And before we get ahead of ourselves, while the PS5 will support NVMe drives as expandable storage, neither of these drives will be compatible with Sony's new console. They do not reach the performance levels required, so don't pick up one now thinking you'll be able to give yourself a storage boost from day one. Instead, you'll need to wait for the new NVMe drives to be released or for Sony to announce a list of compatible hardware. Would be nice if they got round to announcing PS5 pre-order info first, though. Maybe tomorrow? … [Read more...] about This Western Digital 500GB NVMe SSD is down to £70
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You’ll need to apply the promo code 93XPS82 at checkout to get the Blue SN550 at its discounted price of $55, otherwise you’ll end up paying its regular cost of $60. Still, while a saving of $5 might not sound like much overall, that’s still $5 cheaper than what you’ll pay over at Amazon US right now, and it’s definitely a whole lot better than opting for the smaller 250GB version, which has gone up in price from a very good $43 to a not very good $50 in just the last couple of days. … [Read more...] about Our favourite 500GB WD Blue SSD is down to $55 today
You can find more information about what makes a great SSD deal at the bottom of this article, but the best bit of buying advice I can give is to not be fooled by the crazy high sequential read and write times you see on an SSD’s box, as they’re not what you’re going to see in everyday use. Instead, random read and write times a much better indicator of how quickly a drive can open or save a file on your PC (and why I place such an important emphasis on it in my SSD reviews). Good random speeds are particularly important when your PC’s trying to open dozens upon dozens of game files, but they’re also vital for when you’re copying large batches of files, or verifying Steam installs. … [Read more...] about SSD deals of the week – 9th September 2020
What we do know now is that Microsoft's pitch for Xbox Series S - and to some extent, Series X too - is quite unlike any we've seen for a new-generation console before. Instead of aiming to wow the core gamers with new experiences, it is addressing a much broader market and talking about the value offered by Game Pass and the All Access subscription plan - and the affordable, adorable Series S fits that message perfectly, especially in the current economic climate. It might just be the right console at the right time. … [Read more...] about Xbox Series S: the right product at the right time?
My bugbear, however, was always going to be around Dontnod’s extremely vocal efforts at doing trans representation right – and on that, Alice reckons the handing of trans character Tyler is fine enough, if ultimately forgotten by the time episode 2 rolls around. It’s a relief to see it not pan out a trope-ridden mess, but responses fellow queer critics has been mixed. Kotaku’s Riley McLeod was completely won over by the relatable awkwardness of returning home after transitioning, while Sam Greer and Dia Lacina both felt the game pulled too many punches in attempting to play its representation safely. … [Read more...] about Tell Me Why’s third and final act is out now