience a fall wonderland in Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons as part of a free update.

Players will be able to grow pumpkins by paying a visit to Leif (year-round) or from Nook’s Cranny (during October). From there, players can take advantage of a number of pumpkin-based DIY projects.

Halloween costumes like a mage’s dress can be yours at the Able Sisters shop throughout October. Body paint and colored eye contacts can also be yours by exchanging Nook Miles. Halloween DIY projects from your fellow residents can be found, and neighbors will also get into the spooky spirit on Halloween night with their own costumes.

After 5pm on October 31, neighbors will make their way to the decorated plaza. The mysterious guest Jack wants lollipops and candy, and giving him what he wants will earn you spooky in-game rewards. Save some candy for your neighbors as well, or you might find yourself getting pranked. New Reactions to properly express your feelings of fear can also be learned.

To make things easier, players can easily revisit dreams from a list.

Finally, the NookLink Service in the Nintendo Switch Online smartphone app will receive an update in early October. With the update, you’ll be able to use your smart device to perform Reactions in the console version.

Learn more with the trailer below:

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fall Update – Nintendo Switch

To go alongside this news, Nintendo announced that the Nintendo Switch — Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition system will return to participating retailers for $299.99. The system features pastel blue and green Joy-Con controllers, along with a white Nintendo Switch dock that features Tom Nook and Nooklings Timmy and Tommy.

According to Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing:

“For players that have yet to create their personal island paradise in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, now is a great time to get started. Players who enjoyed their islands during the spring and summer will find new ways to play when they experience the new festive activities that fall has to offer.”

Source: Press Release
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Getting Fall Update

Starting September 30, players will be able to experience a fall wonderland in Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons as part of a free update

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… Launching April 23

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Nier Replicant Remastered Releases April 2021

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With Nier: Automata raising the franchise’s profile immensely, it only makes sense that its predecessor would gain a second life. Square Enix is turning this wish into a reality with the impending release of Nier Replicant ver. 1.22474487139…, a remaster of the original Nier that started it all. Upon its initial release in 2010, Nier built a small but passionate fanbase for its vivid worldbuilding, hindered by some homely visual design. This makes the game a perfect candidate for a remaster, whose sweeping graphical improvements will no doubt introduce the game to some new fans. As the cherry on top, Nier Replicant will also boast some newly illustrated characters and a re-recorded soundtrack.

 

The game is set to release for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on April 23rd, 2021 with a lofty collector’s edition exclusively sold at the Square Enix Store. This will include a two-disc soundtrack CD set, a seven-book script set, some character-themed pin badges, and a stylized steelbook case. Outside of the collector’s edition, all preordered editions of Nier Replicant will still contain digital copies of selections from the game’s soundtrack, not to mention a game that is substantial in its own right. Given that Nier Replicant takes place four thousand years before Nier: Automata, there are major aesthetic differences between each game that may surprise newcomers. For those who have only played Nier: Automata, the Nier experience is made complete by playing both games, making Nier Replicant worth any fan’s while.

 

Promotional image of Nier Replicant displaying the contents of the game's collector's edition

Image courtesy of Square Enix

 

More than ten years after Nier‘s original release, it will be a pleasure to return to a fully remastered version. Nier matches its cerebral storytelling with daring gameplay variety moving from hack-and-slash to bullet-hell in ways no other game has matched. As one of the first announcements made at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, the exhibition is already off to a lively start.

 

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NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… Launching April 23


During this week’s 2020 Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix announced that NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… will come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on April 23, 2021.

A modern re-telling of 2010’s NieR Replicant, which originally released in Japan in 2010, this prequel invites players to experience a dark, apocalyptic world. The story focuses on a brother’s quest to cure his sister of a deadly disease, with this quest making them question everything in their lives.

A new trailer for the title also made its debut at the event, offering players a closer look at familiar locations. A newly recorded soundtrack by composer Keiichi Okabe from MONACA (NieR, TEKKEN, Drakengard 3) will also be included in this release, along with updated visuals..

You can watch it below:

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… TGS Trailer

Note that the following pre-order bonuses are available for each version of the game:

  • PlayStation®4 system – All editions will include an exclusive PlayStation®4 system dynamic theme and avatar set. Pre-orders will also include a digital copy of the mini soundtrack featuring a sampling of songs from the White Snow Edition soundtrack CDs.
  • Xbox One – Pre-orders will also include a digital copy of the mini soundtrack featuring a sampling of songs from the White Snow Edition soundtrack CDs.
  • Steam – All editions will include a special digital wallpaper collection. Pre-orders will also include a digital copy of the mini soundtrack featuring a sampling of songs from the White Snow Edition soundtrack CDs.
Source: Press Release
NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… Launching April 23

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Scarlet Nexus Theme Song by The Oral Cigarettes Announced


Announced this week during the 2020 Tokyo Game Show, J-rock band “The Oral Cigarettes” will contribute to the soundtrack of Scarlet Nexus with their song 「 Dream In Drive 」.

In addition to being found as the theme song of the main game, 「 Dream In Drive 」can also be found on the band’s album “SUCK MY WORLD”, which came out on April 29 of this year.

You can listen to the song below:

SCARLET NEXUS × THE ORAL CIGARETTES「 Dream In Drive 」Special Movie

Taking place in the far distant future, Scarlet Nexus features a major problem from the outset. Deranged mutants that are known as Others have began their descent from the sky, each possessing a thirst for human brains. Those that have acute extra-sensory abilities, dubbed psionics, are society’s only chance to fight this onslaught. In order to combat these Others, the Other Suppression Force (OSF) was formed. What follows is a complex story of courage, bonds, and heroism that was crafted by minds behind the classic JRPG Tales of Vesperia.

In this title, players will follow the story of new OSF recruit Yuito Sumeragi, who has grand plans to become an elite psionic like the one that rescued him as a child. With this goal in mind, players will be able to explore the city of New Himuka and uncover the mysteries of a Brain Punk future.

The game will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.

Source: Press Release
NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… Launching April 23

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Double Rewards in Mobile Operations Missions This Week in GTA Online


Criminal excess is back in fashion – all Mobile Operations Missions in Rockstar Games’ GTA Online will pay out Double GTA$ and RP Rewards this week.

Players that complete any Mobile Operations Mission will be able to get themselves a cool GTA$100K by logging in the following week. If that’s not enough, there will also be double pay on all Gunrunning Sell Missions and the Survival Series.

All those that play GTA Online from September 24-30 will be able to cop the Warstock Cache & Carry Cap.

Those that swing by the lobby of The Diamond Casino & Resort and spin the Lucky Wheel can get a chance to win this week’s podium prize – the Declasse DR1.

Players will be able to take advantage of the following discounts this week:

Bunkers – 40% off

  • Paleto Forest Bunker
  • Raton Canyon Bunker
  • Lago Zancudo Bunker
  • Chumash Bunker
  • Grapeseed Bunker
  • Route 68 Bunker
  • Grand Senora Desert Bunker
  • Smoke Tree Road Bunker
  • Thomson Scrapyard Bunker
  • Farmhouse Bunker

Bunker Modifications – 30% off

  • Bunker Style
  • Personal Quarters
  • Shooting Range
  • Gun Locker
  • Transportation

Mobile Operations Center – 40% off

Mobile Operations Center Customizations – 35% off

  • Bays
  • Interior Color
  • Liveries
  • Weapons

Vehicles:

  • Ocelot Stromberg – 30% off
  • Pegassi Infernus – 40% off
  • Coil Rocket Voltic – 40% off
  • Titan – 40% off

Finally, GTA Online players that have connected their Rockstar Games Social Club account with their Prime Gaming account will receive GTA$200K for playing any time this week. These users will also be able to receive the following:

  • The Vespucci Canals Nightclub location for free
  • 40% off the Yosemite Rancher
  • 70% off the Declasse Drift Yosemite

In addition,Prime Gaming members that link their Amazon account to their Rockstar Games Social Club account can also get a one-time GTA$1,000,000 bonus deposited to their Maze Bank Accounts within 72 hours.

Source: Press Release
NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… Launching April 23

During this week’s 2020 Tokyo Game Show, Square Enix announced that NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… will come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on April 23, 2021

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Serious Sam 4 Gets Launch Trailer


Defenders of humanity the world over will be able to save the day with the release of Devolver Digital and Croteam’s Serious Sam 4 – see what awaits players with the launch trailer for the game.

Now available for the PC and Google Stadia, Serious Sam 4 features a world where humanity is under siege. Mental’s hordes are spreading like wildfire, ravaging what remains of a beaten-down civilization. To combat this threat, the Earth Defense Force’s blue-collar grunt Sam “Serious” Stone and his squad of misfit commandos is on the scene.

In this shooter, players will blast away Mental’s many minions. Its ranks include the iconic Headless Kamikaze, Beheaded Rocketeer, Scrapjack, Kleer, Werebull, and Khnum. New enemies and monsters like the Processed, Belcher, and Brute Zealot (among others) also pose a threat.

However, players won’t be unarmed in Serious Sam 4. Weaponry includes the double-barreled shotgun, the punishing minigun, the chainsaw launcher, a brand new auto shotgun, the iconic cannon, a lock-on rocket launcher, and the laser beam of death.

Learn more with the launch trailer below:

Serious Sam 4 – Launch Trailer

Source: Press Release
NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… Launching April 23

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Cosplay Wednesday – Crash Bandicoot (Harajuku Style)


The world of gaming’s biggest orange marsupial returns with Toys for Bob’s upcoming release of Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time. In honor of this retro revival, Gamers Heroes takes a look at a unique rendition of the main character.

Modeled by Ellie, Australian photographer KayleighJune got these unique shots of Crash Bandicoot in a Harajuku style. This is part of a project that she did with Leisa Stephenson (who did the makeup), where they take inspiration from specific video games and combine it with the Japanese Harajuku style to create a series of fashion images. To complete the look, Carly Lancaster did the styling.

Though she mentioned that this is not cosplay, we are willing to bend the rules and feature it as part of our segment this week.

Crash Bandicoot Harajuku Style Photography


Her tool of the trade is a Canon EOS 5D Mark II w/ 50mm, 85mm f1.2L, and 24-70mm f2.8L lenses.

You can find KayleighJune on DeviantArt here, on Facebook here, and on Twitter here.

Do you enjoy a bit of gaming cosplay? Or maybe you’re passionate enough to do it full time. Drop m

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The Game Awards Airing Digitally December 10


The video game industry’s annual year-end celebration, The Game Awards will be a digital event on December 10, 2020.

The Game Awards will adapt a multi-city approach to the 2020 broadcast airing from Los Angeles, Tokyo, and London with no in-person audience. The show will air live in 4K UHD, and will feature musical performances, live award presentations, and premiere game announcements.

Co-streamers will be able to participate and virtually interact across social media, live in-game experiences, and through interactive extensions on leading streaming platforms – more details will be released regarding this functionality in the coming months.

New to this year’s ceremony is the Innovation in Accessibly award, which recognizes software/hardware developers that push the medium forward through new features, technology and content that allow games to be played and enjoyed by an even wider audience.

You can view a teaser (released on @TheGameAwards’ Twitter account) below:

According to Geoff Keighley, creator/producer/host of The Game Awards:

“In 2020, video games have connected and comforted us more than ever, and that makes the 2020 edition of The Game Awards our most important show ever. Our team is working hard to deliver an innovative and thoughtful program that celebrates excellence, previews the future, and amplifies important voices that are shaping the future of this medium.”

Source: Press Release
The Game Awards Airing Digitally December 10

The video game industry’s annual year-end celebration, The Game Awards will be a digital event on December 10, 2020

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How to Setup Jenkins on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8

In this article, we will acquire a knowledge of how-to setup the Jenkins on CentOS 8 or RHEL 8. We will also go through why there is a need of an additional tool for delivering a project. But before we start with all gun blazing and put this tool to work, we should know what it is exactly and why it is needed.

Jenkins is an open-source software for continuous software development. It is based on Java and it is the only tool which can be used in every part of software development cycle.

What is Jenkins ?

Jenkins is a CI/CD tool. Here CI means continuous integration and CD means continuous delivery. Jenkins is also considered as automation tool or server, It helps to automate software development which are related to building, testing and deploying. It is a server-based tool which runs on servlet containers like Apache Tomcat.

Why do we need Jenkins tool?

As maximum organization is now having agile process. Agile methodology is a practice that promotes both continuous integration and continuous delivery, it has scrum process that can be of 2/3 weeks, which is also known as scripts. In every sprint developers and tester has to do continuous development and testing with continuous integration and continuous delivery. In every sprint client get the privilege to check that the software/application is building according to the given requirement. They also have the leverage to change/update the requirement according to their business needs. This is one of the main reasons why Jenkins is one of the most popular tools in the market nowadays.

Prerequisites:

  • Minimal CentOS 8 / RHEL 8
  • User with sudo rights
  • Stable Internet Connection
  • For RHEL 8 system, active subscription is required.

Jenkins Lab details:

  • Host Name: Jenkins.linuxtechi.com
  • IP Address: 192.168.1.190
  • SELinux : Enabled
  • Firewall: Running

Installation Steps of Jenkins on CentOS 8 / RHEL 8

Step 1) Update hosts file and apply updates

Add the following hostname entry in /etc/hosts file, run below echo command:

[[email protected] ~]$ echo "192.168.1.190   jenkins.linuxtechi.com" | sudo tee -a /etc/hosts

Install all the available updates using the beneath dnf command,

[[email protected] ~]$ sudo dnf update -y

Once all the updates are installed successfully then reboot your system once.

[[email protected] ~]$ sudo reboot

Step 2) Enable Jenkins Package Repository

Run the following command to enable Jenkins package repository for CentOS 8 / RHEL 8,

[[email protected] ~]$ sudo dnf install wget -y
[[email protected] ~]$ sudo wget http://pkg.jenkins-ci.org/redhat-stable/jenkins.repo -O /etc/yum.repos.d/jenkins.repo

Run below rpm command to import GPG key for Jenkins packages

[[email protected] ~]$ sudo rpm --import https://pkg.jenkins.io/redhat/jenkins.io.key

Step 3) Install Java and Jenkins with dnf command

Java is one of the perquisites for Jenkins, so run below dnf command to install java

[[email protected] ~]$ sudo  dnf install -y java-11-openjdk-devel

Verify the java version using below command:

[email protected] ~]$ java --version

Java-version-check-centos8

Now install Jenkins using beneath dnf command,

[[email protected] ~]$ sudo dnf install -y jenkins

dnf-install-jenkins-centos8

Step 4) Start and Enable Jenkins Service via systemctl

Run following systemctl command to start and enable Jenkins service

[[email protected] ~]$ sudo systemctl start jenkins
[[email protected] ~]$ sudo systemctl enable jenkins

Verify Jenkins service status by running following command,

[[email protected] ~]$ sudo systemctl status jenkins

Jenkins-Service-Status-CentOS8

Above output confirms that Jenkins service is active and running.

Step 5) Configure

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