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PS5 UK stock ballot: New way to buy a PlayStation 5 has just arrived

PS5 UK stock ballot: New way to buy a PlayStation 5 has just arrived

Box.co.uk has confirmed it will be hosting a PS5 stock ballot this week for its customers in the UK.

July has been an average month for PlayStation 5 restocks, with Argos, Game and Smyths hosting sales events online and in-store.

But no UK retailers have been able to keep up with demand, and this has left gamers waiting around for the next opportunity.

And the good news is that another restock event will be hosted this week that will eliminate some of the headaches of being stuck in a digital queue.

Box.co.uk will be hosting a PS5 stock ballot, meaning that it won’t be a first-come-first-served system.

Instead, gamers will be able to sign up using an email address to have a chance at buying a console this week.

Much like how Box ran its Xbox Series X and S ballots, gamers can register their email address in the new PS5 Ballot. All emails collected will be entered into a ballot whereby lucky entrants will receive an invitation to purchase a PlayStation5 Bundle.


And Box has confirmed that these will be the items included in each bundle available from the site:

  • PlayStation 5 Disc Edition Console
  • An extra DualSense Wireless controller
  • Logitech G923 Racing Wheel
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Unfortunately for those who are not interested in the other items included, the Box PS5 bundle is very expensive.

Costing a whopping 849.99, console hunters not looking to purchase a Steering Wheel will have to decide whether they can resell it afterwards.

And Box.co.uk isn’t the only UK retailer which is expected to offer another PS5 restock this month.

Amazon was the latest to drop a shipment of PlayStation 5s and will be followed by others like Argos and BT.

And according to the @PS5Instant account, the PS5 Digital console could become available to buy at Amazon UK on a separate date.

That’s the bad news. The good news is the stock tracker said the latest Amazon shipment is “huge”, which made it difficult to ship it all at once.

The @PS5Instant Twitter posted: “Didn’t manage to get a #PS5? don’t worry. #PS5Stock on the way soon.

“Amazon will drop Digital at another date as this shipment was huge ~ difficult to ship so much at once”.

Elsewhere, besides the Amazon PS5 restock other UK retailers could be opening orders for the PlayStation 5 once again this week.

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This post originally posted here Daily Express

The Marvel’s Avengers Cosmic Cube Event Has Arrived

The future is in peril. The Avengers need to work together to take down the Scientist Supreme before she can bring about an apocalypse. The new Beating the Odds Villain Sector and the Cosmic Threat Event are available now!

Trails of Cosmic energy have been circulating around the globe, which lead the Avengers to Monica’s secret weapon — tracking down these Cosmic signatures is how Beating the Odds begins. You’ll track the trail to a heavily guarded AIM facility and fight through to the final chamber, which houses a giant, mysterious, and undoubtedly powerful cube. This is the Cosmic Cube, the true form of Project Omega, and Monica can’t wait to show you just how powerful it is in the final battle of the Villain Sector.

This is a brand-new fight unlike any we’ve created before. Though the future is always to some degree uncertain, with our Cosmic Cube dev tips from Principal Designer Jason Botta, you can ready up with confidence to beat the odds! Here’s some pointers for how to emerge from the chaos victorious:

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  • The Divide and Conquer strategy is going to be your ally for this battle. You’ll quickly notice that there are a lot of things going on at once in the Cosmic Cube room that could result in a chaotic confrontation, and a defeat if you’re not ready. Focus on taking out the turrets first before anything else, as they will be a pain if you let them hang around
  • The first group of Elite Enemies are going to put up quite the fight. Focus on one of the shielded enemies one at a time—lure them away from the rest of the group in order to take them down one by one before they can overcome you.
  • Finally, in the Power Core room, it might prove useful to have your team quickly split up and destroy the cores before being overwhelmed by the surge of enemy combatants.

Additionally, the showdown happens in a colorfully unstable and captivatingly picturesque arena the likes of which haven’t been seen yet in Marvel’s Avengers. Digital photographers, make sure you bring your cameras and snap some shots while you’re there!

Beating the Odds is available now on the War Table in the Snowy Tundra and can be played with any Hero with Power Level 35+.

Intro Mission Chain Rewards include one Hero Set gear, one DNA Key, three Polychoron, and one piece of gear that has its quality scaled to your Power Level. Weekly Mission Chain Rewards yield gear depending on Power Level, 15 Polychoron, one DNA key, and one piece of gear scaled to your Power Level. Repeated Completions (Missions Chains already completed) will net you one piece of gear that has its quality scaled to your Power Level

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The Cosmic Threat Event will align with the Villain Sector is underway and will end on July 8. As per the Event’s name, you will be imbued with Cosmic energy, which packs no insignificant punch. The Cosmic Threat Event will take you across the world in various new missions.

Minor Missions rewards (a total of eight, one themed per Hero) require the use of specific Hero abilities or the completion of general objectives. Completing these missions will reward the themed Hero a scaling quality gear if that Hero is below PL 120. If that Hero is PL 120+, you’ll be rewarded with a Tachyon Exotic.

The Major Mission – A Cosmic Threat will require you to beat the new Villain Sector, defeat a large number of enemies in Cosmic Threat Sectors, and deal plenty of sweet Cosmic damage. Rewards include a new animated team nameplate and Hero specific gear.

We’re looking forward to hearing how you like the Cosmic Cube Event and seeing all the quality content you create from it! Share with us your favorite cube-busting builds and ethereal photos on our social channels and official Discord server. See you in the future!

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Marvel’s Avengers is an epic, third-person, action-adventure game that combines an original, cinematic story with single-player and co-operative gameplay*. Take the essential Super Hero gaming experience to another level! Marvel’s Avengers will be available for next-gen consoles at no extra cost.* This version will boast a wide spectrum of improvements to visuals and speed, and will be backwards compatible in single and multiplayer. Marvel’s Avengers has a beautiful world filled with exquisite detail, and with improved Heroics, destruction, graphical fidelity, and framerate versus previous gen, you won’t be missing any of it. Get right into the action with fast loading times and be blown away by the striking detail of enhanced destructive visuals that make Heroics feel truly in your hands. Marvel’s Avengers will support save file transfer and cross-gen play so you can pick up right where you left off and continue fighting AIM with your favorite Super Hero squad. We’re excited to herald in the next generation of consoles on Marvel’s Avengers! Marvel’s Avengers leverages the Smart Delivery technology – buy the game once and play it on either Xbox One or on Xbox Series X|S. Marvel’s Avengers on Xbox Series X|S is available now!*** *One-time online access required for single-player campaign; online access required for multiplayer and to download post-launch content. Free Square Enix Members account required. Platform-specific online subscription fee may be required. *Upgrading from the disk version will require the next-gen version of the same console with a disk drive. **Credits that you purchase are useable on Xbox Series X|S Console version of Marvel’s Avengers. Please be aware that the Credit that you own is synced with your Microsoft account, and the wallet will be shared through both platforms.

Author: Leyla K., Community Engagement Specialist, Crystal Dynamics
This post originally appeared on Xbox Wire

Christian Eriksen: Denmark team-mate performed 'heroic' act before CPR medics arrived

Christian Eriksen: Denmark team-mate performed 'heroic' act before CPR medics arrived

Denmark centre-back Simon Kjaer has been branded a ‘hero’ for his actions after team-mate Christian Eriksen collapsed during his side’s 1-0 defeat to Finland on Saturday afternoon. The Inter Milan playmaker fell to the floor in the closing stages of the first half at the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, with medics spotted attempting to resuscitate the 29-year-old as he lay motionless on the pitch.

The match was quickly suspended, with both sets of players heading down the tunnel in distress.

Eriksen then left the pitch on a stretcher and was pictured with his eyes open and his arm in the air as he was transported to hospital.

It was promptly revealed by UEFA and the Danish Football Union that he had been stabilised and was awake, with the match resuming at 7.30pm upon the request of both teams.

Finland eventually sealed a narrow 1-0 victory thanks to Joel Pohjanpalo’s second-half strike, which was their only attempt of the entire contest.

Although the medical staff will deservedly receive the plaudits for helping Eriksen to emerge from the incident, it was Kjaer’s contribution that gained the attention of many onlookers.

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The 32-year-old ran towards the midfielder upon seeing him collapse to the ground, before stabilising him on his back and clearing his airways.

Kjaer then began to resuscitate Eriksen as he waited for the medics to arrive, with his crucial intervention potentially stopping the situation from reaching a tragic conclusion.

As the medical staff went to work, the defender was seen comforting Eriksen’s partner, Sabrina Kvist Jensen, who had raced to the side of the pitch.

Kjaer was widely praised for his efforts on social media, with viewers in awe of his quick reactions and ability to deal with the situation effectively in the heat of the moment.


Piers Morgan led the tributes to the Denmark skipper, tweeting: “⁦@simonkjaer1989 ensured Eriksen didn’t swallow his tongue when he was unconscious, gave him CPR, told the squad to form a protective shield around him, consoled Eriksen’s horrified wife & has now led his team back into the game.

“You, sir,⁩ are a hero.”

Meanwhile, Eriksen’s Inter team-mate Nicolo Barella thanked Kjaer with an Instagram story post, adding: “Beyond the colours. Well done Simon. Great captain and person.”

The incident sent shockwaves around the football world, with the BBC One team covering the match live struggling to comprehend what they had just witnessed.

Former Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas admitted: “I don’t even know what to say really. My body is shaking.

“All I can think about is Christian’s family and what they must be going through. It’s a very, very sad moment and I pray for the very best.”

The Spaniard’s fellow analyst Alex Scott fought back tears as she delivered her reaction, exclaiming: “I can’t believe what we’re witnessing.

“I think football totally goes out of the window right now. You’re thinking about his family, all the rest of the players out there witnessing it as well.

“I actually just got on my phone and messaged my mum and told her I love her. I think it’s a reminder of how quickly life can change, just like that.”

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Sport Feed

Kai Havertz's x-rated Champions League message proves he's arrived as a Chelsea star

Kai Havertz's x-rated Champions League message proves he's arrived as a Chelsea star

“Not only that, he ran like crazy, that’s the teamwork, that’s why he deserves this.”

Havertz was initially speechless, before thanking everyone close to him for supporting him in his career.

“I don’t know what to say, I really don’t know what to say. We deserved it, now we celebrate,” he said.

“I waited a long time, I just want to thank my family, my parents, my brother, my sister, my grandmother, my girlfriend. I don’t know what to say!”

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Sport Feed

iOS 14.5 release has arrived: 3 things to do BEFORE you download the iPhone upgrade

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iOS 14.5 release has arrived: 3 things to do BEFORE you download the iPhone upgrade

Apple has flipped the switch and started to roll out iOS 14.5 to iPhone owners worldwide. The hotly-anticipated update, which has been in testing for two months, brings 200 new emoji characters, a redesigned Podcasts app, compatibility with Apple’s newly-announced AirTag trackers, and a new trick to ensure Face ID can still unlock your iPhone when wearing a face covering.

To start updating to the latest version of Apple’s hugely successful operating system, you need to head to Settings > General > Software Update.

Apple started to roll out iOS 14.5 at around 10am in California, which works out at around 6pm in the UK. If you are already running iOS 14 on your smartphone, you should have no problems installing iOS 14.5 on your handset. If you haven’t made the jump to iOS 14 yet, here are all the devices that will work with this latest software.

Which iPhone models can update to iOS 14.5?

iPhone 12 / iPhone 12 mini / iPhone 12 Pro / iPhone 12 Pro Max / iPhone 11 / iPhone 11 Pro / iPhone 11 Pro Max / iPhone XS / iPhone XS Max / iPhone XR / iPhone X / iPhone 8 / iPhone 8 Plus / iPhone 7 / iPhone 7 Plus / iPhone 6S / iPhone 6S Plus / iPhone SE (1st generation) / iPhone SE (2nd generation) / iPod touch (7th generation)

If your iPhone is on the list above, you’re all set. However, there are three things that are worth doing before you hit the ‘Download and Install’ button in your Settings app.

iOS 14.5 release: 3 things you need to do before installing

First up, it’s always worth backing up your data before making the move to any new version of iOS. With any luck, there won’t be any issues moving your iPhone over to iOS 14.5. However, there have been a few hiccups with iOS upgrades in the past, so we can’t rule anything out.

As such, your first step should be to back-up your iPhone before attempting any update. This can be handled over iCloud – the cloud-based storage option available to every Apple user, or iTunes – provided that you’ve got a Mac or MacBook nearby with the correct cable to complete the back-up. To use iCloud, first you’ll want to connect to a Wi-Fi network, launch the Settings app, then tap your Apple ID at the top of the list. Scroll down and tap on the iCloud tab, then iCloud Backup, and finally, Back Up Now.

Next up, you’ll need some free storage to download the iOS 14.5 update and kickstart the upgrade on your iPhone. If you’re the sort of person who is constantly swatting away warnings about ‘Low Storage’ every time you take a photograph, video, or try to install a new app – you’ll need to make some ruthless cuts before attempting to upgrade.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Flames of Ambition Has Arrived

With the Flames of Ambition DLC game pack and Update 29 both now live on Xbox One, your Gates of Oblivion year-long adventure begins!

You can get access to the Flames of Ambition DLC with an active ESO Plus membership or by acquiring it with Crowns from the Microsoft Store. This new dungeon DLC challenges players with the Cauldron and Black Drake Villa four-player adventures, featuring dangerous new bosses, rewarding puzzles, and stories that lead into the Blackwood Chapter (now available for pre-purchase) and beyond.

Black Drake Villa

Join forces with the Wood Elf Eveli Sharp-Arrow to search the hidden archives of the Black Drake Villa in order to acquire a mysterious tome. Be warned, the once-proud mansion is now home to a tribe of monsters, and the villa’s archives below are engulfed in flames thanks to the arson of the True-Sworn mercenaries.

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The Cauldron

The local townsfolk of Deshaan have been enslaved and are now forced to excavate hidden ruins deep within a long-forgotten mine. With the help of the Dremora Lyranth, you must enter the Cauldron, battle the Daedric beasts and cultists within, and end their sinister plans before they can be completed!

The Elder Scrolls Online: Flames of Ambition

Each dungeon holds its own unique rewards, dangers to conquer, and puzzles to solve, and each can be completed in both Normal and Veteran difficulties. If you’re looking for a true challenge, however, you can choose to face all three of the Black Drake Villa’s bosses on Vet Hard Mode difficulty — not for the faint hearted!

Update 29 & New Champion System

In addition to the DLC, this release also includes the Update 29 base-game patch for all ESO players, completely free of charge. This patch includes a host of fixes and improvements, including the updated Champion System. With this major redesign, you will be presented with more choice and variability in how you wish to spend your Champion Points once you’ve reached level 50.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Flames of Ambition

With only three core constellation groups and the ability to select and slot powerful passive boons, this updated system will allow you to build your character the way you want to play. We’ve extremely excited to see how the community uses this updated system and what kind of builds they create!

The Gates of Oblivion Begins

With the Flames of Oblivion and Update 29, your next big year-long adventure begins. What you discover in the flame-wreathed Black Drake Villa or the Daedric infested Cauldron will set up the story to come in both the upcoming Blackwood Chapter (releasing June 8 on Xbox One) and beyond! The Daedric Prince of Destruction has plans for Tamriel, and it’s up to you and your allies to stand against Mehrunes Dagon and his terrible schemes — good luck!

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Xbox® Series X|S enhanced version coming soon as a free update. Includes The Elder Scrolls Online base game and the Morrowind Chapter. Join over 18 million players in the award-winning online multiplayer RPG and experience an ever-expanding story in a persistent Elder Scrolls world. • BEGIN YOUR ADVENTURE – Discover Tamriel’s Second Era and enjoy all the epic quests, memorable characters, and dangerous enemies you expect in an Elder Scrolls game. • PLAY YOUR WAY – Battle, craft, steal, siege, or explore. Combine different types of weapons, armor, and abilities to create your own style of play. • TELL YOUR OWN STORY – Experience any story in any part of the world, in whichever order you choose – alone or with friends. • INCLUDES THE MORROWIND CHAPTER – Journey to the iconic island of Vvardenfell and stop a meteor from crashing into Vivec City
The Elder Scrolls Online Collection: Blackwood
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The Elder Scrolls Online Collection: Blackwood

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$ 59.99 $ 47.99
The Elder Scrolls Online Collection: Blackwood is the ultimate Elder Scrolls experience and includes the Base Game and all Chapters: • Blackwood (New for 2021) • Greymoor • Elsweyr • Summerset • Morrowind Pre-purchase now to begin your adventure immediately in the base game or previous Chapters and gain instant access to an exclusive Nightmare Bear Cub Pet* and Nagahide Welwa Ravager Mount, plus bonus content at launch: • Dremora Kynreeve Outfit • Deadlands Wamasu Pet • 1× Iron Atronach Crate, including exclusive randomized loot • 3× Blackwood Treasure Maps • 2× Experience Scrolls, granting Double XP ULTIMATE FREEDOM—Create your ultimate RPG character, play solo or adventure with friends, and determine your fate in an ever-expanding world. With no level restrictions, go anywhere, at any time in a truly open world. In The Elder Scrolls Online, the choice is yours. CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE—With a new tutorial, begin your adventure where you like: emerge from Coldharbour in the Base Game, battle Dragons in the Elsweyr Chapter, or get ready to face the Prince of Destruction, Mehrunes Dagon, in Blackwood, the latest Chapter. All content is accessible for new players, and you can switch adventures whenever you like. INCLUDES LATEST CHAPTER: BLACKWOOD—As part of the Gates of Oblivion adventure, a deal made with the Prince of Destruction comes due in Blackwood. Explore Imperial cities and murky bogs, uncover Mehrunes Dagon’s sinister plot, and never adventure alone with the new Companions System. *Nightmare Bear Cub Pet available with pre-purchases until March 17th, 2021.

Dominic Davies, Content Manager, The Elder Scrolls Online

‘Havertz has arrived’: Chelsea fans salute German as he stars in win over top-four rivals Everton to keep Tuchel unbeaten

‘Havertz has arrived’: Chelsea fans salute German as he stars in win over top-four rivals Everton to keep Tuchel unbeaten

Kai Havertz gave Chelsea fans a long-awaited glimpse of the player they thought they were signing when he arrived at Stamford Bridge as the German playmaker pulled the strings in a 2-0 win over Everton in the Premier League.

Havertz, 21, was instrumental in both goals on Monday night, forcing Everton’s Ben Godfrey into an own-goal in the first half before winning a second-half penalty which was converted by Italian metronome Jorginho.

The victory – which kept the Blues unbeaten in 11 games in all competitions under new manager Thomas Tuchel – solidified Chelsea’s hold on fourth spot in the Premier League table as they moved four points clear of Everton in fifth and three points behind Leicester in third.

Monday’s victory was testament to the impact Tuchel has had all across the pitch since assuming command from the sacked Frank Lampard at the end of January.

That was no more so than with Havertz, the big-money summer arrival at the Bridge who has thus far faced a stuttering start to life in England, albeit one partly hindered by the lingering effects a Covid infection.

Returning to the starting 11 alongside countryman Timo Werner, Havertz was the spark for this victory as he arrived to turn a Marcos Alonso cross onto Godfrey and into the Everton net to break the deadlock on 31 minutes.

Havertz continued what many will be hoping was a breakthrough performance in a Chelsea shirt as he helped secure his team’s second of the evening just after the hour mark, racing through to touch the ball past Everton ‘keeper Jordan Pickford, whose sliding momentum brought him down.

Jorginho converted the penalty to maintain his perfect record from the spot this season, while Chelsea went on to comfortably secure the win their dominance deserved against Carlo Ancelotti’s Champions League-chasing side.  

For many, the performance gave hope for bigger and better things to come from Havertz in particular, who persuaded owner Roman Abramovich to part with around £75 million at the start of the season to bring him to West London.

Havertz was not the only to impress, however, with Alonso again showing his threat down the left, and serving as a symbol of Chelsea’s revival under Tuchel, having been brought back in from the cold after being frozen out by Lampard.

Danish centre-half Andreas Christensen was another impressive performer, again a sign of the confidence instilled by the German specialist now occupying the Chelsea dugout.

For Tuchel it was his own slice of history as he became the first manager in Premier League history to guide his team to a clean sheet in each of his first five home games in the competition.

Next up for Chelsea is a trip to Leeds on Saturday, before they face the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Atletico Madrid, holding a slender 1-0 lead from the first meeting.


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