Jaina is out for blood in this lavish new animated World of Warcraft short

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Jaina is out for blood in this lavish new animated World of Warcraft short

While dataminers have sussed out a great deal of information about World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth's story, huge gaps still remain—particularly when it comes to some of the bigger heroines and their motivations. That's what Warbringers, a three-part series of animated shorts about Warcraft's most powerful women, looks to help establish.

Board games giant Asmodee finds buyer, likely to be sold

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Board games giant Asmodee finds buyer, likely to be sold

News that will shake the board game world broke late last week with private equity firm Eurazeo confirming that it entered into exclusive negotiations with another equity firm, PAI Partners, for the sale of the Asmodee group. Asmodee, which has grown aggressively in the last few years by acquiring smaller board game publishers, is one of the largest publishers in the global board game market. They’re known in the English-speaking world for ownership of Fantasy Flight Games and Days of Wonder, as well as the entire Catan family of games and associated brand. The sale is still subject to successful negotiations and French regulators, but could be finalized by the end of this year. The overall cost of the deal looks to be about $1.4 billion USD, based on a €1.2 billion Euro valuation.

The 500GB Samsung 960 Evo is just $170 right now

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The 500GB Samsung 960 Evo is just $170 right now

On Prime Day last week, Samsung's series of 960 Evo NVMe SSDs were massively discounted. The 500GB model was just $159.99, a 36% drop from the original MSRP. If you missed out on that, the drive is once again on sale—this time for $169.99.

Fallout 76 beta is coming in October

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Fallout 76 beta is coming in October

The Fallout 76 beta test that Bethesda promised at E3 will take place in October, with participants selected from people who have preordered the game. Community admin Jurassica said in a message posted on the Bethesda forums that the test will "start small and grow over time," but confirmed that everyone who preorders "at participating retailers" (which sounds like it could open the door to exceptions, but we'll have to see see how that works out) will get in. 

The Expanse is getting a tabletop roleplaying game

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The Expanse is getting a tabletop roleplaying game

It’s a widely-circulated bit of nerd trivia that The Expanse, the popular series of science fiction novels and rather good television show, actually started as a tabletop roleplaying and forum play-by-post setting. Well, now the authors are partnering with publisher Green Ronin to create a proper version of the setting in pen and paper: The Expanse Roleplaying Game. 

Expand your storage with an Adata 960GB SSD for only $136

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Expand your storage with an Adata 960GB SSD for only $136

We thought it was a good deal when Adata's SU650 Ultimate 960GB SSD was on sale for $149 last month. That's actually still a good price, though it's even cheaper right now—Rakuten (formerly Buy.com) is selling the same drive for just $135.99 today.

Fortnite Founder's skins are finally coming

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Fortnite Founder's skins are finally coming

Fortnite Battle Royale is free, but Fortnite Save the World—the PvE portion that got the ball rolling last year—is not. It's available for purchase in different flavours of "Founder's Packs," which include various hero and weapon start packs, special weapons, and other such in-game loot. Back in March, Epic confirmed that Founder's Pack owners would also get some new skins, although a date hadn't been set at that time. Now it has. 

Dungeons & Dragons’ new setting is a Magic: The Gathering crossover

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Dungeons & Dragons’ new setting is a Magic: The Gathering crossover

In the 20 years since Wizards of the Coast bought Dungeons & Dragons, they’ve never truly explored the one most obvious crossover between it and their other most popular product: Magic: The Gathering. For years, the answer was always that they were two separate products which existed in their own separate worlds.