Read and Watch this week's Overclockers News roundup: August 7th
Free Epic Game of the week:
The weekly Epic Games store giveaway this week is available from the 6th of August until the 13th of August. There’s one free title this week called Wilmot’s Warehouse, and it’s a unique Indie Puzzle game that’s sure to test your organisational skills. You play as Wilmot whose job is to keep a large warehouse with over 500 possible products running as efficiently as possible. Wilmot’s all on his own, and you need to keep the impatient customers happy to earn performance stars which can be spent on labour-saving upgrades. As different goods arrive, you’ll have to remember where you put them all as truckloads of the stock begins to fill up the available space. There’s the option to make the game more difficult with expert mode, and you can even play split-screen with a friend in the two-player co-op mode. Click the thumbnail to head to the Epic Games store and add Wilmot’s warehouse to your library for FREE.
Netflix Teams up with Ubisoft:
With the success of the Witcher, it’s no surprise Netflix will continue turning successful game franchises into game-themed productions. Ubisoft has been keen to co-operate, and two of its games will be coming to the streaming service for Netflix’s 180 Million subscribers to enjoy. The last Splinter cell game was released back in 2013, and although Ubisoft has kept quiet on there ever being another game, there will be an animated series coming in the next few years. The story will follow Sam Fisher who is a highly trained agent of a fictional black-ops sub-division within the NSA called the "Third Echelon”. The Writer and executive producer of the series have been announced as Derek Kolstad who is well known for his work writing the John Wick film franchise. Netflix will also be turning the 2003 Ubisoft Game Beyond good and evil into a movie. A sequel was announced by Ubisoft in 2017, and this latest announcement is the first news we’ve had about the game in a while. The Director has been announced as Rob Letterman whose previous works include Detective Pikachu, Shark Tale and Monsters vs Aliens. Click the thumbnail to see Netflix’s announcement.
New Game Fall guys is off to a great start:
Fall Guys is a brand new game created by developer Mediatonic, and it’s a completely different take on the battle royal genre that Fortnite made so popular. The game was launched on the 4th of August and the first day had so many players trying to join in on the fun that the servers crashed under strain. You play the game as a silly little wobbly bean dressed up in a customisable outfit as you try to navigate a variety of different game modes with 59 other players. There’s plenty of hilarious gameplay that has been compared to Takeshi’s castle as players are knocked, pushed and dropped out of each round until only the winner of the golden crown remains. The first 24 hours of the game had over 1.5 million news players and it quickly rose to the number one spot of Steams top seller list. I don’t think the developers could have predicted such a successful first day and if you want to get in on the action you can buy it for £15.99 or play for FREE on the PS4. Click the thumbnail to check out the official website.
noblechairs DOOM Special edition Chair:
noblechairs are a company known for creating high-quality gaming chairs and earlier this year the company announced it would be partnering with Bethesda to create some stunning chairs based on the publishers most popular titles. The Fallout themed chair was released in May and is being followed by a DOOM edition of the hero. The chair is black with blood-red accents, multiple rune markings, the iconic pentagram and two large DOOM logos. The Hero is an award-winning design thanks to features such as the adjustable lumbar support, memory foam headrest and sturdy steel frame that can support up to 150KG. You can Preorder the chair right now on the Overclockers website for £379.99, and stock will be available soon. Click the thumbnail to check out the full product page.
Frames win Games Nvidia promotion:
Tom Clancy’s Rainbox six siege was released by Ubisoft in 2015, and the game still receives regular updates to this day. If you haven’t yet not got your hands on the game you can now get the Gold edition completely free when you upgrade your hardware with RTX series graphics. The Gold edition comes with the Full game, a year 5 pass and 16 additional operators from year 1 and 2. Overclockers have plenty of eligible products for sale, and you can choose from Graphics cards, RTX prebuilt PC’s and RTX powered laptops. The Gold edition was released in February and normally costs £45.99 making this a great deal. Frames Win games is running for a limited time, so make sure to get your order in soon. You can click the thumbnail to find out more.
Nvidia in advanced talks to buy ARM:
It’s highly likely you own or have owned a piece of hardware that uses Arm’s technology. Arm is the industry's leading supplier of microprocessor technology and offers a wide range of microprocessors to address the performance, power and cost requirements for almost all application markets. The designs are licenced and used by big names like Samsung, Apple, Qualcomm, Nvidia and are used in smartphones, tablets and TVs. Softbank is the current owner of Arm and they bought the company for $32bn back in 2016. Softbank just announced losses for two consecutive quarters and selling off arm would certainly give them an influx of cash. Nvidia is apparently very serious about looking to buy Arm, and it’s rumoured to cost in the region of $40bn to $50bn. Many see the move as anti-competitive as many of Nvidia’s competitors use Arm technology. Softbank is a neutral owner whereas Nvidia is likely to draw the attention of regulators. Its also rumoured Samsung wants a smaller stake in the company of around 3 to 5 per cent which would help to reduce its licensing fees for producing Arm-based chips. Click the thumbnail to read Arm’s founder Dr Hauser’s opinion on the subject.