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Pokemon Sword and Shield’s charming new trailer explores the natural history of Galar

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 24 December 2020 11:43 GMT In case you need a reason to go back to Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Galar region a year after it was originally available, Nintendo and The Pokemon Company are giving you inspiration.A new Pokemon Sword and Shield video has been released in an attempt to get more people to visit the latest area on the Pokemon map: the Galar region.The new video, which has a decidedly David Attenborough feel to it, focuses mostly on the Isle of Armor and the Crown Tundra – two new areas introduced to the game over…

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UK politicians call for scalping laws following PS5 and Xbox Series X launches

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 15 December 2020 17:23 GMT This legislation would make it illegal to resell goods bought with bots.A group of UK politicians have said that there should be legislation to stop people scalping highly-sought-after items like the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles.That’s according to VGC, which reports that that six Scottish National Party members of Parliament (MPs) have tabled an Early Day Motion yesterday (Monday, December 14th) asking that laws be drawn up to stop the “resale of gaming consoles and computer components at prices greatly above Manufacturer’s Recommended Retail Price.” This will also make…

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Ubisoft announces its first Black Game Pros Mixer for the UK games industry

Ubisoft has today announced the first UK Black Game Pros Mixer to be held on Friday December 11th from 3pm to 6pm GMT. The online event, which is being held in Europe for the first time, will be hosted by co-founders Kurston Timothy, Development Tester at Ubisoft Toronto and Leon Winkler, Ubisoft Director of International Events. It will feature panels, keynotes and interviews with some of the UK games industry’s most successful black professionals.  Tickets for the free event will be available from this link. Participants will include the likes of Mr Midas, an award-winning presenter and content producer here in…

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PS5 beats Nintendo Switch in huge November for UK game sales

By Patrick Dane, Wednesday, 2 December 2020 15:58 GMT The next generation has started out promising for Sony.In what was a huge month for sales overall, the PS5 has come out ahead of any other console in the UK. This sees Sony atop the charts as the market begins to settle into a new generation.The new generation launched last month, with excitement at a fever pitch as players finally got their hands on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Also, with buyers and families getting ready for the holiday period, it has created a cocktail of circumstances that’s meant…

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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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Xbox Series X/S, Call of Duty and Destiny 2 launches drive record UK broadband use

British broadband has been hit hard by a series of big game launches.Broadband providers in the UK are trying to keep up with bandwidth demands as new consoles and big, blockbuster games are released. The Xbox Series X and Series console launches, new Destiny 2 content and the upcoming Call of Duty are seemingly behind this huge spike in internet usage in recent days.The BBC reports that internet providers BT, Virgin Media, TalkTalk, Vodafone, City Fibre and Zen Internet all had to cope with a spike in broadband usage on Tuesday, November 10.That’s the same day that the Xbox Series…

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Three Ubisoft Collector’s Editions will not include a disc on Xbox in the UK

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 22 August 2020 15:41 GMT Collector’s Editions of three Ubisoft games will not include physical copies of the titles in the UK for Xbox.Collector’s Editions of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6, and Watch Dogs: Legion will not include a physical copy of the game on Xbox. According to an update on the Ubisoft Support Page for the UK, those who purchase these editions will instead receive a digital key to redeem, instead of a physical disc.Collector’s Editions for PlayStation will still receive physical game discs.A reason for the lack of a physical edition of the…