September 23, 2020 Off

Best TV for Gaming 2020: The Best Gaming TVs for PS5 and Xbox Series X

By tracy
So you’ve got your PS5 preorder and/or Xbox Series X preorder locked in already, but is your TV ready? If you want the best looking picture, you need the best gaming TV for the PS5 and Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S. Both consoles are designed to output a true 4K picture that’ll look dramatically better than anything the PS4 Pro or Xbox One X, so you’ll definitely want to get yourself the best 4K gaming TV money can buy and good news for you is there’s actually quite a few budget gaming TVs that can also display a great image.Like the next-generation consoles, this year’s crop of TVs step things up by offering HDMI 2.1 ports for 4K 120Hz gameplay, and almost all of them come with FreeSync support to help smooth out your frame rate. What’s more, we’re seeing some of the brightest TVs to ever release and the number of local dimming zones has never been higher. If you’re looking for a great looking and performing gaming TV, look no further. If you’re browsing in the UK, click here to find out where you can find the best TV for gaming.

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September 23, 2020 Off

The UK Government Wants to Know If You Think Loot Boxes Are Gambling

By tracy

As part of a consultation on loot boxes, the UK government is looking to hear from “video games players and adults responsible for children and young people who play video games” to figure out if they “may encourage or lead to problem gambling.”

Surveys can be filled out here and will inform the government’s review of the Gambling Act 2005, which could lead to new regulations on loot boxes. The call for evidence will run until the 22 November 2020, and is also seeking consultation from video game businesses, researchers and organizations.

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Back in January 2020, England’s top mental health nurse Claire Murdoch released a report calling for a review of microtransactions, noting that loot boxes were “setting kids up for addiction.” The UK government then formally announced a call for evidence in June 2020, to “gather evidence and understand the impact of loot boxes.”

In August 2019 it was announced that Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo were working on new loot box policies that would disclose a range of odds for a player’s purchase. The ESRB recently launched a new ratings label that will inform consumers about whether a game includes random items as part of its in-game …

September 22, 2020 Off

WWE 2K Battlegrounds Review – IGN

By tracy

It’s been a rough couple of years for the WWE 2K series, with the switch port of WWE 2K18 being a nearly unplayable mess and the buggy disaster (on all platforms) that was WWE 2K20, which has led to the mainline series taking a much needed year off. In its place is WWE 2K Battlegrounds, a cartoony and arcadey take on professional wrestling where wrestlers can jump 50 feet in the air, swing opponents like rag dolls, toss them into the waiting jaws of alligators, and so on. On paper, that sounds like an exciting departure from the simulation-focused main series in favor of something more akin to 2011’s underappreciated WWE All Stars… but there’s virtually nothing beyond the flashy animations. It may be easy to pick up and play, but it lacks any sort of depth to either its combat or its roster of 70 wrestlers, a large majority of which are locked behind a microtransaction-infested barrier.

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September 22, 2020 Off

Multi-GPU technology is not quite dead but Nvidia is close to pulling the trigger

By tracy

It feels like a million years since SLI was relevant, and even during its heyday, the prospect of running multiple graphics cards to boost performance in games had some serious downsides. Like cost, stuttering, and the fact that performance was not consistent across all games. None of it matters now, because SLI has been put on life support. Starting January 1, 2020, Nvidia will stop adding new SLI profiles to its GeForce driver packages.

Technically, SLI is not dead, but if this was an episode of The Walking Dead, it would be the one where it gets bit by a silicon-eating GPU. SLI is going to live on for a bit, supposing game developers decide to put the work in supporting the technology themselves without the benefit of specific SLI profiles at the driver level. But its days are numbered.

“With the emergence of low level graphics APIs such as DirectX 12 and Vulkan, game developers are able to implement SLI support natively within the game itself instead of relying upon a SLI driver profile. The expertise of the game developer within their own code allows them to achieve the best possible performance from multiple GPUs,” Nvidia says.

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September 21, 2020 Off

Daily Deals: Nintendo Sale at Amazon, Preorder Akira 4K & Oculus Quest 2

By tracy

It’s a great Sunday in the land of deals, as Amazon has a great little sale happening on several big Nintendo Switch games. If you’re looking for something new to play while on the go, this is your chance, as several Mario games and more are all discounted. Akira is getting a 4K edition soon, so if you want to preorder that, you can, and the Oculus Quest 2 was also announced recently and is available for preorder. Of course we have tons more on offer, so make sure to take a peak at our entire listing!

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September 21, 2020 Off

Marvel’s Avengers: Next Patch Will Fix Over 1,000 Player-Reported Issues

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Marvel’s Avengers 1.3 patch addresses over 1,000 player-reported issues, Crystal Dynamics has announced.The patch notes can be read in full on the Marvel’s Avengers website, where the development team issued a short statement thanking the community for its “patience and support” throughout the game’s first two weeks of launch.

The 1,000+ issues addressed by the V1.3.0 patch include everything from “progression stoppers to small graphical fixes,” and address problems with the game’s combat, user interface, matchmaking and more. Crystal Dynamics has also suggested a few workarounds to some known issues in the game, which can be found in this Reddit thread.Future updates for the game will focus less on bug fixing and will instead “integrate more quality-of-life adjustments and feedback-driven features/tuning.” Crystal Dynamics plans to flesh out Marvel’s Avengers with the community in tow, in order to nurture the service game ahead of the extra heroes and content coming in the near future.

You can check out our review of Marvel’s Avengers here. We awarded the game a 6/10, noting that it offers a “fun and endearing superhero campaign” that is unfortunately tied to a “repetitive and unrewarding” loot-based post-game. We’ve also got some exclusive Marvel’s Avengers