Overclockers News roundup and Video: 10th July
Free Games this week:
Starting on the 9th of July, there are three news games available to keep for free on the Epic Games store. The first game is Killing floor 2 which was released on Steam in 2016 but has recently joined the Epic games store. The gameplay is simple and repetitive but great fun if you love first-person shooters and slaying hordes of zombies. It’s best played with friends when you join either the 6-player Co-Op or 12-player VS Player mode. The second game free this week on the Epic store is Lifeless Planet: Premier edition. Lifeless Planet is a third-person action-adventure game that features an old-school sci-fi story and 20 unique environments to explore. Equipped with a limited-use jet-pack and a mobile robotic arm, you must use your skill and knowledge to solve puzzles and unravel the mystery of a distant planet with signs of life in the form of a deserted Soviet-era Russian town. The trailer is certainly intriguing, and you can experience the game through and cinematic cut-scenes. The third free game from Epic is the escapists 2 where the aim of the game is to break out from prison after secretly planning your escape. You can play online with friends in a group of up to 3 and work together or play competitively to see who can make it to freedom first. Throughout the game, the prisons get tougher, which means creativity is key, and there are objects and unusual tools to tackle almost any prison escape. All these games can be claimed on the Epic Games store until the 16th of July. I’ve saved the best till last and Ubisoft will be giving Watch Dogs 2 away during the upcoming Ubisoft forward. The digital showcase event is set to show us more footage for titles such as Watch Dogs: Legion, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Hyper Scape and more. The game initially came out in 2016 and is currently on sale for £9.99 however if you log in to Uplay between the end of the first session (Starts 6.30 pm) and the end of the main show (Starts 8.00 pm) you can claim a free copy of Watch Dogs 2 on your Ubisoft account. Ubisoft forward will be streaming on the Ubisoft website, youtube, twitch, Mixer and social media. Click the thumbnail to see more.
AMD Ryzen 3000XT processors now available and Assasins Creed Valhalla for Free:
Three of AMDs popular Ryzen 3000 processors have just had an update in the form of the XT series of CPUs. The RYZEN 5 3600XT, RYZEN 7 3800XT and RYZEN 9 3900XT have received a clock speed increase to improve performance making these CPU’s that bit faster and more responsive. Now is also the perfect time to upgrade as if you buy a Ryzen 7 3700 CPU or better you will even receive a copy of Assasins Creed: Valhalla when it comes to PC later this year. The new Ryzen 3000XT processors use the AM4 chipset which means they are compatible with an extensive range of motherboards including the X570 and recently released B550 boards which offer super-fast gen4 SSD support. The free game offer is available from July 7th 2020 until October 3rd 2020 with the release of Assasins Creed Valhalla set in December. Click the thumbnail to find out more about this great deal from AMD.
Asus Summer sale and get Dying light 2 free:
Asus have a considerable amount of offers running this month and the Christmas in July promotion has just gone live alongside the opportunity to pick up a free game and earn cashback when you upgrade your setup or PC with ASUS hardware. The sale includes nearly every category, and there are great discounts available on cases, headsets, networking, motherboards and more. The ROG Swift 35” curved display has a saving of over £330. The ASUS ROG STRIX GO wireless headset has a saving of £30. Several X570 motherboards are on sale starting at only £169.99, and you can get dying light 2 free with the ROG Strix X570-E. Improve your gaming connectivity with the AC2900 ROG Rapture router and save £39 plus get dying light 2 for free. Keep your CPU cool and save £15 on the ROG Ryuo AIO cooler. Earn up to £75 cashback by buying a qualifying b550 motherboard and Ryzen CPU and then £25 more with the rate my gear campaign. Dying Light and Dying light 2 are free with selected hardware until the 31st of August. To find out more the Asus Summer sale, click the thumbnail. To read more about the Dying light offer, click HERE.
Several new Cases Launched this week
If you’re upgrading your PC case or building a new system and need good airflow you should look at the new products from Phanteks and Kolink. The Kolink Citadel mesh is a Micro ATX case with a focus on airflow and performance. The included aRGB fans and hinged tempered glass panel make it the perfect place to show of your hardware. The PSU shroud makes it easy to hide any unsightly cables and despite the compact size hardware support is well rounded. You can install up to a 280mm radiator and there is room for large GPU’s and plenty of drives for storage. The Kolink Mesh Citadel can be preordered for only £59.99. Phanteks are well known for their high-quality PC cases and the P500A has just been added to the eclipse series. There are three variations of the P500A available in either Black, white and with or without RGB starting at £89.99. The main features are excellent airflow and dust filtration, a tempered glass side panel, built-in drain port, and the possibility to install dual systems within the midi tower case. There are endless build options inside the P500A and many review sites have rated it highly. I’m glad to see more manufactures producing high airflow options with an attractive well thought out design. Learn more by clicking the thumbnail.
Bethesda teams up with Amazon for Fallout TV series
Fans of the extremely popular fallout franchise are sure to be aware of the Vault-tec edition noblechair amongst many other spin-off products and Bethesda have now dished out the Fallout licencing rights to Amazon studios. There aren’t many details that have been announced but we do know the episodes will be available on Amazon Prime and Westworld creators Lisa Joy and Jonah Nolan will be involved in the production. The atmosphere and storyline behind fallout is what helped to make it such a popular game franchise and I’m sure the TV series will be well worth the wait. Click the thumbnail to see the original tweet.