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November 25, 2020 Off

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Review in Progress

By tracy

With around six hours under my shiny new +84 Agility belt, I can already see that World of Warcraft: Shadowlands doesn’t only straddle the line between life and death – it straddles the line between what was and what could be for Blizzard’s 16-year-old MMO. While it bombards us with familiar characters like Thrall, Jaina Proudmoore, and Darion Mograine in its opening fanfare, it also proceeds to gleefully kick open the doors to new corners of the Warcraft universe and introduce the intimidating Jailer. As the first main bad guy in WoW’s history who didn’t originate in the RTS games in some way, his arrival seems like the start of a whole new chapter that isn’t so beholden to rehashing past glories.

This isn’t the first time WoW has ventured outside of Azeroth; we’ve already seen the destroyed orc homeworld of Outland and even the terrifying depths of the Burning Legion base of operations on Argus. But the various afterlives of the Shadowlands are on a completely different plane of existence, and prove that Blizzard’s zone designers can still surprise us. The soaring, angular spires of the city of Oribos and the muted, dreamlike fields of Bastion

November 25, 2020 Off

Magic: The Gathering Getting Limited-Edition Cards Featuring Bob Ross Artwork

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A new Magic the Gathering card Secret Lair set will feature artwork painted by the legendary Bob Ross.The new ‘Happy Little Gathering’ set is part of the limited edition Secret Lair series, which offers one-of-a-kind collectable sets from unique artists that reimagine famous Magic the Gathering cards.

As reported by Vice, Wizards of the Coast has partnered with the Bob Ross estate to create a set of Land cards featuring environmental artwork from the soothing painter, who passed in 1995. Magic players will also be able to use these collectible cards in-game, and a recent leak suggests they may be brought to Magic the Gathering: Arena in the near future.

The card set is available in foil and non-foil and will also feature an ‘Evolving Wilds’ card that features a variety of biomes from the Bob Ross back catalogue. You’ll be able to pre-order the Happy Little Gathering set for a limited time only, from November 30 through December 14,

November 24, 2020 Off

The Best Black Friday SSDs, Hard Drives, and MicroSDXC Memory Cards Deals

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Black Friday is the best time of year to stock up on storage, whether it be for your laptop or gaming PC, your PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo Switch console, your smartphone, your camera, or anything else that would benefit from extra space. Black Friday deals start a bit earlier this year and you’ll find some really great sales on SSDs, hard drives, and MicroSDXC cards from Amazon, Best Buy, Newegg, and more. There will undoubtedly be more deals going live throughout this week and we’ll make sure to add them.

Black Friday MicroSDXC Memory Card Deals

MicroSDXC is the most universally popular storage format for portable electronics. That includes your Nintendo Switch, smartphones and tablets that allow for expandable storage, and cameras including GoPros and dashcams. For Black Friday you’ll find some dirt cheap prices on 128GB and 256GB models.

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Black Friday External Hard Drive and SSD Deals

These hard drives don’t require any kind of installation on your part other than plugging in the necessary cables. They’re also more versatile than internal hard drives. Use these for your PS4, PS5, Xbox One, or Xbox Series X gaming console or your PC.

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November 24, 2020 Off

I’m gutted that C’Thun, the Shattered is the weakest of Hearthstone’s Old Gods

By tracy

The last couple of years have served as a reunion for Hearthstone characters. Last year, the Rise of Shadows and Saviors of Uldum expansions reintroduced the League of E.V.I.L. with a villainous new plot that prompted the return of the League of Explorers. We saw old favourites like Brann Bronzebeard, Reno Jackson, and even King Togwaggle dive back into Standard play, this time with powerful new abilities that have solidified their spots in the meta. In 2020, we even saw Illidan Stormrage rise from a lacklustre Legendary that had previously been nerfed into exile, to a fully fledged tenth class.

C’Thun, the Shattered

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Set: Madness at the Darkmoon Faire.

Continuing the trend, Blizzard announced that we’d be welcoming back the Old Gods to round off the Year of the Phoenix with the Madness at the Darkmoon Faire expansion. All four ancient monstrosities are back with reimagined abilities, but I was most excited to be reunited with C’Thun. 2020’s C’Thun, the Shattered has a new Start of Game effect that causes it to break into four five-Mana spells that are shuffled into your deck. After playing all four, C’Thun itself slides into your deck and, for 10

November 23, 2020 Off

SteelSeries Aerox 3 Review – IGN

By tracy
The best thing about wireless gaming mice is evident in their description. Unfortunately, the absence of wires usually comes with a set of caveats. Bulky designs, latency issues, the need to recharge batteries – the benefits of being portable are nestled beside several drawbacks.Thankfully, SteelSeries’ Aerox 3 Wireless mouse is a notch above the rest. Featuring design elements that specifically target known issues, it demonstrates how nonessential wired connections are to competitive gaming.

Design and Features

The Aerox 3 Wireless mouse is sleek in design. Its slightly textured frame slopes in a manner emphasizing a palm styled grip. The top is mostly open with a grid-like pattern, which reduces its weight and showcases its circuitry and RGB lighting. Obviously, players will want to avoid spilling liquids near the mouse. That said, its stylish pattering shouldn’t lead to concern given its IP54 rating – the Aerox 3 uses AquaBarrier to protect its exposed areas from water, oil, dust and so on.

The normal left and right mouse buttons, scroll wheel, CPI (Count Per Inch) and side buttons round out this side of things. Flipped over, the Aerox 3 offers the TrueMove Air – a new optical sensor that was built specifically

November 23, 2020 Off

Cyberpunk 2077 Physical Copies Appear to Be in the Wild, So Beware of Spoilers [Update: Gameplay Leaks]

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The first known instance of leaked, final version Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay has appeared.Per users on ResetEra, streamers broadcast around 20 minutes of the game’s Nomad life path, from the beginning of the PS4 version of the game (which has now been taken down in multiple locations). It’s confirmation that unpatched copies of the final game are beginning to make their way into players’ hands.

While we broadly know the beats of the beginning of the game due to various official previews, this stream is a sign that we may begin to see more meaningful spoilers emerge ahead of the game’s launch on December 10. After The Last of Us Part 2 leaked, spoilers were frequently sent in livestream chats, comments sections, and on Twitter as unsolicited replies. If you don’t want the game spoiled, it’s likely worth beginning to vet where you’re looking when checking Cyberpunk-related content.

It appears that physical copies of Cyberpunk 2077 have appeared in the wild, so beware of spoilers and leaks on the internet.

Redditor Justgonnasendit shared an image of Cyberpunk 2077’s physical game case, and claims to have held it in his hands at his Amazon job. This comes well before