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Secretlab are still offering discounts on their great big gamer chairs

By Grace Curtis, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 15:33 GMT Let’s do a little experiment. Flex your shoulders back and count how many times your spine goes pop. Personally I’d put it at somewhere between fifteen and thirty, but that’s just me. Maybe it’s time to invest in a better chair – like those gigantic cushioned thrones they sell at Secretlab, which are currently on sale. This offer is actually a holdover from the Christmas sale, which has morphed into an end of year thing, meaning there’s still a few days left to place an order if your lower back is starting…

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Best Buy sale cuts prices on gaming laptops & keyboards

By Grace Curtis, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 14:31 GMT Didn’t get that snazzy gaming laptop you wanted for Christmas? No sweat. Best Buy is running a surprisingly good end of year sale, which includes savings in the hundreds on new gaming laptops. As is often the case, discounts are proportional to price – that is to say, higher end laptops like the Dell G7 are up to $500 off, but still aiming to take a good blow at your wallet, while cheaper offerings like the ASUS TUF are down $150. The exception here is the ASUS ROG Zephyrus M15, a good…

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Western Digital are running discounts on WD_Black game drives

By Grace Curtis, Tuesday, 29 December 2020 15:49 GMT Hello! While the rest of the VG team are away for the holidays, we here at Jelly Deals are burning the midnight oil, so you’ll see a little activity between now and the 4th. First things first: Cheap drives.They don’t look terribly flashy, but extra memory is an easy way to improve performance on any console or PC, as well as giving you a safe place to back up files. The problem is, prices are often steep. Right now on the Western Digital online store you can find a number of discounts…

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A Demon’s Souls streamer has beaten the Flamelurker with a dance pad

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 6 December 2020 13:59 GMT A streamer has managed to vanquish one of Demon’s Souls PS5’s hardest bosses, the Flamelurker, with a dance pad instead of a DualSense.Beating a boss in Demon’s Souls (or any Souls-like game, for that matter) is always a rewarding feeling… but vanquishing a tricky foe with a dance pad? Well, that’s another feat altogether.YouTuber and Twitch streamer Luality has managed to overcome the Flamelurker using only a dance pad, putting down the DualSense in order to off the boss with nothing more than impressive footwork and impeccable timing (thanks, PushSquare).The video above shows…

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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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The PS5’s DualSense controller is now usable on Steam

By Patrick Dane, Saturday, 14 November 2020 16:37 GMT The PS5’s DualSense controller can now be used on a PC, albeit with drawbacks.The PlayStation 5 DualSense controller can now be used on Steam, but many of its signature features are not yet compatible.The DualSense has been getting rave reviews both from the press and early adopters of the PS5. It’s one of the defining features of the system, setting it apart from the competition. The integration of the haptic feedback with many of the PS5 launch titles in particular, suggests the great potential.Here is some good news for PC players…

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PS5 DualSense controllers are starting to appear in the wild

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 20 October 2020 12:14 GMT The PS5 is so close you can feel it.Now that we know that PS5’s DualSense controllers, along with other official accessories, will ship ahead of the console, fans are starting to spot boxes and the controllers themselves out there.On Twitter, @Destruct posted a picture showing three controller boxes on display at a Walmart. They were not able to buy them, presumably because the store wouldn’t sell them ahead of October 30, the official accessories launch date in the US. Ps5 controllers spotted on Walmart 👀 pic.twitter.com/OiPdSXgLyH — Destruct (@Destruct___) October 19,…

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PS5 game devs share how their games will make use of the DualSense controller’s haptic feedback

The PS5 controller looks to be changing the game when it comes to feel.The PS5 controller, DualSense, was one of the earliest reveals Sony made about PS5. The controller has an identical layout to the DualShock 4, but its size and features different.Its killer addition, of course, is haptic feedback, which, going by what developers are saying, allows players to feel things traditional rumble motors simply couldn’t convey. Everyone will obviously decide this for themselves when they get their hands on it, but developers who already have are working on some remarkable experiences.On the PlayStation Blog, Sony rounded up a…

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The VG247 Gear List: gaming hardware picks used by the VG247 team

At VG247 we spend a shed load of time playing games. Here’s our picks for the best gear for doing so.One of the perks of writing about video games as we do on VG247 is that we all get to spend quite a lot of time playing them and, in turn, perfecting our choice of gear in each of our gaming set ups. We test and reject a lot of stuff, and some stuff you read about on the site even in reviews might be considered quality – but the ultimate test of quality is if after the review process…