DIABLO is finally coming to a Nintendo platform with the Eternal Edition of Diablo 3 on November 2 -- and it's going to arrive with its own Switch bundle. After what felt like forever without any official special edition Switches, they're suddenly everywhere, with the Diablo console following hot on the heels of the announcement of one for Super Smash Bros and another even sweeter one for the Pokémon: Let's Go games. The Switch itself comes with understated slate-grey joycons and one of the Lord of Terror's horns emblazoned on the back. On the front of the dock are rather old-school etchings showing the titular Prime Evil facing off against the Archangel Tyrael to ensure your living room always has a touch of Sanctuary about it. Along with the branded console, the bundle also includes a Diablo-themed carrying case. In red and grey, it features the series' antagonist's horned skull-like head printed over the top of what look to be summoning glyphs. TEENAGE KICKED Sony bans PS4 game … [Read more...] about Diablo 3 Nintendo Switch bundle revealed – and it looks epic
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Looking at places to live in games, it would be easy for the most magnificent, pompous and elegant palaces and castles to dominate any appreciation. But there is plenty of room to appreciate those residences that are tucked away, perhaps underrated, that are not major hubs or destinations and that are only subtle intrusions. Some draw a curious sense of attachment from players, eliciting a sense of pseudo-topophilia - a close relationship with a virtual land or place. The resulting effect is sometimes enough to imagine living there, and cause the sentiment: if this place were real, I would live there. Right in the corner of the Hinterlands in Dragon Age: Inquisition is the Grand Forest Villa. Its position in the landscape is not obtrusive or jarring, and in turn makes use of the surrounding Hinterlands as its grounds and gardens. Not only does it look fantastic in its geographical context, the residence fits the medieval-fantasy context, oozing grandeur and splendour. But it also … [Read more...] about The best places to live in video games
The best season of the year is ahead of us: Spider-Man PS4 launches his webs on September 7, Lara follows with Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Then comes FIFA 19, Battlefield 5, Black Ops 4, Forza Horizon 4, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, Red Dead Redemption 2 - it’s going to be a hot fall, so we've gone on a quest to find the best 4K HDR TV possible for your budget. Ask a seasoned gamer what TV you should buy and the answer pretty much always is: OLED. Buy an LG OLED if you have the budget. It’s going to transform the way you experience movies, Netflix and gaming. OLED technology produces the best black levels possible which means black really is black. Picture a scene where you are deep underwater and the surrounding area is completely dark. There is no natural light coming from the moon, you are so deep in the ocean, the only light source is your flashlight. If you play on an older LCD panel, the black surrounding you won’t be black. It will have a touch of grey … [Read more...] about What is the best LG 4K TV for gaming? And should you buy OLED?
It’s been a long time coming, but finally the 4K Nvidia G-Sync HDR screens are here, and the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ is the first to land on our test bench. And it’s landed with a thud because it’s chunky chassis is about as weighty as its $2,000 / £2,300 price tag. We first saw the promise of 4K HDR gaming at CES some 18 months ago, back when this monitor was initially unveiled. And then, at every Asus, Acer, and Nvidia event since, the ROG and Predator screens have been wheeled out time and again to blind onlookers with their 1,000 cd/m2 peak luminance. If you want the top screen then you need to check out our list of the best gaming monitors to buy right now. And the promise seems obvious; to be able to bring the same fluid fidelity to 4K gaming as we’ve had with our 144Hz 1440p G-Sync screens for years, but with the added gloss and glamour of high-dynamic range visuals. But for that you need a high-end panel, powerful internals, and a serious graphics … [Read more...] about Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ review: the first Nvidia 4K G-Sync HDR panel isn’t so dynamic
It’s not often that gaming displays make headlines during the yearly tech bonanza of CES, but this year Nvidia unveiled its gigantic 65in ‘big format’ screens with all the G-Sync bells and HDR 4K whistles you could possibly imagine. We have no idea how much they’ll actually cost right now – probably somewhere in the region of £1500/$2000, I suspect – but personally, I just can’t see myself having one on my desk. Maybe in the living room if for some ungodly reason I wanted to get rid of our TV, but not 30cm in front of my face. For me, a 27in 2560×1440 monitor is still the perfect sweet spot for my PC gaming needs, and the BenQ EW2770QZ on test today is one such monitor. How about that for a seamless segue? When you first set it up, the EW2770QZ makes a great first impression. It’s beautifully slim, with tiny 5mm bezels surrounding each side of its 27in IPS panel, and the screen itself looks every bit as lovely as my calibrated … [Read more...] about BenQ EW2770QZ review: If only its contrast was as good as the rest of it