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There may be fewer PS5 Digital Edition consoles at retail compared to the base model – reports

It’s going to be harder for everyone to find PS5’s cheaper Digital Edition at retail.The PS5 pre-order process has so far been a mess. Unlike what Microsoft is doing with Xbox Series X and Series S, Sony didn’t set time/dates for when PS5 pre-orders would be going live.This resulted in a free-for-all that saw retailers opening up pre-orders shortly after the conclusion of the PS5 Showcase event. There didn’t seem to be a plan in place, so it looked like each retailer was simply reacting to their competitor’s moves, making for a terrible experience for customers.Sony admitted that this could…

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Sony: PS5 preorders could have been a lot smoother, will release more consoles for pre-order over the next few days

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 19 September 2020 18:35 GMT Sony has admitted that pre-orders  for PS5 could have gone “a lot smoother.”In a tweet issued today by the company, Sony apologized and said it will release more PS5 consoles for pre-order over the next few days. Let’s be honest: PS5 preorders could have been a lot smoother. We truly apologize for that. Over the next few days, we will release more PS5 consoles for preorder – retailers will share more details. And more PS5s will be available through the end of the year. pic.twitter.com/h1TaGsGBun — PlayStation (@PlayStation) September 19, 2020Pre-order…

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The new Nvidia Broadcast app is a mind boggling, incredible piece of technology

I wouldn’t have thought one of the most exciting things about a new GPU would be a cool webcam app – but here we are.When Nvidia announced its new 30-series graphics cards, people were rightly excited to get their hands on the new cards and test out their in-game performance. The new GPUs appear to be well worthwhile, at least based on my review of the GeForce RTX 3080, which generally speaking offered a strong uplift of as much as 50% to the frame rates of games when challenged with a full 4K, max settings presentation. Raw GPU horsepower is…

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No Place for Bravery, Uragun, Gamedec and more of our favourite PAX Online x EGX Digital reveals

This week has been skewed a little bit in favour of the big games, what with the Call of Duty, Prince of Persia and other AAA reveals.But the indie world is about to kick off its own festivities with the PAX Online x EGX Digital, a nine-day online event that brings together two of the biggest shows in games. You can expect panels and developer-lead game reveals, which means lots of indies are taking part and we’re here to highlight just a few.Many of the games participating offer free demos, which is increasingly becoming one of the things I look…

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No, the new Xbox console names aren’t confusing – but the Xbox One must die ASAP

Xbox One. Xbox One S. Xbox One X. Xbox Series S. Xbox Series X. That’s the line-up of Xbox consoles that will be ‘active’ by the end of the year. When you type all the names out like that, I have to admit it does look a bit ridiculous. Sure, the original Xbox One is retired but its ecosystem is not, with its smaller, more powerful descendants still trucking on.In the wake of the confirmation of the Xbox Series S complete with pre-order details, a common thread in comments sections, message boards and social media online has been the idea…

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Control Deluxe Edition owners accidentally get upgraded to Ultimate Edition after 505 Games said it wasn’t possible

505 Games has done something it said couldn’t be done.Earlier this week, a number of players who own Control‘s Deluxe Edition reported that the game’s recently released Ultimate Edition was seemingly stealthily added to their PlayStation Network libraries.Upon visiting the Ultimate Edition’s page on the PlayStation Store, they were greeted with a download button, rather than a purchase button. Others, who owned the base game and the season pass, also saw the same option to download. A large enough number of players were affected that many shared the good news on Resetera and Twitter.None of those people actually bought the…

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Xbox Series X coming November 10 for $499, pre-orders open September 22

We finally have a price and a launch date for Xbox Series X.Microsoft has officially announced today that Xbox Series X, its premier next-gen console, will retail for $499/£449/€499. Xbox Series X, along with the recently announced Series S ($299), will be available worldwide beginning November 10.You can pre-order starting September 22, and the Amazon store page is already up.If those details seem a bit familiar, it’s because they recently leaked along with what looked to be a trailer for Xbox Series S. The reports were accurate, after all.Microsoft also announced that financing service Xbox All Access is expanding to…

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Xbox Series S officially revealed, priced $300

The price, look and design of Xbox Series S have been officially confirmed following leaks.Update: As expected, Microsoft has made it official. The company confirmed this morning that Xbox Series S is indeed priced $300, and that it delivers “next-gen performance” in the “smallest” Xbox form factor. More details, it promises, will be revealed soon.The official shot doesn’t reveal anything new, but it does confirm the lack of a disc drive. 👀 Let’s make it official! Xbox Series S | Next-gen performance in the ˢᵐᵃˡˡᵉˢᵗ Xbox ever. $299 (ERP). Looking forward to sharing more! Soon. Promise. pic.twitter.com/8wIEpLPVEq — Xbox (@Xbox)…

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Hellish Quart, Midnight Fight Express and more of our favourite gamescom indie reveals

Last week was one of the busiest of the year when it comes to video game news. We took a break to try and keep up with the deluge of reveals, announcements and trailers, but we return today to bring you another edition of our hidden indie gems feature.We’re doing things a little differently this week. We’re focusing entirely on games announced, showed off or something new at or around gamescom. Some of them even have demos available right now, and we’ll make sure to mention how you can get a hold of them.We’re absolutely spoiled for choice this week,…

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X, free to existing owners

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 4 September 2020 11:41 GMT To no one’s surprise, there’s going to be a next-gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.CD Projekt Red has announced today that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is being re-released on PS5 and Xbox Series X in 2021. This improved version will be visually enhanced, and feature upgrades such as ray tracing, and faster loading times.This is the Complete Edition of the game, so it includes both the Blood and Wine, and the Hearts of Stone expansions. The next-gen edition will be available as a standalone purchase for new players…

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Immortals: Fenyx Rising release date, first screens leak

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 4 September 2020 09:42 GMT We now know what kind of game Gods and Monsters – or as it’s now called, Immortals: Fenyx Rising, is.Following on from the rating board leak earlier this week, Immortals: Fenyx Rising has now reached the next logical step on the road to its official reveal: popping up on the Microsoft Store ahead of time.The listing, which has since been removed, confirmed that Immortals: Fenyx Rising will be released December 3. The game will support Smart Delivery, meaning owners on Xbox One will find an upgraded copy waiting for them on…

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WB Games deemed too valuable, AT&T no longer interested in selling – report

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 2 September 2020 08:50 GMT AT&T has wised up to the value of its gaming division and will reportedly be keeping it.In June, reports said that AT&T, the parent company of Time Warner, who owns Warner Bros‘ various gaming studios, was looking to sell WB Games in order to pay off some of its debt.The move reportedly garnered interest from Microsoft, Take-Two, EA and others, but no sale was made for what AT&T reportedly saw as a $4 billion transaction. Now, Bloomberg is reporting that the company has changed its mind, having reexamined the unit’s potential…

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Nvidia reveals the 3000 series graphics cards: 3070, 3080 and 3090, doubling last generation’s performance

Consoles, eat your heart out: Nvidia has revealed its latest PC gaming technology.The graphics experts at Nvidia have today revealed their latest graphics card for PC gamers: the GeForce RTX 3070, 3080, and 3090.The cards run a spectrum in terms of power, as you’d imagine, with the RTX 3070 the least powerful and the RTX 3090 the major, ridiculous powerhouse. Even the RTX 3070 offers better performance than the top-tier 2080ti last-generation card that up until now still our top-tier GPU of choice for the best in PC Gaming. The new 30 series GPUs will be releasing in September and…

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Marvel’s Avengers features a battle pass system, earned cosmetics, vendors

Crystal Dynamics has outlined how cosmetics, Challenge Cards, and other items will work Marvel’s Avengers.Marvel’s Avengers will feature a battle pass style system, but only on cosmetic items, and in a breakdown on the official website, Crystal Dynamics outlined how it will work.Any content purchasable with real money in the game will be “aesthetic-only additions,” which the studio says will help “keep the game fresh for years to come.”The real-world currency in Marvel’s Avengers was implemented due to future playable updates being free. These updates will include new characters, story content, missions, and regions.“Our in-game economy is built on a player-first…

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Marvel’s Avengers co-op has no join-in-progress

Marvel’s Avengers has a bit of an outdated approach to online co-op.Marvel’s Avengers developer Crystal Dynamics has been answering some leftover questions, and detailing practically how everything is going to work in the full game. Recently, the developer confirmed the general content of the game’s day one patch, and now, we get to learn more about Avengers’ mission structure, co-op and a few of the limitations that will be there at launch. In the latest blog post, Crystal Dynamics revealed that the game does not allow join-in-progress, at least at launch.In other words, you’ll need to assemble your team before…

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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – watch 7 minutes of PS5 gameplay here

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 27 August 2020 21:09 GMT Here’s a new look at Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, which is coming to PlayStation 5. A new look at Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart was shown today during gamescom Opening Night Live, and if you missed it, we have you covered.First announced in June during the PS5 showcase,  it’s coming to you courtesy of Insomniac Games.The game features ray-traced reflections on Clank’s character model and makes use of the PS5’s SSD to allow players to instantly jump through rifts across different dimensions.Today’s real-time PS5 demo goes deep on that, showcasing some of the…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War features next-gen cross-play support, free MP maps, Zombies, more

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was revealed today, and you can check out the campaign trailer below.It was also announced today you can expect free multiplayer and Zombies post-launch content in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.Revealed today after earlier leaks, the game was finally revealed within Warzone as a sequel to the first Black Ops title.The game takes place in 1981 and features a conspiracy story, where “deception and subterfuge” make up the single-player campaign, developed by Raven Software.You will encounter historic figures and learn “hard truths” as you battle through locales like East Berlin, Turkey, Vietnam, Soviet-era Moscow, and more.Your…

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Borderlands 3’s final DLC, Psycho Krieg and the Fantastic Fustercluck, is coming September 10

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 25 August 2020 15:00 GMT Borderlands 3’s final DLC is a mystery no more.As promised, Gearbox has today officially unveiled Psycho Krieg and the Fantastic Fustercluck, the fourth campaign add-on for Boderlands 3. The DLC arrives September 10 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.Psycho Krieg explores what makes the game’s crazed psychos so ridiculously bloodthirsty. The story takes place inside the mind of famed psycho Krieg, as scientist Patricia Tannis believes they have been driven mad by the knowledge of a place called Vaulthalla. The DLC’s unusual setting promises to be completely different from the game’s…

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Fortnite staying off the App Store for now, but Unreal Engine tools won’t be affected, rules judge

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 25 August 2020 08:55 GMT Apple has eked out a small win against Epic Games.In the latest development of Epic Games’ battle with Apple, a judge has ruled that Fortnite can remain off the App Store, but Apple cannot remove Unreal Engine and its tools.Following Epic’s spat with Apple over the right to offer an alternative payment option in Fortnite that circumvents Apple’s payment system, the iPhone maker pulled the game off the App Store. Later, Apple gave Epic Games a couple of weeks to make Fortnite compliant with its policies once again, or risk losing…

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 5 Reloaded brings King Slayer to Warzone and more

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 5 Reloaded is an upcoming update set to introduce new trials, rewards, weapons, and more to both Warzone and Modern Warfare. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 5 Reloaded kicks off at 7am BST on August 25, while the official Games of Summer event begins three days later on August 28 at 6pm BST/1pm ET/10am PT. The occasion will see players from all over the world represent their country in a variety of Trials, which allow them to earn medals for the country they’re representing.There are five Trials overall and they will be available…