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GeForce RTX 3080 Ti bundles available in new pre-build deals

Sold out within minutes, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is another sought after product that gamers are trying desperately to secure.

But with such small supply and such high demand right now, the new Graphics Card is selling for much higher than its recommended retail price.

Instead, for those who want one, it’s a choice between tackling frustrating queues, or using different, much pricier alternatives.

For UK gamers, Box.co.uk recently revealed its latest lineup of PC pre-builds, which are perfect for anyone just starting and fancy splashing their cash.

The downside for everyone else is that all the bundles available with the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti included cost over £3,000.

RTX 3080 Ti AT BOX LINK

These new pre-builds can be configured to your own liking, and come with free shipping and warranty. The £3,249.99 bundle comes with DIRT 5 and these registered specs and features:

  • AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Eight Core Processor
  • 16GB RAM HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB 3200MHz RAM
  • 500GB M.2 NVMe SSD & 1TB HDD
  • GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Graphics
  • Built in WiFi
  • Windows 10 Home

Box.co.uk is also offering a way for gamers to find out exactly when the RTX 3080 Ti is back in stock by registering for a stock alert. This requires an email, with box confirming in a new post:

“The GeForce RTX 3080Ti graphics card delivers the ultra performance that gamers crave, powered by Ampere – NVIDIA’s 2nd gen RTX architecture.

“It’s built with enhanced RT Cores and Tensor Cores, new streaming multiprocessors, and superfast G6X memory for an amazing gaming experience.

“Register your interest in the GeForce RTX 3080Ti and get stock updates before anyone else at Box.co.uk.”

The new Graphics Cards became available to buy on June 3 and sold out instantly during its launch day.

The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is Nvidia’s latest gaming flagship card, which reportedly runs games 2X faster than the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, and 1.5X faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti at 4K.

The full description for the new card from Nvidia reads: “If you desire ultra performance in gaming, ray-traced workloads, rendering, and GPU-accelerated applications, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is the graphics card for you.

“In rasterized and ray-traced games, performance is 1.5X faster, and when you’re rendering in Blender, V-Ray and other applications, performance is up to 2X faster than last gen. Whatever your workload, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti delivers ultimate performance, starting at $ 1199.

“Powered by the NVIDIA Ampere architecture, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti features 3rd gen Tensor Cores for amazing DLSS performance boosts, 2nd gen RT Cores to accelerate ray tracing, and the latest streaming multiprocessors to turbocharge traditional games. Plus 12GB of superfast GDDR6X memory.

“It offers full support for all our latest and greatest technologies, such as G-SYNC, NVIDIA Reflex and NVIDIA Broadcast, and the performance to enjoy Virtual Reality games and applications at high frame rates, at high resolutions and detail levels.”

There has been no news on when other major retailers in the UK and the United States will be receiving more RTX stock in June or during Summer 2021.

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BioMutant GeForce NOW release date live: THQ game headlines GFN Thursday line-up

NVIDIA has announced the latest batch of games to join the GeForce Now line-up.

The headline new addition is BioMutant on Steam, which is one five day and date releases to join the streaming service.

The third-person action game can now be played on devices such as smartphones, tablets and Shield TV.

BioMutant joins the likes of King of Seas, Maneater and Imagine Earth, which are also out now.

The new games line-up is completed by Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground, which is a turn-based strategy game.

If you’re a fan of retro games – specifically Cave shooters – you’ll be happy to hear that Deathsmiles has also joined the line-up.

Other older games include Bad North and The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III, as well as Redout and Shadow Run.

There’s good news for board game fans, as Ubisoft’s Monopoly Plus joins the streaming service.

The full list of GFN Thursday games can be seen at the bottom of the page.

The newly released Biomutant is described as an “open-world, post-apocalyptic Kung-Fu fable RPG”.

It features a unique martial arts combat system, which includes a mixture of melee, shooting and mutant ability action.

“A plague is ruining the land and the Tree-of-Life is bleeding death from its roots,” reads the official Biomutant description.

“The Tribes stand divided. Explore a world in turmoil and define its fate – will you be its saviour or lead it to an even darker destiny?

“The martial arts style combat system allows you maximum freedom of movement and agility while mixing shooting, melee and powers from your mutations. Learning new Wung-Fu combat forms through progression and learning from masters you’ll meet, will constantly add to your choices and make sure combat never gets old.”

The full list of GFN Thursday games out this week…

• Biomutant (day-and-date release on Steam and Epic Games Store, May 25)

• King of Seas (day-and-date release on Steam, May 25)

• Maneater (day-and-date release on Steam, May 25)

• Imagine Earth (day-and-date release on Steam, May 26)

• Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground (day-and-date release on Steam, May 27)

• Bad North (Epic Games Store)

• Black Desert Online for Turkey (Pearl Abyss)

• Breathedge (Steam and Epic Games Store)

• Bullet Girls Phantasia (Steam)

• Cyber Hook (Steam)

• Deathsmiles (Steam)

• Enlisted (Native Launcher)

• Kill It With Fire (Steam)

• Last Epoch (Steam)

• The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III (Epic Games Store)

• Monopoly Plus (Ubisoft Connect)

• Necromunda: Underhive Wars (Steam)

• Redout: Enhanced Edition (Steam)

• Saviors of Sapphire Wings / Stranger of Sword City Revisited (Steam)

• Shadowrun: Dragonfall – Director’s Cut (Steam)

• Trainz Railroad Simulator 2019 (Steam)

• Valiant Hearts: The Great War (Ubisoft Connect)

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NVIDIA GeForce Now NEW games: Major new release comes to streaming platform

NVIDIA GeForce NOW subscribers can access more than a dozen new games as part of the package.

The latest batch of games include new multiplayer release Hood: Outlaws and Legends, which launched just a few days ago.

Subscribers can access the multiplayer action game whether they own the Steam version or the Epic Games Store edition.

Retro gaming fans will be happy to hear that CAVE shooter DoDonPachi Resurrection has also joined the service, alongside Child of Light, MotoGP 21, Outland and Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Prophecy.

Elsewhere, it was revealed that Biomutant is also coming to the service when it launches later this month.

“Biomutant, the much anticipated post-apocalyptic, Kung-fu fable from Experiment 101 and THQ Nordic, is coming to GeForce NOW when it launches for PC (Steam) on May 25,” NVIDIA explains.

“That’s not all for Biomutant. At its release, GeForce NOW empowers gamers to take their adventure with them across nearly all devices, even on a Chromebook, Mac or mobile device.”

You can see the full list of new GeForce NOW games joining the service further down the page.

As for Hood Outlaws and Legends, the game sees four people attempt to execute the perfect heist.

“Faced with a merciless, unchecked state, rebels and rogues battle to claim their place among legends,” reads the official description.

“To win influence with an oppressed people, rival gangs compete in daring heists to hit the wealthy where it hurts. Folk hero or gold-hungry outlaw, only the best will escape with hard-earned riches.

“Two teams of 4 players compete to execute the perfect heist, in medieval environments patrolled by deadly AI guards. With the unique skills and mystical abilities of each character, moving in stealth to steal treasures unseen or dominating through loud and brutal combat.

“Blood will be spilled. Riches will be stolen. Legends will be reborn.”

The latest GFN GeForce Now releases for May…

• Hood: Outlaws and Legends (day-and-date release on Steam, Epic Games Store)

• Battlefleet Gothic: Armada (Steam)

• Bridge Constructor Portal (Steam)

• Child of Light (Ubisoft Connect)

• DoDonPachi Resurrection (Steam)

• Hyperdrive Massacre (Steam)

• MotoGP 21 (Epic Games Store)

• Move or Die (Steam)

• Ostriv (Steam)

• Outland (Steam)

• Space Crew (Steam)

• Three Kingdoms: The Last Warlord (Steam)

• Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Prophecy (Steam)

• When Ski Lifts Go Wrong (Steam)

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GFN GeForce NOW gets more than 60 games in May as part of HUGE update

NVIDIA has announced plans to add more than 60 PC games to the GeForce NOW library in May.

In one of the biggest updates yet, NVIDIA will add high profile new releases like MotoGP 21 and Hood: Outlaws and Legends.

That’s on top of Steam and Epic Games Store versions of various different games, not to mention retro gaming releases like Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, Space Invaders Extreme and Splinter Cell Blacklist.

It all begins with the latest round of game releases for the week ending May 7.

As you can see from the list below, this week’s GeForce NOW additions include cult favourite Alan Wake, as well as mammoth Ubisoft snowboarding game Steep.

Racing fans can now stream the likes of Death Rally and Assetto Corsa, while RPG fans can access The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV.

Elsewhere, Observer System Redux gets a release on GeForce NOW, alongside the excellent shooter Call of Juarez: Gunslinger.

You can see the full list of this week’s games, as well as the line-up of games launching in May below.

The GFN Thursday new releases for May 6…

• Alan Wake’s American Nightmare (Steam)

• Assetto Corsa (Steam)

• Beat Cop (Steam)

• Call of Juarez: Gunslinger (Steam)

• Chronicon (Steam)

• Death Rally (Steam)

• Hitman 2: Silent Assassin (Steam)

• The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV (Epic Games Store)

• MotoGP21 (Steam)

• Observer System Redux (Epic Games Store)

• Pacify (Steam)

• Project: Gorgon (Steam)

• THE SHORE (Steam)

• Steep (Steam)

• Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist (Steam)

The new GeForce NOW games launching in the month of May…

• 41 Hours (Steam)

• Bad North (Steam, Epic Games Store)

• Battlefleet Gothic: Armada (Steam)

• Beyond Good & Evil (Steam)

• Breathedge (Steam, Epic Games Store)

• Bridge Constructor Portal (Steam)

• Chess Ultra (Steam)

• Child of Light (Ubisoft Connect)

• Cyber Hook (Steam)

• Deathsmiles (Steam)

• Enlisted (Native Launcher)

• Groove Coaster (Steam)

• Hearts of Iron 2 Complete (Steam)

• Hearts of Iron III (Steam)

• Hood: Outlaws & Legends (Steam, Epic Games Store)

• Hyperdrive Massacre (Steam)

• Imagine Earth (Steam)

• Just Die Already (Steam)

• Kill It With Fire (Steam)

• King’s Bounty: Dark Side (Steam)

• Last Epoch (Steam)

• Monopoly Plus (Ubisoft Connect)

• Monster Prom (Steam)

• Necromunda: Underhive Wars (Steam)

• OneShot (Steam)

• Ostriv (Steam)

• Outland (Steam)

• Outlast 2 (Steam)

• Red Wings: Ace of the Skies (Steam)

• Redout: Enhanced Edition (Steam)

• RIME (Steam)

• Sabotaj (Steam, only available in Europe)

• Space Crew (Steam)

• Space Invaders Extreme (Steam)

• Super Mecha Champions (Steam)

• Thea: The Awakening (Steam)

• Three Kingdoms: The Last Warlord (Steam)

• Tomb Raider Legend (Steam)

• Trainz Railroad Simulator 2019 (Steam)

• Valiant Hearts: The Great War (Ubisoft Connect)

• Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Prophecy (Steam)

• Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground (Steam)

• Warlock – Master of the Arcane (Steam)

• When Ski Lifts Go Wrong (Steam)

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GFN Thursday new games line-up: GeForce NOW update is great news for Fortnite fans

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GFN Thursday is back with even more games for NVIDIA GeForce NOW subscribers.

The latest batch of GeForce NOW games include R-Type Final 2 and Chinese Parents on Steam, as well as a host of new games from the Epic Games Store.

This includes the excellent Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, as well as SOMA, GoNNER and Darksiders 2.

GeForce NOW subscribers aren’t just benefitting from new games, but also the release of a brand new update.

According to NVIDIA, GeForce NOW update 2.0.29 includes account linking for Epic Games Store and session pre-loading.

Currently being trialled in the PC version of Fortnite, the new update should cut the time it takes members to go from the GeForce NOW app to the game by 50%.

“The app update also improves in-app search results and brings the GeForce NOW in-game overlay to Chrome browser,” NVIDIA explains.

“It’s all a part of our commitment to make GeForce NOW the best cloud gaming experience.”

Elsewhere, it was revealed that Iron Harvest and 4A Games’ Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition will be supported on GeForce NOW at launch.

As for the latest GFN Thursday update, R-Type Final 2 is the game I’m most looking forward to playing.

The new R-Type release gives the classic arcade shmup a makeover, complete with new and improved visuals, new weapons and more.

“For the first time in nearly two decades, you can experience R-Type Final 2, now on PC!

“Feel the rush of mowing down hordes of Bydo with your fleet of R-Type fighters equipped with an arsenal of new and classic wave cannons, force units, bit devices, and devastating delta weapons.

“The Bydo threat is always evolving, as new enemies spawn from the wreckage of fallen foes, and stages are corrupted and altered by the sentient Bydo corruption.

“R-Type Final 2 unites the explosive action of the original games with modernized visuals and gameplay features, making this a must-have title for new and old shoot-’em-up fans alike.”

You can see the full list of GeForce NOW’s GFN Thursday releases below.

GFN Thursday game list in full…

• R-Type Final 2 (day-and-date release on Steam)

• Chinese Parents (Steam)

• Darksiders II Deathinitive Edition (Epic Games Store)

• The Dungeon Of Naheulbeuk: The Amulet Of Chaos (Epic Games Store)

• GoNNER (Epic Games Store)

• SOMA (Epic Games Store)

• Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair (Epic Games Store)

NVIDIA GeForce NOW review: Is PC streaming service a force to be reckoned with?

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NVIDIA GeForce NOW

NVIDIA GeForce NOW (Image: NVIDIA)

If you’re new to PC gaming like me, then you might not be aware of NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW streaming service, which lets subscribers access and play their PC libraries on a wide selection of devices. This includes phones, tablets and browsers, as well as PC, Mac and Shield TV.

Not only does this make your PC library more portable, but the ability to play high-end games on underpowered PCs could potentially save you lots of cash.

The paid membership – which costs £8.99 a month or £89.99 a year – includes priority access to game servers, as well as extended play sessions and RTX support. This means ray-traced visuals, graphical upscaling and VSync frame-rate boosts. This is the same for Founders members who subscribed before the new Premium tier was introduced.

There’s also a free membership option, which caps play sessions at one-hour. However, you can log back in and carry on playing after the time expires. 

As a Founders member (thanks to my recent acquisition of a 3060Ti), and after the introduction of the new, more expensive Premium tier, I thought now would be a good time to put GeForce NOW through its paces, and see if it’s a subscription service worth paying for.

I tested the GeForce NOW technology on a 2015 iPad with a PS4 DualShock controller, a Samsung Galaxy S8 (with a Razer Kishi attachment) and an NVIDIA Shield TV with an Xbox One game pad. Here’s what I found.

Compared to something like Stadia where you buy games directly from the Google Store, or Xbox Cloud Gaming and PlayStation Now where you pay to access hundreds of random titles, GeForce NOW’s subscription model is a little different.

On paper, it’s actually a pretty hard sell. Other than free-to-play games like Fortnite, subscribers can only access titles they already own. 

The plus side, of course, is that because you already own the games, they’re presumably titles you actually want to play.

GeForce NOW’s big selling point, however, is that you can play fully optimised and upgraded versions of these titles wherever you like and on whatever device comes to hand. 

If you recently picked up the PC version of Outriders, for example, then GeForce NOW lets you play the same full fat version on your mobile phone.

When launching a game that you own on Steam, GOG or Epic Games Store, you’ll need to enter your login details for that particular platform, but only for that initial session.

Because GeForce NOW works with multiple launchers, there are a few quirks here and there, but nothing that will cause you to tear your hair out in frustration.

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 with ray tracing on (Image: CD PROJEKT)

Once your library is synced and you’ve paired a controller, the hugely impressive GeForce NOW streaming technology really starts to come into its own.

Smoother than a slab of butter wrapped in silk, the games I tested mostly performed brilliantly, and without any noticeable frame drops or input lag. 

The only times I noticed any real dips in quality were during the initial few minutes of a game – grainy visuals in Art of Rally, for example –  but these minor blips tended to right themselves within seconds.

Not only do games perform smoothly, but they look absolutely fantastic on every device, even on an older smartphone and tablet.

Indeed, perhaps the most impressive aspect of the whole thing is that games like Cyberpunk 2077 feature the same ray traced visuals on devices that have no right to run the game in the first place.

With ray tracing playing such a big role in the marketing of next-gen consoles like PS5 and Xbox Series X, the fact that you can enjoy this complex technology on devices that you can pick up for next to nothing is pretty incredible.

Couple this with the rock-solid frame-rates – something that consoles can’t always guarantee – and it’s easy to see why GeForce NOW is so appealing.

My biggest gripe with GeForce NOW – especially compared to console alternatives like Stadia or Xbox Cloud Gaming – is that not all PC games are designed to be played on anything other than a traditional desktop.

While GeForce Now does a pretty decent job of optimising games from device to device, you might struggle to read text on smaller devices – this is a problem I had with Outriders.

Then there are games like Loop Hero, which don’t support regular game pads, relying instead on mouse and keyboard controls. This particular set-up doesn’t really lend itself to playing on devices other than a PC, which kind of defeats the purpose.

Other games like Black Mesa feature “partial” controller support, but are designed with a mouse and keyboard in mind. After a few web searches followed by some clumsy tinkering outside of the in-game option menu, I was finally able to play the game with a controller, but it wasn’t exactly straightforward.

Needless to say, performance and visual fidelity is also reliant on a stable (and ideally speedy) internet connection, which is something you will need to consider if you’re interested in subscribing.

Fortunately, the free membership option means you can try before you buy, so you won’t be out of pocket if your connection isn’t up to the task.

Black Mesa

Black Mesa is supported by GeForce NOW (Image: VALVE)

Despite a few rough edges, I think GeForce NOW is a pretty appealing subscription service.

While menu screens can be tweaked and new games added (which they are every Thursday), NVIDIA gets it right where it matters most.

Performance is outstanding and games look fantastic, whether you’re playing on a shoddy old phone, or streaming to your TV.

If you’re looking to make a move into PC gaming, then GeForce NOW is a viable alternative to investing in a high-end rig.

It’s also a great way to enjoy the games you already own, especially if a housemate or family member is always hogging the PC!

GeForce Now adds ANOTHER 15 games, including one of the strangest releases EVER

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NVIDIA GeForce Now subscribers can access another 15 games as part of the service.

NVIDIA GeForce Now lets PC users access their library of games on devices other than a traditional desktop.

Using cloud streaming technology, you can play the games you own on devices like smartphones, tablets and Shield TV.

It even comes with RTX ray-tracing support, which is ideal if you want to play demanding games on underpowered machines.

As a reminder, GeForce Now is available as part of a Priority membership for £8.99 a month or £89.99 a year.

The paid membership includes priority access to game servers, as well as extended play sessions and the aforementioned RTX support.

There’s also a free membership option, which caps play sessions at one-hour. However, you can log back in and carry on playing after the time expires.

This week’s new additions to the GeForce NOW library include Anno 2070 and Anno 2205, as well as Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr, Worms: Clan Wars and Yes, Your Grace.

It also includes one of the strangest games ever, as Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion joins the line-up.

“Launching on Steam today, play as an adorable yet trouble-making turnip,” reads the official description.

“Avoid paying taxes, solve plantastic puzzles, harvest crops and battle massive beasts all in a journey to tear down a corrupt vegetable government!”

The latest GFN update also includes support for newly released expansions for previously supported games.

“This week, it includes the latest updates for two popular games: Fatshark’s free expansion Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Chaos Wastes, and The Lost Gods DLC for Ubisoft’s Immortals Fenyx Rising.

“Since GeForce NOW is streaming the PC version of these games, members receive the full experience — with expansion and DLC support — and can play with and against millions of other PC players.”

You can see the full list of new GeForce Now games below.

The full list of new games on GeForce Now…

• Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion (day and date release on Steam)

• Anno 2070 (Steam)

• Anno 2205 (Steam)

• Cardaclysm (Steam)

• Chinese Paladin: Sword and Fairy (Steam)

• Darksiders: Warmastered Edition (Epic Games Store)

• Exanima (Steam)

• Port Royale 4 (Epic Games Store)

• Rayman Legends (Steam)

• Skyborn (Steam)

• Torchlight (Epic Games Store)

• Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr (Steam)

• Worms: Clan Wars (Steam)

• Yes, Your Grace (Epic Games Store)

• Yuppie Psycho: Executive Edition (Steam)

NVIDIA GeForce NOW GFN Thursday Game List revealed: Far Cry, Tomb Raider and MORE

NVIDIA GeForce NOW subscribers can access 15 new games as part of the GFN Thursday update.

This includes Far Cry 2: Fortune’s Edition, Tomb Raider IV: The Last Revelation, Trine: Enchanted Edition, Shio and brand new release Nigate Tale.

Outriders makes another appearance for GeForce NOW subscribers, only this time it’s the Epic Games Store Edition.

You can see the full list of brand new GFN Thursday games to stream further down the page.

As part of the latest games update, subscribers can also access a brand new reward for Spellbreak.

The Noble Oasis Outfit is available to Founders members from today, followed by Priority members on April 16. Anybody with a free membership can try to earn the reward from April 20.

“It’s first come, first served, so be sure to redeem your reward as soon as you have access!” NVIDIA explains.

“Signing up for GeForce NOW Rewards is simple. Log in to your NVIDIA GeForce NOW account, click “Update Rewards Settings” and check the box.”

In addition to the new games, GeForce NOW subscribers will also notice one or two changes to titles already available with the service.

“GeForce NOW members are getting updates to a few games this week in the form of new expansions or RTX support.

“Path of Exile, the popular free-to-play, online, action RPG is getting an expansion in Path of Exile: Ultimatum. It contains the Ultimatum challenge league, eight new Skill and Support Gems, improvements to Vaal Skills, an overhaul to past league reward systems, dozens of new items, and much more.

“Meanwhile, three games are adding RTX support with real-time, ray-traced graphics and/or NVIDIA DLSS. Mortal Shell gets the full complement of RTX support, while Medieval Dynasty and Observer System Redux get DLSS support to improve image quality while maintaining framerate.”

This week’s complete list of games includes…

• Nigate Tale (day-and-date release on Steam, April 12) – currently available for 15% off through April 18

• AO Tennis 2 (Steam)

• Beholder 2 (Steam)

• Far Cry 2: Fortune’s Edition (Epic Games Store)

• Outriders (Epic Games Store)

• Postal 4: No Regrets (Steam)

• Sheltered (Steam)

• Shio (Steam)

• Tomb Raider IV: The Last Revelation (Steam)

• Torchlight (Steam)

• Torchlight III (Steam)

• Trine: Enchanted Edition (Steam)

• Vigil: The Longest Night (Steam)

• Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest (Steam)

• Yes, Your Grace (Steam)

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