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Raven and Footpatrol launch exclusive Call of Duty League team collections at pop-up shop in London, with guest appearances from Jukeyz and Angelika

Esports apparel brand Raven and London sneaker destination Footpatrol have launched exclusive merch collections for Call of Duty League teams LA Thieves, London Royal Ravens, OpTic Chicago and Atlanta FaZe. These will be sold exclusively at a retail pop-up in the heart of Soho, London on July 10th 2021. The Raven x Footpatrol pop-up has been created solely for UK fans of the Call of Duty franchise, offering a chance to experience a community-driven activation after more than 18 months of uncertain times. Continue reading Raven and Footpatrol launch exclusive Call of Duty League team collections at pop-up shop in…

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Beyond NRG becomes UK’s most widely distributed gaming energy drink after reaching 375 Holland & Barrett stores, as wellness retailer adds new gaming category for the first time

Holland & Barrett has become the UK’s first general high street retailer to list an energy supplement for gamers after signing a deal with Beyond NRG. This has made the new gaming energy drink brand Beyond NRG the UK’s most widely distributed gaming energy drink, according to a press release published today. It will now be stocked in 375 Holland & Barrett stores across the country. Whilst Holland & Barrett is famous for listing health supplements, this industry-first sees the Holland & Barrett website create an entire new category dedicated to gaming. Continue reading Beyond NRG becomes UK’s most widely…

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Where to pre-order Metroid Dread standard and special edition

One of the biggest reveals of Nintendo’s E3 direct was Metroid Dread, the first 2D Metroid in nearly 20 years. It’s no Metroid Prime 4, but it should tide you over until we hear more about the title, and you can pre-order Metroid Dread now from the links below.Watch on YouTubeUS Metroid Dread standard edition pre-order Metroid Dread special edition pre-order UK Metroid Dread standard edition pre-order Metroid Dread special edition pre-order Metroid Dread Standard and Special edition pre-ordersMetroid Dread is the five mainline entry in the 2D Metroid games and will be released on the Nintendo Switch on October…

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Where to pre-order Pokemon Legends: Arceus

By Elizabeth Henges 26 May 2021 19:31 GMT The new Pokemon spin-off title Pokemon Legends: Arceus just got a release date announced, so you know it’s time to pre-order it!Ever since it was first revealed, Pokemon Legends: Arceus has been turning heads. The comparisons to Breath of the Wild have been plenty, but more likely than not, it’ll be its own experience. This action RPG takes place (likely far) before the events of Pokemon Pearl and Diamond and gives players a different perspective of the Sinnoh region. It really looks to be an evolution of the Pokemon formula!Pokemon Legends Arceus…

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GAME sells Insomnia Gaming Festival as founder returns to relaunch event for 2021

UK-based retailer GAME has sold its Insomnia Gaming Festival business and the organiser behind it – Player1 Events – to privaty equity firm Supernova Capital. Insomnia, which usually runs two gaming expo and LAN events per year including esports tournaments at the Birmingham NEC, is planning to return later in 2021, subject to COVID restrictions. Insomnia founder Craig Fletcher has also returned and joined the Supernova exec team to help relaunch the event. Continue reading GAME sells Insomnia Gaming Festival as founder returns to relaunch event for 2021

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The Xbox Wireless Headset is restocked at Walmart, so grab one now

By Elizabeth Henges 14 May 2021 21:03 GMT The Xbox Wireless Headset has been hard to pick up since its release, but Walmart has gotten a meaty restock of the elusive accessory.Xbox is celebrating its 20th anniversary in a number of ways, but maybe the unexpected one is a restock of the Xbox Wireless Headset. It’s likely a coincidence, but if you’re in the US, Walmart has had a big restock of the popular headset, with the $99.99 accessory staying in stock for multiple hours at this point. Considering previous stock since its launch only lasting a few minutes at…

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Where to pre-order the new DualSense controller colors

By Elizabeth Henges 13 May 2021 18:38 GMT You know you want the new Cosmic Red and Midnight Black DualSense controllers, so here is where to pre-order them!Sony has announced two new colorways of the popular DualSense controller, and they look good. Cosmic Red and Midnight Black controllers are now available for pre-order before their June 11 release, and if you’re interested, you’ll want to grab one now. Who knows how stock will look on release!These controllers don’t come cheap, and the Cosmic Red color comes at even more of a premium, but these new controllers look fantastic. Check out…

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Hideo Kojima’s book The Creative Gene is up to 20% off at Amazon before its October release

By Elizabeth Henges 7 May 2021 19:55 GMT Hideo Kojima wrote a book, which probably isn’t all that shocking. Given that he’s one of the most prolific game developers around, it’s surprising it didn’t happen sooner! Anyway, the pre-order of the English localization of The Creative Gene: How books, movies, and music inspired the creator of Death Stranding and Metal Gear Solid is currently discounted at Amazon.For most Kojima fans, it’s no surprise that movies, books, and basically anything but video games inspired the story and direction of the legendary Metal Gear Solid series. But, with The Creative Gene, you can…

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Save on some great Switch games at Amazon US today, including Mario and Xenoblade

By Elizabeth Henges 6 May 2021 19:27 GMT Who doesn’t love a good Switch game? Right now, at Amazon US, there’s a Switch game sale on various physical titles, so that you can save a few bucks on some great stuff.Granted, this isn’t a huge sale that Amazon is advertising or anything–several physical Switch titles happen to be discounted at the massive retailer, is all. But a Switch game sale doesn’t need an incredible fanfare to save yourself a few dollars, you know?First off, there are plenty of Mario titles That you can pick up for either $40 or $50….

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Take advantage of all sorts of Star Wars Day deals this May 4th

By Elizabeth Henges 4 May 2021 17:01 GMT It’s Star Wars Day, and you know what that means? Time to save on great Star Wars games, merch, and more.What better way to celebrate May the 4th, or rather Star Wars Day, with great deals on all sorts of goodies from the massive franchise? With so much that’s out there, I’m sure all but the most obsessive fans have some merchandise they haven’t pick up yet or a game they missed out on originally. We have all sorts of sales and deals rounded up for you below!MicrosoftLooking for some Star Wars…

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Get those neat official NES Switch controllers on sale at Nintendo Store US!

By Elizabeth Henges 30 April 2021 20:45 GMT Have you tried playing a game requiring a D-Pad with the Switch Pro Controller or Joy-Cons? It’s awful. Save yourself from the pain with Nintendo’s officially released NES Switch controllers.If you’re a part of Switch Online and have been enjoying the free NES and SNES titles, you might find the standard controllers a little… lacking. The Joy-Cons don’t have a true D-Pad, and the D-Pad on the Pro Controller is less than perfect. I’ve had my fair share of Tetris frustrations with it!But, Nintendo released some official NES Switch controllers so that…

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Where to pre-order Tales of Arise in the UK and US

Tales of Arise is finally releasing in September! We’ve rounded up where you can pre-order the latest of the ‘Tales of’ series, so you don’t have to search for your preferred retailer.This Bandai Namco RPG has been MIA for a while, but we finally know when the next title in the Tales series is releasing–September 9 in Japan and September 10 for the West. Better yet, Tales of Arise pre-orders are available now, with multiple editions to choose from. Check them all out below!Tales of Arise Collector’s EditionIf you’re a huge fan of the Tales series, you might want to…

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Don’t miss out on pre-ordering these Breath of the Wild statues from First 4 Figures

By Elizabeth Henges 23 April 2021 18:52 GMT I’ve always love figurines, though I’ve never bought any myself. First 4 Figures are some of the best figurine makers around, and right now, you can pre-order them now.Currently, there are four First 4 Figures Zelda statues you can pick up! The two statues due out in May are of Link and Zelda, respectively. Link gets a dynamic pose with the bow for this statue, while Zelda is a bit more static pose. The neat thing about both of these statues is the LED lights, highlighting certain parts of each statue in…

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Celebrate Nier: Replicant’s release tomorrow with discounts on all sorts of Nier: Automata goodies

By Elizabeth Henges 22 April 2021 22:50 GMT Nier: Replicant is releasing tomorrow, and surprise, it’s a pretty great remaster of the 2010 game. Celebrate its release with some savings on merchandise relating to its sequel, Nier: Automata.I mean, who doesn’t love some artbooks, especially of a game as visually striking as Automata. Both Nier: Automata World Guides Volume 1 and 2 are on sale at Amazon US, and they both offering some great art and other content from the game’s universe. Volume 1 is down to $22.09, while Volume 2 is $24.84. It’s less than $50 for a whole…

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Amazon Prime Day 2021: When is it and what’s on sale?

It’s that time of the year again–no, not Black Friday, time isn’t that much of an illusion yet. It’s about time for Amazon Prime Day 2021! If you’re wondering what’s on sale and when Prime Day starts, check out the below. Prime Day Amazon Device Deals Prime Day Nintendo Switch Deals Prime Day PlayStation Deals Prime Day Xbox Deals Prime Day PC and Laptop Deals Prime Day TV Deals When is Prime Day 2021?Normally, Amazon has its Prime Day celebration in July, with enough advance warning for consumers to prepare their wallets, and for retailers to prepare their counter-sales.However, last…