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Civilization VI: Gathering Storm - Biggest Civ Expansion yet

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 37 mins ago

Firaxis Games has announced that they will be bringing a brand new DLC to Civilization VI and it will be the "largest expansion ever created for a Civilization game."



The update titled 'Gathering Storm' will be adding a number of brand new content that will change the dynamic of the game completely. Gathering Storm will add environmental effects in the form of Volanco's, storms, blizzards, sand storms, tornados, hurricanes, floods, climate change and even droughts.


Other content that is mentioned in the patch notes is the addition of nine new leaders from eight new civilizations. New scenarios will also be added, examples include; 'The Black Death' which will pout your Civilization to the test as your population struggles to survive and all hope seems lost. World Congress has also been added as well as 21st Century Technologies and Civics. For more information regarding the biggest content update to ever come to a Civilization game, visit the official patch summary in the entirety of this post, or visit the official Civilization wesbite patch notes here.

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Marvel's Spider-Man: 'Turf Wars' DLC released, new trailer

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 37 mins ago

Marvel's Spider-Man has been gifted with the second part of the three part DLC series titled The City That Never Sleeps. This time round Spidy will be going up against crime boss Hammerhead in the DLC titled 'Turf Wars.'



In the above trailer you will listen to J. Jonah Jamerson do exactly what he does best, go on long rants about what is happening in the city and giving Spider-Man absolutely no credit for anything that he is doing to help. Throughout the trailer we can see three band new suits that will be making their way to the game, we have Spider-Armor MKI, Spider-Clan and Iron Spider Armor.


Content wise, 'Turf Wars' will be adding new enemy strongholds that will feature stronger enemies and different enemy types. The last chapter in The City That Never Sleeps is called Silver Lining and will be released sometime throughout December. For those that don't have any of the Spider-Man DLC's, you can purchase the Season Pass for $25 or purchase each individual chapter for $10 each. Marvel's Spider-Man is exclusively available on the PlayStation 4.

Amazon Japan has $650+ Smash UItimate Amiibo set available

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 8 hours, 37 mins ago

Amazon Japan is not slowing down in terms of offering Super Smash Bros. Ultimate players the 'Ultimate' package. In celebration of Cyber Monday, Amazon Japan has brought together a massive 63 Amiibo fighter bundle set available to purchase.




The above image shows that the bundle will contain a very large range of fighters and will also come with limited edition hanging scroll of the Super Smash Bros. battlefield stage. All of the fighters will be arriving in a limited edition Smash Ultimate storage box.


This Amiibo set is so limited edition that there is only 50 sets available before it is sold out. Unfortunately, the Western regions haven't got a similar kind of deal going on, but if we were to estimate how much this set would cost in the west we would say it would be upwards of $650+. With the average Amiibo coming in at about $13 each and there being 63 of them, $650 may even be low balling the price due to the lack of shipping additions etc. If you want to check out the listing on Amazon Japan for yourself, a link can be found here.

Warframe makes its way to the Nintendo Switch, available now

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 9 hours, 37 mins ago

Digital Extreme's massively popular free-to-play title Warframe has made its way over to the Nintendo Switch and is now completely available to play.



The above launch trailer has been released in celebration of the game being available to the public. Players can already jump onto the Nintendo eShop and download Warframe, between today and December 4th at 11:59 p.m. ET any player that does choose to download Warframe will receive "a free starter pack of in-game items via your in-game Inbox."


Included within this pack is 50,000 credits, a 3-Day Affinity Booster that will allow for the players' armor to be ranked up much more quickly, Orokin Reactor which doubles mod capacity and Forma upgrade choices. Warframe has been ported over to the Nintendo Switch by Panic Button, more on that story here. It should also be noted that Warframe just passed 38 million registered players, if you want to read more up on that, check that story out here.

Overview trailer released for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 10 hours, 37 mins ago

Nintendo has given us a lengthy overview trailer for the coming Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The trailer gives us a quick run-down of each of the best parts about Smash Ultimate and why players should pick up the title for their hand-held console.



The trailer is directed by The Announcer as he takes us through each of the different aspects of Smash Ultimate, starting with how damage works, recovering from falls and fighting each-other in general. The trailer continues and we are reminded that we will be able to play Ultimate in TV mode or hand-held mode and that the roster is going to consist of 74 unique fighters. The Announcer also covers items, stages, stage morph and assist trophies.


The Announcer also gives a quick run-down of each of the different game modes as well as the Adventure Mode: World of Light and Spirits. There is much more covered within the overview trailer but it isn't anything we don't know already, for more information regarding Super Smash Bros. Ultimate visit the official Smash website here. If you are considering picking up Smash Ultimate for your Nintendo Switch, here is everything you will need to have the 'Ultimate' experience.

Epic launch $1 million Winter Royale tournament for Fortnite

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 10 hours, 54 mins ago

Epic Games put aside a rather hefty $100 million towards esports tournaments for Fortnite earlier this year, with the developer announcing the new Winter Royale tournament with $1 million of prizes up for grabs.




Fortnite players will have to be either in the US or Europe in order to qualify, with event sessions taking place during qualifying days on November 24 and 25. If you get through the qualifying matches, you'll have to play in the US or European finals on November 30 for Europe, and December 11 in the US.


The popularity of this event will only grow the competitive scene in Fortnite as it'll bring massive media attention with $1 million up for grabs in a game with over 8.3 million concurrent players per day right now. Epic Games has a $100 million kitty for Fortnite and that was before the new injection of $1.25 billion in funding that Epic Games received in late October, just weeks ago.

Samsung Galaxy S10: 6.7-inch screen, 6 cameras, 5G tech

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 11 hours, 15 mins ago

Samsung will be launching its next-gen flagship smartphone early next year, with the latest rumors on the Galaxy S10 seeing it rock a huge 6.7-inch display, not one or two but six cameras, and 5G connectivity.




It wouldn't be a huge launch with a single new smartphone in the Galaxy S10 range which is known internally as "Beyond X" according to The Wall Street Journal. There is reportedly the Beyond 0, Beyond 1, and Beyond 2 that will have anywhere between three and five cameras each. The Beyond X variant is the beast with six cameras, and I'm sure 5G connectivity will be limited to the flagship model.


Remember that Samsung will be launching its next-gen foldable smartphone close to the release of the Galaxy S10, and then we'll have a few months before the company launches the Galaxy Note 10.

NVIDIA is now bundling Battlefield V with GeForce RTX cards

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 11 hours, 40 mins ago

NVIDIA's shining star game of its GeForce RTX launch was Battlefield V with its amazingly gorgeous real-time ray tracing support highlighting the flagship GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card.



Well, now the company has announced it's giving away free copies of Battlefield V to anyone who purchases a GeForce RTX 2070/2080/2080 Ti graphics card either on its own, or in a system. Battlefield V is the world's first game with ray tracing, so it's the perfect showcase of real-time ray tracing that is exclusive to GeForce RTX series graphics cards.


The problem is that anyone who purchased a GeForce RTX card between its launch and now, doesn't get a free copy of Battlefield V. Early adopters are screwed in this scenario, but it makes the RTX purchase a little sweeter with a game like Battlefield V being bundled. If you already own Battlefield V through Origin and purchase a new GeForce RTX graphics card you won't be gifted a second copy.

COD: Black Ops 4 outsold Red Dead Redemption 2 last month

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 12 hours, 1 min ago

October 2018 was a gigantic month in the world of gaming with the releases of huge titles like Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Red Dead Redemption 2, and joined by others released either in October or close to it with Assassin's Creed: Odyssey, Spider-Man, and many other gigantic releases in October.




Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has completely dominated the charts that NPD group is reporting, with the company only tracking physical sales from retailers and not digital versions of the games, or the PC version of Black Ops 4. This means that Black Ops 4 is far out and beyond the sales of Red Dead Redemption 2 because if it's beating it in physical sales, I can dare say it's destroying it in digital sales - on top of that, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is on the PC and RDR 2 is not.


The NPD Group talked about COD: Black Ops 4 sales for October, where NPD analyst Mat Piscatella explained: "Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is the best-selling game of October. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launch month dollar sales represent the eigth highest in Video Game history since The NPD Group began tracking in 1995. Black Ops 4 instantly becomes the best-selling game of the year, and the seconnd best-selling game across the past twelve month period, trailing only Call of Duty: WWII".

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G.SKILL launches Trident Z Royal Series DDR4: ALL GOLD, BABY

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: RAM | Posted: 12 hours, 48 mins ago

G.SKILL has announced it is launching one of the most gloriously detailed kits of DDR4 memory ever with its new Trident Z Royal Series DDR4 RGB memory kit. The company teased it at Computex 2018, but now it's officially ready to go.



The company will be offering its new Trident Z Royal Series in capacities of up to 64GB and speeds of 4600MHz, the 64GB kits are available in only 3000/3200MHz kits while the 4600MHz version is only available in a 16GB kit. G.SKILL has said its using high-end Samsung B-die DDR4 ICs for the best in performance and overclocking headroom.


G.SKILL has promised a release of December 2018 for the new Trident Z Royal Series DDR4 memory kits, with pricing still a mystery for now.