Halo 3 Servers Finally Shut Down… RIP!

Halo 3 Servers Shut Down

Sad news for gamers this week! Microsoft and 343 Industries have shut down the Halo Xbox 360 matchmaking servers. The games include Halo 3, Halo 4 and Halo: Reach.

The internet mourns the end of such an era – the age of Halo. The perfect escape with friends – many many happy memories made! The image below shows the date as December 2021, as that was the original date planned for the servers to shut down, but it was delayed by a couple of weeks and shut down a couple of days ago, instead.

Halo Xbox 360 Servers Shut Down
Halo Xbox 360 Servers Shut Down

There’s one silver lining though – you can play these games online via the Master Chief Collection (MCC) on Steam for example. Although there’s a few functionalities missing, such as fileshare and player customization.

Tributes for the game started pouring in from all across the world for the game and people took to Twitter, Reddit and YouTube to share their final moments in the game; or simply talk about their happy memories with Halo. Here’s a few of our favorite memes and videos!

Now there’s nothing…. but darkness. 🙁

But hey, we got some SWEEEET discounts on our main site! Make sure you check it out and get something worth your buck! 😀

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Thanks for going through, have a great weekend gamers! 😀

Microsoft is optimizing Windows 11 to make it even FASTER! Should you upgrade?

Windows 11 Logo

Hey everyone! First of all, wish you guys a very happy 2022! Thanks for being with us since the beginning and supporting us with your business and feedback.

Now, onto the topic – Windows 11.

Called the most secure Windows version yet, it has been dubbed as the greatest update and upgrade yet. It utilizes Secure Boot because of TPM 2.0 requirements and makes it super safe.

One of the biggest changes was in terms of design. It looks and feels brilliant. Visually, it portrays itself as a very fresh and fluid design and is a great deal different from most of its older counterparts. It is as if MacOS came to Windows! And the dark mode looks SICK!

Windows-11-Screen
Windows 11

Productivity wise, it’s got really great features like the Snap Groups feature, and has a brand new File Explorer menu as well. A few problems arise with compatibility. Many users and tech gurus have expressed concerns over this strict feature – it has sparked a controversy. f you want the latest OS, you’ll need an Intel Core 8th-gen processor or newer, or an AMD Ryzen 2000 processor or newer. Basically if your computer was purchased 4 years ago or earlier – it won’t be compatible.

Windows 11 Compatibility Issues
Windows 11 Compatibility Issues

Another issue is with performance. Is it worth it? Well, the animations are smoother and the loading times are a tad bit faster. But it’s nothing extraordinary – nothing too noticeable. Although Microsoft claims that this is the best possible OS for gaming in the market right now. Who are we to deny that?!

Watch this video below that shows the comparison between Win 10 and 11!

Well, whatever you choose, it doesn’t matter! Because we have them both, at the MOST AFFORDABLE RATE EVER.

Don’t believe us? Then click here to have a look! Well, that’s it for today folks! Hope you have a lovely entry into this new year and have loads of fun! Until next time 😀

Warhammer 40k Space Marine Sequel Trailer Released!

Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine II

Hey folks, hope you’re doing well. There’s some super exciting news to look forward to in our blog today! Warhammer 40k’s Space Marine deserved a sequel so bad and now it’s finally here – the game the fans loved playing and enjoyed it for a decade has a proper sequel : Space Marine II.

Watch the trailer below:

This trailer was revealed at the Game Awards a couple of days ago and is absolutely badass.

And guess who’s still alive and kickin’?

Captain Titus

Captain Titus! He’s back! The leader and the protagonist of the previous installment of the game, he returns in this glorious trailer.

The game will retain its original third-person shooting style gameplay with some rumored cues from Quake Champions and World War Z. It will release across PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC. Not only that, but it will be included with the Xbox Game Pass as well.

It does not have a release date yet. Not even a release year. At least it’s official, and is being made. And it won’t turn out like Dead Island 2. Oh god, hopefully not.

Thanks for checking in, fellas! Until next time 😀

Fortnite Chapter 3 Revealed! Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson AND Spider-Man Are In!

Dwayne-The-Rock-Johnson-The-Foundation-Fortnite-Chapter-3

Well, the second chapter of Fortnite ended with a bang and the event was a total success. The Cube Queen was finally defeated and we are given a glimpse of The Foundation, played by none other than Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. With the classic Rock brow and his cavalier attitude, it looks absolutely amazing.

How is Chapter 3 different from Chapter 2? Well, there’s a big gameplay change, with the focus shifting a little bit towards swinging and sliding (Spider-Man reference?) making the gameplay much much faster.

Fortnite-Chapter-3-Spider-Man
Fortnite Chapter 3 Includes Spider-Man

You also earn XP for the Battle Pass in creative mode now, while playing other people’s and players’ creations, which wasn’t the case before. There’s an epic, final “Victory Crown” after you win the game as well. Inclusion of battle camps, where you can heal yourself and your squad + store items every match is also a new feature! And talking about weapons – boy, oh boy! There are brand new AWESOME weapons!

Most of these details were leaked last week and the developers urged the players to not leak the information, but it was unfortunately leaked all over TikTok with memes spanning Dwayne took over and were all the rage last weekend.

Check the trailer out now!

Are you excited to jump in and experience the brand new chapter of Fortnite?! Before you do, please check out our exclusive Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts on the main site! CLICK HERE to have a peek!

Steam Sales 2021: Rest of the dates OUT NOW!

Steam Sales 2021 Remaining Dates Confirmed

Well, you thought that we’d just promote our own store? (Yeah that’s correct on most occasions but we’re gamers at heart too so we won’t let you guys miss out on this hehe)

Anyway. Steam Sales. THEY RETURN! Gaben has come to steal your money once more, and like clockwork, you will have 80% of your library unplayed. But the games will still be dirt cheap so… WIN WIN?!

Alright – let’s get down to the news then – Valve just confirmed the rest of the Steam Sales dates and boy, oh boy – we’re gonna go broke again. >:(

  • Steam Halloween Sale – October 28 – November 1, 2021.
  • Steam Autumn Sale – November 24 – 30, 2021.
  • Steam Winter Sale – December 22, 2021 – January 5, 2022.
That’s the Tweet for proof! 😀

There’s also BIG BIG BIG sales coming on Epic Games, and on EA – so also stay tuned for that! Epic Games have already given away a lot of cool stuff weekly and monthly for the past year in order to become a popular platform; and it’s working. A lot of people are actually shifting to Epic or at least using it as much as Steam! Good for them.

Well, that’s it for this time folks, we’re having a cool crazy Halloween sale on our store as well – make sure you check your emails on D-Day and you’ll definitely find worth your time 😉

Pssst… Might even be better than some prices on Steam 😉

Far Cry 6 Reviews Are Out – It’s Not Looking So Good :(

Far Cry 6 Cover Image

Far Cry 6 is out, finally. The glorious game and the sixth instalment in the Far Cry series by Ubisoft is up for grabs. With a strong star studded lead, it should have broken all sales records, right? Well, apparently even Giancarlo Esposito apparently couldn’t save the game…

It looks beautiful, the graphics are amazing but unfortunately the gameplay seems to be… repetitive. And so does the plot. It’s just like every Far Cry game since Far Cry 3 – evil dictator bad, hero takes him down with help from the locals and other factions – victory. Quoting Vaas from Far Cry 3, “insanity is doing the exact same fucking thing, over and over again, expecting shit to change.”, and quite ironical as it is, Ubisoft did the same thing and expected us to fall in love with it.

It is something to take note of though, most reviews that were average were given by critics or actual reviewers and trusted websites like Polygon, or IGN for that matter. The fans love the game apparently even though they know that these reviews (and the lack-luster gaming experience) exists; and are supporting it fully. It is pretty satisfying and fun to be fair, but unfortunately that feeling doesn’t last that long and wears down pretty fast due to the repetitiveness it has.

Yara (the place where Far Cry 6 takes place) is wonderful and a great area to explore, especially with the free open world atmosphere the game offers.

Check this video out to know more about the game and how it looks like – and if you should wait for a sale before getting it.

Well, that’s it for now folks, hope you have a smashing weekend and stay safe!

Marvel’s Avengers Finally Included Spider-Man into the Mix!

Spider-Man Joins Marvel's Avengers Game

Amidst the mixed reviews that this game received, it is still going strong with its updates and a promise to fix the issues highlighted by the community. It has been a whole year since the game came out and to address that, the studio made a 1-year-anniversary bundle for the game owners with a bunch of freebies! You can grab it before the day ends today!

Crystal Dynamics recently uploaded a new content roadmap that showcases what’s to come in near future so players know what to expect from it.

Unfortunately, they do not specify when these would be rolled out but as you can see, Spidey makes the cut! As seen on Gamerant; Other additions include community missions like Priority Minion Rush, Cargo Runner Synthoid, and Flashback Rewards Cache. Also included in September and the remaining months going forward are costumes inspired by the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with one MCU costume for Black Panther already released.

There’s a new hero event that includes Spider-Man and hopefully that will bump the numbers for the current PC players up. It was performing terribly on PC and that might stand to change owing to their latest update.

Now available on all platforms, you can either wait for the updates to come out or simply grab a copy now!

As usual, have a great day and a lovely week! And don’t forget – GamersOutlet.net is your one stop shop for everything videogames and software, at the cheapest possible price! 😉

3 Nintendo Switch Games You Must Definitely Look Out For In August 2021!

No More Heroes III Nintendo Switch Upcoming Game Release

With the rumors of a brand new Switch model coming soon, and new games on a much improved screen also making the rounds, let’s have a look at what we we’ll get for August ’21 at the moment!

DREAMSCAPER

This one is a banger out there, coming to Switch on August 5th… An awesome rogue-like game with a walking and dreaming cycle! Daytime is okay but nighttime is when you go deep inside your subconscious and battling your nightmares!

Enough said, check out the gameplay trailer for it below!

BALDO

Loved the Witcher? Well, Baldo’s kinda the same, but 100x cuter. This is one of the most anticipated releases on Switch and is an action-adventure RPG with some of the best and fluid animation styles on this platform. Dive into the world of Rodia and discover new lands, solve puzzles and quests and explore the open world map!

NO MORE HEROES III

And finally, the last one on this list is No More Heroes III, a very aesthetic styled hack and slash where you, the player is Travis Touchdown. Get your damn Beam Katana and do some DAMAGE!

How stoked are you guys? We surely are!

Have a look at our Nintendo Switch product page to get some of these for a GREAT deal when they come out! Until then, have a magnificent week, gamers!

Steam Deck – A Console AND A PC! Specs, Reviews & More!

Steam Deck Hybrid

July 15 was a happy day for all gamers worldwide as Valve announced the Steam Deck! (Not to be confused with the Stream Deck that was launched by Elgato, also on the same day xD)

You get your entire Steam Library onto this device and it can basically run as a mini PC. You can also download and install third party apps and services on this!

It’s powered by an AMD CPU. Here are the full specs:

Steam Deck Specs
Steam Deck Specs

It’s releasing December 2021. It comes in multiple models/variants:

Steam Deck Variants
Steam Deck Variants

There’s a sort of a mixed response from Nintendo Switch players, owing to its high price and the similarities it has to the Switch, even the design. But Nintendo doesn’t own the rights to concept of a hybrid console so… I guess that’s fine? It’s difficult to know for sure, as Nintendo will sue half the Italian population just for having the name Mario.

Back to the Steam Deck – you can reserve one now HERE via Steam or on their official website!

Stay tuned for more updates! Have a great weekend, y’all!

3 Must-Play Pixel Games During This Steam Summer Sale of 2021!

Dead Cells Cover Image

While everyone’s getting Sekiro and Resident Evil 3 for almost 50% off, you should also take a peek at some of the coolest indie games that are on sale for a way bigger discount than these AAA titles on Steam.

We here at Gamersoutlet.net have compiled a great list of pixel graphic games made by talented indie studios that you should definitely have a go at.

1. NOITA

A rogue-like procedurally generated pixel graphic game, Noita is one of the most addictive games on our list. This game is extremely difficult to master and you will die multiple times.

2. DEAD CELLS

Dead cells, is simply a “Kill, die, learn, repeat” game, where you upgrade yourself and keep getting stronger, better and wiser with every session. A 2D action platformer, this is a very aesthetically pleasing and wonderfully crafted game that you must definitely get your hands on – it has got a very high replayability value!

3. CRAWL

Now this is a great concept – a local multiplayer game that allows up to 4 players to join in; Crawl is a game where you’re thrown into the depths of hell and your friends control the monsters!!! You can either choose to be the hero, or, make sure he never leaves! And if a friend manages to kill ya – it’s their turn to CRAWL!

That’s it for our list this week! Make sure you check out the entire Steam Sale when you’re done, there a LOT of gems to be seen this summer.

And while you’re at it – make sure you also check our main website out for TONS of recurring deals and discounts and instant delivery of codes!!! Have a great weekend everyone 😉