Newegg Black Friday Discounts Lots Of PC Hardware And Accessories, Some Consoles

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Retailer Newegg has outlined its Black Friday deals, and they include some great deals on PC hardware and consoles. The bulk of the discounts ad is devoted to laptops, tower PCs, accessories, and TVs, along with a handful of deals for Xbox One and PS4.

The full ad has lots of hardware deals but the retailer highlights a few on the front page. An ASUS Scar Edition Quad Core with a 1TB hybrid drive gaming laptop is listed at $800, while an Acer Aspire 5 is $500. An Intel Core i5-9600K Coffee Lake processor is $250, and an ASUS ROG GeForce GTX 1070 video card is $430. The full ad has almost 20 pages of PC hardware deals.

Aside from desktops, laptops, and components, the ad features lots of accessories as well. You can save $30-35 on Corsair wireless headsets, a whopping $80 on a MadCatz wired gaming mouse, and $40 on Yeti microphones. It also offers discounts on other devices like projectors, printers, and staples like power strips and portable hard drives.

PS4 Celebrates Anniversary With Stats And Devs' Favorite Games

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PlayStation 4 is celebrating its fifth anniversary today, November 15, and to mark the occasion Sony has shared some notable stats and thoughts from some game developers. Those include some new sales data among light-hearted points about popular controllers.

An infographic on the PlayStation Blog tells the story. The PS4 has sold 86.1 million hardware units, along with 777.9 million software units. The system has also received 11 major software updates amid countless smaller "stability updates." The data also shares some popular games, but lists them alphabetically rather than ranking them against each other.

In terms of hardware, the top DualShock color schemes are flat black, blue, red, white, and camo. Finally, the rarest PS4 is the PS4 Pro 500 Million Units Edition, which was limited to just 50,000. Sony also announced a brand-new PS4 bundle, which includes Black Ops 4.

Tom Cruise Is Too Short To Play Jack Reacher, Says Author

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Tom Cruise will no longer play the big-screen version of Jack Reacher, as the character is moving to a streaming series with a new actor in the lead. This comes as author Lee Child admits that the fans were correct to criticize Cruise's stature not matching the character.

In the books, Reacher is described as a mountain of a man who makes others feel uncomfortable by his mere presence. He's also over six feet tall, while Tom Cruise is a slighter 5'7". Fans of the books criticized the casting choice, and it appears Child has come around to their point.

"I really enjoyed working with Cruise. He's a really, really nice guy. We had a lot of fun," Child told the BBC. "But ultimately the readers are right. The size of Reacher is really, really important and it's a big component of who he is. The idea is that when Reacher walks into a room, you're all a little nervous just for that first minute. And Cruise, for all his talent, didn't have that physicality."

New PS4 Bundle Throws In Call Of Duty: Black Ops 4

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Sony has announced a new PlayStation 4 bundle that includes Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. Though plenty of PS4 bargains will be awaiting shoppers on store shelves during Black Friday, this one actually goes on sale the following week for those patient enough to wait for their deal.

The bundle includes a 1TB PlayStation 4, DualShock controller, and Black Ops 4, for $300. A 1TB console by itself costs the same, so this essentially throws the game in for free. It will be available in retail stores on November 27.

This isn't the best deal going on a new PlayStation 4. A Black Friday bundle offers the same 1TB system with a copy of Spider-Man for $200. For that price you could add Black Ops 4 at standard price get two games for less than the price of a bundle that includes just one. However, that one is tied to Black Friday and will probably only be available for a limited time, while the Black Ops 4 bundle appears to be more standard.

Gears Pop Debuts First Gameplay Footage

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Gears Pop, the cute mobile spin-off from the usually grim and gritty Gears of War franchise, made a surprise debut at E3 earlier this year. Now with the game around the corner in some territories, The Coalition has shown the first gameplay footage.

In an extended dev diary, studio head Rod Fergusson and game director Tyler Bielman explain that the game is preparing for a soft launch--the practice when mobile games launch in some individual territories to put a game through its paces on a small-scale, similar to a beta. Since word would be getting out regarding the game at that point anyway, The Coalition decided this was the time to show off footage. The result is an extended look at a single match, lasting about three minutes, with a striking resemblance to the mobile game Clash Royale.

As Bielman explains, their goals in transitioning Gears to a new format was to deliver on a few pillars of the Gears universe: cover, so-called "explosive moments," and the familiar Gears characters. You can build a team of Gears heroes and villains for 3v3 matches in an arena setting.

Spider-Man's Second DLC, Turf Wars, Release Date Revealed

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Spider-Man's Second DLC, Turf Wars, Release Date Revealed

Those who have finished the first chapter of Spider-Man's The City That Never Sleeps story, called The Heist, know it ended with a cliffhanger. Sony and Insomniac have now teased the second part of that continuing story with Turf Wars, coming on November 20. It packs the next chapter of the story and three more DLC Spidey suits.

After being spoken about in hushed tones in The Heist, the mob boss Hammerhead takes center stage in Turf Wars. Here he's continuing his war on the other crime families, and he's brought some heavy-duty equipment left by Sable's mercenaries after her appearance in the main campaign. Turf Wars will include new story missions, bases to complete, crimes, challenges and trophies.

The DLC will also introduce another set of Spidey suits. This time they include the Spider-Armor MK-I suit, the Marvel Mangaverse Spider-Clan suit, and the comic version of the Iron Spider Armor. The comics Iron Spider looks a bit different than the one presented in Avengers: Infinity War, which already appeared in the game.

Forza Horizon 4 First Expansion Drives To Fortune Island

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At Microsoft's X018 conference, the company announced the first big expansion for Forza Horizon 4. The DLC is called Fortune Island, and it's set to launch on December 13. It keeps you racing through the UK but takes you to some northern British Isles with particularly craggy mountainsides and dangerous weather like lightning storms. The new setting isn't without its peaceful charms, though, as you'll be able to witness the aurora borealis.

Naturally, Fortune Island will come alongside a new set of cars to drive as well. The game has already started rolling out the five custom-built Ford vehicles from the GymkhanaTEN video series. Car Pass members can already grab the 1977 Ford GymkhanaTEN, F-150 Hoonitruck, and the 1993 Ford Escort Cosworth Group A. Later this month they can also get the 1965 Ford Hoonicorn Mustang V2 and the 2017 Ford Fiesta RS, followed by the 2016 Ford GymkhanaTEN Focus RS RX in December.

Fortune Island is part of the expansions bundle for $35, which is available for Ultimate Edition owners at no additional cost. If you're a Game Pass subscriber, you've already gotten access to Forza Horizon 4 as part of your subscription, and you can get the expansions as a bundle or individually for 10% off.

More Anime You Should Be Watching: Netflix, Funimation, Crunchyroll, And More (US)

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More Anime You Should Be Watching: Netflix, Funimation, Crunchyroll, And More (US)

There's a bunch of new anime series airing on Netflix, Amazon, Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hidive. Here are our seven top recommendations you should add to your queue.

Of all the anime this season, Bloom Into You is the must watch. This love story between two high school girls also addresses the pressures of living with low self-worth and the struggles of understanding asexual love. Despite the heaviness of the story's drama, there are both brief snippets of hilarity and quiet moments of internal resilience that draw you into the changing dynamic between the second-year student council president--who can't escape her dead sister's shadow--and the young first-year--who dreams of falling in love but doesn't feel the emotions that manga and music say she should.

Animated by Troyca, Inc--the studio responsible for the spectacular 2017 anime Re:Creators--and featuring music by Michiru Oshima--who's composed music for anime like Fullmetal Alchemist and video games like The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess--Bloom Into You might be the most gorgeous anime this season, both to watch and listen to. The series is exclusively airing on Hidive in both Japanese and English.

Fallout 76 Perk Cards Guide: All The Perk Cards We've Found (So Far)

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Fallout 76 Perk Cards Guide: All The Perk Cards We've Found (So Far)

Fallout 76’s new leveling system is very different from previous games. This time it's based around Perk cards, which you earn after leveling up or completing challenges. Every time you level up, you can put a point into one of the seven S.P.E.C.I.A.L. skills that make up your character's stats, and then pick a card to equip for the skill. The number of points you have in that skill determines how many cards you can have. For example, if you have four points in a particular skill, you can unlock four Rank 1 cards, or two Rank 2 cards, or one Rank 3 card and one Rank 1 card. A Perk card always starts at Rank 1, but if you want to upgrade its rank, you need to combine it with variable duplicates of the same card.

There are a bunch of cards to collect, and you get them at random. What you get is more reliant on luck than anything, but if you're curious what's out there, we've got your covered. Below we've compiled every card we've earned so far and have broken them all down into their specific categories. Be sure to check back often as we update this feature with even more Perk cards.