Power Ranking NFL Teams after the Draft

NFL Teams have a new level of hype surrounding them after making their selections at the 2022 NFL Draft in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Power Ranking NFL Teams after the Draft

We think we can properly rank them now that we have had some time to think about how the selections improve their respective ball clubs.

Here is your top 5 NFL Teams going into the 2022 NFL Season after the draft.

Top 5 NFL Power Rankings

1. Denver Broncos

The Denver Broncos addition of Russell Wilson this offseason was huge. They did have to give up some starting caliber players to do so, but this is a team that was a QB away. Adding one of the best to ever do it is huge for me.

2. Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills are a very complete team. They attempted to get better in the back field this offseason and made some other key additions. I expect them to be in the mix for a 1 seed by the end of the season.

3. Indianapolis Colts

The Colts were another team that was a QB away from greatness last year. They looked at what the Rams did last year in bringing in a veteran quarterback in Matt Stafford. The Matt Ryan addition will be huge. Not to mention they still have Jonathon Taylor.

4. Los Angeles Rams

The Rams won the Superbowl last year. How do they fall to this spot? We will see how the Superbowl hang over hits this team. Can they bounce right back?

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

This team is in the top 5 talk as long as Tom Brady is on this roster.

This is a very loaded AFC Conference this year. The Chiefs don’t even make the top five which may surprise some folks. See where the Chiefs end up below as we continue the ranking.

Complete NFL Power rankings:

#Team
6Kansas City Chiefs
7San Francisco 49ers
8Green Bay Packers
9Dallas Cowboys
10Las Vegas Raiders
11Cincinnati Bengals
12Philadelphia Eagles
13Los Angeles Chargers
14Cleveland Browns
15Arizona Cardinals
16Tennessee Titans
17Miami Dolphins
18Pittsburgh Steelers
19New England Patriots
20Minnesota Vikings
21Washington Commanders
22New Orleans Saints
23Baltimore Ravens
24Chicago Bears
25New York Giants
26New York Jets
27Detroit Lions
28Jacksonville Jaguars
29Carolina Panthers
30Houston Texans
31Atlanta Falcons
32Seattle Seahawks
2022 NFL Power Rankings post draft

Many teams are in the mix. Can they add a couple more pieces to get them into the top 5 conversation?

Top Blockchain Games to play right now.

This article will showcase my favorite blockchain games that are able to be played right now. Many blockchain games you find are years away from reaching their potential; however, the ones you see here are at least playable to a decent degree.

No blockchain game is considered complete as the crypto gaming world still needs some time to develop as a whole. These games showcased here are as ready as it gets and are very fun!

The list

1. Blankos Block Party

Plays a little like Fall Guys. If you’re unfamiliar with that then you have been living under a rock. Blankos Block Party is a work in progress which hasn’t reached its full potential but is quite fun to play while it continues to develop.

PlatformsPC
BlockchainEOS
Token
TypeMMO
Game compFall Guys
RogueRating78
Blankos Block Party

2. Axie Infinity

Axie Infinity

Axie Infinity is a very popular blockchain game on the Ethereum and Loom blockchains. It is a fun and simple game which allows the player to collect NFT’s. The spotlight NFT are the Axies themselves. These lovable creatures can do battle with other players as well as fight in PvE.

PlatformsPC, iOS, Android
BlockchainEthereum, Loom
TokenEther, WETH, AXS, Ronin
TypeTBS
Game compAny turn-based phone game
RogueRating76
Axie Infinity

3. Decentraland

Decentraland has incredible potential. The problem is that much more development needs to be done. Overall, a great place to hang out and play some games.

PlatformsPC
BlockchainEthereum, Polygon
TokenEther, MANA
TypeMMO
Game compSandbox
RogueRating73
Decentraland

4. Sandbox

Much like Decentraland, Sandbox needs a lot of development. This will likely be the top game one day.

PlatformsPC
BlockchainEthereum
TokenEther, Sand
TypeMMO
Game compRoblox
RogueRating73
Sandbox

5. Ethermon

Ethermon probably appeals to the same folks that Axie Infinity appeals to. This game shoots for more evolution features. Collect and battle a variety of Ethermon in PvP and PvE.

PlatformsBrowser
BlockchainEthereum, Polygon
TokenEMON
TypeTBS
Game compAny turn-based phone game
RogueRating70
Blankos Block Party

I would love to put some other games on this list. The only problem is most of them aren’t ready to actually play. Many exciting things are coming for the blockchain gaming world, but we are simply not there yet. These games are fun, but even they need work as well.

See Las Vegas? Let’s talk hotels – The Stratosphere Las Vegas, Nevada

Are you traveling to Las Vegas, Nevada in the near future? Before you go blowing your wad on a hotel, read this article.

Las Vegas is one of the most visited cities in the United States. Sure, it is a tad run down these days, but there are many places to dive into a drunken adventure all along the strip. There are also many historical spots and museums for the tamer crews out there.

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I would love to tell you about a place to stay in this article; however, this will quickly turn into a hate for the Stratosphere article in just a second. Continue reading.

The Stratosphere Review

The Stratosphere is easily one of the worst hotels we had ever stayed at. I am including the Motel 6’s and Super 8’s of the world in that remark. The management team at the Strat uses terrible tactics to get you to spend lots of money on absolutely nothing. I will get to my remarks on that later in the article.

Key points

  • Not worth the money
  • Dirty, outdated rooms
  • Terrible business practices
  • Very far from the action
  • Restaurants were decent

The Strat not worth the money?

Absolutely not. One might think that a large hotel, a part of a large hotel system would be at least acceptable by modern standards. This was not the case. Let’s first talk about how reservations work. We booked our reservation far in advance. We then find out upon arrival our room was unavailable and that we needed to upgrade in order to have a place to sleep. That was an extra $450 dollars more than the $300 reserved room. You think the spending spree is over now? Not quite. There was an additional $200 waiting for us at checkout. That’s almost 1000 bucks for a room that was:

Dirty and outdated

Yes. One, I found stickers in the floor. Stickers like from outside that poke your feet. This tells me that very little vacuuming had happened prior to our move in. We were told that our “upgrade” would include a microwave. It did not. It did have a shower drain that couldn’t drain. That was nice of them. The room looked like something you would see Mickey and Mallory Knox staying in on their killing spree in, “Natural Born Killers”.

Terrible business practices

I kind of get it. Your miles away from the action and your hotel sucks so you have to squeeze as much money out of folks as possible. Hopefully, you get right in the future.

Far from the action

You will be walking a ton in this city. That can be a great thing, but it is not in this case. The Stratosphere is about 3 miles away from everything you will want to do in Las Vegas.

The Stratosphere Restaurants were decent

I wouldn’t say they were great dining establishments here at the Strat. The food was decent at best. I rather enjoyed The Strat Benny for breakfast. Here are the restaurants you can choose from:

  • Top of the World
  • PT’s Wings & Sports
  • McCall’s Heartland Grill
  • Strat Cafe
  • 108 Eats
  • Elation Pool Cafe & Bar
  • Nunzio’s Pizzeria
  • Starbucks

I recommend the Strat Cafe and Starbucks. The Cafe is okay. Get some breakfast before you go on your way (but I don’t recommend staying at this hotel so it would not be worth it to walk here.) Most Starbucks in town will have long lines. This one does not.

Final Thoughts

Do not stay here.

Want to be a space outlaw? No Man’s Sky’s latest update – everything in No Man’s Sky: Outlaws update

No Man’s Sky is all the buzz yet again as the latest update brings some very interesting new toys and features.

What are these toys and features?

No Man’s Sky Space Outlaws Update

Want to be a space outlaw? No Man’s Sky’s latest update Outlaws – No Man’s Sky: Outlaws

Starships

After all these years, NMS is finally upping the owned ship count. Now, Hello Gamers can own up to 9 starships.

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This feature is perfectly timed too because they have also added a new Solar Ship to the universe for us to collect. Several variations are available that allow the player to show off their unique new ship! There are also more high-capacity cargo upgrades available for ships.

Outlaws Space Stations

Space stations across the galaxy have fallen to outlaw control. Rebel forces have seized system authority, forcing their surrender, and opening space for piracy.

Outlaw Systems have:

  • Technology Merchants – contraband marketplaces
  • Pirate Mission Agents – get rewarded for completing piracy missions. The Bounty Master offers high value missions to willing pirates.

Space Combat

Space combat has received massive improvements. Risks and reward have been rebalanced for a greater overall experience. Explosions will also now be more dramatic.

Auto Pilot can be employed to enable automatic target locking in space combat. This mode automatic tracks enemy ships.

Energy Shields – Pirate, trader, and sentinel starships now come equipped with energy shields. These have varying strength and recharge speed.

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Starship weapons have been rebalanced to promote tactical decisions during combat, each will also have a different effect on ships, shields, and other parts. Example, the Cyclotron Ballista will now disable ship engines while the Phase Beam can leech shield energy.

Fleet Changes

You will now be able to see passing fleets while on planetary surfaces. Look up from time to time, you will see them. Additionally, the warp and engine effects of all frigates and freighters have been overhauled.

Smuggling & Piracy

Purchase contraband goods and smuggle them into regulated systems for large profits. System authorities may scan passing ships and probe their cargo for illegal goods. Those sentinel interceptors will be primed to stop the sale of such goods. Cargo probe deflectors can be installed for professional smugglers.

Interstellar piracy will deliver great rewards. Those that prey on trader ships or passing freighters will receive greater rewards. These actions will decrease your reputation with the faction involved; however, this can now be restored by presenting a Forged Passport to the Station Core, located inside any regulated space station.

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In-Atmosphere Combat

Settlements, bases, and anything else on planetary surfaces are no longer safe from ship combat. You may now need to engage in fierce dogfights against outlaw or sentinel ships within planetary atmospheres.

Squadrons

Now, you can have a full-on posse. Recruit roaming pilots into your squadron to accompany you. They will fly in formation if requested and will automatically warp to you in the event you get locked into combat. These Wingmen can be managed and upgraded. Do this from the comfort of your Manage Fleet Terminal aboard your capital ship.

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Expedition Six: Blighted

A 6th expedition is now available! The Blight are a group of pirates whose secret is in need of reveal. Journey the stars to learn of this narrative-based secret.

Rewards –

  • Battle-worn Outlaw Cape
  • Wayward Cube base decoration
  • Assortment of flags
  • assortment of posters
  • unique starship trail
  • more

Additional Update Notes

OPTIMISATIONS & BUG FIXES

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  • Introduced several very significant memory optimisations, improving stability and performance especially on base consoles.
  • Introduced a significant optimisation to texture memory usage.
  • Introduced an optimisation to creature and Sentinel navigation.
  • Introduced a significant optimisation for bases and settlements.
  • Fixed a crash related to input settings.
  • Fixed several threading crashes in the UI.
  • Fixed a crash related to technology item popups.
  • Fixed a crash related to base building.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when using a mineral extractor.
  • Fixed a rare crash that could occur during warp.
  • Fixed a rare crash in the Appearance Modifier UI.
  • Fixed an issue that caused many underwater creatures to spawn without their correct procedural settings, dramatically reducing water lifeform variety.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent particular rare planetary creatures from ever spawning.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Livestock Unit to fail to harvest products from specific exotic creatures.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the [ The Sentry ] to appear angry when shot by the player.
  • Fixed an issue that caused [ The Sentry ] to report the player’s position to hostile Sentinel drones.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Sentinel Quad companion to prevent other Sentinels from spawning.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause Sentinels to stop spawning during combat, leaving no progression through the wanted levels.
  • Fixed an issue where a generic ‘Evade Sentinels’ hint would be displayed during missions that encouraged confrontation with Sentinels.
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  • Fixed an issue that could cause bases to lose their base computer, and restored the base computer to all affected bases.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause players to get stuck underneath or on top of buildings and other structures.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause multiplayer bases to display in the teleporter UI when multiplayer was disabled.
  • Fixed a multiplayer exploit that could allow bases to be synced from blocked players in ambient sessions.
  • Fixed a rare issue that could cause players to teleport outside the bounds of a Space Station.
  • Fixed a rare issue that could prevent interaction with various NPCs and objects in multiplayer.
  • Fixed an issue where summoning the Sentinel Quad companion aboard the Space Anomaly could cause desyncs with other players.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause mission destinations to be desynced in multiplayer.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the starship cockpit pitch indicator to show an incorrect angle.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the starship cockpit pitch indicator to render incorrectly at various HUD scales.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the Inventory page to auto-open onto an inventory that could not currently be accessed.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Exocraft technology tree to be clipped at the sides.
  • Fixed a visual issue with the LODs at Sentinel Pillars.
  • Fixed a number of UI overlap issues with the base building menu.
  • Fixed a misleading ‘Attempt to Download’ message displaying on the Community Expedition UI when that was not the correct error.
  • Fixed a number of issues with the UI and popups when attempting to warp to a new galaxy.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a long delay when transitioning to/from some freighter interactions, such as colour customisation.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause a long delay in a dialogue sequence if the player received a new item in the middle of the sequence.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause player hands to disappear when getting into the ship in VR.
  • Fixed a visual issue with the Emergency Light base building objects.
  • Fixed a visual glitch with door animations in several base building wall pieces.
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  • Fixed an issue that could cause consumable reward items to all generate the same rewards if redeemed in a short time window.
  • Fixed a number of issues with NPC ships when flying close to the player, for example when using the starship communicator.
  • Fixed an issue that could prevent corrupted Sentinels from spawning at scrap heaps.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause mission destinations to go missing or jump to new locations after save/load.
  • Purchasable frigates will no longer attempt to call the player on the starship communicator during space combat.
  • Fixed a mission issue that could spawn too many Sentinel Flares into a player’s inventory.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the starship to take ground impact damage when crashing into another starship.
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Deciding what crypto wallet to use? Cryptocurrency

If you are like me then the crypto marketplace looks very difficult to get into. Now I need a virtual wallet to pair with my virtual money. How the heck do I do that?

You might also be asking, “is this crypto wallet a scam?”.

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Cryptocurrency is a very valuable item these days and there are certainly scammers out there. Do not fret; however, you may want to do your research. Hopefully, that research starts right here. This article will give you some examples of wallets to use for your crypto buying and selling, as well as storage for your valuables like said crypto and NFT’s.

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What is a crypto wallet?

A crypto wallet allows the user to store virtual currency AND Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT’s). The user will also be able to use this wallet for buying, selling, and conducting other transactions across the web on crypto marketplaces.

What crypto wallet to use?

In this article, we will talk about 2 wallets. These two wallets work well together and are able to be used across an absolute ton of different web3 and gaming platforms. They are also simpler to use than hardware wallets, which we will get into in another article.
The 2 wallets are:

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These 2 wallets are great for beginners. They do not require hardware which makes them simple to use; however, they are less secure than using hardware wallets. I recommend doing further research to secure them further. Whether that be additional factor authorization, etc.

Key points:

  • simpler, yet less secure
  • work on a variety of platforms
  • very easy to use for beginners

The fact that these are easy to use makes them very popular. What is most appealing to me though is that they are both accessible via your computer and mobile device. Again, this makes them less secure, but it also allows you to monitor with convenience.

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Overall

I have used these platforms (and others) and I do recommend them for beginners and advanced crypto users for their ease of use, simplicity, and convenience. Let me know what crypto products to try next!

Top 5 Ethereum Based Games – Cryptocurrency games to get excited about – GG

Top 5 Ethereum Based Games – Cryptocurrency games to get excited about – GG

There are an incredible amount of crypto based games popping up in the gaming realm. This article will look at some of the more interesting ones either available now or available soon that work off of the Ether blockchain cryptocurrency.

Why Ether?

Ether is one of the oldest cryptocurrencies on the market. It has been chosen by many stellar games that have me very excited about the future of this particular crypto. It is also quite valuable. I must also mention that it is one of the few cryptocurrencies I own.

What makes a good Ether based game?

Any crypto game needs to be very customizable. This is primarily due to the fact that the games require the use of Ether to play. Ethereum is a very valuable currency. So, essentially, I want to look cool and have cool stuff if I am investing money in the game. The games below have the customization features, but they also look fun to play and invest into.

The Top 5 Ethereum Based Games on my radar:

War Riders crypto mmo
  1. War Riders –
    War Riders looks the part. A highly customizable game that looks and feels rewarding. The game calls itself the first MMO game of earning cryptocurrency and blowing up cars.

    Features
    – 3D Gameplay
    – PVP
    – Earn ETH
    – highly customizable vehicles
    – easy to use user interface in-game & marketplace
  2. MegaCryptoPolis
MegaCryptoPolis

  1. MegaCryptoPolis gives some heavy SimCity vibes. Buy, build, upgrade, and trade virtual buildings and land to create your metropolis. This is a 3D city builder strategy game; however, the development team will be launching a mega, metaverse in the coming quarter.

    Features
    – Sim City vibes
    – resource management system outside of ETH
    – large marketplace
    – natural disaster system
  2. Neon District
Neon District crypto rpg


Neon District is an online role-playing game. It will be massively available having a strong emphasis on getting out to the mobile platforms as well as a great presence on PC. Build a squad and compete for resources in this pleasing looking design of a game.

Features
– PVP
– no need for ETH to play
– minted heroes have a great look

4. Crypto Assault
Crypto Assault makes it to my number 4 spot solely based on its potential. It has immense potential; however, I am curious to see how it develops over time. It is a big open world of mmo fun with tanks, flyers, and other military vehicles which can be used to kill your enemies. Giving strong Total War vibes.

Crypto Assault game



Features
– Total War vibes
– large map
– resource management system

5. Axie Infinity

Axie Infinity (Origins)

Axie Infinity is working on expanding themselves to having a strong mobile presence. This is a huge benefit to the game. It is a cute, Pokemon / Digimon -esque game with PvE & PvE elements.

Features
– Adorable Axies
– turn based combat
– addictive

Final Thoughts

It was tough to narrow down the list to 5 Ether based ecosystems. All 5 of these games have immense potential to launch us into the digital age of currency and gaming. I have played an amount of each of these games that are playable, and I am quite impressed. Time will tell which game immerges as the best. For now, that is my list.

Documenting Ethereum Mining Journey – 1st look

I recently began a journey into mining cryptocurrency. I have read many reasons not to get into the industry as well as testimonials for why to get into it.

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I have chosen to try my hand at it. In reality, the cost for getting into it was not that stifling. This is because I am already an adept video game player and content creator. This means that I have all the base necessities, at least, to give it a shot.

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My experience in crypto

I am completely self-taught when it comes to crypto and finance in general for that matter. I only know what my personal research has shown me. I am 2 days into the mining process so, that is the bulk of my experience in mining.

A look at my goods (GPU’s):

  • 3070
  • 2080
  • 1660 Super

I had some GPU’s already for use with gaming set ups. Those graphics cards are listed above. They are not exactly the best for mining; however, they were sitting 3 feet away from me at the time I started my journey.

I am not 2 days into my journey. A small amount of ether is beginning to populate my account. How much have I made so far?

Income

I am on DAY 2, and have collected an unpaid balance of approximately 0.003106 ETH. This amount of Ether has a value of just over $10 USD.

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Expenses

This is only the second day of my journey. I have not made enough Ether to send to my wallet as of yet. Therefore, I have not had to pay any transaction fees. There will be a .9% fee collected by my pool as well as gas fees. (More on gas in another article).

The only expense I have at this point is electricity. The monthly bill will have the final decision on this; however, my calculations say that in the previous day plus – I have accrued an additional $2 in electricity costs.

Final thoughts.

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We are all out here searching for these blocks. I do not plan on making that much profit until I am able to successfully process my first block. I cannot wait to deliver that update. Stay up to date to know when it happens!

How to mine Ethereum – How I mine Cryptocurrency – GPU – Pool Mining Ethereum

I am writing a series of articles to document my crypto mining journey. My cryptocurrency mining career has just begun, and I decided to document my adventure to help others along the way. Below is a way to mine Ethereum. It may or may not be the best way; however, it is the way I have chosen to begin my adventure.

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Mining Crypto has some mixed reviews out there. Some folks say things like:

  • “do not mine it at all”
  • “mining crypto is a waste of time and money”
  • “time of investment is too good to be true”
  • “the industry is too volatile”

I encourage you to do your own research. If it seems like the best option for you and your resources, then go for it. If not, don’t.

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There are many ways to mine. This guide will not show you all the many ways to mine. It will only show how I am mining right now. If you want to mine like me, then do it. If not, follow another path. The steps below assume you have a computer with a compatible GPU available.

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Step 1 – Get a wallet

You need a crypto wallet before you can begin mining crypto. A wallet comes with an address which will be your address for sending and receiving cryptocurrency. The receiving bit is important as you will want to be paid for your efforts!

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Types of Wallets:

  • Crypto Exchange Service
    These are the easiest to use. They include MetaMask, Coinbase and more.
  • Hardware Wallet
    These are the safest to use. Ledger is a very popular one to choose here.

Step 2 – Mining Software

GMiner, T-Rex Miner, lolMiner, & Phoenix Miner are popular choices. You need to install these on your rig in order to develop the software for mining.

Step 3 – Selecting a Pool

There are multiple ways to mine Ether or other cryptocurrencies. Selecting a good size pool, with low fees is absolutely essential. Here are some popular pools:

  • 2Miners
  • Flexpool
  • Ethermine
  • Hiveon

These are some popular pools to choose.

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Step 4 – Select your region

Now that you are in a pool, you need to select your region. Choose the one closest to you. It’s not much simpler than that.

Step 5 – Name your miner

This is especially important if you are using more than 1 GPU, or more than 1 miner. You will need to know which miner is hashing at what rate, how many shares he/she has collected, and other relevant information. Choose something that will help you identify exactly which miner is which.

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Step 6 – Run your program

The pool and the software you chose will hopefully have helped you create a program to run on your computer. If they did not, and you’re still not sure what to do, then choose different pools or software. Run the program.

Step 7 – You’re done

Sit back and watch your little miner work!

This is how I currently mine crypto. I am not ready for solo mining at this point. I highly discourage beginners attempt solo mining. Thanks for reading!

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Cyberpunk 2077 SCREENSHOT FOR PHOTO MODE CHALLENGE Virtual in-game photography contest Week 1

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Cyberpunk 2077 has kicked off their photomode contest which will feature a new category each week for players to participate.

Bring your gametography skills to Cyberpunk 2077 and win awesome prizes. The category changes every 2 weeks. This week’s category is Apartments.

Category Explained:

Cyberpunk 2077 Apartments Screenshot Photography CHALLENGE

The first category to submit a photomode masterpiece is, Apartments.

You can only submit 1 photo per challenge. The pic must have something to do with V’s in-game apartment. Get creative inside, or outside, of the apartment and use any of the features allotted to you within the photo mode editor. You may not use any outside apps, software, or anything else to alter the pic.

Additional rules:

  • must be 18 years old at time of submission
  • only one submission per contestant, per challenge

more rules: HERE

To submit your work: Click Here

What is in it for you? Prizes

Cyberpunk 2077 Photo challenge prizes
  1. Alienware mouse, keyboard, and headset
  2. CP 2077 Artbook
  3. CP 2077 Goodie bag
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$400 worth of prizes

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