Tag: gaming

From: Digital Trends - Adata’s XPG SD700X is an external SSD for gamers that’s both rugged and fast

SSDs are more expensive than HDDs, and so they’re not the most economical solution for high-volume storage. That usually rules out SSDs as external drives, but ADATA wants to change that with its new XPG SD700X 1TB external drive.

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From: Digital Trends - Adata’s XPG SD700X is an external SSD for gamers that’s both rugged and fast

SSDs are more expensive than HDDs, and so they’re not the most economical solution for high-volume storage. That usually rules out SSDs as external drives, but ADATA wants to change that with its new XPG SD700X 1TB external drive.

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From: BGR - Nintendo highlights the new characters and items in ‘Mario Kart 8 Deluxe’

While Nintendo Switch owners are anxious to get their hands on Splatoon 2 this summer and Super Mario Odyssey in the fall, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be the first major release for the Switch outside of the launch window next month. Despite the fact that it’s a remastered version of a 3-year-old Wii U game, it’s still generating buzz from Nintendo fans, especially those who missed out on it the first time around.

This week, Nintendo of Japan launched its website for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, sharing never-before-seen screenshots and highlighting the new characters and items that will make their debut in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. First, let’s take a look at the full roster of characters that will appear in the Deluxe edition of the game:

As you can see, there will be 42 playable characters in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. This includes the six characters that were introduced in the DLC for Mario Kart 8 as well as five characters that didn’t appear in the original game: King Boo, Dry Bones, Bowser Jr.Inkling Girl and Inkling Boy. If you aren’t familiar with those characters, just look for the faces in the image above with a “New!” speech bubble floating next to them.

The Nintendo of Japan site also shows off all of the items that will be featured in the game:

In addition to the 21 items that appeared in Mario Kart 8, the Deluxe edition will also bring back two popular items from previous games in the Mario Kart franchise: Boo, which steals items from other racers, and the Feather, which allows racers to jump above obstacles in the game’s new and improved battle mode.

While remasters and remakes aren’t always worth getting excited about, Mario Kart 8 might benefit immensely from a second edition. The Wii U game was so close to being great, but fell short in a few key areas that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe appears to solve, especially when it comes to the battle mode.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe will be available for the Nintendo Switch on April 28th. If you want to save a few bucks, you can preorder the game from Amazon right now and save 20% on the retail price which it ships.

From: Digital Trends - ‘Star Wars Battlefront’ and ‘Need for Speed’ follow-ups headline EA Play 2017

Electronic Arts announced its featured lineup for the upcoming EA Play 2017 gaming event in Hollywood, revealing that attendees will get a first look at “the next Star Wars Battlefront and Need for Speed experiences.”

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From: BGR - Pre-order Minecraft: Story Mode for the Nintendo Switch right now on Amazon and save 20%

Ladies and gentlemen… boys and girls… it’s finally happening: Minecraft: Story Mode is coming to the Nintendo Switch! The Switch is a smash hit for Nintendo, but it’s also in desperate need of more games. The biggest launch coming in the near future is Mario Kart 8 Deluxe — which you can also preorder on Amazon and save 20% — which will be released next month. Soon after that, however, Minecraft fans will get the game they’ve been waiting for and they can preorder it right now to save 20% off the regular price.

This offer is open to all Amazon Prime subscribers, and the discount will be applied automatically. Even if you’re not a Prime subscriber though, you can still get in on the action. All you need to do is sign up for a free 30-day Prime trial right here and you can score the discount. While you’re at it, you can also save 20% on every other Switch game out right now, and every hot Switch game set to be released later this year.

Here are some key details about Minecraft: Story Mode:

  • Created by award-winning adventure game powerhouse Telltale Games, in partnership with Minecraft creators, Mojang.
  • You will drive the story through the decisions you make: what you say to people (and how you say it), and what you choose to do in moments of thrilling action will make this YOUR story.
  • All eight episodes in the series on one disc for the first time, all five episodes of Season One and all three episodes of the Adventure Pass.