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Apex Legends most popular characters have been revealed

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 29 November 2020 15:58 GMT Respawn has shared a little bit of data with us this weekend that lifts the lid of which characters get chosen the most in the on-going battle royale game Apex Legends.Earlier in the week, Respawn put out a tweet that asked players to guess which playable Apex Legends characters enjoyed the highest pick rate in the title.Moreover, the developer tasked players with ranking which Legends they thought were more popular, on a scale of 1-5. Despite the developer’s insistence, it would get back to curious players within the hour, the studio…

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Uri Geller allows The Pokemon Company to print Kadabra on Pokemon cards again

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 29 November 2020 13:02 GMT Spoon-bending magician Uri Geller has finally given Nintendo permission to print Kadabra on Pokémon cards again after a 20 year legal battle in which Geller claimed the character’s likeness was too familiar to his own.After an article over on The Gamer once again dug into why the mid-stage evolution psychic Pokemon hasn’t appeared on Pokemon cards in about two decades, Geller appears to have enjoyed a change of heart.“I am truly sorry for what I did 20 years ago,” Geller tweeted. “Kids and grownups I am releasing the ban. It’s now…

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Amazon is selling this pair of wireless Razer earbuds at a 30% discount

By Matt Bassil, Saturday, 28 November 2020 17:05 GMT Rat-a-tat-tat, Neoooow, Ba-ding, Kaboom! These are just a few of the lovely sounds that games have to offer. With such a scrumptious selection of auditory delights to be sampled, a good set of headphones has become an essential gaming accessory. Fortunately, Amazon has knocked a third off the price tag of the Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds, producing a bargain that’s well worth a look. You can bag a pair right now for $69.99, saving a very respectable $30 in the process. Razer Hammerhead True Wireless Earbuds – buy for $69.99 These stylish…

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GameStop are offering big discounts on Xbox One and PS4 controllers

By Henry Stockdale, Friday, 27 November 2020 21:59 GMT GameStop have entered Day 3 of their 5 day Black Friday sale and with it, a new slate of limited-time offers have just emerged, this time focused on Xbox One and PS4 controllers. There’s a range of additional discounts going elsewhere, but for those looking to cover Player Two, their pre-owned controller supply is going for as little as $29.99. Unsurprisingly, a few have already sold out and that mostly regards their Xbox One supply, perhaps due to their wider compatibility with PC gaming.Even still, there’s a good variety of different colours to…

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Oculus store launches Black Friday deals for Quest and Rift

By Henry Stockdale, Friday, 27 November 2020 21:31 GMT With the original Oculus Quest being discontinued after Oculus Quest 2’s launch last month, there hasn’t been any hardware bundles going for the older Virtual Reality units this Black Friday. Honestly, we’d not seen a huge amount of Virtual Reality offers anywhere. Until now that is, as Oculus have just launched their Black Friday 2020 offers. Deals are admittedly stronger for the Oculus Rift lineup, going as high as 88% off in some instances. That said, there’s still some great offers for Quest owners too, bringing us several bundles filled with acclaimed…

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Our Top 10 Black Friday Gaming Deals 2020

After weeks and weeks of build up, we are now at the height of Black Friday. The zenith, the very peak of this strange and wondrous annual event, where the savings rain down from on high and the stocks are forever running low. To celebrate, we’ve put together a list of our own Top Ten Black Friday offers – a collection decided not with our calculators, but with our hearts. If the sheer number of discounts on offer feels overwhelming, this is a great place to start. These deals are all US based. To see savings in GDP, head over to our…

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla | Who is The Vault?

In Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, as Eivor seeks an alliance with the ancient settlement of Jorvik, it’s once again time to play detective and uncover the identity of The Vault. After ridding the town of two nefarious actors, the stakes are raised as the Wolf-Kissed learns of a plot to poison the people of Jorvik at their annual Yuletide feast. To stop The Vault, they must consider all of the evidence they’ve collected throughout their time in Jorvik, and come to a conclusion. For the locations of every clue and member of the Order of Ancients, we have a full page,…

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The best Nintendo Switch Black Friday bundle is back in stock again

By Grace Curtis, Friday, 27 November 2020 17:23 GMT Amazon once again has stock of the best Nintendo Switch Black Friday offer available this week. As well as the iconic red and blue console, customers can expect a free copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. As usual, Nintendo has been pretty miserly with the discounts this Black Friday (even considering the e-store sale tomorrow). By their standards, a complimentary $60 game is downright generous. Perhaps the Christmas spirit got through to them after all. Mario Kart 8 was released originally on the ill-fated Wii-U. The Deluxe version ports it frictionlessly to…

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Smash Bros’ Sakurai is impressed by PS5 but not the amount of SSD storage

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 27 November 2020 17:21 GMT And no, the console isn’t coming to Nintendo’s chaotic brawler.Super Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai has weighed in on Sony’s brand new PlayStation 5 console.In his regular column in Japanese games mag Famitsu – as reported by Kotaku – the developer overall was impressed by the hardware but did have some criticisms.Sakurai said that the PS5 is a big beast, saying what many people have been saying since the console was unveiled earlier this year. That being said, he said that he was able to fit the machine into his entertainment…

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This Assassin’s Creed Valhalla mod means Eivor need not be jealous of an NPC’s haircut

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 27 November 2020 16:32 GMT More like Fashionista’s Creed, am I right?A new mod for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla allows you to give protagonist Eivor a brand new hair cut.As spotted by Eurogamer, the Eivor Customiser is a PC mod made by Hypermorphic, which lets players change the hero’s hair-do to any of those worn by NPCs within the game. You can even access a few hairdos from Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, too. There are different variations that you can switch between and players are able to change their hair colour, too.It’s also possible to change Eivor’s body…

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Unable to go to a real one, early access PC game SimCasino is my latest obsession

SimCasino is a great new take on a tried-and-true genre – and it’s helping me through some lockdown blues. Video games are my first gaming love, but I confess I have another. For better or worse (which, naturally, depends on luck), I love a gamble. In moderation, of course – but Blackjack, Poker, even slots – in person, at least, these give me a thrill. The digital kind has never really done anything for me, which means in pandemic lockdown I’ve been unable to scratch that itch – but then I discovered SimCasino.A recently-opened PC Early Access game, SimCasino is…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies Easter Egg Guide

With the release of Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War comes the inexorable pull of zombies – loaded with references, new weapons and, of course, the Easter egg. Luckily this one is on the easier side than the esoteric secrets we’ve seen in the past, and can be done on your own with just a little skill. For this reason, we’ll tackle this as a solo player but it only gets easier with a full squad. Loadout and AetheriumThis section will be dedicated to gearing you up beforehand. Aetherium is a valuable part of that process and will come…

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Director John Carpenter is really enjoying Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 27 November 2020 14:30 GMT Guess you could say he has a real thing for it.Film director John Carpenter is no stranger to video games, but it seems that the Hollywood legend is rather taken by Ubisoft’s latest Assassin’s Creed title.In a post on Twitter, the horror legend said that the recently-released Valhalla is “a return to excellence in the franchise,” before going on to say that the title’s open world is “beautifully designed.” Carpenter also says that the gameplay is “great.”The director has been pretty open about his love of video games. Back in 2017,…

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Mechwarrior 5 dev delays Steam release to avoid Cyberpunk 2077

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 27 November 2020 14:10 GMT Another game runs and hides from CD Projekt Red’s blockbuster release.Piranha Games has pushed back the launch of Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries on Steam thanks to Cyberpunk 2077.In a blog post, the studio said that it wasn’t eager to go toe-to-toe with CD Projekt Red’s eagerly-anticipated sci-fi RPG, which is set to launch on December 10. Mechwarrior 5 will now be released on Steam and GOG in spring 2021, alongside the Heroes of the Inner Sphere DLC that was set to launch at the same time.“Any developer wants their titles to get…

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Microsoft Flight Simulator sets sights on Great Britain with its next big update

And Ireland could be getting a fresh lick of paint soon, too.Developer Asobo Studio has revealed that it’s going to be tweaking Great Britain in the hugely popular Microsoft Flight Simulator.In a Twitch stream, developer Asobo laid out its roadmap for future updates. Great Britain is next on the list, and it’s going to receive a lick of fresh paint in January.The studio has said that it has an entirely new set of data to make England, Wales and Scotland in the simulator giant. Asobo doesn’t have map information for Northern Ireland, yet, so despite it being called a “United…

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PS5 trophy videos also capture what you’re screaming in that moment

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 27 November 2020 12:09 GMT One of the PS5’s new features may leave you laughing, or possibly embarrassed.Since a little bit before the launch of the PS5, we’ve known that the system automatically records a clip every time you earn a Trophy. This is an upgrade over PS4, which only captured a screenshot.But it now appears that the clip also includes microphone audio, if you didn’t happen to have it muted. A number of PS5 owners discovered this by accident when re-watching their recorded clips. After beating a tough boss in Demon’s Souls, Reddit user Helloiamjack…

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Best Nintendo Switch Cyber Monday deals 2020; games, consoles, Switch Lite, Zelda, Super Mario and more

It’s not a brand known for big discounts, but you could make a saving on consoles, games and more with the Nintendo Switch Cyber Monday deals for 2020.Sales like Black Friday and Cyber Monday are always the opportunity to get Switch consoles and games for a price that’s a lot more respectable. Now that Black Friday is behind us, and whether you’re looking for a brand new platform for gaming, a chance to try out a classic like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, or for a hot new addition like Super Mario 3D All-Stars, Cyber Monday is your best chance to get them…

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

Oh right, here we go: Xbox Black Friday deals are alive and kicking and you can get you 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…

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Amazon is offering big discounts on Nintendo Switch Memory Cards

By Grace Curtis, Thursday, 26 November 2020 22:01 GMT Play a Nintendo Switch for long enough and you’re bound to build up lots of wonderful memories. Memories of beating Gannon for the first time in Breath of the Wild… memories of lapping your friends in Mario Kart 8… and, of course, digital memories, the kind that will fill up the piddling 32GB space in an unbelievably short amount of time. Luckily, Amazon are running a deal on SanDisk memory cards, with some hefty discounts on offer. It might not be the most thrilling Black Friday purchase, but it’s certainly a savvy…

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Microsoft Black Friday Sale cuts price of Gaming Laptops by up to $400

By Grace Curtis, Thursday, 26 November 2020 19:56 GMT Portable, punchy, powerful: if you’re a PC gamer on the go, a good gaming laptop is a must-have. As well as the usual lightweight work machines, Microsoft have a good array of gaming laptops – all of which are currently on sale on the Microsoft store. At the top of the scale in terms of cost is the 15.6” Razer Blade 15. It’s steeply priced even with a $300 discount, but outperforms the rest of Microsoft’s laptops by a country mile. Built with an Intel Core i7-10875H processor and an RTX 2080…