Currys goes live with early Cyber Monday deals


Black Friday may be pretty much vanquished, but it's ready to morph into its final boss form: Cyber Monday, armed to the teeth with even more deals for bargain-hungry shoppers.

Traditionally, Black Friday involves larger, big-ticket goods that see the most reductions, with Cyber Monday's discounts featuring smaller products such as games or films.

This year, however, we've seen big savings across the board, and with a year like this one, boy have we needed them.

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Currys goes live with early Cyber Monday deals2020-11-29T22:09:00+01:00

Here’s when the Sonic the Hedgehog sequel is slated to release


We knew a sequel to the Sonic the Hedgehog movie was coming, but Paramount Pictures has now shared more information about the upcoming movie, including a tentative release date of 8th April, 2022.

As reported by Comic Book , the sequel - which is reportedly codenamed "Emerald Hill" - will go into production in mid-March 2021, and plans to wrap up by 10th May, 2021.

It's unknown if James Marsden, Jim Carrey, and Sonic voice-actor Ben Schwartz are scheduled to return for the sequel, too, and the source website Comic Book linked to - Creative BC Film Commission - no longer lists the information, so make of that what you will.

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Here’s when the Sonic the Hedgehog sequel is slated to release2020-11-29T17:36:00+01:00

Uri Geller apologises for Pokémon dispute and says it’s “up to Nintendo” to bring Kadabra back


Uri Geller has finally u-turned on his decision to prevent Nintendo from using Pokémon Kadabra, saying he continues to get "tremendous volumes of emails" about it and is "truly sorry" for the dispute that flared up 20 years ago.

The Pokémon - which translates as "Yungerer" or "Yungeller" in Japanese and famously touted a spoon - disappeared in the early 2000s after Geller mounted a legal battle after he alleged the Pokémon used his likeness. He particularly took issue that the Pokémon was an "evil, occult Pokémon character" (thanks, VG24/7) and fought to prevent Nintendo from using it.

Now, however, it seems the illusionist has had a change of heart.

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Uri Geller apologises for Pokémon dispute and says it’s “up to Nintendo” to bring Kadabra back2020-11-29T16:46:00+01:00

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla patch 1.0.4: Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 re-tested


Thursday's 1.0.4 patch for Assassin's Creed Valhalla is the first big update for Ubisoft's latest massive open worlder - and a crucial one, delivering a vast array of gameplay improvements and bug fixes, but of course, the Digital Foundry focus is more on technical validation for what has been the most contentious of the next generation launch line-up. For all of its spec advantages, Xbox Series X ran with a performance penalty against PlayStation 5, while Xbox Series S launched without the signature next-gen 60fps support. The 1.0.4 patch aims to address of all of this - and indeed, it does - and also adds a 4K30 quality mode too.

First of all though, we need to tackle an interesting wrinkle that has emerged from the arrival of the new patch. While there's broad consensus that the performance situation is much improved on Xbox Series X, another narrative has emerged suggesting that the PlayStation 5 version now runs worse than it did. To clear this one up straight away, we could only find one example of this actually being the case - the introductory cutscene takes an occasional, small drop to frame-rate we didn't see in our first test. In every other stress test we have, PlayStation 5 runs at the same frame-rate with the same dynamic resolution result as it did previously.

Where there has been change is with Xbox Series X, where Ubisoft has made great strides in addressing the performance deficit, significantly reducing the intrusive screen-tearing. It's not completely gone, but it's certainly hugely improved and in the most stringent of our stress tests, Xbox Series X can now outperform PlayStation 5. How Ubisoft has achieved such a huge turnaround in so short a time may sound like a technological miracle, or the result of some gigantic optimisation push, but the solution is simpler than you might think.

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Assassin’s Creed Valhalla patch 1.0.4: Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 re-tested2020-11-29T16:00:00+01:00

Here are Apex Legends’ most popular characters


Apex Legends players have lifted the lid on which are our favourite characters in its battle royale, Apex Legends, and while the top spot is unlikely to shock you, I can't pretend I wasn't surprised by some of the other entries on the list.

Earlier this week, Apex Legends News asked players to select which Legends boasted the highest pick rate, and rank them from 1-5. Though it promised to respond "in 1 hour" it actually took a full day for the team to return to Twitter, where it confirmed that - yep, you guessed it - Wraith continues to be the game's most popular character.

Bloodhound clocked in at second place - which is pretty good given they're not a character that has a particularly impressive win rate - with newbie Horizon taking the bronze (thanks DBLTAP).

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Here are Apex Legends’ most popular characters2020-11-29T14:16:00+01:00

Amateur dev remakes CD-i games Link: The Faces of Evil and Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon so we can suffer them again, 27 years later


An amateur video game developer has remade CD-i games Link: The Faces of Evil and Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon.

Link: The Faces of Evil and Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon are two action-adventure video games developed by Animation Magic and published by Philips Interactive Media for the CD-i on 10th October 1993 in North America and 25th December 1993 in Europe.

Both games are based on The Legend of Zelda franchise, but aren't considered part of the official series, and were precursors to the infamous CD-i game Zelda's Adventure. The three Zelda CD-i games are considered among the worse in The Legend of Zelda franchise.

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Amateur dev remakes CD-i games Link: The Faces of Evil and Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon so we can suffer them again, 27 years later2020-11-28T21:03:00+01:00

Hwang is the final SoulCalibur 6 Season Pass 2 DLC character


Bandai Namco has revealed Hwang as the final SoulCalibur 6 Season Pass 2 DLC character.

Hwang arrives in SoulCalibur 6 on 2nd December alongside a free content update that adds a new stage called Motien Pass Ruins, Seong Mi-Na's classic costume parts, more Tekken CAS parts, and new Mitsurugi and Nightmare episodes.

The trailer for Hwang was shown at the end of today's EU West tournament of the SoulCalibur 6 Online Challenge (catch up on Twitch). The trailer is below:

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Hwang is the final SoulCalibur 6 Season Pass 2 DLC character2020-11-28T19:20:00+01:00

Dell’s Black Friday weekend continues


Dell is an absolutely solid brand in the world of PC gaming, with a huge range of high-spec gaming PCs, laptops and monitors for the discerning keyboard and mouse warrior.

This year, Dell's Black Friday event does thrifty shoppers proud once again, with heavy discounts of up to 52% slashed off their Alienware range.

Even though it isn't the cheapest name around, Dell's latest machines boast phenomenal power for churning out those sublime ray tracing effects and millions of polygons. Their Alienware boxes feature either AMD Ryzen or 10th gen Intel Core processors, with graphics courtesy of NVIDIA GeForce GPUs.

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Dell’s Black Friday weekend continues2020-11-28T19:09:00+01:00

Final Fantasy 14’s next major patch comes out 8th December


Final Fantasy 14's next major patch comes out 8th December, Square Enix has announced.

Patch 5.4, titled Futures Rewritten, starts a new chapter in the story following the finale of the Shadowbringers main scenario questline.

Of note: the patch introduces the PC and PlayStation MMO's own take on the Emerald Weapon from Final Fantasy 7. Fans of that game will remember Emerald Weapon as a superboss who roamed around the bottom of the sea in the legendary JRPG. Hands-up if you couldn't resist the temptation to pilot the submarine into the thing the first time you saw it, triggering a fight, and then died? Just me?

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Final Fantasy 14’s next major patch comes out 8th December2020-11-28T18:15:00+01:00

SaGa Frontier Remastered announced


Square Enix has announced a remaster of SaGa Frontier.

SaGa Frontier is a Squaresoft role-playing game that came out for the PSone in Japan in 1997 and then in North America in 1998, but was never released in Europe.

Square Enix said the remaster has updated graphics, events, cutscenes and a new protagonist called Fuse.

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SaGa Frontier Remastered announced2020-11-28T17:18:00+01:00

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