Fans of Rare are excitedly awaiting the anniversary of what might be the studio’s most iconic franchise, Banjo-Kazooie. Originally launching on Nintendo 64 in 1998, June 29 will mark the 20th anniversary of the hugely popular 3D platforming game. Fans will be absolutely celebrating, but the question is whether Rare will be too, and what the studio has planned. Players of Rare’s newest game, Sea of Thieves, think they might have an idea what’s in store. Sea of Thieves launched in March earlier this year and has exceeded Microsoft’s expectations. Rare has since run its first major post-launch event, The Hungering Deep, and just yesterday Rare started the first of what it calls “Bilge Rat Adventures,” which are smaller scale events that will fill in the weeks between major content releases. Rare’s firing on all cylinders, and the studio seems like it’s in its best condition in a decade — it’s the perfect time to throw a … [Read more...] about Banjo-Kazooie Anniversary Event Planned for Sea of Thieves?
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Intel's newest Coffee Lake processor, the Core i7-8086K, is now to available to order from several online vendors, though maybe not for long. The special SKU, which pays homage to 40 years of x86 computing, is only being produced in limited quantities, reportedly 50,000 units.This latest chip is basically a binned Core i7-8700K. Like that part, the Core i7-8086K has 6 cores and 12 threads to go along with 12MB of L3 cache. However, both the base and boost clocks are 300MHz faster at 4GHz and 5GHz, respectively. The boost clock is of particular interest because it's the first time Intel has released a consumer chip that can hit that speed without overclocking."The Intel Core i7-8086K limited edition processor is more than just a commemorative processor. It celebrates Intel’s legacy of industry-leading performance by featuring our first 6-core, 12-thread processor with integrated graphics in an 1151-pin package supporting a 64-bit instruction set," Intel said when announcing the … [Read more...] about Intel’s Core i7-8086K anniversary edition CPU is now available for a limited time
Time to stop for a moment and take a look back at the very best of this week’s best gaming deals. This time around, it’s a cavalcade of bargains on everything from limited edition PS4 consoles to the entire Arma franchise. Let’s take a look. As usual, we’ve got deals that’ll work in the UK, deals that’ll work in the US and some deals that will work in both the UK and US, as well as presumably many other places. Let’s get started. UK & US Deals For the better part of the next two weeks over at Humble, you can pick up what is most likely all the Arma you could ever possibly want. As you might expect it to be called, the Humble Arma 2018 Bundle features all three Arma titles as well as a litany of DLC add-ons for a price of your choosing. Pay what you want for the Arma 2018 bundle from Humble Sleeping Dogs is absurdly cheap right now on PC in its extra shiny and fully-featured Definitive Edition, which is leaving you all with fewer and fewer … [Read more...] about This week’s best gaming deals: Days of Play, Street Fighter 30th Anniversary, Xbox One bundles, and more
The Overwatch Anniversary event will be returning on May 22, 2018, according to a press release from Blizzard Entertainment. Overwatch Anniversary is a yearly event for Blizzard’s first-person shooter Overwatch that celebrates the release of the game. Last year’s run of the event brought with it the return of Elimination mode, three new maps for the mode, a bunch of new character skins, and a whole lot more. A somewhat controversial addition to the game was a single Epic dance emote for each of the game’s characters at the time, costing the standard treble price of 750 Credits. The sheer volume of these dances along with the Legendary skins made it one of the most expensive events in-game to date. The game also had a free weekend and a sale for the first time since the holidays. This year, Overwatch Anniversary will bring with it 50 new items including eight new Legendary skins and three Epic skins. Doomfist, Moira, and Brigitte are getting new dance emotes. A … [Read more...] about Overwatch Anniversary Returns May 22, Introduces Legendary Edition
By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 27 March 2018 09:05 GMT With the recent unveiling and launch of the first PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds weapon skins, the developer thought it’d be a good idea to give one away for free. Earlier this morning, PUBG’s weapon skins patch went live. The update introduced the weapon skin system, complete with a new dedicated menu to manage all of them. These skins are found in two crates (Triumph, and Raider), both of which were added alongside the patch. To celebrate the launch, and as a token of gratitude for all of players’ support during the game’s first year, PUBG Corp. is offering all players a free SCAR-L skin. This first anniversary, Year One skin can be yours if you log in from now until May 1. Much like the winner, winner chicken dinner t-shirt PUBG gave away at the end of Early Access, this skin can’t be sold, traded, or deleted. The skin looks pretty good, and features the signature ‘winner winner chicken … [Read more...] about PUBG giving away free weapon skin to celebrate first anniversary