November 2020

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Call of Duty: Cold War’s latest patch makes guns level up faster

Call of Duty: Black Ops – Cold War players grinding for weapon camos can rest easy. Only two weeks after launch, Treyarch is permanently boosting weapon XP earn rates across both multiplayer and Zombies. Today’s patch also addresses a Zombies bug that awarded less weapon XP than intended when playing solo. Since day one, weapon XP has been a sticking point for Cold War players. You don’t have to look far on the Cold War subreddit to find folks upset that their weapons are leveling up way too slow. “Please, for the love of god, increase weapon XP,” reads a…

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Tiny MMO Book Of Travels reveals a new 30 minutes of magic and exploration

Might And Delight of Shelter series fame have been working on the lovely online game Book Of Travels that they call a TMO or “tiny multiplayer online” game which I very much hope becomes a thing. They’ve just revealed a whole half hour of gameplay narrated by creative director Jakob Tuchten who, much to my delight, spends nearly a third of the time in the character creator. (more…)

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Rainbow Six Siege season Neon Dawn launches tomorrow

Right about now I hear “neon” and I think “cyberpunk” but hold up, Neon Dawn is the next season of Rainbow Six Siege and it launches tomorrow. Ubisoft have detailed exactly when you can expect them to deploy the dawn and how big the update will be. You’ll be up against the new defender Aruni before long. (more…)

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Cyber Monday Gaming Laptop deals: the mobile gaming systems still on sale today

This year’s Cyber Monday gaming laptop deals have been the shining stars of this whole sales frenzy. We’ve had next-gen CPUs and GPUs on the desktop this year, but we’re not getting the mobile versions until potentially well into next year. At that means, while the retailers and manufacturers are keen to clear the decks ahead of time, we can get some fantastic gaming laptop deals on what is still great, current-gen hardware.  Many of the Black Friday deals remain, or have at least returned after a brief hiatus, but there are also a bunch of new options hitting the…

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Colonial fantasy RPG GreedFall will launch an expansion

Fantasy colonial RPG GreedFall launched back in September 2019 with a modest splash. I thought perhaps we’d heard the end of the latest game made by Spiders but the developers have now announced that they’re actually planning new content and an expansion. It comes alongside the announcement that Spiders will be releasing GreedFall for the new PlayStations and Xbox boxes. (more…)

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Amazon cuts prices on gorgeous ‘Art of the Game’ books including Death Stranding & Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

By Grace Curtis, Monday, 30 November 2020 19:43 GMT Long live the artbook! What a fantastic invention. Artbooks allow us to relish – along with the artists themselves – the depth and texture of a video game world, the love and care that goes into every character, every object. Happily, Amazon is running a Cyber Monday sale on artbooks, with glossy hardbacks discounted by up to 39%.Among the books on offer is The Art of Death Stranding, featuring sketches by beloved Metal Gear alumni Yoji Shinkawa giving his own take on Kojima’s eerie world. Also on sale is The Art…

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VR support coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator in December

Microsoft Flight Simulator will receive VR support via a new update on December 22, 2020, ahead of a big new UK update landing in January.Microsoft and developer Asobo have announced a couple of new updates that are set to arrive in its flagship simulation title, Microsoft Flight Simulator, in a developer Q&A on Twitch.According to the company, VR will be added via the free Sim Update 2 which will introduce support for all the major VR headsets.“It will be open to all devices,” executive producer Martial Bossard stated in the stream. “Oculus family, Valve family – every family of headset…

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RimWorld-like Amazing Cultivation Simulator exits early access with an English translation

During its time in early access, RimWorld ’em up Amazing Cultivation Simulator was only available in China, during which time publishers Gamera Game say it sold over 700,000 copies. For its full launch last week, the Chinese myth-based management RPG has harvested an English translation and western release so now we too can found a sect of Cultivators. (more…)

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Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer isn’t just a mode, it’s a ‘standalone product’

CD Projekt Red has revealed more information about the Cyberpunk 2077 multiplayer component that’s due to arrive sometime after the main game’s launch.Joint CEO at CD Projekt Red, Adam Kicinski, explained during the studio’s latest earnings briefing that calling the multiplayer facet of the game a ‘mode’ is, in fact, something of a misnomer.According to Kicinski, CD Projekt Red is actually viewing multiplayer more as a ‘standalone product’.“So, first, we don’t call it modes,” Kicinski stated during an earnings call transcribed by Seeking Alpha. “It’s a separate dedicated production, a big production. We think about it as a standalone product.”The multiplayer…

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Halo Infinite rumor claims battle royale mode launching in 2021

Ah yes, “Will they or won’t they?”, the now to be expected affair between ongoing FPS series and the popular battle royale format. Halo Infinite‘s developers previously expressed disinterest in plopping a hundred Master Chiefs into a last Chief standing mode but a new rumor has cropped up saying they will—and that it’s coming in 2021. (more…)

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Japan’s Super Nintendo World finally set to open in February 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Monday, 30 November 2020 17:09 GMT Japan’s Super Nintendo World theme park will officially open its doors to the paying public on February 4, 2021.That grand opening date for the theme park was announced this morning as Super Nintendo World’s team showed off the first official images of the part, giving us a glimpse of what to expect from the Mario Kart and Bowser’s Castle attractions.According to IGN Japan, Bowser’s Castle will feature a massive statue of the infamous kidnapper and the area based on his lair will feature a ton of details related to the long-time…

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Cyber Monday gaming monitor deals: pixel perfect panel prices

Cyber Monday is here! Though we’ve been seeing Cyber Monday gaming monitor deals as early as Saturday, retailers are still flooding the internet with a ton of discounts on monitors and even some 4K TVs for gaming.  We’ve already seen some wild discounts on great displays that have already sold out, which goes to show that people are rushing to upgrade just in time for games like Cyberpunk 2077, or maybe they managed to track down one of those fancy RTX 30-series GPUs. In any case, we will be adding all the best deals that pop up throughout the day…

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Immortals Fenyx Rising review: A proper good Greek mythology action game

At a time where we’re all seeking a bit of fantasy escapism from the ongoing pandemic hell, Immortals Fenyx Rising swoops in and whisks you away on a wonderful mythical Greek adventure filled with terrible history-based puns and throwbacks to platformers of old. In our preview, Immortals Fenyx Rising was compared to Breath of the Wild due to a similar art style and its equally vast and mysterious open world. It’s easy to see that Nintendo’s modern classic has had a heavy influence on things, but what’s even more interesting is how it pulls inspiration from retro favourites like Spyro…

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Samsung’s CRG9 falls to its lowest price yet with this Cyber Monday code

Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be any more [cms-block] worth looking at, Samsung have swooped in with one last offer on their enormously wide CRG9. It’s been one of the many ultrawide monitors on sale during this seemingly never-ending [cms-block] period, but Samsung are shaving an additional 10% off its already discounted £899 price with their own special promo code, taking this monitor down to an even more appealing £809. (more…)

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This Assassin’s Creed Cyber Monday bundle is half price on the Microsoft Store

By Grace Curtis, Monday, 30 November 2020 15:55 GMT Okay, listen. It is all too easy to fall behind on Assassin’s Creed. Not only are the games vast and time consuming, but there seems to be another one every three months. If you’ve been eyeing the backlog of titles with increasing guilt, I’ve got good news: you can get Valhalla, Odyssey and Origins for half price on the Microsoft store.The three game bundle normally costs $160, but in honour of Cyber Monday, Microsoft have knocked the whole thing down to $80 for the next three days. Not bad, eh?Of course, this…

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This RTX 2070 Super-powered Alienware laptop is down to $2,199 for Cyber Monday

Dell just dropped another Cyber Monday deal: An enormous 17-inch Area-51m R2 laptop for $2,199.99. Before this deal, the same laptop was going for $2,498.99, so it’s a savings of about $300. (They say it’s over $1,000 off, but that’s only true if you pretend it’s a $3,230 laptop, which it isn’t. Still good, though!) This high-end system has got an Intel Core i7-10700K, 256GB PCIe M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD, 16GB RAM, and an Nvidia RTX 2070 Super—that’s a lot of performance for a laptop that can easily replace an aging desktop.  Amazon Cyber Monday deals 2020 The RTX…

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This is your last chance to grab your favourite gaming mouse for £35 / $35

Though [cms-block] ended on Sunday (???), there’s still a chance to get some deals for Cyber Monday, and one of those is a doozy. The Logitech G502 Hero gaming mouse is still available for an all-time low price of £35 / $35 for both UK and US deals hunters. Last year, the older model of the G502 was officially voted RPS readers’ favourite gaming mouse of all time, and today could well be your last chance this year to snap it up so cheap. (more…)

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Sony’s PlayStation Store has all manner of deals for Cyber Monday

By Joel Franey, Monday, 30 November 2020 11:18 GMT The PlayStation Store has extended many of its Black Friday deals to cover Cyber Monday, with discounts and deals on all manner of games if you buy them before the day is over!Not to worry – this offer extends to buyers in both the UK and the US, and most of the deals seem to be about the same (with a few exceptions), including deals on major AAA games, console classics and recent releases. We’ve collated some of the best options just below, check them out for yourself!UK Watch Dogs: Legion…

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Cyber Monday 2020 CPU deals: the best Intel and AMD deals

There weren’t many good [cms-block] CPU deals this year, but today’s Cyber Monday sale has luckily brought us a few more, including a sizeable discount on Intel’s entry-level 10th Gen Core i3 processor. To help you get the best price on your new Intel or AMD CPU, we’ve rounded up all the best Cyber Monday CPU deals happening in the UK and the US. Most of this year’s Cyber Monday CPU deals are limited to the premium end of the price spectrum, unfortunately, but if you’re looking to pick up one of Intel’s new 10th Gen Comet Lake CPUs this…

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Xbox One best Cyber Monday deals 2020; games, controllers, Xbox Game Pass, hard-drives and accessories

Black Friday is dead, long live Cyber Monday. The Xbox Cyber Monday deals are here and you can get your mitts on plenty of bargains this weekend.With the Xbox Series X/S now in the wild, it could be the perfect time to save a good chunk of money on the last generation’s Xbox One X and Xbox One S consoles. Although Microsoft has stated that production on the One X and All-Digital Edition has ceased, there’s still some remaining stock out there that retailers want to shift.Now the Black Friday sales have kicked off properly you’ll be able to find all the…