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Black Friday PC game sales now live at multiple stores

By: TweakTown Dealzon | More News: Deals | Posted: Nov 23, 2016 3:50 pm

PC digital game Black Friday sales have fired up early at numerous retailers including GMG, Bundle Stars, DLGamer, and many more retailers. Hundreds of PC game discounts exist with some impressive prices on recent release like Civilization V, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Tyranny, and many more.

 

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In the case of Civ VI, the game has been cut to $43.91 in GMG's Black Friday sale. There you can apply coupon code BLACKFRIDAY10 to reveal a $43.91 final price - the lowest price to date from an authorized digital retailer. (You'll have to add to cart and use the coupon to get this final price).

 

Bundle Stars has a similar instant savings + stacking coupon strategy for this Black Friday week. There after entering code BLACKFRIDAY11 at checkout, titles like Superhot, Mad Max, and Mortal Kombat X all reach their historic low price point.

 

At DLGamer, the best savings to find are on very recent releases. Both Dishonored 2 and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare are 30% off, which makes them at their lowest price to date. Both are early November 2016 releases. You can check out the links above or check out our picks below.

 

Bundle Stars Black Friday Sale

 

Use Code: BLACKFRIDAY10

 

 

Bundle Stars Black Friday Sale

 

Use Code: BLACKFRIDAY11

 

 

DLGamer Black Friday Sale

 

Blizzard celebrates 12 years of World of Warcraft

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 23, 2016 2:26 pm

World of Warcraft, one of the most popular MMORPG games ever, was released on this day 12 years ago and has since gained millions of fans all over the world.

 

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Those who have followed the game since the very beginning remember the moments that unfortunately newer players can't experience. Massive 40-man raids, Temple of Ahn'Qiraj, Swift Zulian Tiger, etc., are just some of the experiences that made the game so popular.

 

World of Warcraft initially had a much smaller community, and the gamers enjoyed being the first residents of Azeroth. The quests and raids had to be solved without the help of various guides on YouTube or WoWHead. However, over the years, Warcraft held its status as one of the most played online games in the world.

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Zelda themed escape rooms tour the United States in 2017

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 23, 2016 12:37 pm

Nintendo America has recently launched a tour of "The Legend of Zelda" themed escape rooms for fans to come and experience. Designer SCRAP alongside Nintendo have created "Defenders of the Triforce", to appear in different locations around the United States in 2017.

 

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Like previous escape rooms, the idea of solving a mystery with a group of people in order to be set free will remain the same. In a news release by Nintendo, it stated teams will consist of six participants: "interact with classic items and characters seen in The Legend of Zelda series like the Goron, Zora and Kokiri tribes, discovered items can be used to solve puzzles and move forward into other areas, just like in The Legend of Zelda games."

 

Tour dates/locations:

 

  • San Francisco - Jan. 31-Feb. 5
  • Los Angeles - Feb. 10-12
  • San Diego - Feb. 24-25
  • Seattle - TBA
  • Phoenix - TBA
  • Houston - TBA
  • Chicago - TBA
  • New York - TBA

Google and Verizon spend $30 million a week on Pixel ads

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Nov 23, 2016 10:45 am

Google knew it was onto something with the launch of its next-gen Pixel smartphones, and since they are "only on Verizon" when they're not unlocked - Verizon is doing well with sales, too.

 

 

According to a new report from Wave7 Research, Google Pixel accounted for 7.5% of all Verizon activiations in the last 30 days, which as 9to5Google reports is "a big deal considering we're entering the holiday season". Verizon has been splashing money on advertising the Pixel and Pixel XL, even advertising Google's new Daydream View VR headset now that it's available.

 

Google and Verizon spent $27 million combined in the week of October 27 to November 2, with Google contributing $15 million while Verizon spent $12 million.

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Skyrim Special Edition v1.3 has improved 144Hz support

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 23, 2016 9:35 am

Skyrim Special Edition didn't launch on the PC without a few hiccups, but Bethesda has already pushed out Update 1.3 to Steam users through a beta release.

 

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The update includes improved stability and performance, as well as better support for 144Hz displays. The patch is only available in its beta form on Steam right now, so you won't have your Skyrim Special Edition updating automatically.

 

Here's what to expect in the v1.3 update:

 

Fixes

 

General stability and performance improvements

Fixed an issue where Slow Time effects weren't behaving properly

Better support for 144hz displays

 

How to access the Steam Beta

 

Log into Steam.

Right Click on Skyrim Special Edition in your Library.

Select Properties.

Select Betas.

A drop down menu will appear. Select Beta.

Select OK.

Wait a few minutes for game to update.

When done, Skyrim Special Edition [Beta] should appear in our Library.

Resident Evil 7 Collector's Edition detailed, costs $179

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 23, 2016 7:25 am

The horror begins before you even get into Resident Evil 7, with Capcom detailing the Resident Evil 7 Biohazard Collector's Edition, an exclusive to GameStop, and it costs a horrifying $179.99 - yeah.

 

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What do you get for $180? Well, Capcom is including a model replica of the Baker mansion, which is 8 inches tall, 7.5 inches long, and around 8.5 inches deep. Better yet, it doubles as a "music box that plays a familiar tune with accompanying LED effects".

 

Resident Evil 7 biohazard Collector's Edition Includes:

 

  • Resident Evil 7 biohazard Base Game
  • Mansion Music Box (8'' Tall) that plays a sample of Aunt Rhody with accompanying LED effects.
  • Dummy Finger 4G USB Drive
  • Exclusive Metal Case
  • VHS Tape Box
  • Exclusive Lithograph
  • Creepy Note
  • Premium Packaging

Alienware boss says 'PC has won' war against consoles

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 23, 2016 6:23 am

We all know the PC is the most powerful, and the most versatile gaming platform out there - but the console market still gets so much love. You can't talk bad about consoles, without being branded as being anti-consoles - and while they have their place, long live PCMR and our Lord GabeN.

 

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During PAX Australia 2016 a couple of weeks ago, Alienware boss Frank Azor talked about the current-gen consoles and their mid-cycle refresh parts in PS4 Pro and Xbox Scorpio, PC gaming, and VR. He talked with GameSpot where he said: "The console market and the PC market have converged in ways that we've never really seen before. Consoles look more like PCs, and PCs are starting to look more like consoles".

 

He added: "The console guys have realised they can't operate on seven year cadences anymore, because they can't keep up with the amount of innovation that's going on in the industry, with HDR, 4K, VR, and the long path we have ahead of us in VR evolution".

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Netflix 4K streams require Edge browser, Kaby Lake CPU

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Nov 23, 2016 5:26 am

Netflix is finally beginning to hit the PC with 4K content, but you're going to be locked to using Windows 10, and more horribly - Microsoft's not-so-popular Edge browser.

 

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It's a massive limitation, and unlike the source of this news - The Next Web, which report that it could be Microsoft made this move to "ensure battery efficiency", as not every person has a laptop with a 4K display. The problem is, the current limitation of Netflix resolution support is 1080p, with the next step being 4K.

 

Worse yet, you'll require Intel's next-gen Kaby Lake processor to play 4K content for now. Ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous. Microsoft must have paid a considerable sum to Netflix for this stupid exclusive crap, and so did Intel. Microsoft's expensive new, super-awesome Surface Studio rocks a gorgeous 4500x3000 display... and thanks to it not rocking Intel's 7th-gen Kaby Lake architecture, 4K streams aren't going to work with Netflix.

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Xbox Scorpio power isn't just a story of teraflops

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 23, 2016 4:12 am

Microsoft is running towards the warm arms of 4K with its upcoming Xbox Scorpio console, and even with its 6 TFLOPs of power, an 8-core CPU, and over 320GB/sec of memory bandwidth - Xbox boss Phil Spencer knows it's not just about raw horsepower.

 

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During an interview with Stevivor, Spencer said that the 6 TFLOPs of processing power in the Scorpio is just one piece of the puzzle. He said: "Well, I try not to really talk using the term. It's like a car - you wouldn't describe how fast it goes using only one characteristic. But I guess it's like a teraflop is like horsepower - you'd probably have in your head what 100 horsepower could do, or 200".

 

Spencer continued: "But it's much more than that - there's other things that dictate how fast the car goes. A transmission. Its weight. It's the same with Scorpio; it's not just the number of teraflops that makes it powerful".

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Watch DOOM running on the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 23, 2016 3:12 am

What better way to use the Touch Bar on your expensive new MacBook Pro than by running DOOM on it... eh?

 

 

iOS engineer Adam Bell managed to get the original DOOM working on the MacBook Pro's Touch Bar, and it's an incredible achievement. Sure, no one is seriously going to play it like this... but we live in a world where anything is possible, and seeing DOOM played like this is just awesome.

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