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Nvidia’s RTX 3060 Ti GPU rolls out tomorrow

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 1 December 2020 16:07 GMT A new cheap graphics card capable of ray-tracing hits the market.Hardware giant Nvidia is releasing a brand new graphics card tomorrow.The RTX 3060 Ti is being rolled out tomorrow, December 2 and costs just $399. The card is capable of the raytracing graphics tech and Nvidia says that this GPU is faster than the RTX 2080 Super card, which clocked in a $699.“We’re entering a massive holiday season with ray-traced effects coming to Cyberpunk 2077, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Watch Dogs: Legion and more,” Nvidia’s VP of global…

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How to increase PS5 download speed and get faster PSN downloads

As much as the PS5 boasts virtually instant loading times, this isn’t going to count for much if you’re still facing slow PS5 download speed. As we enter next-gen, game sizes are only getting bigger, where 50GB is fast becoming the norm, or often double that.Being able to download your games and updates quickly is going to be important, especially if you’ve opted for the all-digital console. So in this guide, we’ll be going through the ways you can improve your PS5’s download speed. Some methods can be quite straightforward, or anecdotal, while others may require some additional investments. If…

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Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla is at its best price on The Game Collection now

By Joel Franey, Tuesday, 1 December 2020 09:58 GMT If you’re into viking carnage, free-roam assassination missions, and historical storytelling that’s… maybe thirty percent accurate at best, then good news! Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, which was released only weeks ago, has reached its lowest price so far if you buy it from The Game Collection website.The game has been a hot launch title for the new generation and many were disappointed to see that prices for it didn’t really fall during Black Friday. And while it’s hard to call this price a discount, it’s the lowest out so far and probably…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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…

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Grab 3 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $20 this Cyber Monday

By Matt Bassil, Sunday, 29 November 2020 21:39 GMT For Xbox owners with a love of variety, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is a package that’s hard to beat. A subscription nets you access to more than a hundred titles, covering every genre under the sun – along with Xbox Live Gold, so you can play them all online with your pals.If you’ve managed to snag an Xbox Series X/S by this point, Xbox Game Pass is the cheapest way to gain access to a good range of next-gen titles. What’s more, it’s constantly updating, so you’re guaranteed to always have something…

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Walmart has a bunch of Xbox controllers selling cheap

By Matt Bassil, Sunday, 29 November 2020 17:52 GMT Bored of playing solo and in need of a spare controller? Right now Walmart is selling wireless controllers for Xbox One and Xbox Series X at a tidy discount.There are all kinds of colours available, from the default ‘Carbon Black’ to funkier options like ‘Arctic Camo’, in case you ever need to game whilst lying low in a frosty wasteland. I can’t tell you how many times that’s happened to me.All of these variants are selling for the exact same amount. You can pick one up for $39, a pretty significant…

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SaGa Frontier Remastered coming to consoles and PC in 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 29 November 2020 16:47 GMT SaGa Frontier Remastered is coming to PS4, Nintendo Switch, Steam, iOS, and Android ‘mid-2020’, Square Enix has announced.SaGa Frontier Remastered, Square Enix’s rerelease of the 1998 PlayStation RPG classic, is set to hit mobile, console, and PC next year.Complete with updated graphics, events, cutscenes, enhancements – alongside an all-new protagonist – the release of the remaster will bring the title to fans in Europe for the first time in its history.How these new events and features will be rolled into the scenario exactly remains to be seen, but the trailer below…

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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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Final Fantasy 14’s next big update, Futures Rewritten, drops December 8

Final Fantasy XIV’s next update, the much-anticipated 5.4 patch called Futures Rewritten, will be released on December 8, 2020, according to Square Enix.The upcoming patch is set to be a pretty significant one, introducing a plethora of new content to the game. Futures Rewritten, which was revealed in Final Fantasy XIV‘s latest Letter from the Producer stream, will bring new story content, a new raid, and more besides to the on-going MMO.Futures Rewritten’s Raid has been revealed as Eden’s Promise, and will see players being invited by Ryne and Gaia to the Empty to investigate “whether life continues to flourish…

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SoulCalibur 6 to get Hwang as final character of Season Pass 2

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 29 November 2020 13:46 GMT Bandai Namco has revealed oft-requested Soul Calibur favorite Hwang will return to the series as the final SoulCalibur 6 Season Pass 2 DLC character.Hwang, the energetic Korean swordsman, is set to arrive in SoulCalibur 6 on December 2 alongside a big patch that’ll introduce a slew of new content to the game, too.Though Hwang will be paid-for as part of the game’s second season pass, the patch that introduces him to the game will be brimming with free content, including a new stage called Motien Pass Ruins, Seong Mi-Na’s classic costume…

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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…