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Pokemon Unite releases in July for Switch, coming to mobile in September

By Stephany Nunneley 17 June 2021 17:05 GMT The Pokemon Company promised yesterday we’d get some Pokemon Unite news today, and it delivered.Pokemon Unite will release for Switch in July and will arrive iOS and Android in September, The Pokemon Company and developer TiMi Studio Group announced today.Watch on YouTubeThe real-time, team-based battle game with cross-play capabilities will be free to start and was announced back in June 2020.Pokemon Unite takes place on Aeos Island, an island said to be on the ocean’s unexplored frontier. On it, you will find the Unite Battle Committee (UBC), which runs a series of tournaments. In Unite…

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The best games of E3 2021

E3 is finally over for another year, and golly there were a lot of new games announced, weren’t there? Having waded deep through the flood of streams from practically every publisher under the sun, we’ve emerged with our filleted highlights of the best games of E3 2021. With this year’s show taking place soley online, we haven’t played as many of these as we’d normally do during E3, but these are the games that excited us the most and whose trailers we’ve had on repeat ever since we clapped eyes on them. Read more

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Warzone red door locations: Here’s what we know

Want to know more about the Warzone red doors? With Warzone Season 4 kicking off, there’s plenty to look forward to. But aside from the usual fare of new weapons, operators, modes, and maps, the addition of some strange new doors are something of an enigma. The red doors were first spotted in the cutscene that ushered in the current and main Warzone map, Verdansk ’84, back at the beginning of Season 3 when they were used to send players back in time. So naturally, we’re all wondering what they do so here’s everything we know about the Warzone red…

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Halo Infinite multiplayer looks like everything I want – I couldn’t be more excited

The delay of Halo Infinite might have been painful last year, but from the multiplayer showing at E3, it’ll have been worth the extra wait – regardless of how the campaign shakes out.Watch on YouTubeAs always after the madness of E3, I’ve taken some time over the last few days to reflect on what I saw this E3 – and the more I think about the show, the more I’m left absolutely desperate to get my hands on one particular game – the Halo Infinite multiplayer.I, like many, was a Halo multiplayer obsessive in the 2000s. I remember hooking my…

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Help, I’m trapped listening to The Sims 4’s Simlish summer jams

You can tell summer is coming: sun’s out, guns out, and taps aff, and a car drove past my flat blasting Len’s 1999 monster summer jam Steal My Sunshine at full volume. That reminded me EA made a Simlish version of Steal My Sunshine for The Sims 4‘s Seasons expansion, and now I’ve fallen down a terrible hole of breaking my brain with incomprehensible versions of familiar summer jams. Please help. The Simlish translation of “Girl I think my butt gettin’ big” in Nelly’s Hot In Herre is killing me. Read more

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Windows 7 Users Might Get a Free Upgrade to Windows 11

Windows 7 users might finally decide to upgrade soon. Windows Latest today reported that a leaked build of Windows 11 suggests Microsoft plans to offer a free upgrade to the next significant update to the operating system when it debuts. A caveat: This is based on a configuration package in a leaked build of an operating system that hasn’t officially been announced yet. Microsoft’s plans could have changed, or it may have planned for the upgrade to be paid all along.  Windows Latest said its claim was “based on the configuration keys found within Pkeyconfig (product key configuration package) in…

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UK casters lead Wild Rift Origin Series broadcast line-up including Tridd, Deman, Dezachu and Excoundrel, with three UK teams in Group A

A mix of experienced British esports casters have joined the upcoming League of Legends: Wild Rift Origin Series broadcast talent line-up. And there’s three UK teams involved: Team Future, Reason Gaming and Resolve. Tridd will host the Riot Games tournament for the Europe, CIS, Turkey and MENA regions, which features a €300,000 prize pool. Casters will include UK/France caster Maxman30, as well as Brits Excoundrel, Dezachu and Deman, the latter of which has built up a ton of esports desk experience over the past decade, including the earlier days of League of Legends esports. Continue reading UK casters lead Wild…

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Cryptominers grabbed 25% of all GPUs at the start of 2021

We all know that cryptocurrency mining is bad, not least because of its impact on us being able to buy graphics cards for the purpose they were designed for, i.e. gaming. Until now though, it’s been tough to actually put a number on how many GPUs are ending up in professional mining rigs.  Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has done some number crunching though and thinks it has the answer—25% of all GPUs sold in the first quarter of 2021 ended up chipping away at the crypto coalface. That’s approximately 700,000 high-end and mid-range graphics cards with around $500 million.  (Image…

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Where to pre-order Advance Wars 1 + 2 Re-Boot Camp on Nintendo Switch

You’ll be able to play fully-remade versions of the first two Advance Wars titles when Advance Wars: Re-Boot camp blasts onto the Nintendo Switch on December 3. Tactical pre-orders can help save you money, so grab yours from the links below.Watch on YouTubeUS Advance Wars 1 + 2 Re-Boot Camp pre-orders UK Advance Wars 1 + 2 Re-Boot Camp pre-orders Advance Wars 1 + 2 Re-Boot Camp versions and pre-order bonusesAn Advance Wars remake was one of the last things fans were expecting from Nintendo’s E3 Direct. The last Advance Wars game, Days of Ruin, was released on the Nintendo…

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Sonnet Launches DuoModo Thunderbolt 3 Expansion Boxes

Sonnet has introduced its new DuoModo family of expansion boxes with Thunderbolt 3 interfaces. Three of the boxes are designed for add-in-cards that can be connected to TB3/TB4-equipped laptops or Apple’s Mac Mini desktop, whereas the fourth box is designed to install Apple’s Mac Mini into a rack.  The Sonnet DuoModo Echo III Module is an expansion box that has one PCIe 3.0 x16 slot for double-wide graphics cards and two x8 PCIe 3.0 slots for other types of add-on boards, such as high-performance SSDs or video encoding accelerators. It can accommodate full-height, full-length (up to 12.28 inches long) PCIe cards and has a built-in 400W power supply. To cool down these cards,…

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Have You Played… Griftlands?

Word is Dano spends her downtime knitting and her uptime hitting. Best to approach her when her hands are empty, either way. Whenever you meet someone new during a playthrough of Griftlands, Klei Entertainment’s masterful deckbuilder, the first thing you get is a short box of flavour text that often summarises their demeanour, their line of work, and their attitude towards you all at once, and rarely ever resorts to actually stating those things outright. It’s so much easier said than done to write one of these sentences, and yet Klei makes it look effortless. It’s little things like this…

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Future Call of Duty: Warzone patch will make ‘sweeping balance changes’ to weapons and TTK

The latest patch notes for Call of Duty: Warzone Season 4 are up, noting the addition of a new limited-time event called Ground Fall, the Verdansk Resurgence Mini mode, Verdansk’s new “Red Doors” (rumored to be a new fast-travel system), eight new LGBTQIA+ Pride flag Calling Cards, and a dirt bike. What’s most interesting though, is that underneath all this Raven Software explains what it’s planning for a patch that’s still to come: “In a future patch, we will be making sweeping balance changes to Weapons.” As the notes go on to explain, “Due to some Weapons being far more…

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PC gaming Australian deals to expect on Amazon Prime Day 2021

Amazon Prime day is happening a lot earlier than last year, settling back down to its traditional June spot as opposed to the Black Friday aperitif it was in 2020. It’s still running across two days though, with Monday June 21 and Tuesday June 22 being this year’s Amazon Prime Days. As usual, we’ll been running the rule over what’s worth your time and money when it comes to Amazon Prime Day PC deals, but it’s not just going to be Bezos’s besties shipping the bargains. There will be a host of other retailers looking to cash in on the…

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Fallout: London is another impressive-looking Fallout 4 mod project

Yet another giant Fallout 4 modding project has released a trailer for an ambitious expansion-sized campaign. Fallout: London is planning to take players to see how the war affected things in the UK. London may change, but war doesn’t. Things look just as irradiated, divided, and gritty as you’d expect from a major Fallout 4 mod project. There’s no release date yet, and it’s certainly looking like there will be plenty of infighting between its new, British factions. No Enclave or Brotherhood of Steel here. Read more

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Pokemon Unite news coming tomorrow

By Stephany Nunneley 16 June 2021 20:58 GMT Looks like we’re getting some news on Pokemon Unite tomorrow.The Pokemon Company has announced it has some Pokemon Unite news for those looking forward to the game coming to Switch and mobile.Watch on YouTubeAccording to the tweet, there will be an announcement made tomorrow, June 17, at 7am PT, 9am ET, 2pm UK. Maybe it will be a release date.The real-time, team-based battle game with cross-play capabilities will be free to start and was announced back in June 2020.In it, two teams of five Pokemon will try to defeat the opposing team….

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Raspberry Pi Zero Clone Offers 4 Cores, 4GB of RAM

The team at Radxa, known for its Rock Pi SBCs, has announced the development of a new SBC known as the Radxa Zero, which looks like a Raspberry Pi Zero but provides four times more CPU cores, twice the clock speed and up to four times more RAM. The most basic model is planned to retail for only $15. The Radxa Zero will feature an Amlogic S905Y2 quad-core Cortex-A53 processor capable of speeds as fast as 2.0 GHz. For graphics, it relies on an Arm Mali-G31 MP2 GPU. According to Radxa, it comes with a few different spec options. The…

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Sophie’s Safecracking Simulator teaches high-tech tools of the trade

I don’t know the first thing about breaking into safes, or what the fiddly inner bits of a combo lock look like. So I’ve already learned a lot from Sophie’s Safecracking Simulator from looking at its screenshots without even playing it. Fans of fiddly games should listen close on this one. Safecracking Simulator has just arrived on Steam and it’s a neat little tech toy to snag for less than a fiver. Read more

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E3 2021 Wrap-up: The best games and the biggest disappointments

By Tom Orry 16 June 2021 19:05 GMT We gather to discuss the highs and lows of E3 2021, including the re-reveal of Breath of the Wild 2, plus the Xbox Showcase.E3 2021 is over, yet you might be wondering if it even began, what with most publishers barely showing up and Sony not taking part at all. This year’s “event” has felt rather weak when compared to previous years, but we’ve still had a number of great-looking games get announced.Watch on YouTubeIn the video above you can listen to me, Alex, Dorrani, and Sherif pick our best games of…

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AMD Launches Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled

AMD on Wednesday unveiled a version of its flagship Radeon RX 6900 XT graphics card equipped with a closed-loop liquid cooling system (LCS). The new board boasts higher GPU and memory frequencies compared to AMD’s reference air-cooled card, which is already among the best graphics cards, but it will (at least initially) be available exclusively to system integrators. AMD’s Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled carries the company’s Navi 21 GPU with 5120 stream processors that is clocked at up to 2250 MHz (game clock) and is accompanied with 16GB of 18Gbps GDDR6 memory. There are some Radeon RX 6900…

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Out of the 500 demos at Steam Next Fest, these 14 are our favourites

Next Fest has officially kicked off and Steam is teeming with indie demos, gaming livestreams, and developer chats. This six-day digital event is taking place between June 16 and June 22, giving you a week to browse and download a bunch of indie game demos for free. There are literally hundreds of demos (over 500) available to download, and they span a variety of different genres. It’s pretty overwhelming how many there are, which is why the PC Gamer team has done the work for you. We’ve delved deeply into the Next Fest list and have reemerged with 14 demos…