The Boomsday Project brings Menacing Nimbus to Hearthstone

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The Boomsday Project brings Menacing Nimbus to Hearthstone

Blizzard is going to elaborate lengths in revealing new cards for Hearthstone’s Boomsday Project expansion, and today’s card reveal is no exception. Here we have part one of the Lab Logs, taking the form of an extensive short story leading us to the reveal of the Menacing Nimbus.

Menacing Nimbus is a two-mana 2/2 shaman minion, classified as an elemental. The stormy little guy has a battlecry which allows you to add a random elemental to your hand. There’s a whole expansion’s worth of card reveals left to determine the meta, but it looks like elemental shamans might soon become a more viable option.

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PC becomes Ubisoft’s #2 platform in record financial quarter

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PC becomes Ubisoft’s #2 platform in record financial quarter

Ubisoft has just shared its financial results for Q1 2018, and it’s a new record for the company driven largely by sales of DLC and digital items. This quarter also sees PC becoming taking the #2 spot among the company’s reported platform standings, sitting somewhat ahead of the Xbox One in total sales - though still well behind PlayStation 4.

As with most companies, Ubisoft’s financial years are a bit off the calendar, so first quarter here means the three months ending on June 30. In terms of big releases, that means sales from Far Cry 5 - aside from the sizable first four days - and the launch of The Crew 2.

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World of Warcraft is now subscription only - no purchase required

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World of Warcraft is now subscription only - no purchase required

World of Warcraft has often been dirt cheap - it is a 14-year-old game, after all. But now there’s no need to purchase it at all, because the game’s now available for the cost of a subscription. Blizzard has done away with the old Battle Chest, so access to base WoW and every expansion up to this point is now part of the $14.99 USD monthly subscription.

It’s a natural extension of how the company had been handling WoW up to this point, with old expansions getting rolled into the Battle Chest each time something new launched. Now the subscription simply includes the old content - everything up through Legion. It’s a slightly better deal for new players, though given how cheap the Battle Chest would go on sale it may end up being slightly more expensive for some.

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Hollow Knight’s biggest free update yet launches next month

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Hollow Knight’s biggest free update yet launches next month

The release date for Hollow Knight’s Gods & Glory update is scheduled for next month, bringing a whole host of fresh content to celebrate “final chapter for the knight.” Developer Team Cherry says this is the biggest update to the game yet, and has provided a new trailer with a taste of what to expect.

Gods & Glory launches for free to all Hollow Knight players on August 23. The update brings the Godseeker to town, a “disturbing yet alluring being” who’ll set you on new quests against new foes - including loads of new boss fights. You can expect plenty of new NPCs and additions to your charm collection, as well as a third game mode unlocked when you beat the new story.

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Total War: Warhammer 3 is in pre-production and "it's absolute Chaos"

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Total War: Warhammer 3 is in pre-production and

Creative Assembly has a history of not-so-subtle teases for upcoming games, and this time it’s Total War: Warhammer III - and more specifically, the addition of a new Chaos faction. The new game is still in the throes of pre-production, but the team is confident enough to offer a quick hint about what to expect.

In a new “What the Teams are Working On” column, we get an update on the status of Warhammer 3. “Pre-production continues in earnest so lots of discussions, ideas, and concepts flying around in that area of the studio - it’s absolute Chaos.”

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No Man’s Sky finally gets multiplayer with NEXT update

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No Man’s Sky finally gets multiplayer with NEXT update

Hello Games’ procedurally generated space explorer No Man’s Sky is about to get a huge update, adding several much-requested features including unlimited base building, improved visuals and, most importantly, multiplayer.

No Man’s Sky NEXT launches on July 24th and looks to be a complete overhaul of the game experience, bringing fundamental changes across the board. You will be able to team up with friends or strangers online, build shelters and colonies together, get into spaceship dogfights, and even build race tracks and trails on alien terrains which can be shared with other players.

Interestingly, Hello Games’ statement on the update also says that you will be able to ‘help friends stay alive, or prey on others to survive.’ How exactly this will take form is unclear. Will you have to actively search for other players in multiplayer lobbies? Or will you organically encounter players in a similar way to Destiny?

Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion tips - how to survive Finn and Jake's wet journey

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Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion tips - how to survive Finn and Jake's wet journey

With Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion, Cartoon Network’s loveable TV animation has been turned into an open-world RPG at long last. Given that the show features BMO, a living games console, and is inspired as much by videogames as it is by Dungeons & Dragons, it’s about time it got its own PC game. And what better genre to burst onto the scene with than one of the most popular of the moment?

Set in the Land of Ooo, you’ll be helping the series’ intrepid heroes Finn and Jake as they journey to save their home continent after it has unfortunately been flooded due to some nasty magic gone awry. Waking up to some wet feet and no idea what’s happened, Finn and Jake set out to unearth just what’s going on in Ooo, and pull the plug on the sudden mass of water that’s engulfed the region.

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Why Fortnite accounts are selling for hundreds of dollars on eBay

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Why Fortnite accounts are selling for hundreds of dollars on eBay

Fortnite Battle Royale is free-to-play. You can, of course, buy Battle Passes and spend a fortune in V-Bucks on emotes and gliders. But, fundamentally, a Fortnite account costs no more than the time it takes to register on the Epic Games site.

And yet, right now, on eBay, Reddit, and on gaming-focused auction sites, Fortnite players are selling their accounts for real money. Often they’re asking for just two or three pounds, but  sometimes the price is set at £80, £120, or £300.

Why would anyone pay so much for a Fortnite account when they could simply level one up themselves? We went to the sellers to find out.

Why Fortnite accounts are selling for hundreds of dollars on eBay

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Why Fortnite accounts are selling for hundreds of dollars on eBay

Fortnite Battle Royale is free-to-play. You can, of course, buy Battle Passes and spend a fortune in V-Bucks on emotes and gliders. But, fundamentally, a Fortnite account costs no more than the time it takes to register on the Epic Games site.

And yet, right now, on eBay, Reddit, and on gaming-focused auction sites, Fortnite players are selling their accounts for real money. Often they’re asking for just two or three pounds, but  sometimes the price is set at £80, £120, or £300.

Why would anyone pay so much for a Fortnite account when they could simply level one up themselves? We went to the sellers to find out.

Samsung edges one step closer to DDR5 memory but gamers still have a while to wait

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Samsung edges one step closer to DDR5 memory but gamers still have a while to wait

Samsung has announced its first LPDDR5 memory chip. With various improvements in power-saving and speed, this low-power next-gen memory is eventually set to take over from the LPDDR4X memory standard currently ruling the roost.

DDR5 as a standard is still a little way off yet, and LPDDR5 is really a much bigger deal for mobile devices than their desktop counterparts. However, our gaming PCs will end up with this speedy memory eventually, Samsung confirm that it developed its first 16Gb DDR5 chip back in February, and now we have a little more idea of what to expect when the time comes.

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