Conquer the Galaxy with this outer space themed Humble Bundle

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The new Humble ‘Explore and Expand’ Bundle contains nine out-of-this-world games for just $10.

This month the emphasis is on strategy and conquest, with the entry-level price ($1) netting you retro space RPG Hayclon 6, dystopian adventure Rain of Reflections, and civilizational simulator Sins of a Solar Empire. Tier two unlocks five more: four games from the Galactic Civilisations III series, plus spaceship battler Starpoint Gemini Warlords. 

Stellaris as the top prize for those willing to pay the max entry fee. Released in 2016, this grand strategy game normally costs $40, and comes with a shiny ‘recommended’ stamp from Eurogamer. It’s also clearly a labour of love from Paradox Interactive, having been continually updated for the past four years. The most recent pack, titled Necroids, introduced alien zombies into the mix. Fun!

Swery’s The Good Life finds a publisher

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The Good Life, from Swery, has a publisher.

The Good Life has found a publisher in Irregular Corporation, the publishers of PC Building Simulator and Good Company.

A new trailer was released along with the announcement and offers a recent look at the game, which will be released in summer 2021.

Pokemon originally discovered in Kalos are coming to Pokemon Go with a special event

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Pokemon originally discovered in Kalos are coming to Pokemon Go with a special event

Pokemon originally discovered in Kanto, Johto, Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Alola, and Galar have appeared in Pokemon Go.

Starting today, Pokemon originally discovered in Kalos will also be appearing in Pokemon Go.

To celebrate the arrival, you’ll be able to take part in a special event starting tomorrow, December 2 at 10am local time, and running through December 8 at 10pm local time.

343 discusses if it’s possible to add 4-player co-op to Halo and Halo 2

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It could be done, but it would take an awful lot of work.

Halo developer 343 Industries has said it would be a lot of work to add 4 player co-op to the first two entries in the series.

In an update on Halo Waypoint, community support and engagement coordinator Tyler “Postums” Davis and senior software engineer Sean “Scoops” Cooper answered a question from the community about whether it was possible to bring four-player co-op to the campaigns of Halo 1 and 2 in The Master Chief Collection. The short answer? “Sadly, no.” The long answer? “Well, yeah, we could but it would be *a load* of work,” apparently.

New Xbox update lets you pre-install Game Pass titles

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Microsoft commits to constantly updating its new consoles.

A new update for Microsoft’s Xbox consoles allows users to install Game Pass titles before they are out.

In a post on Xbox Wire, the firm said that you’ll be able to download games that haven’t been released yet via the Game Pass app on. You just need to head to the ‘Coming soon’ section to find upcoming titles. Not all releases in this section can be pre-installed, but you can queue the ones that can’t be downloaded ahead of launch to be installed on release.

That’s not everything that this new update includes. You can now personalise your Xbox Series X or Series S with dynamic backgrounds, while new badges show which games are using Auto HDR and which releases are optimised for Microsoft’s new consoles. Players can also check their achievements from the Game Activity menu tab and add family member accounts when you set up your Xbox console for the first time.

Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti review: a killer graphics card for next-gen ray tracing on a budget

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti review: a killer graphics card for next-gen ray tracing on a budget

Nvidia’s cheapest 30-series card yet offers ray tracing on a budget – and a strong performance leap on its predecessor.

Hardware generations are generally pretty predictable. That’s why, when Nvidia revealed the new GeForce RTX 3070, 3080, and 3090, a certain subset of gamers immediately asked one question: when’s the 3060? Well, the answer is now, with the release of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Ti – the cheapest current-generation card Nvidia has on offer, but nevertheless an impressively powerful piece of kit.

If you can get your hands on one – which will surely be a challenge based on the stock shortages of other cards – the RTX 3060 Ti will set you back $399 / £369, putting it quite a clip cheaper than trying to lay your hands on a new next-generation console. But can you get next-generation performance from it? Well, sort of – it depends on your outlook.

Nvidia’s RTX 3060 Ti GPU rolls out tomorrow

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A new cheap graphics card capable of ray-tracing hits the market.

Hardware giant Nvidia is releasing a brand new graphics card tomorrow.

The RTX 3060 Ti is being rolled out tomorrow, December 2 and costs just $399. The card is capable of the raytracing graphics tech and Nvidia says that this GPU is faster than the RTX 2080 Super card, which clocked in a $699.