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This RTX 3090 Ti is under £1200, some £691 below its UK RRP

The RTX 3090 Ti is the fastest consumer graphics card Nvidia has ever made – but the rumoured imminent arrival of their RTX 4090 graphics card means that it’s now going for nearly £700 below its original £1879 UK RRP. In fact, you can now pick up one of these graphics cards for less than £1200, just £100 more than the launch price of the RTX 2080 Ti for around 75% more performance. Read more

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Surprise! Anime characters and Hitler dominate Tower of Fantasy’s create-a-character library

Someone was bound to do it I guess. Tower of Fantasy has been popping off in a major way since its launch last week, with the character creation standing out as a major plus for the waves of oncoming gamers exploring the world. Some of the more creatively-minded out there have even uploaded their customised looks to the in-game character lobby, which lets you dress up as well-known characters like Sasuke from Naruto, Jellal from Fairy Tail, and… Adolf Hiter. As it stands right now, Hitler (we could be nice and say Charlie Chaplin) is among some of the most…

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If Gollum and The Rings Of Power isn’t enough, there’s a new Lord of the Rings game coming from Weta Workshop

Plenty on offer for Lord of the Rings fans with this latest announcement. Lord of the Rings fans should be happy, as Wētā Workshop is officially working on a new game set in the Middle-earth universe. Private Division announced the news today (August 15) and will be on publishing duties for the as-of-yet unnamed title. Last year, a job ad for a producer role at Wētā Workshop was advertised, which was supposed to be for a new project based on a “major worldwide IP.” It seems like that IP is in fact Lord of the Rings, which makes a lot…

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Gotham Knights trailer shows off Red Hood and his definitely non-lethal fighting style

We promise, he’s not killing anyone with those guns. Gotham Knights has steadily been showing us different members of the Bat family, with the latest trailer giving us a look at the rowdy Red Hood. Batman’s whole deal, typically anyway, is that he doesn’t kill anybody. That obviously has something to do with his own parents being killed, which he didn’t exactly respond to in the most healthy way, but you still, it’s a pretty hard rule. That rule doesn’t apply so much to Red Hood, aka Jason Todd, a former Robin, as you can see in the most recent…

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Saints Row gameplay overview shows off all the factions out to get you

Plus a look at some of the friends joining you on your journey. Saints Row is out in less than two weeks, so Volition and Deep Silver have dropped a new gameplay overview trailer diving into what you can expect from the game. For a gameplay overview trailer, there isn’t much in the way of actual in-game gameplay, but it did dive into the various factions you’ll meet in the game. First up is Los Panteros, who’s run by certified beefcake Sergio. They’re all about smuggling, and “have no hesitations about getting up on your business,” making them one to…

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PUBG has raked in “80,000 new users per day” since going free-to-play

And for those that care about companies earning more money, revenue is up too. It sounds like PUBG has done pretty well for itself since going free-to-play, apparently bringing in roughly 80,000 news users a day. More and more live service games are going free-to-play, with PUBG having done so in January of this year, and Fall Guys having done the same in June. A big part of that is likely to bring in more players, especially because all of the big, successful live service titles like Apex Legends and Destiny 2 are free-to-play. And according to developer Krafton’s preliminary…

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Final Fantasy 14 Online patch 6.2, Buried Memory, has a release date

Build and customize your own personal farm on a deserted island. A release date has been set for Final Fantasy 14 Online patch 6.2, Buried Memory. Releasing August 23, provided during the latest Letter from the Producer Live broadcast presented by producer and director Naoki Yoshida, the news was accompanied by a new trailer and information on the latest chapter that includes fresh battle challenges and the Island Sanctuary. During the broadcast, Yoshida offered viewers a demonstration of Island Sanctuary, a new type of casual solo content that allows you to build and customize your own farm on a deserted…

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THQ Nordic teases in-development South Park game

Burn down, burn down Hot Topic. Don’t let it take your soul. During its showcase yesterday, THQ Nordic closed the stream by teasing the next South Park game. Further details were not provided, but when the teaser was shown, you could hear Randy Marsh yelling “hot hot hot hot” in the background. I wonder how many courics it was this time? This isn’t the first bit of news we’ve heard regarding a new South Park game in development. Back in January, the game was informally announced by a job listing at Question Games, a studio made up of ex-AAA developers…

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Catch up with news from THQ Nordic’s 2022 Digital Showcase and Publisher Sale

The THQ Nordic Digital Showcase 2022 made plenty of new announcements, and there’s a sale on to celebrate the publisher, too. Yes, it’s getting towards the middle of August, but that doesn’t mean the big summer of game announcements is over yet – last night (August 12) we saw THQ Nordic take to the airwaves to show off a selection of new games, including a brand new Alone in the Dark reboot. Founded in 2011, THQ Nordic is an Austrian video game publisher and developer that has been snapping up the rights to game properties and IP across the world,…

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An Alone in the Dark reboot is coming from the Soma and Amnesia: Dark Descent writer

An Alone in the Dark reboot is currently in pre-alpha, with developer Pieces Interactive seemingly taking inspiration from the Resident Evil remakes. At today’s THQ Nordic 2022 Digital Showcase, developer Pieces Interactive announced an Alone in the Dark reboot, due to release on PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC. There’s no release date yet, but in a behind-closed-doors preview event, we were told the game is currently in ‘pre-alpha’ – so don’t expect it anytime soon (though it has been in development since ‘late 2019’). THQ Nordic’s executive producer Michael Paeck says that recent games (like the Resident Evil remakes,…

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Charge up your game controllers with 100 AA batteries for £13

This is a bit different from what we normally cover, but I was going to order this for myself and thought it might be of interest to you, dear reader, as well. Anyway, you can get ten years’ worth of AA batteries – 100 in total! – for just £13 at Amazon right now. This normally costs £18, so that’s a nice little savings – and of course it’s far cheaper per item than buying batteries in smaller packs. Read more

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Our favourite portable SSD is down to £77 at Amazon

The Crucial X8 is our favourite portable SSD, thanks to its compact protective frame, convenient USB-A or USB-C connection and excellent performance. It’s capable of transfer speeds up to 1050MB/s, minimising the time it takes to copy files to and from the drive, and offers low enough access times that you can easily run games from it too. It normally costs around £85, but today it’s dropped to a historic low price of £77 – a great value for a portable NVMe SSD offering this level of performance. Read more

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NBA 2K23 The Jordan Challenge returns – here’s what to expect.

After 12 years away, The Jordan Challenge is back in a big way. The Jordan Challenge is coming with NBA 2K23, making its long awaited return after 12 years away from the franchise. In this mode you’ll be able to take on 15 unique experiences, each set in one of Michael Jordan’s milestone moments in their career. Alongside each of the challenges, you’ll be able to watch a video interview with a luminary integral to each real life moment, including – but not limited to – 1998 opponent Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Denis Rodman, and head coach Phil Jackson. Check out the…

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THQ Nordic 2022 Digital Showcase time and date, and how to watch

The THQ Digital Showcase 2022 is coming on August 12, here’s what you need to know. Just when you thought it was safe to take yourself away from your monitor, the games industry throws out one more showcase for you to drool over. Not content with Summer Games Fest and all those E3 stand-ins, THQ Nordic is setting up its own showcase that’ll feature at least 14 games. Dubbed THQ Nordic’s digital showcase 2022, the show promises to give us updates on a slew of announced and unannounced titles from the publisher. All the information you need to watch this…

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“It doesn’t surprise me, but I’m still pretty upset” – MultiVersus modders lose momentum after DMCA strikes

We talk to modders about why they wanted to create MultiVersus mods, and their plans moving forward. The MultiVersus hype is still strong, moving on from its rapturous release a few weeks ago. The game has a lot to offer for fans of the ridiculous collection of IP under the Warner Bros umbrella, and with news of more characters on the horizon, it looks like they’ll have more to look forward to. Even then, for a significant portion of the playerbase, the game is ripe for more. These creatives, artists, and memsters make up the MultiVersus Modding community. However, the…