The eighth and final season off Game of Thrones premiered last week, setting the stage for the ultimate battle between the living and the dead. ThinkGeek is celebrating with a sale on Game of Thrones collectibles, including prop replicas, Funko Pops, and some Stark and Lannister candles that reportedly “provide a pleasant smell”. Take 20 percent off Thrones paraphernalia with code WINTERISHERE. Microsoft’s spring sale ends on Monday, so if you’ve got any Xbox One games on your wishlist, this weekend is the time to pick them up. The Xbox Game Pass deal from that sale (a three month membership for $1), though, will be available through May 12. TCL’s excellent 6-series TVs, our pick for best 4K TVs for gaming under $1,000, are on sale for new all-time-low prices. And the 55-inch version is $15 cheaper than it was when we wrote about it a few days ago. Finally, Polygon’s giveaway with Fanatical is running for one more week. Enter to win a bundle of over … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones merch, Nintendo Switch accessories, and more of the week’s best deals
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In the year that's basically already dedicated to the next generation of gaming, Google has gone first. Google Stadia is the very first true next-generation gaming service, and it's not actually a console. It's a streaming service, basically the first real foray into "Netflix, but for games", and from everything we've seen so far, it's seriously impressive. Based on the Project Stream technology Google launched via Chrome last year, which let you stream Assassin's Creed Odyssey to your browser, Google Stadia is all about letting you play games on any device, on any screen, as long as you've got an internet connection. Sounds too good to be true right? Well, not for Google Stadia. Ahead of its full launch later this year, here's everything you need to know about Google Stadia.But first, check out the Google Stadia trailer below, which is all about gathering people together:What exactly is Google Stadia?Google Stadia is Google's game streaming service, which aims to let you play … [Read more...] about What is Google Stadia? Google’s game streaming service explained
As E3 2018 wraps up and we all settle in for another wait before more details emerge on the games we’re excited for (it’s mostly Cyberpunk 2077, isn’t it?), we’ve got another roundup of this week’s very best gaming deals for you to check out. 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 The vast GOG Summer Sale comes to an end this Sunday but the lovely folks over there have gone and sent us a few hundred game keys to give away to folks just like you. To be in with a chance of winning (and there’s a fairly good chance you’ll get something), follow the link below and enter. Win one of 350 games from GOG’s Summer Sale Elsewhere on GOG’s site, to celebrate the proper unveiling of Cyberpunk 2077 with a celebration of the genre itself. A whole bunch of … [Read more...] about This week’s best gaming deals: Xbox Game Pass, Yakuza 0, Cyberpunk, and more
ARE your kids hassling you for V-Bucks? Then it is already too late – they are hooked on Fortnite Battle Royale. The hit online game is like a cross between Minecraft and The Hunger Games, where players hunt for weapons to kill each other. Rapper Drake, who live-streams his battles, is among Fortnite’s 45million players. But while the game is free to download, special items cost V-Bucks, the in-game currency bought using real money. Here, GRANT ROLLINGS explains why Fortnite fans think it is worth it. What’s it about? A hundred players parachute on to an island, each initially armed only with a pickaxe. Waiting to be collected are crossbows, rifles and grenade launchers. The last fighter standing is the winner. Rapper Drake plays survival video game Fortnite with Ninja and Travis Scott It has been called Call Of Duty for kids. Players should be at least 12, as the game is rated PEGI 12 due to "frequent scenes of mild violence", according to the UK Video … [Read more...] about Hit video game Fortnite’s Battle Royale has children hooked — here’s why is it so popular
Every year before E3, we talk about the games we expect to see, along with the ones that we hope we’ll get to take another look at. These include the obvious ones, like big games announced at the previous year’s conference. But they’re also the hypothetical projects, the titles that we’ve neither seen nor heard from in years — perhaps since they were first announced. Some games have gone quiet much longer than others, though. We’ve gathered up some of the most notable “missing in action” games that we'd love to see make a grand reappearance at this year’s big show. Below, we’ll offer an update on each game, plus our assessment of the likelihood of the project resurfacing at E3 2017 (on a scale of 1 to 10). Follow along and reminisce about some of the industry’s most elusive games. (A quick note: We weighed in on many of these titles last year. In those cases, we’ve generally lifted the original text, with some … [Read more...] about Will these 12 games miss E3 this year?