As the Black Friday game deals begin to wind down (well, at least until Cyber Monday), it can be easy to fall into a false sense of security. "All the best deals are done", we say to ourselves, "I can just log offline safe in the knowledge that I won't miss out on anything new." WRONG. The Black Friday deals never end. They are unceasing, and we must see them through to their conclusion. Sony WH-1000XM2 Wireless Bluetooth Headphones for £199.99: That's a 41% discount on some superb noise-cancelling headphones, perfect for gaming, music, and more. View DealTake a look at these Sony WH-1000XM2 noise cancelling headphones, for instance, which have popped today as a late-game Black Friday deal that's mightily tempting. Amazon UK are offering these bad boys at a 40% discount, down £131 from its original RRP £330 to a smooth, tasty price point of just £199. Price-wise, then, it's a no brainer, but are these Sony headphones actually any good? And, more … [Read more...] about These Sony noise cancelling headphones are only £199 (down 40% from £330) this Black Friday, but should you buy them?
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Another weekend, another free Steam game — well… free for a limited time. As part of a limited time promotion, PC players can grab Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege and wreak havoc on the PvP community until tomorrow. Listed on Steam’s client, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is free for the next 22 hours. After that point, players who grabbed it in the free promotion will be locked out of the game — just like any other standard demo. That said, if you are enjoying the military op-based shooter, Steam is also offering a range of deals on the different varieties you can get the game in. The standard version of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is marked off 13% to $34.79, where the Advanced Edition, Gold Edtion, and Completed Edition 30% (so $41.99, $62.99, and $90.99, respectively). Even better, you have until March 5, 2018 to take up any of these deals so don’t think they are limited to President’s Day Weekend. Tom … [Read more...] about Play Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Free on PC for President’s Day Weekend
Rainbow Six Siege developer Ubisoft has kicked off this year’s balance updates with the Operation White Noise mid-season patch. The update goes live today on Rainbow Six Siege’s test servers, bringing a host of balance changes and bug fixes, as is typical with mid-season patches. Some of these, like the Ela nerf, were communicated ahead of time. Ubisoft did not set a date for when patch 4.2 will hit live servers just yet. Starting off with Ela, her SMG’s magazine size has been lowered from 50 to 40 bullets. This was done partially to make her less desirable as a pick, since she’s very popular right now which is affecting the metagame. Ela is also getting another nerf, but that’s because concussion effects are getting reduced across the board. Both Ela, and Zofia will be affected by this. Concussion will no longer disable sprinting, but will still to cut movement and camera rotation speed. Concussed players will be able to recover in four seconds instead of … [Read more...] about Rainbow Six Siege Operation White Noise mid-season patch nerfs Ela, Ash, concussion effects
The Rainbow Six Siege patch 4.2, also known as the Operation White Noise Mid-Season Reinforcements, is now live on the technical test server. The update nerfs Ela, with reductions to her SMG magazine size from 50 rounds to 40 and also to the effects of her concussive mines, which will still reduce the movement speed of enemies caught in their impact zone but will no longer disable sprinting. "Ela overpowers her competition. Players select her almost every round, and for a good reason. All of the data we have on her (such as win ratio, K/D ratio, and Kills per round) shows that she needs to be nerfed. We have found this to be primarily because of her SMG and to a lesser extent her concussion mines," Ubisoft wrote in the patch notes. The SMG was nerfed slightly in a previous update, but it wasn't enough to achieve the desired effect. "For now, we’re trying to balance her while keeping her SMG’s uniqueness, which lets her fight several opponents at a time better … [Read more...] about Ela nerfed again in the Rainbow Six Siege ‘Mid-Season Reinforcements’ update
The mid-season reinforcements update for Operation White Noise is finally here for Rainbow Six Siege. It is scheduled to hit the Technical Test Server (TTS) tomorrow, and will then grace the live servers sometime next week. Patch 4.2 brings significant changes to several operators in the game, some of which have frequently been requested by the community for several quarters now. Fair to say, the following operators are set to find new standings in the meta. The raw damage of the Para-308 is finally being increased for Capitao and the overall amount of recoil has also been slightly reduced. The primary weapon for the Brazilian operator, as well as his other offensive options, endured a severe gutting a while back. Ubisoft hopes that he will become a popular pick once again with the new buffs. Twitch and Ash, two staple picks in Rainbow Six Siege these days, are being nerfed for balance. The maximum amount of ammunition for the Shock Drone is being reduced to just 5 from 15 for Twitch. … [Read more...] about Rainbow Six Siege Patch 4.2 Finally Buffs Capitao’s Para-308, Nerfs Ash and Twitch