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Get some bang for your buck with these Nintendo Switch console deals at Walmart https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/get-some-bang-for-your-buck-with-these-nintendo-switch-console-deals-at-walmart/ https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/get-some-bang-for-your-buck-with-these-nintendo-switch-console-deals-at-walmart/#respond Sun, 09 Dec 2018 08:01:51 +0000 https://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/nintendo-switch-walmart-deals/ Black Friday and Cyber Monday are in the rearview mirror, but you can still find great deals on consoles this holiday season. If you missed out on snagging a Nintendo Switch on a discount, Walmart has multiple Switch deals to take advantage of starting...]]>

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are in the rearview mirror, but you can still find great deals on consoles this holiday season. If you missed out on snagging a Nintendo Switch on a discount, Walmart has multiple Switch deals to take advantage of starting Sunday, December 9.

Nintendo Switch ‘Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle’ bundle (£299)

Right now you can grab a Nintendo Switch with a physical copy of Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle for £299. That means you’re getting a £60 game for free with your new Switch console. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is a great turn-based strategy game that injects zany humor into the XCOM turn-based strategy formula.

You’d be surprised at how well the mashup of the Mushroom Kingdom and Ubisoft’s Rabbids works. Buy it now from: Walmart

Nintendo Switch Labo/controller bundle (£339)

This bundle comes with a Switch console, a Nintendo Labo kit, and an Ematic wired controller (fashioned off the official Pro Controller) for £339.

Labo kits are normally £70, and you have your pick of the Variety, Robot, or Vehicle kit. Nintendo Labo is a DIY construction kit that lets kids (and kids at heart) make cardboard pianos, fishing rods, motorbikes, and more. Then you can use your builds to play the included software with the help of the nifty Joy-Con.

When you add the controller to the mix, you’re saving a total of £50. Buy it now from: Walmart

Nintendo Switch with free controllers (£299-£315)

This bundle includes two Ematic wired controllers totally free when you buy a Switch at its regular retailer price of £299.

If you’d rather have wireless controllers, you can pay £315 to get two Ematic wireless controllers instead. Buy it now from: Walmart

Nintendo Switch with VR headset (£300)

You’re better off purchasing any of the other three, but if they sell out, you can get a Switch for £299 with a VR-Tek headset for free.

The VR-Tek headset is a budget headset for Windows PCs, so it has absolutely nothing to do with Switch. But hey, it’s free with the purchase of a Switch. Buy it now from:

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Fortnite Week 1 Challenge Guide: Forbidden Dance Locations https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/fortnite-week-1-challenge-guide-forbidden-dance-locations/ https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/fortnite-week-1-challenge-guide-forbidden-dance-locations/#respond Sun, 09 Dec 2018 05:23:25 +0000 http://feeds.ign.com/~r/ign/all/~3/87MnhsgqQg0/fortnite-week-1-challenge-guide-forbidden-dance-locations Warehouse DiscountsFortnite Week 1 Challenges of the Season 7 Battle Pass are here. Clear at least four of the seven challenges to earn 5,000XP. This set was released on December 6, 2018. Exit Theatre Mode See a list of all the Weekly Challenges here. Looking for a...]]> Warehouse Discounts

Fortnite Week 1 Challenges of the Season 7 Battle Pass are here. Clear at least four of the seven challenges to earn 5,000XP. This set was released on December 6, 2018.

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See a list of all the Weekly Challenges here.

Looking for a specific Season 7 Week 1 challenge? Use these links to jump to each tip section:

EditFree Challenges

EditDance in different forbidden locations

The dancing challenge from Season 3 is back! Find seven no dancing signs and do the forbidden: dance!

We went back to our old map and checked, but only two locations still exist in the current Fortnite map. Those two include the one near the metal llama and the hill northwest of Wailing Woods.

So far we have found a total of seven no dancing sign locations, enough to complete the challenge. We’ll update the map as we find more.

The current list of locations:

  • Junk Junction – At the base of the metal llama.
  • South of Risky Reels on the small hill with the RV.
  • Dusty Divot – Near the zipline on the northeast edge of the crater.
  • At the race track in the desert along the back wall of the taco shop.
  • North of Wailing Woods at the ice cream truck on the small hill.
  • At the top of Stunt Mountain, north of the soccer stadium.
  • On the very edge of the pointed section of the snow biome, south of Frosty Flights.

EditPick up an item of each rarity

Simply pick up at least one of each type of item rarity. For those unfamiliar, here are the five weapon types:

EditPlay matches with at least one elimination

Play five different matches where you score at least one elimination. If you’re having trouble getting an elimination, try playing squads or duos where you have teammates to help you.

On the other hand, taking someone out in solos will eliminate them immediately rather than knocking them out. It’s unclear if the Team Rumble LTM will count towards this goal.

EditBattle Pass Challenges

EditStage 1: Dance on Top of a Crown of RV’s

A multi-stage challenge where dancing at different locations moves you to the next step. Keep in mind you have to visit the areas in different matches.

The three stages are:

  • Stage 1: Dance on Top of a Crown of RV’s
  • Stage 2: Dance on top of a metal turtle
  • Stage 3: Dance on top of a submarine

You can find the first part of this challenge on top of hill in the desert biome. This hill is south of the small adobe town near the gas station. Dance anywhere within the ring of cars to make it count!

The metal turtle is situated east of Wailing Woods.

Look for the big metal turtle hanging out near the edge of the map. Make sure to dance on top!

Finally, the last location is on top of a frozen submarine in the new snowy terrain. Head over to quadrant B9 and look for the submarine at the top of hill.

You’re better off landing here from the battle bus rather than trying to build up!

EditDeal Headshot Damage to opponents

Deal 500 damage through headshots. Considering headshots typically double the damage, reaching 500 total damage shouldn’t take too long. Obviously, aim for the head to make it happen, but certain weapons could make this easier.

Using shotguns when you’re up close can make it a lot less of a chore. Be above an enemy to increase your chances as the head hitbox will be on top of their body hitbox. While you’re sniping, take bullet drop into account and aim higher the further you are.

EditStage 1: Search Ammo Boxes in a single match

A second multi-stage challenge.

We’ll update this list as we discover more:

  • Stage 1: Search Ammo Boxes in a single match

EditEliminate opponents in different Named Locations

Head over to any of the 21 named locations and take out an enemy. Do this for five different locationsto complete the challenge. Sadly, a number of previous locations were removed in Season 7 but we also get a few brand new ones!

Rest in peace Greasy Grove and Flush Factory.

Here is a list of all named locations:

  • Junk Junction
  • Haunted Hills
  • Pleasant Park
  • Snobby Shores
  • Tilted Towers
  • Shifty Shafts
  • Dusty Divot
  • Salty Springs
  • Fatal Fields
  • Wailing Woods
  • Lonely Lodge
  • Retail Row
  • Lucky Landing
  • Risky Reels
  • Lazy Links
  • Paradise Palms
  • Tomato Temple
  • Loot Lake
  • Polar Peak (new)
  • Frosty Flights (new)
  • Happy Hamlet (new)

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Best deals on home security cameras to save you from package thieves https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/best-deals-on-home-security-cameras-to-save-you-from-package-thieves/ https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/best-deals-on-home-security-cameras-to-save-you-from-package-thieves/#respond Sun, 09 Dec 2018 05:00:59 +0000 https://www.digitaltrends.com/dtdeals/outdoor-security-cam-deals/ Smart home systems can make life more convenient, efficient, and, when connected to entertainment components, fun. For many people, however, home security was the most important factor in their decision to set up a smart home system. Smartphone and int...]]>

Smart home systems can make life more convenient, efficient, and, when connected to entertainment components, fun. For many people, however, home security was the most important factor in their decision to set up a smart home system. Smartphone and internet-accessible home security cameras installed in and outside your home can give you peace of mind and maybe even deter thieves from stealing packages from your front door.

Amazon just dropped attractive deals for Ring and Blink home security cameras and bundles. Amazon owns both Ring and Blink so they can price the devices aggressively. Many of the new deals also include a free third-generation Amazon Echo Dot.

Ring Video Doorbell Home Security Cams

Both Ring deals include the Ring Video Doorbell 2, which allows you to see, hear, and speak to people who come to your door.

Because it has an integrated motion sensor, whether or not a visitor presses the doorbell’s button you will receive an alert on your smartphone, tablet, or PC. You can see visitors via the Ring’s 1080 HD camera. The Ring Video Doorbell 2 runs for three to six months before the battery needs to be recharged, but you can also hardwire the device to existing doorbell wires to keep the battery charged indefinitely.

The only physical difference between the two deals just below is whether the doorbell is bundled with a free Amazon Echo Dot third-generation smart speaker. The two deals are priced identically at £169, but the second deal includes the free Echo Dot. So why not buy the bundled version?

The answer is availability. The Ring Video Doorbell packaged alone is in stock for delivery by Wednesday, December 12. The bundled deal, however, won’t be in stock until Monday, December 17.

Ring Video Doorbell 2 — £30 off

If you buy the Ring Video Doorbell 2 by itself you’ll save £30 from the normal £199 list price and receive it with free shipping by Wednesday, December 12.

The £169 deal price is good until December 24, 2018. Buy Now

Ring Video Doorbell 2 + Echo Dot (3rd gen.) — £80 off

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The bundled deal, which includes a Ring Video Doorbell 2 and a third-generation Echo Dot lists for £249. Until December 24, 2018, the bundle sells for £169, but you’ll have to wait longer to receive it.

If you’re buying for yourself and not in a rush, why not wait to get the extra £50 savings, based on the Echo Dot’s £50 list price? Note that while you can receive alerts from the doorbell and talk with visitors on Amazon Alexa devices including the Echo Dot, video streaming from the camera does not show on Echo Show or Spot displays. To see who’s at the door you’ll need to access the video stream via the mobile or PC app.

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Blink Indoor and XT Indoor/Outdoor Home Security Cams

Blink Indoor Home Security Cams and Blink XT Indoor/Outdoor Home Security Cams have a lot in common. The wireless Blink cameras stream 10-second 720p video clips and are rated to run for up to two years on two AA batteries. The video clips are automatically stored in the cloud for no charge, and the cameras send alerts to your smartphone when the camera detects motion.

Each Blink system comes with a Sync Module that must be plugged into AC power. The Sync Module maintains a Wi-Fi connection between Blink cameras and your home internet. The Blink XT camera systems are for indoor or outdoor use and are IPX65 weatherproof rated.

The XT cameras also have infrared night vision, so the video capture works in the dark. When you buy any of the Blink Indoor or Blink XT camera systems below you can also add a third generation Echo Dot to your cart and when you check out, you will not be charged for the Dot. The Echo Dot’s £50 list price is not counted in the discounts.

Otherwise, you could just increase each deal’s discount by £50. The two exceptions to the Blink systems are the add-on cameras. The Blink Indoor and Blink XT Add-on Cams are for existing Blink customers and do not include a sync module — which also means they cannot function alone but are intended to be added to a system with an existing Sync Module.

The add-on cameras also do not include a free Echo Dot. The Blink camera deals for both camera types and including the add-on cams expire December 22.

Blink Indoor 1 Cam System (comes with free Echo Dot 3rd gen.) — £33 off

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Normally priced £100, the Blink Indoor 1 Cam System is just £70 until December 22, 2018. You can order a third generation Echo Dot for no charge with this system.

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Blink Indoor 2 Cam System (comes with free Echo Dot 3rd gen.) — £56 off

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Normally priced £170, the Blink Indoor 2 Cam System is just £114 until December 22, 2018. You can order a third generation Echo Dot for no charge with this system. Buy Now

Blink Indoor 3 Cam System (comes with free Echo Dot 3rd gen.) — £76 off

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Normally priced £230, the Blink Indoor 3 Cam System is just £154 until December 22, 2018.

You can order a third generation Echo Dot for no charge with this system. Buy Now

Blink Indoor 5 Cam System (comes with free Echo Dot 3rd gen.) — £116 off

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Normally priced £350, the Blink Indoor 2 Cam System is discounted to £234 until December 22, 2018. You can order a third generation Echo Dot for no charge with this system.

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Blink Indoor Add-on Cam — £30 off

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The Blink Indoor Add-on Cam usually costs £90 but is marked down to £60 until December 22, 2018. You cannot order an Echo Dot for free with this system. Buy Now

Blink XT 1 Cam System (comes with free Echo Dot 3rd gen.) — £52 off

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Normally £130, the Blink XT 1 Cam System is on sale for £78 until December 22, 2018.

You can order a third generation Echo Dot for no charge with this system. Buy Now

Blink XT 2 Cam System (comes with free Echo Dot 3rd gen.) — £92 off

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Normally £230, the Blink XT 2 Cam System is on sale for £138 until December 22, 2018. You can order a third generation Echo Dot for no charge with this system.

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Blink XT 3 Cam System (comes with free Echo Dot 3rd gen.) — £128 off

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Normally £320, the Blink XT 3 Cam System is on sale for £192 until December 22, 2018. You can order a third generation Echo Dot for no charge with this system. Buy Now

Blink XT 5 Cam System (comes with free Echo Dot 3rd gen.) — £200 off

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Normally £500, the Blink XT 5 Cam System is on sale for £300 until December 22, 2018.

You can order a third generation Echo Dot for no charge with this system. Buy Now

Blink XT Add-on Cam — £48 off

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The Blink XT Add-on Cam usually costs £120 but is marked down to £72 until December 22, 2018. You cannot order an Echo Dot for free with this system.

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COD Black Ops 4: The Best Weapons to Use in Blackout https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/cod-black-ops-4-the-best-weapons-to-use-in-blackout/ https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/cod-black-ops-4-the-best-weapons-to-use-in-blackout/#respond Sun, 09 Dec 2018 03:35:44 +0000 http://feeds.ign.com/~r/ign/all/~3/o53a7tBaJEQ/cod-black-ops-4-the-best-weapons-to-use-in-blackout Warehouse DiscountsThere is no denying that having the right weapon can significantly change your playing style. However, much like any competitive shooter, there are always going to be weapons that are simply much better than others.  With over thirty different weapons ...]]> Warehouse Discounts

There is no denying that having the right weapon can significantly change your playing style. However, much like any competitive shooter, there are always going to be weapons that are simply much better than others. With over thirty different weapons spread randomly across the map, it can often be a little overwhelming when it comes to deciding which weapons you should keep or throw away.

Thankfully though, we have compiled a list of some of the best weapons that you should definitely consider picking up in Call of Duty’s battle royale mode, Blackout.

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EditVAPR-XKG

With precision that can’t be matched in the AR category and it’s ability to wreck opponents at both long and close range distances, the VAPR is arguably the best all-around Assault Rifle currently in the game. Pair it with a x2 scope and you’ll be almost unstoppable.

EditKN-57

When it comes to an all-around great assault rifle, there is no denying that the KN-57 is perfect for all skill levels.

With controllable recoil and decent damage and accuracy stats, the AK47 style rifle is great in almost all situations. When paired with a complete loadout of attachments and a x2 scoop, the KN-57 is definitely one of the more reliable assault rifles that you should consider picking up.

EditMaddox RFB

If you’ve played Blackout, then you will be all too familiar with just how difficult it can be to finish an opponent due to the rather lengthy kill times and beefy armor.

Thankfully though, the Maddox RFB is a great solution to this problem. With a high fire rate, little to no recoil, and an extended magazine, the Maddox RFB is an all-around great balanced Assault Rifle that makes as an ideal choice for any newcomers or veterans that are looking for a reliable weapon that is easy to master.

EditAUGER DMR

There is no question about it, Auger DMR may very well be the best overall weapon in Blackout. The semi-automatic tactical rifle isn’t just extremely powerful, but it is also very accurate and can even double as a substitute for a sniper rifle simply due to its sheer power.

Although it may be rare, it is a great universal weapon that can be used successfully for sniping, mid-range encounters, and even close quarter combat if you’re quick enough on the trigger. If you can manage to get your hands on this weapon, your opponent’s better be worried, as the Auger DMR should be considered as the ultimate battle royale weapon.

EditSWORDFISH

Like the Auger DMR, the Swordfish is among one of the best weapons in the game.

With the ability to turn the weapon into a full automatic by tapping the trigger fast enough, the Swordfish not only excels in accuracy but it is also ideal for those mid to long range encounters. If you can’t get your hands on an Auger DMR, the Swordfish would definitely make for a great substitute.

EditLight Machine Gun

EditZWEIHANDER

Only obtainable through killing zombies, the Zweihander is an absolute beast of a weapon that can be used in either close quarter combat or even at lengthy distances.

This unique Zombies LMG has an enormous clip and the ability to deal huge amounts of damage in a short period of time. Despite its lengthy reload time, the Zweihander is a must have weapon and should always be picked up when encountered. It is worth noting though, that if you do intend on using the Zweihander, it does go through ammunition very quickly, so always make sure you keep a watchful eye on your ammo.

EditTITAN

Unfortunately, obtaining a Zweihander isn’t always going to be possible every match. For this reason, you should definitely consider the Titan – the only other LMG within Blackout. Despite it’s rather mediocre reload time and heavy weight, the Titan makes up for it with its limited recoil while aiming down the sight – especially while crouching or going prone.

The Titan also has the largest magzine size of any other weapon in Blackout, giving it a massive advantage over other weapons. While you wouldn’t necessarily use the Titan as a primary weapon, it is a great secondary choice, as it can come in handy when you need to unleash a flurry of bullets into your opponents. With the ability to deal some rather devastating damage from mid-to-long range distances, you simply cannot go wrong when selecting the Titan.

EditSPITFIRE

Thanks to its insanely fast firing rate and high damage capabilities, the Spitfire is an absolute beast when it comes to close quarter combat. Although the weapon may struggle in those longer-distance encounters, there is no denying that the Spitfire is one of the best weapons to use during the beginning of the game and especially while navigating tight spaces. It is also recommended that the Spitfire should only ever be used as a secondary weapon due to its rather poor long-distance abilities.

EditRAY GUN

Only obtainable by killing zombies, the Ray Gun is one of the most iconic weapons in Black Ops history.

Despite the Ray Gun’s terribly slow bullet travel time that makes the gun frustratingly difficult to use, it is its ability to instantly kill your opponents that makes it one of the most devasting weapons in Blackout. If you are willing to risk it, the Ray Gun is well worth the time and effort that it takes to obtain, plus there is no denying that it is absurdly fun to obliviate your opponents in one shot.

EditPALADIN HB50 & KOSHKA

Let’s face it, both the Paladin HB50 and Koshka sniper rifles are both amazing weapons and each have their own advantages and disadvantages.

The Koshka has a much faster firing rate but falls short in its damage abilities. Whereas the Paladin is much slower but has the ability to kill in just one to two shots. With that being said though, when it comes to selecting the better sniper rifle it ultimately comes down to personal preference and how you best use the weapon.

It is important to note, that both weapons are very loud and will quickly draw the attention of any surrounding players. For that reason, you will always want to kill your opponent as fast as possible, which is why the Paladin may just have the upper hand if you know how to use it correctly.

EditSG12

When it comes to shotguns, there isn’t much of a difference between the SG12 and the Mog 12 as both are able to perform devastating blows to the head and chest. While both shotguns have a decent amount of damage capabilities, the SG12 is simply the better pick thanks to its automatic abilities, which definitely comes in handy when facing off against those with an assault rifle.

However, shotguns should never be considered an end-game strategy as they are simply way too underpowered when compared to other weapons such as LMG’s and Assault Rifles, making you an easy target to get picked off at long distances or even in close quarters when caught off guard.

EditBowie Knife

In what was once an exclusive Zombies weapon, players can now experience the classic Bowie Knife in Blackout.

Much like the Combat Knife, the Bowie Knife has the capability to deliver devastating 1 hit kills, making the weapon an ideal choice for those perfect close encounters that don’t necessarily require the unneeded noise of a gun.

The Bowie Knife can be found in several different locations in Blackout: Equipment Stashes, Zombie drops, and even as weapon pickups in randomized Zombie locations.

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Bumblebee Review https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/bumblebee-review/ https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/bumblebee-review/#respond Sun, 09 Dec 2018 03:00:16 +0000 http://feeds.ign.com/~r/ign/all/~3/h0UmUDYaFBY/bumblebee-transformers-review Warehouse Discounts Share. The Transformers franchise gets a much needed tuneup in Bumblebee. By Jim Vejvoda After years of cinematic scrap heaps, Bumblebee redeems and reinvigorates the Transformers live-action film franchise with some heartfelt fun. It might not be a g...]]> Warehouse Discounts

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The Transformers franchise gets a much needed tuneup in Bumblebee.By Jim Vejvoda

After years of cinematic scrap heaps, Bumblebee redeems and reinvigorates the Transformers live-action film franchise with some heartfelt fun. It might not be a great movie or a radical reimagination of the familiar concept, but this ’80s-set prequel does strip away all the clutter and bloat that had piled onto the series over the last decade and refocuses on the bond between young human and ‘bot that it all began with back in 2007. Much of this refreshing change is due to Travis Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings) stepping in as director after Michael Bay helmed the first five movies.

Knight and screenwriter Christina Hodson’s story gives its human protagonist, Charlie (Hailee Steinfeld), more depth and more of an arc than either Shia LaBeouf or Mark Wahlberg’s protagonists received, which creates more of an opportunity for emotional investment. This emphasis on finding the humanity in the story and providing an actual character arc thankfully extends to its Autobot title character as well. Bumblebee has an emotional journey here, starting off as basically the robot equivalent of a fearless young soldier at war before going through a sort of lost-puppy phase while on Earth.

He can be earnest and vulnerable but also dangerous and formidable. Knight’s background in animation certainly helps here as Bumblebee’s facial expressions and body language articulate a range of emotions that make it easy to become invested in him and his plight.

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Thanks to a cleaner stylistic redesign that more closely resembles the original Transformers cartoon characters, each ‘bot is more distinctive (especially during the fight scenes) than they sometimes were in the Bay films – you can actually appreciate the transformations here without them devolving into digital blurs of a million moving parts, and you can get an idea at a glance what vehicle a given robot might transform into. Bumblebee also wisely avoids confusion by narrowing down the number of Transformers shown on screen, largely focusing on just three main ones (Bumblebee and the Decepticons Shatter and Dropkick) while keeping Optimus Prime and others on the sidelines.

There’s still not much dimension to the Decepticons, mind you, but Angela Bassett brings a distinctly menacing gravitas to her vocal performance as Shatter (the films’ first female ‘bot baddie).

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Bumblebee and Charlie’s relationship is at the heart of the story, but each character also gets their own respective arcs and emotional goals. Through her bond with Bumblebee, Charlie confronts the fears and pain she’s been struggling with since the loss of her dad, while Bumblebee rediscovers his purpose thanks to the encouragement and guidance he receives from Charlie. Steinfeld’s sincere performance grounds the movie, even though her character does have a few too many “surly teenager” tropes.

While John Cena gets a few amusing moments as well as Sector 7 Agent Burns, his driven, physically imposing character is a recurring obstacle for Charlie, Bumblebee and their pal Memo (Jorge Lendeborg Jr. as a tacked-on character who is almost literally along for the ride). But Bumblebee even takes the time to give Burns a small character arc here as a soldier confronted with a new kind of foe he doesn’t understand. Bumblebee smartly drops a lot of the convolutions and overly complicated MacGuffins that marked the prior films.

This movie doesn’t necessarily reject the canon established in the Bay films – it is definitely a prequel to 2007’s Transformers – but it also purposefully sidesteps a lot of the history depicted in the first five installments. Did the Transformers still visit ancient Earth at some point before Bumblebee and the two Decepticons arrive in northern California in 1987? Maybe, maybe not.

It’s left vague. In that way, Bumblebee is a bit of a soft reset for the series, holding onto those elements that worked and ditching the baggage. Bumblebee is an ’80s movie through and through, not just in terms of its period setting but also in its execution, establishing a tone and pace reminiscent of your typical Amblin production of that era and of teen-driven genre flicks like WarGames and Short Circuit.

But the ’80s callbacks and Easter eggs here are relentless, with nearly every scene including a music cue or a reference. I get it! It’s 1987!

If Bumblebee was an ’80s reference drinking game you’d be dead from alcohol poisoning by the midpoint. While the humor is nowhere near as groan-inducing as it was in the Bay movies, not all the jokes land and comedy just isn’t Steinfeld’s strong suit. She’s far better at the heartfelt and dramatic moments.

The Verdict

Bumblebee is the best live-action Transformers movie since the 2007 film, even though it doesn’t quite recapture the wow factor of seeing the robots in disguise come to life that very first time.

But it does wisely bring the series back to basics in its character-driven storytelling and simplified approaches to both Transformer designs and visual effects, and by jettisoning the excess and nonsensical storytelling that had come to define the franchise.

It was nice to enjoy a Transformers movie again.

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Does the Game of Thrones Teaser Offer a Hint About Cersei's Fate? https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/does-the-game-of-thrones-teaser-offer-a-hint-about-cerseis-fate/ https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/does-the-game-of-thrones-teaser-offer-a-hint-about-cerseis-fate/#respond Sun, 09 Dec 2018 01:30:41 +0000 http://feeds.ign.com/~r/ign/all/~3/xyHwfsKjyW4/game-of-thrones-season-8-teaser-trailer-spoilers-clues Warehouse Discounts Westeros is about to be consumed by ice and fire. By Jesse Schedeen HBO has debuted the first teaser trailer for the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones. Unfortunately for spoiler-hungry fans, this teaser doesn't feature any actual footage fr...]]> Warehouse Discounts

Westeros is about to be consumed by ice and fire.

HBO has debuted the first teaser trailer for the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones. Unfortunately for spoiler-hungry fans, this teaser doesn’t feature any actual footage from the season, instead providing a bleak look at the fate of Westeros as the forces of ice and fire sweep across the land. Even without a good look at the surviving heroes and villains of the franchise, this trailer could wind up revealing quite a bit about upcoming events on the series, given that the creative team is pretty meticulous about including clues and foreshadowing in the series.

And, since we still have a long wait until Game of Thrones returns in April, we figured we’d kill some time by completely overthinking and overanalyzing the 30-second video. With that in mind, here are all the interesting clues and theories we came up with after seeing this brief teaser – are we way off base, or could we be onto something?

North vs. South

This teaser shows us a map of Westeros with opposing waves of ice and fire rushing towards each other.

Obviously, this footage represents the core conflict between light and dark and life and death that’s driven the series from the beginning – that titular “Song of Ice and Fire” from George R. R. Martin’s novels.

It’s a reminder that the whole series will culminate in a final battle between the Night King and his undead army on one side and the Daenerys/Jon Snow alliance on the other.

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In case you can’t make sense of the Westerosi geography in this teaser, the wave of ice is specifically descending from the north of the continent. Which makes sense, since when Season 7 wrapped, the White Walkers had just breached the Wall and were making their way south. The wave of fire is rising from the opposite direction, perhaps representing Daenerys and her armies trying to conquer the rest of the realm.

When fire and ice meet at the end of the teaser, it appears as though dragonglass is formed in their wake. Dragonglass is one of the few substances that can kill White Walkers. This seems to denote the critical importance of the Daenerys/Jon Snow alliance, as only the combination of ice and fire can truly save the world from eternal darkness.

Collateral Damage

As the waves of ice and fire move closer to each other, we see several familiar kingdoms caught in their destructive path.

The ice engulfs the northernmost settlements in Westeros like The Last Hearth and Karhold before moving onto Winterfell itself. Expect the Stark family home to be a major battle site as our heroes try (and probably fail) to repel the White Walker invasion. On the other side of the map, we see King’s Landing consumed by the rising fire (and unlike the wave of ice, the fire seems to be erupting in specifc spots, like bursts of dragonfire).

This suggests that the ongoing conflict between Daenerys and Cersei will be coming to an end shortly into the final season, and not in Cersei’s favor. The newly minted ruler of King’s Landing has been busy trying to manipulate this war to her advantage. However, we’re guessing that the sheer, overwhelming numbers Daenerys has at her beck and call will finally bring an end to Cersei’s reign.

Whether Daenerys has the might to defeat King’s Landing and then wage war on the White Walkers is another matter entirely.

The Dragonstone Table

This teaser seems intentionally designed to act as a dark mirror version of the iconic Game of Thrones opening sequence. It still provides a sweeping, bird’s eye view of Westeros, depicted by the giant map table in Dragonstone. The teaser even features a remixed version of the show’s theme music in a much slower and more somber tempo.

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The focus on the Dragonstone table seems especially significant given how many scenes in Season 7 took place around it.

Daenerys and her allies spent a long time hashing out a strategy there – and based on the imagery we see in this teaser, it seems safe to assume that all those carefully laid plans are about to go up in smoke. This war won’t go the way anyone expects.

The Final Battle

With the ice descending and the fire rising, it’s important to note where the two opposing forces ultimately meet at the end of the trailer. They appear to collide in the most narrow part of the Westeros continent, near locations like the Twins and the Vale.

The Twins is the home of House Frey, though obviously there’s not much left of that family thanks to Arya. It’s probably more significant that this collision is so close to the Vale, home of House Arryn. That’s the part of Westeros where the Andals first invaded 6,000 years earlier and began their takeover of the continent.

A little farther to the south is another area of major historical significance – the massive lake called Gods Eye. That lake is home to an island called the Isle of Faces, which played host to the First Men and the Children of the Forest when they ended their destructive war and forged The Pact, creating peace between the two factions for thousands of years.

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Is it just a coincidence that one of the most critical battles in the history of Westeros could be happening in the same region where so many other key historical events took place? Is it just happenstance that Game of Thrones will be ending and passing the baton to a prequel series set much closer to those pivotal events?

We have to think the answer to both questions is no. This final battle may reveal surprising truths about the history of this fantasy realm that play directly into what HBO has planned for the prequel. Jesse is a mild-mannered writer for IGN.

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The best Christmas TV episodes and specials https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/the-best-christmas-tv-episodes-and-specials/ https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/the-best-christmas-tv-episodes-and-specials/#respond Sun, 09 Dec 2018 01:00:15 +0000 https://www.digitaltrends.com/movies/best-christmas-specials-ever/ The year is nearly over and, and 2018 certainly gave us copious reasons to stress out. Whether your reasons are personal, professional, political, or otherwise, a year like this can make it hard to get that warm holiday feeling. Luckily, nothing cheers...]]>

The year is nearly over and, and 2018 certainly gave us copious reasons to stress out. Whether your reasons are personal, professional, political, or otherwise, a year like this can make it hard to get that warm holiday feeling. Luckily, nothing cheers us up like festooning the hearth with colorful tchotchkes and embarking upon a good old-fashioned Christmas TV binge.

Many of us grew up on classic Christmas television specials, which tend to be warm, fuzzy affairs depicting traditional characters like Rudolph, Frosty, and old Saint Nick himself. We love those, but they’re (mostly) not available for free. Further, while we love the classics, we also love the special Christmas episodes of our favorite TV shows, which usually offer more creative — yet still festive — takes on the holiday.

So, we’ve collected our favorite easy-to-stream episodes and the best Christmas specials in an insanely festive collection of the best Christmas TV out there.

Christmas TV episodes to stream

Just about every sitcom worth its salt does a Christmas episode now and then. There’s no shortage to choose from, but we handpicked our favorites, all of which you can find on Netflix, Hulu, HBO, or Amazon Prime Video. (Honorable mention to the pilot episode of The Simpsons, which isn’t available to stream on any major platform.) Note: If you’re more interested in the best traditional Christmas specials, skip to page two.

The Office — ‘Christmas Party’ (season 2, episode 10), 2005

Part of The Office‘s genius is that it’s just enough like your own daily grind to be relatable, but weird and ridiculous enough to let you revel in it without feeling like you’re actually at work.

Season 2’s Christmas Party rides that line beautifully, while also serving as the beginning of the American version’s departure from the equally brilliant British series from which it spawned. In this one, Michael Scott has ruined yet another holiday for his intrepid staff, alienating everyone after he turns Secret Santa into White Elephant on a whim. The show has plenty of great Christmas episodes, but this one is the best: “Is this enough to get 20 people plastered?” “Fifteen bottles of vodka?

Yeah, that should do it.” Watch it now on: Netflix

Bob’s Burgers — ‘Christmas in the Car’ (season 4, episode 8), 2013

The best Christmas TV episodes and specials

A modern Christmas favorite, Christmas in the Car sees the Belcher family on a last-minute pilgrimage for a replacement, replacement (yes we wrote that twice on purpose) Christmas tree, thanks to matriarch Linda’s penchant for trimming the tree on November 1.

On the way home, however, the gang becomes entangled with a menacing truck driver who’s piloting a giant candy cane and is out for revenge. An homage to Duel, the frightening directorial debut from Steven Spielberg, this one has all the Christmas classics you need for a good time: Laughs, scares, Bobcat Goldthwait, and even Dutch Babies. Watch it now on:

Hulu

Fresh Off the Boat – The Real Santa’ (season 2, episode 10), 2015

The best Christmas TV episodes and specials

In an attempt to make her youngest son Evan (Ian Chen) study harder in school while simultaneously embracing his cultural heritage, Jessica (Constance Wu) tries to convince him that Santa is not only Chinese, but also an esteemed scientist. When Evan starts asking Santa tons of science-related questions he can’t answer, Jessica quickly realizes that she’s caught in a massive web of lies, and her plan might backfire and ruin the magic of Christmas. Hulu

The Twilight Zone – ‘The Night of the Meek’ (season 2, episode 11), 1960

The best Christmas TV episodes and specials

A slight departure for the psychologically thrilling sci-fi series, Henry (Art Carney) is a cliched drunken department store Santa who gets fired from his job, only to find a mysterious, magical bag that spits out the objects people want most.

Confusion and Christmas miracles ensue, of course. The story was so popular that the episode was remade in the first revival of the series in 1985, with Richard Mulligan playing Henry, who finds the toys emerging from a bag of garbage he’s about to take out of his apartment. Netflix, Hulu, Amazon

South Park — ‘Woodland Critter Christmas’ (season 8, episode 14), 2004

The best Christmas TV episodes and specials

While each South Park‘s many Christmas specials has something fantastic to offer, Woodland Critter Christmas is arguably the most outrageous (and thusly, the most South Parkian). Told in rhyming narration in the vein of Sunday School stories and Little Golden Books for children, the episode explores the inner workings of one of the darkest minds in South Park, while telling a captivating story starring the “boy in the red poof-ball hat.”

Watch it now on: Hulu

Black-ish – ‘Stuff’ (season 2, episode 10), 2015

The best Christmas TV episodes and specials

Sick of their spoiled grandchildren who see Christmas as a windfall of goodies, the Johnson grandparents propose the family spend more time together in lieu of an overabundance of presents. At first, dad Dre (Anthony Anderson) is against the elimination of “stuff” at Christmas.

Who doesn’t love seeing their kids open presents? But he has an eye-opening moment when he realizes how demanding and selfish the kids can be. Naturally, the kids, who Pops (Laurence Fishburne) feels are downright spoiled, don’t take the news well and try and change their tune in hopes that Santa won’t cut back this year after all.

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30 Rock — ‘Ludachristmas’ (season 2, episode 9), 2007

The best Christmas TV episodes and specials

What, you’ve never heard of the time-honored tradition of Ludachristmas (no, not that one)? Another non-traditional take on the season of joy, this episode from NBC’s classic SNL parody sees the staff of Liz Lemon’s variety show prepping for their yearly drunken extravaganza. But Kenneth the page’s insistence that they remember the “true” meaning of Christmas, namely faith and charity, nearly ruins it for everyone.

Meanwhile, Jack’s crazy mother is determined to prove that Liz and her family’s seemingly perfect relationship is nothing more than veneer, which is just an attempt to make her own son feel better about how awful she is. If that’s not the spirit of Christmas, we don’t know what is. Watch it now on:

Hulu

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia — ‘A Very Sunny Christmas (season 6, episode 13), 2009

The best Christmas TV episodes and specials

The gang’s all here! Any Christmas episode from Always Sunny — the show that makes Seinfeld’s characters look like Good Samaritans — is bound to be an all-out mess. But A Very Sunny Christmas is even more violent, sacrilegious, and outright offensive than you probably remember.

It’s also possibly the funniest episode on this list. From Christmas hookers to maimed Santas to feats of brutal revenge, this one will have tears of laughter running down your face, even if you feel a little bad about it. Watch it now on:

Hulu

Futurama — ‘Xmas Story’ (season 2, episode 8), 1999

The best Christmas TV episodes and specials

Fall asleep for a millennium and everything changes, including Chris … ahem, Xmas. In one of the best episodes from Matt Groening’s wild sci-fi comedy, Christmas has transformed from a day of peace and love into a time of fear and horror, thanks to a maniacal Santa robot who short circuits, but still takes his job very seriously. Fry’s 20th-century mind barely has time to process the new order before he’s running for his life from Santa’s bazooka.

Can the gang escape from the big, red robot killer? Yes. But it’s still really funny watching them do it.

Watch it now on: Hulu

Arrested Development — ‘Afternoon Delight’ (Season 2, episode 6), 2005

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Yeah, like the guy in the £5,000 suit is gonna watch some stupid Christmas episode! C’mon!!

Gob is in full form in this one, insulting and otherwise offending every office staff member he comes into contact with, as Michael hopelessly tries to raise morale by throwing an office Christmas party. The show that got caught up in the streaming revolution was never quite the same when it moved to Netflix for season 4 (and 5), but this episode is vintage AD, and its recurring karaoke hijinks make it nearly impossible not to laugh. Watch it now on:

Netflix Hulu

Peep Show — ‘Seasonal Beatings’ (season 7, episode 5), 2010

The best Christmas TV episodes and specials

If you’ve been looking for the most awkward Christmas dinner ever (ding! ding! ding!), you’ve found it. A perfect introduction to the deliciously awkward splendor that is Peep Show (one of the UK’s best comedies) this episode sees the ever-uptight Mark and his bohemian roommate, Jez, hosting Mark’s family for Christmas dinner. On tap are Mark’s liberal and overly sexual mother, his conservative and borderline-abusive father, his girlfriend (whom his parents know nothing about), and his sister (whom Jez slept with and then tossed aside).

The table is set, the pieces are all in place — now sit back and enjoy the mayhem of the funniest dinner party you’ve ever encountered. Next to this, Christmas with the in-laws is a piece of cake. Watch it now on:

Amazon Hulu

Black Mirror — ‘White Christmas’ (season 2, episode 4), 2014

The best Christmas TV episodes and specials

Don’t let the wine and potatoes or the musty kitchen laid out in this episode’s introduction fool you; Charlie Brooker has, to borrow from Pink Floyd, set the controls for the heart of the sun in this one. Jon Hamm’s utterly charming mannerisms are no match for the eerie adventure contained within, which explores the very essence of humanity itself in the form of a flashback over Christmas dinner. Leveraging the time-honored tradition of dramatic British Christmas specials, White Christmas takes everything up a notch (or 10) for an experience you’ll not soon forget.

With season four on the way, this is a good way for fans to catch up. Watch it now on: Netflix

Community — ‘Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas’ (season 2, episode 11), 2010

The best Christmas TV episodes and specials

Community was known for its inventive episode concepts, and Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas certainly falls under that category.

In keeping with the show’s meta-tradition of breaking the fourth wall, Abed envisions the entire group in stop-motion animation (a classic Christmas trope, as evidenced by several of our selections below) as the group is teleported to icy Planet Abed by way of Christmas-nosis. Once there, the study group experiences several references to popular Christmas specials and works together to find the true meaning of Christmas. Watch it now on:

Hulu

Saturday Night Live (season 24, episode 9), 1998

The best Christmas TV episodes and specials

Nearly 20 years later, “Schweddy Balls” remains one of the most iconic segments ever to grace the Saturday Night Live stage. Played by Alec Baldwin, Pete Schweddy is interviewed by the hosts of “The Delicious Dish,” as he shows off his family’s trademark holiday dish — balls made from cake, meat, and everything in between — which, of course, are sold in … sacks. The same episode is also home to one of the infamous “Bill Brasky” sketches, wherein Baldwin, Will Ferrell, and John Goodman reminisce on times spent with their extraordinary comrade.

Watch it now on: NBC.com

Seinfeld — ‘The Strike’ (season 9, episode 10), 1997

The best Christmas TV episodes and specials

No, The Strike doesn’t directly deal with the Christmas holiday, but it’s certainly relevant here, having given rise to Festivus. While Elaine works to track down a coupon that she gave away (along with a fake phone number), Kramer learns all about Festivus, a holiday invented by George’s father that involves bizarre ceremonies and the placement of a bare aluminum pole in lieu of a tree.

Meanwhile, Jerry grapples with the relative attractiveness of his latest girlfriend. Watch it now on: Hulu

Curb Your Enthusiasm — ‘Mary, Joseph, and Larry’ (season 3, episode 9), 2002

The best Christmas TV episodes and specials

Is there anything more awkward (and hilarious) than Larry David trying not to screw things up?

In the most festive episode of Curb, the Seinfeld mastermind finds himself in a holiday pickle on Christmas Eve after accidentally eating cookies that were baked specifically for a nativity scene by Cheryl’s ultra-religious sister. Larry enlists the members of a nearby church to try and salvage the nativity scene, but (as is tradition) things go terribly wrong, and Larry struggles to make peace. Watch it now on:

HBO Now HBO Go

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Malicious sites abuse 11-year-old Firefox bug that Mozilla failed to fix https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/malicious-sites-abuse-11-year-old-firefox-bug-that-mozilla-failed-to-fix/ https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/malicious-sites-abuse-11-year-old-firefox-bug-that-mozilla-failed-to-fix/#respond Sat, 08 Dec 2018 23:44:47 +0000 https://www.zdnet.com/article/malicious-sites-abuse-11-year-old-firefox-bug-that-mozilla-failed-to-fix/#ftag=RSSbaffb68 Malware authors, ad farmers, and scammers are abusing a Firefox bug to trap users on malicious sites. This wouldn't be a big deal, as the web is fraught with this kind of malicious sites, but these websites aren't abusing some new never-before-seen tri...]]>

Malware authors, ad farmers, and scammers are abusing a Firefox bug to trap users on malicious sites. This wouldn’t be a big deal, as the web is fraught with this kind of malicious sites, but these websites aren’t abusing some new never-before-seen trick, but a Firefox bug that Mozilla engineers appear to have failed to fix in the 11 years ever since it was first reported back in April 2007. The bug narrows down to a malicious website embedding an iframe inside their source code.

The iframe makes an HTTP authentication request on another domain. This results in the iframe showing an authentication modal on the malicious site, like the one below.

For the past few years, malware authors, ad farmers, and scammers have been abusing this bug to lure users on sites where they show all sorts of nasties, such as tech support scams, ad farms that reload the page with new ads in a loop, pages that push users to buy fake gift cards, or sites that offer malware-laced software updates. Whenever users try to leave, the owners of these shady sites trigger the authentification modal in a loop.

Every time the user dismisses it, another request is made, and a new modal appears, effectively keeping the user captive on the malicious sites until they close the browser altogether, and are forced to start a new browsing session. But despite being reported over and over again for seven other times [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7], this issue has gone unfixed, for unknown reasons, and crooks have gladly abused it all this time. The latest example of abuse comes from a user who reported the issue once again today, after landing on one of these shady sites that tried to force him into installing a suspicious Firefox extension.

“At first, it is opened full screen mode.

With some fake Windows dialog (I am using Linux so I know it is fake),” the user said. “It tried to [force] me install their extensions.” “Then I press ESC to exit full screen. I click the close button of tab or window, but it doesn’t work because it has this login dialog.

I click close button of the login dialog or cancel button. Then the dialog will appear again. I click the ‘Don’t allow’ button of extension installation pop over, but it seems not clickable.

I killed the Firefox process, which is the only solution for me.”

Image: Guo Yunhe

Sure, Mozilla is an open source project, and it doesn’t have unlimited resources to handle all the reported issues, but you’d think that after more than 11 years a Firefox engineer would find the time to fix an actively exploited issue. Based on the feedback left by other users on the reported issue, the Firefox team’s best bet is to follow how Edge and Chrome have dealt with this same issue. Edge: The delay between authentication modals in Edge is large enough to allow the user to close the tab or the browser.

Chrome: The authentication dialog window has been moved from the browser window level to each tab’s level.

This means the aggressive authentication dialogs only blocks the tab, and not the entire browsers, allowing the user to easily close the abusive tab.

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Spider-Man: Far From Home Trailer Description https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/spider-man-far-from-home-trailer-description/ https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/spider-man-far-from-home-trailer-description/#respond Sat, 08 Dec 2018 23:27:28 +0000 http://feeds.ign.com/~r/ign/all/~3/q7zsgp6wWnc/spider-man-far-from-home-trailer-recap-description-mysterio-nick-fury Spidey and Mysterio fight together as allies! By Victor Aliaga Spider-Man and Mysterio fight together as allies against Hydro-Man in the first trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home. While the trailer wasn't released online following Sony's panel at ...]]>

Spidey and Mysterio fight together as allies!

Spider-Man and Mysterio fight together as allies against Hydro-Man in the first trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home. While the trailer wasn’t released online following Sony’s panel at Brazil Comic Con in Sao Paulo, IGN Brazil was there to watch it and provided this breakdown of what happens in it. Tom Holland and Jake Gyllenhaal also surprised fans with an appearance at the Far From Home panel. They were not expected to attend, but they showed up to help present the first trailer for the upcoming Sony-Marvel movie.

Filming was not allowed in the convention hall and there is no date yet for when the trailer will be released online, so our rundown below will have to hold you over until the trailer drops! The trailer begins with Peter Parker (Holland), Aunt May (Marisa Tomei), and Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau), who tries to flirt with May. Peter is going on a school trip to Europe with Michelle/MJ (Zendaya) and Ned (Jacob Batalon), and, while packing his clothes, he leaves his Spider-Man suit at home.

His objective is to go overseas and just take a brief rest from his life as a superhero.

Spider-Man: Far From Home Trailer Description

Tom Holland at Brazil Comic Con to promote Spider-Man: Far From Home. (Photo: IGN Brazil) The group goes to Venice, Italy, sees the canals, and there is some sort of budding romance between Peter and Michelle. Soon after that, we see Peter in a hotel room when a mysterious person suddenly appears and shoots a tranquilizer dart at him.

It’s Nick Fury, who is calling on Spider-Man for a mission. Several new uniforms are presented like the Stealth Suit (similar to the Noir Suit) and the classic uniform with the spider webs under the arms.

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At the end of the trailer, Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio makes his entrance to help Spider-Man against a new enemy, Hydro-Man, in a breathtaking sequence. Yes, it looks like Spider-Man and Mysterio are going to fight together in this movie!

The sequence sees Hydro-Man emerge from the Venice waters and attack the Italian city in a sequence full of explosions, screams and chaos. Spider-Man starts to fight him but gets into a little trouble and that’s when Mysterio appears to help him at the end of the trailer.

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The Spider-Man: Far from Home panel began on a funny note with Jacob Batalon addressing the audience. He then received a call from Tom Holland, who told him that he was in Brazil.

He then proceeded to essentially break into the panel.

Holland, Gyllenhaal and Batalan went on to discuss the film to the huge audience of fans.

For more of IGN’s coverage from Brazil Comic Con, be sure to check out this breakdown of a Captain Marvel fight scene against the Skrulls.

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Beddit Sleep Monitor 3.5 now available on the Apple Store https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/beddit-sleep-monitor-3-5-now-available-on-the-apple-store/ https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/beddit-sleep-monitor-3-5-now-available-on-the-apple-store/#respond Sat, 08 Dec 2018 23:13:25 +0000 https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/apple-starts-selling-new-beddit-sleep-monitor/ Apple has released the first Beddit Sleep Monitor since it acquired the company in 2017, with the device now available on the Apple Store with a price tag of $150. Previous Next The Beddit Sleep Monitor 3.5, which is compatible with the ...]]>

Apple has released the first Beddit Sleep Monitor since it acquired the company in 2017, with the device now available on the Apple Store with a price tag of £150.

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The Beddit Sleep Monitor 3.5, which is compatible with the iPhone 5s and later, does not feature any significant changes from the 3.0 version. Apple made a slight design adjustment to the hardware, while launching a new version for the device’s iOS app. The sleep tracking device works the same way as it did years ago, when Beddit was not yet under Apple’s wing.

The Beddit Sleep Monitor 3.5 is a flat and soft sensor strip that is 2 millimeters thin and powered through USB. Unlike other devices that people need to wear to collect sleep data, the Beddit Sleep Monitor 3.5 is meant to be placed under the sheets. The Beddit Sleep Monitor 3.5 automatically tracks a wide array of data, including sleeping time, heart rate, breathing patterns, and snoring patterns for up to two people.

The device also logs temperature and humidity, to find out the ideal bedroom environment for a restful sleep. Users will be able to view the data collected by the Beddit Sleep Monitor 3.5 through the official Beddit app, though they will need to upgrade their iPhone or iPad to iOS 12 for proper pairing with the sensor strip. Users who have an Apple Watch will also be able to receive notifications for sleep reports and reminders when bedtime is approaching.

The Beddit Sleep Monitor 3.5 is just one of the many recent health-focused initiatives by Apple, mostly involving the Apple Watch. One of the headline features of the Apple Watch Series 4, the ability to take electrocardiogram measurements of the wearer’s heart, was recently rolled out after receiving approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

To take an ECG measurement using the latest version of the Apple Watch, users will only have to open the app on the wearable device, and then place their finger on the Digital Crown until the process is completed.

The smartwatch will measure the electrical activity of the user’s heartbeat, which will help diagnose heart disease and other illnesses, and will also warn users if they have irregular heartbeats.

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‘Magic: The Gathering’ enters esports relevance with $10 million prize pool https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/magic-the-gathering-enters-esports-relevance-with-10-million-prize-pool/ https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/magic-the-gathering-enters-esports-relevance-with-10-million-prize-pool/#respond Sat, 08 Dec 2018 22:21:14 +0000 https://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/magic-the-gathering-enters-esports-with-10-million-prize-pool/ Magic: The Gathering, a 25-year-old trading card game that makes the headlines for its expensive cards, overhauled its competitive structure to place a bigger focus on esports with a prize pool worth $10 million.The new Magic competitive structure will...]]>

Magic: The Gathering, a 25-year-old trading card game that makes the headlines for its expensive cards, overhauled its competitive structure to place a bigger focus on esports with a prize pool worth £10 million. The new Magic competitive structure will be made up of two major programs, namely the Mythic Championships and the Magic Pro League. The Mythic Championships will continue the large-scale tournaments of the trading card game, which are held either in physical venues or online, while the Magic Pro League will be made up of 32 top-ranked professional players who will compete in weekly matches on Magic: The Gathering Arena, which is the game’s newest digital version.

Wizards will distribute £10 million in prize money throughout 2019 between the two programs. Players in the Magic Pro League will also receive streaming and playing contracts worth £75,000, which according to Wizards of the Coast VP of esports Elaine Chase, also encourages them to regularly stream matches on their personal channels. “Our investment in esports will catapult the game to new heights while providing support to the players by giving them the platform to build their brand and bring Magic to a broader audience,” Chase said in a statement.

The popularity of Magic: The Gathering continues to this day, but its physical version does not stream well for online viewers to watch. The game’s primary digital offering, Magic: The Gathering Online, also hosts several tournaments, but since it was launched in 2002, it pales in comparison to today’s digital card games, especially in esports viability. Magic: The Gathering Arena looks to bring the card game into the modern age, backed by an over two-decade-old competitive scene and supported by Wizards of the Coast owner Hasbro.

While it remains to be seen if it will be able to go toe-to-toe with esports titles such as digital card game Hearthstone and the newly crowned Best Esports Game at The 2018 Game Awards, Overwatch, Magic: The Gathering Arena certainly has the potential. The new competitive structure of Magic: The Gathering has drawn the interest of at least one former pro player.

I would like to announce that I am un retiring. I will do my best to play some of those crazy £££ MTG stuff next year, both paper and digital.

Got a lot of work to do. Stream starts 10am PST tomorrow. Time to git gud.

— Savjz (@Savjz) December 7, 2018

The first of the new Mythic tournaments, which will each have a prize pool of £500,000, will take place at PAX East in March 2019.

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Spider-Man: Far From Home Online Trailer Release Delayed https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/spider-man-far-from-home-online-trailer-release-delayed/ https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/spider-man-far-from-home-online-trailer-release-delayed/#respond Sat, 08 Dec 2018 21:30:59 +0000 http://feeds.ign.com/~r/ign/all/~3/LWrbtCtVzgg/spider-man-far-from-home-trailer-to-debut-at-brazil-comic-con Warehouse Discounts UPDATE: Debuted exclusively for attendees. By Colin Stevens UPDATE, Dec. 8: Well, the trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home was indeed shown to attendees at Brazil Comic Con on Saturday ... and it turns out they are the only ones seeing it for now. ...]]> Warehouse Discounts

UPDATE: Debuted exclusively for attendees.

UPDATE, Dec.

8: Well, the trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home was indeed shown to attendees at Brazil Comic Con on Saturday … and it turns out they are the only ones seeing it for now. The trailer was not released online as had been expected. We’ll keep you posted on when it might be released.

IGN Brazil was on hand for the Sony presentation so we will have a description of the trailer from them for you soon. The original story follows. The first trailer for Spider-Man: Far From Home is set to debut at Brazil Comic Con on Saturday, December 8.

Collider claims that the trailer will premiere at Sony’s panel at the Comic-Con Experience in San Paulo, and will be released online shortly thereafter: IGN can report via sources that this claim is accurate. Set to take place after the events of Avengers 4, many aspects of the film’s plot are still not known, though it is certain that Peter Parker will make his way to Europe. Tom Holland gave us a look at Spider-Man’s new suit in the movie as filming wrapped, and again soon after on Jimmy Kimmel Live.

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This timing would likely place it as the third Marvel Cinematic Universe trailer to premiere within a week, as a new Captain Marvel trailer debuted on Monday, rumors suggest an Avengers 4 trailer will arrive this week, and this Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer will probably come shortly thereafter. Though many believe the Avengers 4 trailer is set to hit on Wednesday, the Russo Brothers (directors of Avengers 4) are set to present at Thursday’s The Game Awards, possibly bringing the trailer, or more likely news on the Crystal Dynamics Avengers game. For more on the Avengers 4 trailer, here are six things we do and don’t want to see from it.

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Spider-Man: Far From Home is set to be released on July 5, 2019.

Colin Stevens is a news writer for IGN.

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The Messenger's Newest DLC, Picnic Panic, Arrives for Free in 2019 https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/the-messengers-newest-dlc-picnic-panic-arrives-for-free-in-2019/ https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/the-messengers-newest-dlc-picnic-panic-arrives-for-free-in-2019/#respond Sat, 08 Dec 2018 21:30:22 +0000 http://feeds.ign.com/~r/ign/all/~3/6yfYTjJscJo/the-messengers-newest-dlc-picnic-panic-arrives-for-free-in-2019 Warehouse Discounts "Embark on the perfect Ninja vacation." By Adam Bankhurst Announced during the Kinda Funny Games Showcase, The Messenger's Picnic Panic DLC will bring some tropical flair to the indie title by Sabotage Studio. In 2019, the Picnic Panic DLC will be a...]]> Warehouse Discounts

“Embark on the perfect Ninja vacation.”

Announced during the Kinda Funny Games Showcase, The Messenger’s Picnic Panic DLC will bring some tropical flair to the indie title by Sabotage Studio. In 2019, the Picnic Panic DLC will be available for free on PC and Switch and features three new levels – including one that has you riding a skull raft on the ocean – boss fights, and much more. The Messenger was released on August 30, 2018, and is heavily inspired by Ninja Gaiden, which is actually being added to the Nintendo Switch Online – Nintendo Entertainment System library next week.

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While The Messenger is a 2D action platformer, what sets it apart is how it seamlessly transitions from 8 to 16-bit through its gameplay.

In our review, we said “The Messenger fumbles the transition from platformer to Metroidvania, but strong core mechanics carry it a long way.”

At The Game Awards 2018, The Messenger was honored as the Best Indie Debut game, narrowly beating out Donut County, Florence, Moss, and Yoku’s Island Express.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer who couldn’t stop humming music for The Messenger while he wrote this article.

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Encryption-busting law passed in Australia may have global privacy implications https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/encryption-busting-law-passed-in-australia-may-have-global-privacy-implications/ https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/encryption-busting-law-passed-in-australia-may-have-global-privacy-implications/#respond Sat, 08 Dec 2018 21:22:51 +0000 https://www.digitaltrends.com/web/australia-encryption-bill-privacy/ New legislation from Australia could have global consequences for security and privacy on the internet. Controversial laws have been passed which oblige tech companies to allow the police to access encrypted messages, undermining the privacy of encrypt...]]>

New legislation from Australia could have global consequences for security and privacy on the internet. Controversial laws have been passed which oblige tech companies to allow the police to access encrypted messages, undermining the privacy of encryption. End-to-end encryption is used by apps like iMessage, WhatApp, Telegram, and Signal to keep messages between users private.

It works by taking the message that you are sending and using a string of digits, called a public key, to turn this message into scrambled characters. These scrambled characters are then sent to the recipient, who uses another string of digits, called their private key, to turn the message back into readable text. This means that if your message is intercepted at any point, all that the hackers will be able to see is the scrambled characters.

The only person who can read the message is the recipient, who is the only one holding the private key required for decryption. The high level of security that this system offers has made end-to-end encryption the most popular way to keep messages private. However, government intelligence agencies and police forces around the world have been frustrated by encryption which they say prevents them from doing their job of investigating suspicious persons.

To address this issue, the Australian government has now created a new form of “computer access warrant” which allows law enforcement agencies to obtain information directly from a device like a smartphone, and to compel technology companies to help them access this information. Exactly what this complex legislation will mean in practice is still being debated, but critics from the tech industry have made it clear that they are not on board with governments having this kind of power. Many have interpreted the bill as obliging tech companies to offer backdoor access in their security systems to the government, which is potentially disastrous for security.

The bill does have a safeguard which says companies are not required to build “systematic weaknesses” into their software, but the term “systematic” was not defined, meaning that the actual legal requirements are unclear. A further concern with the bill is the lack of judicial oversight in this process. Law enforcement agencies need a warrant to oblige tech companies to comply with them and break the encryption, but after this warrant is issued then there is no further oversight of the system.

Due to the global nature of most tech companies, ordering backdoors built into encryption in Australia could have an impact around the world.

As human rights lawyer Lizzie O’Shea points out, “The truth is that there is simply no way to create tools to undermine encryption without jeopardizing digital security and eroding individual rights and freedoms. Hackers with bad intentions will do their utmost to take advantage of any such tools that companies are forced to provide the government.”

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Apple Music may sign up more exclusive artists with purchase of Platoon https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/apple-music-may-sign-up-more-exclusive-artists-with-purchase-of-platoon/ https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/apple-music-may-sign-up-more-exclusive-artists-with-purchase-of-platoon/#respond Sat, 08 Dec 2018 21:12:30 +0000 https://www.digitaltrends.com/music/apple-music-buys-indie-musician-discovery-startup-platoon/ Apple Music may soon sign up more exclusive artists to the service, through Apple’s newly acquired startup, Platoon. Apple’s music streaming service, which hit 50 million subscribers in May, is locked in a battle with competitors such as Spotify and ...]]>

Apple Music may soon sign up more exclusive artists to the service, through Apple’s newly acquired startup, Platoon. Apple’s music streaming service, which hit 50 million subscribers in May, is locked in a battle with competitors such as Spotify and Pandora. Apple has been making several moves lately to try to gain an advantage in the industry, and the purchase of Platoon may certainly help.

Platoon is a small tech startup that looks to help independent musicians get discovered by major labels. Unsigned artists may not have enough money to record their music in studios and gain access to editing software. Platoon comes into the picture by funding artists that it believes will succeed in the business, helping them not only create their music, but also to sell it.

Apple confirmed to CNBC that it has acquired Platoon, a deal that was first reported by Music Business Worldwide. The price of the purchase was not disclosed. The London-based company was founded in 2016 by Denzyl Feigelson, a veteran of the music industry, and Saul Klein, a co-founder of LoveFilm.

Feigelson worked with Apple for more than 15 years on live events and artist relations before starting Platoon. Artists that have worked with Platoon include Bille Eilish, Stefflon Don, Jorja Smith, Jacob Banks, Rex Orange County, Mr. Eazi, and YEBBA.

With Platoon on its side, Apple may soon start seeing an influx of exclusive artists after first receiving help from the newly acquired startup. A longer list of exclusive artists will help differentiate Apple Music from rival services, as it moves toward the next goal of 60 million subscribers. Apple Music has received several upgrades recently, including the partnership with Genius in October that brought lyrics to the tracks found in the app.

In the same month, Apple acquired Asaii, a music analytics company that offers services such as Discover Charts, which claims to determine artists who will release the next major hits, and an API that allows music streaming services to add recommendations to their apps.

The focus on improving Apple Music to attract more subscribers comes as Apple is reportedly struggling with sales for its iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.

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Smash Ultimate: Character Locations and Map for World of Light https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/smash-ultimate-character-locations-and-map-for-world-of-light/ https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/smash-ultimate-character-locations-and-map-for-world-of-light/#respond Sat, 08 Dec 2018 21:11:30 +0000 http://feeds.ign.com/~r/ign/all/~3/H5rzp6M11-c/smash-ultimate-character-locations-and-map-for-world-of-light Warehouse DiscountsFighter Location Mario Starting Area Marth* Starting Area Sheik* Starting Area Villager* Starting Area *You can only choose one of these characters at the start - the others will be locked off until you complete a dungeon or backtrack around to them. C...]]> Warehouse Discounts

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Mario Starting Area Marth* Starting Area Sheik* Starting Area Villager* Starting Area *You can only choose one of these characters at the start – the others will be locked off until you complete a dungeon or backtrack around to them. Captain Falcon RacewayVillager‘s Path Link Southern Great PlateauVillager‘s Path Olimar Mushroom PlatformsMarth‘s Path, requires Kammy Koopa’s Spirit to cross the mushrooms PAC-MAN Edge of the Mushroom Platforms – Marth‘s Path Jigglypuff River WoodsSheik‘s Path Mii Swordfighter Eastern TownSheik‘s Path Isabelle Eastern Town, take the secret path from the Northwestern Town using Kapp’n (Wild World) Spirit Yoshi Ribbon Road, North of River Woods Dr. Mario Edge of Ribbon Road and Lumiose City Pikachu Cliffside Rapids Peach Inside the Molten Castle Dungeon, at the top of the Cliffside Rapids Bowser Inside the Molten Castle Dungeon, at the top of the Cliffside Rapids Lucario Great Wall south of Rapid Falls Ryu Complete World Tour Zone at airport between Great Plateau and Mushroom Platforms, required Kapp’n Spirit Donkey Kong Kongo Jungle, west of Mushroom Platforms Wii Fit Trainer Lumiose City Inkling Console City, south of Lumiose City Fox Heart Pool Mountain, west of Ribbon Road Mega Man Metal Gear Base, south of Kongo Jungle, requires Hal Emmerich Spirit Snake Inside the Metal Gear Base Dungeon Duck Hunt Poison Woods Pichu Inside the Power Plant Zone, located in the Poison Woods Little Mac On the edge of Lumiose City, complete the Power Plant Zone to unlock his path Lucas Northwestern Town Ice Climbers Frozen Mountain, North of Northwestern Town Simon Temple of Light Zone, requires all three colored switches to be activated to lower barriers in the far northwest Pit Temple of Light Zone Falco Outer Space, north of the Frozen Mountain (Requires Slippy Toad Spirit) Samus Across the Canyon after clearing the Temple of Light Mr.

Game & Watch Pac-Maze area, go through the teleporters to reach him Diddy Kong In the Jungle Japes Zone, East of the Pac-Maze Pokemon Trainer South of the Jungle Japes Zone Mii Gunner On the Alola Islands, requires the Lapras Spirit Toon Link In the Forest Hill Zone on the Alola Islands Shulk At the top of the Waterfall Peak, Northeast of the Pac-Maze Zero Suit Samus Near the peak of the Raging Volcano, Northeast of the Train Tracks Ness In the Magicant Land, North of the Great Canyon King Dedede In the Gourmet Race Zone, on the Floating Islands Northwest of the Raging Volcano

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Like ‘No Man’s Sky’ and ‘The Elder Scrolls Online’, ‘Fallout 76’ Has A Future https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/like-no-mans-sky-and-the-elder-scrolls-online-fallout-76-has-a-future/ https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/like-no-mans-sky-and-the-elder-scrolls-online-fallout-76-has-a-future/#respond Sat, 08 Dec 2018 21:00:09 +0000 https://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/the-future-of-fallout-76/ That didn’t go to plan. Fallout 76, announced at E3 earlier this year, was met warmly by fans. Excitement ran so high, in fact, that Twitter ranked it as the third most tweeted game at the show, while Fallout was the fourth most popular topic – notably...]]>

That didn’t go to plan. Fallout 76, announced at E3 earlier this year, was met warmly by fans. Excitement ran so high, in fact, that Twitter ranked it as the third most tweeted game at the show, while Fallout was the fourth most popular topic – notably defeating PlayStation and Ubisoft.

It wasn’t Fallout 5, but fans seemed happy to see a new Fallout game just two years after the last. They were even happier when Bethesda announced it would release later the same year. Then the B.E.T.A. hit.

Critics and fans alike noticed the game wasn’t exactly…working. Our review was kinder than most, but we still wouldn’t recommend it, not even at the £40 price tag it quickly dropped to on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. In short, it’s a bit of a disaster.

Yet that doesn’t necessarily mean Fallout 76 is doomed.

Redemption of the game

Gamers love a good redemption story. No Man’s Sky is the most recent example, an infamous stinker that has slowly morphed into a charming space exploration game. Other popular examples include Diablo 3, Final Fantasy XIV, and The Elder Scrolls Online.

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No Man’s Sky, riding a mountain of promise, good press, and player hype, was released in August 2016. The buggy, disappointing mess of a launch and Hello Game’s failure to deliver led to unrelenting backlash — players eviscerated the game and requested refunds en masse.

But instead of giving up and fading into obscurity, the studio dug down and spent the last two years refining and optimizing their game into a product they now say they’re proud of and represents their original dream for No Man’s Sky. That last game, naturally, is the most relevant, and the initial failures of most games are eerily similar. Like Fallout 76, The Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) was slammed for its swarm of bugs, spotty launch-window connectivity, and a general sense that bringing the franchise online had dispelled the magic. Fallout 76 has received a harsher Metacritic average of 55, but ESO’s average of 71 paled in comparison to Skyrim’s stellar average of 94 on PC at release.

Bethesda won’t hesitate to make the transition to at least a limited free-to-play Fallout 76 within six months. It was a huge disappointment, and the game went free-to-play in less than a year. Yet that didn’t stop ESO.

It continued, saw a soft re-launch called Tamriel Unlimited, and continues to see expansions, the last of which launched on October 22, 2018.

Fallout 76 free-to-play? Sure, why not?

There’s plenty of reason to think Fallout 76‘s future will follow The Elder Scrolls Online’s template.

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Converting an initially paid title into a free-to-play game might seem like a lazy or incompetent move, especially when people paid at least £60 to pre-order the game. Yet it was already slashed as low as £35 for Black Friday.

Bethesda has shown time and time again that it’s willing to price games exactly as high as people are willing to pay, reaction be damned. That’s why Skyrim Special Edition still has a £40 MSRP, yet The Elder Scrolls Online starts at £20. It’s a newer game, but let’s face it.

It’s not as good as Skyrim. Bethesda can lift its entire strategy for Fallout 76 from ESO. The Elder Scrolls Online isn’t a fully free-to-play game.

A subscription isn’t required, but you do need to buy the base title. Fallout 76 could follow that same format and quickly reduce its price to £20, but there’s a problem. Its received even harsher reviews, and it’s also not as large or technically ambitious. ESO’s story isn’t great, but it’s there.

It’s not a fantastic massively multiplayer game, but it’s a solid entry in the genre, with the crowd, hub cities, and deep character progression that implies. Fallout 76 has none of that.

Like ‘No Man’s Sky’ and ‘The Elder Scrolls Online’, ‘Fallout 76’ Has A FutureLike ‘No Man’s Sky’ and ‘The Elder Scrolls Online’, ‘Fallout 76’ Has A FutureElder Scrolls Online (left) and Fallout 76.

That, I think, will be reflected in the price. Fallout 76 launched with a cash shop that’s already populated with a fair stock of items. The free-to-play foundation was live from launch. I think Bethesda won’t hesitate to make the transition to at least a limited free-to-play incarnation within six months.

Lowering the price to zero will also lure more players, which makes more sense here than most online games. Despite what you may have heard about its PvP elements, Fallout 76 is an almost entirely cooperative game that works best in a group, and a free-to-play option would remove a barrier that keeps skeptical friends from heading into the wasteland.

Get ready for cash shop full of stuff

No matter if Fallout 76 drops considerably in price or plunges straight down to zero, you can expect it to operate much like any other free-to-play title. The cash shop, which is already present, is going to be filled with items, following a template that Elder Scrolls Online has built with its Crown Store.

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This won’t require any adaptation.

Bethesda can lift its entire strategy from ESO because, like that game, Fallout 76 includes a robust player housing system that’s easy fodder for paid cosmetic upgrades. You won’t find mounts in Fallout, but players often use Power Armor which offers plenty of cosmetic upgrades. Just don’t expect Bethesda to change the fundamentals.

Followers and pets don’t exist yet, but they were in previous games built on the same engine, so it’d be no surprise if Fallout 76 added them. Boosts to leveling, resources, and caps (Fallout’s in-game currency) are a safe bet because Fallout 76 is already stingy in how it hands them out. And what of expansions?

Bethesda has said nothing about it, and it makes sense. It’d be weird to hear of DLC even if the game were a massive success. Still, Bethesda has a long history of supporting its games with small-to-medium expansions that dates to The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. The Elder Scrolls Online has an incredible 13 expansions.

Some are merely quest packs (which would be easy enough to incorporate in Fallout 76), but others add entirely new areas, like Morrowind and Summerset.

The future is bright. Also dark.

If Fallout 76 does follow in the footsteps of The Elder Scrolls Online, the game has a future. It won’t be anyone’s game of the year, and It will never feel like a fresh take on anything – not even its own franchise.

Yet it will be there, entertaining Fallout fans for years. The most dedicated players will dig deep into the housing and cosmetic customization, building their own personal vision of a post-apocalyptic future, while the masses dip in as new expansions and major patches appear.

Like ‘No Man’s Sky’ and ‘The Elder Scrolls Online’, ‘Fallout 76’ Has A Future

This humble churn is worth some admiration. Games developed by Bethesda Studios have a reputation for buggy launches, but that reputation is paired with a barrage of content across its franchise.

Serious fans of The Elder Scrolls and Fallout always have something to chew on, even if that something is a mobile game like Fallout Shelter. Just don’t expect Bethesda to change the fundamentals. The Elder Scrolls Online is a game with a lot of content that happily encourages players to enjoy it on their own terms, but it’s also a game that hasn’t fixed (and doesn’t seem interested in fixing) many of its shortcomings. The combat is just ok, the voice acting is wooden, player animations aren’t great, and the leveling system can be confusing.

Fallout 76 — just like ESO — will continue, and it will improve.

Someday, it may be a game that deserves glowing headlines and hot takes about how it’s really worth a try now, despite what you’ve heard.

Just don’t expect it to be reborn, and be prepared to endure a hurricane of microtransactions.

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SEGA's Judgment, by the Yakuza Team, Headed to the West in 2019 https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/segas-judgment-by-the-yakuza-team-headed-to-the-west-in-2019/ https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/segas-judgment-by-the-yakuza-team-headed-to-the-west-in-2019/#respond Sat, 08 Dec 2018 20:34:18 +0000 http://feeds.ign.com/~r/ign/all/~3/_oy88gLW5Yk/segas-judgment-by-the-yakuza-team-headed-to-the-west-in-2019 Warehouse Discounts Project JUDGE is now Judgment. By Adam Bankhurst Announced at the Kinda Funny Games Showcase, SEGA's Judgment, from the developers of the Yakuza series, is headed to the west in 2019. Formerly known as Project JUDGE, Judgment puts you in the shoes o...]]> Warehouse Discounts

Project JUDGE is now Judgment.

Announced at the Kinda Funny Games Showcase, SEGA’s Judgment, from the developers of the Yakuza series, is headed to the west in 2019. Formerly known as Project JUDGE, Judgment puts you in the shoes of Yagami, an ex-lawyer who now runs a detective bureau. The newest trailer shows Takayuki Yagami investigating a series of three murders of Yakuza who all had their eyes removed.

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While Judgment won’t feature any characters from the Yakuza series, they are both set in a shared universe and this newest title takes place in Kamurocho, the fictional Tokyo district from the Yakuza series.

Studio head and project lead Toshihiro Nagoshi told IGN Japan that having cameos “could draw people out of this new experience, so that’s why I didn’t want to include them.” We got our hands on Judgment earlier this year and while the systems and mechanics weren’t doing anything revolutionary, its direction and presentation made us eager to continue playing.

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When Judgment arrives in the west on PlayStation 4, it will do so with the original Japanese VO and and an English dub, the first in a Yakuza universe title since the original Yakuza for PlayStation 2 in 2006. Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who loves the Yakuza games…even though he just started playing them.

You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst.

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14 Great Gifts for Cord Cutters https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/14-great-gifts-for-cord-cutters/ https://warehousediscounts.co.uk/2018/12/14-great-gifts-for-cord-cutters/#respond Sat, 08 Dec 2018 20:23:40 +0000 https://www.pcmag.com/slideshow/story/340483/14-great-gifts-for-cord-cutters Warehouse Discounts Know someone who is ready to find a cable replacement? These gifts will help them ditch pricey pay TV subscriptions and embrace the cord-cutter life. PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on th...]]> Warehouse Discounts

Know someone who is ready to find a cable replacement? These gifts will help them ditch pricey pay TV subscriptions and embrace the cord-cutter life.PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page. Terms of use.14 Great Gifts for Cord Cutters

There are a lot of people out there giving up cable TV to become cord cutters. In 2010, 88 percent of Americans still paid for TV, an all time high.

That fell to 78 percent this year, according to Leichtman Research. The proliferation of video-streaming services makes it easy to leave cable. The number of homes with Netflix (54 percent) in 2017 surpassed the number of houses with DVRs (53 percent).

But the networks and studios know better than to sit around and wait for Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Video to entirely crush them at their own game. Instead, they’re going to leave it to those services to crush them in quality programming, hey-ooo! Perhaps it’s not too late for cable channels…if they all pivot into being served up by streaming services like Sling TV and DirecTV Now.

There are also great options to get over-the-air (OTA) broadcast signals, so you don’t even need cable for the major networks, if you’re in the right spot. Why pay for the milk if the cow is free, viewers? Even if you’re not a cord cutter, you probably know one.

Perhaps you (or they) are a mixer: you’ve got basic cable or satellite, minimal extras, you’re paying for a streaming service, or have some OTA broadcasts coming in. It all pays off in a much wider selection of content. We’ve gathered up a few quick items for you to get your most beloved cutters of cords, or yourself.

They’ll help anyone save some more money while getting all the entertaining programming they can.


  • 1 TP Link Deco M9 Plus Mesh Wi Fi System

    Our new top rated mesh Wi-Fi network system is a great method for blanketing a system with high-strength wireless internet–a must for a cord-cutter home. The TP-Link Deco M9 Plus Mesh is an excellent performer that offers a robust feature set, including the ability to serve as a home automation hub that controls numerous smart home devices.


  • 2 Amazon Fire TV Cube

    Amazon’s new design for the high-end Fire TV comes in a cube that just happens to also be an Alexa device for voice control (you can also talk to it via the remote). Responses are provided audibly through the Cube’s speaker and visually on the TV.

    This is the best combination of Fire TV with hands-free control you’ll find in a single media streaming hub; it’s our current Editors’ Choice.


  • 3 Tablo Dual OTA DVR

    When you’ve given up on cable entirely to embrace OTA antennas receiving HD broadcasts, you still probably want a DVR. Tablo’s the way to go. The Dual OTA DVR records two channels simultaneously, with 64GB of storage on board (good for 40 hours) and the option to add more via a USB hard drive; here’s PCMag’s review.

    There’s also a four-tuner option. You can stream it anywhere in the house to PCs, smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, or streaming hubs–or stream from afar while traveling. You’ll need a digital antenna, and Tablo’s guide data service costs £4.99 per month (or £50/year or £150 for a lifetime subscription).

  • TiVo Bolt OTA

    4 TiVo Bolt OTA DVR

    You can’t talk cord cutting via a DVR without including TiVo, the name synonymous with time-shifted TV watching.

    The company’s latest Bolt is an OTA DVR that can record shows off an HD antenna–no cable subscription required (in fact, it won’t work with cable or satellite at all). For £250, you can record up to 150 hours of HD video; you also have to subscribe to TiVo for £7 per month, which is a bargain in and of itself–the regular TiVo sub is double that. TiVo also recently added support for Alexa voice controls for users with Amazon Echos.


  • 5 Dish Hopper 3

    If you’ve got a Dish Network connection at home, there’s little point in having any set-top-box other than the Hopper 3.

    It’s a DVR with 16 tuners–that’s right, you can record on 16 channels at once, and store up to 2,000 hours of content. There’s a “Sports Bar” mode to watch four channels simultaneously, as well. This latest Hopper still has Sling-powered place shifting (so you can watch recordings while you’re traveling), but also has 4K support.

    And to get you started with baby steps toward cord cutting, Netflix is integrated into the Hopper. If you have an Amazon Echo device, you can use it to control the Hopper using the Dish skill, though it also has voice controls through the Hopper 3 remote control.


  • 6 ViewTV Outdoor Antenna

    Antennas that are higher up in a house and outdoors are always going to get better HD reception, just like those monsters from the 1950s. The ViewTV Outdoor Amplified looks a lot like them, albeit smaller and infinitely more high-tech in appearance.

    This one has a 150-mile range, more than enough as the crow files to typically reach any big city broadcast, even if you’re out in the countryside. It rotates 360 degrees so you can turn it from inside the house using a remote control to get the best signal. And if you’ve got the space in an attic, it works from inside as well.


  • 7 1byone HDTV Indoor Antenna (2018 Version)

    Want a long range on a HD single, but the subtlety that comes with hanging a flat HD antenna in a window or on a wall indoors?

    The 1byone upgrade for the year has a 50- to 80-mile range, and a detachable signal booster that may not even be necessary if the tower is less than 10 miles away. You can try it for 90 days and then refund it in full if needed. It comes with 10 feet of coaxial cable to get it connected to your TV or DVR of choice.


  • 8 Mohu Sky 60 TV Antenna

    Mohu makes beautiful-looking HD antennas you won’t mind displaying outside your house, but they’ll also work indoors if up high enough.

    The latest Sky model has a 75-mile range, and comes with the full mounting kit for attic or roof and 30 feet of cable. To feed a line to multiple TVs, get the Mohu Jolt 4-Way Distribution TV Antenna Amplifier to go with it.


  • 9 Synology DiskStation DS718+

    There’s a good chance if you’re a cord cutter, you’ve got a massive collection of digital entertainment already at your disposal, and it may be growing all the time. If so, it helps to have network attached storage, your own personal video server.

    It’ll hold more than TV shows and movies, but with a device like the Synology DiskStation DS718+ and a couple of large hard drives (which you have to provide), you’ll be able to serve up your entertainment to any connected device in the home. It’ll even do on-the-fly 4K-video transcoding. Read our review.


  • 10 Netflix Gift Cards

    I can’t imagine a single cord cutter who doesn’t have Netflix. It’s the service we all turn to for the best original programming in streaming, some of which become phenoms all their own (looking at you, Stranger Things).

    Help people out with gift cards to offset the cost of Netflix. Maybe the ultimate irony: you buy real-world Netflix gift cards via Amazon.com.

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    11 HBO Now Gift Card

    Perhaps second only to Netflix in original shows that drive water-cooler chatter is HBO. With HBO Now you don’t need an HBO subscription via cable (like you do with HBO GO); anyone can get HBO Now for £14.99 per month with the right apps.

    And now, you can buy plenty of £25 HBO Now gift cards for that special someone. Get them online at Best Buy online or in stores like Walmart, CVS, Kroger, GameStop, and Sam’s Club.


  • 12 CBS All Access

    CBS is the No.

    1 network you don’t pay for. Turns out, it’s got some pretty good content you can pay extra to see, only on All Access, including The Good Fight, Star Trek: Discovery, and a few more.

    The price of £6 per month isn’t bad and you can access it on just about any device, even gaming consoles. Read our review.


  • 13 fuboTV

    If you’re a sports fan and want to cut the cord, fuboTV is worth a look for its wide variety of sports and entertainment programming as well as for its innovative DVR and playback features. Read our review.

  • Sling TV

    14 Sling TV

    Sling TV is as close to the traditional TV experience as you can get online.

    For £25 per month, Sling TV offers live access to channels like AMC, TBS, The Food Network, CNN, TNT, and more–just pick the tier with the stations you want, or pay more to get all the available channels.

    It’s a full-featured, reliable streaming video service that lets you cut your cable and still watch all the live TV you want. Read our review.


  • 15 Holiday Gift Guide 2018

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