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Cyber Monday 2020 PC gaming deals: the best deals still available

Black Friday 2020 is over for another year, but Cyber Monday is still to come, giving avid deals hunters one last chance to bag themselves a PC gaming bargain. To help you navigate the sheer number of Cyber Monday PC gaming deals happening right now, we’ve put together this RPS-approved round-up of all the very best deals and discounts taking place in the UK and US. Whether it’s a new graphics cards, monitor or SSD you’re after, or just a new mouse, keyboard or headset replacement, we’ve got you covered for all your Cyber Monday deals needs. In today’s update,…

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Cyber Monday 2020 RAM deals: the best DDR4 memory kits

[cms-block] is done and dusted for another year, but Cyber Monday is here for one last round of last minute RAM deals – and to save you the hassle of searching for them yourself, we’ve rounded up all the best DDR4 RAM deals. You’ll find all kinds of sizes and speeds here, with Cyber Monday RAM deals spanning both the UK and the US. Regardless of whether you’re simply adding more RAM to your existing system or buying a whole new set, every RAM deal you’ll find below has the RPS seal of approval. So let’s get to it! (more…)

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Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s new map hides a vaporwave secret

Between hidden arcade machines and Ronald Reagan’s war crimes, Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War quite badly wants to evoke the 80s. But it doesn’t look like the 80s, so much as it looks like a high-budget videogame made in the late 2010s. Fortunately, you can fix that with an easter egg hidden in the newest iteration of Nuketown, with old-school colour filters hidden inside this year’s synth-coloured remix of Treyarch’s arena fixture. (more…)

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Fallout 76 grants player request to add wheelchairs to the wasteland

The Brotherhood Of Steel brought a lot of metal with them when they arrived in Fallout 76. Power Armour, weapons, you name it. But in a more quietly pleasant addition to the wasteland, it looks like Bethesda also added wheelchairs with last week’s update, following one fan’s request to see their own real-life mobility aid represented in the post-apocalyptic sandbox. (more…)

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2020 PC gaming deals: the best deals still available

Black Friday 2020 is over for another year, but Cyber Monday is still to come, giving avid deals hunters one last hurrah to bag themselves a PC gaming bargain. To help you navigate the sheer number of Black Friday and Cyber Monday PC gaming deals happening right now, we’ve put together this RPS-approved round-up of all the very best deals and discounts taking place in the UK and US. Whether it’s a new graphics cards, monitor or SSD you’re after, or just a new mouse, keyboard or headset replacement, we’ve got you covered for all your Black Friday and Cyber…

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2020 gaming laptop deals

[cms-block] and Cyber Monday is a great time to take the plunge on a new gaming laptop, and we’ve rounded up the very best gaming laptop deals in our curated list below. Whether you want to take your games on the go or simply want to play games in a different part of your house, we’re here to help. Every Black Friday and Cyber Monday gaming laptop deal on this list is one we’d be happy buying ourselves, so you can be sure you’ll only see the very best gaming laptop deals here. Without further ado, let’s get to it….

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2020 SSD deals: all the best NVMe and SATA deals

There’s never been a better time to pick up a new SSD this [cms-block] and Cyber Monday season, and you’ll find all the best storage deals still going on right now in our dedicated and curated hub below. We’ve scoured the web for all the best SATA, NVMe and external SSD deals we can find taking place in the UK and US, and all of them come with the RPS seal of approval. Whether you’re after one of Samsung’s brand-new 980 Pro NVMe SSDs, or a cheap SATA drive, we’re here to help you secure the best savings on today’s…

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

There weren’t many good [cms-block] CPU deals this year, but there’s still hope we might see some more over Cyber Monday. And to help you get the best price on your new Intel or AMD CPU, we’ve rounded up all the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday CPU deals happening in the UK and the US. Most of this year’s Black Friday and 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 is still a good time…

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2020 gaming monitor deals: the best 144Hz, 240Hz and ultrawide deals

[cms-block] is done for another year, but Cyber Monday will bring us one last round of great gaming monitor deals. A lot of the best Black Friday gaming monitor deals are now over, including the brilliant Samsung Odyssey G7 deal, but there are still plenty of bargains still available across all monitor types, including G-Sync Compatible monitors, 144Hz and 240Hz screens and ultrawide monitor deals. So, to help you find the best bargains from what’s left, I’ve rounded up all my top picks in this curated list. Whatever you’re after, we’ve got you covered in our RPS-approved Black Friday and…

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Black Friday 2020 graphics card deals: the best Nvidia and AMD deals ahead of Cyber Monday

[cms-block] might be over, but Cyber Monday is just around the corner, and we’ve been scouring the web to bring you the very best Black Friday and Cyber Monday graphics card deals in both the UK and the US. It’s not a great time for Nvidia GTX and RTX deals this year, as the continued stock shortages of the RTX 3070 and RTX 3080 haven’t resulted in any of Nvidia’s older RTX cards getting big discounts. It’s been better over in the AMD Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals camp, but even then it’s still not great. Still, to help…

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Fall Guys devs opening another studio

The Fall Guys stooges at Mediatonic this week announced they’ve found a spot for new studio in Leamington Spa, which I suppose means they can go ahead and open one. They initially announced plans for a studio in the English spa town back in February, but they hadn’t created a gaming sensation at that point so, y’know, fewer people were interested in the news. What are Mediatonic working on? While they say they have a few projects on the go, they only name one: Fall Guys, obvs. (more…)

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Destiny 2’s raid race was delightfully brutal

The best time to play a Destiny raid is as soon as it launches. Before the puzzles are solved, the bosses cheesed, the builds optimised, and the surprises spoiled, get in and discover it for yourself. Raids are extra brutal at launch because the first 24 hours are under a special ‘Contest Mode’ making enemies so much tougher while players race for the world’s first completion. So when Destiny 2: Beyond Light opened the Deep Stone Crypt last Saturday, I dove straight in with my fireteam for puzzling and a good pummelling. It was: great. (more…)

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Black Friday 2020 PC gaming deals: the best deals that are still available

Black Friday 2020 is here, and to help you navigate the sheer number of Black Friday PC gaming deals that are on offer today, we’ve put together this RPS-approved round-pu of all the very best deals and discounts taking place in the UK and US. Whether it’s a new graphics cards, monitor or SSD you’re after, or just a new mouse, keyboard or headset replacement, we’ve got you covered for all your Black Friday deals needs. Every section has been updated today with all of the latest Black Friday PC gaming deals we can find. Remember, there’s also a great…

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You can save 15% on this RTX 3080 Alienware Aurora desktop

As you may have noticed, graphics card deals are pretty few and far between this [cms-block], and there simply haven’t been any RTX 3080 cards in stock to even try and buy one at their usual price. At least not on their own, anyway. If you’ve got deep pockets and have been thinking about upgrading your entire PC to, say, play Cyberpunk 2077 with maximum ray tracing settings, then it may be quicker, easier and cheaper to simply buy a whole new PC – and if it’s an RTX 3080 you’re after, Dell are currently shaving 15% off some of…

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The Epic Game Store’s Black Friday sale has landed

You get a sale! And you get a sale! Everybody gets a sale! Hot on the heels of Steam’s autumn sale, Epic Games have launched their own [cms-block] extravaganza. Now, they don’t have quite so many games on offer as Steam’s big blowout, but there are a few decent deals in there – including some alright discounts on new games like Watch Dogs: Legion and Star Wars: Squadrons. (more…)

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Apex Legends glitch lets you launch vehicles across the map

Deals deals deals! Just kidding – I interrupt your regularly scheduled Black Friday posts to bring you some delightful Apex Legends japes. Today in “what daft thing has Imogen done in a multiplayer shooter now”, I had a go at replicating a glitch that throws Apex’s new vehicles across the map. Actually, “launch” is probably a better word to use than “throw”, because pulling off the stunt jetts you off into the sky like Gnome Chompski strapped to a rocket. (more…)

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The real winners of this year’s Black Friday sale are the ultrawide monitor deals

[cms-block] is over half way done for us in the UK, and as I look back over the great sea of discounted PC components I’ve scavenged over the last seven days (weeks? Years?), I have to say that the best deals have definitely been reserved for those after an ultrawide gaming monitor. That’s not to say there also hasn’t been plenty of great, if fleeting, deals on regular 16:9 monitors this year (most notably Samsung’s stupendously good Odyssey G7 and LG’s G-Sync Compatible UltraGear 27GL850-B), but the biggest and best discounts have definitely fallen in the ultrawide camp, which is…

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Itch.io’s Black Friday sale has Among Us and loads of indie goodies

[cms-block] has no cultural relevance for someone who doesn’t celebrate American Thanksgiving, but I’m up for good games going cheap. Itch.io is the latest digital PC games store to launch a big Black Friday sale, and it’s the one that interests me most for all of Itch’s indie goodies. The store mostly sells DRM-free downloads, but plenty do come with keys you can slam into Steam too. I have some recommendations. (more…)

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Build a breathtaking Cyberpunk 2077 ray tracing PC with these Black Friday deals

[cms-block] hasn’t been particularly kind on the old graphics card and CPU deals front this year, but with just two weeks to go until the launch of CD Projekt Red’s Keanu Reeves RPG Cyberpunk 2077 and not a single fresh sighting of new RTX 3070 or RTX 3080 cards anywhere to be seen, the window for making any necessary PC upgrades is closing pretty fast. But I’m here to help. While I can’t magic up one of Nvidia’s new RTX 30 GPUs or any of AMD’s hot new Ryzen 5000 chips, I can tell you how to build a PC…

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Black Friday 2020 gaming monitor deals: the best 144Hz, 240Hz and ultrawide deals

[cms-block] has arrived, and with it tons of fresh Black Friday gaming monitor deals, including an old returning favourite from last month’s Prime Day deals on Samsung’s 1440p, 240Hz Odyssey G7. That’s not all, though. With more Black Friday monitor deals being announced throughout the day, I’ll be rounding up all my top recommendations to help you cut through the noise and get the best deal possible. Whether you’re after a G-Sync Compatible monitor, an ultrawide display, or a 144Hz or 240Hz gaming monitor deal, we’ve got you covered in our RPS-approved Black Friday gaming monitor deals round-up. (more…)