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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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Faster Than Threadripper: How I Overclocked Ryzen 9 5950X to 6 GHz and a World Record

My LN2 Pot got an imprint of the 5950X burned into it.  (Image credit: Tom’s Hardware)The Ryzen 5000 series CPUs from AMD landed a few weeks ago, and after I’ve had about two dozen liquid nitrogen (LN2) overclocking sessions with chips with various core counts, the records are starting to fall. These chips are just flying!  I would go as far as to say the marketing hype and multi-day-info-trickle that was the release actually undersold how good these processors are. I’m not just comparing Team Red vs Team Blue here, but Team Red mainstream vs Team Red high end desktop…

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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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How and where to buy an AMD Ryzen 5000-series CPU

Following the AMD Ryzen 5000-series launch, we’ve been scouring the web in search of available stock. These chips are promising serious gaming power, courtesy of the new and improved Zen 3 architecture, so it’s no wonder everyone’s clamouring to get hold of one for their next gaming PC. Problem is: You just can’t find them anywhere right now. ‘Out of stock’ is unfortunately a term us PC lot are dealing with a lot right now. From Nvidia Ampere RTX 30-series GPUs, such as the RTX 3080, to AMD’s RX 6800-series GPUs and Ryzen 5000 CPUs, there’s not a great deal…

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Asus Brings Resizable BAR Support to Z490 Motherboards

ROG Maximus XII Apex (Image credit: Asus)Resizable BAR (Base Address Register), the technology behind AMD’s Smart Access Memory (SAM), isn’t exclusive to Ryzen owners anymore. Asus has released an entire wave of new firmwares for various Z490 motherboards that enable the Resizable BAR feature. The firmware, which sports the 1002 version number, is fresh out of the oven as Asus evidently uploaded it just yesterday. The firmware is currently in the beta stage so there might be some bugs here and there. It also lacks a detailed description of the changes. We can, however, confirm that the 1003 firmware effectively…

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Crapshoot: Mega Man’s terrible PC port

From 2010 to 2014 Richard Cobbett wrote Crapshoot, a column about rolling the dice to bring random obscure games back into the light. This week, it’s time to welcome a special guest from a very different platform to see what happens when console game ports go very wrong indeed. Wait, I hear you cry. Mega Man? Are you actually from Mars? In what universe does the little blue bomber originally known as Rockman count as obscure? He’s had roughly 20 million games and counting. A TV series. A bad throat condition in Captain N, even! Mega Man 2 still stands…

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Best Black Friday Samsung SSD Deals

When it comes to the SSD market, there’s Samsung, and then there’s everybody else. While there are dozens of SSD brands, many of which make drives that appear on our best SSDs list, for many shoppers only a Samsung SSD will do. Perhaps that’s because, as one of the leading manufacturers of NAND Flash memory, Samsung has the ability to make its own chips and controllers at a large scale.  From the low-cost SATA-based 860 EVO to the mid-range PCIe NVMe 970 EVO and the top-of-the-line PCIe 4.0 980 PRO, Samsung has drives in every market segment. With the holiday…

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Black Friday Gaming chair deals: discounts on chairs that won’t hurt your back

While graphics cards might be extremely hard to come by, Black Friday gaming chair deals are thankfully plentiful. The right chair upgrade can not only make your PC gaming experience significantly better, but also give you a more comfortable experience while doing anything else at your desk. No matter if you’re driving around London in Watch Dogs Legion or just scrolling through YouTube, you can stay comfortable and maintain decent posture (that last part is important). Especially if you’re working from home these days, one of the best gaming chairs is a great investment. Racing-style chairs remain popular, and there…

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Massive 42.5-Inch 4K IPS Monitor Is Now Just $569

LG’s 42.5-inch 4K 43UN700-B monitor has an expansive IPS panel with plenty of real estate, and you can purchase this monitor today for $569, which is $130.00 below MSRP and the lowest the monitor has ever been at retail. It also comes with free shipping, which is a plus given the monitor’s absolutely massive size.  I personally own the previous-gen model of this monitor, and it’s hard to overstate how much the extra panel real estate has boosted my own productivity. With that in mind, you do have to accept that this panel isn’t a high refresh rate model –…

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Need a cheap monitor? This 24-inch AOC is less than $100 at Staples for Black Friday

Sometimes, you just need a monitor. Maybe you want to keep an eye on Twitter as you power your way through the latest Destiny 2 raid, or maybe you like to have a reference site open that you can glance at while you’re working on your primary monitor. More likely the former than the latter, I’m guessing, but whatever—the point is that you don’t need 4K or curves or ultra-anything, you just want a nice, basic monitor to blast some pixels into your eyeballs now and then. Amazon Black Friday deals 2020That’s a role that the AOC 24B1XHS, which is…

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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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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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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…