Feeling Lucky? Get A Random PC Game For $1 / £1

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Feeling Lucky? Get A Random PC Game For $1 / £1

Do you feel lucky? If so, the PC game storefront Green Man Gaming has an intriguing proposition for you. It's a promotion called Lucky Dip, in which you pay $1 / £1 to see just how lucky you are. Wagering that small sum gets you a random PC game from a pool of several dozen titles. Some of the games you've heard of, while others you likely haven't. The game you receive is left up to chance. Even so, it's a pretty good deal, seeing as most of the games sell for more than $10 on their own.

Some of the better-known titles on offer include Batman: Arkham Asylum GotY Edition, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Frozen Synapse Prime, Mount & Blade, Magicka, and Rage (which would be a good one to play before the arrival of its sequel). And while most of the games on the list are several years old--*ahem* F1 2015--you're not exactly putting a lot at risk here.

One caveat is that you're more likely to win some games than others. Stable Orbit, for instance, has the highest chance of appearing, at 5.24%. Black & White Bushido is the rarest game, with only a 0.07% chance. You can view the odds for all of the games below. The percentages aren't based on popularity, though, so you have a good chance of getting some of the most well-known titles.

Nintendo Could Eventually Move Away From Consoles, Says Company President

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Nintendo has become known for developing games on its own dedicated hardware over the last 30 years, but that could eventually change. The company's new president Shuntaro Furukawa stated in a recent interview that the company is open to changing its approach based on shifting technologies, even if that means no longer developing its own consoles.

"We aren't really fixated on our consoles," Furukawa told Nikkei (translated by Nintendo Everything). "At the moment we're offering the uniquely developed Nintendo Switch and its software--and that's what we're basing how we deliver the 'Nintendo experience' on. That being said, technology changes. We'll continue to think flexibly about how to deliver that experience as time goes on.

"It has been over 30 years since we started developing consoles. Nintendo's history goes back even farther than that, and through all the struggles that they faced the only thing that they thought about was what to make next. In the long-term, perhaps our focus as a business could shift away from home consoles--flexibility is just as important as ingenuity."

Alien: Blackout Announced, Is A Mobile Game Starring Amanda Ripley

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Alien: Blackout Announced, Is A Mobile Game Starring Amanda Ripley

FoxNext Games, D3 Go, and Rival Games have announced Alien: Blackout, a game set in the much-loved science fiction world of Alien. Blackout is a mobile game that casts players as Amanda Ripley, daughter of Ellen Ripley.

While her mother was the protagonist of the four main entries in the Alien movie franchise, Amanda's character has been explored primarily through video games, most notably 2014's Alien: Isolation. In Blackout, Amanda once again finds herself on a Weyland-Yutani space station infested with aliens and must fight to survive.

"The terror of Alien is brought to life in Alien: Blackout," reads D3 Go's website. "Try to stay alive while trapped aboard a crippled Weyland-Yutani space station carrying a deadly Xenomorph as it tirelessly hunts you and the crew.

Top 10 UK Games Chart: FIFA 19 Claims 2019's First No.1

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EA has claimed the first UK No.1 of 2019, as FIFA 19 sells better than any other physical game for the week ending January 5. The sports sim rises one place from last week, replacing Red Dead Redemption 2, which falls one position to No.2.

In another barren week for new releases, it's the old reliables that chart best, according to sales monitor GfK Chart-Track. The four places below FIFA and Red Dead are all unchanged from last week, with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Battlefield V, and Forza Horizon 4 all remaining in their respective No.3 - No.6 positions.

There are no major titles launching until later in January, so the chart will likely remain similar until New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe and Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story launch for Switch and 3DS, respectively. The former launches on January 11, while the latter comes to Europe on January 25 (January 11 in North America).

Golden Globes 2019: All The Winners

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The Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody and acclaimed drama Green Book were the big winners at the 76th Golden Globes awards on January 6. Bohemian Rhapsody took home the award for Best Drama, while star Remi Malek won Best Actor in a Drama for his portrayal of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.

Green Book won three awards, including Best Musical or Comedy Picture and Best Supporting Actor, Musical or Comedy, for Mahershala Ali. Other winners in the movie categories include the highly acclaimed Netflix film Roma (Best Director for Alfonso Cuarón and Best Foreign Language Film), period comedy The Favourite (Best Actress, Musical or Comedy, for Olivia Coleman), and the political satire Vice, which won Christian Bale the Best Actor in a Drama for his portrayal of Dick Cheney.

In terms of TV shows, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story won Best Limited Series, and the Netflix comedy The Kominsky Method took home Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy, and Best Actor in same category for Michael Douglas. The long-running thriller The Americans won Best Drama for its final season, while Golden Globes host Sandra Oh won Best Drama Actress for Killing Eve.

Nvidia Announces RTX 2060 Video Card At CES, Prices Start At $350

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Nvidia Announces RTX 2060 Video Card At CES, Prices Start At $350

Nvidia revealed a new video card, the GeForce RTX 2060, during its live press conference to kick off CES 2019. It joins the RTX 20-series family next week on January 15 and pricing for RTX 2060 cards will start at $350--prices will varying depending on model and manufacturer.

Many claims were made at CES about the performance of the RTX 2060, and it is said on par with or better than the GTX 1070 Ti (see our review of the 1070 Ti to get an idea of its performance). According to Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang, the GeForce RTX 2060 can handle Battlefield V at 1440p resolution with an average of 60 FPS. Several benchmarks and metrics were shown; compared to the GTX 1060, last generation's mid-range card, the RTX 2060 can perform between 1.4 to about 1.9 times better at 1440p with high settings (depending on the game).

Nvidia's RTX line of video cards boasts the ability to efficiently perform real-time ray tracing, which translates to reflections, lighting, shadows that more accurately resemble the real world. Previous video cards have difficulty with ray tracing because of how demanding it is, but GeForce RTX cards feature RT Cores that specifically perform ray tracing as to not impact overall framerate. RTX cards can also use an AI-based antialiasing method called DLSS, which offers a cleaner image with minimal performance loss.

Nvidia Announces RTX 2060 Video Card, Price Starts At $350

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Nvidia Announces RTX 2060 Video Card, Price Starts At $350

Nvidia revealed a new video card, the GeForce RTX 2060, during its live press conference to kick off CES 2019. It joins the RTX 20-series family next week, according to Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang, and pricing for RTX 2060 cards will start at $350--pricing will varying depending on model and manufacturer.

Many claims were made about the performance of the RTX 2060, and it is said on par with or better than the GTX 1070 Ti (see our review of the 1070 Ti to get an idea of its performance). Huang also presented graphs and metrics that showed that the GeForce RTX 2060 can handle Battlefield V at 1440p resolution with an average of 60 FPS. Compared to the GTX 1060, last generation's mid-range card, the RTX 2060 can perform between 1.4 to about 1.9 times better at 1440p with high settings (depending on the game).

Nvidia's RTX line of video cards boast the ability to perform real-time ray tracing, which translates to reflections, lighting, shadows that more more accurately resemble the real world. Previous video cards have difficulty with ray tracing because of how demanding it is, but GeForce RTX cards feature multiple cores that specifically perform ray tracing as to not impact overall framerate. RTX cards can also use an AI-based antialiasing method called DLSS, which offers a cleaner image with minimal performance loss.

Nvidia Bundles A Free Game (Or Two) With New RTX GPUs At CES 2019

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To kick off CES 2019, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang took the stage in Las Vegas to remind everyone about the company’s new line of AI- and ray-tracing capable graphics cards, which now includes the GTX 2060--a new $350 mid-range GPU just announced during the press conference.

To help entice interested customers even further, Huang announced that anyone who buys a GTX 2060 for a limited time (in “most regions around the world”) can receive a free PC copy of either Anthem or Battlefield V. This deal kicks off when the new card goes on sale on January 15. For more details about the new card, which is said to be on par with the GTX 1070 Ti, check out CNET's report on the GTX 2060.

Huang also announced that any customer who purchases a GTX 2080 will receive both games for free, although it’s worth noting that Nvidia's prices the GTX 2080 at $800.

Nvidia Bundles A Free Game (Or Two) With RTX GPUs At CES 2019

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To kick off CES 2019, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang took the stage in Las Vegas to remind everyone about the company’s new line of AI- and ray-tracing capable graphics cards, which now includes the GTX 2060--a new $350 mid-range GPU just announced during the press conference.

To help entice interested customers even further, Huang announced that anyone who buys a GTX 2060 for a limited time (in “most regions around the world”) can receive a free PC copy of either Anthem or Battlefield V. This deal kicks off when the new card goes on sale on January 15. For more details about the GTX 2060, which is said to be on par with the GTX 1070 Ti, check out GameSpot's coverage of the GTX 2060 announcement here.

Huang also announced that any customer who purchases a GTX 2080 will receive both games for free, although it’s worth noting that Nvidia's prices the GTX 2080 at $800.

New Trailer For BioWare's Anthem Premieres At CES, See It Here

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A brand-new trailer for BioWare's upcoming action game Anthem premiered tonight during Nvidia's press conference at CES 2019. The new video shows off some new enemies and gorgeous locations from the game, while it also spotlights some of the new Javelin exosuits.

Additionally, Nvidia confirmed that the AI-based antialiasing DLSS technology will be available for Anthem. Check out the lovely-looking trailer below. Note that it was likely captured on a high-end PC, so that's why it looks so impressive.

This trailer premiered during the Nvidia CES keynote where the company also announced a new GeForce RTX 2060 video card. It promises to deliver "next generation" gaming.