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  • Mass Effect TV series could alienate fans, says former BioWare lead

    Mass Effect TV series could alienate fans, says former BioWare lead
    A former BioWare developer has voiced concerns over the reported Mass Effect TV adaptation.Earlier today, former BioWare lead writer David Gaider penned the tweet thread below, spelling out some of his thoughts surrounding the reported Mass Effect TV series. Gaider's lengthy thread addresses concerns over the protagonist of the adaptation becoming a character with a pre-established personality, rather than the blank slate they were intended to be.
    I'm relieved to see that the Mass Effect/Amazon
  • Black Friday Xbox Series X headset deals don't come much better than £100 off the Astro A50 headset

    Black Friday Xbox Series X headset deals don't come much better than £100 off the Astro A50 headset
    Treat your ears to the best with an excellent Black Friday Xbox Series X gaming headset deal. Amazon has slashed £100 off the excellent Astro A50 wireless gaming headset, bringing the price down to £199 (from £299), and it's not only in a stylish black and gold finish, but compatible with Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, PC, and Mac, too. That's the lowest price we've ever seen for the Astro A50s, which received a coveted 5-star write-up from us here at GamesRadar+. In our As
  • Valheim update adds a new monster in the swamp area and teases the Mistlands DLC

    Valheim update adds a new monster in the swamp area and teases the Mistlands DLC
    A brand new Valheim update is out now, setting the stage for the big Mistlands content drop coming soon.Earlier today a brand new update for Valheim went live on PC. Over on the Steam forums, developer Iron Gate elaborated on what exactly the new update includes, revealing that there's something mysterious hidden in the swamplands area of the co-op action game, with big rewards tied to it.On top of the brand new content, there's also a slate of improvements and bug fixes in the update. There's a
  • Andrew Garfield gets a heartwarming video message from the Cobra Kai cast

    Andrew Garfield gets a heartwarming video message from the Cobra Kai cast
    Andrew Garfield has received a video message from the Cobra Kai cast – and it got him very emotional.After Garfield previously revealed he's a fan of the show, Cobra Kai stars Ralph Macchio (Daniel LaRusso), William Zabka (Johnny Lawrence), Mary Mouser (Sam LaRusso), Peyton List (Tory Nichols), and Jacob Bertrand (Hawk) recorded a special video for the actor. You can check out the clip, and Garfield's overwhelmed reaction, below. "It feels like Christmas in my body. My body feels
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  • Paul Thomas Anderson thinks movies are "at their best" when they're two hours long

    Paul Thomas Anderson thinks movies are "at their best" when they're two hours long
    The ideal movie, according to Paul Thomas Anderson? One that's two hours long. The topic came up in a recent interview when the director was asked about working on the small screen – despite having nine feature films and numerous music videos for artists including Fiona Apple, Radiohead, and Haim, he has never helmed a TV show."No one asks [me to do television]. I’m just sort of playing in my own corner of the sandbox," Anderson told The New York Times. "As a writer, I thin
  • How to buy an Xbox Series X on Black Friday

    How to buy an Xbox Series X on Black Friday
    This year's Black Friday Xbox Series X deals will likely stick to accessories and games, such is the state of the console's stock woes. However, we are expecting some Xbox Series X restock action on Black Friday. That means there's a glimmer of hope for anyone aiming to get their hands on a console ahead of the holidays, but actually buying an Xbox Series X on Black Friday is far easier said than done. Xbox Series X restocks have been incredibly difficult to take advantage of over the last
  • Win a Blu-ray of Star Trek: Discovery

    Win a Blu-ray of Star Trek: Discovery
    The crew of the USS Discovery faced a huge challenge in season three, sent forward in time to a 32nd century where the Federation has all-but disintegrated after an event caused warp engines to explode. Can they get to grips with all the new technology of the future, solve the mystery of the Burn, and get the Federation back on its feet? Star Trek: Discovery season three is available to buy now on Blu-ray and DVD, and even if you already streamed the series it's still well worth picking up
  • The PS5 SSD deal everyone has been waiting for is here - save big on the Samsung 980 PRO Heatsink drive

    The PS5 SSD deal everyone has been waiting for is here - save big on the Samsung 980 PRO Heatsink drive
    As the Black Friday SSD deals start to officially roll out, they have brought with them one of the PS5 SSD deals we've all been waiting for: a saving on the Samsung 980 PRO with its new heatsink - it's just $199.99 at Amazon and Best Buy right now, which represents a 20% or $50 saving.This SSD was always thought of as the god-tier, top of the tree SSD that folks would aim for when Sony revealed the DIY SSD part of the PS5, and this was only enhanced when Samsung eventually revealed it would make
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  • Win a Space: 1999 book

    Win a Space: 1999 book
    Back in 1999, the moon was blown out of orbit by a massive nuclear explosion, exiting the Solar System to roam about the universe. Well, according to Gerry Anderson's TV series Space: 1999 it was, anyway…If you're a fan of the show, you'll be agog at the Moonbase Alpha Technical Operations Manual. This new book is presented as an in-universe guide for Moonbase recruits (an edition updated with details of the Moon's galactic wanderings). Drawing inspiration from both the Space: 1999 Techni
  • Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are the Switch's second-biggest launch in Japan

    Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl are the Switch's second-biggest launch in Japan
    Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl sales after three days in Japan have it second only to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. As spotted by NintendoLifeaccording to new sales data from Japanese publication Famitsu Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl have sold roughly 1.395 million copies in the first three days on sale. This makes the two remakes the second fastest-selling Nintendo Switch games ever in Japan, behind Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which absolutely dominated with
  • Hawkeye's Rogers: The Musical has released that entire Captain America song – and you can listen now

    Hawkeye's Rogers: The Musical has released that entire Captain America song – and you can listen now
    Hawkeye's first episode kicked off Clint Barton’s first ever solo adventure in the MCU – and also gave us a glimpse of Rogers: The Musical, a Broadway spectacular all about Captain America.While the entire musical wasn't shown in episode 1 (boo), there was a snippet of one showstopping number, called 'Save The City.' Set during The Avengers' Battle of New York, the number sees the Avengers enthusiastically singing about fighting the Chitauri army, complete with Iron Man soaring
  • Batgirl will give Jim Gordon a more "significant" role than Justice League, says J.K. Simmons

    Batgirl will give Jim Gordon a more "significant" role than Justice League, says J.K. Simmons
    J.K. Simmons has spoken about his role as Jim Gordon in the upcoming Batgirl movie – and teased a more "significant" part for the character."I was completely flabbergasted they came back to me recently and wanted me to be Commissioner Gordon again and have it be a more significant role," Simmons told the Happy Sad Confused podcast. "I thought [the script] was a really interesting take on introducing Batgirl, and giving Jim Gordon – fleshing him out, certainly more than I had a c
  • Black Friday PS5 SSD and hard drive deals 2021: discounts are already rolling in

    Black Friday PS5 SSD and hard drive deals 2021: discounts are already rolling in
    Jump straight to the best early Black Friday PS5 SSD deals(Image credit: Sony/Future)You can head straight down to today's best happenings with these links here: simply jump to the best early Black Friday PS5 SSD deals in your region below. US dealsUK deals
    Black Friday PS5 SSD deals are coming in and out of stock as we steamroll our way toward Black Friday tomorrow. We've already seen great discounts and stock flying off the virtual shelves, so it's going to be an intense but hopefully ver
  • Black Friday PS5 deals 2021: early deals and what to expect this week

    Black Friday PS5 deals 2021: early deals and what to expect this week
    Jump straight to the best early Black Friday PS5 deals(Image credit: Sony)You can head straight down to the good stuff right here, simply jump to the best early Black Friday PS5 deals in your region below. Check stock right nowUS dealsUK deals
    Black Friday PS5 deals are certainly going to be better for those who already have their hands on a console this year. While we are expecting some excellent offers on all things headsets and games, those looking for a bundle or price cut on the consol
  • Lord of the Rings TV show sets first season 2 filming locations as production moves to UK

    Lord of the Rings TV show sets first season 2 filming locations as production moves to UK
    Middle-earth is coming to the UK – Amazon has set the first UK filming locations for season 2 of its Lord of the Rings TV show, Variety reports.Earlier this year, it was announced that production was moving from New Zealand to the UK for the show's second season – Peter Jackson's original trilogy of movies and The Hobbit prequels were all filmed Down Under, as well as season 1 of the Amazon show. A new report reveals that the first UK filming locations have been select
  • Life is Strange: True Colors reveals release date for delayed Switch version

    Life is Strange: True Colors reveals release date for delayed Switch version
    Life is Strange: True Colors will arrive on Nintendo Switch on December 7, after originally being delayed out of arriving alongside other platforms earlier this year.Publisher Square Enix announced the new release date for the Nintendo Switch version of Life is Strange: True Colors through the tweet below. You'll now finally be able to play Alex Chen's journey on the go, wherever you want, and the Switch launch of True Colors now means Deck Nine's narrative adventure has launched on all intended
  • J.K. Simmons confirms he's playing a "slightly different version" of J. Jonah Jameson in Spider-Man: No Way Home

    J.K. Simmons confirms he's playing a "slightly different version" of J. Jonah Jameson in Spider-Man: No Way Home
    Spider-Man: No Way Home actor J.K. Simmons has confirmed he's playing an alternate version of J. Jonah Jameson in the movie."I think it's a slightly different version, and certainly from the creators of this current iteration of the story, it's a very different character," Simmons told the Happy Sad Confused podcast. "To me, it's a slightly different character. It's the same blowhard, the same guy with less hair."He added: "The most important thing is that he's still the same blowhard, and he do
  • Black Friday QLED TV deals: all the best sales live now

    Black Friday QLED TV deals: all the best sales live now
    Jump straight to the Black Friday QLED TV deals in your regionYou can head straight down to the best Black Friday QLED TV deals in your region just below. US dealsUK deals
    Roll up, roll up. The Black Friday QLED TV deals are already here and waiting for you to dive right in.The prices on some of these discounts are just incredible too, and are some of our selections perfect for those who want a fantastic 2021 model without breaking the bank.These incredible 4K TVs implement Samsung’s
  • Best Black Friday Oculus Quest 2 deals 2021: all the early sales live right now

    Best Black Friday Oculus Quest 2 deals 2021: all the early sales live right now
    Jump straight to early Black Friday Oculus Quest 2 deals where you are(Image credit: Oculus)You can head straight to the best early Black Friday Oculus Quest 2 deals in your region just below. US dealsUK deals
    Black Friday Oculus Quest 2 deals are getting things off to an excellent start, and we're still a day away from the main event. The headline offer this year is free $50 / £50 gift cards available with a massive range of retailers when you pick up an Oculus Quest 2 headset. Howev
  • Battlefield 2042 lead designer departs EA DICE

    Battlefield 2042 lead designer departs EA DICE
    Battlefield 2042's head of design is reportedly exiting developer EA DICE.As reported by VGC yesterday, Fawzi Mesmar, head of design at EA DICE for both the Battlefield and Star Wars Battlefront franchises, has left the developer. However, the report claims this wasn't a sudden decision from Mesmar, as he had been planning to leave the studio "for some time" once Battlefield 2042 shipped earlier this month.Mesmar has served as EA DICE's head of design for both shooter franchises since since 2019
  • Best Black Friday OLED TV deals 2021: the latest sales today

    Best Black Friday OLED TV deals 2021: the latest sales today
    Jump to Black Friday OLED TV deals(Image credit: LG)Jump straight to the best Black Friday OLED TV deals:US dealsUK deals
    Just one day to go until the main event but the Black Friday OLED TV deals are here, so there's no need to wait around if you're hoping for some serious savings. All the major retailers are dishing out some serious bargains this Thanksgiving, letting you instantly upgrade your home entertainment (and gaming) setup for a price that won't break the bank.But there's every c
  • Dark Souls crowned Ultimate Game of All Time at Golden Joystick Awards

    Dark Souls crowned Ultimate Game of All Time at Golden Joystick Awards
    Dark Souls has been named the Ultimate Game of All Time by the Golden Joystick Award voting public. At the culmination of this year's Golden Joystick Awards, it was revealed that From Software's legendary odyssey into the depths of Lordran has earned the title of Ultimate Game of All Time. It beat out several other major classics including Half-Life 2, Street FIghter 2, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.Check out the full list of nominees below: 
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  • eBay Australia will have Xbox Series X bundles for Black Friday

    eBay Australia will have Xbox Series X bundles for Black Friday
    If you've been scouring the internet for Xbox Series X stock in Australia, you'll know that it can be a frustrating process. But here's a rare treat: Xbox Series X stock is dropping tomorrow, November 26—that's Black Friday—at 8am. Not only is stock coming, but for once we have forewarning!There are some caveats, though: this is a bundle via The Gamesmen's eBay store, so rather than paying AU$749 for a Series X by itself, you'll need to lay out AU$1,250. Before you click away, that p
  • Early GameStop Black Friday deals bring big savings on games, hardware, and accessories

    Early GameStop Black Friday deals bring big savings on games, hardware, and accessories
    GameStop has unveiled its early Black Friday deals for 2021, and they include a range of huge discounts on games from Nintendo, PlayStation, and Xbox, as well as hardware and accessories. It's time to save some serious dough on the best kind of presents for your loved ones, or alternatively, on games for yourself (we aren't judging).This year's GameStop Black Friday deals offer huge discounts on brand spanking new games like Far Cry 6, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, and Madden NFL 22. But may
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate deals drop to $24.99 at Amazon ahead of Black Friday

    Xbox Game Pass Ultimate deals drop to $24.99 at Amazon ahead of Black Friday
    Any Xbox Game Pass Ultimate deals feel like a victory - not only is the service already excellent value, but we rarely see discounts on three month memberships. That makes Amazon's early Black Friday Xbox Series X deals particularly special right now. You'll find a three month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription for just $24.99 at Amazon (was $44.99). That's a $20 saving and a return to the lowest price we've ever seen for such a membership. Considering you're not only getting access to th
  • Save up to $500 with Black Friday Samsung TV deals at Amazon right now

    Save up to $500 with Black Friday Samsung TV deals at Amazon right now
    Black Friday Samsung TV deals are cropping up with the big day almost here, bringing in some all-time great savings on a range of QLED displays at Amazon. The savings stretch across models and sizes, from an extra affordable 43 inch QLED for $497.99 to a room-commanding 55-inch QLED for $1,097.99.These are some excellent savings across the board, with Amazon offering the best prices we've seen on each respective model - dropping prices by more than a third for some.
    See all of Amazon's QLED TV d
  • Out-of-bounds Call of Duty: Vanguard video sparks Warzone Caldera map theories, but it's probably nothing

    Out-of-bounds Call of Duty: Vanguard video sparks Warzone Caldera map theories, but it's probably nothing
    One Call of Duty: Vanguard player took an out-of-bounds tour of its new Shipment multiplayer map in the hopes of glimpsing the next Warzone map, the tropical Caldera, but it looks more likely that they simply flew over some leftover assets.
    Was able to use a spectator cam on shipment to see if we can get a sneak peak of Caldera. What do you think? #vanguard pic.twitter.com/CnCgcidtkPNovember 20, 2021See more
    YouTuber JGOD uploaded a brief Twitter video of their Shipment escapades, and the sheer
  • This RTX 3060-equipped HP gaming PC is just $869 for Black Friday

    This RTX 3060-equipped HP gaming PC is just $869 for Black Friday
    This early Black Friday gaming PC deal gets you into an HP rig with a new-gen GPU for just $869.99.Granted, it's not a top of the line new-gen GPU, but with the ongoing chip shortage still making all 30 Series graphics cards absurdly rare and expensive, it's worth paying attention whenever one goes on sale, even if it's tucked inside a pre-built gaming PC.
    The HP Pavilion is a customizable pre-built that starts off with an AMD Ryzen 3 5300G processor, 8 GB of RAM, and a Radeon RX 5500 GPU for $5
  • Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is cheaper than ever thanks to an early Black Friday gaming deal

    Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit is cheaper than ever thanks to an early Black Friday gaming deal
    Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, Nintendo's augmented reality racing set, is currently 50% off thanks to early Black Friday gaming deals from Walmart, which has undercut competitors by a full 10% here. The Home Circuit play set is now just $50 (normally $99.99), which is comfortably the best price it's ever seen.
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    Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit comes with everything you need to turn any room in your house into a playable Mario Kart track &nd
  • Kid Thanos is coming to murder Earth in Avengers #50 / #750 preview

    Kid Thanos is coming to murder Earth in Avengers #50 / #750 preview
    Marvel's Avengers #50 is already a standard comic book milestone, but the publisher is doubling down by designating it as the 750th overall issue in the storied now series of series. The issue will also serve as the climax of several ongoing plotlines storylines before regular writer Jason Aaron shifts gears into the next phase of his long-term plans for the title."[Avengers #50 is] the beginning of the next big stage in the overall evolution, and in some sense maybe even the crescendo, of

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