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PlaySonic 4 Amplified Headset with LAN Ready Mixer (PS4/Xbox 360/PS3/PC DVD/Mac) - £19.85 - Shopto

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£50 plus on Amazon Many gamers like the value offered by multi-format headsets - one set of bins for every console they own. However users are often frustrated by the differing sonic performanc… Read More
£50 plus on Amazon Many gamers like the value offered by multi-format headsets - one set of bins for every console they own. However users are often frustrated by the differing sonic performanc…
BuzzDuraband Avatar4m agoFound 4 minutes ago1 Comment
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Looks good, heat
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[Xbox One] Overwatch Collectors Edition Inc Noire Widowmaker Skin - £24.85 - Shopto

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CONTENTS: - Origins Edition game - Soldier 76 Statue (approx. 28 cm) - Steelbook® DVD case - Full color artbook - Overwatch soundtrack THE WORLD NEEDS HEROES FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE Soldiers.… Read More
CONTENTS: - Origins Edition game - Soldier 76 Statue (approx. 28 cm) - Steelbook® DVD case - Full color artbook - Overwatch soundtrack THE WORLD NEEDS HEROES FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE Soldiers.…
BuzzDuraband Avatar26m agoFound 26 minutes ago7 Comments
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Literally just bought a Soldier 76 statue for that price alone this week xD (Already have all other stuff from it)

Amazing price
BuzzDuraband
Syzable
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I thought it was for PC so I didn't grab it :( Not that it would have mattered, I'd only have wanted the extras anyway. Battleborn is a much better game.

TBF i'm just going to be playing MK8 Deluxe for the next infinite amount of weeks :D
Syzable
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I thought it was for PC so I didn't grab it :( Not that it would have mattered, I'd only have wanted the extras anyway. Battleborn is a much better game.
Chanchi32
BuzzDuraband
WOW! Gone already.
Mixi?http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view/1018676/shifty-eyed-dog-o.gif
I swear to god I am clean. I question Buzz in the first place. Buzz, can you answer this please:

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/72/bd/2a/72bd2a89961f0b582401283d71d98861.jpg

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Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition Xbox One/PC - £34.19 with facebook like code @ CDKeys

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This is the lowest price yet for the Ultimate edition Includes Halo Wars 2, season pass and the original remastered Halo Wars with all DLC. Read More
This is the lowest price yet for the Ultimate edition Includes Halo Wars 2, season pass and the original remastered Halo Wars with all DLC.
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Football Manager 2017 - PC £5.00 @ Chester FC Club Shop

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Chester Chronicle reporting that Football Manager 2017 will be on sale at Chester FC for £5 from tomorrow. "Football Manager for a Fiver The Blues will unveil their new away kit tomorrow. It… Read More
Chester Chronicle reporting that Football Manager 2017 will be on sale at Chester FC for £5 from tomorrow. "Football Manager for a Fiver The Blues will unveil their new away kit tomorrow. It…
jon758 Avatar2h, 5m agoFound 2 hours, 5 minutes ago1 Comment
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Only £5?? http://www.totalprosports.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/mourinho-celebrates-again.gif

Edited By: funkeymunkey on Apr 28, 2017 10:53
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Destiny 2 Limited Edition (PC) - £69.99 @ Amazon UK

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Using the current promotional code VG10OFF75. Down to £67.99 w/Prime discount. Damn good deal for the game + season pass + extras. Read More
Using the current promotional code VG10OFF75. Down to £67.99 w/Prime discount. Damn good deal for the game + season pass + extras.
BraXzy Avatar10h, 48m agoFound 10 hours, 48 minutes ago3 Comments
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Odion13
Just used the code on the ps4 version for £79.99. Thanks OP saved me £10


You bloody gem, had no idea Amazon had it back in stock even though I signed up for alerts! Thanks for accidentally alerting me ;)
Just used the code on the ps4 version for £79.99. Thanks OP saved me £10
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Aoso Sport Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Mic, Water & Sweat Resistant In-Ear Bud, Sports Earbud for PC, IPAD, IOS, Android, CVC6 Noise Cancelling headset Amazon Sold by Aosotech UK Store FBA £5.88 Prime or £8.87

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Not sure if these have been posted before but still seems like a nice deal even at this price, Great reviews too TOP QUALITY STEREO FOR BEST AUDITORY EXPERIENCE! High-quality stereo headphones cre… Read More
Not sure if these have been posted before but still seems like a nice deal even at this price, Great reviews too TOP QUALITY STEREO FOR BEST AUDITORY EXPERIENCE! High-quality stereo headphones cre…
Julan Avatar12h, 45m agoFound 12 hours, 45 minutes ago17 Comments
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muffboy
She'd get it!


Hmm not sure. She's sweating a bit too profusely.
muffboy
She'd get it!
Think she's got one
Thanks!
Joined Prime trial.
Bought these.
Cancelled Prime trial.

Happy days.
anyone tried them swimming?
Thanks op good way to try my first bt earbuds.
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The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt Game of the Year Edition for PC - £19.99 - CDKeys

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Cheapest download price I could find. It's a GOG download. Become a professional monster slayer and embark on an adventure of epic proportions! Upon its release, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt became an… Read More
Cheapest download price I could find. It's a GOG download. Become a professional monster slayer and embark on an adventure of epic proportions! Upon its release, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt became an…
heathergreen1 Avatar13h, 12m agoFound 13 hours, 12 minutes ago1 Comment
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Quite possibly the best game ever, made by the best developers ever..
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Game Max Silent Sound Proofed PC Case (Free Delivery - No Prime Needed) - £44.88 at Amazon

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Cheaper price than normal, only dropped by a little bit but does look like a far more appealing price, had it sitting in my basket for 2 weeks, went ahead and bought it for my mid-range i5 6600k/GTX 9… Read More
Cheaper price than normal, only dropped by a little bit but does look like a far more appealing price, had it sitting in my basket for 2 weeks, went ahead and bought it for my mid-range i5 6600k/GTX 9…
f2k8 Avatar16h, 37m agoFound 16 hours, 37 minutes ago10 Comments
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You mention Corsair fans in your post OP, I personally find those far too loud.

Noctua or nothing at all.
f2k8
I figured, no case can truly be silent..
To a bat maybe but I doubt most humans can hear the electrons in the case spinning due to the noise of the fans. X)
bought for 10p more back in March:) great case but it's huge. I bought one of the dell power servers prior to this and in comparison this seems twice the size lol, I guess you get dimensions for info but still I was surprised when I saw the box. it's build quality is excellent though , plenty cable management options, ssd caddy, ended up with a nice tidy install. heat!
SpitfireXXI
I have one of these....great value for money (I paid a couple of £'s more for mine) in my opinion. Cleary it's not silent as that depends on the components your have in it, and no case can kill 100% of the noise, but it's good quality, solid. I'll be buying another now that the price has dropped!

I figured, no case can truly be silent, but I hope this at least helps, I'll be fitting in bequiet silent wing fans, which are also attached to my cpu liquid cooler, and the GTX 970 Asus Strix fan barely ever comes on, it only comes on in 95%+ usage, so hoping that also helps.

Have you found it to be a decent case overall? Any problems that you can give me a heads up on? How does the sound proofing compare to a normal non sound proofed case?
I have one of these....great value for money (I paid a couple of £'s more for mine) in my opinion. Cleary it's not silent as that depends on the components your have in it, and no case can kill 100% of the noise, but it's good quality, solid. I'll be buying another now that the price has dropped!
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Dirt 4 PC £25.10 (+£1.73 PayPal fee, Cards free) @ Instant-gaming

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Pre-order £44.99 on steam so a good discount. Read More
Pre-order £44.99 on steam so a good discount.
geebeegooner Avatar17h, 21m agoFound 17 hours, 21 minutes ago7 Comments
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jakubek278
Unrelated to the "deal" but please, never preorder, you are literary buying a pig in a poke.

I see your point, I think it's more or less fine if they don't charge until dispatch though.

Edited By: tbtower on Apr 28, 2017 07:15
Scottc123
geebeegooner
jakubek278
Unrelated to the "deal" but please, never preorder, you are literary buying a pig in a poke.
It's dirt they are always excellent.
Dirt showdown

I actually liked it X)
geebeegooner
jakubek278
Unrelated to the "deal" but please, never preorder, you are literary buying a pig in a poke.

It's dirt they are always excellent.


Dirt showdown
BuzzDuraband
geebeegooner
jakubek278
Unrelated to the "deal" but please, never preorder, you are literary buying a pig in a poke.
It's dirt they are always excellent.
It's Codemasters, they are always awesome :)

Yep pretty much them and naughty dog for me <3
geebeegooner
jakubek278
Unrelated to the "deal" but please, never preorder, you are literary buying a pig in a poke.
It's dirt they are always excellent.

It's Codemasters, they are always awesome :)
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Dirt 4 Steelbook Edition Pre-order (XO/PS4/PC) - £41.00 with code @ Tesco Direct

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Good price for the Steelbook edition of the game, it's normally over £45 just for the regular version. You have to use this eCoupon code at the checkout: TDX-JHMW Read More
Good price for the Steelbook edition of the game, it's normally over £45 just for the regular version. You have to use this eCoupon code at the checkout: TDX-JHMW
luizzapped Avatar17h, 36m agoFound 17 hours, 36 minutes ago5 Comments
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nathan3007
You said the magic word, a wild Mixmixi will appear soon (_;)
Not really a fan of this steelbook
I agree, you think they could find a more iconic image. I still have a love / hate relationship with dirt rally. So punishing yet so rewarding.
martinjayandben
Is this Tesco exclusive?
Yep, I don't know what it is with Codemasters choosing supermarkets for their exclusives - They used Sainsbury's for their last game's steelbook, and now Tesco xD
Is this Tesco exclusive?
nathan3007
You said the magic word, a wild Mixmixi will appear soon (_;)
Not really a fan of this steelbook
Yeah I know, the design is quite plain, not as nice as the Dirt Rally steelbook they did last year. But still nice to have for some people :)
You said the magic word, a wild Mixmixi will appear soon (_;)
Not really a fan of this steelbook
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Dyson V6 animal + toolkit £224.00. Currys/PC World. Also available without the toolkit for £199

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Great price for a cordless vacuum cleaner. Also available without the toolkit for £199 Read More
Great price for a cordless vacuum cleaner. Also available without the toolkit for £199
onejk Avatar17h, 50m agoFound 17 hours, 50 minutes ago4 Comments
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Done
Good deal. Should be hot. Perhaps add the non-kit option for £199 in the title? Might get the heat it deserves.
The one on AO.com only lasted 1 day, it's expired now. It's £369 on ao without the toolkit.
Is it the same one at AO for £190?
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CALL OF DUTY: WWII - [PC] PRE-ORDER £32.99 - CDKEYS

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Call of Duty: WWII pre-order for £32.99. Cancel at any time and you'll get a refund within 24/48 hours no problem. This is the cheapest this key is online currently if you wanna play on Day 1. Read More
Call of Duty: WWII pre-order for £32.99. Cancel at any time and you'll get a refund within 24/48 hours no problem. This is the cheapest this key is online currently if you wanna play on Day 1.
brettheaslewood Avatar1d, 1h agoFound 1 day, 1 hour ago14 Comments
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m.ad
dxx
> I'm expecting this to get downvoted just like my Destiny 2 and Battlefront 2 posts were, because of opinions on pre-order culture and devs "burning audience" hahaha
Which seems fair enough to me. Why would anyone pay £33 for something they won't receive for another 8 months?
And if it goes the same way as Infinite Warfare, it will be £10 this time next year :D
At least with console you have trade in value. With PC you pay full whack and are stuck with it. I'll buy a new release for around £40 on console and sell it for close to £30 when finished. If I like it, I'll buy it on PC when the price drops. If not, I lose a tenner. IW was a perfect example of that lol
So you buy on console for £40.
Sell for £30.
Buy it again on PC for £10.
Total spent £40 - where are your savings here?
Total spend = £20. Not £40.
Back to pre-school for that dumb motherf***er :{
hahahaha dumb moment for sure! I can't even remember how I got that figure yesterday hahahaha
dudwood_fudwood
brettheaslewood
m.ad
dxx
> I'm expecting this to get downvoted just like my Destiny 2 and Battlefront 2 posts were, because of opinions on pre-order culture and devs "burning audience" hahaha
Which seems fair enough to me. Why would anyone pay £33 for something they won't receive for another 8 months?
And if it goes the same way as Infinite Warfare, it will be £10 this time next year :D
At least with console you have trade in value. With PC you pay full whack and are stuck with it. I'll buy a new release for around £40 on console and sell it for close to £30 when finished. If I like it, I'll buy it on PC when the price drops. If not, I lose a tenner. IW was a perfect example of that lol
So you buy on console for £40.
Sell for £30.
Buy it again on PC for £10.
Total spent £40 - where are your savings here?
Total spend = £20. Not £40.

Back to pre-school for that dumb motherf***er :{
brettheaslewood
m.ad
dxx
> I'm expecting this to get downvoted just like my Destiny 2 and Battlefront 2 posts were, because of opinions on pre-order culture and devs "burning audience" hahaha
Which seems fair enough to me. Why would anyone pay £33 for something they won't receive for another 8 months?
And if it goes the same way as Infinite Warfare, it will be £10 this time next year :D
At least with console you have trade in value. With PC you pay full whack and are stuck with it. I'll buy a new release for around £40 on console and sell it for close to £30 when finished. If I like it, I'll buy it on PC when the price drops. If not, I lose a tenner. IW was a perfect example of that lol
So you buy on console for £40.
Sell for £30.
Buy it again on PC for £10.
Total spent £40 - where are your savings here?

Total spend = £20. Not £40.
M0nk3h
This is the cheapest this key is online currently if you wanna play on Day 1.
If CDKeys are sticking to their tradition, then there's a fair chance this may be cheaper closer to launch. Besides, we're about 6/7 months off yet.
Cheaper, yes at the current time.

You can easily cancel the order if it drops in price again later on before release. They're pretty good and quick with cancellations.
worthinger
brettheaslewood
m.ad
dxx
> I'm expecting this to get downvoted just like my Destiny 2 and Battlefront 2 posts were, because of opinions on pre-order culture and devs "burning audience" hahaha
Which seems fair enough to me. Why would anyone pay £33 for something they won't receive for another 8 months?
And if it goes the same way as Infinite Warfare, it will be £10 this time next year :D
At least with console you have trade in value. With PC you pay full whack and are stuck with it. I'll buy a new release for around £40 on console and sell it for close to £30 when finished. If I like it, I'll buy it on PC when the price drops. If not, I lose a tenner. IW was a perfect example of that lol
So you buy on console for £40.
Sell for £30.
Buy it again on PC for £10.
Total spent £40 - where are your savings here?
I would suggest that his total outlay is £20.
So he's saved £20.
Correct - on a game I like, rather than £30 on a game that I will never touch again. And with the current pile o' shame, I can afford to wait longer before buying again, if at all. At this rate, I can wait for it to be in a Humble Bundle :)
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ASUS ZenBook Flip UX360CA 13.3" 2 in 1 - Grey - PC World - £429.00

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First deal so apologies if missing info. So looks like I just missed out on the Zenbook deal at AO (phoned up no update on when they will get more stock) and have come across this alternative, the Read More
First deal so apologies if missing info. So looks like I just missed out on the Zenbook deal at AO (phoned up no update on when they will get more stock) and have come across this alternative, the
priceyrice Avatar1d, 23h agoFound 1 day, 23 hours ago11 Comments
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Smartguy1
antmatz
Screen is a big drop in res too :(
Yes that's true. QHD at 13.3" is about 276 pixels per inch. The tech guys reckon the human eye can only tell the difference up to 188 pixels per inch. Any more than that is irrelevant as the human eye cannot distinguish or appreciate the difference. Similar to 4k TV screens from farther away compared to 1080 screens. It makes sense if you think about it as pixels are dots or squares and the farther you walk away, the smaller they are.
The lower resolution model is about 170 pixels per inch so quite close to the maximum amount the eye can tell the difference.
Those are the technical facts however I had a Lenovo Miix 3 with the 1920 x 1200 10.1" screen (229 ppi) and then I bought the Asus T300chi with 1920 x 1080 12.5" screen (180 ppi). I can tell you the miix had the nicer screen. Don't get me wrong the Asus was nice, but the Lenovo was better.
Fully agree with your comments. It also depends on your usage, sometimes you just want to get a little more content on the screen, which is limited by a lower resolution.

That's true. Being older I had to increase the text size on both the Lenovo and the T300chi. Downside of getting older lol. I have the TP300 Flip now which runs a 1366 x 768 screen at 13.3". Low resolution yes but perfect for me with applying a scaling factor. I use Katy Perry's Roar video on Youtube as a good test for the screen quality and she still looks good on 1366 x 768 lol.

Edited By: Smartguy1 on Apr 27, 2017 20:55
Smartguy1
antmatz
Screen is a big drop in res too :(
Yes that's true. QHD at 13.3" is about 276 pixels per inch. The tech guys reckon the human eye can only tell the difference up to 188 pixels per inch. Any more than that is irrelevant as the human eye cannot distinguish or appreciate the difference. Similar to 4k TV screens from farther away compared to 1080 screens. It makes sense if you think about it as pixels are dots or squares and the farther you walk away, the smaller they are.
The lower resolution model is about 170 pixels per inch so quite close to the maximum amount the eye can tell the difference.
Those are the technical facts however I had a Lenovo Miix 3 with the 1920 x 1200 10.1" screen (229 ppi) and then I bought the Asus T300chi with 1920 x 1080 12.5" screen (180 ppi). I can tell you the miix had the nicer screen. Don't get me wrong the Asus was nice, but the Lenovo was better.
Fully agree with your comments. It also depends on your usage, sometimes you just want to get a little more content on the screen, which is limited by a lower resolution.
just noticed this one is touchscreen while my UX305 isn't .... fortunately Windows 10 doesn't really need touch screen so not sure it's a benefit or not!
I've got the previous UX303 model which apart from the flip looks to be the same. For standard browsing, email, iPlayer, etc (or actually for me running VNC so I can work from home) it's great. Processor may seem low perf compared to i5 but is perfectly adequate and best bit needs no noisy fan to keep it cool so it's totally silent (not even an HDD to make a sound). So, if you want a laptop for serious photoshopping, video rendering or gaming then this probably not for you but if you want a compact, silent laptop for basic stuff then it's brilliant.
antmatz
Screen is a big drop in res too :(

Yes that's true. QHD at 13.3" is about 276 pixels per inch. The tech guys reckon the human eye can only tell the difference up to 188 pixels per inch. Any more than that is irrelevant as the human eye cannot distinguish or appreciate the difference. Similar to 4k TV screens from farther away compared to 1080 screens. It makes sense if you think about it as pixels are dots or squares and the farther you walk away, the smaller they are.

The lower resolution model is about 170 pixels per inch so quite close to the maximum amount the eye can tell the difference.

Those are the technical facts however I had a Lenovo Miix 3 with the 1920 x 1200 10.1" screen (229 ppi) and then I bought the Asus T300chi with 1920 x 1080 12.5" screen (180 ppi). I can tell you the miix had the nicer screen. Don't get me wrong the Asus was nice, but the Lenovo was better.

Edited By: Smartguy1 on Apr 26, 2017 22:56
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Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition Xbox One/PC - £37.99 with facebook like code @ CDKeys

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Includes Halo Wars 2, season pass and the original remastered Halo Wars with all DLC. Lowest price yet. Read More
Includes Halo Wars 2, season pass and the original remastered Halo Wars with all DLC. Lowest price yet.
mtc1 Avatar2d, 2h agoFound 2 days, 2 hours ago5 Comments
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Price gone down to £34.19
Having a quick search. I only found this had been 1 quid cheaper around a month ago. All previous deals have been 40 quid and this is definitely the cheapest price right now. This should be hot as it's a great game.
mtc1
may be, all of £1 :Dhttps://charts.camelcamelcamel.com/uk/B01NCIJX76/amazon.png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=all&fo=0&lang=en

You know the drill, the site is called HotUKDelorean for a reason ;)
may be, all of £1 :D

https://charts.camelcamelcamel.com/uk/B01NCIJX76/amazon.png?force=1&zero=0&w=725&h=440&desired=false&legend=1&ilt=1&tp=all&fo=0&lang=en

Edited By: mtc1 on Apr 26, 2017 11:22
I think its because it has been cheaper on Amazon previously
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Movie Studio 13 Platinum Suite £30.39 on Steam

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Currently on offer. Amazon price is £52.87 What is it? Video editing software Requires a Steam account Items included in this package: - Vegas Movie Studio 13 Platinum - Sound Forge Audio St… Read More
Currently on offer. Amazon price is £52.87 What is it? Video editing software Requires a Steam account Items included in this package: - Vegas Movie Studio 13 Platinum - Sound Forge Audio St…
edd13 Avatar2d, 3h agoFound 2 days, 3 hours ago1 Comment
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Not bad but note version 14 is out so check feature comparison
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Up to 80% off selected Fantasy games 78p @ Humble Store (PC)

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£0.78 @ Humblebundle.com
Get up to 80% off selected fantasy genre titles on Humble Store. Cheapest deal is featured being Overlord at 87p or 78p if you are subscribed to Humble Monthly. Have a snoop about. I grabbed Overlo… Read More
Get up to 80% off selected fantasy genre titles on Humble Store. Cheapest deal is featured being Overlord at 87p or 78p if you are subscribed to Humble Monthly. Have a snoop about. I grabbed Overlo…
DannyRea Avatar2d, 11h agoFound 2 days, 11 hours ago5 Comments
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Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons for £2.19 is a good deal. Beautiful game, great story, refreshingly different control scheme and 3-4 hours of relaxing fun.
cliffio76
Nothing there for me but have some heat because it's HB
Seconded, because without even looking i'm probably in the same boat...
I question the ethics of listing the deal for 78p in text, but using the picture of a €9.99 game. It's a slippery slope from there to rounding up Nintendo owners and putting them in camps, that's all I'm saying.
Read the title wrong.

Up to 80% off selected Final Fantasy game 78p

How wrong I was :( Never going to happen - Have some heat anyway!

Edited By: MrCollective on Apr 26, 2017 08:18
Nothing there for me but have some heat because it's HB
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Lost Planet 3 (PC) £3.59 @ Humble Store

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£3.59 @ Humblebundle.com
Originally £3.99 on offer reduced from £19.99. Monthly subscribers can get it for £3.59. Not bad if you haven't tried the game out yet. "Lost Planet® 3 is provided via Steam key for Windows. For ke… Read More
Originally £3.99 on offer reduced from £19.99. Monthly subscribers can get it for £3.59. Not bad if you haven't tried the game out yet. "Lost Planet® 3 is provided via Steam key for Windows. For ke…
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Humble Software Bundle: 'Happy PC' - Revo Uninstaller Pro $1 (80p), Driver Booster Pro + VPN £5.53

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Revo Uninstaller is great, currently on the free version happy to pay $1 to upgrade. IObit Driver Booster Pro is also excellent. I was initially very skeptical about it but it's actually sorted out a… Read More
Revo Uninstaller is great, currently on the free version happy to pay $1 to upgrade. IObit Driver Booster Pro is also excellent. I was initially very skeptical about it but it's actually sorted out a…
sneakybifta Avatar2d, 14h agoFound 2 days, 14 hours ago35 Comments
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jameshothothot
oh this is only hotspot connectify. i thought it was connectify dispatch which speeds up internet with multiple connections.

The Speedify VPN in the second tier does exactly that
oh this is only hotspot connectify. i thought it was connectify dispatch which speeds up internet with multiple connections.
trying to work out what countries the vpn has. i use torguard and it is slow on india for hotstar for footy highlights and ok for middle east for be in sports and I have to get an extra server for us netflix
I have used connectify in the past and was great to combine tethering and btfon wifi though at the timr didn't work for video streaming like netflix as couldn't connect twice to their servers but was good at general websites and allegedly good at torrents. Will consider but not overwhelmed
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callchris1st
Fleabum
If it was so easy to keep your system running so smooth with a little utility, why wouldn't M$ put it in the OS by default? Exactly... snake oil.
Some of the tools can actually make your system more unstable. So I hate pointless utilities. If you really must then just use Gizmos Freeware and find free alternatives.
My advice is save up the pennies and buy an SSD upgrade, far more use than any of these so called 'system' tools. The only exception would be the cheap VPN.
Regards
Flea
" just use Gizmos Freeware and find free alternatives" Thanks for that, forgot about that site.
That's a great site that I usually forget about when recommending software sites, simply because it's been around for so long it's like part of the furniture! Another site that's worth a look is AlternativeTo; put the name of a software application in the search box and it'll give you a list of alternatives, which you can then restrict by platform (Windows/Mac/Linux) and/or licence (commercial/free/open source). It's not always spot-on - for example, it might suggest stuff that is potentially abandoned - but it'll usually point you at something worth trying.
Thanks for that, didn't know about AlternativeTo. Already downloaded Krita, a free alternative programme to Photoshop looks a very good programme and easier to use than Gimp.
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Buy any computer £299 or more and select Buy Now Pay Later in checkout and get 10% off @ Very

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Instructions:1. Buy any computer £299 or more and select Buy Now Pay Later in checkout. 2. We’ll automatically credit 10% of the computer price back to your account by 1st June 2017. We'll email you when we have applied the credit to your account. Buy Now Pay Later allows you delay payment for up to 12 mo
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Batman Arkham VR (PC) HTC Vive/Oculus Rift £11.99 @ Bundle Stars

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"Please note: This is a Pre-Purchase offer. You will receive your key immediately and the game will unlock on Steam on the release date Batman™: Arkham VR immerses you in the Dark Knight's Univers… Read More
"Please note: This is a Pre-Purchase offer. You will receive your key immediately and the game will unlock on Steam on the release date Batman™: Arkham VR immerses you in the Dark Knight's Univers…
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Moonky
Game is only an hour long :P
Still the cheapest price available and not only that, the content is well worth the price imo. Best VR game I've played.

Better than the likes of robo recall, superhot, arizona sunshine?
DannyRea
Moonky
Game is only an hour long :P
Still the cheapest price available and not only that, the content is well worth the price imo. Best VR game I've played.
What makes it the best VR game you've played and which games have you played?
MikeIrvine
Does the SPRING10 discount code work on this?
"* SPRING10 discount voucher is not available for use on bundles or orders under $2 / £2 / €2 / CAD$2.50. Pre-purchases and Star Deals are excluded. Other exceptions may apply."

It's not working at the moment, so seems it might be flagged as pre-purchase still even though the game is released today
Robzillar
7 Minutes until the offer ends^^
Oddly it's now 7 days left
Moonky
Game is only an hour long :P

Thanks. I'm out.
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XBox One S Forza 500Gb + Controller + 3 Month XBox Live £218.99 @ PC World

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This is really good price for Forza bundle with extra controller and 3 month Xbox live. You can have Bundle and controller for £209.99 if not interested in 3 month Xbox live http://www.pcworld.co.… Read More
This is really good price for Forza bundle with extra controller and 3 month Xbox live. You can have Bundle and controller for £209.99 if not interested in 3 month Xbox live http://www.pcworld.co.…
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excellent!! cheers!!
WoW!! Errr....was gonna buy the Nintendo Switch for £300+ with a Wii U remastered game but nope! Not after this deal!
nosherfj
good for the UHD bluray drive alone.
i fear though if you wait a bit longer when scorpio lands your pickup a bargain like this £150 in Nov and Ebay will but crammed.hat added tho.
they say the 4k bluray drive aint all that apparantly-https://www.whathifi.com/news/no-xbox-one-s-isnt-very-good-4k-blu-ray-player
It's been updated since then. But it might still be rubbish I don't know. They should update the review
good for the UHD bluray drive alone.
i fear though if you wait a bit longer when scorpio lands your pickup a bargain like this £150 in Nov and Ebay will but crammed.hat added tho.
they say the 4k bluray drive aint all that apparantly-
https://www.whathifi.com/news/no-xbox-one-s-isnt-very-good-4k-blu-ray-player

Edited By: nosherfj on Apr 25, 2017 17:18
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The Witcher Enhanced Edition - Mac or PC - GOG via Ars Technica- Free

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It's a game and it's free!
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Got the game working now, works great under Linux, but still won't install/load under windows LOL
The giveaway is over according to the link
i didn't receive a code :(
Added heat for those that can get the game to work, but it refuses to run on any of the five systems I have access to here for various different claimed reasons (all of which are nonsense). So glad I didn't actually pay for this failure.
BlobbyBob
They've restored free keys. Now only email is needed.
HOWEVER, the key is dud - not redeemable at GOG with message "code already redeemed"
Anyone else seeing this?
Yes, same happened to me just now. Worked fine with a different email address.
I requested a key again today with same email, the new key worked.
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Pre order Destiny 2 Xbox One / PS4 for £45.99 / PC £39.99 C+C @ Very

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pre-order Destiny 2 at Very for £45.99 for xbox one and ps4 (cheapest I've seen it). pc is £39.99. *Beware* delivery is £3.99 unless you choose collect from collect plus. Please be kind, my fi…
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There's an old saying in Tennessee,"
I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee that says, 'Fool me once, shame on ... shame on you. Fool me... You can't get fooled again!'
atticusrob
paulanscombe
All the haters out today.. played Destiny since the Beta and have clocked thousands of hours since then. its a great Social game.. they have fixed many flaws over the years (other mmorpg have had the same teething problems but dont get slammed)
£45 is the standard price so wouldnt call it a deal. i paid £79.99 for the limited edition to go alongside my Destiny 1 LE.
haters should go back and stick to CoD for their first person shooter needs.
Im not a hater of destiny, it's true it got better over time once it found its feet. It still has a long way to go to truly define itself imo. But in theory they won't start this game off as empty as they did with the first.
Please don't call this a mmorpg because it's not, like at all. Going to the tower with like 30 people standing there doing dance emotes doesn't make it a mmorpg lol its just a scifi fps. World of warcraft, elder scrolls online, guild wars etc. Those are mmorpg's.
Not a fan of call of duty before that gets thrown out.

Destiny is an MMOFPS.. but as i said MMORPG games have had similar teething issues in the past and dont get slammed half as much by the early players. this is because a huge chunk of the early player base were Casual gamers. likely expecting it to be like a CoD/Halo and then complaining that it is a grindfest.


Edited By: paulanscombe on Apr 24, 2017 12:21
paulanscombe
All the haters out today.. played Destiny since the Beta and have clocked thousands of hours since then. its a great Social game.. they have fixed many flaws over the years (other mmorpg have had the same teething problems but dont get slammed)
£45 is the standard price so wouldnt call it a deal. i paid £79.99 for the limited edition to go alongside my Destiny 1 LE.
haters should go back and stick to CoD for their first person shooter needs.

Im not a hater of destiny, it's true it got better over time once it found its feet. It still has a long way to go to truly define itself imo. But in theory they won't start this game off as empty as they did with the first.
Please don't call this a mmorpg because it's not, like at all. Going to the tower with like 30 people standing there doing dance emotes doesn't make it a mmorpg lol its just a scifi fps. World of warcraft, elder scrolls online, guild wars etc. Those are mmorpg's.
Not a fan of call of duty before that gets thrown out.
Not haters, just people realising it's really not that great a deal. Gaming heroin.
paulanscombe
All the haters out today.. played Destiny since the Beta and have clocked thousands of hours since then. its a great Social game.. they have fixed many flaws over the years (other mmorpg have had the same teething problems but dont get slammed)
£45 is the standard price so wouldnt call it a deal. i paid £79.99 for the limited edition to go alongside my Destiny 1 LE.
haters should go back and stick to CoD for their first person shooter needs.

Anyone who has a problem with Destiny will more than likely have the same issues with COD. Activision innit!
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Kit Glass Laptop/PC Monitor Stand with USB 2.0 Hubs for £19.99 + delivery @ Groupon £21.99

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Really good quality stand with usb ports. It looks really good and the cheapest this type of stand you can find even in ebay is £30. Really good deal £20 for the stand and £2 for delivery.
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"Four practical USB 2.0 ports allow charging and transfer of data (REALLY SLOWLY)"
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Kentucky Route Zero PC - Free for Amazon Twitch Prime Members

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Free for Amazon Twitch Prime Members description A magical realist adventure game about a secret highway in the caves beneath Kentucky, and the mysterious folks who travel it. The game is split… Read More
Free for Amazon Twitch Prime Members description A magical realist adventure game about a secret highway in the caves beneath Kentucky, and the mysterious folks who travel it. The game is split…
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Nice one! Had this game on my wishlist actually...
Brilliant thanks so much, I was looking at this game a while ago. Didn't even know there was a twitch prime to be honest!
I've heard some good things about this but I don't think the series is complete yet.

Edit: You need to be quick - this offer runs out on the 24th April.

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Rocksmith 2014 remastered (steam) Gamersgate PC for £6.00

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Back on sale at gamersgate for £6 until sunday midnight ooops looking at the timer its 23:00 !! looks like its been extended to monday 2pm
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Thanks. Now off to find a guitar.

Is this a good deal? It usually retails around £250 and has good reviews (a step up from the basic epiphone LP Special II).

https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Guitars-Gear/Epiphone-ENL1EBCH1-Studio-Electric-Guitar/B0002H06ZA/
Thanks just what i wanted.
I cant play but its the only thing that I think will motivate me.:)
Rid1
Does it come with the Guitar? :p
Rocksmith Cardboard is free, and lets you download a PDF which can be printed on card and folded into your own guitar.
Does it come with the Guitar? :p
Great price! :D
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Quantum Break PC key (Steam) £14.24 @ CDkeys.com with facebook like

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£14.99, 5 percent off with ye olde facebook like for *cough* 'new' customers https://en-gb.facebook.com/cdkeyscom/ Steam version. The Windows Store version has been cheaper than this but you want t… Read More
£14.99, 5 percent off with ye olde facebook like for *cough* 'new' customers https://en-gb.facebook.com/cdkeyscom/ Steam version. The Windows Store version has been cheaper than this but you want t…
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Macdory
Really enjoyed this until the last fight ... utter nonsense ...
Couldn't agree more.

iwo
This ran terribly on my AMD rig, tried everything. Horribly unoptimised port.
Struggled on my rig as well even with a GTX 1070 horrible port.

Worth a tenner not a penny more.
iwo
This ran terribly on my AMD rig, tried everything. Horribly unoptimised port.

With scaling off, Quantum Break is the most demanding PC game bar none. With it turned on it runs way faster, but obviously you trade off image quality.
This ran terribly on my AMD rig, tried everything. Horribly unoptimised port.
I thought this game would be well under a tenner by now.
What's the game like though? Is it worth this price?
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[PC/Mac/Linux] Fantasy General - Free - GoG.com

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The code should automatically be in, if not, it's FB200KGIVEAWAY. Usually £4.99. For over a century, the world of Aer was a place of peace, joy and prosperity. Through advances in technology and… Read More
The code should automatically be in, if not, it's FB200KGIVEAWAY. Usually £4.99. For over a century, the world of Aer was a place of peace, joy and prosperity. Through advances in technology and…
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Great title

Thanks
Heated because free stuff
Cheers for the post

You're most welcome mate

I think you're the first person i've seen on the Internet who hasn't used 'Your'. Kudos!
Also Saints row 2 free (already posted elsewhere)


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Dead rising 4 pc - £14.24 @ CDKeys

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Dead rising 4 pc £14.99\£14.24 with 5% FB code Let the slay ride begin It’s the holiday season in Willamette, CO, and a mysterious outbreak has overcome the town with dangerous and deadly predato… Read More
Dead rising 4 pc £14.99\£14.24 with 5% FB code Let the slay ride begin It’s the holiday season in Willamette, CO, and a mysterious outbreak has overcome the town with dangerous and deadly predato…
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XP200
I all waiting for the inevitable GOTY edition, as in the next few months at it will be ayear since the games release.

But heat for those that cannot wait.


it only come out in December
XP200
I all waiting for the inevitable GOTY edition, as in the next few months at it will be ayear since the games release.
But heat for those that cannot wait.
"Definitive Edition" surely? I don't think anyone would give this game a GOTY award.
I all waiting for the inevitable GOTY edition, as in the next few months at it will be ayear since the games release.

But heat for those that cannot wait.
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Mega Bloks Despicable me minion mobile 194 pcs £6.99 instore @ toys r us

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Great set and cheapest I can find it, £8.97 @amazon for prime members. Only available instore found in the St Andrews retail park store Birmingham. Two buildable Minion characters with interchan…
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Nice little set, heat added
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Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8 TB USB 3.0 Desktop, 3.5 inch External Hard Drive for PC and Mac with Integrated 2 Port USB Hub £204.27 del @ Amazon

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Two integrated high-speed USB 3.0 ports on the front allow you to connect and recharge your other USB devices Formatted for Windows computers out of the box Install the provided NTFS driver for Mac
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does this work underwater?
Had the 3TB and 4TB.... all makes.........most have had problems
Always found the 2TB to be the best, cheapish, quick, and for keeping data safe...will only use these for now

No longer trust these HUGE drives of any make...... ;)
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(B Grade) Lenovo H5005 Desktop PC £149.99 +£6.95 Del @ Medion Shop £156.94

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Just saw this b grade Lenovo , ideal for my kids to do their homework on. Very basic and a older processor but not bad for the price. Intel Pentium J2850 processor Windows 8 500GB HDD 4GB RAM M… Read More
Just saw this b grade Lenovo , ideal for my kids to do their homework on. Very basic and a older processor but not bad for the price. Intel Pentium J2850 processor Windows 8 500GB HDD 4GB RAM M…
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J2850 is that J for Junk?
oooh that is a poor processor
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Pentium+J2850+%40+2.41GHz

1817 cpu benchmark...that's a core2duo? weaker than i3 and much weaker than i5.

I'd probably get a refurb i5 from ebay (I got a refurb xeon workstation for £160 last year which has around 5000 cpu passmark) but I guess this has a decent upgrade path.
Seems a strange thing for Medion to be selling. Are they owned by Lenovo now?
Is it B grade because of Windows 8? :D
I don't think this is a deal we used to sell these new for not much more couple years ago and even then they felt slow, better of buying a 2nd hand i3 or i5 for that amount of money.
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Bastion PC (Steam) £1.72 (84% off) @ gamersgate

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Reviews "Supergiant Games’ debut effort isn’t just good – it’s a must-play." 9.25 / 10 - Game Informer “Bastion isn’t just one of the year’s best titles. It’s also one of the best stories you’l… Read More
Reviews "Supergiant Games’ debut effort isn’t just good – it’s a must-play." 9.25 / 10 - Game Informer “Bastion isn’t just one of the year’s best titles. It’s also one of the best stories you’l…
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Note: controller is highly recommended for this game, I don't have one and had to give up on the game.
Bastion has a demo, so you can try it before you buy it (I liked it). This is nearly (10p off?) an all-time low price.

TotalBiscuit likes it: WTF Is... - Bastion ?

Bastion Metacritic: 86% (17 critics, 8.6 from 1381 users), Steam: Overwhelmingly Positive 97% (15768 reviews)
Wonderful game and soundtrack - worth every penny
Got this in a Humble Bundle and didn't pay any attention to it until at least a year later. Decided to try it and loved it. I think i finished the game in two days.
Amazing soundtrack. One of the best you will hear.
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Syberia 3 PC 13.29 @ cdkeys with 5% discount £13.99 without

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The limitless imagination of Benoît Sokal continues in Syberia 3, focusing on an entirely new adventure. After abandoning the island, Kate is found dying on the edge of a river by the Youkole tribe, a… Read More
The limitless imagination of Benoît Sokal continues in Syberia 3, focusing on an entirely new adventure. After abandoning the island, Kate is found dying on the edge of a river by the Youkole tribe, a…
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THIS GAME IS UTTERLY ****! i want my money back cdkeys oh yes i will get my money back
My PS4 pre order arrived today, better 13 years late than never, but needs a 15GB day one patch
can`t believe it uses denuvo. not sure why, but i can`t. heh
This is at hot as they come! Next best price is £20, this is definitely best price around!
Seems like the best price around no?
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(PRE-ORDER) Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 Season Pass Edition PC (Steam) @ CDKEYS (£22.99) (5% FB CODE £ 21.84)

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Season pass Edition Includes: • Two major single player expansions • The Escape of Lydia • The Sabotage • Two multiplayer maps • All terrain Vehicle • Sniper Rifle McMillan TAC-338A • Compo… Read More
Season pass Edition Includes: • Two major single player expansions • The Escape of Lydia • The Sabotage • Two multiplayer maps • All terrain Vehicle • Sniper Rifle McMillan TAC-338A • Compo…
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To me this looks like a good deal. Main game and season pass.

Are people voting cold because its a bad game or is it the fact people think it's just the season pass?

I want to pull the trigger and buy as it looks ok but did anyone play the beta and can confirm this is a poor game?
polarbaba
is this for the game and season pass or just season pass?

cheers


its a season pass edition which means the main game plus a season pass for free...normally at these prices i always see just the main game without any extras....cheap

Edited By: BigP50000 on Apr 19, 2017 21:06
voyager123
BigP50000
lol i knew it would be cold people would give it heat if it was a samsung s8 going for 1,000,000,000 but cold for a game that only costs loose change typical
More likely because you are moaning that your deal is gone cold,that more people will vote cold. Happens all the time , really can't understand why people get upset if a deal goes cold, just move on life's too short.

lol im not moaning...im just saying there is a lot of people out there that do this just cuz its not on their platform...if this was a deal on the ps4 then it wouldv been 495 degrees already
is this for the game and season pass or just season pass?

cheers
BigP50000
lol i knew it would be cold people would give it heat if it was a samsung s8 going for 1,000,000,000 but cold for a game that only costs loose change typical
More likely because you are moaning that your deal is gone cold,that more people will vote cold. Happens all the time , really can't understand why people get upset if a deal goes cold, just move on life's too short.

pc keyboardIntroducing PCs

Where would you be without your PC? If you’re like most people in the UK, you use it to keep track of friends, make social engagements, share photos, play games, read the news, store music, write letters, do your accounts, watch TV or sports and find out the answers to nagging trivia questions via the World Wide Web. In fact, PCs are an integral part of everyday life.

The problem is that the pace of computer development means that owners are constantly required to update their model to run the latest software and keep their system running smoothly. This can get expensive, but by buying cleverly, you can save plenty of money on your next PC upgrade. This buyer’s guide explains how to find the perfect model for your needs.

PC: Powerful Machines

In a sense, you can trace the history of PCs back to the first abacus, when people started storing numerical information and using tools to calculate. But the history of the modern PC dates back a couple of hundred years to the calculating machine developed by Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace in the early 19th century.

After that, computers grew in size, becoming enormous, room-sized behemoths with thousands of vacuum tubes and punch cards governing their every move. Then everything changed. In the 1950s, transistors started to be imprinted on silicon chips, and computers began a seemingly endless shrinking process, becoming faster, more powerful and even more important to the lives of their users.

Nowadays, even standard desktop PCs seem outdated and clunky to some people (although as we’ll see, they have their uses). Consumers can choose between tiny notebook PCs, stripped back, ultra-cheap netbook, powerful laptops and everything in between. Whether you need a machine for hardcore graphics processing, complex business tasks, adrenaline-fuelled gaming or just checking social media, there’s a PC for you. It’ s just a matter of finding the right one.

What Can You Do With a PC?

Modern PCs can be used for a vast array of different activities. Everyday computer users can write essays, tally their accounts, buy products, read news articles, stream movies, TV and sports, play games and keep in touch with friends. That’s just standard PC configurations. Specialist PCs can carry out video editing in a matter of seconds, something that would have taken hours 20 years ago. They can model architectural plans, run smart devices in the home or interact with VR devices to conjure up whole new worlds. So, they are powerful tools. But what goes on inside a modern PC?

The Components that Make up a Modern Personal Computer

Every PC on the market will have certain components in common, and it’s these components that govern how fast and reliable they are and how much storage capacity and interactivity they have. Some of the most important parts of any PC include:

  • The Motherboard: The motherboard is named because it is the coordinating unit that links together all of the other parts of a PC. Why does it matter when you are buying a PC? Because unless you have an expandable motherboard, you won’t be able to add extra memory, storage capacity or graphics cards to enhance your system’s performance. Motherboards are designed with specific processors in mind, so if you are building a PC yourself, be sure to buy one that matches the processor you intend to use. If you intend to add extra hardware like sound cards or graphics cards, check that your motherboard has plenty of spare PCI slots. Without them, you won’t be able to add extra power to your PC.
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  • Hard Disk: The hard disk is where your computer stores programs, from games to videos, pictures, text files and utilities. The capacity of hard disks tends to be measured in gigabytes (thousands of megabytes), with around 500GB standard, although you can go as high as a few terabytes (TB) if you need to. From a gaming perspective, capacity isn’t as important as hard disk speed. The faster your computer can access information on your disk, the better. Check your disk’s ‘rpm’ (revolutions per minute). This is generally around 5,400, but the fastest drives can manage 7,200, which is what gamers will want to see. Alternatively, you could go for what is known as a SSD (SSD), which doesn’t need revs at all. They tend to come with smaller capacities, but with their ultra-high speeds, they are ideal for gamers (and you can store other files on external hard disks if needed as well).
  • Processor: The processor of your computer is the nerve centre. It determines how quickly everything runs, and a fast processor is essential if you want to build a killer gaming PC. Check the number of cores in any processor before buying. The more cores, the better, as they make data processing much more efficient. Processor speed also matters. Generally measured in GHz these days (gigahertz), look for speeds of 4 GHz or more, and go for reputable brands like Intel or AMD.
  • Software: Although not strictly speaking a ‘component’, every PC has to run on software, and the software it uses can determine how well it functions. Most importantly, PC buyers need to decide with operating system to buy and what features will come with it. The current standard for PCs is MicrosoftWindows 10, which will be absolutely fine for everyday PC users. However, be careful not to sign up for services or software you don’t need, and don’t fall for deals that promise great prices without any software. A £400 PC can quickly become a £600 purchase when the operating system and tools like Microsoft Office are included. If you are just using your PC for gaming, keep software purchases lean and relevant. Game downloading services like Steam will be an essential for many gamers, as will a browser like Chrome. If you are buying a PC, make sure a virus checker is installed as well (they often come for free), while chat clients like Discord could be handy as could Skype, which allows you to talk via the web on a standard headset.

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PCs come in all shapes and sizes, and you’ll encounter plenty of different categories when shopping for PCs online. Some of the basic categories include:

  • Desktop Towers: Larger machines that are designed to sit vertically or horizontally on or underneath desks. Ordinary home users who intend to use their computer for social media and TV streaming won’t need a desktop any more (although they used to be standard). However, if you need high-spec gaming performance, desktops are the only computers with the case capacity to hold the hardware you require.
  • Gaming Laptops: Gaming laptops are a different breed from conventional machines. They tend to be extra-powerful and portable so that gamers can take them to meet-ups and play wherever they wish. They also feature souped-up processors and graphics cards, as well as the cooling fans needed to keep them working, so gaming laptops can be heavier than other models. They look similar, but gaming laptops are specialist machines, and not everyone will need what they have to offer.
  • Standard Laptops: The kind of laptops you’ll find at Currys or John Lewis, they usually have screen sizes of between 15 and 17 inches, feature wireless capabilities and a wide range of connector ports. Good laptops will include USB ports to connect Hard drives, jacks for headphones, camera docking ports and ports for external controllers or keyboard.
  • Netbooks: Much smaller than standard laptops, netbooks have become increasingly popular in recent years. They are much cheaper than high end HP, Lenovo or Microsoft laptops, more lightweight and therefore ideal for kids of travellers. However, they usually feature slower processors, smaller hard disks and less memory, along with fewer ports. If all you need is a machine to check Facebook or write emails, a netbook could be perfect, but they are virtually useless for modern gaming.

Desktop, Laptop or Tablet: Which Computer to Choose in a Nutshell

Specifications to Consider When Buying a Gaming PC

If you are new to buying gaming PCs, it might be helpful to suggest a typical setup. This isn’t the only way you could setup your PC, but it’s a good guide to what you should be looking for when you search through the PC listings on HotUKDeals.

  • Motherboard: Go for a board with good expansion potential. Something like Intel’s Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming G1 would be ideal.
  • Memory: 16GB of DDR3 or DDR4 RAM would be more than enough.
  • Hard disk space: At the high end, a Seagate 3TB 6GB/s Internal HDD is fast and has huge capacity, but smaller SSD drives would be fine.
  • Graphics card: Don’t skimp on the graphics card. Go for something powerful from Nvidia: GTX range.
  • Processor: Speed is vital. Go for something that offers 4.6 GHz or above like the Intel Core i5-6600K.
  • Software: Keep things lean. Windows 10, Chrome, anti-virus, Skype, messaging tools and basic office tools should be enough.

What to Think About Before Buying Your Next PC

Whenever you purchase a computer, it’s important to think very hard about what you will be using the computer for. If you are a student who needs a work PC, don’t go for gaming PCs with cutting edge graphics cards (unless you plan to spend more time gaming than at the library).

If you are buying a family computer that needs to be versatile, don’t go for a netbook, as you will find it limiting, and don’t choose models with too much hard disk capacity or memory. Be realistic. The price differences between high-spec gaming PCs and off the shelf laptops is immense, and for most people the extra power simply isn’t necessary.

However, do think about connectivity. Make sure that your PC has enough USB ports to connect your family’s devices. You’ll need RAM and hard disk capacity to store images and videos, and a fast processor is always handy when streaming services like Netflix.

If you are building a gaming PC, you’ll probably be aware of the need for specific components and high-end performance. But less serious gamers can easily spend more money than they have to. Many games don’t use current PCs to their full potential, and if they start to do so, most systems can be upgraded instead of replaced.

In fact, it’s a good idea to consider whether your current PC can be upgraded. In many cases, extra RAM or hard disk space can improve system performance and allow slightly older PCs to run current gaming titles. It’s much cheaper than buying a new PC, and there are plenty of deals on components at HotUKDeals.

What About Macs or Tablets? Do I Even Need a PC?

What about Macs? We’ve been talking about PCs in this buyer’s guide, but Apple Macintosh computers are also popular computer systems and entertainment machines. They also have the added bonus of interacting seamlessly with Apple devices like iPhones and iPads, as well as streaming services like iTunes.

Another big advantage of Macs is that when you buy them, they come with everything most home users will need, straight out of the box. For instance, you won’t need to buy a word processor or graphics editing package (which can cost over a hundred pounds). Getting up and running is simple, an Apple provide what you need, so you don’t have to hunt around for the right software.

However, where Macs fall down is gaming. Although many current titles like Civilization VI and Homefront: the Revolution are available on Macs, the range of titles is thinner and dedicated gaming Windows PCs will always outperform Apple’s machines.

Still, if you are in the market for a basic computer that surfs the web, handles photos and lets you create documents, it’s a toss-up between Macs and PCs. You could even throw tablets into the mix as well. These hybrids lie between smartphones and laptops, and do most things that PCs can do, while being much more portable. Some tablets like the Nvidia Shield are capable of playing advanced Android games, so there’s plenty of fun to be had; just not the same kind of gaming experience you’ll enjoy with a dedicated ultra-powerful gaming rig.

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How and When to Buy Your Next PC

Buying a PC can be a stressful process. The sheer range of options available and the uncertainty that everyone has about how much disk space or memory they might need in the future can make buying a PC a tortuous experience. However, things don’t have to be that way.

When you’ve zeroed in on the specifications of your ideal PC, there are plenty of ways to go about making the purchase.

If you are buying a family PC, high street retailers like Currys, PC World and John Lewis are excellent places to start. When you visit, staff should be able to answer basic queries about the features you need and point you in the right direction. However, they may not be able to offer you the best deals.

Before finalising your purchase, check the HotUKDeals listings to find out whether your ideal PC is available elsewhere. Online retailers like Amazon, CCL Online and Ebuyer often run discounts on standard PCs and gaming rigs that can be easily missed by everyday buyers.

If you intend to purchase individual system components and build your own PC, HotUKDeals is the place to go. You’ll find regular listings of hard disks from suppliers like Dell and online retailers, as well as RAM deals, offers on motherboards, graphics cards and PC cases as well. It’ s a great way to gather together all of the various components you’ll need while paying as little as possible.

Whether you are buying an off the shelf PC or building your own computer, excellent times to look for deals are Black Friday and Cyber Monday in November and the January sales. There may also be discounts related to the start of the school or university term in September, as well as flash sales when manufacturers bring out new models. It’s tough to predict. Just bookmark the HotUKDeals PC pages and you won’t miss a deal.

Save Money and Find the Perfect PC at HotUKDeals

Having a PC seems to be an essential part of modern life, and for most people it is vital to have an up to date machine. Whether you are a hardcore gamer who needs the fastest possible PC, or you just require a machine to check social media, the HotUKDeals PC listings are the best place to find the products you need at the lowest price possible.