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Forge your ultimate 2020 gaming setup with these Black Friday deals (US)

Published: 18/Nov/2019 22:00

by Bill Cooney


Thanksgiving is fast approaching and after the turkey is finished when people usually get sick of their families stores will prepare for the tidal wave of humanity seeking deals on Black Friday.

But thanks to the power of the internet, we don’t have to fight against unruly deal seekers through the mall just to try and find the best deals while losing our minds.

Black Friday deals have already started to be listed, giving us plenty of time to pick out whatever upgrades we want at our leisure.

Amazon is a good start, but it isn’t the only place with great Black Friday gaming deals, below, we’ve compiled a small list of some of the best deals to help you start out 2020 in style.

Gaming PC Black Friday deals

What’s a gamer without a badass rig to go into battle with? If you’re looking for a new, upgraded battle station this holiday season there are plenty of options for gamers looking to break the bank on an upgrade or those just looking for a cheap, reliable PC they can upgrade over time.

For those looking to go all out and not wanting to put together their own rig, may we present the ABS Mage M, a gaming desktop with an Intel i7 9700K and GeForce RTX 2060 Super graphics card on for $1,199.99 down from $1,499.99 for Black Friday.

You might even be able to run Red Dead Redemption 2 at high graphics on this beast.

The Mage is definitely a more top of line prebuilt PC, but there are plenty of other deals on gaming rigs for Black Friday.

Other deals:

Gaming Monitor Black Friday deals

But hey, maybe you don’t need a whole new PC, you could just want to upgrade the screen you play on and move on from that old monitor you found in the basement.

Luckily, it’s been a good year for monitors, with the new curved design becoming all the rage and much more affordable since last year.

Speaking of curved monitors, the mammoth Samsung 49-Inch CRG90 Curved Gaming Monitor is $1,299.99, down from a $1,499.99 regular price.

Now that’s a lot of screen.

Almost $1,300 for a new monitor even after the discount might break the bank for some people, so below are a few more deals on new monitors this Black Friday season:

Gaming Keyboard Black Friday deals

Good peripherals are obviously a must-have for PC gaming and there’s nothing like that first session with a brand new keyboard.

One of the best deals this Black Friday is for the “Rosewill Mechanical Gaming Keyboard” for a price of $59.99 down from $149.99 – $90 in savings on a keyboard with all the RBG one could ask for.

Mechanical keyboards are essential to asserting your gaming dominance through noisy typing.

Other deals:

Gaming Mouse Black Friday deals

A quality mouse is crucial for FPS games and any game that relies on precision while playing. There’s some debate as to whether or not having a wired or wireless mouse makes a real difference while gaming but the good news is there are deals on both for Black Friday.

In the wireless department, there’s the Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED for a price of $79.99, down from $149.99 on Newegg.

The Logitech G903 LIGHTSPEED sees a big markdown for Black Friday.

There are also options for wired mice, and the Razer Basilisk is a good one at $48.99 down from $69.99.

Other options:

Gaming Consoles Black Friday deals

For those gamers who prefer the console side of things, Black Friday, of course, has deals on all of that kind of stuff as well.

Although it’s not on the site yet, Amazon said in a press release that they’ll be offering up to 33% off on PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB bundles and Playstation themselves just announced their Black Friday prices as well.

Amazon will also have unspecified deals on Xbox One, and Microsoft will probably roll out their own promotions as Thanksgiving gets closer.

MicrosoftAmazon hasn’t revealed what the savings on the Xbox One will be yet.

Along with savings on consoles, there will most likely be deals on games, controllers, headsets and other console peripherals as Black Friday draws ever closer.


Police hunt for suspect after hoax hostage situation at Ubisoft Montreal

Published: 13/Nov/2020 19:45 Updated: 14/Nov/2020 0:37

by Theo Salaun


Reports indicate that there is an ongoing hostage situation involving dozens of people at Ubisoft Montreal’s headquarters in the Mile-End neighborhood of Montreal, Quebec. There have been no confirmed injuries.

Update (7:35 p.m. ET): Ubisoft Montreal have released a statement regarding the hostage situation. “We are extremely relieved this was resolved without incident and we’d like to thank you all for your support and kind words.”

No injuries were reported at the offices. Montreal Police are launching a full investigation into the call.

Update (5:04 p.m. ET): All of the Ubisoft Montreal’s building occupants are being safely evacuated by Montreal’s police force and the police have joined local news in suggesting that the situation was, in fact, a hoax perpetrated by a call within the Ubisoft headquarters. No suspect has been identified or apprehended at this point, but the SPVM are actively investigating.

Update (4:04 p.m. ET): While local news outlets are reporting that the hostage situation was a hoax, Montreal’s police force have indeed confirmed that there appears to be no active threat and that the building’s occupants are being evacuated.

Update (3:33 p.m. ET): Little is known about the police force’s ongoing activity in attempts to enter the building, but CTV News reports that Ubisoft’s employees have been told, via company memo, to “hide in an area that locks and to keep quiet.”

Update (3:00 p.m. ET): Heavily armed Montreal police tactical units are approaching the building and preparing to make entry. Dozens of employees remain on roof and no injuries or negotiations with the suspects have been reported thus far.

Update (November 13, 2020 at 2:49 p.m. ET): Police appear to have barricaded off the daycare at Ubisoft Montreal’s headquarters, at least 50 employees have barricaded themselves atop the building’s roof, and tactical police units have blocked off surrounding streets and appear to be preparing to make entry. Current reports indicate that there have been no injuries thus far, according to local news on the scene.

With numerous reports and tweets from local news and Ubisoft Montreal employees, respectively, it appears that a hostage situation is unfolding at the company’s headquarters but that all employees are safe. 

In the afternoon, it was reported by Quebec’s TVA Nouvelles that dozens of hostages were being held at Ubisoft Montreal’s building on Saint Laurent Boulevard. This ongoing situation was echoed by Montreal’s police department, who put out public announcements to avoid the area due to the police’s efforts there.

Shortly after, numerous employees, including Programming Project Lead Gavin Young and a Production Marketer for Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, tweeted that they were indeed safe and sound despite what was happening in the building.

Although ‘Valskuiken’ tweeted that they would be going home, it appears that a large conglomerate of employees have made their ways to the building’s roof and have barricaded themselves up there by blocking off the door to the exterior.

Further, reports from TVA Nouvelles indicate that a ransom request has been made by the suspects, but it is unclear what has come of it as police continue to operate in the vicinity.

At present, it appears that numerous employees are safe but it is unclear what is precisely happening with the situation given the multi-floor building’s space and large occupancy. At least 50 employees have made it to the roof, wherereports show they are holding up safely. However, in anticipation of the police force making entry into the building, it seems that ambulances and a tactical police force are arriving to the scene.

As reports indicate, the tactical forces approaching the building include numerous police officers, tactical police units, and heavier vehicles. There have been no indications of injuries thus far, so it appears that the ambulances are predominantly a precautionary measure.

We will be continuing to update this page with updates as they come in and as the Montreal police force and local news provide information to the public about the current circumstances.